Patents Examined by Patrick N English
  • Patent number: 10808054
    Abstract: A method of making expanded fluoropolymer articles thermally bonds portions of expanded fluoropolymers together, without using an adhesive or crushing force, to produce stronger bonds at the joint between the expanded fluoropolymers than the bonds within the constituent expanded fluoropolymers. The method involves placing the portions of expanded fluoropolymers to be thermally bonded together in intimate contact with each other after wet-stretching the expanded fluoropolymers, and removing the wetting agent used to wet-stretch the expanded fluoropolymers, without subsequent expansion or stretching, to yield an expanded fluoropolymer article exhibiting unexpected and superior properties that can be used in a variety of medical and industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas M. Swanick
  • Patent number: 10801477
    Abstract: A conductive thin film is composed of a polymer gel including carbon nanotubes, an ionic liquid, and a polymer. At least one selected from the group consisting of fat and oil and a water repellent is included in the polymer gel or in a surface of the polymer gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takushi Sugino, Kinji Asaka, Isao Takahashi, Tomomasa Takatsuka
  • Patent number: 10757819
    Abstract: A core or sub-composite structure is provided including a dielectric layer between a first conductive film and a second conductive film. The first conductive film may include a first peelable/removable cover layer formed on or coupled to a first conductive layer. The second conductive film may include a second peelable/removable cover layer formed on or coupled to a second conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SANMINA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Iketani, Dale Kersten
  • Patent number: 10737472
    Abstract: Provided is an acrylic multilayered film with high weather resistance, comprising an upper film and a lower film, wherein the upper film comprises a polyvinylidene fluoride and a first acrylic copolymer containing a first functional group, and the lower film comprises an acrylic thermoplastic resin and a second acrylic copolymer containing a second functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hwan Seok Park, Chang Hak Shin, Seong Hoon Yue, Jong Hun Lee, Ku Il Park, Deok Ryul Hwang, Yea Ri Song
  • Patent number: 10717889
    Abstract: A conductor composition ink of the invention includes: (A) a fluorine-containing compound to form a self-assembled monomolecular film; (B) metal particles; and (C) a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10703893
    Abstract: A power transmission belt or hose or other dynamic article with an elastomeric body comprising a rubber composition that includes an ionomeric polymer additive, such as an ethylene-methacrylic acid copolymer or a butyl ionomer. The rubber body exhibits improved crack growth resistance over the same body composition without the ionomer additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventor: Yuding Feng
  • Patent number: 10689524
    Abstract: A process and system to protect an apparatus such as parts, components, equipment, vehicles and the like from environmental effects such as corrosion or rust using the oil-based VCI and a water-based film. In one aspect of the disclosure, the water-based film can be applied on top of a layer of an oil-based VCI that has been applied on an apparatus such as a vehicle (described below). In other aspects of the disclosure, the oil-based VCI is mixed in with the water-based film and then applied on top of the apparatus. In still other aspect of the disclosure, the oil-based VCI is applied on top of a layer of water-based film that has been applied to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Spangler, Brent Skinner, Anca Marcu, Salwa Batour Zoghbi
  • Patent number: 10689525
    Abstract: A process and system to protect an apparatus such as parts, components, equipment, vehicles and the like from environmental effects such as corrosion or rust using the oil-based VCI and a water-based film. In one aspect of the disclosure, the water-based film can be applied on top of a layer of an oil-based VCI that has been applied on an apparatus such as a vehicle (described below). In other aspects of the disclosure, the oil-based VCI is mixed in with the water-based film and then applied on top of the apparatus. In still other aspect of the disclosure, the oil-based VCI is applied on top of a layer of water-based film that has been applied to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Spangler, Brent Skinner, Anca Marcu, Salwa Batour Zoghbi
  • Patent number: 10669432
    Abstract: An insulating coating film obtained by mixing 0.5 parts by mass to 10 parts by mass of a copolymer of a fluoroolefin and an ethylenically unsaturated compound when converted into a solid content with 100 parts by mass in solid content of a mixture composed of a metal phosphate and a specific organic resin or a mixture composed of colloidal silica and a specific organic resin is designed to be provided on a surface of an electrical steel sheet, and in this manner, it is possible to obtain an electrical steel sheet having good corrosion resistance under a wet environment and having good properties related to the insulating coating film such as a space factor and adhesiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Takeda, Kenji Kosuge, Tatsuya Takase, Koji Muneda
  • Patent number: 10501659
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of manufacturing a fuser member. The method includes mixing a high load fluoropolymer/carbon nanotube composition in a high shear mixer. The method includes mixing the high load fluoropolymer/carbon nanotube composition in the high shear mixer for 3 or more times. A fluoropolymer is added to the high load fluoropolymer/carbon nanotube composition to form a low load fluoropolymer/carbon nanotube composition. The low load fluoropolymer/carbon nanotube composition is mixed in a rubber compounding mixer for 3 or more times. The low load fluoropolymer/carbon nanotube composition is coated on a fuser substrate, cured and polished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew M. Kelly, Yu Qi, Timothy L. Harper
  • Patent number: 10301502
