Of Polycarbonate Patents (Class 428/412)
  • Patent number: 10745559
    Abstract: The invention is a curable composition comprising the following component (A), component (B) and component (C), Component (A): a curable polysilsesquioxane compound having a repeating unit represented by the following specific formula (a-1) R1SiO3/2??(a-1) Component (B): a particulate having an average primary particle diameter of 5 to 40 nm Component (C): a particulate having an average primary particle diameter of larger than 0.04 ?m to 8 ?m, and a method for producing the curable composition, and a cured product obtained by curing the curable composition, and a method for using the curable composition as an adhesive for an optical element-fixing material, and a method for using the curable composition as a sealant for an optical element-fixing material. One aspect of the curable composition according to the invention can provide a cured product excellent in adhesiveness, peeling resistance and heat resistance, and a curable composition excellent in workability in coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Nakayama, Mikihiro Kashio
  • Patent number: 10738201
    Abstract: Provided is a coated article comprising a substrate and a dried coating which comprises a first set of spherical silica nanoparticles having an average diameter of less than 20 nm and a second set of spherical silica nanoparticles having an average diameter of 20 nm to 120 nm. The alkoxy silane compound comprises an epoxy functional group or a carboxylic acid functional group. Also provided is a coating composition comprising an acidic aqueous dispersion which comprises the described first and second set of spherical silica nanoparticles and silane compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Long Yin, Zhigang Yu, Naiyong Jing
  • Patent number: 10738157
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to compositions including iptycene-based structures. Some embodiments provide compositions including polymers having a backbone comprising an iptycene-based compound. Some embodiments described herein provide compositions having enhanced properties such as enhanced porosity, increased glass transition temperatures, and/or improved solubility as compared to traditional poly(aryl ether)-based compounds or traditional iptycene-based compounds. In some cases, the compositions may include various aryl ether compounds such as an aryl ether ketone incorporated into the polymer backbone. Non-limiting examples of suitable aryl ether compounds include polyaylethersulfones, polyaryletherketones, polyetherimides, and polyphenylene ethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Timothy M. Swager, John B. Goods, Chuanhui L. Moh
  • Patent number: 10730206
    Abstract: Provided are methods for producing a thermoplastic vulcanizate and thermoplastic vulcanizates provided therein. The method includes introducing vulcanizable rubber, thermoplastic resin, a masterbatch of a propylene-based elastomer and a cure accelerator for a phenolic resin curative to the reactor, and phenolic resin curative to a reactor and dynamically vulcanizing the rubber with the phenolic resin curative in the presence of the cure accelerator and the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Declan Whelan, Stephen F. Roche, Porter C. Shannon
  • Patent number: 10723888
    Abstract: Coating compositions are described including silica nanoparticles functionalized with an alkenyl silane, a dispersing agent, and a compound including a polyethylene oxide segment containing at least one hydroxyl group, at least one silane, and optionally a hydrophobic group. The coating compositions further include at least two multifunctional (meth) acrylate monomers. Also described are articles including the dried and cured coating composition disposed on a substrate. The articles exhibit anti-fog characteristics and often also mechanical durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Xue Tian, Xiaohai Sheng, Zhengjun Wang, Gezahegn D. Damte, Zhigang Yu
  • Patent number: 10717679
    Abstract: There is provided a platy zinc oxide sintered compact containing 0.80 wt % or less at least one first dopant element selected from the group consisting of Al, Ga and In, the balance consisting essentially of ZnO and optionally at least one second dopant element selected from the group consisting of Br, Cl, F, Sn, Y, Pr, Ge, B, Sc, Si, Ti, Zr, Hf, Mn, Ta, W, Cu, Ni, Cr, La, Gd, Bi, Ce, Sr and Ba, the second dopant element being optional component, wherein the (002)-plane orientation in the plate surface is 60% or more. The zinc oxide sintered compact of the present invention has excellent properties such as high orientation in addition to transparency and conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sota Okochi, Jun Yoshikawa, Koichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10711078
