Patents Examined by Prashant J Khatri
  • Patent number: 10987903
    Abstract: There is provided a laminated glass excellent in sound insulating property. A laminated glass includes: a pair of glass plates facing each other; and an intermediate film sandwiched between the pair of glass plates, including alternately laminated at least one skin layer and two or more core layers, wherein the skin layer has a glass transition point of 15° C. or higher, and each of the core layers has a glass transition point of less than 15° C., and a ratio of a mass of the intermediate film with respect to a total mass of the intermediate film and the pair of glass plates is 14 mass % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakamura, Keiji Notsu
  • Patent number: 10987905
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass with which the sound insulating properties in a high frequency area of 2000 Hz or more can be effectively enhanced. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has a two or more-layer structure and is provided with a first layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a second layer containing a thermoplastic resin, the second layer is arranged on a first surface side of the first layer, and the interlayer film is provided with Constitution A: “the glass transition temperature of the second layer being 32° C. or more, the glass transition temperature of the first layer being lower than the glass transition temperature of the second layer, and the thickness of the interlayer film being more than 787 ?m and 950 ?m or less” or Constitution B: “the glass transition temperature of the second layer being 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Nami Minakuchi
  • Patent number: 10983252
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an anti-reflective film including: a hard coating layer; and a low-refractive layer containing a binder resin, and hollow inorganic nanoparticles and solid inorganic nanoparticles which are dispersed in the binder resin, wherein the low-refractive layer includes a first layer containing at least 70 vol % of the entire solid inorganic nanoparticles and a second layer containing at least 70 vol % of the entire hollow inorganic nanoparticles, and at the time of fitting polarization ellipticity measured by ellipsometry for the first layer or/and the second layer included in the low-refractive layer using a Cauchy model represented by the following General Equation 1, the second layer satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: In Young Song, Jin Seok Byun, Boo Kyung Kim, Seok Hoon Jang, Yeong Rae Chang, Sung Joon Oh
  • Patent number: 10981357
    Abstract: A glass article includes a first outermost pane, a second outermost pane disposed opposite the first outermost pane, and a transparent interlayer disposed between the first and second outermost panes. The first outermost pane has a thickness of from 1.1 to 4.0 mm, and has a first glass transition temperature. The second outermost pane has a thickness of from 0.3 to 1.05 mm, and has a second glass transition temperature. The second glass transition temperature of the second outermost pane is from 1 to 40° C. greater than the first glass transition temperature of the first outermost pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Automotive Americas Co.
    Inventors: Timothy D. Peck, Rachael M. Blodgett
  • Patent number: 10975253
    Abstract: Provided are a light-blocking member, a black resin composition, and a black resin molded article having excellent durability and solvent resistance, and the like. In a light-blocking member (1) comprising a substrate (11) and a light-blocking membrane (21) provided on at least one surface of this substrate (11), the light-blocking membrane (21) containing an ultraviolet curable resin as a binder resin and containing a black pigment as a filler dispersed in this binder resin is employed. The light-blocking membrane (21) preferably further contains photo- and/or thermal polymerization initiators. In addition, the content of the filler in the light-blocking membrane (21) is preferably 10% by mass or more and 60% by mass or less in terms of solids based on all resin components contained in the light-blocking membrane (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KIMOTO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nagahama
  • Patent number: 10967612
    Abstract: An interlayer film for laminated glass includes a first layer containing thermoplastic resin and silica particles; and a second layer containing a thermoplastic resin, wherein the first layer has tan ? of 0.8 or greater at 200° C., and wherein the second layer is disposed on a first surface side of the first layer, and has a glass transition temperature higher than a glass transition temperature of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Nami Minakuchi, Yuuma Takeda
  • Patent number: 10967611
    Abstract: An interlayer film for laminated glass that has one-layer structure or a two or more layer-structure includes a first layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer, wherein the first layer has a glass transition temperature of 10° C. or lower, and has an elastic modulus of 285,000 Pa or greater at 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Nami Minakuchi, Yuuma Takeda
  • Patent number: 10962687
