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: 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
  • Patent number: 8563873
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a substrate with a metal film includes preparing a first insulation layer having first and second surfaces, forming a first conductive circuit on the first surface of the first insulation layer, forming on the first surface of the first insulation layer and on the first conductive circuit a second insulation layer having first and second surfaces, forming in the second insulation layer a penetrating hole tapering from the first surface toward the first conductive circuit, forming on the inner wall of the penetrating hole, a composition containing a polymerization initiator and a polymerizable compound, providing a polymer on the inner wall of the penetrating hole by irradiating the composition, applying a plating catalyst on the polymer, and forming a plated-metal film on the inner wall of the penetrating hole. The first surface of the first insulation layer faces the second surface of the second insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ayao Niki, Atsushi Ishida, Ryojiro Tominaga
  • Patent number: 8557889
    Abstract: The invention provides an ink composition including a sensitizer represented by the following Formula (I), a photopolymerization initiator, and a polymerizable compound having an ethylenic unsaturated bond. In the Formula (I), R1, R6 and R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group which may be substituted, or an alkoxy group which may be substituted. R2, R4, R5 and R7 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a cyano group. R3 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group which may be substituted, or a cycloalkyl group which may be substituted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tokihiko Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8529993
    Abstract: This invention relates to materials and processes for the preparation of high quality layers, for example for the fabrication of optical devices such as waveguides. In particular, the invention relates to the use of low volatility polymer materials for the deposition of high quality layers on large area substrates via a two-stage process, for example extrude-and-spin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Zetta Research andDevelopment LLC—RPO Series
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Charters, Dax Kukulj
  • Patent number: 8524808
    Abstract: The invention is a radiation curable coating composition containing epoxyacrylate formed by ring opening reaction between (meth)acrylic acid and a self-dispersing epoxy resin in an aqueous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: IGM Group B.V.
    Inventors: Rainer Hoefer, Laurence Druene, Jean-Marc Ballin, Morgan Garinet
  • Publication number: 20130224559
    Abstract: A separator for a nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery that at least includes a resin (A) having a crosslinked structure, which is obtained by irradiating with an energy ray an oligomer polymerizable by irradiation with an energy ray. The separator has an average pore size of 0.005 to 0.5 ?m, an air permeability of 50 sec/100 mL or more and less than 500 sec/100 mL, where the air permeability is expressed as a Gurley value, and a thermal shrinkage of less than 2% at 175° C. The separator for a nonaqueous secondary battery can be produced by the production method of the present invention, which includes the steps of: applying to a substrate a separator forming composition containing the oligomer, two or more kinds of solvents having different polarity from each other, and the like; irradiating the applied composition with an energy ray; and drying the energy ray-irradiated composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Furutani, Eri Kojima, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Kunihiko Koyama
  • Patent number: 8519080
    Abstract: To provide a prepolymer which is excellent in heat resistance and which can form a cured product excellent in oil repellency and water repellency. A crosslinkable prepolymer having a polyaryl ether structure on its main chain, which has a crosslinkable functional group and a side chain represented by “Rf-CH2—O—” wherein Rf is a C3-50 fluorinated alkyl group (which may contain an oxygen atom forming an ether bond).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Ito, Shunsuke Yokotsuka, Takeshi Eriguchi, Kaori Tsuruoka
  • Patent number: 8518498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a liquid crystal display, wherein arrangement of liquid crystal molecules thereof is controlled by using a monomer that is polymerized by ultraviolet rays to provide a pre-tilt. To prevent damage to organic material layers when irradiating ultraviolet rays to the monomer, a blocking film made of an ultraviolet absorbing agent is formed on or over at least one such layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Yong Song, Ki-Yeup Lee, Jae-Hong Kim, Yoon-Ho Kang, Yong-Hwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20130216726
