Alkali Metal Or Alkaline Earth Metal Or Compound Thereof Patents (Class 428/330)
  • Patent number: 10689296
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a gypsum slurry by bringing together and mixing gypsum, water, wax powder and optionally other components, applying the gypsum slurry in a process for manufacturing a gypsum product and a gypsum product such as a plasterboard or wallboard obtained by the process and the use of the wax powder for the manufacturing of a moisture resistant gypsum product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sasol Wax GmbH
    Inventors: Gernot Meyer, Thorsten Frick, Thomas Haas
  • Patent number: 10525166
    Abstract: The invention relates to a selenium-doped hydroxyapatite and a preparation method thereof. The selenium-doped hydroxyapatite provided is a single crystal comprising a rod-like structure, a uniform morphology, and a good dispersibility. The preparation method comprises adding a mixed solution of a phosphate and a selenite dropwise to a mixed solution of a calcium salt and a dispersing agent, and reacting for 1.5-2.5 hrs at a controlled temperature of 80-90° C., to obtain a solution of a calcium phosphate amorphous precursor, followed by performing a hydrothermal reaction at 190-210° C., to obtain a selenium-doped hydroxyapatite comprising a rod-like structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shengmin Zhang, Yan Li, Hang Hao
  • Patent number: 10403775
    Abstract: A solar cell module is disclosed. The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells, a front transparent substrate located in a front surface of the plurality of solar cells, a back transparent substrate located on a back surface of the plurality of solar cells, a front protection unit located between the front transparent substrate and the plurality of solar cells, and a back protection unit located between the back transparent substrate and the plurality of solar cells. The back transparent substrate includes an anti-reflection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byongsu Kim, Sungho Chang, Sukwon Kim, Sanghwan Park, Kyungchan Kang
  • Patent number: 10301476
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining a calcium fluoride (CaF2) sol solution, comprising the steps of providing a calcium precursor in a first volume in a non-aqueous solvent, and adding, in a second volume, 1.85 to 2.05 molar equivalents of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride (nHF) per mole calcium precursor to said first volume, and/or a magnesium additive is added before or after said fluorination with hydrogen fluoride with additional 1.85 to 2.05 molar equivalents of anhydrous hydrogen fluoride (nHF) per mole magnesium additive. Additionally or alternatively at least one metal additive precursor is added before or after the fluorination with hydrogen fluoride wherein an additional amount of hydrogen fluoride (nadHF) is present in the fluorination step. The invention further relates to sol solutions, method of applying the sol solutions of the invention to surfaces as a coating, and to antireflective coatings obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NANOFLUOR GMBH
    Inventor: Erhard Kemnitz
  • Patent number: 9605160
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for obtaining a magnesium fluoride (MgF2) sol solution, comprising the steps of providing a magnesium alkoxide precursor in a non-aqueous solvent and adding 1.85 to 2.05 molar equivalents of non-aqueous hydrofluoric acid to said magnesium precursor, characterized in that the reaction proceeds in the presence of carbon dioxide. The invention further relates to sol solutions, method of applying the sol solutions of the invention to surfaces as a coating, and to antireflective coatings obtained thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: NANOFLUOR GMBH
    Inventor: Erhard Kemnitz
  • Patent number: 9414626
    Abstract: A cigarette paper is disclosed which contains pulp fibres and filler material particles, wherein at least 50% by weight, preferably at least 70% by weight and particularly at least 90% by weight of the filler material has a particle size distribution measured in accordance with ISO 13320 for which for the distribution parameter p=d10+2·d30+2·d70-d90 holds: p?5.0 ?m, preferably p?4.0 ?m and particularly preferably p?3.5 ?m, and p??1.0 ?m, preferably p?0.0 ?m and particularly preferably p?1.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: delfortgroup AG
    Inventors: Dieter Möhring, Roland Zitturi, Kannika Pesendorfer, Dietmar Volgger
  • Patent number: 9340718
    Abstract: A laminate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a resin substrate; a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin layer formed on one side of the resin substrate; and an antistatic layer formed on another side of the resin substrate and comprising a binder resin and a conductive material. The antistatic layer has a fine uneven surface; and the fine uneven surface includes protrusions having an average height of 25 nm or more and a softening temperature of 150° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Kunikata, Takashi Kamijo, Tomohiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20150140318
