Inorganic Treating Agent Patents (Class 427/341)
  • Patent number: 10472546
    Abstract: Textile fabrics consolidated with a binder that is made from a binder system are described. The binder system may include: a) 30% or less by dry weight of at least one polymer based on polyvinyl alcohol; b) 70% or more by dry weight of at least one starch, wherein the at least one starch comprises 50% by weight or more of one or more natural starches based on the total weight of the at least one starch; c) 0 to 10% by dry weight of at least one crosslinker; d) 0 to 10% by dry weight of at least one filler; and e) 0 to 10% by dry weight of at least one additive, wherein a sum of components a) through e) is 100% by dry weight of the binder system. Method of making the textile fabrics consolidated with binders made from the binder systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Werner Groh, Agnes Frick
  • Patent number: 10407597
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new binder composition which is particularly suitable for the manufacture of composite materials utilizing such new binder composition in the required nonwoven materials. Composite materials using such new binder composition in their nonwoven part are suitable, in particular, for composites materials for interior construction, for linings, floor coverings, and for the manufacture of furniture and similar products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Philip Francis Miele, Michael Ketzer
  • Patent number: 10202720
    Abstract: A flame resistant textile is provided. The textile is a sateen weave fabric containing cellulosic fibers, where the sateen weave fabric has a thickness of at least 19.5 mils, a thickness of at least 25 mils after 3 home washes at 120° F., an air permeability of at least 60 cfm, and a weight of less than about 7 oz/yd2. The sateen weave fabric also contains a treatment, where the treatment contains a tetramethylhydroxy phosphonium salt or its condensate and chemical selected from the group consisting of urea, guanidines, guanyl urea, glycoluril, and polyamines. When the sateen weave fabric to which the treatment has been applied has been heat-cured and oxidized at least a portion of the cellulosic fibers have a pentavalent phosphate compound polymerized therein. The method for producing the flame resistant textile is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: James D. Cliver, James Travis Greer, Candace W. Sturcken, Samuel M. Caudell, Shulong Li
  • Patent number: 9926339
    Abstract: A novel fluorine-containing silane compound is provided. The fluorine-containing silane compound is capable of providing excellent water repellency and oil repellency, and is useful as a fluorine-containing silane coupling agent with applicability to a wide variety of applications, even if it has a chemical structure, which is free of a perfluoroalkyl group of 8 or more of carbon atoms; and has no risk of formation of PFOS or PFOA causing bioaccumulation potential and environment adaptability problems. A fluorine-containing silane compound containing at least one of each of a nitrogen-containing perfluoroalkyl group and an alkoxysilyl group in the molecule is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION, MITSUBISHI MATERIALS ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Masato Fujita, Daisuke Takano, Masakazu Uotani, Takeshi Kamiya, Tsunetoshi Honda
  • Patent number: 9825226
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a conductive film. The method for manufacturing a conductive film includes providing a polymer thin-film on a base film, treating the polymer thin-film by using 10 M to 15 M of nitric acid, and washing the polymer thin-film treated with nitric acid. The nitric acid treatment is performed at room temperature for about 7 minutes to about 13 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sun Jin Yun, Changbong Yeon
  • Patent number: 8968832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink-jet print head for an ink-jet printer comprising at least a substrate and a photopolymer barrier applied onto said substrate, said photopolymer barrier comprising an adhesive first layer and a second layer made of a photopolymerizable material and applied above said first layer, characterized in that said adhesive first layer is made of a cationically polymerizable material partially polymerized that, when contacted ny a water-based ink containing acidic species, is able to further polymerize, thus improving the photopolymer barrier adhesion on said surface of said substrate with time, the present invention also relates to a process of manufacturing said ink-jet print head and to its use in combination with a water-based ink containing acidic species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: SICPA Holding SA
    Inventors: Davide Ciampini, Norma Giordano, Luigina Gino, Fulvio Cominetti
  • Patent number: 8962133
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: an electrophotographic member which enhances image quality, prevents the lowering of a grade of an image even when images have been repeatedly output, and can remarkably enhance the stability of the grade of the image; an intermediate transfer member; and an image forming apparatus. The electrophotographic member includes a base layer and a surface layer, wherein the surface layer has a binder resin, perfluoropolymer fine particles, a fluorocarbon resin dispersing agent and a particular fluorine compound, wherein the perfluoropolymer fine particle has a fluorine compound carried on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Naoto Kameyama, Kenji Onuma, Koichi Nakamura, Tadanobu Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Tominaga, Akira Watanabe, Yasushi Shimizu, Rieko Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8945677
