Polymeric Or Resinous Material Patents (Class 428/327)
  • Patent number: 10683463
    Abstract: A solid lubricant composition comprising a wax carrier and agglomerates of PTFE micropowder dispersed throughout the wax carrier is disclosed. In some embodiments, the solid lubricant composition is applied to an interior surface of a cylindrical plain bearing. In other embodiments, a polymer sliding layer having a plurality of indentations formed therein is applied to the interior surface of a metal shell, and the solid lubricant composition described herein is disposed in the indentations, to thereby form a cylindrical plain bearing having a sliding layer of both the polymer material and the solid lubricant composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GGB, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kim
  • Patent number: 10670788
    Abstract: Provided is a light diffusion film laminate for a reflective display device that can improve the reflection luminance at a predetermined observation position (for example, the front direction of the screen) without reducing the visibility not only from the predetermined observation position (for example, the front direction of the screen) but also from a position away from a predetermined observation position (for example, an oblique direction deviated from the front of the screen) and a reflective display device including the light diffusion film laminate. A light diffusion film laminate for a reflective display device has optical diffusibility that changes depending on an incident angle of light, and at least transmits reflected light occurring when incident light is reflected by a reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOMOEGAWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsubasa Sakano, Masahide Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10625457
    Abstract: Decorative films, useful for making a wide range of decorative laminates, that have a relatively deep texture on one major face and a relatively smoother, print receptive surface on the other major face. Notwithstanding the deep texture, the films have superb tracking characteristics and are compatible with a wide variety of automated printing operations. This allows automated printing equipment to print information directly onto the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Guillot, Jon R. Schrader, Cornelius Joseph Toomey
  • Patent number: 10626292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating composition for a flexible plastic film, and more specifically to a coating composition for producing a flexible plastic film having excellent flexibility while exhibiting high hardness. According to the present invention, the coating composition exhibits flexibility, bending property, high hardness, scratch resistance and high transparency, and hardly has a risk of damaging the film even in repetitive, continuous bending or long-time folding state, and thereby can be usefully applied to flexible mobile devices, display devices, front face and display unit of various instrument panels, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Min Kim, Jin Young Park, Yeong Rae Chang
  • Patent number: 10608127
    Abstract: A cathode of a solar unit and method for manufacturing thereof, and a solar cell. The method for manufacturing a cathode of a solar unit includes the following steps: step a) curing a composition to form a film, and the composition comprises conducting polymer, curing material, ionic liquid and phosphorene; step b) applying photoresist on the film corresponding to pixel areas by ink jet printing or applying photoresist on the film corresponding to pixel areas by coating, and then carrying out the processes of exposure and development; step c) etching the film on which the photoresist has been ink jet printed or coated to form the cathode pattern of the solar unit; step d) peeling off the photoresist to obtain the cathode of the solar unit. A cathode of a solar unit that has high stability, good flexibility, low resistance value and long cell duration can be manufactured by using the method for manufacturing a cathode of a solar unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiuxia Yang, Jiantao Liu, Xuebo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10597550
    Abstract: An aqueous polymer dispersion and an aqueous coating composition comprising the aqueous polymer dispersion; and the aqueous coating composition capable of providing coating films with excellent tannin blocking and satisfactory early block resistance and sandability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Xiaohong Yang, Yaobang Li, Yawei Xu, Yan Wu
  • Patent number: 10570320
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive member to be adhesively fixed through pressure which has both position adjustability and adhesiveness and is capable of producing a sufficient adhesive strength in addition to the position adjustability. The adhesive member comprises a support, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer provided on one surface of the support, and a plurality of protrusion elements arranged, in spaced-apart relation to each other, on a principal surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on a side opposite to the support. Each of the protrusion elements is composed of an aggregation of a plurality of cohesive particles, wherein the adhesive member has a frictional force of 0.4 N/cm2 or less, with respect to a stainless steel plate serving as an adherend, as measured when the protrusion elements are in contact with a surface of the adherend, and a shear adhesive strength of 45 N/cm2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kensuke Tani, Mizuho Nagata, Kaori Mizobata, Masatsugu Soga, Ryota Masuda, Masayuki Satake, Kenichi Okada, Naofumi Kosaka, Keisuke Shimokita
