Including A Second Component Containing Structurally Defined Particles Patents (Class 428/323)
  • Patent number: 11352472
    Abstract: The present invention provides a prepreg which is composed of at least a matrix resin and reinforcing fibers, and which is characterized in that: conductive parts are formed on one surface or both surfaces of a fiber layer that is formed of the reinforcing fibers; and the volume resistivity ? (?cm) of the fiber layer in the thickness direction, the thickness t (cm) of the fiber layer and the average interval L (cm) between the conductive parts arranged on the prepreg surface satisfy formula (1). t/?×1/L×100?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuma Kurokawa, Tetsuya Akamatsu, Hiroaki Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11345614
    Abstract: Described here is a free-standing composite particle with a large surface area. The particle is capable of adsorbing heavy metal contaminants from water. The particle itself is comprised of a granular activated carbon particle to which are attached one or more carbon nanotubes, the combination of which is covered by at least a partial thin film of polydopamine or other polymeric material derived from dopamine-like compounds. The composite particles are mixed with contaminated water, after which the water and particle mixture is injected into a hydrocyclone separator specifically designed for use with the composite particle. The hydrocyclone separator removes the particles from the water, allowing the particles holding the contaminants to be extracted for treatment, while the purified water flows out of the separator for reuse. The separated particles can be treated to remove all the adsorbed contaminants, after which the reclaimed particles may be reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nanotech Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Flood, Dennis M. Flood, Jason M. Belitsky, Chad A. Coolidge, Cody M. Flood
  • Patent number: 11339274
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a cellulose ester compound (A), a poly(meth)acrylate compound (B) containing 50% by weight or more of a constituting unit derived from a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester, a polyester resin (C), and at least one polymer (D) selected from a polymer with a core shell structure having a core layer and a shell layer containing a polymer of a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester on a surface of the core layer, and an olefin polymer which is a polymer of an ?-olefin and a (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester and contains 60% by weight or more of a constituting unit derived from the ?-olefin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Ryo Tanaka, Kana Miyazaki, Masahiro Moriyama, Kenji Yao
  • Patent number: 11318721
    Abstract: A formable biaxially-oriented film includes a first layer. The first layer includes from about 10 to about 90 wt. % crystalline polyester and from about 10 to about 90 wt. % of a formability enhancer to assist in increasing the polymeric chain flexibility. The formability enhancer has a melting point less than about 230° C. The film has a MD and a TD Young's Modulus of at least 10% lower than a crystalline polyester film in the absence of the formability enhancer. The film may further include a second layer, which includes an amorphous copolyester. The second layer may be adjacent to or attached to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Stefanos L. Sakellarides, Paige Manuel, Jan Moritz
  • Patent number: 11299622
    Abstract: A polylactic acid resin composition is obtained by melting a mixture containing 100 parts by weight of a poly-L-lactic acid (A) having an L-lactic acid purity of 99 mol % or more, 2.6 to 10 parts by weight of a plasticizer (B), and 0.3 to 1.0 part by weight of a lubricant (C), then cooling the mixture to 20 to 40° C., and then heating the mixture to 46 to 70° C., and satisfies the following conditions (a) and (b): (a) a haze value at a thickness of 0.3 mm is 5% or less; and (b) the degree of crystallinity measured by a differential scanning calorimeter is 50 to 70%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Takahiko Terada
  • Patent number: 11298927
    Abstract: The invention provides a white polyester film formed with a polyester resin whose main constituent is ethylene terephthalate, and (1) the film has at least two or more layers, and has at least one white layer and at least one heat sealing layer, wherein at least one of the film surfaces is the heat sealing layer, and the film satisfies the prescribed requirements of (2) the peeling strength of the heat sealing layers, (3) the difference in reversing heat capacity between at a lower and a higher temperature than a glass transition temperature of the heat sealing layer, (4) the heat shrinkage in both a longitudinal and width direction when treated in hot water at 80° C. for 10 seconds, (5) the total light transmittance, and (6) the apparent specific gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shintaro Ishimaru, Masayuki Haruta
  • Patent number: 11301001
