Patents Examined by Monique Jackson
  • Patent number: 10103359
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a multilayer barrier film capable of encapsulating a moisture and/or oxygen sensitive electronic or optoelectronic device, the barrier film comprises at least one nanostructured layer comprising reactive nanoparticles capable of interacting with moisture and/or oxygen, the reactive nanoparticles being distributed within a polymeric binder, and at least one ultraviolet light neutralizing layer comprising a material capable of absorbing ultraviolet light, thereby limiting the transmission of ultraviolet light through the barrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Ramadas, Soo Jin Chua, Lin Karen Ke
  • Patent number: 10059841
    Abstract: A resin composition is provided. The resin composition comprises: (a) a resin of formula (I): and (b) a solvent, wherein, X, Y, R1 to R4, A1, A2, m and n are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN UNION TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shur-Fen Liu, Meng-Huei Chen
  • Patent number: 10005101
    Abstract: A method includes: coating a composition for forming a PZT ferroelectric film not containing Nb on a lower electrode 11 formed on a substrate 10, prebaking the composition, and baking the composition to be crystallized and to thereby form a crystallization promoting layer 12 having a thickness 45 to 90 nm thereon; coating a composition for forming a PNbZT-based ferroelectric film, containing 4 to 10 at % of Nb in 100 at % of all the perovskite B site atoms (Zr, Ti) contained in the composition, on the formed crystallization promoting layer 12 to form a coating film 13a of PNbZT thereon; and pre-baking the coating film 13a and then baking the coating film 13a to be crystallized and to thereby form a PNbZT ferroelectric thin film on the lower electrode 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Doi, Hideaki Sakurai, Nobuyuki Soyama
  • Patent number: 9987824
    Abstract: A metal-resin composite structure (106) is obtained by bonding a metal member (103) and a resin member (105) formed of a thermoplastic resin composition (P) to each other. Regarding six linear portions in total on a surface (110) of the metal member (103) including three arbitrary linear portions which are parallel to each other and another three arbitrary linear portions which are perpendicular to the former three linear portions, a surface roughness measured according to JIS B0601 (corresponding international standard: ISO4287) satisfies the following requirements (1) and (2) at the same time: (1) material ratio of the roughness profile (Rmr) of one or more linear portions at a cutting level of 20% and an evaluation length of 4 mm are lower than or equal to 30%; and (2) ten point average roughnesses (Rz) of all the linear portions at an evaluation length of 4 mm are greater than 2 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Goro Inoue, Yuki Kondo, Haruka Takamatsu, Kazuki Kimura, Masaki Misumi, Hiroshi Okumura
  • Patent number: 9991052
    Abstract: Provided is a biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors which has high withstand voltage characteristics when used as a dielectric for capacitors and which has highly suitable processability into elements. The biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors has projections on both surfaces and has a thickness (t1, ?m) of 4-20 ?m. When one of the surfaces is expressed by surface A and the other by surface B, all of the following relationships are satisfied. 800?SRzB?1,300 (nm) 0.1?SRzA/SRzB?0.8 PBmin?100 (nm) PBmax?1,500 (nm) 0.4?PB450-750/PB?0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takanori Nakatsuka, Masami Sugata, Tetsuya Asano
  • Patent number: 9979028
    Abstract: A coated substrate for forming fuel cell catalyst layers includes a plurality of substrate particles, an adhesion layer disposed over the substrate particles, and a precious metal layer disposed over the adhesion layer. The substrate particles may be carbon powders, carbon nanorods, carbon nanotubes and combinations thereof; with a preferred aspect ratio from 10:1 to 25:1. The adhesion layer includes a tungsten metal layer and may be formed into a heterogeneous layer comprising a lattice-interrupting layer interposed between two tungsten metal layers. The lattice-interrupting layer reduces mechanical stress to the adhesion layer with extended thickness that may develop when it experiences changing environments, and can be any layer other than the metal layer, for example, Al2O3, Al, or WOx, where x is 1.5 to 3.0. Characteristically, the coated substrate is used in fuel cell applications such as providing the catalyst particles used in the cathode and/or anode catalyst layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Anusorn Kongkanand, Ratandeep S. Kukreja, Joel W. Clancey, Andrew Cavanaugh, Steven M. George
  • Patent number: 9925831
    Abstract: To provide a multilayer structure having high gas bather property and crack resistance as well as excellent fatigue resistance, an inner liner for a pneumatic tire using the multilayer structure, and a pneumatic tire comprising the inner liner. According to the present invention, the multilayer structure includes a barrier layer 2 made of polymer material with 50% or less elongation at break conforming to JIS K 7113 at 20° C. and 65% RH and an elastomer layer 3 made of polymer material with 100% or more elongation at break conforming to JIS K 7113 at 20° C. and 65% RH, wherein a plastic deformation amount at the time of 100% strain input is larger than a deformation amount at a tolerance point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Amamoto, Nahoto Hayashi, Masao Hikasa, Yusuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9902819
