Radiation As Heat Source (e.g., Radiant Energy, Etc.) Patents (Class 427/521)
  • Patent number: 9744019
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthetic fabric comprising an arrangement of yarns defining at least two faces for said fabric, said fabric comprising, on at least one of its faces, one or more barbs that protrude outwards relative to said face, characterized in that said barbs are covered with a coating made of a water-soluble biocompatible material. The invention also relates to a process for obtaining such a fabric and to prostheses obtained from such a fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SOFRADIM PRODUCTION
    Inventors: Suzelei Montanari, Pearl Rey
  • Patent number: 9126228
    Abstract: A method for accelerated drying of at least one polymer which is located at least partially on a component, in particular at least a layer of paint and/or a sealing agent which is applied to an aircraft component in particular with a different material composition, involving the following steps of: a) at least partially applying the at least one polymer, in particular an epoxy resin and/or polyurethane-based layer of paint and/or a sealing agent, to an upper side of the component, and b) at least partially drying the polymer by means of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength range of between 0.28 ?m and 4.0 ?m. Accelerated drying of the polymer, in particular the paint layer thereby becomes possible from an upper side of the component to an upper side of the paint layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Birgit Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Lahidjanian, Dirk Bausen, Karl Hausmann, Heiko Lassow
  • Patent number: 9115111
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a compound of following formula (I): where: R1 is H or an alkyl group, A1 is a divalent straight-chain or branched alkylene radical, and A2 is a —O-A4-O— radical, A4 is a divalent straight-chain or branched alkylene radical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (C.N.R.S.)
    Inventors: Henri Cramail, Aurelie Boyer, Eric Cloutet, Benoit Gadenne, Alfos Carine
  • 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: 20150111086
    Abstract: Porous, electrically insulating, and electrochemically resistant surface coatings that strengthen and protect separators and that improve the operational safety of electrochemical devices using such separators, the use of ultraviolet (UV) or electron beam (EB) curable binders to secure an electrically insulating, porous, ceramic particle coating on separators, and methods of producing polymer-bound ceramic particle separator coatings, separators and electrochemical devices by UV or EB curing slurries of reactive liquid resins and ceramic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: John Arnold, Gary E. Voelker, Joe Fasolo
  • Publication number: 20150050508
    Abstract: Material compositions and methods for the production of printable flexible magnetic sheets having printable surfaces configured to accelerate the drying of print ink after application of the ink to the coated surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph B. Stout, Charles Furr
  • Patent number: 8951614
    Abstract: A method for coating a laboratory print media with a photo-sensitive material may include generating, at a printer, a request to label a laboratory media. The laboratory media includes applying multiple coating layers to a laboratory print media to produce a human-readable and machine-readable label within a dedicated area of the print media. The multiple coating layers include at least a material based on photo-sensitive ink that is thermally-activated, and protected by a chemical and physical protective barrier/layer. The method may further include generating, using a printing mechanism, an image within the dedicated area of the print media. The image includes a laser-based image reflecting off of the photo-sensitive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Vaporprint, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Collins, Charles W. Morrison
  • Patent number: 8889342
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a polymer having the formula: wherein x is between 1 and about 100 an y is between about 99 and about 1, and x+Y=about 100. The disclosure also includes the use of the polymer in photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Yang Qin, Robert B. Grubbs, Young Suk Park
  • Patent number: 8846160
    Abstract: A method for building three-dimensional articles using a thermal polymerization process in provided. The articles are built by using a composition that includes a thermally polymerizable composition, a thermal initiator, and a nonlinear light-to-heat conversion material such as a reverse saturable dye. The article is built by the sequential exposure of adjacent voxels with a laser beam. Microlens arrays can be used to expose more than one voxel at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Pingfan Wu, Ying-Yuh Lu, Robin E. Wright, Robert J. DeVoe, Travis L. Potts, Douglas S. Dunn, Wayne S. Mahoney, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 8828176
