Composite (nonstructural Laminate) Patents (Class 428/411.1)
  • Patent number: 11491509
    Abstract: Coating material combination consisting of a coating material for forming a surfacer coat and a coating material for forming a topcoat, and use thereof for producing a coating system consisting of a surfacer coat and topcoat on a substrate. The substrate preferably comprises the body or the cabin of a motor vehicle, or a constituent thereof. The coating material combination of the invention is suitable especially for producing coatings consisting of a cured surfacer coat and a cured topcoat on automobiles and commercial vehicles, such as trucks, vans, or buses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Bernd Mayer, Andreas Hanning, Joerg Hoehne, Katharina Hoelker, Sabine Klaas, Reinhard Wiesing
  • Patent number: 11465124
    Abstract: A preparation method for covalent organic framework 5 (COF-5) includes: adding 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexahydroxytriphenylene and 1,4-phenylenebisboronic acid to a mixed solution of 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene and 1,4-dioxane to form a mixture in the anhydrous and oxygen-free environment; and the addition ratio of 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexahydroxytriphenylene:1,4-phenylenebisboronic acid:1,3,5-trimethylbenzene:1,4-dioxane is 0.02-0.8 mmol:0.08-1.4 mmol:10-15 mL:10-15 mL; sealing the mixture in an airtight container; and obtaining a uniform dispersion solution after shaking the container for wholly mixing the components; heating the dispersion solution to a temperature ranging from 80-100° C.; reacting for a period of time ranging from 72-120 h; and obtaining a precipitate after the reaction; and washing the precipitate, drying the precipitate in vacuum, and heating the precipitate at a temperature ranging from 200-300° C. for a period of time ranging from 1-3 h with a protective atmosphere to obtain COF-5 crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Yueli Liu, Wen Chen, Zifan Yang, Ziwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11464281
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to articles that include one or more coated fiber(s) (i.e., fiber(s) with a cured coating disposed thereon), where the coating includes a matrix of crosslinked polymers and optionally a colorant (e.g., pigment particles or dye or both). The cured coating is a product of crosslinking a coating composition including uncrosslinked polymers (e.g., a dispersion of uncrosslinked polymers in a carrier, wherein the uncrosslinked polymers are crosslinked to form the matrix of crosslinked polymers). The present disclosure is also directed to articles including the coated fibers, methods of forming the coated fibers and articles, and methods of making articles including the coated fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Bartel, Charles R. Edwards, Stefan E. Guest, Christian Alexander Steinbeck
  • Patent number: 11466135
    Abstract: The embodiments relate to a polyester film, to a process for preparing the same, and to a process for regenerating a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) container using the same. The polyester film has excellent seaming characteristics and recyclability by virtue of controlled crystallinity, whereby clumping rarely occurs even if it is thermally treated for a long period of time in the regeneration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: SKC CO., LTD., SKC INC.
