Patents Examined by Robert S Walters, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10723909
    Abstract: Methods for producing an optical element having a cured layer with a concavo-convex structure are described. Such a method includes: forming a composition layer on a base material by using a composition containing a polymerizable compound and a photo initiator; forming a pattern formative layer by pressure-contacting a mold; and forming the cured layer having the concavo-convex structure by photo-curing the pattern formative layer, wherein the polymerizable compound contains (a) a urethane (meth)acrylate monomer, the composition contains 0.005 to 0.5 part by mass of the photo initiator with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polymerizable compound, and the cured layer has a film thickness of the concavo-convex structure within a range of 0.5 mm to 1 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Risa Wada, Takeshi Osaki
  • Patent number: 10723889
    Abstract: The present invention provides substantially isocyanate-free multicomponent compositions useful in making rapid dry automotive primer compositions and coatings, the compositions having a % PVC of from 20 to 60, or preferably, from 25 to 50, and comprising one or more pigment, extender or filler, one or more a) polycarbamates from alkyd polyol or acrylic polyol and one or more b) a polyaldehydes or the acetal or hemiacetal thereof as a second component. The multicomponent compositions cure quickly at a temperature of from 0° C. to less than 80° C. to form a crosslinked polyurethane which dries to enable sanding after only 15 to 45 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeff R. Anderson, John N. Argyropoulos, Nahrain E. Kamber, Rebecca S. Ortiz, Christopher D. Rainey, Gary E. Spilman
  • Patent number: 10703940
    Abstract: A method of making an adhesive article comprises three steps. First, the method includes providing a liner having first and second opposed major surfaces with respective first and second silicone release layers disposed thereon. The second silicone release layer comprises a partially cured hydrosilation-crosslinkable silicone mixture comprises a first silicone polymer having at least three Si—H groups and second silicone polymer have at least two vinyl, and has an extractables content of 5 to 25 weight percent. Second, an adhesive layer is disposed onto the first silicone release layer. Third, the adhesive layer is exposed to E-beam radiation within a process chamber thereby providing a crosslinked adhesive layer. The second silicone release layer is exposed to oxygen during crosslinking of the adhesive layer. Adhesive articles made according to the method also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Maria A. Appeaning, Marie A. Boulos, David J. Kinning, Georgiy Teverovskiy, Michael L. Steiner, Sai Vang
  • Patent number: 10696854
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a solvent-free photocrosslinkable writing ink advantageously for a pen, including, as a percentage by weight relative to the total weight of the ink: a—between 40 and 75% of a photocrosslinkable acrylate and/or methacrylate oligomer, b—between 1 and 55%, optionally, of a photocrosslinkable acrylate and/or methacrylate monomer, c—between 0.5 and 6% of a photoinitiator, d—between 1 and 10% of a dye, advantageously a basic dye, and e—between 0 and 10% of an additive. The present disclosure further relates to a method for securing a writing medium using the ink, the crosslinked ink obtained by crosslinking the ink and a pen for photocrosslinkable ink including the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventors: Nadège Esteveny, Kathy Vuillaume, Christelle Debrauwer
  • Patent number: 10688743
    Abstract: A method for reducing the stickiness on the surface exposed to the air of a sealant layer applied on an inner cavity of a tyre. The method establishes that the surface exposed to the air of the sealant layer is subject to a UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Giuseppe Pezzullo, Marco Bruni, John Nazareno House
  • Patent number: 10689803
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method. The method comprises applying a composition to a tufted primary backing material, wherein the primary backing material has a first primary surface and a second primary surface, wherein tufts extend outwardly from the first primary surface and loop backs are formed on the second primary surface, and wherein the composition is applied to the loop backs and second primary surface of the tufted primary backing material. The composition comprises an aqueous polymer dispersion of colloidal thermosetting polymer particles or colloidal thermoplastic polymer particles and second thermoplastic polymer particles dispersed in the water, wherein the second thermoplastic polymer particles have an average particle size of approximately 200 micron to approximately 1,000 microns. The method further comprises heating the tufted primary backing material and aqueous polymer dispersion to remove water therefrom. A novel adhesive composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TexTile Rubber and Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe V Tambasco, Larry E Mashburn
