Of Fluorinated Addition Polymer From Unsaturated Monomers Patents (Class 428/421)
  • Patent number: 11545385
    Abstract: A carrier structure having a strengthening layer is provided. The strengthening layer comprises 5 to 30% by weight polysiloxane, 1 to 20% by weight silicon dioxide, and 60 to 85% by weight polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film. The carrier structure is used in a semiconductor packaging process for improving the process reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SILICONWARE PRECISION INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tse-Yuan Lin, Chun-Ming Laio, Yu-Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: 11467520
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic fixing member including an elastic layer having a low hardness while maintaining a high thermal conductivity and a high strength, the elastic layer being less liable to fracture even when repeatedly compressed in a high-temperature state. The fixing member for electrophotography includes a substrate, an elastic layer on the substrate, and a surface layer in the stated order, wherein the elastic layer contains a silicone rubber and a heat conductive filler dispersed in the silicone rubber, wherein the heat conductive filler is metal oxide particles, or metal particles each having a surface at least part of which is formed of a metal oxide, and wherein the elastic layer further contains a charge control agent negatively chargeable with respect to the heat conductive filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Kitano, Takeshi Suzuki, Matsutaka Maeda, Makoto Souma, Yasuhiro Miyahara
  • Patent number: 11447237
    Abstract: Active superhydrophobic surface structures are actively-controlled surface structures exhibiting a superhydrophobic state and an ordinary state. Active superhydrophobic surface structures comprise an outer elastomeric covering defining an exposed surface, a controlled group of MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system) actuators at least covered by the elastomeric covering, and, a controlled region of the exposed surface corresponding to the controlled group. The controlled region has a superhydrophobic state in which the controlled region is textured. The controlled region also has an ordinary state in which the controlled region is smooth (i.e., less textured than in the superhydrophobic state). Active superhydrophobic surface structures may be part of an apparatus that includes a controller and/or one or more sensors. The controller, sensors, and the controlled region may form a feedback loop in which the active superhydrophobic surface is actively controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joshua Benjamin Guerry, Peter Aaron Koch, Li Chun Chang, Robert Hans Thim
  • Patent number: 11392050
    Abstract: A process cartridge which allows any spot and stripe as image defects to be suppressed is provided. A process cartridge, in which an electroconductive layer of a charging member has a matrix including a first rubber, and domains dispersed in the matrix, the domains include a second rubber and an electron electroconductive agent, at least some of the domains are exposed on a surface of the charging member, when a volume resistivity of the matrix is 105 times or more a volume resistivity of the domains, a protective layer of an electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a metal oxide particle, and when a number average primary particle size of the metal oxide particle is defined as Sm and an average value of equivalent circle diameters of the domains is defined as Sd, the Sd/Sm satisfies the following expression (1): 0.5<Sd/Sm<100 . . . expression (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nishida, Yuka Ishiduka, Kenichi Kaku, Nobuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hideharu Shimozawa, Atsushi Okuda, Yuichi Kikuchi, Kazuhiro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 11384213
    Abstract: Methods for modification of surface wettability of fluorine-containing polymers by sequential treatments first with gaseous plasma rich in ultraviolet radiation, and then oxidation using neutral reactive oxidative species. The methods are rapid and permit treatment of fluorine-containing polymers of any shape and size including ‘infinite’ materials such as foils. A surface layer of an object made from a fluorine-containing polymer is depleted of fluorine upon interaction with gaseous plasma rich in ultraviolet radiation. The depleted surface layer is then exposed to reactive oxygen species such as neutral oxygen atoms in the ground state. The wettability of objects made from or containing fluorine-containing polymers treated according to the methods of the present disclosure is close to the theoretical limit for smooth polymers well functionalized with polar functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Jozef Stefan Institute
    Inventors: Alenka Vesel, Miran Mozetic, Rok Zaplotnik, Gregor Primc, Nina Recek
  • Patent number: 11340524
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photomask, including a front side having a patterned layer, a back side opposite to the front side, a sidewall connecting the front side and the back side, a reflective layer between the front side and the back side, and a polymer layer on the backside of the photomask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Tzu Han Liu, Chih-Wei Wen, Chung-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11315596
    Abstract: A method for making a magnetic recording tape, in accordance with one approach, includes coupling an underlayer to a substrate, the substrate comprising a poly ether ether ketone (PEEK). A method for making a magnetic recording tape in accordance with another approach includes coupling an underlayer to a substrate via radiation-induced grafting, the substrate comprising a poly ether ether ketone (PEEK). A recording layer is coupled to the underlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 11203185
