Roller, Drum, Or Cylinder Patents (Class 427/359)
  • Patent number: 10351673
    Abstract: Provided are a block polyamide acid imide having an appropriate solubility in aqueous alkaline solutions, and block polyimides that are obtained using same and have high transparency and a low coefficient of linear thermal expansion (low CTE). The block polyimide comprises blocks configured from repeating structural units represented by defined formula (1A) and blocks configured from repeating structural units represented by defined formula (1B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Fukukawa, Masaki Okazaki, Yoshihiro Sakata, Tatsuhiro Urakami, Atsushi Okubo
  • Patent number: 10088617
    Abstract: A configuration including a main pattern region and a measurement pattern region which are set on one surface of a substrate having flexibility, wherein the measurement pattern region has at least a region disposed inside the contour line of the main pattern region, a main pattern, in which a plurality of line-shaped main convex patterns are arrayed with desired intervals, is disposed in the main pattern region, a measurement pattern, in which a plurality of line-shaped unit convex patterns are arrayed with desired intervals, is disposed in the measurement pattern region, and the line direction of the main pattern and the line direction of the measurement pattern are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ookawa, Keita Iimura, Naoko Nakata
  • Patent number: 9186838
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for coating a pipe or a section of a pipe with a polymer layer. The apparatus comprises an applicator for applying polymer melt on the surface of a pipe or pipe section, a roller for pressing the polymer applied by the applicator towards the pipe or pipe section, and means for circumferentially moving the applicator and the roller around the periphery of the pipe or pipe section. According to the invention the apparatus further comprises a drive for rotating the roller as the roller is moving around the periphery of a pipe or pipe section. By means of the invention, higher quality coatings can be applied to field joints of steel pipes, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: OY KWH PIPE AB, BOREALIS AH
    Inventors: Leif Leiden, Jouni Purmonen, Sven Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 9028908
    Abstract: A system of rollers can transfer fluid from a reservoir to an electrically conductive wire feeding past the reservoir. The system can include a first cylinder that contacts the reservoir and rotates to pick up fluid from the reservoir. A second cylinder can contact the first cylinder and rotate. Fluid can transfer between the first cylinder and the second cylinder. The second cylinder can contact the feeding wire such that the second cylinder applies the fluid to the wire as the wire feeds past the second cylinder. Accordingly, two rotating cylinders can cooperatively transfer fluid from the reservoir to the moving wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Essex Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin B. DeTar, Greg S. Caudill, Matthew Leach, John M. Swihart, Baber Inayat
  • Publication number: 20150125714
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal sheet is provided. The method includes providing a steel substrate having two faces, depositing a metal coating on each face by dipping the substrate in a bath, cooling the metal coatings, altering layers of magnesium oxide or magnesium hydroxide formed on the outer surfaces of the metal coatings, and depositing a layer of oil on the outer surfaces of the metal coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Tiago Machado Amorim, Joëlle Richard, Eric Jacqueson, Audrey Lhermeroult, Pascale Feltin, Jean-Michel Lemaire, Luc Diez, Jean-Michel Mataigne
  • Publication number: 20150104623
    Abstract: The present application provides a patterning method of a graphene, including a step of forming a graphene layer on a polymer substrate and a step of forming a nanopattern on the graphene layer by hot embossing imprinting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Byung Hee Hong, Jung Hee Han
  • Patent number: 8999437
    Abstract: The powder-rolling device (1) includes: a pair of rolling rolls (2) to attach powder material (Y) to a sheet-shaped base material (X) by pressure; a preliminary press roll (8) to press the powder material (Y) to a circumferential surface of a rolling roll (2) before the powder material (Y) is attached to the base material (X) by pressure; and a support device (10) supporting the preliminary press roll (8) movable, so that a load applied to the preliminary press roll (8) becomes equal to a set value which has been set beforehand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Chitoshi Mochizuki, Tamotsu Oda
  • Patent number: 8993045
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing boards that comprises depositing a liquid resin (22) on and/or under a plurality of electronic units for forming a plate defining a plurality of boards or board bodies. In order to do so, and in order to reduce as much as possible the residual air bubbles in the manufactured plate, the method comprises depositing the resin in the form of resin beads (26) initially having between them grooves (28) defining air discharge channels. The resin in uniformly spread using a pressing roller for one end of the plate to a second opposite end of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NagraID S.A.
