Polymerization Of Coating Utilizing Direct Application Of Electrical, Magnetic, Wave, Or Particulate Energy (i.e., Including Cross-linking, Curing, And Hardening Of Organics) Patents (Class 427/487)
  • Patent number: 10336038
    Abstract: Methods for treating panels are described that include coating a wood substrate with a polymeric solution, curing the coated wood substrate by subjecting the coated wood to ultraviolet radiation and causing the polymeric solution to crosslink to produce a fire-resistant veneer. Also described is a composite material comprising a wood substrate layer, and a UV-cured flame retardant coating the wood substrate layer, wherein the composite material has a Flame Spread Index values within 0 to 25 and a Smoke Developed Index of 450 or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Chase Corporation
    Inventors: Bijan Radmard, Edward R. Poznysz, Jeffrey Adams Sargeant, Keith Waryold, Donald J. Giroux
  • Patent number: 10315389
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a blank-shaped or strip-shaped semi-finished product comprising at least one first metal layer and at least one plastics layer, which are joined over their full area to one another to form a metal/plastic composite. The material thickness of the metal layer is not more than 1.5 mm. The material thickness of the plastics layer is at least 0.2 mm. A method for producing said product is also provided. One object of the present invention, of providing a semi-finished product which is significantly lighter than the semi-finished products used in the prior art, is achieved for a semi-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Lars Bode, Ralf Sünkel
  • Patent number: 10279543
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light plate includes defining a three-dimensional model of the light plate. The model includes a translucency map configured to light balance the light plate. The translucency map defines a first portion having a first translucency. The method includes providing the model to an additive layer device; selecting at least one material based on the model; and depositing the at least one material in a layer based on the model. The method includes at least one of adhering the at least two layers of material with one another and cross-linking the at least two layers of material with one another to form a first region of the light plate corresponding to the first portion of the translucency map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventor: Gerard A. Woychik
  • Patent number: 10252570
    Abstract: A bicycle rim basically includes a first annular side surface portion, a second annular side surface portion, an annular connecting portion and an outermost layer. The first annular side surface portion includes a first braking surface. The second annular side surface portion includes a second braking surface. The epoxy resin layer is an example of a nonmetallic layer. The annular connecting portion connects the first and second annular side surface portions. The soft additive granules are disposed in at least one of the first and second annular side surface portions. The epoxy resin layer is disposed in at least one of the first and second annular side surface portions. The soft additive granules are at least partially embedded in the epoxy resin layer. The outermost layer covers the epoxy resin layer and the soft additive granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Iwai, Yoshikazu Kashimoto
  • Patent number: 10227445
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual-curing solvent-free single-component mass for the bonding, molding, sealing and coating of substrates, in particular of electronic components. The mass comprises an at least bifunctional epoxy-containing compound; a hybrid compound carrying at least one isocyanate group and, at the same time, at least one radically polymerizable group; a latent curing agent based on nitrogen compounds suitable for crosslinking the epoxy-containing compound by addition reaction; a photoinitiator capable of forming radicals when irradiated with light, and optionally other additives. The mass is characterized in that it is surface dry after light curing by means of radical photopolymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DELO INDUSTRIE KLEBSTOFFE GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Juergen Koebler, Michael Stumbeck
  • Patent number: 10208031
    Abstract: A diamine compound of formula (I) is proposed as well as polymers, copolymers, polyamic acids, polyamic acid esters, or polyimides based on such compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ROLIC AG
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Eckert, Guy Marck, Oliver Muller
  • Patent number: 10066113
    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 core contains one or more chemical reactants capable of forming a reaction product upon application of heat and/or light; the polymeric shell includes a polymer selected from the group consisting of polyureas, polyesters, polycarbonates, polyamides, and melamine based polymers and copolymers thereof; and the capsules have an average particle size of no more than 4 ?m as determined by dynamic laser diffraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster
  • Patent number: 10047227
