Five-membered Nitrogen Ring Patents (Class 524/104)
  • Patent number: 10836883
    Abstract: Light transparent fluoropolymer composition having less than 2 percent haze, comprising at least one of alkali metal (e.g., lithium, sodium, and potassium) cation, alkali metal (e.g., lithium, sodium, and potassium) and a corresponding anion (e.g., CO3,OH, OOCCH3), alkaline earth metal cation (e.g., calcium, magnesium, strontium, and barium), or alkaline earth metal cation (e.g., calcium, magnesium, strontium, and barium) and a corresponding anion (e.g., CO3,OH, OOCCH3), wherein the light transparent fluoropolymer has at least 90% visible light transmission. Exemplary uses of light transparent fluoropolymer compositions described herein include as films (e.g., solar reflective films, solar transparent frontside photovoltaic films, commercial graphic overlay film, commercial graphic film, and tubing (e.g., transparent tubing for medical)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Timothy J. Hebrink
  • Patent number: 10781536
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preparation method of para-aramid nanofibers, and belongs to the technical field of novel polymer materials. The para-aramid nanofibers prepared in the present invention have a diameter of 10-100 nm, and a length of hundreds of microns. The preparation method includes: adding a certain amount of surfactant in a PPTA low-temperature polymerization process, and controlling aggregation of PPTA molecules along with growth of a PPTA molecule chain, thereby preparing the para-aramid fibers with a uniform size and an adjustable nano-scale diameter under assistance of other means (e.g., a coagulator and high-speed shearing dispersion). The present invention is short in production process and simple in equipment, can realize stable batch production to meet needs of large-scale production of the para-aramid nanofibers, has wide application prospects and can be applied to preparing a lithium-ion battery separator, a high-performance composite material and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Xinlin Tuo
  • Patent number: 10696863
    Abstract: Transition metal complex siccatives are provided. Aspects of the siccatives include a transition metal complexed with a cyclic tetradentate ligand. Aspects of the invention further include compositions that include the siccatives, as well as methods of making and using the same. Aspects of the invention further include use of the siccatives as a catalyst in various syntheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DURA Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Raghu Santhanam
  • Patent number: 10676409
    Abstract: An energetic composite comprises a metal powder; poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF); and poly(lactic acid) (PLA). The metal powder comprises micrometer- or nanometer-sized particles, and the ratio of PVDF to PLA is between about 1:3 to 3:1. The metal powder comprises between about 4-32% wt of the energetic composite, and the metal powder consists of aluminum (Al), magnesium (Mg), or boron (B). A method of making an energetic composite material, comprises melt-blending a metal powder with poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and poly(lactic acid) (PLA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Iacono, Jena McCollum
  • Patent number: 10619033
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pneumatic tire which provides a balanced improvement of fuel economy, abrasion resistance, and performance on ice and snow. Provided is a pneumatic tire including a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition containing: a rubber component including a butadiene polymer having a trans content of 45% by mass or higher and a vinyl content of 20% by mass or lower; silica; a silane coupling agent having two or more sulfur-containing functional groups capable of binding to diene rubbers; and a crosslinking agent having a C3 or higher alkylene group, a polysulfide group bonded to the alkylene group, and a functional group containing a benzene ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nanaho Kami, Takayuki Nagase
  • Patent number: 10615033
    Abstract: An electronic device having at least a first portion including a metal oxide that is in contact with a second portion including the said metal oxide, the first portion being semiconducting and the second portion being electrically insulating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives
    Inventors: Mohammed Benwadih, Romain Coppard
  • Patent number: 10577450
    Abstract: The addition of a small amount of an alkyl sulfoxide, e.g., DMSO, to an isocyanate capped prepolymer provides a storage stable prepolymer composition in which the prepolymer is also highly activated towards curing with certain blocked curing agents such as methylenedianiline metal salt coordination complexes. The prepolymer/alkyl sulfoxide compositions are cured by said blocked curing agents at lower temperatures and/or at an accelerated rate compared to similar compositions lacking the alkyl sulfoxide providing high performance polyurethane elastomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LANXESS Solutions US Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Doyle
  • Patent number: 10563051
