Organic Coating Patents (Class 427/384)
  • Patent number: 10450499
    Abstract: A cleanup fluid for reducing a viscosity of a residual viscous material in fractures of a hydrocarbon-bearing formation. The cleanup fluid includes an exothermic reaction component operable to generate heat, where the heat is operable to reduce a viscosity of the residual viscous material to create a reduced viscosity material, the reduced viscosity material operable to flow from the fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Ayman R. Al-Nakhli, Hazim H. Abass, Ahmad S. Al-Otaibi
  • Patent number: 10442977
    Abstract: A cleanup fluid for reducing a viscosity of a residual viscous material in fractures of a hydrocarbon-bearing formation. The cleanup fluid includes an exothermic reaction component operable to generate heat, where the heat is operable to reduce a viscosity of the residual viscous material to create a reduced viscosity material, the reduced viscosity material operable to flow from the fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Ayman R. Al-Nakhli, Hazim H. Abass, Ahmad S. Al-Otaibi
  • Patent number: 10442978
    Abstract: A cleanup fluid for reducing a viscosity of a residual viscous material in fractures of a hydrocarbon-bearing formation. The cleanup fluid includes an exothermic reaction component operable to generate heat, where the heat is operable to reduce a viscosity of the residual viscous material to create a reduced viscosity material, the reduced viscosity material operable to flow from the fractures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Ayman R. Al-Nakhli, Hazim H. Abass, Ahmad S. Al-Otaibi
  • Patent number: 10400123
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a colorant, a co-solvent, a surfactant system, and water. The surfactant system consists of an acid, lithium, and a non-ionic surfactant. The acid is selected from the group consisting of oleic acid, linoleic acid, undecanoic acid, dodecanoic acid, tridecanoic acid, and combinations thereof. The non-ionic surfactant includes a hydrophilic head group to interact with the lithium and a hydrophobic tail to not sterically hinder formation of an anti-evaporative layer to be formed by the surfactant system. The non-ionic surfactant also excludes any ethyleneoxy groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sundar Vasudevan, Richard J. McManus, Vladimir Jakubek
  • Patent number: 10197714
    Abstract: Retroreflective articles include a layer of optical elements, the layer of optical elements being divided into at least a first segment (110) and second segment (120), and a bead bond layer (170) containing a colorant. The optical elements are partially embedded in the bead bond layer. The optical elements include transparent microspheres (140), a transparent polymeric layer (180), and at least one reflective layer. In the first segment of optical elements, the reflective layer is a dielectric reflective layer (150), and in the second segment of optical elements, the reflective layer is a reflective metallic layer (160). The retroreflective articles have improved wash durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Shri Niwas, Michael A. McCoy, Ying Xia
  • Patent number: 10196530
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for increasing the adhesion between a chromium surface and a lacquer wherein said chromium surface is contacted with an aqueous solution comprising at least one phosphorous compound according to formulae R1—P(O)(OR2)(OR3) 1 and R1—O—P(O)(OR2)(OR3) 2 wherein R1 is a C1 to C12 alkyl group, linear, branched or cyclic comprising at least one polar residue and R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium and C1 to C4 alkyl while passing an external electrical current through said substrate and at least one anode wherein said substrate serves as the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Atotech Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christina Pfirrmann, Philipp Wachter, Philip Hartmann, Nancy Born, Juan-Carlos Umaran
  • Patent number: 10179378
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods for treating laser-processed materials having an odor generated during the laser processing. The present method includes treating the laser-processed materials with heat to dissipate the odor from the material. The laser processed material may be secured to avoid curling during the heating process. The method can also include a cooling step after heating of the laser-processed material. Multiple cycles of heating and cooling may also be performed to substantially reduce or eliminate the odor from the laser-processed material. The invention also includes articles made according to the method and apparatus for producing laser processed materials having substantially reduced odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: PRECO, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Miller, Brian Lindahl, Christopher Chow
  • Patent number: 10023540
