Particulate Matter Patents (Class 428/143)
  • Patent number: 11563209
    Abstract: This application describes a process for the preparation of carbon-coated particles, where the particles comprise an electrochemically active material. The process comprises the steps of emulsion polymerization, drying and thermally treating the polymer to obtain a nano-layer of carbon on the particles, where the carbon layer comprises fibers and nitrogen-containing polyaromatics have a graphene-like structure. The application also further relates to the particles produced by the method as well as to electrode materials, electrodes and electrochemical cells comprising the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: HYDRO-QUEBEC, MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Daigle, Yuichiro Asakawa, Shinichi Uesaka, Karim Zaghib
  • Patent number: 11543188
    Abstract: A temperature plate device includes a plate body and a bent structure. The plate body includes a first plate and a second plate. A chamber is defined by the first plate and the second plate. The first plate has a first step section. The second plate has a second step section corresponding to the first step section. The bent structure is connected to and traverses the first step section between the first step section and the second step section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Li-Kuang Tan, Shih-Kang Lin, Kuo-Ying Lee, Ting-Yuan Wu, Chao-Wen Lu
  • Patent number: 11517870
    Abstract: The present invention describes various methods for manufacturing gel composite sheets using segmented fiber or foam reinforcements and gel precursors. Additionally, rigid panels manufactured from the resulting gel composites are also described. The gel composites are relatively flexible enough to be wound and when unwound, can be stretched flat and made into rigid panels using adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen R. Evans, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 11518152
    Abstract: A breathable barrier fabric that is heat sealable and minimizes lint generation without impacting the fabric's overall breathability, comfort and barrier protection, and that can be used to manufacture Helmke Category II or better cleanroom garments suitable for use in ISO Class 3 cleanroom environments and other hygienic applications. The breathable barrier fabric has a composite laminate structure including an inner monolithic film layer made from a breathable polymer bonded to first and second outer spunbond layers comprising thermoplastic bicomponent fibers each having an outer glazed surface where the thermoplastic bicomponent fibers are at least partially flattened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: AHLSTROM-MUNKSJÖ OYJ
    Inventors: Douglas Benton, Vamsi Krishna Jasti
  • Patent number: 11453614
    Abstract: A method of making a plurality of composite granules can include: forming green body granules comprising an aluminosilicate; heating the green body granules to form sintered granules; cooling the sintered granules according to a cooling regime, wherein the cooling regime comprises a temperature hold between 700° C. and 900° C. for at least one hour. In a particular embodiment, the aluminosilicate for making the composite granules can have a particle size less than 150 ?m. The composite granules are particularly suitable as roofing granules and can have a desired combination of high solar reflectance SR and low lightness L*, a low bulk density, good weather resistance and strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED LLC
    Inventors: Tracy H. Panzarella, Ryan Koseski, Todd P. Dinoia, Bojana Lante
  • Patent number: 11427507
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to roofing granules, such as solar-reflective roofing granules having one or more of low crystalline silica content, high stain resistance and algae resistance. The present disclosure provides a mineral roofing granule having at its mineral outer surface a first fired mixture comprising an aluminosilicate clay, the first fired material having no more than 2 wt % crystalline silica. The present disclosure also provides a mineral roofing granule having a mineral body and a mineral outer surface, the mineral roofing granule having at its mineral outer surface a first fired material, the first fired material being a first fired mixture comprising an aluminosilicate clay; one or more of a feldspar, a sodium silicate and a nepheline syenite; and, optionally, a zinc source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Bojana Lante, Tracy Panzarella, Rachel Z. Pytel
  • Patent number: 11400430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making hybrid organic-inorganic core-shell nano-particles, comprising the steps of a) providing colloidal organic particles comprising a synthetic polyampholyte as a template; b) adding at least one inorganic oxide precursor; and c) forming a shell layer from the precursor on the template to result in core-shell nano-particles. With this method it is possible to make colloidal organic template particles having an average particle size in the range of 10 to 300 nm; which size can be controlled by the comonomer composition of the polyampholyte, and/or by selecting dispersion conditions. The invention also relates to organic-inorganic or hollow-inorganic core-shell nano-particles obtained with this method, to compositions comprising such nano-particles, to different uses of said nano-particles and compositions, and to products comprising or made from said nano-particles and compositions, including anti-reflective coatings and composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro (Netherlands) B.V.
