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)
  • Publication number: 20140220706
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecularly imprinted polymers for detecting or removing target molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
    Inventor: Joseph J. Belbruno
  • Publication number: 20140206534
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for coating a surface with micelles which comprise an AB block copolymer comprising the step of treating the surface with an apolar liquid containing the micelles; and to surfaces coated with such micelles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SYNGENTA LIMITED
    Inventors: Patrick Joseph Mulqueen, Niall Rae Thomson, Simon Richard Biggs, Nelly Chagneux, Mathieu Edmond Rene Dubois, Prodip Sarker, Shane Scanlon
  • Publication number: 20140198318
    Abstract: An optical fiber with a b-stageable hybrid adhesive coating includes an optical fiber and an outer jacket. The outer jacket includes at least one layer that includes a partially cured b-stageable hybrid adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Charlie Gray, Stan Kopacz, William R. Schulzetenberg, Michael D. Sardinha, Joseph M. Rivera
  • Patent number: 8778462
    Abstract: A composite sheet comprises a substrate and a multi-layer coating on its outer surface, the coating comprising a metal layer and an outer polymeric layer formed from a precursor comprising a polymerizable composition that includes an olefin group and a moisture curable group, such as an isocyanate or silane group. The function of the polymeric layer includes protecting the metal layer from corrosion. A production process for the composite sheet includes depositing the precursor and exposing it to both beam radiation and moisture, which respectively promote polymerization and curing at different sites of the precursor. The amenability of the isocyanate or silane functionality to moisture-promoted coupling promotes substantially full conversion and curing of the precursor, even of portions of the substrate that are geometrically shadowed from incident beam radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Noel Stephen Brabbs, Eric Huebsch, Yufei Tao, Lech Wilczek
  • Patent number: 8779065
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fluorine-containing curable resin that can impart high stain resistant properties to the surface of a cured coating film and can exhibit high stain resistant properties even when curing is performed in an air atmosphere (in the presence of oxygen). It is also an object to provide an active-energy-ray-curable composition that uses the fluorine-containing curable resin and can exhibit high stain resistant properties even when curing is performed in an air atmosphere and a cured product of the active-energy-ray-curable composition. To achieve the object, there is provided a fluorine-containing curable resin including a poly(perfluoroalkylene ether) chain, a maleimide group, and a mercapto group in a structure of a urethane polymer or a polymer composed of a monomer having a polymerizable unsaturated group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Ozaki, Hideya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8758688
    Abstract: The present invention is related to the localized/patterned deposition and/or desorption of (bio)molecules using microelectronic structures. Often pre-existing structures needed for proper functioning of the device (e.g. sensors, . . . ) can be used as individually addressable control structures to achieve localized deposition through thermal and/or electrochemical spotting, thereby reducing the need for and simplifying additional processing steps to achieve localized/patterned deposition. If these multi-purpose structures are not available, additional control structures can be implemented, using microelectronic VLSI production technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: IMEC, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
    Inventors: Koen De Keersmaecker, Gustaaf Borghs, Piet Herdewijn
  • Patent number: 8754180