    Abstract: Articles comprising a fluoropolymer-containing composition bonded to a silicone polymer-containing composition are described, where at least one of the compositions comprise a partially-fluorinated silane bonding agent. Methods of preparing such articles, and exemplary articles such as fuel hoses are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael H. Mitchell, Miguel A. Guerra, Tho Q. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11165066
    Abstract: An electrode improved for achieving a storage battery having both a high electrode strength and favorable electrode conductivity is provided. The electrode includes graphene and a modified polymer in an active material layer or includes a layer substantially formed of carbon particles and an active material layer including a modified polymer over a current collector. The modified polymer has a poly(vinylidene fluoride) structure and partly has a polyene structure or an aromatic ring structure. The polyene structure or the aromatic ring structure is sandwiched between poly(vinylidene fluoride) structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ikenuma
  • Patent number: 11161998
    Abstract: The present invention provides a layered body having high hardness and excellent flexibility and useful as a substitute material for glass, and the layered body includes a substrate film, a hard coat layer on one face of the substrate film, and a resin-cured layer on the other face of the substrate film. The layered body is not cracked when wound on a 30 mm-diameter cylinder and has a hardness of 0.5 to 1.5 GPa when an indenter is pushed in 500 nm by a nano-indentation method and/or a hardness of 0.29 to 1.10 GPa at 500 mN load using a micro-hardness tester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Horio, Jun Sato
  • Patent number: 11141813
    Abstract: A method for improving adhesion is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the method comprises providing a base substrate and emitting energy from an energy source onto a surface of the base substrate at a predetermined wavelength to achieve one or more material properties. The one or more material properties including a surface elemental ratio of Aluminum to Magnesium between approximately 3 to 17, an elemental ratio of oxygen to carbon between 3 to 11, and a contact angle of less than 30 degrees such that upon application of an adhesive material an increased adhesive bond of predetermined strength is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Nathan F. Tortorella, Hema V. Guthy, Sankaran Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 11035041
    Abstract: There is provided a film-forming apparatus and a film-forming method. The film-forming apparatus, in a first period, sets the second heater to a temperature T1 at which no film is formed on a substrate disposed on the mounting stand without supplying a precursor gas into the process container, in a second period, sets the second heater to a temperature T2 at which no film is formed on the substrate and supplies a precursor gas into the process container from the precursor gas supply pipe, in a third period, sets the second heater to a film-forming temperature T3, and in the first to third periods, sets the first heater to a temperature T4 at which no film is formed on a periphery of a gas supply port of the precursor gas supply pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Yoji Iizuka
  • Patent number: 11035116
    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 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11015336
    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 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10988410
    Abstract: A glass substrate with an antifouling layer includes: a glass substrate which has a pair of principal surfaces facing to each other; a cohesive layer provided on the side of one principal surface of the glass substrate; and an antifouling layer provided on a surface of the cohesive layer, wherein the cohesive layer has a layer, the layer is in contact with the antifouling layer, contains mainly a silicon oxide, and contains carbon atoms at a concentration of 5×1018 atoms/cm3 to 5×1019 atoms/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kensuke Fujii, Michinori Suehara, Daisuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10982429
    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 within the foam member or members to provide a spring recovery force and fire resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10982428
    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 within the foam member or between members to provide a spring recovery force and fire resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10947397
    Abstract: There is provided an optical apparatus which comprises a lens, and a lens barrel holding the lens, wherein a film is formed on a surface of the lens barrel, the film contains a resin, titanium oxide coated with silica, and an inorganic particle, an average particle size of the inorganic particle is 10 nm or more and 110 nm or less, and an average particle size of the titanium oxide coated with the silica is 0.2 ?m or more. Thus, it is possible to achieve the optical apparatus which, in an anoxic atmosphere, has less discoloration due to sunlight and less reflectance deterioration even when color is thin, and has the high solar reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Reiko Kubota, Yoji Teramoto
  • Patent number: 10867233
    Abstract: Cards made in accordance with the invention include a decorative layer attached to a core layer, where the decorative layer is designed to provide selected color(s) and/or selected texture(s) to a surface of the metal cards. At least one of the decorative layers is a layer derived from animal matter (e.g. leather). The cards may be dual interface smart cards configured to be read in a contactless manner and/or via contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Composecure LLC
