Immersion, Partial Immersion, Spraying, Or Spin Coating Utilized (e.g., Dipping, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/512)
  • Patent number: 10259970
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide polyether compounds having epoxy hydroxyl urethane group, as the following formula (I), (II) or (III) shows: and waterborne epoxy resin composition. Using the hydroxyl urethane as emulsifier, the obtained waterborne epoxy resin composition of the present invention has better stability and freeze-thaw resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gai-Chi Chen, Chia-En Wu, An-Pang Tu, Kuen-Yuan Hwang
  • Patent number: 9656296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a super absorbent polymer (SAP), and more specifically to a method of preparing a SAP including the steps of spraying the monomer composition on a substrate having a hydrophobic surface of a certain tan angle and carrying out a UV polymerization on a polymerization reactor having a slightly hydrophilic surface. The present invention can improve the conversion rate of polymerization because the shape of the monomer solution is changed from prior sheet form to droplet form so that UV rays reach the deeper layer of the droplets, can minimize or simplify the recycling process because it is easy to control the particles of the prepared polymer, and can provides the SAP of high caliber by narrowing the particle diameter distribution and improving the uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Gyu Leem, Gi-Cheul Kim, Sang-Gi Lee, Kyu-Pal Kim, Tae-Young Won, Chang-Sun Han
  • Patent number: 9486642
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of treating a cancerous or non-cancerous skin lesion of a subject, e.g. a human patient, by epidermal radioisotope therapy, a specialized type of brachytherapy. The method can include defining and marking an area of skin to be treated; covering the area with a protective layer, e.g. a protective film or foil; applying a tailor-made radioactive source by applying a layer of a radioactive source material on the protective layer, such that the area is covered by the material while any area not to be treated is spared; and removing the radioactive source after a predetermined time period of irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ONCOBETA INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Cesidio Cipriani, Maria Desantis
  • Patent number: 9443725
    Abstract: A multi-step system and method for curing a dielectric film in which the system includes a drying system configured to reduce the amount of contaminants, such as moisture, in the dielectric film. The system further includes a curing system coupled to the drying system, and configured to treat the dielectric film with ultraviolet (UV) radiation and infrared (IR) radiation in order to cure the dielectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Junjun Liu, Eric M. Lee, Dorel I. Toma
  • Patent number: 9184047
    Abstract: A multi-step system and method for curing a dielectric film in which the system includes a drying system configured to reduce the amount of contaminants, such as moisture, in the dielectric film. The system further includes a curing system coupled to the drying system, and configured to treat the dielectric film with ultraviolet (UV) radiation and infrared (IR) radiation in order to cure the dielectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Junjun Liu, Eric M. Lee, Dorel L. Toma
  • Publication number: 20150140228
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus, including a pigging tool, that comprises a spraying mechanism configured to move along an inner surface of a pipeline, including a slurry transport pipeline in a minable oilsands facility or plant, and to spray a coating on the inner surface of the pipeline; and a curing source, including an ultraviolet (UV) light source, a microwave source or an RF source, configured to cure the coating sprayed on the inner surface of the pipeline in situ as the spray mechanism moves along the inner surface of the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: CiDRA CORPORATE SERVICES INC.