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nanocomposite includes exposing dry nanoparticles to a dry, solid matrix material or pellets in a container to form a combination which is then agitated by rotating about an axis transverse to a direction of gravity, at room temperature and without grinding objects, to cause a tumbling action between the pellets and the nanoparticles to thereby evenly disperse and coat the nanoparticles directly on outer surfaces of the pellets which remain in a solid phase and of the same size throughout rotating. The method also includes processing the resulting combination, particularly polypropylene pellets and carbon black nanoparticles, by heating to form a viscous combination which is then drawn to form a nanocomposite fiber having carbon black nanoparticles dispersed evenly throughout the polypropylene, with a resulting fiber having a diameter of 30 ?m-100 ?m and tensile strength of 300-1500% greater than a similar polypropylene fiber produced without the nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Frank Filisko, Kaajal Raj Juggernauth, Anthony Waas, Doris Filisko
  • Patent number: 9897849
    Abstract: A protective film for polarizing plate made by laminating k layers (k being an integer of 2 to 7) of thermoplastic resin, in which a refractive index ni(?) at a wavelength X in the range of 380 to 780 nm of the i th thermoplastic resin layer as well as a refractive index ni+1(?) at a wavelength ?in the range of 380 to 780 nm of the i+1 th thermoplastic resin layer have a relationship of In |ni(?)?ni+1(?)|?0.045 (i being an integer of 1 to k?l); and a polarizing plate comprising the protective film and a polarizer. The protective film has an in-plane retardation Re at a wavelength ?of 550 nm of 50 nm or less, and is obtained by coextruding at least one layer (A) of thermoplastic resin having of a negative photoelastic coefficient with at least one layer (B) of thermoplastic resin having a positive photoelastic coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Yoshihara, Tetsuya Toyoshima, Kohei Arakawa
  • Patent number: 9879161
    Abstract: An adhesive composition includes an alkyl (meth)acrylate ester, wherein the alkyl group has 4 to 18 carbon atoms, a hydrophilic copolymerizable monomer and a free-radical generating initiator. The adhesive composition has a tan delta value of between about 0.5 and about 1.0 at a temperature of between about 25 C and about 100 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jianhui Xia, Albert I. Everaerts
  • Patent number: 9868270
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength converting member made of a sintered body which inhibits color unevenness of exit light after wavelength conversion and has excellent light emitting efficiency and inhibited decrease in mechanical strength. The wavelength converting member includes a plate-like sintered body having one principal surface as a light entrance surface and the other principal surface as a light exit surface, and a porosity of 0.1% or less with fluorescent material grains containing an activator and light-transmitting material grains, the entrance surface and the exit surface are sintered surfaces in which the fluorescent material grains and light-transmitting material grains are exposed without processing. The sintered surface has an average roughness Ra of 0.1 ?m to 0.5 ?m, the fluorescent material grains exposed on a surface have an average roughness Ra1 of 0.2 nm to 0.5 nm, and the light-transmitting material grains exposed on a surface have an average roughness Ra2 of 0.3 nm to 0.7 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: COORSTEK KK
    Inventor: Masaki Irie
  • Patent number: 9857706
    Abstract: An electrophotographic recording media containing a base substrate coated on at least one side with an image-receiving layer that contains a polymeric polyolefin resin and more than about 20 wt % of inorganic pigments dispersed into said resin. Also disclosed is a method of 5 making such recording media and process for producing an image on said electrophotographic recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Christine E. Steichen, Xulong Fu
  • Patent number: 9816021
    Abstract: An antifreeze member includes a metal substrate, and a first coating layer including a recombinant antifreeze protein in which a metal-binding protein is conjugated to a performance-enhancing reformed antifreeze protein, and being bonded to the metal substrate via the metal-binding protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY (IUCF-HYU)
    Inventors: Hong Suk Kim, Myong Jong Kwon, Seung Jin Oh, Yunho Gwak, Young-Pil Kim, Ji-In Park, EonSeon Jin
  • Patent number: 9741989
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polyolefin microporous membrane including a multilayer film having two or more layers. In this polyolefin microporous membrane, at least one surface layer has a thickness of not less than 0.2 ?m but not more than 5 ?m and contains inorganic particles, while at least one layer contains a polyethylene and has an air permeability of not less than 50 second/100 cc but not more than 1000 second/100 cc and a puncture strength of not less than 3.0 N/20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Ohashi, Hiroshi Sogo
