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)
  • Publication number: 20130313187
    Abstract: A process for producing a resilient ion exchange membrane. The process comprises the steps of (1) selecting a porous matrix, (2) saturating the porous matrix with a homogenous solution comprising a mixture of: (i) a hydrophilic ionic monomer, (ii) a hydrophobic cross-linking oligomer and/or a comonomer, (iii) a free radical initiator, and (iii) a solvent for solubilizing the hydrophilic ionic monomer, the hydrophobic cross-linking oligomer and/or comonomer, and the free radical initiator into a homogenous mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: SALTWORKS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Xiangchun Yin, Zhongyuan Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130284669
    Abstract: A negatively charged microporous filtration medium having a high charge density comprising a porous substrate and a polymerized cross-linked polymeric coating located on the inner and outer surfaces of the substrate. The coating may be formed from a reactant solution comprising negatively charged cross-linkable polymerizeable acrylamidoalkyl monomers and acrylamido cross-linking agents which are polymerized in situ on the substrate. The negatively charged microporous filtration medium are suitable for use as prefiltration membranes for selectively removing protein aggregates from a protein solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Mikhail Kozlov, Kevin Rautio
  • Patent number: 8552084
    Abstract: A process for preparing a pressure sensitive adhesive using a modified planetary roller extruder is described. The process in accordance with one aspect of the invention is a continuous process that includes introducing primary raw materials comprising a non-thermoplastic elastomer into a planetary roller extruder, introducing a heat-activatable crosslinker into the planetary roller extruder for mixing with the primary raw materials, and compounding the primary raw materials and the heat activatable crosslinker to form an adhesive composition while maintaining the temperature of the adhesive composition between about 25° C. and about 100° C. The non-thermoplastic elastomer is masticated during compounding and at least some of the heat-activatable crosslinker remains generally unactivated and is available for later activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventors: John Kinch Tynan, Jr., Richard Walter St. Coeur, David Michael Kovach, Thomas Lombardo
  • Publication number: 20130243965
    Abstract: Provided are a method for preparing grapheme from an organic material using a radiation technique, and graphene prepared using the same, and more particularly, a method of preparing graphene by dissolving an organic material such as polymer, oligomer, or the like, in a solvent to prepare an organic material solution, applying the prepared solution to an upper portion of a substrate to form an organic thin film, introducing a cross-link structure into the organic thin film through irradiation with radiation, and then performing a carbonization process, and graphene prepared using the same. With a method of preparing graphene from an organic material using a radiation technique, and graphene prepared using the same according to the present invention, expensive metal catalyst and substrate, oxidation and reduction processes, and a delicate process control may not be required as compared to the existing method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicants: KOREA HYDRO & NUCLEAR POWER CO., LTD., KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae Hak CHOI, Chan Hee Jung, In Tae Hwang, Dong Woo Kang
  • Patent number: 8524141
    Abstract: A card sheet including a top material having punched lines, the front side of the top material being printable. A carrier material of at least one polymer layer is directly applied as by extruding to the back side of the top material. The polymer has a stress-at-break in the range of 10 to 30 MPa and an elongation at break in the range of 10 to 120%. From the card sheet individual cards may be broken out to form high quality calling (business) cards, photograph cards, post cards or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventors: Martin Utz, Karl Lengfeller, Michael Wilkes, Sriram Venkatasanthanam, Ramin Heydarpour, Chia-Hsi Chu, Ronald Ugolick, Ali R. Mehrabi
  • Publication number: 20130216727
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hard coat film and a coating liquid for forming a hard coat layer having excellent antifouling properties with low costs. It is a feature of the present invention that the coating liquid for forming a hard coat layer has at least an ionizing radiation curable material, a fluorosurfactant or a silicone surfactant, and a solvent and a weight mean solubility ? of the component excluding the solvent component and the fluorosurfactant or the silicone surfactant component from the coating liquid for forming a hard coat layer is 21.5 or more. In addition, it is also a feature of the present invention that the weight mean solubility ? of the component excluding the fluorosurfactant or the silicone surfactant component from the coating liquid for forming a hard coat layer is 19.0 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130196075
