Organic Material Patents (Class 252/589)
  • Patent number: 10519274
    Abstract: A new novolac curing agent with an alkoxysilyl group exhibiting excellent heat resistance such as a low CTE and an high Tg when a composite is formed, a preparing method of the same, a composition including the same, a cured article, and an use thereof, are provided. The new novolac curing agent having an alkoxysilyl group of Formulae I-1 to I-4, a preparing method of the new novolac curing agent by alkenylation and alkoxysilylation of the novolac curing agent, a preparing method of the new novolac curing agent by alkoxysilylation of a novolac curing agent, a composition including a novolac curing agent having an alkoxysilyl group of Formulae I-1 to I-4, a cured article and a use thereof, are provided. A composite including a novel novolac curing agent having an alkoxysilyl group exhibits a low CTE and a high glass transition temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hyun-Aee Chun, Yun-Ju Kim, Su-Jin Park, Sook-Yeon Park, Sang-Yong Tak, Sung-Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 10421851
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scorch inhibitor composition comprising (A) one or more 2,2,4-trimethyl-1,2-dihydroquinoline compound, (B) one or more lactone, (C) one or more phenolic compound, (D) optionally one or more tocopherol, and (E) optionally one or more phosphite compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: John M. Demassa
  • Patent number: 10420963
    Abstract: A non-irritation, non-blurring ophthalmic sunscreen composition contains a liquid vehicle base, such as an artificial tear formulation or an ophthalmic suspension or ointment. The composition includes at least one inorganic and/or at least one organic active ingredient. The inorganic active ingredients may include, but not be limited to zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, zirconium oxide, and cerium oxide. The organic active ingredients may include, but not be limited to dioxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, homosalate, avobenzone, octocrylene, para-aminobenzoic acid, cinoxate, methyl anthranilate, octocrylene, padimate O, ensulizole, sulisobenzone, trolamine salicylate, and ecamsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: A. Ebbie Soroudi, M.D., M.S., A Professional Medical Corporation
    Inventor: A. Ebbie Soroudi
  • Patent number: 10308594
    Abstract: The present invention provides, among others, compounds of Formula (I) or a salt thereof, methods for making these compounds, degradable polymers and reinforced composites made therefrom, and methods for degrading and/or recycling the degradable polymers and reinforced composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bing Qin, Xin Li, Bo Liang
  • Patent number: 10309605
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illumination apparatus (100), especially for a motor vehicle, comprising at least one laser light source (10); a wavelength conversion element (20) that is designed to receive excitation light from the at least one laser light source (10); and a reflector (30) having at least one reflector body (30?), which at least one reflector body (30?) comprises a reflecting surface (31), which reflecting surface (31) reflects the light emitted by the wave-length conversion element (20) in the visible wavelength range, wherein the reflector (30), at its reflector surface (30a) bearing the reflecting surface (31), is provided with the reflecting surface (31), wherein the reflector surface (30a) has at least one region (30a?, 30a?) that is free of the reflecting surface (31), and wherein the reflector surface (30a), at least in the region (30a?, 30a?) that is free of the reflecting surface (31), is embodied such that at least some of the excitation light incident in the region (30a?, 30a?) is ab
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schragl, Christian Bemmer
  • Patent number: 10065182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a water-purifying composite material, especially a water-purifying composite material for use in the photocatalytic destruction of pollutants in water. The water-purifying composite materials of the invention are uniquely formed by growing crystals of photocatalytic metal compounds in situ within interlayer regions or pores within an aluminosilcate mineral structure, to thereby provide highly catalytic species for use in oxidative photocatalytic water treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
    Inventor: Richard Walter McCabe
  • Patent number: 10008545
    Abstract: An organic photoelectronic device includes a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other and a light-absorption layer between the first electrode and the second electrode and including a first region closest to the first electrode, the first region having a first composition ratio (p1/n1) of a p-type semiconductor relative to an n-type semiconductor, a second region closest to the second electrode, the second region having a second composition ratio (p2/n2) of the p-type semiconductor relative to the n-type semiconductor, and a third region between the first region and the second region in a thickness direction, the third region having a third composition ratio (p3/n3) of the p-type semiconductor relative to the n-type semiconductor that is greater or less than the first composition ratio (p1/n1) and the second composition ratio (p2/n2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gae Hwang Lee, Sung Young Yun, Yong Wan Jin
  • Patent number: 9708430
