Patents Examined by Ramsey Zacharia
  • Patent number: 10437172
    Abstract: A semiconductive roller is provided, which includes a roller body made of a crosslinked product of a rubber composition containing a rubber component including epichlorohydrin rubber and diene rubber, and a crosslinking component including: (a) 4,4?-dithiodimorpholine; (b) sulfur; (c) a thiourea compound; and (d) a thiuram accelerating agent; wherein the proportion R (part by mass) of 4,4?-dithiodimorpholine and the proportion S (part by mass) of sulfur based on 100 parts by mass of the overall rubber component satisfy the following expressions (1) and (2): 2R?S??(1) 0.5R+S>0.4??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Daijiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10428247
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adhesive composition for a touch sensor comprising: a photopolymerizable compound a titanocene-based compound as a photoinitiator; and a phosphoric acid-based compound or a phosphonic acid-based compound as a curing accelerator. The adhesive composition for a touch sensor according to the present invention can exhibit corrosion resistance to a touch sensor while directly attaching a touch sensor on a UV-impermeable substrate, and thereby it can be effectively used for attaching a touch sensor on various substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Myungyoung An, Sungwoo Yu, Han Young Choi
  • Patent number: 10414125
    Abstract: In order to be able to set the bending stiffness of a composite material having at least two plies connected by a laminating agent, it is provided that a mixture of a first, curing adhesive and a second, non-curing adhesive is used as laminating agent, wherein the bending stiffness of the composite material is set by the mixing ratio of the two adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Constantia Teich GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Resch, Jasmin Teubenbacher, Martin Kornfeld, Adolf Schedl, Robert Kitzberger
  • Patent number: 10399116
    Abstract: To provide a laminate having characteristics of a fluorinated polymer film such as weather resistance and stain resistance, and having an increased solar reflectance by a light reflection layer, wherein the solar reflectance is less likely to decrease over a long period of time, and the light reflection layer is less likely to delaminate; and a production process thereof. A laminate 1 comprising a substrate 10 containing a first fluorinated polymer, a light reflection layer 12 made of a non-curable resin composition containing a second fluorinated polymer and an aluminum pigment, and a protective layer 14 obtained by curing a curable resin composition containing a third fluorinated polymer having a crosslinkable group and a curing agent for curing the third fluorinated polymer, wherein the light reflection layer 12 is disposed between the substrate 10 and the protective layer 14, the light reflection layer 12 has a thickness of from 0.5 to 5 ?m, and the protective layer 14 has a thickness of from 0.3 to 2 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Aruga
  • Patent number: 10392298
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intertwined multilayer primer/fluoropolymer coating on the glass substrate. The final coating has excellent wet adhesion to glass, good weathering, durability, chalking resistance, chemical resistance, and dirt pickup resistance. The coating is an environmentally friendly aqueous, fluoropolymer coating composition. The coating process involves applying a polyurethane primer to the glass substrate, and partially, but not completely crosslinking this primer coating. An aqueous hydroxyl-functional fluoropolymer coating is then applied to the partially cross-linked primer coating, and the coating allowed to fully cure. The invention also relates to the intertwined multilayer primer/fluoropolymer coating on the glass substrate. The final coating has excellent wet adhesion to glass, good weathering, durability, chalking resistance, chemical resistance, and dirt pickup resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA INC.
    Inventors: Min Zheng, Mei Wen, Scott R. Gaboury, Kurt A. Wood, Ronald H. Partridge
  • Patent number: 10385205
    Abstract: The present invention is a polyester resin composition that includes a polyester resin A containing 50 to 100% by mass of a polybutylene terephthalate resin and 0 to 50% by mass of a polyethylene terephthalate resin, a metal organic acid salt B being either one or both of an alkali metal organic acid salt and an alkaline earth metal organic acid salt, a polyfunctional glycidyl group-containing styrene-based polymer C in a predetermined amount, and an inorganic filler D having an average particle diameter of 0.05 to 3 ?m. The polyester resin composition contains a predetermined amount of alkali metal atoms/alkaline earth metal atoms, and further the content of linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate, or the content of linear oligomers of polybutylene terephthalate and polyethylene terephthalate is less than or equal to 1000 mg/kg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimoharai, Yasuto Fujii, Takahiro Shimizu, Junichi Yasui, Satoru Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 10364349
    Abstract: Tie layers comprised of amorphous polyetherketoneketone are used to join substrates to form laminates and other assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bertelo, Gregory S. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10364361
    Abstract: An aqueous based coating composition comprising a fatty amine quaternary having the structure of formula (I): R1R2R3R4N+X? wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aralkyl, or alkenyl groups comprising from 1 to 30 carbon atoms, whereby at least one of R1, R2, R3, and R4 is a C12-C30 group, and X? is an anion from an inorganic or organic acid, is provided. The fatty amine quaternary may contain ethoxy and/or propoxy groups. One or more of R1, R2, R3, and R4 may be substituted and contain one or more hydroxyl substituents or ether linkages. Methods for imparting water resistance to a wood substrate having up to 100% moisture by applying a coating composition having the fatty amine quaternary of formula (I), and for preparing an aqueous coating composition comprising the fatty amine quaternary of formula (I) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Hua Yu, Lingjuan Shen
  • Patent number: 10351649
    Abstract: A composition is described comprising a polymer. The polymer comprises polymerized units derived from a cleavable crosslinking monomer. The cleavable crosslinking monomer comprises at least two free-radically polymerizable groups and at least one group having the formula —O—C(R2)(R3)—O—, wherein R2 and R3 are independently hydrogen, alkyl, or aryl. The composition has a Tg no greater than 50° C. In some embodiments, the composition has a storage modulus greater than 3×105 Pa at 25° C. and 1 Hz and may be characterized as a non-tacky polymer. In other embodiments, the composition is a pressure sensitive adhesive. Upon cleavage of at least a portion of the polymerized monomeric units derived from the cleavable crosslinking monomer, the composition exhibits a change in at least one physical property. In another embodiment, the composition comprises a polymer and fragments. The fragments comprise the reaction product of a free-radically polymerizable group bonded to a polymer chain and a pendent hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jason D. Clapper, Dennis E. Vogel, Ann R. H. Fornof, Babu N. Gaddam