    Abstract: A resizable polymer-stabilized, thermotropic liquid crystal device formulation is used in passive or active light-regulating and temperature-regulating films, materials and devices, including construction materials. Implementations of the device may be composed of five basic elements: one or more transparent substrates, a transparent surface treatment, a liquid crystal mixture, a stabilizing polymer, and spacer beads. The polymer-stabilized liquid crystal is coated and cured on at least one substrate. The transparent surface treatment and the stabilizing polymer network are selected to provide phase separation, curing, and adhesion within the LC mixture. The substrate or substrates may be polarizing or nonpolarizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ravenbrick LLC
    Inventors: Richard M. Powers, Wil McCarthy, Neil B. Cramer, Christopher M. Caldwell, Michael Pickford, Matthew B. Kish, Andrew L. LaFrate
  • Publication number: 20140238582
    Abstract: A flexible substrate includes a flexible mother substrate and a planarization layer on the flexible mother substrate. Here, the flexible mother substrate includes a transparent textile and a resin layer. The transparent textile includes a plurality of first transparent fibers and a plurality of second transparent fibers crossing the plurality of first transparent fibers, and the resin layer coats the transparent textile to fill a space between the first and second transparent fibers. The planarization layer includes an organic material having a curable contraction rate of no greater than about 20%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: DAEJIN PARK, MYEONGHEE KIM, MIN HO YOON
  • Patent number: 8754167
    Abstract: Disclosed is an active energy ray-curing composition containing an active energy ray-curing prepolymer (A) obtainable by a reaction of an acrylic-based prepolymer having a hydroxyl group and an acrylic monomer (a4) having an isocyanate group, an active energy ray-curing compound (B) having a benzotriazole group, another active energy ray-curing compound (C) differing from the (A) component and the (B) component, and inorganic oxide particles (D). The acrylic-based prepolymer having the hydroxyl group is a copolymer that includes an acrylic monomer (a1) having a piperidinyl group, an acrylic monomer (a2) having a hydroxyl group, etc., as monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Hidetaka Hayashi, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Tetsuya Mitsuoka, Naoharu Ueda, Naohiro Hamada, Toru Oya, Satoshi Maeda, Toshifumi Midorikawa, Takenobu Nakano
  • Patent number: 8747959
    Abstract: Certain examples relate to improved methods for making patterned substantially transparent contact films, and contact films made by such methods. In certain cases, the contact films may be patterned and substantially planar. Thus, the contact films may be patterned without intentionally removing any material from the layers and/or film, such as may be required by photolithography. In certain example embodiments, an oxygen exchanging system comprising at least two layers may be deposited on a substrate, and the layers may be selectively exposed to heat and/or energy to facilitate the transfer of oxygen ions or atoms from the layer with a higher enthalpy of formation to a layer with a lower enthalpy of formation. In certain cases, the oxygen transfer may permit the conductivity of selective portions of the film to be changed. This advantageously may result in a planar contact film that is patterned with respect to conductivity and/or resistivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Muhammad Imran, Willem den Boer
  • Patent number: 8742011
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle member that includes a molded body and a protective film disposed on a surface of the molded body and formed by curing of an active energy ray-curing composition. The active energy ray-curing composition contains an active energy ray-curing prepolymer (A) obtainable by a reaction of an acrylic-based prepolymer having a hydroxyl group and an acrylic monomer (a4) having an isocyanate group, an active energy ray-curing compound (B) having a benzotriazole group, another active energy ray-curing compound (C) differing from the (A) component and the (B) component, and inorganic oxide particles (D). The acrylic-based prepolymer having the hydroxyl group is a copolymer that includes an acrylic monomer (a1) having a piperidinyl group, an acrylic monomer (a2) having a hydroxyl group, etc., as monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Hidetaka Hayashi, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Tetsuya Mitsuoka, Naoharu Ueda, Naohiro Hamada, Toru Oya, Satoshi Maeda, Toshifumi Midorikawa, Takenobu Nakano
  • Publication number: 20140127418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new surface preparation method using molecules comprising at least one covalent bond which gives rise to free radicals when the molecule is activated thermally, by organic or inorganic redox, photochemically, by plasma, by shear or else under the influence of ionizing radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicants: Arkema France, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Christophe Navarro, Stéphane Magnet, Xavier Chevalier, Raluca Tiron
  • Publication number: 20140104855
