Patents Examined by Scott R Walshon
  • Patent number: 9920223
    Abstract: A double-sided adhesive tape having a first outer impact-adhesive side and a second outer side that can be heat activated, comprising an at least two-layer product structure comprising the layers A and B. Layer A is an impact-adhesive layer chemically cross-linked by means of thermal initiation or an impact-adhesive carrier layer chemically cross-linked by means of thermal initiation. Layer B is a layer on the basis of a thermoplastic plastic. Layer A and layer B are in direct contact with each other, and the surface of layer B that is in direct contact with layer A has been corona- or plasma-pretreated. The double-sided adhesive tape is characterized in that the corona or plasma pretreatment is performed in an atmosphere comprising nitrogen, carbon dioxide, or a noble gas or a mixture of at least two of said gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Uwe Schümann, Kirstin Weiland, Hermann Neuhaus-Steinmetz, Dennis Perlbach, Arne Koops, Thomas Schubert, Olga Kirpicenok, Sarah Reich
  • Patent number: 9902879
    Abstract: Methods for bonding a polymer surface (e.g., a fluoropolymer surface) to a substrate, including foam tape substrates, and articles produced thereby. The methods can include using a primer composition having an amidine catalyst in combination with an amino-substituted organosilane ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Peter O. Rekow
  • Patent number: 9902886
    Abstract: A polyester-based pressure-sensitive adhesive composition which can be produced even from plant-derived raw materials with no need of using a costly silicone-based pressure-sensitive adhesive or the like and which is usable for producing a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet excellent in wettability to an adherend, light peelability (removability), anti-staining property (little adhesive residues), and workability, and to provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet using the composition. A polyester-based pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprising a polyester obtained by condensation polymerization of at least a carboxylic acid component and a diol component, and a crosslinking agent, wherein the carboxylic acid component contains a dicarboxylic acid having a side chain in an amount of 50 to 90% by weight and a tricarboxylic acid having a side chain in an amount of 10 to 50% by weight, and wherein the polyester has a weight average molecular weight of 5000 to 150000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Satomi Yoshie, Shigeki Ishiguro, Hiroki Senda
  • Patent number: 9885146
    Abstract: Electro-conductive fibers comprise synthetic fibers and an electro-conductive layer containing carbon nanotubes and covering a surface of the synthetic fibers, and the coverage of the electro-conductive layer relative to the whole surface of the synthetic fibers is not less than 60% (particularly not less than 90%). The electric resistance value of the electro-conductive fibers ranges from 1×10?2 to 1×1010 ?/cm, and the standard deviation of the logarithm of the electric resistance value is less than 1.0. The thickness of the electro-conductive layer ranges from 0.1 to 5 ?m, and the ratio of the carbon nanotubes may be 0.1 to 50 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the synthetic fibers. The electro-conductive layer may further contain a binder. The electro-conductive fibers may be produced by immersing the synthetic fibers in a dispersion with vibrating the synthetic fibers to form the electro-conductive layer adhered to the surface of the synthetic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignees: National University Corporation Hokkaido University, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Kuraray Co., Ltd., Chakyu Dyeing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bunshi Fugetsu, Eiji Akiba, Masaaki Hachiya
  • Patent number: 9872802
    Abstract: A wrapper that opens relatively quietly and wraps a sheetlike hygiene product provided on one side with an adhesive, said wrapper being based on a packaging material in web form and composed of a polymeric film comprising a) at least one heat-sealable layer based on a mixture of at least one C2 or C3 olefin homopolymer or copolymer and not more than 30% by weight, based on the total weight of the layer a), of polybutylene and b) optionally a layer of polyethylene having a density of 0.88-0.94 g/cm3; the layer a), at least in those sections which face the regions of the hygiene product that are provided with the adhesive, has a release coating, and otherwise, at least in the sub-regions which are joined to form edge closures in the form of stripes or lines, has no release coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Sitzmann, Michael Schuhmann
  • Patent number: 9855679
    Abstract: A consumable material and sensor assembly for use in an additive manufacturing system, the consumable material comprising an exterior surface having encoded markings that are configured to be read by the sensor assembly, where the consumable material is configured to be consumed in the additive manufacturing system to build at least a portion of a three-dimensional model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Samuel Batchelder, Michael D. Bosveld
  • Patent number: 9856607
