Silicic Material Patents (Class 428/331)
  • Patent number: 10428198
    Abstract: In an example, a silica particle includes a light stabilizer material and is matrix-modified to include an ultraviolet (UV) light absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10376472
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of electrostatically printing a cyclodextrin composition on a substrate, the method including forming an electrostatically printable composition comprising a polymer and one or more cyclodextrins, one or more cyclodextrin inclusion complexes, or a combination thereof, and electrostatically printing the composition on a substrate. Also described are electrostatically printable compositions, methods of making the compositions, printing systems employing the compositions, substrates having the composition electrostatically printed thereon, laminates thereof, and uses of the printed substrates and laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cellresin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Willard E. Wood, Joseph S. Keute
  • Patent number: 10253205
    Abstract: A high-refractive-index hardcoat layer of a sufficiently reduced haze value can be obtained from an aqueous composition containing Si, Al and at least one of Ti and Zr, in which the ratio of the number of atoms of Ti and Zr with respect to the number of atoms of Si is 2.5 to 18, the ratio of the number of atoms of Al with respect to the number of atoms of Si is 0.08 to 0.22, and the aqueous composition has a haze value of 0.5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10208190
    Abstract: A coating composition which imparts antifog, antireflective, easy-cleaning, and/or antistatic properties to substrates coated therewith. The coating compositions utilize nanoparticles functionalized with amine groups and/or protected amine groups, and amine-reactive groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Zhigang Yu, Xue-hua Chen, Bangwei Xi, Appuswamy Devasenapathi, WeiDe Liu, George VanDyke Tiers, Justin A. Riddle, Deivaraj Theivanayagam Chairman, Michelle L. Legatt, Cecil V. Francis
  • Patent number: 10093832
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for a packaging and liquid stabilizing material suitable for dispensing and drying into a desired shape. In some embodiments, the desired shape may be selected so as to simplify cleanup of the packaging and liquid stabilizing material after having absorbed a liquid spilled from containers during transportation in a larger container. A first portion of the packaging and liquid stabilizing material comprises latex-based waste which is formulated into a recycled latex emulsion. The latex-based waste generally comprises recycled liquid latex paint, as well as recycled semi-liquid latex paint and coatings. A second portion comprises a particulate material which includes a mixture of at least cellulose and lignin, such as sawdust. A third portion comprises additional components including any of various plasticizers, coloring agents, hardeners, drying agents, or solidifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Envirosystems Incorporated
    Inventor: Alfred Seto
  • Patent number: 10072155
    Abstract: A coating composition capable of forming an acrylic hard coat film contains (A) an acrylate component and (B) a metal oxide, wherein a mass ratio (B)/(A) of (B) the metal oxide to (A) the acrylate component is from 0.1 to 1.5, (A) the acrylate component comprises components (a-1), (a-2) and (a-3), and a content ratio X of the component (a-1), a content ratio Y of the component (a-2) and a content ratio Z of the component (a-3) satisfies the following conditions (1) and (2). Condition (1): in (A) the acrylate component, X is from 40 to 60% by mass, and a total of Y and Z is from 60 to 40% by mass, and condition (2): in the total of Y and Z, Z is 0% by mass or more and less than 100% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsushi Hamakubo, Kae Ito
  • Patent number: 10073195
    Abstract: An optical layered body has a light-transmitting substrate and a hard coat layer formed on the light-transmitting substrate. The hard coat layer contains reactive irregularly shaped silica fine particles and a binder resin. The reactive irregularly shaped silica fine particles are unevenly distributed at the side of the light-transmitting substrate in the hard coat layer. The hard coat layer can be divided in its thickness direction into three equal regions (1)-(3), in an order from the interface on the side of the light-transmitting substrate. Ratios of reactive irregularly shaped silica fine particles in the regions (1)-(3) are 30 to 90% in area, 25 to 80% in area, and 10 to 35% in area, respectively. The ratios satisfy the following relationship: the ratio of the region (1)>the ratio of the region (2)>the ratio of the region (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Horio
  • Patent number: 10040953
