Coated Patents (Class 428/144)
  • Patent number: 10689464
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-supporting, biodegradable film comprising a C10-C22-acylated derivative of hyaluronic acid according to the general formula (I), where R is H+ or Na+, and where R1 is H or —C(?O)CxHy, where x is an integer within the range from 9 to 21 and y is an integer within the range from 11 to 43 and CxHy is a linear or branched, saturated or unsaturated C9-C21 chain, wherein in at least one repeating unit one or more of R1 is —C(?O)CxHy and where n is within the range from 12 to 4000; a method of preparation thereof and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Contipro a.s.
    Inventors: Marcela Dusankova, Gloria Huerta-Angeles, Kristina Nesporova, Klara Slezingrova, Antonin Minarik, Josef Chmelar, Romana Sulakova, Sergej Karel, Vladimir Velebny
  • Patent number: 10513626
    Abstract: There is provided an article comprising at least a first surface having a fluorine-containing polymeric binder resin layer and a plurality of microspheres partially embedded in a first major surface of the binder resin layer and adhered thereto; wherein the fluorine-containing polymer is derived in part from at least one partially fluorinated, or non-fluorinated, monomer; and wherein the article exhibits a stain resistance to yellow mustard at elevated temperature and humidity as measured by the change in b* of less than 50. There are also provided such articles wherein the fluorine-containing polymer is derived in part from at least one partially fluorinated, or non-fluorinated, monomer; and wherein the fluorine content along the polymeric backbone of the fluorine-containing polymer is from about 27% to 72% by weight. There are also provided such articles wherein the article is a thermoformable article exhibiting chemical resistance according to ASTM D5402-06.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Christopher B. Walker, Jr., John C. Clark, Tatsuo Fukushi, Thomas P. Klun, Vivek Krishnan, Alexander J. Kugel, Lan H. Liu, Jingjing Ma, Steven J. McMan
  • Patent number: 10501636
    Abstract: A reflective particulate composition includes a particulate substrate, and an inorganic binder, a pigment, and a hydrophobic coating on the particulate substrate. The composition may have a solar reflectance of 70% or greater. The pigment may include a clay, and the hydrophobic coating may include a (meth)acrylic polymer, a coupling agent, a wax and an antioxidant. A method of making the composition may include mixing the pigment, the inorganic binder, a dispersant and water to form a pigment mixture, adding the particulate substrate to the pigment mixture, heat treating the pigmented particulate, and mixing the pigmented particulate with a hydrophobic coating composition. Alternatively, the method may include first mixing the particulate substrate with one of the inorganic binder or the pigment, and then mixing the resulting composition with the other of the inorganic binder and the pigment, and heat treating the pigmented particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. SILICA COMPANY
    Inventors: Rhonda Marie Jenree, Rocky Lee Smith, David Earl Weller, Jr., Shih-Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 10315385
    Abstract: A roofing product has a substrate having a binder layer and roofing granules on a majority of the binder layer, such that an exposed portion of the binder layer does not have the roofing granules. In addition, reflective particles may be located on the exposed portion of the binder layer. The reflective particles are smaller in size than the roofing granules, and the reflective particles have a solar reflectance of greater than 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, George Wattman
  • Patent number: 10267049
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproofing membrane that comprises a carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer on one surface of the carrier sheet, and a protective coating layer on the adhesive layer. The protective coating layer comprises polyvinyl acetate (PVAc). The protective coating layer protects the membrane against weather exposure, tolerates foot traffic and strongly adheres to concrete cast against it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GCP Applied Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercinski, Anandakumar Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 10050286
    Abstract: A fuel cell flow plate having a first layer (12) comprising an electrically conductive hydrophobic layer; and a second layer (13) comprising a graphene coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligent Energy Limited
    Inventor: Hossein Ostadi
  • Patent number: 10018831
    Abstract: It is described a method for the production of a fully or partially reflective stretchable and deformable optical element, comprising the implantation in at least one surface of an elastomeric support, by a technique of “Cluster Beam Implantation”, of neutral nanoclusters of a material selected among one or more metals, their alloys, their oxides or mixtures thereof, thus obtaining in said support a nanocomposite layer, possibly emerging at the surface of said element, and said implantation taking place by: uniformly implanting said nanoclusters in a surface of said elastomeric support, wherein said surface has a molded profile essentially corresponding to the profile of the optical element to be produced; or selectively implanting said nanoclusters in a flat surface of said elastomeric support; or uniformly implanting a first layer of said nanoclusters in a surface of said elastomeric support, and then selectively implanting a second layer of said nanoclusters onto the first nanoclusters layer thus obtain
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: WISE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gabriele Corbelli, Cristian Ghisleri, Luca Ravagnan, Paolo Milani
  • Patent number: 9725571
    Abstract: A method of making a nanoporous structure comprising a matrix and at least one nanosized pore within the matrix, wherein the method comprises contacting at least a portion of a templated matrix with an acid solution, wherein the templated matrix comprises a matrix that selected from the group consisting of an organic polymer, a sol-based ceramic, an inorganic salt, an organoaluminate, and combinations thereof, and one or more nanosized templates within the matrix, wherein each nanosized template comprises a core that comprises an inorganic oxide, to dissolve at least a portion of the inorganic oxide of at least one of the cores and form the at least one nanosized pore within the matrix thereby forming the nanoporous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MESODYNAMICS, INC.