    Inventors: Joo Ho Yang, Chul Kyu Kim, Yong Deuk Kim
  • Patent number: 11440024
    Abstract: A conductive fabric filter includes a non-woven fabric coated with copper by electroless plating, and the non-woven fabric has pores and is conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CS E&L Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won Jae Han
  • Patent number: 11434193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing an esterquat by a transesterification reaction of a fatty acid oil or a mixture comprising one or more fatty acid oils and one or more fatty acids with a tertiary hydroxy amine and then a quaternization reaction. Esterquats obtained by the method of the invention show beneficial properties in particular when used as active component in fabric softener materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Guangyuan Ma, Xiangyu Yang, Xiaoling Wang, Hans Henning Wenk, Jiashu Wang, Jianmin Xu, Liang Bao
  • Patent number: 11420222
    Abstract: A method of painting a vehicle according to an embodiment including a first member and a second member which includes a painting surface and which is made of a material different from that of the first member. The method includes acquiring an environmental condition and a painting condition when the first member has been painted, and determining an environmental condition and a painting condition for the second member, which are determined in advance so that a color of the second member and a color of the first member will have a sameness in view of the acquired environmental condition and painting condition for the first member, as the environmental condition and the painting condition at the time of painting the second member which may be used together with the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirano, Yohei Sano
  • Patent number: 11407892
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a resin composition for a camera module having excellent laser transmittance and a camera module member produced using the same. In one embodiment, the resin composition for a camera module includes: 25 to 50 wt % of a polycarbonate resin; 5 to 30 wt % of a polycyclohexylenedimethylene terephthalate (PCT) resin; 30 to 50 wt % of a fibrous filler; and 0.001 to 5 wt % of a dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Hyoung Taek Kang, Keun Hyung Lee, Hyeon Don Kim, Seong Hyeon Myeong, Gi Bong Chung
  • Patent number: 11396577
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a polyester-based film and a process for regenerating a polyester-based container using the same, which not only solve the environmental problems by enhancing the recyclability of polyester-based containers but also are capable of enhancing the quality, yield, and productivity. When the polyester-based film is cut into a size of 1 cm in width and 1 cm in length, immersed in an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) having a concentration of 1% by weight, and stirred for 15 minutes at 85° C. at a speed of 240 m/minute, the average particle size of the component of the printing layer separated from the base layer satisfies 15 ?m or more. Thus, it is possible to enhance the quality of the regenerated polyester-based chips produced from the polyester-based container provided with the polyester-based film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: SKC CO., LTD., SKC INC.
    Inventors: Chul Kyu Kim, Yong Deuk Kim, Joo Ho Yang, Eugene Jung, Hyuk Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 11396604
    Abstract: A coating composition may include a polymeric binder and bacteria that exhibit biologically induced mineralization (BIM) or biologically controlled mineralization (BCM) of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the presence of environmental calcium. The bacteria may exhibit BIM or BCM of CaCO3 using the ChaA antiporter protein. The coating formulations may be used to form coatings that exhibit self-healing properties in response to damage, such as a cut, tear, puncture, abrasion, or the like. For example, in response to being exposed to the damage, the bacteria may utilize nutrients, a calcium source, and water to cause precipitation of CaCO3 at the site of the damage. The nutrients, the calcium source, and the water may be provided as part of the coating formulation, as part of another layer of a coating system, from an external source (e.g., an applied spray or wash), or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: SWIMC LLC, The University of Akron
    Inventors: Hazel A Barton, Kathleen R. Gisser, Tony A. Rook
  • Patent number: 11384648
    Abstract: Protective coatings on an aerospace component are provided. An aerospace component includes a surface containing nickel, nickel superalloy, aluminum, chromium, iron, titanium, hafnium, alloys thereof, or any combination thereof, and a coating disposed on the surface, where the coating contains a nanolaminate film stack having two or more pairs of a first deposited layer and a second deposited layer. The first deposited layer contains chromium oxide, chromium nitride, aluminum oxide, aluminum nitride, or any combination thereof, the second deposited layer contains aluminum oxide, aluminum nitride, silicon oxide, silicon nitride, silicon carbide, yttrium oxide, yttrium nitride, yttrium silicon nitride, hafnium oxide, hafnium nitride, hafnium silicide, hafnium silicate, titanium oxide, titanium nitride, titanium silicide, titanium silicate, or any combination thereof, and the first deposited layer and the second deposited layer have different compositions from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Yuriy Melnik, Sukti Chatterjee, Kaushal Gangakhedkar, Jonathan Frankel, Lance A. Scudder, Pravin K. Narwankar, David Alexander Britz, Thomas Knisley, Mark Saly, David Thompson
