Monolayer With Structurally Defined Element Patents (Class 428/338)
  • Patent number: 10563160
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue scaffolds, methods of generating such scaffolds, and methods of use of such scaffolds to generate aligned and functional tissues for use in methods including regenerative medicine, wound repair, and transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schwartz, Jean E. Schwarzbauer, Casey M. Jones, Patrick E. Donnelly, Stephen B. Bandini, Shivani Singh
  • Patent number: 10525684
    Abstract: A system is provided that integrates an autonomous energy harvesting capacity in a mobile device in an aesthetically neutral manner. A unique set of structural features combine to implement a hidden energy harvesting system on a surface of the mobile device body structure or casing to provide electrical power to the mobile device, and/or to individually electrically-powered components in the mobile device. Color-matched, image-matched and/or texture-matched optical layers are formed over energy harvesting components, including photovoltaic energy collecting components. Optical layers are tuned to scatter selectable wavelengths of electromagnetic energy back in an incident direction while allowing remaining wavelengths of electromagnetic energy to pass through the layers to the energy collecting components below. The layers appear opaque when observed from a light incident side, while allowing at least 50%, and as much as 80+%, of the energy impinging on the energy or incident side to pass through the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10529871
    Abstract: A system is provided that integrates an autonomous energy harvesting capacity in vehicles in an aesthetically neutral manner. A unique set of structural features combine to implement a hidden energy harvesting system on a surface of the vehicle to provide electrical power to the vehicle, and/or to electrically-powered devices in the vehicle. Color-matched, image-matched and/or texture-matched optical layers are formed over energy harvesting components, including photovoltaic energy collecting components. Optical layers are tuned to scatter selectable wavelengths of electromagnetic energy back in an incident direction while allowing remaining wavelengths of electromagnetic energy to pass through the layers to the energy collecting components below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10461241
    Abstract: This invention is a method for manufacturing a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped single crystal containing sodium niobate of a perovskite structure as the main component, and the method includes a process of heating a mixture 1 of bismuth sodium niobate which is formed from particles containing a plurality of crystals represented by General Formula (1): Bi2.5Nam?1.5NbmO3m+3 (m is an integer of 2 or more) and in which an average value ma of the m values is larger than 6 and sodium containing alkali metal halide at 1200° C. or more and 1250° C. or less to obtain a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped single crystal containing sodium niobate as the main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Watanabe, Shunsuke Murakami, Makoto Kubota
  • Patent number: 10279537
    Abstract: Methods of enhancing one or more physical properties of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction and/or transverse direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges. Incrementally stretched thermoplastic films can have a machine-direction tear resistance that is approximately equal to or greater than the machine-direction tear resistance of the film prior to stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10159926
    Abstract: A tunable nanofiber filter device can include a filter housing defining an interior space, the housing having defined therein and inlet and an outlet, each in fluid communication with the interior space, and a plurality of filter laminas disposed within the interior space, each filter lamina including an upper surface, a lower surface, and an aperture defined therethrough. The plurality of filter laminas can be arranged in a stack wherein the opposing surfaces of adjacent filter laminas define a portion of an interlaminar flow space extending between the opposing surfaces. The flow space can be in fluid communication with the apertures of corresponding adjacent filter laminas to form a continuous flow passage extending through the lamina stack from the inlet to the outlet. An array nanofibers can extend into the flow passage from a portion of each filter lamina such that a fluid flowed through the flow passage flows across a portion of said array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ultra Small Fibers, LLC
    Inventors: William Hudson Hofmeister, Robert A. Van Wyk, Keith Allen Holloway
  • Patent number: 9529006
    Abstract: The method for direct detection of lipid binding agents in membrane includes dissolving a lipid in an organic solvent in a container; evaporating off the organic solvent to create a lipid film on the inside wall of the container; adding a buffer solution; adding a known volume of a membrane active agent to the buffer solution; incubating the solution in the dark for a period of time; removing the buffer solution from the container to provide a solution of sample A; washing the container with a buffer solution; adding an organic solvent while stirring the container to dissolve the lipid film to create a homogenous solution B; and measuring the absorbance of the samples A and B by absorption spectroscopy. The method may further include developing a universal probability function to test and quantify a membrane-based cytotoxicity of general drug candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Md. Ashrafuzzaman, Chih-Yuan Tseng
