Patents Examined by Margaret Moore
  • Patent number: 11410861
    Abstract: A substrate liquid processing apparatus includes a processing tub 34 which is configured to store therein a processing liquid and in which a processing of a substrate is performed by immersing the substrate in the stored processing liquid; a circulation line 50 connected to the processing tub; a pump 51 provided at the circulation line and configured to generate a flow of the processing liquid flowing out from the processing tub and returning back to the processing tub after passing through the circulation line; and a heater 52 provided at the circulation line and configured to heat the processing liquid. At least two temperature sensors 81 to 83 are provided at different positions within a circulation system including the processing tub and the circulation line. Controllers 90 and 100 control a heat generation amount of the heater based on detection temperatures of the at least two temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Takashi Nagai, Hideaki Sato, Junichi Kitano, Kenji Goto
  • Patent number: 10000628
    Abstract: Provided is a polyarylene sulfide resin composition which is good in strength, dimensional stability, and moldability in terms of a molded body thereof and is also capable of reducing wearing of a mold or molding machine at the time of molding of a molded body. The polyarylene sulfide resin composition contains 100 parts by mass of a polyarylene sulfide resin and 150 to 400 parts by mass of a glass bead, a sodium content of the polyarylene sulfide resin being 1,200 ppm or less, and the glass bead being surface-treated with a vinylsilane or an epoxysilane and having an average particle diameter of 30 ?m or less and a ratio between a cumulative 10% particle diameter and a cumulative 90% particle diameter {(cumulative 90% particle diameter)/(cumulative 10% particle diameter)} of 2.5 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Satoru Kinouchi, Naoto Okubo
  • Patent number: 9963596
    Abstract: The invention relates to an antimicrobial coating composition formed by admixing choline bitartrate or choline chloride, an aminopropyltrialkoxysilane and water. This coating composition is preferably sprayed onto a surface and allowed to dry. Preferably the surface is a stainless steel surface. The coating reduces the amount of E. Coli on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Moros, Craig Grossman, Gavri Grossman
  • Patent number: 9951185
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising amino-functional polysiloxanes of high purity and their preparation. Also disclosed herein is an aminoalkyl-functional polysiloxane, a process for purifying this aminoalkyl-functional polysiloxane, a process for preparing the composition, a use of the composition, a polyorganosiloxane-polyorgano block copolymer, a process for the preparation of a polyorganosiloxane-polyorgano block copolymer and a shaped, formed and/or extruded shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Huggins, Hurbertus Eversheim, Gunnar Hoffmüller
  • Patent number: 9938437
    Abstract: Thermosetting resin compositions are provided that are useful for mounting onto a circuit board semiconductor devices, such as chip size or chip scale packages (“CSPs”), ball grid arrays (“BGAs”), land grid arrays (“LGAs”) and the like (collectively, “subcomponents”), or semiconductor chips. Reaction products of the compositions are controllably reworkable when subjected to appropriate conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Timothy M. Champagne, Laxmisha M. Sridhar, Jonathan B. Israel, Philip T. Klemarczyk, XianMan Zhang, Benny E. Jordan
  • Patent number: 9890263
    Abstract: A composition and a method are provided for graphene reinforced polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Graphene nanoplatelets comprising a suitable initial surface area are added to a solvent for producing PET. In some embodiments, the solvent comprises ethylene glycol. The solvent and graphene nanoplatelets are sonicated to disperse the nanoplatelets within the solvent. The solvent and graphene nanoplatelets are centrifuged to remove nanoplatelet agglomerates within the solvent. A supernatant solution of dispersed graphene nanoplatelets and solvent is decanted and then used for in-situ polymerization of the graphene reinforced PET comprising a continuous matrix of PET with a dispersed graphene reinforcement phase. The graphene reinforcements comprise a minimal number of layers of two-dimensional mono-atomic carbon sheets. In some embodiments, the number of layers ranges between 1 layer and 7 layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Niagara Bottling, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Clarke Hanan, Vahid Shabafrooz, Sudheer Bandla
