Patents Examined by William Phillip Fletcher, III
  • Patent number: 9932483
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solventborne primer surfacer which comprises at least one additive preparable by reacting at least one alpha,omega-hydroxy-functionalized oligoester which possesses an OH number of 30 to 160 mg KOH/g, a theoretical carbon-carbon double bond content of 1 to 2.5 mmol/g, a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000 g/mol, and a weight-average molecular weight of 2800 to 10 000 g/mol, and at least one alkoxysilane which possesses an OH-reactive functional group, the sum of the weight percentage fractions of all additives of the invention being 0.5 to 10 wt %, based on the total amount of the solventborne primer surfacer. The present invention further relates to a process for producing multicoat paint systems, and to multicoat paint systems producible by means of said process. The invention further relates to the use of the additive identified above in solventborne primer surfacers for improving adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Audree Andersen, Cathrin Corten, Manuela Niemeier, Frederik Foelling, Simone Hesener, Nicole Freitag, Stefanie Boshe-Plois
  • Patent number: 9889468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing coated can lids from aluminum strip, and is based on the finding that flexible, easily formable coatings having high abrasion resistance result from the use of water-based lacquers containing a copolymer or a copolymer mixture of at least one aliphatic, acyclic alkene with at least one ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid in water-dispersed form, and a curing system. In a preferred embodiment of the method, the application of a primer coating can be dispensed with entirely when water-soluble compounds of the elements Zr and/or Ti in the lacquer are used as the curing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ard De Zeeuw, Thomas Moeller, Nicole Auweiler
  • Patent number: 9868862
    Abstract: A coating system for a surface (such as a floor) including a liquid adhesive layer composition including a heat-activated adhesive that forms an adhesive layer upon drying after application to a surface, and a liquid maintenance layer composition comprising a dispersible polymer that forms a maintenance layer upon drying after application to the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer and the maintenance layer may form a peelable coating. An adhesive strength between the adhesive layer and the maintenance layer may be greater than an adhesive strength between the adhesive layer and the surface. The peelable coating may have a tensile strength that is greater than the adhesive strength between the adhesive layer and the surface. The peelable coating may be configured to be peeled from the surface without the adhesive layer and the maintenance layer separating from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Liu, Christopher C. Cypcar
  • Patent number: 9855703
    Abstract: A method of forming a pattern by using an imprint process includes: forming an adhesion promoting layer only in a pattern formation region on a substrate; coating a resin to cover the substrate and the adhesion promoting layer; transferring a pattern of a stamp mold to the resin covering the substrate and the adhesion promoting layer, by pressing the stamp mold onto the resin; irradiating ultraviolet light onto the resin covering the substrate and the adhesion promoting layer, to cure the resin and form a pattern of the cured resin to correspond to the pattern of the stamp mold, on the substrate; and detaching the stamp mold from the substrate, to leave a portion of the cured resin pattern only on the adhesion promoting layer on the substrate and to remove a remaining portion of the cured resin pattern from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Sunghoon Lee, Dongouk Kim, Joonyong Park, Jihyun Bae, Bongsu Shin, Jaeseung Chung, Sukgyu Hahm, Jong G. Ok, Ilsun Yoon
  • Patent number: 9850432
    Abstract: A reactor has an inner surface accessible to the hydrocarbon and comprising a sintered product of at least one of cerium oxide, zinc oxide, tin oxide, zirconium oxide, boehmite and silicon dioxide, and a perovskite material of formula AaBbCcDdO3-?. 0<a<1.2, 0?b?1.2, 0.9<a+b?1.2, 0<c<1.2, 0?d?1.2, 0.9<c+d?1.2, ?0.5<?<0.5. A is selected from calcium, strontium, barium, and any combination thereof. B is selected from lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, and any combination thereof. C is selected from cerium, zirconium, antimony, praseodymium, titanium, chromium, manganese, ferrum, cobalt, nickel, gallium, tin, terbium and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yanfei Gu, Wenqing Peng, Shizhong Wang, Chuan Lin, Lawrence Bernard Kool, Zhaoping Wu, Qijia Fu, Zhigang Deng
  • Patent number: 9845556
    Abstract: A composite fiber may include at least one reinforcing filament formed of a first material. A second material maybe systematically deposited in a printed onto the at least one reinforcing filament such that at least one of a length, a width, and a thickness of the second material varies across a surface of the at least one reinforcing filament. The printed pattern may alter one or more properties of a composite structure containing the composite fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Meure, Christopher A. Howe
