Including A Second Component Containing Structurally Defined Particles Patents (Class 428/323)
  • Patent number: 10370552
    Abstract: Provided is a near infrared absorbing fine particle dispersion liquid, which can be applied to a base material such as an acrylic resin base material having a low solvent resistance, including: a solvent of one or more kinds selected from petroleum-based solvents; near infrared absorbing fine particles of one or more kinds selected from 10 mass % more and 25 mass % or less of a composite tungsten oxide expressed by MxWyOz, and/or a magneli phase expressed by the general formula WyOz; and a dispersant having a fatty acid in its structure and soluble in the solvent, wherein a viscosity is 180 mPa/S or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mika Okada, Hideaki Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 10372012
    Abstract: A mechanical chameleon through dynamic real-time plasmonic tuning, the external surface of which is covered by plasmonic cells is provided. Plasmonic cells, based on the combination of bimetallic nanodot arrays and electrochemical bias, use the electrochemical method elctrodepositing and stripping Ag shells on plasmonic Au nanodomes and then we achieve the reversible full color plasmonic cells/display. Plasmonic cells, under the control of circuits and sensors, make mechanical chameleon automatically change the color of its own when it's walking to the corresponding background color and always keeping the same color with the color background. This mechanical chameleon through dynamic real-time plasmonic tuning can capture and simulate the entire color-patterns of the environment and then drive the color-changing process in individual cells, fully merging the mechanical chameleon into the surroundings, which makes this technology is readily approachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Guoping Wang, Sheng Chu, Bihong Zhan, Sheng Liu, Xingxing Yang, Qijuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10370251
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing agglomeraterd boron nitride particles which are suitable to be used as a thermally conductive filler for a heat dissipation sheet of a power semiconductor device, and which exhibit excellent isotropy of thermal conductivity, excellent degradation resistance, and excellent kneadability with respect to resin. The agglomerated boron nitride particles are obtained by agglomerating boron nitride primary particles. The agglomerated BN articles are characterized in that: a peak area intensity ratio ((100)/(004)) of a (100) plane to a (004) plane of the BN primary particles is 0.25 or more, and the average crystallite size of the BN primary particles obtained from a (002) plane peak of the BN primary particles is 375 ? or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsura Ikemiya, Masanori Yamazaki, Takuya Suzuki, Kazuki Takeda, Toshiyuki Sawamura, Sawa Hiramatsu, Tatsushi Isojima
  • Patent number: 10365411
    Abstract: A hardcoat film including a support and a hardcoat layer, in which the support contains a resin as a main component, a film thickness of the hardcoat layer exceeds 20 ?m, the hardcoat layer contains a structure derived from a compound which has one alicyclic epoxy group and one ethylenically unsaturated double bond group and has a molecular weight equal to or less than 300, and a structure derived from a compound which has 3 or more ethylenically unsaturated double bond groups, a radical polymerization initiator and a cationic polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Takada, Keigo Ueki
  • Patent number: 10329658
    Abstract: A gas barrier laminate of the present invention includes a biaxially-oriented polypropylene base and an aluminum oxide thin film formed on one surface of the biaxially-oriented polypropylene base. The biaxially-oriented polypropylene base has a plane orientation factor ?P ranging from 0.005 to 0.020 according to phase-contrast measurement. Further, the gas barrier laminate of the present invention includes a biaxially-oriented polypropylene base and an aluminum oxide thin film formed on one surface of the biaxially-oriented polypropylene base. The biaxially-oriented polypropylene base has a molecular chain whose orientation angle measured by phase-contrast measurement ranges from 50° to 90° or from ?50° to ?90° relative to an MD direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Ishii
  • Patent number: 10329422
    Abstract: Flame retardant thermoplastic compositions that are capable of being used in a laser direct structuring process. The compositions include a thermoplastic resin, a laser direct structuring additive, and a flame retardant. The compositions offer flame retardant characteristics while also substantially maintaining the mechanical properties of the base thermoplastic resin, such as the impact strength and/or HDT of the composition. The compositions can be used in a variety of applications such as personal computers, notebook and portable computers, cell phone and other such communications equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Yanjun Frank Li, Jiru Meng, Xiangping David Zou
  • Patent number: 10328620
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a component part having a wall thickness of at most 3 mm on at least one part of the component part, comprising the method step of injection molding by means of an injection mold in an injection molding machine using a polymer/boron nitride compound, wherein the polymer/boron nitride compound comprises a thermoplastically processable polymer material and a heat-conducting filler, wherein the filler comprises platelet-shaped hexagonal boron nitride particles and wherein the injection rate during injection-molding is at most 200 mm/s. The invention further relates to a component part produced using such a method and a polymer/boron nitride compound for producing such a component part. The invention further relates to the use of such a component part for heat dissipation of component parts and assemblies to be cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Krishna B. Uibel, Robert Schädel