    Inventors: Alan D. Kersey, Mark R. Fernald, John Viega, Francis K. Didden
  • Patent number: 9017772
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide methods and apparatus for forming intermediate transfer belts (ITBs) by combining a dip-coating process with a UV-curing process. In an embodiment, an ITB substrate can be immersed into a liquid coating composition contained in a dip tank and then withdrawn from the liquid coating composition. When exiting the dip tank, the coated substrate can enter a UV-curing chamber for a UV-curing process. Multiple cycles of dip-coating and UV-curing can be performed such that a desired ITB substrate coating layer thickness can be obtained. After coating the ITB substrate, the UV-cured coating composition can be released from the ITB substrate, wherein the UV-cured coating composition released from the ITB substrate forms the intermediate transfer belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey M. T. Foley, Jin Wu, Satchidanand Mishra, Kent J. Evans
  • Patent number: 9018528
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a wiring harness including a sealing member having higher airtightness, the method including a coat formation step of forming a coat of a composition solution by providing the composition solution that contains at least a photo polymerization initiator, a thermal radical polymerization initiator, and a polymerizable compound to an exposed bunched portion and a coated bunched portion that is adjacent to the exposed bunched portion of the bunch of electric wires, and a curing step of irradiating the coat formed on the exposed bunched portion and the adjacent coated bunched portion with light to photocure the coat and to thermally cure the coat by heat of the photocure and heat of collected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Sytems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kakuta, Takehiro Hosokawa, Kazuyuki Sohma, Tomoyuki Hattori
  • Publication number: 20150050427
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Roland CLAES, Johan LOCCUFIER
  • Publication number: 20150027625
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes articles, such as medical articles, containing a substrate having disposed thereon a hydrophilic gel material (e.g., a shaped hydrophilic gel material or a coating of a hydrophilic gel material) and methods for making such articles. Methods are provided for making hydrophilic gel materials from a precursor composition that contains a polar solvent and a polymerizable material that is miscible with the polar solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Robin E. WRIGHT, Stephen E. KRAMPE, Richard L. WALTER, Caroline M. YLITALO, William A. EIBNER, Jeffrey H. TOKIE, Matthew T. SCHOLZ
  • Patent number: 8920886
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure can include a method for grafting a coating polymer onto a surface of a device. The method can include the following steps: a) submerging the device into a photoinitiator solution; b) without first drying the device, submerging the device into a polymerizable solution; c) bubbling an oxygen-scavenging gas through the polymerizable solution; d) applying a UV light to the device to activate the photoinitiator, thereby grafting the coating polymer onto the device; and e) drying the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Covalon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamed Abbasian, Pamela Chan, Valerio Ditizio, Vyacheslav Dudnyk, Zhaopeng Li, Said Loloie, Natali Yakeemovich, Frank DiCosmo
  • Publication number: 20140329024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a super absorbent polymer (SAP), and more specifically to a method of preparing a SAP including the steps of spraying the monomer composition on a substrate having a hydrophobic surface of a certain tan angle and carrying out a UV polymerization on a polymerization reactor having a slightly hydrophilic surface. The present invention can improve the conversion rate of polymerization because the shape of the monomer solution is changed from prior sheet form to droplet form so that UV rays reach the deeper layer of the droplets, can minimize or simplify the recycling process because it is easy to control the particles of the prepared polymer, and can provides the SAP of high caliber by narrowing the particle diameter distribution and improving the uniformity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Gyu Leem, Gi-Cheul Kim, Sang-Gi Lee, Kyu-Pal Kim, Tae-Young Won, Chang-Sun Han
  • Patent number: 8877298
    Abstract: Wetting and print transfer from a printing patterned transfer surface is enhanced by applying an ultraviolet radiation responsive material to the patterned transfer surface. Ultraviolet activation of the ultraviolet responsive coating is performed during a transfer of printing material to a substrate. The technique increases precision of the printing process and is useful for transfer of printing material to a substrate in order to establish printed circuit components such as circuit traces and printed circuit elements on the substrate. In a particular configuration the ultraviolet radiation responsive material can be made of azobenzene material or free radical initiators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Matthew Ming Fai Yuen, Edward King Long Chan, Cheng Yang
