Patents Examined by Monique R. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10538841
    Abstract: A water-barrier laminate having a water-trapping layer (1) in which a hygroscopic agent is dispersed, wherein a hygroscopic agent has such a hygroscopic property that the ratio (Ax/Ay) of a hygroscopic amount Ax at a relative humidity of 80% and a hygroscopic amount Ay at a relative humidity of 30% is not less than 3, and the water-trapping layer is positioned between the two inorganic barrier layers (3a) and (3b). The water-barrier laminate exhibits barrier property against the water over extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Naru Kawahara, Shunya Nangou, Kota Mori, Shinpei Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10515801
    Abstract: Self-assembling materials, such as block copolymers, are used as mandrels for pitch multiplication. The copolymers are deposited over a substrate and directed to self-assemble into a desired pattern. One of the blocks forming the block copolymers is selectively removed. The remaining blocks are used as mandrels for pitch multiplication. Spacer material is blanket deposited over the blocks. The spacer material is subjected to a spacer etch to form spacers on sidewalls of the mandrels. The mandrels are selectively removed to leave free-standing spacers. The spacers may be used as pitch-multiplied mask features to define a pattern in an underlying substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Gurtej Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10504864
    Abstract: There are provided are an adhesive composition that keeps storage stability and further gives a cured product wherein metallic bonds are formed in the state that the cured product wets its components and is satisfactorily spread between the components (or parts), thereby turning excellent in adhesive property, electroconductivity, and reliability for mounting such as TCT resistance or high-temperature standing resistance; an electronic-component-mounted substrate using the same; and a semiconductor device. The adhesive composition comprises electroconductive particles (A) and a binder component (B), wherein the electroconductive particles (A) include a metal (a1) having a melting point equal to or higher than the reflow temperature and containing no lead, and a metal (a2) having a melting point lower than the reflow temperature and containing no lead, and the binder component (B) includes a thermosetting resin composition (b1) and an aliphatic dihydroxycarboxylic acid (b2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Kaoru Konno, Hiroki Hayashi, Takashi Kawamori
  • Patent number: 10502505
    Abstract: Polymer-based selective radiative cooling structures are provided which include a selectively emissive layer of a polymer or a polymer matrix composite material. Exemplary selective radiative cooling structures are in the form of a sheet, film or coating. Also provided are methods for removing heat from a body by selective thermal radiation using polymer-based selective radiative cooling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: The Regents of the Univeristy of Colorado, a Body Corporate, University of Wyoming
    Inventors: Ronggui Yang, Xiaobo Yin, Gang Tan, Dongliang Zhao, Yaoguang Ma, Yao Zhai
  • Patent number: 10438866
    Abstract: A heat-insulating sheet includes a heat storage sheet, a first insulating sheet, and a thermally conductive sheet. The heat storage sheet contains a first resin and a plurality of microcapsules containing latent heat storage material and mixed in the form of aggregates with each other. The first insulating sheet has a first face bonded to the heat storage sheet and a second face opposite to the first face. The thermally conductive sheet is bonded to the second face of the first insulating sheet. The content of the microcapsules in the heat storage sheet is falls within a range from 40 wt % to 90 wt %, inclusive. The heat storage sheet includes a layer free from the microcapsules at a portion in contact with the first insulating sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Nakayama, Yoshiya Sakaguchi, Hirofumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10424529
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to obtain a ceramic circuit substrate having high bonding strength, excellent heat cycle resistance, enhanced reliability of operation as an electronic device, and excellent heat dissipation properties. The present invention provides a ceramic circuit substrate in which metal plates, particularly copper plates, and both main surfaces of a ceramic substrate are bonded vial silver-copper brazing material layers. The silver-copper brazing material layers are formed from a silver-copper brazing material including i) 0.3-7.5 parts by mass of carbon fibers, and ii) 1.0-9.0 parts by mass of at least one active metal selected from titanium, zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum, vanadium, and tin; with respect to iii) a total of 100 parts by mass of a) 75-98 parts by mass of silver powder and b) 2-25 parts by mass of copper powder. The carbon fibers having an average length of 15-400 ?m, an average diameter of 5-25 ?m and an average aspect ratio of 3-28.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ryota Aono, Kosuke Wada, Masao Tsuichihara, Takeshi Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 10384426