    Abstract: A rollable display apparatus including a display panel having a threshold curvature radius; a roller, having a curvature radius equal to or larger than the threshold curvature radius, attached to one side of the display panel and configured to allow the display panel to be rolled-up; and a curved surface member, spaced apart from the roller, having a curvature radius equal to or larger than the threshold curvature radius in an area in contact with the display panel, configured to bend the display panel in a direction opposite to a direction in which the display panel is rolled by the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: NhoHoon Myoung
  • Patent number: 11287079
    Abstract: A self-healing vacuum insulation panel and a method of manufacture are provided. The vacuum insulation panel includes a self-healing, multi-layer barrier film including a separator between a curing agent and a curable resin. Upon damage to the separator, the curing agent penetrates the separator due to a pressure differential across the barrier film and reacts with the curable resin to seal any cuts or punctures. The curing agent and the curable resin can be selected to have long term stability and a short reaction time with no need for external stimuli. As a result, the multi-layer barrier film can retain the internal vacuum and maintain a desirably low thermal conductivity using low-cost, commercially available epoxies and curing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Kaushik Biswas, Pengfei Cao, Tomonori Saito
  • Patent number: 11286368
    Abstract: The disclosed retroreflective element includes a polymeric core that is loaded with a plurality of first beads and second beads distributed at the perimeter of the core. The first beads are different than the second beads. Because of the beads in the core, the retroreflective element remains useful for returning light even after portions of the core begins to wear away. Further, when the retroreflective elements get wet, water will settle to the bottom of the perimeter of the core. Therefore, using the second beads with a refractive index suited for wet conditions, while the first beads have a refractive index suited for dry conditions allows the retroreflective element to be useful in both wet and dry conditions even while the retroreflective element wears during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew D. Wilding, Stephen L. Lieder, Eugene H. Carlson, Kenton D. Budd, Joseph D. Engebretson
  • Patent number: 11270839
    Abstract: A method of increasing coercivity of an Nd—Fe—B sintered permanent magnet includes a step of providing an organic film. A powder, containing at least one heavy rare earth elements, is uniformly deposited on the organic film forming a diffusion source. Then, a sintered Nd—Fe—B magnet block having a pair of block surfaces extending perpendicular to a magnetization direction is provided. Next, the diffusion source is deposited on at least one of the block surfaces with the powder being in abutment relationship with at least one of the block surfaces. After depositing the diffusion source, the sintered Nd—Fe—B magnet block containing the diffusion source is pressed allowing the powder of the diffusion source to be in close contact with the block surface. The diffusion source is then diffused into the sintered Nd—Fe—B magnet block to produce a diffused magnet block. Next, the diffused magnet block is aged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Chuanshen Wang, Zhongjie Peng, Kunkun Yang
  • Patent number: 11254775
    Abstract: A composite material comprises a polymer matrix having microstructure filler materials that comprise a plurality of interconnected units wherein the units are formed of connected tubes. The tubes may be formed by photo-initiating the polymerization of a monomer in a pattern of interconnected units to form a polymer microlattice, removing unpolymerized monomer, coating the polymer microlattice with a metal, removing the polymer microlattice to leave a metal microlattice, growing or depositing a material on the metal microlattice such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride or other ceramic, and subsequently removing the metal microlattice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Nazila Dadvand, Benjamin Stassen Cook, Archana Venugopal, Luigi Colombo
  • Patent number: 11222660
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium for microwave-assisted recording, including a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer containing a ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent, in which the ferromagnetic powder has an average particle size of 5 nm to 20 nm, and a coefficient of variation of a particle size distribution of 35% or lower, and the magnetic layer has a thickness of 25.0 nm to 100.0 nm, and a thickness variation of 1.0 nm to 12.0 nm. A magnetic recording device including a magnetic recording medium and a magnetic head for microwave-assisted recording. A manufacturing method of a magnetic recording medium having a servo pattern on a magnetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Naoi
  • Patent number: 11214038