  • Publication number: 20140313574
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for forming nanoparticle films using electrophoretic deposition. The methods comprise exposing a substrate to a solution, the solution comprising substantially dispersed nanoparticles, an organic solvent, and a polymer characterized by a backbone comprising Si—O groups. The methods further comprise applying an electric field to the solution, whereby a nanoparticle film is deposited on the substrate. Suitable polymers include polysiloxanes, polysilsesquioxanes and polysilicates. Coated glass windows and methods of forming the coated glass windows using the solutions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Braden Bills, Nathan Morris, Qi Hua Fan, Mukul Dubey, David Galipeau
  • Publication number: 20140299024
    Abstract: Suggested is a novel coated particle of active ingredients with controlled release properties at pH-values from 10 to 14, wherein the active ingredient is selected from one or more construction chemical additives for the control of inorganic binders, characterized in that the coating comprises shellac, a process for its manufacture and the use thereof as an additive for mortars, dry mortars, cement slurries and/or concretes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Seidl, Dawid Marczewski, Sascha Raspl, Steffen Wache, Michael Schinabeck, Stefan Friedrich
  • Publication number: 20140287219
    Abstract: An optical element material which is obtained by curing a resin composition for photoimprinting containing a photocurable monomer (A) of the formula (1) and a photocurable monomer (B) of the formula (2) in a weight ratio of from 30/70 to 87/13, and containing a photopolymerization initiator (C) in a content of from 0.01 to 30 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the total weight of the monomer (A) and the monomer (B), and which has a shrinkage on curing of at most 4.5%, and a method for producing it: wherein R1 is —CH?CH2, —CH2CH2—O—CH?CH2, —CH2—C(CH3)?CH2 or a glycidyl group; R2 and R3 are each independently hydrogen or a C1-4 alkyl group; R4 and R5 are each independently —O—CH?CH2, —O—CH2CH2—O—CH?CH2, —O—CO—CH?CH2, —O—CO—C(CH3)?CH2, —O—CH2CH2—O—CO—CH?CH2, —O—CH2CH2—O—CO—C(CH3)?CH2 or a glycidyl ether group; and R6 and R7 are each independently hydrogen or a C1-4 alkyl group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: MARUZEN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Hayashida, Takuro Satsuka, Teruyo Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20140272177
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dispersing agent to be used for dispersing metal particles, comprising a structural unit originating from a compound represented by a general formula of wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group with a carbon number equal to or greater than 1 and equal to or less than 9, a phenyl group, a bicyclopentenyl group, or a nonylphenyl group, x is 2 or 3, and n is equal to or greater than 1, and a structural unit that has an ionic group, wherein a number average molecular weight of the compound represented by general formula (I) is equal to or less than 10000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Yanagisawa
  • Publication number: 20140242292
    Abstract: A method of preparing polyurethane prepolymer does not require using a toxic isocyanate monomer (manufactured by harmful phosgene) as a raw material. Epoxy resin and carbon dioxide are used as major raw materials to form cyclic carbonates to be reacted with a functional group oligomer, and then amino groups in a hydrophilic (ether group) or hydrophobic (siloxane group) diamine polymer are used for performing a ring-opening polymerization, and the microwave irradiation is used in the ring-opening polymerization to efficiently synthesize the amino-terminated PU prepolymer, and then an acrylic group at an end is added to manufacture an UV cross-linking PU (UV-PU) oligomer which can be coated onto a fabric surface, and the fabric is dried by UV radiation for a surface treatment to form a washing-resisted long lasting hydrophilic or hydrophobic PU fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Tamkang University
    Inventors: Jing-Zhong Hwuang, Guei-Jia Chang, Jhong-Jheng Lin, Cheng-Wei Tsai, Shih-Chieh Wang, Po-Cheng Chen, Kan-Nan Chen, Jen-Taut Yeh
  • Patent number: 8784946
    Abstract: A method feeds a continuous core of a print cartridge cleaning blade along a path. The path passes, in the following order, firstly through a coating bath or spray coating station, secondly by a curing station, thirdly through a cutter, and fourthly to a finisher station. Thus, the method herein coats portions of the continuous core that are in the coating bath/spray station with an outer covering. For portions of the continuous core that are adjacent the curing station, the method cures the outer covering of the continuous core; for portions of the continuous core that are in the cutter, the method cuts the continuous core into predetermined lengths; and for portions of the predetermined lengths of the continuous core that are adjacent the finishing station, the method finishes the outer covering of the predetermined lengths of the continuous core to produce a finished print cartridge cleaning blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Fowler, Steven C. Hart
