Low Energy Electromagnetic Radiation Utilized (e.g., Uv, Visible, Ir, Microwave, Radio Wave, Actinic, Laser, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/508)
  • Patent number: 11912867
    Abstract: Described herein is a polyurethane having an isocyanate group and having C—C double bonds on a side chain, a process for preparing such a polyurethane, and an UV-moisture dual cure polyurethane reactive hotmelt including the polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Xuyuan Peng-Poehler, Yun Fei Guo, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 11884003
    Abstract: To suppress peeling off of a polymer coating in a polymer member formed to have the polymer coating provided on a surface of a polymer shaped object, performed are: a curing step of causing a curable composition to be cured by energy rays to prepare the polymer shaped object; a coating step of forming the polymer coating on the polymer shaped object; and a post-curing step of irradiating the polymer shaped object with the energy rays after the coating step, wherein, in the curing step, the polymer shaped object in which a reactive functional group is left is prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: ASICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eita Yoshida, Hideyuki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11814458
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a composition comprises a particulate drag reducing agent is disclosed. The process comprising: continuously forming a temporary container; introducing an unsaturated monomer component and a radical polymerization component into the temporary container; sealing the temporary container to form a sealed temporary container; allowing the unsaturated monomer component to polymerize in the sealed temporary container to form the drag reducing agent via a radical polymerization reaction, the drag reducing agent having a molecular weight of about 1 million gram/mol to about 50 million gram/mol; and grinding the drag reducing agent to form a composition comprising a particulate drag reducing agent, the particulate drag reducing agent having a particle size of about 1 to about 1,500 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jian Zou, Wojciech Jakubowski
  • Patent number: 11798831
    Abstract: A method for printing on a substrate includes printing a support structure by printing a liquid precursor material and curing the liquid precursor material, positioning a substrate within the support structure, printing one or more anchors on the substrate and the support structure by printing and curing the liquid precursor material to secure the substrate to the support structure, and printing one or more device structures on the substrate while anchored by printing and curing the liquid precursor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Daihua Zhang, Hou T. Ng, Nag B. Patibandla, Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Yingdong Luo, Kyuil Cho, Han-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 11787952
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are zwitterionic monomers, non-zwitterionic monomers, polyzwitterionic polymers formed therefrom; surface functionalization; surface modification; and articles containing any such compositions or surfaces formed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: ABF Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Laurie Lawin, Anthony Gerten, Logan Sanow
  • Patent number: 11764139
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a first redistribution layer (RDL) over a first side of the substrate, one or more semiconductor dies over and electrically coupled to the first RDL, and an encapsulant over the first RDL and around the one or more semiconductor dies. The semiconductor device also includes connectors attached to a second side of the substrate opposing the first side, the connectors being electrically coupled to the first RDL. The semiconductor device further includes a polymer layer on the second side of the substrate, the connectors protruding from the polymer layer above a first surface of the polymer layer distal the substrate. A first portion of the polymer layer contacting the connectors has a first thickness, and a second portion of the polymer layer between adjacent connectors has a second thickness smaller than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Jing-Cheng Lin, Chi-Hsi Wu, Chen-Hua Yu, Po-Hao Tsai
  • Patent number: 11712822
    Abstract: A microwave-induced heating of CNT filled (or coated) polymer composites for enhancing inter-bead diffusive bonding of fused filament fabricated parts. The technique incorporates microwave absorbing nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes (CNTs)) onto the surface or throughout the volume of 3D printer polymer filament to increase the inter-bead bond strength following a post microwave irradiation treatment and/or in-situ focused microwave beam during printing. The overall strength of the final 3D printed part will be dramatically increased and the isotropic mechanical properties of fused filament part will approach or exceed conventionally manufactured counterparts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Texas Tech University System
