Patents Examined by Patrick Niland
  • Patent number: 9782977
    Abstract: Printed matter, in which an image is recorded on a clear film with a white ink containing a white coloring material and at least one urethane resin as a resin fixative and having a degree of white shielding of 50 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Okuda, Takayoshi Kagata, Tsuyoshi Sano
  • Patent number: 9783623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymerisable plasticiser formed by a hydrocarbon chain, one end of which bears more than one isocyanate function, said hydrocarbon chain comprising and/or being substituted by an aromatic ring and/or an aliphatic ring and/or said hydrocarbon chain is substituted by at least two hydrocarbon chains that can comprise an unsaturation, and the number of isocyanate functions being strictly greater than 1, preferably greater than 1.2, and, more preferably, grater than 1.5 but less than or equal to 2.2. The invention also relates to liquid polyurethane resin compositions and, in particular, stable, ready-to-use liquid polyurethane resin compositions comprising said plasticiser. The invention further relates to methods for replacing all or part of the exogenous plasticiser and/or solvent in a polyurethane resin by adding said polymerisable plasticiser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Soprema
    Inventors: Louis Durot, Pierre-Etienne Bindschedler, Virginie Francois Barseghian, Remi Perrin
  • Patent number: 9777173
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an encapsulated pigment dispersion and an inkjet ink comprising an ink vehicle and an encapsulated pigment dispersion thereof. In particular, the encapsulated pigment dispersion includes a pigment selected from TiO2 pigment, fluorescent pigment, phosphorescent pigment, and mixtures thereof. The present disclosure also provides a process for producing the aqueous pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelley A. Moore, Jeffery H. Banning, Jian Yao, Jule W. Thomas, Jr., Jesus Gonzalez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9781836
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition which contains a polyurethane resin and a curing agent, the polyurethane resin including a constitutional unit derived from an alicyclic diol and having an acid value of 10 to 35 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Iori Hukushima, Tomohiro Hirata, Hidekazu Kondou, Susumu Kaneko, Satoshi Uehara, Yuki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9771318
    Abstract: Provided is a composition comprising one or more compound having the structure of formula II: wherein A is a residue of a polyisocyanate, L is a linking group formed by a reaction of an isocyanate group with an isocyanate-reactive group, n is 5 to 25, m is 0 to 100, and Z is methyl or ethyl or propyl, and wherein the ratio of the sum of the moles of isocyanate groups plus the moles of said L groups to the moles of said Z groups is 2:1 to 30:1. Also provided is an emulsion in which the particles comprise such a composition and further comprise one or more water-insoluble compound that does not have the structure A-NCO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yongchun Chen, Shiling Zhang, Ling Yuan, Guoling Hou
  • Patent number: 9758693
    Abstract: A colored resin particle dispersion and an ink are provided which exhibit excellent abrasion resistance of the printed items and excellent storage stability of the dispersion. Specifically provided is a colored resin particle dispersion comprising colored resin particles containing a colorant and a solid resin, a basic dispersant, and a non-aqueous solvent, wherein the solid resin is a resin having alkoxy groups and/or a polysilsesquioxane. The resin having alkoxy groups preferably has methoxy groups and/or ethoxy groups. Further, the resin having alkoxy groups preferably contains at least one of a polyamide resin having methoxymethyl groups, a methoxypolysilsesquioxane and an ethoxypolysilsesquioxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manami Shimizu, Yoshifumi Watanabe, Kazuyuki Ando
  • Patent number: 9751978
    Abstract: Polyester polyols, processes for making them, and applications for the polyols are disclosed. In some aspects, the polyols comprise recurring units from a thermoplastic polyester or an aromatic polyacid source, a glycol, and a lignin, tannin, or mixture thereof. Optionally, the polyols incorporate recurring units of a hydrophobe. The polyols are made in one or multiple steps; in some aspects, the thermoplastic polyester or aromatic polyacid source and the glycol are reacted first, followed by reaction with the lignin, tannin, or mixture thereof. High-recycle-content polyols having desirable properties and attributes for formulating polyurethane products, including two-component polyurethane coatings, can be made. The polyols provide a sustainable alternative to bio- or petrochemical-based polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Resinate Materials Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Shakti Mukerjee, Kevin Anthony Rogers, Matthew James Beatty, Gary E. Spilman
  • Patent number: 9745483
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stretchable ink composition which comprises water, a colorant, a surfactant, and a fluoroelastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yiliang Wu, Qi Zhang, Ke Zhou, Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 9732232
    Abstract: A polyurethane or polyurea coating composition for use in protecting a leading edge substrate on an airfoil, such as aircraft wings, rotor blades and propeller blades, against liquid or solid particle erosion, the composition made from an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer and curing agents, such as polyaspartic esters, aldimines and ketimines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Hontek Corporation
    Inventor: Shek Hong
  • Patent number: 9725608
    Abstract: An ink jet recording ink has excellent dispersion stability and ejection stability and is capable of providing images free from bleeding. Such an ink exhibits excellent color development and rubbing resistance. The ink jet recording ink comprises a pigment dispersed by a polymer; water; at least one compound selected from the group consisting of an acetylene glycol surfactant and an acetylene alcohol surfactant; and 1,2-hexanediol. The pigment dispersed by the polymer is produced by a phase conversion emulsification, an emulsion polymerization, an acid deposition or a forced emulsification. The ink has a surface tension between 25 mN/m and 45 mN/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yatake, Toshiyuki Miyabayashi, Hiroko Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9714316
