Next To Second Layer Of Polyamidoester Patents (Class 428/423.3)
  • Patent number: 10676863
    Abstract: Provided herein is an eco-friendly artificial leather for an interior of an automobile and a manufacturing method thereof. The eco-friendly product is manufactured using a method that is compatible with various environmental regulations such as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The artificial leather includes a bio urethane-containing skin surface layer which uses biomass-derived components extracted from vegetable components, a solvent-free bio urethane adhesive layer, and a bio fiber base layer. The layers are sequentially stacked to minimize the use of organic solvents and components that are harmful to the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, BAIKSAN Co., Ltd., HYUNDAI DYMOS INC.
    Inventors: Gun Kang, Mi Jung Yun, Soon Joon Jung, Hye Min Lee, Yoon Jong Cha, Seong Deuk An, Seung Ho Cho, Jae Yong Ko, Jun Ho Song, Hye Rin Choi
  • Patent number: 10333110
    Abstract: A technique for sufficiently filling an adhesive between a battery retaining section of a holder and a battery cell in a battery module configured by the battery cell being inserted and adhered in the aperture-shaped battery retaining section provided in the holder is provided. An adhesive layer that adheres a holder and a battery cells in a battery module is formed in a two-layer structure of a holder-side adhesive layer making contact with an inner circumferential surfaces of a battery retaining sections and a cell-side adhesive layer making contact with an outer circumferential surfaces of the battery cells, and different types of adhesives are used for an adhesive configuring the holder-side adhesive layer and an adhesive configuring the cell-side adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tatsumi, Kosuke Kusaba
  • Patent number: 10232227
    Abstract: In a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer encasing the core, an outermost layer of the cover is molded of a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyurea and mixtures thereof, and the surface of the cover is treated with a polyisocyanate compound that is free of organic solvent. A method of manufacturing the golf ball is also described. Such golf balls are endowed with an excellent spin performance and scuff resistance, in addition to which productivity of the golf balls is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagasawa, Katsunobu Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10105364
    Abstract: Provided is an ink composition less likely to cause offset and sticking. Provided is a printed matter and a printing method using such ink composition. The ink composition includes a (meth) acrylic resin and a drying oil, the (meth)acrylic resin: containing at least 40% by weight or more of a structural unit derived from (meth)acryl monomer having a straight-chain alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms, branched alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms, or cyclic alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms (1); having a glass transition temperature of 63° C. to 180° C. (2); and having a weight-average molecular weight of 1000 to 80,000 (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: T&K TOKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Matakawa, Shuichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10071096
    Abstract: Provided is an ink composition less likely to cause offset and sticking. Provided is a printed matter and a printing method using such ink composition. The ink composition includes a (meth) acrylic resin and a drying oil, the (meth)acrylic resin: containing at least 40% by weight or more of a structural unit derived from (meth)acryl monomer having a straight-chain alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms, branched alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms, or cyclic alkyl group having 4 or more carbon atoms (1); having a glass transition temperature of 63° C. to 180° C. (2); and having a weight-average molecular weight of 1000 to 80,000 (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: T&K TOKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuichi Matakawa, Shuichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9884142
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drug eluting stent including a metallic stent framework, an electro-grafted primer coating disposed on the stent framework; and a biodegradable polymer coating hosting a drug disposed on the electro-grafted primer coating and a method of manufacturing said biodegradable drug eluting stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALCHIMEDICS
    Inventors: Christophe Bureau, Ferial Haroun, Elodie Henault
  • Patent number: 9545543
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a golf ball having a core and a cover of one or more layer over the core, wherein an outermost layer of the cover is molded of a thermoplastic material selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, polyurea and mixtures thereof. The method includes at least the following steps (1) and (2): (1) treating a surface of the cover with an isocyanate compound; and (2) washing off and physically removing excess isocyanate compound by blasting the cover surface with a specific substance at high pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsunobu Mochizuki, Hiroyuki Nagasawa, Kanae Tajima, Masahiro Yamabe
  • Patent number: 9453284
