With Post-treatment Of Encapsulant Or Encapsulating Material (e.g., Further Coating, Hardening, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/213.31)
  • Patent number: 10919816
    Abstract: A moisture barrier coating includes the reaction product of (A) at least one polyglycidyl ether resin, and (B) at least one epoxy curing agent comprising amines. The moisture barrier coating further includes at least one amorphous thermoplastic material that is nonreactive with A and with B, and that forms a homogeneous mixture with at least one of A or B. A controlled release fertilizer, a method for the production of a controlled release fertilizer, and a moisture barrier coating system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SURFACE CHEMISTS OF FLORIDA, INC.
    Inventors: A. Jaeton Glover, Alice P. Hudson, Stefan J. Kelly, Russell Klare, Cynthia Moss, Matthew Taylor
  • Patent number: 9202770
    Abstract: A packaged semiconductor device has an integrated circuit (IC) die and first and second volumes of molding compound. The first volume of molding compound is disposed on a first portion of a first side of the IC die and comprises a first molding compound. The second volume of molding compound is disposed on a second side of the IC die, different from the first side, and comprises a second molding compound, different from the first molding compound. By including different molding compounds, the properties of the packaged semiconductor device can be varied across the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Seng Foong, Lan Chu Tan
  • Patent number: 9181136
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing hollow bodies having freely displaceable particles enclosed in the hollow body, wherein a) a gel-forming liquid in which the particles are suspended is brought into a cross-linking bath, b) the gel cores that form are isolated, c) the cores are coated with a composition comprising sinterable material and a binder, and d) the coated cores are subjected to a heat treatment wherein the gel and the binder are expunged and the sinterable material is sintered into a closed shell. The gel forming material is, for example, sodium alginate, and the cross-linking bath comprises calcium ions. The particles are selected, for example, from ZrO2, Al2O3, TiO2, and SiO2 or mixtures thereof. The sinterable material is, for example, a metal powder such as carbonyl iron powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Julien Courtois, Carsten Schips, Petra Lutz-Kahler, Willi Riegel, Mohammed Abboud
  • Patent number: 9155702
    Abstract: A controlled-release composition and controlled-release microspheres containing an exendin as an active ingredient, and a method of preparing the same are provided. More specifically, a controlled-release composition containing an exendin as an active ingredient, a biodegradable polymer with a specific viscosity, and coating materials, having high bioavailability and showing sustained release of the active ingredient in an effective concentration for a certain period without an excessive initial burst of the active ingredient; controlled-release microspheres containing a core including an exendin as an active ingredient and a biodegradable polymer, and a coating layer coating the core; and a method of preparing controlled-release microspheres including the steps of mixing an exendin, a biodegradable polymer, and a solvent, removing the solvent from the mixture to prepare hardened microspheres, and coating the hardened microspheres to form a coating layer on the surface of each microsphere, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: PEPTRON CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hee-Yong Lee, Eun-Young Seol, Joon-Sik Kim, Mi-Jin Baek, Jung-Soo Kim, Ju-Han Lee, Yeon-Jin Chae, Chae-Jin Lim, Mi-Young Baek, Ho-Il Choi
  • Patent number: 9151748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microspheres comprising protein signal precursor molecules, or a carrier protein bonded to signal precursor molecules, wherein said signal precursor molecules are activatable to generate a detectable signal whilst remaining bonded to the carrier protein. Also disclosed is a method of making such microspheres comprising the steps of mixing protein molecules with a matrix former in solution; adding a reducing reagent to the mixture; removing the reducing reagent; and removing the matrix former to leave microspheres of protein molecules. Also disclosed are bioassay methods using the microspheres to provide signal amplification, including an amplification cycling procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Supernova Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wing Cheung Mak, Ling Wai Wong, Pui Yee Cangel Chan, Reinhard Renneberg
  • Patent number: 9056116