    Abstract: Provided is a curable composition for inkjet applied by an inkjet method, that has a long pot life even in the environment in an inkjet device warmed to 50° C. or higher and excellent insulation reliability by the cured product after curing despite containing a compound having a cyclic ether group. The composition for inkjet according to the present invention is applied by an inkjet method, and cures by heat addition, the composition for inkjet according to the present invention contains a compound having a cyclic ether group and a curing agent, and the curing agent is a reaction viscous product obtained by reacting dicyandiamide with a functional group-containing compound having a functional group reactive with the dicyandiamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihisa Ueda, Takashi Watanabe, Shigeru Nakamura, Shuuji Kage, Toshio Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8501306
    Abstract: Provided is a viscoelastic article which exerts different properties between one surface and the other surface thereof, which has a transparent appearance, and which less causes staining of objects to which the viscoelastic article is adopted. The viscoelastic article is an article having a multilayer structure including a polymer layer, and a monomer-absorptive layer capable of absorbing at least one of monomer component(s) constituting the polymer, in which the polymer layer is a polymer layer containing an elastomer unevenly distributed and enriched at an interface, or in the vicinity thereof, opposite to the monomer-absorptive layer. The vicinity of the interface opposite to the monomer-absorptive layer is preferably a region ranging from the interface opposite to the other interface with the monomer-absorptive layer and occupying, in a thickness direction, 50% or less of the total thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kunio Nagasaki, Yusuke Sugino, Kohei Doi
  • Patent number: 8492451
    Abstract: This patent application relates to an ultraviolet ink for surface printing. The ultraviolet ink includes: between 10% to 30% by weight of n-butyl acetate, between 10% to 30% by weight of acrylic resin, between 20% to 40% by weight of polyvinyl chloride urethane resin, between 15% to 35% by weight of monomer and between 3% to 8% by weight of photoinitiator. The advantages of using the ultraviolet ink made by the above-mentioned formula for plastic UV spraying surface printing include high wear resistance, hard to fall off, simplified preparation process and lower production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen Sangfei Consumer Communications Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lucky Luo
  • Publication number: 20130184370
    Abstract: A high solids radiation-curable coating comprises at least one acrylated oligomer component and a component soluble in the acrylated component that solidifies when the acrylated coating cures. The coating dries upon radiation cure and remains dry to a temperature of at least 60° C. and is bondable at a higher temperature. The formulations have significant utility as a dry to the touch adhesive that can be applied to a wide variety of substrates, and has particular applicability in the printing industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: John ARNOLD
  • Publication number: 20130177746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminate structure comprising a protective layer and an exposed photopolymer layer, the laminate structure being obtainable by reacting at least one radiation-curing resin I), an isocyanate-functional resin II) and a photoinitiator system III), and the radiation-curing resin I) containing ?5% by weight of compounds having a weight-average molecular weight of <500 and ?75% by weight of compounds having a weight-average molecular weight of >1000, the isocyanate-functional resin II) containing ?5% by weight of compounds having a weight-average molecular weight of <500, and the protective layer containing the radiation-curing resin I) at least to an extent of 80% by weight and the isocyanate-functional resin II) at most to an extent of 15% by weight. The invention further provides a process for producing the inventive laminate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventor: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130171454
    Abstract: A composition capable of radiation activated catalysis is provided. The composition comprises a metal compound, a mercapto compound and an olefinic compound. Radiation curable urethane compositions comprising the disclosed composition are also provided. The radiation curable urethane compositions comprise the disclosed composition, a hydroxyl compound and an isocyanate compound. Activation of the composition by radiation in a urethane formulation provides for an efficient method of curing the urethane composition, Coating and adhesive compositions comprising the radiation curable urethane compositions are also provided. In addition, methods for coating and bonding substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Ashland Licensing and Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Raymond S. Harvey, Thomas M. Moy, Gary M. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20130167461
    Abstract: A composite sheet is manufactured by depositing a multi-layer coating on the outer surface of a substrate, the coating comprising a metal layer and an outer polymeric layer formed from a precursor comprising a polymerizable composition that includes a olefin group and a moisture curable group, such as an isocyanate or silane group. After the precursor is applied, the composite sheet is exposed to beam radiation or plasma discharge, ozone, and moisture, which respectively promote polymerization and curing at different sites of the precursor. The function of the cured polymeric layer preferably includes protecting the metal layer from corrosion. 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: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Noel Stephen Brabbs, Eric Huebsch, Yuefei Tao, Lech Wilczek