    Abstract: A coated polymer film, such as a coated polyester film, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the coated film may be used as a substrate for digital printing. In one embodiment, the coating contains an anionic anti-static agent comprising a sulphonated copolyester resin. In an alternative embodiment, the coating contains an anti-static agent comprising an organometallic, such as an organo zirconate, in combination with metal oxide particles. The metal oxide particles may comprise nanoparticles. In one embodiment, the coating can further contain a print enhancing agent and an adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Zhongzhe Yuan, Daniel Jacober
  • Patent number: 8987363
    Abstract: Calcium carbonate particles having very narrow particle sizes with a controlled D98 and minimal ultrafines (very small particles) are described. The particles are prepared by grinding a feedstock in a centrifugal grinding mill, which utilizes very high centrifugal forces to impact the particles with each other or grinding media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: J.M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: Lane George Shaw, Gary Lee Hillebrenner
  • Publication number: 20150049140
    Abstract: The invention provides lightweight coated paper having good offset printability. The invention provides lightweight coated paper having good printability in commercial printing utilizing the ink jet recording system. The lightweight coated paper of the invention includes base paper, and one or more coating layers disposed on at least one side of the base paper. The coating layer includes a pigment and a binder. The total coating weight of the coating layer(s) is not more than 7.5 g/m2 per side of the base paper. The coating layer contains a polycondensate of an aliphatic monoamine or an aliphatic polyamine and an epihalohydrin compound, and a water-soluble polyvalent cation salt. The content of the water-soluble polyvalent cation salt in the coating layer is 0.3 g/m2 to 1.0 g/m2 per side of the base paper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nishi, Koji Idei, Masanori Nagoshi, Toru Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20150037566
    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 containing flaky metal oxide fine particles all of which are formed in the mentioned 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: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANY
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ekinaka, Takehiro Suga, Toshio Kita, Ryo Nimi, Yuta Toyoshima, Tetsuya Shichi, Daisuke Yoshioka, Makoto Yamashita, Sohei Okazaki, Yuji Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8932708
    Abstract: Gas generating and releasing articles consisting essentially of a polymer and a gas generating solid dispersed therein are described. The article generates a controlled fast and followed by a slow release gas in response to moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Intellipack Quimas S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Kwong, Andres de Witt H.
  • Patent number: 8916080
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and an inorganic antiblock particle which is biaxially oriented at low transverse direction orientation temperatures to impart a degree of cavitation around the particles such that a matte or opaque appearance is obtained. The laminate film may further have additional layers such as a heat sealable layer disposed on one side of the core layer including an amorphous polylactic acid resin and/or a polylactic acid resin-containing layer disposed on the side of the core layer opposite the heat sealable layer, a metal layer, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lee, Harold Egon Koehn, Takeshi Mizumura, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Publication number: 20140370273
    Abstract: A coating composition may include kaolin having a shape factor less than about 70 and calcium carbonate, wherein less than about 90% by weight and greater than about 60% by weight of particles of the calcium carbonate have an equivalent spherical diameter (esd) less than 2 microns. The coating composition may include a thickener present in an amount ranging from about 0.1% to about 0.9% by active dry weight of the composition. A coating composition may include kaolin having a shape factor less than about 70 and calcium carbonate having a mean particle size (d50) of at least about 2.4 microns and a steepness factor of at least about 30. The coating composition may be a paper basecoat composition or a paperboard basecoat composition. A paper or paperboard product may include the coating composition on at least one surface of the paper product or paperboard product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Imerys Pigments, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Lyons, Chinmay Peshave
  • Patent number: 8911870
