Of Fluorinated Addition Polymer From Unsaturated Monomers Patents (Class 428/421)
  • Patent number: 10675850
    Abstract: A medical appliance or prosthesis may comprise one or more layers of rotational spun nanofibers, including rotational spun polymers. The rotational spun material may comprise layers including layers of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Rotational spun nanofiber mats of certain porosities may permit tissue ingrowth into or attachment to the prosthesis. Additionally, one or more cuffs may be configured to allow tissue ingrowth to anchor the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Hall, Zeke Eller, Robert S. Kellar, Rachel Lynn Oberg, Bart Dolmatch, Wayne Mower, Robert J. Radford
  • Patent number: 10655066
    Abstract: The problem that the present invention is to solve is to provide an optical film that has less alignment defects and is less liable to cause variation in the optical characteristics when placed in a high temperature state. The present invention provides an optical film containing a structural unit derived from a specific compound, that is, an optical film containing a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the general formula (I), which has less alignment defects and is less liable to cause variation in the optical characteristics when placed in a high temperature state, and also provides a display device including the optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Horiguchi, Sayaka Nose, Yasuhiro Kuwana, Kouichi Endo
  • Patent number: 10640594
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluorine-containing composition which contains a fluorine-containing polymer that has repeating units respectively derived from (A) a fluorine-containing monomer that is an alpha-chloroacrylate having a fluoroalkyl group, (B) a monomer that has a linear or branched hydrocarbon group but does not have a fluoroalkyl group, and (C) a monomer that has a cyclic hydrocarbon group but does not have a fluoroalkyl group. This fluorine-containing composition is capable of providing a base such as a fiber product with excellent water repellency, especially strong water repellency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Minami, Masaki Fukumori, Tetsuya Uehara, Hisako Nakamura, Ikuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10631979
    Abstract: Valves constructed from low porosity leaflets are disclosed. The valves disclosed herein may be integrated into a variety of structures, such as valved conduits and transcatheter stents, and may be constructed of one or more layers. Embodiments herein are also directed to methods of using the same and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PECA Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Douglas Bernstein, Arush Kalra, Denver Faulk
  • Patent number: 10626285
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition comprising at least one electroactive fluorinated terpolymer, and at least one second polymer compatible with the electroactive fluorinated terpolymer and having a glass transition temperature lower than that of the electroactive fluorinated terpolymer. The invention also relates to a method for producing said composition, and to a device such as an actuator comprising a substrate and a film of the above-mentioned composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: ARKEMA FRANCE, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
    Inventors: Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, Thierry Lannuzel, Jean-Fabien Capsal, Pierre-Jean Cottinet, Jeremy Galineau, Minh-Quyen Le
  • Patent number: 10613260
    Abstract: Provided are a window film for a display and a display device including the same, and the window film for a display comprises: a substrate layer; a coating layer formed on one side of the substrate layer; and an adhesive layer formed on the other side of the substrate layer, wherein the coating layer and/or the adhesive layer includes, relative to each layer, a UV absorbent of approximately 3 wt % to approximately 20 wt %, and the window film for a display has a transmittance of approximately 1% or less for a wavelength of 390 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hee Choi, Kyoung Ku Kang, Si Kyun Park, Joo Hui Kim
  • Patent number: 10584481
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems for providing a durable water-resistant and fire-resistant foam-based seal in the joint between adjacent panels. A fire-resistant and water-resistant expansion joint seal is provided which includes one or more foam members and a plurality of intumescent members interspersed within the foam member or members to provide a spring recovery force and fire resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10577729
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is spun yarn and a method of preparing the same. The spun yarn includes carbon staple fibers including about 97 wt % or more of carbon, and thermoplastic resin fibers. The spun yarn includes carbon staple fibers prepared from scrap generated during manufacture of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic products, and can have good mechanical properties and conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lotte Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyun Ha Ban, Yun Seok Bae, Chang Min Hong
  • Patent number: 10507631
