Compositions To Be Polymerized By Wave Energy Wherein Said Composition Contains A Rate-affecting Material; Or Compositions To Be Modified By Wave Energy Wherein Said Composition Contains A Rate-affecting Material; Or Processes Of Preparing Or Treating A Solid Polymer Utilizing Wave Energy Patents (Class 522/1)
  • Patent number: 11081317
    Abstract: Embodiments include a modular high-frequency emission source. In an embodiment, the modular high-frequency emission source includes a plurality of high-frequency emission modules, where each high-frequency emission module comprises an oscillator module, an amplification module, and an applicator. In an embodiment the oscillator module comprises a voltage control circuit and a voltage controlled oscillator. In an embodiment, the amplification module is coupled to the oscillator module. In an embodiment, the applicator is coupled to the amplification module. In an embodiment, each high-frequency emission module includes a different oscillator module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Thai Cheng Chua, Christian Amormino, Hanh Nguyen, Kallol Bera, Philip Allan Kraus
  • Patent number: 11066563
    Abstract: A radiation curable ink comprises a compound represented by the following Formula (I): a compound represented by the following Formula (II): and a compound represented by the following Formula (III):
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Nakamura, Toru Saito, Naoki Koike, Toshiyuki Yoda
  • Patent number: 11060541
    Abstract: A method of forming three-dimensional shaped microparticles in a microfluidic device includes flowing a mixture of a monomer and photoinitiator in a microfluidic channel having a plurality of pillars disposed therein to define a flow stream having a pre-defined shape and temporarily stopping the same. One or more portions of the flow stream are polymerized by passing polymerizing light through one or more masks and onto the flow stream, the polymerization process forming a plurality of three-dimensional shaped microparticles. The three-dimensional shape of the microparticle may be geometrically complex by using non-rectangular 2D orthogonal shapes for the flow and/or masked light source. The microparticles may include protected regions on which cells can be adhered to and protected from shear forces. The flow stream is restarted to flush out the newly formed microparticles and prepare the device for the next cycle of particle formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Dino Di Carlo, Chueh-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 10975263
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition contains an epoxy resin, a curing accelerator, a compound having a (meth) acryloyl group, and a compound having an acidic functional group and a weight average molecular weight of 1000 or more. The thermosetting resin composition may further contain a phosphorus-based flame retardant, organic spherical beads, and the like. The thermosetting resin composition preferably substantially does not contain a photopolymerization initiator and a thermal polymerization initiator. The thermosetting resin composition can be used, for example, for forming a cured film on a flexible printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kido, Tetsuya Kogiso, Tomohiro Koda, Yuji Asahina
  • Patent number: 10954380
    Abstract: A hydrochromic polydiacetylene polymer patch and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The hydrochromic polymer patch comprises a polymer matrix; and polydiacetylene present in the polymer matrix. The polydiacetylene has an ionic functional group in the repeating unit thereof. The ionic functional group is R?M+ or R+X?. R? is a carboxylate anion, M+ is an alkali metal cation, and R+ is a quaternary ammonium group, and X? is F?, Cl?, Br?, I?, PF6?, BF4?, bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide (Tf2N?), trifluoromethanesulfonate (TfO?), SCN?, or CH3COO?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Jong-Man Kim, Min-Jeong Seo, Dong-Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 10934397
    Abstract: This disclosure enables direct 3D printing of preceramic polymers, which can be converted to fully dense ceramics. Some variations provide a preceramic resin formulation comprising a molecule with two or more C?X double bonds or C?X triple bonds, wherein X is selected from C, S, N, or O, and wherein the molecule further comprises at least one non-carbon atom selected from Si, B, Al, Ti, Zn, P, Ge, S, N, or O; a photoinitiator; a free-radical inhibitor; and a 3D-printing resolution agent. The disclosed preceramic resin formulations can be 3D-printed using stereolithography into objects with complex shape. The polymeric objects may be directly converted to fully dense ceramics with properties that approach the theoretical maximum strength of the base materials. Low-cost structures are obtained that are lightweight, strong, and stiff, but stable in the presence of a high-temperature oxidizing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Zak C. Eckel
  • Patent number: 10934443
