Physical Dimension Specified Patents (Class 428/220)
  • Patent number: 11034816
    Abstract: Methods of producing particles of fiber and resin from fiber-resin composite materials are disclosed. The particles may be combined with a resin system and optionally combined with fillers, binders or reinforcements to produce new cured solid composite products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: Washington State University, GFSI Group LLC
    Inventors: Hui Li, Karl Englund, Don Lilly
  • Patent number: 11034139
    Abstract: The self-supporting synthetic polymer waterproofing membrane with self-repairing properties relates to a self-repairing synthetic waterproof membrane, applicable in the construction sector. This membrane can be monolayer or multilayer. The composition of these membranes comprises thermoplastic polymers, smectite-type clays and super water-absorbent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ATARFIL, S.L.
    Inventors: Gabriel Martin Sevilla, Emilio Carreras Torres, Joaquin Hidalgo Betanzos, Maria Izascun Garmendia Barrena
  • Patent number: 11024675
    Abstract: An organic photoelectronic device includes a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other and a light-absorption layer between the first electrode and the second electrode and including a first region closest to the first electrode, the first region having a first composition ratio (p1/n1) of a p-type semiconductor relative to an n-type semiconductor, a second region closest to the second electrode, the second region having a second composition ratio (p2/n2) of the p-type semiconductor relative to the n-type semiconductor, and a third region between the first region and the second region in a thickness direction, the third region having a third composition ratio (p3/n3) of the p-type semiconductor relative to the n-type semiconductor that is greater or less than the first composition ratio (p1/n1) and the second composition ratio (p2/n2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gae Hwang Lee, Sung Young Yun, Yong Wan Jin
  • Patent number: 11020947
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a thermo-shrinkable polyester film with excellent UV absorbance and heat resistance. According to one embodiment of the invention, provided is a thermo-shrinkable polyester film comprising a first resin layer comprising polyester resin comprising residues of dicarboxylic acid components comprising aromatic dicarboxylic acid, and residues of diol components comprising 4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexylmethyl 4?-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexanecarboxylate, and 4,4-(oxybis(methylene)bis)cyclohexane methanol; and a second resin layer comprising the polyester resin and a UV absorber, formed on at least one side of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seol-Hee Lim, Sung-Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 11020353
    Abstract: Provided are a film coating composition containing a PVA having a degree of hydrolysis of 85.0 to 89.0 mol %, characterized in that even when the composition is used for coating of tablets without any additives other than PVAs, the tablets do not tend to stick to each other; a solid oral formulation using the composition; and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN VAM & POVAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shotaro Kawada, Masatoshi Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 11007762
    Abstract: Formable films are provided that include one or more biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate layers. The formable films include a metaphase with a metaphase transition of about 180° C. to 200° C. as measured by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The formable films further include a molded volume of greater than 200%. Laminate structures including the formable films and processes for producing and using the formable films and laminate structures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Flex Films (USA) Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Sargeant, Sudhir Naik, Pramod Sirsamkar, Rohan Nair, J. K. Sharma, Krishna Kant Sharma, David Ortiz Grob
  • Patent number: 11008249
    Abstract: A chemically strengthened glass obtained by chemically strengthening a lithium-containing aluminosilicate glass, when representing a sheet thickness of the chemically strengthened glass by t (?m) and an internal stress at a depth x (?m) from a surface of the chemically strengthened glass by ?(x) (MPa), has a value of a ratio C=rE/rElimit being greater than or equal to 0.7 and less than 1.0 where rE (kJ/m2) is calculated from Expression (3) described above and rElimit=16×t/1000+3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ogami
  • Patent number: 11008412
    Abstract: A method of polymerizing an olefin using a combination of a Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an unsupported molecular catalyst in a same reactor at the same time to give a polyolefin product, and the polyolefin product made by the method. Also, methods of preparing the combination of (pro)catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Linfeng Chen, Mehmet Demirors