    Abstract: To provide a laminate having a fluororesin layer and a thermoplastic resin layer laminated with a good adhesive strength. A method for producing a laminate, comprising carrying out heat lamination of a fluororesin film containing the following fluororesin (A) and a thermoplastic resin film containing a thermoplastic resin (B) having a melting point higher by at least 5° C. than the melting point of the fluororesin (A), at a temperature of at least a melting point of the fluororesin (A) and lower than a melting point of the thermoplastic resin (B). The fluororesin (A) is a fluororesin having at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, and having a melt flow rate of from 0.5 to 30 g/10 min at 372° C. under a load of 49N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Terada, Toru Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10502869
    Abstract: An optical article includes an optical element, a low refractive index layer disposed on the optical element having an effective refractive index of 1.3 or less and a polymeric protective layer disposed on the low refractive index layer. The low refractive index layer includes a binder, a plurality of metal oxide particles dispersed in the binder, and a plurality of interconnected voids. The polymeric protective layer does not increase an effective refractive index of the optical article by greater than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William D. Coggio, Ramesh C. Kumar, John A. Wheatley, Michael L. Steiner, William F. Edmonds, Lan H. Liu, Encai Hao, Robert F. Kamrath, John J. Stradinger
  • Patent number: 10435594
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive strip, for the residue-free and nondestructive removal by which by substantially expanding it in the plane of adhesion, comprising an adhesive compound layer, said adhesive compound layer consisting of a pressure-sensitive adhesive compound, constituted by vinyl aromatic block copolymers and adhesive resins, at least 75 wt.-% (relative to the total amount of resin) of a resin being selected that has a DACP (diacetone alcohol cloud point) of greater than ?20° C., preferably greater than 0° C., and a softening point (ring & ball) of greater than or equal to 70° C., preferably greater than or equal to 100° C., and the pressure-sensitive adhesive compound being foamed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Anna Blazejewski, Axel Burmeister, Franciska Lohmann, Anika Petersen
  • Patent number: 10431602
    Abstract: An array substrate is disclosed herein, which includes a display area and a surrounding area. The surrounding area encircles the display area, and includes a first zone and a second zone. The first zone and the second zone are configured to have a height difference to form a substantially uneven upper surface of the array substrate to thereby allow a sealant to be securely attached onto the array substrate. The array substrate further includes a substrate, a first signal line, and a second signal line. The first signal line is disposed over the substrate. The second signal line is disposed over, insulated from, and staggered at a staggering region with, the first signal line. It is configures such that the staggering region is in the first zone. A display panel and a display apparatus containing the array substrate is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lu Tian
  • Patent number: 10426044
    Abstract: An object of the present invention relates to a thermosetting adhesive sheet that, without the use of a metal reinforcement sheet, which is regarded as a major factor responsible for an increase in thickness of electronic devices and other devices, reinforces a flexible printed circuit to such a level that detachment of mounted components, for example, is prevented, prevents warping, and has good electrical conductivity. The present invention relates to a thermosetting adhesive sheet configured to be used to reinforce a flexible printed circuit. The thermosetting adhesive sheet includes a woven fabric, a nonwoven fabric, or a metal base of 50 ?m or less thickness and a thermosetting adhesive layer adjacent to at least one surface of the woven fabric, the nonwoven fabric, or the metal base of 50 ?m or less thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Hayashi, Sumio Shimooka, Shota Tanii, Akinori Morino
  • Patent number: 10384361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a personal care device having a surface intended to engage the skin and/or hair, such as a blade razor or an electric shaver. The surface of such a device is formed from a substrate on which a hard coating layer is provided. A lubricating layer comprising pendant hydrophilic polymer chains is provided on the hard coating. The hard coating has particles incorporated therein, said particles having covalently attached thereto said pendant hydrophilic polymer chains. In addition, the present invention relates to a process of making a skin engaging surface for such personal care devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Godlieb, Maarten Van den Boogaard, Jasper Zuidervaart, Jan Van Dalen
  • Patent number: 10337660
    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 primer layer contains polyamide imide and at least one kind of additive component selected from polyamide, a fluorine resin, a silane coupling agent, and an epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SANOH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Kawai, Takanori Kon, Norinobu Kusunoki, Akira Sugitani