  • Patent number: 10316171
    Abstract: This invention is directed towards additives for improving the thermal stability of polymers. The additives comprise low water solubility particles of transition metal compounds which are surface functionalized. A specific additive for nylons utilizes surface functionalized CuI particles and may also contain alkali metal halides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Agienic, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Krasnow, Anoop Agrawal, Donald R. Uhlmann
  • Patent number: 10307716
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are surface-modified membranes and other surface-modified substrates exhibiting switchable oleophobicity and oleophilicity in aqueous media. These membranes and substrates may be used for variety of applications, including controllable oil/water separation processes, oil spill cleanup, and oil/water purification. Also provided are the making and processing of such surface-modified membranes and other surface-modified substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Lianbin Zhang, Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 10304758
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a wafer level package device are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the techniques include forming a wafer level lead frame on a carrier wafer and electrically connecting the wafer level lead frame to an active semiconductor wafer. The carrier wafer and the active semiconductor wafer have at least substantially the same coefficients of thermal expansion. The carrier wafer can be removed from the wafer level package device, and a number of connectors can be formed on the wafer level package device. The wafer level package device can be singulated to form chip packages, such as DFN or QFN packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, INC
    Inventors: Karthik Thambidurai, Ahmad Ashrafzadeh, Viresh P. Patel, Viren Khandekar
  • Patent number: 10294373
    Abstract: This invention relates to an optically clear film of predominantly thermoplastic polyester base layer and a carbodiimide-crosslinked, polyester and polymethylmethacrylate blend primer layer. The base layer preferably has a particle-free core layer and outer layers containing nonpolyester, organic and/or inorganic particles. The primer layer is preferably applied to the base layer from solution that is organic solvent-free. The primer layer and base layer composite can be laminated with a protective layer of primarily acrylic polymer to form a solar control film. Functional additives, such as UV light blockers, can be present in various layers of the solar control film. Polymethylmethacrylate in the primer, especially in combination with crosslinking by the carbodiimide, provides the acrylic coated polyester base solar control film with notably reduced iridescence. Adhesion between the acrylic layer applied from organic solvent solutions and the polyester layers is durable in moist and warm service conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventor: Tracy A. Paolilli
  • Patent number: 10280272
    Abstract: A laminate having excellent abrasion resistance to physical stimuli such as dust. The laminate comprises a base layer, a hard coat layer and a top coat layer comprising flaky metal oxide fine particles all of which are formed in this order. The flaky metal oxide fine particles are hardened by at least one method selected from the group consisting of ionizing material exposure, ionizing radiation exposure, infrared exposure, microwave exposure and high-temperature vapor exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ekinaka, Takehiro Suga, Toshio Kita, Ryo Niimi, Yuta Toyoshima, Tetsuya Shichi, Daisuke Yoshioka, Makoto Yamashita, Sohei Okazaki, Yuji Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10273367
    Abstract: Disclosed are biocidal self-healing protective materials, including coatings, stains, sealants, and adhesives. The biocidal protective materials may include a first microcapsule that includes a hydrophobic film-forming agent and a hydrophobic biocidal agent. Upon rupture of the first microcapsule, the hydrophobic film-forming agent may form a polymerized film that includes the hydrophobic biocidal agent. The biocidal protective materials may include a second microcapsule that may include a curing agent. Upon rupture of the first and second microcapsules, the curing agent may cause the hydrophobic film-forming agent to form a polymerized film that includes the hydrophobic biocidal agent. Also disclosed are protective materials that include a polymeric material matrix and the first and/or second microcapsules, as well as methods of increasing the biocidal activity of a protective material and methods of increasing a biocidal activity of a porous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Autonomic Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald O. Wilson, Byron R. Ebbert
  • Patent number: 10265768