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a gobo configured to be inserted into a projection gate of a projector. The gobo includes a substantially transparent substrate and a coating on the substrate. The coating includes one or more layers of ultraviolet curable ink material. The gobo may also include an adhesion promoter directly on the substrate, where the coating is directly on the adhesion promoter. The coating may include a stack having multiple layers of ultraviolet curable ink material, where the stack includes ink material of at least two different colors. One layer could have white/reflective ultraviolet curable ink material, where that layer is configured to face a light source of the projector. At least one layer of ultraviolet curable ink material could have a varying thickness, which can control a percentage or a color saturation of light transmitted through the at least one layer of ultraviolet curable ink material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Richard W. Hutton
  • Publication number: 20140102935
    Abstract: A heat-sealable coating composition curable by actinic radiation containing a monofunctional (meth)acrylate monomer, a multifunctional (meth)acrylate monomer, vinyl modified diene block copolymer, a diene block copolymer, a vinyl modified diene, and mixtures thereof, and at least one photoinitiator. The heat sealable resin is dissolved or finely dispersed in said monomer mixture. Also disclosed is a blister pack formed by the heat sealing the cured composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Rohitha Muthumala Jayasuriya
  • Patent number: 8691347
    Abstract: The invention concerns the methods for producing polymeric coatings on particle surfaces and can be used in pharmacology, medicine, veterinary and cosmetology to create the systems of vector delivery of drugs and biologically active agents as well as in other fields applying the particles with thin-layer polymer coatings. The method enables to obtain biocompatible, particularly polyamide and polyimide coatings on inorganic particles including magnetic inorganic nanoparticles. The method for producing polymeric coatings on particles surface comprises (a) forming a reaction system containing the particles mixed with monomers, and (b) the subsequent carrying out of polymerization reaction to form the polymeric coating on the particles; wherein the said polymerization reaction is accomplished by irradiating the reaction system with electromagnetic radiation, particularly, with microwaves capable of being absorbed partially or totally by the said particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCP RAS)
    Inventors: Sergey Dmitrievich Varfolomeev, Vladimir Mikhailovich Goldberg, Alexander Nikitovich Shchegolikhin, Anatoly Alexandrovich Kuznetsov
  • Patent number: 8679730
    Abstract: The invention relates azide functionalized poly(3-hexylthiophene)s. Various azide functionalized poly(3-hexylthiophene)s and intermediates are disclosed and described, as well as method for making novel monomers that are synthesized and transformed into P3HT-Nmp for use as organic conducting polymers in organic photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Yang Qin, Robert B. Grubbs, Young Suk Park
  • Patent number: 8667927
    Abstract: There is described an apparatus (1) for coating a cylinder (C), in particular a wiping cylinder of an intaglio printing press, with a plastic composition comprising inter alia a blade mechanism (4) comprising a single substantially planar blade (40) with a straight edge (40a) extending along the full length of the cylinder to be coated and which is mounted rotatably about an axis parallel to the axis of rotation of the cylinder to be coated. The blade comprises, at its terminal end proximate to the cylinder, an inclined end portion (4a) having an inverted-V shape rising from the upper side of the blade, the top edge of the inclined end portion forming the straight edge of the blade. The blade is adapted to be rotated so that the straight edge of the blade undergoes an upward movement substantially tangential to the periphery of the cylinder in order to discontinue the application of the plastic composition onto the surface of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Didier Dupertuis, Andrea Ganini
  • Patent number: 8591997
    Abstract: A processes for preparing structured organic film (SOF) comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film may be a multi-segment thick structured organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Heuft, Adrien Pierre Cote
  • Publication number: 20130310772
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a surface modification method for a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, which can impart excellent sliding properties and durability against repeated sliding motion and can allow the surface to maintain the sealing properties, without using expensive self-lubricating plastics. The present invention relates to a surface modification method for modifying a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer as an object to be modified, the method including: Step 1 of allowing a photopolymerization initiator to be adsorbed on a surface of the object to be modified; and Step 2 of radical polymerizing monomers, starting from the adsorbed photopolymerization initiator, by irradiation with UV light at a wavelength of 300 nm to 400 nm to grow polymer chains on the surface of the object to be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa MINAGAWA