  • Patent number: 10569498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sandwich panel and a sandwich panel structure formed by welding a plurality of the sandwich panels, each sandwich panel comprising: a flocking core layer; and skin layers laminated on both surfaces of the flocking core layer, respectively, wherein the sandwich panel comprises at least one contact portion, at which the two skin layers abut each other. In addition, the present disclosure provides a method for manufacturing a sandwich panel, the method comprising the steps of: preparing a sandwich panel comprising a flocking core layer and skin layers laminated on both surfaces of the flocking core layer, respectively; and applying heat and pressure to at least one surface of the skin layers, thereby forming at least one contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Hyun Rho, Dong-Eung Kim, Ji-Won Lim
  • Patent number: 10537755
    Abstract: Thermally deformable face seals and respirators including such face seals. The thermally deformable face seal structures comprise composite phase change materials that mold to the face of a user to provide a personalized but one-size-fits-all facial fit having excellent shape retention after use and long term durability. The phase change material is applied onto a base component to cover all or substantially all of the surface area of the base component and adapts to the face of the user to provide a secure, leak-free seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Parham, Ethan Voss, Alyssa Whitney Sabolis
  • Patent number: 10538841
    Abstract: A water-barrier laminate having a water-trapping layer (1) in which a hygroscopic agent is dispersed, wherein a hygroscopic agent has such a hygroscopic property that the ratio (Ax/Ay) of a hygroscopic amount Ax at a relative humidity of 80% and a hygroscopic amount Ay at a relative humidity of 30% is not less than 3, and the water-trapping layer is positioned between the two inorganic barrier layers (3a) and (3b). The water-barrier laminate exhibits barrier property against the water over extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naru Kawahara, Shunya Nangou, Kota Mori, Shinpei Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10525667
    Abstract: Fiber reinforced resin matrix composite laminates are provided comprising: at least one layer of fiber reinforced resin matrix comprising a cured resin matrix; and a surfacing construction bound to the cured resin matrix and forming a surface of the laminate, comprising: at least one barrier layer; and at least one cured adhesive layer derived from high temperature cure adhesive. In some embodiments, barrier layer(s) may be substantially impermeable to organic solvents, water, and/or gasses. In another aspect, fiber reinforced resin matrix composite laminates are provided comprising: a) at least one layer of fiber reinforced resin matrix comprising a cured resin matrix; and b) a surfacing construction bound to the cured resin matrix and forming a surface of the laminate, comprising: at least one barrier layer; and at least one electrically conductive layer. In another aspect, a surfacing construction is provided comprising a barrier layer and a curable adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry S. Hebert, Naiyong Jing, Michael D. Swan
  • Patent number: 10513821
    Abstract: A surface treatment agent which is an aqueous emulsion containing: (a) a fluorine-free polymer including: (i) repeating units derived from a long-chain (meth)acrylate ester monomer represented by the formula: CH2?CA11-C(?O)—O-A12, wherein A11 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and A12 is a linear or branched aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 10-30 carbon atoms; (b) a surface active agent including both of a nonionic surface active agent and an anionic surface active agent, wherein the amount of the anionic surface active agent is at least 22% by weight, based on the total of the nonionic surface active agent and the anionic surface active agent; and (c) a liquid medium comprising water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., DAIKIN AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: James Kasey Bridges, Ronald O. Skidds, Takashi Enomoto, Masahiro Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10516130
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes on a substrate a plurality of light emitting elements in which an organic layer including a white light emitting layer is sandwiched between a lower transparent electrode and an upper electrode, and further includes a reflection layer and an optical interference layer provided between the light emitting elements and the substrate, wherein the optical interference layer is made of a material having a lower refractive index than the refractive index of the light emitting layer and the ratio (nr/nb) of a refractive index (nr) with respect to a red wavelength region to a refractive index (nb) with respect to a blue wavelength region is less than 0.95, and the orders of interference m for blue, green, and red wavelength regions are 5, 4, and 3, respectively, when the optical distance from the light emitting layer to the reflection layer is (2m+1)?/4±(?)?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10473434
