Synthetic Resin Coating Patents (Class 427/407.1)
  • Patent number: 11007550
    Abstract: A method for the application of at least two different powder coating layers to a substrate comprising the steps of application of a first powder coating layer followed by the application of a second powder coating layer, without any substantial curing of the first powder coating layer prior to the application of the second powder coating layer, followed by the simultaneous curing at a temperature and time period sufficient to substantially cure the first powder coating layer and the second powder coating layer, wherein the first powder coating layer and the second powder coating layer each comprise at least one resin independently having at least one functional group in stoichiometric ratios sufficient to react or crosslink with the other layer at the interface of the two or more layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: THE SERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: David G. Comley, Oscar A. Ojero, Ronald E. McMahon
  • Patent number: 11001095
    Abstract: A method is presented for producing an optically transmissive layered structure for use as a display protector for electronic devices. The method comprises printing an ink pattern on a base layer, where said base layer is substantially optically transparent, and the base layer and ink are configured so that the ink reflects light with high incidence angle and transmits light with low incidence angle, when in use, thus displaying the pattern in the absence of light with high intensity and low incidence angle, the pattern becoming substantially undetectable otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DOCOVER OY
    Inventors: Teppo Hyvönen, Jari Ronkainen, Atso Toimela, Pusheng Peng
  • Patent number: 10920100
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method for producing a multicoat paint system on a metallic substrate by producing a basecoat or a plurality of directly successive basecoats directly on a metallic substrate coated with a cured electrocoat system, producing a clearcoat directly on the one or the topmost of the plurality of basecoats, and subsequently jointly curing the one or the plurality of basecoats and the clearcoat, wherein at least one basecoat material used for producing the basecoats includes at least one aqueous dispersion which includes a polymer whose preparation includes successive radical emulsion polymerization of three mixtures of olefinically unsaturated monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BASF COATINGS GMBH
    Inventors: Cathrin Corten, Dirk Eierhoff, Patrick Wilm, Britta Schnieders, Nicole Freitag, Heinz-Ulrich Grumpe, Joerg Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10901086
    Abstract: A method for increasing a detection distance of a surface of an object illuminated by near-IR electromagnetic radiation, including: (a) directing near-IR electromagnetic radiation from a near-IR electromagnetic radiation source towards an object at least partially coated with a near-IR reflective coating that increases a near-IR electromagnetic radiation detection distance by at least 15% as measured at a wavelength in a near-IR range as compared to the same object coated with a color matched coating which absorbs more of the same near-IR radiation, where the color matched coating has a ?E color matched value of 1.5 or less when compared to the near-IR reflective coating; and (b) detecting reflected near-IR electromagnetic radiation reflected from the near-IR reflective coating. A system for detecting proximity of vehicles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon L. Decker, Kristen Kruszewski, LuAnn Holsing, Stephen G. McQuown, Stuart D. Hellring, Michael Andrew Zalich
  • Patent number: 10876002
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a resin composition for FRP, an FRP sheet and a molded product that enable inhibition of the whitening in and between fiber bundles. A resin composition for FRP according to an embodiment of the present invention is a resin composition with which a fibrous reinforcement sheet is to be impregnated for formation of FRP, and contains methyl methacrylate as a principal component, a methyl methacrylate polymer, a polymerization initiator, and at least one of dendrimer (meth)acrylate and glycidyl (meth)acrylate, as a monomer. An FRP sheet according to another embodiment of the present invention includes a matrix and a fibrous reinforcement sheet in the matrix. The matrix contains the hardened resin composition for FRP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: Yamaha Corporation, Yamaha Fine Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nakamura, Kazuhiro Muneta, Takayuki Endo, Yutaka Hamada
  • Patent number: 10822516