  • Patent number: 10301418
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive composition includes a polyurethane polymer that includes the reaction product of a polyisocyanate component and a polyol component. The polyol component has a total solubility parameter ranging from 10 to 14 (cal/cm3)1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Yongshang Lu, Zhong Chen, Jingjing Ma, Charlie C. Ho
  • Patent number: 10280611
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems for providing a durable water-resistant and fire-resistant foam-based seal in the joint between adjacent panels. A fire-resistant and water-resistant expansion joint seal is provided which includes one or more foam members and a plurality of intumescent members interspersed within the foam member or members to provide a spring recovery force and fire resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Schul International Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10280610
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to systems for providing a durable water-resistant and fire-resistant foam-based seal in the joint between adjacent panels. A fire-resistant and water-resistant expansion joint seal is provided which includes one or more foam members and a plurality of intumescent members interspersed within the foam member or members to provide a spring recovery force and fire resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Schul International Company, LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10274416
    Abstract: A method of preparing specimens for peel-adhesion testing. The method includes applying a first predetermined amount of light-curable material to a substrate coupon, placing a first surface of a substantially transparent peel media in contact with the light-curable material disposed on the substrate coupon, where the substantially transparent peel media includes a second surface spaced from the first surface, and exposing the first predetermined amount of light-curable material disposed between the substrate coupon and the first surface to a light source to cure the first predetermined amount of light-curable material, with light from the light source passing through the substantially transparent peel media to the substrate coupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Barton E. Stevens, Katherine L. Frank
  • Patent number: 10252496
    Abstract: A laminate including: a rubber layer (A); and a fluororesin layer (B) laminated on the rubber layer (A), the rubber layer (A) being formed of a rubber composition for vulcanization containing: at least one unvulcanized rubber (a1) selected from acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber and its hydride, styrene-butadiene rubber, chloroprene rubber, butadiene rubber, natural rubber, isoprene rubber, ethylene-propylene-termonomer-copolymer rubber, silicone rubber, butyl rubber, and acrylic rubber; at least one compound (a2) selected from 1,8-diazabicyclo(5.4.0)undec-7-ene salts, 1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)-non-5-ene salts, 1,8-diazabicyclo(5.4.0)undec-7-ene, and 1,5-diazabicyclo(4.3.0)-non-5-ene; at least one compound (a3) selected from dithiocarbamic acid copper salts, aldehyde-amine compounds, and metal hydrates; magnesium oxide (a4); and silica (a5), the fluororesin layer (B) being formed of a fluoropolymer composition containing a fluoropolymer (b1) having a copolymer unit derived from chlorotrifluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuuki Kuwajima, Toshiaki Masui, Takeshi Inaba
  • Patent number: 10199384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a ferroelectric memory device comprising at least one layer comprising a ferroelectric polymer, and at least two electrodes either side thereof, the ferroelectric polymer being of general formula P(VDF-X-Y), wherein VDF is vinylidene fluoride motifs, X is trifluoroethylene or tetrafluoroethylene motifs, and Y is motifs from a third monomer, the molar proportion of Y motifs in the polymer being less than or equal to 6.5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, Thierry Lannuzel
  • Patent number: 10150924
    Abstract: A method for installing a device into a crude oil service operation, the method may include installing the device into a section of the crude oil service operation, wherein the device comprises a surface comprising a bonded layer coating, and may also include contacting the surface with the contaminant, wherein the contaminant is selected from the group consisting of paraffins and asphaltenes, and wherein the bonded layer is a molecularly bonded layer or a covalently bonded layer. Various systems include one having a liquid environment of paraffins and asphaltene, and a surface residing within the environment comprising a bonded layer composition. Systems also include pipelines and vessels having an internal surface therein comprising a bonded layer composition, and with hydrocarbon liquids present in the pipeline or vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTROLAB, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Eric Drees, Andrew Timothy Marzec, Brian Keith Brashear
  • Patent number: 10138391