    Inventors: Nanning Joerg Arfsten, Roberto Arnoldus Dominicus Maria Habets, Michael Alphonsus Cornelis Johannes Van Dijck
  • Patent number: 11306974
    Abstract: A temperature plate includes a plate body and at least two supporters. The plate body has a first plate and a second plate, and a vacuum chamber is defined by the first plate and the second plate. The first plate has a first external surface, and the plate body is bent to form at least two bent portions with the first external surface being a compressive side, and the supporters are disposed inside the vacuum chamber and connected to an inner wall of the vacuum chamber to enhance a structural strength of the bent portions and also to improve heat conduction, wherein the temperature plate is combined with a cooling fin assembly, the cooling fin assembly is disposed on the first external surface. When the number of the bent portions are two, the configuration of the two bent portions allows the plate body to clip the cooling fin assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Li-Kuang Tan, Shih-Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 11279844
    Abstract: This coating solution for a gas barrier contains an ammonium salt (A) of a polymer having a carboxyl group, a particulate multivalent metallic compound (B), and water, the content of the multivalent metallic compound (B) being about 0.5-2.0 times the chemical equivalent of the ammonium salt (A), and the mean particle diameter of the multivalent metallic compound (B) being about 4 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chisato Oto, Katsumi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11248852
    Abstract: A system may include a thermal source, a thermal sink and heat-rejecting media comprising a thermal cable, the thermal cable comprising a main length comprising a flexible graphite layer rolled into a cylindrical shape covered on the outside thereof by a thermally-insulating layer of the same cylindrical shape, a first termination at which the flexible graphite layer thermally couples to the thermal source, and a second termination at which the flexible graphite layer thermally couples to the thermal sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Embleton, Travis C. North
  • Patent number: 11243335
    Abstract: An optical film comprises a first transparent film substrate, a matte layer arranged on the first transparent film substrate and having irregularities, the matte layer having a coefficient of static friction of not larger than 0.3 and a maximum height roughness Rz of not less than 0.05 ?m to not larger than 8 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Genki Harada, Hayato Ida
  • Patent number: 11125922
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a structured retroreflector. The structured retroreflector includes a transparent substrate, a plurality of transflective structure layers disposed on one side of the transparent substrate and mutually laminated and parallel, wherein distances between any two adjacent transflective structure layers are equal and 0.1? to 10?, ? being a wavelength of incident light, and a transparent filling layer disposed between any two adjacent transflective structure layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Guo, Xiaolong Li, Xueling Gao, Kuanjun Peng, Shengnan Li, Weixing Liu
  • Patent number: 11020936
    Abstract: A metal/resin composite structure (106) of the invention is formed by bonding a metal member (103) and a resin member (105) to each other. A concavo-convex shape satisfying the following characteristics (i) and (ii) is formed on a bonding surface (104) of the metal member (103) to be bonded to the resin member (105). (i) A mean width of the profile elements (RSm) is equal to or greater than 150 ?m and equal to or smaller than 1500 ?m and a maximum height roughness (Rz) is equal to or greater than 170 ?m and equal to or smaller than 800 ?m (ii) A mean width of the profile elements (RSm) is equal to or greater than 100 nm and equal to or smaller than 10000 nm and a maximum height roughness (Rz) is equal to or greater than 100 nm and equal to or smaller than 10000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okumura, Masaki Misumi, Shunsaku Kubota, Goro Inoue
  • Patent number: 11001040
    Abstract: Multilayer graphics products are described. The graphics products include a polyvinyl chloride film layer, an adhesive layer on one face of the film layer, and a polyurethane layer on another oppositely directed face of the film layer. Also described are methods of producing the multilayer graphics products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Alessandro, Emre Unsal
  • Patent number: 10981827