    Abstract: Cellulose nanofilaments from cellulose fibers, a method and a device to produce them are disclosed. The nanofilaments are fine filaments with widths in the sub-micron range and lengths up to a couple of millimeters. These nanofilaments are made from natural fibers from wood and other plants. The surface of the nanofilaments can be modified to carry anionic, cationic, polar, hydrophobic or other functional groups. Addition of these nanofilaments to papermaking furnishes substantially improves the wet-web strength and dry sheet strength much better than existing natural and synthetic polymers. The cellulose nanofilaments produced by the present invention are excellent additives for reinforcement of paper and paperboard products and composite materials, and can be used to produce superabsorbent materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Xujun Hua, Makhlouf Laleg, Thomas Owston
  • Patent number: 9834706
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive tape that uses, as a plasticizer, an alternative compound to bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DOP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), having excellent tackiness, and can be unwound satisfactorily, where DOP and DBP are to be restricted under the REACH regulation. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape includes a poly(vinyl chloride) substrate and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer is disposed on or over one side of the substrate. The poly(vinyl chloride) substrate contains 10 to 40 percent by weight of bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape preferably has an unwinding force of 0.4 N/20 mm or less at a tensile speed of 0.3 m/min and an unwinding force of 1.2 N/20 mm or less at a tensile speed of 30 m/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: Takumi Yutou, Minoru Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 9828699
    Abstract: A polymer filament comprising a polyolefin composition which comprises at least 10% by weight of one or more copolymer(s) (I) of propylene with one or more comonomers selected from ethylene, C4-C10 ?-olefins and their combinations, said copolymer or copolymers (I) having MFR from 0.5 to 10 g/10 min. and containing units deriving from the said comonomers in a total amount of from 0.5 to 25% by weight with respect to the total amount of all momoner units in the copolymer, provided that, in the absence of comonomer units deriving from C6-C10 ?-olefins, the amount of comonomer units deriving from ethylene or C4-C5 ?-olefins or their combinations is at least 2.5% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberto de Palo, Roberto Vanzini, Gianni Perdomi, Andrea Felisati
  • Patent number: 9828530
    Abstract: An adhesive article for masking a portion of a substrate surface from a liquid coating applied to the surface includes a support having first and second opposed major surfaces, and a cationic or zwitterionic adhesive composition disposed on at least a portion of at least one of the first and second opposed major surfaces. The adhesive composition provides a barrier that impedes the migration of the coating past the edge of the adhesive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mahfuza B. Ali, Elizabeth E. Johnson, Michael D. Crandall
  • Patent number: 9825377
    Abstract: A conductive member of the present invention includes: a metallic conductive base material including a joining region to be joined to another conductive member when the conductive member is used; and a conductive-auxiliary-coating-agent layer for imparting conductivity and an oxidation preventing property to a joining section between the joining region and another conductive member when the conductive member is used, the conductive-auxiliary-coating-agent layer being formed by applying a conductive auxiliary coating agent to the joining region of the conductive base material, in which the joining region of the conductive base material has a surface roughness of 0.6 ?m or less in terms of an arithmetic mean roughness Ra specified in JISB0601 (1994).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Yosuke Nishikawa, Manabu Okubo, Yuichi Tamaki, Kei Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9802294
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, a polishing pad, a method of manufacturing the same, a polishing device and a method of manufacturing a glass substrate. The illustrative pressure-sensitive adhesive tape may be a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for a polishing material. The pressure-sensitive adhesive tape may be effectively fixed to a surface plate without bubbles, and have excellent resistance to water and a polishing solution and shear strength applied in a polishing process. In addition, the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape may be easily removed from a carrier or surface plate for a polishing pad without residues after polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Se Woo Yang, Suk Ky Chang, Min Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9805840
    Abstract: A halogen-free crosslinked resin composition includes a base polymer including as a main component (a) an ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer and (b) an acid modified polyolefin resin having a differential scanning calorimetry glass transition temperature Tg of not higher than ?55 degrees Celsius in a mass ratio (a):(b) of 70:30 to 100:0, the base polymer including 50 to 70% by mass of vinyl acetate, 0.5 to 10 parts by mass of a silicone rubber with respect to 100 parts by mass of the base polymer, and 100 to 250 parts by mass of a metal hydroxide with respect to 100 parts by mass of the base polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Hitoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9783704
