Resin, Resin Precursor, Rubber, Or Hardenable Oil-containing Coating Patents (Class 427/385.5)
  • Patent number: 10712662
    Abstract: A method of forming a pattern is disclosed. The method includes preparing a composition that includes a solvent and a polymer including a repeating unit in which at least one isocyanurate unit having a first structure is connected to another isocyanurate unit having a second structure different from the first structure; applying the composition on a substrate to form an underlayer; forming a photoresist layer on the underlayer; etching the photoresist layer to form a photoresist pattern; and patterning the substrate using the photoresist pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., DONGJIN SEMICHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-A Ryu, Jung-Youl Lee, Kyung-Lyul Moon, Yool Kang, Hyun-Jin Kim, Yu-Jin Jeoung, Man-Ho Han
  • Patent number: 10669416
    Abstract: The thermoplastic resin composition of the present invention contains a thermoplastic resin (A) and carbon black (B), wherein the thermoplastic resin (A) contains a graft copolymer (C) in which a vinyl-based polymer is grafted to a rubber-like polymer, the carbon black (B) has a volume average particle size of secondary particles of 200 nm or more, and a proportion of secondary particles having a particle size of 800 nm or more with respect to the entire secondary particles of less than 20% by volume, and a content of the carbon black (B) is from 0.1 to 3.0 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the thermoplastic resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Techno-UMG Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Atsuta, Ichiro Kamata
  • Patent number: 10669432
    Abstract: An insulating coating film obtained by mixing 0.5 parts by mass to 10 parts by mass of a copolymer of a fluoroolefin and an ethylenically unsaturated compound when converted into a solid content with 100 parts by mass in solid content of a mixture composed of a metal phosphate and a specific organic resin or a mixture composed of colloidal silica and a specific organic resin is designed to be provided on a surface of an electrical steel sheet, and in this manner, it is possible to obtain an electrical steel sheet having good corrosion resistance under a wet environment and having good properties related to the insulating coating film such as a space factor and adhesiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Takeda, Kenji Kosuge, Tatsuya Takase, Koji Muneda
  • Patent number: 10604593
    Abstract: There is provided an aqueous emulsion derived from a blend comprising an acrylic polymer, wherein the pH of the dispersion medium is less than 7.0, and a water-in-oil emulsion containing a nonionic water-soluble polymer, which aqueous emulsion has viscosity of 1,000 to 15,000 mPa s at 25° C. There are also provided adhesive compositions made using the aqueous emulsion and methods for manufacturing the aqueous emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jun Fujita, Takumi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10608225
    Abstract: Provided are a micro-porous hybrid film and a method for preparing the same, and more particularly, a micro-porous hybrid film capable of improving reliability of a battery by simultaneously improving thermal stability at a high temperature and water properties, and a method for preparing the same. In addition, the present invention relates to a micro-porous hybrid film suitable for a separator of a high capacity/high output lithium secondary battery capable of increasing production stability, long term stability, and performance of the battery by improving adhesive force between a micro-porous film and a coating layer and permeability and minimizing a water content by the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., SK IE Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Kyoung Kim, Dong Jin Joo, Young Jun Woo, Jae Woong Kim, Kyu Young Cho, Jung Moon Sung, Dong Man Cho
  • Patent number: 10570292
    Abstract: An aqueous or water-borne precursor for forming an anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coating is provided. The precursor includes a fluorine-containing polyol precursor having a functionality >about 2 that forms a branched fluorine-containing polymer component defining a continuous phase in the anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coating. The precursor also includes a fluorine-free precursor that forms a fluorine-free component present as a plurality of domains each having an average size of ?about 100 nm to ?about 5,000 nm defining a discrete phase within the continuous phase in the anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coating. A crosslinking agent and water are also present. An emulsifier may also be included. Methods of making anti-fouling heterophasic thermoset polymeric coatings with such precursors are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: April R. Rodriguez, Adam F. Gross, Ashley M. Dustin, Anthony L. Smith, Andrew P. Nowak, Kevin J. Drummey
  • Patent number: 10550478
    Abstract: A chromium-free conversion coating is prepared by the addition of inorganic metallic salts and one or more silanes to dispersions of conducting polymers which are then exposed to alloys of aluminum or other metals. Advantageously, the performance of the coating is comparable to that of conventional chromium-based methods for a number of aluminum alloys having particular significance in the manufacture of aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Francisco Jesus Cano-Iranzo, Uxoa Izagirre-Etxeberria, Oihana Zubillaga-Alcorta, Patricia Santa Coloma-Mozo, Nieves Lapena-Rey