  • Patent number: 11002897
    Abstract: A polarizing plate including a polarizer, and a protective film layer formed on at least one surface of the polarizer, wherein the protective film layer is formed of a protective resin having a volatile component content of 0.03% by weight or less, and a thickness d of the protective film layer satisfies the formula (1): 0.01 ?m?d?0.5 ?m (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Hiromu Mashima
  • Patent number: 10995191
    Abstract: A polymer aerogel has polymerizable monomers and crosslinkers, wherein at least one of the monomers or at least one of the crosslinkers has a refractive index of less than 1.5, and the polymer aerogel has a visible transmittance of at least 20%/3 mm, a haze of 50%/3 mm or lower, and a porosity of at least 10%. A method of producing an aerogel includes dissolving precursors into a solvent, wherein the precursors include monomers, crosslinkers, a controlling agent and an initiator to form a precursor solution, wherein at least one of the monomers or at least one of the crosslinkers has a refractive index of 1.5 or lower, polymerizing the precursor solution to form a gel polymer, and removing the solvent from the gel polymer to produce an aerogel polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Eli Bulger, Mahati Chintapalli, Gabriel Iftime, Quentin Van Overmeere, Jessica Louis Baker Rivest, Ravi Neelakantan, Stephen Meckler
  • Patent number: 10995421
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a crystal of a nitride of a Group-13 metal on the Periodic Table which has good crystallinity and has no crystal strain, and to provide a production method for the crystal. The crystal of a nitride of a Group-13 metal on the Periodic Table of the present invention, comprises oxygen atom and hydrogen atom in the crystal and has a ratio of a hydrogen concentration to an oxygen concentration therein of from 0.5 to 4.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Yutaka Mikawa, Hideo Namita, Hirotaka Ikeda, Kazunori Kamada, Hideo Fujisawa, Atsuhiko Kojima
  • Patent number: 10974996
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composition having nanoparticles or particles of a refractory metal, a refractory metal hydride, a refractory metal carbide, a refractory metal nitride, or a refractory metal boride, an organic compound consisting of carbon and hydrogen, and a nitrogenous compound consisting of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen. The composition, optionally containing the nitrogenous compound, is milled, cured to form a thermoset, compacted into a geometric shape, and heated in a nitrogen atmosphere at a temperature that forms a nanoparticle composition comprising nanoparticles of metal nitride and optionally metal carbide. The nanoparticles have a uniform distribution of the nitride or carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Matthew Laskoski, Boris Dyatkin, Teddy M. Keller
  • Patent number: 10968136
    Abstract: Provided is a tempered glass, including, on a surface thereof, a compressive stress layer having a compressive stress, and including a tensile stress layer having a tensile stress inside the compressive stress layer, wherein the tempered glass satisfies the following expression (1): DZ/DT<0.65 . . . (1) where DZ represents a zero stress depth (?m) indicating a depth from the surface to a reference position at which a stress becomes zero between the compressive stress layer and the tensile stress layer, and DT represents an alkali metal diffusion depth (?m) indicating a depth of a region layer, which has diffused therein an alkali metal ion that causes the compressive stress, from the surface, and wherein the tempered glass satisfies the following expression (2): CTM<73 . . . (2) where CTM represents a maximum tensile stress (MPa).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Mutsumu Fukada, Kiyotaka Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10967612
    Abstract: An interlayer film for laminated glass includes a first layer containing thermoplastic resin and silica particles; and a second layer containing a thermoplastic resin, wherein the first layer has tan ? of 0.8 or greater at 200° C., and wherein the second layer is disposed on a first surface side of the first layer, and has a glass transition temperature higher than a glass transition temperature of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Nami Minakuchi, Yuuma Takeda
  • Patent number: 10957698
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided to fabricate nanosheet field-effect transistor devices having dummy nanosheet channel layers disposed above active nanosheet channel layers to protect the active nanosheet channel layers from oxidation during work function metal patterning processes that are implemented as part of a multi-threshold voltage process module. The dummy nanosheet channel layers have a reduced thickness so that the dummy nanosheet layers do not function as active channel layers of the nanosheet field-effect transistor devices. The dummy nanosheet channel layers serve as oxygen infusion blocking layers to protect the active nanosheet channel layers from being infused with oxygen and oxidized by a directional plasma etch process performed during a work function metal patterning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: ChoongHyun Lee, Kangguo Cheng, Juntao Li, Shogo Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10953595