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical article provided with antireflection properties, comprising a substrate having at least one main surface coated with an antireflection coating comprising, starting from the substrate: a sub-layer comprising two adjacent layers formed from the same material, the sum of the thicknesses of the two adjacent layers being greater than or equal to 75 nm; and a multilayered antireflection stack comprising at least one high refractive index layer and at least one low refractive index layer, the deposition of the first of said two adjacent layers of the sub-layer having been carried out without ion assistance and the deposition of the second of said two adjacent layers of the sub-layer having been carried out under ion assistance. The invention also relates to a process for manufacturing such an optical article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Luc Nouvelot, Johann Rotte, Karin Scherer, Daniel Vallet
  • Patent number: 10955601
    Abstract: An optical film includes a liquid crystal layer derived from a smectic phase, wherein an Nz factor of the liquid crystal layer is from 0.2 to 0.8. A display device that includes the optical film, and a method of producing an optical film is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Atsumi, Yukito Saito, Shinichi Morishima, Wataru Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10953635
    Abstract: A laminated and etched glazing unit having a substrate and a multi-layered interference filter each delimited by two main faces; the incident medium having a refractive index ninc=1, the substrate having a refractive index nsubstrate defined as: 1.45?nsubstrate?1.6 at 550 nm, and the exit medium being defined as follows 1.45?nexit?1.6 at 550 nm; and wherein the following requirements are met: The saturation of the colour is higher than 8 at near-normal angle of reflection, except for grey and brown; the visible reflectance is higher than 4%; the variation of the dominant wavelength MD of the dominant colour MD of the reflection is smaller than 15 nm for ?r<60°; and the total hemispherical solar transmittance is above 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Virginie Hody Le Caer, Andreas Schuler
  • Patent number: 10948643
    Abstract: An optical film for a cover plate of a flexible display, which is disposed on the display side of the flexible display, is disclosed. The optical film sequentially includes an optical substrate layer adjacent to the flexible display, a first adhesive layer, a polarizing layer, a second adhesive layer and a surface functional film which is disposed on the folding side of the flexible display. The optical film having excellent bending resistance and recovery property can be obtained by adjusting the ratio of the integrated bending modulus of the optical substrate layer, the polarizing layer, and the surface functional film to the total thickness of the optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BenQ Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Kuan Kuo, Kuo-Jui Huang, Wei-Sheng Cheng
  • Patent number: 10933614
    Abstract: An acrylic resin composition includes an acrylic resin and a graft copolymer. The graft copolymer includes an inner layer and an outer layer. The inner layer is a soft polymer (B) having, as structural units, a monomer mixture (b) containing 40 to 99 wt % of an alkyl acrylate ester, 1 to 60 wt % of benzyl (meth)acrylate, and 0 to 40 wt % of another monomer and 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a polyfunctional monomer; and the outer layer is a hard polymer (C) having, as structural units, a monomer mixture (c) containing 60 to 100 wt % of an alkyl methacrylate ester, 0 to 10 wt % of benzyl (meth)acrylate, and 40 to 0 w % of another monomer and 0 to 10 parts by weight of a polyfunctional monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fuminobu Kitayama, Haruki Koyama, Hiroki Sawada, Nagayoshi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10926516
    Abstract: Polymeric interlayers for use in making multiple layer panels having a unique balance of properties are provided. Single and multiple layer interlayers according to various embodiments of the present invention can be used to form multiple layer panels that exhibit both enhanced rigidity and improved impact resistance, while still retaining desirable optical performance. Interlayers and multiple layer panels of the present invention may be particularly suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including, for example, in many indoor and outdoor architectural and structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Yalda Farhoudi, Yinong Ma, Megan Lee Szlosek, Pu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10919283
    Abstract: A sealing membrane including: a) a thermoplastic polyolefin membrane and b) a barrier film including b1) a barrier layer including at least one polymer selected from ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, polyamide or polyester and b2) an outer layer, wherein the barrier film is laminated over the full surface area or over part of the surface area onto the polyolefin membrane, and so the outer layer is connected directly to the polyolefin membrane, and the outer layer and the polyolefin membrane are both ethylene-based or the outer layer and the polyolefin membrane are both propylene-based. The sealing membrane can be produced at low cost and has a stable interconnecting bond. It is suitable in particular for sealing in building construction or civil engineering work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Stefan Keiser, Yannic Pironato