    Abstract: The present process provides a method for synthesizing difficult to make oxide-free nanometals and such as Zn, Sn and Ti and alloys of the period 4 and 5 transition metal elements in a free and reduced state using a solution phase synthesis process. Also provided is a method for stabilizing their associated colloidal metal and alloy dispersions under kinetic control at modest temperatures (<95 degrees Celsius). A solution of an organic reducing agent containing at least two proximal nitrogen atoms is reacted with a separate solution containing one or more metal-organic salts dissolved in the same or different low molecular weight solvent as the reducing agent. The reaction products are stabilized with Lewis bases and Lewis acids and optionally can be concentrated by removing a portion of the volatile low molecular weight solvent by either the use of a partial vacuum or by chemical extraction into another phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ZEROVALENT NANOMETALS, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Reed
  • Patent number: 10259703
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for making an actuator based on carbon nanotubes. The method includes: providing a carbon nanotube layer; depositing a vanadium oxide (VOx) layer on the carbon nanotube layer; and annealing the VOx layer in an oxygen atmosphere to form a vanadium dioxide layer (VO2) layer. Because the drastic reversible phase transition of VO2, the actuator has giant deformation amplitude and fast response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: He Ma, Yang Wei, Kai Liu, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10210892
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes a support, a recording layer, and a protective layer provided on at least one surface of the support and containing plate-shaped particle powder. The plate-shaped particle powder is stacked in an overlapping manner in a thickness direction of the protective layer such that main surfaces of plate-shaped particles face a surface of the support, and the plate-shaped particles have an average plate ratio of 60 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Nakashio, Minoru Yamaga, Jun Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10190041
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes proppant materials encapsulated with a polymer encapsulation layer. Proppant particles are formed with a core having relatively larger inner pores and a shell having relatively smaller shell pores. The shell pores and/or inner pores can be loaded with a treatment product, such as a methanogenic microbial consortium capable of converting coal into methane. The polymer encapsulation layer surrounds the shell and provides for sustained time-release of the treatment product when the proppant material has been delivered to a subterranean formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kyu-Bum Han, John Fuertez, John McLennan, Taylor D. Sparks
  • Patent number: 10183471
    Abstract: A metal transfer film of thermoplastic polymer includes a polymeric carrier film, a layer of metal to be transferred onto an article, and a layer of retention adhesive suitable for bonding the transferred metal layer to a surface of the article. The transferable metal layer is adjacent between the carrier film and the retention adhesive layer. Optionally, the carrier film has a releasably adhesive layer on the side in contact with the metal. The retention adhesive is a polyvinyl amine crosslinked with citric acid. The retention adhesive is deposited on the metal layer from a liquid solution and dried to a non-tacky, solid coating enabling handling of the metal transfer film in conventional film processing unit operations. The dry retention adhesive can be activated by the metal transfer operator remotely from the adhesive application process and provides significant oxygen, moisture and aroma barrier properties to the metal covered article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy A. Paolilli, Jan Moritz, G. Vincent Sharps, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10179846
    Abstract: A process of making magnetic microcapsules and a process of making polymeric material having self-healing properties. The process of making polymeric material having self-healing properties includes the steps of mixing microcapsules containing magnetic nanoparticles in a liquid polymer before curing, and guiding the microcapsules in the liquid polymer before curing by magnetic forces to a desired location or locations. Finally, the liquid polymer with the microcapsules is cured to a solid polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Tulsa
    Inventors: Matthew D. Crall, Michael W. Keller
  • Patent number: 10180032
    Abstract: A polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC), which is attached or bonded to a substrate to form a cutter for a drill bit, is comprised of sintered polycrystalline diamond interspersed with a seed material which has a hexagonal close packed (HCP) crystalline structure. A region of the sintered polycrystalline diamond structure, near one or more of its working surfaces, which has been seeded with an HCP seed material prior to sintering, is leached to remove catalyst. Selectively seeding portions or regions of a sintered polycrystalline diamond structure permits differing leach rates to form leached regions with differing distances or depths and geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew David Murdock, Matthew Douglas Mumma, John Martin Clegg, William Henry DuBose, Neal Alan Bowden
  • Patent number: 10159255
    Abstract: A biocidal additive package comprises at least one metal or metal containing compound selected from the group consisting of Cu2O, Cu(OH)2, Cu, CuO3, Cu2O3, and a combination thereof, and at least one non-copper metal or non-copper containing metal compound. Non-limiting examples of non-copper metal and non-copper containing metal compounds are Ag, Ag2O, Bi, Bi2O3, Zn, ZnO, or a combination thereof. A biocidal ceramic glaze layer and an article comprising a biocidal ceramic glaze layer are provided. Also provided is a method of affixing a biocidal ceramic glaze to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microban Products Company
