Of Polyester (e.g., Alkyd, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/480)
  • Patent number: 10336871
    Abstract: Provided is a heat-shrinkable polyester film that suppresses deterioration of the shrinkage finish property associated with a decline in performance during aging and does not loosen even after being used as a label. This heat-shrinkable polyester film comprising a polyester of a predetermined composition fulfills all of the following: (1) a ratio A1/A2 of the absorbancy (A1) at 1340 cm?1 and the absorbancy (A2) at 1410 cm?1 of the film measured by polarized ATR-FTIR from 0.45 to 0.75 or from 0.40 to less than 0.45 in either the width direction or longitudinal direction of the film; (2) a ratio (shrinkage stress after 30 seconds/maximum shrinkage stress) of the shrinkage stress after 30 seconds when the film is heat shrunk for 30 seconds in 90° C. hot air (shrinkage stress after 30 seconds) and the maximum shrinkage stress of from 75% to 100%; and (3) a hot-water shrinkage in the width direction of from 30% to 55% when, after aging the film for 672 hours in a 30° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shintaro Ishimaru, Masayuki Haruta, Yukinobu Mukoyama
  • Patent number: 10221304
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising at least the following components: A) a first composition comprising a first ethylene/?-olefin block copolymer consisting of ethylene and C4-C8 ?-olefin comonomer; and where the first composition has a density from 0.87 g/cc to 0.90 g/cc, and a melt index (I2) from 6.0 to 20.0 g/10 min; B) at least one filler that is capable of being excited by an alternating electromagnetic field at a frequency greater than, or equal to 10 MHz; C) at least one flame retardant selected from the group consisting of i) from 30.0 to 50.0 wt % of one or more non-halogen, inorganic flame retardant compounds, based on the weight of the composition; and ii) from 8.0 to 30.0 wt % of one or more halogen-containing flame retardant compounds, based on the weight of the composition; and D) at least one polar polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Guang Ming Li, Laura B. Weaver, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Stefan Ultsch
  • Patent number: 10209407
    Abstract: There is provided an optical film including an acrylic film, and a functional coating layer formed on at least one side of the acrylic film. The functional coating layer includes a water-dispersible resin and at least two kinds of fine particles having different average particle sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Wuk Park, Yi-Rang Lim, Nam-Jeong Lee, Hwa-Sub Shim
  • Patent number: 10197709
    Abstract: To provide a continuous web of optical film laminate provided with static electrification prevention function which allows for promptly attenuating static charge of optical film sheet and carrier film electrified by peeling action in RTP lamination method and apparatus. The problem has been solved with a continuous web of optical film laminate for using in RTP lamination method and apparatus, in which static electrification prevention function is provided to optical film sheets and a carrier film configuring the continuous web of optical film laminate, such that sheet resistance of each of the optical film sheets and the carrier film is 1012 ?/sq or less so as to promptly attenuate static charge of the carrier film to be collected, which is statically electrified by peeling action, and the optical film sheets to be laminated to panel components, which are also statically electrified by peeling action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu Morimoto, Yusuke Toyama, Takaaki Ishii, Kazuo Kitada, Satoshi Hashimoto, Akihiro Nagura
  • Patent number: 10086401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transparent, flame-retardant thermally-insulating, UV-blocking polymer composite film, comprising sequentially from the top: a flame retardant layer, a base layer, a thermal insulation layer, and a UV-blocking layer, having a total film thickness of 1 ?m to 500 ?m, visible light transmittance greater than 80%, UV light transmittance less than 1%, and near-infrared transmittance less than 10%. Also disclosed is a preparation method for the present transparent, flame retardant thermally-insulating, UV-blocking polymer composite film, the technical processes whereof are simple and easy to execute, involve low production costs, and are suitable for industrial mass production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, CHIZHOU ENP TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianfeng Chen, Xiaofei Zeng, Jiexin Wang, Jianbo Sun, Xingwei Han
  • Patent number: 10072212
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel and improved halogen-free flame retardant compounds having the structure of Formula (I): wherein: R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, —P(O)(OR3)2, —P(O)OR3R4, or —P(O)R32, wherein R3 and R4 are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C6-C12 aryl, C7-C15 aralkyl or C7-C15 alkaryl; or R1 and R2 taken together form an unsaturated cyclic ring, which is optionally substituted by an alkyl group; each k is independently an integer from 1 to 2; each X is independently oxygen (O) or sulphur (S); v is 0 or 1; each Y is independently C1-C4 alkylene, C6 arylene, C7-C15 aralkylene, C7-C15 alkarylene, oxygen (O), nitrogen (NR), wherein R is H or C1-C4 alkyl; n is 0, 1 or 2 with the proviso that n is 1 when Y is oxygen (O) or nitrogen (NR); each Z is independently C1-C4 alkylene, C6 arylene, C7-C15 aralkylene or C7-C15 is alkarylene; m is independently 0, 1 or 2; with the proviso that when Y is oxygen (O) or nitrogen (N), m cannot be 0; each Q is independently C1-C4 alkylene; t is an integer