    Abstract: To provide a hydrogen barrier agent capable of imparting hydrogen barrier performance to various materials; a hydrogen barrier film forming composition including the hydrogen barrier agent; a hydrogen barrier film including the hydrogen barrier agent; a method for producing a hydrogen barrier film, which uses the hydrogen barrier film forming composition; and an electronic element provided with the hydrogen barrier film. A compound having a specific structure including an imidazolyl group is used as the hydrogen barrier agent. Furthermore, the hydrogen barrier film forming composition is prepared by blending the above-mentioned hydrogen barrier agent into the base material component. In addition, the hydrogen barrier film is formed using the hydrogen barrier film forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiro Hikida, Kazuya Someya, Koichi Misumi, Dai Shiota
  • Patent number: 10021882
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of producing value added products from small grains, methods of making and uses thereof. In an exemplary embodiment, one value added product is used to prepare an aquaculture feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Keshun Liu, Frederic T. Barrows
  • Patent number: 10000536
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for coating a substrate with at least one monolayer of self-assembling proteins, using stabilized aqueous solutions with self-assembling proteins, and also to substrates obtainable as a result. Methods for stabilizing solutions with self-assembling proteins, and the stabilized solutions obtainable therefrom, are likewise provided by the invention. According to the coating method, at least one monolayer of a self-assembling protein is produced on a substrate by first providing a stabilized aqueous solution which comprises at least one self-assembling protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universität Dresden
    Inventors: Kai Ostermann, Leopold Gruner, Gerhard Rödel
  • Patent number: 9994722
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for adjusting factory-made tintable paints at the point of sale by adding at least one gloss modifier to the factory-made tintable paints without substantially changing the amount of opacifying pigments in the tintable paints, so that a single color prescription can be used to tint the paints to a single color for any gloss or sheen. Such same color paints should have a color difference of less than 2.0 CIEDE2000 units. Also disclosed is an aqueous gloss reducer that contains mostly a matting agent with substantially no latex resin and substantially no opacifying pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Sheerin, Navin Tilara, Michael Bochnik, Stefanie Iannaconne, Samantha Marie Mascetti
  • Patent number: 9981914
    Abstract: To provide a hydrogen barrier agent capable of imparting hydrogen barrier performance to various materials; a hydrogen barrier film forming composition including the hydrogen barrier agent; a hydrogen barrier film including the hydrogen barrier agent; a method for producing a hydrogen barrier film, which uses the hydrogen barrier film forming composition; and an electronic element provided with the hydrogen barrier film. A compound having a specific structure including an imidazolyl group is used as the hydrogen barrier agent. Furthermore, the hydrogen barrier film forming composition is prepared by blending the above-mentioned hydrogen barrier agent into the base material component. In addition, the hydrogen barrier film is formed using the hydrogen barrier film forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiro Hikida, Kazuya Someya, Koichi Misumi, Dai Shiota
  • Patent number: 9932483
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solventborne primer surfacer which comprises at least one additive preparable by reacting at least one alpha,omega-hydroxy-functionalized oligoester which possesses an OH number of 30 to 160 mg KOH/g, a theoretical carbon-carbon double bond content of 1 to 2.5 mmol/g, a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000 g/mol, and a weight-average molecular weight of 2800 to 10 000 g/mol, and at least one alkoxysilane which possesses an OH-reactive functional group, the sum of the weight percentage fractions of all additives of the invention being 0.5 to 10 wt %, based on the total amount of the solventborne primer surfacer. The present invention further relates to a process for producing multicoat paint systems, and to multicoat paint systems producible by means of said process. The invention further relates to the use of the additive identified above in solventborne primer surfacers for improving adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Audree Andersen, Cathrin Corten, Manuela Niemeier, Frederik Foelling, Simone Hesener, Nicole Freitag, Stefanie Boshe-Plois
  • Patent number: 9920219