    Abstract: The present invention relates to radiation-curable antimicrobial coatings, to a process for preparation thereof, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Rupert KONRADI, Reinhold SCHWALM, Catharina HIPPIUS, Sunghee SON, Christina HAAF, Herbert PLATSCH
  • Publication number: 20130172439
    Abstract: There is described a substantially solid, solvent free, radiation curable composition comprising a) optionally from 0.1% to 99.9% by weight of a colorant; and b) from 0.1% to 99.9% of radiation curable polymer obtained and/or obtainable from at least one mono-(terminal functional forming) monomer of formula I: R1(R2)C?CR3(C?O)(X1)nR4 Formula 1, where n is 0 or 1, X1 is oxy or —NR5— (where R5 represents H or optionally substituted organo), R1 independently represents optionally substituted C1-10hydrocarbo, hydroxyl, optionally substituted C2-10hydrocarbo-oxy comprising a ring moiety, and/or carboxy; and R2, R3 and R4 each independently represent H, an optional substituent and/or optionally substituted organo groups and where n is 0, R3 may also represent oxy or —NR5—; and c) optionally from 0.1% to 90% of a radiation curable high molecular weight reactive diluent; and d) optionally from 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Rajasingham Satgurunathan, Emilio Martin, Adrianus Antonius Johannes Van Geel, Franciscus Adrianus Johannes Suykerbuyk, Daniela Senatore, Alfred Jean Paul Bückmann
  • Publication number: 20130171368
    Abstract: A modified porous membrane comprising a polymer coating grafted to a porous membrane is described. The polymer coatings grafted to the porous membranes generally comprise a polymer of variable length of an electron beam (e-beam) reactive moiety, designated “poly-(A)x,” a linkage group that forms a bond between the between the poly-(A)x, and a functional B group available to react with a chemical group on a biomolecule, wherein the polymer coating on the porous membrane facilitates the immobilization of a biomolecule, such as DNA, RNA, a protein, and an antibody, on the porous membrane. The compositions find use in immunoassays, in vitro diagnostic tests, point of care tests, techniques for the isolation of a biomolecule from a biological sample, and other methods that require the immobilization of a biomolecule on a porous membrane. Methods of making these modified porous membranes are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bing Li, Cathryn Ellen Olsen, David Roger Moore
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8460762
    Abstract: A liquid composition and a process for coating the composition onto a surface of a substrate in a substantially oxygen-free atmosphere, under vacuum conditions. The composition comprises one or more components, all of which components do not go into a gas or vapor phase under the vacuum conditions. The composition has an ethylenically unsaturated component composed of an ethylenically unsaturated methacrylate monomer, or a combination of an ethylenically unsaturated methacrylate monomer and an ethylenically unsaturated methacrylate oligomer. The ethylenically unsaturated component is polymerizable or crosslinkable by the application of sufficient electron beam radiation. The composition is substantially absent of ethylenically unsaturated acrylate components, substantially absent of polymerization initiators, and substantially absent of solvents. The composition optionally further comprises one or more polymers without an acrylate functional group and without a methacrylate functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignees: Ideon LLC, Metallized Surface Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Laksin, Wolfgang Decker, Subhankar Chatterjee
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130095253
    Abstract: The invention provides a cross-linkable mixture of thermoplastic polyurethanes and ethylenic unsaturated compounds and thermoset materials that can obtained therefrom. The invention also provides application of the cross-linkable mixtures and processes in a solvent-less coating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Chris Ian Lindsay, Christina Marinus, Hans Godelieve Guido Verbeke, Rene Alexander Klein
  • 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: 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: 20130064985
    Abstract: A method for making a retarder includes: (a) forming a photocurable layer on a substrate, the photocurable layer including at least one photocurable prepolymer that has a plurality of reactive functional groups and a functional group equivalent weight ranging from 70 to 700 g/mol; (b) covering partially the photocurable layer using a patterned mask; (c) exposing the photocurable layer through the patterned mask; (d) removing the patterned mask; (e) exposing the photocurable layer to cure second regions of the photocurable layer so as to form a microstructure; (f) forming an alignment layer on the microstructure; (g) forming a liquid crystal layer on the alignment layer; and (h) curing the liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: FAR EASTERN NEW CENTURY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Da-Ren CHIOU, Wei-Che HUNG, Chiu-Fang CHEN, Yu-June WU
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130045349
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: NEENAH PAPER, INC.