  • Patent number: 10539874
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for forming an organic anti-reflective coating layer used in a negative tone development, which not only enhance an adhesion to a photoresist while having a high refractive index and a high etch rate but also improve a pattern profile of undercut etc. The composition an isocyanurate compound containing at least one moiety which is represented by Formula 2; a polymer represented by Formula 3 and an organic solvent for dissolving the above-mentioned components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DONGJIN SEMICHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Jung Roh, Ji Hyun Kim, Seung Jin Kim, Hyun Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10508214
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester coating composition used for forming a coating film of a coated metal plate, a metal container, a metal closure, etc. The coating composition has a crosslinking agent and a curing catalyst incorporated into a mixed polyester resin comprising a mixture of a polyester resin (A) having an acid value of 2 to 50 mg KOH/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 35 to 100° C. and a polyester resin (B) having an acid value of 0 to 50 mg KOH/g and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of ?20 to 25° C. Thus, a coating composition excellent in resistance to embrittlement over time, corrosion resistance, scrape resistance, retort resistance, and blocking resistance can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: TOKYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD., VALSPAR ROCK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Takagi, Keizou Kanzaki, Nobuaki Sano, Mayumi Arai
  • Patent number: 10510985
    Abstract: A dispersion comprised of at least 49 wt % of additive particles, a polymerizable monomer, a dispersant and a solvent. Upon polymerization the dispersion forms a hard coat with a haze of at most 0.5% and a transmission of at least 90%. A hard coat comprises at least 49 wt % of additive particles dispersed in a polymer. A method of making a hard coat comprises forming a dispersion, applying the dispersion to one side of a substrate, and polymerizing the dispersion. The hard coat has a haze of at most 0.5% and a transmission of at least 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Richard W Brotzman, Ernest Sirois, Daniel Thorstenson
  • Patent number: 10472510
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a thermoplastic resin composition. The thermoplastic resin composition includes: a thermoplastic resin including a rubber-modified vinyl graft copolymer and an aromatic vinyl copolymer resin; a light stabilizer including a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS) and a benzotriazole UV stabilizer; and zinc oxide having an average particle diameter of about 0.5 ?m to about 3 ?m and a BET specific surface area of about 1 m2/g to about 10 m2/g. The thermoplastic resin composition can have good properties in terms of weather resistance, impact resistance, appearance, and/or antibacterial properties (activity).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Joo Lee, Young Chul Kwon
  • Patent number: 10472539
    Abstract: The present invention relates to one-component amino resin coating compositions having good chemical resistance, a good balance of hardness to elasticity, and rapid drying, to their use, and to methods for coating. Synthesis components that the coating compositions comprise include amino resin, hydroxyl-containing polymers as principal polyols, and certain branched polyester polyols, obtainable by polycondensation of hexahydrophthalic anhydride, trimethylolpropane, and optionally further components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Harald Schaefer, David Tuerp, Daniel Flojhar
  • Patent number: 10438626
    Abstract: Methods to pattern substrates with dense periodic nanostructures that combine top-down lithographic tools and self-assembling block copolymer materials are provided. According to various embodiments, the methods involve chemically patterning a substrate, depositing a block copolymer film on the chemically patterned imaging layer, and allowing the block copolymer to self-assemble in the presence of the chemically patterned substrate, thereby producing a pattern in the block copolymer film that is improved over the substrate pattern in terms feature size, shape, and uniformity, as well as regular spacing between arrays of features and between the features within each array compared to the substrate pattern. In certain embodiments, the density and total number of pattern features in the block copolymer film is also increased. High density and quality nanoimprint templates and other nanopatterned structures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION, WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Paul F. Nealey, Huiman Kang, Francois Detcheverry, Juan J. de Pablo, Ricardo Ruiz, Thomas Albrecht
  • Patent number: 10410914