    Inventor: François Droz
  • Publication number: 20150086772
    Abstract: Methods of reducing waste in the production of wood products, particularly a fenestration unit, and methods of coating a solid softwood component, as well as coated wood products are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Stacha Lynn Reed, James Gerard Karras, Benjamin John Goebel, David Kevin Hopps
  • Publication number: 20150057396
    Abstract: Thermoplastic Polyimide (TPI) polymer adhesive coated laminating film in which the TPI coating is under cured or B-staged as well as the process for preparing the film is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: James B. Fraivillig
  • Publication number: 20150048050
    Abstract: An inkjet-based process for programmable deposition of thin films of a user-defined profile. Drops of a pre-cursor liquid organic material are dispensed at various locations on a substrate by a multi-jet. A superstrate that has been bowed due to a backside pressure is brought down such that a first contact of the drops is made by a front side of the superstrate thereby initiating a liquid front that spreads outward merging with the drops to form a contiguous film captured between the substrate and the superstrate. A non-equilibrium transient state of the superstrate, the contiguous film and the substrate then occurs after a duration of time. The contiguous film is then cured to crosslink it into a polymer. The superstrate is then separated from the polymer thereby leaving a polymer film on the substrate. In such a manner, non-uniform films can be formed without significant material wastage in an inexpensive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan, Shrawan Singhal
  • Patent number: 8956049
    Abstract: A method for producing a fracture-divided component, in particular a connecting rod, with an at least partially coated bore includes the steps of: providing an unfinished component; applying a coating of a bearing material to a bore surface; and working the coating, in order to compensate internal tensile stresses in the coating, before fracture division of the component. Alternatively, the method for producing a fracture-divided component, in particular a connecting rod, having an at least partially coated bore includes the steps of: providing an unfinished component; applying a coating of a bearing material to a bore surface before fracture division of the component; and forming a counter-hardness zone before the application of the coating in order to generate compressive stresses which oppose the internal tensile stresses of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Clemens Luchner, Marc Kronenberg, Rolf Koring, Ralf Kowollik
  • Patent number: 8932681
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for coating a pipe or a pipe section with a layer of at least one polymer. The method includes providing the pipe or the pipe section having an outer surface defining the periphery of the pipe or the pipe section; applying on the outer surface of the pipe or pipe section a layer of at least one polymer material in melt stage using a nozzle, which is mounted on a carriage capable of travelling along the periphery of the pipe or the pipe section; and moving the carriage along at least a part of the periphery during the application of the polymer material to form a layer on the surface of the pipe or the pipe section that is particularly useful for coating field joints in pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Uponor Infra Oy, Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventors: Leif Leiden, Sven Sjoberg, Rauno Smatt
  • Patent number: 8920920
    Abstract: Disclosed are blended latex dispersions which can be used as binders in paper coating compositions. Such latex dispersions comprise a first copolymer of a vinyl ester of an alkanoic acid having from 1 to 13 carbon atoms and ethylene; and a second copolymer of (i) styrene and butadiene, (ii) styrene, butadiene and acrylonitrile, or (iii) styrene and an acrylic monomer, wherein the first and second copolymers are colloidally dispersed in an aqueous medium comprising a surfactant. The paper coating compositions containing latex dispersion binders of this type preferably exhibit especially desirable coating strength as quantified by the Dry Pick Values which such compositions provide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev Farwaha, Chris L. Lazaroff, Frederick F. Cazenave, III, Nancy Susan Coulson
  • Patent number: 8889228
    Abstract: Methods for extrusion coating a substrate are provided. The methods comprise applying an extrusion coating composition to a surface of a substrate by extrusion coating. In these methods, the extrusion coating composition includes a polyolefin and an inorganic particulate material having an average particle size of no greater than 2 ?m and a particle loading of at least 20 weight percent, based on the total weight of polyolefin and the inorganic particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Karl Zuercher, Angels Domenech
  • Patent number: 8790748