    Abstract: Disclosed are an infrared transmitting ink composition for an ink jet, a method for forming a bezel pattern by using the same, a bezel pattern formed thereby, and a display substrate comprising the same, wherein the infrared transmitting ink composition enables the check of align markers through an infrared camera and the detection of pressure marks through non-destructive inspection even after the bezel pattern is printed on the display substrate, has excellent storage stability, curing sensitivity, and adhesion with a basic material, and can improve an ink jet process performance. The infrared transmitting ink composition for an ink jet comprises: a lactam black pigment, a perylene black pigment, or a combination thereof; a dispersant; an epoxy compound; an oxetane compound; a photo-polymerization initiator; and an organic solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jaehyun Yoo, Areum Kim, Sungeun Park, Joonhyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10913212
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a variable frequency microwave power supply, a waveguide launcher, and a fixture to contain a material to be heated, with the fixture located directly adjacent to the end of the launcher. All heating occurs in the near-field region. This condition may be insured by keeping the thickness of the fixture or workpiece under one wavelength (at all microwave frequencies being used). The launcher is preferably a horn or waveguide configured to apply the microwave power to a small area to perform spot curing or repair operations involving adhesives and composites. The spot curing may secure components in place for further handling, after which a thermal or oven treatment will cure the remaining adhesive to develop adequate strength for service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Iftikhar Ahmad, Keith R. Hicks, Andrew Cardin, Clayton R. DeCamillis, Richard C. Hazelhurst, Angelo Luciano, Andrew Bools
  • Patent number: 10899920
    Abstract: Methods for forming high shrink wrap label sleeves directly from a roll are disclosed herein. A seaming agent is applied to the label, where the trailing edge will overlap the leading edge to form a seam. The seaming agent is then exposed to radiation to cure the seaming agent and form a sleeve. The label comprises a film with at least one external layer that has a Hildebrand solubility parameter, and the seaming agent includes a component having a Hildebrand solubility parameter that is within 2.2 MPa1/2 or within 4.4 calories1/2·cm?3/2 of the Hildebrand solubility parameter of the external layer of the film. The seaming agent also has a viscosity of at least 1 centipoise and less than 1000 centipoise when measured at any temperature between ambient temperature and 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Polysack Flexible Packaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Izhar Halahmi, Nitai Alush-aben
  • Patent number: 10710313
    Abstract: A microwave heating device includes a variable frequency microwave power supply, a waveguide launcher, and a fixture to contain a material to be heated, with the fixture located directly adjacent to the end of the launcher. All heating occurs in the near-field region, i.e., no cavity modes or standing waves are established within the fixture. This condition may be insured by keeping the thickness of the fixture or workpiece under one wavelength (at all microwave frequencies being used). The launcher is preferably a horn configured to spread the microwave power laterally over a selected area while maintaining a single propagating mode. The invention may be used to enhance catalytic reactions for research and other purposes. Alternatively, the invention may be configured to perform spot curing or repair operations involving adhesives and composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Iftikhar Ahmad, Keith R. Hicks, Andrew Cardin, Clayton R. DeCamillis, Richard C. Hazelhurst
  • Patent number: 10669439
    Abstract: A resin for an active energy ray curable ink contains a rosin-modified unsaturated polyester resin (A). The rosin-modified unsaturated polyester resin (A) is a reaction product of a material component containing rosins (a), ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acids (b), and polyols (c); the mole ratio of an unsaturated bond based on the ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acids (b) with respect to the total amount of the material component is 0.50 mol/kg or more and 2.00 mol/kg or less; the rosins (a) contain a stabilization-treated rosin at a ratio of 90 mass % or more with respect to the total amount of the rosins (a); the ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acids (b) contain ?,?-unsaturated dicarboxylic acids; and the polyols (c) contain a trihydric or more alcohol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HARIMA CHEMICALS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keijiro Okawachi, Keiji Sasakura, Tomoya Tanatsugu, Hiroyuki Hisada, Akihiro Morita
  • Patent number: 10647862
    Abstract: Disclosed are an ink composition including light-absorbing nanoparticles and a photonic crystal structure formed using the same. The ink composition may include inorganic particles; monomer; photoinitiator; and nanoparticles light-absorbing nanoparticles to provide the photonic crystal structure. As consequence, problems such as low color sharpness, which makes photonic crystals visible, and attaining high productivity may be eliminated. Moreover, white scattering can be reduced, and thus a distinctive color can be exhibited even when there is a difference between a reflection angle and an observation angle of light, thereby improving visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chan Ul Jeong, Sang Hoon Han, Jong Bin Kim, Shin Hyun Kim, Gun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10624995