    Abstract: The invention relates to low-viscosity polymers containing silane groups, the polymers curing rapidly under the effect of moisture to form an elastic material with good heat resistance and being in particular suitable for elastic adhesives and sealants. The polymers containing silane groups are based on special hydoxysilanes which carry a secondary OH group. They are in particular obtained by reacting epoxysilanes with secondary amines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kramer, Urs Burckhardt
  • Patent number: 9708495
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to ink-jet ink sets, as well as related systems and methods. In one example, an ink set for ink-jet printing can comprise a cyan ink-jet ink including from about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % of a cyan pigment admixed in a first ink vehicle; a magenta ink-jet ink including a magenta colorant comprising from about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % of a magenta pigment and about 0.1 wt % to about 1 wt % of a slightly soluble magenta dye admixed in a second ink vehicle; and a yellow ink-jet ink including from about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % of a yellow pigment admixed in a third ink vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: George Sarkisian, Keshava A. Prasad, John Morrow Gardner, Tayo Olu Yolemi
  • Patent number: 9708497
    Abstract: In one example, an ink set with color-to-color bleed control on media includes a first ink in the ink set with a bound dispersant and a first amount of surfactant and a second ink in the ink set with a free dispersant and a second amount of surfactant greater than the first amount of surfactant. A method for forming an ink set with reduced color-to-color bleed is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew Thornberry, Mary E. Austin, Larrie Deardurff
  • Patent number: 9701778
    Abstract: The invention relates to rosin-based polyurethane resins derived from hydroxylated fatty polyesters modified with rosin, where the polyesters are bio-based, The invention also relates to aqueous dispersions of these resins, and the use of these resins in aqueous coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Gregoire Herve, Frank Cogordan
  • Patent number: 9701854
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel aqueous ink-jet inks containing an aqueous vehicle, a pigment and a random polyurethane copolymer as a binder. The random polyurethane copolymer contains short hard segments without any ionic group. Also disclosed is the use of these dispersions in an ink-jet ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Charles T. Berge
  • Patent number: 9699917
    Abstract: Formulated resin systems containing polymeric flood coat compositions are provided herein and characterized by having an initial mix thixotropic index from 1 to 5, and a gel time from 5 to 15 minutes such that when cured the compositions provide a Shore hardness from 15 A to 90 A, a thickness on horizontal surfaces from 20 mils to 75 mils, and a thickness on vertical surfaces from 4 mils to 20 mils. Electronic circuit assemblies flood coated with such formulated resin systems, and methods for protecting and supporting said assemblies, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Richard David Jordan, Jr., Thomas C. Scanlon, IV
  • Patent number: 9685270
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a polymer thick film thermoformable dielectric composition with a high dielectric constant. Dielectrics made from the composition can be used in various electronic applications to enhance the performance of thermoformable capacitive circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Jay Robert Dorfman
  • Patent number: 9676952
    Abstract: A color three-dimensional (3D) printing system includes (1) a solid build ink for each of a plurality of colors, each solid build ink includes (a) a solid acrylate in an amount from about 40 to about 70 percent by weight, (b) a non-curable wax in an amount from about 10 to about 45 percent by weight, (c) a curable wax in an amount from about 1 to about 15 percent by weight, (d) a photoinitiator, and (e) a colorant; each solid build ink has a curing speed adjusted by a ratio of the non-curable wax to curable wax such that the initial curing speed and final hardness of each solid build ink is approximately the same for each of the plurality of colors, and (2) a support material includes the non-curable wax used in each build ink, the support material providing a scaffold for deposition of each build ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcel P. Breton, Jennifer L. Belelie, Michelle N. Chretien, Naveen Chopra, Barkev Keoshkerian
  • Patent number: 9676976
    Abstract: An oxygen-barrier film and an adhesive used therefor. Provided are an adhesive, which can be used for packaging foodstuffs and contains mainly a polyester having excellent oxygen-barrier properties, and an oxygen-barrier film that uses the adhesive. The oxygen-barrier film is prepared using an adhesive that includes: an amorphous polyester polyol, which is obtained by polycondensation of a polyvalent carboxylic acid component including at least one type of ortho-oriented aromatic dicarboxylic acid or anhydride thereof, and a polyhydric alcohol including at least one compound selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, neopentyl glycol and cyclohexanedimethanol, and a curing agent capable of reacting with the amorphous polyester polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takeda, Keiichi Ozono, Michiya Nakashima, Yoshinori Kanagawa
  • Patent number: 9670392
    Abstract: A stable thermal radical curable silicone composition is provided that comprises (I) a clustered functional polyorganopolysiloxane having one or more radical curable groups selected from an acrylate group and a methacrylate group; (II) a reactive resin and polymer; (III) a radical initiator; (IV) a moisture cure initiator; and (V) a crosslinker. The reactive resin and polymer includes (a) an organopolysiloxane polymer and (b) an alkoxy-functional organopolysiloxane resin. The alkoxy-functional organopolysiloxane resin comprises the reaction product of a reaction of (i) an alkenyl-functional siloxane resin, (ii) an alkoxysilane-functional organosiloxane, and (iii) an endcapper in the presence of (iv) hydrosilylation catalyst. The stable thermal radical curable silicone composition can be utilized for electronics applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: DOW CORNING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kent Larson, Kristen Steinbrecher, James Tonge, Afrooz Zarisfi