    Abstract: Provided in the present invention is a vinylidene fluoride copolymer. Same is acquired via a polymerization reaction taking place at conditions of 30-100° C. and 2-7 MPa with vinylidene fluoride, tetrafluoroethylene, and perfluorinated dioxole or C1-4 alkoxy-substituted perfluorinated dioxole as raw materials, with an initiator added into an emulsion consisting of water, fluorinated emulsifier, a chain transfer agent, a pH regulator, and an antifouling agent, and then via steps of separation, purification, refinement, condensation, washing, drying, and granulation, where the molar ratio of vinylidene fluoride, tetrafluoroethylene, and perfluorinated dioxole or C1-4 alkoxy-substituted perfluorinated dioxole is 13-17:2-4:1-3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Zhonghao Chenguang Research Institute Of Chemical Industry Company Limited
    Inventors: Xianrong Wang, Bin Li, Jinlong Yu, Tingjian Zhang
  • Patent number: 9644113
    Abstract: To provide a low refractive index film-forming composition for forming a low refractive index film which has a low refractive index, produces a strong antireflection effect, exhibits excellent adhesiveness with respect to a substrate, and is excellent in water repellency or antifouling properties of the coat surface; a production method of the composition; and a method for forming a low refractive index film. The low refractive index film-forming composition is prepared by generating a hydrolysate of (A) a silicon alkoxide by mixing the (A) silicon alkoxide with (B) water, (C) an inorganic acid or an organic acid, and (D) an organic solvent at a predetermined ratio, and mixing the hydrolysate with (E) silica sol, which is obtained by dispersing fumed silica particles in a liquid medium, at a predetermined ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoko Higano, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9463178
    Abstract: An ophthalmic solution is provided. The ophthalmic solution includes an ultraviolet-A absorber and an ultraviolet-B absorber. The ophthalmic solution has a viscosity of between about 1 and 100 cps. The ophthalmic solution can be used to absorb ultraviolet radiation in the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Brian J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9125829
    Abstract: A photostabilized photoactive composition comprising a mixture of a photoactive compound that develops a singlet excited state, or fluoresces when subjected to UV radiation and an effective amount of an excited state quencher comprising a cyano-containing fused tricyclic compound of formula (I): wherein: A is selected from the group consisting of O, S, C?O, and n is selected from the group consisting of 0 and 1; and, R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, cycloalkyl, ether, aryl, and amino.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: HALLSTAR INNOVATIONS CORP.
    Inventors: Craig A. Bonda, Shengkui Hu
  • Patent number: 9034220
    Abstract: A composition for restoration and treatment of polymeric materials and related methods of manufacture are provided; and the composition comprises: at least one solvent and at least one UV protectant, wherein the solvent is designed to soften a surface of the polymeric material and the UV protectant is designed to bond to the polymeric material to restore color and appearance of the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Winget, David Foulke, Patrick Byrne
  • Publication number: 20150125707
    Abstract: A coating composition is provided comprising (A) 1-50 parts by weight of surface-treated titanium oxide comprising core/shell type microparticles each consisting of a titanium oxide core and a silicon oxide shell, which are treated with two surface treating components having formula (I): R1Si(OR2)3 and formula (II): (R3R42Si)2NH, (B) 100 parts by weight of a vinyl copolymer obtained from copolymerization of (b-1) an alkoxysilyl-containing vinyl monomer, (b-2) a UV-absorbing vinyl monomer, and (b-3) another monomer, and (C) a solvent. A cured film of the composition has improved mar resistance and UV shielding while maintaining visible light transparency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kohei MASUDA, Yukimasa AOKI, Koichi HIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20150118483
    Abstract: A photocurable coating composition is provided comprising (1) surface-treated titanium oxide comprising core/shell type microparticles each consisting of a titanium oxide core and a silicon oxide shell, which are treated with two surface treating components having formula (I): R1Si(0R2)3 wherein R1 is an organic group which may have a (meth)acrylic moiety, and R2 is alkyl, and formula (II): (R3R42Si)2NH wherein R3 is an organic group which may have a (meth)acrylic moiety, and R4 is alkyl, (2) a photopolymerizable monomer or oligomer, and (3) a photoinitiator. The composition has improved transparency and mar resistance despite titanium oxide loading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei MASUDA, Koichi HIGUCHI, Yuji YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150092264
    Abstract: There is provided an optical film including an ultraviolet light absorbent having a first peak with a maximum absorption coefficient of 0.07 to 0.10 phr?1 ?m?1 in a wavelength band of 290 to 320 nm and a second peak with a maximum absorption coefficient of 0.11 to 0.16 phr?1 ?m?1 in a wavelength band of 330 to 400 nm, an acrylic resin, and a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS), and a polarizing plate including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Suk-Il Youn, Nam-Jeong Lee, Sang-Min Kwak, Kyung-Jae Kwon
