Patents Examined by Scott R Walshon
  • Patent number: 10844186
    Abstract: A gas barrier film including a polymer base, an undercoat layer that contains, as the main component, an acrylic resin having at least one side chain selected from the group consisting of the side chains (I) to (III) mentioned below, and an inorganic layer, wherein the undercoat layer and the inorganic layer are arranged in this order on at least one surface of the polymer base in such a manner that the undercoat layer and the inorganic layer are in contact with each other: (I) a side chain having an acrylic polymer skeleton; (II) a side chain having a dimethylsiloxane skeleton; and (III) a side chain having a skeleton containing a fluorine atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Tsukamura, Hiroyuki Uebayashi, Minoru Yoshida, Motoyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10836913
    Abstract: Disclosed is an alumina slurry substantially including alpha-alumina particles and water, wherein the alpha-alumina particles satisfy all particle diameter distribution conditions (a) to (d) mentioned below, the alpha-alumina particles have an alumina purity of 90% by weight or more, the content of alumina in the slurry is 20% by weight or more and 50% by weight or less, and the slurry has a viscosity of 0.5 Pa·s or more and 15 Pa·s or less: condition (a): the average particle diameter is 1 ?m or less, condition (b): particles having a particle diameter of less than 0.2 ?m account for 7% by weight or less, condition (c): particles having a particle diameter of more than 1.5 ?m account for 15% by weight or less, and condition (d): one or more frequency maximums exist in a particle diameter range of 0.1 ?m or more and less than 0.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ozaki, Noriaki Fujita
  • Patent number: 10836932
    Abstract: Provided is a PSA sheet having a PSA layer. The PSA sheet has a first face and a second face. The first face is a first adhesive face formed of one surface of the PSA layer. The first adhesive face has a 10-point mean roughness of 1000 nm or less. The PSA layer has a storage modulus of 0.08 MPa or greater at 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Suzuki, Kiyoe Shigetomi, Junichi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10800943
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) sheet having a low relative dielectric constant, satisfactory metal corrosion preventing property, and excellent member holding performance. The present invention provides a PSA sheet having a PSA layer including a base polymer and a rust inhibitor. The base polymer is an acrylic polymer, and monomeric components constituting the acrylic polymer comprise a (meth)acrylate having an alkyl group having 5 or more carbon atoms at an ester end at 50% by weight or more of the monomeric components. The PSA layer has a relative dielectric constant of 3 or less at 300 kHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kigami, Yasushi Buzojima, Kenta Jozuka, Midori Segawa
  • Patent number: 10800944
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) sheet including a PSA layer formed from a PSA composition including a base polymer, crosslinking agents of two or more species having mutually different types of crosslinkable functional groups, and an azole-based rust inhibitor. Here, one of the crosslinking agents of two or more species is an isocyanate-based crosslinking agent. Monomeric components constituting the base polymer include a carboxy group-containing monomer. The amount of the azole-based rust inhibitor in the PSA layer is less than 8 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kigami, Yasushi Buzojima, Kenta Jozuka, Midori Segawa, Masataka Nishiwaki, Ryo Morioka
  • Patent number: 10793470
    Abstract: An optical fiber including a glass core, and a polymer cladding formed around the glass core, the polymer cladding containing a mixture of a polymerizable composition and a silane coupling agent, and a fluorine-based ultraviolet curable resin. The mixture contains 5 to 95 parts by weight of the silane coupling agent based on 100 parts by weight of the total weight of the mixture. The fluorine-based ultraviolet curable resin alone has a refractive index in a range of 1.350 to 1.420 after ultraviolet curing. A component originated from the silane coupling agent is concentrated within a range of 20 ?m or less in the polymer cladding from an interface between the glass core and the polymer cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Saito, Kenichi Suyama, Yoshihiro Arashitani
  • Patent number: 10796939
    Abstract: A temporary adhesive film roll for substrate processing, includes: a roll axis and a composite film-shaped temporary-adhesive material for temporarily bonding a substrate to a support, the composite film-shaped temporary-adhesive material being rolled up around the roll axis; wherein the composite film-shaped temporary-adhesive material includes a first temporary adhesive layer composed of a thermoplastic resin, a second temporary adhesive layer composed of a thermosetting resin, and a third temporary adhesive layer composed of a thermosetting resin which is different from that of the second temporary adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahito Tanabe, Michihiro Sugo, Kazunori Kondo, Hiroyuki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10780670