    Abstract: A polymerizable composition according to the present invention includes a compound (A) including two or more allyloxycarbonyl groups represented by Formula (1); at least one kind of polymerization initiator (B) selected from the group consisting of a peroxyketal-based radical polymerization initiator, a peroxy monocarbonate-based radical polymerization initiator, and a peroxyester-based radical polymerization initiator; and at least one kind of photochromic compound (C) selected from a naphthopyran compound group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ogawa, Andrea Vecchione, Roberto Forestieri, Fiorenzo Renzi, Willem Bos
  • Patent number: 10682838
    Abstract: A manufacturing process of, and the relative laminated, polymeric semi-finished product are disclosed, the laminated, polymeric semi-finished product having in-depth aesthetic features, including at least two mutually welded layers by a lamination process with heat and/or pressure addition, wherein at least one of the layers is a thermoplastic material, in which the following steps are provided: providing a cohesion layer 100-500 micron thick, consisting of thermoplastic polyurethane, featuring in-depth aesthetic patterns; providing polymeric sheets with materials having a softening temperature above the one of the cohesion layer; and laminating at least one of the polymeric sheets at least partly transparent or translucent with the cohesion layer, by heat and/or pressure addition suitable to reach the softening of the cohesion layer featuring aesthetic patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Elisabetta Testa
  • Patent number: 10683433
    Abstract: A coated substrate includes: a substrate and a first layer on at least a portion of the substrate, the first layer including a polymer selected from the group consisting of an acrylic, an epoxy, a polyurethane, a copolymer thereof, and a mixture thereof, and an additive selected from the group consisting of an ultraviolet light (UV) absorber, a UV stabilizer, and a mixture thereof. The coated substrate further includes a second layer on at least a portion of the first layer, and a third layer on at least a portion of the second layer. A method of forming a coated substrate includes: forming a first layer on at least a portion of a substrate; forming a second layer on at least portion of the first layer; and forming a third layer by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition on at least a portion of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Krishna K. Uprety, Alexander Bimanand, Khushroo H. Lakdawala, Harry Buhay
  • Patent number: 10676613
    Abstract: The invention relates to compositions containing polycarbonate and carboxylic acid esters of isosorbide, to the use of the compositions for the production of blends or shaped parts and to molded parts obtained therefrom. The compositions have improved rheological and optical properties and an improved demolding and processing behavior in the injection-molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Helmut Werner Heuer, Rolf Wehrmann, Anke Boumans
  • Patent number: 10678083
    Abstract: There is provided an optical member capable of causing, when used for a liquid crystal display apparatus, light output from a light source to enter a liquid crystal display panel with high efficiency. An optical member according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a polarizing plate; a reflective polarizer; a ?/4 plate; and a prism layer, the polarizing plate, the reflective polarizer, the ?/4 plate, and the prism layer being integrated in the stated order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kozo Nakamura, Daisuke Hattori, Kazuhito Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10654962
    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. An acrylic film containing an acrylic rubber-containing polymer and 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 A laminate film formed by laminating the acrylic film and a layer of at least one resin selected from thermoplastic resin, thermosetting resin, and photo curable resin. A laminated injection molded article formed by laminating the acrylic film on an injection molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Naomi Hara, Masato Yamamoto, Hidehito Shimonaka, Yuuhei Konokawa
  • Patent number: 10590230
    Abstract: The present invention provides polyurethanes including a reaction product of components including: (a) an isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer comprising a reaction product of components including: (i) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (ii) about 0.1 to about 0.5 equivalents of at least one diol having 2 to 18 carbon atoms; and (b) about 0.05 to about 0.9 equivalents of at least one branched polyol having 4 to 18 carbon atoms and at least 3 hydroxyl groups; and (c) up to about 0.9 equivalents of at least one polyol different from branched polyol (b) and having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, wherein the reaction product components are essentially free of polyester polyol and polyether polyol; compositions, coatings and articles made therefrom and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Rukavina, Robert M. Hunia, Caroline S. Harris, Veronica L. Frain
  • Patent number: 10566572