    Abstract: An antiglare glass substrate includes a glass substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface that is opposite to the first main surface. The first main surface has undergone an antiglare treatment and a fluorine-containing organosilicon compound coating film as an antifouling film is laminated thereon. The first main surface partly includes a non-antiglare-treated portion that has not undergone the antiglare treatment. The non-antiglare-treated portion has a surface roughness Ra of less than 10 nm. A difference in height along a plate thickness direction of the glass substrate between the antiglare-treated portion that has undergone the antiglare treatment and the non-antiglare-treated portion is 10 ?m or larger and 200 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mishiro, Keiko Koyama, Minoru Tamada
  • Patent number: 10906064
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of printing onto the surface of a substrate, which method comprises i) coating a donor surface with a monolayer of particles, ii) treating the substrate surface to render at least selected regions tacky, and iii) contacting the substrate surface with the donor surface to cause particles to transfer from the donor surface only to the tacky regions of the substrate surface. After printing on a substrate, the donor surface returns to the coating station where the continuity of the monolayer is restored by recovering with fresh particles the regions of the donor surface exposed by the transfer of particles to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACTEGA METAL PRINT GMBH
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Anton Krassilnikov, Moshe Fahima, Vadim Yakhel, Barak Edgar
  • Patent number: 10845136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a capsule type heat conduction column and a method for manufacturing the same. The method comprises the steps of mixing a thermally conductive base material thoroughly, stuffing and compacting the thermally conductive base material into a capsule formed by a first pipe and a second pipe, and sealing the capsule by a plurality of thermal interface materials. Each of the first pipe and the second pipe has a first opening and a second opening at two terminals thereof, and the second opening of the first pipe is assembled to the first opening of the second pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Trusval Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih Pao Chien
  • Patent number: 10828668
    Abstract: Textured hardcoat films are disclosed for preferable use in film insert moulding. Texture in the hardcoat film is created through the use of a textured protective overlayer, which can impart texture to the curable coating of the hardcoat film. This process preferably avoids the need to alter the composition of the curable coating to allow for texture and preferably produces a hardcoat film with a matte and reduced-glare finish. An apparatus and a method embodying the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MacDermid Enthone Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Paul Parsons, Herrick Man Hin Yu
  • Patent number: 10826051
    Abstract: A method for producing the anode material of a lithium ion battery from flexible graphite powder, comprising (A) providing a dry flexible graphite, and pulverizing the dry flexible graphite by a pulverizing step, and filtering the dry flexible graphite with a sieve screen to obtain a uniform flexible graphite powder, (B) performing a ball-grinding step for the uniform flexible graphite powder by mixing with a solvent to obtain a liquid containing flexible graphite; (C) coating the liquid containing flexible graphite on a metal foil, and performing a rolling step to obtain an anode material. Then, the anode material is processed in its shape and is formed into an anode electrode plate. Thereafter, the anode electrode plate is stacked with a lower cover of the battery, a separating paper, a cathode electrode plate, a spring sheet and an upper cover of the battery to assemble the lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Biing-Jyh Weng, Bo-Wen Chen, Ching-Jang Lin, Cheng-Hsiang Hwang, Jin-Tarng Hwang
  • Patent number: 10815397
    Abstract: The adhesive composition comprising emulsion polymers and microspheres and articles made therefrom are provided. The adhesive is particularly suitable for packages for consumer products that provide sufficient strength and thermal insulation while reducing the overall basis weight of the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Tianjian Huang, Kristina Thompson, Daniel Waski, John Meccia
  • Patent number: 10781753
    Abstract: Multi-layer thermal insulator apparatus and methods are described. An example multi-layer thermal insulator includes a first thermally insulating layer, a second thermally insulating layer, and a thermally conductive layer positioned between and adjacent to the first thermally insulating layer and the second thermally insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott D. Hartshorn, Keith D. Humfeld
  • Patent number: 10772463