    Inventors: Charles B. Sweeney, Micah J. Green, Mohammad Saed
  • Patent number: 11708931
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tubular liner for the rehabilitation of an, in particular, underground sewer pipe, comprising at least an inner tubular film, a resin-carrier layer surrounding the inner tubular film, and comprising a mechanically protective outer film system. The outer film system comprises at least one outer film in the form of a UV-radiation- and short-wavelength, visible light-absorbing and/or -reflecting, single-layer or multi-layer film which contains, in one or more polymer layers, at least one short-wavelength, visible light-absorbing and/or—reflecting, organic or inorganic color pigment or a corresponding dye, and at least one organic or inorganic compound which absorbs and/or reflects the UV radiation. Moreover, the outer film system comprises at least one mechanically stable reinforcing web which rests on the aforementioned outer film. The outer film system has a transmittance for visible light at at least one wavelength in the range of 550 nm to 800 nm of at least 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: BUERGOFOL GMBH
    Inventor: Kurt Stark
  • Patent number: 11702750
    Abstract: A patterned backside stress compensation film having different stress in different sectors is formed on a backside of a substrate to reduce combination warpage of the substrate. The film can be formed by employing a radio frequency electrode assembly including plurality of conductive plates that are biased with different RF power and cause local variations in the plasma employed to deposit the backside film. Alternatively, the film may be deposited with uniform stress, and some of its sectors are irradiated with ultraviolet radiation to change the stress of these irradiated sectors. Yet alternatively, multiple backside deposition processes may be sequentially employed to deposit different backside films to provide a composite backside film having different stresses in different sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Seiji Shimabukuro, Makoto Tsutsue
  • Patent number: 11680243
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to conductive graphene matrix-encapsulated cells. A matrix-encapsulated cell includes an encapsulating polymer matrix including a biopolymer and graphene. The matrix-encapsulated cell also includes one or more of the cells encapsulated within the encapsulating polymer, wherein the graphene directly contacts at least some of the cells. The matrix encapsulating the one or more cells is electrically conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Nastaran Hashemi, Reza Montazami, Marilyn Christine McNamara, Jasmin Okuzono
  • Patent number: 11674013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one polymer system and at least one anti-agglomeration agent, the polymer system being selected from at least one thermoplastic polymer, the bulk density of the composition being more than 300 g/l. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method for producing the composition according to the invention and its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Monika Gessler, Stefan Paternoster, Daniel Froehlich
  • Patent number: 11664220
    Abstract: A method of deposition is disclosed. The method can include dispensing a formable material over a substrate, where the substrate includes a non-uniform surface topography, and where the substrate includes an active zone and an exclusion zone. The method can also include curing the formable material in the exclusion zone to form a circular edge between the exclusion zone and the active zone, contacting the formable material with a superstrate, and curing the formable material in the active zone to form a layer over the substrate, wherein curing is performed while the superstrate is contacting the formable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Byung-Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 11649376
    Abstract: A ceramic paint composition including a polysiloxane, an aluminum oxide, a silicone-based urethane resin, and a solvent component and a brake disc plate for a vehicle including an anticorrosive coated film including the ceramic paint composition are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Eun Young Chung
  • Patent number: 11579492
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal optical element includes a substrate, a plurality of structures, a first liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystal molecules having alignment directions fixed, and a second liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystal molecules having alignment directions fixed. In an area overlapping a groove, a first director of the first liquid crystal layer extends along the groove, and a second director of the second liquid crystal layer is uniformly aligned with the first director of the second surface side, on the third surface side, and turns in planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Oka, Yasushi Tomioka, Koichi Igeta, Junji Kobashi
  • Patent number: 11577455