    Abstract: Provided is an active-energy-ray-curable resin composition for forming a hard coating layer that protects the surface of a touch panel or the like and makes fingerprints less noticeable. The active-energy-ray-curable resin composition includes a urethane (meth)acrylate (A) prepared through a reaction in which a polyalkylene glycol (C) having a weight-average molecular weight Mw in a range of 5,000 to 30,000, a polyisocyanate (D), and a (meth)acrylate (E) intramolecularly including a hydroxyl group serve as essential raw-material components; and a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate (B), with a mass ratio [(A)/(B)] of (A) to (B) being in a range of [0.1/99.9] to [15/85].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Haruna Suda, Youichi Tanimoto, Norio Kosaka, Tsuneyuki Ohtaguro
  • Patent number: 8739977
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a composite semipermerable membrane and a method for producing the same. The composite semipermeable membrane comprises a microporous support membrane and a separation functional layer provided on the microporous support membrane, wherein the separation functional layer contains a condensation product produced by condensation of at least one selected from the group consisting of ions of trialkoxysilanes each having an imidazolium group and a conjugated base of a polymer having at least one acidic group. The composite semipermeable membrane achieves excellent selective separation of divalent ions over monovalent ions, and is suitable for use in various water treatment fields such as seawater desalination and drinking water production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Minehara, Koji Nakatsuji
  • Patent number: 8731366
    Abstract: The first aspect of the instant claimed invention is a method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings for application to an optical fiber used in a telecommunications network. A Multi-layer Film Drawdown Method useful in the Method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings is also described and claimed. Single mode Optical fibers coated with specific radiation curable Supercoatings are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Steven Robert Schmid, Timothy Edward Bishop, John Monroe Zimmerman, Wendell Wayne Cattron, Edward Joseph Murphy, Pratik Shah
  • Publication number: 20140130667
    Abstract: A gas separation composite membrane, containing a gas-permeable supporting layer and a gas separating layer containing a crosslinked polyimide resin over the gas-permeable supporting layer, in which the crosslinked polyimide resin is formed by a polyimide compound being crosslinked by a radically crosslinkable functional group thereof, and a ratio [?] of a crosslinked site to an imide group of the polyimide compound (the number of crosslinked sites/the number of imide groups) in the crosslinked polyimide resin is 0.0001 or more and 0.45 or less; a method of producing the same; and a gas separating module, a gas separation apparatus and a gas separation method using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi SANO, Ichirou NAGATA, Tomonori ISHINO, Kentaro SHIRATSUCHI, Shigehide ITOU, Kenichi ISHIZUKA, Takeshi UMEHARA
  • Patent number: 8724956
    Abstract: The first aspect of the instant claimed invention is a method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings for application to an optical fiber used in a telecommunications network. A Multi-layer Film Drawdown Method useful in the Method of formulating radiation curable Supercoatings is also described and claimed. Single mode Optical fibers coated with specific radiation curable Supercoatings are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaosong Wu, Steven Robert Schmid, Timothy Edward Bishop, John Monroe Zimmerman, Wendell Wayne Cattron, Edward Joseph Murphy, Pratik Shah
  • Patent number: 8722139
    Abstract: A method of producing a transparent article comprised of a transparent base substrate and having a thickness of at least 100 microns and a surface costing of a transparent resin wherein the resin is applied to the base substrate by means of a jet printer, preferably an ink jet printer. The transparent article may be a window for a display device, e.g. incorporated in a mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventors: James Brian Heys, Jeremy Heys
  • Publication number: 20140128533
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous radiation curable coating composition comprising at least one radiation curable polymer (A) and at least one organic matting polymer (B) providing uniform matt coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A.