  • Publication number: 20130171438
    Abstract: A composition for colloidal crystals including core-shell particles and a monomer having a particular structure. The core-shell particles constitute 25% to 65% by weight of the composition, and the monomer constitutes 35% to 75% by weight of the composition. The core has an average particle size from 50 to 900 nm. Each particle includes a core and a shell. The shell is formed of a linear polymer composed of at least one of styrene and a monomer having a particular structure. One end of the linear polymer is covalently bonded to the core. The refractive index of the core (n(core)) satisfies the following formulae: wherein R1 denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and y is 0 or 1, n(shell)?n(core)?0.07, n(shell) denoting the refractive index of the shell, and n(B)?n(core)?0.07, n(B) denoting the refractive index of the monomer (B1) after curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: NOF CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Hayashi, Masumi Takamura
  • Patent number: 8459469
    Abstract: The present invention discloses high performance polybenzoxazole membranes prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes by thermal cyclization and a method for using these membranes. The polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared by thermal treating aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes in a temperature range of 200° to 550° C. under inert atmosphere. The aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) membranes used for making the polybenzoxazole membranes were prepared from aromatic poly(o-hydroxy amide) polymers comprising pendent phenolic hydroxyl groups ortho to the amide nitrogen in the polymer backbone. In some embodiments of the invention, the polybenzoxazole membranes may be subjected to an additional crosslinking step to increase the selectivity of the membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Chunqing Liu, Raisa Minkov, Syed A. Faheem, Man-Wing Tang, Lubo Zhou, Jeffery C. Bricker
  • Publication number: 20130143978
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating composition that when dried and cured, provides a coating composition having excellent scratch and mar resistance. The coating composition is cures upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The coating composition comprises a film forming binder that is a polymer having poly(trimethylene ether) repeat units and in the range of from 1 to 20 ethylenically unsaturated double bonds. The coating composition is especially useful as a clearcoat composition in the automotive industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Gia Huynh-Ba
  • Patent number: 8452136
    Abstract: A suspension board with circuit includes a circuit board including a metal supporting board, an insulating layer formed on the metal supporting board, and a conductive layer formed on the insulating layer; and an optical waveguide provided in the circuit board. The optical waveguide is provided with a positioning portion for positioning the optical waveguide and a near-field light generation portion for generating a near-field light by a light applied from the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Hajime Nishio
  • Publication number: 20130122763
    Abstract: Fiber reinforced thermoset plastic composites with a glass transition temperature of greater than 500° C. are disclosed. Certain embodiments of the disclosed fiber reinforced thermoset plastic composites are produced using pre-ceramic resin and fibers that are stable under thermal stress. Also disclosed are methods of making these fiber reinforced thermoset plastic composites. These methods include infiltrating thermally stable fibrous material with a pre-ceramic resin and introducing crosslinking. The disclosed methods produce a non-ceramic highly crosslinked thermoset plastic composite that possesses both thermal stability and mechanical strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher N. Fish, Frank L. Ghiono
  • Publication number: 20130122316
    Abstract: A composite sheet is manufactured by depositing a multi-layer coating on the outer surface of a substrate, the coating comprising a metal layer and an outer polymeric layer formed from a precursor comprising a polymerizable composition that includes a olefin group and a moisture curable group, such as an isocyanate or silane group. After the precursor is applied, the composite sheet is exposed to both beam radiation and moisture, which respectively promote polymerization and curing at different sites of the precursor. The function of the cured polymeric layer includes protecting the metal layer from corrosion. 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: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Noel Stephen Brabbs, Eric Huebsch, Yuefei Tao, Lech Wilczek
  • Patent number: 8440013
