Ester, Halide Or Nitrile Of Addition Polymer Patents (Class 428/522)
  • Patent number: 10675808
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3D printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build plate to form a powder bed. The deposited powder bed is heated to about 50° C. to about 170° C. Then, a solution of activating agent is printed on the powder bed in a predetermined pattern, and a stimulus is applied converting the prepolymer to the final polymer. After a predetermined period of time, sequential layers are printed to provide the three-dimensional article. The three-dimensional object can be cured to produce the three-dimensional article composed of the final polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Ricoh Company, Ltd., University of Washington
    Inventors: Andrew J. Boydston, Mark Ganter, Duane Storti, Adam Edward Goetz, Mete Yurtoglu, Michael Byrnes Larsen, Gregory Isaac Peterson
  • Patent number: 10519286
    Abstract: This invention relates to a polymeric pipe, and more particularly a polymeric pipe where the pipe comprises a crosslinked polyolefin formed from extruded polyolefin comprising a photoinitiator. More particularly, this invention relates to the manufacturing of plastic pipes and tubing by utilizing co-rotating twin screw extrusion combined with photo-induced cross-linking, of thermoplastic polymers such as polyethylene, to produce PEX pipes and tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Uponor Innovation AB
    Inventors: Jan Ericsson, Todd Menssen
  • Patent number: 10377113
    Abstract: Provided is a functional laminated film having a functional layer formed by dispersing functional materials in a binder, in which the functional laminated film can inhibit generation of bubbles in the functional layer, and can prevent the functional material from being deteriorated by water or oxygen. The functional layer is formed by dispersing functional materials in a binder, and the binder is formed by polymerizing monomers. The monomers include 50% by mass or more of monomers X having a molecular weight of 100 to 1,500 with respect to the total mass of the monomers, and the gas barrier performance of a gas barrier film is 0.005 [g/(m2·day)] to 0.8 [g/(m2·day)].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Eijiro Iwase
  • Patent number: 10333124
    Abstract: A separator for a rechargeable lithium battery includes: a substrate; and a coating layer on at least one side of the substrate, the coating layer including an acrylic-based copolymer obtained from polymerization of a (meth)acrylate salt and (meth)acrylonitrile, and a polyvinyl alcohol-based compound. A rechargeable lithium battery including the separator is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hwan Park, Byeong-Gyu Cho, Hyung-Bae Kim, Eun-Gyeong Lee, Jin-Hyuk In
  • Patent number: 10330829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a resin composition for a polarizer protective film, a polarizer protective film, a polarizing plate including the same, and a preparation method of a polarizing plate, and, more specifically, to a resin composition for a polarizer protective film and a polarizer protective film exhibiting high hardness and excellent properties, a polarizing plate including the same, and a preparation method of a polarizing plate. According to the polarizing plate of the present invention, it can be usefully utilized in various fields because of its excellent hardness, flexibility, and optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Min Kim, Yeong Rae Chang, Han Na Lee
  • Patent number: 10286587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of panels for floor or wall coverings comprising the steps of mixing and homogenizing raw materials, thereby obtaining a dryblend, extruding said dryblend, thereby obtaining one or more thermoplastic layers, laminating the aforementioned thermoplastic layers, thereby obtaining a panel for floor or wall coverings, wherein said raw materials and/or said dryblend are predominantly transported vertically downwards during the weighing, mixing and/or homogenizing of said raw materials and during the feeding of said dryblend to extruders via feeding units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BerryAlloc NV
    Inventors: Pol Lombaert, Matthias Wyseur, Tim Vanderhaegen
  • Patent number: 10266687
    Abstract: A base resin including from 30 to 70 percent by weight impact modified acrylic resin having a Tg from 60 to 150° C.; from 70 to 30 percent by weight polyvinylchloride (PVC), wherein the weight percentages of the impact modified acrylic resin and the polyvinylchloride are based on the combined weight of the impact modified acrylic resin and the polyvinylchloride; from 0.25 to 4 weight percent of anti-melding additive based on the total base resin weight; and from 0.5 weight percent to 25 weight percent colorant based on total base resin weight is provided. Also provided are capstock compositions including one or more base resins, a process for making a capstock, and capstock produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Paul R. Van Rheenen, Scott W. Reading