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for chemically modifying, within its thickness, a polymer matrix chosen from matrices made of fluoropolymers and matrices made of aliphatic polymers, said process comprising at least one step consisting in irradiating said matrix with UV light having a wavelength of less than 300 nm in order to generate, within the thickness of said matrix, zones that have short polymer chains, formed by scission of the existing chains during the passage of the UV radiation and that have free radicals denoted hereinbelow as “activated zones”. The present invention also relates to the polymer matrix capable of being chemically modified by such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Thomas Berthelot, Cécile Baudin
  • Patent number: 9376585
    Abstract: Disclosed are waterborne coating compositions that include: (a) a base-neutralized carboxylic acid functional polyacrylate; and (b) a water-miscible polyaziridine, in which the composition is substantially free of isocyanate functionality. Also disclosed are methods of using such compositions to produce a dry-erase surface and kits that include such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignees: Covestro LLC, Sumika Bayer Urethane Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Margaret A. Kendi, Steven Owens, Makoto Nakao
  • Patent number: 9193831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a urethane optical member containing at least one kind of structures represented by the following formulae (1) and (2) in a structure constituting the optical member, and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahisa Kousaka, Yasuhisa Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9040162
    Abstract: The invention relates to multi-layer elastic thermoplastic films, which consist of at least one layer of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPE-U), at least one further layer of thermoplastic polyurethane which is blended with modified acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer (MABS), and optionally at least one support layer of thermoplastic polymer which is incompatible with TPE-U, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Epurex Films GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helge Kosthorst, Dirk Schultze
  • Publication number: 20150132580
    Abstract: A composition includes an isocyanate, a polyether diol, a branched short chain diol having a backbone including carbon atoms in a range of 1 to 9 and at least one branching group, and a cross-linker having a hydroxyl functionality in a range of 2.2 to 4. A films includes the composition and an interlayer includes the film. Transparencies including the interlayer and methods of making the same are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Razmik Boghossian, Khushroo H. Lakdawala
  • Publication number: 20150099113
    Abstract: A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive. One major surface of the first layer is bonded to one major surface of the second layer, and the PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of the second layer such that the second layer is sandwiched between the first layer end the PSA layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Charlie C. Ho, Kenneth J. Halford
  • Publication number: 20150072118
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to matrix composites comprising high strain-rate sensitive elastomers in a multi-layer construct which provide ballistic-resistant material systems with enhanced protection against blast damage as well as ballistic impact. According to one embodiment, a matrix composite for impact resistance and blast mitigation formed in a multi-layer configuration may include: (a) one or more outer layers comprising poly(urethane urea) having a strain-rate sensitivity characteristic in the range of 1,000/sec to 1,000,000/sec; and (b) one or more inner layers comprising poly(urethane urea) having a strain-rate sensitivity characteristic in the range of 10,000/sec to 1,000,000/sec.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: U.S. Army Research Laboratory ATTN: RDRL-LOC-I
    Inventors: Alex Jer-Yann Hsieh, Tanya L. Chantawansri, Jan W. Andzelm
  • Publication number: 20150064477
    Abstract: A UV-resistant coating composition for protecting polyurethane surfaces, especially in a marine environment above the sea-air interface (so-called “splash zone”), is formed from an amorphous hydrophobic dimer fatty acid-based polyether polyol and an aliphatic isocyanate, such as hexamethylene diisocyanate, and may include a UV blocking agent such as titanium dioxide. The polyol may be modified with a chain extender. The composition provides an elastomeric protective barrier against the deleterious effects of UV exposure, and is useful on polyurethane surfaces on bend stiffeners, buoys etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Balmoral Comtec Limited
    Inventors: Robert Kenneth Oram, Kenneth James Toole
  • Patent number: 8968765
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a brush polymer, including: a linear polymer main chain; and brush structural side chains, including: a hydrophobic molecular branch, and a hydrophilic molecular branch and/or an anti-biofilm/or an anti-microbial molecular branch, wherein the linear polymer main chain is conjugated to the side chains by covalent bonds formed between a hydroxyl group and a reactive functional group, wherein the reactive functional group includes: isocyanate, carboxyl, or epoxy. The present disclosure also provides a medical application of the brush polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jui-Hsiang Chen, Jean-Dean Yang, Yu-Hua Chen, Ting-Yu Shih, Chia-wei Hong, Chao-Chen Tien
  • Publication number: 20150056453