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel bulletproof material, manufacture method thereof and a bulletproof backpack. The bulletproof material comprises a plurality of layers of bulletproof fiber cloths and shock-absorption layers, wherein each layer of bulletproof fiber cloth has a plurality of diamond-shaped reinforcing units, and an included angle is formed between two neighboring diamond-shaped reinforcing units of the adjacent bulletproof fiber cloths; a carbon nano layer is provided on the front side of each layer of bulletproof fiber cloth; the carbon nano layer comprises a plurality of diamond-shaped integrated carbon nano tube units; and the plurality of diamond-shaped integrated carbon nano tube units correspond to the plurality of diamond-shaped reinforcing units at positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SDL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tak Nam Liu
  • Patent number: 10449097
    Abstract: Absorbent articles herein may provide a topsheet, a backsheet, an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent core may comprise at least one channel having a shape. The backsheet graphics may substantially match the shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rosati, Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Hans Adolf Jackels, Blanca Arizti, Ernesto G. Bianchi, Donald Carroll Roe, Darrell Ian Brown, Sarah Ann Sanborn, Theodore Cory Fites
  • Patent number: 10438866
    Abstract: A heat-insulating sheet includes a heat storage sheet, a first insulating sheet, and a thermally conductive sheet. The heat storage sheet contains a first resin and a plurality of microcapsules containing latent heat storage material and mixed in the form of aggregates with each other. The first insulating sheet has a first face bonded to the heat storage sheet and a second face opposite to the first face. The thermally conductive sheet is bonded to the second face of the first insulating sheet. The content of the microcapsules in the heat storage sheet is falls within a range from 40 wt % to 90 wt %, inclusive. The heat storage sheet includes a layer free from the microcapsules at a portion in contact with the first insulating sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Nakayama, Yoshiya Sakaguchi, Hirofumi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10434192
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel formulations comprising a plurality of nano-sized solid particles and a gel-forming system, useful, e.g. for imaging of the body of a mammal. Also described are kits comprising such formulations and imaging methods utilizing such formulations or kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
    Inventors: Rasmus Irming Jølck, Morten Albrechtsen, Lise Nørkjaer Bjerg, Thomas Lars Andresen
  • Patent number: 10371892
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are nanostructured photonic materials, methods of making and methods of use thereof, and systems including the nanostructured photonic materials. The nanostructured photonic materials comprise a substrate having a first surface; an array comprising a plurality of spaced-apart plasmonic particles disposed on the first surface of the substrate; and a waveguide layer disposed on the array and the first surface, wherein the waveguide layer: is optically coupled to the array, comprises a photochrome dispersed within a matrix material, and has an average thickness defining a hybrid plasmon waveguide mode; wherein the photochrome exhibits a first optical state and a second optical state; and wherein the second optical state of the photochrome at least partially overlaps with the hybrid plasmon waveguide mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Yuebing Zheng, Linhan Lin, Mingsong Wang
  • Patent number: 10338644
    Abstract: A display device having a minimal overall thickness is achieved by receiving a camera in an accommodation space on at least one among upper and lower substrates. The optical affects caused by reflection of light off the camera or its components can be minimized by a special low reflective film provided in the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ilchan Jung, Moojin Kim
  • Patent number: 10280346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a one-part curable adhesive composition, in particular, a one-part adhesive composition having excellent initial and aged lap shear strength as well as low viscosity, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Haiping Wu, Thomas Bachon, Rainer Schonfeld, Xiaowei Lin, Zhenfeng Cao
  • Patent number: 10196548
    Abstract: Polymeric materials are disclosed herein that include a reaction product of components comprising: a) a first amine component having at least two and at most three primary amino groups, secondary amino groups, or a mixture thereof, with the proviso that the first amine component is not a silicone diamine; b) a second amine component having (i) greater than three primary amino groups, or (ii) at least three primary amino groups and a plurality of secondary amino groups, wherein the second amine component is a polymeric material having a carbon backbone or a polymeric material having a carbon backbone with a plurality of catenated nitrogen atoms; and c) an oxalate ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jerald K. Rasmussen, Döne Demirgöz, Taylor M. Christian, Cary A. Kipke, Nicole Morozowich Beveridge, Andrew P. Klein, David S. Hays, James P. DiZio, George W. Griesgraber, Robert A. Asmus
  • Patent number: 10121985