  • Patent number: 9346986
    Abstract: An adhesive film, an adhesive composition for the same, and a display apparatus including the same. The adhesive film includes a urethane functional group, has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of about 30° C. or less, a loss modulus of about 4×104 dyn/cm2 to about 8×104 dyn/cm2 upon frequency sweep testing under conditions of a strain of 3%, 60° C. and 1 rad/s, and tan ? of about 0.2 to 0.55 upon frequency sweep testing under conditions of a strain of 3%, 60° C. and 1 rad/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Lee June Kim, Ki Yong Kim, Jee Hee Kim, Chan Woo Kim, Sung Hyun Mun, Ik Hwan Cho, In Cheon Han
  • Patent number: 9072682
    Abstract: A drug-containing patch allows transdermal administration of a drug. The patch features a hydrophobic reservoir containing the drug, where the reservoir has a first surface and a second surface. A drug-impermeable backing overlies the first surface of the reservoir. A release sheet may overlie the second surface of the reservoir. The hydrophobic reservoir contains a drug and a hydrophobic matrix, where the hydrophobic matrix includes a hydrophobic filler in an amount which is effective to adsorb said drug; and a mixture of polyisobutylene and mineral oil. The hydrophobic matrix may contain hydrophobic colloidal silica as the hydrophobic filler. The hydrophobic reservoir layer may serve as a skin-contacting adhesive layer. Alternatively, a release-controlling adhesive layer may serve as the skin-contacting adhesive layer. The release-controlling adhesive layer may contain hydrophobic colloidal silica and a mixture of polyisobutylene and mineral oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventors: Arunprasad Sivaraman, Tyler D. Simmons, Gregory T. Fieldson, Adam C. Sorensen, Jeffrey E. Cortopassi
  • Publication number: 20150147562
    Abstract: A material contains open pores in which the channels and pores that are internally coated with at least one layer of phosphorus-containing alumina. Such material is formed by infiltrating a porous material one or more times with a non-colloidal, low-viscosity liquid coating precursor, drying, and curing the coating precursor to form a phosphorus-containing alumina layer within pores of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED THIN FILMS INC.
    Inventors: Sankar Sambasivan, Vikram Sharad Kaul, Francis Richard Chapman
  • Publication number: 20150144979
    Abstract: A nanostructure layer includes a number of nanostructures, wherein the number of nanostructures are aligned along a number of straight lines, a size of each of the number of nanostructures ranges from about 20 nanometers to about 100 nanometers, a distance between adjacent two nanostructures ranges from about 10 nanometers to about 300 nanometers, and each of the number of nanostructures includes a core and a shell coated on the core. A light emitting diode with the nanostructure layer is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: YUAN-HAO JIN, QUN-QING LI, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Patent number: 9040842
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an improved mechanical adhesion of copper metallization to dielectric with partially cured epoxy fillers is presented. In this regard, a substrate build-up film is introduced having epoxy material and a plurality of epoxy microspheres, wherein an interior of the microspheres is not fully cured. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Nalla, Omar Bchir, Houssam Jomaa
  • Publication number: 20150140326
    Abstract: A composition for treating cellulosic materials is provided. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized additives. The dispersion comprises additive particles with diameters in the range of 0.001 to 25 microns. Also provided is a method for the application of the additive-containing composition to wood, as well as wood products which have been treated with the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150118648
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ceramic sintered shaped body containing Y2O3-stabilized zirconia with a sintered density of at least 99% of the theoretical sintered density and having a mean grain size of <180 nm. The zirconia fraction of the sintered shaped body comprises tetragonal and cubic phases. Also disclosed is a process for the production of a ceramic sintered shaped body containing Y2O3-stabilized zirconia, which process comprises dispersion of a submicron powder and comminution of the dispersed submicron powder by means of grinding media having a diameter of less than or equal to 100 ?m to a particle size d95 of <0.42 ?m; shaping of the dispersion to form a body, and sintering of the body to form the sintered shaped body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Martina Johannes, Jens Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150111030
    Abstract: A process for producing a chemically strengthened glass is provided. The method for producing a chemically strengthened glass includes subjecting a phase-separated glass to an ion exchange treatment. A chemically strengthened glass which is obtained by the process and a phase-separated glass which has been subjected to the ion exchange treatment are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Junko MIYASAKA, Takahiro SAKAGAMI, Seiki OHARA, Kosho AKATSUKA, Manuel Diaz REYES, Kazutaka ONO, Hiroyuki HIJIYA
  • Publication number: 20150104638
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of mouldings reinforced with fibre ribbons and also to correspondingly reinforced mouldings. In addition, the invention relates to uses of the mouldings produced via the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas JELTSCH, Bernd HENKELMANN
  • Publication number: 20150099109