  • Patent number: 11359093
    Abstract: A polyimide film and a flexible display device cover substrate using the same are provided, and the polyimide film includes a polyimide and a blue infrared absorbing agent. The blue infrared absorbing agent includes cesium tungsten oxide, tungsten oxide, Prussian blue, or antimony tin oxide. The blue infrared absorbing agent has infrared absorbing and photothermal conversion effects, and the surface temperature of the polyimide resin may be increased by infrared irradiation, so as to shorten the baking time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Microcosm Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Hung Lai, Chih-Te Yen, Tang-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: 11338366
    Abstract: Composite materials include a non-ferrous metal matrix with reinforcing carbon fiber integrated into the matrix. The composite materials have substantially lower density than non-ferrous metal, and are expected to have appreciable strength. Methods for forming composite non-ferrous metal composites includes combining a reinforcing carbon fiber component, such as a woven polymer, with non-ferrous metal nanoparticles and sintering the non-ferrous metal nanoparticles in order to form a non-ferrous metal matrix with reinforcing carbon fiber integrated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Paul Rowe
  • Patent number: 11338502
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for generating a three-dimensional object, comprising directing at least one strand material from a source of at least one strand material towards a base. Next, at least a first light beam and a second light beam from a light source is used to subject at least one strand material to heating at one or more locations along at least one strand material. At least a portion of the three-dimensional object may be generated from at least one strand material upon subjecting at least one strand material to heating along one or more locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventors: Paren Shah, Hemant Bheda
  • Patent number: 11312880
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a copolymerized polyester which is effective as a binder ingredient for aqueous paint, and a copolymerized polyester aqueous dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Iwashita, Tadahiko Mikami
  • Patent number: 11298885
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional article includes (1) receiving a data file, (2) analyzing the data file, and (3) defining a support structure. The data file defines a hollow three-dimensional article to be formed from a build material. Analyzing the data file includes identifying an opening that converges to an apex along the sequence of layers. The opening is at least partly defined by an inside edge of the three-dimensional article. The support structure is attached to the edge and closes the opening. The support structure includes a structural sheet portion and an interface web portion. The structure sheet portion defines a majority of an area of the support structure except for a boundary contour between the structural sheet portion and the inside edge. The interface web portion closes the boundary contour and defines a weakness contour for removing the structural portion from the three-dimensional article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Leonard Blain
  • Patent number: 11295924
    Abstract: An x-ray window can include an adhesive layer sandwiched between and providing a hermetic seal between a thin film and a housing. The adhesive layer can include liquid crystal polymer. The liquid crystal polymer can be opaque, gas-tight, made of low atomic number elements, able to withstand high temperature, low outgassing, low leakage, able to relieve stress in the x-ray window thin film, capable of bonding to many different materials, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sommer, Jonathan Abbott
  • Patent number: 11294102
    Abstract: A method for generating antireflective coatings for polymeric substrates using a deposition process and/or a dissolving process can provide a coating onto the outer surface of the substrate. Some embodiments can include a GLAD generated fluoropolymer coating or a co-evaporated fluoropolymer coating on a substrate that may achieve ultralow refractive index as well as improved adhesion and durability properties on polymeric substrates. In some embodiments, the deposition process is performed such that a fluoropolymer can be evaporated to form chain fragments of the fluoropolymer. The chain fragments diffused into the substrate can subsequently re-polymerize, interlocking with the polymer chains of the substrate. In some embodiments, the co-evaporation process can form a nanoporous polymer chain scaffold of the fluoropolymer, from which a sacrificial material can be dissolved out. The formed coating can be a multilayer or continuously-graded antireflective coating that has strong adhesion with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Baomin Wang, Noel C. Giebink
