Processes Of Preparing Or Treating A Solid Polymer By Wave Energy In The Presence Of A Designated Nonreactant Material (dnrm); Or Compositions Therefore Patents (Class 522/71)
  • Patent number: 11285694
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composite decorative board having a multi-layer structure. The composite decorative board may include a substrate layer. The substrate layer may include at least one first structural layer and at least one second structural layer. The second structural layer may be disposed on the first structural layer. The first structural layer may be an elastic layer, and a component of the first structural layer may include a plasticizer. The second structural layer may be a rigid layer. Thermal expansion and cold contraction of other layers of the composite decorative board may be effectively matched by setting the elastic layer and the rigid layer on the substrate layer, which may effectively improve a stability, a warpage deformation, and a contraction-expansion of the composite decorative board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG YONGYU FURNITURE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiangang Song, Jinsong Wang, Jiajin Fu, Peng Yan
  • Patent number: 11124448
    Abstract: A curable formaldehyde-free binding composition for use with fiberglass is provided. Such curable composition comprises an addition product of an amine and a reactant to form an amino-amide intermediate. To the amino-amide is added an aldehyde or ketone to form the curable binder composition. The composition when applied to fiberglass is cured to form a water-insoluble binder which exhibits good adhesion to glass. In a preferred embodiment the composition when applied to fiberglass provides a sufficient blackness required in facer products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Bernhard Eckert, Bernd Christensen, Kiarash Alavi, Souvik Nandi, Jawed Asrar, Mingfu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10836099
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to reinforcing photopolymer resins and uses thereof, e.g., in inkjet 3D printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Inkbit, LLC
    Inventors: Wenshou Wang, Gregory Ellson, Yan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10730982
    Abstract: A composition of matter includes a mixture of styrene derivative monomers and methacrylate and/or acrylate derivative monomers, which have one or more urethane, carbamate, amide, and/or amine functional groups, and initiators, and the compositions are used to achieve composition control of the forming polymer, with the mole fraction of acrylate/methacrylate and styrene moieties in the forming polymer determined by the chemistry and composition of the feeding monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ADA FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Jirun Sun
  • Patent number: 10723907
    Abstract: A composite coating having a high refractive index, high Abbe number, low haze and high transmittance, suitable for fabricating nanoscale optical surface features includes a resin with a crosslinked polymer matrix having polymers with repeat units derived from acrylic or methacrylic monomers or oligomers and inorganic nanoparticles disposed within the resin, wherein the composite coating has a refractive index equal to or greater than 1.7 and a glass transition temperature equal to or greater than 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Lyon, Pamela Arlene Maurey, Wageesha Senaratne, Arlin Lee Weikel, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 10543695
    Abstract: A photocurable white ink composition for inkjet printing contains: a photopolymerizable compound that contains: virtually no vinyl formamide; 0.1 to 20 percent by mass of a monofunctional monomer containing an ether group relative to the total mass of the photopolymerizable component; 35 to 70 percent by mass of a monofunctional monomer containing a cyclic structure relative to the total mass of the photopolymerizable component; 5 to 40 percent by mass of a multifunctional monomer relative to the total mass of the photopolymerizable component; an acyl phosphine oxide photopolymerization initiator by 3 to 20 percent by mass relative to the total mass of the photopolymerizable component; and titanium dioxide; wherein, the viscosity of said photocurable white ink composition for inkjet printing is 100 mPa·s or less at 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sakata Inx Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Hirose, Kazuhiro Fuke
  • Patent number: 10385227
    Abstract: Purpose is to provide an inkjet recording method for forming high-quality color image on a thick recording medium having low thermal conductance rate. The present invention is a single-pass inkjet recording method using an ink set including at least two active ray-curing color inks, and a recording medium having thermal conductivity of less than 0.10 W/(m·K) and thickness of 0.4 mm or more. The ink set containing two color inks satisfy only condition (a), and the ink set containing three or more color inks satisfy conditions (a) and (b): (a) most downstream color ink has a gelation temperature which is 3.0° C. to 15.0° C. higher than that of most upstream color ink, and (b) second or subsequent color ink from the most upstream position in conveyance direction has a gelation temperature which is the same as or higher than that of an adjacent color ink at the upstream position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Takaku, Masashi Ikeda, Yuka Yazaki, Hiromichi Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 9833389