    Abstract: A polymeric blend includes a blend of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) polymers. The polymeric material includes a blend of at least two PVP polymers wherein at least one of the PVP polymers has an average molecular weight of about 40,000 daltons or greater. The support material can be thermally stable at temperatures above 80° C. The support material is disintegrable in aqueous solutions such as tap water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Demuth, Adam R. Pawloski
  • Patent number: 10954364
    Abstract: Provided is: A glove dipping composition including, at least: an elastomer that contains a (meth)acrylonitrile-derived structural unit, an unsaturated carboxylic acid-derived structural unit and a butadiene-derived structural unit in a polymer main chain; a polycarbodiimide; zinc oxide and/or an aluminum complex; water; and at least one pH modifier selected from an ammonium compound and an amine compound, in which glove dipping composition the polycarbodiimide includes at least one polycarbodiimide containing a hydrophilic segment in its molecular structure and has an average polymerization degree of 3.8 or higher and a carbodiimide equivalent of 260 to 600; the polycarbodiimide is added in an amount of 0.1 to 4.0% by weight and zinc oxide and/or the aluminum complex is/are added in an amount of 0.1 to 5.6% by weight with respect to the total solid content of the glove dipping composition; and the glove dipping composition has a pH of 9.0 to 11.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Midori Anzen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihide Enomoto, Taichi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10953642
    Abstract: To provide a laminate excellent in the oil resistance without using a polypropylene film for the innermost layer of a packaging material. A laminate comprising at least three layers (A), (B) and (C) in this order, wherein the layer (A) is composed of a polyolefin which satisfies the following requirements (a) to (c), the layer (B) is composed of an adhesive which satisfies the following requirements (d) to (f), and the layer (C) is a substrate comprising at least one layer: (a) density of from 900 to 970 kg/m3, (b) MFR of from 2 to 30 g/10 min, (c) film thickness of from 5 to 25 ?m, (d) film thickness of from 0.01 to 3.0 ?m, (e) glass transition temperature of from ?30 to +10° C., and (f) storage modulus E? at 20° C. of from 1.0×106 to 2.5×107 Pa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawato, Shingo Kouda, Shigeki Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10957915
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a platinum-based alloy catalyst and a preparation method thereof, a membrane electrode and a fuel cell. The method for preparing the platinum-based alloy catalyst comprises the following steps: (1) preparing nano-sized alloy particles of platinum and 3d transition metal; (2) carrying out acid treatment on the alloy particles prepared in step (1); and (3) annealing the alloy particles treated in step (2). The size of the platinum-based alloy particles is controlled, an atom number ratio of platinum to transition metal in the platinum-based alloy is controlled, and then etching and dissolution of acid is combined so that an atom number ratio of platinum to transition metal is further controlled, subsequently annealing is carried out at high temperature. The prepared platinum-based alloy catalyst improves the stability and durability of the platinum-based alloy catalyst, which supports the large-scale application of the platinum-based alloy catalyst in the fuel cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jie Zhang, Xin Liang, Hong Zhao, Sung Lai Jimmy Yun, Di Lu
  • Patent number: 10954608
    Abstract: In various embodiments, single-crystal aluminum nitride boules and substrates having high transparency to ultraviolet light and low defect density are formed. The single-crystal aluminum nitride may function as a platform for the fabrication of light-emitting devices such as light-emitting diodes and lasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CRYSTAL IS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert T. Bondokov, Jianfeng Chen, Keisuke Yamaoka, Shichao Wang, Shailaja P. Rao, Takashi Suzuki, Leo J. Schowalter
  • Patent number: 10950774
    Abstract: Composite materials with thermoelectric properties and devices made from such materials are described. The thermoelectric composite material may comprise a metal oxide material and graphene or modified graphene. It has been found that the addition of graphene or modified graphene to thermoelectric metal oxide materials increases ZT. It has further been found that the ZT of the metal oxide becomes effective over a broader temperature range and at lower temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The University of Manchester