    Abstract: Materials and methods for manufacturing electronic devices and semiconductor components using low dielectric materials comprising polyimide based aerogels are described. Additional methods for manipulating the properties of the dielectric materials and affecting the overall dielectric property of the system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Zafiropoulos, Paul Nahass, Roxana Trifu, Redouane Begag, Wendell E. Rhine, Wenting Dong, Shannon White, George L. Gould, Alaric Naiman, Roger Sinta
  • Publication number: 20140377463
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid processing method which may de-electrify the surface of a hydrophobized substrate. A substrate electrified according to a liquid processing is de-electrified by supplying a hydrophobizing liquid to a surface of the substrate subjected to the liquid processing while rotating the substrate, and performing rinsing by supplying an alkaline rinsing liquid to the hydrophobized surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Yosuke Hachiya, Hisashi Kawano, Mitsunori Nakamori, Jun Nonaka, Shogo Mizota, Tatsuya Nagamatsu, Daisuke Saiki, Kazuhiro Teraoka, Takashi Yabuta
  • Publication number: 20140356632
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions formulated to improve water resistance when topically applied as a treatment to a surface (e.g., the surface of a wood product). Wood products treated with the compositions, as well as methods for applying the compositions to a surface, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Erik M. Parker, Jack G. Winterowd
  • Publication number: 20140339153
    Abstract: A hollow fiber membrane is formed by embedding a braid having a spiral open weave of monofilaments only, to avoid a “whiskering” problem common in prior art multifilament braid-supported tubular membranes. The open weave is characterized by contiguous, circumferential, rhomboid-shaped areas of polymer film separated by monofilaments. When the braid is supported on a plasticized PVA cable it can be infiltrated with membrane polymer which, when coagulated embeds the braid positioning it around the lumen. The spiral weave, free of any circumferentially constricting monofilament, when embedded in film, allows the membrane to be biaxially distensible. In other words, the membrane has “give” not only in the axial or longitudinal direction but also in the radial direction. “Give” in the radial direction permits soiled membranes to be backwashed under higher pressure than in a comparable braid which is not radially distensible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Chang Min Seo, Gyeong Mo Lee
  • Publication number: 20140287154
    Abstract: Reactive compositions are provided, having biocidal and chemical decontamination/neutralization properties, comprising a hygroscopic polymer and an active, which are useful in a variety of commercial, healthcare and military applications and a wide variety of contaminants, including without limitation chemical and biological warfare agents. The reactive compositions are renewable or rechargeable after use by exposure to an additional application of the active and do not require removal, disposal or replacement of the originally applied composition. Methods for preparing and applying the reactive compositions are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Herbert J. Kaiser, Miranda C. Shaver, Timothy Lee Giddens
  • Publication number: 20140272151
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to cement-based coating compositions providing a stable, hard, fast setting and drying cement coating. In particular, the cement-based coating includes a low-flashing, VOC-exempt solvent in combination with cement materials, aggregates, resins and other optional components. Methods of making, application and use of the cement coating composition are further disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CEM-STRIPE, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Hickman
  • Publication number: 20140272437
    Abstract: The compound below. R1 is an alkyl group or —(SiR72—O)m—R8. R7 is an alkoxy group. The value m is a nonnegative integer. R8 is an alkyl group or R3 and R4 are organic groups. R5 is an aliphatic group or a residue of a homopolymer of an aliphatic polyisocyanate. R6 has an electron withdrawing group that is bound to a carbon atom that is bound to the CHR4 group. The value n is an integer greater than or equal to 2. A method of: reacting a 3-trialkoxysilylpropyl amine with an organic compound having a carbon-carbon double bond activated by an electron withdrawing group to form a secondary amino propylalkoxysilane, and reacting the secondary amino propylalkoxysilane with an aliphatic polyisocyanate or a polymer thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Arthur A. Webb, Jozef Verborgt
  • Publication number: 20140234543
