Including Synthetic Resin Or Polymer Patents (Class 428/407)
  • Patent number: 10655953
    Abstract: A structural color changeable material includes a strain body and surface plasmon generating particles. In the strain body, a strain is produced by an external pressure or an internal change. The surface plasmon generating particles generate surface plasmon and are contained in the strain body. The surface plasmon is generated by an incident light with a wavelength of 2400 nm or less. A mean particle size of the surface plasmon generating particles is equal to or less than the wavelength of the incident light. The surface plasmon generating particles are periodically arranged parallel to an in-plane direction of a reflection surface of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Ikeda, Makoto Ooki, Hideo Uemura
  • Patent number: 10639865
    Abstract: Described herein is an stain and sag resistant acoustic building panel comprising a porous body formed from building material and latex binder, wherein the building material may include fibers and filler and at one of the building materials has been pre-treated with a charge-modifying component, thereby enhancing the sag-resistance of the building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: James D. Pape, Gourish Sirdeshpande, Joanne Lefever, Kimberly Diffenbaugh, Jere Myers, John Felegi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10590337
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein provide coated particles that can be used, for example, in the extraction of oil and gas from subterranean formations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PREFERRED TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Spyridon Monastiriotis, Yu-Chin Li, Jada Shuchen Leung
  • Patent number: 10590338
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to wrinkled capsules for treatment of subterranean formations. In various embodiments, the present invention provides a method of treating a subterranean formation. The method includes placing in the subterranean formation a composition comprising at least one wrinkled capsule. The wrinkled capsule includes a hydrophobic core and a wrinkled shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Lee J. Hall, Jay Paul Deville, Maria Ina, Sergey Sheyko, Michael Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 10538639
    Abstract: Provided are silicone particles having a rubber elasticity, a low cohesiveness, a high dispersibility in a resin, and alkenyl groups on the surfaces thereof; and a method for producing the same. The silicone particles are silicone elastomer spherical particles having surfaces thereof coated with polymethylalkenylsilsesquioxane, and having a volume average particle size of 0.1 to 100 ?m, in which the polymethylalkenylsilsesquioxane is in an amount of 0.5 to 25 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the silicone elastomer spherical particles, and alkenylsilyl groups are present on the surface of the polymethylalkenylsilsesquioxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Inokuchi
  • Patent number: 10519329
    Abstract: Provided are gel particles each having a three-dimensional crosslinked structure including at least one bond selected from a urethane bond and a urea bond, the gel particles each including: a polymerizable group; and a functional group that generates radicals by irradiation with active energy rays, a photosensitive composition containing the gel particles, an ink composition, a method of producing water dispersion of gel particles, and an image forming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sato, Shota Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10449514
    Abstract: Porous organic compositions including a core comprising nitrogen-containing molecules and a shell comprising nitrogen-containing compounds wherein the shell is non-chemically bonded to the core are provided herein. Processes for making the porous organic compositions as well as gas separation processes using the porous organic compositions are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Yi Du, Edward W. Corcoran, Jr., Andrew I. Cooper, Tom M. Hasell, Shan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10450396
    Abstract: An acrylic film having few fish eyes and a method for producing latex of an acrylic rubber-containing polymer having low amounts of coarse particles, excellent filtering properties, and low filter clogging frequency during a filtration step for removing foreign substances are provided. An acrylic film containing an acrylic rubber-containing polymer (G) has a thickness of 30 to 300 ?m, wherein the number of fish eyes that are 0.001 mm2 or greater in size is 130/m2 or fewer when a section having a light transmission rate of 75% or less for light having a wavelength of 400 to 1100 nm was detected as a fish eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Naomi Hara, Masato Yamamoto, Hidehito Shimonaka, Yuuhei Konokawa
  • Patent number: 10361430
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an active material is provided. This active material includes active material particles each allowing lithium to be inserted thereinto and extracted therefrom in the range of 0.5 V to 2V (vs. Li+/Li), and carbon material layers at least partially coating the active material particles. The active material has a BET specific surface area S of 2 m2/g to 20 m2/g in accordance with a nitrogen adsorption method. Between the BET specific surface area S and the proportion M (mass %) of the mass of the carbon material layers to the total mass of the active material particles and carbon material layers, the ratio of S/M (m2/g) meets 0.5?S/M?5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kazuki Ise, Yasuhiro Harada, Norio Takami