  • Patent number: 9840763
    Abstract: A method for reducing surface roughness of an article includes contacting a surface of an article with a molten metal agent, the surface having an initial roughness; altering at least a portion of the surface in the molten metal agent; and removing the surface from contact with the agent; wherein, after the removing step, the surface has a processed roughness that is less than the initial roughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew David Deal, Laura Cerully Dial, Christopher Jay Klapper
  • Patent number: 9834700
    Abstract: The present invention includes a diblock copolymer system that self-assembles at very low molecular weights to form very small features. In one embodiment, one polymer in the block copolymer contains silicon, and the other polymer is a polylactide. In one embodiment, the block copolymer is synthesized by a combination of anionic and ring opening polymerization reactions. In one embodiment, the purpose of this block copolymer is to form nanoporous materials that can be used as etch masks in lithographic patterning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Christopher J. Ellison, Carlton Grant Willson, Julia Cushen, Christopher M. Bates
  • Patent number: 9828550
    Abstract: Provided are a liquid crystal device, a composition capable of forming a liquid crystal layer, a method of manufacturing the liquid crystal device, a system for manufacturing the liquid crystal device, and a use of the liquid crystal device. The liquid crystal device is a device capable of exhibiting, for example, a normally white or black mode, which may exhibit a high contrast ratio and be driven with a low driving voltage, and exhibit excellent durability such as thermal stability. Such a liquid crystal device may be applied to various optical modulators such as a smart window, a window protective film, a flexible display device, an active retarder for displaying 3D images, or a viewing angle control film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Sun You, Dong Hyun Oh, Sung Joon Min, Kyung Jun Kim, Dae Hee Lee, Jun Won Chang, Moon Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9828291
    Abstract: A fluidizing composition in the form of a liquid or in the form of a powder including at least one superplasticizer chosen from polycarboxylate ethers, characterized in that it includes from 1 to 20 parts by weight of at least one aromatic hydrocarbon sulfonic acid or one of its salts chosen from alkali salts, alkaline-earth salts or one of their mixtures, for 100 parts by weight of the superplasticizer. A method for preparing such fluidizing composition, a dry mortar incorporating the fluidizing composition, as well as plasters prepared from the dry mortar are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KERNEOS
    Inventors: Pascal Boustingorry, Philippe Maitrasse, Jean-Noel Bousseau, Pascal Taquet, Jacques Estival
  • Patent number: 9822041
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to ceramic articles. The ceramic articles include a fired ceramic honeycomb body having a plurality of cell channels and at least one plug disposed in at least one cell channel of the fired ceramic honeycomb body. The at least one plug includes a refractory filler, an inorganic binder, and an organic binder. The refractory filler comprises particles having a d50 in the range from about 10 ?m to about 40 ?m, and a d90 less than about 110 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Anthony Joseph Cecce, Thomas Richard Chapman
  • Patent number: 9822278
    Abstract: A one-component type polyurethane resin composition for preventing detachment of concrete pieces and tiles containing an isocyanate group-containing urethane prepolymer (A) and a thixotropy-imparting agent (B), and a method for forming a reinforcing layer on a surface of a concrete structure or tiled wall containing a resin coated film composed thereof, in order to provide a one-component type polyurethane resin composition for preventing detachment of concrete pieces and tiles, which has improved workability by being able to be applied with a trowel or brush, forms a transparent resin coated film after reactive curing that has improved weather resistance without applying a top coat, facilitates diagnosis of deterioration of concrete by being carried out visually during maintenance of concrete structures, is able to maintain the existing appearance of the tiled exteriors of buildings and other structures and eliminates dispersion to surrounding areas during application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Yano, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Koji Sato, Megumi Yaoita
  • Patent number: 9815241
    Abstract: A method for producing a molded body having the following steps: a) providing a foil ply; b) applying a plastic molding compound in a predefined three-dimensional shape onto the foil ply by means of a three-dimensional printing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Klaus Pforte, Martin Hahn
  • Patent number: 9816167