    Abstract: Articles having poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and silica nanoparticle multilayer coatings are provided. More specifically, the articles include a substrate and a multilayer coating attached to the substrate. The multilayer coating includes a silica layer that is the outermost layer, the silica layer containing acid-sintered interconnected silica nanoparticles arranged to form a continuous three-dimensional porous network. The multilayer coating also includes a PVA layer disposed between a surface of the substrate and the outermost silica layer. The PVA and silica nanoparticle coatings can be used on a large variety of substrates and tend to be resistant to impacts, scratches, wet abrasions, soil and fog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Justin A. Riddle, Paul B. Armstrong, Karan Jindal, Samuel J. Carpenter, Garry W. Lachmansingh, William R. Dudley, Jason T. Petrin, Naiyong Jing
  • Patent number: 10044062
    Abstract: An ionic material that contains a crosslinked polydimethylsiloxane network and an ionic liquid and, optionally, a lithium salt. Also disclosed are a methods of preparing the above-described ionic material, as well as a battery and a capacitor each including the ionic material as an electrolyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Tufts University
    Inventors: Ariel Horowitz, Matthew Panzer
  • Patent number: 10005674
    Abstract: A process for making a mechanically strong, high permeance, and relatively inexpensive support structure for zeolite membranes is described. In an example implementation, a process includes forming a silica powder from silica fibers, mixing the silica powder and a polymer solution to form a mixture, forming the mixture into a shaped mixture, and sintering the shaped mixture to form a silica support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Michael Tsapatsis, Kumar Varoon Agrawal, Lorraine Francis
  • Patent number: 9989675
    Abstract: A polarizing plate includes, in the following order, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer, a polarizer, and an outer side layer provided on a visible side rather than the polarizer side, the thickness of the outer side layer is >3 ?m and ?45 ?m, the storage elastic modulus of the adhesive layer after lamination is 0.1 MPa to 2.0 MPa, and a hardness ratio (X/Y) is less than 1, when in measuring the hardness of the outer side layer in a depth direction at intervals of 1.5 ?m from surface A thereof to a surface B on the polarizer side, the absolute value of the difference between an n-th and n+1 measured hardness (where n is an integer of 1 or more) is defined as the hardness difference (X), and the absolute value of the difference between the hardness of surface A and surface B is hardness difference (Y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Satake, Megumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9926458
    Abstract: Articles having poly(vinyl alcohol)-containing (PVA-containing) and silica nanoparticle multilayer coatings are provided. More specifically, articles include a substrate and a multilayer coating attached to the substrate. The multilayer coating includes a first silica layer and a first PVA-containing layer. The first silica layer is a primer layer of the multilayer coating, and the silica layer comprises a plurality of acid-sintered interconnected silica nanoparticles arranged to form a continuous three-dimensional porous network. The PVA-containing and silica nanoparticle multilayer coatings can be used on a large variety of substrates and tend to be resistant to wet and dry abrasions, scratches, and impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Karan Jindal, Justin A. Riddle, Paul B. Armstrong, Samuel J. Carpenter, William R. Dudley, Garry W. Lachmansingh, Jason T. Petrin, Naiyong Jing
  • Patent number: 9890498
    Abstract: Provided is a hydrophilic fluororesin sheet having significantly improved properties such as filtering performance which includes primary fibers and secondary fibers having a smaller fiber diameter than a fiber diameter of the primary fibers, the secondary fibers crosslinking in each of the primary fibers and/or crosslinking between different primary fibers in such a manner that no knots are formed at crosslinking points, the primary fibers and the secondary fibers including fluororesin fibers including polytetrafluoroethylene [PTFE], wherein a surface of the sheet to which hydrophilization treatment has been applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Valqua Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Setoguchi, Manabu Motoori, Tomohiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9879155
    Abstract: A coated substrate including: a substrate including a treated layer, a photocatalytic layer, and a protective layer between the photocatalytic layer and the treated layer, the protective layer comprising colloidal particles dispersed in a matrix, the colloidal particles including first and second types of particles that differ in their respective particle size distributions and which together provide a physical barrier by virtue of the first, smaller particles at least partially filling interstices between the second, larger particles and thereby impede photocatalyst derived degradation of the treated layer, the first type of colloid particles comprising hydrolyzed silica based material such as reactive silica condensate particles or polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes, or mixtures thereof, the protective layer having an effect of less than 20 delta E units on the color and gloss of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Bluescope Steel Limited
    Inventors: Shane A. Maclaughlin, Binbin Xi, Evan J. Evans, Edward M. Boge
  • Patent number: 9873799
