Patents Examined by Ramsey Zacharia
  • Patent number: 10625337
    Abstract: A 3D printer includes a build plate providing a surface on which an object is printed. Prior to printing, a sheet is fixed to the surface of the build plate. The sheet is composed of a material that adheres to a binder component of the feedstock used to print the object. During printing, the first layer of the printed object forms a bond with the sheet, which secures the location of the first layer and resists movement of the object during printing. Following printing and the object gaining sufficient rigidity, the object and sheet can be removed together from the printer. The sheet may then be peeled from the object, and the object can undergo debinding and/or sintering to create a finished object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Desktop Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomek Brzezinski, Michael A. Gibson, Michael Kelly
  • Patent number: 10626285
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one electroactive fluorinated terpolymer, and at least one second polymer compatible with the electroactive fluorinated terpolymer and having a glass transition temperature lower than that of the electroactive fluorinated terpolymer. The invention also relates to a method for producing said composition, and to a device such as an actuator comprising a substrate and a film of the above-mentioned composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: ARKEMA FRANCE, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
    Inventors: Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, Thierry Lannuzel, Jean-Fabien Capsal, Pierre-Jean Cottinet, Jeremy Galineau, Minh-Quyen Le
  • Patent number: 10626296
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for coatings which includes at least one condensed tannin and water and which has a pH of more than 7. The invention also relates to an anti-adhesive coating composition including said type of composition for coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Jérôme Polesel Maris, Isabelle Joutang
  • Patent number: 10619053
    Abstract: A solar reflective coating composition includes: a film-forming resin; a plurality of near-IR transparent pigments dispersed in the film-forming resin, the plurality of near-IR transparent pigments including a first perylene pigment and a second perylene pigment different from the first perylene pigment; and a near-IR reflective pigment dispersed in the film-forming resin, the near-IR reflective pigment different from the first perylene pigment and the second perylene pigment. When formed into a cured coating over a substrate, the cured coating exhibits an off-white or grey color. The solar reflective coating composition is substantially free of carbon black. The present invention is also directed to a substrate having a surface at least partially coated with a solar reflective coating composition and a method of preparing a low weight aerospace component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen G. McQuown, John Slomski, Stuart D. Hellring, LuAnn Holsing, Tejveen Gill
  • Patent number: 10611689
    Abstract: A plasterboard includes a first layer of plaster and a second layer of plaster, wherein the first layer includes activated carbon; the second layer includes a scavenging agent, wherein a content of scavenging agent in the first layer, expressed as percentage by weight of dry matter, is less than a content of scavenging agent in the second layer, and wherein the second layer is free of activated carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PLACO
    Inventors: Yann Dion, Katarzyna Chuda, Caroline Demathieu-Roeltgen, Marion Chenal
  • Patent number: 10604685
    Abstract: Described are aqueous polymer dispersions for composite film lamination, comprising a dispersed polymer and a dissolved polymer, and also a multistage process for preparing them from ethylenically unsaturated, radically polymerizable monomers. In a first stage, a first polymer is prepared by radical emulsion polymerization. In a second stage, an aqueous polymer dispersion is prepared in the presence of the first polymer. The monomers of the first stage comprise monomers with acid groups. The dissolved polymer comprises monomers having oxazoline groups, and also water-soluble monomers. The aqueous polymer dispersions can be used as adhesive for producing composite films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Matthias Zorn, Karl-Heinz Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10596791
    Abstract: Co-cured urethane and vinyl ester, epoxy, or unsaturated polyester gel coats having improved toughness and flexibility compared with conventional polyester gel coats are disclosed. The gel coats, which have 10-50 wt. % urethane content, adhere well to structural layers and can be used in a traditional in-mold process. Co-cured elastomeric coatings comprising from 50 to 95 wt. % of a urethane component and an unsaturated polyester, epoxy, or vinyl ester are also disclosed. Unlike conventional urethane coatings, the elastomeric coatings adhere well to structural layers and can be used in a traditional in-mold process. Castings or structural layers comprising a reinforced thermoset of co-cured urethane and vinyl ester, epoxy, or unsaturated polyester components, including 10-95 wt. % of the urethane component, are also described. The invention includes in-mold processes for making laminates that utilize the gel coats, elastomeric coatings, and/or structural layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Scott Lewit
  • Patent number: 10590301
    Abstract: A substrate including a surface, at least one part of which is coated with an epilamization agent including at least one compound in the form of a statistical copolymer comprising M units, N units and optionally at least one P unit, linked by covalent bonds by their main chains and randomly distributed, where M is N is P is
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Christophe Letondor, Claire Rannoux
  • Patent number: 10591435
    Abstract: Electropolymerized polymer or copolymer films on a conducting substrate (e.g., graphene) and methods of making such films. The films may be part of multilayer structures. The films can be formed by anodic or cathodic electropolymerization of monomers. The films and structures (e.g., multilayer structures) can be used in devices such as, for example, electrochromic devices, electrical-energy storage devices, photo-voltaic devices, field-effect transistor devices, electrical devices, electronic devices, energy-generation devices, and microfluidic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Sean Conte, Gabriel G. Rodriguez-Calero, Cen Tan, Kenneth Hernandez-Burgos, Hector D. Abruna, Nicole Ritzert, Daniel C. Ralph, Wan Li
  • Patent number: 10585370
    Abstract: In order to maintain the image quality of a recent high-speed electrophotographic apparatus, a charging member is provided which hardly causes charging unevenness of a photosensitive member even when vibration of the photosensitive member occurs. The charging member includes an electro-conductive support, an electro-conductive elastic layer, and a surface layer. The elastic layer contains a resin having an epichlorohydrin chain in the molecular structure and a specific flavonoid compound having two or more hydroxyl groups in the molecular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noboru Miyagawa, Hidekazu Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10583612
