Organic Base Patents (Class 427/322)
  • Patent number: 10377940
    Abstract: A composition and method of forming a wellbore cement that includes a cross-linked polyamide. The polyamide is formed by reacting a di-functional amine with an aromatic trifunctional carboxylic acid. The wellbore cement composition is created by blending cement and water with the polyamide and then allowed to cure. Increases in compressive strength, Young's Modulus, and Poisson's Ratio of the cement were realized by adding the polyamide to the cement composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Elizabeth Q. Contreras
  • Patent number: 10259197
    Abstract: A decorative product includes a transparent member formed from an acrylic resin and a decorative layer arranged on a rear surface of the transparent member. A processed layer is located between the transparent member and the decorative layer. The processed layer is formed by performing a plasma treatment on the rear surface of the transparent member. The decorative layer is a metal layer formed on the processed layer formed by performing sputtering. The processed layer has the thickness L of less than or equal to 260 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoshi Ogisu, Shintarou Okawa
  • Patent number: 10189959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hydrophobic additive for use with fabric, fiber, and film. One aspect of the present invention comprises a master batch composition for use in preparing a non-woven fabric in order to increase the hydrophobicity of the non-woven fabric. In one embodiment, the master batch composition includes a polymer and a lipid ester. The lipid ester comprises 10 wt. % to 40 wt. % of the master batch. The fabric, when including the master batch composition, has a contact angle ranging from 100° to 125° when measured according to test method ASTM D2578.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TECHMER PM, LLC
    Inventor: Ebrahim Mor
  • Patent number: 10053548
    Abstract: It is a modification apparatus (1) of a resin film (6) for making the surface of the resin film (6) hydrophilic. The modification apparatus (1) has a chamber (2), an unsaturated hydrocarbon supply device (3), and an ozone generating device (4). In the chamber (2), there are provided a supply roll (7) onto which the resin film (6) is previously wound, a take-up roll (8), and a shower head (10). While the resin film (6) wound onto the supply roll (7) is wound onto the take-up roll (8), a high-concentration ozone gas and an unsaturated hydrocarbon gas are supplied to the surface of the resin film (6) moving between the supply roll (7) and the take-up roll (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Toshinori Miura, Mitsuru Kekura, Yoshiki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 9099589
    Abstract: A multi-layered film, a backsheet for photovoltaic modules, a method of manufacturing the same, and a photovoltaic module are provided. The multi-layered film can be configured so that a resin layer including a fluorine-based polymer and an oxazoline group-containing polymer is formed on a substrate. As a result, the resin layer including the fluorine-based polymer can have excellent durability and weather resistance, and show high interfacial adhesive strength to the substrate. During the preparation of the multi-layered film, a drying process can also be performed at a relatively low temperature, so that the manufacturing costs can be reduced and the quality of the product can be prevented from being deteriorated by thermal deformation or thermal shock. The multi-layered film may be effectively used as the backsheet in a variety of photovoltaic modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Cheol Kim, Yoon Kyung Kwon
  • Publication number: 20150144249
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-collapsing, moisture curable one component polyurethane foam (1K PU) composition from moisture curable polyurethane prepolymers and to methods of making weather resistant barriers and formed in place gaskets therefrom. The foam compositions are packed under pressure with a blowing agent. In the methods, the foams are applied to gaps in the exterior (sheathing) of a building under construction and collapse on cure to enable application an aqueous weather barrier coating thereover within an hour. The foams also cure when applied on or adjacent a structure to form a foam gasket that enables installation of additional structural elements over or adjacent the foam gasket without bowing or damage to the structure treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Bowe, Srdjan Kisin, Deborah A. Schutter, Janah C. Szewczyk
  • Publication number: 20150125641
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method of forming a thin metal layer on a dicyclopentadiene polymer surface and to constructs comprising the metalized layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Francesco Nettis, Brian Spencer, Zachary Spencer
  • Publication number: 20150119238
    Abstract: A method for marking an item including a shape memory polymer (SMP) having a visual readable and/or machine readable graphic element on the surface of the item. The method includes pretreating the surface of the item; colouring the surface of the item with a dye solution containing an organic dye and an organic solvent; cleaning and drying the surface of the item; and engraving by at least partially ablating the surface of the item. The dyeing process is suitable for colouring the surface of a shape memory polymer (SMP), wherein the information is engraved in a form of a code or other label on the coloured surface. The colouring causes an increased contrast and thus facilitates machine readability of marking and coding without affecting the other properties of the SMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Melanie Ecker, Markus Schildhauer