  • Patent number: 8580143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lyotropic chromonic liquid crystal composition, a method for manufacturing a lyotropic chromonic liquid crystal coating film and a lyotropic chromonic liquid crystal coating film manufactured thereby. The lyotropic chromonic liquid crystal composition of the present invention includes chromonic liquid crystal compounds and monomers each having opposing acid-base properties. Use of the lyotropic chromonic liquid crystal composition in the formation of optical films leads to improvements in electrical and optical properties such as mechanical strength, an insulating characteristic and a refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, Industrial Cooperation Foundation Chonbuk National University
    Inventors: Seung Han Shin, Eu Gene Chang, Myong Hoon Lee, Kwang Un Jeong, Yun Ju Bae
  • Patent number: 8541063
    Abstract: The present invention provides an undercoat solution including a radical-polymerizable compound having a phosphoric acid group, an ink-jet recording method including applying an undercoat solution containing a radical-polymerizable compound having a phosphoric acid group; partially curing the applied undercoat solution; and discharging an ink, which is curable by irradiation with an active energy ray, onto the partially cured undercoat solution to record an image, and an ink-jet recording device including an undercoat solution application unit which applies an undercoat solution containing a radical-polymerizable compound having a phosphoric acid group; an undercoat solution curing unit which partially cures the undercoat solution; and an image recording unit which discharges an ink onto the partially cured undercoat solution to record an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawakami, Toshiyuki Makuta, Yusuke Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20130236730
    Abstract: A dielectric elastomer has a film that contains a fluorinated silicone elastomer and has two faces. A coating of a stretchable electrode material is applied to each one of the two faces. The fluorinated silicone elastomer has a modulus of elasticity of maximally 450 kPa. The fluorinated silicone elastomer is a three-dimensionally crosslinked, fluorinated, alkyl group-containing polysiloxane in combination with a fluorinated silicone oil. Alternatively, or in addition, the fluorinated silicone elastomer is a three-dimensional wide-mesh crosslinked, fluorinated, alkyl-group containing polysiloxane whose wide mesh property has been effected by a chain length extension by addition of a chain-shaped silicone molecule containing two Si—H groups to an alkenyl group-containing polysiloxane molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventor: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Publication number: 20130133533
    Abstract: Disclosed are a resin composition for laser engraving, comprising (Component A) at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of following (Component A-1) to (Component A-3), (Component B) a polyfunctional ethylenically unsaturated compound, and (Component C) a polymerization initiator, (Component A-1) a polyisoprene that is a plastomer at 20° C. and does not have an ethylenically unsaturated group at the ends of the main chain, (Component A-2) a polybutadiene that is a plastomer at 20° C. and does not have an ethylenically unsaturated group at the ends of the main chain, and (Component A-3) an unsaturated polyester urethane that is a plastomer at 20° C., has an ethylenically unsaturated group in the interior of the main chain, and does not have an ethylenically unsaturated group at the ends of the main chain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130101748
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manufacturing mold for a color filter including: a mold boy provided with an injection hole for overcoat material and having a recess for forming a pad at a side facing color photoresist. The present invention further relates to a manufacturing method for a color filter. The manufacturing method and the corresponding manufacturing mold of the present invention can realize an integral formation of the color filter, so as to solve the technical problems of redundant working processes, troublesome control and low manufacturing efficiency in existing manufacturing method for the color filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao-long Ma, Chun-liang Lee
  • Publication number: 20130071578
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method of providing a powder coated wood product. The method involves impregnating a wood member with a chemical to provide a chemicallymodified wood member; heating and charging the chemically modified wood member; applying a powder coating to the heated and charged chemically modified wood member; and at least partially curing the powder coating to provide the powder-coated wood product. The resulting powder-coated wood product is highly durable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Justin Martin, Peter McArthur, Anthony Corlett, Roy Tilleard