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wavelength conversion sheet protective film having a structure in which a first film, which includes a first substrate and a first barrier layer, and a second film, which includes a second substrate, are bonded to each other at a surface of the first barrier layer and one surface of the second substrate via an adhesive layer, wherein a thermal expansion coefficient in a TD direction in a temperature range of 30 to 90° C. is about 1.0×10?4/K or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Ryo Shoda
  • Patent number: 11214429
    Abstract: A multi-layer sheet includes an insulative cellular non-aromatic polymeric material, a film, and a polymeric-lamination layer. The insulative cellular non-aromatic polymeric material may be formed from a polymeric formulation comprising a base resin blend and a physical nucleating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventors: John B. Euler, Anvit Gupta, Gerald S. Sutton, Chris Bolek
  • Patent number: 11208333
    Abstract: Metal oxide nanostructure and methods of making metal oxide nanostructures are provided. The metal oxide nanostructures can be 1-dimensional nanostructures such as nanowires, nanofibers, or nanotubes. The metal oxide nanostructures can be doped or un-doped metal oxides. The metal oxide nanostructures can be deposited onto a variety of substrates. The deposition can be performed without high pressures and without the need for seed catalysts on the substrate. The deposition can be performed by laser ablation of a target including a metal oxide and, optionally, a dopant. In some embodiments zinc oxide nanostructures are deposited onto a substrate by pulsed laser deposition of a zinc oxide target using an excimer laser emitting UV radiation. The zinc oxide nanostructure can be doped with a rare earth metal such as gadolinium. The metal oxide nanostructures can be used in many devices including light-emitting diodes and solar cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Iman Roqan, Tahani Hassan Flemban
  • Patent number: 11169303
    Abstract: Provided is an optical layered body which is extremely high in the stability of the antistatic performance, and has a stable surface resistance even after a durability test. The optical layered body includes an antistatic layer on one face of a light-transmitting substrate, wherein the antistatic layer is formed using a composition for an antistatic layer containing conductive fine particles, a resin component, and a solvent, and the resin component has no reactive functional groups in a molecule, and is soluble in the solvent and compatible with the conductive fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Horio, Masayuki Tsunekawa, Seiichi Isojima, Kana Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11161959
    Abstract: A composite shielding material in the form of syntactic foam where the spherical or spherical-like articles are encompassed by an organic or inorganic matrix material, and coated with a layer of nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene flakes. Such articles may be alternatively or additionally be covered with nano-sized metal particles and the mould is filled with organic or inorganic matrix, and micro and/or nano-sized reinforcement elements. Such material possesses both reflective and absorptive properties to improve shielding effectiveness. Also process for making the same is disclosed. The composite material can be used as an electromagnetic, thermal or acoustic shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tallinn University of Technology
    Inventors: Andrei Shishkin, Tarmo Koppel, Irina Hussainova
  • Patent number: 11124673
    Abstract: An insulating film of the present invention includes a resin formed of polyimide, polyamide-imide, or a mixture thereof, and ceramic particles having a specific surface area of 10 m2/g or more, in which the ceramic particles form aggregated particles and a content of the ceramic particles is in a range of 5 vol % or more and 60 vol % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Fumiaki Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11114648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organic radiation-emitting component with an active organic layer constituted to generate radiation and one or two radiation-output sides, characterised in that, on at least one radiation-output side of the component, a UV protective film is arranged and connected to the component, wherein the UV protective film contains at least one first layer (A) and a second layer (B), wherein the first layer (A) contains 0.01 to 20% by weight, with reference to the total weight of the first layer (A), of a UV absorber, and wherein the second layer (B) contains polycarbonate. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of a component according to the invention as an organic light-emitting diode, and for lighting, especially for general lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Heinz Pudleiner, Klaus Meyer, Benjamin Krummacher, Simon Schicktanz
  • Patent number: 11098217
    Abstract: A coating composition that provides a coating film having better abrasion resistance. The composition includes: a fluororesin; and inorganic particles, the inorganic particles having a new Mohs hardness of 10 or higher and a substantially spherical shape. Also disclosed is a coating film produced from the coating composition and a laminate such as a cooking utensil including a substrate and the coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Mai Hidaka, Hiromichi Momose, Tomohiro Shiromaru