  • Patent number: 10236479
    Abstract: A power-cell packaging material including a layered body obtained by layering at least a substrate layer, a metal layer, an insulating layer, and a sealant layer, in this order. The insulating layer has a hardness in the range of 10-300 MPa, when measured by using a nanoindenter and pressing the indenter 5 ?m into the insulating layer from a cross-section of the layered body in the layering direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ojiri, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yokota, Rikiya Yamashita, Masakazu Kandori
  • Patent number: 10150275
    Abstract: A multi-layer structure comprising: (a) a skin layer comprising at least 50% by weight of an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition (LLDPE) having a Comonomer Distribution Constant (CDC) in the range of from 45 to 400, and wherein the skin layer does not contain any migratory additive; (b) a metal layer disposed on the skin layer to form a metalized film; and (c) at least one substrate layer laminated onto the metallized film; wherein the ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition comprises (i) less than or equal to 100 percent by weight of the units derived from ethylene; and (ii) less than 30 percent by weight of units derived from one or more ?-olefin comonomers is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Dow Chemical (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., Dow Chemical IMEA GmbH
    Inventors: Prajwal Shah, Shashibhushan S. Mishra, Tamanna Duggal, Prashant Mogre, Eng Kian Ma
  • Patent number: 9988562
    Abstract: Provided herein, generally, are colored two-part adhesives, more particularly, in some embodiments, (meth)acrylate based two-part adhesives suitable for, but not limited to, use in repairing aircraft parts. The adhesives, in some embodiments, comprise a colored first component and a second component, wherein the colored first component comprises i) a polymeric resin base composition, ii) a flame-retardant compound, and optional synergist, iii) an acrylic paint, and iv) dispersant additive; and the second component comprises v) a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MIX 14 Ltd.
    Inventor: Gary Townley
  • Patent number: 9932421
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for the emulsion polymerization of itaconic acid containing ester functionality, for example, the alkyl esters of itaconic acid known as alkylitaconate. More specifically, an ester of polyitaconic acid polymer is produced via emulsion polymerization and contains greater than 50% by weight of an ester of itaconic acid along with a selected particle size and levels of molecular weight and syndiotactacticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Itaconix Corporation
    Inventors: Yvon Durant, Bo Jiang, John Tsavalas
  • Patent number: 9920226
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermally curable pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, which, based on the total weight of the composition, comprises the following components: a) 35-99% by weight of a reactive polymethacrylate component having a glass transition temperature Tg of ?35° C. to 32° C., and having a reactive functional group which can react with benzoxazine to form an interpenetrating polymer network; and b) 1-65% by weight of a benzoxazine component of the following formula: wherein: X is selected from the group consisting of a covalent bond, C1-C6 alkylene, C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, C?O, S, S?O or O?S?O R1 and R2 are the same or different and independently of each other selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, or C5-C14 aryl, and R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen or C1-C6 alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Qing Wu, Jing Fang, Fei Gao, Guannan Yin, Hui Zong, Jianda Zhang, Yuting Wan
  • Patent number: 9908960
    Abstract: A star-shaped vinyl ether polymer, comprising a central core and an arm portion bonded to the central core, wherein: the arm portion comprises a repeating unit derived from a vinyl ether monomer; the star-shaped vinyl ether polymer comprises a structure represented by the following Formula (1): —Y—Ar1—N?N—Ar2??(1); wherein Y represents an ether bond, a thioether bond, a group —NH—, or a group —OR1—*, R1 represents an alkylene group, * represents a position bonded to Ar1 in Formula (I), Ar1 represents a substituted or unsubstituted divalent aromatic hydrocarbon group, and Ar2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent aromatic hydrocarbon group; and particularly the central core is formed by crosslinking of a polyfunctional coupling agent, wherein the polyfunctional coupling agent is a compound represented by the following Formula (3): wherein R5 to R8 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R9 represents a divalent organic group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Norihiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9738825