    Inventors: John Aikens, John C. Parker
  • Patent number: 9682888
    Abstract: Provided are construction material granules. In one embodiment, the granules include a core enclosed by a layer comprising a conductive material and a layer comprising a dielectric material. Also provided are related methods of constructing such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Regine Faure
  • Patent number: 9102515
    Abstract: Nano structure patterning formation includes coating a part of a structural guide with a hydrophobic polymer, positioning the structural guide on a substrate, coating at least a part of the substrate with a film made of a block copolymer, and annealing the film made of the block copolymer to align the block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Kwangyeol Lee
  • Patent number: 9079212
    Abstract: Pigment based particles in powder form intended to be used as colorants (7) in a digital print formed by applying dry colorants (7) on a surface (2), bonding a part of the colorants (7) with a binder (11) and removing the non-bonded colorants (7) from the surface (2). A panel (1) with a surface (2) including a digitally formed print of macro colorants (64) including a particle body (66) and color pigments (12) attached to the surface of the particle body (66) is also described. The colorants (7) are arranged in patterns with pigments (12) on an upper and lower surface of the particle body (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: FLOOR IPTECH AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Tony Pervan
  • Patent number: 9046638
    Abstract: A white reflection film includes a coating layer including spherical particles on at least one surface of a white film, wherein, when particle diameters of the spherical particles are R and a thickness of the coating layer is H, an average number of the particles satisfying R>H in 100H square in a surface area of the coating layer is at least 10. The white film, which is capable of contributing to the improvement of luminance of a backlight being used in the backlight, can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Sato, Yoshihiko Sakaguchi, Osamu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150107582
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, devices and materials are disclosed for spectrally selective coatings for optical surfaces having high solar absorptivity, low infrared emissivity, and strong durability at elevated temperatures. In one aspect, a spectrally selective coating includes a substrate formed of a light absorbing material, and a composite material formed over the substrate and including nanoparticles dispersed in a dielectric material, in which the composite material forms a coating capable of absorbing solar energy in a selected spectrum and reflecting the solar energy in another selected spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Renkun Chen, Zhaowei Liu, Tae Kyoung Kim
  • Publication number: 20150098979
    Abstract: A method of imparting enduring beneficial features to a hard flocked surface of an article is provided. The method includes encapsulating a desired beneficial agent as a core material in a polymeric microcapsule, and transferring polymeric microcapsule to the surface by a dipping, spraying, or padding application. The beneficial agent, after getting transferred to the surface of a hard flocked article, imparts long lasting performance, provides fragrance and may protect an article from odor, insect, pest, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and the like. The polymeric microcapsules deliver long lasting benefits to surfaces with flocking, such as clothes hangers. Also described is a process for manufacture of flocked items with benefit delivering polymer microcapsules, without the need for binders or adhesives. Benefit agents are released with shear force on the flocked surface, so they are released when used and provide long-lasting performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Robert R. Diakon, Raymond E. Guerry
  • Publication number: 20150072109
    Abstract: Structures and manufacturing processes of an ACF array and more particularly a non-random particles are transferred to the array of microcavities of predetermined configuration, shape and dimension. The manufacturing process includes fluidic filling of conductive particles surface-treated with a block copolymer composition onto a substrate or carrier web comprising a predetermined array of microcavities. The thus prepared filled conductive microcavity array is then over-coated or laminated with an adhesive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TRILLION SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Yuhao Sun, Zhiyao An
  • Publication number: 20150064404
    Abstract: In an injection molded product of the invention, an unevenness forming portion having unevenness formed by thermal expansion of thermally expandable capsules is formed. The injection molded product includes a highly expanded portion that is formed at a surface side of the unevenness forming portion in a thickness direction of the injection molded product and in which the thermally expandable capsules are thermally expanded, and a main body portion that is a portion adjacent to the highly expanded portion in the thickness direction and in which the thermally expandable capsules are substantially not thermally expanded. The thickness of the highly expanded portion is a half or smaller than the thickness of the injection molded product in the unevenness forming portion, and a polymer material of the highly expanded portion and a polymer material of the main body portion are the same polymer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Fumie Manzaki
  • Patent number: 8927078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to encapsulated activated carbon and a method of preparing the same to protect the structure of the activated carbon and preserve the odor absorbing capability of the activated carbon particles. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a polymer article having odor absorption capabilities comprising a film comprising a matrix polymer and activated carbon particles at least partially encapsulated with a non-water soluble amorphous polymer, wherein the non-water soluble amorphous polymer is incompatible with the matrix polymer. The polymer article can be a bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.