    Inventor: Alvin Lamar Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10155870
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for manufacturing a hardcoat film including a hardcoat layer having a surface of which a water contact angle is 65° or less by applying, drying, and curing a composition for forming the hardcoat layer on a base material film, in which the composition for forming the hardcoat layer contains the components (a) to (d) as defined herein, and, in a case in which a total solid content of the composition for forming the hardcoat layer is set to 100% by mass, a content of the component (b) is 40% to 80% by mass, a content of the component (c) is 10% to 40% by mass, and a content of the component (d) is 10% to 40% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Taketo Otani, Katsuyuki Takada, Masaaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10154587
    Abstract: An electrical connection material such as anisotropic conductive film that suppresses generation of warpage at electrical connection portion such as anisotropic conductive connection portion, and does not allow conduction reliability of connection body obtained by electrical connection such as anisotropic conductive connection to be reduced has a structure in which a conductive particle-containing layer is disposed between first insulating thermosetting resin composition layer and second insulating thermosetting resin composition layer. The conductive particle-containing layer is obtained by irradiating conductive particle-containing resin composition layer that contains radically polymerizable acrylate compound, photoradical polymerization initiator, non-radically polymerizable epoxy-based compound, and conductive particles with light, resulting in photoradical polymerization to form B stage state of conductive particle-containing resin composition layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 10150876
    Abstract: A coating material with a primer layer, a middle layer and a surface layer and its method of application which includes the steps: (1) spraying the primer layer material onto an article; (2) spraying or brushing the middle layer material with a first color until satisfactorily coated; (3) repeating step (2) with the middle layer material having a second color and allowing drying; and (4) spraying the surface layer material of PU imitation porcelain material and allow drying to obtain the article with superior imitation ceramic effect. The present invention can be applied to any plastic and poly articles with a contoured body, making a highly imitative ceramic article such as pot or vase to replacing the existing authentic ceramic articles. Since the material being used is biodegradable, therefore effectively decreasing the level of pollution and damages to the environment and hence lessening the health hazards to human.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 10150276
    Abstract: Provided is an outer covering material for a vacuum heat insulation material, the outer covering material having a laminated structure which sequentially, from the top, comprises: a protecting layer; a barrier layer; and a sealing material, wherein the barrier layer comprises: a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin film on which an aluminum oxide film is deposited; and an ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) resin film on which a metal thin film is deposited. Provided is a vacuum heat insulation material, comprising: a core material consisting of glass fibers; and the outer covering material which houses the core material and decompresses the inner portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Lee, Ha-Na Kim, Seong-Moon Jung, Eun-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 10145963
    Abstract: Provided are a scintillator with improved energy sensitivity dependence within the energy range of diagnostic X-rays, more specifically in the range of 40-150 kV, and a radiation dosimeter using same. Due to the scintillator comprising a photopolymer resin that contains a polymerizable monomer, a filler, and a photopolymerization initiator, energy sensitivity dependence within the range of 40-150 kV is improved. Furthermore, changes in relative sensitivity within this energy range can be reduced to 3% or less by containing an inorganic fluorescent substance such as Zn2SiO4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: National University Corporation Hokkaido University
    Inventor: Masayori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10141083
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film composite is provided. The transparent conductive film composite includes (a) 0.07-0.2 wt % of a metallic material; (b) 0.01-0.5 wt % of a dispersant; and 99.3-99.92 wt % of a solvent, wherein the metallic material (a) includes: (a1) 84-99.99 wt % of metal nanowires; and (a2) 0.01-16 wt % of micron metal flakes. A transparent conductive film manufactured from the transparent conductive film composite is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wei-Han Hsiao, Chun-Yi Chiu, Kuo-Chan Chiou, Tzong-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 10125238
    Abstract: A polytetrafluoroethylene resin composition comprising 67 to 75 volume %, preferably 69 to 72 volume %, of a polytetrafluoroethylene resin and 33 to 25 volume %, preferably 31 to 28 volume %, of a filler having an average particle diameter of 45 to 80 ?m, preferably 50 to 75 ?m. The seal ring obtained from the polytetrafluoroethylene resin composition of the present invention can prevent the cut cross-sections of the seal ring abutting portion from being pressed by oil pressure and fixing to each other. Therefore, the seal ring is effectively used as an oil seal ring used as a sealing material applied to vehicle CVTs and power steering devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventor: Yuhei Tabuchi