    Abstract: Metal deco ink formulations are improved by the use of fluorescent dyes, UV-absorbing dyes and/or IR-absorbing dyes. These may be premixed with a phenol-formaldehyde resin without microencapsulation to protect the dye from other ink ingredients that have chemistries which are incompatible with that of the dye, in order to obtain photochromic ink formulation with a good shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Chromatic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Owen, Eric Cathie, Kristin A. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9701823
    Abstract: A composition comprising a low density polyethylene (LDPE) and a metallocene-catalyzed linear low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) wherein the composition when extruded as a molten resin displays a neck-in value that is about equal to or increased by less than about 10% of the neck-in value observed when using the LDPE alone. A method comprising blending a LDPE and a mLLDPE of this disclosure to form a polymer blend having a miscibility factor of 1; extruding the polymer blend onto a substrate wherein the extruded polymer blend has a neck-in that is about equal to or increased by less than about 10% of the neck-in value observed when using the LDPE alone and wherein an amount of trim waste produced is equal to or about 10% less trim waste than the amount of trim waste produced when utilizing an extrusion coating using LDPE alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
    Inventors: Darrell W. Landry, Jr., Kelly R. Frey
  • Patent number: 9649937
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing an interface module (1), the interface module (1) including a display member (7) that is to be visible through a transparent slab (S), characterized in that it comprises the steps of: silk-screening an opaque ink (9) onto certain areas of a film (3) so as to define frames or symbols; depositing adhesive (C) between the film (3) on the silk-screened ink (9) side, and the transparent slab (S) of the interface module (1); and adhering, and laminating the film (3) onto the transparent slab (S) of the interface module (1). The invention also relates to the associated interface module produced according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Maryline Thorailler, Frédéric Autran
  • Patent number: 9606440
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for modifying line edge roughness on a lithographically-produced feature in a material, the method comprising applying a block copolymer to an area on the feature having line edge roughness, the block copolymer comprising a charged hydrophilic polymer block and a non-charged hydrophilic polymer block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Idriss Blakey, Ya-Mi Chuang, Andrew Keith Whittaker, Kevin Stanley Jack
  • Patent number: 9453133
    Abstract: The architectural compositions, such as paints and stains, include an additive comprising a plurality of latex particles added to an existing mixture of opacifying pigments and a film-forming binder as an admixture. Each latex particle is made from a latex polymer copolymerized with a polymerizable surfactant. The latex polymer is a non-film forming polymer at ambient temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Gary Dandreaux, Ashley Brewer, Caleb Jardel, Paulina Ogorzalek, Luz Clarena Shavel, Robert Sheerin
  • Patent number: 9359525
    Abstract: Water-free composition comprising at least one saturated or unsaturated, epoxy-modified polyester as binder, at least one acrylate polymer or polyurethane polymer as further binder, polymer microparticles, at least one polymer which comprises functional groups consisting of blocked isocyanates and amino resins, as crosslinking agent, at least one pigment, at least one organic solvent, and at least one auxiliary or additive, the solids of the composition being at least 50% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Jorn Lavalaye, Norbert Löw
  • Patent number: 9296936
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to a preparation method of a wettability reversal agent, comprising: (1) adding an emulsifier into water to prepare a mixed solution of emulsifier; (2) adding compounds represented by formula (1-a), (2-a), (3-a), (4-a), (5-a), and (6-a) to the mixed solution of emulsifier to obtain a pre-emulsion, adding an initiator, and initiating a polymerization reaction. When the wettability reversal agent and reservoir protecting agent composition disclosed in the present subject matter are used in a drilling fluid, they can effectively prevent the permeation of the water phase and oil phase in the drilling fluid into the reservoir, reduce the filter loss of the drilling fluid, and thereby effectively protect the reservoir against damages from the drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: China University of Petroleum (Beijing)
    Inventors: Guancheng Jiang, Yang Xuan, Xi Wang, Shuo Zhang, Yuxiu An, Jinsheng Sun
  • Patent number: 9186645