    Inventors: Robert Freer, Colin Norman, Yue Lin, Deepanshu Srivastava, Ian Kinloch
  • Patent number: 10941238
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a viscoelastic element comprising a polyurethane foam, wherein the polyurethane foam can be obtained by reacting at least one isocyanate-functional prepolymer (VI) in the presence of a special polyurethane urea dispersion (V2), wherein the reaction of the prepolymer (VI) takes place in the presence of the polyurethane urea (V2) with a medium containing isocyanate-reactive groups. The invention also relates to a method for producing the viscoelastic element and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Marc-Stephan Weiser, Sascha Plug, Sebastian Doerr, Jeff Motley
  • Patent number: 10926521
    Abstract: Sheets of a thin film material are attached to a carrier wafer. The carrier wafer and the attached sheets of thin film material are separated to form chiplet carriers. Each chiplet carrier includes a portion of the sheets of thin film material attached to a portion of the carrier wafer. The chiplet carriers are placed on an assembly surface in a random pattern. The chiplet carriers are arranged from the random pattern to a predetermined pattern, and the portions of the thin film material are transferred from the chiplet carriers in parallel to a target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: JengPing Lu, Eugene M. Chow, Sourobh Raychaudhuri
  • Patent number: 10919277
    Abstract: A stretchable film including a stretchable film layer, a first skin layer disposed on the stretchable film layer on a first surface side, and a second skin layer disposed on the stretchable film layer on a second surface side, in which the stretchable film layer contains an elastomer, the first skin layer and the second skin layer contain a resin which does not have adhesiveness at 60° C., and the thickness of each of the first skin layer and the second skin layer is 0.1 ?m to 4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: C.I. Takiron Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Takahashi, Akira Hori, Tomomi Hirota, Keiko Kimura
  • Patent number: 10918133
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a kind of gas combustion heating smoking article with puff mouth piece. The gas heating smoking article includes a smoking article housing, a combustion device, a plurality of cigarette consumable items or a plurality of aerosol generation consumable items. The combustion device uses a propane or a butane premixed with air before combustion, a heat generated from the combustion is used to bake the plurality of aerosol generation consumable items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Lik Hon
  • Patent number: 10913845
    Abstract: Provided are X-ray and metal detectable thermoset composites and methods of detecting the same. The present X-ray and metal detectable thermoset composites may be formed into trays, sheets, or other substrates suitable for use in food or pharmaceutical processing or manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Routian Gao, Christine Ann Ericksen, Dailene Marie Osborn, John Robert Thompson
  • Patent number: 10899659
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a glass article may include a glass body having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface and the second surface each have a radius of curvature. The first surface of the glass body comprises a flaw population extending from the first surface into a thickness of the glass body with a maximum initial flaw depth Ai. The first surface of the glass body may be etched to a depth less than or equal to about 25% of the maximum initial flaw depth Ai of the flaw population present in the first surface. When the glass article is under uniaxial compressive loading, at least a portion of the first surface is in tension and a uniaxial compressive strength of the glass article is greater than or equal to 90% of a uniaxial compressive strength of a flaw-free glass article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Adam James Ellison, Kyle Christopher Hoff
  • Patent number: 10894513
    Abstract: A method of forming a component for a vehicle according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, forming the component of an ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene (UHMWPE) and a stiffening filler. A bracket and a running board assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Richard Gall, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10892094
    Abstract: BN nanosheets are prepared by a method comprising heating to a temperature of at least 500° C., a mixture comprising: (1) an alkali borohydride, and (2) an ammonium salt. NaN3 may be included to increase the yield. No catalyst is required, and the product produced contains less than 0.1 atomic percent metal impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University
    Inventors: Narayan S. Hosmane, Amartya Chakrabarti, Shena M. Peter