    Abstract: A composite article, including a metal alloy haying a first surface and a shape memory polymer (“SMP”) adjoining the first surface, with a coupling agent condensed on the first surface between the metal alloy and the SMP. The coupling agent includes at least one metal alloy bonding group which chemically bonds to the metal alloy member and at least one SMP bounding group which chemically bonds to the SMP member. A method for forming the article includes resurfacing a first surface of the metal alloy and applying a coupling agent to the first surface, and then positioning the SMP thereon. The article is then treated to condense the coupling agent on the first surface. A toughening agent is optionally added to the SMP prior to coupling the SW and the metal alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Jin Ho Kang, Emilie J. SIOCHI, Ronald K. PENNER, Travis L. TURNER
  • Patent number: 8956728
    Abstract: A composition including an isocyanate, a polyether polyol and a low molecular weight polyester polyol having a weight average molecular weight in a range of about 200 g/mol to about 1000 g/mol is disclosed. Films including the composition and interlayers including the film are also disclosed. Transparencies including the interlayer and methods of making the same are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Razmik Boghossian, Khushroo H Lakdawala
  • Publication number: 20150044480
    Abstract: A method for producing a polyurethane-impregnated paper laminate comprising the steps of impregnating paper with a mixture of a polyurethane-based liquid material and a catalyst, maintaining the paper into the mixture for a predetermined duration for polymerization thereof and coating the impregnated paper with a sheet of solid polyurethane-based material and a finishing top coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Alain GIRARD
  • Publication number: 20150024171
    Abstract: A composite material is produced from carpet waste and a binding agent, in intimate association, and may also include wood fiber or chips and/or other additives. A method of manufacturing a composite material includes shredding carpet waste, coating the carpet waste with a binding agent, and subjecting the shredded, coated carpet waste to elevated heat and pressure. As an additional step, the composite material may be actively cooled to prevent deformation of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: David E. Murdock, Douglas Mancosh, James P. Przybylinski
  • Patent number: 8927105
    Abstract: A biodegradable biomass article for use in construction includes a cellulose biomass. The cellulose biomass includes an alkaline crystalline substance. An adhesive layer covers an outer surface of the biomass, and a sealing layer covers the adhesive layer. A method for manufacturing the biodegradable biomass article includes drying a cellulose biomass, and mixing the biomass with water into a slurry. The slurry is heated, and strained after the step of heating, resulting in a residual paste. The residual paste is compressed to form a biomass mat. The biomass mat is heated, and an adhesive layer is applied which covers the biomass mat. A sealing layer is applied over the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: Angelo Marra, Alfredo Mellace, Joseph Addeo
  • Patent number: 8927106
    Abstract: A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive. One major surface of the first layer is bonded to one major surface of the second layer, and the PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of the second layer such that the second layer is sandwiched between the first layer and the PSA layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Charlie C. Ho, Kenneth J. Halford
  • Patent number: 8906508
    Abstract: A method of toughening thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The TPU is dipped into a urethane solution having a penetrating agent, then heated and dried for a period sufficient to toughen the surface. Also, articles such as golf balls having a toughened thermoplastic polyurethane surface. The toughened thermoplastic polyurethane surface is more scuff-resistant and has a greater strain-rate shear resistance than the TPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Ichikawa, Thomas J. Kennedy, III
  • Patent number: 8889259
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a polyurea coating composition formed from an amine-functional component and an isocyanate-functional component. The amine-functional component can include an aspartic ester-based amine-functional resin and a blocked primary amine. The isocyanate-functional component can include a polyisocyanate having a functionality greater than 2.0 and an isocyanate equivalent weight of greater than 300, and a silane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamlesh Sheth, James McCarthy
  • Patent number: 8877865
    Abstract: A resin composition, contains: a thermoplastic polyurethane (A); a thermoplastic polyurethane (B); and an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (C), wherein an isocyanate group content (mole) in raw materials of the thermoplastic polyurethane (A) is greater than a hydroxyl group content (mole) therein, an isocyanate group content (mole) in raw materials of the thermoplastic polyurethane (B) is nearly equal to a hydroxyl group content (mole) therein, and the thermoplastic polyurethane (B) and the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (C) have a mass ratio (B/C) of from 70/30 to 99/1 and a content of the thermoplastic polyurethane (A), based on 100 parts by mass of a total of the thermoplastic polyurethane (B) and the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (C), is from 1 to 30 parts by mass. Thus, a resin composition is provided that contains thermoplastic polyurethanes and an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer and is good in melt shapability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kuraray Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouta Isoyama, Tatsuya Oshita, Hidekazu Saitou, Hiroyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 8871341