    Inventors: Guido Vanmeulder, Jean-Yves Salviato
  • Patent number: 8715888
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing novel photopolymers on the basis of prepolymer-based polyurethane compositions that are suitable for producing holographic media, in particular for the visual display of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Dennis Hönel, Marc-Stephan Weiser, Friedrich-Karl Bruder, Thomas Rölle, Thomas Fäcke
  • Publication number: 20140120345
    Abstract: A backing sheet for a flexographic printing plate and a method for manufacturing the backing sheet are provided. The method includes the steps below. A flexible base plate is provided, and an adhesive is coated thereon. The adhesive includes a resin, a photo initiator and a photocurable compound. A first exposure is then performed so as to convert the adhesive to an adhesive layer, in which the conversion rate of the unsaturated groups of the adhesive layer is in a range of 10 to 65%. The backing sheet manufactured by the above-mentioned method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Far Eastern New Century Corporation
    Inventors: Shu-Chuan Liu, Chung-Kai Chang
  • Patent number: 8709590
    Abstract: A hot-press cushion material is a complex comprising paper formed of a fiber material and a rubber impregnated in the paper, and the volume ratio between the fiber material and the rubber is within a range of 1/1.5 to 1/7.5, and the void ratio in the complex is within a range of 60 to 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Yamauchi Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8703298
    Abstract: The gas-barrier film of the present invention basically comprises a polymer of a polyvalent metal salt of an unsaturated carboxylic acid compound which gives an infrared absorption spectrum in which the ratio of the absorbance A0 at around 1,700 cm?1 attributable to V C?O of the carboxylic acid group to the absorbance A at around 1,520 cm?1 attributable to V C?O of the carboxylate ion, A0/A, is lower than 0.25, and this gas-barrier film and a gas-barrier layered body having the film can be manufactured by applying a solution of a polyvalent metal salt of an unsaturated carboxylic acid compound having a degree of polymerization lower than 20 to at least one side of a substrate layer and then polymerizing the polyvalent metal salt of the unsaturated carboxylic acid compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Tohcello Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakamura, Tomoyoshi Hakamata, Akira Nomoto
  • Patent number: 8696909
    Abstract: A bioartificial kidney equivalent and a process for producing the bioartificial kidney equivalent. The hybrid bioartificial kidney comprises human proximal and distal renal tubule cells grown on particular synthetic membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: David Luttropp, Bernd Krause, Markus Neubauer, Andrea Schnell, Helmut Geiger, Juergen Bereiter-Hahn, Patrick Baer, Doris Deppisch
  • Patent number: 8697187
    Abstract: Resist coating treatments for application of a resist solution to removal of a resist film on a wafer edge portion. A laser irradiation unit applies a laser light in a resist coating unit. At the time of resist coating treatment, the resist solution is discharged onto a central portion of the rotated wafer from a resist solution supply nozzle to form a resist film on the wafer. Thereafter, the laser irradiation unit moves to an outer peripheral portion of the wafer and applies the laser light onto the resist film on the outer peripheral portion to dry the resist film on the outer peripheral portion. The application of laser light is continued, and the solvent supply nozzle moves to a position above the edge portion and supplies solvent to the resist film on the edge portion. The solvent dissolves and removes the resist film on the edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Fukuda, Tomohiro Iseki, Takayuki Ishii
  • Publication number: 20140096307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for modifying the surface of an elastomer product with unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds, in particular a glove, whereby the unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds in the region of the surface are at least partially saturated by a photochemical reaction with at least one thiol or by applying or dipping to apply a layer of latex to at least certain regions of the surface of the elastomer product, the unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds of which in the region of its surface are at least partially saturated by a photochemical reaction with at least one thiol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SEMPERIT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT HOLDING
    Inventors: Armin HOLZNER, Wolfgang KERN, Dietmar LENKO, Jakob Cornelius MANHART, Raimund SCHALLER, Sandra SCHLOEGL
  • Patent number: 8691349
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and a polymer stabilized alignment layer is provided. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The polymer stabilized alignment layer is disposed between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer, and an average surface roughness of the polymer stabilized alignment layer is greater than or equal to 10 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Jung Chiang, Chih-Ho Chiu, Chung-Ching Hsieh, Chia-Hsuan Pai, Bo-Hsin Huang, Te-Sheng Chen