  • Patent number: 10886126
    Abstract: A method of producing uniform multilayer graphene by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is provided. The method is limited in size only by CVD reaction chamber size and is scalable to produce multilayer graphene films on a wafer scale that have the same number of layers of graphene throughout substantially the entire film. Uniform bilayer graphene may be produced using a method that does not require assembly of independently produced single layer graphene. The method includes a CVD process wherein a reaction gas is flowed in the chamber at a relatively low pressure compared to conventional processes and the temperature in the reaction chamber is thereafter decreased relatively slowly compared to conventional processes. One application for uniform multilayer graphene is transparent conductors. In processes that require multiple transfers of single layer graphene to achieve multilayer graphene structures, the disclosed method can reduce the number of process steps by at least half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Zhaohui Zhong, Seunghyun Lee, Kyunghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10875812
    Abstract: A ceramic product includes a transparent ceramic panel having a non-planar geometry including a bend having a slippage plane, an increased haze, a non-uniform thickness, or a combination thereof. A method includes providing a transparent ceramic panel, heating the panel, bending the panel to conform to a non-planar geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Drew T. Haven, Steven A. Zanella, William J. Drouin
  • Patent number: 10870604
    Abstract: A polymer-modified hybrid-fibers cementitious composition has a one-day compressive strength of at least approximately 17 MPa, a 28-day tensile strength of at least approximately 3.8 MPa, an ultimate tensile strain of approximately 3% to approximately 9%, and a 7-day bond strength of at least approximately 2.3 MPa. A binder of ordinary Portland cement, fly ash, and silica fume is provided. Other components include limestone powder, sand, superplasticizer, and water. The composition further includes one or more of styrene butadiene rubber or ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer in an amount ranging between approximately 2% and approximately 8% by mass of binder. Fiber additives include steel fibers in an amount ranging between approximately 0.3% and approximately 3.0% by volume of the cementitious composition and polymer fibers in an amount less than approximately 1.0% by volume of the cementitious composition. Chamfers made of the composition are positioned at beam-column joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Shuai Fang, Yuet Kee Lam, Man Lung Sham, Honggang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10858465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer and, more particularly, to an ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer that exhibits excellent environmental stress crack resistance by appropriately controlling the ratio of crystal structure domain and amorphous domain, and the like. The ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer comprises an ethylene repeating unit and an alpha-olefin repeating unit, and has a crystal structure including a crystalline domain containing lamellar crystals and an amorphous domain containing a tie molecule that mediates bonding between the lamellar crystals. The lamellar crystal thickness (dc) of the ethylene/alpha-olefin copolymer as calculated from the result of Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) analysis is between 12.0 and 16.0 nm, the amorphous domain thickness (da) is between 4.0 and 5.3 nm, and the thickness ratio da/dc is between 0.3 and 0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Kyu Lee, Pum Suk Park, In Young Song, Sung Joon Oh, Yi Young Choi, Soon Ho Sun
  • Patent number: 10851262
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to primer coatings that enhance the adhesion of liquid digital printing inks and toners to the substrate. The coatings comprise one or more polyurethane dispersions and one or more acrylic emulsions. The coatings of the present invention improve resistance to mineral oils, such as those typically found in liquid digital printing inks and toners. The primer coatings of the invention also reduce blocking, so that a primer coated reel of substrate may be easily unrolled, even after having been stored in the rolled reel for an extended period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Crombie, Joanne Guite, Peter Salthouse, Thierry Frinault
  • Patent number: 10851219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plasticizer composition, a resin composition, and methods for preparing the same. The present invention can provide: a plasticizer capable of improving properties, such as plasticization efficiency, transitivity, tensile strength, elongation, and tension/elongation retention, required when a resin composition is used as a plasticizer, by improving poor properties caused due to structural limitations; and a resin composition containing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Kyu Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Yun Ki Cho, Jeong Ju Moon, Joo Ho Kim, Seok Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10828725