  • Publication number: 20150104578
    Abstract: A panel including a surface made of a synthetic material may be subjected to a material removal process to create a specific decorative or architectural appearance. In one embodiment, a panel of cellular PVC is blasted with an abrasive material such as crushed glass to create a realistic stucco appearance on the panel surface. Benefits related to using certain synthetic materials as cladding may be realized, such as weather resistance. A coating containing aggregate may be applied to the blasted panel to enhance the surface appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: BRIAN SPIRES
  • Patent number: 8999428
    Abstract: The invention relates to an orthopedic cushion made from a filled elastomer or softened thermoplastics and can be provided with a thin friction-reducing coating made from a non-polar, non-hydrophilic slip-increasing polymer coating namely poly(para-xylene). According to the invention, the above can be achieved by means of a method in which the polymerized polyurethane cushion is subjected to at least one pretreatment step in which volatile components are removed to such an extent as to be able to be immediately coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Otto Bock Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Anhalt
  • Patent number: 8986594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to metal coated nano-fibres obtained by a process that includes electrospinning and to the use of said metal coated nano-fibres. The process is characterised in that a polymer nano-fibre with functional groups providing the binding ability to a reducing reagent is prepared by electrospinning at ambient conditions. Then this is contacted with a reducing agent, thereby opening the epoxy ring on the surface of polymer nano-fibre and replacing with the reducing agent and the reducing agent modified film is reacted with metal solution in alkaline media. Finally the electrospun mat is treated with water to open the epoxy rings in the structure and crosslinking the chains to provide integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sabanci Universitesi
    Inventors: Mustafa Muammer Demir, Mehmet Ali Gulgun, Yusuf Ziya Menceloglu
  • Publication number: 20150079289
    Abstract: A metallic layer is formed on a resin-made dial plate main body by surface treatment. A front surface of the main body is provided with a circular or arc-shaped second design face around a rotation shaft of a pointer, and a first inwardly inclined face and an outwardly inclined face continued to the second design face so as to rim an inside and an outside of the second design face and gradually extending toward a rear surface as extending away from the second design face. These first inwardly inclined face and outwardly inclined face are provided on a smooth face. Other portions except these first inwardly inclined face and outwardly inclined face are provided on a corrugated face on which a plurality of convexes and concaves are formed and having a surface roughness rougher than the smooth face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Isamu Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20150044374
    Abstract: An electroless nickel plating solution and a method of using the same is described. The electroless nickel plating solution comprises (i) a source of nickel ions; (ii) a reducing agent; (iii) one or more complexing agents; (iv) one or more bath stabilizers; (v) a brightener, said brightener comprising a sulfonated compound having sulfonic acid or sulfonate groups; and (vi) optionally, one or more additional additives. The use of the sulfonated compound brightener results in a bright electroless nickel deposit on various substrates having a high gloss value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MacDermid Acumen, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Janik, Nicole J. Micyus
  • Publication number: 20150004422
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a nanofiber composite sheet, the method including preparing a base sheet, surface-treating the base sheet, and forming a substrate layer having a nanofiber structure on the surface-treated base sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hae Rim KIM, Jea Sik RYU, Sun Ok KIM, Jin Wook NA, Kwon Min JEON, Sun Young KIM
  • Publication number: 20150000832
    Abstract: A method is presented for making releasable transfer film suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Publication number: 20140367926
    Abstract: A polymer sheet includes a polyurethane core. The polyurethane core has a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface. The polymer sheet can have at least one functional layer overlying a major surface. The polymer sheet has a thickness tPS. The polyurethane core has a thickness tPC. In embodiments tPC can be at least 0.3 tPS. The polyurethane core can have at least one of the following property: (i) a Scratch Resistance Rating, as further described herein, of not greater than about 10 wt %, (ii) an elongation at break of at least 200%, (iii) a tensile strength at break of at least 0.3 MPa, (iv) a loss of tensile strength of not greater than about 30% when exposed to UV light according to standard SAE J1960 (Rev. August 2003). The polymer sheet can be used for gaskets or bonding tapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jing Guan, Yue Dong, Georges Moineau
  • Patent number: 8911828