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for pressing roofing granules into a roofing membrane may include providing a roofing membrane and applying roofing granules atop a surface of the membrane. The method may also include adjusting a position of a second roller relative to a first roller so as to vary an amount of contact between the membrane and the first roller and pressing the roofing granules into the membrane via the first roller. In some embodiments, a line speed of the membrane may be determined and a contact value may be calculated based on the line speed of the membrane. The contact value may represent an effective amount of contact between the membrane and the first roller. The position of the second roller may be adjusted so that the amount of contact between the membrane and the first roller corresponds to the effective amount of contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Daniel R. Blasini, Joel Hazy
  • Patent number: 8758857
    Abstract: A method for producing a data carrier which has a built-in element. A recess for receiving the built-in element and a collecting groove for receiving displaced filling material are formed in a core layer. An excess of filling material is specifically provided in the free spaces remaining between the wall of the recess and the built-in element and on the surface. With a covering film interposed, the filling material is then rolled or spread out over the surface by means of a doctor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Manuela Schröpf, Jens Jansen, Thomas Tarantino
  • Publication number: 20140158457
    Abstract: One variation may include a method of making frictional surfaces for products having coulomb friction damping are provided. The method may include coating a metallic member with a coating including friction material. The metallic member may be pressure rolled to achieve a desired coating thickness and or the metallic member may be micro-waved to cure the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Hanna
  • Patent number: 8733275
    Abstract: The application of a coating liquid, wherein a coating liquid being supplied is applied on the upper surface of a running web by the use of an application bar, to thereby form a coating film having a desired thickness, characterized in that in the upstream side from the application bar, the coating liquid is directly supplied to a standing liquid being formed in contact with both of the application bar and the web, or the coating liquid is allowed to flow down on a smooth surface in a such a state that its upper side is open to the outside and is supplied for the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yutaka Nishimori, Hiroyuki Inoue, Masaharu Tooyama
  • Publication number: 20140140647
    Abstract: A high strength, low friction engineered material includes a low friction material filling interstices of a metal microlattice. The metal typically comprises 5 volume % to 25 volume % and the interstices typically comprise 75 volume % to 95 volume %, based on the total volume of the metal microlattice and the interstices. The low friction material preferably fills 100 volume % of the interstices. The metal microlattice can be formed of a single layer, or multiple layers, for example layers of nickel, copper, and tin. The low friction material is typically a polymer, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyamide (PAI), polyetheretherketone (PEEK), polyethylene (PE), or polyoxymethylene (POM). The low friction material can also include additive particles to modify the material properties. The engineered material can be used in various automotive applications, for example as a bearing, or non-automotive applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Federal-Mogul Corporation
    Inventor: David Saxton
  • Publication number: 20140127435
    Abstract: Provided herein is a resin-metal complex and a manufacturing method thereof, the resin-metal complex being a synthetic resin comprising an olefin resin, filler, and coupling agent combined with a metallic material, the filler being at least one of an organic filler and inorganic filler, the inorganic filler being wood flour, wood pellet, wood fiber, or paper powder, and the inorganic filler being talc, calcium carbonate, wollastonite, or kaolinite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: WAPS. CO. LTD
    Inventors: Jae Choon Lee, Sungmin Park, Sungshick Paik
  • Publication number: 20140065406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite material of xyloglucan and clay for use as a coating material. The invention also relates to a method of producing the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KTH Holding AB
    Inventors: Lars Berglund, Qi Zhou, Joby Jose Kochumalayyil
  • Patent number: 8616149
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a tampon having an absorbent body that absorbs liquid includes obtaining the absorbent body by compressing and shaping an absorbent-body material, and applying a melted agent to an outer surface of the absorbent body, the outer surface having a temperature lower than or equal to a freezing point of a main ingredient of the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Hosokawa, Mitsuhiro Wada, Satoshi Nozaki
