Mica Patents (Class 428/324)
  • Patent number: 10424419
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to insulation systems. The teachings thereof may be embodied in an insulation system for an electrical machine. For example, an insulation system may comprise: solid insulation materials; an impregnating resin having oxirane functionalities; a depot accelerator distributed throughout the solid insulation materials; and a catalyst for initiating hardening of the impregnating resin, wherein the catalyst is at least partly in gaseous form under hardening conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Jürgen Huber, Dieter Schirm, Matthias Übler
  • Patent number: 10232606
    Abstract: A printing device prints an object on a medium by inkjet printing. The printing device includes: a glossy ink head that discharges ink droplets of a glossy ink having a glossy color; and a main scan driver that prompts the glossy ink head to perform main scans in which the glossy ink head discharges the ink droplets while moving in a predetermined main scanning direction. The glossy ink contains a glossy pigment and a solvent. In the main scans, the glossy ink head discharges the ink droplets plural times while moving in the main scanning direction to form ink dots at positions on the medium aligned in the main scanning direction. The ink droplets discharged from the glossy ink head each have a volume constituting a size that allows for contact on the medium between any ones of dots formed in each one of the main scans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Namiki, Kazuhiro Ochi, Eiichi Ohara, Sota Machii
  • Patent number: 9984796
    Abstract: An insulating system having improved partial discharge resistance includes an insulating tape around a conductor. The tape is a mica tape joined to a carrier. The tape is impregnated with a synthetic resin, and is interspersed with a nanoparticulate filler, present bimodally, in the form of two fractions of the filler differing in particle size and fraction size. An adhesion promoter may be in the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Peter Gröppel, Dieter Heinl, Christian Meichsner, Igor Ritberg
  • Patent number: 9951230
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition used as a fire-resistant, insulating, ecological and corrosion-inhibiting coating, comprising: 23-50% water, 4-20% diatomite C110 (Celite C110®), 2-8% manganese oxide, 3-10% calcined alumina, 7-24% elastomeric acrylic resin, 1-4% acrylic thickener, 0.3-2% ammonium hydroxide, and 5-14% ceramic fiber. Preferably, the composition also includes optionally the following components in order to provide the fire-resistant, insulating, ecological and corrosion-inhibiting properties: 1-7% titanium bioxide, 1-9% hexylenglycol, 2-18% dibutyl phthalate, 1-9% texanol, 0.7-4% fungicide, or 0.4-3% anti-foaming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: G-COVER DE MÉXICO, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventor: Moises Figueroa Martinez
  • Patent number: 9897829
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sealant curing device and a packaging method. The sealant curing device includes a bearing platform on which a display panel is placed, and a light conversion layer arranged on the bearing platform and configured to convert a light beam at a first wavelength into a light beam at a second wavelength. The light beam at the first wavelength is one of a UV light beam and an IR light beam, and the light beam at the second wavelength is the other one of the UV light beam and the IR light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liangliang Jiang, Bo Zhang, Cong Tan, Chengyong Zhan
  • Patent number: 9708052
    Abstract: A fire barrier laminate is provided for use in thermal and acoustical insulation systems, such as, but not limited to, those used in commercial aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: Unifrax I LLC, Lamart Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard Roger Contzen, Gene Jung, Gary Shank, Robert C. Rioux, Kenneth B. Miller, Phillip Faria
  • Patent number: 9676168
    Abstract: A fire barrier laminate is provided for use in thermal and acoustical insulation systems, such as, but not limited to, those used in commercial aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Bernard Roger Contzen, Gene Jung, Gary Shank, Robert C Rioux, Kenneth B Miller, Phillip Faria
  • Patent number: 9578218
    Abstract: An actuator package includes a base frame member and an image sensor. The actuator package further includes a plurality of comb drive actuators affixed to the base frame member by a plurality of respective electrically conductive leaf spring flexures. The respective electrically conductive leaf spring flexures provide an electrical current conductive path between the image sensor and conductors mounted on the base frame member, and the plurality of comb drive actuators is arranged to control the motion of the image sensor in multiple degrees of freedom relative to the fixed structure. Each of the plurality of comb drive actuators includes at least two independent comb drive array portions. At least one of the comb drive array portions generates force tending to move the image sensor out of a plane of the base frame member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Topliss