    Inventors: Frank J. Kronzer, Stephen C. Lapin, Melanie K. Calkins, Gerry D. Rector
  • Patent number: 8376013
    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: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Duke University, Immunolight, LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, Jr., Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Patent number: 8372489
    Abstract: A method for depositing material on a substrate is described. The method comprises directionally depositing a thin film on one or more surfaces of a substrate using a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) formed from a source of precursor to the thin film, wherein the deposition occurs on surfaces oriented substantially perpendicular to the direction of incidence of the GCIB, and deposition is substantially avoided on surfaces oriented substantially parallel to the direction of incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: TEL Epion Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Hautala
  • Publication number: 20130032377
    Abstract: An insulated wire includes a conductor, and an insulation covering layer around the conductor. The insulation covering layer includes a resin composition containing a resin (A) including at least one of a polyphenylene sulfide resin and a polyetheretherketone resin and a resin (B) containing a polyethylene. The resin composition has a storage elastic modulus at 150° C. of not less than 1×105 Pa and not more than 1×109 Pa, and a store elastic modulus at 300° C. of not less than 1×104 Pa and not more than 1×108 Pa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CABLE, LTD.
    Inventors: Shigehiro MORISHITA, Takanori YAMAZAKI, Hideto MOMOSE
  • Patent number: 8366818
    Abstract: A photocurable composition is provided that includes a compound represented by Formula (I) below, in Formula (I), X denotes O, S, or NRa, n1 denotes 0 or 1, and R1 to R14 and Ra independently denote a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a monovalent substituent, at least one of R1 to R14 and Ra not being a hydrogen atom). There is also provided an inkjet recording method that includes (a1) a step of discharging the photocurable composition onto a recording medium and (b1) a step of curing the photocurable composition by irradiating the discharged photocurable composition with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Umebayashi
  • Patent number: 8361561
    Abstract: Provided may be a method of manufacturing a silicon (Si) film by using a Si solution process. According to the method of manufacturing the Si film, the Si film may be manufactured by preparing a Si forming solution. The ultraviolet rays (UV) may be irradiated on the prepared Si forming solution. The Si forming solution may be coated on a substrate and a solvent in the Si forming solution may be coated on the substrate. An electron beam may be irradiated on the Si forming solution from which the solvent is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-hyun Lee, Dong-joon Ma
  • Publication number: 20130018145
    Abstract: Methods of electron beam curing nonfunctional polysiloxanes blended with functional polysiloxanes are provided. The resulting release materials are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jayshree Seth, Timothy D. Filiatrault, Robin E. Wright, Panu K. Zoller
  • Publication number: 20120322967
    Abstract: To provide a fixing member, which contains an outermost layer formed of an elastic material, where the fixing member is used in a process for fixing a toner image on a recording medium by heating, and the outermost layer has peel strength of 20 N/cm2 or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Tsuneaki KONDOH, Junichiro Natori, Tomoaki Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20120282446
    Abstract: Provided is a preparation method for carbon materials, carbon materials prepared from the same, and a product including the carbon materials, in which the preparation method including forming a polymer layer containing a polymer, stabilizing the polymer layer to form a cyclized aromatic structure of carbon atoms in the polymer, and carbonizing the stabilized polymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Han Ik JO, Sung Ho LEE, Bon Cheol KU, Jun Kyung KIM, Tae Wook KIM, Sang Youp HWANG
  • Publication number: 20120279922
    Abstract: Composite membrane having a separating membrane layer characterized in that a separating membrane layer is produced by curing laterally modified silicone acrylates of the general Formula I
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: Evonik Degussa GmbH, Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH
    Inventors: Rene Haensel, Hardi Doehler, Peter Schwab, Peter Seidensticker, Michael Ferenz, Goetz Baumgarten, Marina Lazar, Markus Ungerank
  • Patent number: 8293361
    Abstract: A coated article which includes a cement fiberboard substrate and a radiation-curable coating system applied to the substrate. The coating system includes a latex polymer, one or more olefinic compounds and water, and may be provided in the form of one or more coating compositions that may be applied in one or more layers, wherein each of the coating compositions is preferably an aqueous composition, or can be mixed with another composition (e.g., on the substrate) to form an aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: T. Howard Killilea, Daniel W. DeChaine, Kevin W. Evanson, Stephen M. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20120248029