    Abstract: Provided are a rubber composition for outer layers of tires with which it is possible to reduce the amount of phosphorus used, and further to improve initial grip performance and grip performance during the middle phase of running while maintaining or improving good abrasion resistance, thereby achieving a balanced improvement in these properties, and a pneumatic tire formed from the rubber composition. The present invention relates to a rubber composition for outer layers of tires, containing a rubber component, a plasticizer, a resin having a softening point of 30° C. or higher, and sulfur, the plasticizer including an aliphatic polybasic acid ester having a freezing point of ?50 to ?10° C., the rubber composition containing, per 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, 0.5 to 50 parts by mass of the aliphatic polybasic acid ester and 2 parts by mass or more of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10479913
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive film comprises a substrate film and a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) layer formed on a surface of the substrate film. The PSA layer is formed from a silicone composition comprising: a diorganopolysiloxane having at least two alkenyl groups in a molecule and having a viscosity at 25° C. of from 10,000 to 1,000,000 mPa·s; (B) a diorganopolysiloxane having at least one alkenyl group in a molecule, and being raw and rubber-like at 25° C. or having a viscosity at 25° C. of more than 1,000,000 mPa·s; (C) an organopolysiloxane resin represented by the following average unit formula: (R13SiO1/2)x(SiO4/2)1.0, wherein each R1 represents a halogen-substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group free from an alkenyl group and x is a number from 0.5 to 1.0; (D) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in a molecule; (E) silica fine powder; and (F) a hydrosilylation catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Kyungdong Han, Gunn Jo, Bokyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10465076
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous amine-free coating composition including at least one heterocyclic polymer, wherein the heterocyclic polymer is in the form of powder having a d90 less than or equal to 20 ?m. Also provided is an aqueous amine-free non-stick coating composition including such an aqueous composition for a coating, and the respective methods for producing same. Further provided is a method for producing an item on one of the faces of a metal substrate, from at least one layer of coating composition or one layer of non-stick coating composition according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Barbara Gantillon, Laurent Voisin, Isabelle Joutang, Jean-Luc Perillon
  • Patent number: 10409448
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional temporal data can provide insight into patterns, trends and correlations. Traditional 2D-charts are widely used to support domain analysts' work, but are limited to present large-scale complicated data intuitively and do not allow further exploration to gain insight. A visual analytics system and method which supports interactive analysis of multi-dimensional temporal data, incorporating the idea of a novel visualization method is provided. The system extends the ability of mapping techniques by visualizing domain data based on a 3D geometry enhanced by color, motion and sound. It allows a compact universal overview of large-scale data and drilling down for further exploration. By customizable visualization, it can be adapted to different data models and applied to multiple domains. It helps analysts interact directly with large-scale data, gain insight into the data, and make better decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: State Street Corporation
    Inventor: Albert J. Cristoforo
  • Patent number: 10323145
    Abstract: The invention relates to copolycarbonate compositions having cyclic and linear oligomers and improved optical properties, to their use for producing blends and moldings and to moldings obtained therewith. The copolycarbonate compositions comprise (A) 5% to 99% by weight, based on the total weight of the copolycarbonate composition, of a copolycarbonate containing one or more monomer units of the formula (1) wherein R1 is hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl, R2 is C1-C4-alkyl, and n is 0, 1, 2 or 3 and (B) 95% to 1% by weight, based on the total weight of the copolycarbonate composition, of a (co)polycarbonate containing one or more monomer units of the general formula (2) wherein R3 is H or linear or branched C1-C10 alkyl and R4 is linear or branched C1-C10 alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Rolf Wehrmann, Helmut Werner Heuer, Anke Boumans
  • Patent number: 10253228
    Abstract: A process utilizing thermoplastic adhesives for surface mounting or laminating two or more substrate surfaces consisting of a combination of thermoplastic-polyimide (TPI) adhesive layers, one of which is B-staged or partially cured, and the other of which is C-Staged or fully cured, employed both as direct coatings and/or stand alone bondfilms, as well as their advantageous use in joining materials of mismatched Coefficients of Thermal Expansion (CTE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FRAIVILLIG TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventor: James B. Fraivillig
  • Patent number: 10138327
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging polymer compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. 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: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 9963404