    Abstract: A method and system for treating and strengthening material. One or more electron accelerators can be integrated with a mobile unit. The electron accelerators are positioned on the mobile unit to irradiate and treat in-situ, a material located proximate to the mobile unit, wherein irradiation of the material by the electron accelerators results in in-situ cross-linking or polymerization of the material and therefore a strengthening and increased durability of the material. The in-situ treatment of a road surface to toughen and strengthen the road surface constructed with standard asphalt construction can result in improved material properties of the surface, enhanced durability, and improved lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fermi Research Alliance, LLC
    Inventor: Robert D. Kephart
  • Patent number: 9090768
    Abstract: A mixture which comprises from 5 to 50% by weight of a block copolymer A, which comprises one or more copolymer blocks (B/S)A each composed of from 65 to 95% by weight of vinylaromatic monomers and from 35 to 5% by weight of dienes and of a glass transition temperature TgA in the range from 40° to 90° C.; from 95 to 50% by weight of a block copolymer B, which comprises at least one hard block S composed of vinylaromatic monomers and comprises one or more copolymer blocks (B/S)B each composed of from 20 to 60% by weight of vinylaromatic monomers and from 80 to 40% by weight of dienes and of a glass transition temperature TgB in the range from ?70° to 0° C.; from 0 to 45% by weight of polystyrene or of a block copolymer C other than A and B; and from 0 to 6% by weight of a plasticizer; and its use for production of shrink films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Styrolution Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Knoll, Helmut Steininger, Michael Schuster, Daniel Wagner, Peter Merkel
  • Patent number: 9081145
    Abstract: A polarizing plate includes a polarizer, a first protective film attached to one side of the polarizer, and a second protective film attached to another side of the polarizer. A ratio between coefficients of thermal expansion of the first and second protective films, measured in a transverse direction (TD) at a temperature from about 25° C. to about 120° C., ranges from about 0.5 to about 2. A ratio between coefficients of thermal expansion of the first and second protective films measured in a machine direction (MD) at a temperature from about 25° C. to about 120° C. ranges from about 0.5 to about 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Eun Su Park, Kwang Ho Shin, Dong Yoon Shin, Eun Kyeong Seo, Hae Ryong Chung
  • Patent number: 9069137
    Abstract: A polarizer includes boric acid, potassium iodide, and a zinc salt. The zinc salt has a concentration gradient in which the concentration of the zinc salt gradually decreases from a surface of the polarizer to an interior thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Chang Seok Bae, Jin Sook Kim, Eun Mi Kim, Pil Joo Kim, Eun Su Park, Jae Bin Song
  • Patent number: 9067364
    Abstract: A coated fabric includes a fabric from monoaxially drawn polymer tapes, in particular polyolefin or polyester tapes, preferably polypropylene or polyethylene terephthalate tapes. The fabric is coated with a sealing layer from a thermoplastic synthetic material the melting point of which is below the crystallite melting point of the fabric tape material. The coated fabric is excellently suitable for hot-air, ultrasonic, heated tool, infrared or laser beam welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert Fuerst, Peter Skopek
  • Patent number: 9040165
    Abstract: A solar cell sealing film contains an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer, a crosslinker, and crosslinking auxiliary agents, wherein the solar cell sealing film contains a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate having 5 or more (meth)acryloyl groups in the molecule and triallyl isocyanurate as the crosslinking auxiliary agents, and a mass ratio of the polyfunctional (meth)acrylate to the triallyl isocyanurate is 0.06 to 0.3 parts of polyfunctional (meth)acrylate per 1 part of triallyl isocyanurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hisataka Kataoka, Makiko Tomiyama
  • Publication number: 20150140277
    Abstract: An anti-scattering structure which comprises a substrate having a first surface; and a polymer layer of a urea as an anti-scattering layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150140348
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive for packaging materials being in a form of an aqueous dispersion including an acid-modified polyolefin resin containing a (meth)acrylic acid ester component, polyvinyl alcohol and an aqueous medium, wherein the content of polyvinyl alcohol is 0.1 to 10 parts by mass in relation to 100 parts by mass of the acid-modified polyolefin resin. Also disclosed is a packaging material using the adhesive wherein a barrier layer, an adhesive layer formed of a coating film obtained from the adhesive, and a sealant layer are laminated in this order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: UNITIKA LTD.