    Abstract: A dirt repellant panel coated with a powder coating composition that includes a polymeric binder and an anionic fluorosurfactant present in an amount ranging from about 0.1 wt. % to about 4 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Masia, Michelle X. Wang, Kenneth G. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9737932
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a part covered in an abradable coating (55), the method comprising the following steps: a blank (10) for the part, the blank having a housing (20) opening out into the surface (15) of the blank (10); filling the housing (20) with an abradable material in powder form; and hot rolling the blank (10) and the abradable material together so as to sinter the abradable material and cause it to adhere to the blank, in order to obtain an abradable coating (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventor: Laurent Ferrer
  • Patent number: 9707759
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid-ejecting head, including a member having opened therein an ejection orifice configured to eject a liquid, in which the liquid-ejecting head has, on a side being positioned on the member and having opened therein the ejection orifice, a cured layer of a mixture containing: (a) a condensate of hydrolyzable silane compounds containing a hydrolyzable silane compound having 20 or more fluorine atoms and a hydrolyzable silane compound having a cationically polymerizable group; (b) a fluorine atom-containing nonionic surfactant; and (c) an epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hyou Takahashi, Kazunari Ishizuka, Yohei Hamade, Ken Ikegame, Satoshi Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 9701589
    Abstract: A proppant is formed by a method including inserting a plurality of particles into a heating device, such as a rotary tunnel kiln. The particles are heated at a first temperature within the heating device. A non-epoxy, non-urethane thermoset coating is heated to at least its melting point or dissolved in a solvent or both, and sprayed into the heating device and onto the particles. The particles are heated to a second temperature, higher than the first temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: HD PROPPANTS LLC
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Schofalvi
  • Patent number: 9449798
    Abstract: A plasma processing device includes a plasma processing unit that performs plasma processing on a predetermined area on a target recording medium at least two times; and a control unit that sets a plasma energy amount used by the plasma processing unit to perform a first plasma processing on the predetermined area of the target recording medium as a first energy amount and sets a plasma energy amount used by the plasma processing unit to perform a second plasma processing on the predetermined area as a second energy amount smaller than the first energy amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Junji Nakai, Hiroyoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9403707
    Abstract: A pentaerythritol core, phosphonic acid terminated dendrimer, its preparation method and application are provided. A preparation method of the pentaerythritol core, phosphonic acid terminated dendrimer (PETA-ADA-12PO3H2) comprises steps of processing Michael addition reaction on pentaerythritol tetraacrylate (C(CH2OCOCH2=CH2)4) and alkylidene diamine (NH2CH2(CH2)nNH2), wherein n is an integer from 1 to 5, so as to obtain pentaerythritol core, amino group terminated dendrimer, and modifying the amino group by methylene phosphonic acid to obtain the PETA-ADA-12PO3H2 having a chemical formula of C[CH2OCOCH2CH2N(CH2PO3H2)CH2(CH2)nN(CH2PO3H2)2]4, wherein n is an integer from 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Tongji University
    Inventors: Bingru Zhang, Fengting Li, Hongmei You
  • Patent number: 9227393
    Abstract: Described herein is a method and apparatus for ink jet printing. The method includes providing a wetting enhancement coating on a transfer member. The wetting enhancement coating (WEC) includes water, an acid treated, waxy maize cationic starch, a humectant and a surfactant. The wetting enhancement coating is dried or semi-dried to form a film. Ink droplets are ejected onto the film to form an ink image on the film. The ink image is dried and the ink image and film are transferred to a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Guiqin Song, Gordon Sisler, Nan-Xing Hu, Marcel P. Breton, Biby Esther Abraham, Suxia Yang, Gabriel Iftime, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9175184
    Abstract: A composition of precursors for the release of vapors of alkali or alkali-earth metals is described. The composition has at least a compound of alkali or alkali-earth metal, at least a reducing agent and optionally an absorbing material, all in the form of powders, dispersed in a viscous matrix of hybrid organic-inorganic type. Dispensers for the release of these metals obtained through the composition and micro-electronic devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SAS GETTERS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luca Mauri, Alessandro Gallitognotta, Alberto Coda