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radiation curable coating composition, including polymerizable, unsaturated compounds such as (meth)acrylates, vinyl compounds, or the like in a concentration range of 15-98% by weight, with an addition of 5-35% by weight, preferably 5-20% by weight, of organic UV absorber(s), wherein the UV absorber(s) has/have its/their maximum absorption coefficient in a wavelength range of <390 nm, preferably <350 nm, wherein the coating composition optionally includes other components in the amount of the balance to 100% by weight, and a method for curing such a coating composition. Also disclosed is a coating composition of this kind, wherein the organic UV absorber is radically polymerizable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TIGER COATINGS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Holzinger
  • Patent number: 10011734
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provide a coated film capable of exhibiting an excellent adhesion property to a prism resin used in optical applications such as a backlight unit for liquid crystal displays, etc., in particular, a prism resin adaptable for high-brightness prisms, i.e., a high-refractive index prism resin. The coating film of the present invention comprises a polyester film and a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the polyester film which is prepared from a coating solution comprising a (meth)acrylate (A) and at least one crosslinking agent (B) selected from the group consisting of an oxazoline compound, an isocyanate-based compound and a melamine compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Taishi Kawasaki, Masato Fujita
  • Patent number: 10000665
    Abstract: A hybrid material for light emitting diodes, comprising a) an organopolysilazane material, comprising repeating units of formulae (I) and (II) [—SiR1R2—NR3—]x??(I) [—SiHR4—NR5—]y??(II) wherein the symbols and indices have the following meanings: R1 is C2-C6-alkenyl or C4-C6-alkadienyl; R2 is H or an organic group; R3 is H or an organic group; R4 is H or an organic group; R5 is H or an organic group; x is 0.001 to 0.2; and y is 2x to (1?x), with the proviso that x+y?1 and that y can be 0 if R2 is H, and b) inorganic nanoparticles having a mean diameter in the range of from 1 to 30 nm, which are surface modified with a capping agent comprising a C1-C18-alkyl and/or C1-C18-alkenyl group, is useful as encapsulation material for LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Ralf Grottenmüller, Rosalin Karunanandan, Fumio Kita, Helmut Lenz, Dieter Wagner, Andreas Dresel
  • Patent number: 9975314
    Abstract: Methods for treating panels are described that include coating a wood substrate with a polymeric solution, curing the coated wood substrate by subjecting the coated wood to ultraviolet radiation and causing the polymeric solution to crosslink to produce a fire-resistant veneer. Also described is a composite material comprising a wood substrate layer, and a UV-cured flame retardant coating the wood substrate layer, wherein the composite material has a Flame Spread Index values within 0 to 25 and a Smoke Developed Index of 450 or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Chase Corporation
    Inventors: Bijan Radmard, Edward R. Poznysz, Jeffrey Adams Sargeant, Keith Waryold, Donald J. Giroux
  • Patent number: 9853202
    Abstract: This invention describes a method for producing highly controllable motion in electroactive materials and electroactive actuators capable of pronounced contraction and expansion, which act as synthetic muscle, tendon, fascia, perimysium, epimysium, and skin that wrinkles, comprising ion-containing, cross-linked electroactive material(s); solvent(s); electrode(s); attachments to levers or other objects; and coating(s). Restriction of movement in undesired direction(s) produces pronounced movement in the desired direction(s). The electroactive material itself or the electroactive actuator may be used individually or grouped to produce movement when activated by electricity. This invention can provide for human-like motion, durability, toughness, speed, and strength. The electroactive materials and electroactive actuators, with highly controllable motion, can be attached to objects and devices to produce motion with no metal pulleys, gears, or motors needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: RAS Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Lenore Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9755135
    Abstract: This invention describes a method for producing a novel, superior, highly electroactive material and highly electroactive actuator, which act as artificial muscle, tendon, fascia, perimysium, epimysium, and skin that wrinkles and with the preferred movement of contraction, comprising ion-containing, cross-linked electroactive material(s); solvent(s); electrode(s); attachments to levers or other objects; and coating(s). The composition and electrode configuration of the highly electroactive material of the highly electroactive actuator can be optimized so that contraction occurs when activated by electricity, and when allowed to relax back to its original conformation or when the polarity of the electrodes is reversed, expansion occurs, and a combination of these movements can be arranged, such as antagonistic pairs. The highly electroactive material itself or the highly electroactive actuator may be used individually or grouped to produce movement when activated by electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: RAS Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Lenore Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 9676144