    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: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Masahiro Ohashi, Hiroshi Sogo
  • Patent number: 10378111
    Abstract: Provided is a coated metal sheet for exterior use, having a metal sheet, and a top coat film situated on the metal sheet. The top coat film contains a resin, 0.2-15 volume percent of a gloss control agent composed of porous particles, and a delustering agent composed of primary particles. The coated metal sheet satisfies the following expressions in which, in the number-size distribution of the gloss control agent and the delustering agent, R is the number-average particle diameter (?m) of the gloss control agent, D197.5 and D297.5 are 97.5% particle diameter values (?m) of the gloss control agent and the delustering agent, Ru is the upper limit particle diameter (?m) of the gloss control agent, and T is the film thickness (?m) of the top coat film. D197.5/T?0.7 Ru?1.2T R?1.0 2.0?D297.5/T?7.0 13?T?20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Taketo Hara, Koichiro Ueda, Kenji Sakato, Kazuhiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10377110
    Abstract: A copper-clad laminate is prepared by laminating a copper foil on one side or both sides of a polyimide film by thermocompression bonding. The flexibility of the copper-clad laminate is remarkably improved by employing a polyimide film having a thickness of 5 to 20 ?m and a copper foil having a thickness of 1 to 18 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kohji Narui, Masafumi Hashimoto, Takuro Kochiyama
  • Patent number: 10350857
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to create, from a titanium alloy and an FRP prepreg, a composite of a titanium alloy and an FRP material that is suitable for bolt fastening. The composite can bring out excellent characteristics in CFRP members in mobile electronic-electric devices, mobile equipment, medical instruments, marine devices and the like. It has been found that titanium alloy having a special constant surface shape adheres strongly with an epoxy adhesive. In a composite obtained using this technique to integrate a titanium alloy member as a cover material and a CFRP material, the metal alloy portion deforms and disperses locally strong forces so that the CFRP material is not damaged, even when the composite is assembled to another metal member through bolt-fastening. As a result, the composite is expected to be effective for applications in mobile equipment or mobile device casings, where lightweightness, corrosion resistance, toughness and ease of assembly are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TAISEI PLAS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Naritomi, Naoki Ando
  • Patent number: 10329411
    Abstract: A resin composition, containing: (A) polyolefin; (B) a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having an ethylene content of from 20 to 65 mol % and a degree of saponification of vinyl acetate units of 96% or more; (C) a saponified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having an ethylene content of from 68 to 98 mol % and a degree of saponification of vinyl acetate units of 20% or more; (D) a random copolymer consisting of ethylene and vinyl acetate; (E) a pigment comprising titanium oxide particles comprising a surface coated with a compound of a metal other than titanium or a silicon compound; and (I) a lubricant; wherein a mass ratio (AB) is from 3 to 99.5, a mass ratio (B/C) is from 1 to 100, a mass ratio of (D/C) is from 0.1 to 15, a mass ratio (E/C) is from 0.04 to 50, and a content of (C) is from 0.01 to 2.4 parts, particularly 0.33 to 1.5 parts, by mass based on 100 parts by mass of (A) and (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Igarashi, Yasuhiko Haneda, Masahiro Kitamura, Shinji Tai
  • Patent number: 10308071
    Abstract: A reinforcement means for molded and extruded articles such as tires has a metal structure with a layer of silica gel bonded thereto. The silica gel bonds the reinforcement means to the rubber compound during the molding/vulcanization of the rubber compound without the need for a slow curing stage. The silica gel may be applied to the metal structure by a sol-gel process with the gel formed by drying the sol at a temperature up to 150° C. The reinforcement means is preferably a cable formed from steel wires coated with the silica gel. To further improve bonding of the silica gel to the rubber compound, an organosilane bonding agent may be included in the rubber compound or the reinforcing means provided with a second layer comprising an organosilane as a bonding agent. The reinforcement means are particularly useful for strengthening and providing geometric stability to tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Akane Inoue, W Stephen Fulton, Kazuhiro Doshita
  • Patent number: 10280770
    Abstract: In some examples, an article may include a substrate and a coating on the substrate. The substrate may include a superalloy, a ceramic, or a ceramic matrix composite. The coating may include a layer comprising a matrix material and a plurality of nanoparticles. The matrix material may include at least one of silica, zirconia, alumina, titania, or chromia, and the plurality of nanoparticles may include nanoparticles including at least one of yttria, zirconia, alumina, or chromia. In some examples, an average diameter of the nanoparticles is less than about 400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Sungbo Shim, Sean E. Landwehr, Stephanie Gong, Jeffrey P. Youngblood, Rodney Trice