    Abstract: Coating composition containing (A) an acrylate component and (B) zirconia, wherein a mass ratio (B)/(A) of (B) to (A) is from 0.1 to 2.0, (A) contains components (a-1), (a-2) and (a-3), and a content ratio X of component (a-1), a content ratio Y of component (a-2) and content ratio Z of component (a-3) satisfies conditions (1) and (2), and optical member having hard coat film obtained by using coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsushi Hamakubo, Kae Ito
  • Patent number: 9856379
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for a packaging and liquid stabilizing material suitable for dispensing and drying into a desired shape. In some embodiments, the desired shape may be selected so as to simplify cleanup of the packaging and liquid stabilizing material after having absorbed a liquid spilled from containers during transportation in a larger container. A first portion of the packaging and liquid stabilizing material comprises latex-based waste which is formulated into a recycled latex emulsion. The latex-based waste generally comprises recycled liquid latex paint, as well as recycled semi-liquid latex paint and coatings. A second portion comprises a particulate material which includes a mixture of at least cellulose and lignin, such as sawdust. A third portion comprises additional components including any of various plasticizers, coloring agents, hardeners, drying agents, or solidifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Envirosystems Incorporation
    Inventor: Alfred Seto
  • Patent number: 9831376
    Abstract: A polyester film containing a polyester support having a terminal carboxylic acid value of from 3 to 20 eq/ton and IV of from 0.65 to 0.9 dL/g, and a conductive layer having a surface specific resistance of from 106 to 1014? per square with an in-plane distribution of from 0.1 to 20% exhibits an improvement in withstand voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kiyokazu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9802396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a quantum dot and a preparation method therefor, and more specifically, to a novel quantum dot composite having high surface stability, and a preparation method therefor. The quantum dot composite according to the present invention constitutes a layered-structure ceramic composite in which the layered-structure ceramic comprises a polymer-quantum dot composite between the layers thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sungjee Kim, Seung Ho Cho, Jung Heon Kwag, Sanghwa Jeong
  • Patent number: 9704524
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium has a nonmagnetic layer containing nonmagnetic powder and binder on a nonmagnetic support, and a magnetic layer containing ferromagnetic powder and binder on the nonmagnetic layer, wherein a thickness of the nonmagnetic layer ranges from 0.10 to 0.60 ?m; and the magnetic layer further contains nonmagnetic filler satisfying equation 1 below and having a Vickers hardness of less than or equal to 122 N/mm2: 1.150?D2/D1?1.300??Equation 1: wherein, in equation 1, D1 is a value, with a unit of ?m, obtained from equation 2 below: D ? ? 1 = 6 ? · S , Equation ? ? 2 D2 is an average particle size, with a unit of ?m, of the nonmagnetic filler, and in equation 2, ? denotes a density, with a unit of g/cm3, of the nonmagnetic filler and S denotes a specific surface area, with a unit of m2/g, of the nonmagnetic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahide Sato
  • Patent number: 9682587
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to fabric print media and a method of coating a fabric substrate to form a fabric print medium. The fabric print medium can comprise a fabric substrate, a primer layer applied to the fabric substrate, and an ink-receiving layer applied to the primer layer. The primer layer can include a film-forming polymer and a phosphorus- or nitrogen-containing compound. The ink-receiving layer can comprise a phosphorus- or nitrogen-containing compound, a cationic metal complex, and non-deformable particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Lisa A. Underwood
  • Patent number: 9676662
    Abstract: A supported resin substrate comprises a supporting substrate, a release layer arranged on the supporting substrate and containing a metal or a metal oxide, and a resin substrate arranged on the release layer, the resin substrate including a front surface region opposite the release layer and a rear surface region in contact with the release layer. The resin substrate consists essentially of a resin material containing elemental fluorine. The ratio of the compositional proportion of fluorine in the rear surface region of the resin substrate to that in the front surface region of the resin substrate is 0.45 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9598316
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a solution comprising organofunctional siliconates, silicates and, optionally, the cocondensation products thereof, and to the solutions and an installation for the production thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Friedel, Spomenko Ljesic, Christian Waβmer, Susanne Zölitz
  • Patent number: 9593445