  • Patent number: 10351662
    Abstract: This invention provides, among others, curing agents of Formula II, methods for preparing these curing agents, prepreg materials, degradable cross-linked polymers and reinforced composites made from these curing agents and epoxy resins, and methods for degrading and/or recycling the degradable polymers and reinforced composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Adesso Advanced Materials Wuhu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bing Qin, Xin Li, Bo Liang
  • Patent number: 10336880
    Abstract: Provided is an expanded propylene resin bead including a core layer in a foamed state, which includes a propylene-based resin composition (a) satisfying the following (i) and (ii); and a cover layer which includes an olefin-based resin (b) satisfying the following (iii) or (iv): (i) the propylene-based resin composition (a) is a mixture of 65% by weight to 98% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a1) having a melting point of 145° C. to 165° C. and a flexural modulus of 1,200 MPa or more and 35% by weight to 2% by weight of a propylene-based resin (a2) having a melting point of 100° C. to 145° C. and a flexural modulus of 800 MPa to 1,200 MPa; (ii) a difference in a melting point between the resin (a1) and the resin (a2) is 5° C. to 25° C.; (iii) the olefin-based resin (b) is a crystalline olefin-based resin having a melting point (TmB) that is lower than a melting point (TmA) of the composition (a) and being in a relation of (0° C.<[TmA-TmB]?80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Oikawa, Nobumasa Koshita, Syouta Takagi
  • Patent number: 10308855
    Abstract: There are herein described phase change materials containing sodium acetate trihydrate having improved homogeneity, a process for the preparation of said materials, and their utility in phase change systems. More particularly, the present invention relates to the use of phase change compositions comprising sodium acetate trihydrate, at least one alkali soluble polymer for inhibition of sodium acetate anhydrous crystal formation in sodium acetate trihydrate containing phase change materials, and at least one sodium acetate trihydrate nucleation promoter, and, if a lower phase change temperature is required, at least one melting point depressing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sunamp Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Bissell, David Oliver, Colin Richard Pulham
  • Patent number: 10276885
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a proton exchange membrane is provided, which includes the steps as follows. The hydroxyl groups are disposed on the surface of a substrate by a hydrophilic treatment. The hydroxyl groups on the substrate are chemically modified with a coupling agent by a sol-gel process. The substrate is exposed to an amino acid with a phosphonate radical so that the amino acid containing a phosphonate radical can be chemically bonded with the coupling agent. The chemically bonded substrate is immersed in phosphoric acid for absorbing the phosphoric acid. The substrate blended with the phosphoric acid is placed between at least two leak-proof films for the purpose of preventing the leakage of the absorbed phosphoric acid. The proton exchange membrane manufactured by this method enable to retain the phosphoric acid in organic/inorganic complex form and micron/nano complex pore size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fan-Gang Tseng, Pen-Cheng Wang, Yu-Ting Chiu
  • Patent number: 10265922
    Abstract: Provided is a large-size injection molded article which is obtained by injection molding a composition containing a heat-meltable fluoropolymer. Specifically, provided is a large-size injection molded article, which can be molded at a lower injection pressure as compared with a conventional PFA and obtained by molding a composition superior in mold release characteristics from a metal mold. This large-size injection molded article is superior in, particularly, heat resistance and chemical resistance, as well as dimensional accuracy, for a substrate processing apparatus. Provided is an injection molded article, having a projection area in an injection direction of 1100 cm2 or more, obtained by injection molding a composition containing a heat-meltable fluoropolymer. It is a preferable aspect that the composition including a heat-meltable fluoropolymer is a composition containing a melt moldable tetrafluoroethylene/fluoroalkoxytrifluoroethylene copolymer having an MFR over 60 g/10 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: CHEMOURS-MITSUI FLUOROPRODUCTS CO., LTD., NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahide Suda, Takao Nishio, Kenta Yamamoto, Yuto Moritani, Tatsuo Tomizawa, Torao Iida, Takashi Nihongi
  • Patent number: 10240046