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curable coating composition suitable for use on composite substrates such as plastic composites, cementitious composites, ceramic composites, and engineered wood, or on plastic materials. The curable coating composition comprises a multifunctional oligomer, a monomer selected from the group consisting of monofunctional monomers, difunctional monomers and mixtures thereof, a photoinitiator, a polyester resin and a polycarboxylic acid. Also disclosed is a method of coating the substrates with the curable coating composition and a coated substrate wherein the cured coating resides on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Finishes Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Pyotr Smelyansky, Kenneth W. Burton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8440267
    Abstract: A process for efficiently forming a thick coating layer having a uniform thickness on the surface of a base material having a curved surface. The process comprises the steps of forming a coating film having a predetermined thickness by applying a coating agent containing a polymerizable monomer on the curved surface of a base material, and then curing the coating film in an atmosphere of an oxygen concentration of not more than 500 ppm by photo-polymerization while substantially maintaining the uniformity of the thickness of the coating film. Preferably, the photo-polymerization of the coating film is carried out while rotating the base material at a rotational speed of from 20 to 1500 rpm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Mori, Junji Momoda, Naoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8440307
    Abstract: Provided is a charging member in which the hardness of its surface is increased while surface free energy is kept low, the surface is hard to scratch even in long-term use, and a toner or the like is hard to adhere to the surface. The charging member according to the present invention includes a conductive support, a conductive elastic layer, and a surface region containing a cured material of a compound represented by the following formula (1): wherein n represents an integer of 0-6, m represents an integer of 0-6, the total of n and m is from 2 to 6, x and y each independently represent an integer of 0-4, and R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keiji Nose, Masaaki Harada, Hiroaki Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20130112758
    Abstract: A method of forming a card having a magnetic strip is disclosed and includes advancing a planar card member along a predetermined path of travel. The card member has opposing surfaces. A longitudinal strip of slurry comprising magnetically conductive particles is applied onto a surface of the card member. The magnetically conductive particles are magnetically aligned. The longitudinal strip of magnetically conductive particles are radiation cured to form the magnetic strip on the surface of the card member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: PROFOLD, INC.
    Inventor: PROFOLD, INC.
  • Patent number: 8435630
    Abstract: A hot press cushioning pad 1 has a fiber-rubber composite material layer formed by a woven fabric and a rubber impregnated in the woven fabric. The warp of the woven fabric is a doubled and twisted yarn, and the weft thereof is a texturized yarn made of glass fibers. The fiber-rubber composite material layer has voids inside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Yamauchi Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130101841
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Michael A. Semonick, George G.I. Moore, Larry D. Boardman, Michele A. Craton
  • Publication number: 20130101796
    Abstract: A method for producing finely structured surfaces, in particular in plastics, includes a) applying at least one coating compound on at least one substrate; b) forming a fine structure by a die, which has the negative of a fine structure, c) curing the resultant finely structured coating compound, obtaining a substantially cured coating; and d) separating the finely structured coating from the die, wherein steps d) and c) can also be carried out in the reverse order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Eduard Arzt, Elmar Kroner, Peter William de Oliveira, Ebru Devrim Sam, Florian Buesch, Dieter Urban, Reinhold Schwalm, Benedikt Blaesi, Michael Nitsche, Hannes Spiecker, Claas Mueller
  • Publication number: 20130101770
    Abstract: A method of forming a metalized polymeric bubble in a space, microgravity environment is described. A liquid polymer bubble having a predetermined diameter is formed from a mixture comprising a liquid polymer and at least one of a UV curing material, a stabilizer, a UV absorber, or a surfactant. The liquid polymer bubble is cured with radiation to form a rigid polymer bubble. The rigid polymer bubble is then metalized with a metal to form the metalized polymeric bubble.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Physical Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Physical Sciences, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130100585
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electroconductive polymer suspension for providing an electroconductive polymer material with a high electroconductivity and a method for producing the same, and particularly provides a solid electrolytic capacitor with a low ESR and a method for producing the same. It includes a first step of carrying out chemical oxidative polymerization of a monomer providing an electroconductive polymer by using an oxidant in a solvent containing a first dopant including an organic acid or a salt thereof to synthesize an electroconductive polymer; a second step of purifying the electroconductive polymer; a third step of adding a second dopant, mixing an oxidant, subsequently adding a third dopant, and further mixing an oxidant in an aqueous solvent containing the purified electroconductive polymer; and a fourth step of carrying out an ion-exchange treatment to the mixture liquid obtained by the third step to obtain an electroconductive polymer suspension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: NEC Tokin Corporation
