Patents Examined by Prashant J Khatri
  • Patent number: 11372138
    Abstract: An anti-reflection film (X) of the present invention includes a laminated structure including a substrate (11), a hard coat layer (12), and an anti-reflection layer (13), and a luminous reflectance of the anti-reflection layer (13) side is 2% or less. The anti-reflection layer (13) includes a surface (13a) having a coefficient of kinetic friction of 0.3 or less and a coefficient of static friction of 0.3 or less. In addition, in the anti-reflection film (X), after a rubbing test performed on the surface (13a) using steel wool #0000 as a rubbing material under conditions of a load of 200 g/cm2, a rubbing stroke length of 10 cm, and reciprocations of 1000 times, a difference of the haze value (%) after the rubbing test from the haze value (%) before the rubbing test is 0.1 or less. Such an anti-reflection film is suitable for achieving high scratch resistance together with high anti-reflective properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Sakakibara, Kouichi Umemoto, Ryouta Kojima, Hiroki Kageyama
  • Patent number: 11353629
    Abstract: An anti-glare film is disclosed. The anti-glare film comprises a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) base film and an anti-glare layer comprising an acrylic binder resin and organic microparticles, wherein the anti-glare layer comprises an miscible sub-layer adjacent to the interface between the anti-glare layer and the base film for urging the organic microparticles toward the upper portion of the anti-glare layer to form an anti-glare sub-layer with an uneven surface and wherein the average thickness of the miscible layer is at least 40 percent of the total thickness of the anti-glare layer and a ratio of the average thickness of the anti-glare sub-layer to the diameter of the microparticle is between 0.45 to 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BenQ Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Gang-Lun Fan, Wei-Hsien Chen, Kuo-Hsuan Yu
  • Patent number: 11346987
    Abstract: Infrared reflectors are described. In particular, infrared reflectors with reduced off-axis color are described. Such infrared reflectors may be useful in laminated glass constructions, particularly for applications where the glass may be exposed to water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher A. Haak, Timothy J. Nevitt, Kevin M. Hamer, Raghunath Padiyath, Neeraj Sharma, Gregory F. King, William C. Pettit, III, Ronald K. Thery, Richard Yufeng Liu
  • Patent number: 11338554
    Abstract: A decorative laminated glass includes a first glass sheet, a second glass sheet, and a colored lamination interlayer between the first glass sheet and the second glass sheet. A coating is positioned between the first glass sheet and the lamination interlayer, and in direct contact with the first glass sheet. The coating is formed by the series of the following layers, starting from the surface of the first glass sheet: optionally, a first stack of dielectric layers; a layer based on titanium oxide having a thickness of from 5 to 70 nm; and optionally, a second stack of dielectric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Carole Braley
  • Patent number: 11338552
    Abstract: The teachings herein relate to improved composite materials offering weight reduction which are capable of withstanding automotive paint bake ovens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: PRODUCTIVE RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Joseph Tullis, Peter Isaac Bortell
  • Patent number: 11325354
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer film for laminated glass which is excellent in sound insulation property and has improved sound insulation performance not only in a coincidence region but also in a mass-dominated region. The interlayer film for laminated glass includes a sound insulating layer which is formed from a composition (A) containing at least one resin (a1) selected from a thermoplastic resin and a thermosetting resin, wherein a tan ? obtained when a dynamic viscoelasticity of a sheet, which is obtained by molding the composition (A) to have a thickness of 0.8 mm, is measured at a frequency of 0.3 Hz in a tension mode has a maximal value at a temperature TA (° C.), TA (° C.) is in a range of ?50 to 50° C., and the tan ? at TA (° C.) is 2.5 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Asanuma, Takeshi Kusudou
  • Patent number: 11318715
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a hard coat film comprising: a hard coat layer and a primer layer; wherein the primer layer includes a first layer of which transmittance with respect to light having a wavelength of 380 nm is 30% or below, and a second layer of which transmittance with respect to light having a wavelength of 340 nm is 10% or below; the first layer and the second layer are layered, in no particular order, in the position of one surface of the hard coat layer; and a substrate layer is included in the position of the surface of the hard coat layer which is opposite side surface to the primer layer side surface, or in the position of the surface of the primer layer which is opposite side surface to the hard coat layer side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Koyama