    Abstract: The method for fabricating a hybrid dual phase filler for elastomers includes: impregnation of carbon black with ethanol suspension of magnetite in a ball mill; drying of the dual phase mixture till constant weight; grinding of the dried product in a ball mill; thermal activation under vacuum in a specifically designed reactor followed by a grinding of the final product in a ball mill. The hybrid dual phase filler includes carbon black impregnated with ethanol suspension of magnetite, contains 5 to 50 mass % of magnetite and 95 to 50 mass % of carbon black. Magnetite is a powder and includes up to 5% of SiO2, particle size up to 50? and density of 4.8-5.2 g/cm3 with a specific surface area (BET/) 400-900 m2/g; iodine number—370-750 mg/g; oil number 200-450 ml/100 g; total volume pore 0.5-1.5 cm3(STP)/g; micropore surface area 50-90 m2/g; external specific surface area 400-900 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ahmed A. Al-Ghamdi, Omar A. Al-Hartomy, Falleh R. Al-Solamy, Nikolay Todorov Dishovsky, Petrunka Atanasova Malinova, Mihail Tsetskov Mihaylov
  • Patent number: 10214661
    Abstract: The present invention provides an organic silicon coating including 20 to 40 parts of methyl vinyl organic silicon polymer by weight, 1 to 6 parts of methyl phenyl organic silicon polymer by weight, 5 to 15 parts of hydrogenated silicone oil, 5 to 10 parts of fluorinated acrylate monomer by weight, 5 to 15 parts of silicon dioxide by weight, 0.2 to 2 parts of inhibitor by weight, 0.1 to 1 part of auxiliary by weight, 0.1 to 1 part of thermal initiator by weight, 30 to 50 parts of organic solvent by weight, and 2 to 5 parts of metal catalyst by weight. The organic silicon coating provided by the present invention has good adhesion for a silicone rubber or fluororubber base material with no surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: HUNAN SOKAN NEW MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peikai Miao, Ping Li, Weiguo Wang
  • Patent number: 10156803
    Abstract: Provided is a carrier for electrostatic charge image development which provides a two-component developer having a high electric charge amount, a suppressed variation in an electric charge amount caused by an environmental change, and excellent durability, even if a low temperature fixable toner is used. A carrier for electrostatic charge image development of the present invention includes: carrier particles in which a core particle surface is coated with a coating material containing a resin, wherein the coating material contains phosphorus element, and the resin contains structural units derived from an alicyclic (meth)acrylic acid ester compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Kosuke Nakamura, Satoshi Uchino, Futoshi Kadonome, Koji Shibata
  • Patent number: 10136944
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for controlled sympathectomy procedures for neuromodulation in the treatment of subjects having neoplastic conditions are disclosed. Systems, methods, and devices for interventionally treating a cancerous tumor and cancer related pain are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AUTONOMIX MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10109796
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, is a method of depositing a polymer onto a surface. In some embodiments, the method comprises using a high electric field and a high frequency vibratory motion to deposit a polymer solution onto the surface. Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, is a method of manufacturing an electrode or diode. In some embodiments, the method comprises using a high electric field and a high frequency vibratory motion to deposit a polymer onto a surface. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, is an electrode manufactured by any method disclosed herein. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a diode manufactured by any method disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventor: Kee Moon
  • Patent number: 10100203
    Abstract: A curable coating composition comprising: (a) a silicate, such as sodium silicate, potassium silicate or lithium silicate; (b) a phosphate, such calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate or sodium phosphate; and (c) a metal oxide, such as magnesium oxide, aluminum (III) oxide, scandium (III) oxide, yttrium (III) oxide, or zirconium oxide. Such curable coating compositions may be used as non-thermochromic (tailored based on expected operating environment) thermal control coating compositions for application to spacecraft and components thereof. As an alternative metal oxide component, for use in lower temperature applications, or in applications for which thermochromism at elevated temperatures is not a concern, the metal oxide may comprise zinc oxide. Also provided is a curable coating composition comprising: (a) a silicate (e.g. as above); (b) a phosphate (e.g. as above); and (c) a metal sulphate, such as a barium sulphate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: University College Dublin, National University of Ireland
    Inventors: Kevin A. J. Doherty, Barry Twomey, Kenneth Stanton
  • Patent number: 10093783
    Abstract: Heat-expandable microspheres including a thermoplastic resin shell and a thermally-vaporizable blowing agent encapsulated therein. The thermoplastic resin is produced by polymerizing a polymerizable component containing (A) a nitrile monomer including acrylonitrile and methacrylonitrile, (B) a carboxyl-group-containing monomer, and (C) a monomer copolymerizable with the nitrile monomer (A) and the carboxyl-group-containing monomer (B). Further, the amount of the acrylonitrile in the nitrile monomer (A) ranges from 0.1 to 9 wt % based on the nitrile monomer (A). Also disclosed are hollow particles manufactured by heating and expanding the heat-expandable microspheres; a composition containing a base compound and at least one particulate material selected from the heat-expandable microspheres and the hollow particles; and a formed product manufactured by molding or applying a coat of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sachiko Tokumura