    Abstract: A water-based coating composition and method for forming a multi-layer coating film by which it is possible to form a coating film 5 having excellent smoothness, image clarity, and chipping resistance in a 3C1B format. The composition is characterized by containing 7 to 60 mass % of an acrylic resin emulsion (a), 10 to 60 mass % of a film-forming resin (b), and 10 10 to 50 mass % of a curing agent (c), on the basis of the total mass of the solid resin content in the composition; the acrylic resin emulsion (a) having a core/shell structure where the core section contains, as a copolymer component, 0.1 to 10 mass % of a polymerizable unsaturated 15 monomer having two or more polymerizable unsaturated groups in one molecule, on the basis of the total mass of monomer of the core section, and the hydroxyl value of the core section is 50 to 200 mgKOH/g, and the hydroxyl value of the shell section is 50 to 200 mgKOH/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Azuma, Narihito Nakano
  • Patent number: 10773276
    Abstract: The coating film formed on an automobile body has softness during a film formation even on a thermally expandable/shrinkable base, and the cured film has an excellent appearance. Provided is a method for forming a multilayer coating film, the method comprises: applying an aqueous intermediate coating composition and preheating the applied composition at 60 to 90° C. to form an uncured film; preheating to form an uncured base coating film and a clear coating film; and baking and curing these uncured films to form a multilayer coating film, wherein the aqueous intermediate coating composition comprises (a) an acrylic resin emulsion having a specific properties, and (b) a film formation auxiliary agent that is a fatty acid diester compound having a boiling point of 280° C. to 350° C., and a cured film comprising (a) and (b) at a mass ratio of 3:1 has a rupture elongation of 1% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Kawabata, Akira Yamazaki, Masako Hase, Keiji Ambo, Yoshinori Narita
  • Patent number: 10752743
    Abstract: The invention provides a powder pre-preg comprising as sole resin a vinyl ester resin having a Tg in the range of ?5 to +30° C. and a melt viscosity @100° C. in the range of 2 to 75 dPa·s, which can be used in making a composite at a temperature as low as 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Polynt Composites France
    Inventors: Thierry Foussard, Paul Darby, Serge Herman, Christine Dhersin
  • Patent number: 10654967
    Abstract: A polymer compound having a constitutional unit represented by formula (1A) or formula (1B) and a constitutional unit represented by formula (2A) or formula (2B) is provided, wherein each of XM and XN is a crosslinkable group; and RAm, RBm, Ar1m to Ar5m, LM, ArM, m1 to m6, RAn, RBn, Ar1n to Ar5n, ArLn, LN, ArN, n1 to n6, and Ln are as defined in the specification. The polymer compound is excellent in crosslinkability and hole transportability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Mio Shiratori, Ken Sakakibara, Daisuke Fukushima, Tomoyasu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10610889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming a multilayer coating film, the method comprising sequentially applying a colored coating composition (X), an effect pigment dispersion (Y), and a clear coating composition (Z) to a substrate to form an uncured colored coating film, an uncured effect coating film, and an uncured clear coating film, respectively, and heating the uncured colored coating film, the uncured effect coating film, and the uncured clear coating film to simultaneously cure these three coating films, thereby forming a multilayer coating film; wherein the effect pigment dispersion (Y) contains water, a specific surface modifier (A), a flake-effect pigment (B), and a viscosity modifier (C); and a film obtained by applying the effect pigment dispersion (Y) to a dry film thickness of 0.2 ?m has a light transmittance at a wavelength of 550 nm of 10 to 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Itoh, Kenichiro Matsunaga, Yosuke Toyoda, Tatsuo Kuramochi, Nobuhiko Narita
  • Patent number: 10604675
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fast-drying, hard-elastic, scratch-resistant, and robust two-component polyurethane coating compositions, to their use, and to coating methods. Synthesis components in the coating compositions comprise polyisocyanate, hydroxyl-containing poly(meth)acrylate polyol, and certain branched polyester polyols, obtainable by polycondensation of hexahydrophthalic anhydride, trimethylolpropane, and optionally further components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Harald Schaefer, David Tuerp, Oliver Neu, Rainer Erhardt, Daniel Flojhar, Thorsten Pauen, Angelika Maria Steinbrecher, Monika Haberecht
  • Patent number: 10550269
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a formulation for anticorrosion paints and coatings, based on epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic, alkylic, polyester resins and mixtures thereof, dissolved in organic or inorganic solvent and comprising a multitude of mostly bi-dimensionally developed nanoparticles, with a few hundred and about one nanometer, respectively, as to lateral dimensions and thickness, wherein the viscosity of the formulation is lower than 55000 mPa·s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nanto Cleantech Inc.