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EMPA Eidgenossische Materialprufungs-Und Forschungsanstalt
    Inventors: Timea Stelzig, Lea Bommer, Sabyasachi Gaan, Aleksandra Buczko, Rudolf Hufenus, Giuseppino Fortunato, Benno Wüst, Pierluigi Barbadoro
  • Patent number: 10043544
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium has a magnetic layer containing ferromagnetic powder and binder on a nonmagnetic support, wherein the ferromagnetic powder is hexagonal ferrite powder containing, based on number of particles, greater than or equal to 80% isotropic particles that satisfy the relation 1: major axis length/minor axis length <1.2, with an average particle size of the hexagonal ferrite powder being less than or equal to 30 nm, and a squareness in a vertical direction of the magnetic layer being greater than or equal to 0.65 but less than or equal to 1.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hosoya, Toshihide Aoshima
  • Patent number: 9996781
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data carrier comprising a storage layer forming a plurality of first surface elements (6). The storage layer (2) has at least one optical characteristic, which is optically anisotropic and which varies spatially between the first surface elements (6). A cover layer (3) over the storage layer (2) forms a plurality of second surface elements (10), each acting as a polarization filter for a predetermined polarization direction. The predetermined polarization direction varies between the second surface elements (10). The storage layer can contain in particular bacteriorhodopsin in the form of a purple membrane. The invention also relates to a method for the production and reading of a data carrier of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ACTILOR INTELLECTUAL ASSET AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Ritter, Samuel Schindler, Geza Murvai
  • Patent number: 9982136
    Abstract: This present invention discloses a waterborne polymer modified emulsified asphalt mixture and the preparation method thereof, and particularly relates to a waterborne polyurethane emulsified asphalt concrete, a waterborne acrylic resin emulsified asphalt concrete, and a waterborne epoxy resin emulsified asphalt micro-surfacing mixture, and preparation methods thereof. A mixture containing a waterborne polymer modified emulsified asphalt forms a high-performance composite system having a spatial network structure, and has good performance and simple preparation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAY MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, ZHOUNGLU HI-TECH (BEIJING) HIGHWAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Dongwei Cao, Yanjun Zhang, Jie Ji, Haiyan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9969884
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a polymer-modified asphalt composition obtained by blending asphalt with a vinyl acetate/ethylene polymer, and optionally with further additives, and a process for the preparation of the polymer-modified asphalt composition, and the use of the polymer-modified asphalt composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Ranjini Murthy, Elvira Joana Ferreira Peralta, Corrin Pimentel
  • Patent number: 9920163
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyester polyol, suitable for use in the manufacture of a polyurethane, suitable for use in the manufacture of a polyurethane, the polyester polyol having an ABA-structure, in which A represents a lactide-oligomer and in which B represents an initiator. The initiator includes a reaction product having long chain dicarboxylic acid components having 18 or more carbon atoms. The invention also relates to a method for the manufacture of the polyester polyol. The invention further pertains to polyurethanes including the before-mentioned polyester polyol as well as the use of these polyurethanes as an elastomer having a high toughness. The toughness is believed to originate from the combination of the hydrophobic character of the initiator and the hydrophilic character of the lactide parts in the polyol structure. The strength of the invented polylactide-polyurethane elastomers can be further improved by incorporating a carbodiimide in the elastomer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Jacobus Adrianus Honcoop, Chris François Hubert Schaekens, Jurgen Cornelis Henricus Maas, Mauraline Alison Maxine Gumbs
  • Patent number: 9913553
    Abstract: A beverage container lid includes an interior cover, an exterior cover, and a hinge connecting the interior cover to the exterior cover. The beverage container is versatile in that it may be adapted for use with a beverage container containing a cold beverage, a hot beverage, or a foamy or creamy beverage. The beverage container lid preferably includes a spout, straw perforations, an elevated portion, a reservoir bottom, a well portion, and a pair of retaining walls preventing direct flow of beverage from a pair of openings in the interior cover to the spout. Methods of use and methods of making a beverage container lid are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Enterprise Express, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Milan
  • Patent number: 9896597