  • Patent number: 10908327
    Abstract: An optical reflection film may include an optical interference film formed by alternately laminating a high refractive index layer and a low refractive index layer with a refractive index difference therebetween on a substrate. Among the high refractive index layers and the low refractive index layers constituting the optical interference film, if a layer disposed closest to the substrate is defined as a lowermost layer, a layer farthest from the substrate is defined as an uppermost layer, and each of layers disposed between the lowermost layer and the uppermost layer is defined as an intermediate layer, the average elastic modulus of the intermediate layers measured by a nano-indentation method is higher than the elastic modulus of the uppermost layer by 2 GPa or more, and the film thickness of the uppermost layer is 1.2 to 7 times the average film thickness of the intermediate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yoichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10902973
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film has a first insulating resin layer and a second insulating resin layer. The first insulating resin layer is formed of a photopolymerized resin, the second insulating resin layer is formed of a thermo-cationically or thermo-anionically polymerizable resin, a photo-cationically or photo-anionically polymerizable resin, a thermo-radically polymerizable resin, or a photo-radically polymerizable resin, and conductive particles for anisotropic conductive connection are disposed in a single layer on a surface of the first insulating resin layer on a side of the second insulating resin layer. The elastic modulus of the anisotropic conductive film as a whole is 0.13 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kumiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10894385
    Abstract: An optical reflective film including refractive index layers containing a water-soluble resin is provided, wherein the film has a small color tone variation and less occurrence of cracks even after a prolonged use. An optical reflective film, including: a substrate; and a dielectric multilayer film formed by alternately laminating a low refractive index layer and a high refractive index layer, disposed on one surface of the substrate, wherein at least one layer of the low refractive index layer and the high refractive index layer is a water-dispersible cationic urethane resin-containing layer, containing: a water-soluble resin; a refractive index adjusting agent; a water-dispersible cationic urethane resin; and a cationic polymer having a tertiary amino group or a cation (salt) thereof or a quaternary ammonium group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Shota Hatazawa, Yoichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10889087
    Abstract: A polyvinyl acetal poly(vinyl acetal), such as polyvinyl butyral, resin formulation, a method of extruding poly(vinyl acetal) resins, and related materials and products that provide for monolithic poly(vinyl acetal) sheets and glass panes having high Tg of at least 50° C. and high modulus at acceptable rates as indicated by their high melt flow index. This is made possible by a reduction in the amount of plasticizer while using a low molecular weight resin not to exceed 160,000 to obtain a thermoplastic resin having a high melt flow index and high Tg. The articles made with these monolithic interlayer sheets can be used in applications that require good modulus at outdoor temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Solatia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Megan L. Szlosek, Yalda Farhoudi
  • Patent number: 10882284
    Abstract: A bonding material is described that is well suited to bonding polymer films, such as polyester films, to other substrates. In one embodiment, for instance, the bonding material can be used to bond a polyester film to a polypropylene article. The bonding material generally comprises an adhesive agent combined with a cross-linking agent. The adhesive agent may comprise a carboxylic acid modified polypropylene homopolymer, copolymer or ionomer. In one embodiment, the adhesive agent comprises a polypropylene modified by an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid anhydride. The cross-linking agent, on the other hand, may comprise an oxazoline polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Daniel Grah
  • Patent number: 10882279
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organic-inorganic adhesive composition, a gas barrier film comprising the same, and a method for producing the same. More particularly, the present invention can provide an organic-inorganic adhesive composition capable of improving the adhesion between an inorganic gas barrier layer and various organic materials constituting a device; a gas barrier film which has excellent gas barrier properties even with a simple two-layer structure of an inorganic layer and an organic-inorganic adhesive layer without a surface treatment or an undercoating layer on a substrate, and in which the organic-inorganic adhesive layer improves adhesion between the inorganic layer of the gas barrier film and the organic materials constituting the device, thereby exhibiting excellent adhesion properties, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY ADVANCED MATERIALS KOREA INC.
    Inventors: Sang Woo Jin, Jun Woo Park, Kwang Hoi Lee, Sang Yeol Um, Ji Hoon Lee