    Abstract: A double-sided adhesive tape includes a substrate, and a thermosetting resin layer laminated on both sides of the substrate. The thermosetting resin layer contains a rubber-modified epoxy resin and a latent curing agent. The thermosetting resin layer has a flowtester viscosity at 40° C. and under a load of 20 Kg of 1000 Pa·s or more and 7000 Pa·s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujii, Yoshiaki Mitsuoka
  • Patent number: 9777403
    Abstract: A single-crystal silicon carbide and a single-crystal silicon carbide wafer of good-quality are disclosed that are low in dislocations, micropipes and other crystal defects and enable high yield and high performance when applied to a device, wherein the ratio of doping element concentrations on opposite sides in the direction of crystal growth of the interface between the seed crystal and the grown crystal is 5 or less and the doping element concentration of the grown crystal in the vicinity of the seed crystal is 2×1019 cm?3 to 6×1020 cm?3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Masashi Nakabayashi, Tatsuo Fujimoto, Masakazu Katsuno, Hiroshi Tsuge
  • Patent number: 9745674
    Abstract: Spun yarns, fabrics, and garments with a balance of high thermal and comfort properties are disclosed. Spun yarns made with an intimate blend of fibers including flame resistant fiber, hydrophilic fibers, and anti-static fibers are described. The unique combination of fibers in the spun yarn and fabrics made therefrom provide a balance of high thermal properties, including flame resistance and thermal shrinkage resistance, as well as moisture management properties to provide both protection and comfort to the wearer. In addition, a spun yarn and fabric made therefrom may be dye accepting and/or can be printed thereon. In one embodiment, printable or dye accepting aramid fiber, or producer dyed meta-aramid is utilized in the spun yarn. A fabric made with the spun yarn may have pre-wash softness that makes it comfortable to wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: DRIFIRE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Winfred Hines, James Jonathan Bailey
  • Patent number: 9738994
    Abstract: A carbon-fiber-precursor acrylic fiber bundle which can smoothly pass through a flame-resistance impartation step and a carbonization step. The carbon-fiber-precursor acrylic fiber bundle has a high-density part as a portion thereof, wherein the high-density part satisfies the following requirements (A) and (B). Requirement A: The high-density part has a maximum fiber density ?max of 1.33 g/cm3 or higher. Requirement B: The portion extending between an intermediate-density point and a maximum-density-region arrival point has an increase in fiber density of 1.3×10?2 g/cm3 or less per 10 mm of the fiber bundle length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Tadanobu Ikeda, Tadao Samejima, Youji Hatanaka, Tetsu Yasunami
  • Patent number: 9694516
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixing thread 1, 5, 10, 16 for sewing together reinforcing fibers, in particular to form a fiber preform, for the production of a fiber-reinforced composite component by means of impregnation with a curable polymer material. According to the invention, the fixing thread 1, 5, 10, 16 has an interface 4, 9, 15, 19 for locally increasing the ductility of a matrix formed by the curable polymer material and has at least one core thread 2, 6, 11, 12, 17, so as in particular to reduce the tendency for microcracks to form in the matrix of the finished composite component in the regions where the fixing threads 1, 5, 10, 16 penetrate. The interface 4 may be formed, for example, by an enclosure of the core thread 1 by a thermoplastic polymer material, for example by polyethylene, polypropylene or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Joern, Ulrich Eberth
  • Patent number: 9695341
    Abstract: Adhesives, methods to bond substrates together with the adhesives, and articles of manufacture comprising the adhesives are described. It has been discovered that an adhesive with a polymer content greater than 70 weight percent can be formulated with a blend of (i) a metallocene catalyzed polypropylene polymer that has a density range of about 0.70 to about 0.91 g/cm3 and a melt viscosity less than 50,000 cP at 190° C. and (ii) a Ziegler-Natta catalyzed amorphous polybutene and/or polypropylene copolymer. Such adhesives have high creep resistance making them particularly well suited for disposable personal care garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer Thatcher, Yuhong Hu, Darshak Desai
  • Patent number: 9687593
    Abstract: The invention concerns a high performance polyethylene (HPPE) member comprising at least 5 wt-% of a radiopaque component, the HPPE member is biocompatible and the radiopaque component is a particulate at least partially arranged inside a HPPE filament of the HPPE member. Furthermore, the radiopaque component has a particle size of at most 1 ?m, preferably the radiopaque component has a particle size if at most 0.5 ?m. The invention also concerns a method of making the HPPE member and various medical devices and repair products comprising the HPPE member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Claudia Maria Vaz, Leonardus Gerardus Bernardus Bremer, Joseph Arnold Paul Maria Simmelink, Marko Dorschu, Jozef Maria Rudi Hendrik Goossens, Harm van der Werff