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and provides a carbon fiber reinforced plastic laminated body that is low cost and superior in moldability, mechanical characteristic balance, and impact resistance. The laminated body has three or more layers, and has the following (B) layer between two layers of a fiber reinforced resin sheet, (B) layer: A resin sheet in which the displacement, in an S-S curve waveform obtained by the following high-speed punching test, from a peak value of the test force (kN) to an 85%—attenuation value is not less than 22 mm. High-speed punching test: Impact absorption energy is calculated by using an impact testing machine in compliance with ISO6603-2 standard. A 100 mm×100 mm test piece is cut out from a sheet having a thickness of 2 mm. The diameter of a striker is 12 mm. the diameter of an opening section of a holding tool is 76 mm, and the impact speed is set to 5 m/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Hayato Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10774247
    Abstract: The present invention provides a one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition used as an automotive structural adhesive having high damping performance without reducing adhesive strength and having excellent low-temperature curability and a body structure for vehicle, on which the one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition is applied. The present invention relates to a one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition comprising an epoxy resin and an amine-based latent curing agent, wherein the epoxy resin comprises: (1) a dibasic acid ester-based epoxy resin, (2) a butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer modified epoxy resin, and (3) an unmodified bisphenol A type epoxy resin, and wherein a thermally cured product formed from the composition has: a loss tangent tan ? at 23° C. of not less than 0.2 as a damping performance, and a Young's modulus of not less than 50 MPa, and a body structure for vehicle, on which the one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: SUNSTAR ENGINEERING INC., MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatomi Nishida, Shohei Yanagisawa, Katsuya Himuro, Kenichi Yamamoto, Motoyasu Asakawa, Tomoya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10759942
    Abstract: Methods are provided for beneficially reusing a paint-saturated filter aid, such as paint-saturated alkaline earth metal carbonates, as a substitute in applications requiring virgin alkaline earth metal carbonates. The paint-saturated filter aid is prepared by re-milling paint-saturated filter aid to a predetermined size to produce re-milled particles suitable for reuse in a variety of applications, including flooring, concrete, and the like. Also provided are flooring materials including re-milled particles of a paint-saturated filter aid characterized by one or more of: a median particle size (D50) of about 1 to about 50 microns; less than about 5% of the re-milled particles being retained on a 200 mesh screen; or a top cut size (D90) of about 5 to about 300 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: Lane George Shaw, Anthony Craig Gentile
  • Patent number: 10752806
    Abstract: An elastic gas barrier coating composition includes a barrier material dispersed in an aqueous media, a polysulfide, and a curing agent reactive with the polysulfide. When applied to a substrate and cured to form a coating, the barrier material forms a continuous phase and a polysulfide elastomer forms a discontinuous phase. An elastic gas coating is also disclosed that includes a continuous phase with a barrier material and a discontinuous phase with a polysulfide elastomer. Substrates at least partially coated with elastic gas barrier coating compositions are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark P. Bowman, Mark Keitzer, Edward F. Rakiewicz, Roxalana L. Martin, Dennis Leroy Faler
  • Patent number: 10737974
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers acting on infrared radiation including at least one functional layer. The stack includes a carbon-based upper protective layer within which the carbon atoms are essentially in an sp2 hybridization state and the upper protective layer is deposited above at least a part of the functional layer and exhibits a thickness of less than 1 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Vincent Reymond, Uwe Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10738195
    Abstract: Provided is a translucent resin member including: an acrylic hard coat layer, a SiOX layer (1.2<X<2), and a Si(1-Y)CYOX layer (0<Y<1, 1.2<X<2) sequentially provided on a polycarbonate (PC) substrate. The acrylic hard coat layer may be UV-cured in the absence of oxygen. The SiOX layer may be formed by deposition. The Si(1-Y)CYOX layer may be formed by plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kobayashi, Hideaki Yamamoto, Aya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10730210