  • Patent number: 9452555
    Abstract: A metal insert-molded article having sealing ability, a method for producing the same, and an electronic component having the metal insert-molded article, the metal insert-molded article comprising: a molding material and a metal material integrally molded together by insert molding, wherein the molding material comprises a crystalline thermoplastic resin as a main component, and comprises an inorganic filler in an amount inclusive of 0% by weight to 15% by weight, and the metal material has an aspect ratio inclusive of 1 to 10 in a cross section perpendicular to a lengthwise dimension of the metal insert-molded article, and is not surface treated for adhesion with the molding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Toyota, Kyoji Kitamura, Koji Yamamoto, Tomoyuki Nishida
  • Patent number: 9427775
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for imparting a simulated patina, or antique appearance to a substrate by using a coating composition comprising a perlite based effect pigment. The perlite based effect pigment functions as colorant and matting agent and shows an almost angle independent brightness. The process provides, for example, decorative wall coatings showing enhanced antique, or patina effects as compared to conventional effect pigments on basis of mica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Raimund Schmid, Ellen Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9278577
    Abstract: A decorative fabricated covering includes a first piece of vinyl. A first ink layer is printed on the first piece of vinyl and a textured layer is printed on top of the first ink layer. A second ink layer is printed on a second separate piece of vinyl. The first and second pieces of vinyl are then laminated together. An overprint layer may be printed on top of the textured layer and a second textured layer may be printed on top of the overprint resin layer. A domed layer may be formed on top of the second ink layer and a reflective material, such as glitter, may be mixed in the second textured layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Artscape, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Hicks
  • Patent number: 9155820
    Abstract: An improved skin substitute production method is presented that minimizes destruction of the nylon weave netting that comprises the skin substitute at the pore holes of the skin substitute membrane, The skin substitute is comprised of non-biological materials produced with a series of regularly-spaced pores and a nylon weave netting. The top component is a thin (approximately 0.001? thick) silicone elastomer in which pore holes have been vacuum-pulled; physically attached to the silicone elastomer is a fine knitted nylon fabric (12/1, 15/1 denier).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: AUBERGINE MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: E. Aubrey Woodroof, Mitchell Enright
  • Patent number: 9079681
    Abstract: Image transfer articles, sheets and methods are disclosed. The image transfer articles and sheets can include or be configured to receive an image. The image can be capture on one or more ink or other marking receptive layers of the image transfer articles or sheets. In various examples, the image transfer articles provide decorative features in addition to the image. Such decorative features can include article portions bearing elements such as, but not limited to, metallic flakes, metallic-like flakes, glitter materials, sparkle materials, luminescent materials (e.g., having a glow-in-the-dark effect), pearlescent materials, reflective materials, or combinations thereof. In some examples, the image transfer articles include a vanishing layer configured to hold or sustain the image on a receptor element until the receptor element is washed a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: NuCoat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jodi A. Schwendimann, Nabil F. Nasser, Earl Pickering
  • Publication number: 20150093567
    Abstract: Disclosed are a car interior sheet manufactured by using a defective product (defective hygiene product) among hygiene products such as tissues or diapers including wet-strength paper made of pulp including plastic or super absorbent polymer (SAP). The car interior sheet is manufactured by attaching surface layers such as a nonwoven fabric to both surfaces of a base layer thereof including 30-50 weight % of a pulverized material, 5-15 weight % of additives, and 30-50 weight % of thermoplastic resin. The car interior sheet represents a low manufacturing cost, and does not generate environmental hazardous materials. The car interior sheet represents superior impact resistance at high and low temperatures, has a superior moisture absorption rate due to the SAP, so that the car interior sheet is rapidly dried after the moisture has been absorbed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Young-Chul JEON
  • Patent number: 8980400