  • Patent number: 11097398
    Abstract: In some examples, an abrasive particle transfer system including a production tool including a dispensing surface with a plurality of cavities formed therein; abrasive particles removably disposed within at least some of the cavities; and a nonwoven substrate having an outer surface opposing the dispensing surface of the production tool, wherein the dispending surface of the production tool is configured to apply a compressive force to the outer surface of the nonwoven substrate to compress the nonwoven substrate from a first thickness to a second thickness, wherein, while the nonwoven substrate is compressed to the second thickness by the production tool, the abrasive particles are transferred from the plurality of cavities to the nonwoven substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Aaron K. Nienaber, Thomas J. Nelson, Grayce T. Huberty, Louis S. Moren, Wayne W. Maurer, Rebecca A. Putans, Ernest L. Thurber
  • Patent number: 11097520
    Abstract: A laminate includes a support, a layer (b) including a pressure sensitive adhesive, particles (a2) having an average primary particle diameter of 100 nm to 380 nm, and a layer (ca) including a resin, in which the layer (b) is provided closer to the support than the layer (ca), the particles (a2) are buried in a layer obtained by combining the layer (b) and the layer (ca) and protrudes from an interface of the layer (ca) on the support side, and a portion including the particles (a2) and the layer (ca) is peelable from the layer (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Fukushima, Shuntaro Ibuki
  • Patent number: 11092563
    Abstract: The present invention provides a self-healing platform unit for pressure and analyte sensing, and a method for fabrication thereof, the platform unit comprising a self-healing substrate comprising a dynamically crosslinked polymer comprising polymeric chains and crosslinking bridges; at least one self-healing electrode comprising a non-crosslinked polymer and metal microparticles dispersed therein, wherein the at least one self-healing electrode is deposited on the substrate; and at least one sensor comprising metal nanoparticles capped with an organic coating, wherein the at least one sensor is deposited on the substrate and is in electric contact with the at least one self-healing electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hossam Haick, Tan-Phat Huynh
  • Patent number: 11084311
    Abstract: A transferable receiver material is provided that includes a polymer film assembly comprising inorganic particles having a first dimension smaller than 100 nanometers and an orthogonal, second dimension larger than 100 nanometers. The polymer film assembly can be coupled with a carrier film and the polymer film assembly can be configured to separate from the carrier film and couple with a target object surface along a defined edge upon application of heat. Optionally, the polymer film assembly includes a holographic image configured to be transferred to a target object surface upon application of heat. The polymer film assembly can be configured to receive one or more dyes, pigments, inks, special effect materials, or special effect metals for thermally transfer onto a target object. After transfer onto a target object, images transferred by the material are visible through the polymer film assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Morven McAlpine, Richard Ellis
  • Patent number: 11084938
    Abstract: A composite coating is provided for a tool. The tool can be a pair of scissors or a screwdriver for example. The tool is made with at least one contact face. The composite coating includes diamond grains and layer of metal oxide. The metal oxide is used as an adhesive to secure the diamond grains to the contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Chin-Chih Kuo
  • Patent number: 11077422
    Abstract: Composite particles contain a natural stone or aggregate core and a coating of two or more sorbent layers collectively containing at least two distinct kinds of sorbent materials effective for sorbing two distinct contaminants. One or both sorbent layers may be mixed with a water-absorbent, swellable clay that, upon contact with water, causes spalling or disintegration of the coating layer to release the sorptive material into a body of water such as a pond, ditch, stream, or riverbed. Additional swellable or protective layers may also be present. The composite particles are deployed into a pond, ditch, river, or streambed where the core of natural stone remains in the riverbed. The sorptive materials of the two different sorbent layers sorb and fix a wide range of contaminants, including both the heavy and light-weight hydrocarbons, from the water, and settle as a fine sediment. The sediment with sorbed contaminants is then removed by means such as hydraulic collectors or dredging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AquaBlok, Ltd.