    Abstract: A process for producing an environmentally-friendly plasticizer, which is particularly suitable for use in vehicle tires or technical rubber articles. A vulcanized and/or unvulcanized polymer material of a high molecular weight is converted into a low-molecular phase by direct thermal liquefaction. The vulcanized and/or unvulcanized high-molecular-weight polymer material is provided as a polymer powder and/or a granulated polymer and can be obtained from used tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ewgeni Haas, Carla Recker, Thorsten Torbruegge
  • Patent number: 9666331
    Abstract: This ferroelectric thin film-forming sol-gel solution contains: a PZT-based compound; a high-molecular compound used to adjust the viscosity containing polyvinyl pyrrolidone; and an organic dopant containing N-methyl pyrrolidone, in which the amount of the PZT-based compound is greater than or equal to 17 mass % in terms of oxides, the molar ratio (PZT-based compound:polyvinyl pyrrolidone) of the polyvinyl pyrrolidone to the PZT-based compound is 1:0.1 to 1:0.5 in terms of monomers, and the amount of the organic dopant containing N-methyl pyrrolidone in the sol-gel solution is 3 mass % to 13 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshihiro Doi, Hideaki Sakurai, Nobuyuki Soyama
  • Patent number: 9506819
    Abstract: A fast response temperature probe which may be used for a method for measuring an instantaneous temperature of a periodically changing fluid flow within a gas turbine is proposed. The temperature probe includes a substrate and a resistive element arranged at a surface of the substrate. Therein, at least at a surface of the substrate contacting the resistive element, the substrate comprises an insulating material having a thermal product of less than 1.5 kJ/(m2K sqrt(s)). The substrate or at least its surface is made from polyamide-imide such as for example fiber-reinforced Torlon© 5030. The temperature probe may allow measurements of instantaneous local temperatures of very fast fluctuations of more than 50 kHz at high spatial resolutions of, e.g., less than 0.5 mm2. The instantaneous temperature of a periodically changing fluid flow may be determined by correlating first and second sets of temperature measurements taking into account the periodicity of the periodically changing fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: BERNS ENGINEERING CONSULTING GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Rose, Björn Weigel, Christian Eichler, Stephan Staudacher
  • Patent number: 9404041
    Abstract: A liquid crystal alignment agent capable of forming a liquid crystal alignment film having good ultraviolet reliability, the liquid crystal alignment film, and a liquid crystal display element having the same are provided. The liquid crystal alignment agent includes a polymer (A) and a solvent (B). The polymer (A) is obtained by reacting a mixture. The mixture includes a tetracarboxylic dianhydride component (a) and a diamine component (b). The diamine component (b) includes a diamine compound (b-1) represented by formula (1) and a diamine compound (b-2) represented by formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventor: Shin-Rong Chiou
  • Patent number: 9284461
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous ink composition, including a compound containing a water-soluble group and at least two groups each represented by following Formula (1); a colorant; and water: wherein, in Formula (1), Ra and Rb each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and Ra and Rb may be bonded to each other to form a 4-membered to 6-membered ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Nakamura, Hirokazu Kyota
  • Patent number: 9109053
    Abstract: A method for producing a fluoropolymer dispersion where a fine particle containing a fluoropolymer is dispersed in an aqueous dispersion medium, the fluoropolymer having a sulfonic acid group, and the method including a polymerization reaction step of emulsion polymerizing a fluorovinyl ether derivative and a fluorine-containing ethylenic monomer to give a fluoropolymer precursor, a hydrolysis step of hydrolyzing, in an aqueous medium, —SO2X1, where X1 represents a halogen atom, which the fluoropolymer precursor has thereby to give the fluoropolymer, the fluorovinyl ether derivative being represented by the following general formula (II): CF2?CF—O—(CF2CFY1—O)n—(CFY2)m-A1??(II) wherein Y1, n, Y1, m and A1 are as defined herein, the fluoropolymer precursor having a fluorovinyl ether derivative unit content of 5 to 40 mole percent, and the fluoropolymer dispersion being produced without drying the fluoropolymer precursor and the fluoropolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Tatemoto, Takuya Arase, Tadashi Ino
  • Patent number: 9080026
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of forming a flame retarded composite article using a halogen-free thermosetting composition comprising a benzoxazine compound, a monobenzoxazine monomer, and a naphthalene epoxy. The flame retarded composite article formed is especially suited for use in aerospace, automobile, rail and marine applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Huntsman Advanced Materials Americas LLC
    Inventor: James Hoge
  • Publication number: 20150147648