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. An organic light-emitting display device includes: a light-emitting element on a substrate, and an encapsulation unit on the light-emitting element, the encapsulation unit including: a plurality of inorganic encapsulation layers, at least one of the inorganic encapsulation layers including: a plurality of inorganic insulation layers, and at least one element encapsulation layer between the inorganic insulation layers, the at least one element encapsulation layer including at least one of: a hydrophobic element and an inert element, and at least one organic encapsulation layer between the inorganic encapsulation layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Young Oh, Seok-Woo Son
  • Patent number: 10563091
    Abstract: Provided is a curable composition which can form, when cured, a cured product having high surface hardness and offering excellent flexibility and workability. The curable composition according to the present invention contains a cationically curable silicone resin, an epoxy compound other than the cationically curable silicone resin, and a leveling agent. The cationically curable silicone resin includes silsesquioxane units. The cationically curable silicone resin includes epoxy-containing constitutional units in a proportion of 50 mole percent or more of the totality of constitutional units in the cationically curable silicone resin. The cationically curable silicone resin has a number-average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10549260
    Abstract: A carbon dioxide absorbent composition is disclosed. Based on 100 parts by weight of the carbon dioxide absorbent composition, the carbon dioxide absorbent composition includes 5 to 45 parts by weight of sodium 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino]ethanesulfonate. Moreover, a method for capturing carbon dioxide using the carbon dioxide absorbent composition is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY, Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd., Chang Chun Petrochemical Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Sung Tan, Hao Chen, Wei-Han Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10520647
    Abstract: A coating for an optical article, such as a lens, includes a bottom coating having at least one hydrophilic resin binder and at least one surfactant, forming an anti-fogging layer, and a top coating overlying the bottom coating, forming an anti-reflective layer. The top coating includes nanopores, which may be less than 150 nm in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Shaopeng Zhu, Jon Nebo, Philip M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10510988
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an anti-reflection film and a flexible display device. The anti-reflection film includes: a linear polarization film stretched in a first stretching direction; and a phase delay film stretched in a second stretching direction. When a light beam passes through the linear polarization film, the light beam is converted into a linear polarized light, and when the light beam passes through the phase delay film, the phase delay film changes a phase of the light beam. A first acute angle ? is formed between the first stretching direction and the second stretching direction. The anti-reflection film has a folding axis, and a vertical line of the folding axis is located within the first acute angle ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quanpeng Yu, Yang Zeng, Chuanli Leng
  • Patent number: 10479060
    Abstract: A concealable film including 10 to 94% by mass of a crystalline polyamide resin, 1 to 40% by mass of an amorphous polyamide resin and 5 to 50% by mass of titanium oxide, with the proviso that the total content of these is 100% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Unitika Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Maehara, Hiroshi Nishimura, Atsushi Arahira
  • Patent number: 10475548
    Abstract: Electrically conductive, thin, smooth films are provided that comprise silver (Ag) and a conductive metal, such as aluminum (Al), titanium (Ti), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), gold (Au), magnesium (Mg), tantalum (Ta), germanium (Ge) or combinations thereof. In other alternative variations, electrically conductive, thin, smooth films are provided that comprise gold (Au) or copper (Cu) and a conductive metal, such as aluminum (Al), titanium (Ti), nickel (Ni), chromium (Cr), gold (Au), magnesium (Mg), tantalum (Ta), germanium (Ge) or combinations thereof. Such materials have excellent electrical conductivity, may be ultra-thin, flexible, transparent, and have low optical loss. Assemblies incorporating such films and methods of making the films are also provided. The assemblies may be used in photovoltaic and light emitting devices with high power conversion efficiencies or optical meta-materials that exhibit high transmittance and homogeneous response, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Lingjie Jay Guo, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10472472