  • Patent number: 9173826
    Abstract: The present invention relates to personal care compositions, especially those shave preparation article and skin care articles which are in the form of a porous dissolvable solid substrate having a surface resident coating comprising at least one skin treatment active. The present invention can deliver a consumer benefit as well as allow for separation of any incompatible actives in the substrate versus the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: James Robert Schwartz, Robert Wayne Glenn, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9146226
    Abstract: A sensor for detecting the presence of unsaturated compounds, the sensor comprising: a semiconductor material doped with a metal halide in electrical connection with a monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: The University of Toledo
    Inventors: Abdul-Majeed Azad, Desikan Sundararajan, Robert Howard Kinner
  • Patent number: 9126907
    Abstract: A sulphur-containing and sulphonated aromatic perfluoroalkane monomer is provided that can be used for the manufacture of a polymer membrane for a PEM-type fuel cell. The perfluoroalkane monomer is a functionalized polymer that has a structure corresponding to a formula (I): E1-Ar1—X1—(CF2)n—X2—Ar2-E2??(I) in which: n is in a range from 1 to 20; X1 and X2, which are identical or different, represent S, SO, or SO2; Ar1, Ar2, which are identical or different, represent a phenylene group, at least one of Ar1 and Ar2 bearing a sulphonic (—SO3H) group or a sulphonate (—SO3M) group, in which M represents an alkali metal cation; and E1 and E2, which are identical or different, represent an electrophilic group such as a halogen, specifically fluorine or chlorine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventor: Milan Fedurco
  • Patent number: 9120725
    Abstract: An aromatic perfluoroalkane monomer is provided that can be used for the manufacture of a polymer membrane for a PEM-type fuel cell. The perfluoroalkane monomer has a structure corresponding to a formula (I): Z1—Ar3—C(O)—Ar1—(CF2)n—Ar2—C(O)—Ar4—Z2??(I) in which: n is in a range from 1 to 20; Ar1, Ar2, Ar3, Ar4 which are identical or different, represent a substituted or unsubstituted phenylene group; and Z1 and Z2, which are identical or different, represent an electrophilic or nucleophilic polymerizable functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ESTABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventor: Milan Fedurco
  • Patent number: 9080062
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the establishment of a crack resistant epoxy paint coat and paint compositions suitable for said method. The method is developed for use in ballast tanks e.g. a ballast tank of a vessel. The method involves the steps: (i) applying a paint composition comprising an epoxy-based binder system onto the surface thereby forming a curable paint film on the surface, and (ii) allowing the curable paint film to cure thereby forming the epoxy paint coat. The paint composition has a viscosity of at the most 140 KU, when ready to be applied. The paint composition comprises 35-80% by solids volume of the paint of an epoxy-based binder system having a ratio between the hydrogen equivalents and the epoxy equivalents in the range of 20:100 to 120:100. The paint composition furthermore comprises 0.5-30% by solids volume of the paint of one or more fibers. The fibers have an average length, of at the most 250 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: HEMPEL A/S
    Inventors: Kim Scheibel, Jorn Kahle, Michael Stanley Pedersen, Lars Thorslund Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9034952
    Abstract: Aqueous binder compositions with reduced rates of salt precipitation are described. The compositions may include a carbohydrate and a sequestrant for sequestering one or more multivalent ions (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+, Ba2+, Al3+, Fe2+, Fe3+, etc.). The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the aqueous binder composition. Methods of reducing salt precipitation from a binder composition are also described. The methods may include the steps of providing an aqueous binder solution having one or more carbohydrates. They may also include adding a sequestrant for one or more multivalent ions to the aqueous binder solution. The sequestrant reduces a precipitation rate for the multivalent ions from the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Kiarash Alavi Shooshtari, Philip Francis Miele, Uranchimeg Lester, Jawed Asrar
  • Publication number: 20150132496
    Abstract: An ink for display device manufacturing, including a solid, a first solvent having a solubility for the solid of 2% or more and a second solvent having a solubility for the solid of 0.5% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Youngtae SON