  • Publication number: 20130302625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing high-gloss surfaces on at least one portion of a substrate area, where the steps comprise (a) applying a layer made of a melt to at least one portion of the substrate area; (b) polishing of the applied layer of melt; (c) applying at least one lacquer layer to the polished layer of melt by means of a curtain-coating process; and (d) hardening the layer structure applied. The invention further relates to articles obtainable by this type of process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Klebchemie M. G. Becker GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Becker-Weimann, Jens Fandrey
  • Publication number: 20130276405
    Abstract: An environmental barrier composition and method of use for forming a structural barrier system to seal structural openings such as doors and windows is provided. The composition includes a liquid rosin that is silyl-terminated polyether, a filler material, and a curing catalyst. The method includes applying the composition to a prepared through-hole in combination with flashing material at least along a bottom surface of the through-hole and installation of a window or door into the prepared through-hole to form a barrier system in which a continuous film can be easily inspected, is waterproof, meet air barrier requirements of ASTM E2178, has elastomeric properties, allows substrate expansion, contraction, and movement, does not shrink or lose volume as it cures, and cures rapidly with sufficient adhesion to transition flashing to incorporate into a designed drainage plane and allow integration of a continuous air barrier system where the barrier is at least semi-vapor-permeable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald D. Tatley, Thomas J. Schneider, Stacey Grund
  • Patent number: 8563087
    Abstract: Flexographic printing precursors are prepared by providing an elastomeric mixture of one or more elastomeric resins and non-metallic fibers having an average length of at least 0.1 mm and an average diameter of at least 1 ?m, and adding a vulcanizing composition and optional other components to the elastomeric mixture. The elastomeric mixture is then mechanically treated to orient the non-metallic fibers predominantly in the same dimension in the elastomeric mixture. It is then vulcanized and formed into a laser-engraveable layer having two orthogonal dimensions. The non-metallic fibers are predominantly oriented in one of the two orthogonal dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ido Gal, Ophira Melamed, Jankiel Kimelblat, Mazi Amiel-Levy
  • Patent number: 8557327
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a gas diffusion layer for fuel cells having excellent adaptability against load change by attaining a good balance between anti-dry-out properties and anti-flooding properties. The gas diffusion layer for fuel cells containing a substrate layer and an conductive fine particle layer is formed by coating a coating liquid for forming the conductive fine particle layer on at least one surface of a substrate for forming the substrate layer using a gravure roll and by a kiss coating. In coating of the coating liquid, a speed difference is generated between a line speed of transferring the substrate and a circumferential speed of the gravure roll, and apparent viscosity [?(Pa·s)] of the coating liquid as determined by type B viscosimeter satisfies the following relations: 1.0<?<200.0 (3 rpm) 0.2<?<10.0 (30 rpm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Hasegawa, Norihisa Waki, Hiroshi Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 8557348
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a synthetic leather formed with a pattern includes a mixing step (A) in which at least a first material and a second material are properly mixed in proportion into a mixture; a first coating step (B) in which the mixture is coated on a substrate to form a blocking layer; a printing step (C) in which a determined pattern is printed on the surface of blocking layer to form a pattern layer; and a second coating step (D) in which at least the mixture is coated on the pattern layer to form a surface layer, thereby a product being finished. Thus, the pattern layer may be sandwiched between the blocking layer and the surface layer, which prevents the pattern layer contacting the substrate or outside from fading in color and shedding off and prevents the child from eating, by accident, the fall-off pattern layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Lung-Wen Chou
  • Patent number: 8535763
    Abstract: A first coating rod placed on an upper-surface side of a resin film is pressed onto the resin film in a state where the first coating rod is circumscribed and supported by support members each comprising a pair of rollers and spaced with intervals therebetween in a length direction of the first coating rod so that the first coating rod is rotated in a forward direction at a speed substantially equal to that of the resin film, and a lower surface of the resin film is supported by a guide roll or a second coating rod placed on a downstream side of the first coating rod and an upstream side of a tenter so that the coating liquid continuously measured and supplied to an upper surface of the resin film is smoothened by the first coating rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Inoue, Hiroshi Nagai, Naohiro Takashima
  • Publication number: 20130236644