  • Patent number: 8992806
    Abstract: An absorbing composition is described herein that includes at least one inorganic-based compound, at least one absorbing compound, and at least one material modification agent. In addition, methods of making an absorbing composition are also described that includes: a) combining at least one inorganic-based compound, at least one absorbing compound, at least one material modification agent, an acid/water mixture, and one or more solvents to form a reaction mixture; and b) allowing the reaction mixture to form the absorbing composition at room temperature. Another method of making an absorbing composition includes: a) combining at least one inorganic-based compound, at least one absorbing compound, at least one material modification agent, an acid/water mixture, and one or more solvents to form a reaction mixture; and b) heating the reaction mixture to form the absorbing composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Li, Joseph Kennedy, Nancy Iwamoto, Mark A. Fradkin, Makarem A. Hussein, Michael D. Goodner, Victor Lu, Roger Leung
  • Publication number: 20150064477
    Abstract: A UV-resistant coating composition for protecting polyurethane surfaces, especially in a marine environment above the sea-air interface (so-called “splash zone”), is formed from an amorphous hydrophobic dimer fatty acid-based polyether polyol and an aliphatic isocyanate, such as hexamethylene diisocyanate, and may include a UV blocking agent such as titanium dioxide. The polyol may be modified with a chain extender. The composition provides an elastomeric protective barrier against the deleterious effects of UV exposure, and is useful on polyurethane surfaces on bend stiffeners, buoys etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Balmoral Comtec Limited
    Inventors: Robert Kenneth Oram, Kenneth James Toole
  • Patent number: 8961682
    Abstract: Hydrophilic coating compositions and methods to make and use the compositions are disclosed. The compositions include a photocatalytic pigment material made up of an inorganic pigment and a monomeric anti-oxidants and free radical scavenger that is contacted to the surface of the inorganic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William Brenden Carlson, Angele Sjong, Feng Wan, Timothy Londergan
  • Publication number: 20150050505
    Abstract: This invention pertains to UV-absorbing coatings that may optionally be covered with an anti-reflective layer and that are applied to exterior-facing surfaces such as a window or other glass surface that are transparent or translucent. Such coatings are visible to various species of birds, but are generally transparent to humans. The UV absorbing coatings have a silane- or silane-derived chromophore or a combination of a silane- or siloxane-based material and a chromophore, which chromophores absorb UV light at about 300 to about 400 nm. More particularly, the silane- or siloxane-based chromophore is 2-hydroxy-4-(3-triethoxysilylpropoxy) diphenylketone or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Gelest Technologies Inc
    Inventor: Barry C. Arkles
  • Publication number: 20150044149
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to molecules, including substituted propenoic amides (e.g., aryl substituted propenoic amides), that may receive excited state energy from light-absorbing molecules. According to some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to molecules, including substituted propenoic amides (e.g., aryl substituted propenoic amides), that may quench, dissipate, and/or otherwise resolve excited state energy (e.g., as heat).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Craig Bonda, Shengkui Hu, Gary A. Neudahl, Stephen O'Rourke, Stephen J. Semlow, Zhihui Zhang
  • Patent number: 8945521
    Abstract: A composition comprising a physical sunscreen, one or more adjuvants, and a carrier oil is provided. The composition also includes at least one of a compound having multiple phenyl groups, a film former or dispersant, and a silicone surfactant. The composition may also include an organic sunscreen. The combination of these ingredients exhibits an unexpected synergistic effect, in that the photoactive properties of the composition (e.g., SPF, UV absorption) are significantly higher than would be predicted based on the values for each of the components individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc
    Inventors: Laura A. Spaulding, Patricia L. Scott, Alissa R. Frontauria
  • Patent number: 8940814
    Abstract: Dispersion comprising functionalized metal oxide particles, polymerizable compounds and if appropriate a solvent and their use for stabilizing polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Andrey Karpov, Hartmut Hibst, Berend Eling, Joern Duwenhorst, Richard Riggs, Alexander Traut, Christof Kujat, Cornelia Roeger, Christian Krausche
  • Publication number: 20150017432
    Abstract: The invention provides articles and methods for making such articles including a substrate coated on at least one region thereof with a layer of nanocomposites nano-cellulose materials and nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Yissum Research Development Company of the Herbrew University of Jerasalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Oded Shoseyov, Yossef Paltiel, Shira Yochelis, Sigal Baruch-Sharon, Yuval Nevo
  • Publication number: 20150008379