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented laminate film including a core layer including a blend of crystalline polylactic acid polymer and an inorganic antiblock particle which is biaxially oriented at low transverse direction orientation temperatures to impart a degree of cavitation around the particles such that a matte or opaque appearance is obtained. The laminate film may further have additional layers such as a heat sealable layer disposed on one side of the core layer including an amorphous polylactic acid resin and/or a polylactic acid resin-containing layer disposed on the side of the core layer opposite the heat sealable layer, a metal layer, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Mark S. Lee, Harold E. Koehn, Takeshi Mizumura, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • 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: 20140335348
    Abstract: A bright pigment of the present invention is a bright pigment including flaky particles and a metal oxide layer covering each surface of the flaky particles. The bright pigment has a particle diameter corresponding to a 90% volume-cumulative particle diameter from a small particle diameter side, in a particle size distribution, of 55 ?m or less. The flaky particles are formed of a material having a refractive index of 1.4 to 1.8. The flaky particles have an average thickness of 0.35 to 0.55 ?m and substantially do not contain flaky particles having a thickness of 0.15 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Takeaki Kitamura
  • Patent number: 8863757
    Abstract: A process for reducing the permeability of a paper wrapper used in the construction of a smoking article is disclosed. The paper wrapper is treated with a film-forming composition that forms treated discrete areas on the wrapper. The treated discrete areas have a permeability within a predetermined range sufficient to reduce the ignition proclivity properties of a smoking article made with the wrapper. In accordance with the present invention, the film-forming composition contains a film-forming material. The film-forming material has a relatively low viscosity. In this manner, the film-forming composition can have a relatively high solids content and still be applied to the wrapper using conventional techniques, such as by using a gravure printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Kraker
  • Publication number: 20140272352
    Abstract: Unexpectedly unique and environmentally friendly composite material structures, storage articles fabricated therefrom, and related methods. The composite structure includes at least one or more fiber-containing layers, such as fiberboard or other layers having fibers from natural and/or synthetic sources, and one or more mineral-containing layers. The mineral-containing layer(s) comprises a thermoplastic bonding agent fixing the mineral particles in place. The fiber-containing layer(s) and mineral-containing layer(s) can be shaped, sized, and manufactured such that the composite structure formed therefrom is capable of being machined to form the storage article. The composite structure can be repulped and recycled without the use of dispersions, emulsions, or aqueous solutions. Further, the composite reduces layer mass requirements for heat seal, barrier, and fiber adhesion compared to polymer layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SMART PLANET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher R. Tilton
  • Patent number: 8815386
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a polymeric composition useful as an electrical conduit covering occupying only small space, having relatively low melting point, and exhibiting improved flame retardant properties. A polymeric composition useful as an electrical conduit covering comprises 100 parts by weight of polyolefin polymer serving as a base polymer, 2 to 45 parts by weight of polyamide, and 60 to 90 parts by weight of metal hydroxide. The polyamide is a copolymer of polyamide 6 and polyamide 66.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Kagawa
  • Patent number: 8808849
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composites comprising inorganic micro pigments and/or fillers in the form of surface-phosphated microparticles, whose surface is at least partially coated with finely divided with alkaline earth carbonate nanoparticles by means of binders based on copolymers comprising as the monomers one or more dicarboxylic acids and one or more monomers from the group of diamines, triamines, dialkanolamines or trialkanolamines and epichlorohydrin, a method for producing such composites, aqueous slurries thereof and the use thereof in papermaking or in the field of production of paints and plastics as well as the use of the binders for the coating of microparticles with nano alkaline earth carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: Patrick A. C. Gane, Matthias Buri, René Vinzenz Blum, Catherine Jean Ridgway
  • Publication number: 20140193633