  • Patent number: 11280049
    Abstract: Gas barrier laminate that is simple to produce and has excellent water vapor barrier properties and gas barrier properties. Also a gas barrier laminate further excellent in recyclability and heat sealing properties, and a method for producing it. The gas barrier laminate has a water vapor barrier layer and a gas barrier layer in that order on at least one surface of a paper support, wherein the water vapor barrier layer contains a layered inorganic compound, a cationic resin and an anionic binder, the aspect ratio of the layered inorganic compound is 50 or more, the thickness of the layered inorganic compound is 200 nm or less, the content of the layered inorganic compound is 0.1 to 800 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the anionic binder, and the gas barrier layer contains a water-soluble polymer. Method for producing the gas barrier material by coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Masahiro Tsuruhara, Tomofumi Isozaki, Yasutomo Noishiki, Yuta Shamoto
  • Patent number: 11271179
    Abstract: A stretchable display device comprises a lower substrate; a plurality of island substrates where a plurality of pixels is defined, spaced apart from each other and disposed on the lower substrate and; a plurality of connecting lines electrically connected to a plurality of pads disposed on adjacent island substrates among the plurality of island substrates, wherein the plurality of connecting lines has a curved shape; and a plurality of conductive reinforcing members in contact with a portion of each connecting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kihan Kim, Hyokang Lee
  • Patent number: 11254800
    Abstract: A coating of an outer plate contains a perylene-based pigment, and satisfies (ROH(P)/ROH(OA))?74, where ROH(P) is the highlight reflectance of the coating of the outer plate at a peak wavelength at which reflectance reaches the maximum value in a spectral reflectance curve, and ROH(OA) is the average highlight reflectance of the coating of the outer plate in a complementary wavelength range. A coating of an inner plate part contains a perylene-based pigment and an iron oxide-based pigment, the content of the perylene-based pigment in the coating of the inner plate part is in units of PWC, and the mass ratio of the content of the iron oxide-based pigment to the content of the perylene-based pigment in the coating of the inner plate part is 3-20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Sakura Nakano, Masaaki Akamine, Kenta Okada, Hiroshi Kubota
  • Patent number: 11248123
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an organic dye comprising a photochromic entity, a segment -eD representing an electron donor segment and a segment -L-A with -L- representing a covalent bond or a spacer segment and particularly a pi-conjugated spacer segment, and -A representing an electron attractor segment able to form a covalent bond with a semi-conductor. The present invention concerns the use thereof as photosensitizer in a photovoltaic device and said photovoltaic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Damien Joly, Yann Kervella, Renaud Demadrille
  • Patent number: 11241745
    Abstract: A cutting tool comprises a substrate and a coating layer provided on the substrate, the coating layer including a multilayer structure layer composed of a first unit layer and a second unit layer, and a lone layer, the lone layer including cubic TizAl1-zN crystal grains, an atomic ratio z of Ti in the TizAl1-zN being 0.4 or more and less than 0.55, the lone layer having a thickness with an average value of 2.5 nm or more and 10 nm or less, the multilayer structure layer having a thickness with an average value of 40 nm or more and 95 nm or less, one multilayer structure layer and one lone layer forming a repetitive unit having a thickness with an average value of 50 nm to 100 nm, a maximum value of 90 nm to 110 nm, and a minimum value of 40 nm to 60 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuki Kido, Anongsack Paseuth, Susumu Okuno
  • Patent number: 11241851
    Abstract: A composite stiffener for a stiffener reinforced panel is disclosed. The stiffener has a longitudinal direction and a run-out region which terminates at an end of the stiffener. The stiffener also has a constant section region inboard of the run-out region in the longitudinal direction and having a constant cross section transverse to the longitudinal direction with a crown between adjacent foot portions. The run-out region has a changing cross section transverse to the longitudinal direction with a crown between adjacent foot portions and the crown reduces in height towards the end of the stiffener forming a ramp. The composite stiffener includes a number of blankets of non-crimp fabric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Junwei Zhang, Martin Gaitonde, Joshua Bonaventura, John Norman Woolcock
  • Patent number: 11230651