    Abstract: The present invention provide a light-scattering fluororesin film for agricultural applications which can be used as a covering material for an agricultural house or the like, is excellent in uniformity of color or the like of crops cultivated, can reduce the occurrence of leaf scorch, seedling blight or the like, and can cultivate the crops at high productivity. Specifically, the invention provides a light-scattering fluororesin film for agricultural applications that gives a ratio of scattered light with a scattering angle of 5.5 to 10° being 5% or higher relative to the total transmitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yasuko Shimoi, Hiroshi Aruga
  • Publication number: 20150064443
    Abstract: A light roofing system is formed of a substrate layer and a waterproof surface layer. The waterproof surface layer comprises a functional coating layer made of functional paint and a waterproof layer made of waterproof paint, the functional paint comprises a base material and functional materials, and the functional materials comprise an inorganic flaky material, an inorganic high-rigidity wear-resistant material, and polymer powder with good toughness. The addition amount of the inorganic flaky material accounts for 1% to 8% of the total weight of the functional paint, the addition amount of the inorganic high-rigidity wear-resistant material accounts for 2% to 15% of the total weight of the functional paint, and the addition amount of the polymer powder with good toughness accounts for 1% to 8% of the total weight of the functional paint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Zhong Wang
  • Publication number: 20150024193
    Abstract: A coating composition is provided comprising (a) an aqueous medium, (b) melt-fabricable perfluoropolymer dispersed in said aqueous medium and having a melting temperature of at least 290° C., (c) melt-fabricable perfluoropolymer dispersed in said aqueous medium and having a melting temperature of no greater than 270° C., and (d) water miscible organic liquid having a boiling temperature of at least 280° C. and optionally (e) filler, the combination of (c) and (d) providing sloughing resistance to said composition applied to a non-horizontal substrate and baked, component (d) being unnecessary when component (a) is not present in the coating composition, and when filler is present the amount of (c) being present in an effective amount to increase the cohesive strength of the baked layer of the coating composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: LAURENCE WAINO MCKEEN, YING WANG
  • Publication number: 20140370270
    Abstract: An aqueous coating composition includes an aqueous polyurethane resin including a polyurethane resin having an acid group and a polyamine compound, a water-soluble polymer, and an inorganic layered mineral. The aqueous polyurethane resin is included at a solid content of 50-80 mass %, the water-soluble polymer is included at a solid content of 5-20 mass %, and the inorganic layered mineral is included at a solid content of 10-30 mass %, relative to a total solid content of the aqueous coating composition. The aqueous coating composition has a total solid concentration of not less than 5 mass % and a viscosity of not larger than 50 mPa-second at 23° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Kaminaga, Harumi Matsumoto, Sayaka Hoshi
  • Publication number: 20140363661
    Abstract: A gas barrier film includes a base film including a plastic material, and one or more gas barrier layers formed on the base film. The gas barrier layer includes an inorganic layered mineral and a resin component interposed between layers of the inorganic layered mineral. The gas barrier film shows an X-ray diffraction spectrum having a first peak top and a second peak top when measured at 25° C. and 65% RH using CuK? rays, the first peak top is derived from a first interlayer distance between adjacent layers of the inorganic layered mineral, the second peak top is derived from a second interlayer distance which is greater than the first interlayer distance by interposition of the resin component between layers of the inorganic layered mineral, and the second peak top is present at a position lower than a position of the first peak top in a 2? axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi KAMINAGA, Harumi MATSUMOTO, Sayaka HOSHI
  • Publication number: 20140353000
    Abstract: A system and a method are presented. The system includes an electrically conducting material and an electrical insulation system. The electrical insulation system includes a layered insulation tape that has a first layer and a second layer. The first layer includes a mica paper and a binder resin in a range from about 5 wt % to about 12 wt % of the insulation tape. The second layer includes a composite of layered nanoparticles dispersed in a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) matrix. The second layer laminates the first layer. The method includes attaching the first layer and the second layer with or without the addition of further resin; using the layered insulation tape as a turn insulation and ground wall insulation for an electrically conducting material; and impregnating the system with a nanofiller-incorporated resin by a vacuum pressure impregnation method, to form an insulation system within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Weijun Yin, Lili Zhang, Lionel Durantay, Jean François Grignard