    Abstract: A fluorinated compound represented by D1-Rf1—O—CH2—(CmF2mO)n-A (wherein D1 is CF3— or CF3—O—, Rf1 is a C1-20 fluoroalkylene group containing at least one hydrogen atom, a C2-20 fluoroalkylene group containing at least one hydrogen atom and having an etheric oxygen atom between carbon-carbon atoms, etc., m is an integer of from 1 to 6, n is an integer of from 1 to 200, and A is a monovalent organic group having at least one (meth)acryloyl group), which is capable of imparting excellent antifouling properties (oily ink repellency, fingerprint stain removability) and lubricity to e.g. a hard coat layer; a hard coat layer-forming composition which contains such a fluorinated compound; and an article having a hard coat layer formed from such a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Takao, Toyomichi Shimada, Taiki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10131120
    Abstract: A transparent laminated film is described, which has excellent chemical resistance and surface hardness, is glossy even after heating and which has a low haze value, and a laminated molded article that uses the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Sanefuji, Yuhei Konokawa, Yoshinori Abe
  • Patent number: 10093773
    Abstract: A fluoropolyether-containing polymer-modified silane having (1) is provided wherein Rf is a fluorooxyalkyl or fluorooxyalkylene-containing polymer residue, Y is a divalent to hexavalent hydrocarbon group, R is C1-C4 alkyl or phenyl, X is a hydrolyzable group, n is an integer of 1 to 3, m is an integer of 1 to 5, and ? is 1 or 2. A surface treating agent comprising the silane or partial hydrolytic condensate thereof cures under mild conditions into a water/oil repellent layer having abrasion resistance, weatherability and low dynamic friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Sakoh, Takashi Matsuda, Yuji Yamane
  • Patent number: 10082606
    Abstract: An LCD device is disclosed, which may include display panel and a hard coating layer on the display panel from a photo curable resin composition that includes a fluorinated polymer, wherein the fluorinated polymer is included into the photo curable resin composition by about 15 to about 35 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keun Young Kim, Kelly Sooyeun Song
  • Patent number: 10026603
    Abstract: A manufacturing process of wafer thinning includes a step of wafer-grinding to grind a surface of a wafer to a first predetermined thickness, and a step of wafer-etching to etch the grinded face of the wafer with the first predetermined thickness to a second predetermined thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PHOENIX SILICON INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Ching Yang, Chien-Hsiung Huang, Chao-Tsung Tsou, Cheng-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 10010654
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a medical device assembly comprising an expandable medical device wrapped with an improved constraining sleeve. The sleeve in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure is thin walled and translucent, having reduced edge sharpness. The sleeve in accordance with the present disclosure exhibits resistance to ripping and delamination. Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods of making sheet material usable for constraining sleeves from flattened film tubes. Methods for making improved constraining sleeves and medical device assemblies that comprise an improved constraining sleeve are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell L. Jacoby, Andrew W. Sloan
  • Patent number: 9969876
    Abstract: Provided is a resin composition for LSD, having a good flame retardancy, as well as keeping high levels of mechanical strength and platability. The resin composition for laser direct structuring, the resin composition containing: relative to 100 parts by weight of a resin component which contains 65 to 100% by weight of a polycarbonate resin and 35 to 0% by weight of a styrene-based resin, 5 to 40 parts by weight of a glass fiber having a value of average fiber length/average fiber diameter of 10 or smaller; 0.5 to 10 parts by weight of an elastomer; 5 to 10 parts by weight of a laser direct structuring additive containing antimony and tin; 10 to 30 parts by weight of a phosphorus-containing flame retardant; and, 0.1 to 1 part by weight of polytetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ENGINEERING-PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidekazu Shouji
  • Patent number: 9920208
    Abstract: Provided is a heat-stable particulate composition for inkjet use, preferably pigmented and including 10 wt % to 95 wt % of water relative to the total weight of the composition, and 90 wt % to 5 wt % of at least one fluorinated heat-stable binder in particle form, at least one of the characteristic dimensions thereof being smaller than 800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Laurent Caillier, Stephanie Le Bris
  • Patent number: 9862852