    Abstract: An adhesive film includes a resin film; and an adhesive layer provided on the resin film. The adhesive layer includes a resin composition including 2 parts by mass or more of an epoxy resin including two or more epoxy groups in molecules and having epoxy equivalents of 300 g/eq or less, per 100 parts by mass of an amorphous resin, which is soluble to a solvent and has a plurality of carboxyl groups in molecules, and which has a glass transition temperature of 100° C. or less and an acid value of 5 KOHmg/g or more. A flat wiring member includes a conductor and the adhesive film as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Shanai, Akinari Nakayama, Kenichi Murakami, Kazuhiko Sasada, Masanobu Yamanobe
  • Patent number: 11225102
    Abstract: A security device and method of making thereof. The security device includes a colour shifting element that exhibits different colours dependent on the angle of incidence of light impinging upon the colour shifting element, and; an at least partially transparent light control layer covering at least a part of the colour shifting element and including a surface relief adapted to modify the angle of light incident upon the light control layer, wherein; the light control layer includes at least first and second functional regions having different refractive indices such that light incident upon the first functional region impinges upon the colour shifting element at a first angle of incidence, and light incident upon the second functional region impinges upon the colour shifting element at a second, different, angle of incidence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: John Godfrey, Rebecca Locke, Meagan De La Bastide
  • Patent number: 11225876
    Abstract: A diffusion barrier coating on a nickel-based alloy substrate comprising the diffusion barrier being coupled to the substrate between the substrate and a composite material opposite the substrate, wherein the diffusion barrier comprises a nickel phosphorus alloy material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Jin, William J. Joost, Ryan M. Brodeur
  • Patent number: 11221534
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrochromic (EC) device includes forming a solid-state first electrolyte layer, after forming the solid-state first electrolyte layer, laminating the first solid-state first electrolyte layer between a transparent first substrate and a transparent second substrate such that a transparent first electrode is disposed between the first substrate and a first side of the solid-state first electrolyte layer, and a transparent second electrode is disposed between the second substrate and a second side of the solid-state first electrolyte layer, and applying a sealant to seal the solid-state first electrolyte layer between the first and second substrates and to form the EC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Wang, Evelyn Davies, Pedro Gonzalez, Guillermo Garcia, Amir Bayati, John Bohland
  • Patent number: 11198255
    Abstract: A process for welding of at least two separate vehicle panels (12, 14) to form an integral part (16) for a vehicle. There is provided at least one first panel (12) including a first weld line area (18) and at least one second panel (14) including a corresponding second weld line area (19), the second weld line area (19) abutting in a weldable relationship to the first weld line area (18). The first and second weld line areas (18, 19) have at least one first weldable portion (22) and at least one second portion (24) at which welding is substantially hindered during welding attachment of the first and second panels (12, 14). The process includes applying a curable adhesive at each second portion (24), placing in a welding fixture and welding the panels (12, 14) at each first weldable portion (22) such that the panels (12, 14) are held together during curing of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Magna Exteriors Inc.
    Inventor: Keijo Huotari
  • Patent number: 11171306
    Abstract: A package substrate, a manufacturing method thereof, an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panel and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The package substrate includes a transparent substrate; a plurality of spacers disposed on the transparent substrate; and auxiliary electrodes provided on the spacers and in a non-light-emitting region. Orthographic projections of the spacers on an array substrate fall within orthographic areas of a pixel define layer (PDL) on the array substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Chengyuan Luo
  • Patent number: 11164957
    Abstract: A method of making a semiconductor device includes forming an opening in a dielectric layer. The method further includes depositing a barrier layer in the opening. The method further includes depositing an adhesion layer over the barrier layer. The method further includes treating the adhesion layer using a hydrogen-containing plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Shih Wei Bih, Chun-Chih Lin, Yen-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11135822