    Inventors: Kenjin Shiba, Takamasa Yoshino, Takuma Yano
  • Publication number: 20150140350
    Abstract: Provided are compounds of the following: wherein R1 is a saturated or unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon optionally substituted with an alkyl and/or an OXO-ester, and R2 is a C4 to C14 hydrocarbyl, preferably the residue of a C4 to C14 OXO-alcohol. Also provided are processes for making the compounds and plasticized polymer compositions containing said compounds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jihad M. Dakka, Lorenzo C. DeCaul, Christine A. Costello, Edmund J. Mozeleski, Pierre Osterrieth, Stephen Zushma, Allen D. Godwin, Diana Smirnova, Catherine A. Faler, Victor Deflorio, Didier Naert
  • Publication number: 20150125631
    Abstract: Disclosed therein are an optical film and a display device comprising the same, where the optical film comprises a first optically anisotropic layer including a liquid crystal compound and a second optically anisotropic layer including a repeating unit having a photoreactive group, thereby securing improved photoreaction rate and excellent liquid crystal alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mi Ra Hong, Sung-Ho Chun, Dai Seung Choi, Kyung Chang Seo, Dong Woo Yoo
  • Publication number: 20150118501
    Abstract: Coating compositions are described comprising an aqueous polymeric dispersion; a crosslinker; and an acid or salt of a polyalkylene oxide. Also described are articles comprising the dried and cured coating composition disposed on a substrate as well as a method a providing an anti-fog coating on a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yongshang Lu, Naiyong Jing, Dang Xie, Zhigang Yu, Caroline M. Ylitalo, Mahfuza B. Ali, Alexander J. Kugel, Steven P. Swanson
  • Patent number: 9012945
    Abstract: LED dies, emitting blue light, are provided on a first support substrate to form a light emitting layer. A mixture of a transparent binder, yellow phosphor powder, magenta-colored glass beads, and cyan-colored glass beads is printed over the light emitting surface. The mixture forms a wavelength conversion layer when cured. The beads are sized so that the tops of the beads protrude completely through the conversion layer. When the LED dies are on, the combination of the yellow phosphor light and the blue LED light creates white light. When the LEDs are off, white ambient light, such as sunlight, causes the conversion layer to appear to be a mixture of yellow light, magenta light, and cyan light. The percentage of the magenta and cyan beads in the mixture is selected to create a desired off-state color, such as a neutral color, of the conversion layer for aesthetic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Nthdegree Technologies Worldwide Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Ray
  • Patent number: 9012027
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aqueous emulsion comprising at least a vinyl polymer, said vinyl polymer comprising: a) 45 to 99 wt % of itaconate ester monomers having formula (I), wherein R and R? are independently an alkyl or an aryl group; b) 0.1 to 15 wt % of ionic or potentially ionic unsaturated monomers; c) 0 to 54 wt % of unsaturated monomers, different from a) and b); and 0.9 to 54.9 wt % by weight of total monomers of a chaser monomer composition added subsequently and polymerized after the polymerization of monomers a), b) and c); wherein a)+b)+c) and the chaser monomer composition add up to 100%; and wherein the aqueous emulsion contains less than 0.5 wt % free itaconate ester monomers of formula I based on the total weight of the aqueous emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Tijs Nabuurs, Gerardus Cornelis Overbeek, Jeffrey Stubbs
  • Patent number: 9012022
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to polymer coatings covalently attached to the surface of a substrate and the preparation of the polymer coatings, such as poly(N-(5-azidoacetamidylpentyl)acrylamide-co-acrylamide) (PAZAM), in the formation and manipulation of substrates, such as molecular arrays and flow cells. The present disclosure also relates to methods of preparing a substrate surface by using beads coated with a covalently attached polymer, such as PAZAM, and the method of determining a nucleotide sequence of a polynucleotide attached to a substrate surface described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Illumina, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne N. George, Andrew A. Brown, Daniel Bratton, Hongji Ren, Ryan C. Smith
  • Patent number: 9012028
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical resin composition being transparent, having suitable adhesion and necessary impact absorption for protection of an image display device etc., not affecting constituent materials of a image display panel, and being excellent in reliability, and an optical resin material using the same. Disclosed is an optical resin composition containing (A) a first acrylate derivative that is a compound having one polymerizable unsaturated bond in its molecule, (B) a second acrylate derivative that is a compound having two or more polymerizable unsaturated bonds in its molecule, and (C) an acrylate derivative polymer, and an optical resin material produced by curing reaction of the optical resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tooru Takahashi, Yasuhisa Ishida, Hisashige Kanbara, Hidekazu Kondou
  • Publication number: 20150104660