  • Publication number: 20140094565
    Abstract: [Subject] The object of the present invention is to provide a method for producing siloxane oligomers which contain a small amount of ring form and have a high molecular weight. [Solving Means] An embodiment of the present invention is a method for producing siloxane oligomers which includes using a 2-hydroxycarboxylic acid compound represented by a predetermined formula as a catalyst and subjecting an alkoxysilane to hydrolysis and condensation. According to the production method of the present invention, it is possible to synthesize siloxane oligomers with a low content of siloxanes having cyclic structures and a high molecular weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Yamatani, Miki Akimoto, Hideaki Kuwano
  • Publication number: 20140087155
    Abstract: [Task] To provide an active energy ray-curable composition capable of forming within a short time a cured coating film having a favorable outer appearance and excellent abrasion resistance, cracking resistance, and weather resistant adhesiveness, a laminate having the cured coating film laminated on a substrate surface, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mina Nomura, Hiroshi Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20140087087
    Abstract: A photo-reactive composition layer is formed on a support with transparency while the support is moved in one direction. Then the support is reversed in a first irradiating chamber as to be moved in a direction opposite to the one direction to generate a serpentine transport path. The support prior to reverse and the support subsequent to reverse face to each other serpentinely, and the support is irradiated with light from lamps for ultraviolet-ray emission. The entire photo-reactive composition layer on the serpentine support is photo-polymerized while the light transmits through the support and the photo-reactive composition layer formed on the support. Then photo-polymerization reaction of the photo-reactive composition layer is facilitated in a second irradiating chamber, adjacent to the first irradiating chamber, using lamps for ultraviolet-ray emission different from those used in the first irradiating chamber in property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tooru NAKASHIMA, Jun AKIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140072720
    Abstract: Aspects relate to patterned nanostructures having a feature size not including film thickness of below 5 microns. The patterned nanostructures are made up of nanoparticles having an average particle size of less than 100 nm. A nanoparticle composition, which, in some cases, includes a binder material, is applied to a substrate. A patterned mold used in concert with electromagnetic radiation function to manipulate the nanoparticle composition in forming the patterned nanostructure. In some embodiments, the patterned mold nanoimprints a suitable pattern on to the nanoparticle composition and the composition is cured through UV or thermal energy. Three-dimensional patterned nanostructures may be formed. A number of patterned nanostructure layers may be prepared and suitably joined together. In some cases, a patterned nanostructure may be formed as a layer that is releasable from the substrate upon which it is initially formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: James Watkins, Michael R. Beaulieu, Nicholas R. Hendricks
  • Patent number: 8669299
    Abstract: An antioxidant combined with UHMWPE prior to subjecting the UHMWPE to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. After the antioxidant is combined with the UHMWPE, the resulting blend may be formed into slabs, bar stock, and/or incorporated into a substrate, such as a metal, for example. The resulting product may then be subjected to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the UHMWPE blend is preheated prior to subjecting the same to crosslinking irradiation. Once irradiated, the UHMWPE blended product may be machined, packaged, and sterilized in accordance with conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Rufner, John Knight, Toni Rowe, Dirk Pletcher, Ray Gsell, Werner Schneider, Hallie E. Brinkerhuff
  • Patent number: 8668961
    Abstract: Methods of making titania coatings having self cleaning properties, and associated articles are provided. In certain example instances, a substrate supports a layer comprising titanium dioxide. The substrate may support multiple layers. In certain examples, the titanium dioxide layer is made using a process involving a titania precursor and a photomonomer. The titanium dioxide coating may be applied as a liquid directly or indirectly on a substrate, then permitted to cure. After curing using ultraviolet radiation and/or electron beams, the resulting coating may inhibit fouling, be antireflective, be highly durable, self cleaning and/or hydrophilic in certain instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Desaraju V. Varaprasad
  • Publication number: 20140065317