    Inventor: Shmuel Kenig
  • Patent number: 10351655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyurethane dispersion comprising particles of a polyurethane dispersed in a dispersing medium, wherein the polyurethane is obtainable by reacting a polyol and an isocyanate, wherein the polyol comprises at least one dimer fatty residue selected from a dimer fatty diacid residue, a dimer fatty diol residue and a dimer fatty diamine residue; and at least one furan dicarboxylic acid residue. The invention also relates to a coating composition comprising the polyurethane dispersion, a polyol for making the polyurethane dispersion, the use of the polyol and a method of making the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Adrianus Jacobus Honcoop, Remco Benjamin Van Triet, Angela Leonarda Maria Smits
  • Patent number: 10344181
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous coating composition comprising at least one aqueous dispersion comprising at least one copolymer (CP), said copolymer (CP) being preparable by (i) initially charging an aqueous dispersion of at least one polyurethane, and then (ii) polymerizing a mixture of olefinically unsaturated monomers in the presence of the polyurethane from (i), in which (a) a water-soluble initiator is used, (b) the olefinically unsaturated monomers are metered in such that a concentration of 6.0% by weight, based on the total amount of olefinically unsaturated monomers used for polymerization, in the reaction solution is not exceeded over the entire reaction time, and (c) the mixture of the olefinically unsaturated monomers comprises at least one polyolefinically unsaturated monomer and at least one linear hydroxy-functional reaction product (R) having an acid number less than 20 mg KOH/g, the preparation of which involves using at least one compound (v) containing two functional groups (v.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Peggy Jankowski, Nadia Luhmann, Michael Matura, Hardy Reuter, Peter Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10297565
    Abstract: An electronic device made from the method of providing a donor substrate comprising an array of metallic interconnects, using a laser system to prepare the metallic interconnects, forming shaped metallic interconnects, laser bending the shaped metallic interconnects; and transferring the shaped metallic interconnects onto a receiving substrate or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Scott A. Mathews, Iyoel Beniam, Alberto Piqué
  • Patent number: 10280316
    Abstract: The invention relates to physically, thermally and physically, or thermally curable aqueous coating compositions comprising A) at least one polyurethane selected from the group consisting of physically curable, thermally self-crosslinking and/or thermally externally crosslinking, ionically and/or nonionically stabilized polyurethanes, which are saturated, unsaturated and/or grafted with olefinically unsaturated compounds, as binder and B) at least one leaflet-shaped metallic pigment produced by PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) methods, the amount of B), based on the total binder content of the coating composition, being less than 10% by weight, and the total binder content, based on the coating composition, being less than 12% by weight. The invention further relates to a process for producing the compositions and to their use in particular in the production of coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Low, Stephan Schwarte, Peter Sonntag, Melina Rutte, Kurt Hupp
  • Patent number: 10272653
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fiber surface treatment composition, characterized in that the composition is comprised of a silane coupling agent, a polymer and a water repellent agent, wherein the polymer is a copolymer of a polyurethane/acrylic acid polymer, wherein the acrylic polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyacrylic acid, polyacrylates or acrylic acid-acrylic acid ester copolymers. The invention also discloses an insulating fiber having the composition on its surface, the preparation method for it, and an insulating yarn and an insulated cord. The insulated fibers, yarns and ropes of the invention have the advantages of moisture resistance, washing resistance, ultraviolet aging resistance and the like. Particularly, the insulated ropes can be applied to the charging work of transmission lines, especially the UHV transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: STATE GRID HUNAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY LIVE WORKING CENTER, STATE GRID CORPORATION OF CHINA, STATE GRID HUNAN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY, HUNAN PEACE PROSPERITY ELECTRIC LIMITED, XINGHUA JIAHUI ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT LIMITED, CHANGZHOU TEXTILE GARMENT INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Dehua Zou, Lanlan Liu, Xiaqing Liu
  • Patent number: 10272469
    Abstract: A process for metallising a polymeric surface of an article, the process including applying to the polymeric surface a liquid carrier containing a suspension of metallic or metal-looking particles, wherein the polymeric surface and the liquid carrier are such that the wetting angle between the liquid carrier and the polymeric surface is of substantially 90° or above, and wherein the particles and the polymeric surface are such that the particles have a greater affinity to the polymeric surface than to one another or to the liquid, whereby particles suspended in the liquid migrate to the interface between the liquid and the polymeric surface to form a monolayer coating of particles on the polymeric surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Anton Krassilnikov, Sagi Abramovich, Tamar Asher