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a coated substrate having a coating film on a substrate, the method provides a highly durable coated substrate with high efficiency, while ensuring the storage stability of a coating film forming composition to be used. The method does not require a complicated processing. The resulting coated substrate is not deteriorated and has a good appearance. The method includes the steps of, preparing a coating film forming composition containing a silane compound having a hydrolyzable functional group, and not substantially containing a catalyst for hydrolysis reaction, applying the coating film forming composition on the substrate to form an applied film on the substrate, drying the applied film to obtain a precursor film, and treating a surface of the precursor film with a treatment solution to make the coating film on the substrate, the treatment solution containing a catalyst for hydrolysis reaction as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi ITO, Yosuke Takeda
  • Publication number: 20140065310
    Abstract: Contemplated compositions and methods for sealing cementitious material includes the step of contacting a portion of the cementitious material with a concrete sealing composition, wherein the composition comprises swellable polymers that can form a moisture adaptive barrier in the material, a silicate component that can react with free lime in the material to form CSH in the presence of a catalyst, and a water miscible silane that can react with silica in the material to form polysiloxanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Protocol Environmental Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Vitomir
  • Patent number: 8652578
    Abstract: A method of forming a cured coating composition on an automobile component is provided. The method utilizes a coating compound including a radical polymerizable compound and an organoborane initiator and includes the step of applying the coating composition to the automobile component. The organoborane initiator is complexed with a bi-functional noncyclic blocking agent that has a carbon backbone and two organoborane complexing moieties. The two moieties are different from each other and are selected from the group of an amine moiety, a thiol moiety, and a phosphine moiety. In addition, the two moieties are separated from each other by two to four carbon atoms to increase the nucleophilicity of the blocking agent towards the organoborane initiator. The organoborane initiator is decomplexed from the blocking agent thereby forming a radical that is used to polymerize the radical polymerizable compound and cure the coating composition on the automobile component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: David Cranfill, Keith E. Gutowski
  • Patent number: 8647716
    Abstract: A method of dissociating an organoborane-amine complex in a coating composition is provided. The method includes the step of introducing the organoborane-amine complex, the radical polymerizable compound, and optionally an amine, onto a substrate to form the coating composition. The method also includes the step of introducing carbon dioxide into the coating composition in a molar ratio of at least 1:1 of the carbon dioxide to free amine groups present in the coating composition. More specifically, a carbamic zwitterion is formed in-situ from reaction of the carbon dioxide and the free amine groups. The formation of the carbamic zwitterion leads to dissociation of the organoborane-amine complex and formation of a radical. The radical is then used to polymerize the radical polymerizable compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Keith E. Gutowski, David Cranfill
  • Publication number: 20130313187
    Abstract: A process for producing a resilient ion exchange membrane. The process comprises the steps of (1) selecting a porous matrix, (2) saturating the porous matrix with a homogenous solution comprising a mixture of: (i) a hydrophilic ionic monomer, (ii) a hydrophobic cross-linking oligomer and/or a comonomer, (iii) a free radical initiator, and (iii) a solvent for solubilizing the hydrophilic ionic monomer, the hydrophobic cross-linking oligomer and/or comonomer, and the free radical initiator into a homogenous mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SALTWORKS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Xiangchun Yin, Zhongyuan Zhou
  • Patent number: 8580348
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for treating textile material to confer flame retardant properties, the method comprising the steps of impregnating the material with an aqueous solution of a treatment agent which is a poly(hydroxyorgano)phosphonium compound; drying the impregnated material; curing the dried impregnated material with ammonia to produce a cured, water-insoluble polymer which is mechanically fixed within the fibers of the material; oxidizing the cured polymer to convert trivalent phosphorus to pentavalent phosphorus; and washing and drying the material; wherein one or both of steps (d) and (e) result in the co-production of an aqueous effluent; and wherein the conditions are controlled such that the atomic ratio of N:P present on the material increases during step (c) by 0.8 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hand, Robert Hicklin
  • Patent number: 8557347
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention use melamine-based resins as a pretreatment on fabrics and fabric blends in combination with phosphorus-based flame retardants to improve flame retardant performance, durability, and further promote char formation in a combustion zone of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Matchmaster Dyeing & Finishing, Inc.