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects are disclosed. Two or more materials are extruded simultaneously as a composite, with at least one material in liquid form and at least one material in a solid continuous strand completely encased within the liquid material. A means of curing the liquid material after extrusion hardens the composite. A part is constructed using a series of extruded composite paths. The strand material within the composite contains specific chemical, mechanical, or electrical characteristics that instill the object with enhanced capabilities not possible with only one material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Lyle Tyler
  • Patent number: 11572480
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of reactivating the surface of an organic paint coating, a method of facilitating adhesion of a further coating to the organic paint coating, and a substrate having a reactivated organic paint coating. There is also disclosed a surface reactivation treatment for an organic paint coating. The reactivation method also facilitates adhesion of the organic paint coating to further coating(s) across a broad application window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ranya Simons, Sheng Li, Stuart Arthur Bateman, Emma Simmonds, Jill Elisabeth Seebergh, Jason A. Bolles, Douglas Henry Berry
  • Patent number: 11532328
    Abstract: A multi-curing apparatus includes an actuator, a first chamber including a first energy source head, a second chamber including a second energy source head, a first driver including a first rotation transmission gear gear-engaged with the actuator, and a first driving gear gear-engaged with the first chamber. The apparatus further includes a second driver including a second rotation transmission gear gear-engaged with the actuator, and a second driving gear gear-engaged with the second chamber. The apparatus aligns a position of the first chamber with reference to a position of the second chamber while the first rotation transmission gear, the second rotation transmission gear, and the second driving gear are fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Young Jee, Sung Ki Roh, Min Uk Kim, Sung Soo Kim, Woong Sik Nam, Sung-Gyu Park, Se Young Oh
  • Patent number: 11525064
    Abstract: A textile printing ink jet ink composition includes a dioxazine pigment, a resin particle, and a lubricant, wherein the content of the dioxazine pigment is 0.5 to 1.5 mass % based on the total amount of the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Tasuku Nakamura, Kosuke Chidate, Hideki Okada, Masakazu Ohashi, Takako Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11506977
    Abstract: A positive resist composition comprising a base polymer comprising recurring units (a) having the structure of an ammonium salt of N-carbonylsulfonamide having an iodized aromatic ring, and recurring units (b1) having an acid labile group-substituted carboxyl group and/or recurring units (b2) having an acid labile group-substituted phenolic hydroxyl group exhibits a high sensitivity, high resolution, low edge roughness and dimensional uniformity, and forms a pattern of good profile after exposure and development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hatakeyama, Masaki Ohashi, Takayuki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 11299643
    Abstract: An active energy ray curable-type ink jet ink containing: titanium black; and a monomer A which is a non-aromatic heterocyclic compound having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond, a light shielding film, and a method of manufacturing the light shielding film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiro Kariya
  • Patent number: 11286327
    Abstract: A fire retardant (FR) composite composition, including a liquid polymer, wherein the liquid polymer includes a photopolymer including at least two of a first molecule, a second molecule, and a third molecule, a FR thermoset, and a photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Zak Eckel, Phuong Bui, Mark O'Masta, Jacob Hundley, Tony Koung
  • Patent number: 11267194
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a polymerizable liquid that includes a reactive oligomer and a reactive monomer. The polymerizable liquid is an energy polymerizable liquid hardenable by a single reaction mechanism forming a Photoplastic material. The disclosure further describes a method of producing the Photoplastic material and articles that can be made from the Photoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Molecule CORP
    Inventors: Nick Talken, Austin Wyatt Levy, Zack Kisner, Ken Kisner
  • Patent number: 11142636
    Abstract: Provided is an additive for an optical resin including a (meth)acrylate compound represented by general formula (1) below: [in general formula (1), each X independently represents a fluorine atom or a methyl group in which at least one hydrogen atom is substituted with a fluorine atom; m represents an integer of 0 to 5; R1 represents an alkylene group or an oxyalkylene group having a carbon number of 1 to 8; and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakatsu Kasuya, Yosuke Inokuchi, Shiho Nishimura, Toru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11116853