    Abstract: This invention relates to the modification of polyolefin structures, parts or components, used in assemblies to enhance the bonding of polar adhesives to surface of the polyolefin structures. Disclosed herein are novel articles comprising polyolefin structures having one or more surfaces modified according to the invention. The polyolefin structures have one or more surfaces with an epoxy resin layer disposed directly on the surface and then disposed on the epoxy resin layer is a layer of one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having reactive isocyanate groups. The invention is also a method for modifying one or more surfaces of a polyolefin structure by successively depositing on the surfaces an epoxy resin layer disposed and a layer of one or more compounds, oligomers or prepolymers having reactive isocyanate groups. Also disclosed are kits of the modified polyolefin structures and one or more of adhesives or coatings having polar reactive groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Edivaldo Bibiano de Borba
  • Patent number: 8865308
    Abstract: A forced entry resistant transparent laminate comprising a combined rigid and energy absorbing laminate panel assembly having a strike side surface opposing a direction of an anticipated threat, bonded together with a transparent, ether-based thermoplastic elastomer interlayer interposed between glass or polymer layers, where the thermoplastic elastomer interlayer further includes a transparent polyurethane having an ultra-high modulus of elasticity. The energy absorbing layers include a transparent, quasi-thermoset cast from an aliphatic urethane bonded to the rigid laminate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: Ione Batilla Ryan, Robert Mark Cormier, Humberto Montoya Ramirez, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140308499
    Abstract: A window for a display device includes a polymer resin layer including a polymer resin, and a light transmittance film positioned on at least one side of the polymer resin layer and including an adhesive film, the adhesive film including a same polymer resin as the polymer resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Gu KIM, Jee-Seok OH, Ju-Suk OH, Hun-Kyo KIM
  • Patent number: 8846198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous compositions based on crystalline or semicrystalline polyurethane polymers, processes for the preparation thereof and adhesive systems comprising these aqueous compositions and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Jörg Büchner, Dirk Achten, Harald Kraus, Wolfgang Arndt
  • Patent number: 8848288
    Abstract: Provided is a composite optical article including (a) a polymeric base layer comprising a sulfur-containing urethane-based material having a refractive index of at least 1.57; and (b) a polymeric outer layer cast over a surface of the base layer (a) comprising (i) a poly(urea-urethane) material having a refractive index of less than 1.57, and (ii) a photochromic compound and/or a static dye. The thickness of the base layer (a) is greater than the thickness of the outer layer (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: William H. Retsch, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140272426
    Abstract: Photochromic polyurethane laminates and methods for the formation of same wherein a photochromic polyurethane layer of the laminate is interposed between two primer coated transparent resin sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Hannah Vu, Ping Fan
  • Publication number: 20140272382
    Abstract: A composite having a first layer including an aromatic thermoplastic polyurethane and a second layer. The first layer forms a base that has a plurality of walls extending therefrom to define a cavity for receiving a device, such as a medical device. The second layer is disposed on the first layer opposite the cavity. The composite is formed from a method that includes the step of disposing the first layer on the second layer. The composite may also be included with a container to form a packaging system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: UFP Technologies, Inc., Bayer MaterialScience LLC
    Inventors: Craig Pehlert, Lionel Stebbins, David Knowlton, Daniel J. Shaw
  • Publication number: 20140249526
    Abstract: New stretchable electrically conductive composite materials comprising at least one polymer and a plurality of nanoparticles are provided, which exhibit high conductivity even at high strain levels. The composite may comprise polyurethane as the polymer and spherical gold nanoparticles. Such materials have conductivity levels as high as 11,000 Scm?1 at 0% strain and 2,400 Scm?1 at 110% strain. Furthermore, certain embodiments of the composite have a maximum tensile strain of 480% while still exhibiting conductivity of 35 Scm?1. The inventive materials are highly flexible, highly conductive and suitable for a variety of applications, especially for advanced medical devices, implants, and flexible electronics. The disclosure also provides methods of making such stretchable electrically conductive nanocomposites, including formation by layer-by-layer and vacuum assisted flocculation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Kotov, Yoonseob Kim, Jian Zhu, Matthew Di Prima, Bongjun Yeom
  • Patent number: 8808840