    Inventor: Malcolm H. Hensley
  • Publication number: 20130197133
    Abstract: A method for rendering a substrate hydrophobic while maintaining its biodegradability includes treating the substrate with a halosilane such that the halosilane forms a silicone resin in the interstitial spaces of the substrate. The method parameters can be controlled such that the resulting hydrophobic cellulosic substrate is compostable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin Dale Lewis, James Habermehl, William James Schulz, JR.
  • Patent number: 8496920
    Abstract: Novel acrylamide and methacrylamide hydantoin monomers which can be reacted with other acrylamide, methacrylamide, acrylate, and methacrylate monomers to form copolymers, which upon halogenation, provide oxidative coatings which are biocidal for use with various materials including, but not limited to, textiles, filters, and latex paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Shelby D. Worley, Royall M. Broughton, Hasan B. Kocer, Idris Cerkez
  • Publication number: 20130190429
    Abstract: A method for rendering a substrate hydrophobic while maintaining its biodegradability includes treating the substrate with a reactive silane such that the reactive silane forms a resin in the interstitial spaces of the substrate. The method parameters are controlled such that the resulting hydrophobic cellulosic substrate is compostable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Dale Lewis, James Habermehl, William James Schulz, JR.
  • Patent number: 8465800
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a leather-like sheet having a fine image drawn by an inkjet printing method, etc., on its surface and having practically sufficient physical properties. This invention includes a leather-like sheet including (i) a fibrous substrate and (ii) a porous layer thereon, the porous layer having a surface having open pores with a diameter of 1 ?m or more and the porous layer having the surface having an image whose definition is 5 dots/mm or more, and a process for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Teijin Cordley Limited
    Inventors: Kunihiko Sasaki, Toshihiko Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8449944
    Abstract: A process for the production of coated textiles, a textile substrate being coated or impregnated with a solution (I) comprising polyurethane, and the polyurethane then being precipitated in or on the textile substrate, wherein polyurethane dissolved in ionic liquid is used as solution (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Markus Schuette, Hauke Malz, Laszlo Szarvas
  • Publication number: 20130122316
    Abstract: A composite sheet is manufactured by depositing a multi-layer coating on the outer surface of a substrate, the coating comprising a metal layer and an outer polymeric layer formed from a precursor comprising a polymerizable composition that includes a olefin group and a moisture curable group, such as an isocyanate or silane group. After the precursor is applied, the composite sheet is exposed to both beam radiation and moisture, which respectively promote polymerization and curing at different sites of the precursor. The function of the cured polymeric layer includes protecting the metal layer from corrosion. The amenability of the isocyanate or silane functionality to moisture-promoted coupling promotes substantially full conversion and curing of the precursor, even of portions of the substrate that are geometrically shadowed from incident beam radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Noel Stephen Brabbs, Eric Huebsch, Yuefei Tao, Lech Wilczek
  • Patent number: 8361629
    Abstract: A half mirror has a shape on a substrate and excels in appearance and design and is fabricated by a method. The method includes forming an organic film by applying, onto a transparent substrate or film, a primer composition containing an addition-polymerizable compound having three or more reactive groups, an addition-polymerizable compound having an acidic group, and an addition-polymerizable compound having a hydrophilic functional group, and polymerizing the primer composition. The method includes turning the acidic group into a metal (M1) salt by treating the organic film with an aqueous solution containing metal (M1) ions, and turning the metal (M1) salt into a metal (M2) salt by treating the organic film with a metal (M2) ion aqueous solution containing metal (M2) ions that are lower in ionization tendency than metal (M1) ions, and (d) reducing metal (M2) ions to form a metal film on a surface of the organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Tetsuya Mori, Tetsuo Hayase, Keisuke Oomae
  • Patent number: 8361628
    Abstract: The present invention provides (i) a process for producing a metal film with which process a metal film and a metal pattern can be formed, at low cost, on an arbitrary substrate, (ii) a primer composition, (iii) a metal film, and (iv) use of the metal film. The process includes the steps of: forming an organic film with use of a primer composition which contains (i) an addition polymerizable compound including three or more reactive groups, (ii) an addition polymerizable compound including an acid group, (iii) an addition polymerizable compound including a basic group, and (iv) an addition polymerizable compound including a hydrophilic functional group; form a metal (M1) salt from the acid group; substituting the metal (M1) salt of the acid group with a metal (M2) salt by processing with a metal (M2) ion aqueous solution containing a metal (M2) ion which has a less ionization tendency than the metal (M1) ion; and reducing the metal (M2) ion so that a metal film is formed on a surface of the organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Tetsuo Hayase, Tetsuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20130011617
    Abstract: A versatile silicone resin reflective substrate which exhibits high reflectance of high luminance light from an LED light source over a wide wavelength from short wavelengths of approximately 340-500 nm, which include wavelengths from 380-400 nm near lower limit of the visible region, to longer wavelength in the infra-red region. The silicone resin reflective substrate has a reflective layer which contains a white inorganic filler powder dispersed in a three-dimensional cross linked silicone resin, the inorganic filler powder having a high reflective index than the silicone resin. The reflective layer is formed on a support body as a film, a solid, or a sheet. The silicone resin reflective substrate can be easily formed as a wiring substrate, a packaging case or the like, and can be manufactured at low cost and a high rate of production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI RUBBER INC.