    Abstract: A method of preparing a hard coating film by applying a first hard coating composition onto one side of a supporting substrate, performing a first photocuring by irradiating one side of the supporting substrate, applying a second hard coating composition onto the other side of the supporting substrate, performing a second photocuring by irradiating the other side of the supporting substrate which the second coating composition applied on, with ultraviolet having a first wavelength and a second wavelength longer than the first wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Koo Kang, Yeong Rae Chang, Jae Hoon Shim, Sung Don Hong, Seung Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 9849612
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing polylactide-based articles by rotational molding and also to the articles obtained by the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Futerro S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Maziers, Thierry Coupin
  • Patent number: 9850339
    Abstract: A liquid crystalline polyurethane elastomer is produced by reacting an isocyanate component, a high-molecular-weight polyol component and a mesogenic diol represented by formula (1), and having a crosslinking site that is introduced by a tri-functional or higher isocyanate in the isocyanate component and/or a high-molecular-weight polyol having a number average molecular weight of 400 or more and less than 7000 and having three or more hydroxy groups, in the high-molecular-weight polyol component, wherein the melting point of a mesogenic unit does not exist in a temperature range lying between the glass transition temperature (Tg) and the (liquid crystal phase)-to-(isotropic phase) transition temperature (Ti) of the polyurethane elastomer, and a liquid crystal is developed at a temperature between the Tg and the Ti. (In the formula, X represents an alkylene group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms; and Y represents a single bond, —N?N—, —CO—, —CO—O— or —CH?N—).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Hidaka
  • Patent number: 9846326
    Abstract: A light diffusion member includes a substrate that has optical transparency, a light diffusion portion that is formed with a prescribed height on one surface of the substrate, a light shielding layer that is formed with a thickness less than the height of the light diffusion portion in another region of the one surface of the substrate than the light diffusion portion, and an antiglare layer that is formed on the other surface of the substrate. The light diffusion portion includes a light emission end surface that contacts with the substrate, a light incident end surface that faces the light emission end surface and has a larger area than an area of the light emission end surface, and a side surface that is formed between the light emission end surface and the light incident end surface, and the antiglare layer includes a binder layer and plural light diffusion particles that are dispersedly arranged in the binder layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shohei Katsuta, Yasushi Asaoka, Toru Kanno, Hideomi Yui, Emi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9776381
    Abstract: A tear resistant multilayer film including a stack of polymeric layers that includes first and second layer types. Layers of the first layer type includes a first polymer and the layers of the second layer type includes a second polymer. The first polymer is polyethylene terephthalate or a first ester block copolymer that includes polyethylene terephthalate blocks at a weight percent of the first ester block copolymer of at least 50 percent and further includes glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate blocks. The second polymer is sebacic acid-substituted polyethylene terephthalate or a second ester block copolymer that includes sebacic acid-substituted polyethylene terephthalate blocks at a weight percent of the second ester block copolymer of at least 50 percent and further includes polyethylene terephthalate blocks or glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate blocks. The tear resistant multilayer film includes a total of 8 to 300 layers of the first and second layer types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Y. Liu, Stephen A. Johnson, John P. Purcell
  • Patent number: 9733563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photosensitive resin composition and a photosensitive material comprising the same. The photosensitive resin composition according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may comprise two multi-functional monomers where structures of side chains comprising unsaturated double bonds are different from each other while a composition ratio is changed. Accordingly, in the exemplary embodiment of the present invention, processability is excellent, and it is possible to decrease defects by a rupture when a LCD substrate is sealed and substrate separation defects due to an impact to the LCD products by improving an adhesion property to a lower substrate after a hard baking process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Chan Ji, Sunghyun Kim, Dongchang Choi, Kyung Soo Choi, Geun Young Cha, Sang Chul Lee
  • Patent number: 9695164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to crystalline forms of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt. The present invention provides crystalline Form A and crystalline Form B of pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt, and the methods and uses for the preparation thereof. The X-ray powder diffraction patterns of crystalline Form A and crystalline Form B are as shown by FIG. 1 and FIG. 5, respectively. The crystalline forms of the present invention have low moisture absorption and high stability, as well as excellent use and storage performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Zhucheng Haotian Pharm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liping Zhu, Liye Lu, Jianrong Wang, Linlin Sun, Xuefeng Mei, Jianxin Gu