  • Patent number: 10240011
    Abstract: A functionalized carbon fiber having covalently bound on its surface a sizing agent containing epoxy groups, at least some of which are engaged in covalent bonds with crosslinking molecules, wherein each of said crosslinking molecules possesses at least two epoxy-reactive groups and at least one free functional group reactive with functional groups of a polymer matrix in which the carbon fiber is to be incorporated, wherein at least a portion of said cros slinking molecules are engaged, via at least two of their epoxy-reactive groups, in crosslinking bonds between at least two epoxy groups of the sizing agent. Composites comprised of these functionalized carbon fibers embedded in a polymeric matrix are also described. Methods for producing the functionalized carbon fibers and composites thereof are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Vautard, Soydan Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10215855
    Abstract: A method for increasing a detection distance of a surface of an object illuminated by near-IR electromagnetic radiation, including: (a) directing near-IR electromagnetic radiation from a near-IR electromagnetic radiation source towards an object at least partially coated with a near-IR reflective coating that increases a near-IR electromagnetic radiation detection distance by at least 15% as measured at a wavelength in a near-IR range as compared to the same object coated with a color matched coating which absorbs more of the same near-IR radiation, where the color matched coating has a ?E color matched value of 1.5 or less when compared to the near-IR reflective coating; and (b) detecting reflected near-IR electromagnetic radiation reflected from the near-IR reflective coating. A system for detecting proximity of vehicles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon L. Decker, Kristen Kruszewski, LuAnn Holsing, Stephen G. McQuown, Stuart D. Hellring
  • Patent number: 10214654
    Abstract: Provided is a method for forming a multilayer coating film, said method being suitably applicable to a wet-on-wet coating process comprising: applying a first water-borne base coating material to form an uncured first water-based base coating; and then applying a second water-based base coating material without preheating the uncured first water-borne base coating. A method for forming a multilayer coating film according to a wet-on-wet coating process which comprises applying a first water-based base coating material to the surface of a substrate to be coated and then applying, without preheating the thus formed coating, a second water-based base coating material, characterized in that: the first water-borne base coating material contains a hydrophilic association-type viscous material; and the composition of the second water-based base coating material is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi Shishaku, Hirotaka Ogawa, Hirokazu Togai
  • Patent number: 10189335
    Abstract: A filtration material is disclosed that may include a first layer comprising a first three-dimensional network of fibers including a first plurality of cells, including an extracellular matrix comprising ?-glucan and chitin. The filtration material may include a second layer fluidly downstream of the first layer comprising a second three-dimensional network of fibers including a second plurality of cells, including an extracellular matrix including ?-glucan and chitin and the second layer may be adhered to the first layer. The first layer and the second layer may be coated with a polymer mixture including a polymer configured to mitigate exposure of the first and second three-dimensional network of fibers to glucanases and chitanases and further resist thermal degradation below a predetermined temperature. The polymer mixture may further include an antioxidant at an amount sufficient to mitigate the polymer from thermally degrading below the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Stonecipher
  • Patent number: 10174213
    Abstract: A coating formed on a substrate is provided which coating comprises (a) an organic NIR-transparent pigment and/or an inorganic NIR-reflective pigment; (b) a dye having a transmittance of at least 75% in the range of from 700 to 2500 nm; and (c) optionally an effect pigment; wherein said coating exhibits a total solar reflectance (TSR) of (i) ?40%, if 60<L*<100, or (ii) ?30%, if 30<L*?60, or (iii) ?20%, if 0<L*?30, wherein L* is the lightness. The coating is suitable for an exterior-use coating like an industrial coating or a coating for vehicles, especially an automotive finish, having improved jetness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Juliane Kruesemann, Thomas Frey, Rainer Henning, Annegret Pietsch, Claudia Sierakowski, Tom Landuydt
  • Patent number: 10132967
    Abstract: To provide a metal gloss design member provided with a light reflection film such as a silver thin film having satisfactory weather resistance even in outdoor use. A silver coating film 10 provided at least with a silver thin film 14 and with a topcoat layer 16 formed on the outer side in the stacking direction relative to the silver thin film 14 is formed on a substrate 3 and then the topcoat layer 16 has ultraviolet absorbability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihiro Nakagawa, Takahiro Osaki, Yuuki Takahashi, Seiji Hirata