    Abstract: [Object of this invention] To provide the amorphous fluorine-containing resin composition that has superior film-forming ability, and has a small impact on the global environment due to its very small global warming potential, and can fully satisfy the requirement from the perspective of the environmental protection of the earth; and to provide the article that contains the coating that is formed from the thin films that are made from this amorphous fluorine-containing resin. composition. [Means to solve the problems] The amorphous fluorine-containing resin composition that dissolves the amorphous fluorine-containing resin in alkoxy fluoroalkene. This invention also provides the article that contains the coating that is formed from the thin films that are made from this amorphous fluorine-containing resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DUPONT-MITSUI FLUOROCHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Mugisawa, Yuji Mochizuki, Jeong Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 9850401
    Abstract: A multilayered polyimide film includes a first polyimide layer containing fluorine-containing polymer particles and having a first surface and a second surface, and a second polyimide layer and a third polyimide layer respectively disposed on the first surface and the second surface. The second and the third polyimide layers contain organic silicon oxygen compound particles. The multilayered polyimide film has a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) between about 13 and about 30 ppm/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Taimide Technology Incorporation
    Inventors: Chung-Ting Lai, Chih-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 9834631
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a method of producing a fluoropolymer, especially a fluoropolymer essentially including a tetrafluoroethylene or chlorotrifluoroethylene unit, at a higher polymerization rate with improved efficiency, the method being capable of improving the moldability in extrusion molding and suppressing discoloration. The method of producing a fluoropolymer of the present invention includes producing a fluoropolymer by polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene or chlorotrifluoroethylene in the presence of a peroxydicarbonate. The peroxydicarbonate is represented by the formula: R—O—C(?O)—O—O—C(?O)—O—R wherein R's may be the same as or different from each other and individually represent a C4 alkyl group or alkoxy alkyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Sekiguchi, Manabu Fujisawa, Ryouichi Fukagawa, Takeshi Shimono
  • Patent number: 9821537
    Abstract: Moisture barrier membranes for use in flooring structures are provided. The moisture barrier membrane can suppress water vapor emission from a flooring substrate (such as a concrete floor) up to about 99% relative humidity. The moisture barrier membrane may include a top layer (e.g., a polyester layer), a rubberized copolymer bottom layer, and an optionally removable liner (e.g., polyethylene or nylon film). Methods of installing the moisture barrier membrane are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TRAXX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig Silvers, Chandulal Patel, Gerald Francis Palys, Jon R. Hall
  • Patent number: 9823400
    Abstract: There is provided a cured-film formation composition that forms a cured film having excellent photoreaction efficiency and solvent resistance, and high adhesion, an orientation material for photo-alignment, and a retardation material formed with the orientation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Hatanaka, Tomohisa Ishida, Shojiro Yukawa
  • Patent number: 9786803
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer weatherable film structure having an outer layer of a highly weatherable film, a layer having a high thermal deformation temperature, an optional tie layer, and a thin layer of polyolefin or polyamide. The highly weatherable film layer preferably is polyvinylidene fluoride. The polyolefin or polyamide layer is less than 500 microns in thickness, and preferably the whole film structure is less than 750 microns thick. The polyolefinjpolyamide side of the film structure can easily be adhered to many different substances—especially polyolefins and polyamides. This film can be used to provide a highly weatherable protective layer a substrate. One useful application for the film is in a photovoltaic module to protect the back side of the module from weathering and abrasion. The multi-layer film structure can be adhered to a typical polyolefin-based encapsulant layer and used as a backsheet encapsulant in a photovoltaic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Amy A. Lefebvre, Gregory S. O'Brien, Samuel Devisme, Anthony Bonnet
  • Patent number: 9781829
    Abstract: Methods, systems and produced printed substrates are provided, which include substrates composed of one or more materials which are treated by an intermediate layer for normalizing surface energies and a digitally printed formulation adapted to the normalized surface energies. Surface energy normalization may be carried out by physical processes or by selective chemical processes. In an example, a self-assembled monolayer is applied to the surface of a printed circuit board to control ink jet dots by reducing copper surface energy and to improve ink adhesion. The self-assembled monolayer binds via an ? group selectively and covalently to the copper on the board and binds via a hydrophobic ? group to solder mask ink that is applied to the board. The ? group participates in the solidification process of the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CAMTEL LTD.