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition which includes a copolymer consisting of a first monomer containing a monomer unit having at least one carboxyl group and a second monomer copolymerizable with the first monomer, and also includes an ultraviolet absorber. The resin composition used is a resin composition for which, when ?1 represents an absorbance coefficient per unit weight of a resin film 2 in a solution prepared by dissolving, in a solvent, the resin film 2 formed by application of the resin composition as a liquid, ?1 at a light wavelength at which the resin film 2 is to be irradiated is at least 0.01 (L/(g·cm)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yuko KONNO, Hiromitsu TAKASHITA, Tsuyoshi TAKEDA, Hiroaki FUJIWARA, Shingo YOSHIOKA
  • Patent number: 8902522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a colored photosensitive resin composition for a color filter of a solid state imaging device using an ultra-short wavelength exposing device of 300 nm or less, a color filter and a solid state imaging device including the same. The colored photosensitive resin composition can fabricate a color filter having a micro-patterned colored pattern. The color filter can be advantageously applied to a solid state imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Haeng Lee, Seung No Lee, Jeung Hoon On, Ji Min Chun
  • Publication number: 20140346417
    Abstract: The invention describes the use of a zinc oxide containing frit with a ZnO content of 20 wt % to 75 wt % and an average grain size of less than 30 ?m as a UV light absorbing UV protection means, for example for the application areas of thermoplastically deformable synthetic materials, solvent-containing and water-containing lacquers/varnishes, radiation-curing lacquers/varnishes, powder lacquers/varnishes, paper coatings and hydraulic-setting construction products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Nürnberger
  • Patent number: 8889042
    Abstract: A coating is disclosed. The coating may be used in an apparatus having a radiation source, e.g. a lithographic apparatus. The coating comprises the elements Si, O, F and, optionally, C and H. An article is also disclosed. The article may be any one of the group consisting of a substrate table, an optical element, a shutter member, a sensor, a projection system, and a confinement structure. At least a portion of a surface of the article is coated with a coating. The coating comprises the elements Si, O, F and, optionally, C and H. The coating may comprise the elements Si, O, C and H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventor: Nina Vladimirovna Dziomkina
  • Publication number: 20140335364
    Abstract: There is provided a heat-ray shielding film mainly composed of polyvinyl acetal resin and capable of exhibiting excellent heat shielding properties, and a heat-ray shielding transparent laminated base material using the heat-ray shielding film, the heat-ray shielding film including: a compound having a heat-ray shielding function; a selective wavelength absorbing material; polyvinyl acetal resin, and a plasticizer; wherein the selective wavelength absorbing material has a transmittance profile in which a transmittance of a light having a wavelength of 550 nm is 90% or more, and a transmittance of a light having a wavelength of 450 nm is 40% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujita, Keisuke Machida
  • Patent number: 8865030
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microcapsules comprising a capsule core comprising a lipophilic substance and also at least one compound which absorbs electromagnetic radiation from the wavelength range from 700 nm to 1 m, and a capsule wall synthesized from 40 to 80% by weight of one or more monomers (monomers I) selected from C1-C24 alkyl esters of acrylic and/or methacrylic acid, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, and maleic acid, 20 to 60% by weight of one or more di- or polyfunctional monomers (monomers II) which are sparingly soluble or insoluble in water, and 0 to 40% by weight of one or more other monomers (monomers III), based in each case on the total weight of the monomers, and also to microcapsules comprising at least one epoxy tackifier resin and if desired a compound which absorbs electromagnetic radiation from the wavelength range from 700 nm to 1 m, to a process for preparing them, to their use in pressure sensitive adhesives, and also to a method of adhesively bonding at least two substrates
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Tobias Joachim Koplin, Simon Nord, Ulrike Licht, Cornelis Petrus Beyers, Tina Schroeder-Grimonpont, Karl-Heinz Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8858922
    Abstract: Disclosed is a new composition of matter that is a compound which also is presented as a dispersion with broad UVA and UVB spectral absorption stability, heat absorption, and insulation properties, anti-microbial, water resistance, and high SPF properties. The composition of matter is a zinc oxide complex that is provided with distilled water buffered to a pH of greater than 10 using ammonium hydroxide, L-arginine, or other buffering agents, and zinc oxide particles. The zinc oxide complex may be dried and rinsed to increase stability. An emollient, such as glycerine, and/or an emulsifier such as a combination of cetearyl alcohol and cetearyl glucoside and/or sodium stearoyl glutamate and/or cetearyl glucoside may also be added to the zinc oxide complex. The zinc oxide complex is made from natural-based, earth-derived, Ecocert® certified ingredients is non-toxic, and may be used or combined with any compound in which UVA/UVB stability is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: 3rd Rock Sunblock, Inc.