  • Patent number: 9893307
    Abstract: A composition for encapsulation of an organic light emitting diode comprising a photocurable monomer, a silicon-containing monomer, and an initiator, wherein the silicon-containing monomer is represented by Formula 1, and an organic light emitting diode display are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Ryong Nam, Chang Soo Woo, Chang Min Lee, Sung Min Ko, Han Sung Yu, Ji Yeon Lee, Kyoung Jin Ha
  • Patent number: 9878348
    Abstract: A double-layer coating composition having improved sparkling effect, and a method of coating the same are provided. The composition includes a first coating, which reinforces the sparkling effect and contains a greater amount of Al particle; and a second coating, which reinforces chromaticity and contains a less amount of Al particle. The method includes applying a first coating on an article and applying a second coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sang G. Kim
  • Patent number: 9862867
    Abstract: An alkoxy-functional organopolysiloxane resin and polymer is disclosed that comprises the reaction product of a reaction of (i) an alkenyl-functional siloxane resin comprising R3SiO1/2 units and SiO4/2 units; (ii) an alkoxysilane-functional organosiloxane compound having at least one silicon-bonded hydrogen atom at a molecular terminal; (iii) an endcapper according to the formula to the formula R23Si—(R22SiO)s—SiR22H or R23Si—(R22SiO)t—(HR2SiO)—SiR23, or combinations thereof; and (iv) a polyorganosiloxane having an average, per molecule, of at least 2 aliphatically unsaturated organic groups in the presence of a (v) hydrosilylation catalyst. In this alkoxy-functional organopolysiloxane resin and polymer, each R2 is independently a hydrocarbon radical and the subscripts s and t independently have values ranging from 0 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Glenn Gordon, Kristen Steinbrecher, James Tonge, Afrooz Zarisfi
  • Patent number: 9859474
    Abstract: An addition curable organopolysiloxane composition comprising (A) an organopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups per molecule, (B) a silphenylene oligomer having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule, and (C) a hydrosilylation catalyst cures into a product having both a satisfactory hardness and crack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki Kusunoki, Hiroyuki Iguchi
  • Patent number: 9850260
    Abstract: Specific hydroxysilanes of formula (I), a method for the production thereof, the use thereof as a constituent of moisture-curing compositions, and silane-functional compounds produced therefrom, in particular silane-functional polymers and isocyanatosilanes. The hydrosilanes can be produced in a simple process with a high degree of purity and are storage-stable after production. Production from the reaction of lactides with aminosilanes is particularly advantageous. Hydroxysilane of formula (I), where n is 1 or 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Andreas Kramer, Urs Burckhardt, Ursula Stadelmann
  • Patent number: 9845393
    Abstract: Embodiments of invention provide a method for producing a hard coat film which has a hard coat that is formed from an active energy ray-curable resin composition on at least one surface of a film base. According to at least one embodiment, the active energy ray-curable resin composition used in this method contains (P) 100 parts by mass of a urethane (meth)acrylate compound, (Q) 0.02-5 parts by mass of organic fine particles having an average particle diameter of 10-300 nm, and (R) 0.0002-2 parts by mass of an acrylic silicone-based leveling agent. The method according to at least one embodiment includes the steps of (1) forming a wet coating film by applying the active energy ray-curable resin composition to the film base, (2) forming a dry coating film by drying the wet coating film, and (3) forming a hard coat film by curing the dry coating film by means of active energy ray irradiation at a temperature of 50-90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Ryoichi Tanabe, Nozomu Washio
  • Patent number: 9840597
    Abstract: A process for forming a polyamide-polyolefin copolymer comprising combining a vinyl or vinylidene terminated polyolefin with a linker to form a polyolefin-linker composition; combining the polyolefin-linker composition with a polyamide to form a polyamide-polyolefin copolymer. The linker can be a glycidyl-siloxane compound or a poly(arylene ether) copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Andy H. Tsou, Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9839602