    Abstract: This invention relates to a coating formulation, a coating formulation for manufacturing an electrode plate and an undercoating formulation, and their use. These coating formulations are all characterized by containing, in a polar solvent, a hydroxyl-containing resin and an organic acid and/or a derivative thereof. The hydroxyl-containing resin is at least one of (1) a polyvinyl acetal resin, (2) an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer, (3) a modified and/or unmodified polyvinyl alcohol, and (4) a cyanoethyl-containing polymer. According to the present invention, there is provided a coating formulation capable of forming a coating of excellent adhesion and solvent resistance on a surface of a metal material such as an aluminum material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Takanori SANNAN, Shinya TSUCHIDA, Nobuyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150144551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer resin composition for preparing a hollow fiber membrane, including: a vinylidene fluoride-based polymer resin; a good solvent; a poor solvent; and one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of a bicycloalkane having 5 to 15 carbons mono- or poly-substituted with a carboxylic acid metal salt functional group and a peroxide, a preparation method of a hollow fiber membrane using the polymer
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jin Won LEE, Bum Jin PARK
  • Publication number: 20150147462
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a filler-containing resin film in which shedding of inorganic materials or the like is suppressed, a resin composition that can be used in production of the filler-containing resin film, and a method for producing the filler-containing resin film. The filler-containing resin film of the present invention is a filler-containing resin film comprising: a vinylidene fluoride copolymer obtained by copolymerizing vinylidene fluoride and a compound represented by formula (1) (in formula (1), R1, R2, and R3 are each independently hydrogen atoms, chlorine atoms, or alkyl groups having from 1 to 5 carbons; and X? is an atomic group having a molecular weight of 472 or less and having a main chain configured from 1 to 19 atoms); and an insulating inorganic filler. The resin film is produced by applying onto a substrate and then drying a resin composition containing the vinylidene fluoride copolymer, the insulating inorganic filler, and an organic solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Yusaku Inaba, Tamito Igarashi, Yuki Sakai, Aya Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20150140310
    Abstract: An electrical insulator material includes a polymer and a solvent, and has a viscosity in the range of from about 1.0 to about 20.0 cP such that the electrical insulator material can be applied to a surface using an ink jet print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Theodore F. Cyman, JR., Kevin J. Hook, Pamela Geddes, Alan R. Murzynowski, James W. Blease, Daniel E. Kanfoush
  • Publication number: 20150137032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a vinylidene fluoride polymer solution, which involves dissolving heat-treated vinylidene fluoride polymer powder into an aprotic polar solvent. The heat-treated vinylidene fluoride polymer powder is obtained by heat treating raw vinylidene fluoride polymer powder at such a temperature that the temperature of the vinylidene fluoride polymer powder is not less than 125° C. to less than a crystal melting temperature (Tm) of the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tamito Igarashi, Shintarou Mutou, Hiroshi Sakabe, Emi Sugawara
  • Publication number: 20150140473
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a fluoropolynner film comprising a fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite, said process comprising the following steps: (i) providing a mixture of:—at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (F)];—at least one metal compound [compound (M)] having formula: X4-mAYm wherein m is an integer from 1 to 4, A is a metal selected from the group consisting of Si, Ti and Zr, Y is a hydrolysable group and X is a hydrocarbon group, optionally comprising one or more functional groups;—a liquid medium consisting essentially of at least one ionic liquid (IL) and, optionally, at least one additive (A);—optionally, at least one electrolytic salt (ES); and—optionally, at least one organic solvent (S); (ii) hydrolysing and/or polycondensing said compound (M) to yield a liquid mixture comprising fluoropolymer hybrid organic/inorganic composite comprising inorganic domains and incorporating said liquid medium; (iii) processing a film from the liquid mixture obtained in step
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Jean Le Bideau, Aurélie Guyomard-Lack, Dominique Guyomard, Bernard Lestriez
  • Patent number: 9034957
    Abstract: A composition for making polymeric fiber membranes, for use in non-cryogenic separation of gases, substantially improves product flow, with only a small decrease in the recovery ratio. The composition is a spin dope including tetrabromo bis-phenol A polycarbonate (TBBA-PC) and tetrabromo bishydroxyphenylfluorene polycarbonate (TBBHPF-PC), in proportions, by weight, ranging (in percent) from about 60/40 to 40/60, and n-methyl pyrrolidinone (NMP) and triethylene glycol (TEG), wherein the ratio of the amounts of NMP to TEG, by weight, is in the range of about 1.6-2.5. The spin dope is used to make hollow fibers for use in gas-separation membrane modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Generon IGS, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Jensvold, Frederick L. Coan, Arthur J. Barajas