    Abstract: A composite structure may include a resin, a fiber at least partially embedded within the resin, and one or more resin-rich pockets associated with the fiber. The composite structure may include modifiers in the one or more resin-rich pockets. The modifier may have at least one modifier characteristic that is different than a resin characteristic for altering the resin characteristics within the resin-rich pockets and thereby mitigating or preventing crack initiation or crack growth within the resin-rich pockets of the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Samuel J. Meure
  • Patent number: 10466819
    Abstract: A flexible display device including: a flexible display panel displaying an image; a touch sensing layer provided on the flexible display panel; and a window provided on the touch sensing layer and including a flat area and a bending area. The window includes a flexible film and a hard coating film provided on the flexible film, the thicknesses of the flexible film in the flat area and the bending area differ, and the thicknesses of the hard coating film in the flat area and the bending area also differ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Wook Nam, Kyu Young Kim, Ah Young Kim, Gui-Nam Min, Kyu-Taek Lee, Ji Hyuk Im, Yong Cheol Jeong, So Yeon Han
  • Patent number: 10450439
    Abstract: A rubber-metal adhesion promoter characterized by including a compound (1) represented by the following general formula (A): (in the formula, Z represents a structure selected from the following formulae (z-1) to (z-4); M represents titanium or zirconium; and (RCOO) represents a residue of an aliphatic carboxylic acid having 2 to 25 carbon atoms)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: DIC Corporation, National University Corporation, Iwate University
    Inventors: Shujiro Otsuki, Takayuki Odashima, Hidetoshi Hirahara
  • Patent number: 10444408
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant. In one or more embodiments, the articles include a substrate, and an optical film disposed on the substrate. The optical film includes a scratch-resistant layer and an optical interference layer. The optical interference layer may include one or more sub-layers that exhibit different refractive indices. In one example, the optical interference layer includes a first low refractive index sub-layer and a second a second high refractive index sub-layer. In some instances, the optical interference layer may include a third sub-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Charles Andrew Paulson, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 10442959
    Abstract: Peelable polymeric film, in particular, peelable polymeric film which comprises a polymeric substrate layer and a coating layer of adhesive, and which is of particular use in the manufacture of electronic devices is described. The adhesive layer is derived from an aqueous composition which comprises an aliphatic polyurethane and is switchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS U.S. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Julian N. Robinson, Jackie H. Symonds, Duncan Mackerron, Stephen W. Sankey, Jamie Evans, Rachel Clare Little
  • Patent number: 10428223
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a composition including A) at least one aminosilane which has at least one hydrolyzable group bonded to Si, B) at least one mercaptosilane which has at least one hydrolyzable group bonded to Si, and C) at least one emulsifier selected from pyrrolidones, propionamides and amino alcohol reaction products, wherein, if at least one amino alcohol reaction product is used as an emulsifier, an amino alcohol and at least part of the aminosilane and/or mercaptosilane are contained in the form of an amino alcohol reaction product, in which at least some of the hydrolyzable groups present in the at least one aminosilane and the at least one mercaptosilane are replaced by the amino alcoholate group of the amino alcohol, D) and/or hydrolysis and/or condensation products of the silanes contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Reto Dohner, Britta Studiger, Wolf-Rüdiger Huck
  • Patent number: 10392517
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable antistatic primer composition, comprising: (d) at least one polyalkylene oxide polymer; (e) at least a Lithium salt; (f) at least an amorphizer selected from at least a dendritic polymer. The present invention also relates to an optical article having at least one surface comprising an antistatic primer coating obtained by depositing on a substrate and curing said composition, and its production method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Richard Liu, Hui Yu, Bastien Feret
  • Patent number: 10377840
    Abstract: Provided are novel ethylene acid copolymers, their ionomers and their use in various articles, including packaging films and injection molded articles. The ethylene acid copolymers comprise copolymerized units of ethylene, about 10 to about 30 wt % of copolymerized units of a first ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 10 carbon atoms; and about 5 to about 15 wt % of copolymerized units of a derivative of a second ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 10 carbon atoms. Preferred derivatives include esters, and in particular alkyl esters. These ethylene acid copolymers and ionomers have improved optical properties when compared to conventional ethylene acrylic or methacrylic acid copolymers and their ionomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Shannon D Meerscheidt, Steven C Pesek, W Alexander Shaffer, Charles Anthony Smith