    Abstract: A three-dimensional structure manufacturing apparatus, in which the three-dimensional structure is manufactured by laminating layers, includes: a base unit on which a three-dimensional structure is to be formed; a discharge unit which discharges a curable ink onto the base unit; flattening unit which flattens an ink layer composed of the curable ink discharged onto the base unit; and curing unit which cures the ink layer. Here, the ink layer is cured by the curing unit while being flattened by the flattening unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9548200
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are described herein. A vacuum multi-chamber deposition tool can include a degas chamber with both a heating mechanism and a variable frequency microwave source. The methods described herein use variable frequency microwave radiation to increased quality and speed of the degas process without damaging the various components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Loke Yuen Wong, Ke Chang, Yueh Sheng Ow, Ananthkrishna Jupudi, Glen T. Mori, Aksel Kitowski, Arkajit Roy Barman
  • Patent number: 9492845
    Abstract: A trim structure for a vehicle includes at least two surface regions having different surface appearances and is manufactured in one unit. A method for providing a trim structure for a vehicle with at least two surface regions having different surface appearances comprises the steps of: a) providing a first surface appearance on at least a portion of an external surface of a trim structure body; b) providing a second surface appearance by applying a material layer on top of at least a part of the at least a portion having the first surface appearance; and c) removing a portion of the applied material layer, thereby revealing at least a portion of the under-lying first surface appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anders Bergstrom, Conny Blomme, Clas Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 9475746
    Abstract: Processes for producing acetic acid herein generally include contacting methanol and carbon monoxide in the presence of a reaction medium under carbonylation conditions sufficient to form acetic acid, the reaction medium including a carbonylation catalyst selected from rhodium catalysts, iridium catalysts and palladium catalysts; from 1 wt. % to 14 wt. % water; and a plurality of additives, in-situ generated derivatives of the plurality of additives or combinations thereof; the plurality of additives including a first additive including one or more phosphine oxides and a second additive selected from heteropolyacids, metal salts and combinations thereof, the heteropolyacids represented by the formula HnM12XO40, wherein H is hydrogen, M is selected from tungsten and molybdenum, X is selected from phosphorous and silicon and O is oxygen and n is 3 or 4, the metal salts are selected from transition metal salts, lanthanide metal salts and combinations thereof; and recovering acetic acid from the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: LyondellBasell Acetyls, LLC
    Inventors: Noel C. Hallinan, Brian A. Salisbury, Daniel F. White, David L. Ramage, Jared T. Fern
  • Patent number: 9434848
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a process black ink composition for digital offset printing including a cyan colorant including a cyan pigment, a magenta colorant including a magenta pigment and a yellow colorant including a yellow pigment, wherein the process black ink composition includes a total amount of pigment of at least about 15 wt %, a photo-initiator, a dispersant, and a curable ink vehicle component including at least one component selected from a curable monomer or a curable oligomer wherein the process black ink composition comprises a ratio of the cyan colorant to the yellow colorant of 0.70-0.80:1.0 and a ratio of the magenta colorant to the yellow colorant of 0.90-0.80:1.0, and wherein the process black ink composition does not comprise carbon black. Methods of preparing the present process black ink composition and using the process black ink composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcel P. Breton, C. Geoffrey Allen, Biby E. Abraham, Carolyn Moorlag, Mihaela Maria Birau, Aurelian Valeriu Magdalinis
  • Patent number: 9415638
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative tire in which an ink composition including a colorant is directly applied onto the tire surface in order to improve the degree of flexibility in design. This decorative tire has a decorative printed layer formed on the tire surface, the decorative printed layer being a cured film of an active-energy-ray-curable ink composition including a colorant. The ink composition includes a monofunctional monomer having a glass transition point of ?30° C. or lower, and a polyfunctional monomer having a glass transition point of 0° C. or lower. Preferably, the ink composition further includes a monofunctional monomer having an alicyclic structure with a glass transition point between 0-110° C. inclusive. Preferably, a surface protection layer that protects the surface of the decorative printed layer is formed on the surface of the decorative printed layer. Also, preferably, a primer layer is formed between the tire surface and the decorative printed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuma Saito, Toshio Furutaka, Yukio Sugita, Yuki Nakamura, Kojiro Torisu, Akihiko Hajikano
  • Patent number: 9340040