  • Patent number: 8894901
    Abstract: A method of making a sheet of building material, useful for roofing or siding applications, and the sheet material made by such method. A mixture of a thermoplastic resin and mineral filler is prepared, the resin comprising about 10% to 40% by weight of the mixture and the filler comprising about 60% to 90% by weight. The mixture is mixed at a temperature above the melting point of the resin and is formed into a sheet at such temperature. The sheet is allowed to cool until the surface is at a temperature below the midpoint of the melting range of the thermoplastic resin, e.g. in the range of 210 to 220 degrees F. (99 to 104 degrees C.), for polyethylene, at which point it is strained by passing it through calendering rollers. The sheet material made by this process, having a high concentration of mineral filler, is fire resistant, durable, ductile, of moderate weight and resistant to weathering. It can be produced using relatively inexpensive manufacturing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: G.R. Green Building Products Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey F. Wensel, Robert W. Suggitt
  • Publication number: 20140322520
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit substrate, including a glass film (10) forming a rough layer (11) after surface roughness processing, a resin adhesion (20) located the rough layer (11) on either side of the glass film (10), and a metal foil (30) located on the outside of resin adhesion layer (20). The glass film (10), the resin adhesion layer (20) and the metal foil (30) are joined together through suppressing. The circuit substrate employs the glass film (10) which forms a rough layer (11) after surface roughness processing as a carrier material, so that the resin adhesion layer (20) and the surface of the glass film (10) have a good binding force, and the dielectric constant of the circuit substrate has slight difference in the directions of X, Y and Z. Also provided is manufacturing method for a circuit substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Minshe Su, Qianfa Liu
  • Patent number: 8846194
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electromagnetic wave-permeable brilliant coated resin product which has a brilliant coating film formed by applying a coating composition that includes a planar brightening material formed from aluminum, on a resin substrate. Within the brilliant coating film, the brightening material is oriented in a state such that a plane thereof is biased toward a direction that follows a surface of the brilliant coating film, and an average overlapping quantity (y), which is an average of a quantity of brightening material that crosses one orthogonal line that is orthogonal to the surface of the brilliant coating film, and an average inter-brightening material distance (x), which is an average of distances on the orthogonal line between adjacent brightening materials that cross said orthogonal line, satisfy the following two formulae: y?0.5 ??(formula 1), and y?0.3969x+0.594 ??(formula 2), where, the unit for x is ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Origin Electric Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yosuke Maruoka, Hiroshi Watarai, Takayasu Ido, Koji Kuno, Osamu Koyanaka
  • Patent number: 8809688
    Abstract: Disclosed are a polyamic acid solution, a polyimide resin prepared by imidization of the polyamic acid solution, a flexible metal clad laminate using the polyimide resin, and a printed circuit board including the flexible metal clad laminate, wherein the polyamic acid solution includes (a) 3,3?,4,4?-biphenyltetracarboxylic acid dianhydride (BPDA), and pyromellitic dianhydride (PMDA) as aromatic tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride; (b) at least one aromatic diamine; (c) an organic solvent; and (d) an inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Doosan Corporation
    Inventors: Yang Seob Kim, Won Kyum Kim, Hyung Wan Kim, Dong Bo Yang
  • Publication number: 20140147615
    Abstract: A multilayer thermal insulation composite for fire protection applications. The composite includes a fibrous insulation layer, at least one inorganic heat absorbing layer disposed on one side of the fibrous insulation layer, and at least one superinsulation layer disposed on at least one side of the composite adjacent the heat absorbing layer or the fibrous insulation layer. The composite may further include a scrim layer comprising a high temperature resistant, flexible, woven or non-woven scrim or scrim and high temperature resistant material disposed around the multilayer thermal insulation composite partially or substantially totally encapsulating the composite. The composite is lightweight and flexible, exhibits reduced heat transfer to the cold-face, with improved thermal insulation capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: UNIFRAX I LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. FERNANDO, Kennth B. MILLER
  • Patent number: 8734935