  • Patent number: 10353230
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic board comprising a display panel; a polarizing plate disposed on the display panel, and including a polarizer and a high hardness plastic film integrated with each other; and a touch sensor recognizing input information through the contact of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Hwa Jung, Kyung Ki Hong, Yeong Rae Chang, Jin Young Park, Joon Koo Kang, Hyeok Jeong, Eun Kyu Her
  • Patent number: 10353126
    Abstract: A polarizing plate and a display device including the same of the present disclosure absorb and disperse an external impact by laminating thin films having different strengths. As described above, according to the present disclosure, instead of a thick cover window, a thin film is used so that thin thickness, light weight, and low cost of the polarizing plate may be achieved. Further, the manufacturing process is simplified and the processing cost is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: WonKi Park, DaeHeung Lee
  • Patent number: 10330837
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a near-infrared shielding film having low initial haze and resistance to haze increase in weathering tests, to provide a method for producing such a near-infrared shielding film, and to provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition. The near-infrared shielding film of the present invention includes a transparent substrate and a component layer that is provided on at least one surface of the substrate and includes, as compounds, resin A shown below, at least one of resin B or C shown below, and oxide fine particles D shown below. Resin A: A resin having an acid value of less than 0.5 mgKOH/g and a hydroxy value of 5 to 60 mgKOH/g Resin B: A resin having an acid value of 1 to 60 mgKOH/g Resin C: A resin having an acid value of at least 1 mgKOH/g and a hydroxy value of 5 to 60 mgKOH/g Oxide fine particles D: Tungsten oxide fine particles or composite tungsten oxide fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Taro Konuma, Mitsunori Gotou, Hiroaki Obata
  • Patent number: 10329510
    Abstract: A robust and self-healing coating has been developed by incorporating a thermally self-healing chemical coating on smooth and/or roughened solid. When the chemically coated solid is combined with a lubricating fluid, the material system is capable to repel a broad range of liquids and solids. The thermally self-healing chemical coating may be applied on various industrial metals, glass and plastics, and has shown exceptionally physical and chemical robustness as compared to state-of-the-art liquid-repellent coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Tak-Sing Wong
  • Patent number: 10301498
    Abstract: Writing instrument (1) comprising a writing element (20) having a body (21) delimited by an end (22) coated with a metal material suitable to trace signs on paper through oxidation, and method for producing the writing element (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNATURE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Bettancini
  • Patent number: 10281078
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coated metal pipe including a metal pipe and a multi-layered coating film that covers an outer circumferential surface of the metal pipe. The multi-layered coating film includes a chemical conversion layer and a primer layer, and these layers are provided in this order from the inside. The chemical conversion layer contains a zirconium oxide and/or a zirconium hydroxide. The primer layer contains a polyamide imide and/or an epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SANOH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Kawai, Takanori Kon, Norinobu Kusunoki, Akira Sugitani
  • Patent number: 10279567
    Abstract: A laminate structure having a first chemically strengthened glass layer, a second chemically strengthened glass layer, and a polymer interlayer structure intermediate the first and second glass layers. The polymer interlayer structure can include a first polymeric layer adjacent to the first glass layer, a second polymeric layer adjacent to the second glass layer, and a polymeric rigid core intermediate the first and second polymeric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anurag Jain, Michael M. Laurin, Christianus Johannes Jacobus Maas, Michael Aaron McDonald, Michael John Moore, Charlie W Wood
  • Patent number: 10281627
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to apparatuses, systems, and methods for blocking, attenuating, or filtering neuroactive wavelengths of the visible light spectrum and reducing or preventing the symptoms affiliated with exposure to those wavelengths. Nanoparticles of a predetermined composition, size, and structure are dispersed in a host medium to create an optical notch filter, thereby attenuating only a narrow range of the visible spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Steven M. Blair, Pradeep Kasinadhuni, Steve McDaniel, Bradley Jay Katz
