Patents Examined by Steven A Rice
  • Patent number: 11981811
    Abstract: Provided are a use of a thermoplastic polyurethane for forming an impact resistant layer and an impact resistant composite laminate. The thermoplastic polyurethane comprises a structural unit represented by Formula (I): wherein each R independently is an alkylene group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms or CH2CH2OCH2CH2; n is a number from 2 to 13; and the structural unit has a Mn ranging from 700 g/mole to 2500 g/mole. In addition, the impact resistant layer has a thickness of larger than 1.5 mm. The impact resistant composite laminate comprises a base layer and the impact resistant layer disposed on the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: SUNKO INK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chiu-Peng Tsou, Zhen-Wei Chen, Ting-Ti Huang, Sheng-Mao Tseng
  • Patent number: 11976214
    Abstract: The antiglare film of the present invention is provided with an antiglare layer having a haze value in a range from 60% to 95%, an internal haze value in a range from 0.5% to 15.0%, and a standard deviation of luminance distribution of a display in a case where the antiglare film is mounted on a surface of the display in a range from 0 to 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Sugawara
  • Patent number: 11911974
    Abstract: Provided are: a metal-resin composite structure, including a surface-roughened metal member and a resin member bonded to the metal member and composed of a polyarylene sulfide resin (PAS) composition; a PAS resin composition and a resin member, for use in the metal-resin composite structure; and a method. More specifically, provided are: a PAS resin composition including a PAS resin (A) and a phenol resin (B) in an amount of 0.05 to 20 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the resin (A); a resin member obtained by melt-molding the PAS resin composition; and a metal-resin composite structure including a surface-roughened metal member and a resin member bonded to the metal member and composed of the PAS resin composition, wherein the metal member is made of aluminum, copper, magnesium, iron, titanium or an alloy containing at least one of them; and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Hiwatashi
  • Patent number: 11891538
    Abstract: This disclosure provides corrosion-resistant coatings that significantly improve corrosion resistance compared to the prior art. The corrosion protection system senses gradients in electrical potential, pH, and metal ion concentration, and then automatically halts corrosion. Some variations provide a gradient-responsive corrosion-resistant coating comprising: a first layer comprising a transition metal oxide and mobile cations; a second layer comprising a biphasic polymer, wherein the biphasic polymer contains ionic groups, wherein the biphasic polymer comprises a discrete phase and a continuous transport phase, wherein the continuous transport phase is capable of delivering oligomers in response to corrosion byproducts, and wherein the oligomers are ionically crosslinkable with metal cations from a base metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Gross, John Vajo, Jason Graetz
  • Patent number: 11885983
    Abstract: A liquid lens includes a transparent substrate, a multilayer polyurethane-based membrane overlying the transparent substrate, and a liquid layer disposed between and abutting the transparent substrate and the multilayer polyurethane-based membrane. The multilayer polyurethane-based membrane, which may include thermoplastic and/or thermoset polymer layers, may be formed by slot die coating or gravure coating one or more constituent layers and may exhibit a reversible elastic response to imposed strains of up to approximately 5% while limiting the transpiration of fluid therethrough to less than approximately 10?2 g/m2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Ye, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Christopher Stipe, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Hayden Erik Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11845241
    Abstract: A laminate can contain a substrate, an adhesion promoter layer, and a coating layer, wherein the adhesion promoter layer may include an isocyanate group containing compound of formula (1): R1—R2—N?C?O (1), with R1 being a functional group different than the isocyanate group, and R2 being substituted or unsubstituted alkyl or aryl. The adhesion promoter layer can provide strong adhesion of the coating layer to the substrate by forming covalent bonds with the substrate and covalent bonds with the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Weijun Liu
  • Patent number: 11820854