    Abstract: A functional element, in particular a cooktop or control panel, having a flat substrate composed of or of glass or glass ceramic, in which a coating that contains a crosslinked polysiloxane is applied to the substrate. In order to improve the scratch resistance of such a coating, according to this invention, a covering layer that contains an uncrosslinked polysiloxane is applied to the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventor: Harald Striegler
  • Publication number: 20140134421
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a conductive ink composition, including: 100-70 parts by weight of solvent; 0.05-10 parts by weight of nano-metal wires; and 0.01-20 parts by weight of dispersant, wherein the dispersant includes alkyl benzene sulfonate, alkylphenyl sulfonate, alkyl naphthalene sulfonate, sulfate of higher fatty acid ester, sulfonate of higher fatty acid ester, sulfate of higher alcohol ester, sulfonate of higher alcohol ester, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicants: Jtouch Corporation, Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chih-Ming HU, Meng-Jung LI, Yu-Chou YEH
  • Publication number: 20140044936
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a backing film for a resilient floor covering comprising (a) a first layer and (b) a second layer, wherein the first layer contains a first filler in an amount of from 10 to 80% by weight and the second layer contains a second filler in an amount of from 10 to 80% by weight and wherein the first filler is a platelet type filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: The Amtico Company Limited
    Inventors: Gary Wilson, Steven Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8628844
    Abstract: A water-soluble substrate, and more particularly a water-soluble substrate that is resistant to contact with small amounts of water, and methods of making the same are disclosed. A coating which is less water-soluble than the water-soluble substrate and in the form of particles, is applied to and substantially covers at least one surface of the water-soluble substrate. The weight ratio of coating to water-soluble substrate is higher than 0.8. Articles, such as pouches, made from the water-soluble substrate, are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Vincenzo Catalfamo
  • Publication number: 20130273314
    Abstract: A method of joining parts together with a self-piercing rivet that is inserted through a part and partially through a second part. The second part includes a fiber-filled layer and a resin matrix layer that together form a composite part. A self-piercing rivet extends into the second part, but does not penetrate completely through the matrix layer. An assembly, including a first part and a second part that includes a reinforced layer and a resin layer in which a fastener is inserted, but does not extend through the second layer. A composite part including a first layer of resin matrix reinforces the filler and a second layer of resin matrix that does not include a filler and is more than 3 microns thick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Aindrea McKelvey Campbell, Daniel Quinn Houston, Amanda Kay Freis
  • Publication number: 20130244022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dielectric coatings and articles having high, but precisely defined specific surface resistances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Rueger, Matthias Kuntz
  • Patent number: 8501311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rear-illuminable aircraft interior component consisting of a transparent or translucent thermoplastic, a translucent varnish layer disposed on the latter and a decorative varnish layer disposed on the translucent varnish layer, as well as the use of a rear-illuminable aircraft interior component of this kind as a rear-illuminable aircraft window ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Tanja Müller
  • Patent number: 8492909
    Abstract: An insulating member of the invention can include an epoxy resin, a first inorganic filler diffused in the epoxy resin and having an average particle diameter of 1 to 99 nm, and a second inorganic filler diffused in the epoxy resin and having an average particle diameter of 0.1 to 100 ?m. The first and second inorganic fillers can be independent of each other, and can be selected from a group including Al2O3, SiO2, BN, AlN, and Si3N4, and the blending ratios of the first and second inorganic fillers in the insulating member can be 0.1 to 7% by weight and 80 to 95% by weight respectively. A metal base substrate can be formed by forming a metal foil and a metal base on either surface of the insulating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Okamoto, Tatsuya Ganbe
  • Publication number: 20130101831
    Abstract: A multi-layer paper-based packaging material is provided that has adequate barrier properties. At least one surface of the paper is smoothed and then a barrier layer is applied. The paper can also include optional primer and heat-seal layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: FRITO-LAY NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Robert KNOERZER, Kenneth Scott LAVERDURE, Todd Michael FAYNE
  • Publication number: 20130078449