    Abstract: A system for painting a structure includes a motorized, wheeled vehicle that is movable along a surface and includes a frame and a lift structure coupled with the frame. The system also includes a support structure supported by the lift structure, and a table supported by the support structure. The table is translatable relative to the support structure. The system also includes a mount structure rotatably coupled with the table and a kit of parts that includes a spray head assembly configured for releasable attachment to the mount structure. The system further includes a paint reservoir and a pump, each being supported by one of the vehicle and the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Adam G. Logan, Cameron Michael Johnson, Jeffrey David Weikel
  • Publication number: 20130224387
    Abstract: A direct SMC production device includes an impregnation device for impregnating fibers of a material strand. The impregnation device includes at least one densification unit which is designed to densify the material strand after application of the strand to at least one substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SCHMIDT & HEINZMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Matthias Feil
  • Patent number: 8491969
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a water-redispersible polymer powder based on at least one modified natural latex. The modified natural latex can be obtained by mixing natural latex with at least one radical initiator and/or oxidizing agent, by mixing and reacting natural latex with at least one olefinically unsaturated monomer and with at least one radical initiator, and/or by mixing natural latex with at least one filler. Preferably, the polymer powder contains up to about 95 wt. % of least one natural latex, about 0 to 50 wt. % of at least one protective colloid, about 2 to 70 wt. % of at least one filler and/or anti-caking agent, as well as optionally further additives. In addition, the invention pertains to a process for the preparation of the polymer powder, the use thereof as an additive in building material compositions, as well as building material compositions containing the polymer powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: Hongli Willimann, Hans Wicki, Urs Heini, Alexander Zapf, Robert Koelliker
  • Publication number: 20130164515
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a paper surface sizing composition, a paper web coated on one or more sides or surfaces with a paper surface sizing composition, and a method for treating one or more sides of the paper web with a paper surface sizing composition to impart benefits relating to one or more of the following properties: (1) brightness; (2) opacity; (3) paper smoothness; (4) print quality; (5) optionally ink dry time (e.g., for ink jet printing where the sizing composition has option); and (6) optionally minimizing or eliminating edge welding (e.g., for paper webs used in, for example, form printing).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: International Paper Company
  • Patent number: 8455052
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing hairlines in an apparatus case frame is provided. The method includes forming the case frame having primary hairlines being expressed throughout a relevant mold, coating the primary hairlines with a predetermined paint material, coating the primary hairlines to form a coated surface and scratching the coated surface to form secondary hairlines, the scratching being one of at regular and irregular lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-Sung Sun
  • Patent number: 8448597
    Abstract: A liquid application apparatus includes a rotatable coating cylinder having a circumferential surface onto which an application liquid is supplied; a base member which is conveyed continuously while making contact with the rotatable coating cylinder; a blade which scrapes off excess liquid of the application liquid in such a manner that a prescribed amount of the application liquid remains on the rotatable coating cylinder, before the rotatable coating cylinder transfers, onto the base member, the application liquid; a blade holding body which holds the blade, which is supported on a supporting shaft and is rotatable in a rotation direction; and a plurality of biasing devices which are disposed in an axial direction of the rotatable coating cylinder and bias the blade holding body in the rotation direction of the blade holding body in such a manner that the blade makes contact with the circumferential surface of the rotatable coating cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Seiichi Inoue, Junichi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130130025
    Abstract: Disclosed are blended latex dispersions which can be used as binders in paper coating compositions. Such latex dispersions comprise a first copolymer of a vinyl ester of an alkanoic acid having from 1 to 13 carbon atoms and ethylene; and a second copolymer of (i) styrene and butadiene, (ii) styrene, butadiene and acrylonitrile, or (iii) styrene and an acrylic monomer, wherein the first and second copolymers are colloidally dispersed in an aqueous medium comprising a surfactant. The paper coating compositions containing latex dispersion binders of this type preferably exhibit especially desirable coating strength as quantified by the Dry Pick Values which such compositions provide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: CELANESE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Celanese international corporation