    Inventor: NEC Tokin Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130101809
    Abstract: A sequentially primed printed substrate and method of forming the printed substrate are provided. The substrate is formed by the steps of: 1) providing a film printed with one or more layers of ink; 2) applying a layer of primer to the ink and/or film; 3) drying or curing the layer of primer; 4) applying a layer of radiation-curable varnish to the primer-coated film; and 5) curing the varnish.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Patent number: 8420181
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a polymer-based microfluidic device, including: forming a microstructure on a lower polymer matrix; coating the lower polymer matrix with TiO2 to perform patterning of TiO2; bonding the lower polymer matrix with an upper polymer matrix; and radiating UV lights thereto to convert TiO2-coated regions into hydrophilic regions. Disclosed also is a polymer-based microfluidic device obtained by the method. The method enables development of a microfluidic device having high stability and long-term durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Sang Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8414982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of strongly adherent coatings on an inorganic or organic substrate, wherein in a first step a) a low-temperature plasma, a corona discharge or a flame is caused to act on the inorganic or organic substrate, in a second step b) one or more defined photoinitiators or mixtures of defined photoinitiators with monomers, containing at least one ethylenically unsaturated group, or solutions, suspensions or emulsions of the afore-mentioned substances, are applied, preferably at normal pressure, to the inorganic or organic substrate, in a third step c) using suitable methods those afore-mentioned substances are dried and/or irradiated with electromagnetic waves and, optionally, in a fourth step d) on the substrate so pretreated is applied a further coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Pascal Hayoz, Stephan Ilg
  • Patent number: 8414989
    Abstract: Cyclodextrin compositions including one or more radiation polymerizable monomers and a cyclodextrin inclusion complex, the cyclodextrin inclusion complex including a cyclodextrin compound and an olefinic inhibitor of an ethylene generation in produce, are coated onto packaging materials and cured. Treated containers and treated package inserts having the cured cyclodextrin compositions are useful in packaging of respiring plant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Cellresin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Willard E. Wood, William J. Kuduk, Joseph S. Keute
  • Patent number: 8414979
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a radiation-curable coating material which forms a cured coating film having high hardness and low curing shrinkage, a radiation-curable resin composition for obtaining the radiation-curable coating material, and a method for forming a protective layer using the radiation-curable coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Yohzoh Yamashina, Hiroyuki Tokuda, Youichi Tanimoto, David, Nobuyuki Koike
  • Publication number: 20130084494
    Abstract: The separator for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries according to the present invention includes at least a resin (A) having a crosslinked structure. The resin having the crosslinked structure is obtained by applying energy rays to at least an oligomer that is capable of being polymerized by irradiation with energy rays, and the resin (A) has a glass transition temperature higher than 0° C. and lower than 80° C. The separator for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries according to the present invention can be produced using a method of the present invention including the steps of applying a separator-forming composition containing an oligomer and a solvent to a base substrate, forming a resin (A) by irradiation with energy rays, and forming pores by drying a coating film after the resin (A) has been formed. Furthermore, the non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery of the present invention includes the separator for non-aqueous electrolyte secondary batteries according to the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Takahiro Furutani, Eri Kojima, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Kunihiko Koyama
  • Publication number: 20130085203
    Abstract: A (meth)acrylic-modified organopolysiloxane is prepared by reacting an epoxy-modified organopolysiloxane with (meth)acrylic acid in the presence of a base. A saving of reactant expense is achieved. The (meth)acrylic-modified organopolysiloxane has so high a rate of acrylic introduction that it may be cured with radiation. The cured product exhibits high substrate adhesion and finds use as release liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Osamu TSUCHIDA, Shinji Irifune
  • Publication number: 20130085218