    Abstract: A LED illumination source may include one or a plurality of LED illumination modules, each LED illumination module comprising a plurality of LED clusters, wherein each LED cluster comprises a LED array which is rotated by an angle of rotation with respect to an axis which is parallel to a predefined direction of sweep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Industrial Printing, LTD
    Inventor: Alex Veis
  • Patent number: 9272469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a crosslinkable mixture comprising a polyolefin, an alkoxysilane, an organopolysiloxane, a free radical initiator and a liquid polymer modifier. The organopolysiloxane contains two or more hydroxyl end groups. When the crosslinkable mixture is melt-shaped, a unique crosslinked composition is formed. The liquid polymer modifier improves flexibility of the melt-shaped article without decreasing dielectric strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Saurav S. Sengupta
  • Patent number: 9168749
    Abstract: This invention relates to a manufacturing method of a liquid discharge head comprising: forming an active energy ray-curable resin layer on a surface of a substrate on which discharge energy generating elements are formed, attaching a material permeable to active energy rays onto a surface of the active energy ray-curable resin layer, pressing against the material permeable to active energy rays, a master mold being transparent to the active energy rays and having protrusions corresponding to a pattern of discharge ports so as to transfer the protrusions to the material permeable to active energy rays, selectively irradiating the active energy ray-curable resin layer with active energy rays according to a pattern of liquid flow paths so as to cure the active energy ray-curable resin layer, removing the master mold, and removing uncured portions of the active energy ray-curable resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Saito, Hiroe Ishikura, Takumi Suzuki, Tamaki Sato, Hirono Yoneyama, Masafumi Morisue, Ryoji Kanri
  • Patent number: 9123532
    Abstract: A method for repairing and lowering the dielectric constant of low-k dielectric layers used in semiconductor fabrication is provided. In one implementation, a method of repairing a damaged low-k dielectric layer comprising exposing the porous low-k dielectric layer to a vinyl silane containing compound and optionally exposing the porous low-k dielectric layer to an ultraviolet (UV) cure process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kelvin Chan, Alexandros T. Demos
  • Publication number: 20150148647
    Abstract: An analyte sensor and a method for making the analyte sensor are disclosed. In one aspect, the analyte sensor includes a crosslinked, hydrophilic copolymer in contact with a surface of an electrode, and an analyte sensing component embedded within the crosslinked, hydrophilic copolymer. The method of making the analyte sensor includes depositing a precursor mixture containing monomers and an analyte sensing component onto an electrode, exposing the deposited precursor mixture to a controlled environment for a specified period of time, and photopolymerizing the deposited exposed precursor mixture into a copolymer layer in contact with a surface of the electrode. Exposing the deposited precursor mixture to a controlled environment can increase the sensitivity of the sensor by reducing the thickness of the copolymer layer and/or by causing the analyte sensitive component within the copolymer layer to have a non-uniform concentration within the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zenghe Liu, Huanfen Yao
  • Publication number: 20150140227
    Abstract: Provided is a resin production method in which a mold release force applied between a mold and a curable resin is reduced in a resin production method using a nano-imprint method. The resin production method includes an arrangement step of arranging a curable composition (1) on a substrate (2); a contacting step of bringing a mold (3) into contact with the curable composition (1); a curable composition curing step of curing the curable composition (1) by irradiating the curable composition (1) with a radiation or heating the curable composition (1) while keeping the curable composition (1) in contact with the mold (3); a tensile stress generation step of generating a tensile stress (6) in a direction of spacing the substrate (2) and the mold (3) away from each other to such a degree that the mold (3) and the curable composition (1) are not spaced away from each other when the curable composition (1) is cured; and a mold release step of releasing the curable composition (1) and the mold (3) from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kenichi Iida, Toshiki Ito, Naoko Matsufuji, Tatsuya Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150138646
    Abstract: An optical element includes a light guide plate that has therein a light transmissive flat plate member on which a transflective layer is formed, and a layer of a light transmissive adhesive or a light transmissive resin layer that uniformly covers the light guide plate. The refractive index of the layer of the adhesive or the resin layer is set to a refractive index different from that of the light guide plate. A first surface of the layer of the adhesive or the resin layer that is on the light exit surface side of the light guide plate is kept parallel with a second surface of the layer of the adhesive or the resin layer that is on the opposite side to the light exit surface side of the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tatsugi