  • Patent number: 9688057
    Abstract: A multilayered biodegradable film comprising at least one first resin layer and at least one second resin layer, wherein the first and second resin layers are alternately layered; the first resin layer comprises a polylactic acid-based polymer; the second resin layer comprises an aliphatic polyester-based resin or an aliphatic-aromatic copolymerized polyester-based resin; and the film has a coloring peak value of 0.3 or less, a haze of 10% or less, and an elastic modulus of 300 kgf/mm2 or less, exhibits improved flexibility and transparency, which is useful for environmentally friendly packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SKC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Deuk-Young Lee, Sang Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9683074
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a coating composition that has excellent storage stability, achieves water and oil repellency over a long period of time, and has excellent chemical resistance and processability. To achieve this object, the present invention provides a copolymer resin (A) comprising, as constituent components, a polybasic acid component (a1); a compound (a2) containing at least one member selected from a secondary-hydroxyl-group-containing polyhydric alcohol component (a21) and a compound (a22), which generates one or more secondary hydroxyl groups by reaction with one or more carboxyl groups; and a specific fluorine-containing diol (f), the component (f) being used in a proportion of 0.1 to 30 mass %, based on the total mass of the constituent components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikara Kawamura, Akinori Nagai
  • Patent number: 9676219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat transfer film and an organic electroluminescent element manufactured using the same. More specifically, the present invention relates to: a heat transfer film comprising a base film and an outermost layer formed on the base film, wherein a ratio of an elastic modulus of the outermost layer to an elastic modulus of the base film at 25° C. and relative humidity of 45% is approximately 1 or more; and an organic electroluminescent element manufactured using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Heun Cho, Kyoung Ku Kang, Si Kyun Park, Sung Han Kim, Se Hyun Park, Eun Su Lee, Jung Hyo Lee, Jin Hee Choi
  • Patent number: 9657170
    Abstract: An article includes about 85.5 wt % to about 99.85 wt % of a polyester, and about 0.15 wt % to about 4.5 wt % of a polyolefin co-polymer, where the polyolefin co-polymer is polymerized from monomers including about 10 wt % to about 90 wt % of propylene or one or more (meth)acrylates, and about 10 wt % to about 90 wt % of an olefin other than propylene or a (meth)acrylate, where the article is a strapping article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Samuel Strapping Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Des Tohill
  • Patent number: 9650367
    Abstract: A lightfast orange color compound is provided. The compound has a structure including a pyrazolone ring and a thiazole ring that are bound to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taichi Shintou, Masao Nakano, Koromo Shirota
  • Patent number: 9645422
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a curved window, a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device including the same. The curved window for a display device includes a curved polymer resin layer, a high-hardness film over the curved polymer resin layer, and a curved metal film under the curved polymer resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee-Seok Oh, Sang Gu Kim, Jeong Ho Hwang, Joo Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9637617
    Abstract: Disclosed are an environmentally-friendly anti-cracking, anti-corrosive and waterproof material and a preparation method therefor, which may solve the following problems of the existing waterproof and anti-corrosive materials: a single function, a poor property, a high cost and a short service life. The waterproof material in the present invention consists of the following components in weight parts: 5-15 parts of synthetic polyester resin, 3-6 parts of penetrant, 1-3 parts of cellulose fiber, 0.1-0.3 parts of cellulose ether, 75-85 parts of solvent. A preparation method of the above waterproof material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Zebin Su
  • Patent number: 9617396
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for in-situ synthesis of silicon nanoparticles in a thermosetting polymeric matrix, the thermosetting and thermoset matrices obtained in this way and a material including same. The method includes the following steps: a) forming an aqueous-phase/organic-phase inverse emulsion, wherein the aqueous phase includes at least a basic catalyst and the organic phase includes at least a non-cross-linked (co)polymer precursor chosen from an aliphatic, cycloaliphatic or aromatic epoxy resin precursor, a polyester-imide precursor, an unsaturated/epoxy polyester (co)polymer precursor, a polyether/epoxy (co)polymer precursor and a polyurethane precursor; b) introducing, into the inverse emulsion formed in step a), at least one silicon precursor forming a complete network whereof the rate of hydrolysis is greater than the cross-linking speed of the (co)polymer and c) stirring the mixture obtained in step b) and heating to a temperature between 20° C. and 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat a L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Chloé Schubert, Olivier Poncelet