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a personal care composition which contains an ionically-modified cross-linked silicone network which is formed by the polymerization of a silicone polymer containing hydrosilylation effective unsaturated moiety, silyl hydride moiety and ionic radicals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Anubhav Saxena, Monjit Phukan, Tushar Navale, Sigfredo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9822286
    Abstract: A self-wetting adhesive composition is described comprising the reaction product of a low Tg (meth)acrylate solute copolymer component; a low Tg solvent monomer solvent monomer component comprising low Tg monomers, a multifunctional acrylate; and a polymerizable siloxane copolymer having at least one polydiorganosiloxane segment and at least on oxyalkylene segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ann R. Fornof, James P. DiZio
  • Patent number: 9815943
    Abstract: Silicon (Si) based materials and methods of making those materials. More specifically, methods and materials having silicon, oxygen and carbon that form filled and unfilled plastic materials and filled and unfilled ceramics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Melior Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Sherwood, Mark Land, Brian Benac, Michael Mueller, George Keith, Oliver Wilding, Jr., Douglas Dukes
  • Patent number: 9815982
    Abstract: The present invention provides a condensation-curable silicone resin composition containing (A) 100 parts by mass of one or more polyorganosiloxanes represented by the following average composition formula (1): (R3SiO1/2)x(R2SiO2/2)y(RSiO3/2)w(SiO4/2)u (1), and (B) 0.1 to 500 parts by mass of a polyorganosiloxane having one or more silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms and two or more silicon-bonded —OX groups per molecule, wherein at least one silicon atom is bonded to both of one or more hydrogen atoms and one or more —OX groups. There can be provided a condensation-curable silicone resin composition that can quickly provide a cured product having high heat resistance and light resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Takayuki Kusunoki, Yuusuke Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 9815003
    Abstract: Defoamer compositions contain a) a two-stage hydrosilylation product of one or more M4HQ or M3HTphenyl starting materials with a hydrosilylatable composition containing ?-methylstyrene, and then with a linear or branched organopolysiloxane bearing at least two hydrosilylatable groups; b) a silicone resin; and c) silica. The defoamers are particularly useful in machine laundering and dishwashing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Amitabha Mitra, Richard Becker, John Richards, Margaret Whitton
  • Patent number: 9815959
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hollow particle is provided. The method comprises the steps of (a) providing a hollow particulate; (b) soaking the hollow particulate in an amine solution to form amine groups on the surface of the hollow particulate; (c) adding a polypeptide, and the polypeptide is linked to the amine groups on the surface of the hollow particulate; and (d) adding a target molecule, and the target molecule is bound to the amine group which are still not bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jui-Yang Lai, Kao-Yuan Chang, Zih-Han Hong, Po-Cheng Lin, Ming-Hsi Chuang
  • Patent number: 9803044
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorine-containing oligomer comprising a copolymer of a fluoroalkyl alcohol (meth)acrylic acid derivative represented by the general formula: CnF2n+1(CH2CF2)a(CF2CF2)b(CH2CH2)cOCOCR?CH2??[I] wherein R is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, n is an integer of 1 to 6, a is an integer of 1 to 4; b is an integer of 0 to 3; and c is an integer of 1 to 3; and a (meth)acrylic acid derivative represented by the general formula: (CH2?CRCO)mR???[II] wherein R is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, m is 1, 2, or 3; and when m is 1, R? is OH group, NH2 group that is unsubstituted or mono- or di-substituted with an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a monovalent group derived from an alkylene glycol or polyalkylene glycol group containing an alkylene group having 2 or 3 carbon atoms; when m is 2 or 3, R? is a divalent or trivalent organic group derived from a diol or triol. The copolymerization reaction is performed using a hydrocarbon-based peroxide or azo compound polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: Unimatec Co., Ltd., Hirosaki University
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Sato, Hideo Sawada