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the invention is directed to composition comprising stable particles comprising ganaxolone, wherein the volume weighted median diameter (D50) of the particles is from about 50 nm to about 500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Marinus Pharmaceuticals
    Inventors: Kenneth Shaw, Mingbao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9040080
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of melt processing an active agent. The method may include encapsulating an active agent in a first polymer material exhibiting a first processing temperature T1 and forming capsules including the active agent. The method may also include melt processing the capsules with a second polymer material exhibiting a second processing temperature T2, wherein T1>T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hong Dixon, Joseph A McDonough
  • Publication number: 20150132545
    Abstract: A process for preparing an encapsulated particulate solid using an epoxy functional cross-linking agent and a carboxylic acid functional dispersant wherein the cross-linking agent has one or more oligomeric dispersing group and/or the dispersant has an acid value of at least 125 mg KOH/g. The resultant solids are useful in, for example, ink jet printing inks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Fujifilm Imaging Colorants Limited
    Inventors: John Patrick O'Donnell, Nicola Fiona Parrott, Tom Annable
  • Patent number: 9011972
    Abstract: A process for the treating a mature fine tailings stream is provided. Treatment comprises contacting an alkali metal silicate or polysilicate microgel and an activator with mature fine tailings, entrapping the sand and clay fines within a polysilicate microgel, spreading the silica microgel over a surface, and allowing the silica microgel to dry, and producing a trafficable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Robert Harvey Moffett
  • Patent number: 9012022
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to polymer coatings covalently attached to the surface of a substrate and the preparation of the polymer coatings, such as poly(N-(5-azidoacetamidylpentyl)acrylamide-co-acrylamide) (PAZAM), in the formation and manipulation of substrates, such as molecular arrays and flow cells. The present disclosure also relates to methods of preparing a substrate surface by using beads coated with a covalently attached polymer, such as PAZAM, and the method of determining a nucleotide sequence of a polynucleotide attached to a substrate surface described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne N. George, Andrew A. Brown, Daniel Bratton, Hongji Ren, Ryan C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9006137
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a compressed gaseous fuel storage pellet is provided comprising a gas adsorbent material and a thermally conductive material extending substantially an entire dimension of the pellet and having a thermal conductivity of at least 75 W/mK. The pellet may include at least two layers of gas adsorbent material spaced apart along a compression direction of the pellet and a substantially continuous layer of the thermally conductive material disposed between the at least two layers of gas adsorbent material. The pellet may further include thermally conductive projections which intersect the layer(s) of thermally conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rachel Blaser, Michael J. Veenstra, Chunchuan Xu
  • Publication number: 20150092262
    Abstract: This invention relates to particles comprising a core particle and a polymeric shell, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Nils Greinert, Thomas Bauer, Matthias Koch, Wolfgang Hechler, Thomas Rentschler, Nathan Smith
  • Patent number: 8993170
    Abstract: A composite carbon material of negative electrode in lithium ion, which is made of composite graphite, includes a spherical graphite and a cover layer, wherein the cover layer is pyrolytic carbon of organic substance. Inserted transition metal elements are contained between layers of graphite crystal. Preparation of the negative electrode includes the steps of: crushing graphite, shaping to form a spherical shape, purifying treatment, washing, dewatering and drying, dipped in salt solution doped by transition metal in multivalence, mixed with organic matter, covering treatment, and carbonizing treatment or graphitization treatment. The negative electrode provides advantages of reversible specific capacity larger than 350 mAh/g, coulomb efficiency higher than 94% at first cycle, conservation rate for capacity larger than 8-% in 500 times of circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: BTR New Energy Materials Inc.