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing a molded article, which can be perform the continuous processes and effectively impregnate a modifying material such as metal complexes in the thermoplastic resin for short period of time. The above object is achieved by providing the method of producing the thermoplastic resin molded article which includes impregnating the pressurized fluid having a modifying material dissolved therein, in thermoplastic resin; discharging the pressurized fluid from the thermoplastic resin in which the modifying material has been impregnated; and continuously molding the thermoplastic resin, in which the modifying material has been impregnated and from which the pressurized fluid has been discharged, into the form of a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yusa, Yoshiyuki Nomura, Harumi Hieida
  • Patent number: 8906515
    Abstract: Metal-clad polymer articles containing structural fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings/layers optionally containing solid particulates dispersed therein, are disclosed. The fine-grained and/or amorphous metallic coatings are particularly suited for strong and lightweight articles, precision molds, sporting goods, automotive parts and components exposed to thermal cycling although the coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE) of the metallic layer and the substrate are mismatched. The interface between the metallic layer and the polymer is suitably pretreated to withstand thermal cycling without failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Integran Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Tomantschger, Jonathan McCrea, Nandakumar Nagarajan, Francisco Gonzalez, Gino Palumbo, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Herath Katugaha, Diana Facchini, Jared J. Victor, Uwe Erb
  • Publication number: 20140329015
    Abstract: Described are antifog films useful for packaging food, and more particularly to antifog films that can be used as lidding films in trays made of amorphous polyester. The films may include at least one base layer or film, such as a polyester film, and a heat seal layer. The antifog layer is coated on the heat seal layer. The heat seal layer allows the antifog coating to more strongly adhere to the antifog film. The heat seal layer may be an amorphous polyester layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jon Ian MONTCRIEFF, Roberto SIU
  • Patent number: 8865317
    Abstract: A decorative laminate includes a decorative layer and a core layer. The decorative layer is composed of a resin impregnated decorative sheet. The core layer is composed of at least one resin impregnated sheet of core paper. The core paper is impregnated with a resin composed of phenol formaldehyde resin and wood molasses. In this manner, a substantial portion of the resin used to impregnate the core paper is replaced with wood molasses, which results in a reduction of the cost of manufacturing the decorative laminate. The decorative laminate is manufactured by preparing a resin impregnated decorative sheet and preparing at least one resin impregnated core sheet by impregnating a core sheet with a resin composition composed of phenol formaldehyde resin and wood molasses. The decorative sheet and the core sheet are then layered to form a laminate lay-up that is heated and pressed to consolidate and cure the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Wilsonart LLC
    Inventors: Robert R. Krebs, Bruce E. Young, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8852689
    Abstract: Particles are embedded in a substrate by applying to at least a portion of the substrate a fluid and a population of particles, such that the substrate is softened to at least a degree that particles are at least partially embedded in the softened portion of the substrate. The softened portion of the substrate is hardened so as to securely embed the particles in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Innova Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Daniel Srinivas, Calvin Peng, Alexander Chow Mittal, Priyanka Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20140295160
    Abstract: Multi-layer bodies comprising: 1) a base layer comprising at least one thermoplastic; nanoscale carbon black in an amount of from 0.05 to 0.15 wt. %; a demoulding agent based on a fatty acid ester in a concentration of from 0.1 to 0.5 wt. %, 2) at least on one side of the base layer a scratch-resistant coating based on polysiloxane having a thickness of from 2 to 15 ?m, comprising at least one UV absorber, wherein the sum of the values of the above-mentioned components of the base layer is 100 wt. %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Alexander Meyer, Peter Capellen, Jörg Reichenauer, Reiner Rudolf, Andreas Seidel, Hans-Jürgen Thiem
  • Publication number: 20140272259
    Abstract: Besides a method for manufacturing a carpet, the invention further relates to a carpet with a LRV higher than 30. In particular such carpet comprises yarns are made of PP/PA/PET/PTT/PBT, which are either white based or solution dyed based, and tufted on a white or very light woven or web substrate, such as PET and/or PP, pre-coated with a polyolefin such as HYPOD or SBR which is whitened with a filler, such as MgCO3, TiO2, ATH, and/or CaCO3, and which may comprise, in particular in the case of loose laid tiles, a secondary heavy coating consisting of a very light coloured secondary heavy coating such as a specific polyolefin, PVC, PVB, EVA or a (synthetic) bitumen, loaded with a filler pre-selected on lightness and purity as CaCO3 and/or ATH and/or specific salts, e.g. NaCl or TiO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Desso B.V.
