Patents Examined by Ramsey Zacharia
  • Patent number: 10869390
    Abstract: A resin composition comprising a thermosetting resin, a functional group-modified copolymer, and an inorganic filler, wherein the functional group-modified copolymer has two or more alkyl (meth)acrylate units, or one or two or more alkyl (meth)acrylate units and an acrylonitrile unit, and at least a part of alkyl ester groups of the alkyl (meth)acrylate units and/or a cyano group of the acrylonitrile unit are/is modified with at least one selected from the group consisting of an epoxy group, a carboxyl group, and an amide group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Ohnishi, Yoichi Takano, Tomo Chiba, Meguru Ito, Eisuke Shiga
  • Patent number: 10851466
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for grafting an organic film onto an electically conductive or semiconductive surface by electro-reduction of a solution, wherein the solution comprises one diazonium salt and one monomer bearing at least one chain polymerizable functional group. During the electrolyzing process, at least one protocole consisting of an electrical polarization of the surface by applying a variable potential over at least a range of values which are more cathodic that the reduction or peak potential of all diazonium salts in said solution is applied. The invention also relates to an electrically conducting or semiconducting surface obtained by implementing this method. The invention further relates to electrolytic compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ALCHIMEDICS
    Inventor: Christophe Bureau
  • Patent number: 10827610
    Abstract: This invention is directed to substrates and articles utilizing these substrates that provide improved performance of printable electronics on polymer substrates. In particular, the improved substrates relate to polymer films and electrical conductors printed on them. Application of a thin polymeric coating to the polymer film provides the improved performance of the printed conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Wolfe, H David Rosenfeld, Robin Kobren
  • Patent number: 10824286
    Abstract: A film touch sensor includes a separation layer, a first protection layer on the separation layer, and an electrode pattern layer on the first protection layer. An alkoxy group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms from the separation layer, and at least one substituent group of a hydroxyl group, a carboxyl group or an amide group from the first protection layer are reacted with each other to form a chemical bond between the separation layer and the first protection layer. Thus, electrode damages and cracks are prevented during a detaching process from a carrier substrate to improve flexibility and durability of the film touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Sang Kook Kim, Seung June Park, Seong Hwan Park, Sung Hoon Cho
  • Patent number: 10822271
    Abstract: An article that includes: a glass, glass-ceramic or ceramic substrate comprising a primary surface; at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film disposed over the primary surface; and an easy-to-clean (ETC) coating comprising a fluorinated material that is disposed over an outer surface of the at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film. The at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film comprises an average hardness of 12 GPa or more. Further, the outer surface of the at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film comprises a surface roughness (Rq) of less than 1.0 nm. Further, the at least one of an optical film and a scratch-resistant film comprises a total thickness of about 500 nm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Robert Alan Bellman, Yuhui Jin, Benedict Yorke Johnson, Timothy Edward Myers, Eric Louis Null, Jung-keun Oh, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price, Florence Christine Monique Verrier, Jin-ah Yoo
  • Patent number: 10795515
    Abstract: A transfer film including a temporary support and a photosensitive transparent resin layer located on the temporary support, in which the photosensitive transparent resin layer includes (A) a binder polymer, (B) a photopolymerizable compound having an ethylenic unsaturated group, (C) a photopolymerization initiator, and (D) a rosin compound can be used to form electrode protective films for electrostatic capacitance-type input devices which have a low moisture permeability and are excellent in terms of heat and moisture resistance after the supply of saline water; an electrode protective film for an electrostatic capacitance-type input device; a laminate; a method for manufacturing the laminate; and an electrostatic capacitance-type input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Aridomi, Shinichi Kanna
  • Patent number: 10774233
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous fluoropolymer hybrid composition having superior weathering resistance while maintaining excellent mechanical properties in coatings, paints, caulks and adhesives. The composition is comprised of: a) a vinylidene fluoride polymer, such as KYNAR® polymers from Arkema, b) a first vinyl polymer immiscible with the vinylidene fluoride polymer and having a Tg of less than 0° C., and c) a second vinyl polymer of a different composition, also having a Tg of less than 0° C., and containing groups capable of crosslinking. The invention also relates to waterborne coatings or paints containing the aqueous fluoropolymer hybrid composition, and an article, object, or structure coated with the fluoropolymer hybrid composition on at least one surface, either in a factory or in the field, to confer protection and decorative properties. Free films made from the waterborne compositions of the invention have a dynamic mechanical analysis loss tangent, tan (?), of greater than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEMA INC.