  • Patent number: 10100222
    Abstract: The present invention provides nonaqueous coating material compositions, multistage coating processes and also the use of the coating material compositions, comprising (A) at least one polyhydroxyl-group-containing compound, (B1) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B1) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and having a cycloaliphatic polyisocyanate parent structure, and/or a polyisocyanate derived therefrom, (B2) at least one polyisocyanate-group-containing compound (B2) having free or blocked isocyanate groups and having an acyclic, aliphatic polyisocyanate parent structure, and/or a polyisocyanate derived therefrom, (D) at least one catalyst for the crosslinking of silane groups, and (R) at least one rheological assistant (R) based on fumed silica, where component (B1) and/or component (B2) comprise at least one structural unit —NR—(X—SiR?x(OR?)3-x)??(I), and/or at least one structural unit —N(X—SiR?x(OR?)3-x)n(X?—SiR?y(OR?)3-y)m??(II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Matthijs Groenewolt, Berthold Austrup, Katharina Hübner, Jörg Müller, Silke Hanning, Andrea Frank
  • Patent number: 10103392
    Abstract: A membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) for fuel cells includes an electricity-generating array including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte membrane. A subgasket array includes an anode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the anode and a cathode subgasket surrounding a periphery of the cathode. A junction array includes a polar junction and a nonpolar junction surrounding a periphery of the electrolyte membrane and attaching the anode subgasket and the cathode subgasket to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Bo Ki Hong, Kook Il Han, Ji Yeon Park, Byeong Heon Jeong, Sang Hyun Cho, Chae Won Lim
  • Patent number: 10092520
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of coating agent, in particular to a coating agent containing nano-SiO2 and a preparation method thereof. The coating agent consists of raw materials in parts by weight as follows: 50-60% film-forming agent, 5-10% plasticizing agent, 2-6% dispersing agent, 10-30% coloring agent, 15-20% antisticking agent and 2-5% nano-SiO2. In the present invention, the nano-SiO2, and the film-forming agent in the formulation can form a composite, which can enhance the property of coating agent, improve the coating film strength, and enhance the UV-protection and anti-discoloration functions, so as to improve the storage stability of drugs. The UV-protection and anti-discoloration functions of the coating agent prepared herein can be improved by more than 75%, and their film strength can be improved by more than 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG GUOFANG MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruiju Liu, Yuyi Zhang, Yang Yang, Xuzhen Lu, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 10081738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multicoat effect and/or color paint system, a method for producing the multicoat paint system, and also the use thereof. The transparent coating material composition comprises at least one rheological assistant (R) based on fumed silica and comprises a polyisocyanate group-containing component (B) which additionally has at least one structural unit of the formula (I) and/or at least one structural unit of the formula (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Matthijs Groenewolt, Berthold Austrup, Katharina Hübner, Andrea Frank, Jörg Müller
  • Patent number: 10071396
    Abstract: A laminated coating film (2) includes a metallic base layer (4) and a color clear layer 5, and produces a target color with the metallic base layer 4 and the color clear layer (5). The laminated coating film (2) is designed to have high chroma at the highlight, and further to provide an appearance of denseness. To address this, the laminated coating film satisfies the following formula (1): (RH(P)/RH(OA))>60??(1) where RH(P) represents a highlight reflectance of light of the target color, and RH(OA) represents an average highlight reflectance of light in a wavelength range outside a hue range of the target color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sakura Nakano, Hiroshi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10053640
    Abstract: A method and kit for treatment of a stainless steel or other nickel alloy component utilized in a crude oil service operation including cleaning a surface of the component to remove surface contamination; drying the cleaned surface of the component; applying a coat of Self-Assembled Monolayer of Phosphonate (SAMP) to the cleaned and dried surface of the component to form a treated component; and installing the treated component into a section of a crude oil service operation. The coating reduces paraffin/asphaltene deposition on the component. The kit includes a cleaner wipe impregnated with a cleaning substance for cleaning the component; a nano-coating wipe impregnated with a SAMP for applying a nano-coating of the SAMP to the component; and instructions for treating said component utilizing the cleaner wipe and the nano-coating wipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: ACULON INC., ELECTROLAB, INC
    Inventors: Eric Hanson, Edward Hughes, Sean Eric Drees, Andrew Timothy Marzec, Brian Keith Brashear
  • Patent number: 10022749