  • Patent number: 10088763
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developer includes a brilliant toner that includes a toner particle having an average equivalent circle diameter D longer than an average maximum thickness C and a carrier that includes a core particle and a coating layer which covers a surface of the core particle, wherein the coating layer contains a resin and a surfactant, and a content of the surfactant is in a range of 50 ppm to 200 ppm with respect to the entire weight of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoko Sakai, Shuji Sato, Shintaro Anno, Takuro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10082035
    Abstract: An erosion resistant material has a continuous portion and discontinuous portions. The continuous portion has a continuous structure. The discontinuous portions are arranged inside the continuous portion to have a discontinuous structure. The discontinuous portions are formed of particles having an average particle diameter of 1 ?m or less. Further, the discontinuous portions are formed of a material having a surface hardness and a Young's modulus higher than those of the continuous portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tetsushi Okamoto, Fumio Sawa, Takashi Harakawa, Kenichi Yamazaki, Hiroaki Cho, Naoki Shibukawa, Tadayuki Hashidate, Yoshihiro Hyodo, Akira Tanaka, Masamitsu Sakuma
  • Patent number: 10076855
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for manufacturing an electricity storage material are provided which can avoid defective coating of the electricity storage material. An apparatus for manufacturing an electricity storage material includes: a dissolving device that dissolves a thickener in a solvent; a viscosity adjusting device that adjusts viscosity of a solution produced by the dissolving device; a first filtering device that filters the solution having the viscosity adjusted by the viscosity adjusting device; and a kneading device that kneads the solution filtered by the first filtering device and an active material. Since the apparatus can remove almost all microgels of the thickener by the first filtering device, defective coating can be prevented in the coating of the electricity storage material, and satisfactory electrodes can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Mio, Takafumi Fujii, Yoshifumi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 9997769
    Abstract: A graphite powder, preferably including scale-like particles, which satisfies the following formulae (1) and (2), wherein e(0.5) represents the initial charge-discharge efficiency of a coin cell fabricated from an electrode (work electrode) produced by compressing an electrode material employing graphite powder as an active material under a pressure of 0.5 t/cm2, a lithium metal counter electrode, a separator and an electrolytic solution; and e(3) represents the initial charge-discharge efficiency of a coin cell fabricated from an electrode (work electrode) produced by compressing an electrode material employing graphite powder as an active material under a pressure of 3 t/cm2, a lithium metal counter electrode, a separator and an electrolytic solution: e(3)(%)?e(0.5)(%)?1,??formula (1): e(3)(%)>85.??formula (2): Also disclosed is a method of producing the graphite powder; a graphite material for a battery electrode; an electrode for a lithium ion; and a lithium-ion secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Wakizaka, Yuichi Kamijo, Daisuke Kono, Yoshikuni Sato
  • Patent number: 9976001
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a water-absorbing resin powder which contains a given amount of water added thereto, has a low dust content, and has high material properties. When a water-absorbing resin powder which has undergone surface crosslinking is produced on an industrial scale, various problems concerning production are eliminated and a long-term stable operation is possible without causing a deterioration in the material properties of the resin. Even when the process is continued over a long period, the material properties are stabilized (decrease in standard deviation) or improved (improvement in AAP). The process for producing a water-absorbing resin comprises, in the following order, a first classification step for classifying a water-absorbing resin, a surface crosslinking step after the classification, a water addition step for adding water to the water-absorbing resin powder after or during the surface crosslinking, a second classification step, and a conveying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumio Okuda, Kunihiko Ishizaki, Katsuyuki Wada
  • Patent number: 9976257
    Abstract: A paper or a decorative base paper for decorative coating materials contains pigment-resin particles that contain a carrier-free pigment and a cured resin and have a mean particle size from 1 to 30 ?m and delivers a high opacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Overberg, Marina Skotkin
  • Patent number: 9964878