  • Publication number: 20150132591
    Abstract: A polyimide precursor, a polyimide using the polyimide precursor, and a polyimide film using the polyimide. The polyimide precursor comprises a structural unit represented by general formula (AI): in which A is tetravalent aromatic group or aliphatic group, B is divalent aromatic group, and each R2 independently represents hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an alkylsilyl group having 3 to 9 carbon atoms, in which B in general formula (AI) includes a triazine moiety represented by following formula (AB1): in which R1 represents hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or an aromatic group, and R3 represents hydrogen, methyl or ethyl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Oishi, Shin-ichiro Kohama, Nobuharu Hisano
  • Publication number: 20150133589
    Abstract: A pigment dispersion includes a pigment, a dispersing agent, a viscosity reducing compound and solvent. The dispersing agent includes a block acrylic compound or a graft acrylic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Brian C. AUMAN, Donald Douglas MAY
  • Publication number: 20150116430
    Abstract: An ink comprising a first reactive latex having a first crosslinkable functional group and a second reactive latex a second crosslinkable functional group, wherein the first reactive latex can react with the second reactive latex to form a cross-linked polymer matrix when in contact with each other, wherein the first reactive latex and the second reactive latex are not in contact with each other, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method, and a method of printing using the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Daryl W. Vanbesien, Barkev Keoshkerian, Michelle N. Chrétien, Marcel P. Breton, Jennifer L. Belelie, Jenny Eliyahu
  • Publication number: 20150116420
    Abstract: An ink-jet recording apparatus for recording on a recording sheet with an ink containing at least a pigment, a resin, and water includes at least two color inkjet heads. The at least two color inkjet heads are arranged in a conveyance direction of the recording sheet. The color inkjet head discharges the ink containing resin-encapsulated pigment particles with a largest number average particle diameter among the at least two color inkjet heads is arranged in a most downstream of the conveyance direction of the recording sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masato USUI
  • Publication number: 20150119238
    Abstract: A method for marking an item including a shape memory polymer (SMP) having a visual readable and/or machine readable graphic element on the surface of the item. The method includes pretreating the surface of the item; colouring the surface of the item with a dye solution containing an organic dye and an organic solvent; cleaning and drying the surface of the item; and engraving by at least partially ablating the surface of the item. The dyeing process is suitable for colouring the surface of a shape memory polymer (SMP), wherein the information is engraved in a form of a code or other label on the coloured surface. The colouring causes an increased contrast and thus facilitates machine readability of marking and coding without affecting the other properties of the SMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Melanie Ecker, Markus Schildhauer
  • Publication number: 20150112002
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for improving polyimide (PI) non-adherence to substrate and a PI solution. The method includes the following steps: (1) providing a substrate and a PI solution, the PI solution comprising PI molecules and a solvent, the PI molecules having hydrophobic moieties; and (2) coating the PI solution on the substrate to form a PI film. The PI solution includes PI molecules and a solvent. The PI molecules have hydrophobic moieties. The solvent include N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, ?-butyrolactone, butyl carbonate, or a mixture thereof. The PI molecules of the PI solution contain hydrophobic moieties and in coating the PI solution to a substrate, the hydrophobic moieties link with organic compounds on the substrate thereby enhancing affinity of the PI solution with surface of the substrate, improving the issue of PI non-adherence, and the heightening quality of printing the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Meina ZHU, Jianjun ZHAO, Hsiangyin SHIH
  • Patent number: 9011309
    Abstract: An electromagnetic radiation activated device comprises a property changing material and at least one functionalized fullerene that upon irradiation of the functionalized fullerenes with electromagnetic radiation of one or more frequencies a thermally activated chemical or physical transformation occurs in the property changing material. The thermal activated transformation of the property changing material is triggered by the heating or combustion of the functionalized fullerenes upon their irradiation. The device can include a chemical agent that is embedded in the property changing material and is released when the material is heated by the functionalized fullerenes upon irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Krishna, Karl Zawoy, Brij M. Moudgil, Benjamin L. Koopman, Nathanael Ian Stevens, Kevin William Powers