    Abstract: In a 3D printing method, a coalescent dispersion for forming a 3D object is selected. The dispersion includes an aqueous vehicle and an infrared or near-infrared binding agent dissolved or dispersed therein. The binding agent is a phthalocyanine having a polar group attached to each side chain or a naphthalocyanine having a polar group attached to each side chain. A sinterable material is deposited and heated to a temperature ranging from about 50 C to about 350 C. The dispersion is selectively applied on at least a portion of the sinterable material. The sinterable material and the dispersion applied thereon are exposed to infrared or near-infrared radiation. The binding agent absorbs the radiation and converts it to thermal energy. At least the portion of the sinterable material in contact with the binding agent is at least cured to form a first layer of the 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Howard S. Tom, Hou T. Ng
  • Patent number: 10571752
    Abstract: A sealant composition, a sealant and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display panel are provided. The sealant composition includes a non-polar component, and the non-polar component includes a material with high specific surface area. The material with high specific surface area in the sealant can be effectively used to eliminate a visual Morie phenomenon caused by the rebound after liquid crystal contacting the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuansheng Zang, Chun Wang, Yuanhui Guo
  • Patent number: 10562277
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a resin film for laminated glass, laminated glass comprising the resin film, and a process for manufacturing the laminated glass. The resin film for laminated glass comprises a resin layer comprising a polyvinyl acetal resin and a contact surface in direct contact with glass, wherein the contact surface has an Rz roughness of 25 to 90 ?m and a maximum static friction coefficient at 20° C. of 0.85 to 1.60, and the compressive elastic deformation index measured in the perpendicular direction from the contact surface at 35° C. is 40 to 310 ?m/N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SKC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyu-Hun Kim, Jewon Yeon, Sung Jin Chung, Heung Sik Kim, Hyejin Kim, Hak Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10563347
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a resin product is brought into contact with a treatment liquid containing an antibacterial antifungal compound (A) of a quaternary ammonium salt compound having a molecular weight of not greater than 1500 and, in this state, heat-treated under a normal atmospheric pressure or under an increased pressure, whereby the antibacterial antifungal compound (A) is immobilized on at least a surface of the resin product. Thus, an excellent antibacterial/antifungal finished product having water resistance and laundry durability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OSAKA KASEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimio Suzuki, Tomohide Kanda
  • Patent number: 10538069
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical packaging film containing a laminate of a first layer formed of a no-antistatic agent-containing thermoplastic resin formation layer; a second layer formed of a polymer antistatic agent-containing thermoplastic resin formation layer containing a potassium ionomer in an amount of C wt % (10<C<30); and a third layer formed of the thermoplastic resin formation layer, and the laminate provides an amount of a water-elutable alkali component being at most 0.01 mmol equivalent per g in total of 1 cm2 pieces, and in which the first layer has a thickness of L1 m, and the second layer has a potassium ionomer concentration of C?2 vol % and a thickness of L2 m, satisfying the formula 2?L1?(5×L2×C?2)/100+5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AICELLO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Banri Iwaki
  • Patent number: 10525681
    Abstract: A composite material including a substrate, a porous body provided on the substrate, and insulating polymers starting from a surface of the substrate and extending inside the porous body, and a method of producing the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Kuniaki Nagamine
  • Patent number: 10518506
    Abstract: Provided are a laminate that has high smoothness, planar homogeneity, and substrate adhesion and undergoes little change in physical properties even if degradation of surface quality due to physical contact in use has occurred, and a method for producing the homogeneous laminate in a convenient manner in a small number of steps. A laminate includes a substrate made of a polymer material and a partially oxidized thin layer graphite piece layer including partially oxidized thin layer graphite pieces and having an average thickness to of 3.0 nm to 10,000 nm, the layer being formed on the substrate and bonded to the substrate via a chemical bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koki Miyazono, Yutaka Katayama, Yusuke Kawabata, Eiichiro Tamaki, Yasuo Kubota
  • Patent number: 10513655
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength conversion member including: a wavelength conversion layer including at least one kind of quantum dots that are excited by excitation light to emit fluorescence and are dispersed in an organic matrix; and a barrier layer that is provided adjacent to at least one main surface of the wavelength conversion layer and includes silicon nitride and/or silicon oxynitride as a major component, in which the organic matrix is obtained by curing a curable composition including at least an alicyclic epoxy compound and includes a chemical structure A which is bonded to silicon nitride and/or silicon oxynitride as a major component of the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Satake, Makoto Kamo, Naoyoshi Yamada, Tatsuya Oba
  • Patent number: 10513100
    Abstract: Co-cured urethane and vinyl ester, epoxy, or unsaturated polyester gel coats having improved toughness and flexibility compared with conventional polyester gel coats are disclosed. The gel coats, which have 10-50 wt. % urethane content, adhere well to structural layers and can be used in a traditional in-mold process. Co-cured elastomeric coatings comprising from 50 to 95 wt. % of a urethane component and an unsaturated polyester, epoxy, or vinyl ester are also disclosed. Unlike conventional urethane coatings, the elastomeric coatings adhere well to structural layers and can be used in a traditional in-mold process. Castings or structural layers comprising a reinforced thermoset of co-cured urethane and vinyl ester, epoxy, or unsaturated polyester components, including 10-95 wt. % of the urethane component, are also described. The invention includes in-mold processes for making laminates that utilize the gel coats, elastomeric coatings, and/or structural layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: COMPOSITES INTELLECTUAL HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Lewit
  • Patent number: 10494474
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a zinc sulfide layer and a coupling agent adhered to the zinc sulfide layer by a disulfide bond. The coupling agent comprises a functional group extending from the zinc sulfide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas M. Deppert, David R. Smith, William C. Mollberg, Brian J. Zelinski