    Inventors: Antonius Hendricus Johannes De Negro, Ludwig Maria Gerardus Irma Cammaert
  • Publication number: 20140272368
    Abstract: Cellulose diester films that include a cellulose diester; a plasticizer; a colorant; and an opacity additive may be useful for playing cards. In some instances, forming cellulose diester films may include preparing a dope that comprises a cellulose diester, a plasticizer, and a solvent; introducing a colorant and an opacity additive into the dope to yield a casting dope; and casting the casting dope into a cellulose diester film. Playing cards may then be produced by methods including, for example, cutting the cellulose diester film and printing on the cellulose diester film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Celanese Acetate LLC
    Inventor: Steve Herod
  • Publication number: 20140235370
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed polymer composition comprise a first unsaturated polymer or polymer precursor, and an effective amount of a peptizer. The peptizer typically comprises a heteroaryl or a heterocyclic compound, other than morpholine as disclosed in assignee's prior applications. Disclosed polymer compositions are useful for making sports equipment, such as at least one layer of a golf ball, often a core. Because the compositions are useful for making golf balls, materials commonly known for making such golf balls can be used in combination with the polymer composition. A method for forming a golf ball also is disclosed. The method comprises providing disclosed compositions and then forming at least one component of a golf using the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyun J. Kim, Hong G. Jeon
  • Patent number: 8802197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing an article comprising an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) and an IPN comprising article e.g. obtainable by this method. The method comprises providing a polymer substrate e.g. shaped to provide the desired article and applying it in a reaction chamber, providing at least one monomer for an interpenetrating polymer, exposing said polymer substrate in said reaction chamber to said at least one monomer in the presence of an impregnation solvent comprising CO2 under conditions wherein said CO2 is in its liquid or supercritical state and polymerizing and optionally cross linking said at least one monomer to form an interpenetrating polymer in the presence of a polymerization solvent under conditions wherein at least a part of said at least one monomer is dissolved in said polymerization solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: PTT Holding APS
    Inventors: Martin Alm, Maike Benter, Anne Marie Jensen, Joachim Karthäuser, Kjeld Schaumburg
  • Patent number: 8771794
    Abstract: A method for treating flooring not designed for sanding and having a multi-layer wax finish reduces the frequency of stripping the wax layers down to the flooring and recoating the flooring in carrying out periodic maintenance on the flooring. A mobile floor treating machine includes at least one rotating brush which is driven at a first circular speed x for cleaning the flooring and is driven at a second circular speed y for removing the two uppermost layers of wax, where y?2x. The top remaining wax layer is then cleaned with the brush operating at the original circular speed x. Two layers of wax are then sequentially applied to the top remaining wax layer in replacing the two removed layers of wax on the floor and restoring the flooring to its original finish. The brush may be operated at 800-1500 RPM for burnishing and polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Minuteman International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Pollack, John M. Hill, III
  • Patent number: 8764851
    Abstract: Methods of treating fabrics using sol-gel halamine chemistry to impart antimicrobial properties thereto are described, as well as fabrics produced by the described methods. In one embodiment, the antimicrobial fabrics may be used to fabricate antimicrobial divider curtains for use in hospitals and medical facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Eastern Michigan University
    Inventors: Subhas Ghosh, Vijaykumar Mannari
  • Patent number: 8741392
    Abstract: A novel activation/etch method is disclosed for conductive polymer substrates and conductive polymer composite substrates to achieve good adhesion to subsequently applied coatings. The method in a preferred case involves anodically polarizing conductive polymers/polymer composites in aqueous etching solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Integran Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan McCrea, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Herath Katugaha, Klaus Tomantschger
  • Patent number: 8722146