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes on a substrate a plurality of light emitting elements in which an organic layer including a white light emitting layer is sandwiched between a lower transparent electrode and an upper electrode, and further includes a reflection layer and an optical interference layer provided between the light emitting elements and the substrate, wherein the optical interference layer is made of a material having a lower refractive index than the refractive index of the light emitting layer and the ratio (nr/nb) of a refractive index (nr) with respect to a red wavelength region to a refractive index (nb) with respect to a blue wavelength region is less than 0.95, and the orders of interference m for blue, green, and red wavelength regions are 5, 4, and 3, respectively, when the optical distance from the light emitting layer to the reflection layer is (2m+1)?/4±(?)?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10107894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating layer penetrable by radio wave and having a metallic luster. The coating layer includes a resin layer as an outmost layer to an exterior or front, a metallic texture layer formed on a rear side of the resin layer and comprising a optical film layer including metal oxides having different refractive indexes, and a germanium (Ge) layer to reflect light and a reflection layer formed on the rear side of the metallic texture layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Byung Kyu Cho, Seung Chan Hong, So Jung Shim
  • Patent number: 10104768
    Abstract: Provided are a sizing agent for quartz glass fibers capable of suppressing charging of quartz glass fibers, and suppressing generation of fluff in a production process for quartz glass fibers and a weaving process for a quartz glass cloth, a quartz glass fiber or a quartz glass yarn having applied thereonto the sizing agent, a quartz glass cloth, a prepreg for a printed circuit board, and a product using the quartz glass fiber. The sizing agent for quartz glass fibers includes an aqueous solution containing: a cationic vinyl acetate copolymer emulsion in which a cationic vinyl acetate copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of from 5,000 to 500,000 is dispersed in water; and starch, in which emulsion particles of the cationic vinyl acetate copolymer emulsion have a 50% diameter on a volume basis of from 0.1 ?m to 5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU QUARTZ PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuya Yokosawa
  • Patent number: 10094952
    Abstract: An example embodiment of the present invention provides an anti-reflection film capable of providing low reflectability and designability, a method of producing the film, and a display device. Another example embodiment of the present invention relates to an anti-reflection film including a substrate and a resin layer on the substrate, the resin layer containing a plurality of cavities, the resin layer and the substrate having different refractive indexes from each other, the resin coat including a base portion and a plurality of protrusions on the base portion, the plurality of protrusions being integrally formed with the base portion, the base portion having a thickness that varies at least in one direction in a region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Chiaki Minari, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Patent number: 10072156
    Abstract: The present invention includes matte textured powder monocoat coating compositions that can be used to coat substrates, such as automobile bodies, and methods of coating such substrates. A powder coating composition may comprise an acrylic resin, a UV light stabilizer, a matting agent, and a texturing additive, wherein the cured powder coating composition transmits less than about 0.1% of UV light at 290 nm and less than about 0.5% of UV light at 400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
    Inventors: Susan Marie Sobek, Susan Margaret Miller
  • Patent number: 10072148
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition comprising: (A) 100 parts by weight of epoxy resin; (B) from 10 to 80 parts by weight of benzoxazine resin; (C) from 10 to 50 parts by weight of dicyclopentadiene phenol resin; and (D) from 0.5 to 5 parts by weight of amine hardener; wherein the resin composition is free of diallyl bisphenol A (DABPA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ELITE ELECTRONIC MATERIAL (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rongtao Wang, Yu-Te Lin, Wenjun Tian, Ziqian Ma, Wenfeng Lv, Ningning Jia
  • Patent number: 10065393
    Abstract: One or more layers of structured thermoplastic polymer, such as a light weight veil of thermoplastic polymer fibers, are located within the interleaf zone of laminates that are composed of fibrous layers and thermosetting resin. The thermoplastic veils are used in the interleaf zones as a replacement for thermoplastic toughening particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Mortimer, John Cawse
  • Patent number: 10047478
    Abstract: The present invention provides a prepreg comprising: a primary pre-pregnant made of a reinforced fiber substrate and an epoxy resin composition containing at least epoxy resin and thermoplastic resin impregnated into the reinforcing fiber that forms the reinforced fiber substrate; and a surface layer made of epoxy resin composition containing at least an epoxy resin and an epoxy resin-soluble thermoplastic resin that dissolves in the epoxy resin, the surface layer being formed on one or both surfaces of the primary prepreg; the prepreg being characterized in that only one of either the epoxy resin composition of the primary prepreg or the epoxy resin composition of the surface layer contains a hardening agent for an epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOHO TENAX CO., LTD
    Inventors: Takaya Suzuki, Toyoaki Ishiwata, Yoshinori Suzuki, Hiroshi Numata
  • Patent number: 10035916