    Abstract: Ink and coating compositions, printing and coating processes, and printed and coated substrates utilizing a polymerizable composition comprising one or more di-activated vinyl compounds, with the proviso that said a di-activated vinyl compound is not a cyanoacrylate. Exemplary compositions include methylene malonates, methylene ?-ketoesters, methylene ?-diketones, dialkyl disubstituted vinyls, and dihaloalkyl disubstituted vinyls. Exemplary compositions are polymerizable at ambient temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Sirrus, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard M. Malofsky, Adam G. Malofsky, Matthew M. Ellison
  • Publication number: 20150103513
    Abstract: Films useful as optical reflectors are prepared by coating a sheet of polyethylene terephthalate or other thermoplastic with acrylic polymer, white pigment, and optionally other additives such as impact modifiers, matting agents and UV stabilizers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Jiaxin Jason Ge, Mark A. Aubart
  • Publication number: 20150099114
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, a protective film, an optical device, and a display device. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition may exhibit excellent storage stability, suitable low speed and high speed peel-off strengths after a crosslinking structure is formed, and have an excellent balance between them. Accordingly, the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition may exhibit an excellent protective effect when applied to a protective film, may be easily peeled in high speed peel-off and thus advantageous for a high speed process, and may exhibit an excellent antistatic property in the process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kee Young Kim, No Ma Kim, In Ho Hwang, In Kyu Park
  • Publication number: 20150090574
    Abstract: A touch panel is formed by firstly forming a film layer on a first plate, and next, sequentially forming a buffer layer on the film layer, forming a sensing layer on the buffer layer, forming a second plate on the sensing layer. After the foregoing formation procedures, the first plate is removed from the film layer. Next, a cover is attached to the film layer. In this way, the film layer is located between the cover and the buffer layer. Finally, the second plate is removed from the sensing layer, so as to form a touch panel with the features of light weight, thin thickness and low costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Ching-Shan Lin, Chunyan Wu, Lianjie Ji, Fang Fang
  • Patent number: 8993506
    Abstract: A hydrophilized article includes (a) a substrate having a hydrophobic surface, and (b) a hydrophilizing layer disposed on at least a portion of the hydrophobic surface of the substrate. said layer comprising an organophosphorus material or a vinyl alcohol material, or a mixture of an organophosphorus material and a vinyl alcohol material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rhodia Operations
    Inventors: Tobias Johannes Fütterer, Robert Lee Reierson, Jean-Christophe Castaing
  • Patent number: 8986848
    Abstract: A hydrophilic coating can be applied to virtually any surface to produce a long-lasting, durable antifog effect. The coating includes a molecular-level blend of hydrophilic polymers. The coating can be assembled using a layer-by-layer assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nuerxiati Nueraji, Albert J. Swiston, Michael F. Rubner, Robert E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8980404
    Abstract: A composition for imprints comprising a polymerizable monomer, a photopolymerization initiator, and a polymer having a functional group with at least one of a fluorine atom or a silicon atom and having a polymerizable functional group, wherein the polymer has a weight-average molecular weight of at least 2000 and the amount of the polymer is from 0.01 to 20% by mass relative to the polymerizable monomer, is excellent in patternability and mold releasability, capable of forming good patterns and free from a problem of mold contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Kodama
  • Publication number: 20150072132
    Abstract: An electrode coating composition that includes at least one crosslinkable monomer; at least one hydrophobic monomer; and at least one dielectric constant enhancing agent selected from dielectric enhancing monomers, ferroelectric particulates, and electroactive polymers. Coatings including the polymer of compositions, and articles including electrically isolating layers are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lenwood Lynell Fields, Arthur Winston Martin, Shawn Michael O'Malley, Dean Michael Thelen
  • Publication number: 20150071046
    Abstract: A component comprising a stacked interleaved film structure that includes a plurality of layers inert to light. Alternating layers are either doped with a reverse saturable absorber (RSA) material or the RSA material is located between the adjacent inert layers. In some embodiments, the inert alternating layers have different refractive indices. A data storage device and methods of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eugene Pauling Boden, Xiaolei Shi
  • Publication number: 20150072102
    Abstract: Waterproof engineered floor and wall planks have a wear layer, an underlayer about an extruded dust and plastic composite core and a click-lock edge fastening system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: US Floors, Inc.