  • Publication number: 20140193590
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nanocomposite having a continuous organic phase and oligomer-modified nanoplatelet mesomorphic structures, wherein the oligomer has a molecular weight of at least 100 g/mol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicants: Kaneka Corporation, The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Hung-Jue Sue, Minhao Wong, Peng Li, Riichi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20140178595
    Abstract: Described herein is a cost-effective and time-efficient method for making UV-absorbing contact lenses. In contrast to the conventional method for making UV-absorbing contact lenses which involves copolymerizing a lens forming composition including a UV-absorbing vinylic monomer, a method of the invention involves dipping a contact lens in a solution of UV-absorbing polymer comprising carboxyl-containing monomeric units, UV-absorbing monomeric units and covalently bound radical-initiating moieties to form a UV-absorbing coating on the contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Harald Bothe, Peter Hagmann
  • Publication number: 20140170331
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a joint prosthesis, bearing material and a production method thereof, which suppresses wear in a sliding section and suppresses the production of abrasive powder even during repeated daily operation. To achieve the object, there is provided a biomaterial comprising: a substrate made of metal, alloy or ceramic; and a biocompatible material layer laminated on the substrate, wherein hydroxyl groups are formed on the substrate by surface-treating, while the biocompatible material layer comprises a polymer containing phosphorylcholine groups, the substrate and the biocompatible material layer are bound via a binder layer which is combined with the hydroxyl groups of the substrate and with the biocompatible material layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: KYOCERA Medical Corporation, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Masayuki KYOMOTO, Kazuhiko ISHIHARA, Yasuhiko IWASAKI, Toru MORO, Kozo NAKAMURA, Yoshio TAKATORI, Hiroshi KAWAGUCHI, Tomohiro KONNO, Noboru YAMAWAKI
  • Patent number: 8753494
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gas sensor including a nanopore electrode and a fluorine compound coated on the nanopore electrode, and also relates to a preparing method of the gas sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Ewha University—Industry Collaboration Foundation
    Inventors: Youngmi Lee, Myung Hwa Kim, Min-Cheol Oh, Hyunkyung Do, Kyung Jang, Ji-Hyang Jang
  • Publication number: 20140158457
    Abstract: One variation may include a method of making frictional surfaces for products having coulomb friction damping are provided. The method may include coating a metallic member with a coating including friction material. The metallic member may be pressure rolled to achieve a desired coating thickness and or the metallic member may be micro-waved to cure the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Hanna
  • Publication number: 20140094543
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a composite material comprising fibres and at least one vinyl chloride polymer comprising the immersion of the fibres in a hydrosol of said polymer in order to obtain fibres coated with said hydrosol followed by the drying and gelling of said hydrosol coated on the fibres. Composite material and use thereof for forming articles or for manufacturing reinforcing objects. Profiles reinforced by this composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Claudine Bloyaert, Francois Van Loock, Daniel Martinz
  • Patent number: 8679591
    Abstract: An embodiment is a method for forming a semiconductor assembly including cleaning a connector including copper formed on a substrate, applying cold tin to the connector, applying hot tin to the connector, and spin rinsing and drying the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien Ling Hwang, Yi-Li Hsiao, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Patent number: 8613982
    Abstract: A method of coating without permitting the coating solution to flow onto the side surfaces or the back surfaces of the lenses in the operation for applying the coating solution onto the lenses. A lens 15 is spin-coated with the coating solution having a particular viscosity. A side edge portion 121 of a spatula 119 is brought into contact with an upper edge portion of a side surface 15a of the lens 15 before the coating solution fed onto the surface of the lens arrives at the peripheral edge portion of the lens. The side edge portion 121 of the spatula 119 is so arranged that the upper end side of the spatula is tilted toward the center side of the lens 15 at an angle of 5 to 35 degrees with the vertical line as a reference. The coating solution applied onto the lens 15 that is rotating adheres onto the spatula 119 but does not adhere onto the side surface of the lens 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Takahashi, Katsuhiro Mori, Noriyuki Fukada
  • Patent number: 8557031