    Abstract: A method of forming a layered coating film includes: coating a workpiece with an electrodeposition coating material to form an electrodeposition coating layer; applying a colored coating material including a white pigment over the electrodeposition coating layer to form two or more colored coating layers that are layered on the electrodeposition layer; and applying a clear coating material over the two or more colored coating layers. The colored coating material includes coating materials respectively applied to form a lower-side colored coating layer and an upper-side colored coating layer of the two or more colored coating layers. A concentration of the white pigment in the coating material applied to form the lower-side colored coating layer is equal to or higher than a concentration of the white pigment included in the coating material applied to form the upper-side colored coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Ishizaka, Takeshi Nakamura, Tsuneo Tsukakoshi
  • Patent number: 10023746
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pigment which reflects IR radiation, comprising an IR-reflecting core, the IR-reflecting core being provided with a substantially enveloping coating which is transparent to IR radiation, and in that the IR-reflecting pigment is substantially white. The invention further relates to a process for producing these pigments and also to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ECKART GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Henglein, Christian Schramm, Ulrich Schmidt, Harald Weiss, Jasmin Bleisteiner, Michael Grüner
  • Patent number: 10000668
    Abstract: [Problem] This is to provide an adhesive sheet having curved surface followability and chemical resistance. [Means for solving] The adhesive sheet is an adhesive sheet having at least a substrate and an adhesive layer, a load at the time of 5% elongation of the substrate is 15 N/cm or less, a stress relaxation rate of the substrate by elongating to 10%, stopping the elongation at that state and after lapsing 600 seconds is 40% or more and 100% or less, and a chemical weight increased ratio of the substrate is 60% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Imoto, Yoshio Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9963788
    Abstract: The underlying invention consists in an acidic aqueous concentrate that is based on a mixture of water-soluble compounds of the elements Zr and/or Ti, organosilanes and dispersed silicates suitable for the preparation of a conversion treatment solution. The invention thereby establishes a shelf stable (1K) product useful for the surface treatment industry. Such a (1K) product has not only the advantage of being easily converted into a working composition through dilution with water, but the working compositions themselves that originate from the (1K) product do confer superior corrosion resistance to metal substrates when used in a process for the conversion coating treatment. A conversion treatment solution obtainable from the acidic aqueous concentrate as well as a process for the corrosion-resistant treatment of metal surfaces are thus further objects of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Zongyue Wan
  • Patent number: 9950559
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to a multilayered laminate, comprising (a) a support substrate having at least one releasable major surface; (b) a transparent overcoat formed of a first coating composition on the releasable major surface of the support substrate, wherein the first coating composition comprises an aqueous polymer dispersion having a particle size in the range of 30 to 400 nm; (c) a stone-like topcoat system on the transparent overcoat, wherein the stone-like topcoat system comprises a multicolored spot layer and a background color layer; (d) an adhesive primer coat formed of a second coating composition on the stone-like topcoat system, wherein the second coating composition comprises an aqueous polymer dispersion selected from aqueous acrylic dispersions, aqueous organic silicone dispersions and aqueous vinyl acetate dispersions, wherein the transparent overcoat in the multilayered laminate, when released from the support substrate, a gloss of at least 60% at 60°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Rong Xiong, Gang Duan, Hui Kou, Ronghai Hu, Hengsheng Hu
  • Patent number: 9927168
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance has a cabinet defining a refrigeration compartment with a thermoformed inner liner disposed within the refrigeration compartment. A light source is located within the refrigeration compartment and configured to emit light such that the refrigeration compartment is illuminated when the light source is powered. The thermoformed liner has a reflective surface. The reflective surface includes a plurality of microcrystalline structures and is positioned to reflect emitted light from the light source and ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Muhammad Khizar, Vincent D. Csapos, Charles R. Cravens, David Edwards
  • Patent number: 9925699
    Abstract: Printable magnetic receptive composite sheets are made by calendering a thin layer of a magnetic composition and bonding it to a top printable layer on one or both sides of the magnetic layer wherein the calendered layer has a thickness up to 10 mils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Schleicher Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Schleicher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9920211