  • Patent number: 8445068
    Abstract: A method for coating a dispersion slurry containing a solid SAP dispersed in a dispersion medium on a surface of a substrate sheet are provided. The method is characterized in that a first region and a second region are formed on the surface of the substrate sheet with a convex-and-concave pattern wherein the first region have the coating layer in thicker thickness and the second region have the coating layer in thinner thickness or does not scarcely have the coating layer, by means of positioning the rotating pattern roll over the substrate sheet via the cover film, of supplying the dispersion slurry between the substrate sheet and the cover film while rotating the rotating pattern roll, and of pushing the coating layer with the rotating pattern roll via the cover film, when the coating layer of the dispersion slurry is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: DSG International Limited
    Inventors: Migaku Suzuki, Toa Kobayashi, Reiko Moriya, Satoru Wakabayashi, Satoshi Ukawa
  • Patent number: 8445067
    Abstract: A method for coating a dispersion slurry containing a solid SAP dispersed in a dispersion medium on a surface of a substrate sheet are provided. The method is characterized in that a first region and a second region are formed on the surface of the substrate sheet with a convex-and-concave pattern wherein the first region have the coating layer in thicker thickness and the second region have the coating layer in thinner thickness or does not scarcely have the coating layer, by means of positioning the rotating pattern roll over the substrate sheet via the cover film, of supplying the dispersion slurry between the substrate sheet and the cover film while rotating the rotating pattern roll, and of pushing the coating layer with the rotating pattern roll via the cover film, when the coating layer of the dispersion slurry is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: DSG International Limited
    Inventors: Migaku Suzuki, Toa Kobayashi, Reiko Moriya, Satoru Wakabayashi, Satoshi Ukawa
  • Publication number: 20130095247
    Abstract: Devices and methods for liquid coating are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Ken Wilson
  • Patent number: 8383205
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for treating a textile with an antimicrobial composition includes preparing an antimicrobial composition that includes water, an organic acid, chitosan, and one or more heterocyclic N-halamine compounds, preparing an aqueous solution that comprises the antimicrobial composition, applying the aqueous solution to a textile, and heating the textile to cure the antimicrobial composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: BioMed Protect, LLC
    Inventors: Howard S. Rosing, Yu-Te Lin, Chieh-Fu Huang, Ronald I. Pass
  • Patent number: 8377514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method for making sulfonated block copolymers and to methods for making membranes from such block copolymers. In particular, the present invention relates to an improved method for making sulfonated block copolymers having at least two polymer end blocks that are resistant to sulfonation and at least one polymer interior block that is susceptible to sulfonation where the sulfonation agent is C2 to C8 acyl sulfate. In the improved process the residual carboxylic acid formed from the C2 to C8 acyl sulfate is converted to C1 to C4 alkyl esters by contacting the residual carboxylic acid with at least a 0.9:1 molar ratio of a C1 to C4 alcohol to residual carboxylic acid, resulting in an improved sulfonated block copolymer solution. The present invention further relates to the use of such sulfonated block copolymer solutions to prepare various membranes and other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers US LLC
    Inventors: Dale Lee Handlin, Jr., Scott Russell Trenor, Gregory Paul Dado
  • Patent number: 8377515
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved method for making sulfonated block copolymers and to methods for making membranes from such block copolymers. In particular, the present invention relates to an improved method for making sulfonated block copolymers having at least two polymer end blocks that are resistant to sulfonation and at least one polymer interior block that is susceptible to sulfonation where the sulfonation agent is C2 to C8 acyl sulfate. In the improved process the residual carboxylic acid formed from the C2 to C8 acyl sulfate is converted to C1 to C4 alkyl esters by contacting the residual carboxylic acid with at least a 0.9:1 molar ratio of a C1 to C4 alcohol to residual carboxylic acid, resulting in an improved sulfonated block copolymer solution. The present invention further relates to the use of such sulfonated block copolymer solutions to prepare various membranes and other articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Dale Lee Handlin, Jr., Scott Russell Trenor, Gregory Paul Dado
  • Patent number: 8361554