  • Patent number: 9034472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a non-aqueous coating composition comprising: 1) 75 to 99 wt. %, preferably 85 to 95 wt. % of a hard urethane(meth)acrylate polymer or oligomer; and 2) 1 to 25 wt. %, preferably 5 to 15 wt. % of a soft unsaturated urethane(meth)acrylate polymer or oligomer containing allophanate groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ALLNEX IP S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Ramesh Subramanian, Abdullah Ekin, Carol Kinney, Christine Mebane, Wolfgang Fischer, Helmut Kuczewski
  • Patent number: 9035287
    Abstract: Disclosed are polysulfone-based materials that can be used as active and/or passive components in various electronic, optical, and optoelectronic devices, particularly, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors. For example, various metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors can include a dielectric layer and/or a passivation layer prepared from such polysulfone-based materials and exhibit good device performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Polyera Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Facchetti, Daniel Batzel, Jing Chen, Chun Huang, Shaofeng Lu, William Christopher Sheets, Jingqi Wang, Yu Xia
  • Publication number: 20150129818
    Abstract: This invention relates to particles comprising a core particle and a polymeric shell, a process for their preparation, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Lewis Blackman, Louise Diane Farrand, Jonathan Henry Wilson, Simon Biggs, Olivier Cayre, Simon Lawson, Alexandre Richez
  • Publication number: 20150129819
    Abstract: This invention relates to coloured particles comprising core particles and a polymeric shell, a process for their preparation, electrophoretic fluids comprising such particles, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Louise Diane Farrand, Emily Jane Thomas, Jonathan Henry Wilson
  • Patent number: 9023431
    Abstract: Described is a method for coating light alloy rims, coating materials for use in this method, and the coated light alloy rims obtained in this way. More specifically, described is a method for coating light alloy rims with at least three layers comprising a primer layer (A), a base coat layer (B), and a clear coat layer (C), each of which are a layer of different coating materials. The method comprises providing a substrate; applying the primer layer (A) directly to the substrate; applying the base coat (B) layer; applying the clear coat layer (C); and curing the layers of different coating materials by high-energy radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Menzel, Erich Beck, Judith Pietschmann
  • Patent number: 9011983
    Abstract: A process for producing polymeric films by applying a liquid composition onto a surface of a substrate under vacuum conditions in a vacuum chamber. The composition has a first component which is polymerizable or crosslinkable in the presence of a sufficient amount of an acid; and a cationic photoinitiator which generates an acid upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation, electron beam radiation or both to cause polymerizing or crosslinking of the first component. A gas which emits ultraviolet radiation upon exposure to electron beam radiation is introduced into the vacuum chamber. The composition and the gas are exposed to electron beam radiation to cause the cationic photoinitiator to generate an amount of an acid to cause polymerizing or crosslinking of the first component. The composition is exposed to both electron beam radiation and gas-generated ultraviolet radiation and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: IdeOn LLC, Metallized Surface Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Laksin, Wolfgang Decker, Siddharth Fernandes
  • Patent number: 9011710
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for synthesizing nanocomposite materials including ferromagnetic nanoparticles with polymer shells formed by controlled surface polymerization. The polymer shells prevent the nanoparticles from forming agglomerates and preserve the size dispersion of the nanoparticles. The nanocomposite particles can be further networked in suitable polymer hosts to tune mechanical, optical, and thermal properties of the final composite polymer system. An exemplary method includes forming a polymer shell on a nanoparticle surface by adding molecules of at least one monomer and optionally of at least one tethering agent to the nanoparticles, and then exposing to electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength selected to induce bonding between the nanoparticle and the molecules, to form a polymer shell bonded to the particle and optionally to a polymer host matrix. The nanocomposite materials can be used in various magneto-optic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Palash Gangopadhyay, Alejandra Lopez-Santiago, Robert A. Norwood
  • Patent number: 8999492
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating stamps and systems for patterning a substrate, and devices resulting from those methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Gurtej S. Sandhu
  • Patent number: 8999512