  • Patent number: 10273381
    Abstract: A polyester prepared by free radical polymerization of an unsaturated polyester prepolymer, wherein the polymerization occurs primarily by reaction of the unsaturation is disclosed. Coatings comprising the same are also disclosed, as are substrates coated at least in part with such coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra L. Singer, Dennis A. Simpson, John M. Dudik, Anthony M. Chasser, Kam Lun Lock, Richard Woods, Nigel Francis Masters
  • Patent number: 10266734
    Abstract: The present invention is a curable composition comprising a component (A), a component (B), a component (C), and a component (D), the curable composition comprising the component (A) and the component (B) in a mass ratio (component (A):component (B)) of 100:0.3 to 100:20, the component (A) being a silane compound (co)polymer that is represented by a formula (a-1) or a formula (a-2), (CHR1X0-D-SiO3/2)m(R2SiO3/2)n(CHR1X0-D-SiZ1O2/2)o(R2SiZ2O2/2)p(CHR1X0-D-SiZ32O1/2)q(R2SiZ42O1/2)r?? (a-1) (R3SiO3/2)s(R3SiZ5O2/2)t(R3SiZ52O1/2)u?? (a-2) the component (B) being fine particles having an average primary particle size of more than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Nakayama, Masami Matsui, Mikihiro Kashio
  • Patent number: 10252302
    Abstract: A hydrophilic laminate, including: a substrate made of a resin; and a hydrophilic resin layer on the substrate made of a resin, wherein the hydrophilic resin layer comprises micro convex portions or micro concave portions in a surface thereof, and wherein a pure water contact angle of the surface of the hydrophilic resin layer is less than 40°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Iwata, Mikihisa Mizuno, Shinobu Hara
  • Patent number: 10227465
    Abstract: A method of making a multilayer sheet includes: forming a substrate including a substrate first surface and a substrate second surface; applying a conductive layer including a base and a conductive coating to the substrate first surface; and applying an ultraviolet cured coating layer to a surface of the conductive layer opposite that in contact with the substrate second surface, wherein the ultraviolet cured coating layer comprises a multifunctional acrylate oligomer and an acrylate monomer; pressing the substrate, conductive layer, and ultraviolet cured coating layer together to form a stack; heating the stack; activating the ultraviolet cured coating layer with an ultraviolet radiation source; and removing the base from the stack leaving a conductive multilayer sheet; wherein the ultraviolet cured coating layer remains adhered to the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Wei Feng, Yuzhen Xu, Hengjie Lai, Zhe Chen, Yonglei Xu
  • Patent number: 10208199
    Abstract: A polyester resin composition and a molded article produced using the same. The polyester resin composition includes: a crystalline polyester resin; a non-crystalline polyester resin; and glass fibers, wherein a weight ratio of the crystalline polyester resin to the non-crystalline polyester resin ranges from about 4:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong Jae Lee, Yang Il Kim, Min Soo Lee, Seon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 10196494
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a polymeric sheet, comprising: a foamed layer comprising a polymeric material, wherein the polymeric material has a Tg of greater than or equal to 100° C.; and wherein the sheet has a weight reduction of 10% to 60%, as compared to a solid sheet of the same geometry and size formed from the same polymeric material. The sheet, at the thickness of 1.0 mm, has a smoke density of less than or equal to 200 particles after four minutes of burning according to ASTM E662-06. The sheet is thermoformable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Constantin Donea, Safwat E. Tadros, Hendrik Cornelis Jacobus de Nooijer, Christianus Johannes Jacobus Maas, Michael M. Laurin, Sandeep Dhawan, Shuailei Ma, Michael J. Davis, Jian Zhou, Yuanqing He
  • Patent number: 10189228
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for making asymmetric laminate structures and methods for reducing bow in asymmetric laminate structures, the methods comprising differentially heating the laminate structures during lamination or differentially cooling the laminate structures after lamination. Also disclosed herein are methods for reducing bow in asymmetric laminate structures, the methods comprising subjecting at least one substrate in the laminate structure to asymmetric tempering or annealing prior to lamination. Further disclosed herein are laminate structures made according to such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: James Gregory Couillard, Michael Aaron McDonald, Paul George Rickerl
  • Patent number: 10192736
    Abstract: A method of transferring graphene onto a target substrate having cavities and/or holes or onto a substrate having at least one water soluble layer is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GRAPHENEA S.A.