    Abstract: A reinforcing cord for rubber reinforcement of the present invention that is used for reinforcing a rubber product is provided with a plurality of strands. The strand includes bundled fibers and a coating layer formed so as to cover the bundled fibers. The plurality of strands are in tight contact with one another via the coating layer. The coating layer contains a material that is crosslinkable by thermal treatment. A method of manufacturing the reinforcing cord for rubber reinforcement includes the steps of (i) forming strands that include bundled fibers and a coating layer formed so as to cover the bundled fibers, and (ii) bringing the strands into tight contact with one another via the coating layer by twisting the strands together. The coating layer contains a material that is crosslinkable by thermal treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Akiyama, Naoya Mizukoshi, Keisuke Kajihara
  • Patent number: 9534132
    Abstract: A hydrophilic surface treatment agent for an aluminum-containing metallic heat exchanger, which is obtained by mixing: a water-soluble resin (A) having at least one or more functional groups of an amide group, a hydroxyl group, and a carboxyl group, or a water-soluble resin (A) including, in a skeleton thereof, an amide linkage; colloidal silica (B); organo alkoxy silane and/or a hydrolysate thereof (C); a cross-linking agent (D) capable of forming cross-linkage with the water-soluble resin (A); and water (E), wherein the ratio {(B)+(C)}/{(A)+(B)+(C)+(D)} is 0.1 to 0.5 in terms of solid content ratio (mass ratio), and the ratio (C)/(B) is 0.5 to 4.0 in terms of solid content ratio (mass ratio).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nihon Parkerizing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Osako, Hyonsoo Ahn, Takaomi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9527336
    Abstract: Cleanable articles having overcoats with hydrophilic front surfaces and which are siloxane-bonded to an underlying body member. Also, methods of making and using such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David M. Mahli, Robert A. Yapel, Justin A. Riddle, Mitchell A. F. Johnson, Moses M. David, Frederick J. Gustafson, Lan H. Liu, Yu Yang, Naiyong Jing, Caleb T. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9522983
    Abstract: A biaxially oriented composite film includes a polyester substrate supporting one or more coatings on one or both surfaces of said substrate, wherein the polyester substrate is a biaxially oriented film; wherein the one or more coatings is/are derived from a predominantly inorganic hardcoat coating composition including inorganic particles contained in a polymerisable predominantly inorganic matrix; and wherein the biaxially oriented composite film has been annealed at a temperature Ta (° C.) above Tg where Tg<Ta?Tg+100 (° C.) for a time t after thermal equilibrium where 1 hour ?t?72 hours. A method of making the film is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS U.S. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Robert William Eveson, Andrew Nathan Hodgson, Duncan Henry MacKerron, Katsuyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9515042
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film is obtained by dispersing conductive particles in an insulating adhesive composition including a (meth)acrylate-based monomer composition, a radical polymerization initiator, and a film-forming resin. The (meth)acrylate-based monomer composition includes a (meth)acrylate-based monomer which has a cyclic ester residue or a cyclic amide residue represented by the formula (1): R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 is an alkylene group or an alkyloxy group; R3 is an alkyl group, an alkylene group, an aryl group, or a halogen atom; n is an integer of 0 to 3; R4 is absent or an alkylene, dotted lines on both sides of R4 jointly represent a single bond; X1 is absent, or an oxygen atom or a carbon atom; and X2 is an oxygen atom, a nitrogen atom, or a sulfur atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasushi Akutsu, Kouichi Sato, Shigeyuki Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 9486779
    Abstract: The present invention provides a glass article including a photocatalyst film 1 containing silicon oxide particles 6 and titanium oxide particles 5, and a glass sheet 2. Assuming that the photocatalyst film 1 has a film thickness T, 80% or more of the titanium oxide particles are localized in a region between a surface of the glass sheet 2 and a position spaced from the surface by 0.6 T toward a surface of the photocatalyst film 1 in a thickness direction of the photocatalyst film 1. The glass article has an increased transmittance provided by enhancing the reflection-reducing function of the photocatalyst film 1 while maintaining the film strength and photocatalytic function of the photocatalyst film 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeshi Yabuta, Fumiyoshi Kondo, Mitsuhiro Kawazu
  • Patent number: 9464194
    Abstract: A method of preparing a hard coating film by applying a first hard coating composition onto one side of a supporting substrate, performing a first photocuring by irradiating one side of the supporting substrate, applying a second hard coating composition onto the other side of the supporting substrate, performing a second photocuring by irradiating the other side of the supporting substrate which the second coating composition applied on, with ultraviolet having a first wavelength and a second wavelength longer than the first wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Koo Kang, Yeong Rae Chang, Jae Hoon Shim, Sung Don Hong, Seung Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 9463584