    Abstract: A method for making a liquid separation membrane, including: (1) providing a polyvinylidene fluoride liquid separation membrane or polypropylene liquid separation membrane prepared by a thermally induced phase separation method as a substrate membrane, soaking the substrate membrane with water or a weak polar organic liquid to make membrane pores of the substrate membrane filled with the liquid, the soaking time being between 0.5 s and 1 min, and the weak polar organic liquid being indissolvable and compatible with the polyvinylidene fluoride liquid separation membrane or polypropylene liquid separation membrane; (2) coating a casting solution of polyvinylidene fluoride on the surface of the soaked substrate membrane obtained in step (1), and quickly soaking the substrate membrane in a coagulating bath heated to a temperature of 60-100° C. for curing to yield the liquid separation membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Tianjin Motimo Membrane Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianli Liu, Changfa Xiao, Xiaoyu Hu, Wujiang Zhang, Ruobing Hou
  • Patent number: 8647699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing biomedical articles, in particular, silicone hydrogel contact lenses having durable hydrophilic chitosan coating. The chitosan coating is covalently attached to the medical device by performing a crosslinking reaction between chitosan and the carboxylic groups on the surface of a medical device directly in a sealed package during autoclave. The coated biomedical articles obtainable by the process of the invention have desirable characteristics regarding adherence to the substrate, durability, hydrophilicity, wettability, biocompatibility and permeability and are thus especially useful in the field of ophthalmic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Monika Knuth, Ralf Pasternack, Jens Zotzel, Christine Reiff
  • Patent number: 8642129
    Abstract: A water-soluble film that is resistant to contact with small amounts of water and methods of making the same from water-soluble film-forming compositions, such as polyvinyl alcohols having a salt applied to a surface of the film and a method of making articles made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joshua Allen Maurer, Frank Willaim DeNome, Bruno Jean-Pierre Matthys, Hanif Badouraly
  • Publication number: 20140030947
    Abstract: Processes for preparing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene yarns, and the yarns and articles produced therefrom. The surfaces of highly oriented yarns are subjected to a treatment that enhances the surface energy at the yarn surfaces and are coated with a protective coating immediately after the treatment to increase the expected shelf life of the treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
  • Patent number: 8632838
    Abstract: Processes are described herein for preparing medical devices and other articles having a low-fouling surface on a substrate comprising a polymeric surface. The polymeric surface material may possess a range of polymeric backbones and substituents while providing the articles with a highly efficient, biocompatible, and non-fouling surface. The processes involve treating the substrate to reduce the concentration of chemical species on the surface of or in the substrate without altering the bulk physical properties of the device or article, and thereafter forming a grafted polymer layer on the treated substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Semprus Biosciences Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence A. Roth, Zheng Zhang, Chad C. Huval, Michael A. Bouchard, Christopher R. Loose
  • Publication number: 20130344286
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric comprising extendable fiber and elastic fiber, wherein the nonwoven fabric comprises a first side having a plurality of protrusions and a plurality of recesses and a second side on the side opposite the first side, the proportion of extendable fiber in the protrusions on the first side is higher than the proportion of extendable fiber in the recesses on the first side, and the nonwoven fabric is coated with a hydrophilic agent, or the extendable fiber and elastic fiber comprise a hydrophilic agent, the nonwoven fabric has a water absorbing property represented by a water absorption height of at least 10 mm in a water absorption test, and a quick-drying property represented by a transpiration rate of at least 20 mass % in a transpiration test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitsuno, Jun Okuda
  • Publication number: 20130337226
    Abstract: A method of forming a self-cleaning coating on a substrate comprises the step of selecting a substrate, cleaning the substrate, and/or roughening the substrate using an abrasive. In an embodiment, roughening of the substrate create microscopic tortuous grooves. Another embodiment of the method comprises coating the roughened surface with at least one hydrophobic chemical agent. In an exemplary embodiment, the hydrophobic chemical agent covalently binds with the substrate creating nanoscopic grooves. Another embodiment of the present disclosure pertains to an apparatus for depositing a self-cleaning coating on a flat substrate. A further embodiment of the present disclosure pertains to a self-cleaning coating on a substrate comprising a hydrophobic chemical agent covalently bonded to at least one roughened surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: University of Houston