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for chemically grafting and attaching ceragenin molecules to polymer substrates; methods for synthesizing ceragenin-containing copolymers; methods for making ceragenin-modified water treatment membranes and spacers; and methods of treating contaminated water using ceragenin-modified treatment membranes and spacers. Ceragenins are synthetically produced antimicrobial peptide mimics that display broad-spectrum bactericidal activity. Alkene-functionalized ceragenins (e.g., acrylamide-functionalized ceragenins) can be attached to polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using amine-linking, amide-linking, UV-grafting, or silane-coating methods. In addition, silane-functionalized ceragenins can be directly attached to polymer surfaces that have free hydroxyls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hibbs, Susan J. Altman, Howland D. T. Jones, Paul B. Savage
  • Publication number: 20130251911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for producing cured coating films on a substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang SCHROF, Thomas Meier, Christian Michael Jung, Antoine Carroy, Werner-Alfons Jung, Peter Hoffmann, Tobias Hintermann, Caroline Lordelot, Olof Wallquist
  • Patent number: 8541064
    Abstract: A method for producing a coated optical fiber may include drawing an optical fiber from a draw furnace along a first vertical pathway. The optical fiber may then be routed through at least one fluid bearing thereby redirecting the optical fiber along a second vertical pathway. Thereafter, a thermoplastic coating may be applied to the optical fiber with a thermoplastic coating system. The optical fiber may then be wound onto a fiber storage spool with a fiber take-up system. The fiber take-up system may be space apart from the thermoplastic coating system such that the thermoplastic coating may be cooled before the optical fiber is wound onto the fiber storage spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: James Henry Faler, Bruce Warren Reding, Bradley Kent Shepard, David Andrew Tucker
  • Patent number: 8529681
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods for chemically grafting and attaching ceragenin molecules to polymer substrates; methods for synthesizing ceragenin-containing copolymers; methods for making ceragenin-modified water treatment membranes and spacers; and methods of treating contaminated water using ceragenin-modified treatment membranes and spacers. Ceragenins are synthetically produced antimicrobial peptide mimics that display broad-spectrum bactericidal activity. Alkene-functionalized ceragenins (e.g., acrylamide-functionalized ceragenins) can be attached to polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using amine-linking, amide-linking, UV-grafting, or silane-coating methods. In addition, silane-functionalized ceragenins can be directly attached to polymer surfaces that have free hydroxyls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hibbs, Susan J. Altman, Howland D. T. Jones, Paul B. Savage
  • Patent number: 8518497
    Abstract: Provided is the preparation of a coil-comb block copolymer and a method for producing nanostructures formed by the copolymer. Particularly, provided is a method for producing nanostructured polymer thin films, including: preparing a coil-comb block copolymer via a controlled polymer polymerization process; forming a thin film of the block copolymer on a substrate and carrying out heat treatment to form nanostructures including vertically aligned cylindrical microstructures; and irradiating ultraviolet rays to the thin film and carrying out oxygen plasma treatment to form nanostructured polymer thin films including cylindrical pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sang Youl Kim, Myungeun Seo
  • Publication number: 20130196156
    Abstract: The polymerisation of material contained within and/or added to high temperature reactor produced carbon nanotube fibre wherein the contained material is crosslinked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventors: Krzysztof Koziol, Slawomir Boncel, Alan Windle, Rajyashree Sundaram
  • Patent number: 8409670
    Abstract: A method of producing a laminate comprising preparing a substrate having curved surfaces; applying a photopolymerizable and curable composition containing a photochromic compound and a phosphorus-containing photopolymerization initiator onto the curved surfaces of the base member; and curing the photopolymerizable and curable composition by the irradiation with an active energy ray having a relative intensity profile of 0 to 5% of wavelength components of not shorter than 200 nm but shorter than 300 nm, 25 to 75% of wavelength components of not shorter than 300 nm but shorter than 400 nm and 25 to 75% of wavelength components of not shorter than 400 nm but not longer than 500 nm while maintaining the substrate at not higher than 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Mori, Hironobu Nagoh, Junji Momoda, Shinobu Izumi
  • Publication number: 20130053470
    Abstract: New ampholyte biomaterial compounds containing ampholyte moieties are synthesized and integrated into polymeric assemblies to provide hydrophilic polymers exhibiting improved biocompatibility, haemocompatibility, hydrophilicity non-thrombogenicity, anti-bacterial ability, and mechanical strength, as well as suitability as a drug delivery platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Fanny Raisin-Dadre, John E. Mckendrick, Alan Rhodes, Simon J. Onis, Shivpal S. Sandhu
