High Energy Electromagnetic Radiation Or High Energy Particles Utilized (e.g., Gamma Rays, X-rays, Atomic Particles, I.e., Alpha Rays, Beta Rays, Electrons, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/496)
  • Patent number: 10174905
    Abstract: An optical film production method for suppressing air bubbles in microlenses, comprising rotating a roll die having a plurality of concave-shaped microlens transfer portions on the surface and running a substrate in the rotation direction; supplying an active energy ray-curable composition ? onto a coating roll adjacent to the roll die surface, flattening the composition ?, coating the flattened composition ? on the roll die surface; supplying an active energy ray-curable composition ? on the substrate and coating the composition ? on a surface of the substrate; associating the compositions ? and ? between the roll die and the substrate to form a liquid pool; and irradiating a region between the roll die surface and the substrate surface with an active energy ray so the compositions ? and ? are sandwiched between the roll die surface and the substrate surface to cure the compositions ? and ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Haruki Koshitouge, Daichi Okuno
  • Patent number: 10170747
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a battery is provided comprising an electron beam-treated current collector having an increased surface energy compared to an untreated current collector and an electrode disposed on a treated surface of the current collector. The electrode may include a water-soluble binder uniformly coating a surface of the current collector and the treated current collector may have a contact angle with the water-soluble binder of 70 degrees or less. The electron beam treatment may be applied to a moving current collector foil as part of a battery production process, prior to application of an electrode slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin James Rhodes, Andrew Robert Drews, Christopher Michael Seubert, Mark Edward Nichols
  • Patent number: 9675069
    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: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Cellresin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Willard E. Wood, William J. Kuduk, Joseph S. Keute
  • Patent number: 9587151
    Abstract: The invention provides anaerobic curable compositions comprising a (meth)acrylate component, at least a portion which comprises a (meth)acrylate-functionalized bio-renewable oleaginous polyurethane polymer, and methods of their production and use. These compositions provide excellent adhesion especially on oily surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Andrew D. Messana, David P. Dworak, Angelica Messana, Anthony F. Jacobine, Darel Gustafson
  • Patent number: 9472698
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing a compound thin-film photovoltaic cell includes preparing a metal substrate, whose main constituent is iron, containing aluminium (Al) and chromium (Cr), and forming an insulating layer on an element forming surface of the metal substrate by baking an insulating material; depositing first electrode layer on the insulating layer; depositing a compound light absorption layer on the first electrode layer; and depositing a second electrode layer on the compound light absorption layer, wherein in the forming the insulating layer, an alumina layer is formed at least on a back surface of the metal substrate by thermal oxidation while baking the insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Solar Frontier K.K.
    Inventor: Akihiko Asano
  • Patent number: 9371423
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides methods and apparatus for efficiently crosslinking silicon carbide fiber precursor polymers with electron beam radiation. The methods and apparatus utilize a platform containing silicon carbide fiber precursor polymer. The temperature of the platform is regulated while the silicon carbide fiber precursor polymer is irradiated to thereby regulate the temperature of the irradiated silicon carbide fiber precursor polymer thereon. In this way, the temperature of the irradiated silicon carbide fiber precursor polymer is regulated via the platform both during and after it is subjected to radiation. At least one of the platform and the e-beam radiation mechanism may be translated with respect to the other to irradiate different portions of the silicon carbide fiber precursor polymer and, ultimately, the entirety of the silicon carbide fiber precursor polymer contained on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Kennedy Davis, Slawomir Rubinsztajn
  • Publication number: 20150140723
    Abstract: A method for providing a coated strip, which includes the steps of providing a metal or metal alloy strip, applying one or more coating layers on the metal or metal alloy strip and irradiating one or more of the applied coating layers with electromagnetic radiation, wherein one or more of the applied coating layers includes dielectric particles capable of absorbing microwave radiation and wherein microwave radiation is used to selectively heat one or more of the coating layers containing the dielectric particles to dry and/or cure and/or sinter the coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Sivasambu Böhm, Henagame Lyanage Mallika Böhm, Sreedhara Sarma
  • Publication number: 20150132681
