Addition Polymer Is Perhalogenated Patents (Class 428/422)
  • Patent number: 11248127
    Abstract: Powder coating compositions, particularly metal packaging powder coating compositions, coated metal substrates, and methods; wherein the powder coating compositions include powder polymer particles comprising a polymer having a number average molecular weight of at least 2000 Daltons, wherein the powder polymer particles have a particle size distribution having a D50 of less than 25 microns; and, in certain embodiments, one or more charge control agents in contact with the powder polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Joslin, Charles I. Skillman, Joseph DeSousa
  • Patent number: 11110690
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a tie layer composition comprising functionalized polyethylene, styrene block copolymer, base polyethylene, and antioxidant co-stabilizers, wherein the antioxidant co-stabilizers comprise at least one oxygen scavenger, at least one peroxy free radical scavenger, and at least one alkyl free radical scavenger. Further embodiments are directed to multilayer films or sheets which include the tie layer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies
    Inventors: Sydney E. Hansen, Brian W. Walther, Hayley A. Brown, Santosh S. Bawiskar
  • Patent number: 11084923
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fluoropolymer composition comprising a copolymer of vinylidene fluoride (VDF) and trifluoroethylene (TrFE), to a process for the manufacture of said fluoropolymer composition and to uses of said fluoropolymer composition in various applications, in particular to uses of fluoropolymer films obtainable therefrom in electrical or electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessio Marrani, Francesco Pedroli
  • Patent number: 11046587
    Abstract: A continuous process for preparing a zeolitic material comprising (i) preparing a mixture comprising a source of YO2, optionally a source of X2O3, and a liquid solvent system; (ii) continuously feeding the mixture prepared in (i) into a continuous flow reactor at a liquid hourly space velocity in the range of from 0.3 to 20 h?1 for a duration of at least 1 h; and (iii) crystallizing the zeolitic material from the mixture in the continuous flow reactor, wherein the mixture is heated to a temperature in the range of from 100 to 300° C.; wherein the volume of the continuous flow reactor is in the range of from 150 cm3 to 75 m3, as well as to zeolitic materials which may be obtained according to the inventive process and to their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Marx, Stefanie Clade, Lena Arnold, Uwe Diehlmann, Ulrich Mueller
  • Patent number: 11041053
    Abstract: A resin powder having a high bulk density and an average particle size of at most 50 ?m from resin particles containing a fluorocopolymer as the main component and having a melting point of 260 to 320° C., where the fluorocopolymer contains a unit containing a carbonyl group-containing group, a unit based on tetrafluoroethylene, and a unit based on a perfluoro(alkyl vinyl ether) or a unit based on hexafluoropropylene. A method of producing the resin powder by subjecting resin particles (A) having an average particle size of at least 100 ?m to mechanical pulverization treatment. The resin particles (A) is made of a material (X) having a fluorocopolymer (X1) as the main component, which has a unit (1) based on a monomer containing at least one functional group selected from a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, and a unit (2) based on tetrafluoroethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Eiichi Nishi, Toru Sasaki, Nobutaka Kidera
  • Patent number: 10913877
    Abstract: Curable compositions are provided for forming highly lubricious and long-lasting surfaces with optical clarity useful, for example, in optical applications in harsh environmental conditions. In some aspects, the curable formulations include an end-group modified perfluoropolyether (PFPE), a fluorinated lubricant, and a compatibilizer. The mixtures are curable to form a solid having an exposed surface. In some aspects, the fluorinated lubricant is chemically and physically matched to the resin such that, when cured, at least a portion of the fluorinated lubricant spontaneously forms a lubricious surface on the exposed surface. In some aspects, the compatibilizer is present in an amount sufficient to make the curable mixture miscible and to make the solid optically transparent while still spontaneously forming the lubricious surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philseok Kim, Grant William Tremelling
  • Patent number: 10787530
    Abstract: An integrating sphere includes twelve pentagonal spherical shells and twenty hexagonal spherical shells. The hexagonal spherical shell includes a first circular spherical shell having a first diameter and six first auxiliary spherical shells formed by cutting the first circular spherical shell. The pentagonal spherical shell includes a first circular spherical shell having the first diameter and five second auxiliary spherical shell formed by cutting a second circular spherical shell having a second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
    Inventors: Dong-Joo Shin, Ki-Lyong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10723839
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a (per)fluoropolyether amine comprising reacting a sulfonic ester of a (per)fluoropolyether alcohol with an excess of ammonia or organic amine at selected temperature is herein disclosed. The process allows obtaining (per)fluoropolyether amines, in particular primary, secondary and tertiary (per)fluoropolyether amines with high yields and selectivity and can be conveniently applied on an industrial scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Adolfo Pietro Tonelli, Ivan Diego Wlassics, Giuseppe Marchionni
  • Patent number: 10675847
    Abstract: An adhesive composition includes a coupling agent composed of a compound having a first functional group that reacts with an inorganic material and a second functional group that reacts with an organic material, and a crosslinking agent capable of crosslinking with a crosslinking site of a fluorine-based elastomer. A seal structure body includes a metallic support, fluorine-based elastomer and adhesive composition that causes fluorine-based elastomer to adhere to metallic support. A method for manufacturing seal structure body includes the steps of providing metallic support and fluorine-based elastomer, and causing fluorine-based elastomer to adhere to metallic support by using adhesive composition. Accordingly, an adhesive composition with high adhesion strength as well as a seal structure body and a method for manufacturing the same are provided at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VALQUA, LTD.