    Abstract: A method of inspection of a laser-irradiated nickel film is disclosed. The method may include: reducing a surface of the laser-irradiated nickel film under a reducing gas atmosphere; heating the surface of the nickel film at 250 degrees Celsius or higher under a nitrogen atmosphere after the reducing; measuring a color of the surface of the nickel film after the heating; and assessing a condition of the surface of the nickel film based on a result of the color measuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sachiko Nakajima, Atsushi Fukunishi
  • Patent number: 10829601
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a polymer film at high productivity: during a process for drying gripped portions of both edges of a gel film, a first heat treatment is performed by blowing hot air in the film width direction and a second heat treatment is performed by blowing hot air at gripped portions of both edges of the gel film in a direction parallel to the film running direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Uno, Koji Hanada, Hayato Niki
  • Patent number: 10827747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photocatalytic coating film composition and method for producing thereof. More specifically, it relates to an acidic anti-mould and anti-fungal photocatalytic coating film formed by the decomposition and evaporation of the volatile organic base from the photocatalytic coating composition after the application and the drying on substrate. The photocatalytic coating liquid composition consisting of a strong acidic nature of Nafion with pH<2 as an indispensable binder resin; a volatile organic base to neutralize the acidic binder resin temporarily and photocatalysts to generate strong oxidizing compounds which decompose harmful organic compounds and also to provide protection for the acidic environment by decomposing neutralizing chemicals from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Toru Kitamura, Nur Fajrini Binti Matjalina, Haji Mohammad Redza Bin Haji Hussin
  • Patent number: 10824200
    Abstract: A glass element having a thickness from 25 ?m to 125 ?m, a first primary surface, a second primary surface, and a compressive stress region extending from the first primary surface to a first depth, the region defined by a compressive stress ?I of at least about 100 MPa at the first primary surface. Further, the glass element has a stress profile such that it does not fail when it is subject to 200,000 cycles of bending to a target bend radius of from 1 mm to 20 mm, by the parallel plate method. Still further, the glass element has a puncture resistance of greater than about 1.5 kgf when the first primary surface of the glass element is loaded with a tungsten carbide ball having a diameter of 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Theresa Chang, Polly Wanda Chu, Patrick Joseph Cimo, Adam James Ellison, Timothy Michael Gross, Guangli Hu, Nicholas James Smith, Butchi Reddy Vaddi, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10807871
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for producing graphene, wherein the process is simple and economical. In the said process the substrate is contacted with vaporized seedlac to produce graphene on a substrate including but not limited to conductive material and non-conductive material. The disclosure further relates to a graphene which is impermeable to ions and molecules, resistant to oxidation and is hydrophobic. The disclosure furthermore relates to a substrate comprising graphene, said substrate is resistant to corrosion, resistant to oxidation and is hydrophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Shyam Kumar Choudhary, Sumitesh Das, Giridhar Udapi Rao Kulkarni, Rajashekhar Pujar
  • Patent number: 10801134
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for fabricating a ribbon yarn, the method including: spreading the yarn such that not more than five filaments are lying over one another, fixing the yarn by forming a matrix of one or more fixatives, winding the fixed yarn, wherein the fixative or fixatives are selected from a group consisting of copolyamides, copolyesters and silicones and also mixtures or blends thereof. Also described is the ribbon yarn and the application of the ribbon yarns for airbag fabrics, as a tire reinforcement and in textile construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PHP FIBERS GMBH
    Inventors: Marianne Bongartz, Andreas Flachenecker, Christian Vieth, Joachim Cziollek, Alexander Thienel
  • Patent number: 10792846
    Abstract: A method of forming a substrate in a thermal compression bonding process that permit substantially greater amounts of fillers than previously accomplished. The method employs a dispersion of a thermoplastic binder and a filler. The dispersion is then thermally compression bonded to form a substrate. Lightweight fillers are one example of fillers that are ideally suited for the thermal compression bonding through the use of a dispersion. Such lightweight fillers enable the formation of a substrate with a very low and desirable specific gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Magma Flooring LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous
  • Patent number: 10781291
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for manufacturing a biodegradable synthetic polymeric material wherein the process has the steps of binding, pelletizing, extruding; and sealing. Moreover, the invention discloses degrading substances which participate in the first three steps (a, b, c) wherein the degrading substances comprise betaine (C5H11NO2), cassava (yucca) starch (C6H10O5), carrot carotene (C40H56), water, carbon monoxide, corn glucose (C6H12O6), and a carboxylic acid of 1 to 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Mariana Perez Palacio
  • Patent number: 10773218
    Abstract: Described herein is a graphene material such as graphene oxide and polymer based selectively permeable element that provides selective permeability between polar and non-polar molecules such as fluid, gas or vapor. The methods for making these selectively permeable elements and related devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Shijun Zheng, Peng Wang, Rebecca Romero, Isamu Kitahara, Weiping Lin
  • Patent number: 10766809
    Abstract: A method of performing ion exchange of a thin, flexible glass substrate having an average thickness equal to or less than about 0.3 mm to chemically strengthen the glass substrate is disclosed. The chemically strengthened glass substrate comprises a first compressive stress layer having a first depth of layer, and a second compressive stress layer having a second depth of layer, the first and second stress layers being separated by a layer of tensile stress. A laminated article comprising the chemically strengthened glass substrate is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Michael Lesley Sorensen
  • Patent number: 10767045
    Abstract: A melt-blend composition is formed from, based on the total weight of the melt-blend composition, 0 to 5 wt. % of an additive; and 95 to 100 wt. % of a polymer composition, wherein the polymer composition comprises, based on the total weight of the polymer composition, 5 to 95 wt. % of a first copolycarbonate consisting of bisphenol A carbonate units and first additional carbonate units of the formula (II), (II), (III), (IV) or (V); 95 to 5 wt. % of a second copolycarbonate consisting of bisphenol A carbonate units and second additional carbonate units (phthalimidine carbonate units); and 0.001 to 0.1 wt. % of a transesterification catalyst, wherein the melt-blended composition has a haze of less than 15% and a transmission greater than 75%, each measured using the color space CIE1931 (Illuminant C and a 2° observer) at a 3.2 mm thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Dean Sybert, Tony Farrell, Rob Boonman, Robert Dirk Van De Grampel, Mark Adrianus Johannes Van Der Mee
  • Patent number: 10766304
    Abstract: A polyamide-based thermoplastic elastomer including a hard segment and a soft segment, wherein the hard segment contains polyamide 612 and the soft segment contains a polyamine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Yasunori Tarutani
  • Patent number: 10759929
    Abstract: A main object is to provide a biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors that has high voltage resistance at high temperatures and excellent dielectric breakdown properties and that can be formed into an ultrathin film. Furthermore, a capacitor obtained by using the biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors described above is provided. The biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors, includes a polypropylene resin, and the film has a spacing value of (040) face of ?-crystal measured by X-ray diffraction of 0.525 to 0.530 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki Taniike, Minoru Terano, Ikki Katada, Tadakazu Ishiwata, Masahiro Nakata
  • Patent number: 10759773
    Abstract: Polycyclocarbonate compounds and upgraded molecular weight polymers made from such compounds are provided. The polymers have particular utility in coating compositions, especially for use on food and beverage contact substrates that are formed into or will be formed into containers or container components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Benoit Prouvost
  • Patent number: 10745597
    Abstract: An adhesive film has an average slope of about ?9.9 to about 0, as measured over a temperature range of about ?20° C. to about 80° C. in a graph depicting a temperature-dependent storage modulus distribution of the adhesive film where the x-axis represents temperature (° C.) and the y-axis represents storage modulus (kPa). The adhesive film also has a storage modulus at about 80° C. of about 10 kPa to about 1,000 kPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Ho Kim, Hyung Rang Moon, Il Jin Kim, Byeong Do Kwak, Jee Hee Kim, Sung Hyun Mun, Seon Hee Shin, Gwang Hwan Lee, Woo Jin Lee, Eun Hwa Lee, Ik Hwan Cho, Jae Hyun Han