    Abstract: The use of a composition which is liquid under standard conditions (20° C., 1 bar) as a coating material, wherein the composition comprises a) an unsaturated polyester resin composed of ?-olefinically unsaturated polycarboxylic acids, polyols, and optionally further compounds, b) compounds with vinyl ether groups (vinyl ethers for short), and c) optionally ?-olefinically unsaturated polycarboxylic acids or their monoesters or diesters, where the sum of the double bonds of the ?-olefinically unsaturated polycarboxylic acids from a) and optionally of the compounds c) to the double bonds of the vinyl ethers b) is in a molar ratio of 1.3:1 to 0.8:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Matthias Fies, Ulrich Poth, Oliver Seewald, Wolfgang Bremser
  • Patent number: 8993059
    Abstract: Methods of forming patterned coatings are disclosed. The methods include the steps of disposing a composition onto a substrate to form a liquid coating on the substrate and providing or removing energy through a first pattern of areas on the coated film to form a morphologically patterned coating, the morphological pattern corresponding to the first pattern of areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties, Company
    Inventors: Peter E. Price, William B. Kolb, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Steven D. Solomonson, Mitchell A. F. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150079412
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to tinted clear coating compositions comprising (a) a 2-hydroxy phenyl triazine UV absorber, (b) a pigment, and (c) a binder and to coatings obtained by applying such compositions to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Reiner Jahn, Daniel Henke, Adalbert Braig
  • Publication number: 20150075097
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a panel, in particular a wall, ceiling or floor panel, comprising a carrier layer made of a plastic material and a priming coat, wherein the priming coat comprises thereon an imprinted decorative pattern. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for manufacturing such a panel and a usage of a specific primer in such a panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: KRONOPLUS TECHNICAL AG
    Inventor: Dieter Döhring
  • Publication number: 20150059579
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gas separation membrane for filtration of carbon dioxide and a preparation method thereof. The gas separation membrane for filtration of carbon dioxide according to the present disclosure exhibits superior performance in rejecting carbon dioxide selectively from mixture gas. It is a separation membrane system leaving carbon dioxide and passing nitrogen, unlike the conventional systems which leave nitrogen and pass carbon dioxide. In addition, since compressed, highly-concentrated carbon dioxide can be obtained, the consumption of energy required for carbon dioxide storage following separation can be reduced. Furthermore, the separation membrane of the present disclosure, which is environment-friendly and consumes less energy, allows highly efficient separation and is easily applicable to the separation of carbon dioxide not only from the mixture of carbon dioxide with nitrogen but also from other mixtures of carbon dioxide with, for example, CO2/CH4, CO2/H2, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Ji-Woong PARK, Eunkyung JEON, Su-Young MOON
  • Publication number: 20150059640
    Abstract: A method for depositing a column III-V material over a selected portion of a substrate through a window formed in a dielectric layer disposed over the selected portion of the substrate. The method includes forming a single crystal layer or polycrystalline layer over a field region of the dielectric layer adjacent to the window; and, growing, by MOCVD, column III-V material over the single crystal layer or polycrystalline layer and through the window over the selected portion of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. LaRoche, William E. Hoke, Thomas E. Kazior
  • Publication number: 20150064421
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a panel, in particular a wall-, ceiling or floor-panel, comprising a carrier layer (71) with a front side and a rear side, wherein the carrier layer (71) comprises at least at its front side as seen from the front side the following layers: a primer layer (72); a decor layer (73), comprising a polymerizable print color; and a polymer layer (74), which preferably comprises a hardness gradient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Dieter Döhring
  • Publication number: 20150064360
    Abstract: An apparatus for materials processing utilizing a rotating magnetic field comprises a platform for supporting a specimen, and a plurality of magnets underlying the platform. The plurality of magnets are configured for rotation about an axis of rotation intersecting the platform. A heat source is disposed above the platform for heating the specimen during the rotation of the plurality of magnets. A method for materials processing utilizing a rotating magnetic field comprises providing a specimen on a platform overlying a plurality of magnets; rotating the plurality of magnets about an axis of rotation intersecting the platform, thereby applying a rotating magnetic field to the specimen; and, while rotating the plurality of magnets, heating the specimen to a desired temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Govindarajan Muralidharan, Joseph A. Angelini, Bart L. Murphy, John B. Wilgen
  • Patent number: 8968964