    Inventors: Masamichi Iwaki, Naoki Osumi
  • Patent number: 10626098
    Abstract: Copoly(imide oxetane) materials are disclosed that can exhibit a low surface energy while possessing the mechanical, thermal, chemical and optical properties associated with polyimides. The copoly(imide oxetane)s are prepared using a minor amount of fluorinated oxetane-derived oligomer with sufficient fluorine-containing segments of the copoly(imide oxetane)s migrate to the exterior surface of the polymeric material to yield low surface energies. Thus the coatings and articles of manufacture made with the copoly(imide oxetane)s of this invention are characterized as having an anisotropic fluorine composition. The low surface energies can be achieved with very low content of fluorinated oxetane-derived oligomer. The copolymers of this invention can enhance the viability of polyimides for many applications and may be acceptable where homopolyimide materials have been unacceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Christopher J. Wohl, Jr., John W. Connell, Emilie J. Siochi, Joseph G. Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10597502
    Abstract: A composite ion exchange membrane obtainable by a process comprising reacting an ionically-charged membrane with a composition comprising: (a) a monofunctional ethylenically unsaturated monomer having an ionic charge opposite to the charge of the ionically-charged membrane; and (b) a crosslinking agent comprising two or more ethylenically unsaturated groups; wherein the molar ratio of (b):(a) is lower than 0.04 or is zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Jacko Hessing, Morihito Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10568457
    Abstract: The container for cooking food comprises a body (2) comprising a bottom wall (3) and at least one side wall (4) extending from the said bottom wall (3), at least one first non-stick coating (30) on at least part of the inside surface of the bottom wall (3), and at least one second non-stick coating (40) on at least part of the inside surface of the side wall (4); the first non-stick coating (30) differs from the second non-stick coating (40) and has greater resistance to scratching than the second non-stick coating (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BALLARINI PAOLO & FIGLI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Ferron, Jacopo Ferron
  • Patent number: 10538683
    Abstract: A roofing material comprising a substrate constructed at least in part of a carbon fiber material and a weather-resistant or water-proof coating affixed or applied to the substrate. Aesthetic or reflective materials may be applied to the exposed portion of said roofing material. The substrate may include woven and/or nonwoven fibers. The substrate may comprise a single layer or two or more layers of carbon-fiber material laminated by one or more binding layer. In addition, the present roofing material may include a bonding agent or primer for promoting adhesion between one or more carbon fiber substrate layers and/or a carbon fiber substrate layer and the weather-resistant or water-proof coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products LLC
    Inventor: Rodney Lewis
  • Patent number: 10464058
    Abstract: A composite ion exchange membrane comprising a cationically-charged membrane and an oppositely charged compound covalently bound thereto, the composite ion exchange membrane having: (i) a zeta-potential lower than ?8 mV; and (ii) an effective charge lower than 20 ?mol/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fujifilm Manufacturing Europe B.V.