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel compositions and methods for making a polymer substrate and a ligand that includes a proximal portion with a photoactive compound bound to the polymer substrate, a terminal portion with an anti-infective/anti-microbial compound, and a reactive portion attaching the proximal portion and the terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Orthobond Corporation
    Inventors: Randy Clevenger, Se-Ho Kim, Jordan Katz, Carlos Caicedo-Carvajal
  • Patent number: 10584194
    Abstract: An active energy ray liquid composition is provided. A cured product of the active energy ray curable liquid composition is a solid at 25° C. and a liquid at 60° C., and the solid exhibits a compression stress of 2.0 kPa or more when compressed 1%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwata, Yoshihiro Norikane, Tatsuya Niimi, Takashi Matsumura, Hiroyuki Naito
  • Patent number: 10577453
    Abstract: An aminoacrylate-acrylate urethane comprises at least one urethane function bonded to an aminoacrylate group, this group having a plurality of acrylate groups and being derived from the reaction of a) a hydroxylated aminoacrylate bearing one or more acrylate groups with b) a polyisocyanate. The aminoacrylate a) is produced by the addition of a1) an amino alcohol bearing a hydroxyl group and a secondary amine group to a2) at least one multifunctional acrylate, with a2) being in stoichiometric excess relative to the secondary amine groups of said amino alcohol a1). A method for preparing the urethane acrylate comprises preparing the aminoacrylate a) by a Michael addition reaction. The aminoacrylate-acrylate urethane may be used in curable compositions, more particularly as a synergist, and also to cured finished products from the urethane acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe Ciceron, Charles Bourrousse
  • Patent number: 10538635
    Abstract: Analyte-insensitive materials comprising polymerizable monomers suitable for use in forming a hydrophilic, cross-linked gel comprising on the surface of a substrate for an electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Eric K. Lee, Boaz Vilozny, James Andrew
  • Patent number: 10527937
    Abstract: A liquid solder resist composition contains a carboxyl group-containing resin, a photopolymerizable compound containing at least one compound selected from a group consisting of a photopolymerizable monomer and a photopolymerizable prepolymer, a photopolymerization initiator, and a titanium dioxide. The photopolymerization initiator contains a bisacylphosphine oxide-based photopolymerization initiator, a first ?-hydroxyalkyl phenone-based photopolymerization initiator that is a liquid at 25° C., and a second ?-hydroxyalkyl phenone-based photopolymerization initiator that is a solid at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Sakai, Nobuhito Hamada, Michiya Higuchi, Tokuzan Miyake
  • Patent number: 10472466
    Abstract: Provided is a monomer composition that has rapid curability and can be cured rapidly, even in the presence of oxygen and/or water, to form a cured product having excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates. The monomer composition according to the present invention contains a vinyl ether compound (A). The vinyl ether compound (A) includes a vinyl ether compound (a) having a cyclic ether skeleton. The monomer composition further contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a vinyl ether compound (a?) having a chain hydrocarbon skeleton, a divinyl ether compound (a?-1) having a cyclic hydrocarbon skeleton, an oxetane compound (B), and an epoxy compound (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Mizuta, Keizo Inoue
  • Patent number: 10428196
    Abstract: Curable liquid nano-composites for additive manufacturing of objects having precisely controlled mechanical and electronic properties are provided. Methods of making the curable nano-composites, and methods of additive manufacturing using the nano-composites are also provided. Additionally, objects made from additive manufacturing using the curable nano-composites are provided. In one or more embodiments the nano-composites can contain one or more cross-linkable monomers or oligomers; a photo-initiator; and a nanoparticle. In some embodiments the curable liquid nano-composite can have a viscosity prior to curing of about 1-150 cP at room temperature and pressure. The curable nano-composite can be used for additive manufacturing by printing the curable nano-composite. The printed objects can include various opto-electronic devices such as conductive coatings, electrochromic devices, electronic interconnects, antennae, RFID tags, transistors, diodes, photovoltaics, light emitting diodes, and capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Schmutz IP, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Slep, Linghui Wu
  • Patent number: 10416556