    Abstract: Monolayer protected nanoclusters (MPCs) are described herein. The MPCs contain a cluster of atoms or molecules (e.g. core) having bound thereto a plurality of ligands (e.g., monolayer). The ligands can be bound covalently or semi-covalently bound to the cluster. The ligands are generally in the form of a monolayer or mixed monolayer. The monolayer or mixed monolayer contains a plurality of ligands. In one embodiment, the monolayer and/or mixed monolayer contains 1,4-dithiolate ligands. The MPCs described herein exhibit improved quantum efficiency allowing for single cluster emissions to be measured. Moreover, some embodiments of the MPCs described herein exhibit enhanced redox activity, including the ability to transfer a plurality of electrons, i.e., up to about 19 or up to about 30 electrons under controlled conditions, while displaying improved overall chemical stability. Such behavior can be utilized in catalysis and nanoelectronics applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gangli Wang, Zhenghua Tang, Cecil Conroy, Tarushee Ahuja
  • Patent number: 11033931
    Abstract: An abrasion resistant coating is disclosed. The coating includes diamond particles and may be used in one or more coating layers of a coating stack for a wood substrate. Wood substrates include hardwood and engineered hardwood flooring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AHF, LLC
    Inventors: Dong Tian, Daniel P. Baker, Burton L. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10876014
    Abstract: Provided are a coating composition including a (meth)acrylic resin (A) containing a structural unit (a1) having an acetoacetoxy group and a structural unit (a2) having an amide group, a curing agent (B), and a surfactant (C); a coating material including a first coating material precursor composition containing the acrylic resin (A), but not containing the curing agent (B), and a second coating material precursor composition containing the curing agent (B), but not containing the (meth)acrylic resin (A), in which the first coating material precursor composition and/or the second coating material precursor composition contains the surfactant (C); a cured film made from such a coating composition or coating material; an article having a cured film; and a method for producing an article having a cured film of such a coating composition or coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NATOCO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumiko Kanehara, Yoshinori Eto
  • Patent number: 10353123
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display and a rear housing. A coating may be formed on an inner surface of a display cover layer for the display or on an inner surface of the rear housing. The coating may include one or more inorganic layers such as inorganic layers in a thin-film interference filter or other layer of material. A buffer layer having a polymer with adhesion promotion additive and embedded silicon oxide particles may be interposed between the coating and a glass layer forming the rear housing or between a patterned indium tin oxide coating on a display cover layer and an adhesive layer that attaches a pixel array to the display cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marta M. Giachino, Manish Mittal, Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10239255
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a polymerizable liquid that includes a reactive oligomer and a reactive monomer. The polymerizable liquid is an energy polymerizable liquid hardenable by a single reaction mechanism forming a photoplastic material. The disclosure further describes a method of producing the photoplastic material and articles that can be made from the photoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Molecule CORP
    Inventors: Nick Talken, Austin Wyatt Levy, Zack Kisner, Ken Kisner
  • Patent number: 10167359
    Abstract: Disclosed is a UV-curing coating composition comprising (a) 40-70% by weight of at least one urethane (meth)acrylate being a product of a reaction between at least one polycaprolactone polyol (a1) and at least one adduct (a2), said adduct (a2) being a product of a reaction between at least one polyisocyanate (a3) and at least one hydroxyalkyl (meth)acrylate (a4), said polycaprolactone polyol (a1) being a product of a reaction between at least one polyalkoxylated polyol (a5) and at least one caprolactone monomer (a6), (b) 20-50% by weight of at least one reactive diluent having at least one olefinic carbon-carbon double bond, and (c) 0.5-10% by weight of at least one photoinitiator, and optionally (d) 1-15% by weight of at least one matting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PERSTORP AB
    Inventors: Vanessa Maurin, Paul Kelly
  • Patent number: 10126051
    Abstract: A method for drying a coating applied to a substrate, wherein the coating comprises at least one volatile organic solvent (VOS), is provided. The method comprises a step of irradiating the coating by an electromagnetic radiation at a power P and within a defined spectrum, wherein the defined spectrum corresponds to an absorption peak of the volatile organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Michael D. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10120276