    Inventors: Min Yue, Wanhong Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150083965
    Abstract: A core-shell structured silicate luminescent material and a preparation method thereof. The molecular formula of the luminescent material is: MLn1-xSiO4:xRE@SiO2; where @ represents a coating, where M is one or two elements among Li, Na, and K, where Ln is one or two elements among Y, Sc, Lu and La, where the value of x is 0<x?0.6; and where RE is one, two, or three elements among Tb, Gd, Sm, Eu, Dy, Ce and Tm. The compositions of the luminescent material are all chemicals of increased chemical stability, and, when subjected to electron beam bombardment for an extended period, provide a stable matrix and do not decompose easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicants: OCEAN'S KING LIGHTING SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN OCEAN'S KING LIGHTING ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingjie Zhou, Rong Wang, Guitang Chen
  • Patent number: 8968874
    Abstract: Microspheres, populations of microspheres, and methods for forming microspheres are provided. One microsphere configured to exhibit fluorescent and magnetic properties includes a core microsphere and a magnetic material coupled to a surface of the core microsphere. About 50% or less of the surface of the core microsphere is covered by the magnetic material. The microsphere also includes a polymer layer surrounding the magnetic material and the core microsphere. One population of microspheres configured to exhibit fluorescent and magnetic properties includes two or more subsets of microspheres. The two or more subsets of microspheres are configured to exhibit different fluorescent and/or magnetic properties. Individual microspheres in the two or more subsets are configured as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Luminex Corporation
    Inventors: Don J. Chandler, Jason Bedre
  • Publication number: 20150034314
    Abstract: Disclosed are coated particles, such as proppants, processes for their preparation and methods for using such particles, such as in a hydraulic fracturing process. The coated particles include a coating that includes a crystalline or semicrystalline polyester/polyurethane having a decrystallization temperature of at least 35° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Kevan Hudson, Jeffrey F. Dormish, Michael K. Jeffries
  • Patent number: 8945419
    Abstract: Superabsorbent material, comprising first superabsorbent polymers, coated with second clay-crosslinked superabsorbent polymers, said second clay-crosslinked superabsorbent polymers being obtainable by the step of polymerization of a solution/dispersion of polymerizable compounds and clay particles, to obtain said second superabsorbent polymers, crosslinked by said clay particles, of a weight average largest particle dimension of less than 800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Torsten Lindner, Axel Meyer, Mattias Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8911864
    Abstract: According to various embodiments the present disclosure provides porous particles and methods and apparatus for forming porous microparticles. According to a specific embodiment, the present disclosure provides microparticles with multi-nodal porosity and methods for forming the same. According to a still further embodiment, the present disclosure provides microfluidic device-based methods for forming microparticles with multi-nodal nanoporosity. Furthermore, the present disclosure provides populations of monodisperse mesoporous microparticles with multi-nodal nanoporosity and methods and apparatus for forming the same. According to a specific embodiment, the present disclosure provides populations of monodisperse mesoporous microparticles formed using a microfluidic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Dimiter N Petsev, Amber Ortiz, Nick Carroll, Plamen Atanassov, Svitlana Pylypenko
  • Patent number: 8906449
    Abstract: A method for making a cathode composite material of a lithium ion battery is disclosed. In the method, a composite precursor is formed. The composite precursor includes a cathode active material precursor and a coating layer precursor coated on a surface of the cathode active material precursor. The composite precursor is reacted with a lithium source chemical compound, to lithiate both the cathode active material precursor and the coating layer precursor in the composite precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ya-Dong Li, Jun Lu, Wei-Yang Wang, Qing Peng
  • Publication number: 20140343212
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a coating composition comprising a treated inorganic core particle, having improved dispersability, prepared by a process comprising: heating a slurry comprising porous silica treated inorganic core particle and water at a temperature of at least about 90° C., more typically about 93 to about 97° C., still more typically about 95 to about 97° C.; and adding a soluble alumina source to the slurry while maintaining the pH at about 8.0 to 9.5 to form an alumina treatment on the porous silica treated inorganic core particle; wherein the treated inorganic core particle does not comprise dense silica or alumina treatments, and has silica present in the amount of about 7% to about 14% and alumina present in the amount of about 4.0% to about 8.0%; and wherein the particle to particle surface treatments are substantially homogeneous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Diebold, Daniel C. Kraiter, Eric Rusnak, Agingu Shih
  • Publication number: 20140338852