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of carbon fiber reinforced aluminum matrix composite wires by drawing carbon fibers through molten salt and molten aluminum in such a way that the molten aluminum and the molten salt are spatially separated, and the carbon fibers are drawn through first the molten salt, then the molten aluminum separated from it. The invention further relates to an apparatus for the implementation of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: György Kaptay, Csaba Mekler, Dávid Stomp, Péter Baumli, István Budai, Koppány Levente Juhász, Dávid Szabó, József Szabó
  • Patent number: 9815083
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water-based coating and/or coating system used to form sag resistant wet layers or coatings on a wide range of substrates. The coating system is effective for protecting metal-containing substrates, such as intermodal cargo containers, against corrosion. As an overview, the present invention provides water-based compositions as primer coats on substrates, and methods for applying the same to substrates. The method includes steps of applying a water-based paint to the interior surfaces of a substrate and drying the substrate by continuously forcing heated air onto the substrate as it moves through a drying chamber. Desirably, the primer incorporates a high level of one or more CAS agents for excellent sag resistance while drying in a broad range of relative humidity environments. Alternatively, modifications can be made to control temperature and humidity during spray application and drying as a way to increase sag resistance of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Channing Charles Beaudry, William C. Nowack, James A. Prevost, Feng Zhang, Wylie H. Wetzel
  • Patent number: 9802222
    Abstract: A method for treating a panel of wood-based material to achieve an adhesive-free surface after a decoration (2) has been printed onto at least an upper side of the panel of wood-based material, is distinguished by the fact that a cellulose-free top layer (3) of melamine resin with mixed-in glass beads (5) is applied to the decoration (2), and this top layer (8) is dried before a wear-resistant layer (6) is applied to the top layer (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 9788677
    Abstract: A heating article includes a substrate having two opposite surfaces, at least one of which is opaque, and a heat-stable coating arranged on the opaque surface. The heat-stable coating includes an at least two-color decoration having continuous tones and being provided in the form of a continuous or discontinuous layer. A method for manufacturing such an article includes applying a decoration composition on the opaque surface of the article to form a moist decoration layer, and then heating the moist decoration layer to form a decoration having the form of one of a continuous or discontinuous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Stephanie Le Bris, Pierre-Jean Muller, Jean-Luc Perillon
  • Patent number: 9782798
    Abstract: The measuring tube of the in-line measuring device is formed by means of a support tube and a liner internally lining the support tube. The liner adheres to the support tube, with interposition of a mediating primer. Both the primer and the liner are composed, at least in part, of polyurethane. Especially, both the polyurethane of the liner and also the polyurethane of the primer are suitable for drinking water applications, so that the in-line measuring device itself is also suited for measuring drinking water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventors: Thomas Sulzer, Johannes Ruchel, Alexander Stuenzi
  • Patent number: 9776208
    Abstract: A brush composition used for phase-separation of a layer containing a block copolymer having plural kinds of blocks bonded formed on a substrate, the brush composition including a resin component, the resin component having a structural unit (u1) represented by genera formula (u1-1), and having a hydroxy group on at least one terminal portion of the main chain thereof: in formula (u1-1), R represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms or a halogenated alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms; R1 represents a halogen atom, or a linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms optionally containing an oxygen atom, a halogen atom or a silicon atom, or a combination of the linear, branched or cyclic hydrocarbon group; and p represents an integer of 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahito Yahagi, Takaya Maehashi, Akiya Kawaue, Issei Suzuki, Tasuku Matsumiya, Tsuyoshi Kurosawa, Hitoshi Yamano
  • Patent number: 9771644
    Abstract: A method for applying an aluminide coating includes applying an aluminum-based slurry onto an elongated member. The elongate member is introduced through an opening of a component and positioned within a cavity of the component at a location that is spaced apart from the internal surfaces of the component. Heat is applied to generate vaporized aluminum which diffuses into the internal surfaces of the component. Aluminum reacts with the internal surfaces to form an aluminide coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin E. Garing, Jeffrey J. McConnell, Carl Hugo Hutzler, III