    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: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM MANUFACTURING EUROPE BV
    Inventors: Harro Antheunis, Jacko Hessing, Bastiaan Van Berchum
  • Patent number: 8277934
    Abstract: A coated article which includes a cement fiberboard substrate and a radiation-curable coating system applied to the substrate. The coating system includes an aqueous dispersion of water-dispersible polymer particles, one or more olefinic compounds and water, and may be provided in the form of one or more coating compositions that may be applied in one or more layers, wherein each of the coating compositions is preferably an aqueous composition, or can be mixed with another composition (e.g., on the substrate) to form an aqueous composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaobing Wu, T. Howard Killilea, Glen Otto Vetter, Frank Bor-Her Chen, James M. Bohannon
  • Patent number: 8273403
    Abstract: This invention relates to a surface discovery system and high-throughput combinatorial synthesis methods for generating large numbers of diverse surface coatings on solid substrates. The system is built upon a synthon which comprises at least three elements: a chemical backbone coating on the solid substrate that comprises a copolymer (B) of at least one passive constituent (P) and at least one active constituent (A); a spacer unit (S) separating the backbone from a functional group; and a functional group (F). The methods comprise the following steps: 1) selecting a plurality of synthons so that each synthon has at least two points of diversity selected from P, A, S and F; 2) applying copolymer B onto a substrate; and 3) attaching a combination of S and F to constituent A of copolymer B. Steps 2) and 3) are performed such that different synthons are generated on localized regions of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Bio-Layer Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael C. Barden, Peter A. Kambouris
  • Publication number: 20120205426
    Abstract: A process for applying an energy-curable primer and a brilliant metallic ink to a paperboard or paper substrate is provided. The primer may be cured using an energy curing system such as a UV or EB curing system. The curable primer facilitates the orientation of the metallic pigment particles to provide a coherent reflectance of light and optimal reflectance. Advantageously, the primer-cured paper may be “spot-coated” with the metallic ink at pre-designated areas, which minimizes the amount of metallic ink used. In exemplary embodiments, the metallic paper is over-coated with one or more transparent or opaque inks Additionally, the cured, primer coated paper may be subjected to corona discharge to remove excess solvent and compounds in the liquid phase within the matrix of the cured primer and/or to increase the surface tension of the primer. In certain circumstances, the metallic paper and the end product are recyclable and repulpable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventor: PATRICK F. NEARY
  • Patent number: 8227043
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head includes the steps of: forming a solid layer for forming a flow path on a substrate on which an energy generating element is arranged to generate energy that is used to discharge liquid; forming, on the substrate where the solid layer is mounted, a coating layer for coating the solid layer; forming a discharge port used to discharge a liquid, through a photolithographic process, in the coating layer deposited on the solid layer; and removing the solid layer to form a flow path that communicates with the energy element and the discharge port. A material used for the coating layer contains a cationically polymerizable chemical compound, a cationic photopolymerization initiator and an inhibitor of cationic photopolymerization, and a material of the solid layer that forms a boundary with a portion where the discharge port of the coating layer is formed contains a copolymer of methacrylic acid and methacrylate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiko Kubota, Takumi Suzuki, Tamaki Sato, Ryoji Kanri, Maki Hatta, Kazuhiro Asai, Shoji Shiba, Etsuko Hino, Hiroe Ishikura, Akihiko Okano
  • Publication number: 20120183806
    Abstract: Disclosed are pretreatment compositions and associated methods for treating metal substrates with pretreatment compositions, including ferrous substrates, such as cold rolled steel and electrogalvanized steel. The pretreatment composition includes: (a) a group IIIB and/or IVB metal; (b) free fluorine; (c) a source of aluminum ions; and (d) water. The methods include contacting the metal substrates with the pretreatment composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: PPG Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. McMillen, Edward F. Rakiewicz, Mark W. Simpson, James A. DeChant
  • Patent number: 8221849
    Abstract: A process in which a self-sealing pneumatic tire consisting of a pneumatic tire after vulcanization molding furnished with a sealant layer being uniform without thickness irregularity and a cover sheet layer therefore is produced without the use of an organic solvent and expensive apparatus; and an apparatus therefore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: The Yokohoma Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Naito