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing a composite material that is bendable but substantially resists stretching under tension. One embodiment may take the form of a composite material formed by over-molding a woven glass fiber with silicone. The woven glass fiber may be rolled out with a silicon polymer melted into the woven fabric as the rolling process continues. The composite of the two materials may provide a material that bends easily but does not substantially stretch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Derek C. Krass, Douglas J. Weber, Jen-Chun Hsu, Osamu Yabe
  • Patent number: 10730232
    Abstract: A 3D printer input includes filaments comprising separated layers or sections. These inputs particularly including filaments may be prepared by coextrusion, microlayer coextrusion or multicomponent/fractal coextrusion. These inputs and specifically filaments enable layering or combining different materials simultaneously through one or more nozzles during the so-called 3D printing process. These techniques facilitate smaller layer sizes (milli, micro, and nano) different layer configurations as well as the potential to incorporate materials that would otherwise not be usable in standard 3D printer methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters
  • Patent number: 10717838
    Abstract: A coated rubber composition includes a rubber composition coated with a liquid refresh agent selected from the group consisting of one or more liquid terpenes, limonene, carvone, pinene, pine needle oil, citral, orange oil, C9-C15 aliphatics, C9-C15 cycloaliphatics, ethyl lactate, dipentene, 1,8-cineole, eucalyptol, citronellol, geraniol, citronellene, terpinen-4-ol, and combinations thereof. A method of application and a coated rubber composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Amy M. Randall, Maryangel G. Dunlavy
  • Patent number: 10711363
    Abstract: A process is disclosed for minimizing the difference in thermal expansivity between a porous anodic oxide coating and its corresponding substrate metal, so as to allow heat treatments or high temperature exposure of the anodic oxide without thermally induced crazing. A second phase of higher thermal expansivity than that of the oxide material is incorporated into the pores of the oxide in sufficient quantity to raise the coating's thermal expansion coefficient. The difference in thermal expansion between the anodic oxide coating and underlying metal substrate is reduced to a level such that thermal exposure is insufficient for any cracking to result. The second phase may be an electrodeposited metal, or an electrophoretically deposited polymer. The second phase may be uniformly deposited to a certain depth, or may be deposited at varying amounts among the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: James A. Curran, William A. Counts, Zechariah D. Feinberg
  • Patent number: 10711144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-scattering film and a method for manufacturing the same, the anti-scattering film including: a transparent film; and a hard coating layer formed on top of the transparent film, in which the hard coating layer is formed of a composition which includes a UV-curable acrylate resin, first inorganic nanoparticles, second inorganic nanoparticles, a photoinitiator, and a mixed solvent comprising a ketone-based solvent and an alcohol-based solvent, and a plurality of protruding parts is formed on an upper surface of the hard coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Hee Hong, Hong-Kwan Cho, Jang-Soon Kim
  • Patent number: 10702097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to relay thermal conductor made of material having better thermal conductivity coefficient, wherein which is thermal conductively coupled with heating or cooling first thermal body at one end or face thereof, and is coupled with interface thermal conductor having higher specific heat capacity at the other end or face thereof; the relay thermal conductor directly performs thermal conduction with second thermal body at another part thereof; and the interface thermal conductor having higher specific heat capacity is the thermal conducting carrier between the relay thermal conductor and the second thermal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Tai-Her Yang
  • Patent number: 10703131
    Abstract: A non-PVC film and film laminate includes a first layer including a polyurethane, a polyurethane-acrylic copolymer, a polyurethane-acrylic blend, and a urethane-acrylic hybrid polymer; and a second layer including a non-polyvinylchloride (non-PVC) based polymer. The film and laminate may be suitable for use in marketing, advertising campaigns, particularly outdoor or other environment impacted promotions, and safety applications. The film and laminate may be transparent, translucent, clear or have other desirable optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Sujith Chacko, Frank Y. Shih, Chad Cummings