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition for flexographic printing, comprising at least (A) a hydrophilic copolymer, (B) an elastomer, (C) a polymerizable unsaturated monomer, and (D) a photopolymerization initiator, wherein, in a cross-section of a cured product of the resin composition, a phase area of a phase comprising the hydrophilic copolymer (A), SA, is 15% or more and 60% or less, and a proportion of the phase having a phase area of 3 ?m2 or more and less than 100 ?m2 is 20 (% by area) or more of the phase comprising the hydrophilic copolymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Saito, Takafumi Honjo
  • Patent number: 10221284
    Abstract: This disclosure enables direct 3D printing of preceramic polymers, which can be converted to fully dense ceramics. Some variations provide a preceramic resin formulation comprising a molecule with two or more C?X double bonds or C?X triple bonds, wherein X is selected from C, S, N, or O, and wherein the molecule further comprises at least one non-carbon atom selected from Si, B, Al, Ti, Zn, P, Ge, S, N, or O; a photoinitiator; a free-radical inhibitor; and a 3D-printing resolution agent. The disclosed preceramic resin formulations can be 3D-printed using stereolithography into objects with complex shape. The polymeric objects may be directly converted to fully dense ceramics with properties that approach the theoretical maximum strength of the base materials. Low-cost structures are obtained that are lightweight, strong, and stiff, but stable in the presence of a high-temperature oxidizing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventor: Zak C. Eckel
  • Patent number: 10126478
    Abstract: A resin composition suitable for an optical compensation film, an optical compensation film using the same, which is excellent in the retardation characteristics and wavelength dispersion characteristics, and a production method of an optical compensation film. A resin composition containing, as resin components, from 30 to 99 wt % of a cellulose-based resin represented by the following formula (1) and from 1 to 70 wt % of a cinnamic acid ester copolymer: where each of R1, R2 and R3 independently represents hydrogen or a substituent having a carbon number of 1 to 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TOSOH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayasu Ito, Takahiro Kitagawa, Takuya Komine, Kaori Suyama
  • Patent number: 10035934
    Abstract: The present application relates to a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device. The polarizing plate which is thin and light, meets requirements for physical properties such as durability, moisture resistance, workability and light leakage inhibiting ability, and has an antistatic property, and the liquid crystal display device including the same may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In Kyu Park, No Ma Kim, In Ho Hwang, Sung Soo Yoon, Min Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 9954173
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to formulations for use in organic semiconductor layers of organic electronic devices, and more specifically in organic field effect transistors, to organic semiconductor layers prepared from such formulations, and to organic electronic devices and organic field effect transistors encompassing such organic semiconductor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Piotr Wierzchowiec, Pawel Miskiewicz
  • Patent number: 9931771
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to softening amorphous polymeric materials based on a combination of thiol, acrylate, ene and epoxy monomers. These materials can soften to the modulus of tissue, have a sharp transition and are highly tunable. The materials have a glassy modulus of 1-7 GPa and exhibit a rubbery plateau in modulus that can range from 100 MPa down to as low as 0.03 MPa, which is at or below the modulus of tissue. They have potential uses as materials for near net shape processing such as casting, stereolithography, reaction injection molding, fused deposition molding and various other forms of 3D printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Walter Voit, Taylor Ware
  • Patent number: 9872938
    Abstract: Disclosed are novel compositions and methods for making a polymer substrate and a ligand that includes a proximal portion with a photoactive compound bound to the polymer substrate, a terminal portion with an anti-infective/anti-microbial compound, and a reactive portion attaching the proximal portion and the terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Orthobond, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Clevenger, Se-Ho Kim, Jordan Katz, Carlos Caicedo-Carvajal
  • Patent number: 9802413
    Abstract: To provide a photopolymerizable inkjet ink, which contains photopolymerizable monomers containing at least one selected from the following compound group (A) compounds of which are negative for skin sensitization, and at least one selected from the following compound group (B) compounds of which are negative for skin sensitization, wherein the compound group (A) is a compound group consisting of caprolactone-modified dipentaerythritol hexaacrylate, polyethoxylated tetramethylol methane tetraacrylate, ethylene oxide-modified bisphenol A diacrylate, caprolactone-modified hydroxy pivalic acid neopentyl glycol diacrylate, polypropylene glycol diacrylate [CH2?CH—CO—(OC3H6)n-OCOCH?CH2 (n?12)], hydroxyethyl acryl amide, trimethylol propane trimethacrylate, and tricyclodecane dimethanol dimethacrylate, and the compound group (B) is a compound group consisting of ethylene oxide-modified phenolacrylate, isostearyl acrylate, ethylene oxide-modified trimethylol propane trimethacrylate, stearyl methacrylate, and glycerin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 9758478