  • Publication number: 20130071577
    Abstract: Provided is a structure forming apparatus, including: a roller provided to be rotatable, having a length in an axial direction of the rotation, and capable of transmitting an energy beam; a retaining member arranged to face the roller such that a slit region having a length in the axial direction is formed between the retaining member and the roller, and capable of retaining a material to be cured by energy of the energy beam at least in the slit region; an irradiation unit configured to selectively radiate the energy beam to the slit region through the roller to cure the material so that a sheet-like structure is formed; and a take-up reel configured to take up the sheet-like structure thus formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yasukochi
  • Patent number: 8394495
    Abstract: A structured organic film with an added functionality comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film may be a multi-segment thick structured organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Heuft, Adrien Pierre Cote
  • Patent number: 8389060
    Abstract: A processes for preparing structured organic film (SOF) comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film may be a multi-segment thick structured organic film by reaction of a pre-SOF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Heuft, Adrien Pierre Cote, Gregory M. McGuire, Yvan Gagnon
  • Publication number: 20130049264
    Abstract: Disclosed are a process for producing a flexographic printing plate precursor for laser engraving, the method comprising, in the following order: an applying step (1) of applying a composition comprising (Component A) a radical polymerizable compound and (Component B) a thermal radical polymerization initiator onto a support; and a curing step (2) of thermally curing the composition in an atmosphere in which an oxygen partial pressure is from 0.0001 atm to 0.1 atm, a flexographic printing plate precursor for laser engraving produced by the process; a process for making a flexographic printing plate; and a flexographic printing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro YAMASHITA, Yuusuke KOZAWA
  • Publication number: 20130046053
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle member that includes a molded body and a protective film disposed on a surface of the molded body and formed by curing of an active energy ray-curing composition. The active energy ray-curing composition contains an active energy ray-curing prepolymer (A) obtainable by a reaction of an acrylic-based prepolymer having a hydroxyl group and an acrylic monomer (a4) having an isocyanate group, an active energy ray-curing compound (B) having a benzotriazole group, another active energy ray-curing compound (C) differing from the (A) component and the (B) component, and inorganic oxide particles (D). The acrylic-based prepolymer having the hydroxyl group is a copolymer that includes an acrylic monomer (a1) having a piperidinyl group, an acrylic monomer (a2) having a hydroxyl group, etc., as monomer units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Hidetaka Hayashi, Toshihisa Shimo, Kyoko Kumagai, Tetsuya Mitsuoka, Naoharu Ueda, Naohiro Hamada, Toru Oya, Satoshi Maeda, Toshifumi Midorikawa, Takenobu Nakano
  • Publication number: 20130037208
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a powder-coated glass product. The method comprises depositing thermosetting powder on the upper most first surface of the glass substrate and curing the thermosetting powder to form a coating on the first surface. The curing step comprises applying heat via infra-red radiation located below the second surface of the glass substrate and via the second surface of the glass substrate. The source of infra-red radiation comprises a box having an internally-reflective surface and a heat-transmissive lid located below the second surface of the glass substrate. At least one infra-red lamp is located within the box to emit the infra-red radiation into the box, and the infra-red radiation emitted into the box heats the air within the box for conduction of heat from the air through the lid to the second surface across the gap between the lid and the second surface of the glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: THORSTONE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: THORSTONE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LIMITE
  • Publication number: 20130040124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to transparent antistatic films using graphene, and methods for preparing the same. The films include conductive particles comprising a single-layer or multi-layer graphene, and a binder. The films are prepared by dispersing graphene in a solvent to obtain a graphene dispersion; dissolving a curable binder to a solvent to obtain a binder solution; mixing the graphene dispersion, the binder solution and optionally an additive to obtain a coating solution; applying the coating solution onto a substrate and drying the solution to form a coated film; and curing the coated film. According to the present invention, transparent or semitransparent antistatic films having excellent permeability, abrasion resistance, scratch resistance, chemical stability and dimensional stability can be prepared. The films also have superior adhesion to substrates and applicability, and thus may be advantageously applied to rigid or flexible substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chong Min Koo, Soon Man Hong, Seung Sang Hwang, Soon Jong Kwak, Kyung Youl Baek, Kyung Ho Min, Youn Duk Park, Hee La Kwak, Myung Hee Kim, Bo Ri Kim, Seung Sock Choi, Tae Hee Han
