Patents Examined by Ramsey Zacharia
  • 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: 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
    Inventors: Thomas M. Deppert, David R. Smith, William C. Mollberg, Brian J. Zelinski
  • Patent number: 10494493
    Abstract: Biodegradable composite membranes with antimicrobial properties consisting of nanocellulose fibrils, chitosan, and S-Nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP) were developed and tested for food packaging applications. Nitric oxide donor, SNAP was encapsulated into completely dispersed chitosan in 100 mL, 0.1N acetic acid and was thoroughly mixed with nanocellulose fibrils (CNF) to produce a composite membrane. The fabricated membranes had a uniform dispersion of chitosan and SNAP within the nanocellulose fibrils, which was confirmed through Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) micrographs and chemiluminescence nitric oxide analyzer. The membranes prepared without SNAP showed lower water vapor permeability than that of the membranes with SNAP. The addition of SNAP resulted in a decrease in the Young's modulus for both 2-layer and 3-layer membrane configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaya Sundaram, Jitendra Pant, Marcus J Goudie, Sudhagar Mani, Hitesh Handa
  • Patent number: 10487218
    Abstract: A fire retardant, vapor impermeable coating composition is disclosed which is useful for protecting gypsum, wood, polyurethane, polystyrene, and other construction materials and surfaces, such as components for buildings. The composition does not require halogenated compounds and is considered environmentally friendly. The composition is provided in the form of a liquid-applicable aqueous latex comprising at least one latex polymer and an expandable graphite, optionally a hydrophobic thickener, and optionally other fire retardants such as metal hydroxides, wherein the polymer is selected such that the composition, when coated onto a substrate and allowed to dry, has a vapor permeability not exceeding one perm (5.70×10?8 g/Pa·s·m2 when tested according to ASTM E96B-10 at an average dry film thickness of 40 mils).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Marysusan Couturier
  • Patent number: 10481424
    Abstract: A laminated automotive glazing including a PDLC film powered electrically by an AC current or a frequency lower than 100 Hz. The voltage varies non-sinusoidally, and a maximum of an effective voltage does not exceed 80 Vrms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Jonathan Vivier
  • Patent number: 10479056
    Abstract: Provided is a paint protection film having high curved surface conformability and high antifouling ability. A paint protection film, including: (a) a coating layer formed by using a silicon-containing fluororesin and an isocyanate-based crosslinker; (b) a urethane layer; and (c) an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Mayu Satoh
  • Patent number: 10474068
    Abstract: An inventive electrically conductive rubber composition contains: a rubber component including SBR and/or NBR, and 20 to 30 parts by mass of epichlorohydrin rubber based on 100 parts by mass of the overall rubber component; a crosslinking component; a foaming component; and a potassium salt of an anion having a fluoro group and a sulfonyl group in its molecule, the potassium salt being present in a proportion of not less than 0.01 part by mass and not greater than 1 part by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the overall rubber component. An inventive transfer roller (1) includes a roller body (2) formed from the electrically conductive rubber composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Keisuke Osaka, Yusuke Tanio
  • Patent number: 10450413
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perfluoro(poly)ether group containing silane compound of (Rf-PFPE)?-X—(CRakRblRcm)???(1a) (RcmRblRakC)?—X-PFPE-X—(CRakRblRcm)???(1b) wherein the symbols are as defined in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hisashi Mitsuhashi, Mayuko Takano, Takashi Namikawa, Takashi Nomura
  • 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