  • Patent number: 9574047
    Abstract: Disclosed is a heat-shrinkable polyester film having a heat shrinkage initiation temperature of 60° C. or lower, a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 77° C. or lower and a heat shrinkage rate of 2% or more at 60° C. which has relatively low glass transition temperature and heat shrinkage initiation temperature, and thus can be useful as a label for a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) container and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SKC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Seong Do Kim, Taebyoung Oh
  • Patent number: 9521845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to specific beta-lactone compounds and compositions thereof for the treatment of infections, such as, e.g., infections with bacteria or infections with protozoa, in particular infections with Gram-positive and/or Gram-negative bacteria and of infectious diseases caused by or related to Gram-positive and/or Gram-negative bacteria, and to the modulation of virulence of Gram-positive and/or Gram-negative bacteria or of protozoa by specific beta-lactone compounds. The invention further relates to the use of the compounds or compositions for preventing or eliminating biofilms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT-MÜNCHEN
    Inventors: Stephan A. Sieber, Thomas Bottcher
  • Patent number: 9523000
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyester film that can be suitably used in the applications requiring excellent transparency and slipping property, for example, such as a film member for a transparent electrode used in touch panels, etc., and a member for molding films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Taishi Kawasaki, Ryosuke Funatsu, Katsuya Amako, Yuka Kato, Masato Fujita
  • Patent number: 9499436
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a sunlight-scattering thin-film coating disposed on a substrate for greenhouse applications. The surface morphology of the coating promotes a better and more uniform light distribution. For instance, at least one thin-film layer disposed on a substrate may be textured so as to create surface features on the order of 0.1-5 microns, with the surface features being sized to cause (a) light having a wavelength of greater than or equal to about 800 nm incident thereon to primarily scatter to angles less than 30 degrees relative to a major surface of the substrate and (b) light having a wavelength of less than or equal to about 700 nm incident thereon to primarily scatter to angles greater than 20 degrees relative to the major surface of the substrate. This arrangement may advantageously direct beneficial light towards plant life while directing parasitic light away from the plant life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Willem Den Boer, Scott V. Thomsen, Jean-Marc Lemmer
  • Patent number: 9493684
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polarizer protective film excellent in optical properties (retardation and haze) and excellent in the adhesion property between a polarizer and a polarizer protective film (in particular, under high temperature and high humidity conditions). The polarizer protective film of the present invention includes a (meth)acrylic resin film and an easy-adhesion layer disposed on at least one side of the film. The easy-adhesion layer is formed from an aqueous (meth)acrylic resin dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Saitou
  • Patent number: 9486957
    Abstract: An assembly and a method of joining a first part with a second part at an attachment area that includes a localized area on the first part. The localized area is cleaned and activated by a plasma jet. An organosilicon composition is applied by plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition to the localized area. An adhesive is applied to the localized area and the second part is mechanically fastened to the first part in the localized area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry Paul Haack, Kimberly Ann Lazarz, Ann Marie Straccia, Joy Hines Forsmark
  • Patent number: 9482923
    Abstract: A colored composition including a non-polar solvent and a methine dye represented by the following Formula (1) and having a solubility in n-hexane of 1% by mass or higher at 25° C. and 0.1 MPa: wherein, in Formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, —COOR11, or —CONR11R12; Ar represents an aromatic ring; each of R9 and R10 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; each of R11 and R12 independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or an aryl group, and R11 and R12 may be linked to each other to form a 5-membered, 6-membered, or 7-membered ring; n represents an integer from 0 to 2; and none of R1, R9, R10 and Ar has a dissociable group different from NH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuuichi Fukushige, Yoshihiro Jimbo, Takashi Kato
  • Patent number: 9447277
    Abstract: Provided is a curable resin composition capable of forming a cured product that excels in heat resistance, transparency, and flexibility and particularly excels in barrier properties against a corrosive gas (e.g., sulfur oxide). The curable resin composition includes a compound (U) containing an aliphatic carbon-carbon unsaturated bond and a compound (H) containing a hydrosilyl group and includes at least one of a ladder-type silsesquioxane [A1] and a ladder-type silsesquioxane [A2], where the ladder-type silsesquioxane [A1] contains an aliphatic carbon-carbon unsaturated bond and has a number-average molecular weight of 500-1500 and a molecular weight dispersity (Mw/Mn) of 1.00-1.40 as determined by gel permeation chromatography and calibrated with a polystyrene standard, and the ladder-type silsesquioxane [A2] contains a hydrosilyl group and has a number-average molecular weight of 500-1500 and a molecular weight dispersity (Mw/Mn) of 1.00-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeaki Kamuro, Akihiro Kuwana, Nobuhiko Harada