    Inventor: Boaz Nitzan
  • Patent number: 9744757
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for an ink-based digital printing system, comprising providing an imaging member a reimageable surface layer disposed on a structural mounting layer, the reimageable surface layer comprising a fluorosilicone elastomer and an infrared-absorbing filler comprising carbon black, and a plurality of surface defects on the reimageable surface layer, wherein the surface defects comprises carbon black exposed through the fluorosilicone elastomer of the reimageable surface layer. The method also comprises applying a coating of rejuvenating oil comprising an amino-functional organopolysiloxane to the reimageable surface layer, whereby at least a portion of the plurality of surface defects are coated by the amino-functional organopolysiloxane, thereby rejuvenating the imaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: XEROX CORPORATION, PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy D. Stowe, Gregory B. Anderson, Santokh S. Badesha, Mandakini Kanungo
  • Patent number: 9733596
    Abstract: A conductive member for an image-forming apparatus includes a conductive layer including a matrix containing a conductive organic polymer material and domains formed by aggregate particles of an electronically conductive conductivity-imparting agent and having sizes of about 100 nm to about 3 ?m. About 20 to about 50 domains are present in a 10 ?m×10 ?m square in the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Furukawa, Tomoko Suzuki, Takahiko Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9708246
    Abstract: To provide a method for recovering, from a liquid to be treated containing a fluorinated polymer and a fluorinated emulsifier, the fluorinated emulsifier easily and efficiently. A liquid to be treated containing a fluorinated polymer and a fluorinated emulsifier, and a strongly basic anion exchange resin having an ion exchange capacity of at most 1.0 eq/L and a water content of at least 60 mass %, are brought into contact with each other, so that the fluorinated emulsifier is adsorbed on the strongly basic anion exchange resin, whereby the fluorinated emulsifier is recovered from the liquid to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Otsugu, Mizuna Toyoda
  • Patent number: 9688796
    Abstract: Provided are a tetrafluoroethylene copolymers having a melting point of at least 317° C., a melt flow index (MFI) at 372° C. and a 5 kg load (MFI 372/5) of from about 0.60 g/10 min up to about 15 g/10 min. Also provided are methods of forming a shaped article using the copolymers described above, shaped articles made with those copolymers and compositions containing such copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Klaus Hintzer, Harald Kaspar, Ludwig Mayer, Tilman C. Zipplies
  • Patent number: 9688786
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a hyperbranched (per)fluoroelastomer [fluoroelastomer (B)] comprising recurring units derived from a bis-olefin [bis-olefin (OF)] having general formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6, equal or different from each other, are H or C1-C5 alkyl; Z is a linear or branched C1-C18 alkylene or cycloalkylene radical, optionally containing oxygen atoms, preferably at least partially fluorinated, or a (per)fluoropolyoxyalkylene radical, said fluoroelastomer (B) having a slope in G? curve such that the ratio: G?100/G?0.01 is of less than 10, when determined at 260° C. according to ASTM D4440 standard, wherein G?100 is the storage modulus at a shear rate of 100 rad/sec and G?0.01 is the storage modulus at a shear rate of 0.01 rad/sec, to compositions comprising the same, and to a process for their manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Fantoni, Giovanni Comino, Marco Apostolo
  • Patent number: 9671599
    Abstract: The film mirror includes a resin substrate; a metal reflective layer; and a surface coating layer, a ratio of a number of fluorine atoms to a number of carbon atoms in a surface layer portion of the surface coating layer as expressed by F/C is 0.21 to 1.00 and the surface coating layer has a surface hardness of more than 100 N/mm2 and an elastic recovery rate of 60% or more. The film mirror has stain-proof properties, and scratch resistance so that the surface is resistant to scratches in collision with sandy dust and is also resistant to scratches upon cleaning with a brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuya Yamamoto, Yuya Agata
  • Patent number: 9636218