    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: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Bastiaan VAN BERCHUM, Jacko HESSING, Harro ANTHEUNIS
  • Patent number: 9028922
    Abstract: A manufacturing method according to the present invention includes a step of allowing lithium to deposit on a substrate provided with a layer capable of forming a compound together with lithium. A first beta ray and a second beta ray are emitted toward the substrate for irradiation before the deposition step to measure backscattering, from the substrate, of the first beta ray and the second beta ray. The first beta ray and the second beta ray are emitted toward the substrate for irradiation after the deposition step to measure backscattering, from the substrate, of the first beta ray and the second beta ray. A decrement in backscattering of the first beta ray before and after lithium deposition and a decrement in backscattering of the second beta ray before and after lithium deposition are calculated. The deposition step is controlled depending on the decrement in the backscattering of the first beta ray and the decrement in the backscattering of the second beta ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromasa Yagi, Kazuyoshi Honda
  • Publication number: 20150118409
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of preparing a coating formulation for processing a release paper and a method of processing a release paper with the coating formulation for use in synthetic leather industry. The coating formulation includes MEMO-surface modified nanoparticles and an acrylate composition. The release paper processed by the coating formulation is found to demonstrate an improved abrasion resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Mimi Hetti, Wing Cheong Lai, Chui Wan Tse, Chor Keung Cheung, Yin Fai Lee, Yin Man Lai, Wing Yi Kung
  • Publication number: 20150111086
    Abstract: Porous, electrically insulating, and electrochemically resistant surface coatings that strengthen and protect separators and that improve the operational safety of electrochemical devices using such separators, the use of ultraviolet (UV) or electron beam (EB) curable binders to secure an electrically insulating, porous, ceramic particle coating on separators, and methods of producing polymer-bound ceramic particle separator coatings, separators and electrochemical devices by UV or EB curing slurries of reactive liquid resins and ceramic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: John Arnold, Gary E. Voelker, Joe Fasolo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150104582
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes functional membranes and a method for making a functional membrane. The method includes providing a porous substrate, applying the at least one graftable species to the porous substrate, and treating the coated porous substrate with electron beam radiation to provide a functionalized membrane. The method includes forming a functionalized membrane comprising a gradient of grafted species attached to the porous substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas E. Weiss, Clinton P. Waller, JR., Derek J. Dehn, Jonathan F. Hester
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 8956783
    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) 15 to 70 wt % solvent; and (iv) 0 to 10 wt % of free radical initiator; and (v) 2 to 50 wt % of non-curable salt; wherein the composition has a pH of 1 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: Harro Antheunis, Jacko Hessing, Bastiaan Van Berchum
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150010714
    Abstract: A method of preparing graphene on a SiC substrate includes bombarding a surface of the SiC substrate with ions and annealing a volume of the SiC substrate at the bombarded surface to promote agglomeration of carbon at the bombarded surface to form one or more layers of graphene at that surface. The ions can be Si, C, or other ions such as Au. The annealing can be carried out using a thermal source of heating or by irradiation with at least one laser beam or other high energy beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Bill R. Appleton, Brent Paul Gila, Sefaattin Tongay, Maxime G. Lemaitre
  • Patent number: 8927615
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy through the artificial container to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Immunolight, LLC, Duke University
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, Jr., Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Publication number: 20140378561
    Abstract: A membrane obtainable from curing a composition comprising (i) a curable compound comprising at least two acrylic groups and a quaternary ammonium group; (ii) solvent; and optionally (iii) a curable compound having one ethylenically unsaturated group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING EUROPE BV
    Inventors: Bastiaan Van Berchum, Willem Johannes Van Baak, Jacko Hessing
  • Patent number: 8906492