  • Patent number: 11320569
    Abstract: An optical element for terahertz waves includes: an optical component including a silicon surface, an antireflection film including an organic resin including a cycloolefin-based polymer as a main component, and inorganic particles dispersed in the organic resin; and an adhesive layer located between the optical component and the antireflection film in a thickness direction of the antireflection film and bonding the silicon surface of the optical component and the antireflection film to each other. The adhesive layer includes a thermally denatured olefin-based polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K., Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawada, Hironori Takahashi, Yoshinori Ikeda, Junshi Soeda
  • Patent number: 11313995
    Abstract: An anti-glare film is attached on a surface of a display, and includes an anti-glare layer. The anti-glare layer is set to have a sparkle value of 10 or less, which is defined based on a value of a standard deviation of luminance distribution of the display under a state in which the anti-glare film is attached on the surface of the display, a value of specular gloss of 40% or less, which is measured with 60-degree specular gloss, and a value of transmission image clarity of 40% or less, which has an optical comb of 0.5 mm. Consequently, satisfactory anti-glare property can be provided while appropriately suppressing sparkle on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sugawara, Masaki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11305517
    Abstract: A new laminated glass structure for automotive glazing, architectural window and other applications that includes two sheets of relatively thin, optionally chemically strengthened glass, such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass, with a composite interlayer structure that includes at least one relatively stiff layer having relatively high Young's modulus of 50 MPa or higher and a relatively softer polymer layer having a relatively low Young's modulus of 20 MPa or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William Keith Fisher, Mark Stephen Friske, Anurag Jain
  • Patent number: 11307336
    Abstract: A dielectric multilayer film-incorporated glass plate is disclosed that includes a glass plate and a dielectric multilayer film. The glass plate includes a corner surface located between at least one main surface and a side surface. The dielectric multilayer film includes a main surface covering portion that covers the main surface of the glass plate and a corner surface covering portion that covers the corner surface of the glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Sahara, Tsutomu Imamura, Yasutaka Tanabe
  • Patent number: 11299018
    Abstract: A window assembly includes a first pane of glass. The first pane of glass is chemically strengthened and exhibits a surface compressive stress of 400 MPa or more. A second pane of glass has a first major surface and a second major surface. The second major surface of the second pane of glass and a first major surface of the first pane of glass face each other. The second pane of glass includes 68-74 weight % SiO2, 2-6 weight % MgO, 1-10 weight % CaO, 12-16 weight % Na2O, 0-1 weight % K2O, 0.8-2.0 weight % Fe2O3 (total iron), 0-1.25 weight % TiO2, and 0-1.25 weight % CeO2. A polymeric interlayer is provided between the first pane of glass and the second pane of glass. The window assembly exhibits a direct solar transmittance of 55% or less and a total solar transmittance of 65% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Srikanth Varanasi, Martin James Horsley, James Eckhart
  • Patent number: 11285695
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to a label lid for sealing an opening in a packaging container. The label comprises a facestock layer, a removable adhesive layer, a heat-seal layer, and an optional release coating, wherein the removable adhesive layer does not include a release liner. The removable adhesive layer can be coated on the heat-seal layer or the facestock layer. Optionally, a release coating can be applied to the heat-seal layer or the facestock layer. The composition of the layers used in specific arrangements provides unique performance characteristics for the label for improved sealing, reclosure, and matrix stripping properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory P. Brumbaugh, Scott S. Super, Yijun Ye
  • Patent number: 11279419
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a member for an automobile roof provided by compression molding a laminate, wherein the laminate comprises three layers: a layer A-a, a layer B, and a layer A-b laminated in the order mentioned, when the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a, the layer B and the layer A-b is assumed to correspond to 100%, the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a and the layer A-b accounts for from 6 to 8%, and the thickness of the layer A-a accounts for from 0.5 to 7.5%, the thickness of the layer A-b accounts for from 0.5 to 7.5%, and the thickness of the layer B accounts for from 92 to 94%, in such a way that the sum of the thickness of the layer A-a, the layer B and the layer A-b accounts for from 70 to 93%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Miyake, Toshio Watanabe, Wataru Tokuhara, Minako Izumi, Shunsuke Chiba