    Abstract: To provide a composition for powder coating material which can be sufficiently pulverized, and with which a powder coating material capable of forming a coating film excellent in weather resistance and adhesion to the substrate can be obtained; a powder coating material capable of forming a coating film excellent in weather resistance and adhesion to the substrate; and a coated article having a coating film excellent in weather resistance and adhesion to the substrate, on its surface. A composition for powder coating material comprising a polyvinylidene fluoride (A) having a melting point of from 151 to 200° C., and an acrylic resin (B) having a glass transition temperature of from 40 to 90° C. A powder coating material comprising the composition for powder coating material, and a coated article having a coating film formed of the powder coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shun Saito, Masataka Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10029400
    Abstract: A tile made of hard objects, such as stones, that are enclosed in epoxy and a method to fabricate such tiles are disclosed. The method includes placing a predetermined volume of sand of a predetermined coarseness into a mold of a predetermined size; leveling the sand in the mold; placing a first predetermined volume of stones of a first predetermined size range over the sand in the mold; placing a second predetermined volume of stones of a second predetermined size range over the sand in the mold; pouring a predetermined amount of self-leveling epoxy material over the stones and sand; and curing the epoxy material. A top coat is next applied to ensure that the bigger stones that sit proud of the epoxy are wetted to give the brilliant color of wet stones as seen at the lakeshore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Dante Manarolla
  • Patent number: 10008406
    Abstract: An adhesive sheet for laser dicing is provided that is capable of, in laser dicing by irradiation with laser light through the adhesive sheet, suppressing laser light scattering in the adhesive sheet while allowing easy chip division by expanding the adhesive sheet and enables inhibition of dust attachment during chip division for chip production in high yields. The present invention provides an adhesive sheet for laser dicing, including a substrate film having a back layer containing a friction reducing agent and an antistatic agent on one surface and having an adhesive layer on another surface, wherein the back layer has a surface with arithmetic mean roughness Ra of 0.1 ?m or less, the sheet has a tensile modulus of elasticity at 23° C. from 50 to 200 MPa, and the sheet has a parallel transmittance of 85% or more in a wavelength range from 400 to 1400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Gosuke Nakajima, Tomoaki Tanaka, Shigeru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9999903
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for forming a CNT film. In the method, the CNT film is formed by applying a dispersion liquid including CNT and a silica colloid onto a base material and drying the dispersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Fuji Chemical CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Matsuda, Motoo Sunaga, Hiroshi Isobe, Katsumi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9914810
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film having a transparent polymer substrate and a transparent conductive layer on one main surface of the transparent polymer substrate. A cured resin layer with surface irregularities is formed: at least one of: between the transparent polymer substrate and the transparent conductive layer; and on the main surface opposite to the surface with the transparent conductive layer formed thereon of the transparent polymer substrate. The cured resin layer is preferably 1 ?m or more and 3 ?m or less in thickness and preferably contains a resin composition containing at least two components that undergo phase separation based on a difference in physical properties and 0.01 to 5 parts by weight of fine particles to 100 parts by weight of the solid content of the resin composition. The particle size of the fine particles is preferably 25 to 80% of the thickness of the cured resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Ozawa, Hiroyuki Takao, Minoru Kanatani, Wataru Nagatake
  • Patent number: 9898118
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a position detecting substrate includes a first base material, a sensing electrode formed of metal on the first base material and configured to detect a position, an adhesive layer facing the first base material and the sensing electrode and including a resin, and a second base material adhered to the sensing electrode by the adhesive layer, wherein assuming the force required to peel the sensing electrode from the first base material to be A, the force required to peel the adhesive layer from the first base material to be B and the force required to peel the second base material from the adhesive layer to be C, then A>B, or A>C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ide, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda
  • Patent number: 9880322
    Abstract: Presently described are optical films comprising a polymerized (e.g. microstructured) surface that comprises the reaction product of a polymerizable resin composition and polymerizable resin compositions that comprise nanoparticles; at least one first monomer comprising at least two (meth)acrylate groups; and at least one second (meth)acrylate monomer having following the structure (I); wherein at least one R1 comprises an aromatic substituent, t is an integer from 1 to 4, and R2 is hydrogen or methyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES CO.