    Abstract: Block copolymers for use in block copolymer lithography, self-assembled films of the block copolymers and methods for polymerizing the block copolymers are provided. The block copolymers are characterized by high Flory-Huggins interaction parameters (?). The block copolymers can be polymerized from protected hydroxystyrene monomers or from tert-butyl styrene and 2-vinylpyridine monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Padma Gopalan, Daniel Patrick Sweat, Xiang Yu, Myungwoong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150099214
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a graphene hybrid composite (GHC). The GHC can be formed between specific nano carbon materials and graphene generated via pyrolysis of solid carbon sources. A Raman spectrum of the GHC can show a major 2D band at approximately 2650 cm?1, a minor D and G band at approximately 1350 cm?1 and approximately 1575 cm?1, and an intensity ratio of 2D band over D band and G band greater than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: DHKGRAPHENOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Nguyen C. Khe, Hieu Dinh, Dien Dinh
  • Patent number: 8980771
    Abstract: A composite material, the composite material comprising at least one prepreg, said prepreg comprising at least one polymeric resin and at least one fibrous reinforcement; and conducting particles dispersed in the polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: John L. Cawse, Martin Simmons, George Green
  • Patent number: 8980770
    Abstract: A composite material, the composite material comprising at least one prepreg, said prepreg comprising at least one polymeric resin and at least one fibrous reinforcement; and conducting particles dispersed in the polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: John L. Cawse, Martin Simmons, George Green
  • Publication number: 20150072139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a release film used by being interposed between a molding material and a mold when the molding material is compression molded using the mold in order to form a sealing material or reflective frame material for an optical semiconductor element, or a lens, wherein the release film comprises a silicone-based cured product layer (2) on at least a surface in contact with the molding material; as well as a compression molding method that uses the film; and a compression molding apparatus that uses the film. The release film for the compression molding of molding materials has good workability and has good releasability, and thereby, a compression molding method with which compression molding with good efficiency is possible and a compression molding apparatus with which molding with good efficiency is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Morita, Shin Yoshida, Syuji Endo
  • Publication number: 20150044455
    Abstract: There is provided a random mat including carbon fibers and a matrix resin, wherein the carbon fibers in the random mat have an average fiber length in a range of 3 mm to 100 mm, a fiber areal weight of the carbon fibers is 25 to 10,000 g/m2, the carbon fibers include a specific carbon fiber bundles having a specific opening degree in a specific amount per the total carbon fibers, and the specific carbon fiber bundles with a thickness of 100 ?m or more are included in a ratio of less than 3% of the number of the total specific carbon fiber bundles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuhei Konagai, Katsuyuki Hagihara, Takeshi Naito, Naoaki Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20150041546
    Abstract: High density metal or mineral particles, sized to be less than 10 microns, are compounded into a base plastic layer to form a compounded composite layer used to form the core layer of the card, any layer of the card or the entire card. The amount of high density particles compounded into the plastic layer is controlled so the card: (a) is at least twice as heavy as any standard PVC card; (b) can be manufactured using standard current plastic card equipment and tooling. (c) is not brittle; and (d) is electrically non-conductive whereby it is not subject to electrostatic discharge properties. The card can include RFID functionality integrated into the card body. The compounded composite layer does not interfere with the integrity of the data communication between an RFID chip packaged in an antenna module and coupled with an embedded booster antenna, and a contactless reader or terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: JOHN HERSLOW, Bradley A. Paulson, David Finn
  • Publication number: 20150017433
    Abstract: The present disclosure explores and fabricates coupled plasmonic nanoparticles of gold (Au), silver (Ag), or aluminum (Al) onto nanorods or nanowires of zinc telluride (ZnTe), silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), or other semiconductor materials. Full-wave simulation is performed to obtain an optimum design for maximum light absorption. The nanorods, after being coated with a shell to form a p-n junction, or being imparted with a radial junction, are of interest for enhanced light harvesting in solar cells, for example. The fabrication method of such arrays is described. Modeling of the spectral properties using equivalent circuit theory is implemented to predict fabrication results and provide an intuitive approach regarding the design of these optical metamaterials with predetermined properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: The University Of North Carolina At Charlotte
    Inventors: Hossein ALISAFAEE, Michael Anthony Fiddy
  • Publication number: 20150017392