  • Patent number: 10662341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water-based correction fluid comprising a—a photocrosslinkable acrylate and/or methacrylate oligomer, b—a photoinitiator, c—an opacifying agent, and d—water, e—optionally a photocrosslinkable acrylate and/or methacrylate monomer, and f—optionally an additive. The fluid has a dry extract of between 40 and 80% by weight relative to the total weight of the fluid, advantageously between 54 and 66%, and forms a film after drying comprising at least 40% by weight of opacifying agent relative to the total weight of the film, advantageously between 40 and 80% by weight. The present disclosure also relates to a device for applying the correction fluid and a process for covering a mark on a paper support using the correction fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SOCIETE BIC
    Inventors: Christelle Debrauwer, Coralie Fricou, Khalid Zahouily
  • Patent number: 10654069
    Abstract: In a method for applying an easily cleanable surface to a domestic article, a polymer surface layer is deposited by one or more nozzles on at least a part of the surface of the domestic article by plasma polymerization in the presence of an atmospheric pressure plasma based on at least one precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Jördens, Jürgen Salomon, Philipp Schaller, Gerhard Schmidmayer
  • Patent number: 10649302
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coating for an e-paper assembly includes forming a coating layer from conductive particles dispersed within an insulative matrix. A field is applied to cause the conductive particles to align in generally parallel, spaced apart elongate patterns that are generally perpendicular to a plane through which the coating layer extends. At ambient temperatures and without applied pressure, the coating layer is cured via radiation energy while maintaining the applied field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Doris Chun, Napoleon J Leoni
  • Patent number: 10647860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming a layered silicate/polymer composite, the composite comprising individual exfoliated silicate layers separated in a continuous polymer matrix, wherein the polymer is a hydrophobic polymer, the method comprising: exfoliating sheet silicate in water to form a silicate suspension; replacing the water in the silicate suspension by an organic solvent to form a silicate/organic solvent suspension; contacting the silicate/organic solvent suspension with a solution of a hydrophobic polymer precursor in an organic solvent to form a silicate/polymer precursor suspension; coating the silicate/polymer precursor suspension on a substrate; removing the organic solvents; curing the hydrophobic polymer precursor of the coating of the silicate/polymer precursor; and annealing the cured coating to form the layered silicate/polymer composite on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Xu Li, Chaobin He, Siew Yee Wong
  • Patent number: 10647885
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of coating a surface. A silicon-based coating composition is coated onto a surface. The composition comprises 5% to 80% polysilazane, 20% to 60% polysiloxane, and polysilane of a formula (R1R2Si)n, wherein n is greater than 1, and wherein R1 and R2 are the same or different and are chosen from alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, alkylamino, aryl, aralkyl, or alkylsilyl, which polysilane has a weight average molecular weight of more than 50,000, and optionally organic solvent. The coating is cured ambiently to provide a non-ceramic clear coating having a thickness ranging between 0.1 mil and 1.5 mil, a hardness ranging between 2H and 9H in accordance with ASTM 3363 for film hardness by pencil test, and a kinetic coefficient of friction between 0.03 and 0.04. Also provided are silicon-based coating compositions and cured coatings from those compositions using the provided method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Burning Bush Group, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Fish, Jerry Kilby
  • Patent number: 10633500
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a tow prepreg, comprising: an impregnation process of impregnating a reinforcement fiber with an anhydrous epoxy resin to obtain a tow prepreg; and a process of irradiating a specific surface of the tow prepreg with laser beam to cure the epoxy resin on the specific surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Yohei Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10619074
    Abstract: A curing process of an ultraviolet curable paint by which a paint cured layer can be formed on an object to be processed without needing a long time, and intended color can be obtained of the object to be processed on which the paint cured layer is formed. The curing process of an ultraviolet curable paint is one for curing an ultraviolet curable paint through an ultraviolet irradiation step of irradiating a surface of an object to be processed to which the ultraviolet curable paint is applied with ultraviolet rays from an ultraviolet radiation unit. The ultraviolet curable paint is not sensitive to light of not less than 380 nm in wavelength but sensitive to light of less than 380 nm in wavelength. The ultraviolet radiation unit radiates ultraviolet rays having a peak wavelength within a range of not greater than 350 nm in wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumitoshi Takemoto, Makoto