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a crosslinked polymer containing polyphenylene sulfide (PSS) and an impact modifier, and its use as cable coverings, such as jacket or insulation. The composition contains a crosslinked polymer containing of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) and an impact modifier. Preferably, the impact modifier is present at about 20-50 percent (by weight of the total composition), preferably about 20-30 percent; and PPS is present at about 50-80 percent (by weight of the total composition), preferably about 70-80 percent. It is preferred that the polymer is crosslinked using irradiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Vijay MHETAR
  • Patent number: 8664290
    Abstract: An antioxidant combined with UHMWPE prior to subjecting the UHMWPE to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. After the antioxidant is combined with the UHMWPE, the resulting blend may be formed into slabs, bar stock, and/or incorporated into a substrate, such as a metal, for example. The resulting product may then be subjected to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the UHMWPE blend is preheated prior to subjecting the same to crosslinking irradiation. Once irradiated, the UHMWPE blended product may be machined, packaged, and sterilized in accordance with conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Rufner, John Knight, Toni Rowe, Dirk Pletcher, Ray Gsell, Werner Schneider, Hallie E. Brinkerhuff
  • Patent number: 8663748
    Abstract: In the formation of a conductive roller 1, a compound forming an elastomer by curing through an electron beam irradiation or a ultraviolet ray irradiation is applied onto an outside of a shaft member 2 to form an elastomeric coating layer 3R and then the elastomeric coating layer is cured through an irradiation of an electron beam or a ultraviolet ray to form an elastic layer, whereby the elastic layer can be formed cheaply without sacrificing precision of peripheral dimension to largely reduce the cost of the conductive roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Shuyou Akama, Hiroyuki Anzai, Hiroyuki Kanesugi, Koji Takagi
  • Publication number: 20140037874
    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: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG, BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Subramanian, Abdullah Ekin, Carol Kinney, Christine Mebane, Wolfgang Fischer, Helmut Kuczewski
  • Publication number: 20140030606
    Abstract: The method for producing a separator for an electrochemical device of the present invention includes: obtaining a separator forming composition, wherein the separator forming composition contains a resin raw material including a monomer or an oligomer, a solvent (a) capable of dissolving the resin raw material; and a solvent (b) capable of causing the resin raw material to agglomerate by solvent shock, and Vsb/Vsa as a ratio between the volume Vsa of the solvent (a) and the volume Vsb of the solvent (b) is 0.04 to 0.2; applying the composition to a substrate; irradiating with energy rays a coating of the applied composition to form a resin (A) having a crosslinked structure; and drying the coating after the formation of the resin (A) to form pores. The separator for an electrochemical device of the present invention is produced by the production method of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Eri Kojima, Takahiro Furutani, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Kunihiko Koyama
  • Patent number: 8637115
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods curing a coated optical fiber. The method includes drawing the coated optical fiber through a gas chamber filled with a predetermined gas, drawing the fiber through a cure tube coupled to the gas chamber, and purging at least a portion of an inner surface of the cure tube with a purge gas as the coated optical fiber is drawn through the cure tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: OFS Fitel, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Haslov, Kariofilis Konstadinidis, Harry Garner
  • Publication number: 20140020939
    Abstract: An electrically conductive composition, containing an electrically conductive polymer, and an onium salt compound as a dopant to the electrically conductive polymer, an electrically conductive film formed by shaping the composition and a method of producing the electrically conductive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo NISHIO, Toshiaki AOAI, Naoyuki HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140011286
    Abstract: Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. A gas dosimeter includes a housing configured with an opening to admit an analyte. The gas dosimeter also includes a multivariate sensor disposed in the housing. The sensor is configured to determine a concentration of the analyte over time. In addition, the multivariate sensor includes an irreversible sensing material. Electrical properties of the irreversible sensing material are configured to change irreversibly upon exposure to the analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Hubert Tunchiao Lam, Zhexiong Tang, Nandini Nagraj