    Abstract: A curable composition for coating comprising: (a) a fluorine-containing highly branched polymer obtained by polymerization of a monomer A having two or more radical polymerizable double bonds in a molecule of the monomer A and a monomer B having a fluoroalkyl group and at least one radical polymerizable double bond in a molecule of the monomer B, in the presence of a polymerization initiator C at an amount of 5% by mole to 200% by mole per the number of moles of the monomer A, (b) at least one surface modifier selected from the group consisting of a perfluoropolyether compound and a silicone compound, (c) an active energy ray-curable polyfunctional monomer, and (d) a polymerization initiator that generates radicals by irradiation with an active energy ray; a cured film obtained from the composition; and a hard coating film obtained by use of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Haraguchi, Motonobu Matsuyama, Tomoko Misaki, Masaaki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10294362
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a resin composition capable of providing a molded article which is excellent in flexibility, acid resistance, and electrical properties. The resin composition of the present invention includes: an aromatic polyether ketone resin (I); and a fluororesin (II), the fluororesin (II) being a copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene and a perfluoroethylenic unsaturated compound represented by the following formula (1): CF2?CF—Rf1 (1) wherein Rf1 represents —CF3 or —ORf2, and Rf2 represents a C1-C5 perfluoroalkyl group, the fluororesin (II) being dispersed as particles in the aromatic polyether ketone resin (I), the resin composition satisfying a ratio (I):(II) by mass between the aromatic polyether ketone resin (I) and the fluororesin (II) of 50:50 to 10:90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Ueda, Masami Nishiumi, Haruhisa Masuda
  • Patent number: 10265932
    Abstract: Multi-layer protective sheets of the invention are extensible. They are useful in a range of indoor and outdoor applications in, for example, the transportation, architectural and sporting goods industries. The protective sheets can advantageously be applied to at least a portion of a surface of any article where protection is desired. Methods of the invention include those for forming protective sheets of the invention and applying them to articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: entrotech, inc.
    Inventor: James E. McGuire, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10252496
    Abstract: A laminate including: a rubber layer (A); and a fluororesin layer (B) laminated on the rubber layer (A), the rubber layer (A) being formed of a rubber composition for vulcanization containing: at least one unvulcanized rubber (a1) selected from acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber and its hydride, styrene-butadiene rubber, chloroprene rubber, butadiene rubber, natural rubber, isoprene rubber, ethylene-propylene-termonomer-copolymer rubber, silicone rubber, butyl rubber, and acrylic rubber; at least one compound (a2) selected from 1,8-diazabicyclo(5.4.0)undec-7-ene salts, 1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)-non-5-ene salts, 1,8-diazabicyclo(5.4.0)undec-7-ene, and 1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)-non-5-ene; at least one compound (a3) selected from dithiocarbamic acid copper salts, aldehyde-amine compounds, and metal hydrates; magnesium oxide (a4); and silica (a5), the fluororesin layer (B) being formed of a fluoropolymer composition containing a fluoropolymer (b1) having a copolymer unit derived from chlorotrifluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki Kuwajima, Toshiaki Masui, Takeshi Inaba
  • Patent number: 10253170
    Abstract: Polymer compositions that include polyisoprene and polychloroprene and methods for manufacturing protective articles from the polymer compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ansell Limited
    Inventors: David Lucas, Soo Hwa Kwan, Christina Foo Lik Erh
  • Patent number: 10232593
    Abstract: An oxygen-scavenging composition is provided that includes an oxygen-scavenging component and an oxidation catalyst. In preferred embodiments, the oxygen-scavenging composition includes a thermoplastic polymer that may optionally include the oxygen-scavenging composition as a portion thereof. In preferred embodiments, the composition is suitable for use in packaging articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Share, Richard H. Evans
  • Patent number: 10213987
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rubber metal laminate comprising metal, an adhesive layer and a perfluoroelastomer layer, the perfluoroelastomer layer being formed from a vulcanizate layer of a blend comprising 2 to 10 parts by weight of a vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer, based on 100 parts by weight of a perfluoroelastomer. The rubber metal laminate of the present invention can effectively improve the interlayer adhesion of the perfluoroelastomer to the metal and pockmarked surface (the state that crater-like irregularity is formed) of the perfluoroelastomer layer laminated on the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Unimatec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Hayashi, Mitsuru Maeda
  • Patent number: 10208885
    Abstract: A corrosion resistant jacket for insulated pipes and components includes an outer polymeric layer film, an inner polymeric layer and a core layer of a lesser stainless steel material disposed between the outer polymeric layer film and the inner polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: James M. Roberts, Michael Starozhitsky, Andrea C. McMartin, Michael B. Scoby, Algis P. Suopys
  • Patent number: 10199384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ferroelectric memory device comprising at least one layer comprising a ferroelectric polymer, and at least two electrodes either side thereof, the ferroelectric polymer being of general formula P(VDF-X-Y), wherein VDF is vinylidene fluoride motifs, X is trifluoroethylene or tetrafluoroethylene motifs, and Y is motifs from a third monomer, the molar proportion of Y motifs in the polymer being less than or equal to 6.5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, Thierry Lannuzel
  • Patent number: 10150856
    Abstract: Crosslinkable polymeric compositions comprising an ethylene-based polymer, an organic peroxide, and a diallyl isocyanurate crosslinking coagent. Such crosslinkable polymeric compositions and their crosslinked forms can be employed as polymeric layers in wire and cable applications, such as insulation in power cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yu Cai, Hong Liang Zhang, Yabin Sun, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Saurav S. Sengupta