Patents Examined by Ramsey Zacharia
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10245812
    Abstract: There is provided a thermoformable article comprising at least a first surface having a binder resin layer comprising a fluorine-containing polymer, where the binder resin layer has a first major surface opposite a second major surface; and a plurality of microspheres partially and adhered to the first major surface of the binder resin layer; where the fluorine-containing polymer is a partially fluorinated polymer derived from at least one fluorine containing monomer and two or more non-fluorinated monomers having at least one active hydrogen functional group, and further wherein at least one but not all of the active hydrogen functional groups are reacted with at least one curing agent having latent functionality. In some instances the curing agent comprises polyisocyanate. There is also provided a thermoset article derived from such thermoformable articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher B. Walker, Jr., John C. Clark, Thomas P. Klun, Steven J. McMan, Abdullahi A. Mohamud, Alexander J. Kugel, Vivek Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10241446
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an intermediate transfer member and an image forming apparatus. The intermediate transfer member is an intermediate transfer member having a resin-made base material layer and a surface layer; the surface layer is a cured substance of a composition containing a radically polymerizable vinylic compound and a metal oxide fine particle; and the vinylic compound has a structural unit represented by the following formula (1): wherein each R1 independently denotes a C2-8 alkylene group; each R2 independently denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and m denotes a positive number, and n denotes a positive number of 10 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akihiro Honya, Shinichi Hamaguchi, Shinichi Yabuki
  • Patent number: 10233364
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hotmelt adhesive comprising 10 to 40 wt % of at least one branched styrene-isoprene-styrene block copolymer having a weight percentage diblock fraction in the polymer of less than 30% and a melt flow index of less than 5 g/10 minutes at 200° C. under a test load of 5 kg; 0 to 40 wt % of at least one styrene polymer or styrene copolymer; 20 to 60 wt % of at least one tackifying resin; 0 to 15 wt % of at least one plasticizer; and 0 to 16 wt % of additives and auxiliaries selected from stabilizers, adhesion promoters, fillers or pigments, waxes and/or other polymers. Also included are the use thereof to bond films, and products, especially packaging products, that include this adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Marcus Heemann, Sebastian Kostyra, Eckhard Puerkner, Dirk Kasper
  • Patent number: 10213993
    Abstract: Described herein is composite article comprising a substrate; and on at least one face of the substrate a multilayered coating disposed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kui Chen-Ho, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Yu Yang, Yongshang Lu, Alan L. Levin, Hyacinth L. Lechuga, Steven H. Kong, Suresh S. Iyer, Ingrid N. Haugan, Mahfuza B. Ali
  • Patent number: 10201952
    Abstract: A subject of the present invention relates to a multilayer (or laminate) film, that can be used in the field of flexible wrapping, comprising at least 2 thin layers of material bonded together by a layer of an adhesive composition based on a styrene block copolymer. It also relates to a lamination process suitable for the manufacture of said film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventors: Christophe Robert, Jean-Francois Chartrel
  • Patent number: 10195824
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of displaying images with a high luminous intensity when irradiated with a light beam and having excellent durability, and a laminated glass including the interlayer film for laminated glass. The present invention relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass, including a light-emitting layer that contains a polyvinyl acetal resin and a lanthanoid complex as light-emitting particles, the light-emitting layer containing not more than 100 ppm in total of a nitric acid-derived component and a carbonate component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yuusuke Oota, Yasuyuki Izu, Daisuke Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10183530
    Abstract: With respect to a laminate of a film formed of a thermoplastic resin or thermoplastic elastomer composition and a layer formed of a rubber composition in which an epoxidized natural rubber is blended, the adhesion between the film and the layer of the rubber composition is improved without using a large amount of the epoxidized natural rubber. A laminate of a film formed of a thermoplastic resin or thermoplastic elastomer composition and a layer formed of a rubber composition, said laminate being characterized in that: 5-60% by mass of a rubber component contained in the rubber composition is composed of an epoxidized natural rubber and 20-50% by mass of the rubber component is composed of a butadiene rubber; and the rubber composition contains an unsubstituted or substituted aromatic carboxylic acid having a pKa of 1.5-4.0 in an amount of 0.5-5 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Shibata