  • Patent number: 10118370
    Abstract: An article includes a thermoplastic resin, a metal-resin composite particle, and a pore and a method of manufacturing the article. The metal-resin composite particle includes a metal deposition layer, a first coating layer positioned on one side of the metal deposition layer, and a second coating layer positioned on the other side of the metal deposition layer, and the first and second layers include a thermosetting resin respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Sin Kim, Kang-Yeol Park, Young-Chul Kwon
  • Patent number: 10113269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dispersion for manufacturing of resin-impregnated papers, as can be used for the manufacturing of abrasion-resistant (micro scratch-resistant) surfaces, such as laminate floors, furniture surfaces or laminates (CPL, HPL). The invention relates also to a corresponding method for manufacturing of such surfaces as well as to corresponding manufactured products. Thereby, the dispersion contains for example (in weight percent) 30 to 75% water and 10 to 65% corundum particles with a particle size of F400 to F2000 as well as further additives in small quantity. This dispersion can be introduced into a liquid amino resin mixture to impregnate paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kronoplus Technical AG
    Inventors: Dieter Dohring, Oliver Hartl
  • Patent number: 10108017
    Abstract: A passive thermal heat-pipe material comprising an optical mounting structure including heat producing electronic components is provided. Each structural component of the optical mounting structure may be at least partially comprised of a polymer including a plurality of carbon nanoparticles. In a further aspect, a method of creating an optical structure adapted to support a plurality of heat emitting components is provided. The method includes adding a percentage by concentration of carbon nanoparticles to a polymer base material, mixing the polymer base material and carbon nanoparticles uniformly, melting the mixture at high temperature, forming the melted mixture into a component of the optical structure, and cooling the formed component to solidify the component. The percentage may be between 2 and 10 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Nikkhoo, Erin Hurbi
  • Patent number: 10106413
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing agglomerated boron nitride particles which are suitable to be used as a thermally conductive filler for a heat dissipation sheet of a power semiconductor device, and which exhibit excellent isotropy of thermal conductivity, excellent degradation resistance, and excellent kneadability with respect to resin. The agglomerated boron nitride particles are obtained by agglomerating boron nitride primary particles. The agglomerated BN articles are characterized in that: a peak area intensity ratio ((100)/(004)) of a (100) plane to a (004) plane of the BN primary particles is 0.25 or more, and the average crystallite size of the BN primary particles obtained from a (002) plane peak of the BN primary particles is 375 ? or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsura Ikemiya, Masanori Yamazaki, Takuya Suzuki, Kazuki Takeda, Toshiyuki Sawamura, Sawa Hiramatsu, Tatsushi Isojima
  • Patent number: 10099454
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a cover tape for packaging an electronic part which enables the reduction of the production time, and decreases the defective fraction due to the temperature variation of the sealing trowel, the present invention provides a cover tape for packaging an electronic part which includes a base layer and a sealant layer, and is closely adhered to a carrier tape, wherein the sealant layer is made of a resin composition; a main component in the resin composition has a melting point of 100° C. or less; a peeling strength A under fixed measurement conditions after heat-sealing to a polycarbonate sheet through the sealant layer at 220° C. for 0.015 seconds and a peeling strength C under the fixed measurement conditions after heat-sealing to a polycarbonate sheet through the sealant layer at 180° C. for 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10086501
    Abstract: The invention relates to obtaining an abrasive product comprising a backing layer and an abrasive layer, wherein the backing layer comprises propylene homopolymer or copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KWH MIRKA LTD
    Inventors: Beatriz Esteban, Göran Höglund, Hans Hede, Markus Kass, Mats Sundell
  • Patent number: 10076785
    Abstract: The present process provides a method for synthesizing difficult to make oxide-free nanometals and such as Zn, Sn and Ti and alloys of the period 4 and 5 transition metal elements in a free and reduced state using a solution phase synthesis process. Also provided is a method for stabilizing their associated colloidal metal and alloy dispersions under kinetic control at modest temperatures (<80 degrees Celsius). A solution of an organic reducing agent containing at least two proximal nitrogen atoms is reacted with a separate solution containing one or more metal-organic salts dissolved in the same or different low molecular weight solvent as the reducing agent. The reaction products are stabilized with Lewis bases and Lewis acids and optionally can be concentrated by removing a portion of the volatile low molecular weight solvent by either the use of a partial vacuum or by chemical extraction into another phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ZEROVALENT NANOMETALS, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Reed
  • Patent number: 10072185