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a laminate paper comprising a treated inorganic core particle, in particular treated titanium dioxide (TiO2) particle, having improved dispersability, prepared by a process comprising: (a) heating a slurry comprising porous silica treated inorganic core particle and water at a temperature of at least about 90° C.; and (b) adding a soluble alumina source to the slurry from step (a) while maintaining the pH at about 8.0 to 9.5 to form an alumina treatment on the porous silica treated inorganic core particle; wherein the treated inorganic core particle does not comprise dense silica or alumina treatments, and has silica present in the amount of about 7% to about 14% and alumina present in the amount of about 4.0% to about 8.0%; and wherein the particle to particle surface treatments are substantially homogeneous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Patrick Diebold
  • Publication number: 20140342087
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a process for preparing a treated inorganic core particle having improved dispersability comprising: (a) heating a slurry comprising porous silica treated inorganic core particle and water at a temperature of at least about 90° C.; and (b) adding a soluble alumina source to the slurry from step (a) while maintaining the pH at about 8.0 to 9.5 to form an alumina treatment on the porous silica treated inorganic core particle; wherein the treated inorganic core particle does not comprise dense silica or alumina treatments, and has silica present in the amount of at least about 7% up to about 14% and alumina present in the amount of about 4.0% to about 8.0%; and wherein the particle to particle surface treatments are substantially homogeneous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Diebold, Eric Rusnak, Agingu Shih
  • Patent number: 8883254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of synthesizing hollow silica having the size of micrometers from sodium silicate. The method includes fabricating a polystyrene organic template from polystyrene latex, (B) cleaning the polystyrene organic template, (C) exchanging media by using a water-base medium, introducing the cleaned polystyrene organic template and sodium silicate, and preparing a silica-coated organic template by performing an acidic hydrolysis reaction, and (D) cleaning the silica-coated organic template included in the water-base medium by using water. The size of the organic template is adjusted by controlling an amount of introduced AIBN included when the organic template is fabricated. The cleaning of the organic template is preferably performed by using water (H2O). The method further includes (B) removing the organic template by using THF and (F) cleaning the hollow silica having no organic template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Inventors: Jiwoong Kim, Hee Dong Jang, Han Kwon Chang
  • Publication number: 20140329932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing an aqueous dispersion of polymer encapsulated particulate material, the method comprising: providing a dispersion of the particulate material in a continuous aqueous phase, the dispersion comprising ethylenically unsaturated monomer and a stabiliser for the particulate material; and polymerising the ethylenically unsaturated monomer by non-living free radical polymerisation to form polymer that encapsulates the particulate material, thereby providing the aqueous dispersion of polymer encapsulated particulate material; wherein polymerisation of the ethylenically unsaturated monomer comprises: (a) polymerising a monomer composition that includes ionisable ethylenically unsaturated monomer so as to form a base responsive water swellable non-living polymer layer that encapsulates the particulate material; and (b) polymerising a monomer composition that includes non-ionisable ethylenically unsaturated monomer so as to form an extensible, water and base permeab
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Baker, Timothy Warren Davey, Brian Stanley Hawkett, Duc Ngoc Nguyen, Christopher Henry Such
  • Publication number: 20140295077
    Abstract: A method of forming a capsule, comprising: encapsulating a body of solid core material with a coating material and converting the core material from a solid to a liquid to form a capsule having a liquid core encapsulated by a solid coating. An apparatus configured to perform the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Seon Whiffen
  • Publication number: 20140187668
    Abstract: A microencapsulation process is improved by adding a stabilizing agent that contains one or more catalytic organo-metal oxide materials, such as metal soaps. This functions as a crosslinker by causing unsaturated bonds in the microcapsule walls to react, thereby stabilizing the microcapsules against the effects of additives to coatings that, otherwise, degrade the functionality of thermochromic or photochromic materials at the microcapsule core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Chromatic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Owen, Terrill Scott Clayton, Bryan M. Siske, Christopher W. Roberts, Vladimir Tomovich
  • Publication number: 20140178581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for simply and easily producing fine metal particles or fine metal oxide particles in the form of a dry powder which can be used as extremely fine particles in a good dispersion state without causing coagulation for a long time even if not stored in a dispersion solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HARIMA CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke Itoh, Masayuki Ueda, Noriaki Hata, Yorishige Matsuba
  • Publication number: 20140141163