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester film for windows, which can block harmful ultraviolet rays from outside or prevent glare from direct sunlight and reduce thermal energy when attached to an exterior wall glass of a building or a vehicle, which can also resolve the phenomenon that an image is blurred or unclear and the image is broken when looking at an external shape through the glass, and in which a clear external shape can be confirmed even through a polyester film because fine roll-drag defects in the longitudinal that could be caused in the manufacturing process of the polyester film are not visible, and the film can be easily shrunk and peeled off even at high temperatures when applying a window film to the glass of a vehicle or a building with the polyester film being laminated with a release film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Young Ho Kim, Chang Hee Kim, Gyu Seok Lee, Sung Heui Hong
  • Patent number: 11098222
    Abstract: Isocyanate-terminated chain-extended polythioether prepolymers, compositions thereof, and methods of use thereof are disclosed. The isocyanate-terminated chain-extended polythioether prepolymers are useful in sprayable coatings and sealants and especially sprayable coatings and sealants having a high filler content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Razmik Boghossian, James Smith
  • Patent number: 11090198
    Abstract: Disclosed is an absorbent article with biocompostable properties, such as a baby diaper or adult incontinence product. Particularly, the present invention is directed to a biocompostable absorbent sanitary article including a blend of synthetic and bio-based superabsorbent polymers with a high degree of biocompostability. The sanitary article comprises, in one embodiment, at least a top layer, a back layer, and absorbent core, wherein the absorbent core includes a superabsorbent polymer, and wherein at least the superabsorbent polymer is biocompostable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TETHIS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Nicholas Chan, Gordon Sidney Cox, Hailey Katherine Davis, Vladimiro Nettel
  • Patent number: 11003297
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a conductive laminate includes extracting a long flexible substrate from a roll on which the flexible substrate is wound, forming a to-be-plated layer precursor layer on at least one main surface of the flexible substrate while the extracted flexible substrate is transported in the longitudinal direction, preparing a support, bonding the flexible substrate with a to-be-plated layer precursor layer to at least one main surface of the support, applying energy to the support with a to-be-plated layer precursor layer to obtain a support with a patterned layer to be plated, forming the support into a three-dimensional shape including a curved surface, and performing a plating treatment on the patterned layer to be plated to obtain the conductive laminate having a three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Narita, Naoki Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Usami
  • Patent number: 10996105
    Abstract: One object of the present disclosure is to show an optical filter capable of realizing both an excellent visible light transmittance and an excellent near-infrared ray-shielding performance even if an incident angle becomes large. The optical filter of the present disclosure has a base material (i) including a light absorbing layer, and transmits visible light, wherein the light absorbing layer has a maximum absorption in a wavelength range of 750 nm to 1,150 nm, and in a wavelength range of 850 nm to 1,050 nm, an average OD value measured in a direction perpendicular to the optical filter is 2.0 or more, and an average OD value measured at an angle of 60° with respect to the direction perpendicular to the optical filter is 2.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Katsuya Nagaya, Toshihiro Otsuki, Daisuke Shigeoka, Takashi Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 10988897
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides materials such as cellulose based materials and composite materials. Also provided herein are methods for making or using the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ECOINNO (H.K.) LIMITED
    Inventors: George Chen, Koon-Yang Lee, Alexander Bismarck, Robert Li
  • Patent number: 10968304
    Abstract: Provided are: a method for producing a polymer composition containing a modified chlorinated polyolefin, which exhibits excellent production stability; and a coating material which contains a polymer composition containing a modified chlorinated polyolefin. According to the present invention, a polymer composition containing a modified chlorinated polyolefin is obtained by copolymerizing polymerizable monomers including (b) a chlorinated polyolefin having an allyloxy group and (c) one or more compounds selected from among (meth)acrylic acid esters, (meth)acrylic acids and styrene in the coexistence of (a) a compound having an allyloxy group and a hydroxyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masami Kobata