    Inventors: Jacko Hessing, Morihito Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10448675
    Abstract: A gripping fabric and method for construction thereof is provided. A fabric structure that defines an inner surface and an outer surface is created. The fabric structure or the gripping fabric is configured to conform to a user's body part for constructing a garment, for example, a sock. The inner surface is proximal to a user contact surface and distal to an external contact surface. The outer surface is proximal to the external contact surface and distal to the user contact surface. A gripping material is selectively applied on the inner surface and/or the outer surface of the fabric structure. The gripping material on the inner surface and the outer surface of the fabric structure adheres to the user contact surface and the external contact surface respectively, thereby providing grip between the user contact surface and the fabric structure, and grip between the fabric structure and the external contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: James Paul Cherneski
  • Patent number: 10421855
    Abstract: Disclosed are fluorinated vinyl polymer resin compositions, and prepregs and laminate materials containing the same. The fluorinated vinyl polymer resin composition includes a fluorine-substituted vinyl polymer resin and a functional polymer, where the fluorine-substituted vinyl polymer resin has the chemical structure: where the maximum particle size is less than about 100 microns, at least one of the substituents R1, R2, R3, and R4 includes a fluorine atom, and where n is greater than about 100. The fluorinated vinyl polymer resin composition can be incorporated in prepreg and laminate materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: VENTEC ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Jen Chung, Zhuo Wang, Shuiping Zou, Jin Qian
  • Patent number: 10300649
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enhancing the flatness of a die by applying adhesive to a shim having a selected flatness, rotating the shim to spread the adhesive to a layer having a uniform thickness, evacuating a chamber to create a vacuum; manipulating a die onto the adhesive layer in the chamber; and reducing a level of the vacuum to pressure the die onto the adhesive layer such that the bow in the die is reduced as the die conforms to the shim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Andrew Cahill, Sean F. Harris, Daniel D. Lofgreen
  • Patent number: 10220594
    Abstract: Hydrophobic thermal insulation fiberglass flexible blanket using a textile grade fiberglass is produced by impregnating a hydrophobic polymer (e.g. a fluoropolymer) dispersion into a fiberglass blanket/mat, such as a needle felted fiberglass (FG) blanket/mat. The preferred FG needle felt blanket is a mechanically, rather than organically, bound glass fiber insulating blanket. The hydrophobic polymer dispersion forms a hydrophobic coating on the surface of the fiberglass filaments. Integral hydrophobicity is achieved and maintained without the need to add commonly-used hydrophobic inorganic particles, such as treated silica aerogels or fumed silica. Optionally, to enhance overall hydrophobicity and to inhibit fibrous surface lofting, a super-hydrophobic coating of fluoropolymer and inorganic particles such as silica particles may be dispersed onto one or more surfaces of the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Lewis Dill, Chengjun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10214662
    Abstract: There is described a printing method, an image apparatus and a print. A release fluid is provided for use in the printing method, imaging apparatus and print. The release fluid is a blend an amino functional silicone fluid and a non-functional silicone fluid. The amount of the amino functional silicone fluid is from about 10 weight percent to about 90 weight percent of the release fluid. The amount of the non-functional silicone fluid is from about 10 weight percent to about 90 weight percent of the release fluid. The amount of silanol (Si—OH) is less than 200 ppm in the release fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Varun Sambhy, Santokh S. Badesha, Alexander N. Klymachyov, David S. Derleth, John R. Lambie
  • Patent number: 10155857
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a thermoplastic fluoropolymer composition comprising: —at least one semi-crystalline polymer comprising recurring units derived from ethylene and at least one of chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) and tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), said polymer having a heat of fusion of at most 35 J/g [polymer (A)]; and —from 0.05 to 5% by weight, based on weight of polymer (A), of particles of at least one inorganic UV blocker compound, said particles having an average particle size of 1 to 150 nm, said composition being suitable for manufacturing UV-opaque films having outstanding transparency and haze properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serena Carella, Mattia Bassi, Paolo Toniolo, Julio A. Abusleme, Stefano Mortara
  • Patent number: 10076186
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a device and method of buffering a surface while still maintaining the surface's visual appearance is disclosed. This invention relates to protecting a surface from deformation from objects placed on the surface while at the same time maintaining the surface's visual clarity and appearance. This invention may include the use of a sheet of silicone, some of the disclosed embodiments of which are uniquely configured with concave cavities and convex protrusions, and a wetting agent to achieve the stated buffering and visual appearance of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Tina Marie Pallis