  • Patent number: 10353322
    Abstract: An endless intermediate transfer belt includes a substrate layer, and a surface layer to be disposed on the substrate layer. The surface layer is configured by a polymerized cured product of a radical polymerizable composition including a radical polymerizable monomer having a radical polymerizable functional group, an oxime ester-based photopolymerization initiator having a carbazole structure, and a metal oxide particle subjected to surface treatment. The radical polymerizable functional group corresponds to one or both of an acryloyl group and a methacryloyl group. The metal oxide particle subjected to surface treatment includes a metal oxide particle, and a substance for support, to be supported on a surface of the metal oxide particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro Honya, Teruo Sasaki, Shinichi Yabuki, Junji Kanda
  • Patent number: 10342899
    Abstract: A coating for an implantable medical device includes a poly(monochloro-p-xylylene) coating formed on at least a portion of the implantable medical device, and a layer including at least one of poly(ethylene glycol) and a poly(ethylene glycol) derivative linked to the poly(monochloro-p-xylylene) coating by covalent bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., David R. Wulfman, Sarah M. Gruba, Michael J. Kane
  • Patent number: 10336435
    Abstract: Airfoil blades are disclosed having a coating thereon that includes a polyurethane, a polysiloxane, and a linking agent that promotes a connection between the polyurethane and the polysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Rajesh S. Kumar, Robert A. Barth, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10329510
    Abstract: A robust and self-healing coating has been developed by incorporating a thermally self-healing chemical coating on smooth and/or roughened solid. When the chemically coated solid is combined with a lubricating fluid, the material system is capable to repel a broad range of liquids and solids. The thermally self-healing chemical coating may be applied on various industrial metals, glass and plastics, and has shown exceptionally physical and chemical robustness as compared to state-of-the-art liquid-repellent coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Tak-Sing Wong
  • Patent number: 10328668
    Abstract: A heat transfer label assembly comprises a label and a carrier for releasably supporting the label. The carrier may comprise paper. A release layer comprising a polymer and wax is disposed between the label and the carrier. The carrier is substantially devoid of a solvent impermeable coating, such that the release layer is disposed directly on the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MCC-Norwood, LLC
    Inventors: Saifuddin M. Ansari, Douglas L. Barnhardt, Bret Arnone
  • Patent number: 10294342
    Abstract: A film includes: a coating layer made of a fluorine-containing acrylic resin; and a base film, on which the coating layer is laminated. The fluorine-containing acrylic resin is obtained by copolymerizing 50 to 99 parts by weight of a monomer represented by a general formula (1) with 50 to 1 parts by weight of a methacrylate-based monomer, and a melt viscosity of the fluorine-containing acrylic resin is less than 300 Pa·s under conditions of a die temperature of 220° C., a shear rate of 122 sec?1, and a capillary die diameter of 1 mm based on JIS K7199. In the general formula (1), R1 is a direct bond or a straight-chain or branched-chain alkylene group containing 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and R2 is methyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kamiyama
  • Patent number: 10281847
    Abstract: Provided is an intermediate transfer material used for an electrophotographic image-forming apparatus in which a toner image held on an electrostatic latent image carrier is primarily transferred to an intermediate transfer material, and then, the primarily transferred toner image is transferred from the intermediate transfer material to a transfer material through a secondary transfer device, wherein the intermediate transfer material has a substrate layer and an elastic layer; and the elastic layer contains a structure composed of a rubber having a double bond (C2) and a rubber having no double bond (C0) being bonded with each other through a urethane bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Eiichi Yoshida, Sadaaki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10259197
    Abstract: A decorative product includes a transparent member formed from an acrylic resin and a decorative layer arranged on a rear surface of the transparent member. A processed layer is located between the transparent member and the decorative layer. The processed layer is formed by performing a plasma treatment on the rear surface of the transparent member. The decorative layer is a metal layer formed on the processed layer formed by performing sputtering. The processed layer has the thickness L of less than or equal to 260 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoshi Ogisu, Shintarou Okawa
  • Patent number: 10259258
    Abstract: The present application relates to an adhesive film comprising a polyvinyl chloride film having opposite first and second major sides. The first major side has an adhesive layer protected by a release liner and a primer layer arranged between the polyvinyl chloride film and the adhesive layer. The primer layer comprises an aminoplast and a polyester and/or a curing product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Claus W. Loescher, Viktor Dannewitz, Kirstin Krybus, Dirk Kolowrot
  • Patent number: 10253129
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a substrate comprising a surface at least part of which is coated with an epilamization agent, the epilamization agent including at least one compound in the form of a block copolymer comprising at least one block of M units linked by covalent bonds by their main chains, and at least one block of N units linked by covalent bonds by their main chains, the blocks being connected to each other by covalent bonds by their main chains in linear sequences, where M is a and N is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Christophe Letondor, Claire Rannoux
  • Patent number: 10248053
    Abstract: A transfer assist member comprising a plurality of layers, one of the layers being a check film layer comprised of a hydroxyl terminated poly(oxetane) based fluorinated polyether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Lin Ma