  • Publication number: 20130043129
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gas sensor including a nanopore electrode and a fluorine compound coated on the nanopore electrode, and also relates to a preparing method of the gas sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: EWHA UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Youngmi LEE, Myung Hwa KIM, Min-Cheol OH, Hyunkyung DO, Kyung JANG, Ji-Hyang JANG
  • 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: 20130004677
    Abstract: A method of preparing polyurethane prepolymer does not require using a toxic isocyanate monomer (manufactured by harmful phosgene) as a raw material. Epoxy resin and carbon dioxide are used as major raw materials to form cyclic carbonates to be reacted with a functional group oligomer, and then amino groups in a hydrophilic (ether group) or hydrophobic (siloxane group) diamine polymer are used for performing a ring-opening polymerization, and the microwave irradiation is used in the ring-opening polymerization to efficiently synthesize the amino-terminated PU prepolymer, and then an acrylic group at an end is added to manufacture an UV cross-linking PU (UV-PU) oligomer which can be coated onto a fabric surface, and the fabric is dried by UV radiation for a surface treatment to form a washing-resisted long lasting hydrophilic or hydrophobic PU fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Jing-Zhong HWANG, Guei-Jia CHANG, Jhong-Jheng LIN, Cheng-Wei TSAI, Shih-Chieh WANG, Po-Cheng CHEN, Kan-Nan CHEN, Jen-Taut YEH
  • Patent number: 8323749
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for applying a liquid UV-curable primer sealant to natural stone tiles and related articles followed immediately by the exposure to a requisite amount of low intensity UVA-type UV radiation to partially cure the primer sealant. The partial curing, or pre-setting, of the primer sealant enables control of the ultimate depth of penetration of the primer sealer into the natural stone tiles and natural stone articles of which many examples are quite porous. Because the low level UV irradiation is instantaneous after the primer sealant application the level of primer sealant penetration into the natural stone surface is regulated. The pre-curing of the primer sealant is conducted to intentionally solidify or immobilize the sealant that has actually penetrated into the natural stone surface. The uppermost layers of the primer sealant are left in a semi-liquid or uncured state to allow for wetting and intermingling by the top sealant once it is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Questech Corporation
    Inventors: Roger Questel, Larry Wasowski, Dorian C. Guptill, David Pelletier
  • Patent number: 8313797
    Abstract: Provided is a method for in-situ coating a substrate or matrix with magnetic metal nanoparticles. A metal salt, which may be organic or inorganic, is introduced into a solution of liquid polyol. In the presence of mechanical stirring and heat, a reduction process occurs wherein the magnetic metal nanoparticles precipitate out of solution and deposit or attach to one or more surfaces of the substrate. The concentration of reaction precursors, combined with the polyol, may be varied to control the size and shape of the magnetic nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC
    Inventors: Julia J. Mack, Brian N. Cox, Vivek Mehrotra, Ten-Luen T. Liao, Rahul Ganguli
  • Publication number: 20120261186
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a wiring harness including a sealing member having higher airtightness, the method including a coat formation step of forming a coat of a composition solution by providing the composition solution that contains at least a photo polymerization initiator, a thermal radical polymerization initiator, a redox catalyst and a polymerizable compound to an exposed bunched portion and a coated bunched portion that is adjacent to the exposed bunched portion of the bunch of electric wires, and a light irradiation step of irradiating the coat formed on the exposed bunched portion and the adjacent coated bunched portion with light to photocure the coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kakuta, Takehiro Hosokawa, Kazuyuki Sohma, Tomoyuki Hattori
  • Patent number: 8283040
    Abstract: The invention relates to silica-containing radiation-curable formulations which in the cured state offer a particular degree of corrosion control for metallic substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Emmanouil Spyrou, Holger Loesch, Pedro Cavaleiro
  • Publication number: 20120247828
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a wiring harness including a sealing member having higher airtightness, the method including a coat formation step of forming a coat of a composition solution by providing the composition solution that contains at least a photo polymerization initiator, a thermal radical polymerization initiator, and a polymerizable compound to an exposed bunched portion and a coated bunched portion that is adjacent to the exposed bunched portion of the bunch of electric wires, and a curing step of irradiating the coat formed on the exposed bunched portion and the adjacent coated bunched portion with light to photocure the coat and to thermally cure the coat by heat of the photocure and heat of collected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicants: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kakuta, Takehiro Hosokawa, Kazuyuki Sohma, Tomoyuki Hattori