    Abstract: Cookware and other heating articles are included herein. The article may have a substrate forming a bottom surface of the cookware. The article may also have a graphite intermediate layer and cooking/heating surface disposed above the intermediate layers. The graphite layer may have one or more of the following properties: (1) a density of at least 0.64 g/cm3; (2) a water pick-up of a less than 30% by weight after a 2.5 hour soak in water at ambient conditions; (3) a Taber stiffness in the machine direction at least 25% higher than in the transverse direction; and (4) a sulfur content of less than 350 ppm and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NeoGraf Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: John Southard, Ryan Wayne, Thomas Weber
  • Patent number: 10773490
    Abstract: Surface-modified adhesives may be prepared by contacting an adhesive layer to an at least partially discontinuous layer on a releasing substrate and removing the adhesive layer such that at least a portion of the at least partially discontinuous layer adheres to the adhesive surface. The modified adhesive surface remains an adhesive surface. The modified adhesive layer can be used to prepare adhesive articles, including articles containing multiple surface-modified adhesive layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Encai Hao, Audrey A. Sherman, Kevin R. Schaffer, Daniel W. Hennen, John P. Baetzold, Mark J. Pellerite, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Kanta Kumar, Michael L. Steiner, John J. Stradinger
  • Patent number: 10726965
    Abstract: A contamination-repellent mirror and a method for producing the same. In an embodiment a contamination-repellent mirror includes a mirror layer disposed on a substrate, wherein the mirror layer has a reflection maximum in a wavelength range between 1 nm and 50 nm, a nanorough layer arranged on the mirror layer, wherein the nanorough layer has an rms roughness between 1 nm and 50 nm, and wherein a hygrophobic cover layer is arranged on the nanorough layer or the nanorough layer comprises a hygrophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
    Inventors: Sven Schröder, Nadja Felde, Luisa Coriand, Marcus Trost, Gunther Notni
  • Patent number: 10688625
    Abstract: An abrasive article is provided which comprises a plurality of layers in the following order: a backing; an abrasive layer; a primer layer comprising clay particles, wherein the clay particles are agglomerated and form a layer; and a supersize coat comprising a metal salt of a long-chain fatty acid. The addition of the aforementioned primer layer can significantly reduce loading of swarf and improve both the cut and expected lifetime of the abrasive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adam J. Meuler, Daniel J. Schmidt, Yugeun P. Yang, Paul D. Graham, David A. Nettleship, Philip S. Hill
  • Patent number: 10596728
    Abstract: A polymer powder having a surface energy of less than 35 mN/m is suitable for melting/sintering powder particles for layer-by-layer production of three-dimensional objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Diekmann, Maik Grebe
  • Patent number: 10589498
    Abstract: A decorative sheet includes a substrate and a surface protective layer formed on the substrate. A decorative plate is formed by laminating the decorative sheet on a base. The surface protective layer includes a first surface protective layer formed on the substrate and a second surface protective layer formed on part of the first surface protective layer. The first surface protective layer contains a curable resin and has a surface kinetic friction coefficient of 0.11 or more and 0.30 or less. The second surface protective layer contains at least one of resin beads and an inorganic compound filler. The first surface protective layer is glossier than the second surface protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nonoka Oshima, Hajime Harima
  • Patent number: 10589497
    Abstract: A biaxially orientated polyester film has a PL/VL ratio of 0.3 to 1.2, PL and VL representing the average diameter of the convex portions and the average diameter of the concave portions, respectively, that are defined on the basis of a slice level with a height of 0 nm (reference plane) in a roughness curve determined for at least one surface using a three dimensional surface roughness meter, and the convex portions accounting for an area ratio of 30% to 51% of the reference plane. The biaxially oriented polyester film is excellent in travelling property, slitting property, and dimensional stability, and serves, when used for magnetic recording medium production, to provide a high density magnetic recording medium having a smooth magnetic layer, suffering little dimensional change due to variations in environmental parameters such as temperature and humidity or due to storage, and having good electromagnetic conversion characteristics with little dropout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yukari Nakamori, Takuji Higashioji, Masato Horie
  • Patent number: 10557970