  • Patent number: 11256001
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a low haze polymer film includes a polymer and a refractive index-matching nanoparticle aggregate. The polymer includes a polyimide, a polyamide imide or a polyester imide, and the refractive index-matching nanoparticle aggregate includes a first nanoparticle having a refractive index that is less than the refractive index of the polymer and a second nanoparticle having a refractive index that is greater than the refractive index of the polymer. A difference in the refractive indices of the polymer and the refractive index-matching nanoparticle aggregate is less than 0.1, and the low haze polymer film has a thickness in a range of from 1 to 150 ?m and a haze of less than 4%. In a second aspect, an electronic device includes the low haze polymer film of the first aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: DUPONT ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kostantinos Kourtakis, Gene M Rossi
  • Patent number: 11242456
    Abstract: The present application discloses interlayers comprising novel polyesteramides comprising diols with tunable properties based on the monomers and monomer ratios used to prepare the polyesteramides and varying the reaction conditions. The interlayers have improved properties and can be used in many different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Paul Hastings, Pu Zhang, Pinguan Zheng, Emmett Dudley Crawford, Scott Ellery George, Aireal Denise Pressley, Khanh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 11235559
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer film for laminated glass that can improve bending rigidity and sound insulating properties of laminated glass and can inhibit the occurrence and growth of foam in the laminated glass. An interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has a single-layer structure or a two or more-layer structure and includes a first layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer, in which a glass transition temperature of the first layer is 10° C. or lower, and an elastic modulus of the first layer at 30° C. is 285,000 Pa or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Nami Minakuchi, Yuuma Takeda
  • Patent number: 11225052
    Abstract: Laminated structures include a thin glass sheet with a thickness of less than 600 ?m being attached to a metal sheet with an adhesive layer including a thickness of about 100 ?m or less. These laminated structures can include planar or curved shapes. Methods of manufacturing a laminated structure are also provided including the step of attaching a glass sheet with a thickness of less than 600 ?m to a metal sheet with an adhesive layer including a thickness of about 300 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Dipakbin Qasem Chowdhury, William Keith Fisher, Kiat Chyai Kang, Michael Aaron McDonald, Chunhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 11226438
    Abstract: A support for optical elements is described. The support includes a base substrate with high specific stiffness and a finishing layer. The base substrate is a non-oxide ceramic material, preferably a carbide, such as boron carbide or silicon carbide. The finishing layer is preferably Ge or an alloy of Al and Si. The finishing layer is or is capable of being processed to provide a surface with low finish. Low finish is achieved by diamond turning or polishing the finishing material. The finishing layer has a coefficient of thermal expansion similar to the coefficient of thermal expansion of the base substrate. The optical element optionally includes a reflective stack on the finishing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Hildreth Myrick, Leonard Gerard Wamboldt, Kenneth Smith Woodard
  • Patent number: 11220584
    Abstract: A coated substrate includes: a substrate and a first layer on at least a portion of the substrate, the first layer including a polymer selected from the group consisting of an acrylic, an epoxy, a polyurethane, a copolymer thereof, and a mixture thereof, and an additive selected from the group consisting of an ultraviolet light (UV) absorber, a UV stabilizer, and a mixture thereof. The coated substrate further includes a second layer on at least a portion of the first layer, and a third layer on at least a portion of the second layer. A method of forming a coated substrate includes: forming a first layer on at least a portion of a substrate; forming a second layer on at least portion of the first layer; and forming a third layer by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition on at least a portion of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna K. Uprety, Alexander Bimanand, Khushroo H. Lakdawala, Harry Buhay