    Abstract: The process for molding a thermoset sheet-molding composition or bulk-molding composition is provided that includes the exposure of a mold surface to a silsesquioxane monomer or pre-polymer material under conditions to induce polymerization of said material or said monomer to form a mold release coating on the surface. The thermoset sheet-molding composition or bulk-molding composition is then injected into the mold and into contact with said coating under conditions to cure the composition to form an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT
    Inventors: Probir Kumar Guha, Michael J. Siwajek
  • Patent number: 9382427
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrophoretic display fluid, in particular, pigment particles dispersed in a solvent or solvent mixture, and methods for their preparation. The pigment particles generated, according to the present invention, are stable in solvent under an electric field and can improve the performance of an electrophoretic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Hui Du, Haiyan Gu, Xiaojia Wang
  • Patent number: 9290015
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an ink jet recording method where it is possible to obtain a printed material where the elution amount (migration) to the outside of the components in a cured ink composition is small and there is little character blurring, and a printed material. The ink jet recording method of the present invention includes a step of ejecting an ink composition which contains 3-methyl pentanediol diacrylate of 30 mass % or more with respect to the total ink composition from an ink jet head onto a support, and a step of irradiating active rays in an atmosphere where the oxygen partial pressure is 0.10 atm or less to cure the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yuuichi Hayata
  • Patent number: 9200173
    Abstract: A modified polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) coated film used for printing and a preparation method thereof are provided. Said film comprises a coating layer, a primer layer and a substrate in turn. Said coating layer comprises acrylic coating layer and modified PVA coating layer in turn. Said modified PVA coating layer contacts with the primer layer. Said modified PVA coated film has the properties of higher barrier and moisture-proof and is suitable for the printing of most of printing inks. Said film can be not only directly used to package nuts or the likes, but also used to form a composite compound with other materials suitable for packaging cookie, cake or the likes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HAINAN SHINER INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongcun Huang
  • Patent number: 9164309
    Abstract: Display layers in an electronic device may be used to generate images. The display layers may include liquid crystal display layers such as upper and lower polarizers and a layer of liquid crystal material. A display cover layer may be mounted in a housing adhesive. A touch sensor layer may be mounted under the display cover layer. An air gap may separate the upper polarizer from the touch sensor layer and display cover layer. Antireflection coatings may be formed on the lower surface of the display cover layer or touch sensor layer and may be formed on the upper surface of the upper polarizer. The antireflection coatings may include coatings formed from a polymer hard coat covered with a polymer layer having a different index of refraction and may include broadband antireflection coating material formed from textured polymer or other structure exhibiting a continuously varying index of refraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Rappoport, Cheng Chen, Enkhamgalan Dorjgotov, John Z. Zhong, Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9104100
    Abstract: Compositions such as photoresists and microfabrication processes are provided that can produce high-fidelity microfabricated structures. The provided photoresists can have reduced swelling during the development phase and can give tight tolerances for products, such as microneedles, that can be used, for example, in the medical field. The provided compositions include a photoresist, a photoinitiator system dispersed in the photoresist, and a polymer-tethered nanoparticle dispersed in the photoresist. The photoresist can be a negative photoresist and the photoinitiator system can include a two-photoinitiator system. The polymer-tethered nanoparticle can include an acrylic polymer and, in some embodiments, can include poly(methyl methacrylate). The nanoparticles can include silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David H. Redinger, Robert J. DeVoe, Belma Erdogan-Haug
  • Patent number: 9097844
    Abstract: Provided is an optical layered body having excellent blocking resistance. The optical layered body includes a triacetyl cellulose substrate and a hard coat layer, the hard coat layer having fine surface roughness that has an average PV roughness Rtm of 2.2 to 11.5 nm, a base roughness depth R3z of 2.5 to 13.5 nm, and a ten-point average roughness Rz of 2.6 to 13.5 nm, and satisfy the relation Rtm<R3z?Rz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Tsunekawa, Kana Yamamoto, Toshiki Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9085671