    Abstract: Radically polymerizable dental material which contains at least one radically polymerizable oligomer or polymer with strongly acidic groups, which has a number-average molecular weight of 1,000 to 200,000 g/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Norbert Moszner, Thorsten Bock, Yohann Catel, Doris Pospiech, Sandra Starke, Brigitte Voit
  • Patent number: 9790386
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an ultraviolet curing ink jet ink composition which contains at least a polymerizable compound and a photopolymerization initiator, and is free from an aqueous solvent. The polymerizable compound comprises at least a urethane oligomer, and the photopolymerization initiator comprises an acylphosphineoxide and ?-hydroxyketone. The polymerizable compound further comprises an allyl compound and/or an N-vinyl compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keitaro Nakano, Takashi Oyanagi
  • Patent number: 9751350
    Abstract: A method for scoring and, optionally, for applying a pigment solution to a substrate is provided herein. The method includes the steps of: providing a substrate; applying a curable solution to the substrate with a digital ink jet printer; curing the applied curable solution to form a cured region; and applying a fluid for eroding the substrate to at least a portion of the substrate including the cured region. The fluid for eroding the substrate effectively removes portions of the substrate, which are not covered by the cured region, to form an eroded region of the substrate. In certain embodiments, a plurality of pigment solutions are then applied to at least a portion of the eroded region of the substrate with the digital ink-jet printer to form embellishments, decorative features, or designs in the eroded regions of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. McKnight
  • Patent number: 9653307
    Abstract: A surface modification composition comprising a silylation agent comprising a silyl acetamide, a silylation catalyst comprising a perfluoro acid anhydride, an amine-based complexing agent, and an organic solvent. Methods of modifying a silicon-based material and methods of forming high aspect ratio structures on a substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome A. Imonigie, Ian C. Laboriante, Michael T. Andreas, Sanjeev Sapra, Prashant Raghu
  • Patent number: 9637649
    Abstract: A curable resin composition, for forming a first optical member of an optical member set, the optical member having the first optical member and a second optical member covered with the first optical member, the first optical member being formed by curing a siloxane resin, comprising: a siloxane resin, a surfactant, and a solvent, the siloxane resin and the surfactant being contained in the solvent, the surfactant having a polyoxyalkylene structure, the siloxane resin being defined in 65% by mass to 100% by mass thereof having a particular polysilsesquioxane structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keiji Yamamoto, Kazuto Shimada, Makoto Kubota
  • Patent number: 9487673
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an interior sheet for vehicles which includes a surface-treated layer which is formed from the electron beam cross-linking of a siloxane-modified urethane-based acrylate resin, silicone acrylate, and polysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Su Hyeong Yun, Yong Bae Jung, Chul Hee Min
  • Patent number: 9458334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous radiation curable ink composition. The ink composition comprises: (a) an aqueous dispersion comprising anionic acrylated polyurethane and non-volatile cations; (b) at least one non-ionic or anionic surfactant; (c) at least one humectant selected from the group consisting of: polyol, polyether, polyether alcohol, polyether polyols, urea, and amide; and (d) water. The ink composition does not contain a water-soluble or water-miscible (meth)acrylate monomer. The ink composition is redispersible in water after drying and before curing, and the ink composition is water-resistant after curing by electron beam or actinic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Electronics for Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Samuel, Yvonne D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9434206
    Abstract: For simpler production of a waterproof, decorated wall, ceiling or floor panel with improved quality, the invention proposes a process involving the following steps: provision of a panel-shaped carrier and a non-woven fabric, application of an adhesive to one surface of the carrier or to a surface of the non-woven fabric, lamination of the non-woven fabric by means of the applied adhesive to the surface of the carrier, impregnation of the non-woven fabric with a liquid means, hardening of the impregnating agent, application of a sealing layer as a liquid composition and hardening of the sealing layer and/or application of a top layer as a liquid composition and hardening of the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Egon Hoff
  • Patent number: 9390831