    Abstract: A reflective film or article including a substrate, a smoothing layer adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the first major surface of the substrate, a tie layer having a first major surface adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the second major surface of the substrate, and a metallic layer adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the second major surface of the tie layer. The smoothing layer includes poly(methyl methacrylate) and a first block copolymer having at least two endblock polymeric units and at least one midblock polymeric unit derived from first and second monoethylenically unsaturated monomers selected from a methacrylate, acrylate, vinyl ester, or combination thereof, respectively, each endblock having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 50° C., and each endblock having a Tg no greater than 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: 3INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajesh K. Katare, Timothy J. Hebrink, Mark B. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20140363665
    Abstract: The invention provides novel pervious composite materials that possess excellent physical and performance characteristics of conventional pervious concretes, and methods of production and uses thereof. These composite materials can be readily produced from widely available, low cost raw materials by a process suitable for large-scale production with improved energy consumption, desirable carbon footprint and minimal environmental impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: John Kuppler, Devin Patten, Deepak Ravikumar, Omkar Deo, Vahit Atakan
  • Publication number: 20140349067
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet has cut surfaces with low surface roughness and hence shows reduced thermal resistance at the interfaces, and high thermal conductivity in the thickness direction. Thus, the thermally conductive sheet can be interposed between any of various heat sources and a radiation member. The process for producing the thermally conductive sheet includes at least: an extrusion molding step in which a thermally conductive composition containing a polymer, an anisotropic thermally conductive filler, and a filler is extruded with an extruder to thereby mold an extrusion-molded product in which the anisotropic thermally conductive filler has been oriented along the extrusion direction; a curing step in which the extrusion-molded product is cured to obtain a cured object; and a slicing step in which the cured object is sliced into a given thickness with an ultrasonic cutter in the direction perpendicular to the extrusion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki USUI, Keisuke ARAMAKI
  • Publication number: 20140318593
    Abstract: A thermoelectric composite and a thermoelectric device and a method of making the thermoelectric composite. The thermoelectric composite is a semiconductor material formed from mechanically-alloyed powders of elemental constituents of the semiconductor material to produce nano-particles of the semiconductor material, and compacted to have at least a bifurcated grain structure. The bifurcated grain structure has at least two different grain sizes including small size grains in a range of 2-200 nm and large size grains in a range of 0.5 to 5 microns. The semiconductor material has a figure of merit ZT, defined as a ratio of the product of square of Seebeck coefficient, S2, and electrical conductivity ? divided by the thermal conductivity k, which varies from greater than 1 at 300 K to 2.5 at temperatures of 300 to 500K.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: Research Triangle Institute, North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Rama Venkatasubramanian, Judy Stuart, Ryan Wiitala, Peter Thomas, Carl C. Koch, Tsungta Ethan Chan
  • Publication number: 20140308499
    Abstract: A window for a display device includes a polymer resin layer including a polymer resin, and a light transmittance film positioned on at least one side of the polymer resin layer and including an adhesive film, the adhesive film including a same polymer resin as the polymer resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Gu KIM, Jee-Seok OH, Ju-Suk OH, Hun-Kyo KIM
  • Publication number: 20140308497
    Abstract: Polysaccharide filaments and fibrous structures containing such polysaccharide filaments and more particularly polysaccharide filaments that exhibit birefringence are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Gary McKEE, Joerg KLEINWAECHTER, Geoffrey William REYNOLDS
  • Publication number: 20140302312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the formation of virtually defect-free monolayers of particles with long-range order. The technique involves assembling the monolayer of particles on the interface between a solidifiable liquid and a fluid, which can be air or another liquid, ordering the particles using an electric field and then solidifying the former, e.g., by applying UV light. The monolayer becomes embedded on the surface of the solidified film. The monolayers can be coated onto the surface of materials to optimize their mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Pushpendra Singh
  • Publication number: 20140295178
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing satisfactory particles held in porous silica. The process comprises (a) the step of preparing porous silica, (b) the step of bringing the porous silica into contact with a liquid which contains either a metal or a compound that has the metal as a component element and infiltrating the liquid into the pores of the porous silica, and (c) the step of subjecting, after the step (b), the impregnated porous silica to a heat treatment to thereby form fine particles comprising the metal or the metal compound in the pores of the porous silica. When porous silica is synthesized by hydrolyzing an alkoxysilane in a solvent-free system, it is possible to synthesize porous silica having a fine pore diameter. Use of this porous silica as a template facilitates formation of particles (e.g., W, Cu, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, or Ni or an oxide of any of these metals) that show peculiar properties not observed in the bulk material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hiroto Watanabe, Hiroaki Imai, Yuya Oaki