    Abstract: In a bar coating apparatus which applies a coating liquid to a continuously running web using a columnar bar which rotates by being supported by a bar receiving member, the bar to be used is determined based on D*, where A is a deflection value of a difference between a maximum value and minimum value of roundness of the bar, B is a value obtained by a second-order approximation of A in a width direction X of the bar, T (=A?B) is a value obtained by subtracting B from A, and D* is an average inclination which is an average of a bar width of an absolute value |dT/dX| of a differential value of T in the width direction X of the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Wataru Majima, Nobuo Hamamoto
  • Publication number: 20130011608
    Abstract: A microstructured article includes a nanovoided layer having opposing first and second major surfaces, the first major surface being microstructured to form prisms, lenses, or other features. The nanovoided layer includes a polymeric binder and a plurality of interconnected voids, and optionally a plurality of nanoparticles. A second layer, which may include a viscoelastic layer or a polymeric resin layer, is disposed on the first or second major surface. A related method includes disposing a coating solution onto a substrate. The coating solution includes a polymerizable material, a solvent, and optional nanoparticles. The method includes polymerizing the polymerizable material while the coating solution is in contact with a microreplication tool to form a microstructured layer. The method also includes removing solvent from the microstructured layer to form a nanovoided microstructured article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Martin B. Wolk, William Blake Kolb, Encai Hao, Michael Benton Free, Audrey A. Sherman, John A. Wheatley, David S. Thompson, Matthew S. Stay
  • Publication number: 20120298196
    Abstract: The present invention provides a weather-resistant sheet for a solar cell module, which has better adhesion to a water impermeable sheet, better blocking resistance against the water impermeable sheet, and better adhesion to EVA that is a sealant; a weather-resistant sheet for a solar cell module in which a cured coating film layer thereof can suppress UV transmission significantly; a product including the sheet; and a process for producing the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Nakagawa, Kenji Goboh, Kazuko Aoki, Takayuki Araki, Hiroshi Torii, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Eiji Fujita
  • Patent number: 8287937
    Abstract: A coating having a smooth orange peel morphology is formed on an adluminal surface of a stent, concurrently with the formation of a coating having a rough rice grain morphology on an abluminal surface of the stent. During the formation of the two coatings, a mandrel is placed adjacent to the adluminal surface of the stent but does not generally contact the adluminal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Scott R. Schewe, Victor Schoenle
  • Publication number: 20120258325
    Abstract: Methods for extrusion coating a substrate are provided. The methods comprise applying an extrusion coating composition to a surface of a substrate by extrusion coating. In these methods, the extrusion coating composition includes a polyolefin and an inorganic particulate material having an average particle size of no greater than 2 ?m and a particle loading of at least 20 weight percent, based on the total weight of polyolefin and the inorganic particulate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Karl Zuercher, Angels Domenech
  • Publication number: 20120244346
    Abstract: Novel compositions for use in image forming apparatus and fuser members. In particular, the novel composition is a hybrid networked material comprising fluorocarbon chains connected via silane linkages. The novel composition may be used in fuser members comprising a substrate and a top-coat layer disposed over the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn Moorlag, Nan-Xing Hu, Yu Qi, Qi Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120238166
    Abstract: A coated waterproof fabric including a warp-knitted base fabric formed of first and second yarn types at least one of which is a UV-stabilized high density synthetic yarn, and a low density polymer coating applied to the warp-knitted base fabric through an extrusion process. A method for manufacturing a coated waterproof fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: GALE PACIFIC USA, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Nasarczyk
  • Patent number: RE44108
    Abstract: A high performance flame retardant textile fabric is provided which is suitable for use in producing close-fitting garments, such as undergarments, that come into direct contact with the skin of the wearer and provide a protective function, as well as in non-apparel applications. The fabric is formed of yarns of rayon continuous filaments, the yarns having outer filaments along the periphery of the yarn and inner filaments in the interior of the yarn. A cured phosphorus-based flame retardant compound is durably affixed to the filaments and imparts flame retardant properties to the fabric. The outer filaments of the yarns have a phosphorus content at least 25% greater than the inner filaments of the yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: SSM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Hilleary, Greg Watson