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connection material formed from an adhesive composition that includes: a polymer resin; a cationic polymerization catalyst represented by Formula 1; and an organic base, where, in Formula 1, R1 may be selected from the group of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C6-C14 aryl, —C(?O)R4, —C(?O)OR5, and —C(?O)NHR6 (in which R4, R5, and R6 may each independently be selected from C1-C6 alkyl and C6-C14 aryl), R2 may be C1-C6 alkyl, and R3 may be selected from the group of a nitrobenzyl group, a dinitrobenzyl group, a trinitrobenzyl group, a benzyl group, a C1-C6 alkyl-substituted benzyl group, and a naphthylmethyl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Kyoung Soo Park, Nam Ju Kim, Young Woo Park, Joon Mo Seo, Kyung Il Sul, Dong Seon Uh, Arum Yu, Hyun Min Choi, Jae Sun Han
  • Patent number: 9371460
    Abstract: A photopolymerization method in which an ink composition including (A) a polymerizing compound having an ethylenic unsaturated group, (B) a photopolymerization initiator represented by Formula (1) described below, and (C) a hydrogen donor having a structure in which a nitrogen atom is directly bonded to an aromatic ring, in which the aromatic ring has an electron-withdrawing group or the nitrogen atom constitutes a hetero ring, is photopolymerized under acidic conditions, in Formula (1), each of R1 to R30 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, or an alkoxy group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Yofu
  • Patent number: 9284426
    Abstract: A curable resin composition for a hard coat layer capable of forming a hard coat layer having high hardness even with thin thickness and/or excellent in abrasion resistance and hardness, and a hard coat film using the curable resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Horio, Takashi Kuroda, Emi Shimano, Kana Yamamoto, Yoshiko Kiyohara, Keiko Tasaki
  • Patent number: 9243007
    Abstract: The present invention provides organopolysiloxane comprising one or more unsaturated bond-containing group(s) in one molecule and having constitutional units F1, M1, and T in any combination of (i) F1 and M1, (ii) F1 and T, and (iii) F1, M1, and T: wherein R1 represents any selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group; R2 represents an unsaturated bond-containing group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms; X represents a divalent hydrocarbon group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms; Y represents a divalent hydrocarbon group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms; and a, b, and c each independently represent an integer of 1 or larger, wherein F1 represents a unit constituting cyclic organopolysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Okada, Yoshito Kuroda
  • Patent number: 9139690
    Abstract: An epoxy resin is provided that includes a diglycidyl ether of a substituted cycloaliphatic diol or bis-thiol, and a thermoset epoxy polymer is provided employing the same. The epoxy resin is bisphenol A free, and capable of forming thermoset epoxy polymers with fewer associated health and environmental concerns than conventional epoxies based on phenolic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Inventor: Daniel Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9062212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an aqueous radiation curable coating composition comprising at least one radiation curable polymer (A) and at least one organic matting polymer (B) providing uniform matt coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ALLNEX BELGIUM SA
    Inventors: Guido Vanmeulder, Jean-Yves Salviato
  • 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: 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: 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: 9023961
    Abstract: The present invention provides an acrylic resin composition containing a polycrystal of colloidal particles of silicon oxide in an acrylic resin that is formed by curing an acrylic monomer liquid at room temperature and/or an acrylic oligomer liquid at room temperature, wherein a mean distance between the colloidal particles in the polycrystal is 140 to 330 nm. The size of the single crystal that constitutes the polycrystal can be controlled by adjusting the content of silicon oxide and/or the additive amount of impurities. An architectural material, a fashion accessory, and an optical material are provided that are formed by using the acrylic resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventors: Junpei Yamanaka, Akiko Toyotama, Fumio Uchida, Satoshi Kawanaka
  • 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: 9004131
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy through the artificial container to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the plasmonics agent or the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Duke University, Immunolight, LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Avery Bourke, Jr., Tuan Vo-Dinh
  • Patent number: 9005406
    Abstract: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy to the medium. The initiation energy interacts with the energy modulation agent to directly or indirectly produce the change in the medium. The system includes an initiation energy source configured to apply an initiation energy to the medium to activate the energy modulation agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Immunolight, LLC
    Inventor: Frederic A. Bourke, Jr.