    Abstract: A carrier core material is represented by a composition formula MxFe3-xO4 (where M is Mn and/or Mg, and X is a total of Mn and Mg and is a substitution number of Fe by Mn and Mg, 0<X?1), in which 5 to 20 number percent of bound particles where 2 to 5 spherical particles are bound together are contained and in which the maximum peak-to-trough depth Rz of the surface of normal spherical particles other than the bound particles is equal to or more than 1.5 ?m but equal to or less than 2.1 ?m. In this way, it is possible to increase the amount of toner supplied to a development region, and the surface of a photosensitive member is prevented from being scratched by a magnetic brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD., DOWA IP CREATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Ishikawa, Shinya Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9957384
    Abstract: Provided is a heat-shrinkable tube having tearability, which is made of a fluororesin, particularly, a tube having excellent tear straightness and high heat-shrinkability at low temperature. The tube is a heat-shrinkable tube having tearability, which includes, as a base resin, a copolymer including at least tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene as constituent monomers, and as a resin other than the base resin, a copolymer including at least tetrafluoroethylene and hexafluoropropylene as constituent monomers, in which a thickness of an entanglement unit of a polymer observed at a cross-section in a longitudinal direction of the tube is 9 ?m or less, and has excellent tear straightness and high heat-shrinkability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Junkosha Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Kohei Yuri, Tomoyo Okubo
  • Patent number: 9827318
    Abstract: Polymeric particles are provided that have pores (i.e., free volume or voids). The polymeric particles can be used to store or deliver active agents that are adsorbed in the pores of the polymeric particles. In many embodiments, the active agents are hydrophobic. Reaction mixtures and methods of forming the polymeric particles from the reaction mixtures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Hassan Sahouani
  • Patent number: 9804517
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner contains a plurality of toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer disposed over a surface of the toner core. The shell layer has at least one first domain having a film shape and a plurality of second domains each having a particle shape. The first domain is formed substantially from a non-crosslinked resin. The second domains are formed substantially from a crosslinked resin. The crosslinked resin has a glass transition point 45° C. or more greater than the non-crosslinked resin. The first domain has an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 10 nm and less than 50 nm. The second domains have an average height from the surface of the toner core of at least 50 nm and no greater than 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kazuki Tsuchihashi
  • Patent number: 9777435
    Abstract: A printing substrate comprising fibers from wooded resource that have more than 5% of fines fibers with an average length that is less than 0.1 mm; more than about 10 wt % of, at least, a polymeric substance; and between 0.1 wt % and 40 wt % of particulate inorganic substances having an average particle size between 0.1 and 2.0 m. Also disclosed herein a method for making such printing substrate and a method for producing printed images using said printing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Xulong Fu, Paul C. Landrum, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 9757319
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cosmetic composition spread on lips to provide a color to lips. Disclosed are a lip pack cosmetic composition for tattooing and a method of preparing the same wherein lips are pigmented and thereby have tattoo effects by removing a formed layer after pigmenting a color on lips and drying the pigmented lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: New & New Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ho Young Lee, Gun Ho Lee, Seong Yong Kim, Ok Jin Joung, Min Jin Cha, Mi Mi Park, Young Im Shin, So Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 9751769
    Abstract: A method for production of titanium carbide nanoparticles, the method having: a step for supplying titanium powder or titanium oxide powder into a thermal plasma flame; and a step for producing titanium carbide nanoparticles by supplying a reactive gas as a cooling gas and as a source of carbon at the downstream end of the thermal plasma flame. By varying the supplied quantity of the reactive gas, the oxygen concentration of the produced titanium carbide nanoparticles is varied. Therefore, for example, titanium carbide nanoparticles having different volume resistivity values can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: NISSHIN ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventors: Shu Watanabe, Keitaroh Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9738745
    Abstract: Polymer particles having a multi-block vinylic polymer attached to their surface are disclosed. The particles can be used in a variety of purification and detection methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Life Technologies AS
    Inventors: Geir Fonnum, Lise Liljeroth
  • Patent number: 9740127