    Abstract: An inkjet ink includes a) an aqueous medium; and b) capsules composed of a polymeric shell surrounding a core; wherein the capsules are dispersed in the aqueous medium using a dispersing group covalently bonded to the polymeric shell; the dispersing group is selected from the group consisting of a carboxylic acid or salt thereof, a sulfonic acid or salt thereof, a phosphoric acid ester or salt thereof, a phosphonic acid or salt thereof, an ammonium group, a sulfonium group, and a phosphonium group; the core contains one or more chemical reactants capable of forming a reaction product upon application of heat and/or light; and the capsules have an average particle size of no more than 4 ?m as determined by dynamic laser diffraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster
  • Patent number: 9878348
    Abstract: A double-layer coating composition having improved sparkling effect, and a method of coating the same are provided. The composition includes a first coating, which reinforces the sparkling effect and contains a greater amount of Al particle; and a second coating, which reinforces chromaticity and contains a less amount of Al particle. The method includes applying a first coating on an article and applying a second coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sang G. Kim
  • Patent number: 9868134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a multicoat paint system on a metallic substrate, in which a basecoat or a plurality of directly successive basecoats are produced directly on a metallic substrate coated with a cured electrocoat, a clearcoat is produced directly on the one basecoat or the uppermost of the plurality of basecoats, and then the one or more basecoats and the clearcoat are jointly cured, and wherein at least one basecoat material used for production of the basecoats comprises at least one aqueous dispersion comprising at least one copolymer (CP), said copolymer (CP) being preparable by initially charging an aqueous dispersion of at least one polyurethane, and then polymerizing a mixture of olefinically unsaturated monomers in the presence of the polyurethane from (i), in which a water-soluble initiator is used, the olefinically unsaturated monomers are metered in such that a concentration of 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Steinmetz, Holger Krumm, Stephanie Pei Yii Goh, Peter Hoffmann, Hardy Reuter, Peggy Jankowski, Nadia Luhmann
  • Patent number: 9834318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lightning strike materials are disclosed. The material may include a carbon fiber tow. Carbon nanotubes may be grown on carbon fibers within the carbon fiber tow. The carbon nanotubes may cause the carbon fibers to separate, decreasing a carbon tow fiber volume fraction of the tow. The growth of the carbon nanotubes may be controlled to select a tow fiber volume fraction of the tow. The lightning strike material may transmit electricity to decrease damage to the composite structure in case of a lightning strike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Teresa M. Kruckenberg, Vijay V. Pujar
  • Patent number: 9802223
    Abstract: [Problem] In a coating method of a two-coat one-bake system where a clear coat paint is coated after a base coat paint is coated, then these two coated layers are simultaneously hardened, adhesive strength between the two coated layers is to increase in comparison with the conventional method. [Solution] Provided is a coating method; A specific hardener is used in the clear coat paint. The hardener is one containing a polyisocyanate derived from 1,6-hexamethylene diisocyanate, satisfying all the following conditions: 1) Hardener does not virtually include diisocyanate monomer, 2) Viscosity of hardener is not more than 1000 mPa·s/23° C., 3) Content of HDI trimer in hardener is not less than 60 weight %, and 4) Content of HDI dimer in hardener is less than 10 weight %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Tomokazu Shigemori, Hiroshi Morita
  • Patent number: 9708486
    Abstract: There is provided a highly branched lipophilic polymer that is excellent in blending and dispersing properties in a matrix resin, and is possible to provide surface modification properties such as excellent lipophilicity (anti-fingerprint property) and the like to a coating that is obtained from the resin composition while the intrinsic transparency of the resin is not impaired; and a photopolymeizable composition comprising the highly branched lipophilic polymer. A highly branched lipophilic polymer obtained by polymerizing a monomer A containing two or more radically polymerizable double bonds per molecule and a monomer B containing a C6-30 alkyl group or a C3-30 alicyclic group and at least one radically polymerizable double bond per molecule in the presence of 5 to 200 mol % of a polymerization initiator C relative to the number of moles of the monomer A. A photopolymeizable composition comprising the highly branched lipophilic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Motonobu Matsuyama, Masayuki Haraguchi, Masaaki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9701799
    Abstract: The invention provides a transparent gas barrier composite film and its preparation method. The transparent gas barrier composite film is formed by having polyvinyl alcohol, graphene oxide and a crosslinking agent undergo blending, crosslinking, film casting and isothermal crystallization processes where a weight ratio of graphene oxide to polyvinyl alcohol is 0.1 wt %, graphene oxide induces crystallization of polyvinyl alcohol to form a hybrid structure compose of polyvinyl alcohol crystals, graphene oxide and the crosslinking agent, crystallinity of polyvinyl alcohol is more than 30%, transmittance of the composite film is more than 85%, and the oxygen transmission rate of the composite film is less than 0.005 cc/m2/day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CHUNG YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung-Tsai Chen, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai, Ywu-Jang Fu, Quan-Fu An, Shen-Chuan Lo, Yue-Zhe Zhong