    Abstract: A method of forming at least one lithography feature, the method including: providing at least one lithography recess on a substrate, the or each lithography recess having at least one side-wall and a base, with the at least one side-wall having a width between portions thereof; providing a self-assemblable block copolymer having first and second blocks in the or each lithography recess; causing the self-assemblable block copolymer to self-assemble into an ordered layer within the or each lithography recess, the ordered layer including at least a first domain of first blocks and a second domain of second blocks; causing the self-assemblable block copolymer to cross-link in a directional manner; and selectively removing the first domain to form lithography features of the second domain within the or each lithography recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Sander Frederik Wuister, Andre Bernardus Jeunink, Emiel Peeters
  • Patent number: 10385159
    Abstract: A water-based primer composition is particularly suitable for the pre-treatment of polycarbonate substrates, and has a component K1 having an aqueous epoxy resin dispersion, an aqueous polyester-polyurethane dispersion and an aqueous polyacrylate dispersion, and optionally a water-miscible organic solvent, and a second component K2 containing a water-dispersible curing agent based on isocyanate. The primers provide a strong bonding of subsequently applied adhesives to polycarbonate substrates, and permit a processing with a significant reduction in VOC emissions and the prevention of the occurrence of stress-cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Dirk Urbach, Michael Oeser, André Buchholz, Thomas Hanhörster
  • Patent number: 10370561
    Abstract: Urethane/urea-containing bis(alkenyl) ethers can be incorporated into the backbone of polythioether prepolymers and can be used as curing agents in thiol-terminated polythioether prepolymer compositions. Cured sealants prepared using compositions containing urethane/urea-containing bis(alkenyl) ether-containing polythioether prepolymers and/or urethane/urea-containing bis(alkenyl) ether curing agents exhibit improved physical properties suitable for use in aerospace sealant applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Weibin Cui, Renhe Lin
  • Patent number: 10308208
    Abstract: A dual coated fabric that is well suited for producing vehicle airbags. The coated fabric includes a first coating on one side and a second coating on a second and opposite side. The first coating may comprise an elastomeric coating, such as a cured rubber. The second coating on the opposite side, however, may comprise a non-elastomeric coating. The non-elastomeric coating provides dimensional stability and provides an excellent counterbalance to the elastomeric coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Textile Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Alonzo W. Beasley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10227502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to curable solid particulate compositions that include: (a) a first reactant having at least two cyclic carbonate groups; and (b) a second reactant having at least two active hydrogen groups that are reactive with the cyclic carbonate groups of the first reactant. With some embodiments, the first reactant is a polyol residue having at least two cyclic carbonate groups, such as bisphenol A that has been reacted with epichlorohydrin, and in which the oxirane groups thereof have been converted to cyclic carbonate groups. The active hydrogen groups of the second reactant, with some embodiments, are each independently selected from hydroxyl groups, thiol groups, and amine groups. The curable solid particulate compositions, with some embodiments, are in the form of curable powder coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Chasser, Susan Donaldson, Simion Coca
  • Patent number: 10221333
    Abstract: A compound is provided, having the formula (I), wherein Rs is a soft block polymer; wherein each T is independently a urethane or urea linkage; see formulae (A) and (B); wherein each RD is independently —CH3, —CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH3, or —CH2CH2CH2CH3; wherein each R?D is independently —CH3, —CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH2CH3, or —ORD; and wherein each p is independently 1, 2, or 3. Compositions containing the compound, and methods of making and using the compound are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Wynne, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10174220
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provide a coated film that is excellent in surface hardness and abrasion resistance and has good adhesion between a polyester film and a hard coat layer. The present invention relates to a coated film comprising a polyester film and a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the polyester film, the coating layer being prepared from a coating solution comprising a (meth)acrylate compound, a reactive silica comprising a (meth)acryloyl group, and an isocyanate-based compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Taishi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10155217
    Abstract: A means for selectively removing ET under coexistence of a substance showing a negative charge, such as nucleic acid is described. Endotoxin is selectively removed by bringing a polymer obtained by crosslinking cyclodextrin with an isocyanate-based crosslinking agent in contact with a solution containing endotoxin and the substance showing the negative charge such as nucleic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO, JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayo Sakata, Masami Todokoro