  • Publication number: 20150129496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite comprising a porous substrate at least partially coated with a coating layer prepared from curing a coating composition (C), the coating composition (C) comprising at least one curable perfluoropolyether (PFPE) polymer. The invention further relates to a process for manufacturing a composite as afore-described, comprising the steps of: (a) providing a coating composition (C) comprising at least one curable perfluoropolyether (PFPE) polymer; (b) depositing said coating composition (C) on a porous substrate; and (c) crosslinking said coating composition (C) to form a porous substrate at least partially coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.p.A. a corporation
    Inventors: Aldo Sanguineti, Emanuele DI Nicolo, Pasquale Campanelli
  • Patent number: 9017767
    Abstract: A dust preventing crust on an exposed surface of a mass of a dusting material is formed from a dried liquid solution of a non-ionic cellulose ether, a surfactant, and water. The strength of the crust is increased by adding a plasticizer to the liquid solution prior to drying the liquid solution on the mass of dusting material. The strength of the dust preventing crust is increased over a strength of a dust preventing crust produced from drying a fluid solution comprising the non-ionic cellulose ether, the surfactant and water prior to adding the plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Benetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Wolff, Michael T. Such
  • Patent number: 9017766
    Abstract: Methods, compositions and articles of manufacture involving soluble conjugated polymers are provided. The conjugated polymers have a sufficient density of polar substituents to render them soluble in a polar medium, for example water and/or methanol. The conjugated polymer may desirably comprise monomers which alter its conductivity properties. In some embodiments, the inventors have provided cationic conjugated polymers (CCPs) comprising both solubilizing groups and conductive groups, resulting in conductive conjugated polymers soluble in polar media. The different solubility properties of these polymers allow their deposition in solution in multilayer formats with other conjugated polymers. Also provided are articles of manufacture comprising multiple layers of conjugated polymers having differing solubility characteristics. Embodiments of the invention are described further herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Guillermo C. Bazan, Bin Liu, Xiong Gong, Alan J. Heeger, Wanli Ma, Parameswar K. Iyer
  • Publication number: 20150111228
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical biosensor including a complex including a porous support and an enzyme supported inside the pores of the porous support and a method for preparing the same. Since a dye does not flow but is concentrated in one place, the optical biosensor of the present disclosure has remarkably improved sensitivity. In addition, it is possible to carry out quantitative determination and qualitative analysis since color intensity increases with time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicants: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION, GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jungbae Kim, Min-Gon Kim, Hyou-Arm Joung, Yongho Wee
  • Patent number: 9011978
    Abstract: Treatment of a layer comprising self-assemblable polymer at a surface of a substrate is disclosed. In an embodiment, the treatment includes arranging a zone of temperature change to sweep across the layer, wherein a temperature of the layer within the zone differs from an initial temperature of the layer prior to passage of the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Roelof Koole, Vadim Yevgenyevich Banine, Sander Frederik Wuister, Emiel Peeters
  • Patent number: 8999448
    Abstract: Organic polymer particles are provided in a cement composition that is used to apply a skin to a ceramic honeycomb, or to bond the ceramic honeycomb to another honeycomb or another material. The presence of the organic polymer particles reduces the penetration of the cement composition through porous walls of the honeycomb. In this way, less blocking of the honeycomb cells is seen, and the reduction in thermal shock performance that is often seen when cement compositions are applied to ceramic honeycombs is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul C. Vosejpka, Jun Cai, Ashish Kotnis
  • Patent number: 8999451
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous coating compositions having low gloss for floor polishes, finishes and sealer, as well as wall and floor paints and sealers. These aqueous coating compositions contain one or more water soluble poly(ethylene oxide) resins having the general formula [—CH2CH2O—]n and one or more polymer binders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Theodore Tysak
  • Publication number: 20150093597