    Abstract: A simulated wood product such as decking, fencing and architectural trim of the type heretofore made from a plastic with a natural wood powder as filler, wherein at least most, if not all, of the wood powder is replaced by a powder formed from a hard naturally occurring mineral, such as nepheline syenite or feldspar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: UNIMIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott Van Remortel
  • Publication number: 20150132552
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hard coating film having high hardness and excellent properties. The hard coating film has high hardness and is not easily curled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Koo Kang, Yeong Rae Chang, Jae Hoon Shim, Sung Don Hong, Seung Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 9029798
    Abstract: An element having an immersible portion for contact with an aqueous liquid, the immersible portion having a contact surface for contact with the aqueous liquid, the contact surface configured to have strong acidity, a radiation (e.g., ultraviolet radiation) source assembly, a radiation (e.g., ultraviolet radiation) source module and a fluid (e.g., water) treatment system incorporating this element applicable to any surface in contact with fluid that is susceptible to build-up of fouling materials. The embodiments obviate or mitigates the rate of accumulation of fouling on surfaces in contact with aqueous solution, such as the protective (e.g., quartz) sleeves in an ultraviolet radiation fluid treatment system, by modifying at least a portion of the surface of those sleeves in contact with fluid (e.g., water) to have an inherent strong surface acidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Trojan Technologies
    Inventor: William Kevin O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 9028962
    Abstract: A transparent cover glass for applications such as, but not limited to, touch screen devices that embody antimicrobial properties that include s being antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. The antimicrobial glasses contain nanoparticles of Cu or Cu2O on the surface of the glass. The antimicrobial glasses can further have a fluorosilane coating or other coating on the surface to make the glasses easy-to-clean. Also, glass surfaces having an antibacterial or antimicrobial surfaces and a protective coating on the surface that do not inhibit the antibacterial or antimicrobial properties of the glass are described. The disclosure is further directed to methods of making such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Joseph Francis Schroeder, III, Wageesha Senaratne, Florence Verrier, Ying Wei
  • Publication number: 20150110990
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provide for: a glass substrate having first and second opposing surfaces, and a plurality of edge surfaces extending transversely between the first and second opposing surfaces; a layer disposed on, and adhered to, at least one of the first, second, and edge surfaces of the substrate, where the layer includes: (i) one of an oligomer and resin; (ii) a monomer; and (iii) nanometer-sized silica particles of at least about 2-50 weight percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Chou, Donald Arthur Clark, Sinue Gomez, Kimberly Michelle Keegan, Arthur Winston Martin, James Robert Matthews, Prakash Chandra Panda, Paul John Shustack, Lu Zhang
  • Patent number: 9005750
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent conductive film including a hard coat layer having sufficient hardness, a superior abrasion resistance, and a superior soil resistance; also, provided are an electronic device and a touch panel using the transparent conductive film. A transparent conductive film 10 includes a transparent film base 11, a transparent conductive layer 12, and a hard coat layer 13, wherein the hard coat layer 13 is formed of a composition for forming hard coat containing the component (A): a curable compound including at least one of an acrylate group and a methacrylate group; the component (B): a reactive fluorine-containing compound; and the component (C): a reactive silicon-containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Ozawa, Naoki Hashimoto, Atsushi Kishi, Teppei Niinou, Hiroki Kuramoto
  • Patent number: 8999495
    Abstract: A recording material for electrophotographic printing methods from a base paper coated on both sides with synthetic resin and having a toner-receiving layer arranged on at least one side, containing a water-soluble or water-dispersible binder in the toner-receiving layer, preferably an ethylene-acrylate polymer or an ethylene-acrylate copolymer, a finely particulate inorganic pigment and an antistatic component, such that images using both liquid toners and dry toners can be produced with this recording material, identical in both appearance and haptics to silver halide photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Kozlowski, Andreas Overberg, Rainer Steinbeck
  • Patent number: 8993897