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus which forms a pattern on a substrate by molding an imprint material on the substrate using a mold, comprising a supply unit configured to supply droplets of the imprint material onto the substrate; and a processing unit configured to acquire arrangement patterns of the droplets on the substrate, wherein based on the arrangement pattern corresponding to a first portion of the mold and the arrangement pattern corresponding to a second portion of the mold, the processing unit acquires the arrangement pattern corresponding to a boundary portion between the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Philip D. Schumaker, Yeshwanth Srinivasan, Masahiro Tamura, Takuro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10109600
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to semiconductor structures and, more particularly, to continuous crackstop structures and methods of manufacture. The structure includes a continuous crackstop having a wall which switches back (switchbacks) on itself multiple times to form an enclosure about an active area of a chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Vincent J. McGahay, Nicholas A. Polomoff
  • Patent number: 10093829
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to curable film-forming compositions comprising: (a) a polymeric binder comprising: (i) a polysiloxane having reactive functional groups and in which is dispersed protonated silica particles having an average particle size of 2 to 20 microns; and (ii) optionally, at least one additional polymeric resin different from the polysiloxane (i), having reactive functional groups; and (b) a curing agent containing functional groups that are reactive with the reactive functional groups of (i) and/or (ii). After application to a substrate as a coating and after curing, the curable film-forming composition demonstrates an initial 85° gloss of less than 30 and an increase in 85° gloss of no more than 10 gloss units when subjected to various ABRASION TEST METHODS as defined herein. Also provided is a method of improving burnish resistance of a substrate using the curable film-forming compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Moravek, Lawrence G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10003177
    Abstract: A curing material, having a solubility parameter of 9.4 or more, contains at least a chain transfer agent that contains a compound containing a polyether structure and two or more urethane bonds or two or more urea bonds in a molecule, and a metal-containing compound. A wire harness is manufactured by supplying the curing material to a conductor exposed portion of a wire bundle including a plurality of bundled insulated wires each having a conductor covered with a covering material made of an insulating body, the conductor exposed portion being formed by removing a part of the covering material of the wire bundle to expose the conductor inside; and curing the curing material by irradiating light in a state in which a surface of the curing material is covered with a protective member formed from a resin containing a plasticizer and having light transmissivity, thereby forming a waterproof portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazuo Nakashima, Tatsuya Hase, Yoshihito Kato, Makoto Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 9982164
    Abstract: A polymerizable liquid, or resin, useful for the production by additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object of polyurethane, polyurea, or a copolymer thereof, is described. The resin includes at least one of (i) a blocked or reactive blocked prepolymer, (ii) a blocked or reactive blocked diisocyanate, or (iii) a blocked or reactive blocked diisocyanate chain extender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Kai Chen, Justin Poelma, James Goodrich, Robert Pinschmidt, Joseph M. DeSimone, Lloyd M. Robeson
  • Patent number: 9974887
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for creating tubular devices, e.g., as components for catheters, sheaths, and or other devices sized for introduction into a patient. In one embodiment, a method is provided for making a tubular device using a sheet of material including a coated first surface. The sheet is rolled around a mandrel until longitudinal edges of the sheet are disposed near or adjacent one another, e.g., without attaching the longitudinal edges together. A tubular braid is positioned over the sheet-wrapped mandrel, one or more tubular segments are positioned over the tubular braid, and heat shrink tubing is positioned over the tubular segments. The resulting assembly is heated to cause the tubular segments to at least partially reflow and/or otherwise laminate the tubular segments to the tubular braid and sheet. The heat shrink tubing and mandrel are then removed to create the tubular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CLPH, LLC
    Inventors: Christian S. Eversull, Stephen A. Leeflang