  • Publication number: 20150105602
    Abstract: A polymeric radiation-source with customized geometries to maximize receipt of radiation into treatment areas that is formed from either radioisotopes molecularly bonded to a polymer or radioisotopes encased within a polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: IP LIBERTY VISION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul T. FINGER, Toby WELLES, Jaime SIMON
  • Publication number: 20150105503
    Abstract: A photo-aligning liquid crystal alignment layer formed by using a photo-aligning liquid crystal aligning agent containing polyamic acid or a derivative thereof which is synthesized by using tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride having no photoreactive structure having a specific structure and diamine having no photoreactive structure having a specific structure together with at least one of tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride having a photoreactive structure and diamine having a photoreactive structure can reduce storage of residual DC in a liquid crystal display device. Further, the above alignment layer can shorten the relaxation time and can prevent afterimages from being generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Youichiro Ooki, Yuko Katano, Tomoyuki Matsuda, Keisuke Izawa, Rika Hisada
  • Patent number: 9000076
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing non-aqueous battery electrode-forming binder solutions which includes a step of performing filtration with a filtration accuracy that enables suppressing of the occurrence of internal short circuits (shorts) in non-aqueous batteries such as lithium ion secondary batteries. The process includes a step (A) of filtering a polymer solution of a vinylidene fluoride resin in an organic solvent through a filter membrane (a) that is made of a polyolefin resin and has an initial filtration efficiency of not less than 99.9% for a filtering particle size of 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kureha Corporation
    Inventors: Masaomi Yoshida, Taichi Kimura, Hideki Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20150083308
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an alignment film and the manufacturing method for liquid crystal display panel. The method comprises preparing a first substrate, a second substrate and a liquid crystal, at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate being provided with an alignment film; the material of the alignment film comprising a solvent and a substance dissolved in the solvent, the substance comprising at least one first polymer, the first polymer comprising a main chain and a side chain; folding the first substrate and the second substrate, and injecting the liquid crystal between the first substrate and the second substrate to form a liquid crystal cell; applying voltage to the liquid crystal cell, and then irradiating the liquid crystal cell with UV light. Through the above way, the present invention can reduce the mura phenomenon in the liquid crystal display panel and improve the display quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kunchang Yang, Liang Xu
  • Patent number: 8980957
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to a method of preparing a biocompatible polymer comprising epsilon-linked L-lysine having free alpha-amino and carboxy functions. The invention further encompasses the resulting biocompatible polymer and articles made from the polymer, in particular contact and intraocular lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CIS Pharma AG
    Inventors: Rolf Schäfer, Hans Hitz
  • Publication number: 20150070437
    Abstract: An ink jet recording ink including a coloring material; water; and three kinds of water-soluble compounds. The content of the water is 70 mass % or more with respect to the total amount of the ink. Each water-soluble compound has a molecular weight of 80 or more and is a liquid compound having a vapor pressure at 20° C. of 5 Pa or less or a solid compound, and at least one kind of the water-soluble compounds is a solid compound. In case that the water-soluble compounds are mixed at a ratio at which the water-soluble compounds are incorporated into the ink to provide a mixture, a 40% aqueous solution of the mixture has a water activity value of 0.88-0.91 and a viscosity of 3.3 mPa·s or less. The total content of the water-soluble compounds in the ink is 20-25 mass % with respect to the total amount of the ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yuusuke Sumikawa, Masato Kawakami, Ryuta Aoto, Eriko Himura, Kanako Aratani, Takahiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150070436
    Abstract: An ink jet recording ink including a pigment; water; and water-soluble compounds. The pigment comprises a resin-dispersed pigment dispersed with a (meth)acrylate-based random copolymer having an acid value of 100-160 mgKOH/g. The water-soluble compounds include at least ethylene urea and a water-soluble compound having a hydrophilicity-hydrophobicity coefficient defined by the following equation (A) of 0.37 or less The total content of the water-soluble compounds is 22-50 mass % with respect to the total amount of the ink The content of the ethylene urea is 11.0 mass % or more with respect to the total amount of the ink, and the proportion of the amount of the ethylene urea in the total amount of the water-soluble compounds is 50% by mass or less, Hydrophilicity-hydrophobicity coefficient=((water activity value of 20% aqueous solution)?(molar fraction of water in 20% aqueous solution))/(1?(molar fraction of water in 20% aqueous solution)) ??Equation (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Kanako Aratani, Ryuta Aoto, Yuusuke Sumikawa, Takahiro Tsutsui, Shintaro Suzuki, Masato Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8975345