    Inventor: Guerry L. Grune
  • Publication number: 20140272192
    Abstract: A process for protecting a plastic substrate from ultraviolet electromagnetic radiation is provided that includes the application of a composition to the plastic substrate containing between 0.01 and 10 total weight percent of a UV absorber in a non-polymerizing oil present in an amount of greater than 50 total weight percent. The oil is allowed to form a protective layer on the plastic substrate and having said UV absorber dispersed therethrough. The composition is provided including other additives and a volatile organic solvent. The oil and additives are chosen to not produce a colored byproduct as observed by an unaided normal human eye. Compositions are also provided that are limited to the aforementioned components of a UV absorber, an oil, with or without an organic solvent and limited additive to preclude staining of the plastic substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Tsao-Chin Clarence Huang
  • Publication number: 20140252283
    Abstract: The invention relates to an additive comprising at least 95 wt. % of a mixture consisting of at least one organic filter filtering UVA, at least one organic filter filtering UVB, and from 1 to 50 wt. % of at least one non-volatile oil that is a solvent for said filters. This composition is particularly useful as an agent for protecting the organoleptic properties of a transparent cosmetic composition, against UV radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: LVMH RECHERCHE
    Inventors: Sylvie GERMANEAU, Valerie ALARD, Eric PERRIER, Maud GUYOT
  • Publication number: 20140242128
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composite powder that is stable even if it is present in water for a long time. A composite powder, comprising: an inorganic powder; a first coating layer containing a water-repellent organic compound on the surface of the inorganic powder; and a second coating layer which contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of silicon oxide, silicon oxide hydrate, aluminum oxide, and aluminum hydroxide, and which is formed on the first coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuro Ashida, Nanae Gouda
  • Patent number: 8809438
    Abstract: A UV-shielding coating composition comprises (A) a dispersion in a dispersing medium of composite zinc oxide nanoparticles which are obtained by coating surfaces of zinc oxide nanoparticles with an oxide or hydroxide of Al, Si, Zr and Sn, the dispersion having a photocatalytic degradability of up to 25%, (B) a vinyl copolymer obtained from copolymerization of an alkoxysilyl-containing vinyl monomer, a UV-absorbing vinyl monomer, and another monomer, and (C) a solvent. The composition is transparent to visible light, UV-shielding, mar resistant, weatherable, and durable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Higuchi, Masaaki Yamaya
  • Patent number: 8795829
    Abstract: A composition containing polymeric particles. The polymeric particles have an average particle diameter from 30 to 300 nm and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2. The composition also contains a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Chao Jen Chung, Edward E. Lafleur, Edwin Nungesser
  • Patent number: 8784984
    Abstract: A microcapsule comprising A) a core containing a hydrophobic liquid or wax, B) a polymeric shell comprising a) a polymer formed from a monomer mixture containing: i) 1 to 95% by weight of a hydrophobic mono functional ethylenically unsaturated monomer, ii) 5 to 99% by weight of a polyfunctional ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and iii) 0 to 60% by weight of other mono functional monomer, and b) a further hydrophobic polymer which is insoluble in the hydrophobic liquid or wax. The invention includes a process for the manufacture of particles and the use of particles in articles, such as fabrics, and coating compositions, especially for textiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Ciba Corporation
    Inventor: Bryan David Grey
  • Patent number: 8779206
    Abstract: The invention describes novel crosslinking compounds that include photoactivatable moieties. Several families of compounds are disclosed that can include one or more hydrophilic moieties that help to solubilize the compounds in aqueous environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Surface Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick E. Guire, Kristin Taton, Jie Wen
  • Publication number: 20140154482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camouflage fabric having near infrared ray reflectance adjusting characteristics. The aim of the present invention is to achieve semi-permanent durability so as to significantly ameliorate problems of inferior durability which occur in an existing method for manufacturing a camouflage fabric, i.e. applying carbon and a pigment absorbing near infrared rays to a synthetic fabric, and to enable near infrared ray reflectance in a near infrared ray spectrum having an infrared ray wavelength band of 720 nm to 1500 nm so as to exhibit little or no difference from the near infrared ray reflectance of the natural background of each terrain, thereby achieving predetermined camouflage effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Rae Young Jang