    Abstract: A quantum dot protective film for sealing a phosphor, including: a protective layer having foreign matter, the maximum size of which is 100 to 500 ?m; and a coating layer formed on one surface of the protective layer, wherein the abundance ratio of the foreign matter with the maximum size of 100 to 500 ?m is 0.01 to 5.0 particles/m2 in the protective layer, and the haze value is 20% or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Murata, Kenji Matsumasa, Kengo Okamura, Satoshi Iwata, Masato Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10532487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating, especially levelling, at least one surface, preferably at least one flat side surface, of oriented strand boards (i.e. OSB wood composite boards) and also to the products obtainable in this way as well as to the uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Jowat SE
    Inventor: Rüdiger Ernst
  • Patent number: 10479895
    Abstract: A surface can be coated with a liquid repellent coating. Materials for making the liquid repellent coating (e.g., a fingerprint resistant coating) can be selected on the basis of surface energy considerations, such as a receding surface energy. The materials can include a polymer and a liquid repelling material, for example, poly(ethyl methacrylate) and a fluorinated silsesquioxane such as fluorodecyl POSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Adam J. Meuler, Robert E. Cohen, Gareth H. McKinley, Joseph M. Mabry
  • Patent number: 10457025
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sheet, wherein the sheet has an excellent low-gloss feeling; even when oblique light is incident on a surface of the sheet, diffuse reflection of the light is suppressed, the surface is less likely to look white when viewed obliquely, and a design represented on the sheet can be visually recognized; and the sheet has excellent designability. In the sheet, a surface of the sheet has an arithmetic average roughness Ra (JIS B0633: 2001) of 0.7 ?m or less, and the reflectance at a detection angle equal to a regular reflection angle ±5°, measured by a variable angle photometer when the surface is irradiated with incident light at an incident angle of 75°, is 50% or less of the reflectance at the regular reflection angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Iriyama, Toshinaru Kayahara, Keita Toyota
  • Patent number: 10416360
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a light diffusion film, including: 100 parts by mass of a polycarbonate resin (A); 1 to 10 parts by mass of organic fine particles (B); and 0.01 to 0.5 parts by mass of inorganic fine particles (C), wherein the inorganic fine particles (C) have an average particle size of less than 1 ?m and a refractive index at a wavelength of 589 nm of 2.00 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., MGC FILSHEET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shohei Takahagi
  • Patent number: 10418160
    Abstract: Provided are: a metal powder core having a configuration suitable for core loss reduction and strength improvement; a coil component employing this; and a fabrication method for metal powder core. The metal powder core is obtained by dispersing Cu powder among soft magnetic material powder comprising pulverized powder of Fe-based soft magnetic alloy and atomized powder of Fe-based soft magnetic alloy and then by performing compaction. The fabrication method for metal powder core includes: a mixing step of mixing together soft magnetic material powder containing thin-leaf shaped pulverized powder of Fe-based soft magnetic alloy and atomized powder of Fe-based soft magnetic alloy, Cu powder, and a binder and thereby obtaining a mixture; a forming step of performing pressure forming on the mixture obtained at the mixing step; and a heat treatment step of annealing a formed article obtained at the forming step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kato, Shin Noguchi, Kazunori Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10392806
    Abstract: A solar heat-reflective roofing product includes a base sheet, and solar heat-reflective roofing granules on top of the base sheet. The granules have a base particle with a flake-like geometry covered by a uniform coating layer. The coating layer has a thickness of at least one mil and includes a coating binder and at least one solar heat-reflective pigment. The solar heat-reflective pigment provides a solar heat reflectance of greater than 70 percent to the granules and the roofing product. Roofing products including roofing shingles and roofing membranes are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 10386550
    Abstract: Methods for preparing retroreflective articles include providing a thermoplastic polymeric carrier layer, partially embedding transparent microspheres into the surface of the carrier layer so that the beads partially protrude from the surface of the carrier layer, depositing a metal reflective layer on the microspheres, applying a treatment solution to the metal layer, and applying a bead bond layer to the treated metal layer, to form an intermediate article. Upon removal of the carrier layer, the deposited metal layer not in contact with the surface of the microspheres remains present on the carrier layer, to form retroreflective articles with a discontinuous layer of reflective metal disposed only on the surface of the transparent microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bruce H. Edwards, Shri Niwas, Cheryl S. Elsbernd