  • Patent number: 10030163
    Abstract: A coating agent aqueous dispersion comprising, as solid matters, 20 to 80 wt. %, preferably 29 to 70 wt. %, of PTFE, 10 to 50 wt. %, preferably 14 to 36 wt. %, of acrylic resin, and 10 to 50 wt. %, preferably 20 to 45 wt. %, of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer resin. When the coating agent aqueous dispersion of the present invention is used as a surface-treating agent for rubber-made sealing materials, etc., a reduction in stickiness to the sealing mate material and the prevention of blooming on the surface of the rubber material are obtained. Combined with the flexibility, the adhesion balance between the rubber material and the coating agent is excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiro Higashira
  • Patent number: 9985261
    Abstract: A separator according to the present disclosure includes cellulose fibers and fluororesin particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Hirano, Isao Fujiwara, Masaru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9963597
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery self-lubricating polymers. Lubricating liquids with affinities to polymers can be utilized to get absorbed within the polymer and form a lubricant layer (of the lubricating liquid) on the polymer. The lubricant layer can repel a wide range of materials, including simple and complex fluids (water, hydrocarbons, crude oil and bodily fluids), restore liquid-repellency after physical damage, and resist ice, microorganisms and insects adhesion. Some exemplary applications where self-lubricating polymers will be useful include energy-efficient, friction-reduction fluid handling and transportation, medical devices, anti-icing, optical sensing, and as self-cleaning, and anti-fouling materials operating in extreme environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Michael Aizenberg, Jiaxi Cui, Stuart Dunn, Benjamin Hatton, Caitlin Howell, Philseok Kim, Tak Sing Wong, Xi Yao
  • Patent number: 9902941
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a cell culturing article. The cell culturing article includes a substrate having a surface, a hydrophilic copolymer layer positioned on the surface of the substrate, and a plurality of peptide chains individually conjugated to a surface of the hydrophilic copolymer layer. The hydrophilic copolymer layer is copolymerized by a plurality of polyvinyl alcohol units, a plurality of polyvinyl alcohol derivative units, and a plurality of units containing at least one carboxyl group. A method for manufacturing the cell culturing article, a method for culturing undifferentiated stem cells and a method for regulating stem cell differentiation are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Akon Higuchi, Ta-Chun Kao
  • Patent number: 9782956
    Abstract: A laminate article can include a substrate and a layer of a heterogeneous mixture of a non-fluorinated polymer compound and a fluorinated polymer compound. The laminate article can include a gradual concentration gradient along an axis perpendicular to the substrate. The gradual concentration gradient can include the change of the amount of the non-fluorinated polymer and the fluorinated polymer compound relative to the axis perpendicular to the substrate. The layer can further include at least one filler. The laminate can be applied as a bearing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hanlin Liao, Camelia Demian, Lianxiang Wang, Xiaoye Liu
  • Patent number: 9707504
    Abstract: A composition, a mixed powder and a material for molding have polytetrafluoroethylene as a main component. Each includes polytetrafluoroethylene that can be fibrillated, a non-hot melt processable component that is not fibrillated, and a hot melt processable component with a melting point of lower than 320° C. that is not fibrillated. The hot melt processable component is contained at equal to or more than 0.1% by weight but less than 20% by weight of a total weight. A filtering medium for an air filter includes a porous membrane made of these components, and an air permeable support. The porous membrane is manufactured, by mixing these components, extruding the mixture, rolling and drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Chaen, Hideyuki Kiyotani, Kunihiko Inui, Taku Yamanaka, Li Bao, Yoshiyuki Shibuya, Seigo Yamamoto, Makoto Kobayashi, Shunji Kasai, Hitoshi Niinuma
  • Patent number: 9499698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel composition with improved stability containing soluble, multi-ligand-substituted metal compound, a polyol compound and a solvent useful for filling material on photoresist patterns with good trench or via filling properties of microlithographic features, where the filled patterns having good plasma etch resistance in oxygen based plasmas and are used as a hard mask in forming fine patterns on semiconductor substrates by pattern transfer of this hard mask. The present invention further relates to using the novel composition in methods for manufacturing electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: AZ ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (LUXEMBOURG)S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Huirong Yao, Elizabeth Wolfer, Salem K. Mullen, Alberto D. Dioses, JoonYeon Cho