  • Patent number: 9416268
    Abstract: Provided are a film for food packaging, capable of having excellent adhesion with a metal deposition layer and thus retaining moisture barrier property while having superior flexibility, transparency, and biodegradability, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dong Jin Kim, Si Min Kim, Yun Jo Kim, Gi Sang Song
  • Patent number: 9315670
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition for forming a resist underlayer film including: as a component (A), a silicon-containing compound obtained by hydrolysis and/or condensation of one or more kinds of silicon compounds represented by the following general formula (A-1). There can be provided a composition for forming a resist underlayer film having etching selectivity relative to a conventional organic film and a silicon-containing film and favorable pattern adhesiveness relative to fine pattern even in a complicated patterning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ogihara, Jun Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9310050
    Abstract: The invention provides a light-emitting arrangement (100) comprising a light source (105) adapted to emit light of a first wavelength, and a wavelength converting member (106) arranged to receive light of said first wavelength and adapted to convert at least part of the light of said first wavelength to light of a second wavelength, said wavelength converting member comprising i) a carrier polymeric material comprising a polyester backbone comprising an aromatic moiety, and ii) at least one wavelength converting material of a specified general formula. The perylene derived compounds have been found to have excellent stability when incorporated into said matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Lub, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Rene Theodorus Wegh
  • Patent number: 9254460
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hotmelt adhesive comprising a hotmelt adhesive mixture, the mixture including a) 15-85% by weight of a first, polyester-based hotmelt adhesive and b) 15-85% by weight of a second, polyamide-based hotmelt adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Gehwolf, Tanja Majer, Gelase Mbadinga-Mouanda
  • Patent number: 9206315
    Abstract: The instant invention includes an article and a method of forming the article. The article includes a mixture of a thermoplastic polyurethane and polyamide 6/66 copolymer. The thermoplastic polyurethane has a Shore Hardness of at least 36D as determined using DIN EN ISO 1183-1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Manoranjan Prusty, Axel Wilms, Eric S. Noon, Walter Gotz, Gulay Serhatkulu, Elke Marten
  • Patent number: 9205628
    Abstract: A first polymer latex and second polymer latex can be mixed to form a dried primer layer on a substrate to adhere patterned materials having fine lines. The first polymer latex comprises a first polymer and a first surfactant such that a dried coating of the first polymer latex has a surface polarity of at least 50%. The second polymer latex comprises a second polymer and a second surfactant such that a dried coating of the second polymer latex has a surface polarity of less than or equal to 27%. Moreover, a dried coating of the mixture has a surface polarity of at least 15% and up to and including 50%. Primed substrates are useful for preparing electrically-conductive articles having electrically-conductive fine lines directly on a dried primer layer by applying a patterned material to a substrate. Such articles can be used as touch screen displays in various electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: James Stephen Honan, Brian Andrew Schell, Richard Thomas Kane, Christine Joanne Landry-Coltrain, Charles Leo Bauer
  • Patent number: 9174480
    Abstract: A flexography substrate for making I-plates with liquid photopolymers has, in addition to the tie-coat applied to one side to hold the photopolymers in place on the substrate, an adhesive layer applied to the other side. A clear release liner is applied to the adhesive layer, the adhesive layer adhering less firmly to the release liner than to the substrate. An inkjet-receptive coating is applied to the clear release liner. The masking image for the I-plate is applied to the clear release liner using an inkjet printer. After the substrate has been used to make a flexographic plate, the release liner is peeled off of the adhesive layer. The flexographic plate can then be applied to a print roll without the step of manually applying adhesive to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Peter D. Battisti, Joseph F. Rach, John P. Maneira
  • Patent number: 9127129
    Abstract: A star polymer is produced by converting a central compound having at least three functional groups X, an arylene compound having two functional groups Y, and a terminal group compound having a functional group Z, the functional groups X of the central compound each reacting with a functional group Y of the arylene compound, forming a covalent bond, and the functional group Z of the terminal group compound reacting with a functional group Y of the arylene compound, forming a covalent bond, the terminal group compound being used in a stoichiometric quantity that corresponds essentially to the stoichiometric quantity of the functional groups X of the central compound, and to a method for producing star polymers, a polymer mixture including star polymers, and to the use of star polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Herz, Gerhard Maier, Philipp Koelle