  • Publication number: 20140287230
    Abstract: A fiber media and a filter device. The fiber media has a plurality of nanofibers formed of a polymer material, having diameters less than 1 micron, and formed into a fiber mat. A barrier layer is disposed on the nanofibers to prevent dissolution of the nanofibers in the fiber mat upon exposure of the fiber mat to a solvent of the polymer material. The barrier layer coated nanofibers have a maximum strain before breakage of at least 2%. The filter device includes the fiber media and a support attached to the fiber mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicants: RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Howard J. Walls, David S. Ensor, Christopher J. Oldham, Gregory N. Parsons
  • Publication number: 20140264416
    Abstract: A light extraction substrate includes a glass substrate having a first surface and a second surface. A light extraction layer is formed on at least one of the surfaces. The light extraction layer is a coating, such as a silicon-containing coating, incorporating nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Songwei Lu
  • Patent number: 8822022
    Abstract: The present invention refers a thermal insulation waterproofing and adherible film and method for preparing the same, that for its components and physical and chemical characteristics is easy to apply, durable, and with excellent insulation and waterproofing properties. The adherible film of the present invention is manufactured by applying insulating and waterproofing material on a layer of thermoplastic polymer, preferably polyethylene. In present invention were used different thicknesses, such as 1.2, 1.5, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 4.0, 4.2 and 4.4 mm, and according to tests carried out, the preferred modality that comply the requirements is 2.8 to 3.0 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Aisla Coat S. de R.L. MI
    Inventors: Ulises Eladio Perez Hinojosa, Juan Francisco Marquez Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140242383
    Abstract: A ceramic sintered body includes tungsten carbide, zirconia, and alumina. The content of the tungsten carbide is 20 to 50 vol %, and the content of the zirconia is 5 to 25 vol %. The crystal phase of the zirconia is a tetragonal crystal or a mixture of tetragonal and monoclinic crystals. The ceramic sintered body does not substantially include Ti compounds. The average particle diameter of the tungsten carbide, the average particle diameter of the zirconia, and the average particle diameter of the alumina are all 1 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Moteki, Yusuke Katsu, Takeshi Mitsuoka
  • Patent number: 8815432
    Abstract: A heat-resisting ultrafine fibrous separator of the present invention is prepared by an electrospinning process, formed of ultrafine fibers of heat-resisting polymer resin having a melting point more than 1800 C or not having the melting point, or ultrafine fibers of polymer resin capable of swelling in an electrolyte, together with the ultrafine fibers of heat-resisting polymer resin. Also, polyolefine fine particles providing a shutdown function are dispersed in the heat-resisting resin or the polymer resin capable of swelling in the electrolyte. The heat-resisting ultrafine fibrous separator of the present invention has the shutdown function, low thermal contraction, thermal endurance, excellent ionic conductivity and excellent adhesive property with an electrode, so a battery having excellent cycling characteristics, and having high-energy density and high capacity can be prepared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seong-Mu Jo, Dong-Young Kim, Byung-Doo Chin
  • Publication number: 20140234617
    Abstract: Provided is an insulating film which is excellent in heat resistance and discharge deterioration resistance and has a long insulation life. The insulating film includes a heat-resistant resin and insulating fine particles dispersed in the heat-resistant resin. The inscribed circles of regions, which are free of the insulating fine particles, have an average diameter of 80 to 900 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Masaki, Toshimasa Nishimori, Hiroyuki Fujita, Kazunori Hayashi, Jun Fujiki
  • Patent number: 8795829
    Abstract: A composition containing polymeric particles. The polymeric particles have an average particle diameter from 30 to 300 nm and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2. The composition also contains a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Chao Jen Chung, Edward E. Lafleur, Edwin Nungesser
  • Publication number: 20140205834
    Abstract: A mounting mat for an exhaust gas treatment device includes a blend of inorganic fibers and organic nanofibrillated fibers. An exhaust gas treatment device includes a housing and a fragile structure mounted within the housing by the mounting mat that is disposed in a gap between the housing and the fragile catalyst support structure. Additionally disclosed are methods of making a mounting mat for an exhaust gas treatment device and for making an exhaust gas treatment device incorporating the mounting mat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: UNIFRAX I LLC
    Inventor: Mark BEAUHARNOIS
  • Patent number: 8778492