    Abstract: A molecularly resilient and high-energy transferable material and method of reinforcing and strengthening substrates with the same. The material includes aliphatic polyurea moieties coated on the surface of a pre-curing or curing epoxy, that may or may not compose a fiber reinforced epoxy (F/E) layer, constituting an isophorone diisocyanate amine (IDA) epoxy-surface modification (reaction) to form an interfacial epoxy-polyurea hybridized-matrix (IEPM) material between the epoxy (that may reside on an F/E layer) and a cured polyurea layer. Through its unique set of molecular vibrational properties, which are designed into the IEPM by controlling the thermodynamic IPA reaction, the chemically bonded and molecularly resilient (regenerative) IEPM material incorporates significant fracture toughness, loss modulus (material damping), and reduced elastic modulus into structural substrates and high-tenacity fibers to which it is adhered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Attard
  • Patent number: 11814795
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to weatherproof or moisture-resistant writable or printable paper or paper-containing substrates, which includes recyclable cellulosic sheets coated with a coating layer. Sheets are suitable for writing and printing and are prepared by impregnantly coating a cellulosic substrate. In addition, a composition used for coating paper sheets and related substrates to obtain general-purpose weatherproof sheets comprising a substrate, a polymer, a cross-linking agent and methods for producing and using the same are disclosed. The sheets resist degradation, remain legible, can be written upon when wet, and are recyclable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: JL Darling LLC
    Inventors: John T. Mattingly, Paul Snowwhite
  • Patent number: 11794452
    Abstract: A thermoplastic polymer film comprising a multilayer film having an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) layer and a polymer layer is provided. The multilayer thermoplastic polymer film may possess beneficial and desirable properties useful in protecting surfaces from harmful environmental conditions or elements, such as for example, stain and scratch resistance as well as high gloss. Methods of making the multilayer film with interpenetrating polymer network are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: David Collette, Ray Stewart, Nathaniel Williams, James Galica
  • Patent number: 11746241
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hydrophilic coating that includes an adhesive agent; an insolubilizer for insolubilizing the adhesive agent; titanium dioxide; and a metal oxide selected from the group consisting of silver oxide, copper oxide, iron oxide, magnesium oxide, and combinations thereof. The hydrophilic coating is useful on the heat transfer surfaces of a condensing heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Barbara M. Peyton, Carol L. Metselaar, John W. Steele
  • Patent number: 11718074
    Abstract: A film with a gas barrier resin having a glass transition temperature of 70° C. or below and an elastomer, and having an oxygen permeability coefficient of 200 mL/(m2·day·atm) or less. In a case where tension is applied to stretch the film in a machine direction (MD) at 20° C. such that a twofold increase in length of the film is kept for 30 seconds, and then the tension is released, a ratio L2/L1 is 1.5 or less, where L1 denotes the length of the film prior to application of the tension and L2 denotes the length of the film subsequent to release of the tension. An elongation ratio at break ETD/EMD of the film is preferably 0.9 or more and 1.7 or less, there EMD denotes the elongation at break in MD and ETD denotes the elongation at break in the transverse direction (TD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nonaka, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11668859
    Abstract: The present specification relates to an optical film including a transparent film, and a coating layer on at least one surface of the transparent film, wherein the coating layer includes a polyester-based resin and a polyurethane-based resin, and is formed using a composition having a minimum film-forming temperature difference of 40° C. to 110° C. between the polyester-based resin and the polyurethane-based resin, and a polarizing plate including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Yirang Lim, Kyoung Won Kim, Sungin Kim, Jun Wuk Park
  • Patent number: 11602921
    Abstract: A composite fabric which is elastic and conductive and thus able to detect a user's limb and body movements includes a fabric layer and an elastic conductive layer of elastomer and conductive filler formed on the fabric layer. A resistance value and a strain increments of the fabric satisfy a relationship of RT=R+n? or RT=R+m en?, wherein ? denotes the strain increment, R denotes the resistance value when the strain increment is 0, and RT denotes the resistance value when deformed through the increments. The m and n are coefficients, being a whole number or a fraction. A user can immediately detect and know the movements of his limbs according to the resistance value of the elastic conductive composite fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Fei Huang, Sheng-Feng Chung, Shou-Jui Hsiang