  • Patent number: 10143961
    Abstract: Natural gas may be purified by removing C3+ hydrocarbons and CO2 in respective first and second gas separation membrane stages to yield conditioned gas lower in C3+ hydrocarbons and CO2 in comparison to the un-conditioned natural gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep K. Karode, Yong Ding
  • Patent number: 10093828
    Abstract: A processing fluid for image forming by an aqueous ink includes a flocculant to aggregate a colorant in the aqueous ink, a water-soluble organic solvent, a polymer particle, and water. The polymer particle has a core-shell structure with a core portion including a wax and a shell portion having a lower critical solution temperature of 30 degrees C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shosuke Aoai
  • Patent number: 10071398
    Abstract: A method for forming a multi-layer coating includes the step of sequentially applying a layer of a primer coating composition, a layer of a base coating composition, and a layer of a clear coating composition on a substrate. The clear coating composition includes a film forming binder and an organic liquid carrier. The film forming binder includes at least one monomer unit including the condensation product of an ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid group and glycidyl ester of a mixture of tertiary acids having 9 to 11 carbon atoms having at least one methyl group on the ?-carbon. The method further includes the step of simultaneously curing the applied three layers by baking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO. LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Kirshenbaum, Peter W. Uhlianuk
  • Patent number: 10060028
    Abstract: To provide a charging member which suppresses the generation of density nonuniformity in an electrophotographic image caused by charge nonuniformity due to adhesion of charged substances, such as toner particles. There is provided a charging member which has a surface layer, the surface layer includes conductive zinc oxide whiskers each formed of a nuclear portion and four needle crystal portions extending radially outward therefrom, and the needle crystal portions are exposed to form convex portions of a surface of the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takumi Furukawa, Taichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10044032
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrode coating for a lithium-ion battery, containing copolymer C or the salt thereof, copolymer C being synthesized by polymerizing a combined total of more than 70 wt % of vinyl-functional cyclic carbonate and one or more monomers from the group comprising acrylic acid and the derivatives thereof, the percentage by weight of vinyl-functional cyclic carbonate in relation to the weight of all monomers used being 5-90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Christian Bruckmeier, Frank Deubel, Stefan Haufe
  • Patent number: 10029236
    Abstract: There is disclosed a catalytic substrate surface where in the substrate surface comprises particles in the size range 2-500 nm, said particles comprising TiO2, wherein at least 50 wt % of the Ti in the particles is leachable in 37% HCl. A method for its manufacture is also provided. One advantage is that the higher fractions of Ti leachable in 37% HCl give a better coating with better adhesion, in particular on objects comprising protonatable acidic oxides, such as SiO2. The higher fraction of Ti leachable in 37% HCl gives better transparency and dispersion stability. The resulting surface exhibits both improved activity and improved adhesion of the particles. There is no color change and/or speckles on the substrate, allowing anti-pollution surfaces to be produced also on decorative surfaces. The TiO2-comprising layer is thin and easily applied in the production line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: JOMA INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventors: Andreas Westermoen, Mark Anthony Plunkett, Matti Ben-Moshe, Gleb Yakubov, Robert William Corkery
  • Patent number: 10023728
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a latex composition for dip-forming including two different types of carboxylic acid modified-nitrile based copolymer latex, and a dip-formed article prepared therefrom having excellent durability for sweat, and having high tensile strength and elongation percentage. Accordingly, the latex composition for dip-forming has excellent tensile strength, elongation percentage, stress and durability, and is useful in industries requiring these, for example, a rubber glove industry and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Jin Cha, Jung Su Han, Ji Hyun Kim, Seung Uk Yeu
  • Patent number: 10023684
    Abstract: The invention relates to binder-free spot blender compositions for one- and two-component clearcoat materials comprising at least one isocyanate compound, to processes for producing them, and to their use in automotive refinish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Egbert Nienhaus, Bernhard Lettmann, Klaus-Udo Reize, Josef Rademacher
  • Patent number: 10015970
