US Pat. No. 9,272,971

CATALYST FOR C2 OXYGENATE SYNTHESIS, DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING C2 OXYGENATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING C2 OXYGENATE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A catalyst for C2 oxygenate synthesis from a mixed gas containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide, the catalyst comprising
rhodium, manganese and lithium as hydrogenated active metals, and titanium as an auxiliary active metal, which are supported
on a porous carrier, wherein the porous carrier has an average pore diameter of 0.1 to 20 nm.
US Pat. No. 9,333,491

CATALYST FOR OXYGENATE SYNTHESIS, OXYGENATE PRODUCTION APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING OXYGENATE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A catalyst for oxygenate synthesis to use for synthesizing an oxygenate from mixed gas containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide,
the catalyst comprising:
an (A) component: rhodium;
a (B) component: manganese,
a (C) component: an alkali metal; and
a (Z) component: magnesium oxide.

US Pat. No. 9,180,648

LAMINATE FOR LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A laminate for a laminated glass,
which comprises an interlayer film for a laminated glass laminated with a retardation element interposed between an adhesive
layer A and an adhesive layer B,

wherein the retardation element comprises blend of a liquid-crystal compound and at least one compound selected from the group
consisting of a compound represented by the following formula (1), a compound represented by the following formula (2), and
a compound represented by the following formula (3),


in formula (1), n represents an integer from 3 to 10 and R2 represents a —CH2—CH2— group, a —CH2—CH(CH3)— group, or a —CH2—CH2—CH2— group;

in formula (2), R3 represents a —(CH2)p— group or a phenylene group and p represents an integer from 4 to 8;

in formula (3), R4 presents a substituted phenylene group; and

R1-1, R1-2, and R1-3 in formulas (1) to (3) are the same or different, each representing an alkyl group that has a branched structure and that
contains at least 5 carbon atoms,

wherein the retardation element has excellent heat resistance, exhibits little variation in its retardation value in high-temperature
atmospheres, and can maintain stable optical properties

wherein the liquid-crystal compound is a polymerizable liquid crystal, and the polymerizable liquid crystal has been polymerized,
and

wherein the polymerizable liquid crystal is a polymerizable liquid crystal represented by the following formula (4),

in formula (4), q and r each represent an integer from 1 to 10; X represents —COO— or —O—; Y represents —OC(O)O— or —O—; Z
represents —COO or —OCO—; R5 represents a phenylene group; R6 represents a substituted phenylene group, a substituted biphenylene group, or a fluorenyl group; R7 represents —H, —(CH2)w—CH3 or —COO—(CH2)w—CH3; and w represents an integer from 0 to 11.

US Pat. No. 9,181,479

RETARDATION ELEMENT

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1. A retardation element,
which comprises a blend of a liquid crystalline compound and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a
compound represented by the following formula (1), a compound represented by the following formula (2) and a compound represented
by the following formula (3):


wherein in the formula (1), n represents an integer of 3 to 10 and R2 represents a —CH2—CH2— group, a —CH2—CH(CH3)— group or a —CH2—CH2—CH2— group,

in the formula (2), R3 represents a —(CH2)p— group or a phenylene group and p represents an integer of 4 to 8,

in the formula (3), R4 represents a substituted phenylene group, and

in the formulas (1) to (3), R1-1, R1-2 and R1-3 each represent an alkyl group having a branched structure having 5 or more carbon atoms and R1-1, R1-2 and R1-3 may be the same or different,

wherein the retardation element has excellent heat resistance, exhibits little variation in its retardation value in high-temperature
atmospheres, and can maintain stable optical properties,

wherein the liquid crystalline compound is a polymerizable liquid crystal and said polymerizable liquid crystal is polymerized,
and

wherein the polymerizable liquid crystal is a polymerizable liquid crystal represented by the following formula (4):

wherein q and r each represent an integer of 1 to 10, X represents —COO— or —O—, Y represents —OC(O)O— or —O—, Z represents
—COO or —OCO—, R5 represents a phenylene group, R6 represents a substituted phenylene group, a substituted biphenylene group or a fluorenyl group, R7 represents —H, —(CH2)w—CH3 or —COO—(CH2)w—CH3 and w represents an integer of 0 to 11.

US Pat. No. 9,853,269

ELECTRICAL INSULATION LAYER AND BATTERY DEVICE

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1. An electrical insulation layer having a mesoporous structure and comprising:
microparticles having an average particle diameter of 0.5 ?m to 40 ?m,
nanoparticles having an average particle diameter of 3 nm to less than 500 nm,
a binder, and
an ion conductive composition;
wherein said microparticles comprise particles of polymethylurea, said nanoparticles comprise particles of aluminum oxide,
and said binder comprises lithium polyacrylate.