    Inventors: John H. Hull, Scott A. Collins
  • Patent number: 11067928
    Abstract: A fixing member includes a substrate layer including a resin; a first metal layer that is provided on an outer peripheral surface of the substrate layer and including Cu; a second metal layer that is provided on the outer peripheral surface of the first metal layer so as to be in contact with the first metal layer, includes Ni, and has crystal orientation indexes of 0.80 to 1.30 for a (111) plane, 0.80 to 1.50 for a (200) plane, and 0.70 to 1.30 for a (311) plane; and an elastic layer that is provided on an outer peripheral surface of the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Tomotake Inagaki, Yusuke Watanabe, Tomoko Suzuki, Hideaki Ohara, Ryohei Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11066537
    Abstract: A composition includes: a compound represented by Formula (1); and at least one selected from the group consisting of a curable compound and a resin. Provided are a film that is formed using the composition, an infrared cut filter, a solid image pickup element, an infrared sensor, and a camera module. Further, provided is a compound represented by Formula (1). R1 and R2 each independently represent a group represented by the following Formula (2) and having a SP value of 12.2 (cal/cm3)1/2 or higher as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tokihiko Matsumura, Suguru Samejima, Shunsuke Kitajima, Kazutaka Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11053398
    Abstract: A printable ink mixture may include: a medium, orthophosphoric acid, at least one metal oxide, and at least one pigment. A method for producing a color print on a glass or ceramic surface may include: producing an ink mixture including a medium, orthophosphoric acid, at least one metal oxide, and at least one pigment, applying the ink mixture to the glass or ceramic surface, removing the medium from the ink mixture, and baking the ink mixture on the glass or ceramic surface to produce the color print.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Schiplage, Ewald Poesl, Matthias Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11046581
    Abstract: The polycrystalline cubic boron nitride contains a cubic boron nitride at a content greater than or equal to 98.5% by volume, and has an area rate S1 of crystal grains, the crystal grains having an equivalent circle diameter greater than or equal to 1 ?m, less than or equal to 20 area % at a cross section of the polycrystalline cubic boron nitride as observed with a scanning electron microscope at a magnification of 10,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Tsutomu Hirano, Satoru Kukino
  • Patent number: 11027398
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a grinding material which has a superior grinding rate and planarizing accuracy, with the grinding rate being less likely to be reduced over a relatively long period of time. The present invention is directed to a grinding material including a base, a grinding layer overlaid on a front face side of the base and including grinding grains and a binder for the grinding grains, and an adhesion layer overlaid on a back face side of the base, in which the grinding grains are diamond grinding grains, a wear quantity of the grinding layer as determined by a Taber abrasion test is no less than 0.03 g and no greater than 0.18 g, and, an Asker D hardness measured from a front face side of the grinding layer is no less than 80° and no greater than 98°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuo Saito, Kenji Shimoyama, Tomoki Iwanaga, Toshikazu Taura
  • Patent number: 11015024
    Abstract: Composition of comprising nano metal oxide/hydroxide particles and a polyorganosiloxane having increased refractive index, processes to cure these compositions for making transparent coats, shaped articles by an extrusion or molding process having a refractive index above the refractive index of the polyorganosiloxane. Use of the cured polyorganosiloxane compositions as optical devices, coats, lenses or light guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Thorsten Felder, Monika Friedrichs, Gunnar Hoffmüller, Abirami Srikanth, Douglas Dukes, Sumi Dinkar, Roland Wagner, Karl Heinz Stachulla
  • Patent number: 11015069
    Abstract: A surface treatment formulation configured to inhibit scaling or climbing of a surface is provided. The surface treatment formulation may include a base binding material configured to adhere to the surface and a filler material embedded in the base binding material. The filler material may include a dry lubricant having a layered lamellar structure or low inter filler interaction. Furthermore, the surface treatment formulation may be configured to be activated in order to expose the filler material thereby causing formation of a slippery surface to inhibit the scaling or climbing of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Zhiyong Xia, Adam J. Maisano, Lance M. Baird, Adam W. Freeman, Sara E. Kubik, Dawnielle Farrar-Gaines
  • Patent number: 11014729
    Abstract: Multi-layer web and mechanical scoring process for forming lidding film for push through blister packages. The web is configured to resist the tensile forces encountered during manufacturing processes, including slitting, rewinding and heat sealing processes. A simplified web conversion process for creating mechanically scored lidding film for blister packages is provided at reduced investment and operational costs compared to prior art systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Van Landeghem, Philip Bourgeois
  • Patent number: 11001089
    Abstract: To provide a laminate whereby, when a printed layer is formed by an inkjet printing system, the adhesion of the printed layer can be easily maintained and it is possible to obtain a printed matter having excellent durability; a printed matter using said laminate; and a method for producing the printed matter. The laminate comprises a film-shaped substrate 1 containing a first fluorinated polymer and a coating layer 3 present in contact directly with one side or each side of the substrate 1, wherein the coating layer 3 is a coating layer containing a second fluorinated polymer different from the first fluorinated polymer, the visible light transmittance of the substrate is 0% or more than 0%, and when it is more than 0%, the visible light transmittance difference expressed by the following formula (1), of the laminate, is at most 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Aruga