  • Patent number: 8357432
    Abstract: A mixed solvent process for preparing structured organic film comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film may be a multi-segment thick structured organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Adrien Pierre Cote, Matthew A. Heuft, David M. Skinner, Jane Robinson Cowdery-Corvan
  • Patent number: 8349391
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a method for producing a radium target for the production of radionuclides by means of accelerated protons, whereby at least one radium containing material out of an aqueous-organic solution or suspension of such a material is applied by means of a dispersing device on a surface in such a way that the dispersing device and the surface are moving relatively towards each other and that the solvent is removed substantially spontaneously. Further, the invention refers to a radium target that is created in such a way that it may exhibit an activity of up to 1.5 curie. The radium targets according to the present invention serve for the production of the radionuclide 225Ac, which may be used in nuclear medicine in the treatment of cancer, particularly in form of its daughter nuclide 213Bi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Harfensteller, Ernst Huenges, Michael Schilp, Josue Manuel Moreno Bermudez
  • Publication number: 20130004678
    Abstract: Certain examples relate to improved methods for making patterned substantially transparent contact films, and contact films made by such methods. In certain cases, the contact films may be patterned and substantially planar. Thus, the contact films may be patterned without intentionally removing any material from the layers and/or film, such as may be required by photolithography. In certain example embodiments, an oxygen exchanging system comprising at least two layers may be deposited on a substrate, and the layers may be selectively exposed to heat and/or energy to facilitate the transfer of oxygen ions or atoms from the layer with a higher enthalpy of formation to a layer with a lower enthalpy of formation. In certain cases, the oxygen transfer may permit the conductivity of selective portions of the film to be changed. This advantageously may result in a planar contact film that is patterned with respect to conductivity and/or resistivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Alexey KRASNOV, Muhammad Imran, Willem den Boer
  • Publication number: 20130004137
    Abstract: A low index of refraction hybrid optical cladding may be formed from a fluorinated sol-gel. An electro-optic device may include a poled organic chromophore-loaded modulation layer (electro-optic polymer) and at least one adjacent fluorinated hybrid sol-gel cladding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Gigoptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Danliang Jin, Guomin Yu, Hui Chen, Baoquan Chen
  • Patent number: 8334026
    Abstract: The radiation-curable phase-change ink composition having at least one radiation curable fluorescent co-monomer and a gellant. The radiation-curable phase-change ink composition offers both document security features as well as potential brand highlight features. The radiation-curable phase-change ink composition combines the unique attributes of the UV curable gel system, with its tremendous substrate latitude, with the ability to add tunable fluorescent effects without the safety concerns of small molecule fluorescent additives. Exemplary ink compositions include a first co-monomer, least one radiation curable fluorescent co-monomer, and a gellant. Methods for making and using these ink compositions and ink compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michelle N Chretien, Naveen Chopra, Peter G Odell, Jennifer L Belelie
  • Publication number: 20120276300
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new type of high performance polymer membranes prepared from aromatic polyimide membranes by thermal treating and crosslinking and methods for making and using these membranes. The polymer membranes were prepared from aromatic polyimide membranes by thermal treating under inert atmosphere followed by crosslinking preferably by using a UV radiation source. The aromatic polyimide membranes were made from aromatic polyimide polymers comprising both pendent hydroxy functional groups ortho to the heterocyclic imide nitrogen and cross-linkable functional groups in the polymer backbone. The membranes showed significantly improved selectivity and permeability for gas separations compared to the aromatic polyimide membranes without any treatment. The membranes can be fabricated into any convenient geometry and are not only suitable for a variety of liquid, gas, and vapor separations, but also can be used for other applications such as for catalysis and fuel cell applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Chunqing Liu, Peter K. Coughlin, Man-Wing Tang, Raisa Minkov, Lubo Zhou
