Of Polycarbonate Patents (Class 428/412)
  • Patent number: 11123960
    Abstract: A film mold according to the present embodiment includes a first resin layer having a pattern region including a concavo-convex pattern and constituted by a resin composition, and a first glass substrate layer constituted by thin film glass and laminated on a surface on an opposite side to a surface on which the pattern region is formed in the first resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Okawa, Hidenori Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 11091581
    Abstract: Polyester films with abrasion resistant coatings and methods for making the same are provided. The coated polyester films include a polyester film substrate having a coating on at least one side thereof, wherein the coating is derived from a coating composition that includes (i) a melamine crosslinker component and (ii) a polyurethane component derivable from at least one diisocyanate and at least one polymeric polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Robert Eveson, Robert Hutchings
  • Patent number: 11090908
    Abstract: A surface of a metal substrate formed from a metal is heated, an oxide film is formed on the surface of the metal substrate, at least a portion of the oxide film is heated so as to increase a joining strength of the oxide film to the metal substrate, subsequently a synthetic resin substrate formed from a synthetic resin is joined to the oxide film, and thus a metal-resin joined body is obtained. Thereby, a metal-resin joined body having high joining strength is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MUTSUKI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seiichi Sai
  • Patent number: 11063260
    Abstract: An aqueous binder composition for a secondary battery electrode containing a silane coupling agent without ethylenically unsaturated bonds, a resin which is a polymer of at least one kind of ethylenically unsaturated monomers, a resin which is a polymer of at least one kind of ethylenically unsaturated monomer, and at least one kind of solvent selected from water and a hydrophilic solvent. The amount of silane coupling agent is from 0.5 to 9 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of ethylenically unsaturated monomer. The pH of the composition is 2.5 to 8.0. Also disclosed is a binder obtained by curing the aqueous binder composition, a slurry containing the aqueous binder composition and an active material, a secondary battery electrode obtained by curing the slurry, and a secondary battery including the secondary battery electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hanasaki, Tomonori Kurata, Junya Uchiyashiki, Yasuhiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11054558
    Abstract: A photochromic article is provided, containing a structural component, a fluid in contact with the structural component, and a photochromic organic dye in contact with the fluid; and a barrier layer disposed on the structural component to provide a barrier for the fluid and photochromic organic dye. The structural component includes a polymeric material that is porous, includes a plurality of cavities, or a combination thereof. A method of changing a light transmission of a photochromic article is provided. A method of forming a photochromic article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adam D. Miller, Donovan G. Weiblen, III, William Blake Kolb, Thomas P. Klun, Richard J. Pokorny
  • Patent number: 11052986
    Abstract: An aeronautical glazing unit includes at least one sheet of modified acrylic, wherein the sheet is combined with at least one other sheet of modified acrylic, and/or at least one sheet of cast poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and/or at least one sheet of another transparent polymer such as polycarbonate (PC), and/or at least one sheet of glass in particular that is chemically strengthened, as a laminated and/or multiple glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Michel Rouby
  • Patent number: 11040524
    Abstract: The invention relates to biaxially oriented, UV-stabilized polyester films incorporating silicon dioxide particles as light-scattering particles and a UV stabilizer; a process for producing the same and to use thereof in greenhouse blinds. The invention particularly relates to single- or multilayer polyester film with transparency from 70 to 92 %, where: the film includes at least 1.0% by weight to at most 2.5% by weight of SiO2, with the d50 value of these SiO2 particles ranging from 3 to 9 ?m, the SV value of the film is at least 700, the scattering factor SF of the film is at least 2 and not more than 8, the haze of the film is from 60 to 95%, and the clarity of the film is from 15 to 40%; and all of the external layers comprise at least 0.3 % by weight of an organic UV stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Claudia Lohre, Holger Kliesch, Andreas Bork, Yavuz Ünker
  • Patent number: 11028284