    Abstract: Antimicrobial materials and methods for making antimicrobial materials are described herein. Antimicrobial materials and antimicrobial material precursors are formed from hexahydrotriazine and/or a hemiaminal material and a non-fouling material and adhesive material may be incorporated into the antimicrobial materials and antimicrobial material precursors. The hexahydrotriazine and/or hemiaminal material may be made from a diamine and an aldehyde. Metal ions are also incorporated into the antimicrobial material precursors to form an antimicrobial material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Jeannette M. Garcia, James L. Hedrick, Rudy J. Wojtecki
  • Patent number: 10011095
    Abstract: The present invention has an object of providing a synthetic resin laminate that is excellent in shape stability against a high temperature and high humidity environment, surface hardness and the like. The above object is achieved by a synthetic resin laminate, comprising a substrate layer (B) containing polycarbonate; and a resin layer (A) laminated on one or both of two surfaces of the resin layer (B), the resin layer (A) containing 5 to 55% by mass of (meth)acrylate copolymer (C) and 95 to 45% by mass of polycarbonate (D), wherein the (meth)acrylate copolymer (C) contains an aromatic (meth)acrylate unit (c1) and a methyl methacrylate unit (c2) at a mass ratio (c1/c2) of 5-80/20-95, and the (meth)acrylate copolymer (C) has a mass-average molecular weight of 5,000 to 30,000; and the polycarbonate (D) has a mass-average molecular weight of 21,000 to 40,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., MGC FILSHEET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinari Aoki, Takeshi Onishi, Kosei Hino
  • Patent number: 9944821
    Abstract: Two-component coating systems and compositions are disclosed. The coating compositions form crosslinked polyurea coatings and have relatively long pot life and relatively short dry time. The coating compositions include a polyisocyanate, a polyaspartic ester, and a polyetheraspartic ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: Edward P. Squiller, Terrell D. Wayt, John Forsythe, Kurt E. Best, Ahren Olson, Alan Ekin
  • Patent number: 9926233
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a construction chemical composition comprising Portland cement, a water retention agent, a dispersing agent, and a hardening accelerator comprising calcium-silicate-hydrate, as well as a mortar composition containing said construction chemical composition. Although the composition is based on Portland cement it has a pull-off strength after 6 h meeting the DIN requirements and can therefore be used as a fast setting tile mortar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Alexander Assmann, Christian Biro, Christoph Hesse
  • Patent number: 9924082
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an illumination unit, an imaging unit, an illumination control unit, a target detection unit, a radiation illuminance, and a comparison unit. The illumination unit emits infrared light. The imaging unit captures an image of an object. The illumination control unit controls an illumination intensity of the illumination unit for irradiating the object. The target detection unit detects at least a portion of a human body contained within an irradiation range of the illumination unit. The radiation illuminance calculation unit calculates a radiation illuminance of the illumination unit with respect to the portion of the human body detected by the target detection unit. The comparison unit compares the radiation illuminance calculated by the radiation illuminance calculation unit with a predetermined threshold value. The illumination control unit controls the illumination intensity of the illumination unit based on a comparison result of the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9908839
    Abstract: A process comprising reacting a mono- or di-carboxylic acid and/or acid anhydride with a glycol ether in the presence of phosphoric acid to produce a glycol ether ester product having low color and low VOC content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: George J. Frycek, Andrei S. Merenov, Felipe A. Donate, Edward D. Daugs, Julie L. Maurer, Rebecca J. Wachowicz, Jason L. Trumble
  • Patent number: 9890289
    Abstract: A powder coating composition comprising: (a) a first acrylic powder resin having a hydroxyl value of at least about 180; (b) a second acrylic powder resin having a hydroxyl value less than about 45; (c) a crosslinker reactive with the hydroxyl functional acrylic resins; and (d) wollastonite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Edmund J Mahn
  • Patent number: 9850449
    Abstract: The fragrant gel polymer system is a process where a complete fragrance formulation remains whole and is then blended with either a polymer or a cross-linking agent. The non-fragrance carrying polymer is then liquefied and made homogenous with a solvent, including esters. The solvents modify viscosity and ease the mixing of the non-fragrance carrying polymer with the fragrance carrying polymer. The method also provides surfactants and wetting agents for further integration and mixing of the fragrance oils with either the polymer or the cross-linking agent during the steps of the process. Mixing of the fragrance carrying polymer and the non-fragrance polymer results in a gel that sets in less time and with less syneresis than existing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Orlandi, Inc.