  • Patent number: 8618230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for crosslinking chromophoric-group polymers by thermal Huisgen reaction on thermopolymerizable chromophoric polymers having at least one azide function and/or one alkyne function, and on crosslinked polymerized substances having a well-stabilized chromophoric orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Inventors: Fabrice Odobel, Annabelle Jenny Scarpaci, Errol Blart, Laurent Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20130337260
    Abstract: Optically clear adhesive or coating layers can be prepared by preparing a curable mixture, coating the curable mixture to form a layer, partially curing the curable mixture, drying the coated layer, and fully curing the curable mixture. The curable mixture may also be partially cured and then coated, dried and fully cured. The curable mixture includes two free radically polymerizable monomer compositions that are relatively incompatible and a transient compatibilizer, such as a solvent. Polymers of the two monomer compositions, if polymerized separately and blended, form phase separated domains. The curable mixture provides for adhesive or coating layers that are optically clear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott M. Tapio, Audrey A. Sherman, William R. Dudley, Joan M. Noyola
  • Publication number: 20130337184
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an intermediate transfer member for receiving an ink image from a first surface and transferring it to a second surface, comprising: a base; a rubber layer disposed on the base; a primer disposed on the rubber layer and comprising an aminofunctional organic compound, a photoinitiator, and a catalyst; and a release layer disposed on the primer, wherein the release layer comprises a silicone polymer capable of being cured by the catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Meir Soria, Yevgenia Rudoy, Raia Silvniak, Oshra Raviv
  • Publication number: 20130327479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a prepreg which contains reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin composition with the weight per square meter of the reinforcing fibers being 250-2,000 g/m2. The production method comprises the following steps (1)-(3): (1) a matrix resin composition blending step for obtaining a matrix resin composition by mixing an epoxy resin, a radically polymerizable unsaturated compound, an epoxy resin curing agent and a polymerization initiator that generates radicals, in said step the content of the radically polymerizable unsaturated compound relative to 100% by mass of the total of the epoxy resin and the radically polymerizable unsaturated compound being 10-25% by mass; (2) a matrix resin composition impregnating step; and (3) a surface viscosity increasing step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ichino, Manabu Kaneko, Kazuki Koga, Teppei Miura, Takuya Teranishi, Kiharu Numata, Kazutami Mitani, Tadao Samejima
  • Patent number: 8603370
    Abstract: A near-infrared absorptive liquid dispersion, which contains a near-infrared absorptive compound represented by formula (1) that is dispersed in a form of fine particles in a dispersing medium: wherein R1a and R1b may be the same or different, and each independently represent an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group; R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and at least one of R2 and R3 is an electron withdrawing group; R2 may be bonded to R3 to form a ring; and R4 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a substituted boron, or a metal atom, and R4 may be covalently bonded or coordinately bonded to at least one among R1a, R1b and R3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya Kato, Kazumi Nii
  • Patent number: 8597727
    Abstract: A photoalignment material includes an alignment polymer, a photoalignment additive including a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 and an organic solvent. In Chemical Formula 1, R1 represents a cyclic compound. A and B independently represent a single bond or —(CnH2n)—. “n” represents an integer in a range of 1 to 12. Each —CH2— of A and/or B may be replaced with R3 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, and each —CH2— of A and/or B may be replaced with —O—. R4 represents In Chemical Formula 1, each hydrogen atom excluding hydrogen atoms of R4 may be replaced with chlorine (Cl) or fluorine (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Woo Lee, Fusayuki Takeshita, Baek-Kyun Jeon, Tae-Sung Jung, Hoi-Lim Kim, Jeong-Hye Choi, Sung-Yi Kim
  • Publication number: 20130316087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of coating a porous substrate. The method includes forming a first coating on the substrate that at least partially fills the pores of the substrate, forming a second coating on the substrate, and optionally at least partially restoring the porosity of the porous substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Dongchan Ahn, Christopher Wong, Renee Berrie
  • Patent number: 8585814
    Abstract: A active ray curable ink-jet ink includes a multifunctional acrylate or methacrylate of at least three functional groups, and the acrylate or the methacrylate has a partial structure of the following Formula (1) in an amount of 5-40 weight % based on the total weight of the active ray curable ink-jet ink: Formula (1) —(R—O—)n—, wherein R is an alkylene group, and n is an integer of at least three.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Takabayashi