    Abstract: A formed article includes a gas barrier layer that is formed of a material including at least an oxygen atom and a silicon atom, a surface area of the gas barrier layer having an oxygen atom content rate of 60 to 75%, a nitrogen atom content rate of 0 to 10%, and a silicon atom content rate of 25 to 35%, based on the total content of oxygen atoms, nitrogen atoms, and silicon atoms, and having a film density of 2.4 to 4.0 g/cm3. A method of producing a formed article includes implanting ions into a surface layer part of a polysilazane compound-containing layer of a formed body that includes the polysilazane compound-containing layer in its surface layer part. An electronic device member includes the formed article. An electronic device includes the electronic device member. The formed article exhibits an excellent gas barrier capability, excellent folding resistance, and excellent transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: LÌNTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Suzuki, Takeshi Kondo, Shinichi Hoshi
  • Publication number: 20140333893
    Abstract: Provided are a low hydrous soft ophthalmic lens that can remarkably reduce or avoid a phenomenon in which a lens sticks to a cornea when worn and can reduce a decrease in the performance of a coating layer when rubbing the low hydrous soft ophthalmic lens for cleaning and a method for manufacturing the same. The low hydrous soft ophthalmic lens has a layer formed of a hydrophilic polymer on at least part of the surface of a base material containing a polysiloxane compound, and at least part of the inside of the layer is cross-linked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Rumiko Kitagawa, Masataka Nakamura, Satoru Ogasahara
  • Publication number: 20140314964
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a method and apparatus for forming a three-dimensional article through successive fusion of parts of at least one layer of a powder bed provided on a work table in an additive manufacturing machine, which parts corresponds to successive cross sections of the three-dimensional article. The method comprises the steps of: applying a layer of predetermined thickness of powder particles on the work table, applying a coating on at least a portion of the powder particles, which coating is at least partially covering the powder particles, and fusing the powder particles on the work table with an electron beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: ARCAM AB
    Inventor: Ulf Ackelid
  • Publication number: 20140305863
    Abstract: A process for making a composite membrane comprising the steps: (i) providing a moving poriferous support (1) impregnated with a curable composition, wherein the composition is present in the pores of the support and on a surface of the support; (ii) scraping or squeezing the poriferous support and thereby removing at least some of the curable composition (2) from the surface of the support; and (iii) after performing step (ii), irradiating the support, thereby curing the composition present therein. Composite membranes are also claimed having a surface layer thickness of below 0.5 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING EUROPE BV
    Inventor: Johannes Adrianus Wilhelmus Van Engelen
  • Patent number: 8846200
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas barrier film including a base layer, and a gas barrier layer that is provided on at least one side of the base layer, the base layer including a resin having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of more than 130° C., the gas barrier layer being formed of a material that includes at least an oxygen atom and a silicon atom, a surface layer part of the gas barrier layer having an oxygen atom content rate of 60 to 75%, a nitrogen atom content rate of 0 to 10%, and a silicon atom content rate of 25 to 35%, based on a total content rate of oxygen atoms, nitrogen atoms, and silicon atoms, and the surface layer part of the gas barrier layer having a film density of 2.4 to 4.0 g/cm3. Also provided are a process for producing the same, an electronic device member that includes the gas barrier film, and an electronic device that includes the electronic device member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Ito, Takeshi Kondo, Yuta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8846203
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Catherine A. Bothof, Yi He, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Kannan Seshadri, Clinton P. Waller, Jr., Douglas E. Weiss
  • Publication number: 20140245599
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an electrode utilizing electron beam (EB) or actinic radiation to cure electrode binding polymers is provided. A process is also disclosed for mixing specific actinic or EB radiation curable chemical precursors with electrode solid particles, application of the mixture to an electrode current collector, followed by the application of actinic or EB radiation to the current collector for curing the polymer, thereby binding the electrode material to the current collector. Lithium ion batteries, electric double layer capacitors, and components produced therefrom are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicants: ACTEGA Radcure, Inc., Miltec Corporation
    Inventors: Gary E. Voelker, John Arnold
  • Publication number: 20140227795
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of molecularly imprinted polymers for detecting target molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
    Inventor: Joseph J. Belbruno
  • Publication number: 20140227543