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer substrate with a hardcoat layer exhibiting excellent environmental resistance and wear resistance. A polymer substrate (60) is 1-20 mm thick and a hardcoat layer (70, 80) on the surface thereof comprises: an underlayer cured layer (70) with a thickness of 1-20 ?m, and including 10-90 parts by weight of a multifunctional acrylate, and 90-10 parts by weight of inorganic oxide fine particles and/or a silicon compound hydrolytic condensate; and a silicon oxide layer (80) which is in direct contract with the underlayer cured layer, is formed by PE-CVD with an organosilicon compound as the starter material, and satisfies all of the following conditions (a)-(c): (a) the film thickness of the silicon oxide layer is 3.5-9.0 ?m; (b) the maximum indentation depth of the surface of the silicon oxide layer by nanoindentation measurement at a maximum load of 1 mN is 150 nm or less; and (c) the limit compression ratio K of the silicon oxide layer is at most 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, TSUKISHIMA KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ekinaka, Tatsuichirou Kon, Takehiro Suga, Hiroshi Kishimoto, Yume Morita, Satoshi Ogata, Masato Nakagomi
  • Patent number: 11021618
    Abstract: Provided are: a curable composition that makes it possible to form a cured film having excellent wear resistance and weather resistance; a laminate that is provided with the cured film; and an automobile headlamp lens. The curable composition makes it possible to obtain a cured film in which the relationship between a haze value (?Hx) that is obtained by a wear resistance test and a haze value (?Hy) that is obtained by a weather resistance test satisfies ?Hy??0.3 ?Hx+5.0 when a cured film having a thickness of 10 ?m is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Ito, Masashi Serizawa, Hiroyuki Satou, Akira Miyachi, Riina Kanbara
  • Patent number: 10919269
    Abstract: A composite pane includes a functional element having electrically controllable optical properties, including a stack sequence formed of an outer pane, a first intermediate layer, a second intermediate layer, and an inner pane, wherein the intermediate layers contain at least one thermoplastic polymer film with at least one plasticizer, and a functional element having electrically controllable optical properties is arranged between the first intermediate layer and the second intermediate layer at least in sections, wherein between the first intermediate layer and the functional element as well as between the functional element and the second intermediate layer, at least one barrier film is arranged, which has, at least in sections, an overhang u beyond the functional element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Alicia Dröge, Marcel Klein
  • Patent number: 10913247
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a multilayer sheet, comprises: a substrate comprising a cap layer comprising a polymeric material and a core layer, wherein when joined, the cap layer forms a first surface of the substrate and the core layer forms a second surface of the substrate; a first coating layer disposed on the first surface of the substrate, wherein the first coating is a hard coating; and a second coating layer disposed on the second surface of the substrate, wherein the second coating is a flexible coating; wherein the multilayer sheet passes a ball drop test from a distance of greater than or equal to 50 centimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Wei Feng, Geert Boven
  • Patent number: 10899047
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an article comprises rotomolding at least one polymer comprising a poly(aryl ketone), such as PEKK, under conditions effective to produce a rotomolded article having an impact value of at least 35 in-lbs. A rotomolding method comprises heating the mold for a period of time after the internal air temperature of the mold reaches the highest melting point of the at least one polymer. Methods also include using a PEKK powder with a bulk density of at least about 400 g/L. Rotomolded articles of the present invention have impact values of between about 40 in-lbs to about 95 in-lbs, and in particular embodiments greater than about 95 in-lbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel A. Garcia-Leiner, Bruce Clay
  • Patent number: 10899882
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a phase difference film that can exhibit sufficient reciprocal wavelength dispersibility. The present invention includes a copolymer containing at least one selected from a unit represented by Formula (1) and a unit represented by Formula (2), and a unit represented by Formula (3), in which 20 nm<Re (548)<300 nm, 0.5<Re (446)/Re (548)<1.0, and 1.0<Re (629)/Re (548)<2.0. Here, Re (446), Re (548), and Re (629) represent in-plane retardations at wavelengths of 446 nm, 548 nm, and 629 nm, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Uehira, Naoyuki Morooka, Takafumi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10892075