  • Patent number: 10935710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical film which ensures adhesiveness between a polymer film and a liquid crystal layer without deteriorating the alignment of a liquid crystal compound; a polarizing plate using the same; an image display device; a method for producing an optical film; and a method for producing a polarizing plate. The optical film includes a polymer film including a cycloolefin-based polymer, and a liquid crystal layer that is provided adjacent to the polymer film, in which the liquid crystal layer is formed by using a liquid crystal composition containing a liquid crystal compound and a compound having a specific structure, where the liquid crystal composition contains the compound having a specific structure at a content of 0.5% to 7.0% by mass with respect to a mass of the liquid crystal compound, and a predetermined eccentricity value is 20% to 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Iijima, Tatsuya Iwasaki, Katsufumi Ohmuro, Masaaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10913203
    Abstract: An additive elastomeric manufactured part is comprised of extrudates comprised of a reaction product of a multifunctional Michael donor and multifunctional Michael acceptor and a rheological modifier. The additive elastomeric manufactured part may have a high elongation and resistance to heat. Said part may be made by dispensing a mixture of the multifunctional Michael donor, multifunctional Michael acceptor, rheological modifier and a catalyst through a through a nozzle to form an extrudate deposited on a base. The base, nozzle or combination thereof is moved while dispensing the mixture so that there is horizontal displacement between the base and nozzle in a predetermined pattern to form an initial layer of the material on the base. Subsequent layers are then formed on the initial layer by repeating the dispensing and movement on top of the initial layer and layers that follow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Craig F. Gorin, Sanjay C. Solanki, Xin Jin, Aleksander J. Pyzik, Yuanqiao Rao
  • Patent number: 10883001
    Abstract: The invention provides a highly durable surface coating intended to inhibit the formation of ice at sub-0° C. temperatures as well as reduce the accumulation of dirt and insect debris to a vehicle surface upon impact. A continuous, durable matrix surrounds both low-surface-energy (low-adhesion) material inclusions as well as hygroscopic material inclusions. Some variations provide a low-friction, low-adhesion material comprising: a durable continuous matrix; a plurality of first inclusions, dispersed within the matrix, each comprising a low-surface-energy polymer; and a plurality of second inclusions, dispersed within the matrix, each comprising a hygroscopic material. The matrix and the first and second inclusions form a lubricating surface layer in the presence of humidity. Other variations employ a durable continuous matrix and a plurality of inclusions, dispersed within the matrix, each comprising a low-surface-energy polymer surrounding a hygroscopic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Nowak, Adam F. Gross
  • Patent number: 10822501
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a hexagonal boron nitride epoxy compound anticorrosive paint, and a preparation method and use thereof. The anticorrosive paint mainly comprises hexagonal boron nitride, an oligoaniline or polyaniline nanofiber, an epoxy resin, a dispersing medium, a paint additive, an epoxy resin curing agent, and a solvent. The hexagonal boron nitride epoxy compound anticorrosive paint provided by the present disclosure has the advantages, such as good stability, simple preparation process, and low cost, does not tend to precipitate, is suitable for large-scale production, forms a coating that has excellent barrier properties and lasting corrosion resistance, and has very good application prospects in the industries, such as chemical industry, petroleum, electric power, shipping, light textile, storage, transport, and spaceflight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Liping Wang, Mingjun Cui, Shihui Qiu, Cheng Chen, Songlv Qin, Haichao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10807352
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a metal-clad laminate of a thermoplastic liquid crystal polymer film (TLCP film) and a metal sheet(s) bonded to at least one surface of the film using roll-to-roll processing. The metal sheet has a surface with a ten-point average roughness (Rz) of 5.0 ?m or less to be bonded to the TLCP film. The method includes preparing the laminate, dry-treating the laminate by subjecting the laminate passed through a dry zone satisfying the following conditions (1) and (2): (1) a drying temperature of lower than the melting point of the TLCP film, (2) for a drying period of 10 seconds or longer, and heat-treating the dried laminate by subjecting the laminate passed through a heating zone on a temperature condition of not lower than the melting point of the TLCP film successively after the dry treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakashima, Takeshi Takahashi, Minoru Onodera
  • Patent number: 10796638
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel circuit, a drive circuit that drives a data line connected to the pixel circuit, and a capacitor that is provided between an output node of the drive circuit and the data line. The drive circuit outputs a constant current to the output node during a driving period of which a length is set according to display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10793935