    Abstract: A Addition-fragmentation oligomers containing allylic disulfide groups are described. The oligomers may be added to polymerizable compositions to provide labile crosslinks that can cleave and reform during the polymerization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ann R. Fornof, William H. Moser, Ahmed S. Abuelyaman, Guy D. Joly, Larry R. Krepski
  • Patent number: 9718904
    Abstract: A microdroplet or microparticle with Janus or core-shell internal morphology, which is obtained under the control of phase separation of high-concentration NIPAAm formed at 25° C. or more in a microfluidic device, is provided. The microdroplet or microparticle shows an anisotropic volume change according to a change in temperature, and can also serve as a fat-soluble/water-soluble carrier, and thus can be used as a new material for medical supplies in the field of various applications in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: POSTECH ACADMEY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dong Sung Kim, Kyoung Duck Seo
  • Patent number: 9670379
    Abstract: A composition comprises a copolymer made from a thiol terminated hydrocarbon monomer and at least one additional monomer chosen from the compounds of i) a terminally unsaturated hydrocarbon monomer, ii) an isocyanate functionalized hydrocarbon monomer and iii) a silane monomer substituted with two or more C2 to C8 terminally unsaturated alkenyl groups or C2 to C8 terminally unsaturated alkynyl groups. The composition also includes a particulate filler dispersed in the copolymer and a solvent. If the terminally unsaturated hydrocarbon monomer is polybutadiene, the polybutadiene contains from about 0 mol % to about 30 mol % of polymer units in a cis-1,4-butadiene form. Composites made from the composition and methods for making composite panels are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew P. Nowak, April R. Rodriguez, Erin E. Stache
  • Patent number: 9663607
    Abstract: The present invention is a process for preparing an aqueous solution of a hydrophobically modified alkylene oxide poly(urethane-urea-allophanate) thickener by contacting isocyanate reactive groups with a stoichiometric excess of a diisocyanate, followed by reaction with water. The thickener surprisingly shows a maintenance or improvement in hiding in paint formulations while maintaining other critical rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY
    Inventors: John J. Rabasco, Antony K. Van Dyk
  • Patent number: 9414445
    Abstract: A method for processing a dielectric film on a substrate comprises: depositing a porous dielectric film on a substrate; removing the porogen; stuffing the film with a protective polymeric material; performing at least one intermediate processing step on the stuffed dielectric film; placing the film in a microwave applicator cavity and heating to a first temperature to partially burn out the polymeric material; introducing a controlled amount of a polar solvent into the porosity created by the partial burn out; applying microwave energy to heat the film to a second selected temperature below the boiling point of the solvent to clean away remaining polymeric material; and applying microwave energy to heat the film to a third temperature above the boiling point of the solvent to completely burnout the residues of polymeric material. The interaction of the polar solvent with the microwaves enhances the efficiency of the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Iftikhar Ahmad, Mikhail Baklanov, Liping Zhang
  • Patent number: 9394390
    Abstract: A polyolefin is functionalized with two, three, or more terminal coumarin groups. When irradiated with longer wavelength ultraviolet light (e.g., 365 nanometers), the coumarin groups cyclodimerize to form a chain-extended or crosslinked polyolefin. The cyclodimerization can be reversed by irradiation with shorter wavelength ultraviolet light (e.g., 254 nanometers). When the crosslinked polyolefin is used to form a barrier layer in a light emitting diode or a photovoltaic device, scratches in the barrier layer cleave the cyclodimer groups and can be “healed” by irradiation to reduce or remove the scratches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Rudolf Faust, Ranjan Tripathy
  • Patent number: 9325027
    Abstract: The present provides a method for preparing a composite material, wherein the method comprises the following steps: (1) compounding a dispersion solution of an ion exchange resin containing a free radical initiator and a high-valence metal compound, with a functional monomer-grafted porous fluoropolymer membrane with a microporous structure by performing solution pouring, tape casting, screen printing process, spraying, or impregnating process; (2) subjecting a wet membrane to heat treatment at 30˜300° C., so that the free radical initiator can initiate crosslinking reaction between the porous membrane and the resin to obtain the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Shandong Huazia Shenzhou New Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongming Zhang, Junke Tang, Ping Liu, Heng Zhang, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 9040602