    Inventors: Bryan V. Hunt, Kyle J. Lindstrom, Maureen C. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9833811
    Abstract: Provided is a coating composition excellent in antifouling properties, transparency and hydrophilicity, wherein the coating composition contains (A) a metal oxide particle having a number average particle size of 1 nm to 400 nm; and (B) a polymer particle, in which the content of an aqueous-phase component in the component (B), represented by the expression (I), is 20 mass % or less, where (I) (%)=(dry mass of a filtrate obtained by filtering the component (B) at a molecular cutoff of 50,000)×(100?total mass of solid content)/(mass of the filtrate?dry mass of the filtrate)×100/the total mass of solid content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takanohashi, Junichi Hirose, Waka Goto, Shuichiro Ogawa, Kentaro Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9830837
    Abstract: A label having a silicone-free (water-based) release coating and compatible adhesive patch is provided. The label includes a thermally coated substrate having a silicone-free substrate overlaid thereon of a first surface. A second surface includes a microsphere adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Martha Patricia Wild, Jessica Darlene Watkins
  • Patent number: 9793027
    Abstract: A dielectric fluid composition for electrical apparatus comprises a functionalized 12-hydroxy stearic acid having desirable properties including a pour point less than ?30° C. and a fire point greater than 250° C. It may be prepared by a process wherein 12-hydroxy methyl stearate is transesterified by reaction with a C3-C20 alcohol to form an alkyl-12-hydroxy stearate, followed by esterification thereof with a linear or branched C4-C20 carboxylic acid. This acid may be a free acid chloride, a fatty acid, a carboxylic acid anhydride, or combination thereof. The resulting functionalized 12-hydroxy stearic acid exhibits improved thermoxidative capability, low temperature flowability, and increased fire point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Suh Joon Han, Dirk B. Zinkweg, Zenon Lysenko
  • Patent number: 9765185
    Abstract: The presence of certain impurities in diphenyl sulfone have a deleterious effect on the properties of the poly(aryletherketone)s produced therein, including one or more of color, melt stability, molecular weight, crystallinity, etc. and here identify those impurities and provide processes for the recovery of the diphenyl sulfone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Chantal Louis, William Gandy, Edward Ryan, Geoffrey Scott Underwood, Kong Yi
  • Patent number: 9738763
    Abstract: Provided is a resin sheet, wherein in a stress measurement in which a dynamic shear strain is applied in a direction parallel to a surface, the difference between a loss tangent as measured when a strain amplitude is 10% of the sheet thickness and a loss tangent as measured when the amplitude is 0.1% is equal to or greater than 1 at a temperature of 80° C. and a frequency of 0.5 Hz. The resin sheet of the present invention can provide a semiconductor device with excellent connection reliability, wherein air bubbles and cracks are less likely to occur in the resin sheet. In the resin composition of the present invention, aggregates are less likely to occur during storage. The resin sheet obtained by forming the resin composition into a sheet has good flatness. The hardened material thereof can provide a circuit board or a semiconductor device with high connection reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Shimba, Kazuyuki Matsumura, Toshihisa Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9709700
    Abstract: Optical bodies are disclosed that include a first optical film, a second optical film and at least one rough strippable boundary layer disposed between the first and second optical films. Also disclosed are optical bodies including a strippable boundary layer disposed between the first and second optical films and including a first polymer and a second polymer that is substantially immiscible in the first polymer. The present disclosure also provides methods of processing optical bodies that include stretching the optical bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Carl A. Stover, Timothy J. Hebrink, Martin E. Denker, Jeffery N. Jackson, Kristopher J. Derks, Michael F. Weber, Anna A. Kobilansky, Joan M. Strobel, Barry S. Rosell, John P. Purcell, Kevin M. Hamer, Robert D. Taylor, William B. Black, Richard J. Thompson, Gregory L. Bluem
  • Patent number: 9676926
    Abstract: PET nanocomposite materials exhibit improved physical properties in a PET composite as a result of the intercalation of non smectite-type clay materials while maintaining transparency and barrier properties. In some aspects, kaolin particles are modified with potassium acetate (KAc) to increase interlamellar distances and improve particle dispersion. In other aspects, calcined kaolin particles are used and may be chemically treated by an aqueous alcohol solutions method. Any loss in the molecular weight of PET composite can be offset by the further incorporation of surface compatibilizers such as silane coupling agents and other process additives such as molecular chain extenders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Khalil Shahverdi-Shahraki, Abdellah Ajii, Pierre Carreau, Tamal Ghosh, Kamal Mahajan
  • Patent number: 9676937