    Inventors: Sven Dobler, Long Tran
  • Patent number: 9853273
    Abstract: Provided are a micro-porous hybrid film and a method for preparing the same, and more particularly, a micro-porous hybrid film capable of improving reliability of a battery by simultaneously improving thermal stability at a high temperature and water properties, and a method for preparing the same. In addition, the present invention relates to a micro-porous hybrid film suitable for a separator of a high capacity/high output lithium secondary battery capable of increasing production stability, long term stability, and performance of the battery by improving adhesive force between a micro-porous film and a coating layer and permeability and minimizing a water content by the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Kyoung Kim, Dong Jin Joo, Young Jun Woo, Jae Woong Kim, Kyu Young Cho, Jung Moon Sung, Dong Man Cho
  • Patent number: 9845381
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of dispersing nanoparticles into a destination material includes providing a plurality of nanoparticles suspended in a carrier, adding a solvent to the plurality of nanoparticles suspended in a carrier, removing at least some of the carrier to yield the plurality of nanoparticles suspended in the solvent, mixing the nanoparticles suspended in the solvent with a destination material, and removing at least some of the solvent from the mixture of nanoparticles suspended in the solvent and the destination material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Iosif Daniel Rosca, Martin Salameh, Suong Van Hoa
  • Patent number: 9802395
    Abstract: The present invention provides a synthetic resin laminate, which is excellent in terms of shape stability in a high-temperature or high-humidity environment, surface hardness, heat resistance, coating adhesion and the like. The synthetic resin laminate is formed by laminating a resin layer (A) including 5% to 55% by mass of a (meth)acrylate copolymer (C) and 95% to 45% by mass of a polycarbonate (D) on one surface or both surfaces of a base material layer (B) comprising polycarbonate, wherein the synthetic resin laminate is characterized: in that the (meth)acrylate copolymer (C) includes an aromatic (meth)acrylate unit (c1) and a methyl methacrylate unit (c2) at a mass ratio (c1/c2) of 5 to 80/20 to 95; in that the mass average molecular weight of the (meth)acrylate copolymer (C) is 5,000 to 30,000; and in that the viscosity average molecular weight of the polycarbonate (D) is 21,000 to 40,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: MITSUBISSHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., MGC FILSHEET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Onishi, Yasuyoshi Nakayasu, Kishin Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9786926
    Abstract: An energy storage device, such as a silver oxide battery, can include a silver-containing cathode and an electrolyte having an ionic liquid. An anion of the ionic liquid is selected from the group consisting of: methanesulfonate, methylsulfate, acetate, and fluoroacetate. A cation of the ionic liquid can be selected from the group consisting of: imidazolium, pyridinium, ammonium, piperidinium, pyrrolidinium, sulfonium, and phosphonium. The energy storage device may include a printed or non-printed separator. The printed separator can include a gel including dissolved cellulose powder and the electrolyte. The non-printed separator can include a gel including at least partially dissolved regenerate cellulose and the electrolyte. An energy storage device fabrication process can include applying a plasma treatment to a surface of each of a cathode, anode, separator, and current collectors. The plasma treatment process can improve wettability, adhesion, electron and/or ionic transport across the treated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: PRINTED ENERGY PTY LTD
    Inventors: Vera Lockett, John Gustafson, William Johnstone Ray, Yasser Salah
  • Patent number: 9777130
    Abstract: Polyphenylene sulfide microparticles have a linseed oil absorption amount of 40 to 1,000 mL/100 g and a number average particle diameter of 1 to 200 ?m. The porous PPS microparticles have a large specific surface area and therefore promote fusion of particles when molded into various molded bodies by applying thermal energy, thus enabling formation or molding of a coating layer of particles at a lower temperature in a shorter time. The porous PPS microparticles have a porous shape and therefore enable scattering light in multiple directions and suppression of specific reflection of reflected light in a specific direction, thus making it possible to impart shading effect and matte effect when added to a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiko Otsubo, Itaru Asano, Yoko Wakahara, Hiroshi Takezaki
  • Patent number: 9720137
    Abstract: The eyewear material is an eyewear material containing thermoplastic polyurethane. The eyewear material has a tan ? peak at both less than 0° C. and 0° C. or more and 70° C. or less observed in dynamic viscoelasticity measurement in tensile mode under the measurement conditions of a temperature increase speed of 5° C./min and a measurement frequency of 10 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamasaki, Goro Kuwamura, Daisuke Nishiguchi, Daisuke Hasegawa, Toshihiko Nakagawa, Hirokazu Morita, Hidetaka Tsukada, Kenichi Goto, Shinsuke Ito, Naoyuki Kakinuma, Tetsuya Hamada, Shinji Kiyono, Takeshi Fukuda, Kazuhiro Kosumi