  • 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: 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: 8980971
    Abstract: A photocurable resin composition for three-dimensional photofabrication operations, including stereolithography, comprising (A) a cationically polymerizable compound having two or more bisphenol structures and one or more hydroxyl groups, (B) a cationically polymerizable compound other than the component (A), (C) a cationic photoinitiator, (D) a radically polymerizable compound, (E) a radical photoinitiator, and (F) multilayer polymer particles having a core and a shell layer, the shell layer containing functional group-modified rubber polymer particles having at least one reactive functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ueda, Katsuyuki Takase, Takahiko Kurosawa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8975308
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a coating composition including a (meth)acrylate binder resin, a UV initiator, an organic solvent, and silica particles surface-treated with a (meth)acrylate compound, a coating film including a cured product of the coating composition, and a method of producing the coating film. The present invention makes it possible to provide a coating material having high transmittance and a low level of haze, and excellent scratch resistance and self-healing capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye-Min Kim, Yeong-Rae Chang, Heon Kim
  • Publication number: 20150065602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive using wire pigments and a manufacturing method thereof. According to an embodiment of the present invention, an adhesive using wire pigments, which includes an adhesive resin composition including a photocurable adhesive material; and wire pigments formed in a nano-sized wire structure to be immersed in the adhesive resin composition and having light shielding properties, is provided. Further, a manufacturing method of an adhesive using wire pigments is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jong Sik KIM, Yoon Min LEE, Dae Jun KIM
  • Patent number: 8969427
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a surface modification method for a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, which can impart excellent sliding properties and excellent durability against repeated sliding motion and can allow the surface to maintain the sealing properties, without using expensive self-lubricating plastics. The present invention relates to a surface modification method for modifying a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer as an object to be modified, the method including: step 1 of forming polymerization initiation points on the object to be modified; step 2 of radically polymerizing a monomer, starting from the polymerization initiation points, by irradiation with LED light at 300 nm to 400 nm to grow polymer chains on a surface of the object to be modified; and step 3 of esterifying, transesterifying or amidating side chains of the polymer chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Minagawa
  • Patent number: 8969219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparation of an ultraviolet (UV)-curable inorganic-organic hybrid resin containing about or less than 4% volatiles and less than 30% organic residues. The UV-curable inorganic-organic hybrid resin obtained according to this method can be UV-cured within a markedly very short time and enables, upon curing, the formation of a transparent shrink-and crack-free glass-like product having high optical quality, high thermal stability and good bonding properties. In view of these properties, this hybrid resin can be used in various applications such as electro-optic, microelectronic, stereolithography and biophotonic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Soreq Nuclear Research Center
    Inventor: Raz Gvishi
  • Publication number: 20150047968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development and fabrication of thin-film polymer nanocomposites containing vertically aligned nanomaterials, such as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). In certain embodiments, the present invention utilizes liquid crystal mesophases of hexagonally packed cylindrical micelles that orient with their long axes parallel to an applied magnetic field, thereby directing the alignment of the nanomaterials, such as SWNTs, sequestered in the micellar cores. In certain embodiments, the mesophase may be a stable, single-phase material containing monomers that can be polymerized after nanotube alignment to form the nanocomposite polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Menachem Elimelech, Chinedum Osuji, Meagan Mauter
  • Patent number: 8952078
    Abstract: This invention relates to a printing ink and in particular to an ink for ink-jet printing which is cured by irradiation. The ink comprises at least one radiation-curable monomer; at least one passive thermoplastic resin; at least one radical photoinitiator; and at least one colouring agent; wherein the ink has a viscosity of less than 100 mPas at 25° C., and wherein the at least one passive resin is present at 2 to 15 wt % based on the total weight of the ink and has a molecular weight of 1,500 to 70,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sericol Limited
    Inventor: Nigel Paul Gould
  • Patent number: 8952077
    Abstract: A UV curable silicone rubber composition is provided. The composition does not undergo curing failure, foaming, and other undesirable conditions even if a water-containing inorganic filler such as zeolite were added. A UV curable silicone rubber composition comprising (A) 100 parts by weight of an organopolysiloxane having at least 2 alkenyl groups per molecule represented by the average compositional formula (I): R1aSiO(4-a)/2 (I) (wherein R1 is independently a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group, and a is a positive number of 1.95 to 2.05); (B) 1 to 300 parts by weight of an inorganic filler having a water content of at least 0.5% by weight; (C) 0.1 to 50 parts by weight of an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least 2 silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule; and (D) a catalytic amount of a photoactive platinum complex curing catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Igarashi, Masayuki Yoshida, Yuka Mayumi, Tsuneo Kimura, Masayuki Ikeno