    Abstract: A toner includes a plurality of toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer disposed over the surface of the toner core. The shell layer includes a thermosetting portion substantially composed of a water-insoluble thermosetting resin and a thermoplastic portion substantially composed of a water-insoluble thermoplastic resin. At least a part of the thermoplastic portion has a shape of a film with projections and recesses and is located on the surface of the toner core. At least a part of the thermosetting portion is located on the thermoplastic portion. The part of the thermosetting portion located on the thermoplastic portion has a shape of a film along the shape of the thermoplastic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Komada, Masami Tsujihiro, Jun Hioki, Hideharu Hori
  • Patent number: 9733593
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developing carrier includes a magnetic core particle, and a coating layer that coats surfaces of the magnetic core particle, wherein the coating layer includes a binder resin, thermosetting resin particles, and crosslinked resin particles, and the crosslinked resin particle contains a polymer formed by polymerizing a monomer component including the same monomer as a monomer used in the polymerization of the binder resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Hasegawa, Norihito Fukushima, Shintaro Anno
  • Patent number: 9718939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of preparing expanded thermoplastic microspheres from thermally expandable thermoplastic microspheres comprising a polymer shell encapsulating a foaming agent, the method comprising heating the expandable microspheres within a flexible container (2) to effect expansion of said microspheres and withdrawing gas from said flexible container (2). The invention further relates to an expansion device for preparing such expanded thermoplastic microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.V.
    Inventors: Lars-Olof Svedberg, Per Ajdén
  • Patent number: 9711803
    Abstract: Provided are a carbon catalyst having an excellent activity and a method of manufacturing a carbon catalyst, and an electrode and a battery each using the carbon catalyst. The method of manufacturing a carbon catalyst according to the present invention includes a carbonizing step S2, the step involving heating a raw material containing a thermoplastic resin, a metal, and a conductive carbon material to coat the surface of the conductive carbon material with the molten thermoplastic resin and to carbonize the thermoplastic resin on the surface of the conductive carbon material so that the carbon catalyst is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NISSHINBO HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Jun-ichi Ozaki, Takeaki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 9683260
    Abstract: An apparatus with a transducer having a first output signal and arranged to receive an electrical input. The transducer switches the first output signal between an ON and OFF state. The apparatus has a chemical sensing surface coupled to the transducer arranged to receive a chemical input. A signal generator oscillates one or more of said inputs to vary the switching point of the transducer. The oscillating input may be the chemical input and/or the electrical input. The output signal may be a pulse whose period ON or OFF is determined by the oscillating input modulated by the chemical input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: DNAE GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Pantelis Georgiou, Sam Reed, Yan Liu, Christofer Toumazou, Chung-Pei Ou
  • Patent number: 9677810
    Abstract: A method for diminishing variation between and/or within individual sheets of filter papers which are suitable for collecting samples of biological material, e.g. blood, is described. The method includes at least one of the following: subjecting the sheets of filter paper to gaseous substance containing at least 30 grams water per cubic meter and/or wetting the sheets of filter paper with water and subsequently drying the sheets of filter paper. According to tests, the above-described treatment significantly reduces the undesirable variation between results analyzed from sheets of filter paper and impregnated with same biological material for test purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: WALLAC OY
    Inventors: Hanne Marika Lindroos, Outi Maria Lehtinen, Pekka Tapani Mattsson, Elina Maaret Tuomola
  • Patent number: 9624131
    Abstract: A freeze-thaw durable, dimensionally stable, geopolymer composition including: cementitious reactive powder including thermally activated aluminosilicate mineral, aluminate cement preferably selected from at least one of calcium sulfoaluminate cement and calcium aluminate cement, and calcium sulfate selected from at least one of calcium sulfate dihydrate, calcium sulfate hemihydrate, and anhydrous calcium sulfate; alkali metal chemical activator; and a freeze-thaw durability component selected from at least one of air-entraining agent, defoaming agent, and surface active organic polymer; wherein the composition has an air content of about 4% to 20% by volume, more preferably about 4% to 12% by volume, and most preferably about 4% to 8% by volume. The compositions are made from a slurry wherein the water/cementitious reactive powder weight ratio is 0.14 to 0.45:1, preferably 0.16 to 0.35:1, and more preferably 0.18 to 0.25:1. Methods for making the compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Ashish Dubey, Sundararaman Chithiraputhiran
  • Patent number: 9611396