    Inventors: Masutsugu Tasaki, Naoto Igarashi, Akira Ichikawa, Tsutomu Odaki, Maimi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120244369
    Abstract: The invention provides novel compositions comprising one or more polymers, including a functional triblock copolymer and optionally a structural triblock copolymer and compositions that include such polymers. The functional triblock contains quaternized nitrogen anti-fouling functionality. The compositions can be used to prepare antimicrobial, antifouling coatings, for example, for medical, health, marine fouling, corrosion and general protein fouling resistance applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Cornell University
    Inventors: Christopher K. Ober, Craig Jonathan Weinman, Daewon Park, Dale L. Handlin
  • Patent number: 8273461
    Abstract: The method of producing a metal film in accordance with the present invention includes: the organic film forming step of applying, onto a substrate or a film, an underlayer composition containing an addition polymerizable compound having three or more reactive groups, an addition polymerizable compound having acid groups, and an addition polymerizable compound having hydrophilic functional groups and polymerizing the composition, to form an organic film; the metal salt producing step of processing the organic film with an aqueous solution containing metal (M1) ions, to convert the acid groups to a metal (M1) salt; the metal fixing step of processing the organic film processed with the aqueous solution containing metal (M1) ions with an aqueous metal (M2) ion solution containing metal (M2) ions having lower ionicity than the metal (M1) ions, to convert the metal (M1) salt of the acid groups to a metal (M2) salt; and the reduction step of reducing the metal (M2) ions, to form a metal film on a surface of the or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mori, Seiji Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8273462
    Abstract: The process of the present invention for producing a metal film includes: forming an organic film using a primer composition containing an addition polymerizable compound including three or more reactive groups, an acid group-including addition polymerizable compound, and a hydrophilic functional group-including addition polymerizable compound; forming a metal (M1) salt from the acid group; substituting the metal (M1) salt of the acid group with a metal (M2) salt by processing the organic film with a metal (M2) ion aqueous solution containing a metal (M2) ion having less ionization tendency than the metal (M1) ion; reducing the metal (M2) ion so that a metal film is formed on a surface of the organic film; and oxidizing the metal film. This provides (i) a process for producing a metal film and a metal pattern, at low cost, on an arbitrary substrate, (ii) a metal film, and (iii) use of the meta film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Tetsuo Hayase, Tetsuya Mori
  • Publication number: 20120237684
    Abstract: A plastic member, for example, a hydrocarbon-based transparent polymer molded product is subjected to fluorination processing in a fluorine gas within a reaction device 8 to fluorinate only a surface layer thereof. Thus, a refractive index can be lowered, a surface reflection can be lowered, and light transmittance of a base material can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Tadahiro OHMI, Naoki Tanahashi, Keiichi Nii
  • Patent number: 8241705
    Abstract: A process for producing a polyurethane coated glove includes steps of: coating a knitted glove with a solvent, wherein the solvent is prepared by a polyurethane resin and a component selected from the group consisting of N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP), dimethylacetamide (DMAC), and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), wherein the component participates in synthesizing the polyurethane resin; treating the knitted glove with water bath; drying the knitted glove under 100˜110° C., for 50˜60 minutes; and recycling the component in the solvent from the water after treating with water bath by vacuum decompression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Xiaolin Sha
  • Publication number: 20120193286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a nanoporous foam, said process comprising providing a monomeric component (A) comprising a polyfunctional isocyanate (A1) and a solvent (C), and contacting said monomeric component (A) with water vapor. The present invention further comprises a nanoporous foam obtainable by such a process and also a nanofoam composite obtainable by applying said monomeric component (A) to a carrier (B) before the step of contacting with water vapor. The nanofoam composite is useful as insulant for thermal or acoustical insulation, as filtering material or as catalyst carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Prissok, Marc Fricke, Stefan Schliebe
  • Publication number: 20120183494