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of synthesizing hollow silica having the size of micrometers from sodium silicate. The method includes fabricating a polystyrene organic template from polystyrene latex, (B) cleaning the polystyrene organic template, (C) exchanging media by using a water-base medium, introducing the cleaned polystyrene organic template and sodium silicate, and preparing a silica-coated organic template by performing an acidic hydrolysis reaction, and (D) cleaning the silica-coated organic template included in the water-base medium by using water. The size of the organic template is adjusted by controlling an amount of introduced AIBN included when the organic template is fabricated. The cleaning of the organic template is preferably performed by using water (H2O). The method further includes (B) removing the organic template by using THF and (F) cleaning the hollow silica having no organic template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Inventors: Jiwoong Kim, Hee Dong Jang, Han Kwon Chang
  • Patent number: 8716386
    Abstract: A method for producing polymeric balls or polymeric beads doped with at least one metal element is provided. The method may comprise the following steps: a) a step for forming polymeric balls or beads by polymerization, in an organic phase comprising a polymerization initiator, of at least one ethylenic monomer comprising at least one chelating ligand of at least one metal element; and b) a step for putting said polymeric balls or beads in contact with a solution comprising at least one metal element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternative
    Inventors: Alexia Balland Longeau, Louis Moreau, Christian Levassort, Lyonel Guillot
  • Patent number: 8703843
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to processes for preparing microparticles using a solvent extraction technique, including controlled addition and/or removal of the extraction phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Atkinson, Brian Keith Chambers
  • Patent number: 8691335
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a system and process effective to coat a substance with graphene. A system may include a first container including graphene oxide and water and a second container including a reducing agent and the substance. A third container may be operative relationship with the first container and the second container. A processor may be in communication with the first, second and third containers. The processor may be configured to control the third container to receive the graphene oxide and water from the first container and to control the third container to receive the reducing agent and the substance from the second container. The processor may be configured to control the third container to mix the graphene oxide, water, reducing agent, and substance under sufficient reaction conditions to produce sufficient graphene to coat the substance with graphene to produce a graphene coated substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development, LLC
    Inventor: Seth Adrian Miller
  • Patent number: 8637592
    Abstract: The invention relates to encapsulated rubber additives in the form of microcapsules having a polymer capsule wall and a core which comprises at least one rubber additive. The invention likewise relates to a method for the production of microcapsules of this type. The microcapsules according to the invention are used during vulcanization of natural and synthetic rubbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Schill + Seilacher GmbH
    Inventors: Monika Jobmann, Gerald Rafler, Manfred Hensel
  • Patent number: 8603578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to proppants which can be used to prop open subterranean formation fractions. Proppant formulations are further disclosed which use one or more proppants of the present invention. Methods to prop open subterranean formation fractions are further disclosed. In addition, other uses for the proppants of the present invention are further disclosed, as well as methods of making the proppants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Oxane Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell James Smith, John R. Loscutova, Elizabeth A. Whitsitt, Christopher E. Coker, Andrew R. Barron, Mark Wiesner, Stephen A. Costantino, Rajendra K. Bordia
  • Patent number: 8603577
    Abstract: A process for preparing water-absorbing polymer particles by coating water-absorbing polymer particles with a particulate solid in a mixer, wherein the particulate solid is dispersed by means of a gas stream and the supply of the dispersed particulate solid in the mixer ends below the product bed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Holger Barthel, Martin Wendker, Reiner Witt
  • Publication number: 20130258267
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for fabricating a mesoporous oxide hollow particle and a liquid crystal device including the same. The liquid crystal device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate; and a liquid crystal composition formed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the liquid crystal composition includes a liquid crystal molecule and a mesoporous oxide hollow particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Chao CHANG, Kuang-Yao Lo, Hong-Ping Lin
  • Publication number: 20130237424
    Abstract: Provided is a means for achieving an excellent plant growth promoting effect of a 5-aminolevulinic acid easily even with a few applications thereof. A solid fertilizer comprising the following components (A) and (B): (A) a 5-aminolevulinic acid represented by the following general formula (I): R2R1NCH2COCH2CH2COR3??(I) wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an acyl group, an alkoxycarbonyl group, an aryl group, or an aralkyl group; and R3 is a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group, an acyloxy group, an alkoxycarbonyloxy group, an aryloxy group, an aralkyloxy group or an amino group, a derivative thereof or a salt of the acid or the derivative, and (B) a solid fertilizer raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Cosmo Oil Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Funada, Kazuya Iwai