  • Patent number: 10273360
    Abstract: Provided is a molded component for slide fasteners, which has a good balance between mechanical strength and platability. This molded component for slide fasteners is made of a resin composition that contains 30-50% by mass of a polyamide and 50-70% by mass of reinforcing fibers, with the total of the polyamide and the reinforcing fibers being substantially 100% by mass. In the resin composition, the polyamide has a weight average molecular weight of 30,000-80,000, and 50% by mass or more of the polyamide is composed of an aliphatic polyamide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Mizumoto, Tatsurou Nara, Takuya Abe
  • Patent number: 10266727
    Abstract: Tie-layer adhesives having graft compositions for bonding to metal substrates is disclosed. The graft compositions are made up of the reaction product of a live, grafted polyolefin and an olefin elastomer. The grafted polyolefin is first made by heating a polyolefin and an unsaturated monomer. Further reaction of the live, grafted polyolefin with an olefin elastomer provides the graft composition. Grafting efficiency is boosted dramatically by the presence of the olefin elastomer and use of the additional reaction step. The graft composition, when formulated into a tie-layer adhesive provides improved bonding to metal substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Maged G. Botros
  • Patent number: 10240072
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a polyolefin-based composition, suitable for use as a tie-layer adhesive composition, and a process for making the polyolefin-based composition. The polyolefin-based composition is made from and/or contains a grafted polyolefin copolymer composition, a base resin composition, and optionally, an additives composition. The grafted polyolefin copolymer composition is made from and/or contains a grafted polyolefin composition, an olefin elastomer composition, and a long-chain branched polyolefin composition. The grafted polyolefin is coupled to the olefin elastomer and the long-chain branched polyolefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Maged G. Botros
  • Patent number: 8053082
    Abstract: An adhesion-enhanced polyimide film which includes a core layer composed of a polyimide (a) having high rigidity and a low linear expansion coefficient, at least one side of which has a thin-layer formed by heating a coated layer including a heat-resistant surface treatment agent and a polyimide precursor which yields a highly heat-resistant amorphous polyimide (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ube Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Hashimoto, Takeshi Uekido, Toshiyuki Nishino, Toshihiko Anno
  • Patent number: 8012595
    Abstract: An appliance is provided having a panel formed of a magnetizable material and a polyester lamination film adhered to an outer surface of the panel, wherein the polyester lamination film provides a stainless steel appearance to the panel. The polyester lamination film may be a polyester film layer with a backside brushed, a vacuum metallized aluminum layer deposited on the backside of the polyester film layer, and a tinted coating layer provided on a front side of the polyester film layer. The tinted coating layer may be colored to provide a correct color rendition of the metallized aluminum layer as stainless steel, as seen through said polyester lamination film. A strippable film layer may be applied over the polyester lamination film to protect the panel during manufacture. The magnetizable material of the panel may be rolled steel. The panel may have bends in its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin R. Leatherwood, Franklin G. Katje, David L. Benefiel, David E. Elsner, David M. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8003221
    Abstract: Disclosed are a metallocenyl dendrimer, an organic memory device using the metallocenyl dendrimer and a method for fabricating the organic memory device. The metallocenyl dendrimer may be composed of a dendrimer and metallocenes as redox species linked to the dendrimer. The organic memory device may possess the advantages of shorter switching time, decreased operating voltage, decreased fabrication costs and increased reliability. Based on these advantages, the organic memory device may be used as a highly integrated, large-capacity memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Lim Choi, Kwang Hee Lee, Sang Kyun Lee
  • Patent number: 8003206
    Abstract: An optical laminate is provided, which prevents the occurrence of interface reflection and interference fringes at the interface between a light transparent base material and an antistatic layer has been effectively prevented. The optical laminate includes a light transparent base material and an antistatic layer and a hardcoat layer provided in that order on the light transparent base material. The hardcoat layer is formed on the antistatic layer using a composition for a hardcoat layer including a resin and a penetrative solvent. The penetrative solvent penetrates into the antistatic layer and the light transparent base material so that the antistatic agent contained in the antistatic layer disperses into the antistatic layer or the light transparent base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Nakashima, Takeshi Hirai, Norinaga Nakamura