    Abstract: The invention provides coalesced and un-coalesced organic/inorganic films and methods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Roie Yerushalmi, Sergey Ishchuk, Niv Kaynan, Dereje Hailu Taffa, Thangavel Subramani
  • Patent number: 8993110
    Abstract: A coated fiber cement article in the form of an unattached fiber cement board substrate having a first major surface at least a portion of which is covered with a crush resistant final topcoat composition comprising a multistage latex polymer, and a method for making a crush resistant coated fiber cement article by coating a fiber cement board substrate with such a composition and stacking the coated boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Howard Killilea, Carl Lewis Cavallin, Shane Wesley Carter, John William Mittelsteadt, Glen Otto Vetter
  • Patent number: 8993065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of making a coated substrate, and products therefrom, using a coating possessing a nanoparticle having a shell containing a hydrophilic nitrogen containing compound and a vinylic polymer having quaternary ammonium compounds, and a core made of at least a hydrophobic vinylic polymer, wherein such coated substrate exhibits antibacterial properties without the use of harmful organic preservatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Inventors: Pei Li, Yong Jin
  • Patent number: 8986790
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for preparing polyanilines by oxidative polymerization of aniline in an aqueous acid medium, comprising at least one synthesis step carried out in the presence of a) a monomer with formula (An) RmRo—C6H3—NHR? in which Ro, Rm and R? independently of each other, represent H or a linear or branched alkyl, alkoxy, alkylcarboxy or alkylsulfonic group, containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms, b) an acid, c) an oxidizing agent and d) a salt, characterized in that the acid is formic acid. The PANI deposited and dried on a support provides films with 80% of crystalline phase, having a strong alignment of ?-? interactions parallel to the surface. The PANI and the films obtained may be used as semiconductors and/or conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Natalia Gospodinova, Samuel Dorey, Denis Anokhin, Dimitri Ivanov, Yuliva Romanova, Hristo Kolev
  • Patent number: 8986791
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous coating compositions having low gloss for treating natural or synthetic leather. These aqueous coating compositions contain one or more water soluble poly(ethylene oxide) resins having the general formula [—CH2CH2O—]n and one or more polymer binders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventor: Theodore Tysak
  • Publication number: 20150079304
    Abstract: A Schiff base compound configured to detoxify a toxic chemical agent. The toxic chemical agent includes at least one leaving group and the Schiff base compound includes an imine having at least one Lewis base and an alkyl substituent or an aryl substituent having an electron acceptor. The at least one Schiff base nitrogen is spaced way from the electron acceptor by a distance that ranges from about 200 pm to about 1000 pm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Government of the United States as Represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Jeffery Ray Owens, Wallace Bruce Salter, Katherine Moss Simpson
  • Publication number: 20150073096
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for controlling the period of a nanostructured assemblage comprising a blend of block copolymers which is deposited on a surface or in a mold. Block copolymers are characterized by the possession of at least one of the constituent monomers respectively of each of the blocks of the block copolymers identical but exhibit different molecular weights. The control process is targeted at obtaining thicknesses of films or objects, with few nanostructuring defects, which are sufficiently great for the treated surface to be able to be used as masks for applications in microelectronics or for the objects resulting therefrom to exhibit previously unpublished mechanical, acoustic or optical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicants: ARKEMA FRANCE, CNRS, UNIVERSITÉ DE BORDEAUX, INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Xavier Chevalier, Celia Nicolet, IIias Iliopoulos, Raluca Tiron, Guillaume Fleury, Georges Hadziioannou
  • Patent number: 8974911
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for applying a fire-protection coating to a substrate using a process comprising the steps of applying a first clearcoat layer to the substrate, applying an intumescent fire-protection layer to the first clearcoat layer, and applying a second clearcoat layer to the intumescent fire-protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lufthansa Technick AG
    Inventor: Mathias Nolte
  • Publication number: 20150064479