    Inventors: Roice A. Wille, Kurt A. Wood
  • Patent number: 10759917
    Abstract: An electroconductive film including a substrate film, and an organic electroconductive layer disposed on the substrate film, wherein the substrate film is formed of a resin containing an alicyclic structure-containing polymer having crystallizability, a thickness of the substrate film is 5 ?m or more and 50 ?m or less, and a crystallization degree of the alicyclic structure-containing polymer having crystallizability is 30% or more. The alicyclic structure-containing polymer having crystallizability is preferably a hydrogenated product of a ring-opening polymer of dicyclopentadiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Toshihide Murakami
  • Patent number: 10717880
    Abstract: Anti-corrosion coating for metallic substrates obtainable by reacting an organic polyisocyanate with a compound containing isocyanate-reactive hydrogen atoms at an isocyanate index of between 1000 and 5000% in the presence of a trimerisation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Geert Lodewijk Dries, Thorsten Gurke
  • Patent number: 10717256
    Abstract: A bi-laminate polymer coated metal substrate, vehicle trim member formed therefrom, and method of manufacture thereof are provided. The bi-laminate polymer coated metal substrate includes a monolithic metal substrate having a first area with a first polymeric material bonded thereto and a second area, different from the first area, with a second polymeric material bonded thereto. A substantially tear resistant, protective substrate is releasably bonded to the first polymeric material, with the first polymeric material being sandwiched between the protective substrate and the metal substrate. The protective substrate is selectively removable from the first polymeric material to expose the first polymeric material as a finish surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Mouser, Malcolm Ward, Monica Saarlaid, Robyn Griffin
  • Patent number: 10706998
    Abstract: An electrical steel sheet has an insulation coating on a steel sheet surface. The insulation coating includes: a binder consisting of 100 parts by mass of a metal phosphate and 1 to 50 parts by mass of an organic resin having an average particle size of 0.05 to 0.50 ?m; and a carboxylic acid-containing compound with a carbon number of 2 to 50 in an amount of 0.1 to 10.0 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of solids content of the binder. The organic resin is at least one selected from the group consisting of acrylic resins, epoxy resins, and polyester resins. The insulation coating of this electrical steel sheet shows good edge corrosion resistance after blanking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Takeda, Hiroyasu Fujii, Masaru Takahashi, Shuichi Yamazaki, Hiroki Hori
  • Patent number: 10700133
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting diode display apparatus including: a substrate; an organic light emitting diode disposed on the substrate; and an encapsulation layer encapsulating the organic light emitting diode. The encapsulation layer has a structure in which two or more inorganic layers and one or more organic layers are alternately stacked one above another, two adjacent inorganic layers at least partially contact each other, and the organic layers are formed of an encapsulating composition. The encapsulating composition includes a photocurable monomer and a photopolymerization initiator. The photocurable monomer includes a monomer containing no aromatic hydrocarbon group; and a monomer having two or more substituted or unsubstituted phenyl groups represented by Formula 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye Jin Kim, Sung Min Ko, Mi Sun Kim, Seong Ryong Nam, Ji Yeon Lee, Mi Jeong Choi
  • Patent number: 10696864
    Abstract: A dirt repellant panel coated with a powder coating composition that includes a polymeric binder and an anionic fluorosurfactant present in an amount ranging from about 0.1 wt. % to about 4 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Masia, Michelle X. Wang, Kenneth G. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10689543
    Abstract: An aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion, which can be stored for a long time, and with which a coating film having a high gas-barrier property can be formed; an aqueous dispersion composition containing a complex of the resin and a clay mineral; and a film having a high gas-barrier property produced using the aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion or the aqueous dispersion composition are provided. The aqueous polyhydroxyurethane resin dispersion comprises a polyhydroxyurethane resin finely dispersed in water, where the polyhydroxyurethane resin has in its structure, a repeating unit represented by formula (1) as a basic structure and a carboxyl group-containing chemical structure moiety represented by formula (6), described in this specification. The aqueous dispersion composition comprising the polyhydroxyurethane resin and a layered clay mineral form composite. The film having a high gas-barrier is produced using the aqueous dispersion or the aqueous dispersion composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuya Kimura, Kenichi Takahashi, Manabu Uruno, Kazuaki Muto, Masashi Tanigawa, Akiko Minami