    Abstract: The photosensitive resin composition contains a (A) binder polymer, (B) cross-linked polymer particles, (C) thermosetting resin, (D) photo-polymerization initiator, and a (E) phosphoric flame retardant, in which a content of the (B) cross-linked polymer particles is 30 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight with respect to the 100 parts by weight of the (A) binder polymer, and an average particle diameter of the (B) cross-linked polymer particles is 1 ?m to 10 ?m. Therefore, the photosensitive resin composition (i) obtains an excellent tack-free property after being applied and dried, (ii) can be subjected to fine processing, (iii) is formed into a cured film having excellent flexibility, flame retardancy, and electrical insulation reliability, and (iv) causes a substrate to have a small warpage after being cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihide Sekito
  • Publication number: 20150086776
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blend of at least one boron source and at least one silicon source, wherein the blend comprises boron and silicon in a weight ratio boron to silicon within a range from about 5:100 to about 2:1, wherein silicon and boron are present in the blend in at least 25 wt %, and wherein the at least one boron source and the at least one silicon source are oxygen free except for inevitable amounts of contaminating oxygen, and wherein the blend is a mechanical blend of powders, and wherein particles in the powders have an average particle size less than 250 ?m. The present invention relates further to a composition comprising the blend a substrate applied with the blend, a method for providing a brazed product, and uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventors: Per Sjödin, Kristian Walter
  • Patent number: 8986828
    Abstract: A multilayer film (10) is provided with a hard coat layer (12) and a film base (11) formed from a polymer compound. A heat shrinkage factor of the film base (11) (170° C., 10 minutes) is in a range from 0.05% to 3.0%. The hard coat layer (12) is formed by applying a coating liquid (33) containing a compound represented by a general formula (1), tetraalkoxysilane, acid water with pH in a range from 2 to 6, and a water-soluble hardening agent. An amount of the acid water is in a range from 60 to 2000 pts. wt. relative to a total amount 100 pts. wt. of the compound represented by the general formula (1) and tetraalkoxysilane. In the general formula (1), “R1” is an organic group having 1 to 15 carbons and containing no amino group. “R2” is a methyl group or ethyl group, “R3” is an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbons, and “n” is zero or 1. (1) R1R2nSi(OR3)3-n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Imamura, Yasuo Enatsu, Mitsunori Hachisuka
  • Publication number: 20150072136
    Abstract: A coated substrate including: a substrate including a treated layer, a photocatalytic layer, and a protective layer between the photocatalytic layer and the treated layer, the protective layer comprising colloidal particles dispersed in a matrix, the colloidal particles including first and second types of particles that differ in their respective particle size distributions and which together provide a physical barrier by virtue of the first, smaller particles at least partially filling interstices between the second, larger particles and thereby impede photocatalyst derived degradation of the treated layer, the first type of colloid particles comprising hydrolysed silica based material such as reactive silica condensate particles or polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes, or mixtures thereof, the protective layer having an effect of less than 20 delta E units on the colour and gloss of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Bluescope Steel Limited
    Inventors: Shane A. Maclaughlin, Binbin Xi, Evan J. Evans, Edward M. Boge
  • Publication number: 20150072135
    Abstract: A cutting tool hard film disposed as coating on a surface of a cutting tool, includes: a hard phase that is a nitride phase, an oxide phase, a carbide phase, a carbonitride phase, or a boride phase containing at least one element out of group IVa elements, group Va elements, group VIa elements, Al, and Si; and a binding phase that is a phase containing at least one element out of Au, Ag, and Cu, the cutting tool hard film having composite structure with the hard phase and the binding phase three-dimensionally arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: OSG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Sakurai, Takaomi Toihara
  • Publication number: 20150068603
    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: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI E-MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takanohashi, Junichi Hirose, Waka Goto, Shuichiro Ogawa, Kentaro Shiraishi
  • Publication number: 20150064401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas barrier film having a first gas barrier layer formed by irradiating a polysilazane-containing layer with a vacuum ultraviolet ray, a second gas barrier layer formed by irradiating a polysilazane-containing layer with a vacuum ultraviolet ray, and a hydrophobic intermediate layer disposed between the first gas barrier layer and the second gas barrier layer and containing a metal compound particle. The invention can provide a gas barrier film having extremely excellent gas barrier property and durability and good productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Makoto Honda