    Abstract: A curable composition comprising: (i) 2.5 to 50 wt % crosslinker comprising at least two acrylamide groups; (ii) 12 to 65 wt % curable ionic compound comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group and a cationic group; (iii) 10 to 70 wt % solvent; (iv) 0 to 10 wt % of free radical initiator; and (v) lithium and/or calcium salt. The compositions are useful for preparing ion exchange membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe BV
    Inventors: Harro Antheunis, Jacko Hessing, Bastiaan Van Berchum
  • Patent number: 8968965
    Abstract: A curable composition comprising: (i) 2.5 to 50 wt % crosslinker comprising at least two acrylamide groups; (ii) 12 to 65 wt % curable ionic compound comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group and a cationic group; (iii) 10 to 70 wt % solvent; and (iv) 0 to 10 wt % of free radical initiator; and (v) non-curable salt; wherein the molar ratio of (i):(ii) is >0.10. The compositions are useful for preparing ion exchange membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe BV
    Inventors: Harro Antheunis, Jacko Hessing, Bastiaan Van Berchum
  • Patent number: 8968869
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydroxysilyl moieties; (b) at least one polydiorganosiloxane, fluorinated polydiorganosiloxane, or combination thereof comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least two hydrosilyl moieties; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition that, upon exposure to radiation, generates at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; wherein at least one of the components (a) and (b) has an average reactive silane functionality of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G. I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, Michele A. Craton
  • Patent number: 8968868
    Abstract: A curable composition comprises (a) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydrosilyl moiety; (b) at least one inorganic or organic compound comprising reactive silane functionality comprising at least one hydroxysilyl moiety, the hydroxysilyl moiety optionally being generated in situ by hydrolysis of at least one hydrosilyl moiety; and (c) at least one photoactivatable composition that, upon exposure to radiation, generates at least one base selected from amidines, guanidines, phosphazenes, proazaphosphatranes, and combinations thereof; with the proviso that, when component (a) is an organic polymer, then component (b) is different from component (a) and is not generated in situ by hydrolysis of component (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G. I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, John L. Battiste
  • Patent number: 8968963
    Abstract: A curable composition comprising: (i) 2.5 to 50 wt % crosslinker comprising at least two acrylamide groups; (ii) 20 to 65 wt % curable ionic compound comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group and an anionic group; (iii) 15 to 45 wt % solvent; and (iv) 0 to 10 wt % of free radical initiator; wherein the molar ratio of (i):(ii) is 0.1 to 1.5. The compositions are useful for preparing ion exchange membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe BV
    Inventors: Bastiaan Van Berchum, Jacko Hessing, Harro Antheunis
  • Publication number: 20150050459
    Abstract: A 3D-shaped structure having a hydrophobic surface according to the present invention includes a substrate, a protrusion and depression portion formed on the substrate, and a protective film formed on the protrusion and depression portion, in which the protrusion and depression portion includes at least one of a first protrusion and depression portion including a plurality of micro-protrusions, and the second protrusion and depression portion including a plurality of nano-fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Geunbae Lim, Taechang An
  • Patent number: 8956782
    Abstract: A curable composition comprising: (i) 2.5 to 50 wt % crosslinker comprising at least two acrylamide groups; (ii) 20 to 65 wt % curable ionic compound comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group and an anionic group; (iii) 15 to 45 wt % solvent; and (iv) 0 to 10 wt % of free radical initiator; wherein the composition has a pH of 0.8 to 12. The compositions are useful for preparing ion exchange membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe BV
    Inventors: Bastiaan Van Berchum, Jacko Hessing, Harro Antheunis
  • Patent number: 8956703
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid ejecting head including an orifice plate having an ejecting orifice and a liquid channel, and a substrate having a liquid ejecting energy generating element and a liquid supply port, the method including: (1) forming a liquid channel mold of a soluble resin dissolved in (6) on the substrate; (2) coating the liquid channel mold with a photosensitive resin layer having a refractive index of n at an exposure wavelength used in (4); (3) forming an antireflective film having a refractive index of ?n?0.2 or more to ?n+0.2 or less at the exposure wavelength used in (4) on the photosensitive resin layer; (4) exposing and developing the photosensitive resin layer and antireflective film to form the ejecting orifice; (5) forming the liquid supply port on the substrate; and (6) dissolving and removing the liquid channel mold from the liquid supply port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Asai, Masaki Ohsumi, Yoshinori Tagawa