  • Patent number: 9497852
    Abstract: The invention offers a high-frequency circuit substrate that sufficiently decreases the transmission delay and transFmission loss in comparison with the conventional high-frequency circuit substrate. In the offered high-frequency circuit substrate, a dielectric layer made of fluororesin is brought into intimate contact directly with a metal conductor that is used for wiring and that has a surface not subjected to coarsening treatment or primer treatment. The offered high-frequency circuit substrate causes a transmission loss of ?3 dB/m or less at a frequency of 1 GHz and has a combined specific inductive capacity of 2.6 or less and a combined dielectric loss tangent of 0.0007 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC FINE FOLYMER, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Nakabayashi, Kazuaki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9364974
    Abstract: A method of preparing an article includes compressing a polymeric material to form a body and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) the body in an inert atmosphere at a pressure of at least 3 ksi without an encapsulant. The body may optionally be sintered prior to hot isostatic pressing (HIP). The body may have a porosity of not greater than 8% prior to hot isostatic pressing (HIP). The polymer material may be a non-melt processible polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rojendra Singh, Vimal K. Pujari, Ilya L. Rushkin
  • Patent number: 9307638
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible metal laminate including a polymer resin layer including a polyimide resin of a specific structure and a fluororesin, wherein the fluororesin is more distributed through the inside of the polymer resin layer than at the surface of the polymer resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young Seok Park, Soon Yong Park, Se Myung Jang
  • Patent number: 9297416
    Abstract: Slide bearings and methods of producing slide bearings are disclosed. The slide bearing has a metal support, an adhesive layer and a sliding layer. The adhesive layer is applied directly to the metal support. The adhesive layer comprises a blend of at least two fluoropolymers P1 and P2, wherein P1 is selected from perfluoroalkoxyethylene (PFA) or tetrafluoroethylene-hexafluoropropylene (FEP). P2 is different from P1 and can be a fluoropolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Pampus GMBH
    Inventors: Julia Ziegler, Olaf Schmitjes, Joerg Heldmann
  • Patent number: 9245568
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic disk that has excellent durability, particularly excellent LUL durability, and excellent alumina resistance and has a high level of reliability under a low flying height of a magnetic head involved in a recent tendency toward a rapid increase in recording density and a very severe environment resistance requirement due to diversified applications. A magnetic disk (10) comprises a substrate (1) and at least a magnetic layer (6), a carbon-based protective layer (7), and a lubricating layer (8) provided in that order over the substrate (1). The lubricating layer (8) contains a compound that has a perfluoropolyether main chain in the structure thereof and has an aromatic group and a polar group at the end of the molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: WD Media (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kae Itoh, Katsushi Hamakubo
  • Patent number: 9144926
    Abstract: Provided are a functional molded article having sufficient flexibility and moldability and also sufficiently having the function of a functional particle, and a method for producing the same. The functional molded article is formed by molding a mixture containing a functional particle, a binder, and a fibrous substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON VALQUA INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Yokota
  • Patent number: 9125969
    Abstract: Comblike, surfactant polymers for changing the surface properties of biomaterials are provided. Such surfactant polymers comprise a polymeric backbone of repeating monomeric units having functional groups for coupling with side chains, a plurality of hydrophobic side chains linked to the backbone via the functional groups, and a plurality of hydrophilic side chains linked to said backbone via the functional groups. Medical devices coated with the surfactant polymers are also provided. The surfactant polymers may be used to decrease the thrombogenic properties, encapsulation, and bacterial colonization of medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NANOMIMETICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jan J. Lewandowski, Yubiao Liu, Roger Marchant, Tianhong Zhang, Yongxing Qiu, Mark A. Ruegsegger
  • Patent number: 9124822
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solid-state image pickup device including a solid-state image pickup element operable to produce an electric charge according to the amount of light received, a lens disposed on the upper side of a pixel of the solid-state image pickup element, a protective film which covers the upper side of the lens and a surface of which is flattened, and a surface film which is formed at the surface of the protective film and which is higher in hydrophilicity than the inside of the protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youichi Otsuka, Kazuaki Ogawa, Taichi Natori, Atsushi Yamamoto, Yasunori Koshino, Hitomi Kamiya, Yoshinori Toumiya, Tadayuki Dofuku, Ina Hori, Takayuki Shoya, Yukihiro Sayama, Masaya Shimoji, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9067237