    Abstract: A non-transparent paper is described for non-transparent art or graphic design sketches, which prevents seepage of the inks, it accepts any type of gel, water-based, solvent-based, oil-based or mixed inks and solid materials for sketching and drawing, as well as fixatives for the solid materials. This paper consists of a lamination of at least two sheets of uncoated bond paper, inserting at least one intermediate layer of pigmented opacifying emulsion between both sheets, applied between the layers of paper to prevent transparency and the seepage of inks from one face of the lamination to the other. This layer of emulsion contains at least one opacifying pigment, at least one adhesive, agents to control viscosity and surface tension and other components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ricardo MILLARES-NEYRA, Ricardo Millares-Sotres, Dalila Rivera-Carmona
  • Publication number: 20140178673
    Abstract: Coating composition providing gloss and opacity on application, having a pigment volume concentration of from 5% up to the critical pigment volume concentration and characterised in that comprises at least one ground natural calcium carbonate having a volume median diameter of between 0.05 and 0.3 ?m, and at least one pigment having a refractive index of greater than or equal to 2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Detlet Gysau, George Saunders, Joseph McJunkins
  • Publication number: 20140170088
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides nanoparticles of barium zirconium oxide (BaZrO3.BaCO3) and a process for preparation thereof. The present disclosure further provides a coating formulation that chiefly comprises the BaZrO3.BaCO3 nanoparticles along with its method of preparation. Still further, the present disclosure provides X-ray retardant articles and an X-ray retardant preparation for topical application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicants: SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (DeitY), CENTRE FOR MATERIALS FOR ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (C-MET)
    Inventors: Bharat Bhanudas Kale, Milind Vyankatesh Kulkarni, Rajendra Popat Panmand, Ujjwala Vilas Kawade, Sanjay Krushnaji Apte, Sonali Deepak Naik, Jalindar Dnyandev Ambekar, Ravindra Shravan Sonawane, Ramadoss Marimuthu, Dinesh Pundalik Amalnerkar, Nilofer Shroff, Sandip Chatterjee
  • Publication number: 20140162051
    Abstract: The invention relates to a white, biaxially oriented polyester film which has at least one polyester-containing base layer (B) and at least one white, matt outer layer (A), where the outer later (A) and the base layer (B) include, alongside the white pigment, other particles, preferably SiO2, which have a median diameter of from 2 to 10 ?m. The film is optionally functionalized on at least one surface. Films of this type feature in particular low weathering-resistant gloss of the outer layer (A), high whiteness, high UV protection, and high processing safety, and are therefore suitable for outdoor uses, in particular for use in roofing films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI POLYESTER FILM GMBH
    Inventors: Martin JESBERGER, Holger KLIESCH, Bodo KUHMANN, Deborah ALTENHOFEN, Harald RUECKER
  • Patent number: 8715814
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and material produced thereby in an amorphous or crystalline form having multiple elements with a uniform molecular distribution of elements at the molecular level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: L. Pierre de Rochemont
  • Patent number: 8691892
    Abstract: This invention provides a chaff molding which is excellent in a compressive strength. Said chaff molding comprises a chaff and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin having a 1,2-diol structure as a side chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Kikuchi, Mitsuo Shibutani, Shusaku Mandai
  • Patent number: 8679625
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a solar cell sealing film which suppresses occurrence of rust on conducting wires or electrodes and which is improved in transparency and generating efficiency of the solar cell, and a solar cell having the sealing film. The solar cell sealing film comprises ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, a crosslinker and an adsorbent, which comprises, as the adsorbent, an inorganic fine particle having refractive index of not more than 1.54 in an amount of 0.1 to 1.5 part by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 8679618
    Abstract: An optical film includes a multi-layer sheet including: a plurality of polyethylene terephthalate polymer layers, the polymer layers having a first refraction index in a first direction parallel to a plane of the polymer layers and a second refraction index in a second direction parallel to the plane of the polymer layers, and a plurality of polyethylene terephthalate copolymer layers, the copolymer layers having a third refraction index in the first and second directions, a protection sheet on at least one side of the multi-layer sheet, and an adhesive member between the multi-layer sheet and the protection sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Min Moon, Byung Hwa Ji