  • Publication number: 20120276339
    Abstract: Cushioning elements include a porous foam comprising a series of interconnected cell walls and an elastomeric material formed over at least a portion of the interconnected cell walls. The porous foam is configured to allow gases to pass through at least a portion thereof. Methods of forming cushioning elements may include coating interconnected cell walls of a breathable porous foam with a liquid comprising an elastomeric material, solidifying at least a portion of the elastomeric material, and providing a gas path through the elastomeric material. Other methods include pressing sheets of foam together at a pinch point, disposing a liquid between the foam over the pinch point, coating the foam with the liquid, and separating the sheets beyond the pinch point. Some methods include consolidating a plurality of portions of porous foam into a continuous cushioning material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: EDIZONE, LLC
    Inventors: Tony M. Pearce, Russell B. Whatcott
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120244294
    Abstract: A cross-linking moiety having a general formula I: N3—ArF—W, wherein ArF comprises a fluorinated phenyl azide group having at least one non-fluorine substituent that is bulkier than fluorine at a meta position relative to the azide group, and W comprises an electron-withdrawing group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Ho, Lay-Lay Chua, Richard Henry Friend, Jie-Cong Tang, Rui-Qi Png, Bibin Thomas Anto, Perq-Jon Chia, Zhi Kuang Tan, Kim Kian Choo
  • Patent number: 8247037
    Abstract: A coating for metals containing a polysilazane solution or a mixture of polysilazanes of the general formula (I) —(SiR?R?-NR??)n—??(1) wherein R?, R? and R?? are identical or different and independently represent hydrogen or an optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, vinyl or (trialkoxysilyl)alkyl radical, wherein n is a whole number and n is dimensioned in such a way that the polysilazane has a number-average molecular weight of 150 to 150 000 g/mol, in a solvent and at least one catalyst. The invention also relates to a method for the production of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) S.a.r.L.
    Inventors: Stefan Brand, Andreas Dierdorf, Hubert Liebe, Andreas Wacker
  • Publication number: 20120135307
    Abstract: Disclosed are a negative active material of a rechargeable lithium battery and a rechargeable lithium battery including a negative electrode, and the negative electrode includes a negative active material layer including a negative active material represented by the following Chemical Formula 1. X—Ra—Rb In Chemical Formula 1, X is an active material which comprises a metal and has a functional group which has been reacted with a silane coupling agent, Ra is a residual group from a silane coupling agent, and Rb is a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Samsung SDI., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Ho SON, Ki-Jun KIM, Ihn KIM, Ho-Yong AN
  • Publication number: 20120099065
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) includes: a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate; a first electrode and a second electrode formed on the first substrate; and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein a first alignment polymer configured to provide an alignment force to the liquid crystal is at a portion of the liquid crystal layer near the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventor: Yong-Kyu Jang
  • Publication number: 20120090871
    Abstract: A hydrous water absorbent polymer dispersed ultraviolet curable resin composition includes an ultraviolet curable resin composition, and a hydrous water absorbent polymer swollen by water beforehand, and dispersed in the ultraviolet curable resin composition so that the hydrous water absorbent polymer dispersed ultraviolet curable resin composition has a moisture content of not less than 50 percent. The water absorption rate of the ultraviolet curable resin composition is not more than 2 percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Yoshihisa KATO, Tomiya Abe, Takao Miwa, Osamu Seya
  • Publication number: 20120062104
    Abstract: A flat panel display device and a method of manufacturing the same. The method of manufacturing the flat panel display device includes: forming a display on a substrate; preparing an organic layer mask comprising a first mask body, a regulator extending from the first mask body and contacting the organic layer, and a tunnel having a space between the first mask body and the regulator; forming an organic layer covering the display in a region divided by the regulator of the organic layer mask, and condensing a part of the organic layer permeating through the tunnel; preparing an inorganic layer mask; and forming an inorganic layer covering the organic layers formed in the region divided by the regulator through the inorganic layer mask and in the tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG MOBILE DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Ho KWACK, Seung-Yong SONG, Dong-Won HAN, Jae-Ho LEE
  • 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