    Inventors: Piet V. Dossche, Philippe Erramuzpe
  • Publication number: 20150072124
    Abstract: A transparent substrate for optical elements which is capable of suppressing cracking is provided, and a transparent substrate for optical elements which is capable of extending the life of optical elements such as organic EL elements used in organic EL illumination devices or polarizer plates used in liquid crystal display devices is provided. This transparent substrate for optical elements is characterized by having an inorganic layer and a hydrophilic layer laminated sequentially on a transparent resin film. For this reason, this transparent substrate for optical elements can have excellent gas barrier properties, inhibits degeneration of optical elements due to water vapor, suppresses cracking, is transparent and flexible, is easy to handle, can be efficiently and economically manufactured, and has excellent design properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: NEC Lighting, LTF.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Sakaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150069650
    Abstract: Magnetic receptive media, the magnetic receptive media comprises at least one printable substrate layer and at least one layer formed from a hot melt polymer composition, the hot melt polymer composition comprising Greater than about 70% to about 95% magnetite and about 5% to less than about 30% thermoplastic polymer and methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: MAGNETNOTES, LTD.
    Inventors: Randall Boudouris, Luke Rundquist
  • Publication number: 20150064489
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to acrylic adhesive emulsions comprising a core-shell polymeric component comprising an inner core and an outer shell containing at least one pendent functional group; a polyfunctional component capable of reacting with at least one of the pendent functional groups on the outer shell; wherein the inner core is free of functional groups reactive with the pendent functional groups on the outer shell; and wherein the pH of the emulsion is 6.5 or less; and wherein the emulsion is a fast-setting, one part, aqueous, adhesive. Bonded articles made therefrom, and methods of bonding articles using these emulsions are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lili Qie, Alison K. Graske, Glenn S. Prementine, David J. Drath, Biing-Huei D. Su
  • Publication number: 20150055984
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for electrostatic printing, wherein the method comprises (a) providing an ink composition comprising particles comprising a resin, wherein the ink composition contains less than 0.3 mg of charge director per g of solids in the ink composition; (b) passing the ink composition between a first electrode and a developer roller, wherein sufficient potential is applied between the developer roller and the electrode such that the resin particles are charged and adhere to the developer roller; (c) transferring at least some of the particles from the developer roller to a photoimaging plate to form an image on the photoimaging plate; and (d) transferring the image from the photoimaging plate to a print medium. Also disclosed here is an apparatus for carrying out the method, and a print medium printed using the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Shai Lior, Mark Sandler, Peter Nedelin
  • Patent number: 8962133
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide: an electrophotographic member which enhances image quality, prevents the lowering of a grade of an image even when images have been repeatedly output, and can remarkably enhance the stability of the grade of the image; an intermediate transfer member; and an image forming apparatus. The electrophotographic member includes a base layer and a surface layer, wherein the surface layer has a binder resin, perfluoropolymer fine particles, a fluorocarbon resin dispersing agent and a particular fluorine compound, wherein the perfluoropolymer fine particle has a fluorine compound carried on its surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Sato, Naoto Kameyama, Kenji Onuma, Koichi Nakamura, Tadanobu Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Tominaga, Akira Watanabe, Yasushi Shimizu, Rieko Sakamoto