    Abstract: Devices and methods of treating sleep disordered breathing are provided herein. The devices are designed capable of preventing collapse of an oral airway tissue during sleep while maintaining normal velopharyngeal functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SVIP 7 LLC
    Inventors: Tidhar Shalon, Guy Kotlizky
  • Patent number: 9566607
    Abstract: A structural member includes a simulated surface appearance. The structural member includes a substrate, plural intermediate layers, and a top coat. The plural intermediate layers are applied over at least one surface of the substrate, with at least some of the plural intermediate layers configured to cooperate with each other to provide a simulated appearance for the structural member. The top coat is applied outward of the plural intermediate layers. The top coat is relatively thin and is configured for use with exterior applications. The top coat includes a base configured for UV resistance and an additive configured to provide abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Roger A. Fahlsing, Alan Robert Kaufman
  • Patent number: 9550911
    Abstract: Epoxy resin compositions prepared using amino terminated fluoro alkyl ethers. The epoxy resin compositions exhibit low surface adhesion properties making them useful as coatings, paints, moldings, adhesives, and fiber reinforced composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrtor of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Christopher J. Wohl, John W. Connell, Joseph G. Smith, Emilie J. Siochi, John M. Gardner, Frank M. Palmieri
  • Patent number: 9515004
    Abstract: A thermal interface material is configured for use with an electronic device for transferring heat between heat generating components and heat removing components of the electronic device. The thermal interface material generally includes a first material (e.g., a gap filler, etc.) incorporating a contact resistance reducing material. The contact resistance reducing material operates to fill interstitial voids of surfaces of components in which the first material is installed to thereby reduce surface contact resistance between the first material and the component surfaces. The contact resistance reducing material may be applied to one or more side surfaces of the first material. Or, alternatively, the contact resistance reducing material may be blended in the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LAIRD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jason L. Strader, Karen J. Bruzda, Richard F. Hill
  • Patent number: 9505905
    Abstract: A fluororubber composition comprising 1 to 100 parts by weight of a needle-like filler or fibrous filler having an average particle diameter of 5 ?m or less, an average particle length of 40 to 60 ?m, and an aspect ratio of 10 to 12, based on 100 parts by weight of fluororubber. A fluororubber vulcanization-molded product obtained from the fluororubber composition has resistance against deformation due to the shape effect of the filler, and thereby can suppress the deformation of the oil seal sliding surface towards the sliding direction. More specifically, the fluororubber vulcanization-molded product can achieve less friction, while maintaining sealing properties by increasing the amount of oil pumping, from the initial use of an oil seal to after the abrasion of the oil seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9462688
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible metal laminate with low dielectric constant, which may be applied for a substrate for a flexible printed circuit. A flexible metal laminate according to one aspect of the invention includes a first metal layer; a first polyimide layer; a polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein, formed on the first polyimide layer; and a second polyimide layer formed on the polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein; wherein in the polyimider layer including dispersed fluoropolymer, the content of the fluoropolymer per unit volume is higher at 40 to 60% depth than at 5 to 10% depth of the total thickness from the surface of the polyimide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Seok Park, Soon-Yong Park, Se-Myung Jang
  • Patent number: 9445937
    Abstract: Devices and methods of treating sleep disordered breathing are provided herein. The devices are designed capable of preventing collapse of an oral airway tissue during sleep while maintaining normal velopharyngeal functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SVIP 7 LLC
    Inventors: Tidhar Shalon, Guy Kotlizky