    Abstract: Disclosed is an energy curable coating composition for roll coating, a product, and continuous process of applying the energy curable coating composition to a substrate. The energy curable coating composition has a substantially constant viscosity and includes an energy curable resin having plurality of texturing particles suspended therein. The substantially constant viscosity of the energy curable coating composition remains at least less than about 1500 centipoise at approximately 15° C. to approximately 40° C., during recirculation, in a coating pan, and prior to application using a roll coating apparatus. The plurality of texturing particles provide a predetermined texture to a cured energy coating composition. The continuous process of applying the energy curable coating to a substrate allows the process to continuously operate until the energy curable coating composition is depleted from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8409665
    Abstract: A thermally and electrically conductive structure comprises a carbon nanotube (110) having an outer surface (111) and a carbon coating (120) covering at least a portion of the outer surface of the carbon nanotube. The carbon coating may be applied to the carbon nanotube by providing a nitrile-containing polymer, coating the carbon nanotube with the nitrile-containing polymer, and pyrolyzing the nitrile-containing polymer in order to form the carbon coating on the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube may further be coated with a low contact resistance layer (130) exterior to the carbon coating and a metal layer (140) exterior to the low contact resistance layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Linda A. Shekhawat, Nachiket R. Raravikar
  • Publication number: 20130078526
    Abstract: A production method for producing a separator for an electrochemical device including the steps of: applying, to a base material, a separator forming composition containing a monomer or an oligomer and a solvent; irradiating the thus formed coating with an energy ray to form a resin (A) having a cross-linked structure; and drying the coating after formation of the resin (A) to form pores, wherein, as a solvent of the separator forming composition, a solvent (a) having a solubility parameter (SP value) of 8.1 or more and less than 8.9 is used, or a solvent (b) having an SP value of 7 or more and 8 or less and a solvent (c) having an SP value of 8.9 or more and 9.9 or less are used in combination. A separator for an electrochemical device produced by the production method, and an electrochemical device of the invention including the separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Eri Kojima, Takahiro Furutani, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Kunihiko Koyama
  • Publication number: 20130069360
    Abstract: A security document (1) is provided having a substrate (4) and an integral security device (10) which includes an image layer (12) and a focussing layer (11). each formed from a radiation curable ink layer embossed with relief formations (13; 15). The first radiation curable layer embossed with relief formations (13) to form the image layer (12) is provided on a first surface of the document, and the second radiation curable layer (11) embossed with focussing element relief formations (15) is provided on a second surface of the document. The first and second surfaces are separated by a predetermined distance D to produce a visible optical effect when viewing the image layer (12) through the focussing layer (11). In preferred embodiments, at least one of the first and second radiation curable layers is embossed with diffractive relief structures and high refractive index or reflective coatings may be applied to the embossed relief formations in the image layer (12) and/or the focussing layer (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SECURENCY INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Gary Fairless Power, Odisea Batistatos, Patrick Swift, Karlo Ivan Jolic
  • Publication number: 20130071576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for coating light alloy rims, to coating materials for use in this method, and to the coated light alloy rims obtained in this way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicants: RONAL AG, BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus MENZEL, Erich BECK, Judith PIETSCHMANN
  • Patent number: 8399090
    Abstract: This invention provides a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition that exhibits excellent pressure-sensitive adhesive properties after crosslinking treatment, does not cause lifting or lifting upon heat treatment or treatment under high-humidity conditions particularly even in the case of a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having a reduced layer thickness, and has excellent durability. A pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed using the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, and a process for producing the same are also provided. Further, an optical member with pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and an image display using the same are provided. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is characterized by comprising 100 parts by weight of an (meth)acrylic polymer and 0.02 to 2 parts by weight of a peroxide, and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Yano, Shinichi Inoue, Masayuki Satake, Yutaka Moroishi, Fumiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 8399064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for improving the adhesion of carbon fibers by coating a surface of the carbon fibers with a polymer film containing functional groups capable of acting as chain transfer agents during a chain transfer polymerization of a resin curable by chain transfer polymerization to obtain coated carbon fibers. The coated carbon fibers are then contacted with the curable resin, and the chain transfer polymerization of the curable resin is induced to produce an organic matrix and forming a composite material. The functional groups of the polymer film act as chain transfer agents during the chain transfer polymerization of the curable resin and thereby improve adhesion of the carbon fibers to the organic matrix. Applications of this invention include aeronautical, aerospatial, shipbuilding, railway and motor vehicle industries, armaments industry, sports and leisure articles, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Astrium SAS
    Inventors: Jacques Schultz, Michel Nardin, Frédéric Vautard, Vincent Roucoules, Brigitte Defoort
  • Patent number: 8394462
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for applying multiple layers of a composition to an article. Also presented are articles produced by the methods described herein. The methods include applying a first composition to the outer surface of a game card to produce a first layer, applying a second composition to the outer surface of the first layer to produce a second layer, applying an ink to the outer surface of the first layer, or the outer surface of the second layer, or both, so as to form an image, and applying a third composition to the outer surface of the second layer to produce a third layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Tevis, Ken Downing
  • Patent number: 8394463
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods of crosslinking various compounds and materials made by these methods. Materials made by embodiments of the invention include glucose sensors used in the management of diabetes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Chiu, Marco Sillus, Barry Pham, Ly Phou, Gil Bruso, Christopher R. Enegren, Heath Jensen, Michael Paul Minor, Rajiv Shah
  • Publication number: 20130057955
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anti-glare film having an excellent anti-glare property, and sufficiently suppressing white muddiness and scintillation, generation of cracks in a process for attaching the films to polarizing elements and a fabrication process of liquid crystal cells, and changes of an anti-glare property over time, even if the film is used in a high definition display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kodama, Makoto Honda, Hiroko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8389769
    Abstract: A polymerizable Type II photoinitiator according to Formula (I): wherein: A represents a Norrish Type II initiating group; L represents a divalent linking group positioning the Norrish Type II initiating group A and the CR2R3-group in a 1-5 to a 1-8 position wherein position 1 is defined as the first atom in the aromatic or alicyclic ring of A to which L is covalently bonded and the position 5 to 8 is defined as the carbon atom of the CR2R3-group to which L is covalently bonded, with the proviso that L does not contain an amine. Radiation curable compositions and inks include the multifunctional Type II photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Jaymes Van Luppen
  • Patent number: 8388124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a radiation-curable ink-jet ink comprising at least two monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomers; a monofunctional monomer selected from an N-vinyl amide, an N-acryloyl amine, or a mixture thereof; a polymerisable (meth)acrylate oligomer; a radical photoinitiator; and a colouring agent; wherein the ink has a viscosity of less than 100 mPas at 25° C. The ink is substantially free of multifunctional monomers; and the at least two monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomers include a combination of a cyclic monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer and an acyclic-hydrocarbon monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer. The ink displays an excellent balance of cure speed and viscosity for the ink together with hardness and flexibility for the cured film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sericol Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Gould
  • Publication number: 20130034735
    Abstract: Disclosed is an active energy ray-curing composition containing an active energy ray-curing prepolymer (A) obtainable by a reaction of an acrylic-based prepolymer having a hydroxyl group and an acrylic monomer (a4) having an isocyanate group, an active energy ray-curing compound (B) having a benzotriazole group, another active energy ray-curing compound (C) differing from the (A) component and the (B) component, and inorganic oxide particles (D). The acrylic-based prepolymer having the hydroxyl group is a copolymer that includes an acrylic monomer (a1) having a piperidinyl group, an acrylic monomer (a2) having a hydroxyl group, etc., as monomer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hidetaka Hayashi, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Tetsuya Mitsuoka, Naoharu Ueda, Naohiro Hamada, Toru Oya, Satoshi Maeda, Toshifumi Midorikawa, Takenobu Nakano