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the preparation and application of conducting polymers nanoparticle composites. Specifically, the disclosure relates to the preparation of polyaniline, or similar conducting polymers, as polymer nanoparticles on substrates prepared by chemical polymerization of aniline on the surface or inside the pores of the substrate. Isolated polymerization, e.g. inside the pores, avoids the formation of aggregate polyaniline nanoparticles. The process of the present disclosure may be used for both inorganic and organic porous solids that are water insoluble, acid resistant, and resistant to oxidants such as ammonium persulfate. The conducting polymer nanoparticle composites may be used in a variety of applications, including as anticorrosion coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AnCatt
    Inventors: Jianguo Wang, Sue Wang, Nar Wang
  • Patent number: 9606113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing a neurodegenerative disease in a subject, wherein the level of each of at least two catecholamines is measured in a sample of biological fluid from said subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (C.N.R.S), Universite Paris-Sud 11
    Inventors: Myriam Taverna, Romain Verpillot, Markus Otto, Hans Klafki
  • Patent number: 9593223
    Abstract: A true tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer of the fine powder type is provided, wherein the copolymer contains polymerized comonomer units of at least one comonomer other than TFE in concentrations of at least or exceeding 1.0 weight percent, and which can exceed 5.0 weight percent, wherein the copolymer is expandable, that is, the copolymer may be expanded to produce strong, useful, expanded TFE copolymeric articles having a microstructure of nodes interconnected by fibrils. Articles made from the expandable copolymer may include tapes, membranes, films, fibers, and are suitable in a variety of end applications, including medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Ford
  • Patent number: 9513570
    Abstract: An electrostatic charge image developer contains toner including toner particles, and strontium titanate particles having a volume average particle diameter of 3 ?m to 7 ?m. The electrostatic charge image developer also contains a carrier including core particle, and a coating layer that coats the core particle and contains a cyclohexyl methacrylate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shoji, Yosuke Tsurumi, Hiroshi Kamada
  • Patent number: 9475932
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles with acorn morphology, a hydrophobically modified ethylene oxide urethane based rheology modifier (HEUR) and a substantial absence of pigment particles with a refractive index in the range of from 2.0 and 3.0. The composition imparts improved HEUR efficiency for coating compositions such as deep base coating compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Arnold S. Brownell, Yogesh Tiwary
  • Patent number: 9453124
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for producing modified composite particles by A) mixing one or more finely divided inorganic solids and one or more organic polymers in a solvent or a mixture of several solvents, wherein finely divided inorganic solids are fixed to organic polymers and composite particles are thus formed. The organic polymers are based on a) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers having one or more additional functional groups selected from the group comprising carboxylic acid groups or derivatives thereof, silane groups, sulfonic acid groups, sulfate groups, phosphate groups, phosphonate groups, isocyanate groups, amine groups, quaternized amine groups, hydrazine groups, epoxy groups, ether groups, hydroxy groups, or CO groups, and b) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers which are different from monomers a), characterized in that subsequently B) one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers are polymerized in the presence of the composite particles from step A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventor: Abdulmajid Hashemzadeh
  • Patent number: 9417233
    Abstract: Magnetic beads that include polyvalent ligands comprising various carbohydrates are described. Methods for fabricating such magnetic beads are also provided as well as methods of their use to capture and enrich pathogen cell population for subsequent culture, lysis and identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aldrich Lau, Robert Eason, Maxim Brevnov, Handong Li, Kevin Hacker
  • Patent number: 9389526
    Abstract: An electrostatic latent image developing toner includes toner particles each including a toner core and a shell layer. The shell layer contains a resin including a unit derived from a monomer of a thermosetting resin and a unit derived from a thermoplastic resin. The thermosetting resin is one or more resins selected from the group of amino resins consisting of a melamine resin, a urea resin, and a glyoxal resin. When heat and pressure are applied to a toner layer formed on a polyester film under conditions of a temperature of 140° C. and a pressure of 7 MPa so that the toner particles are not superimposed, the toner particles of the toner layer are broken in a manner that a melt of a component of the toner core flows out from a plurality of points in an outer surface of the shell layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshio Ozawa, Noriaki Sakamoto, Hiroaki Moriyama, Tomoyuki Ogawa, Takatoshi Nozaki