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, the transparent electrode laminate includes a transparent substrate and an optically transparent electrode layer formed on the transparent substrate. The electrode layer includes a three-dimensional network of metal nanowires with a diameter of 20 to 200 nm. Each metal nanowire has a reaction inorganic product of a metal constituting the metal nanowire on a part of a surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
  • Patent number: 8354160
    Abstract: Method of forming a very hydrophobic, extremely hydrophobic or superhydrophobic surface comprising depositing a composition comprising hydrophobic microparticles, hydrophobic nanoparticles, or a mixture thereof and a binder in sufficient quantity to provide a hydrophobic or a superhydrophobic surface on a substrate having a micropatterned surface having raised portions, recessed portions or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Kathryn M. Spurgeon, George Van Dyke Tiers, Vivian W. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Chuntao Cao, Rudolf J. Dams
  • Publication number: 20120325306
    Abstract: A back-sheet for a photovoltaic module is provided comprising a fire resistant polymeric film and a second polymeric film adhered to the fire resistant polymeric film. The fire resistant polymeric film comprises a polymer that does not melt at temperatures below 275° C. and an inorganic particulate filler selected from inorganic metal oxides and inorganic metal nitrides, and combinations thereof. The fire resistant polymeric film contains from 40 to 75 weight percent inorganic particulate filler based on the total weight of the film, and the fire resistant polymeric film has an average thickness of at least 85 microns. A photovoltaic module comprising such a back-sheet is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: BRIAN C. AUMAN, Carl Robert Haeger
  • Publication number: 20120312366
    Abstract: A back-sheet for a photovoltaic module comprises a fire resistant sheet adhered to a fluoropolymer film. The fire resistant sheet comprises 40 to 100 weight percent of crystallized mineral silicate platelets based on the weight of the fire resistant sheet, and the fire resistant sheet has an average thickness of at least 75 microns, and more preferably at least 100 microns. The crystallized mineral silicate platelets of the fire resistant sheet are selected from the group of mica, vermiculite, clay, talc, and combinations thereof. A photovoltaic module made with such a back-sheet is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Adam Ben Starry, Brian C. Auman, Carl Robert Haeger, Roger Curtis Wicks
  • Publication number: 20120295052
    Abstract: A conductive single-sided tape includes a conductive, nonwoven adhesive layer and a metal layer positioned adjacent the conductive, nonwoven adhesive layer. The conductive, nonwoven adhesive layer includes a conductive nonwoven substrate having a plurality of passageways, an adhesive material positioned within at least a portion of the passageways and a plurality of metal particles dispersed within the adhesive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Jeong-Wan Choi, Jin-Bae Kim
  • Patent number: 8313832
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a high thermal conductivity (HTC) paper that comprises a host matrix, such as mica, and HTC materials intercalated into the host matrix. The HTC materials are comprised of at least one of nanofillers, diamond like coatings directly on the host matrix, and diamond like coatings on the nanofillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: James D Smith, Gary Stevens, John W Wood
  • Patent number: 8309230
    Abstract: A multilayer barrier structure includes a plurality of relatively thin nanocomposite layers separated by one or more relatively thick intermediate layers selected from synthetic elastomers or non-elastomeric polymers. The composites exhibit remarkably long breakthrough and lag-times and are useful for packaging or protective apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Inmat, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. Karim, Harris A. Goldberg, Carrie A. Feeney, Michele Farrell
  • Patent number: 8295786
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic sheet with improved resistance to folding while maintaining good magnetic characteristics and reliability; a method for producing the magnetic sheet; an antenna; and a portable communication device. A magnetic sheet of the present invention includes a flat magnetic powder, and a resin binder capable of dissolving in a solvent, wherein the magnetic sheet has a gradient of the content ratio of the magnetic powder to the resin binder in a thickness direction thereof, wherein, in use, the magnetic sheet is folded so that, of the front and back surfaces thereof, one surface whose magnetic powder content is lower than that of the other is folded inward, and wherein the difference in glossiness measured at a light-incident angle of 60° between the front and back surfaces is 9.4 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Aramaki, Junichiro Sugita, Morio Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20120208005