    Abstract: Novel acrylamide and methacrylamide hydantoin monomers which can be reacted with other acrylamide, methacrylamide, acrylate, and methacrylate monomers to form copolymers, which upon halogenation, provide oxidative coatings which are biocidal for use with various materials including, but not limited to, textiles, filters, and latex paints.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: AUBURN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shelby D. Worley, Royall M. Broughton, Hasan B. Kocer, Idris Cerkez
  • Patent number: 8206788
    Abstract: In the manufacture of electronic devices that use porous dielectric materials, the properties of the dielectric in a pristine state can be altered by various processing steps. In a method for restoring and preserving the pristine properties of a porous dielectric layer, a substrate is provided with a layer of processed porous dielectric on top, whereby the processed porous dielectric is at least partially exposed. A thin aqueous film is formed at least on the exposed parts of the processed porous dielectric. The exposed porous dielectric with the aqueous film is exposed to an ambient containing a mixture comprising at least one silylation agent and dense CO2, resulting in the restoration and preservation of the pristine properties of the porous dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventors: Fabrice Sinapi, Jan Alfons B. Van Hoeymissen
  • Publication number: 20120135244
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tie coat which is formed on a surface of a base or an undercoating film prior to formation of an organopolysiloxane-based antifouling coating film and is formed from a moisture-curing organopolysiloxane-based composition comprising (b1) organopolysiloxane having condensing functional groups at both ends of a molecule and/or (b2) a curing composition formed by subjecting the component (b1) and an extender pigment to contact treatment with heating or without heating, as well as a composite coating film including the tie coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: CHUGOKU MARINE PAINTS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuuhei YUKI, Masashi Ono, Shinnichi Tashiro, Masakazu Doi
  • Patent number: 8173219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to formaldehyde scavenger treatments for porous fiberglass material having formaldehyde emitting binders thereon. The invention also relates to methods of making porous fiberglass material having reduced formaldehyde emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Kim Tutin, Ramji Srinivasan, Natasha Wright, Peter Boyer, Kurt Gabrielson, Robert Fleming
  • Publication number: 20120100293
    Abstract: A method of dissociating an organoborane-amine complex in a coating composition is provided. The method includes the step of introducing the organoborane-amine complex, the radical polymerizable compound, and optionally an amine, onto a substrate to form the coating composition. The method also includes the step of introducing carbon dioxide into the coating composition in a molar ratio of at least 1:1 of the carbon dioxide to free amine groups present in the coating composition. More specifically, a carbamic zwitterion is formed in-situ from reaction of the carbon dioxide and the free amine groups. The formation of the carbamic zwitterion leads to dissociation of the organoborane-amine complex and formation of a radical. The radical is then used to polymerize the radical polymerizable compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Keith E. Gutowski, David Cranfill
  • Publication number: 20120053281
    Abstract: A gas barrier film includes an anionically functionalized matrix resin and a platy mineral filler. The formed film is surface-treated with a multi-valent metal cation crosslinking agent to stabilize the barrier film against performance loss at elevated levels of relative humidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Carrie A. Feeney, Harris A. Goldberg, Michele Farrell
  • Patent number: 8097175
    Abstract: Methods of forming metal oxide structures and methods of forming metal oxide patterns on a substrate using a block copolymer system formulated for self-assembly. The metal oxide structures and patterns may be used, for example, as a mask for sublithographic patterning during various stages of semiconductor device fabrication. A block copolymer at least within a trench in the substrate and including at least one soluble block and at least one insoluble block may be annealed to form a self-assembled pattern including a plurality of repeating units of the at least one soluble block laterally aligned with the trench and positioned within a matrix of the at least one insoluble block. The self-assembled pattern may be exposed to a metal oxide precursor that impregnates the at least one soluble block. The metal oxide precursor may be oxidized to form a metal oxide. The self-assembled pattern may be removed to form a pattern of metal oxide lines on the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Timothy A. Quick, J. Neil Greeley
  • Publication number: 20110200836