  • Patent number: 8211515
    Abstract: A novel optical compensation sheet is disclosed. The sheet comprising a polymer layer formed by coating and, drying a solution comprising a polymer compound and a solvent composition comprising 20% by weight or more of water; and an optically anisotropic layer formed on the surface of the polymer layer by hardening a liquid crystal layer comprising at least one liquid-crystalline compound under irradiation of ionizing radiation at a film surface temperature from 70 to 160° C.; wherein a frontal retardation (Re) value of the optically anisotropic layer is not zero, and the optically anisotropic layer gives substantially equal retardation values for light of a wavelength ? nm coming respectively in a direction rotated by +40° and in a direction rotated by ?40° with respect to a normal direction of a layer plane using an in-plane slow axis as a tilt axis (a rotation axis).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satomi Suzuki, Ichiro Amimori
  • Publication number: 20120141812
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Matthias Fies, Ulrich Poth, Oliver Seewald, Wolfgang Bremser
  • Publication number: 20120114917
    Abstract: An article in the form of a packaging material having a water vapor transportation rate of about 500 g/m2/day or less. The packaging material has a paper substrate and a print-receptive layer which is positioned over the outer surface of the paper substrate. The packaging material also has a moisture barrier layer positioned over the print-receptive layer. The moisture barrier layer is formed from one or more energy-cured polymers. Also, methods for preparing these packaging materials, including printed packaging materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Dennis W. Anderson, Patricia L. Ewing, Timothy J. Bradford, Michael J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120114916
    Abstract: An article in the form of recyclable packaging material having a water vapor transportation rate of about 500 g/m2/day or less. The packaging material has a paper substrate of recyclable paper fibers and a print-receptive layer which is positioned over the outer surface of the paper substrate and has a Parker Print Smoothness value of about 1.5 or less. The packaging material also has a moisture barrier layer positioned over the print-receptive layer. The moisture barrier layer is formed from one or more energy-cured polymers. Also, methods for preparing these packaging materials, including printed packaging materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Dennis W. Anderson, Patricia L. Ewing, Timothy J. Bradford, Michael J. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120091858
    Abstract: A parylene C polymer that is electrically poled such that it is piezoelectric is presented. Methods for manufacturing the piezoelectric parylene C polymer with an optimal piezoelectric coefficient d33 are also disclosed. Actuators formed with piezoelectric parylene C are disclosed as well as sensor devices that incorporate piezoelectric parylene C using charge integrator circuits in which the integration time is longer than likely adiabatic temperature transients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Justin Young Hyun Kim, Austin Cheng, Yu-Chong Tai
  • Patent number: 8158213
    Abstract: An aqueous polymerizable monomer composition including an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer and a polyvalent metal ion in an amount sufficient to neutralize 10 to 90% of a carboxyl group of the ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid monomer in the form of a solution or dispersion in water in an amount of 20 to 85% by weight based on the whole amount of the composition, a gas barrier film including an ionically crosslinked polycarboxylic acid polymer film formed by subjecting a coating film of the aqueous polymerizable monomer composition to a polymerization treatment and having an oxygen transmission rate of at most 50×10?4 cm3(STP)/(m2·s·MPa) as measured under conditions of a temperature of 30° C. and a high relative humidity of 80%, and a production process of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusaku Inaba, Masayuki Okura, Mototaka Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20120082799
    Abstract: This invention relates to Process for multilayer coating of substrates, comprising the steps: I) applying a layer of a water-based color-imparting and/or special effect-imparting base coat coating composition to a substrate, II) applying a layer of a clear coat coating composition curable by means of high energy radiation and optionally curable by at least one additional chemical curing reaction, and III) curing said clear coat layer by exposing it to high energy radiation, wherein the clear coat coating composition comprises: A) at least one compound capable of free-radical polymerization having at least one olefinically unsaturated group, B) at least one photoinitiator and C) at least one organic phosphine derivative.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Helmut Loeffler
  • Publication number: 20120067759
    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: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Michelman, Inc.