    Inventors: John Herslow, Adam Lowe, Luis Dasilva
  • Patent number: 10865293
    Abstract: A disclosed crosslinkable rubber composition includes a carboxyl group-containing nitrile rubber (A) containing a halogen or a halogen compound, and having an iodine value of 120 or less; a polyamine-based crosslinking agent (B); and a metal-based acid acceptor (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshio Fukumine
  • Patent number: 10827627
    Abstract: A printed circuit board, according one embodiment, includes a reference layer; a dielectric layer disposed on the reference layer; and a conductor layer adhered to the dielectric layer with an adhesive layer disposed between the dielectric layer and the conductor layer. The conductor layer has a smooth surface facing the dielectric layer having a roughness (Rz) of less than two microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoning Ye, Jimmy Hsu
  • Patent number: 10821473
    Abstract: A lineal product includes a substrate having an outer surface, a thermoplastic base layer applied to the outer surface, and a second thermoplastic layer applied over at least a portion of the base layer, the second layer having a hardness of at least 1 H pencil hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Tecton Products, LLC
    Inventors: John Jambois, Jay Mosbrucker, Aaron H. Johnson, Heather Goulet, Brian Johnson
  • Patent number: 10811610
    Abstract: A composition which is useful for producing a light emitting device having excellent luminance life is provided. The composition contains a primary fluorinated alcohol represented by the formula (1), a secondary fluorinated alcohol represented by the formula (1?) and an electron injectable compound or an electron transportable compound, wherein the content of the secondary fluorinated alcohol is 0.01% by mass to 0.75% by mass with respect to the total content of the primary fluorinated alcohol and the secondary fluorinated alcohol: CnH2n?m+1FmOH??(1) Cn?H2n??m?+1Fm?OH??(1?) In the formula (1), n represents an integer of 1 to 10, and m is an integer satisfying 1?m?2n+1. In the formula (1?), n? represents an integer of 3 to 10, and m? is an integer satisfying 1?m??2n?+1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Takuya Mori, Hiroyuki Hayasaka, Hidenobu Kakimoto, Toshihiro Hodai
  • Patent number: 10787588
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solution set for forming a surface protective resin member, the solution set containing a first solution and a second solution. The first solution contains: an acrylic resin having a hydroxyl value of 40 to 280 and having a fluorine atom-containing group on a side chain of the acrylic resin; and a polyol having a plurality of hydroxyl groups bonded via a carbon chain having 6 or more carbon atoms. The second solution contains a multifunctional isocyanate. In the solution set, a content ratio of the fluorine atom to a total amount of a solid content in the first solution and a solid content in the second solution is 0.5 mass % to 15 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hisae Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10745531
    Abstract: The present invention provides a film having excellent heat resistance and a small difference between the permittivity at low temperatures and the permittivity at high temperatures. The present invention provides a film having a relative permittivity of 8 or more at a frequency of 1 kHz at 30° C., wherein the rate of change is ?8 to +8% as calculated from a relative permittivity A at a frequency of 1 kHz at 30° C. and a relative permittivity B at a frequency of 1 kHz at 150° C. according to the following formula: Rate of change(%)=(B?A)/A×100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kanemura, Eri Mukai, Takeshi Hazama, Tetsuhiro Kodani, Nobuyuki Komatsu, Hisako Nakamura, Kouji Yokotani, Mayuko Tatemichi, Akio Higaki
  • Patent number: 10739712
    Abstract: Provided is a fixing member having an outer surface including excellent toner releasability and excellent scratch resistance, wherein the fixing member has a base material, an elastic layer, and a release layer in this order, the release layer including a tetrafluoroethylene/perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether copolymer, and has a loss tangent at a frequency of 10 Hz and 180° C. of 5.0×10?2 or more and 3.0×10?1 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohei Miyauchi, Yasuharu Notoya, Kimihiro Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10720539
    Abstract: An improved backsheet used in the construction of solar panels is disclosed. A method of manufacturing the backsheet and solar panel comprising the backsheet, including coextrusion processes are also disclosed. Additionally, a photovoltaic solar panel module comprising the backsheet of the invention is disclosed. The backsheet of the instant invention may comprise an exterior layer having inner and outer surfaces, a middle layer, having inner and outer surfaces, and an interior layer having inner and outer surfaces. In one embodiment of the invention, the outer surface of the middle layer may be adjoined to the inner surface of the exterior layer, and the inner surface of the middle layer may be adjoined to the outer surface of the interior layer. The exterior layer, middle layer, and interior layer may be adjoined via a co-extrusion process, thereby eliminating the need for the use of adhesives for bonding the layers of the backsheet together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tomark-Worthen, LLC
    Inventors: E. David Santoleri, Robert F. Davis
  • 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: 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: 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: 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