    Abstract: A self-heating sealant or adhesive may be formed using multi-compartment microcapsules dispersed within a sealant or adhesive. The multi-compartment microcapsules produce heat when subjected to a stimulus (e.g., a compressive force, a magnetic field, or combinations thereof). In some embodiments, the multi-compartment microcapsules have first and second compartments separated by an isolating structure adapted to rupture in response to the stimulus, wherein the first and second compartments contain reactants that come in contact and react to produce heat when the isolating structure ruptures. In some embodiments, the multi-compartment microcapsules are shell-in-shell microcapsules each having an inner shell contained within an outer shell, wherein the inner shell defines the isolating structure and the outer shell does not allow the heat-generating chemistry to escape the microcapsule upon rupture of the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Joseph Kuczynski, Kevin A. Splittstoesser, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 10070522
    Abstract: An electrical conductor includes a substrate; and a first conductive layer disposed on the substrate and including a plurality of metal oxide nanosheets, wherein adjacent metal oxide nanosheets of the plurality of metal oxide nanosheets contact to provide an electrically conductive path between the contacting metal oxide nanosheets, wherein the plurality of metal oxide nanosheets include an oxide of Re, V, Os, Ru, Ta, Ir, Nb, W, Ga, Mo, In, Cr, Rh, Mn, Co, Fe, or a combination thereof, and wherein the metal oxide nanosheets of the plurality of metal oxide nanosheets have an average lateral dimension of greater than or equal to about 1.1 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Doh Won Jung, Se Yun Kim, Jong Wook Roh, Jongmin Lee, Sungwoo Hwang, Jinyoung Hwang, Chan Kwak
  • Patent number: 10047529
    Abstract: A floor panel has a core, a print and a wear resistant layer. The core is assembled at least from a plurality of paper sheets, or other carrier sheets, impregnated with a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Christof Vandevoorde, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 10001692
    Abstract: An electrophoretic particle includes a base particle (particle) that includes a first functional group, and a first compound and a second compound bonded to the base particle. The first compound is a polymer that includes a dispersion portion derived from a first monomer that contributes to dispersibility and a bonding portion derived from a second monomer including a second functional group having reactivity to the first functional group, and is connected to the base particle at the bonding portion. The second compound has a lower molecular weight than the first compound, includes a non-polar group and the second functional group, and is connected to the base particle at the second functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Inoue, Shinobu Yokokawa, Kiyoshi Nakamura, Tomoyuki Ushiyama
  • Patent number: 9987686
    Abstract: A complex includes a flat plate-like metal fine particle formed of at least one type of metal or a compound thereof and at least one piece of finely-disintegrated cellulose combined with the flat plate-like metal fine particle. At least a part of each piece of the finely-disintegrated cellulose is incorporated into the flat plate-like metal fine particle, and a remaining part is exposed from a surface of the flat plate-like metal fine particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Isogai
  • Patent number: 9981288
    Abstract: A method for making a recording sheet is provided, the recording sheet comprising a sizing or coating composition, which comprises a first binder resin, which is compatible with dry toner binder resin; a second binder resin, which is compatible with liquid toner binder resin; a first pigment, which has a BET surface area of from greater than zero to about 35 m2/g or greater; a second pigment, which has a BET surface area of from greater than zero to about 35 m2/g or greater, and which is different from the first pigment; and a paper or plastic substrate in contact with the composition, wherein the sizing or coating composition is comprised within first and second sublayers, and said method for making the recording sheet comprising contacting, in any order: the first binder resin; the second binder resin; the first pigment; the second pigment; or a mixture thereof, and the paper or plastic substrate, to produce the recording sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY
    Inventors: Jay C. Song, Sen Yang, Michelle X. Wang, Pat Morabito
  • Patent number: 9978991
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus including a display unit on a substrate, an encapsulating substrate facing the substrate and the display unit, a filling member between the display unit and the encapsulating substrate, and light-scattering particles in the filling member wherein a difference between a refractive index of the filling member and a refractive index of the light-scattering particles is within a set range refractive index numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junghyun Son
  • Patent number: 9975772
    Abstract: Method of producing calcium phosphate particles, such as hydroxyapatite particles, in the form of a powder or coating on a solid support comprising an oxide surface or a polymer surface, such as titanium, titanium alloys, stainless steel, zirconia, glass and poly(styrene), poly(ether ether ketone) (PEEK), and poly(imide) is described. The method comprises I) providing a water solution containing calcium ions and water-soluble organic compound(s) comprising at least two functional groups, II) providing another water solution containing phosphate ions and water-soluble organic compound(s) comprising at least two functional groups, followed by III) mixing the solutions of (I) and (II) to create calcium phosphate particles coated with said water-soluble organic compounds. After washing and drying, the coated particles may be used as scaffolds or for production of a powder of calcium phosphate particles or crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Promimic AB