  • Publication number: 20150037562
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gel-spun fiber comprising a polyolefin polymer forming a fiber body, wherein a stabilizer is present inside the fiber body, characterized in that the amount of said stabilizer is between 0.001 and 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the amount of the polyolefin polymer forming said fiber body and wherein said stabilizer is carbon black.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Pieter Vlasblom, Pieter Gijsman, Evert Florentinus Florimondus De Danschutter, Roelof Marissen
  • Patent number: 8940804
    Abstract: The invention relates to an acrylate-based UV-curable ink, in particular ink jet ink, having a content of pigments, radical photoinitiators, dispersing agent(s)and optionally additional additives, characterized in that said ink contains at least two radical photoinitiators of the Norrish type I and at least one radically curable monomer in the form of a polyfunctional alkoxylated and/or polyalkoxylated acrylate monomer, which comprises one or more diacrylates and/or triacrylates, wherein the mol ratio of all acrylates to all initiators is approximately 5:1 to 19:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Pelikan Hardcopy Production AG
    Inventor: Migjen Rrahimi
  • Patent number: 8940806
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of triazenes of formula (I) wherein Q is a direct bond or a bivalent radical —(CR8R9)—, Z1 is —O—, —NR10—, —CH2—, —(CR11R12)— or —C(?O)— and R1 to R12 are optionally substituted hydrocarbon residues, as precursors for radicals useful in reactions triggered by free radicals, such as polymerization of unsaturated monomers and degradation of polyolefins. Most of the triazenes of formula (I) are novel and claimed, too, as well as the preparation of triazenes of formula (I) and polymerizable compositions comprising them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Peter Nesvadba, Lucienne Bugnon Folger, Jean-Luc Birbaum, Marc Faller, Antoine Carroy
  • Patent number: 8940807
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a metal oxide organic compound composite includes dissolving a hydrated yttrium chloride and an epoxide in a solvent, and obtaining a gel including the metal oxide organic compound composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, The Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Robert Andrew Norwood, Douglas A. Loy, Roland Himmelhuber, Jun Kato
  • Patent number: 8940811
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa Graphics NV
    Inventors: Roland Claes, Johan Loccufier
  • Patent number: 8940373
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous liquid composition containing a water-soluble monomer, a photopolymerization initiator and an aqueous medium and further containing a polymer emulsion, wherein the water-soluble monomer is a monomer that has two or more ethylenically unsaturated bonds and is curable with an active energy ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Shinjo, Shinsuke Tsuji, Kouji Harada, Yutaka Kurabayashi
  • Patent number: 8937109
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for producing a composite including a matrix and a dispersed material dispersed in the matrix. The method includes introducing a raw material for dispersed material which constitutes a dispersed material into a fluid including a melt of a raw material for matrix which constitutes a matrix or a solution containing a raw material for matrix by a vapor deposition method, to obtain a composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Keio University
    Inventors: Atsushi Hotta, Masaaki Mori
  • Publication number: 20150018447
    Abstract: Provided is a photosensitive resin composition that is, after being applied to an adherend surface, rapidly cured by photoirradiation to form a cured product having excellent light-shielding ability and adhesiveness (preferably, further having excellent reflow heat resistance). The photosensitive resin composition includes components (A), (C), and (D) and preferably further includes a component (B) as follows: (A) a cationically polymerizable compound at least including a compound containing an alicyclic epoxy group and devoid of ester bonds; (B) a hydroxyl-containing compound having a molecular weight of 500 or more; (C) a photo-cationic polymerization initiator; and (D) a light-shielding material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tamaki Son, Takashi Kubo, Takahiro Iwahama
  • Patent number: 8933143
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for adjustable lenses are provided. In some embodiments, the lenses contain a lens matrix material, a masking compound, and a prepolymer. The lens matrix material provides structure to the lens. The masking compound is capable of blocking polymerization or crosslinking of the prepolymer, until photoisomerization of the compound is triggered, and the compound is converted from a first isomer to a second isomer having a different absorption profile. The prepolymer is a composition that can undergo a polymerization or crosslinking reaction upon photoinitiation to alter one or more of the properties of the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Andrew J. Boydston, Robert H. Grubbs, Chris Daeffler, Nebojsa Momcilovic
  • Patent number: 8933141
    Abstract: An ink composition which is used for active energy ray-curable inkjet printing, has excellent curability or adhesiveness to multiple base materials while having low viscosity, and exhibits excellent non-yellowing properties of the printed matter is provided. The composition comprises a polymerizable monomer (A) and photopolymerization initiators (B), the polymerizable monomer comprising 2-(2-vinyloxyethoxy)ethyl acrylate (A-1), and the photopolymerization initiators comprising oligo(2-hydroxy-2-methyl-1-(4-(1-methylvinyl)phenyl)propanone) (B-1) and other initiator (B-2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., Toyo Ink Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Suzuki, Kazuhiro Jonai, Mayuko Okamoto, Yuji Kameyama, Yohei Konda