  • Patent number: 11004582
    Abstract: A magnetic powder is obtained by removing a dispersion medium from a magnetic fluid that includes magnetic particles, a dispersant and the dispersion medium. A magnetic powder composition includes the magnetic powder and a resin material, and a magnetic powder composition molded body is obtained therefrom. A method of producing a magnetic powder includes removing a dispersion medium from a magnetic fluid containing magnetic particles, a dispersant and the dispersion medium, and powdering a solid component obtained by removing the dispersion medium. A method of producing a magnetic powder composition and a method of producing a magnetic powder composition molded product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hirohisa Ishizaki, Akira Ochiai
  • Patent number: 10993019
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus. The display apparatus comprises a display; and a speaker wherein the speaker comprises a driver configured to output sound based on an input sound signal; an enclosure surrounding a rear side of the driver; and an air adsorption member comprising graphene provided in the enclosure. Based on the above, low-range reproduction capability of the speaker of the display apparatus may be improved and the degree of freedom in designing the speaker may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Sungjoo Kim, Hoseon Ahn, Jongbae Kim, Namkeun Kim, Jihoon Kim, Dongkyu Park, Suntaek Lim
  • Patent number: 10988631
    Abstract: A gas barrier film includes on one surface of a transparent base material, a gas barrier layer having, combination of an inorganic layer and a base organic layer, and an overcoat layer including an organic compound and provided on a surface of the inorganic layer, which is most distant from the base material; and on a surface of the base material opposite to the surface on being provided the gas barrier layer, a hardcoat layer in which particles are dispersed in an organic compound, in which a diameter of the particles is smaller than a thickness of the overcoat layer, a pencil hardness of the hardcoat layer is equal to or higher than a pencil hardness of the overcoat layer, the pencil hardness of the overcoat layer is HB to 3H, and a difference of the pencil hardness between the overcoat layer and the hardcoat layer is within 2 grades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Eijiro Iwase
  • Patent number: 10989402
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorescent glue for an LED lighting bar, and an LED bulb lamp, the fluorescent glue comprises a phosphor, a heat radiation material having a refractive index larger than 1.4 and a heat emissivity larger than 0.8, and a colloid, the heat radiation material accounts for 0.5% to 10% by weight of the fluorescent glue, the phosphor accounts for 25% to 45% by weight of the fluorescent glue, and the colloid accounts for 45% to 74.5% by weight of the fluorescent glue. The fluorescent glue combined with the heat radiation material can directly convert heat generated by an LED chip and the fluorescent glue into infrared waves that are radiated into the surrounding environment, without additionally providing a heat dissipating device or spraying a heat dissipating coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Siding He
  • Patent number: 10988414
    Abstract: A method for creating multifunctional cementitious composites that provide load-bearing and self-sensing properties. The method involves dispersing conductive nanomaterials (e.g., multi-walled carbon nanotubes) into a polymer (e.g., latex) material from which a thin film is created and deposited (e.g., sprayed) onto aggregates, which after drying, can be incorporated with cementitious materials and desired liquids and cast, along with sufficient number of electrodes, into a form for curing. After curing, the resultant structure can be electrically tested through the electrodes, for structural characteristics, including determination of damage severity and location using back-calculation utilizing electrical resistance tomography (ERT), or electrical impedance tomography (EIT), to generate a spatial resistivity map (distribution).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth Loh, Jesus Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10968348
    Abstract: Novel thermoplastic polyhydroxyether-based compositions for use as a laser-releasable composition for temporary bonding and laser debonding processes are provided. The inventive compositions can be debonded using various UV lasers, leaving behind little to no debris. The layers formed from these compositions possess good thermal stabilities and are soluble in commonly-used organic solvents (e.g., cyclopentanone). The compositions can also be used as build-up layers for RDL formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Brewer Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Liu, Qi Wu, Rama Puligadda, Dongshun Bai, Baron Huang
  • Patent number: 10962434
    Abstract: A sensor device including: a sensor portion; a casing portion housing the sensor portion; a first adhesive that is provided between the casing portion and the sensor portion; and a second adhesive that is provided between the first adhesive and the sensor portion and has an interface between the first adhesive and the second adhesive is provided. A manufacturing method that is a manufacturing method of the sensor device, the manufacturing method including: providing the first adhesive that is cured or semi-cured, and the second adhesive that is not cured on the first adhesive; mounting the sensor portion on the upper surface of the second adhesive; and curing the second adhesive is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Ikesho