  • Patent number: 11597844
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of floor surface decoration materials, and particularly provides a multi-coating radiation-cured pre-coating film and a preparation method therefor. The first aspect of the present application provides the multi-coating radiation-cured pre-coating film, which sequentially comprises a flexible transparent film layer and a radiation-cured coating from bottom to top, wherein the radiation-cured coating sequentially comprises a radiation-cured elastic primer layer and a radiation-cured wear-resistant finish paint layer from bottom to top, the at least one radiation-cured elastic primer layer and the at least one radiation-cured wear-resistant finish paint layer are arranged, and the radiation-cured elastic primer layer equentially comprises a radiation-cured elastic wear-resistant primer layer and a radiation-cured elastic matte/bright primer layer from bottom to top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: XinXiong Li, He Nian Long, Hui Li, DongMing Zhang, Shizhen Li, XiuLin Deng
  • Patent number: 11572999
    Abstract: A resin molded product includes: a laminated body including a transparent resin layer that constitutes a transparent resin substrate molded in a predetermined shape, and a metal evaporation film formed on a surface of the transparent resin layer; and a colored layer formed on one surface of the laminated body and configured to transmit infrared rays. The laminated body includes a region where the metal evaporation film is removed by an irradiation with an infrared laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Susumu Serizawa, Yasuhiro Kameoka
  • Patent number: 11560500
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to polyurethane-urea based optical adhesives for formation of optical film laminates, optically functional film laminates, and ophthalmic or eyeglass lenses employing the same and methods for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: HOYA Optical Labs of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Fan, Hannah Vu, James Mulligan, Steven Harold Nahm, David J. Kissel, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 11530909
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fiber composite for a strain sensor and a method for producing the same. The composite includes a stretchable fiber; a conductive elastic polymer layer coated on the stretchable fiber; polymer beads disposed on the stretchable fiber or on the elastic polymer layer; and a conductive elastic polymer layer covering the polymer beads. The fiber composite is durable and stable. Therefore, a strain sensor produced using the fiber composite exhibits excellent durability, recoverability, repeatability and sensitivity, and a fast sensing speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Chang Hyun Pang, Gi Ra Yi, Ji Sun Kim, Da Wan Kim, Si Yeon Jang
  • Patent number: 11529796
    Abstract: A coated sheet metal strip includes a rolled sheet metal strip having a first flat side and a second flat side. A first layer over the first flat side includes a carrier layer. The carrier layer contains a reaction accelerator for an adhesive and stores the reaction accelerator on a physical basis. A second layer, including the adhesive, is applied over the second flat side. The second layer is free of the reaction accelerator or any reaction accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventor: Ronald Fluch
  • Patent number: 11440302
    Abstract: A display film includes a transparent polymeric substrate layer having a 0.2% offset yield stress greater than 110 MPa and a transparent aliphatic cross-linked polyurethane layer having a thickness of 100 micrometers or less disposed on the transparent polymeric substrate layer. The transparent aliphatic cross-linked polyurethane layer has a glass transition temperature in a range from 11 to 27 degrees Celsius and a Tan Delta peak value in a range from 0.5 to 2.5. The display film has a haze value of 2% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Catherine A. Leatherdale, David Scott Thompson, Michael A. Johnson, John J. Stradinger, Evan L Breedlove, Steven D. Solomonson, Joseph D. Rule, Peter D. Condo
  • Patent number: 11427754
    Abstract: Photochromic polyurethane laminates and methods for the formation of same wherein the photochromic polyurethane layer of the laminate has been crosslinked with a isocyanate-active prepolymer using a crosslinking agent. The crosslinking agent is formulated to have at least three functional groups that are reactive with functional groups of the polyurethane or of the isocyanate-active prepolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HOYA Optical Labs of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Fan, Hannah Vu