    Abstract: A gas-barrier material having a gas-barrier layer which comprises a polycarboxylic acid polymer, the gas-barrier layer having a chemical bond stemming from an isocyanate group formed in the surface thereof, and the content of nitrogen being at least not less than 1 atom % per the total amount of carbon, oxygen and nitrogen in the surface layer. The gas-barrier material comprising a polycarboxylic acid polymer which is a high hydrogen-bonding polymer exhibits excellent anti-blocking property without dependent upon the degree of crosslinking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Obu, Kashiko Kawai
  • Patent number: 7976901
    Abstract: A polishing sheet which can improve waviness at a face of a material to be polished and which has a long life is provided. The polishing pad 1 has a polyurethane sheet 2 made of polyurethane resin. The polyurethane sheet 2 has a polishing layer which is disposed inside a surface layer and which is allowed to wear away by polishing and whose thickness is larger than a thickness of the surface layer. The polishing layer has an approximately uniform foam structure in a direction of the thickness of the polishing sheet 2 by being formed foams whose space volume is larger than that of foams formed at the surface layer and which are communicated so as to form a network by continuous holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujibo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kume, Tomohiro Iwao
  • Patent number: 7972656
    Abstract: Coating compositions, articles, and methods of coating articles are provided. The coating compositions and methods provide abrasion resistant formable coatings when cured on a substrate. The articles can be formed after the coating compositions are applied to a substrate and cured. Abrasion resistant, tintable coatings are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: SDC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ren-Zhi Jin, Andreas Schneider, Mark Sollberger
  • Publication number: 20110159301
    Abstract: Wood is treated with a film-forming silicone emulsion composition, a boron compound, and a di- or trivalent metal salt. The wood can be endowed with water repellency, water absorption prevention, dimensional stability, termite control and antifungal properties without altering the appearance and quality of wood. The treatment is also effective in preventing the boron compound from being leached out in water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: NISSIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO, LTD
    Inventors: Masaki Wakamatsu, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7968653
    Abstract: The present invention concerns the use of RO. radicals, R being a hydrogen, an alkyl group having 2 to 15 carbons, an acyl group —COR? in which R? represents an alkyl group having 2 to 15 carbons, or an aroyl group —COAr in which Ar represents an aromatic group having 6 to 15 carbons, for the hydroxylation, alkoxylation or oxycarbonylation of polymer surfaces, the said polymers being different from polymers chosen from: polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and fluorocarbon polymers when R represents a hydrogen, or of polymer mixture surfaces, notably hydrophobic ones, the said polymers consisting in monomeric units of which at least 50% among these are aliphatic units, and the said RO. radicals being generated by electrochemical or photochemical means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Alchimer
    Inventors: Christophe Bureau, Jean Pinson
  • Patent number: 7955653
    Abstract: An inkjet-recording medium comprising a support and an ink-receiving layer formed thereon containing inorganic fine particles, a water-soluble aluminum compound, a zirconium compound, a cationic modified self-emulsifying polymer, a polyvinyl alcohol having a saponification value of 92 to 98 mol %, and a crosslinking agent, and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Koike, Hiroki Kubo, Mitsuhiro Saito, Hirokazu Kito
  • Publication number: 20110092119
    Abstract: A flame resistant textile is provided. The textile is a sateen weave fabric containing cellulosic fibers, where the sateen weave fabric has a thickness of at least 19.5 mils, a thickness of at least 25 mils after 3 home washes at 120° F., an air permeability of at least 60 cfm, and a weight of less than about 7 oz/yd2. The sateen weave fabric also contains a treatment, where the treatment contains a tetramethylhydroxy phosphonium salt or its condensate and chemical selected from the group consisting of urea, guanidines, guanyl urea, glycoluril, and polyamines. When the sateen weave fabric to which the treatment has been applied has been heat-cured and oxidized at least a portion of the cellulosic fibers have a pentavalent phosphate compound polymerized therein. The method for producing the flame resistant textile is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: James D. Cliver, James Travis Greer, Candace W. Sturcken, Samuel M. Caudell, Shulong Li