  • Publication number: 20140072640
    Abstract: A method of coating an article includes the steps of providing a powder comprising coated particles; and spray coating the powder onto a surface of the article to form a composite coating. The spray coating may be carried out by combustion spraying, gas plasma spraying, including vacuum plasma spraying (VPS), and cold spraying. The article may be an implant for surgical or dental use. The powder may include particles of metal coated calcium phosphates, especially metal coated hydroxyapatite. The particles may include bioactive agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Taragenyx Limited
    Inventors: Rehan Ahmed, Gerardus Hendricus Markx
  • Patent number: 8652619
    Abstract: A diffractive optical element according to the present invention includes: a body 1 being composed of a first optical material containing a first resin, and having a diffraction grating 2 on a surface thereof; and an optical adjustment layer 3 being composed of a second optical material containing a second resin, and provided on the body 1 so as to cover the diffraction grating 2. The first optical material has a refractive index which is smaller than a refractive index of the second optical material; the refractive index of the first optical material has a wavelength dispersion which is greater than a wavelength dispersion of the refractive index of the second optical material; and a difference in solubility parameter between the first resin and the second resin is no less than 0.8 [cal/cm3]1/2 and no more than 2.5 [cal/cm3]1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Murata, Yuka Okada
  • Patent number: 8623498
    Abstract: A transparent conductive laminate for obtaining a transparent touch panel improved in the durability in writing which has been required of conventional transparent touch panels and in durability in writing in marginal regions of the transparent touch panel (margin pushing durability). Also provided is a transparent touch panel employing the laminate. The transparent conductive laminate comprises a polymer film and, superposed on at least one side thereof in the following order, a cured resin layer, a transparent conductive layer (1), and another transparent conductive layer (2). The transparent conductive layer (1) is a crystalline transparent conductive layer containing no organic ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventor: Haruhiko Ito
  • Patent number: 8574720
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a base film having a thickness from 8 to 152 microns, a 60 degree gloss value from 2 to 35, an optical density greater than or equal to 2 and a dielectric strength greater than 1400 V/mil. The base film comprises a chemically converted (partially or wholly aromatic) polyimide in an amount from 71 to 96 weight percent of the base film. The base film further comprises a pigment and a matting agent. The matting agent is present in an amount from 1.6 to 10 weight percent of the base film, has a median particle size from 1.3 to 10 microns, and has a density from 2 to 4.5 g/cc. The pigment is present in an amount from 2 to 9 weight percent of the base film. The present disclosure is also directed to coverlay films comprising the base film in combination with an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Carney, Jeffrey Michael Bartolin, Meredith L. Dunbar, Scott John Herrmann
  • Publication number: 20130260138
    Abstract: An optical hardened film and method of making same is provided, which comprises a substrate, and a hardened coating layer formed from a photohardenable coating composition applied onto the substrate, wherein the photohardenable coating composition consists of the following components: (1) 20 to 60 wt % of an acrylate-based compound with a functionality of 1 to 3; (2) 40 to 80 wt % of a hydroxyl-containing or amino-containing oligomer with a functionality of 4 to 10; (3) 1 to 30 wt % of nanoparticles having a particle size of 5 to 50 nm and being ones selected from the group consisting of silica, aluminum oxide, barium sulfate, titanium dioxide and methyl methacrylate; and (4) 0.1 to 8 wt % of a photoinitiator; wherein the above weight percentages are each based on the total weight of the components (1) and (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Yuesheng Shen, Baoliang Zhao, Xinli Huo, Xuliang Wang
  • Patent number: 8545967
    Abstract: A metal sheet, inclusive of a metal strip, having a front side and a back side, both the front side and the back side comprising a first coating having an average thickness in the range from 0.5 to 10 ?m, wherein the first coating of the front side contains particles, which release divalent or multivalent metal ions upon the action of an acid, in such an amount that a self-depositing coating agent forms, upon contact with the front side, a second coating thereon, whereas this is not the case for the first coating of the back side. The first coating of the front side can be overcoated with a self-depositing coating agent. Cut edges that do not have a first coating can be covered with the self-depositing coating agent. Correspondingly coated metal sheets, as well as a method for the manufacture thereof, are furthermore within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Manfred Holzmüller, Simone Cortellaro, Ulrich Jüptner, Marcel Roth, Peter Kuhm, Patrick Droniou, Pamela Cziesla, Giorgio Cortellaro