    Inventors: Chieh-Chun Chau, William F. Patchen
  • Patent number: 8916266
    Abstract: Provided is a coating composition excellent in antifouling properties, transparency and hydrophilicity, wherein the coating composition contains (A) a metal oxide particle having a number average particle size of 1 nm to 400 nm; and (B) a polymer particle, in which the content of an aqueous-phase component in the component (B), represented by the expression (I), is 20 mass % or less, where (I)(%)=(dry mass of a filtrate obtained by filtering the component (B) at a molecular cutoff of 50,000)×(100?total mass of solid content)/(mass of the filtrate?dry mass of the filtrate)×100/the total mass of solid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takanohashi, Junichi Hirose, Waka Goto, Shuichiro Ogawa, Kentaro Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 8895133
    Abstract: A reinforcing underlayment including dry uniform particles evenly applied to a wet bonding material layer on a surface of a substrate. The substrate, including the layers, is then cured to harden the one or more of the layers. A final coating or topcoat is applied to the cured surface of the substrate. The dry particles are evenly distributed onto the bonding material layer creating a uniform surface for subsequent coatings. The dry particles increase the strength of the liquid coatings increasing solid particle density within the coating system and thereby imparting properties not available for the liquid coatings. The present invention enables a user to easily introduce very heavy, dense, strong particles into a liquid coating and allows the user to apply very dense, heavy particles into and onto a wet bonding material layer followed by a subsequent wet topcoat layer which is cured as one contiguous material with reinforcement and underlayment strengthening coming from the added, dry particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Innovatech, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 8852718
    Abstract: Surface coating composition, method and apparatus for coating a surface. The surface coating composition comprises a recycled rubber product, one or more binding agent and optionally one or more additional agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Mathieu Malboeuf, Dorian Braun
  • Patent number: 8790778
    Abstract: Roofing granules include a core having an average ultraviolet transmission of greater than sixty percent and an average near infrared reflectance of greater than sixty percent and a UV coating layer on the exterior surface. The coating provides UV opacity, while the core provides near infrared reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Jennifer A. Millberg, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8771826
    Abstract: A roofing shingle that contains a roofing granules. The roofing granules contain at least about 95 weight percent of calcium carbonate with a hardgrove grindability index of less than about 70, and from about 0.1 to about 1.0 weight percent of a pigmented material; the pigmented material contains from about 10 to about 35 weight percent of pigment and from about 90 to about 65 weight percent of a resin; and the roofing granules are coated with an amine antistrip agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: L Hoist North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Whitaker, Richard Brann, Randall P. Downing
  • Publication number: 20140186582
    Abstract: Algae-resistant roofing granules are formed by extruding a mixture of mineral particles and a binder to form porous granule bodies, and algaecide is distributed in the pores. Release of the algaecide is controlled by the structure of the granules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Anne B. Hardy, James A. Salvatore, Andrew G. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140186583
    Abstract: The present invention provides an advantageous method for producing a coating (3) increasing the coefficient of friction on a surface (5) of an element (6), wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) activating of hard particles (1) partially or completely covered by a bonding agent (2) in a non-thermal plasma (low-temperature plasma) at atmospheric pressure; and b) producing a layer (3) increasing the coefficient of friction on a surface (5) of the element (6) by depositing the hard particles (1), which are activated by the non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma and which are coated with the bonding agent onto the surface (5) of the element (6). Specifically, for elements having a complicated shape or having a big size, this method is more efficient than known methods. No matrix or intermediate layers are necessary to fix the hard particles. The anchoring of the hard particles takes place directly in the joining surfaces themselves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: IP plasma & brands GmbH
    Inventor: Willy Speth
  • Publication number: 20140182670
    Abstract: Light trapping and antireflection coatings are described, together with methods for preparing the coatings. An exemplary method comprises forming a light trapping coating on a substrate and a conformal antireflection coating on the light trapping coating. The light trapping coating comprises particles embedded in a support matrix having a thickness between about one third and two thirds of the mean particle size. The mean particle size is between about 10 ?m and about 500 ?m. The index of refraction of the particles and support matrix is substantially the same as the index of refraction of the substrate at wavelengths of interest. The index of refraction of the conformal antireflection coating is approximately equal the square root of the index of refraction of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: INTERMOLECULAR INC.
    Inventors: Jeroen Van Duren, Scott Jewhurst, Nikhil Kalyankar
  • Publication number: 20140170381
    Abstract: The invention provides an anisotropic conductive adhesive film and an electronic device. The anisotropic conductive adhesive film comprises a base film and microcapsule structures, wherein the microcapsule structures are set on the base film, and each of the microcapsule structures comprises a metallic conductive particle, a normal-temperature curable macromolecular polymer coated on the outside of the metallic conductive particle and a microcapsule wall coated on the outside of the macromolecular polymer, and an adhesive glue is adhered to the external surface of the microcapsule wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei He, Junping Bao, Xinghua Li, Seung Yik Park
  • Publication number: 20140162022
    Abstract: Variations of this invention provide durable, impact-resistant structural coatings that have both dewetting and anti-icing properties. The coatings in some embodiments possess a self-similar structure that combines a low-cost matrix with two feature sizes that are tuned to affect the wetting of water and freezing of water on the surface. Dewetting and anti-icing performance is simultaneously achieved in a structural coating comprising multiple layers, wherein each layer includes (a) a continuous matrix; (b) discrete templates dispersed that promote surface roughness to inhibit wetting of water; and (c) nanoparticles that inhibit heterogeneous nucleation of water. These structural coatings utilize low-cost, lightweight, and environmentally benign materials that can be rapidly sprayed over large areas using convenient coating processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew P. NOWAK, Adam F. GROSS, Michael H. BARTL
  • Patent number: 8734929
    Abstract: Hydrophobic composites, as well as methods for making a hydrophobic composite, are provided. A hydrophobic composite may include a plurality of nanostructures elongated from one or more supports and having a configuration characterized by a first hydrophobicity, and at least one substance characterized by a second hydrophobicity and configured to at least partially cover one or more portions of the plurality of nanostructures such that the overall hydrophobicity of the hydrophobic composite is greater than the first hydrophobicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: SNU R&DB Foundation
    Inventors: Yong Hyup Kim, Seung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8713879
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproofing membrane that bonds to concrete cast against it (i.e., post-cast concrete). The membrane includes a flexible carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive, and reflective particles on the surface of the adhesive. The reflective particles should have an average diameter equal to or greater than the thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive. Preferably, the reflective particles are ground white cement or ground white hydrated cement. The membrane does not have a removable release sheet that is typically used to prevent the adhesive portion of the membrane from adhering to the carrier sheet or other portion of the membrane when the membrane is rolled up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercinski, Hongmei Ding, Xia Cao
  • Patent number: 8715810
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, a magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer formed on the substrate, and an anti-fingerprint layer formed on the magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer. The anti-fingerprint layer is a layer of magnesium-aluminum-oxygen-fluorine having the chemical formula of MgAlOxFy, wherein 0<x<2.5, 0<y<5. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Publication number: 20140120316
    Abstract: Solar-reflective roofing granules having deep-tone colors are formed by coating base mineral particles with a coating composition including an infrared-reflective pigment. Color is provided by a colored infrared pigment, a light-interference platelet pigment, or a metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu
  • Patent number: 8691365
    Abstract: A composition includes an inorganic particle core and an initiator molecule chemically bonded thereto. The particle core is formed of a material having a dielectric constant of about fifteen or more. The initiator molecule includes a chain having about twenty or fewer carbon atoms and a phosphorous atom chemically bonded to an end of the chain. An alkyl derivative of an aryl moiety terminates another end of the chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Ashok J. Maliakal
  • Publication number: 20140087137
    Abstract: A roofing granule can include a base particle having a base material and a layer covering the base particle of the roofing granule. The layer can has a first material and a second material that includes a metal carbonate, wherein the first and second materials include a same metal element, and the base material is different from the first material. In a process of forming the roofing granule, the layer can have pores. The process can include infiltrating a fluid into the pores of the layer while the base particle is present and adjacent to the layer, wherein the fluid includes a carbonate. The process can further include reacting the carbonate with a metal compound within the layer to form a metal carbonate within the layer. The roofing granules can be used in roofing products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20140079912
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to solution processed nanomaterials, and methods for their manufacture, with activity in the infrared (IR) region for a variety of commercial and defense applications, including conformal large-area IR coatings, devices and pigments that necessitate an absorption band edge in the MWIR or LWIR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Larken E. Euliss, Brett Nosho, Nicole L. Abueg, G. Michael Granger, Peter D. Brewer, Maryam Behroozi
  • Patent number: 8673426
    Abstract: Provided are a driver circuit which suppresses damage of a semiconductor element due to ESD in a manufacturing process, a method of manufacturing the driver circuit. Further provided are a driver circuit provided with a protection circuit with low leakage current, and a method of manufacturing the driver circuit. By providing a protection circuit in a driver circuit to be electrically connected to a semiconductor element in the driver circuit, and by forming, at the same time, a transistor which serves as the semiconductor element in the driver circuit and a transistor included in the protection circuit in the driver circuit, damage of the semiconductor element due to ESD is suppressed in the process of manufacturing the driver circuit. Further, by using an oxide semiconductor film for the transistor included in the protection circuit in the driver circuit, leakage current in the protection circuit is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama
  • Publication number: 20140037901
    Abstract: A recording material including a support and disposed thereon at least one layer including certain core/shell polymeric particles, the particles having, when dry, at least one void; and an opacity reducer is provided. A method for providing an image using the recording sheet is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Chao-Jen Chung, Lan Deng, Brian R. Einsla, Michael Horn, Juergen Keske, Douglas Rudnick
  • Publication number: 20140014171
    Abstract: Hybrid transparent conducting materials are disclosed with combine a polycrystalline film and conductive nanostructures, in which the polycrystalline film is “percolation doped” with the conductive nanostructures. The polycrystalline film preferably is a single atomic layer thickness of polycrystalline graphene, and conductive nanostructures preferably are silver nanowires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Muhammad Ashraful ALAM, Ruiyi CHEN, Suprem R. DAS, David B. JANES, Changwook JEONG
  • Publication number: 20140004304
    Abstract: Articles comprising a substrate, a first layer comprising polymeric material with nanoparticles protruding from a major surface thereof, and away from the substrate, and a second layer having major surface is a first nanostructured. Embodiments of the articles are useful for display applications (e.g., liquid crystal displays (LCD), light emitting diode (LED) displays, or plasma displays); light extraction; electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, ophthalmic lenses; face shielding lenses or films; window films; antireflection for construction applications; and, construction applications or traffic signs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ta-Hua Yu, Moses M. David, Kalc C. Vang
  • Patent number: 8530033
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an external wall panel which is excellent in ornamental design and weather resistance and a coating method for the external wall panel. An external wall panel of the invention comprises a base panel having a three-dimensional ornamental design surface, a lower coating layer formed on the surface of the base panel, a mid-coating layer formed on the lower coating layer, a first clear layer containing beads formed on the mid-coating layer, and a second clear layer made of a transparent layer or semi-transparent layer formed on the first clear layer wherein the second clear layer has a thick film layer portion in the vicinity of a corner edge of a convex portion of the three-dimensional ornamental design surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nichiha Corporation
    Inventor: Syouzou Ohno
  • Publication number: 20130171414
    Abstract: A roofing product that filters and facilitates rain water collection has a substrate with roofing granules that may be configured to perform a water filtering function. The roofing granules may have a porous composite structure comprising a UV-opaque core and a water filtering layer around the core. The roofing product may include a substrate with a first layer on the substrate. The first layer may have a printed pattern or texture to simulate roofing materials, and a protective layer may be formed on the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: MING LIANG SHIAO, GREGORY F. JACOBS
  • Patent number: 8453405
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproofing membrane that bonds to concrete cast against it (i.e., post-cast concrete). The membrane includes a flexible carrier sheet, a pressure sensitive adhesive and reflective particles on the surface of the adhesive. The reflective particles should have an average diameter equal to or greater than the thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive. Preferably, the reflective particles are ground white cement, ground hydrated white cement, ground partially-hydrated white cement or a mixture of two or more of these. The membrane does not have a removable release sheet that is typically used to prevent the adhesive portion of the membrane from adhering to the carrier sheet or other portion of the membrane when the membrane is rolled up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercisnki, Hongmei Ding, Xia Cao
  • Patent number: 8426008
    Abstract: A medical device or analytical device comprising a fluid-impervious surface comprising a base surface, at least one distinct region of the base surface covered by a mixed monolayer film, the mixed monolayer film comprising a species having a functional group M1 and a species having a functional group M2 where M1 and M2 have different surface energies, the mixed monolayer forming a surface energy gradient wherein at least one of the species used to form the monolayer on the surface comprises a biopolymer-resistant domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Brian David Babcock
  • Publication number: 20130089707
    Abstract: Provided are construction material granules. In one embodiment, the granules include a core enclosed by a layer comprising a conductive material and a layer comprising a dielectric material. Also provided are related methods of constructing such materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventor: Regine Faure
  • Patent number: 8409876
    Abstract: The present invention provides nanoparticle compositions comprising, for example, a core comprising a fluorescent silane compound; and a silica shell on the core. Also provided are methods for the preparation of nanoparticle compositions including fluorescent nanoparticles, ligated-fluorescent nanoparticles, ligated-fluorescent nanoparticles having therapeutic agents, and ligated-fluorescent nanoparticles coupled or associated with an analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cornell Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulrich B. Wiesner, Hooisweng Ow
  • Patent number: 8394498
    Abstract: Roofing granules include a core having an average ultraviolet transmission of greater than sixty percent and an average near infrared reflectance of greater than sixty percent and a UV coating layer on the exterior surface. The coating provides UV opacity, while the core provides near infrared reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Jennifer A. Sharp, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20130058870
    Abstract: The invention relates to nanocrystals, containing one or more metals as defined in the specification; having a size of 2 to 200 nm; having a defined, three-dimensional polyhedral structure, optionally functionalized by ligands and/or embedded crystals. The invention further relates to monodisperse assemblies of such nanocrystals, to formulations and devices comprising such nanocrystals as well as to the manufacture and use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: ETH ZURICH
    Inventors: Christophe Jan Lacroix, Christophe Chassard, Marcus Yaffee
  • Publication number: 20130034696
    Abstract: Solar-reflective roofing granules having deep-tone colors are formed by coating base mineral particles with a coating composition including an infrared-reflective pigment. Color is provided by a colored infrared pigment, a light-interference platelet pigment, or a metal oxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Kieth C. Hong
  • Patent number: 8361597
    Abstract: Solar-reflective roofing granules having improved solar heat-resistance are formed by coating colored mineral particles with a coating composition including titanium dioxide nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Keith C. Hong, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20130017367
    Abstract: A method is described for the production of a manufactured article (20) constituted of an elastomeric polymer substrate, in selected zones of which there are deposits of particles of nanometric size of a metal or some other compound which create a region (24) of the polymeric element having desired electrical, biocompatibility and/or dielectric properties, and such that said properties are maintained even after numerous elastic deformations of the manufactured article; the invention also relates to functionalized elastomeric manufactured articles obtained by means of said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: WISE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Luca Ravagnan, Gabriele Corbelli, Cristian Ghisleri, Paolo Milani, Mattia Marelli
  • Patent number: 8323772
    Abstract: A photon-alignment optical film includes a film substrate on which at least one layer of core/shell nanoparticles is coated. The core/shell nanoparticle layer includes a plastic substance, which is photo curable or heat curable, and a plurality of core/shell nanoparticles, which is uniformly distributed in the plastic substance. Light energy is used as a driving force to induce electrical potential of the same polarity on the surfaces of the core/shell nanoparticles to make the core/shell nanoparticles rearranged in the form of a matrix due to repulsion induced between like electrical polarity. Spacing between the particles, which is relatively constant, allows light to pass therethrough. The plastic substance is cured by light or heat to have the core/shell nanoparticles set in position to thereby form the optical film. Such an optical film features both diffusion and brightness enhancement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: S.A.W. Green Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tien-Tsai Lin