Wasamoto, Shinji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10604890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a high tenacity yarn and a high tenacity yarn manufactured thereby. More particularly, the present invention relates to: a method of manufacturing a high tenacity yarn, the method including coating a yarn made of at least one of nylon and polyester to obtain a coated yarn, wherein the coating material contains 3 to 35 parts by weight of a reinforcing agent composed of a mineral material per 100 parts by weight of a coating liquid containing polyurethane; and a high tenacity yarn manufactured thereby. Therefore, it is possible to manufacture a yarn having high tenacity and improved processability by processing a nylon or polyester yarn having a relatively low tenacity as compared with a high modulus polyethylene (HMPE) yarn by use of a yarn coating technique, and further to reduce production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Yong Gun Kim
  • Patent number: 10600964
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a regioregular oligothiophene, a regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] and/or a benzothiophene; where the regioregular oligothiophene, the regioregular poly[2,5-bis(3-alkylthiophen-2-yl)thieno(3,2-b)thiophene] and the benzothiophene each have a number average molecular weight of less than or equal to 475 grams per mole; where the composition is melted and then annealed at a temperature between a melting point and a glass transition temperature of the composition; the composition having a charge mobility that is greater than a comparative composition that is either not annealed or annealed at the same temperature between the melting point and the glass transition temperature but without being subjected to prior melting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Elissei Iagodkine, George L. Athens, Enrique Daniel Gomez, Kiarash Vakhshouri
  • Patent number: 10590304
    Abstract: An aqueous dispersion comprising a mixture of a first dispersion and a second dispersion, wherein the first dispersion comprises at least one (meth)acrylated pre-polymer (A), and the second dispersion comprises at least one thiol-functional compound (B). The aqueous dispersion optionally comprises at least one ethylenically unsaturated compound (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A.
    Inventors: Michel Tielemans, Steven Cappelle, Stephan Peeters, Lieven Depuydt
  • Patent number: 10593857
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a piezoelectric and/or pyroelectric device comprising a polyvinylidene fluoride film, the process comprising a step of forming at least one portion of a layer of a solution comprising a solvent and a compound comprising polyvinylidene fluoride and a step of irradiating the portion with pulses of at least one ultraviolet radiation. The irradiating step enables the formation of at least two ? crystalline phases having different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventor: Abdelkader Aliane
  • Patent number: 10584260
    Abstract: A coating includes at least one coating layer containing first particles, second particles, and third particles distributed throughout a cross-linked, continuous polymer matrix. An outer surface of the coating layer includes surfaces of at least first particles extending outward from a top periphery of the polymer matrix. The outer surface exhibits a property of delaying ice formation compared to the coating layer without the first particles. A method includes applying a coating composition in one application step. The one-step coating composition contains first particles, second particles, and third particles in a base containing a polymer. A coating composition includes first particles, second particles, and third particles distributed in a matrix precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew P. Nowak, Adam F. Gross, Elena Sherman, Jill E. Seebergh, Glenn R. Dalby, Douglas H. Berry
  • Patent number: 10586628
    Abstract: A nanoparticle composition comprising a substrate comprising a metal oxide component and an aluminum oxide component; and a metallocene olefin polymerization catalyst component coupled to the substrate is disclosed. The metal oxide component is homogenously dispersed throughout the nanocomposite composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Northwestern University, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tobin J. Marks, Michael T. Lanagan, Mark A. Ratner, Massimiliano Delferro, Lisa A. Fredin, Zhong Li
  • Patent number: 10576498
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method for producing a multilayer coated film which involves obtaining a first layered body by forming, on a film substrate, a wet-coated film including a coating material (A) containing an active energy ray-curable resin which contains a first photopolymerization initiator and a second photopolymerization initiator, the reaction wavelengths of which differ from one another; and forming a pre-cured coated film including the coating material (A) in a dry-to-the-touch state by preliminarily curing the wet-coated film including the coating material (A), by irradiating the first layered body with active energy rays which include the reaction wavelength of the first photopolymerization initiator and do not include the reaction wavelength of the second photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Taketo Hashimoto, Nozomu Washio