  • Publication number: 20140124031
    Abstract: The fluoropolymer compositions of the present invention generally incorporate ingredients comprising one or more fluoropolymers, an ultraviolet light protection component (hereinafter UV protection component), and optionally one or more additional ingredients if desired. The UV protection component includes a combination of at least one hindered tertiary amine (HTA) compound having a certain structure and a weight average molecular weight of at least 1000. This tertiary amine is used in combination with at least one organic, UV light absorbing compound (UVLA compound) having a weight average molecular weight greater than 500. When the HTA compound and the UVLA compound are selected according to principles of the present invention, the UV protection component provides fluoropolymer compositions with significantly improved weatherability characteristics for protecting underlying materials, features, structures, components, and/or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Xuming Chen, Pak-Wing S. Chum, Kevin E. Howard, Leonardo C. Lopez, William C. Sumner, Shaofu Wu
  • Patent number: 8709598
    Abstract: A microcapsule comprising a core containing a hydrophobic liquid or wax and a polymeric shell formed from: i) 1 to 20% by weight of polymerizable silane compound, ii) 1 to 94% by weight of hydrophobic mono functional ethylenically unsaturated monomer, iii) 5 to 98% by weight of polyfunctional ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and iv) 0 to 60% by weight of other mono functional monomer(s), wherein components (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) total 100%, and in which the microcapsule also includes a hydrophilic polymer which is covalently bonded to the microcapsule. The invention includes a process for the manufacture of particles and the use of particles in articles, such as fabrics, and coating compositions, especially for textiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Bryan David Grey
  • Patent number: 8697757
    Abstract: A hydrophobic organic solvent-dispersed sol of anhydrous zinc antimonate colloidal particles and a method for producing the same. The hydrophobic organic solvent-dispersed sol includes surface-modified anhydrous zinc antimonate colloidal particles dispersed in a hydrophobic organic solvent having a water solubility of 0.002 to 12% by mass. The surface-modified anhydrous zinc antimonate colloidal particles are formed by: coating outer surfaces of anhydrous zinc antimonate colloidal particles (A) serving as cores with at least one substance (B) of colloidal particles of a composite oxide containing silica and stannic oxide or silica and antimony pentoxide at a silica/stannic oxide or silica/antimony pentoxide ratio of 0.1 to 10, an oligomer of the colloidal particles, or a mixture of the colloidal particles and the oligomer to form modified anhydrous zinc antimonate colloidal particles (C); and bonding an organosilicon compound and an amine compound to surfaces of the colloidal particles (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinari Koyama, Tomonari Shinji, Osamu Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8664307
    Abstract: Transparent polypropylene film comprising at least two UV-absorbing additives, a first additive being a non-aggregated inorganic material present in the film composition in an amount of from 0.1 to 5.0% by weight, and a second additive comprising an organic material selected from triazines, hindered amines, oxanilides, cyanoacrylates, benzotriazoles and/or benzophenones and present in the film in an amount of less than 2.0% by weight and wherein when both benzotriazole(s) and benzophenone(s) are present in the film, the ratio of benzotriazole(s) to benzophenone(s) is above 0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Innovia Films Limited
    Inventor: Celine Denecker
  • Patent number: 8652364
    Abstract: A polymer film comprising at least one compound represented by formula (I) is disclosed. A1 and A2 each independently represent a group having a Hammett's ?p value of 0.2 or more, or bond each other to form a cyclic active methylene structure; and X1 and X2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, aryl group, hetero-cyclic group, cyano, N-alkyl- or N-aryl-carbamoyl, or alkyl- or aryl-oxycarbonyl, or bond each other to form a saturated ring in which nitrogen and carbon atoms are embedded, and the group and ring may have at least one substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya Katoh, Hiroko Kamee