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to heat treatable painted glass substrates that have less than 11 wt. % (more preferably 5-10 wt. %, and still more preferably 5-9 wt. %) organic content in an as-deposited state, and/or methods of making the same. The paint preferably is curable at a temperature less than 300 degrees C. over a relatively short amount of time (e.g., less than 10-15 minutes), and the cured coated article may be stored for lengthy periods of time before being further processed. In certain example embodiments, the coated article undergoes a significant color change upon heat treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yaqiang MING, Suresh DEVISETTI
  • Patent number: 8962143
    Abstract: A PTFE-based sliding material, wherein the porous sintered layer on the surface of backing metal is impregnated with baked PTFE, with one or both of the solid lubricant and wear-resistant additive together with fibrous PTFE forming an entangled fibrous PTFE structure, is used for a bearing of air-conditioner. Resistance of the bearing for local wear is required. Such wear resistance is to be enhanced. Carbides of an oligomer or polymer containing a hydrophilic group formed during baking are incorporated in the entangled structure of fibrous PTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Taiho Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Yoshikawa, Akira Sawamoto, Hiroshi Ueda
  • Patent number: 8952078
    Abstract: This invention relates to a printing ink and in particular to an ink for ink-jet printing which is cured by irradiation. The ink comprises at least one radiation-curable monomer; at least one passive thermoplastic resin; at least one radical photoinitiator; and at least one colouring agent; wherein the ink has a viscosity of less than 100 mPas at 25° C., and wherein the at least one passive resin is present at 2 to 15 wt % based on the total weight of the ink and has a molecular weight of 1,500 to 70,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sericol Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Paul Gould
  • Patent number: 8951597
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functionally graded glass/ceramic/glass sandwich system especially useful in damage resistant, ceramic dental and orthopedic prosthesis. The functionally graded glass/substrate/glass composite structure comprises an outer (aesthetic) residual glass layer, a graded glass-ceramic layer, and a dense interior ceramic. The functionally graded glass/substrate/glass composite structure may further comprise a veneer on an exterior surface. The present invention also provides a method for preparing a functionally graded glass/ceramic/glass sandwich system. A powdered glass-ceramic composition or a glass tape is applied to the accessible surfaces of a dense alumina substrate to thereby substantially cover the substrate surfaces. The glass of the composition has a CTE similar to that of the substrate material. The glass-ceramic composition is infiltrated into the dense substrate by heating the assembly to temperatures 50-700° C. below the sintering temperature of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Jae-Won Kim, Van P. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8951604
    Abstract: The invention provides for the use of dry building materials comprising one or more polymers in the form of water-redispersible powders, and optionally mineral binders, optionally fillers and optionally additives, for the surface treatment of cementitious substrates that are as yet not fully set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Armin Hoffmann, Juergen Bezler, Stefan Bonimeier
  • Patent number: 8945679
    Abstract: An apparatus for impregnating web material with thermally curable impregnating resin, The apparatus includes an impregnating trough in which the web material is brought into contact with the impregnating resin and an inlet line which leads to the impregnating trough and through which the impregnating resin is introduced into the impregnating trough. The apparatus also includes a heating device structured and arranged for heating the impregnating resin, wherein the heating device is associated with the inlet line and heats the impregnating resin in the inlet line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kaindl Decor GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Leitner, Alois Gruber
  • Patent number: 8945678
    Abstract: An article of manufacture and a method of manufacturing a soft batt insulation material. The article of manufacture comprises fibers having crimps and surface features such as scales that provide a batt structure which is resiliently compressible. Fiber treatments provide fire, pest, fungus, and mold resistance. The treatments can be to the surface or to the internal structure of the fiber. The insulation batts are comprised of one or more layers of intermeshed fibers. The fibers can be wool or other protein based hair. The batts can include a restrainment structure that limits that expansion of the batts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Priscilla Burgess, Joe Pozzi