  • Publication number: 20150147582
    Abstract: A system relating to providing printable/writable magnetic sheets comprising a favorable balance of mechanical rigidity and flexibility for improved handling during processing steps required for the manufacture of such printable/writable magnetic sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MAGNUM MAGNETICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jerry L. King
  • Publication number: 20150144348
    Abstract: A ball sealer for hydrocarbon resource recovery, comprising: a generally spherical entire structure including at least two layers of a spherical core and a surface resin layer covering the spherical core, of which at least the surface resin layer comprises a polyglycolic acid resin; and having a diameter of at least about 25 mm (1 inch). The ball sealer is produced through a process comprising the steps of: disposing a spherical core by a support pin at a substantially central position within a mold cavity, injecting a surface resin comprising a polyglycolic acid resin into the cavity surrounding the spherical core, causing the support pin to retreat up to a wall surface of mold cavity in synchronism with a completion of the injection of the surface resin, and then hardening the surface resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Masayuki Okura, Hiroyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 9040115
    Abstract: Disclosed is a negative C-type retardation compensator for a liquid crystal display. The negative C-type retardation compensator for the liquid crystal display includes polyarlate having a thio group or a sulfur oxide group in a polymer main chain thereof. Accordingly, the retardation compensator has an absolute value of negative retardation that is larger in a thickness direction that a retardation compensator which includes polyarylate having no thio group or sulfur oxide group in a polymer main chain thereof even though the retardation compensator having the thio group or sulfur oxide group and the retardation compensator having no thio group or sulfur oxide group are the same as each other in thickness. Thereby, the negative C-type retardation compensator for liquid crystal displays is capable of being desirably applied to the liquid crystal displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., IUCF-HYU (Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Hee-Jung Kim, Dong-Ryul Kim, Ho-Jun Lee, Sang-Uk Ryu, Hyo-Sun Lee, Boong-Goon Jeong, Dae-Woo Nam, Ju-Eun Cha
  • Patent number: 9040137
    Abstract: A printable reusable gel film formed of a polyvinyl acetic acid (PVA) or polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) layer, a carrier layer, an acrylic adhesive layer, an elastic plastic sheet layer, an elastomer layer and a strippable plastic film is disclosed. The polyvinyl acetic acid (PVA) or polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) layer and the carrier layer each have a protruding portion for guidance in printing. The strippable plastic film has perforations for ventilation to prevent accumulation of air during printing, assuring a high level of printing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Chia-Chen Chen, Hasting Genan Chen
  • Publication number: 20150140318
    Abstract: A coated polymer film, such as a coated polyester film, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the coated film may be used as a substrate for digital printing. In one embodiment, the coating contains an anionic anti-static agent comprising a sulphonated copolyester resin. In an alternative embodiment, the coating contains an anti-static agent comprising an organometallic, such as an organo zirconate, in combination with metal oxide particles. The metal oxide particles may comprise nanoparticles. In one embodiment, the coating can further contain a print enhancing agent and an adhesion promoter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Zhongzhe Yuan, Daniel Jacober
  • Patent number: 9034476
    Abstract: Concerned with a cylindrical conductive belt for electrophotography which has made permanent curl less occur. The conductive belt has a continuous phase containing a thermoplastic polyester resin and discontinuous phases each containing any one or both selected from a polyether-ester amide and a polyether amide, and the discontinuous phases are present in such way as to extend in the peripheral direction of the belt; the belt having a crystallinity that is lower on the outer-peripheral surface side than on the inner-peripheral surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouichi Uchida, Hiroomi Kojima
  • Patent number: 9034462
    Abstract: The invention relates to a metal-cutting machining process for a semi-finished product having a predetermined shape and at least one machining surface which has the steps: applying a protective foil having a predetermined elongation at break to the at least one machining surface with a predetermined adhesive force, placing a metal-cutting tool in a predetermined position above the machining surface, exerting a predetermined mechanical force in a predetermined direction for a predetermined length of time to the tool for carrying out a metal-cutting process on the semi-finished product and lifting the tool from the at least one machining surface after the predetermined length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schwoerer, Eckehard Zündorf