  • Patent number: 9711775
    Abstract: A laminated body of the present invention includes: a porous film containing a polyolefin as a main component; and a porous layer on at least one surface of the porous film, the porous layer containing a resin, the laminated body satisfying 0?(A)?(B)?20 mN/m, where (A) represents the critical surface tension over the outermost surface of the porous layer, and (B) represents the critical surface tension that, in a case where the porous layer has been peeled from the laminated body at an interface with the porous film, the porous film has on the side of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Chikara Murakami, Toshihiko Ogata, Ichiro Arise, Kosuke Kurakane, Chikae Yoshimaru
  • Patent number: 9711776
    Abstract: A laminated body of the present invention includes: a porous film containing a polyolefin as a main component; and a porous layer containing a resin, the laminated body satisfying (A)>(B), where (A) represents the amount of an increase in the dielectric strength with respect to the amount of an increase in the amount of the resin contained per unit area of the porous layer, and (B) represents the amount of an increase in the dielectric strength with respect to the amount of an increase in the amount of the polyolefin contained per unit area of the porous film. The laminated body is usable as a secondary battery separator having a higher dielectric strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Chikara Murakami, Toshihiko Ogata, Ichiro Arise, Kosuke Kurakane, Chikae Yoshimaru
  • Patent number: 9695338
    Abstract: In a decorative sheet including a surface layer and an adhesion layer, the surface layer is a polyurethane layer obtained by crosslinking using a curing agent and coating and drying of a straight chain polyurethane resin having a specified molecular weight and acid value, the polyurethane resin being obtained by reaction of a diamine chain extender agent with a polyurethane prepolymer obtained by reaction of a polycarbonate diol having an alicyclic structure, an aliphatic diol having a carboxyl group, and 4,4?-cyclohexylmethandiisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ken Egashira, Hiroshi Sakaguchi, Hiroki Wakamatsu, Tomotaka Araki
  • Patent number: 9651867
    Abstract: Disclosed are a compound and composition for forming a lower film, which are used in a process for forming a resist pattern by means of the directed self-assembly of a block copolymer (BCP). Also disclosed is a method for forming a lower film using same. The compound for forming a lower film of a resist pattern according to the present invention has the structure of formula 1 of claim 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DONGJIN SEMICHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Young Han, Jung-Youl Lee, Jae-Woo Lee, Jae-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9644111
    Abstract: Described are nonaqueous coating material compositions comprising (A) at least one polyhydroxyl group-containing compound, (B) at least one polyisocyanate group-containing compound having free or blocked isocyanate groups, (D) at least one catalyst (D) based on a zinc-amidine complex which is preparable by reacting one or more zinc(II) biscarboxylates with an amidine of the formula (I) or with a mixture of two or more amidines of the formula (I) and (S) at least one monomeric aromatic optionally substituted carboxylic acid (S) whose carboxyl group is in conjugation with a ?-electron system, wherein the component (B) comprises at least one structural unit —NR—(X—SiR?x(OR?)3-x) (II), and/or at least one structural unit —N(X—SiR?x(OR?)3-x)n(X?—SiR?y(OR?)3-y)m (III). Also described are multistage coating methods, and the use of the coating material compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Hoffmann, Matthijs Groenewolt, Benedikt Schnier, Elke Westhoff
  • Patent number: 9637620
    Abstract: A pigment and method for making a pigment comprising a milled elastomer, wherein the milled elastomer has a D50 particle size of between about 5 and about 50 microns. A coating of the pigment has a smoothness of about 3 or less. The pigment is prepared by providing an elastomer; and milling the elastomer in the presence of milling media and solvent at a temperature from about 30° C. to about 70° C. The elastomer is insoluble in the solvent. The method for preparing the pigment from an elastomer comprises the steps of: providing an elastomer; and milling the elastomer in a media mill in the presence of milling media and solvent at a temperature from about 30° C. to about 70° C. The diameter of the milling media is from about 0.5 mm to about 10 mm, and the elastomer is insoluble in the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Johnson, John Nimmo, Mike Venturini
  • Patent number: 9631111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a primerless base painting composition for parts of a vehicle comprising a resin component including a non-chlorinated modified polyolefin resin and an acrylic resin; a pigment; additives; and a solvent selected from an aqueous solvent and an oil solvent, a kit comprising the same, painted parts of a vehicle comprising the same, and a method for painting and varnishing parts of a vehicle using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., NOROO BEE Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Lee, Yong Chun, Ok Kim, Jae Boem Ahn, Yong Chul Lee, Mi Hye Lee, Seung Wook Baek, Jeong Kwon Byeon, Seung Pyo Hong, Hoon Kwan Joo