    Abstract: The present application relates to a composition for 3D printing, a 3D printing method using the same, and a three-dimensional shape comprising the same, and provides a composition for 3D printing capable of embodying a precise formation of a three-dimensional shape using a ceramic material and a uniform curing property of the three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Jin Kyu Lee, Sang Bum Ahn
  • Patent number: 10865327
    Abstract: A coating composition with a stable shelf-life for forming a transparent coating upon eyeglass lenses or other substrates having improved abrasion resistance and tintability. The composition comprising a silicone-based binder component, a curing agent component, and being substantially free of volatiles. The binder component comprises the partial hydrolysis product of an epoxy-functional alkoxysilane, a polyglycidylether, and an acrylic monomer. The curing agent component comprises a cationic photoinitiator and a free radical photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Gerald Treadway
  • Patent number: 10857324
    Abstract: A urinary catheter and container are described. The urinary catheter may have a catheter shaft attached to a handle, and a coating disposed on an outer surface of the catheter shaft. The coating may include a hydrogel, water and/or glycerin, and a polyethylene glycol (PEG). The PEG may have a molecular weight equal to or less than 600, for example one or more of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 300 and PEG 400. The coating may be applied in a wet state and remain wet for an extended period of time in the container, thereby obviating the need for a lubricant, such as a water sachet or gel package, to accompany the catheter in the container. The container may include a gas impermeable foil material. The container may include an adhesive tab covering a perforated section, the adhesive tab including a pull loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhihui Yin, David Fish, Tom Roberts
  • Patent number: 10822449
    Abstract: Provided are a low temperature curing composition, a cured film obtained by curing the composition, and an electronic device comprising the cured film, wherein the composition comprises: (A) an epoxy group-containing siloxane compound represented by Chemical Formula 1: (R1R2R3SiO1/2)M(R4R5SiO2/2)D1(R6SiO3/2)T1(R7R8SiO2/2)D2(R9SiO3/2)T2??[Chemical Formula 1] (In Chemical Formula 1, each of R1 to R9 is an organic group independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group of C1 to C6, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon group of C6 to C20, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent aromatic hydrocarbon group of C6 to C20, and an epoxy-substituted monovalent organic group, at least one of R1 to R6 is an epoxy-substituted monovalent organic group, 0?M<1, 0?D1<1, 0<T?1, 0?D2<1, 0?T2<1, and M+D1+T1+D2+T2=1, wherein each of the structural units represented by M, D1, T1, D2, and T2 can include one or more types of different s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doori Song, Woo Han Kim, Dongju Shin, Hong Jeong Yu, Jiho Lee
  • Patent number: 10814180
    Abstract: Golf ball incorporating thermoplastic blend of (i) ionomer(s); (ii) different thermoplastic polymer(s) selected from thermoplastic polyurethane(s), thermoplastic urea(s), thermoplastic urea-urethane hybrid(s), or combinations thereof; and (iii) polymethyl (meth)acrylate-based copolymer(s) and/or core-shell polymer(s) having a core and/or a shell containing polymethyl (meth)acrylate-based copolymer(s). Ionomer(s) are present in thermoplastic blend in amount of about 45 wt % or greater. Different thermoplastic polymer present in blend in amount of: from about 8 wt % to about 50 wt %; or greater than 20 wt %, or from about 25 wt % to about 45 wt %; or from about 35 wt % to about 50 wt %. In a particular embodiment, amount of ionomer(s) is greater than thermoplastic polyurethane amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Brian Comeau, Michael Michalewich
  • Patent number: 10815356
    Abstract: A gas barrier material includes an atomic sheet, such as graphene and/or an analog of graphene. The gas barrier material can be arranged as part of a component, such as a container or other vessel, to limit the flow or permeation of gas through the component. Where the component is a container or part of a container, the gas barrier material may be formulated and arranged to limit or prevent gas ingress or egress with respect to the internal volume of the container. The atomic sheet offers improved gas barrier properties compared to traditional polymeric barrier materials and is particularly useful in applications where it is desired to limit permeation of small gas molecules such as helium, such as airships or other lighter than air vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Edward Bullock, Jaime Ballester
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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