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dental material which comprises a polymerizable bisphosphonic acid of Formula I: The invention also relates to the use of a polymerizable bisphosphonic acid of Formula I for the preparation of a dental material and in particular for the preparation of an adhesive, cement or composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Yohann Catel, Jörg Angermann, Thorsten Bock, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 9034938
    Abstract: A description is given of a photoreactive polymer preparable by radical polymerization using at least one photoreactive monomer, where the photoreactive monomer has at least one radically polymerizable C—C double bond, at least one hydrophilic group selected from an ethylene glycol group and polyethylene glycol groups having at least 2 ethylene glycol units, and at least one photoreactive group, the photoreactive group being a photoenolizable carbonyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dieter Urban, Ulrike Licht, Theo Smit, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Guillaume Delaittre, Elena Frick
  • Patent number: 9034939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a primer ink comprising a polymerizable compound and a polymerization initiator, wherein the polymerizable compound comprises a monofunctional monomer having an aromatic hydrocarbon-based ring structure in a molecule and an aliphatic hydrocarbon-based monofunctional monomer, wherein a total mass of the monofunctional monomer having an aromatic hydrocarbon-based ring structure in a molecule and an aliphatic hydrocarbon-based monofunctional monomer is 80% by mass or more based on the total mass of all polymerizable compounds which the primer ink comprises, and wherein a surface tension of is 25 mN/m to 31 mN/m and a viscosity is 50 mPa·s or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Kito, Masaru Nakayama, Seigi Kawarai
  • Patent number: 9029434
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dye that is excellent in solubility and heat-resistance, and a novel compound that is suitable for the dye, and specifically provides a yellow dye having a maximum absorption wavelength in the region of 420 to 470 nm. Furthermore, the present invention provides a colored (alkali-developable) photosensitive composition and an optical filter using the dye, and specifically provides a color filter that does not decrease luminance and thus is preferable for an image display device such as a liquid crystal display panel. Specifically, the present invention provides a novel compound represented by the following general formula (1), a dye using the compound, and a colored (alkali-developable) photosensitive composition and a color filter. The content of the above-mentioned general formula (1) is as described in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Adeka Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Maeda, Masaaki Shimizu, Koichi Shigeno
  • Patent number: 9029435
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a photocurable sealing material which exhibits stable physical properties, particularly permanent compression set when subjected to a heat resistance test in an atmosphere of 100 to 150° C., and has a stable applying shape and storage stability. [Solution] A photocurable composition containing components (A) to (C) mentioned below, in which the mass ratio of the component (A) to the component (B) is 3:7 to 8:2; component (A): a compound having a polymer of a (meth)acrylic monomer as a main skeleton and having one (meth)acryl group at each of the both terminals; component (B): a compound having a polymer of a (meth)acrylic monomer as a main skeleton and having one (meth)acryl group at only one terminal; and component (C): a photoinitiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Three Bond Fine Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9023911
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a frame sealant and a process for preparing the same, as well as use thereof. The frame sealant comprises, by weight, 25%-30% acrylic resins, 25%-30% oligomers as shown in Structure Formula I, 10%-15% organic powders, 10%-15% inorganic powders, 0%-10% epoxy resins, 10%-15% heat curing agents, 0.1%-1% photoinitiators, and 0.1%-1% coupling agents, wherein, in Structure Formula I, n indicates an integer of 10-20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ang Xiao, Haibo Zhu, Sung Hun Song
  • Patent number: 9023913
    Abstract: The present invention is: a curable resin composition comprising a thermoplastic resin (A), a curable monomer (B), and a photoinitiator (C), the thermoplastic resin (A) including an aromatic ring in its molecule, and having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 140° C. or more, and the photoinitiator (C) having an absorbance at 380 nm of 0.4 or more when measured in a 0.1 mass % acetonitrile solution; a curable resin formed article obtained by forming the curable resin composition; a cured resin formed article obtained by curing the curable resin formed article; a laminate comprising at least one layer that is formed of a cured resin obtained by curing the curable resin composition. The present invention provides: a cured resin formed article that exhibits excellent heat resistance, includes only a small amount of residual low-boiling-point substance (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Ito, Wataru Iwaya, Hironobu Fujimoto, Naoki Taya