    Inventors: Seamus Curran, Kang-Shyang Liao, Killian Barton
  • Patent number: 8609186
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter provides a method for manufacturing a coating film whereby a problem of planarity in a plastic film wound up into a roll form can be eliminated and the coating film can be formed uniformly and precisely. There is therefore provided a method for manufacturing a coating film in which a plastic film wound into a roll form is wound off to be allowed to run and is fed while winding the film around a heat roller so as to eliminate deformations in the plastic film, and then a coating liquid is applied onto the plastic film, wherein in a position where wrinkles begin to form in the plastic film due to heating by the heat roller, the plastic film is pneumatically pressed by air jetted from an air nozzle at a pressure equal to or higher than a pressure at which the wrinkles disappear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Norichika Kojima, Hidetomo Itoh, Makoto Sato
  • Publication number: 20130330484
    Abstract: A system and method for adjusting the relative stiffness of a synthetic turf system's synthetic ribbons. A stiffening agent is applied to the synthetic turf system such that the synthetic ribbons that are responsive to the stiffening agent will stiffen subsequent to the application of the stiffening agent. The synthetic turf system may include synthetic ribbons that are not responsive to the stiffening agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Tarkett Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Prevost
  • Publication number: 20130327436
    Abstract: Process for the production of a flame-retardant plastics piping system which comprises piping components, in particular piping and connecting elements, such as fittings, valves, screw-threaded elements, containers, pumps, and to which, on the exterior surface of the plastics piping system, an intumescent water- or solvent-based coating comprising a crosslinking binder, in particular at least one of the following binders: vinyl acetate, epoxy resin, acrylate, acrylate mixed resin, polyurethane, polyurethane-acrylate, and various fillers, is applied, where a protective layer is applied over the intumescent coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Oliver Hein
  • Patent number: 8597731
    Abstract: A diamond layer can be applied stably onto a graphite substrate in a CVD process when the graphite substrate is subjected to the following pretreatment steps before the CVD process: fine cleaning of the surface in a vacuum at a temperature >500° C., preferably >800° C., in an etching gas atmosphere, mechanical removal of loose particles, seeding of the substrate surface with very small diamond particles and at least one degassing treatment in a vacuum to remove adsorbed hydrocarbons and adsorbed air at a temperature T>500° C., preferably T>700° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Condias GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Fryda, Thorsten Matthee, Shane Mulcahy
  • Publication number: 20130286092
    Abstract: In an inkjet printer, a low surface energy material is applied to a printhead face and a drip bib during a printhead maintenance operation. The low surface energy material forms a thin layer on the printhead face and drip bib to resist adhesion of ink to the printhead. The low surface energy material can be a layer of silicone oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: VARUN SAMBHY, Santokh S. Badesha, Daniel J. McVeigh, Peter M. Gulvin
  • Publication number: 20130276816
    Abstract: A polypropylene part of a device for packaging and/or applying a product, including a body having at least one wall covered, at least partly, with at least one finishing coat, the resilience of said polypropylene being greater than or equal to 7 kJ/m2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Guillaume COUCHE
  • Patent number: 8563093
    Abstract: A production method of an electroless plating material of the present invention is a method for the production of an electroless plating material that has a surface to be plated by electroless plating, and includes an ozone treatment step in which a material body that is made of a resin is brought into contact with a solution that contains ozone to form a modified layer in a surface of the material body, and a superficial layer removal step in which, after the ozone treatment step, the surface of the material body is irradiated with ultraviolet rays to remove a superficial layer of the modified layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Okuno Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Osamura, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Isami Kato, Takeshi Bessho, Takeaki Maeda
  • Publication number: 20130224411
    Abstract: Described are antifog films useful for packaging food, and more particularly to antifog films that can be used as lidding films in trays made of amorphous polyester. The films may include at least one base layer or film, such as a polyester film, and a heat seal layer. The antifog layer is coated on the heat seal layer. The heat seal layer allows the antifog coating to more strongly adhere to the antifog film. The heat seal layer may be an amorphous polyester layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Jon Ian MONTCRIEFF, Roberto SIU