    Abstract: Protective coatings and methods for forming them are disclosed wherein the coatings have increased abrasion, impact and scratch resistance as compared to known coatings. The coatings are made from environmentally friendly materials such as polylactic acid which can be derived from corn. The materials can be used to provide a protective coating on their substrate materials including especially wood for flooring and furniture. The coatings can have a hardness as measured on the Shore D Scale that can reach at least 75 to about 85 and enhanced resistance to abrasions, impact or scratches and can be used to coat flooring or furniture surfaces. The coatings can contain from about 1 to about 10 mass percent of triallyl isocyanurate with respect to polylactic acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, Nicholas Edward Hume, Alexander Charles Bakken, Thomas Francis Grimes
  • Publication number: 20140219681
    Abstract: Provided is a charging member capable of suppressing occurrence of compression set while having flexibility enough to ensure a nip with a photosensitive member. The charging member comprises a support and an elastic layer, wherein the elastic layer has an MD-1 hardness of from 55 to 85° at the surface thereof, and has a universal hardness of 2.0 to 20.0 N/mm2 at an indentation depth of 5 ?m from the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Harada, Hiroaki Watanabe, Keiji Nose
  • Patent number: 8793866
    Abstract: A method provides a PMR transducer. In one aspect, the method includes forming a trench in an intermediate layer using reactive ion etch(es). The trench top is wider than its bottom. In this aspect, the method also includes providing a seed layer using atomic layer deposition and providing a PMR pole on the seed layer. Portion(s) of the seed layer and PMR pole reside in the trench. In another aspect, the method includes providing a mask including a trench having a top wider than its bottom. In this aspect, the method includes providing mask material in the trench, providing an intermediate layer on the mask material and removing the mask material to provide another trench in the intermediate layer. In this aspect, the method also includes providing a PMR pole in the additional trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Western Digital (Fremont), LLC
    Inventors: Jinqiu Zhang, Liubo Hong, Yong Shen, Yizhong Wang, Hai Sun, Li He
  • 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: 8771834
    Abstract: The present invention is a formed article sequentially comprising a base layer, a primer layer that includes a hydroxyl group-containing polymer, and a gas barrier layer, the gas barrier layer being formed of a material that includes at least an oxygen atom and a silicon atom, a surface layer part of the gas barrier layer having an oxygen atom content rate of 60 to 75%, a nitrogen atom content rate of 0 to 10%, and a silicon atom content rate of 25 to 35%, based on a total content rate of oxygen atoms, nitrogen atoms, and silicon atoms, and the surface layer part of the gas barrier layer having a film density of 2.4 to 4.0 g/cm3. According to the present invention, provided is a formed article, a method for producing the same, an electronic device member including the formed article, and an electronic device including the electronic device member, with an excellent gas barrier capability and excellent transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Kazue Uemura, Takeshi Kondo, Yuta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8758548
    Abstract: Methods are generally disclosed for forming and using a release sheet. To form the release sheet, a release coating is applied over a first surface of a base sheet. Generally, the release coating includes a fatty alcohol ester of acrylic acid and a curable monomer, and can also include a curable polymeric resin. Then, the release coating can be cured. In one particular embodiment, the release coating can be substantially free from siloxanes. The release sheet formed according to this method is also generally provided, along with methods of forming a casting sheet using the release sheet are also generally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. Kronzer, Stephen C. Lapin, Melanie K. Calkins, Gerry D. Rector
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140154938
    Abstract: A color sampling display product is provided that includes a radiation-curable water-based coating composition applied to a substrate, and shows mechanical integrity and aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Haven, Michael Gustafson
  • Patent number: 8734910
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electroconductive paste for electron beam curing that allows the formation of a circuit board having an electroconductive layer that has superior hardness and bendability as well as superior adhesion to a plastic base even if used in a high-temperature environment. The present invention is an electroconductive paste for electron beam curing comprising an electroconductive powder, a radical polymerizable composition and a plasticizer, wherein the plasticizer is incorporated at a ratio of 5 parts by mass to 20 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the radical polymerizable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Fujikura Ltd., Goo Chemical Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Koshimizu, Shigeo Ota
  • Patent number: 8728618