  • Publication number: 20130247925
    Abstract: This invention is intended to provide a cigarette paper capable of reducing both a visible sidestream smoke amount and a carbon monoxide amount in a mainstream smoke. The invention provides a cigarette paper having a grammage of 40 to 55 g/m2 and containing calcium carbonate in an amount of 18 g/m2 or more. Where the primary particles of calcium carbonate having a columnar shape or a needle shape are used, the carbon monoxide amount in the mainstream smoke decreases significantly, as compared with the case where the primary particles of calcium carbonate having another shape are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Japan Tobacco Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki ISHIKAWA, Tetsuya YOSHIMURA, Kiyohiro SASAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20130251982
    Abstract: Synthetic nano-sized crystalline calcium phosphate, particularly hydroxyapatite, having a specific surface area in the range of 150 m2/g to 300 m2/g, is described. The nano-sized crystalline calcium phosphate may be in the form of a powder or in the form of a coating on a surface. A method of producing a nano-sized crystalline calcium phosphate powder or coating is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Per Kjellin, Martin Andersson
  • Publication number: 20130216796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to non-combustible composite panels, comprising two outer layers (24) and a core (10, 16). Moreover, the invention provides a method for manufacturing of non-combustible composite panels. The amount of organic ingredients within the core, is reduced insofar as to allow for a heat of combustion adequate to reach non-flammability, whilst providing sufficient flexibility for the composite panel. Magnesium hydroxide is implemented within the core to obtain extraordinary flame retardation. In order to manufacture the inventive composite panels a continuous press (34) is utilised replacing extruders (14) known by the state of the art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Eberhard Correa, Bertrand Koenig
  • Publication number: 20130209758
    Abstract: A coated thermoplastic film is disclosed. The film includes a polymeric substrate and a first coating layer. The polymeric substrate includes a first skin layer. The first coating layer on the first side of the first skin layer includes at least a first filler component. The filler component has a particular particle size relative to the open-cell, closed-cell or uncavitated structure of the first skin layer. Films and labels having improved balance of properties are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Anne P. Campeau, Dennis E. McGee, Kevin A. Kirk
  • Publication number: 20130209790
    Abstract: The invention relates to metallic effect pigment, the metallic effect pigment having at least one diffractive structure and at least one layer which comprises metal nanoparticles and metal oxide phase, the metal of the metal oxide phase and the metal of the metal nanoparticles in this at least one layer being identical. The invention further relates to a process for preparing these metallic effect pigments, to a coating composition, and to a coated article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: ECKART GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Geissler, Martin Fischer, Frank Henglein, Ralph Schneider, Wolfgang Herzing, Klaus Greiwe
  • Publication number: 20130202879
    Abstract: Coating composition providing gloss and opacity on application, having a pigment volume concentration of from 5% up to the critical pigment volume concentration and characterised in that comprises at least one ground natural calcium carbonate having a volume median diameter of between 0.05 and 0.3 ?m, and at least one pigment having a refractive index of greater than or equal to 2.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Patrick A.C. Gane, Detlef Gysau, George Saunders, Joseph McJunkins
  • Patent number: 8460787
    Abstract: Sealing film for solar cell which prevents conducting wires and electrodes of the solar cell from rusting and thereby enable the solar cell to retain its high photovoltaic performance for a long period. A light receiving surface sealing film for solar cell comprising ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, a cross-linking agent and an acid acceptor. A rear surface sealing film for solar cell comprising ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, a cross-linking agent and an acid acceptor, wherein the acid acceptor is contained in the range of not less than 0.5 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Makiko Shimada, Tokuo Okada, Hisataka Kataoka, Yoshihiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 8460788