  • Patent number: 9905332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer conductive transparent electrode comprising: a substrate layer (1), a conductive layer (2) comprising at least one optionally substituted polythiophene conductive polymer, and the conductive layer (2) being in direct contact with the substrate layer (1) and the conductive layer (2) also comprising at least one hydrophobic adhesive polymer which has chemical compatibility with the optionally substituted polythiophene conductive polymer, such that said multilayer conductive transparent electrode has a coefficient of haze of less than or equal to 3%. The invention also relates to the process for manufacturing such a multilayer conductive transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Jérémie Jacquemond, Stéphane Roger, Bruno Dufour, Philippe Sonntag
  • Patent number: 9884977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hard coating composition, and, more particularly, to a hard coating composition used in forming a hard coating film exhibiting high hardness and excellent properties. The hard coating composition can be used to form a high-hardness hard coating film that is not easily curled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Koo Kang, Yeong Rae Chang, Jae Hoon Shim, Sung Don Hong, Seung Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 9820380
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film comprises a transparent substrate and a metal wiring portion formed thereon. A thin metal wire contained in an electrode portion in the metal wiring portion has a surface shape satisfying the condition of Ra2/Sm>0.01 ?m and has a metal volume content of 35% or more. Ra represents an arithmetic average roughness in micrometers and is equal to or smaller than the thickness of a metal wiring located in a position where the surface roughness is measured. Sm represents an average distance between convex portions and is 0.01 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Kensuke Katagiri, Shin Tajiri, Akihiko Hase
  • Patent number: 9655917
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of immobilizing an active agent to a substrate surface, including the steps of, providing a substrate, contacting the substrate with a solution of a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group, thereby forming a trihydroxyphenyl-treated substrate, and contacting the trihydroxyphenyl-treated substrate with an active agent, thereby immobilizing the active agent on the substrate. Further provided are methods of immobilizing an active agent on a substrate, including the steps of providing a substrate, combining a solution of a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group with a solution of an active agent, thereby forming a solution of an active agent-trihydroxyphenyl conjugate, and contacting the substrate with the solution of the active agent-trihydroxyphenyl conjugate, thereby immobilizing the active agent on the substrate. The invention further provides substrates and medical device or device components with active agents immobilized on the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ton That Hai, John-Bruce Devault Green, Timothy Michael Fulghum, Phillip Byron Messersmith, Tadas Stanislovas Sileika
  • Patent number: 9642949
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of immobilizing an active agent to a substrate surface, including the steps of, depositing a primer compound on a substrate, thereby forming a primed substrate, contacting the primed substrate with a solution of a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group, thereby forming a trihydroxyphenyl-treated primed substrate, and contacting the trihydroxyphenyl-treated primed substrate with a solution of an active agent, thereby immobilizing the active agent on the substrate. Further provided are methods of immobilizing an active agent on a substrate, including the steps of providing a substrate, combining a solution of a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group with a solution of an active agent, thereby forming a solution of an active agent-trihydroxyphenyl conjugate, and contacting the primed substrate with the solution of the active agent-trihydroxyphenyl conjugate, thereby immobilizing the active agent on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ton That Hai, John-Bruce Devault Green, Timothy Michael Fulghum, Phillip Byron Messersmith, Tadas Stanislovas Sileika
  • Patent number: 9598588
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cationic electrodepositable coating compositions that are capable of providing cured coatings of low gloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorraine Hsu, Kelly Moore, Michael Sandala
  • Patent number: 9570287
    Abstract: Methods for depositing and curing a flowable dielectric layer are disclosed herein. Methods can include forming a flowable dielectric layer, immersing the flowable dielectric layer in an oxygen-containing gas, purging the chamber and curing the layer with UV radiation. By curing the layer after an oxygen-containing gas pre-soak, the layer can be more completely cured during the UV irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jingmei Liang, Jung Chan Lee, Yong Sun
  • Patent number: 9556355