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to oxygen scavenging polymer compositions, methods of making the compositions, articles prepared from the compositions, and methods of making the articles. 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: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Plastipak Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Girish N. Deshpande
  • Publication number: 20150062513
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a first substrate, a first alignment layer on the first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a second alignment layer on the second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate and including liquid crystal molecules. The first alignment layer and the second alignment layer include a polymer including at least of polyamic acid, polyimide, and a combination including at least one of the foregoing polymers, and a compound including an epoxy cross-linker represented by Chemical Formula 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: HEUNGSHIK PARK, Jooyoung YOON, Dong-Chul SHIN, KICHUL SHIN, Sung-Jae YUN, Hyeokjin LEE
  • Publication number: 20150057375
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with the use of pyrrolidones selected from the group consisting of N-n-butylpyrrolidone, N-isobutylpyrrolidone, N-t-butylpyrrolidone, N-n-pentylpyrrolidone, N-(methyl-substituted butyl)pyrrolidones, ring-methyl-substituted N-propyl and N-butyl pyrrolidones and N-(methoxypropyl) pyrrolidone as replacement solvents in specific applications wherein N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), N-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP), N,N-dimethyl acetamide (DMAc), and/or dimethyl formamide (DMF) is the appropriate solvent to be used. The invention is also concerned with a solvent comprising NMP, NEP, DMAc, or DMF and one or more pyrrolidones selected from said group, as well as a solvent comprising a second solvent, which is a replacement solvent for NMP, NEP, DMAc, or DMF and one or more selected from said group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: TAMINCO
    Inventors: Bart Vandeputte, Kristof Moonen, Peter Roose
  • Publication number: 20150057396
    Abstract: Thermoplastic Polyimide (TPI) polymer adhesive coated laminating film in which the TPI coating is under cured or B-staged as well as the process for preparing the film is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: James B. Fraivillig
  • Patent number: 8962717
    Abstract: Thermoplastic molding compositions comprising A) from 10 to 93% by weight of a thermoplastic polyester B) from 1 to 20% by weight of a phosphinic salt C) from 1 to 20% by weight of a nitrogen-containing flame retardant D) from 5 to 50% by weight of a long-fiber reinforcing material with fiber length from 2 to 25 mm and L/D ratio from 500 to 4000 E) from 0 to 50% by weight of other additives, where the total of the percentages by weight of components A) to E) is 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Michael Roth, Klaus Uske, Ulli Wolf
  • Patent number: 8962739
    Abstract: A liquid crystal alignment agent includes a polyamic acid dispersion and a polyimide dispersion. Viscosity of the polyamic acid dispersion and viscosity of the polyimide dispersion satisfy the following relationship: VA-2?VA-1?4 cps wherein VA-2 is viscosity of the polyimide dispersion measured at a solid content of 6 wt % at a temperature of 25° C., and VA-1 is viscosity of the polyamic acid dispersion measured at a solid content of 6 wt % at a temperature of 25° C. A liquid crystal alignment film formed from the liquid crystal alignment agent and a liquid crystal display element including the liquid crystal alignment film are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Hao Liang
  • Publication number: 20150049144
    Abstract: An ink composition adapted to be poured into an ink container including an ink chamber, the ink chamber partitioned by a wall, refillable with the ink composition via an ink poring port, and communicating with external air, the ink composition comprising a pigment, a resin and an organic solvent, wherein the ink composition has a static contact angle of 10° or more to a member constituting an inner side of the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuko AOKI, Tomohito NAKANO, Shoki KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20150045481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel diamine compound, wherein two substituents R and R? are introduced asymmetrically, and a polymer thereof. The polymer may have excellent solubility in the organic solvent and allows for easy processibility after imidization, thus giving proper film maintaining superior properties, such as thermal, mechanical, and optical properties for applications in electrical, electronic, or optical materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Sang Youl Kim, Sun Dal Kim, Im Sik Chung