    Abstract: A new type environment-friendly tile and method of manufacturing the same, firstly, provide a multi bottom-fiber layer containing a environment-friendly water-borne resin; next, place a top wear-resistant layer made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) on a top surface of said multi bottom-fiber layer, and perform hot pressing and lamination on them, so that said multi bottom-fiber layer is laminated and connected to said top wear-resistant layer utilizing said environment-friendly water-borne resin. The new type environment-friendly tile thus produced is not only light weight, and highly wear resistant, but its manufacturing method is also creative and innovative, and since it is made of environment-friendly material such as fiber and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), hereby realizing human health and environment protection requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguan Mei Jer Plastic Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pen-Yuan Chen
  • Publication number: 20140212676
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a urethane resin composition for forming a skin layer of a leather-like sheet having a sufficient level of durability, including perspiration resistance and oil resistance, not to result in a poor appearance of the leather-like sheet or peeling of the skin layer from the support over time, for example, when perspiration or oil adheres thereto. The present invention is a leather-like sheet including a skin layer (C) formed from a urethane resin composition containing a urethane resin (A) having two or more hydroxyl groups on at least one end thereof and an aqueous medium (B); an adhesive layer (D); and a support layer (E).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tetsui, Naotaka Gotoh
  • Publication number: 20140212674
    Abstract: A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive. One major surface of the first layer is bonded to one major surface of the second layer, and the PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of the second layer such that the second layer is sandwiched between the first layer and the PSA layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Charlie C. Ho, Kenneth J. Halford
  • Publication number: 20140199551
    Abstract: Co-cured urethane and vinyl ester, epoxy, or unsaturated polyester gel coats having improved toughness and flexibility compared with conventional polyester gel coats are disclosed. The gel coats, which have 10-50 wt. % urethane content, adhere well to structural layers and can be used in a traditional in-mold process. Co-cured elastomeric coatings comprising from 50 to 95 wt. % of a urethane component and an unsaturated polyester, epoxy, or vinyl ester are also disclosed. Unlike conventional urethane coatings, the elastomeric coatings adhere well to structural layers and can be used in a traditional in-mold process. Castings or structural layers comprising a reinforced thermoset of co-cured urethane and vinyl ester, epoxy, or unsaturated polyester components, including 10-95 wt. % of the urethane component, are also described. The invention includes in-mold processes for making laminates that utilize the gel coats, elastomeric coatings, and/or structural layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Scott LEWIT
  • Patent number: 8765263
    Abstract: A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive. One major surface of the first layer is bonded to one major surface of the second layer, and the PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of the second layer such that the second layer is sandwiched between the first layer and the PSA layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Charlie C. Ho, Kenneth J. Halford
  • Patent number: 8753736
    Abstract: Elastic bonding films that include an elastic, thermoset core layer and a thermoplastic bonding layer on each side of the core layer are described. The thermoset core layer is a polyurethane formed as the reaction product of (i) a multifunctional isocyanate with (ii) a combination of polyols comprising (a) polyester diol, (b) crosslinker, and (c) hard segment. Articles incorporating such elastic bonding films including fabrics bonded to such films are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Michael A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140154501
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a polymer thick film conductive composition that may be used in applications where thermoforming of the base substrate occurs, e.g., as in capacitive switches. Polycarbonate substrates are often used as the substrate and the polymer thick film conductive composition may be used without any barrier layer. Thermoformable electric circuits benefit from the presence of an encapsulant layer over the dried polymer thick film conductive composition. The electrical circuit is subsequently subjected to an injection molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: JAY ROBERT DORFMAN, Vincenzo Arancio
  • Publication number: 20140154505
    Abstract: The present application is directed to articles useful as graphic films. Specifically, the present application is directed to a multilayer film, at least one layer of the multilayer film comprising a polymer blend comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane and a cellulose ester. In some embodiments, a second layer of the multilayer film comprises thermoplastic polyurethane and the cellulose ester. In some embodiments, a second layer of the multilayer film comprises a material different from the polymer blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald S. Steelman, John A. Nielsen, Keith R. Lyon, Kathleen A. Dennison
  • Publication number: 20140154513
    Abstract: A composition including an isocyanate, a polyether polyol and a low molecular weight polyester polyol having a weight average molecular weight in a range of about 200 g/mol to about 1000 g/mol is disclosed. Films including the composition and interlayers including the film are also disclosed. Transparencies including the interlayer and methods of making the same are further disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC.