  • Publication number: 20130225793
    Abstract: Isolated polypeptides are disclosed comprising an amino acid sequence encoding a monomer of a fibrous polypeptide attached to a heterologous polysaccharide binding domain. Composites comprising same, methods of generating same and uses thereof are all disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: CollPlant Ltd., Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd., CollPlant Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130209792
    Abstract: The waterborne coating composition herein is useful for promoting adhesion of paint to a component such as a plastic automobile part or accessory. The waterborne coating composition is particularly useful for promoting adhesion of paint to a thermoplastic polyolefin surface. The waterborne coating composition is prepared from a mixture comprising at least one chlorinated polyolefin resin and at least one urethane acrylic hybrid resin. The waterborne coating composition provides not only good adhesion of a paint to a thermoplastic polyolefin surface, but also provides good appearance. The waterborne coating composition is also compatible with a wide variety of paint systems and can be rapidly dried under ambient conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: W.M. BARR & COMPANY
    Inventor: W.M. BARR & COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130196067
    Abstract: A molded game ball and process for making the same. The game ball comprises a molded outer cover having a mold line that mimics the seam of a conventional game ball and a raised stitch pattern presented along said mold line. The game ball is made by forming an outer cover in a mold that has a pattern that is positioned to mimic the inverse of the pattern of a seam of a conventional game ball. Material is then injected into an interior volume enclosed by the outer cover to form an inner core that permanently bonds with the outer cover. The outer cover of the game ball has a stitch pattern that mimics the stitching and seam of a conventional stitched game ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., Shyi Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20130184136
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to methods of making and using films that serve as barriers to atmospheric oxygen. More particularly, the presently disclosed subject matter pertains to methods of making and using films wherein at least one layer of the film contains a blend of primary and secondary barrier components. The primary barrier component is present in the layer in an amount of from about 65 to 95 weight percent, based on the blend weight, and comprises ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer having an ethylene unit content ranging from 21 to 30 mol %. The secondary barrier component is present in the layer in an amount of from about 5 to 55 weight percent, based on blend weight, and comprises ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer having an ethylene unit content ranging from 41 to 50 mol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Cryovac, Inc.
    Inventor: Cryovac, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130164449
    Abstract: Methods of forming multi-component reinforced composites are described. The methods may include forming a particle-reinforced component and a polymer-containing component where the particle-reinforced component and the polymer-containing component are in contact with one another. The particle reinforced component may be formed by a process that includes providing reactive particles that have a reactive polymerization promoter chemically bonded or coated on the surface of the reactive particles and contacting the reactive particles with a resin solution that includes monomers of a polymer. The polymerization promoter chemically bonded or coated on the surface of the reactive particles may promote the polymerization of the monomers. The resin solution may subsequently be polymerized forming a polymer matrix around the reactive particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Rajappa Tadepalli, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Jawed Asrar, Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari
  • Patent number: 8468715
    Abstract: A method for forming an engineered wood product from pulpwood, comprising providing a quantity of pulpwood; crushing and scrimming the pulpwood to form a mat; drying in a first drying step the mat in a first pass dryer; applying a resin to the mat; and, drying in a second drying step the mat in a second pass dryer. The drying process controls moisture content using the rate of change between the entering and exiting airflow temperature. The resulting product has a high modulus of elasticity and modulus of rupture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Loblolly Industries, LLC
    Inventors: William Anderson Thomas, Jr., Roy Daniel Seale, James Michael White, Bobby Lyn White, Adam Glen Barwick