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plastics material component for an aircraft, comprising (i) a substrate, which comprises one or more thermosetting plastics materials, and (ii) one or more layers which are applied to the substrate, at least one layer S1 comprising mica.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Turanski, Heinz-Peter Busch, Berend Schoke, Wilko Östereich
  • Publication number: 20120156471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved formaldehyde-free coated fibrous substrate. The coating includes a crosslinked binder system which forms three dimensional networks when heat cured. After the coating is applied to the back of fibrous substrate and cured, the coating is capable of hygroscopic expansion which imparts excellent anti-sag properties. The coating is compatible with other coating systems with neutral or mild alkaline pH. The improvement being the binding system is neutralized with a volatile base so that it evaporates quickly so as not to hinder the cross-linking reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Lida Lu, Kenneth G. Caidwell
  • Publication number: 20120107547
    Abstract: A multilayer thermal insulation composite for fire protection applications. The composite includes a fibrous insulation layer, at least one inorganic heat absorbing layer disposed on one side of the fibrous insulation layer, and at least one superinsulation layer disposed on at least one side of the composite adjacent the heat absorbing layer or the fibrous insulation layer. The composite may further include a scrim layer comprising a high temperature resistant, flexible, woven or non-woven scrim or scrim and high temperature resistant material disposed around the multilayer thermal insulation composite partially or substantially totally encapsulating the composite. The composite is lightweight and flexible, exhibits reduced heat transfer to the cold-face, with improved thermal insulation capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Joseph A. Fernando, Kenneth B. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120045623
    Abstract: A roofing system including a roof deck and a membrane assembly secured to the roof deck. The roof deck may be a flammable roof deck. The membrane assembly includes a roofing membrane and a fire resistant sheet, the fire resistant sheet, or a portion thereof, secured to the membrane. The fire resistant sheet includes a fabric substrate and a binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Robert C Delaney, Bruce F. Douglas, Norman Ninow, L. Richard Peng, James Burkett
  • Publication number: 20110318570
    Abstract: A paint composition producing paint films which change from an achromatic color to a chromatic color when the angle of incidence of the light with respect to the normal to the paint film plane is changed. The paint composition comprises (A) glitter material which has an angle-dependent interference effect and (B)metal oxide coated mica and/or metal oxide coated alumina flakes in proportions where the content ratio ((A)/(B)) of the (A) component with respect to the (B) component, as the solid fraction mass ratio, is from 2.5/1 to 1/6 and in which the interference color of the (A) component and the interference color of the (B) component at a face angle of the paint film have a complementary color relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: BASF COATINGS JAPAN LTD.
    Inventors: Haruko Ryuzaki, Kaori Notoya, Shigeo Misawa
  • Patent number: 8080306
    Abstract: There is provided an exterior member including a first layer formed on a surface of a substrate and containing coating inclusions and a second layer stacked on a surface of the first layer and containing a material that can allow light to be transmitted therethrough, the light having a wavelength at which optical characteristics of the coating inclusions can be changed. The first layer has a marking portion which is a portion where the optical characteristics of the coating inclusions have changed by laser-irradiation of the light having the wavelength to at least a part of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Fukuma, Kiyoto Kusama
  • Publication number: 20110305896
    Abstract: A multi-layer sheet structure, in an exemplary embodiment, includes a first layer of a thermoplastic olefin (TPO) composition that includes polypropylene and a filler, and a second layer that includes a polyolefin composition. The second layer positioned over at least a portion of the first layer. The multi-layer sheet structure also includes a third layer that includes an adhesive, and a fourth layer that includes a transparent acrylic composition. The third layer is between the second layer and the fourth layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen Kenneth Campbell
  • Patent number: 8039094
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine-readable security element for security products, containing at least one particulate substance that has electroluminescent properties and a transparent, electrically conductive pigment. Also disclosed are a printing ink for producing such a security element and a security product comprising said security element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignees: Merck Patent GmbH, Bundesdruckerei GmbH
    Inventors: Burkhard Krietsch, Matthias Kuntz, Oliver Muth, Manfred Paeschke, Jakob Kuen