    Inventors: Razmik Boghossian, Khushroo H. Lakdawala
  • Patent number: 8742054
    Abstract: A hybrid resin composition is described, the composition comprising: A. An A part composition comprising an aliphatic polyfunctional isocyanate compound and a free radical polymerization initiator; and B. A B part composition comprising an ethylenically unsaturated, substantially water-free polyester polyol and a polyurethane catalyst. The A part composition can contain a non-interfering solvent, e.g., styrene, and the B part composition typically has an acid value of 5 or less (based on solids). For outdoor use, the B part composition is preferably free of tertiary hydrogens, ether glycols and terephthalic acid residues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: CCP Composites US
    Inventors: Frédéric Bauchet, Larry Morris, Woody Holley, Kenneth Seroogy
  • Publication number: 20140134426
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a synergistic multilayer anti-corrosion resistant coating for a metal surface, the coating having three subcoatings, a) a self assembled monolayer nanoprimer; b) a polymeric primer; c) a polymeric top coat containing microcapsules for self-healing. The present invention is further direction to systems and methods for producing the coating in situ on the metal surface. The present invention provides an economical, non-epoxy-based, corrosion coating having favorable resistance to acid and to salt water, and having favorable adhesion properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ROK Investment Group Limited
    Inventor: James Jackson Milham Henry
  • Publication number: 20140113115
    Abstract: Provided is a transfer film for in-mold molding which is superior in solvent resistance, heat resistance, durability, blocking resistance, and moldability, and is capable of suppressing the generation of gate flow, and also provided is a method for producing such a film. The film is provided with: a transfer layer (11) which is to be transferred to an in-mold molded body and which is to be cured when irradiated with active energy rays after the transfer; and a film shaped substrate (L0). The transfer layer (11) comprises an IMD layer (L2) laminated on the substrate (L0) and to be arranged on the outermost surface of the molded body after the in-mold molding. The TMD layer (L2) is constituted by a mixture composition containing at least one active-energy curable resin and at least one thermosetting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenya Ito, Koji Ohguma, Takuro Tanaka, Yuka Takahashi, Aki Kuromatsu, Mikio Yamahiro
  • Publication number: 20140106158
    Abstract: An acoustical vinyl tile having an integral acoustical layer is disclosed. The vinyl tile includes a vinyl portion, an acoustical portion, and an adhesive layer for fixing the vinyl portion to the acoustical portion. The acoustical portion comprises a crumb rubber component and a polyurethane foam component. The acoustical portion can include 10-40% crumb rubber and 60-90% polyurethane foam. The resulting vinyl tile meets ASTM E 2179 IIC sound requirements. A method of making a vinyl tile meeting the ASTM sound requirements is also disclosed. The method includes providing a vinyl slab portion, providing an acoustical slab portion comprising crumb rubber, polyurethane foam and a resin binder; and bonding the vinyl slab portion to the acoustical portion. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: MICHAEL FREEDMAN & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael FREEDMAN, Dale TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20140096324
    Abstract: A composite material, method of making and articles formed thereby. The composite material can comprise a gel-infused foam material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: POLYWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: POLYWORKS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20140078422
    Abstract: A transparent conductive laminate includes a coating film including a first transparent resin film and a coating layer or layers provided on one or both sides of the first transparent resin film; a transparent conductive film including a second transparent resin film and a transparent conductive layer provided on one side of the second transparent resin film; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer interposed between the coating film and the transparent conductive film, wherein the coating layer of the coating film is laminated with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer to a side of the transparent conductive film where the transparent conductive layer is not provided, the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a storage elastic modulus of 80,000 Pa or less at 120° C., and the adhesive strength between the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and the coating layer is from 5 N/25 mm to 20 N/25 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mari Tanabe, Hidehiko Andou, Hideo Sugawara
  • Patent number: 8668988
    Abstract: Building panels are ubiquitous in the building industry and are used to form walls, doors or other partitions, either of a structural or non-structural nature. Polyurethane can be formed into a panel which is rigid and can function in the same manner as conventional panels formed from wood and other material. The panel is able to be cut, screwed, drilled, painted, laminated or veneered. While laminating or veneering polyurethane panels with, for example, melamine or plywood, improves strength and rigidity, this is at a cost to flexibility and, consequently, the applicability of panels. The invention defined herein therefore relates to an improved polyurethane panel which overcomes the disadvantages of those which have gone before. The panel of the invention finds particular use, although not exclusive use, in building and construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventors: Nicola Schoots, Steven Schoots
  • Publication number: 20140057098
    Abstract: A laminated composition includes a first polymer layer having a first surface and a second surface; a second polymer layer having a first surface and a second surface; and an adhesive layer joining the second surface of the first polymer layer to a first surface of the second polymer layer; where the adhesive layer includes a heat-shrinkable resin including heat-generating particles, one or more particles configured to generate heat; and a heat-insulating layer coating the resin, the heat-insulating layer including a heat-insulating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Maki MAEKAWA, Takahisa KUSUURA