  • Publication number: 20130200302
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for a system and process effective to coat a substance with graphene. A system may include a first container including graphene oxide and water and a second container including a reducing agent and the substance. A third container may be operative relationship with the first container and the second container. A processor may be in communication with the first, second and third containers. The processor may be configured to control the third container to receive the graphene oxide and water from the first container and to control the third container to receive the reducing agent and the substance from the second container. The processor may be configured to control the third container to mix the graphene oxide, water, reducing agent, and substance under sufficient reaction conditions to produce sufficient graphene to coat the substance with graphene to produce a graphene coated substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Seth Adrian Miller
  • Patent number: 8491966
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a process for coating ceramic honeycomb bodies with a catalyst suspension comprising catalyst components as solids and/or in dissolved form in a carrier liquid. Parallel flow channels run through the honeycomb bodies. The walls of the flow channels have an open pore structure. To coat the channel walls and in particular also the interior surfaces of the pores with the catalyst suspension, the entry and exit end faces of the vertically aligned honeycomb bodies are each brought into contact with a perforated mask, with the perforated masks being arranged so that the open regions of the perforated mask on the one end face are opposite the closed regions of the perforated mask on the other end face and vice versa. The catalyst suspension is then pumped or sucked from below into the honeycomb bodies until it exits at the upper end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Hasselmann
  • Patent number: 8460791
    Abstract: The present invention concerns microcapsules comprising a capsule core and a capsule wall composed of thermoset polymer and also, disposed on the outer surface of the capsule wall, a polyelectrolyte having an average molecular weight in the range from 500 g/mol to 10 million g/mol, and also a process for their production and their use in bindered building materials, textiles, heat transfer fluids and dumped beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Hentze, Dieter Niederberger, Hans Willax, Joachim Burger, Daniel Pascual Gienap
  • Patent number: 8357318
    Abstract: A process of preparation of microcapsules having a shell and a core that includes a waxy solid, includes (a) dispersing particles of waxy solid material in a water-immiscible liquid in which the waxy solid material is insoluble; (b) emulsifying the resulting dispersion into an aqueous solution of a capsule wall-forming material to form an emulsion of droplets; (c) forming a coating of the capsule wall-forming material on the emulsified droplets containing the dispersed waxy solid particles to provide capsules; (d) heating the capsules to a temperature above the melting point of the waxy solid material; and (e) cooling the capsules to a temperature below the melting point of the waxy solid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Givaudan S.A.
    Inventors: Robert E. Guisinger, Robert B. Wieland
  • Patent number: 8334014
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides oxide microparticles with engineered hierarchical porosity and methods of manufacturing the same. Also described are structures that are formed by templating, impregnating, and/or precipitating the oxide microparticles and method for forming the same. Suitable applications include catalysts, electrocatalysts, electrocatalysts support materials, capacitors, drug delivery systems, sensors and chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Dimiter N Petsev, Plamen Atanassov, Svitlana Pylypenko, Nick Carroll, Tim Olson
  • Patent number: 8334013
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for forming populations of monodisperse porous silica particles. Also provided are monodisperse populations of porous silica particles, an array of physically connected monodisperse porous silica particles and a microfluidic device for forming populations of monodisperse porous silica particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Dimiter N Petsev, Erin Derbins, Sergio Mendez, Shailendra Rathod, Nick Carroll, David A. Weitz
  • Patent number: 8329248
    Abstract: An electrical component includes a conductive substrate, a tin layer formed on the substrate, and a barrier coating formed on the tin layer to impede tin whisker growth. The barrier coating includes a polymer matrix, and abrasive particles that are dispersed about the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Merrill M. Jackson, David Humphrey
  • Patent number: 8329822
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising A) a first polymer comprising (a) hydrophobized nanoparticle; (b) C1 to C18, straight, branched, or cyclic alkyl(meth)acrylate; (c) N-methylol(meth)acrylamide or a monomer of formula (I) R—(OCH2CH2)a—O—C(O)—C(R1)?CH2??(I) ?wherein R is hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, or —C(O)—C(R1)?CH2, and R1 is H or —CH3; said first polymer in contact with B) a second polymer comprising (d) a fluorinated monomer of formula (II) Rf1-L-X—C(O)—C(R)?CH2??(II) ?wherein Rf1 is a monovalent, partially or fully fluorinated, linear or branched, alkyl radical having 2 to about 100 carbon atoms; optionally interrupted by 1 to about 50 oxygen atoms; wherein the ratio of carbon atoms to oxygen atoms is at least 2:1 and no oxygen atoms are bonded to each other; L is a bond or a linear or branched divalent linking group having 1 to about 20 carbon atoms, said linking group optionally interrupted by 1 to about 4 hetero-radicals selected from the group consisting of —O—, —NR6—, —S—, —SO—, —SO2—, and —N(R6)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Gerald Oronde Brown, Victoria A. Helinski