    Abstract: A coating composition for a metal thin film for coating a vapor-deposited film or sputtered film provided on the surface of a base material, comprising: a coating film forming component containing 50% by weight or more of urethane(meth)acrylate that is a reaction product of hydrogenated xylene diisocyanate and/or hydrogenated diphenylmethane diisocyanate, polyol, and (meth)acrylate having a hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Fujikura Kasei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Isogai, Mitsuo Najima, Noboru Ohara, Masao Watanabe, Kenji Kawai, Shuhei Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8728455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to radiation-curable antimicrobial coatings, to a process for preparation thereof, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rupert Konradi, Reinhold Schwalm, Catharina Hippius, Sunghee Son, Christina Haaf, Herbert Platsch
  • Publication number: 20140127465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-glare film with excellent anti-glare properties as well as improved contrast ratio and image definition and a preparation method for the same. More specifically, the anti-glare film comprises an anti-glare layer comprising organic or inorganic particles having a volume average particle diameter of 5 to 10 ?m and a photocurable resin. Here, the difference in refraction index between the organic or inorganic particles and the photocurable resin is in the range of 0.005 to 0.05, and the volume average particle diameter of the organic or inorganic particles and the thickness of the anti-glare layer satisfy a defined mathematical formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hoon SHIM, Joon Koo KANG, Jae-Pil KOO, Ki-Uk LIM, Yeong Rae CHANG, Soo-Kyoung LEE, Joo-Jong MOON
  • Publication number: 20140127419
    Abstract: Electrode structures and electrochemical cells are provided. The electrode structures and/or electrochemical cells described herein may include one or more protective layers comprising a polymer layer and/or a gel polymer electrolyte layer. The polymer layer may be formed from the copolymerization of an olefinic monomer comprising at least one electron withdrawing group and an olefinic comonomer comprising at least one electron donating group. Methods for forming polymer layers are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicants: BASF SE, Sion Power Corporation
    Inventors: Sven Fleischmann, Tobias Petsch, Andrea Misske, Ruediger Schmidt, Veronika G. Viner, Bala Sankaran
  • Publication number: 20140120353
    Abstract: Curable aqueous polyurethane polymer dispersions are described. The dispersion comprises a polyurethane copolymer having pendant (meth)acrylate groups and pendant carboxylic groups along the main chain and a tertiary aminofunctional unsaturated monomer that has reacted in an acid/base reaction with the carboxylic acid groups on the main chain. The dispersion can be applied to the surface of a substrate and cured using ultra-violet or electron-beam radiation to form a cured polyurethane having desired properties that does not emit volatile amine compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Richard R. Roesler, Lyubov K. Gindin, Serkan Unal, Peter D. Schmitt, Ronald M. Konitsney
  • 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: 8697768
    Abstract: An energy curable coating composition is provided for use as an overprint varnish on cellulosic, polymeric and metal substrates. The coating composition includes an epoxy acrylate, a triacrylate, and optionally, a diacrylate. The coating composition is applied to a substrate and cured by radiation to form a thermoformable protective coating. The coated substrate may then be thermoformed into a shaped food package or article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Michelman, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Seung
  • Publication number: 20140093727
    Abstract: A method including: a. coating at least a portion of at least one major surface of a substrate with a polymerizable composition to obtain a coated surface; b. initiating polymerization of the polymerizable composition by scanning a first electron-beam focused on the coated surface across at least a portion of the coated surface, thereby irradiating the coated surface at a frequency selected to achieve an exposure duration of greater than 0 and no greater than 10 microseconds, and a dark time between each exposure duration of at least one millisecond, thereby producing an at least partially polymerized composition. A pressure sensitive adhesive article and a cross-linked silicone release liner made according to the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Karl B. Richter, Douglas S. Dunn, Douglas E. Weiss
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8652582
    Abstract: Ligand functionalized substrates, methods of making ligand functionalized substrates, and methods of using functionalized substrates are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Catherine A. Bothof, Yi He, Jerald K. Rasmussen, Kannan Seshadri, Clinton P. Waller, Jr., Douglas E. Weiss
  • Patent number: 8617666
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for applying two or more layers to a substrate by means of a multilayer curtain coating process. The present invention further relates to a decorative or a functional foil built up of a substrate and at least two coatings present thereon. The present invention further relates to a rigid panel, at least one of the layers of which is a decorative foil, which foil has been applied by means of a curtain coating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Trespa International B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Josephus Alex Van De Wall