    Abstract: Synthetic nano-sized crystalline calcium phosphate, particularly hydroxyapatite, having a specific surface area in the range of 150 m2/g to 300 m2/g, is described. The nano-sized crystalline calcium phosphate may be in the form of a powder or in the form of a coating on a surface. A method of producing a nano-sized crystalline calcium phosphate powder or coating is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Promimic AB
    Inventors: Per Kjellin, Martin Andersson
  • Patent number: 8450405
    Abstract: The invention provides an interlayer film for a laminated glass and a laminated glass, which are protected against a slump in TL value through attenuation of said coincidence effect and adapted to display an outstanding sound insulation performance over a broad temperature range. An interlayer film for a laminated glass comprising a plasticizer and a polyacetal resin, which is a blend of a polyacetal resin having an average polymerization degree of 1,000 to 3,000 and a polyacetal resin having an average polymerization degree of 3,000 to 5,000, and which has an acetalization degree of 60 to 85 mol % and an acetyl group content of 8 to 30 mol %. An interlayer film for a laminated glass which shows a temperature dependence of loss tangent in which the lowest-temperature side maximum of loss tangent appears at 30° C. or lower when examined for dynamic viscoelasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Toyama, Yoshio Aoshima, Chikao Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8449977
    Abstract: An article has an anti-abrasion layer, comprising a mixture of irregular particles of hard material and round particles essentially free of cutting edges embedded in a matrix material and the use thereof for the production of anti-abrasion surfaces on wood materials, decorative paper, or wood fiber sheets printed with patterns for the production of parquet floors, floor laminates, furniture surfaces or work boards and for the production of wear-resistant surface layers on support materials made from metal, glass, ceramics, plastic concrete or other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Center for Abrasives and Refractories Research and Development C.A.R.R.D. GmbH
    Inventors: Maria Christina Didavide, Reiner Kunz, Jean-Andre Alary
  • Publication number: 20130065019
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer film coating for use preferably with cold glue labels, particularly on the adhesive-receiving side of a label film The coating includes a filler component and a binder component, at least one of which is hydrophobic. The coating imparts water resistance and solvent resistance to an adhered label, thereby improving resistance to label removal due to moisture or water contact. A coated label and method of applying the coating to a label film are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Anne P. Campeau, Dennis E. Mcgee, Kevin A. Kirk
  • Patent number: 8383006
    Abstract: Improved polisiloxane composite barrier to control, preventing the ingress, limiting the level of H2O within devices sensitive to its presence, method for its production, sensitive devices employing such barriers for the control of the H2O level within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: SAES Getters S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Vacca, Antonio Bonucci, Sergio Rondena, Roberto Macchi
  • 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: 20120328869
    Abstract: A solar cell backsheet is disposed to contact a sealing material on a cell side of a substrate at which solar cell elements are sealed with the sealing material, and includes a support that satisfies Equation (1) and an adhesive layer including a binder and inorganic fine particles in an amount of from 50% to 200% by volume of the total volume of the binder, peeling strength between the sealing material and the adhesive layer being 10 N/20 mm or more after the solar cell backsheet is stored in an 85° C. and 85% RH atmosphere for 1,000 hours. Equation (1): 1.0?(ELBA)/(ELBB)?0.5 (ELBA and ELBB respectively denote elongation at break after and before 50 hours of storage in a 120° C. and 100% RH atmosphere.) The backsheet has excellent adhesion to a sealing material in a wet and hot environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Akasaki, Shinji Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20120321881
    Abstract: A magnesium alloy sheet is made of a magnesium alloy containing Al. Particles of an intermetallic compound containing at least one of Al and Mg are present in the sheet in a dispersed state. The sheet includes an oxide film which extends substantially over the surface of the sheet and which has a uniform thickness. The average size of the particles of the intermetallic compound is 0.5 ?m or less. The percentage of the total area of the particles is 11% or less. Therefore, the magnesium alloy sheet is excellent corrosion resistance. A magnesium alloy structural member is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamakawa, Takayasu Sugihara, Osamu Mizuno, Kohji Inokuchi, Mitsutaka Tsubokura