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a paint composition comprising a carboxyl group containing resin comprising two or more carboxyl groups per molecule, having an acid number of from 100 to 300 mgKOH/g and a weight average molecular weight of from 2,000 to 30,000, obtained by the copolymerization of a carboxyl group containing radically polymerizable monomer and another radically polymerizable monomer, wherein the carboxyl group containing resin comprises 5 to 50 weight percent of structural units based on a lactone compound, based on resin solids; an epoxy group containing resin, comprising two or more epoxy groups per molecule; an ultraviolet absorber; and a light stabilizer having a pKb value of at least 9; wherein the molar ratio of the carboxyl groups of the carboxyl group containing resin to the epoxy groups of the epoxy group containing resin is 3:1 to 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: BASF COATING GmbH
    Inventors: Tetsu Konishi, Machiko Okada, Rui Nimi
  • Patent number: 9550898
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method includes the steps of jetting ink dots on a substrate of a plurality- of radiation curable inkjet inks having a viscosity of no more than 50 mPa·s at 25° C. and a shear rate of 90 s?1, the plurality of radiation curable inkjet inks including a) at least one non-polymerizable, non-polymeric bisacylphosphine oxide present in a concentration of no more than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Roel De Mondt
  • Patent number: 9550011
    Abstract: A functionalized polymer system is described herein for preparing and/or modifying biological implants and prostheses. In one aspect, the polymer system once applied to the surface of a biological implant or prosthesis, or once used in preparing a biological implant or prosthesis comprises a surface that is more hydrophilic, more wettable, more comfortable, resists cell adhesion, resists protein deposition, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, a coated biological implant or prosthetic is described herein. The coated biological implant or prosthetic comprises a substrate forming the basic structure of the implant or prosthetic, and a coating comprising a polymer, where the coating is capable of resisting cell adhesion, protein deposition, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Xie
  • Patent number: 9511392
    Abstract: A method for coating metal surfaces, in particular surfaces of wheels made of an aluminum alloy, in a multi-step method, wherein the metallic surfaces are first contacted with an aqueous composition predominantly containing silane/silanol/siloxane/polysiloxane and thereafter contacted with an aqueous composition predominantly containing at least one phosphonic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Chemetall GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Sebralla, Manfred Walter
  • Patent number: 9493706
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aqueous effect basecoat material comprising at least one liquid-crystalline aqueous preparation (WZ) in fractions of 1% to 99% by weight, based on the aqueous basecoat material, at least one film-forming polymer (FP), and at least one effect pigment (EP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: BASF Coatings GmbH, UNIVERSITÉ BLAISE PASCAL
    Inventors: Horst Hintze-Brüning, Hans-Peter Steiner, Fabrice Leroux, Anne-Lise Troutier-Thuilliez, Thomas Stimpfling
  • Patent number: 9477203
    Abstract: A multi-layer body includes a carrier film, a release layer, an embossed hologram layer, and a vapor-plated reflection layer. An adhesive layer is UV activated and includes a partially activated zone. Cured adhesive regions connect a transparent polycarbonate film and parts of the embossed hologram layer to one another inseparably. The cured adhesive regions are arranged about the periphery of an uncured adhesive region of the adhesive layer to form a frame around the uncured adhesive region. A forgery-proof document is produced using the multi-layer body. Uncured adhesive regions of the multi-layer body are partially cured with UV light through an information-carrying optical mask. The carrier film is removed together with the release layer and non-bonded embossed hologram layer regions. An upper protective film is applied to individualized embossed hologram layers and is hot pressed together with additional films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: HOLOGRAM INDUSTRIES RESEARCH GMBH
    Inventor: Irina Menz
  • Patent number: 9459525
    Abstract: Disclosed is a curable composition for nanoimprinting, which includes one or more polymerizable monomers, in which one or more monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers occupy 90 percent by weight or more of the one or more polymerizable monomers, and the one or more monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers give a polymer having a glass transition temperature of 25° C. or higher. The one or more monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers are preferably at least one compound selected from (meth)acrylic ester compounds, styrenic compounds, and vinyl ether compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: DAICEL CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Miyake, Takao Yukawa, Shuso Iyoshi