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide: a fiber-reinforced composite material having both Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness and compressive strength under wet heat conditions; an epoxy resin composition for producing the fiber-reinforced composite material; and a prepreg produced using the epoxy resin composition. [Solution] An epoxy resin composition comprising at least the following constituents [A], [B] and [C]: [A] an epoxy resin; [B] composite polyamide microparticles which satisfy such a requirement (b1) the materials constituting the particles are a polyamide (B1) and a thermoplastic elastomer resin (B2), such a requirement (b2) that the melting point or the glass transition temperature of the polyamide (B1) is higher than 100° C. and such a requirement (b3) the number average particle diameter is 0.1 to 100 ?m; and [C] a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Takahiko Otsubo, Hiroshi Takezaki, Nobuyuki Tomioka
  • Patent number: 9675640
    Abstract: Magnetic calcium phosphate particles are provided including particles comprising iron oxide and calcium phosphate. A chitosan coating is present on the particles, wherein the particles are less than or equal to 1,000 nm, are magnetic and exhibit a positive charge in the range of 1 mVolts to 60 mVolts. The particles are provided by preparing a calcium hydroxide solution and filtering the calcium hydroxide solution in a membrane filter. An iron chloride solution is formed and combined with the filtered calcium hydroxide solution. In addition, the phosphoric acid solution is combined with the combined solutions of iron chloride and calcium hydroxide, forming a mixture including particles comprising iron oxide and calcium phosphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Xingguo Cheng, Qingwen Ni, Thomas B. Potter
  • Patent number: 9605127
    Abstract: A process for recovering wastes of a polymeric composition including at least one peroxide-curable polymer and at least one peroxidic crosslinking agent, which includes compounding the wastes with at least one antioxidant agent suitable for sulfur-vulcanized elastomeric compositions, at a temperature lower than the decomposition temperature of the at least one peroxide crosslinking agent. The compounding of the polymeric wastes with the antioxidant agent is carried out at a temperature lower than the decomposition temperature of the peroxide crosslinking agent, so as to avoid any premature activation of the crosslinking agent. The process is particularly suitable for compositions based on elastomeric polyolefins, more preferably for elastomeric ethylene copolymers such as ethylene-propylene copolymers (EPR) and ethylene-propylene-diene terpolymers (EPDM), which can be processed at relatively low temperatures, much lower than the decomposition temperatures of the most common peroxide crosslinking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A
    Inventors: Franco Galletti, Vito Scrima
  • Patent number: 9556554
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a superhydrophobic surface. Methods of fabrication are disclosed including laminating an optically transparent polymer sheet with hydrophobic nanoparticles such that the nanoparticles are partially embedded and partially exposed. The resulting assembly remains optically transparent. Additional methods include the lamination of nanoparticles to flexible fabrics and the production of molded articles using nanoparticle-treated molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Alan Michael Lyons, QianFeng Xu
  • Patent number: 9550903
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for coating conductive metallic pigment particles, the method comprising: providing a first liquid carrier containing a dissolved resin and suspended conductive metallic pigment particles; effecting precipitation of the resin from the first liquid, such that a coating of the resin is formed on the conductive metallic pigment particles. Also disclosed herein are conductive metallic pigment particles, and an electrostatic ink composition comprising coated conductive metallic pigment particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Ilanit Mor, Albert Teishev, Yaron Grinwald, Julia Kornilov, Adi Inbar, Mirit Shitrit
  • Patent number: 9515213
    Abstract: A back protective sheet for a solar cell module containing a polyester support that is biaxially stretched and then subjected to a thermal fixation treatment; and a polymer layer arranged to be in contact with at least one surface of the polyester support, wherein the polymer layer contains a binder having at least one functional group selected from a carboxyl group, a hydroxyl group, an amino group, a sulfonic acid group, and a carbonyl group; a pigment; and a crosslinking agent-derived structure, and the polyester support contains a polyester, a pigment, and an terminal blocking agent, has excellent adhesion between the support and the functional layer after wet heat aging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuta Takegami, Naomi Yasuda, Makoto Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9481808
    Abstract: Coating compositions comprising: (i) a water reducible monomer modified alkyd obtained by the acidolysis of a polyalkylene terephthalate or polyalkylene napthanate and subsequent monomer modification and (ii) a latex having an average particle size greater than 200 nm and (iii) a small particle size latex having an average particle size less than 110 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Frank D. Zychowski, Christopher J. Fox, Madhukar Rao, James K. Marlow