    Abstract: A coated part includes a metal substrate having a surface area with a first region and a second region. A first cured coating of a first ceramic material is located on the first region of the substrate, and a second cured coating of a second ceramic material is located on the second region of the substrate. The first coating and the second coating are different in appearance and are free of pinholes, blistering, flaking, and peeling. The first and second coatings abut one another on the substrate, with no gap between them to expose the substrate, and neither of the first coating or the second coating overlaps with the other coating on the substrate. One of the coatings may include a metallic component. At least one of the coatings requires exposure to a temperature of at least 500° and in many cases 650° Fahrenheit to cure on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Jet Hot, LLC
    Inventors: David Raymond Burton, Daniel Jerry Bates, Gordon Ronald McGilton
  • Patent number: 9050798
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a manufacturing method for an ink-jet head is disclosed. The method comprises forming an ink pressure chamber, forming an oscillating plate, and forming, on the oscillating plate, a first electrode having a predetermined footprint. The method further comprises forming, on the oscillating plate and on the first electrode, a piezoelectric film having a footprint that is geometrically similar to the predetermined footprint, forming, on the oscillating plate and the piezoelectric film, a second electrode having a footprint that is geometrically similar to the predetermined footprint, and forming a nozzle in the oscillating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuhei Yokoyama, Ryutaro Kusunoki, Chiaki Tanuma, Ryuichi Arai
  • Publication number: 20150132583
    Abstract: Presently described are hardcoat compositions comprising at least one first (meth)acrylate monomer comprising at least three (meth)acrylate groups and C2-C4 alkoxy repeat units wherein the monomer has a molecular weight per (meth)acrylate group ranging from about 220 to 375 g/mole and at least one second (meth)acrylate monomer comprising at least three (meth)acrylate groups. In one embodiment, the hardcoat composition further comprises and at least 30 wt-% solids of silica nanoparticles having an average particle size ranging from 50 to 150 nm. In another embodiment, the hardcoat composition further comprises and at least 30 wt-% solids of inorganic oxide nanoparticles having an average particle size ranging from 50 to 150 nm. Also described are articles, such as protective films, displays, and touch screens comprising such cured hardcoat compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard J. Pokorny, Steven D. Solomonson, Robert F. Kamrath, Anthony M. Renstrom, Roger W. Barton, Craig R. Sykora
  • Publication number: 20150125676
    Abstract: A laminate having a greater economic benefit and an excellent gas barrier property against water vapor and other gases, and a packaging material and a press-through pack employing the laminate are provided. The laminate has a layered structure including: (A) a base film; (B) a stretched vinyl alcohol resin film; and (C) a fluororesin film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: THE NIPPON SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Mizutani
  • Patent number: 9023479
    Abstract: Provided are a coating composition for low refractive layer including fluorine-containing compound of the following Chemical Formula 1, an anti-reflection film using the same, and a polarizer and an image display device including the same, wherein the fluorine-containing compound of the following Chemical Formula 1 has a low refractive index of 1.28 to 1.40, thereby making it possible to easily adjust a refractive index of the anti-reflection film and be usefully used as a coating material of the anti-reflection film having an excellent mechanical property such as durability, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Ho Son, Yun Bong Kim, Won Seok Jang, Yong Gyun Cho
  • Publication number: 20150118500
    Abstract: A conductive thin film is composed of a polymer gel including carbon nanotubes, an ionic liquid, and a polymer. At least one selected from the group consisting of fat and oil and a water repellent is included in the polymer gel or in a surface of the polymer gel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Takushi Sugino, Kinji Asaka, Isao Takahashi, Tomomasa Takatsuka
  • Publication number: 20150118439
    Abstract: A robotic electrostatic painting system includes a barrier formed from an electrical insulating material and disposed between adjacent reservoirs for holding a conductive paint used in an electrostatic painting operation. The barrier is shaped and dimensioned with a central plate and upper and lower flanges to block every straight line path between the reservoirs to electrostatically separate the reservoirs and prevent the formation of a ground path or short circuit when there is a voltage difference between the reservoirs. The electrostatic separation of the reservoirs further prevents deterioration of conductive components of the robotic electrostatic painting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas B. Waineo, Ernest M. Otani
  • Patent number: 9017817