  • Publication number: 20140037838
    Abstract: Provided herein are graft coating formulations for windows that can help reduce or prevent bird strikes via a combination of UV reflectivity and fluorescence. These graft coating formulations may include an acrylic monomer, a diacrylic monomer, a graft initiator, and a catalyst, and when applied to a glass or plastic substrate, may reflect more than about 70% incident light having a wavelength of less than 400 nm, and also may fluoresce when exposed to light having a wavelength of less than about 400 nm. This combination of reflectivity and fluorescence may render the window visible to birds, while still appearing transparent to humans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: WindowAlert, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Thottathil, Purushothaman Kesavan, John Ryan, Satyabrata Mukherjee
  • Publication number: 20140023855
    Abstract: Core/shell type tetragonal titanium oxide particles consisting of a nanosized core of tetragonal titanium oxide having tin and manganese incorporated in solid solution and a shell of silicon oxide around the core are dispersed in an aqueous dispersing medium. The cores and the core/shell type titanium oxide particles have an average particle size of ?30 nm and ?50 nm, respectively. The amount of tin or manganese in solid solution is to provide a molar ratio Ti/Sn or Ti/Mn between 10 and 1,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei MASUDA, Koichi HIGUCHI, Hisatoshi KOMORI, Manabu FURUDATE, Tomohiro INOUE, Yoshitsugu EGUCHI
  • Patent number: 8628698
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composition for a protective layer of a color filter including an acrylate-based resin including a repeating unit represented by each of Chemical Formulae 1 to 3, a melamine-based resin represented by Chemical Formula 4, a thermal acid generator (TAG), and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Se-Young Choi, Jae-Hyun Kim, Nam-Gwang Kim, Eui-June Jeong, Sang-Kyun Kim, Kwen-Woo Han, Hyun-Hoo Sung
  • Publication number: 20140009824
    Abstract: The present application generally relates to EAA films including at least one triazine-based ultraviolet absorber. The present application also generally related to retroreflective sheeting including an EAA film including a triazine-based ultraviolet absorber. One embodiments of the present application relates to a film, comprising poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) and a triazine-based UVA. Another embodiment of the present application relates to retroreflective sheeting, comprising: a plurality of cube corner elements; and a body layer adjacent to the cube corner elements, the body layer including poly(ethylene-co-acrylic acid) and a triazine-based UVA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David W. Meitz, Bimal V. Thakkar, David M. Burns, David B. Olson, Lee A. Pavelka
  • Publication number: 20140004712
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a developable bottom antireflective coating (BARC) composition and a pattern forming method using the BARC composition. The BARC composition includes a first polymer having a first carboxylic acid moiety, a hydroxy-containing alicyclic moiety, and a first chromophore moiety; a second polymer having a second carboxylic acid moiety, a hydroxy-containing acyclic moiety, and a second chromophore moiety; a crosslinking agent; and a radiation sensitive acid generator. The first and second chromophore moieties each absorb light at a wavelength from 100 nm to 400 nm. In the patterning forming method, a photoresist layer is formed over a BARC layer of the BARC composition. After exposure, unexposed regions of the photoresist layer and the BARC layer are selectively removed by a developer to form a patterned structure in the photoresist layer. The BARC composition and the pattern forming method are especially useful for implanting levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuang-Jung Chen, Steven J. Holmes, Wu-Song Huang, Ranee Kwong, Sen Liu
  • Patent number: 8585938
    Abstract: UV absorbing compounds that are effective in blocking UV and short-wavelength blue light are disclosed. The UV absorbing compounds are particularly suitable for use in intraocular lens materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: David L. Jinkerson, Walter R. Laredo
  • Publication number: 20130251650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a stabilizing composition comprising (a) an effective stabilizing amount of at least one merocyanine derivative having an absorption maximum of 350 to 400 nm, and (b) at least one UV filter selected from benzotriazole derivatives; and optionally (c) at least one excited state quencher; for the protection of body care and household products against the deleterious effects of light, heat and oxygen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Barbara Winkler, Oliver Reich, Alexander Mantler, Michael Schork