  • Patent number: 10353119
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mold or an optical element provided with a fine surface roughness for anti-reflection or for diffusing, may include placing a substrate or a film made of a semiconductor or a metal into a reacting etching apparatus, introducing a mixed gas of sulfur hexafluoride and oxygen into the etching apparatus with the substrate or the film, tuning the mixed gas into plasma such that oxides are made to be scattered on a surface of the substrate or the film, and etching the surface of the substrate of the film by the sulfur hexafluoride while the oxides function as an etching mask to form the fine surface roughness on the surface of the substrate or the film. Further, etching conditions may be determined such that the pitch of the fine surface roughness is made from 3 to 18 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NALUX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Yamamoto, Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10349525
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns an electrical circuit pattern on a substrate, as well as a method and system for forming same. In a typical embodiment, a light pattern is projected through a transparent layer to cause a patterned release of adhesion between a continuous material layer and the transparent layer. A release layer adhered to the patterned material layer is pulled off the substrate to separate the material having lower adhesion while leaving the material that was not exposed to form the electrical circuit pattern thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Rob Jacob Hendriks, Edsger Constant Pieter Smits, Sandeep Menon Perinchery, Pim Groen
  • Patent number: 10328675
    Abstract: The present invention provides a long-length multilayer film including a long-length optical film and a long-length protective, film that is releasable from the long-length optical film, wherein a three-dimensional center-line average roughness R1 of a surface of the optical film opposite to a surface on a side of the protective film, a three-dimensional center-line average roughness R2 of a surface of the protective film opposite to a surface on a side of the optical film, a tensile elastic modulus M1 in a lengthwise direction of the optical film, and a tensile elastic modulus M2 in a lengthwise direction of the protective film satisfy predetermined relationships: and a wound body of the multilayer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Suda
  • Patent number: 10333008
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for methods of making substrates having an antireflective layer, substrates having an antireflective layer, devices including a substrate having an antireflective layer, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Peng Jiang, Khalid Askar, Jiamin Wang, Christopher Kim
  • Patent number: 10312004
    Abstract: In a metal powder core constructed from soft magnetic material powder and a coil component employing this, a configuration suitable for reduction of a core loss is provided. The metal powder core constructed from soft magnetic material powder is characterized in that Cu is dispersed among the soft magnetic material powder. It is characterized in that, preferably, the soft magnetic material powder is pulverized powder of soft magnetic alloy ribbon and that Cu is dispersed among the pulverized powder of soft magnetic alloy ribbon. Further, it is characterized in that, preferably, the soft magnetic alloy ribbon is a Fe-based nano crystal alloy ribbon or a Fe-based alloy ribbon showing a Fe-based nano crystalline structure and that the pulverized powder has a nano crystalline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Kato, Shin Noguchi, Kazunori Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10283808
    Abstract: A binder layer formation step of forming a binder layer of which an initial sticking strength of a surface is 1 or more on a current collector; a sticking step of sticking a powder having an angle of repose of 45° or less onto the surface of the binder layer by bringing the powder into contact with the surface; and a compression step of compressing the powder stuck in the sticking step into a predetermined density are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Suzuki, Eiji Orisaka, Kazuyuki Onishi, Yuji Shibata
  • Patent number: 10253162
    Abstract: In various embodiments a urethane/molecular rebar formulation comprising a specific composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a urethane polymer or prepolymer/discrete carbon nanotube formulation. Utility of the urethane/molecular rebar composition includes improved foams and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Molecular Rebar Design, LLC
    Inventors: Clive P. Bosnyak, Kurt W. Swogger
  • Patent number: 10189281