    Abstract: The method for producing the porous sheet of the present invention includes the steps of (I) preparing a plurality of sheet materials that contain polytetrafluoroethylene and carbon particles and (II) stacking the plurality of sheet materials over one another and rolling the stacked sheet materials. In the method for producing the porous sheet of the present invention, step (I) and step (II) may be repeated alternately. Further, as the sheet materials to be used in the production method of the present invention, a base sheet obtained by forming a mixture containing polytetrafluoroethylene and carbon particles into sheet form also can be used, or a laminated sheet obtained by stacking a plurality of base sheets over one another and rolling them also can be used, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Wano, Hiroyuki Higuchi, Masayoshi Kawabe, Ryoichi Matsushima, Yoshinori Yamamoto, Koichiro Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20150111013
    Abstract: Provided is an a aramid-resin film laminate comprising an aramid paper comprising an aramid fibrid and an aramid short fiber, and a resin film laminated on each other. The aramid-resin film laminate is obtained by conducting a plasma treatment on a surface of the aramid paper, the surface having a skin layer portion whose heat of fusion measured with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) is 25 cal/g or less, and bonding the aramid paper and the resin film to each other by heating, pressing, or heating under pressure, with the plasma treated surface of the aramid paper and a plasma treated surface of the resin film facing each other. This laminate is an aramid-resin film laminate in which the aramid paper and the resin film are laminated on each other without using any adhesive agent and without impairing characteristics of both the aramid paper and the resin film, and is excellent in heat resistance, electrical characteristics, chemical resistance, mechanical characteristics, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsushi Fujimori, Shinji Naruse, Chihiro Kondo, Yoshihiko Kagetani, Hisashi Katsumata, Masashi Kato
  • Publication number: 20150111031
    Abstract: A tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer film having a first endotherm between about 50° C. and about 300° C., a second endotherm between about 320° C. and about 350° C., and a third endotherm between about 350° C. and about 400° C. is provided. In exemplary embodiments, the third endotherm is approximately 380° C. In some embodiments, the second endotherm is between about 320° C. and about 330° C. or between about 330° C. and about 350° C. TFE copolymer films have a methane permeability less than about 20 ?g*micron/cm2/min. In addition, the dense articles have a void volume of less than about 20%. Methods for dense articles from core shell tetrafluoroethylene copolymers are also provided. The dense articles exhibit improved physical and mechanical properties such as adhesion and barrier properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Ford, Michael E. Kennedy, Shaofeng Ran, Todd S. Sayler, Gregory J. Shafer
  • Patent number: 9012025
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose a fuser member comprising a substrate, a functional layer disposed on the substrate and an outer layer disposed on the functional layer. The outer layer comprises a cross-linked perfluorinated polyether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Publication number: 20150104226
    Abstract: A transfer assist member comprising a plurality of layers, one of the layers being a check film layer comprised of a crosslinked mixture of urea-glyoxal resins, and polyester polyols present on a support polymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: JIN WU, Kyle B. Tallman, Qi Ying Li, Alexander N. Klymachyov, Jonathan H. Herko
  • Publication number: 20150101848
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a surface-treated copper foil, a copper-clad laminate plate including the same, a printed circuit board using the same, and a method for manufacturing the same. In detail, the copper-clad laminate plate according to one implementation embodiment of the present invention includes: carrier; a peel layer formed on the carrier; a copper-clad layer formed on the peel layer; and a surface-treated layer formed on the copper-clad layer, in which the surface-treated layer includes a thiol-based compound. Therefore, the present invention provides a printed circuit board capable of improving an adhesive force between a base and a copper-clad layer without treating a roughed surface by forming the surface-treated layer on the copper-clad layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Sung CHO, Toshiko Yokota, Makoto Dobashi, Seung Min Baek, Ichiro Ogura, Eun Jung Lim, Yoon Su Kim, Sung Han
  • Publication number: 20150099110
    Abstract: Surface modification layers and associated heat treatments, that may be provided on a sheet, a carrier, or both, to control both room-temperature van der Waals (and/or hydrogen) bonding and high temperature covalent bonding between the thin sheet and carrier. The room-temperature bonding is controlled so as to be sufficient to hold the thin sheet and carrier together during vacuum processing, wet processing, and/or ultrasonic cleaning processing, for example. And at the same time, the high temperature covalent bonding is controlled so as to prevent a permanent bond between the thin sheet and carrier during high temperature processing, as well as maintain a sufficient bond to prevent delamination during high temperature processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Robert George Manley, Prantik Mazumder