  • Patent number: 9636703
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for forming a multilayer coating film, the method making it possible to obtain, with excellent curability at low temperatures and in a short period of time, a multilayer coating film exhibiting an excellent finished appearance. The present invention provides a method for forming a multilayer coating film, wherein a substrate is sequentially coated with at least one layer of one or more base coating compositions, and with one or more clear coating compositions, the method being characterized by utilizing a clear coating composition containing a hydroxy-containing acrylic resin (A) having a hydroxy value in a specific range; a polyisocyanate compound (B) having a viscosity in a specific range; and an organometallic catalyst (C) containing a metallic compound (C1) in which the metal is a member selected from the group consisting of zinc, tin, zirconium, bismuth, lead, cobalt, manganese, titanium, aluminum, and molybdenum, and an amidine compound (C2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Iwata, Fumio Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9597858
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing a touch panel. A laminated film is used. The laminated film comprises a resin layer, a protection film-constituent material layer provided on a surface of the resin layer, and a releasing layer provided on a surface of the protection film-constituent material layer. The protection film-constituent material layer is a layer containing fluorine-based substances. The releasing layer is a layer made by using a fluorine-based resin. The method comprises a molding process, a hardening treatment process for providing hardening treatment to the protection film-constituent material layer after the molding process, and a removal process for removing the releasing layer after the molding process. The protection film-constituent material layer is an uncured layer in the course of a molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: PANAC CO., LTD., NIDEK CO., LTD., WONDER FUTURE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Watanabe, Hayato Agata, Tokuyoshi Kawai, Naohide Isogai, Shigehiro Koide, Akira Sato
  • Patent number: 9534137
    Abstract: A single-liquid type paint composition comprises: a hydroxyl group-containing polyester resin (A) of which the weight average molecular weight is from 1,500 to 8,000, the acid value is from 0 to 50 mgKOH/g, the hydroxyl group value is from 100 to 180 mgKOH/g and the glass transition temperature is from ?30 to 0° C. and a crosslinking agent (B) which reacts with hydroxyl groups, wherein the (A) component has been obtained by reacting a polybasic acid (a), a polyhydric alcohol (b) and at least one type of component (c) having at least six carbon atoms selected from among the saturated mono-carboxylic acids, saturated mono-alcohols, saturated glycidyl ethers and saturated glycidyl esters where the proportion by mass of the (c) component is from 20 to 60 mass % with respect to the sum of the solid fraction masses of the (a) to (c) components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Tetsu Konishi, Atsunori Tajima
  • Patent number: 9512524
    Abstract: The invention relates to use of an aqueous composition for pretreating can body stock, whereby an inorganic-organic conversion layer is formed, which effects outstanding sliding behavior of the shaped can body stock and in addition offers an outstanding holding primer for subsequent coating. The invention comprises a process in which can body stock which is deep-drawn to form a half-open can cylinder, before further shaping processes, is contacted with an acidic aqueous composition which contains water-soluble inorganic compounds of Zr, Ti, Si, Hf or Ce, water-soluble polymers having carboxyl groups or hydroxyl groups and also a dispersed wax. Both outer and inner surfaces of metallic can cylinders can be pretreated in the process. The invention also relates to an acidic aqueous composition for use in the pretreatment process, which contains water-soluble polymers selected from condensation products of glycoluril and aldehydes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Joerg Riesop
  • Patent number: 9482789
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-reflective coating film. This anti-reflective coating film shows more improved interface adhesion and scratch resistance, which can be manufactured by a simple process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Heon Kim, Yeong-Rae Chang, Joon-Koo Kang, Jae-Pil Koo
  • Patent number: 9458354
    Abstract: The presently disclosed and claimed inventive concept(s) relates generally to polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) polymers, digested oligomeric derivatives of PET (“dPET”), functionalized oligomeric derivatives of dPET (“dfPET”), and polyurethane dispersions (“PUD”) made from or incorporating dfPET therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Resinate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher M. Felice, Adam W. Emerson, George F. Willard, Eric W. Uffman, Albert C. Lee