    Abstract: A composition comprising multistage polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 15 ?m and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2; and a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 800 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.02 and the average refractive index difference measured from 800 nm to 2500 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. LaFleur, Luu T. Le, Edwin Nungesser
  • Patent number: 8778493
    Abstract: A composition comprising multistage polymeric particles having an average particle diameter from 0.5 to 15 ?m and a Vicker's scale hardness from 100 to 700 Kgf/mm2; and a film-forming polymer having Tg no greater than 80° C. The refractive index difference measured from 400 nm to 800 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is no greater than 0.02 and the average refractive index difference measured from 800 nm to 2500 nm between the polymeric particles and the film-forming polymer is at least 0.04.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward E. Lafleur, Luu T. Le, Edwin Nungesser
  • Publication number: 20140193639
    Abstract: The performance of an ABx type metal hydride alloy is improved by adding an element to the alloy which element is operative to enhance the surface area morphology of the alloy. The alloy may include surface regions of differing morphologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: OVONIC BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kwo Young, Benjamin Reichman, Michael A. Fetcenko
  • Patent number: 8758894
    Abstract: A transparent laminate comprises an optically clear, cured coating layer including abrasion-resistant nanoparticles, and one or more monomers and/or one or more oligomers that are reacted in the presence of an ultraviolet light photoinitiator. The coating layer also contains a surface portion rich in hydrophilic surfactant so that the coating layer when residing on a transparent substrate forms a laminate having good abrasion resistant properties as well as good anti-fog properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Nanofilm, Ltd.
    Inventors: Stephanie Castro, Brandon S. True, Mocherla K. K. Rao
  • Publication number: 20140147664
    Abstract: A porous cellular body comprising primarily a porous sintered glass material is disclosed. The porous sintered glass material primarily includes a first phase and a second phase, the first phase primarily comprising amorphous fused silica and the second phase comprising amorphous fused silica and a sintering aid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Munroe Beall, Cameron Wayne Tanner
  • Patent number: 8709591
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a biodegradable resin (A), a polyolefin resin (B) and a dispersing agent (C), which has a sea-isle structure in which the biodegradable resin (A) is dispersed as isles in the polyolefin resin (B) existing as a sea component wherein the average dispersed particle size of the biodegradable resin (A) is 1 nm to 1000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Saori Sumi, Kazuyoshi Nishikawa, Masahiro Kimura, Sadanori Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 8709592
    Abstract: A retro-reflective sensor coating arrangement comprises a base layer of luminescent sensor material and an outer layer of optical bodies, such a spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Colin Bird
  • Publication number: 20140109698
    Abstract: An electrically responsive composite material (1110) specially adapted for touch screen, comprising a carrier layer (1301) having a length and a width and a thickness (1303) that is relatively small compared to said length and said width. The composite material also comprises a plurality of electrically conductive or semi-conductive particles (201). The particles (201) are agglomerated to form a plurality of agglomerates (104, 1403) dispersed within the carrier layer such that each said agglomerate comprises a plurality of the particles (201). The agglomerates are arranged to provide electrical conduction across the thickness of the carrier layer in response to applied pressure such that the electrically responsive composite material has a resistance that reduces in response to applied pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: PERATECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher John Lussey, Paul Jonathan Laughlin, Adam Graham, David Bloor, David Lussey
  • Patent number: 8703271
    Abstract: A thermal interface material (1) comprises a bulk polymer (2) within which is embedded sub-micron (c. 200 to 220 nm) composite material wires (3) having Ag and carbon nanotubes (“CNTs”) 4. The CNTs are embedded in the axial direction and have diameters in the range of 9.5 to 10 nm and have a length of about 0.7 ?m. In general the pore diameter can be in the range of 40 to 1200 nm. The material (1) has particularly good thermal conductivity because the wires (3) give excellent directionality to the nanotubes (4)—providing very low resistance heat transfer paths. The TIM is best suited for use between semiconductor devices (e.g. power semiconductor chip) and any type of thermal management systems for efficient removal of heat from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: University College Cork—National University of Ireland
    Inventors: Kafil M. Razeeb, Saibal Roy, James Francis Rohan, Lorraine Christine Nagle
  • Publication number: 20140056590
    Abstract: A porous silica material disclosed in the present application is a porous silica material in which a plurality of silica particles are connected to one another three-dimensionally, wherein: a density of the porous silica material is less than 220 kg/m3; a particle diameter of the silica particles is 3.5 nm or more; and the water content of the porous silica material is 8 wt % or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Yuriko KANEKO, Takuya IWAMOTO, Ushio SANGAWA, Masahiko HASHIMOTO, Norihisa MINO