  • Patent number: 9023912
    Abstract: Polymeric blends having improved flame retardance properties and good ductility at low temperatures are disclosed. The blend is formed from (A) a photoactive additive containing a photoactive group derived from a monofunctional benzophenone; and (B) a polymer resin which is different from the photoactive additive. The additive can be a compound, oligomer, or polymer. When exposed to ultraviolet light, crosslinking will occur between the photoactive additive and the polymer resin, enhancing the chemical resistance and flame retardance while maintaining ductility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Morizur, Paul Dean Sybert, Peter Johnson, Thomas L. Evans, James Franklin Hoover, Amanda Marie Flores
  • Patent number: 9017771
    Abstract: Electron beam and gamma radiation crosslinked, silicone gel adhesives are described. Both nonfunctional and functional poly diorganosiloxanes are used. Methods of forming the adhesives, and medical articles incorporating such adhesives are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael Duane Determan, Simon Shun-On Fung, Timothy Duane Filiatrault, Junkang Jacob Liu, Clayton Allen George
  • Patent number: 9018275
    Abstract: Provided is a photo-curable transparent resin in which an oxetane monomer for promotion of photo-curing, control of viscosity, and improvement of physical properties is mixed with a photo-cationically polymerizable cyclo-aliphatic epoxy group-containing oligosiloxane resin prepared by a sol-gel reaction. The photo-cationically polymerizable photo-curable transparent resin added with the oxetane monomer provides a cured product having high curing density and retaining excellent mechanical properties, thermal-mechanical properties, and electrical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Byeong-Soo Bae, SeungCheol Yang
  • Patent number: 9012527
    Abstract: Curable, phase-change compositions and inks used for printing three-dimensional objects including a curable monomer, a photoinitiator, a wax and a gellant, where the composition of the cured formulation has a room temperature modulus of from about 0.01 to about 5 Gpa. The curable monomer includes acrylic monomer, polybutadiene adducted with maleic anhydride, aliphatic urethane acrylate, polyester acrylate, 3-acryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane, or acryloxypropyl t-structured siloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Michelle N. Chretien, Barkev Keoshkerian
  • Patent number: 9006305
    Abstract: Monomers of formula (I) which include a vinyl group, polymers and articles, such as contact lenses, made therefrom, all of which are biocompatible, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Vertellus Specialties Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Driver, Brian Tarbit, Alexander Gehre
  • Patent number: 9006306
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention relates to crosslinkable, flame retardant polymer compositions are provided comprising a polyamide or polyester; a flame retardant system; a crosslinking agent; and a flame retardant system coagent. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Domenico La Camera, Hendrik Kormelink, Jelena Bo{hacek over (z)}ović-Vukić, Yohana Pérez
  • Patent number: 9000063
    Abstract: Medical devices having a wettable, biocompatible surface are described herein. Processes for producing such devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Semprus Biosciences Corporation
    Inventors: Zheng Zhang, Alonzo Cook, Karen Ann Schultz, Jun Li, Christopher R. Loose, Arthur Coury
  • Patent number: 8987342
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition for an insulating film of a display device includes (A) an alkali soluble resin including a polybenzoxazole precursor, polyamic acid, polyimide, or a combination thereof; (B) a photosensitive diazoquinone compound; (C) an ultraviolet (UV) absorber having a maximum absorption wavelength of about 300 to about 400 nm; and (D) a solvent. An insulating film and a display device can include the photosensitive resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Ji-Yun Kwon, Jin-Hee Kang, Dae-Yun Kim, Sang-Kyeon Kim, Sang-Soo Kim, Yong-Tae Kim, Kun-Bae Noh, Eun-Bi Park, Jae-Hwan Song, Eun-Kyoung Youn, Jong-Hwa Lee, Jin-Young Lee, Chung-Beum Hong, Eun-Ha Hwang, In-Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 8980967
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of providing an adhesive composition comprising the steps of combining crosslinkable composition including: a) a (meth)acryloyl monomer mixture with the b) photocrosslinking agent mixture, and irradiating with UVC radiation to polymerize and crosslink the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry R. Krepski, Babu N. Gaddam, Marie Aloshyna ep Lesuffleur, Arlin L. Weikel, Kathleen S. Shafer