    Inventor: Per Kjellin
  • Patent number: 9956588
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film in which a protective layer (100), a base material sheet (200), a UV-curable resin layer (300) having a concave-convex surface, a metallic layer (400), a primer layer (500), and an adhesion layer (600) are laminated in sequential order. Also, the present invention relates to a method for manufacturing said film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Beom Shin, Min Ho Lee, Jae Bong Hwang
  • Patent number: 9958137
    Abstract: A device that emits light in response to an electrical or optical excitation, such as LEDs, displays, e-readers, device includes at least one anisotropic flat colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal whose smallest dimension, namely the thickness, is smaller than the other two by a factor of at least 1.5, the emitted light having an intensity and a polarization that vary according to the angle formed by the light emitting direction and the normal to the largest surface of the flat nanocrystal. The device allows to realize a light-emitting device exhibiting simultaneously a high emission spectral finesse and allows proper control of the wavelength, the directivity and/or polarization of the emitted light, and thus increases the brightness and color gamut of displays composed of such a device. Such devices are found for example in displays, televisions, mobile phones, tablets, or computers. The various embodiments of these devices are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NEXDOT
    Inventors: Benoit Mahler, Thomas Pons, Elsa Cassette
  • Patent number: 9934639
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for using a magnetic element to detect the presence of foreign materials, or anomalies, embedded in an object including placing magnetic field viewing film over an object such as a coin and passing the magnetic element over the object in prescribed patterns. The object to be tested for an anomaly may be covered or encased in magnetic paper. The presence of a foreign material in the object will be detected by the film when a magnetic element passes by the anomaly. An anomaly, such as of tungsten hidden in a gold coin or nugget, is detected by the film due to the disruption of the magnetic field of the anomaly. The film will present a dark spot adjacent to the location of the hidden anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Esker Coffey
  • Patent number: 9924740
    Abstract: A layer composite acting as a covering for the filter of an article to smoke, which includes a filter cover which allows diffusion and a mouthpiece lining paper arranged outside said filter cover, the mouthpiece lining paper being in contact with a sensory substance area. A layer which is impervious to the substances contained in the sensory substance area is arranged between the mouthpiece lining paper and the filter cover. The filter cover consists of a material which allows diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TANNPAPIER GMBH
    Inventors: Guenter Griesmayr, Barbara Puehringer, Bernhard Knauseder
  • Patent number: 9929188
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a method of producing a functional device includes the imprinting step and the functional solid material layer formation step. In the imprinting step, a functional solid material precursor layer obtained from a functional solid material precursor solution as a start material is imprinted so that a first temperature of a heat source for supplying heat to the functional solid material precursor layer is higher than a second temperature of the functional solid material precursor layer in at least part of a time period while a mold for forming an imprinted structure is pressed against the functional solid material precursor layer. In the functional solid material layer formation step, after the imprinting step, the functional solid material precursor layer is heat treated at a third temperature higher than the first temperature in an atmosphere containing oxygen to form a functional solid material layer from the functional solid material precursor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Tatsuya Shimoda, Toshihiko Kaneda
  • Patent number: 9925431
    Abstract: A high forgiveness wood-type golf club head comprises a body and a face. The body comprises a sole that forms a bottom portion of the golf club head, a crown that forms a top portion of the golf club head and a skirt that forms a periphery of the golf club head between the sole and the crown. The face place is positioned at a front portion of the golf club head opposite a rear portion of the golf club head. The body defines an outer periphery having a generally triangular shape in plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd P. Beach, Peter L. Larsen, Bing-Ling Chao
  • Patent number: 9914390
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided which includes a headliner including a retaining member. A window and a shade assembly is positioned proximate the window. The shade assembly includes a housing and a shade. The shade is configured to deploy from the housing. An engaging member is positioned on the shade and is configured to couple with the retaining member. A photoluminescent structure is positioned on the shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Kristin Ann Hellman