    Inventors: M. Amaia Zurutuza Elorza, M. Alba Centeno Perez
  • Patent number: 10187980
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent conductive film-equipped substrate that makes it difficult for an insulating film provided on a portion from which a transparent conductive film has been removed to peel off. The transparent conductive film-equipped substrate 10 includes a substrate 1 and a transparent conductive film 2 provided on the substrate 1 and subjected to patterning, wherein the transparent conductive film-equipped substrate is made up so that: a removal region A1 where the transparent conductive film 2 has been removed by patterning, a non-removal region A2 where the transparent conductive film is left unremoved, and a boundary region A3 provided between the removal region A1 and the non-removal region A2 are formed on the substrate 1; and the boundary region A3 is formed with insular portions 2b in which the transparent conductive film 2 is formed in insular shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Wada, Ken Kashiwadani, Toru Hirao
  • Patent number: 10170214
    Abstract: A thermoplastic resin composition including 10 to 35 wt % of a first graft copolymer resin in which 55 to 65 parts by weight of a diene-based rubber polymer and 35 to 45 parts by weight of a monomer mixture, in which an aromatic vinyl monomer and a vinyl cyanide monomer are mixed in a weight ratio of 60 to 80:20 to 40 respectively, are graft-polymerized, 10 to 30 wt % of a first copolymer resin in which an aromatic vinyl monomer and a vinyl cyanide monomer are copolymerized in a weight ratio of 60 to 80:20 to 40 respectively, 30 to 75 wt % of a polycarbonate resin, and 2 to 8 wt % of a conductive filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Soo Kim, Sup Joo Lee, Hyung Jin Kim, Joon Hee Jung
  • Patent number: 10161031
    Abstract: An IGZO sintered compact composed of indium (In), gallium (Ga), zinc (Zn), oxygen (O) and unavoidable impurities, wherein the IGZO sintered compact has a flexural strength of 50 MPa or more, and a bulk resistance of 100 m?cm or less. Provided is a sputtering target capable of suppressing the target cracks and reducing the generation of particles during deposition via DC sputtering, and forming favorable thin films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Yohei Yamaguchi, Toshiya Kurihara, Koji Kakuta
  • Patent number: 10124088
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include medical device elements formed from polymers with lubricious properties. In an embodiment, a method of forming a medical device element is included. The method can include mixing a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component to form a polymer mixture. The method can further include forming the polymer mixture into the medical device element. The method can also include treating the polymer mixture with at least one of an acid or a base. In an embodiment, a medical device is included. The medical device can include a lubricious element, the lubricious element comprising a mixture of a first polymeric component and a second polymeric component. The second polymeric component can include a polymer that is treated with at least one of an acid or a base after formation of the element. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Nathan A. Lockwood, Joseph Schmidt McGonigle
  • Patent number: 10122054
    Abstract: Examples of battery pack systems that include polymers are a cooling system, a thermal management system, and a liquid leakage control system. The cooling system and the thermal management systems may include an upper critical solution temperature polymer or a lower critical solution temperature polymer. The liquid leakage control system includes a superabsorbent polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jingmei Shen, Mei Cai, Zhongying Shi, Tao Wang, Wayne Z. Ptasinski, Simon T. Dunmore, William J. Wallace, Helen X. Qin, Li Yang
  • Patent number: 10106689
    Abstract: The object of the underlying invention consists of an acidic aqueous metal pretreatment solution that comprises amino-functional organosilanes and organophosphorus acids. These types of metal pretreatment solutions effectively reduce temporary corrosion when applied to metal surfaces and in addition confer good adhesion properties for subsequently coated organic lacquers. The invention consequently also encompasses a process for the treatment of metal substrates, especially selected from zinc and zinc-coated steel substrates, wherein metal pretreatment solutions of this invention are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Michael Wolpers, Juergen Stodt, Uta Sundermeier, Qi Zhang, Junjun Wan