    Abstract: A method of forming a digital print on a surface (2) by applying powder of dry ink (15) including colorants (7) on the surface, bonding a part of the dry ink (15) powder to the surface (2) by a digital heating print head (80) such that the digital print is formed by the bonded dry ink colorants (7) and removing non-bonded dry ink (15) from the surface (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Patent number: 10180001
    Abstract: A laminated roofing shingle is disclosed comprising a posterior layer with tabs spaced apart by openings and an anterior layer with tabs spaced apart by openings, wherein the anterior layer is positioned offset from the posterior layer such that it partially overlaps the posterior layer in a manner such that the anterior layer does not entirely overlap the surface of the posterior tabs. A roofing system comprising a plurality of courses of the shingles is also disclosed as well as a method of manufacturing the shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Olan Leitch
  • Patent number: 10152099
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing with a plurality of sides and electronics components in the housing. A porous and thermally conductive material is associated with the housing. The material has a thermal conductively (k), and a porosity between 10% and 70% that results in a specific heat (?) and density (Cp) for the material, such that k*?*Cp is between 0 (J*W)/(m4*K2) and 1,000,000 (J*W)/(m4*K2). The material may be: a glass-based material having a thermal conductivity between 0.5-2 W/m-K, a density between 1000-2500 kg/m3, and a specific heat between 500-1000 J/kg-K; a metal-based material having a thermal conductivity between 300-400 W/m-K, a density between 4000-8000 kg/m3, and a specific heat between 200-300 J/kg-K; and a plastic-based material having a thermal conductivity may be between 0.1-0.4 W/m-K, a density between 400-1000 kg/m3, and a specific heat between 1900-2000 J/kg-K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Unnikrishnan Vadakkanmaruveedu, Jon James Anderson, Vinay Mitter, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10138375
    Abstract: A method for producing an asphaltic sheet having expandable graphite dispersed in one or more asphaltic components thereof, the method comprising: (i) preparing a masterbatch by combining asphalt binder and polymeric modifier at a first temperature; (ii) cooling the masterbatch to a second temperature, where the second temperature is lower than the first temperature; (iii) adding, after said step of cooling, expandable graphite to the masterbatch to thereby form an asphaltic composition including expandable graphite; and (iv) fabricating a sheet with the asphaltic composition including expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Zhou, Michael Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10133309
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a case frame is provided. The method includes forming a mold for forming an ultraviolet molding pattern layer, laminating a hard coating layer on a transfer resin film, laminating an ultraviolet molding pattern layer on the hard coating layer, laminating a deposition layer on the ultraviolet molding pattern layer, laminating a printing layer on the deposition layer, and performing transfer IMD on an injection product using a transfer resin film, on which the printing layer, the deposition layer, the ultraviolet molding pattern layer, and the hard coating layer are successively laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electonics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Min-Su Chang
  • Patent number: 10125495
    Abstract: A roof covering material is provided, as well as its method of manufacture, wherein a substrate, preferably of a fibrous material is provided, with a bituminous material, preferably asphalt coating, on opposite surfaces thereof, with granules being applied to an upper surface thereof and at least partially embedded in the bituminous material, and with a discontinuous top layer applied to the granule/bituminous material. The discontinuous top layer is preferably a polymeric material, and openings are provided therein, for passage of fluids therethrough, to avoid moisture, volatiles, and other fluid materials from being trapped beneath the top layer. Various techniques for application of the various materials, and for chemical treatment, are likewise provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: RE48639
    Abstract: A composite heat spreader includes a first flexible graphite layer, a second flexible graphite layer, and a gas evolving layer positioned between the first flexible graphite layer and the second flexible graphite layer. The gas evolving layer is temperature sensitive and when a threshold temperature is reached, the thermal conductivity of the gas evolving layer is reduced by at least factor of five.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEOGRAF SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan J. Wayne, Jonathan Andrew Taylor