    Inventor: Norman Seung
  • Publication number: 20120061883
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a process for reducing the gas permeability of a plastic material by applying a barrier coating on the plastic material comprising the steps a) pre-treatment of at least a part of the plastic material; b) applying at least one coating layer of polyvinyl alcohol on the pre-treated surface and c) applying at least on top coating layer of polyvinyl acetal on the polyvinyl alcohol layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Norman James GOTTLIEB, Robert FUSS
  • Publication number: 20120058317
    Abstract: A 100% solids energy curable liquid primer coating is provided for use on a variety of substrates which cures to form a coating that provides good ink adhesion and high print quality when printed using an electrophotographic printing device. The coating includes a polyester acrylate, at least one acrylated amine, and optionally, a photoinitiator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: MICHELMAN, INC.
    Inventors: Norman Seung, Richard Michelman
  • Publication number: 20120057239
    Abstract: A process for producing a light scattering sheet includes: a coating step of coating a transparent support with a coating solution prepared by dissolving a resin material including at least two kinds selected from polymers and monomers phase-separable with each other in a solvent to form a coating layer; and a drying step of drying the coating layer to form a phase separated concavity and convexity structure on the coating layer by spinodal decomposition, wherein, in the drying step, high speed drying is carried out at a drying speed of 3.0 g/m2·sec or more at a critical phase separation concentration of the coating layer applied to the transparent support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Shiojiri, Kazuhiro Oki, Yusuke Ohashi
  • Patent number: 8129006
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a multilayer heat shrinkable film characterized by a combination of desirable properties, such as high shrinkage, good optical properties, excellent sealability and stack sealability. The invention further is directed to a method of producing said film. The invention is further directed to the use of said film or bags and pouches made therefrom for packaging goods as for example food products. The invention also refers to tubes made with the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Flexopack S.A.
    Inventor: Dimitrios Ginossatis
  • Patent number: 8119335
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for selectively patterning surfaces using radical species generated with a photocatalyst. The photocatalyst may comprise a photocatalytic semiconductor or a photosensitizer. The radical species are brought into contact with an oxidizable coating disposed on the surface, thereby locally oxidizing and selectively patterning the surface. The photocatalyst is preferably disposed on a delivery device, such as a stamp, mask, or scanning probe, that is brought into close proximity or contact with the coated surface. The photocatalyst is then excited in a manner capable of generating radical species, for example, oxygen-containing radical species, in appropriate media. It is expected that these radical species will be transferred to the coated surface along a substantially shortest distance path, thereby locally oxidizing and patterning the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventors: Jane P. Bearinger, Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Kenneth J. Michlitsch
  • Patent number: 8119740
    Abstract: The invention describes curable liquid acryloyl group containing compositions, which are produced by reacting monofunctional vinyl compounds and multifunctional acrylic esters with ?-dicarbonyl group containing compounds having two activated hydrogen atoms in its methylene position. These material can be polymerized or crosslinked by free radical polymerization, UV (ultraviolet) or electron-beam radiation. The curable liquid compositions are suitable for producing curable coatings, printing inks, adhesives, or molding compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Artur Lachowicz, Kai-Uwe Gaudl, Steven H. Nahm, Gerwald F. Grahe
  • Publication number: 20120040153
    Abstract: A primer-less coating composition for facestock comprises: a binder being a water-dispersible polymer; an ethylenically unsaturated compound which is aqueous-dispersible and miscible with or bonded to said water-dispersible polymer, wherein said ethylenically unsaturated compound is able to form a covalent bond with an ink; and a crosslinker, wherein said crosslinker is suitable for binding the coating to the facestock. The coating composition may be applied to a substrate to form a printable film. A printed film in accordance with the invention may be used in a label, for example for use on a container such as a bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVIA FILMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Alastair Hugh SERVANTE, Simon James Read