  • Patent number: 9732201
    Abstract: A method for producing infra-red inert substrates, including molded polymeric articles, films, fibers and coatings and other organic and inorganic materials, by incorporating into the substrate or onto the surface of the substrate an effective amount of a dispersed bis-oxodihydroindolylen-benzodifuranone colorant. The thus obtained, also claimed substrates so produced are reflective and transparent to much of the near infra red radiation not reflected. There are multiple applications for cases of devices comprising electronic components, outdoor construction elements, outdoor furniture, automotive, marine or aerospace parts, laminates, artificial leather or textile materials, as well as in polychrome printing processes and optical fibers. The thus obtained substrates can also be subjected to laser welding. New bis-oxo-dihydroindolylen-benzodifuranone compounds are also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Ruch, Philippe Bugnon, Paul Brown, Véronique Hall-Goulle
  • Patent number: 9695306
    Abstract: A multilayer heat shrink film including a core layer having an alpha-olefin polymer and at least one skin layer having a cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), process for its preparation and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Jindal Films Europe Virton SPRL
    Inventor: Benoit Ambroise
  • Patent number: 9623631
    Abstract: A radiation-curable laminating adhesive is provided which contains a) at least one urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer and b) at least one additional (meth)acrylate-functionalized component selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid-functionalized ester-containing (meth)acrylate monomers and polybutadiene poly(meth)acrylates. The adhesive may also contain other components such as (meth)acrylic polyol (meth)acrylates. Flexible packaging laminates may be obtained by using the aforedescribed adhesive to adhere thin polymeric and/or metallic films together, the adhesive being exposed to an amount of radiation effective to cure the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander P. Mgaya, Balasubramaniam Ramalingam
  • Patent number: 9605116
    Abstract: A method for secondary-molding a polymer nano oriented crystal material in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: heating the polymer nano oriented crystal material so that the polymer nano oriented crystal material changes into a mobile phase or a melt having a dense entanglement network structure; molding the polymer nano oriented crystal material which changed into the mobile phase or the melt including the dense entanglement network in the step; and cooling the polymer nano oriented crystal material, which has undergone the step, until the polymer nano oriented crystal material changes into an ordered phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: SUNALLOMER LTD., HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Masamichi Hikosaka, Kiyoka Okada, Junichiro Washiyama, Takeshi Nakajima, Yuka Akiyama, Shingo Ueno
  • Patent number: 9603244
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermosetting resin composition comprising (A) a curing agent having an acidic substituent and an unsaturated maleimide group which is produced by a specific method, (B) a 6-substituted guanamine compound and/or dicyandiamide, (C) a copolymer resin comprising specific monomer units and (D) an epoxy resin and a prepreg and a laminated plate which are prepared by using the same. The thermosetting resin composition of the present invention is balanced in all of a copper foil adhesive property, a heat resistance, a moisture absorption, a flame resistance, a metal-stuck heat resistance, a relative dielectric constant and a dielectric loss tangent. They have a low toxicity and are excellent in a safety and a working environment, and therefore a prepreg and a laminated plate which have excellent performances are obtained by using the above thermosetting resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Shinji Tsuchikawa, Tomohiko Kotake, Masanori Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9581030
    Abstract: An environmental protective coating (EPC) for protecting a surface subjected to high temperature environments of more than 3000 degree F. The coating includes a dense platelet lamellar microstructure with a self-sealing, compliant binder material for holding the platelets together. The platelets may be formed from materials that are resistant to high temperatures and impermeable, such as ceramics. The lamellar microstructure creates a tortuous path for oxygen to reach the surface. The binder material may have free internal volume to increase the strain capability between the platelets and absorb increased volume during operation. The binder may be formed from a material that is softer and has a lower temperature capability than the platelets to provide the system with the required compliance and sealing capability. The binder may have sufficient glass content and glass-forming content for initial and long-term sealing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel H. Hecht