  • Patent number: 8587861
    Abstract: A method for making a cross-linked polymer network is disclosed herein. A mixture is formed of i) an electro-optic chromophore, ii) any of a cross-linkable monomer or a cross-linkable oligomer, and iii) an initiator in a solvent. Poling of the electro-optic chromophore is initiated by exposing the mixture to an electric field. While the mixture is being exposed to the electric field, the mixture is subjected to ultraviolet light or heat to initiate cross-linking of the any of the cross-linkable monomer or the cross-linkable oligomer to form a matrix of the cross-linked polymer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lin Zhou, Alexandre M Bratkovski, Shih-Yuan Wang, Michael Renne Ty Tan
  • Publication number: 20130302579
    Abstract: A method of producing an ink cured product having a step of printing an active energy beam-curable ink comprising a monomer having an ethylenic double bond and a photopolymerization initiator onto a substrate, and then curing the active energy beam-curable ink with an active energy beam, wherein the monomer having an ethylenic double bond comprises an acrylate monomer having a molecular weight of 330 or less and containing 1 to 3 acryloyl groups, the photopolymerization initiator comprises three or more types of compounds selected from the group consisting of (A1) ?-aminoalkylphenone compounds, (A2) acylphosphine oxide compounds, (B1) thioxanthone compounds and (B2) benzophenone compounds, and the substrate is either a paper having a high degree of smoothness or a plastic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Hiroyuki KUGE, Yoshiki SATO, Mikiko MAI, Keiichi SATO
  • Publication number: 20130302529
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include linking agents including borate, borazine, or boronate groups and coatings and devices that incorporate such linking agents, along with related methods. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: SurModics, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130303431
    Abstract: The present application relates to a visually perceivable image-forming dye scavenging article capable of absorbing and/or inhibiting transfer of fugitive dyes released during laundering, the article comprising (i) a support substrate with an imprint of an image on at least one surface of the substrate; (ii) at least one dye scavenging compound fixably adhered to the imprinted image; (iii) optionally, a film forming agent; (iv) optionally, a cross-linking agent; (v) optionally, a rheology modifying agent; and (vi) optionally, a catalyst to accelerate the polymerization reaction. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing the article and use of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: ISP Investments Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Hood, Surya Kamin
  • Publication number: 20130295344
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ink composition including (Component A) a compound having two or more groups represented by Structural Formula (1), (Component B) a compound represented by Formula (2), (Component C) a coloring material, and (Component D) water: wherein in Structural Formula (1), Ra and Rb represent alkyl groups, and Ra and Rb may be bonded to each other to form a ring; and in Formula (2), Rb1 and Rb2 each represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or the like; Yb1 and Yb2 each represent —O—, —S—, —NRb3—, or the like; Gb1 and Gb2 each represent a hydrogen atom, a cyano group, an amide group, or the like; Rb1 and Rb2, and Gb1 and Gb2 may be respectively bonded to each other to form a ring; and at least one of Rb1, Rb2, Yb1, Yb2, Gb1 and Gb2 is substituted with a hydrophilic group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ippei NAKAMURA, Koji HIRONAKA
  • Publication number: 20130283794
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solar reflector for concentrated solar power plants, comprising a substrate a) in composite material based on resin reinforced with cut fibres, said substrate having means b) for attachment without either perforation or gluing, and a metallic reflective coating layer c). The reflector of the invention is used in solar collectors and in solar plants operating on concentrated solar power, more particularly for producing electricity, steam and/or heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Sebastien Taillemite
  • Publication number: 20130289129
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a radiation curable coating composition comprising low molecular weight polytrimethylene ether glycol. This disclosure is further directed to an antimicrobial coating layer formed from the coating composition comprising low molecular weight polytrimethylene ether glycol. The coating compositions can be used as interior and exterior top coats, basecoats, primers, primer surfacers and primer fillers. The disclosure is particularly directed to a coating composition comprising components derived from renewable resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: US COATINGS IP CO LLC
    Inventors: Ayumu Yokoyama, Hari Babu Sunkara, Rajesh Gopalan Saliya