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a clock screw having a deep interference film blue color that contributes to decorativeness while also having superior scratch resistance and corrosion resistance, and a method for producing the same. The means for solving provided by the present invention consists of: a clock screw comprising a screw base material made of steel containing carbon at 0.5% by weight to 1.0% by weight, an oxide layer of the steel on the screw base material having a thickness of 60 nm to 80 nm, and a fluorine coating film on the oxide layer; and, a method for producing the clock screw comprising: a step for preparing the screw base material, a step for forming the oxide layer by heating the screw base material for 30 minutes or longer at a temperature of 300° C. or lower in an air atmosphere, and a step for forming the fluorine coating film on the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruko Yamazaki, Yoshiro Hirai
  • Patent number: 10780679
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate that excels in adhesion among a plurality of resin layers formed as insulating layers containing polyimide and so forth, a method for manufacturing the laminate, a semiconductor device, and, a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device. The laminate comprises a substrate, and at least two resin layers, each of the resin layers is independently brought into contact, in at least a part of the surface thereof, with other resin layer, and the layers independently has a Young's modulus exceeding 2.8 GPa and not exceeding 5.0 GPa, and, an elongation after fracture exceeding 50% and not exceeding 200%, and further has a three-dimensional radical crosslinked structure, and at least one of the resin layers contains at least either polyimide or polybenzoxazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Iwai, Takeshi Kawabata, Akinori Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10774012
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate/oriented apatite-type composite oxide film complex which is suitable as a solid electrolyte for a battery, a sensor, a separation membrane, or the like, and can be produced inexpensively. Proposed is a substrate/oriented apatite-type composite oxide film complex provided with an oriented apatite-type composite oxide film on a substrate, wherein a film thickness of the oriented apatite-type composite oxide film is 10.0 ?m or less, a degree of orientation (Lotgering method) thereof is 0.6 or more, and a material of the substrate at a side on which at least the oriented apatite-type composite oxide film is formed is a metal, an alloy, a ceramic, or a composite material thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Ide, Yasuhisa Izutsu
  • Patent number: 10756284
    Abstract: The description relates to an organic photoactive component, in particular an organic solar cell, having an electrode on the substrate and a top counter-electrode and a doped transport layer between the electrodes and a photoactive layer system, characterized in that a metal oxide layer is present between the photoactive system and the top counter-electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HELIATEK GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Uhrich, Bert Männig, Gregor Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10732458
    Abstract: A backlight unit for a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal panel, includes: a light source including a light-emitting diode (“ED”) which generates and emits light; and a light converting layer between the light source and the liquid crystal panel, spaced apart from the light source, and converting the light from the light source into white light and emitting the white light toward the liquid crystal panel. The light converting layer includes: semiconductor nanocrystals, and a barrier material which restricts penetration of moisture or oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Eun-joo Jang, Hyun-a Kang, Oul Cho
  • Patent number: 10727443
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light emitting display comprising: a substrate including a light emitting zone and a non-light emitting zone, which is positioned around the outside of the light emitting zone; at least one organic light emitting diode formed on the light emitting zone; an encapsulation layer for sealing the organic light emitting diode; and a dam formed on the non-light emitting zone, wherein the encapsulation layer includes a structure in which at least one inorganic layer and at least one organic layer are alternatingly stacked, wherein the organic layer is made from a display sealing material composition, and wherein the display sealing material composition comprises a photo-curable monomer and a photopolymerization initiator. The photo-curable monomer comprises: a monomer not having an aromatic hydrocarbon group; and a monomer, represented by chemical formula 1, having at least two substituted or non-substituted phenyl groups, wherein the photo-curable monomer comprises approximately 5 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Jin Kim, Sung Min Ko, Mi Sun Kim, Seong Ryong Nam, Ji Yeon Lee, Mi Jeong Choi