  • Patent number: 8252385
    Abstract: Processes for printing conductors, insulators, dielectrics, phosphors, emitters, and other elements containing elongated functional particles aligned along the axis of a spun fiber or film that can be for electronics and display applications are provided. Also provided are viscoelastic compositions used in the processes, and devices made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Steven Dale Ittel, Jennifer Leigh White
  • Patent number: 8236375
    Abstract: The specification describes a method for selectively depositing carbon nanotubes on the end face of an optical fiber. The end face of the optical fiber is exposed to a dispersion of carbon nanotubes while light is propagated through the optical fiber. Carbon nanotubes deposit selectively on the light emitting core of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: OFS Fitel, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20120197407
    Abstract: Disclosed are: a sliding member which is capable of maintaining wear resistance over a long period of time; an artificial joint member in which the polymer base is reduced in thickness; and an artificial joint which exhibits high lubricating properties in the body, biocompatibility and resistance to dislocation. Specifically disclosed is a polymer sliding material which has a coating layer (B) that is composed of a graft polymer containing a phosphorylcholine group and having a density of at least 1.4 g/cm3 on at least a part of the surface of a polymer base (A) that has a ketone group on the surface. The sliding material can be obtained by immersing the polymer base (A) into a liquid of a monomer (C) that has a phosphorylcholine group, and causing surface graft polymerization by irradiation of light. Also specifically disclosed are an artificial joint member using the polymer sliding material, and an artificial joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, Japan Medical Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Kyomoto, Kazuhiko Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20120183255
    Abstract: A lens-integrated optical waveguide includes an optical conduit, a lens, and a non-wetting coating underlying the lens. A method for making an lens-integrated optical waveguide includes: forming an optical conduit having an end defining a planar end surface through which lights are transmitted out and received in; injecting a curable glue into a mold to form a pool of curable glues, the mold including a cavity having a concave shape to define a lens outer face; dipping the planar end of the optical conduit into the pool of curable glues; and curing the pool of curable glues onto the planar end surface of the optical conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: GENN-SHENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20120103511
    Abstract: A process for coating a metallic surface of a metallic substrate comprising applying, an organic, anionically, cationically or radically curable anticorrosive composition, to the metallic surface, wherein said anticorrosive composition is a dispersion or solution containing at least two components that are at least partially anionically, cationically or radically curable, wherein at least one monofunctional monomer or monofunctional oliger is present, a photoinitiator, and an first organic corrosion inhibition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: George Gros, Stefan Waidelich, Norbert Maurus
  • Patent number: 8124167
    Abstract: A medical device such as a wire guide has a lubricious and/or therapeutic coating adhered to an etched, carbonaceous polymeric surface, for example a sodium-etched polymer surface. A method for preparing a lubricious and/or therapeutic coating on a medical device includes etching a polymeric portion of the device to create a carbonaceous surface and applying a lubricious and/or therapeutic coating on the etched surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Tamisha Clark, Barry H. Chilton
  • Patent number: 8124193
    Abstract: Methods of controlling gloss of an image are disclosed. The methods may include forming an image over a substrate by applying an ink composition and optionally an overcoat composition at least partially over the substrate. The ink composition or overcoat composition may include at least one gellant, at least one curable monomer, optionally at least one curable wax and optionally at least one photoinitiator. The ink composition or overcoat composition may be curable upon exposure to radiation. The methods may further include providing a micro-roughness to one or more portions of the ink composition or overcoat composition by non-uniformly curing the ink composition or overcoat composition, and flood curing the ink composition or overcoat composition to complete a cure. The methods may thereby provide a controlled gloss level to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Belelie, Michelle N. Chretien, Barkev Keoshkerian, Naveen Chopra, Peter G. Odell, Christopher A. Wagner