  • Patent number: 10960597
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented thermoplastic resin film has at least one surface of which has protrusions each having a height of 1 nm or more and less than 2 nm at a density of 1×107 to 1×109 protrusions per mm2. The thermoplastic resin film is capable of suppressing generation of coarse protrusions and contaminants, and defects in a processing process while having slipperiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takuji Higashioji, Shinya Kawahara, Yukari Nakamori, Tadamasa Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10954634
    Abstract: A ply-bonding agent or adhesive composition characterized by a viscosity and a surface tension for the manufacture of paper tissue and paper towel, includes: (a) water; (b) nanofibrillated cellulose; and (c) one or more modifiers effective to modify either or both of (i) the viscosity of the composition or (ii) the surface tension of the composition, wherein the one or more additional modifiers are selected from the group consisting of components (iii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii) or (viii), wherein: (iii) is PVOH and a viscosity modifier; (iv) is a viscosity modifier; (v) is a viscosity modifier and a surface tension modifier other than PVOH; (vi) is a water-soluble cellulose derivative; (vii) is a water soluble polyol; and (viii) is a surface tension modifier other than PVOH. The compositions are particularly useful for ply-bonding multi-ply absorbent sheet when the plies are treated with debonder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Zhiying Yu, Siddharth S. Vaijapurkar, Daniel W. Sumnicht
  • Patent number: 10927257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to elastomeric polymer fiber reinforced asphalt cement concrete for use in a variety of applications. In particular, the reinforcement fibers are effective to reduce or preclude voids and/or cracks formed in the asphalt upon placement and to render a self-healing property to the placed asphalt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FORTA, LLC
    Inventors: Scott T. Nazar, Jeffrey B. Lovett, Martin Doody, Christopher P. Lovett
  • Patent number: 10914879
    Abstract: A polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device are provided which can prevent abrasion since the roughness and coefficient of friction of an outer base material of a polarizing plate are designed depending on the surface hardness of the outer base material by conducting studies and tests that are conducted into factors causing abrasion between the polarizing plate and an optical sheet and taking the results into account. Therefore, the problem of abrasion between the polarizing plate and the optical sheet associated with slim-profile liquid-crystal display devices can be solved, thereby achieving a slim design without cost increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoonjung Eo, Sumin Lee, Hyunseung Kim
  • Patent number: 10912862
    Abstract: The technology described herein is directed to compositions comprising at least a first porous biomaterial layer and a second impermeable biomaterial layer and methods relating thereto. In some embodiments, the compositions and methods described herein relate to wound healing, e.g. repair of wounds and/or tissue defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: Children's Medical Center Corporation, Tufts University
    Inventors: Joshua R. Mauney, Carlos R. Estrada, David L. Kaplan, Eun Seok Gil
  • Patent number: 10894880
    Abstract: A rubber composition contains: at least one rubber component selected from the group consisting of an ethylene propylene diene rubber, a chloroprene rubber, a nitrile rubber, and an acrylic rubber; 1.5 to 30 parts by mass of a fluorene-modified cellulose nanofiber per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component; and 30 to 120 parts by mass of a carbon-based filler per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component. A method of producing a rubber composition comprises: kneading a dispersion of a fluorene-modified cellulose nanofiber in a process oil and a rubber component to prepare a kneaded material; and mixing a vulcanizing agent into the kneaded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Yuta Arakawa, Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Hidekazu Kurimoto, Masahiro Yamada, Hiroki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10896692
    Abstract: The magnetic tape has a magnetic layer containing ferromagnetic powder and binder on one surface of a nonmagnetic support and has a backcoat layer containing nonmagnetic powder and binder on the other surface thereof, wherein the thickness of the backcoat layer is less than or equal to 0.20 ?m, and the contact angle for 1-bromonaphthalene that is measured on the surface of the backcoat layer falls within a range of 10.0° to 30.0°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takuto Kurokawa, Norihito Kasada, Masahito Oyanagi
  • Patent number: 10895450
    Abstract: A system is provided for gathering information and data on the surface characteristics of an object includes a projector, a table, a first camera and a second camera. The projector is suspended above the table and arranged to project a random pattern of optical indicators onto the table. The optical indicators can be dots, lines, or other such indicators. The table is arranged to hold the object to be inspected. The first camera is positioned above and to one side of the table and angled toward the table. The second camera is positioned above and to opposite side of the table and angled toward the table. The first and second cameras are arranged to capture images of the optical indicators projected onto the object. The system is further arranged to gather information and data from the captured images and determine the surface characteristics of the object from said gathered information and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Kam Chiu Lau, Guangkun Li