  • Patent number: 10150855
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for making a thermoplastic composition, comprising: melt polymerizing a polycarbonate, extruding and melt filtering the polycarbonate to form a melt filtered polycarbonate; forming the thermoplastic composition comprising the melt filtered polycarbonate, 0.03 to 0.05 wt % of a triacylglyceride release agent; and 0.10 to 0.14 wt % of a UV stabilizer; wherein the weight percentages are based on the total weight of the composition; and extruding the thermoplastic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Marco Roncaglia, Ignacio Vic Fernandez, Rein Mollerus Faber, Christianus Johannes Jacobus Maas, Cornelis Jan Maria Rijken
  • Patent number: 10144789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low density polyethylene having a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn which is 15 or less, a storage modulus G?, measured at a loss modulus G? of 5 kPa, which is above 3000 Pa, a weight average molecular weight (Mw) which is between 192000 and 250000 g/mol and has a melt flow rate (MFR) according to ISO 1133 (190° C., 2.16 kg) which is higher than 3.0 g/10 min, compositions, a process for production of the low density polyethylene, a low density polyethylene which is obtainable by the process, a continuous ethylene polymerization method for introducing vinylidene in a low density polyethylene, a method for an extrusion coating process or a method for an extrusion lamination process, an article, e.g. an extrusion article, an extrusion lamination article, film blowing article, film casting article, wire and cable extrusion article, injection molding article, blow molding article or pipe extrusion article, and uses of the low density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Bjorn Voigt, Gabriel Ruess, Martin Anker, Mattias Bergqvist, Thomas Gkourmpis, Thomas Hjertberg
  • Patent number: 10108129
    Abstract: Provided is a member for electrophotography that is not reduced in charge-providing performance even by its long-term storage and use under a high-temperature and high-humidity environment, and is hence conducive to the formation of a high-quality electrophotographic image. The member for electrophotography includes: an electroconductive substrate; and an electroconductive layer, in which: the electroconductive layer contains a resin having a cationic organic group in a molecule thereof and an anion; a total sum of contents of an alkali metal and an alkali earth metal in the electroconductive layer is 500 ppm or less; and the anion includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a fluorosulfonate anion, a fluorocarboxylate anion, a fluorosulfonylimide anion, a fluorosulfonylmethide anion, a fluoroalkylfluoroborate anion, a fluorophosphate anion, a fluoroantimonate anion, and a fluoroarsenate anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sosuke Yamaguchi, Masaki Yamada, Hideya Arimura, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Satoru Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9902802
    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: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas M. Deppert, David R. Smith, William C. Mollberg, Brian J. Zelinski
  • Patent number: 9884955
    Abstract: A hydroxylated-fullerene-containing solution in which a hydroxylated fullerene is evenly nano-dispersed in a solvent removable at low temperature in a subsequent step is provided. The hydroxylated-fullerene-containing solution includes a continuous phase including a mixed solvent consisting essentially of tetrahydrofuran and water or including melted phenol, and at least one of a hydroxylated fullerene and a hydroxylated fullerene derivative that is dispersed as a dispersed phase in the continuous phase, wherein the number-standard average particle diameter of particles in the dispersed phase is 50 nm or less. This solution is applied onto a surface of a resin molding, and then tetrahydrofuran and water, as the mixed solvent, are removed to form a hydroxylated fullerene layer on the surface of the resin molding. Alternatively, this solution is mingled with a resin, and then the mixed solvent is removed to produce a hydroxylated-fullerene-containing resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOTAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Kokubo, Takeshi Noguchi, Juichi Kasai, Akio Harada
  • Patent number: 9878840
    Abstract: Polymeric materials are described which have a bioflavonoid coating, the bioflavonoid content of the coating comprising at least naringin and neohesperidin. The use of such coated polymeric materials is also described as well as the process for making the coated polymeric materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Howard Thomas, Denis Dowling, Marie G. Katsikogianni
  • Patent number: 9869884
    Abstract: A contact lens constructed to limit the water transmissibility of at least one area of the lens while maintaining at least a minimum oxygen transmissibility. The water transmissibility maximum and oxygen permeability minimum are achieved by a predetermined lens thickness of a single lens material or by the use of two or more material layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVEGA, INC.
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh