Polymer Or Resin (e.g., Natural Or Synthetic Rubber, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/147)
  • Patent number: 10850492
    Abstract: Into a plastic card (1) of polycarbonate layers (10; 11; 12) there is laminated a security thread (3) by applying pressure and temperature, the security thread itself having a carrier foil (5) of polycarbonate and a coating (6) that is borne by the carrier foil and conveys holographic information. The connection of the polycarbonate carrier foil (5) of the security thread with the polycarbonate layer (10; 11; 12) of the data carrier adjoining said carrier foil takes place without using an adhesive or primer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Günter Endres, Jürgen Karl Stahl, Lars Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10844539
    Abstract: A deflection member that includes a reinforcing member that includes a resin coating, and at least one tile fastened to the resin coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Leslie Brent, Jr., James Michael Singer, John Allen Manifold, Eric James Watkins, Mario Castillo, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10692864
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices are provided including a first fin-shaped pattern having first and second sidewalls facing one another and a field insulating film contacting at least a portion of the first fin-shaped pattern. The first fin-shaped pattern includes a lower portion of the first fin-shaped pattern contacting the field insulating film; an upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern not contacting the field insulating film; a first boundary between the lower portion of the first fin-shaped pattern and the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern; and a first fin center line perpendicular to the first boundary and meeting the top of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern. The first sidewall of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern and the second sidewall of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern are asymmetric with respect to the first fin center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Gun You, Se-Wan Park, Baik-Min Sung, Bo-Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 10668763
    Abstract: A PET synthetic paper is composed of a PET substrate and a soft ink absorbing coating coated on the PET substrate. The soft ink absorbing coating includes an acrylic coating and a polyurethane coating embossed on the acrylic coating. The acrylic coating has excellent printability and the polyurethane coating has velvety-soft tactility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Te-Chao Liao, Wen-Cheng Yang, Ching-Yao Yuan, Chen-An Wu, Yu-Chi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10617852
    Abstract: A medical elongated body or a balloon catheter that include a catheter main body, a tubular body, and a distal member at a distal end of the tubular body. The distal member is more flexible than the tubular body. The distal end of the tubular body is joined to the distal member at a joint portion. The tubular body includes an outer layer and an inner layer disposed inside of the outer layer in the radial direction of the tubular body. The material of the inner layer possesses better fusing properties with respect to the distal member than the fusing properties of the outer layer material with respect to the distal member material. The inner layer is interposed between the distal member and the outer layer by extending between the distal member and the outer layer at the joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10526693
    Abstract: A conductive laminate for a touch panel including a substrate which is light-transmitting, an underlayer which is light-transmitting and formed on at least one surface of the substrate, a first copper oxynitride layer formed on the underlayer on an opposite side of the substrate, a copper layer formed on the first copper oxynitride layer on an opposite side of the underlayer, and a second copper oxynitride layer formed on the copper layer on an opposite side of the first copper oxynitride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: VTS-TOUCHSENSOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomo Yoshinari, Arifumi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10459356
    Abstract: A charging member is provided that has high charging ability and can prevent generation of abnormal discharge even under an environment at a low temperature and a low humidity. The charging member includes an electroconductive support, an electroconductive elastic layer and a surface layer. The electroconductive elastic layer contains electrically insulating domains such that at least a part of the electrically insulating domains is exposed on the surface of the electroconductive elastic layer. The surface layer contains a polymetalloxane having a structure represented by Structural Formula (a1), and M1 in Structural Formula (a1) and a carbon atom in a structural unit represented by Structural Formula (a2) are bonded through a linking group represented by Structural Formula (a3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kineo Takeno, Noriyuki Doi
  • Patent number: 10384466
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are composite building materials having at least one textured surface. The textured surface includes at least a plurality of particles. The textured surface closely mimics conventional building materials. The building materials can contain an image printed using ink jet printing methods with inks optimized for enhanced color stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Boral IP Holdings (Australia) PTY Limited
    Inventors: Russell Hill, James Birkle
  • Patent number: 10300581
    Abstract: Methods of making abrasive articles involve adhering shaped abrasive particles to a reinforcing member according to a predetermined pattern and optionally orientation, and depositing a space-filling binder precursor on the reinforcing member and shaped abrasive particles to provide a filled abrasive preform, disposing another reinforcing member onto the filled abrasive preform, and curing the abrasive article precursor to form the abrasive articles. In some aspects, multiple abrasive preforms are stacked on each other. Bonded abrasive wheels preparable according to the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Melissa C. Schillo-Armstrong, Scott R. Culler, Brian D. Goers, Roger J. Eicheldinger, Negus B. Adefris
  • Patent number: 10241235
    Abstract: Provided are an optical laminate including a resin layer on an acrylic base material in which the generation of an interference pattern is suppressed and the adhesiveness between the acrylic base material and the resin layer improves and a method for efficiently manufacturing the optical laminate. In the optical laminate including the resin layer on one surface of the acrylic base material, in a cross-section of the optical laminate in a thickness direction, an interface between the acrylic base material and the resin layer exhibits a ridge having crests and troughs and a length of the ridge corresponding to a standard length of 30 ?m set in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction of the optical laminate is in a range of 31 ?m to 45 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Horii, Tomoyuki Horio
  • Patent number: 10199377
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices are provided including a first fin-shaped pattern having first and second sidewalls facing one another and a field insulating film contacting at least a portion of the first fin-shaped pattern. The first fin-shaped pattern includes a lower portion of the first fin-shaped pattern contacting the field insulating film; an upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern not contacting the field insulating film; a first boundary between the lower portion of the first fin-shaped pattern and the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern; and a first fin center line perpendicular to the first boundary and meeting the top of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern. The first sidewall of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern and the second sidewall of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern are asymmetric with respect to the first fin center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Gun You, Se-Wan Park, Baik-Min Sung, Bo-Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 10061454
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a thin film touch screen panel includes forming an adhesive layer on a convex portion of an arcuate spherical-shaped glass, adhering a base film on the adhesive layer, and forming a transparent electrode laminate on the base file, wherein the convex portion of the glass is flattened by applying heat to the adhesive layer after forming the adhesive layer or adhering the base film, thereby the transparent electrode laminate may be formed on the straight flattened glass and the base film, and the process of forming the transparent electrode laminate may be more precisely and reliably performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hak Lee, Hyuk Hwan Kwon, Woo Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 10016966
    Abstract: A prepreg for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced composite material, the prepreg comprising a body comprising a layer of fibrous reinforcement impregnated with a matrix resin material, and a powder coating layer of resin material on at least one major surface of the body and adhered to the matrix resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Benjamin Creaser Creaser, Paul John Spencer
  • Patent number: 9873226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative welding rod, and to a method to produce a decorative welding rod, comprising a gelified plastisol-based composition comprising a PVC resin in a benzoate plasticizer, and unfused and coloured PVC-based particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL
    Inventor: Nicolas Boquillon
  • Patent number: 9849563
    Abstract: An abrasive article comprises abrasive particles adhered to a substrate by a binder material comprising an at least partially cured resole phenolic resin and an aliphatic tack modifier. The amount of resole phenolic resin comprises from 60 to 98 weight percent of the combined weight of the resole phenolic resin and the aliphatic tack modifier. A method of making the abrasive article is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ernest L. Thurber, Rebecca A. Putans, Scott R. Culler, John T. Boden, Brian G. Koethe, Brant A. Moegenburg, Thomas J. Nelson, Aaron K. Nienaber, Wayne W. Maurer, Ibrahim A. El-Hedok, Albert I. Everaerts, Joseph B. Eckel, Mahfuza B. Ali
  • Patent number: 9662766
    Abstract: A method of abrading a workpiece includes: contacting a metallic workpiece, having a bulk temperature of less than 500 degrees Celsius, with a stationary rotating bonded abrasive wheel having a diameter of at least 150 millimeters, wherein the bonded abrasive wheel comprises ceramic shaped abrasive particles retained in a binder, and wherein metallic swarf is formed, and at least 20 percent by weight of the metallic swarf is filamentary metallic swarf having a length of at least 3 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark G. Schwabel, Josef Kofler
  • Patent number: 9601628
    Abstract: Semiconductor devices are provided including a first fin-shaped pattern having first and second sidewalls facing one another and a field insulating film contacting at least a portion of the first fin-shaped pattern. The first fin-shaped pattern includes a lower portion of the first fin-shaped pattern contacting the field insulating film; an upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern not contacting the field insulating film; a first boundary between the lower portion of the first fin-shaped pattern and the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern; and a first fin center line perpendicular to the first boundary and meeting the top of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern. The first sidewall of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern and the second sidewall of the upper portion of the first fin-shaped pattern are asymmetric with respect to the first fin center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Gun You, Se-Wan Park, Baik-Min Sung, Bo-Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 9303196
    Abstract: An abrasive article includes a bonded abrasive body having abrasive particles contained within a bond material. The abrasive particles include silicon carbide and are essentially free of carbon-based and boron-based sintering aid materials. In an embodiment, the bond material can include a phenolic resin. In another embodiment, the bonded abrasive body can include an oxide phase disposed interstitially between the silicon carbide abrasive particles. In an additional embodiment, the abrasive particles can consist essentially of silicon carbide and aluminum oxide in a ratio of silicon carbide to alumina of at least about 8:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Guan Wang, Yves Boussant-Roux
  • Patent number: 9194982
    Abstract: To provide an optical member having an excellent transparency and heat resistance and further having favorable light resistance as compared with a molded product made of a conventional ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer, a process for producing the same, and an article provided with the optical member. An optical member made of a molded product containing a crosslinked product of an ethylene/tetrafluoroethylene copolymer comprising units (A) based on tetrafluoroethylene, units (B) based on ethylene and units (C) based on CH2?CH—CnF2n+1 (wherein n is an integer of from 2 to 10), wherein the molar ratio ((A)/(B)) of the above units (A) to the above units (B) is from 50/50 to 66/34, and the molar ratio ((C)/{(A)+(B)}) of the above units (C) to the sum of the above units (A) and the above units (B) is from 4.0/100 to 10/100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Daisuke Taguchi, Masakazu Ataku, Kazuo Hamazaki
  • Patent number: 9078492
    Abstract: Provided is a shoe having a bottom surface that is adjacent to the ground in normal use and that has at least some indentations, with lower extending portions between the indentations. A sole forms at least a portion of the bottom surface, and an upper portion extends above the sole. A plurality of small particles is bonded to at least some of the lower extending portions, but at least a portion of the indentations is not coated with such small particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Dynasty Footwear, Ltd.
    Inventor: John C. S. Koo
  • Publication number: 20150125183
    Abstract: A charging member includes a conductive elastic layer, and a conductive surface layer that is disposed on the conductive elastic layer, is in contact with an image holding member, and contains a resin, porous resin particles, and silicone oil, wherein a content of the porous resin particles is from 3 parts by weight to 25 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the resin, and a content of the silicone oil is from 0.1 part by weight to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru ROKUTAN, Hidemi NUKADA, Satoya SUGIURA, Akihiro NONAKA, Takuro HAGIWARA, Minoru OSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8993667
    Abstract: The present invention provides elastomeric roof coatings and aqueous coating compositions of (i) an acrylic emulsion copolymer that comprises (ii) a reductant and has a high molecular weight, (iii) a combination of a hydrophilic polymeric dispersant and a pigment, extender or filler, and (iv) a multivalent transition metal ion or multivalent transition metal ion compound or salt. The composition and coating provide excellent swelling resistance and a balance of tensile and elongation in an acrylic roof coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. Rokowski, Mark D. Westmeyer
  • Publication number: 20150064405
    Abstract: An anti-reflective article, including: a substrate; an integral binder region on at least a portion of the surface of the substrate; and a nanoparticulate monolayer partially embedded in the integral binder region, as defined herein. The integral binder can be comprised of the same or different material as the substrate material. Methods of making and using the article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Karl William Koch, III, Ellen Marie Kosik Williams
  • Publication number: 20150056412
    Abstract: Article comprising an interpenetrating phase. Embodiments of the articles are useful, for example, for optical and optoelectronic devices, displays, solar, light sensors, eye wear, camera lens, and glazing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ta-Hua Yu, Moses M. David, Albert I. Everaerts, William Blake Kolb, Shunsuke Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150030810
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayer porous suction sheet having an unprecedented structure to prevent contact between a suction object and a suction surface of a suction unit when the sheet is disposed on the suction surface. The porous suction sheet includes a base layer having air permeability and a surface layer disposed on the base layer. The surface layer is made of a porous body composed of resin fine particles that are bonded together, one principal surface of the surface layer opposite to the other principal surface facing the base layer has a surface roughness (Ra) of 1.0 ?m or less, and the base layer and the surface layer are coupled together by an air-permeable adhesive layer disposed between the base layer and the surface layer. The base layer and/or the surface layer is made of, for example, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuki Tsukamoto, Toshimitsu Tachibana
  • Publication number: 20150010723
    Abstract: There is provided an article comprising at least a first surface having: (a) a first binder layer; (b) a plurality of transparent microspheres at least partially embedded in the first binder layer; wherein the transparent microspheres have refractive indices that are less than a refractive index of the first binder layer, wherein the plurality of transparent microspheres have an average diameter of at least 5 ?m. There is also provided a transfer article comprising: (a) a transfer carrier, the transfer carrier comprising: (i) a support layer; and (ii) a thermoplastic release layer bonded to the support layer; (b) a layer of a plurality of transparent microspheres, formed on a side of the thermoplastic transparent microsphere release layer opposite the support layer, wherein the plurality of transparent microspheres have refractive indices of below about 1.490.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Vivek Krishnan, John C. Clark, Thomas B. Galush, Jean A. Tangeman
  • Publication number: 20140374018
    Abstract: A prepreg for manufacturing a fibre-reinforced composite material, the prepreg comprising a body comprising a layer of fibrous reinforcement impregnated with a matrix resin material, and a powder coating layer of resin material on at least one major surface of the body and adhered to the matrix resin material
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin Edward Creaser, Paul John Spencer
  • Patent number: 8906469
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating method using a plasma shock wave, the method including the steps of: irradiating a pulse laser to a first surface of a mixed layer obtained by mixing powders and resin to generate a plasma, the mixed layer being formed on a second surface of a substance to be coated; striking the powders on the second surface by using a shock wave of the plasma; and forming a coat of the powders on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Adachi, Hiroyuki Takehisa, Yuji Sano, Itaru Chida
  • Publication number: 20140349072
    Abstract: A solar heat responsive roofing material includes a continuous phase and dispersed discontinuous phase having a phase transition at a temperature between about 50 degrees Celsius and about 95 degrees Celsius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Ming Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 8894732
    Abstract: The invention provides a plurality of polymeric particles embedded with alkaline-earth metal oxide. The gas-filled polymeric microelements have a shell and a density of 5 g/liter to 200 g/liter. The shell has an outer surface and a diameter of 5 ?m to 200 ?m with the outer surface of the shell of the gas-filled polymeric particles having alkaline-earth metal oxide-containing particles embedded in the polymer. The alkaline-earth metal oxide-containing particles have an average particle size of 0.01 to 3 ?m distributed within each of the polymeric microelements to coat less than 50 percent of the outer surface of the polymeric microelements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew R. Wank, Donna M. Alden, David B. James
  • Publication number: 20140335402
    Abstract: A molding packaging material including a matte coat layer having excellent formability, chemical resistance, solvent resistance, and printability is provided. The molding packaging material 1 includes an outer base material 13 made of a heat-resistant resin, an inner sealant layer 16 made of a thermoplastic resin, a metal foil layer 11 arranged between the outer base material 13 and the inner sealant layer 16, and a matte coat layer 14 formed on one side of the outer base material opposite to the other side thereof to which the metal foil layer 11 is arranged. The matte coat layer 14 is made from a resin composition containing a base compound resin including a phenoxy resin and a urethane resin, a curing agent, and solid fine particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji MINAMIBORI
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140295139
    Abstract: A surface protection film contains a urethane resin formed by polymerizing an acrylic resin having a hydroxyl group at a side chain and an isocyanate, and has a Martens' hardness of 50 N/mm2 or less and a surface roughness Ra measured based on JIS-B0601 of from 0.05 ?m to 1.0 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko MIYAHARA, Hiroshi SAEGUSA, Kaoru TORIKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20140260078
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to articles, systems, and methods for roofing a structure including, for example, layered shingles comprising a plurality of layers. A layered shingle may comprise, in some embodiments, an upper layer and a backing layer comprising a low density aggregate, wherein the backing layer is fixed to the substrate-facing surface of the upper layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael L. Bryson, Casimir Paul Weaver, Daniel E. Boss, Matti Kiik
  • Patent number: 8821770
    Abstract: Microstructured films comprising surface modified inorganic oxide particles and polymerizable resins are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Taun L. McKenzie, David B. Olson, Nathaniel K. Naismith
  • Patent number: 8808838
    Abstract: Provided are methods and compositions pertaining to coatings (e.g., paints) for covering a substrate. In some aspects and embodiments the coatings may include a heat reflective metal oxide pigment that, applied to an external surface of a building (or applied on a substrate used for an external surface of a building) reduces energy consumption in the building. In other aspects and embodiments, provided are textured coatings having a texturing material; e.g., methods and compositions are provided pertaining to textured coatings that can be applied robotically or in an automated fashion. In various aspects and embodiments, textured coatings are provided that include a texturing material and a heat reflective metal oxide pigment. In some aspects and embodiments coatings are provided that include pumice texturing materials (e.g., pumice having particle sizes of greater than 150 microns).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jay A. Haines
  • Publication number: 20140227484
    Abstract: Disclosed is anti-slip vinyl flooring that is capable of forming a concavo-convex portion having a thickness of more than a given value on a PVC surface layer of the vinyl flooring, thus effectively preventing slipping thereon and further ensuring a high degree of dimension stability. The anti-slip vinyl flooring according to the present invention is formed by sequentially laminating a PVC surface layer, a PVC base layer, and a backing layer, from the top thereof, wherein a concavo-convex portion having a thickness in the range of 70 ?m to 160 ?m is formed on the PVC surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Wan Sung, Sung Ha Park, Kyung Tae Ha
  • 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: 8790768
    Abstract: A coating composition including an uncured binder component and a particle component. The particle component can include a plurality of first particles and/or a plurality of second particles. The first particles are non-spherical and have an average particle size in the range of from about 0.5 to about 20 ?m and have a Mohs hardness in the range from about 4 to about 7. The first particles are made of material comprising inorganic, amorphous, glass material. The second particles are at least substantially spherical and have an average particle size in the range of from about 0.5 to about 70 ?m. The second particles are made of material comprising organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Lan W. Pershing, Barry A. Goldslager
  • Publication number: 20140186584
    Abstract: There is provided a shaped product made of a fiber-reinforced composite material including reinforcing fibers having an average length of 5 mm or more and 100 mm or less and a thermoplastic resin, in which a volume fraction of reinforcing fibers (Vf=100×volume of reinforcing fibers/(volume of reinforcing fibers+volume of thermoplastic resin)) is 5 to 80%, grains are formed on a surface of the shaped product, and a ratio of a reinforcing fiber bundle (A) including the reinforcing fibers of a critical number of single fiber or more, the critical number defined by Formula (1), to the total amount of the reinforcing fibers is 20 Vol % or more and 99 Vol % or less: Critical number of single fiber=600/D??(1) (wherein D is an average fiber diameter (?m) of single reinforcing fiber).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Motoomi Arakawa, Toru Sugiyama, Michiharu Taniguchi, Yasunori Nagakura
  • Patent number: 8753735
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide materials and methods for bias charging members including an outer surface coating, wherein the outer surface coating can include carbon nanotubes combined with polymer(s) to provide desirable surface, electrical, and/or mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Gilmartin, Liang-Bih Lin, Jeanne M. Koval, Jin Wu, Aaron M. Stuckey
  • Publication number: 20140162023
    Abstract: A system for applying a coating to an untextured portion of a destination surface comprises a tube member defining a container opening, texture material within the tube member, a sponge member defining an applicator surface and a sponge opening. The texture material comprises a binder and visually perceivable discrete particles. The sponge member is secured to the tube member such that the texture material can flow out of the tube member through the sponge opening. The texture material is displaced out of the tube member and onto the applicator surface. The applicator surface of the sponge member is displaced substantially along a dispensing axis perpendicular to the applicator surface towards and away from the destination surface with the applicator surface substantially parallel to the destination surface to transfer the texture material to newly textured portion of the destination surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Homax Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lester R. Greer, Jr., Randal W. Hanson
  • 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: 8747992
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a semiconductor device comprises at least three active areas. The at least three active areas are proximate. Longitudinal axes of the at least three active areas are parallel, and each of the at least three active areas comprises an edge intersecting the longitudinal axis of the respective active area. The edges of the at least three active areas form an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-Lin Lee, Shao-Ming Yu
  • Publication number: 20140127465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-glare film with excellent anti-glare properties as well as improved contrast ratio and image definition and a preparation method for the same. More specifically, the anti-glare film comprises an anti-glare layer comprising organic or inorganic particles having a volume average particle diameter of 5 to 10 ?m and a photocurable resin. Here, the difference in refraction index between the organic or inorganic particles and the photocurable resin is in the range of 0.005 to 0.05, and the volume average particle diameter of the organic or inorganic particles and the thickness of the anti-glare layer satisfy a defined mathematical formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hoon SHIM, Joon Koo KANG, Jae-Pil KOO, Ki-Uk LIM, Yeong Rae CHANG, Soo-Kyoung LEE, Joo-Jong MOON
  • Patent number: 8703833
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to solid surface sheets and methods of making solid surface sheets, wherein the method comprises dissolving post-consumer recycled polystyrene in a first liquid resin precursor to form a blend, solidifying the blend via curing, grinding the solidified blend into recycled particles, adding the recycled particles and filler into a second liquid resin precursor to produce a solid surface precursor, and molding and curing the solid surface precursor to produce the solid surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin O'Brien, Dave Swenson
  • Publication number: 20140099472
    Abstract: Systems and methods for composite materials, including coatings and stand-alone structures are provided. An apparatus may include a first layer structure that includes a first plurality of densely packed sub-macroscale particles having a first mean diameter; and at least a second layer structure that includes a second plurality of densely packed sub-macroscale particles having a second mean diameter that is different from the first mean diameter. The first layer structure and the second layer structure may be applied to a substrate, where the substrate may be an article of sports equipment, medical device or other article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GREENHILL ANTIBALLISTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: GREENHILL ANTIBALLISTICS CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8685524
    Abstract: A polylactic acid-based resin sheet including polylactic acid and rubber particles and characterized by satisfying (1) to (3): (1): 0.01 ?m?|Ra1?Ra2|?0.2 ?m; (2): Ra1?0.3 ?m and (3): Ra2?0.3 ?m where Ra1 is a two-dimensional center line average roughness of one surface of the sheet, and Ra2 is a two-dimensional center line average roughness of a surface other than that subjected to measurement of Ra1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hisataka Tabata, Taisei Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8668976
    Abstract: There is described an intermediate transfer member comprising a seamless layer comprising a polyphenylsulfone and a polysiloxane having dispersed therein carbon black particles. The composition used to manufacture the seamless intermediate transfer member is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Jonathan H. Herko, Francisco J. Lopez, Kyle B. Tallman, Dante M. Pietrantoni, David W. Martin, Yuhua Tong, Michael S. Roetker, Scott J. Griffin, Markus R. Silvestri
  • Publication number: 20140065370
    Abstract: A fouling and stiction-resistant coating suitable for use with marine streamers is made from a silicone undercoat layer and a powdery topcoat layer. The powdery topcoat layer is preferably a non-toxic fluoropolymer which has a low surface energy, a high modulus, and which is not continuous. There may also be a primer layer below the silicone undercoat layer. The powdery topcoat layer is preferably arranged to be penetrable by the feet of barnacles that come into contact with it, with the silicone undercoat layer arranged such that the barnacles' feet that penetrate the powdery topcoat layer bond with the silicone undercoat layer. The powdery topcoat layer is preferably further arranged to peel away from the silicone undercoat layer when force is applied to the barnacles to remove them from the coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: RAHUL GANGULI, Vivek Mehrotra, Young J. Chung, J. Eric Henckel