  • Patent number: 10689615
    Abstract: A temperature-responsive substrate having on its surface a layer containing at least one polymer, the at least one polymer being responsive to temperature and containing a fluorine-containing monomer-derived unit. Also disclosed is a polymer and composition for use in producing the substrate, as well as methods for producing, using and evaluating the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Masamichi Morita, Kouji Kubota, Yoshiko Koizumi, Hiroki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10668502
    Abstract: Polymeric coatings and methods of forming polymeric coatings are described. In a method of forming a polymeric coating a first layer is deposited on a substrate. The first layer includes at least one highly soluble diamine component. A second layer is formed on the substrate to contact the first layer. The second layer includes paraformaldehyde and an aromatic diamine including two primary amine groups. Once formed, the first and second layers are heated. Heating causes the components of the first and second layers to cure. For example, the paraformaldehyde from the second layer diffuses into the first layer and reacts via hemiaminal-type chemistry with the high soluble diamine component. The coatings may be substantially homogenous or comprise a compositional gradient in thickness or along the substrate plane depending on deposition methods and other processing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Mareva B. Fevre, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10664077
    Abstract: An AgNW transparent conductive film and manufacturing method, and a touch panel thereof are provided. The AgNW transparent conductive film includes a transparent substrate, and a compound layer positioned on the transparent substrate. The compound layer comprises AgNWs and active materials, partial the active material exposed on surface of the compound layer which are far away the transparent substrate, end of molecular chain of the active material has terminal group could react with acidic group. This disclosure enhances tolerance of photoresist material and chemical liquid which are usually used for wet chemical etching process while produces touch panel. The manufacturing method comprises coating an active function layer doping with active materials on the transparent substrate, and then forming the AgNW on the active function layer, obtaining the compound layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Bo Li
  • Patent number: 10662355
    Abstract: The present invention is an adhesive composition that is characterized by including (A) a polymer comprising a structural unit having a hydroxy group in a side chain, (B) a compound having two or more isocyanate groups, (C) a bismuth carboxylate, and (D) a tertiary amine having a pKa of 6 or more. The polymer (A) may include further a structural unit having a urethane bond and a polymerizable unsaturated bond in a side chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Manami Saito, Hiroyoshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10647886
    Abstract: A water-based hydrogel polymer coating and a method of application to natural rubber or other elastomeric latex products are provided. The water-based hydrogel polymer is mixed with a blend of at least one elastomeric material to provide a hydrogel polymer blend composition. The water-based hydrogel polymer blend composition is applied in a single application to an elastomeric article, such as gloves, without additional solvents in the polymer blend composition and without a separate acid or chemical priming step. The water-based hydrogel coating herein provides increased lubricity to facilitate improved wet and dry donning of the elastomeric article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Allegiance Corporation
    Inventors: Choon Kong Woo, Chuang Sim Chong, Nujalee Dangseeyun, Panor Wannawong
  • Patent number: 10647098
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for preparing a base film, a laminate or a polarizing film. The present application can provide an elongatable base film which simultaneously maintains elongation and recovery rates at proper levels and guarantees water resistance, and thus can be effectively applied in the preparation of, for example, a polarizing film. The present application can also provide a laminate using the film or a method for preparing a polarizing film using the base film. The base film can be effectively applied in the preparation of a polarizing film having an excellent function, such as polarization performance, while having a thickness of, for example, about 10 ?m or less, about 8 ?m or less, about 7 ?m or less, about 6 ?m or less, or about 5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Woo Yang, Sung Hyun Nam, Kyun Il Rah