  • Patent number: 8323711
    Abstract: The invention is directed to apparatus and methods for contacting gas and solids in the manufacture of edibles, and particularly in connection with coating edible particulate solids. A drum is positioned around an inner tube so that an annular space is defined between the drum and the tube. A rotatable spiral element defines a gas pathway in the annular space, such that rotation of the spiral pushes particulate solids through the drum while the solids are contacted with gas in the annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Otto Brandt, Jr., Peter Thomas Kashulines, Jr., Thomas C. Britt, K. Ressie Cavenaugh
  • Patent number: 8323795
    Abstract: The invention relates to solids powders comprising particles having an average particle size of 0.1 to 50 ?m with predominantly a core-shell structure, wherein the core comprises at least one water-insoluble fatty acid salt and the shell at least one anionic, cationic or non-ionic emulsifier, and the solids powder when introduced into water or at least one polar organic solvent or a mixture comprising water and at least one polar organic solvent, at a temperature of 23° C. while exposed to a mechanical force, forms a complete dispersion within 60 minutes or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Baerlocher GmbH
    Inventor: Juergen Hauk
  • Publication number: 20120295026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing hollow bodies having freely displaceable particles enclosed in the hollow body, wherein a) a gel-forming liquid in which the particles are suspended is brought into a cross-linking bath, b) the gel cores that form are isolated, c) the cores are coated with a composition comprising sinterable material and a binder, and d) the coated cores are subjected to a heat treatment wherein the gel and the binder are expunged and the sinterable material is sintered into a closed shell. The gel forming material is, for example, sodium alginate, and the cross-linking bath comprises calcium ions. The particles are selected, for example, from ZrO2, Al2O3, TiO2, and SiO2 or mixtures thereof. The sinterable material is, for example, a metal powder such as carbonyl iron powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Julien Courtois, Carsten Schips, Petra Lutz-Kahler, Willi Riegel, Mohammed Abboud
  • Patent number: 8283037
    Abstract: Microspheres, populations of microspheres, and methods for forming microspheres are provided. One microsphere configured to exhibit fluorescent and magnetic properties includes a core microsphere and a magnetic material coupled to a surface of the core microsphere. About 50% or less of the surface of the core microsphere is covered by the magnetic material. The microsphere also includes a polymer layer surrounding the magnetic material and the core microsphere. One population of microspheres configured to exhibit fluorescent and magnetic properties includes two or more subsets of microspheres. The two or more subsets of microspheres are configured to exhibit different fluorescent and/or magnetic properties. Individual microspheres in the two or more subsets are configured as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Luminex Corporation
    Inventors: Don J. Chandler, Jason Bedre
  • Publication number: 20120232187
    Abstract: The invention provides a coated inorganic oxide pigment. The inventive coated inorganic oxide pigment comprises an inorganic oxide base pigment, a porous inorganic coating formed on the base pigment, and a dense inorganic coating formed on the base pigment. The porous inorganic coating and dense inorganic coating each consist essentially of a material selected from the group consisting of silica and alumina. In another aspect, the invention provides a method of manufacturing a coated inorganic oxide pigment. In yet another aspect, the invention provides a polymer composition comprising a base polymer, and a coated inorganic oxide pigment admixed with the base polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Tronox LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Rama Rao Goparaju, Michael L. Ashley
  • Patent number: 8246868
    Abstract: A W/O emulsion is produced from an aqueous solution containing a substance to be entrapped in a vesicle in a dissolved or suspended state and an oil phase containing an emulsifier; subsequently, the W/O emulsion is cooled to a temperature at which the aqueous solution of the W/O emulsion becomes a frozen particle and the oil phase maintains a liquid state, and the oil phase is removed; thereafter, an oil phase containing a vesicle constituent lipid is added to the frozen particle, and the obtained mixture is then stirred, so as to substitute the emulsifier on the surface of the frozen particle with the vesicle constituent lipid; and thereafter, an external Water phase is added to the frozen particle coated with a lipid membrane, so as to hydrate the lipid membrane by the external water phase. This process achieves a high entrapment yield of a desired substance while controlling desired physical properties such as particle diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: University of Tsukuba
    Inventors: Sosaku Ichikawa, Takashi Kuroiwa