US Pat. No. 9,888,580

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE, MULTILAYER INSULATION FILM, AND MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

4. A multilayer insulation film used for forming an insulation layer having a groove, the multilayer insulation film comprising:
a first insulation layer; and
a second insulation layer laminated on one surface of the first insulation layer, wherein
the second insulation layer is configured such that, in partially removing the second insulation layer, only the second insulation
layer out of the first insulation layer and the second insulation layer is enabled to be melted and selectively removed by
irradiation of laser light to form a groove having a depth equal to a thickness of the second insulation layer on an obtained
insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,435,913

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass comprising:
a thermoplastic resin,
an ultraviolet absorber having a structure of the following formula (1), and
an ultraviolet absorber having a structure of the following formula (2),
wherein an amount of the ultraviolet absorber having the structure of formula (1) is 0.001 to 0.05% by weight, and an amount
of the ultraviolet absorber having the structure of formula (2) is 0.5 to 1.0% by weight;


wherein R1 is a C1-3 alkyl group; R2 is hydrogen, a C1-10 alkyl group, or a C7-10 aralkyl group; R3 is hydrogen or a C1-8 alkyl group; and R4 is hydrogen or a C1-8 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,783,828

RECOMBINANT CELL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ISOPRENE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A recombinant cell prepared by introducing a nucleic acid encoding isoprene synthase into a host cell wherein the host
cell is a Clostridium bacterium or a Moorella bacterium, wherein the nucleic acid is expressed in the host cell, and the recombinant cell is capable of producing isoprene
from at least one C1 compound selected from the group consisting of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, wherein a nucleic
acid encoding a group of exogenous enzymes acting in a mevalonate pathway is further introduced so that an isopentenyl diphosphate
synthesis ability by a mevalonate pathway is further imparted, and wherein the group of exogenous enzymes acting in a mevalonate
pathway comprises mevalonate kinase, mevalonate diphosphate decarboxylase, phosphomevalonate kinase, isopentenyl diphosphate
(IPP) isomerase, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, and HMG-CoA synthase.
US Pat. No. 9,284,417

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a composite material, the method comprising:
a step of providing a substrate composed of resin and a graphene-like carbon material; and
a step of bringing the graphene-like carbon material into contact with at least part of the surface of the substrate composed
of resin and heating under the action of a supercritical or subcritical fluid;

wherein the composite material comprises a substrate composed of resin and a graphene-like carbon material layer provided
so as to cover at least part of the surface of the substrate, and

wherein graphene-like carbon is attached to the surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,561,639

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASSES, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An intermediate film for laminated glass which is a multilayer intermediate film for laminated glass having a laminated
structure of two or more layers, comprising:
a first layer which contains silicon dioxide particles having hollow parts and shell parts and having a porosity of 40% or
more and 80% or less, which further contains a polyvinyl butyral resin or an acrylic urethane resin as a binder resin, and
which has a thickness in ?m of 0.005 T or more and 0.6 T or less when the thickness in ?m of the intermediate film for laminated
glass is defined as T, wherein a product of the content of the silicon dioxide particles in the first layer in % by weight×0.01
and the thickness in ?m of the first layer is 0.1 or more and 60 or less, and wherein the first layer contains the silicon
dioxide particles in an amount of 0.1 g/m2 or more and 80 g/m2 or less, and

a second layer which is arranged on a first surface side of the first layer and which contains a thermoplastic resin.

US Pat. No. 9,051,472

EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE OXIDE DERIVATIVE, RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL THEREOF, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAID RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An exfoliated graphite oxide derivative which is obtained by reacting an exfoliated graphite oxide having a C/O ratio as
determined by elemental analysis of 8 or less with at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound
having a structure of formula (1), a compound having a structure of formula (2), a compound having a structure of formula
(3), and a compound having a structure of formula (4):

wherein R1 to R4 each represent a functional group independently selected from the group consisting of a silyl group, a siloxy group, an alkoxy
group, a vinyl group, a chlorine atom, an aryl group, an alkyl group, an ether group, an ester group, an amine group, an amide
group, a hydrogen atom, a thiol group, and an epoxy group, and at least one of R1 to R4 is a siloxy group or an alkoxy group;


wherein R5 and R6 each represent a functional group independently selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an aryl group, a vinyl
group, an ether group, an alkoxy group, a chlorine atom, and a hydroxy group, and at least one of R5 and R6 is any of a chlorine atom, an alkoxy group, and a hydroxy group;

[Formula 3]
O?C?N—R7   (3)

wherein R7 represents a functional group of any of an alkyl group, an aryl group, an ether group, and a vinyl group; and


wherein R8 to R10 each represent an alkyl group or hydrogen, and at least one of R8 to R10 is an alkyl group having 8 or more carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,382,445

INSULATING RESIN MATERIAL AND MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An insulating resin material comprising:
at least one type of a thermosetting resin;
a curing agent;
a first inorganic filler that is surface-treated with a first silane coupling agent; and
a second inorganic filler that is surface-treated with a second silane coupling agent, and wherein
SP(A) is an absolute value of a difference between an SP value of the type of thermosetting resin that is most-abundantly
contained in the insulating resin material and an SP value of an organic group that is directly coupled with a silicon atom
of the first silane coupling agent and that is not an alkyl group and not an alkoxy group, and

SP(B) is an absolute value of a difference between the SP value of the type of thermosetting resin that is most-abundantly
contained in the insulating resin material, and an SP value of an organic group that is directly coupled with a silicon atom
of the second silane coupling agent and that is not an alkyl group and not an alkoxy group,

and the absolute value of SP(A)?SP(B) is not smaller than 0.5 but not larger than 3.5; and
wherein the insulating resin material is a B stage film molded in a film form.

US Pat. No. 9,840,485

BISFURAN DIHALIDE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING BISFURAN DIHALIDE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING BISFURAN DIACID, BISFURAN DIOL OR BISFURAN DIAMINE USING BISFURAN DIHALIDE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A bisfuran dihalide of the following formula (1):

wherein R1 is a divalent hydrocarbon group of the formula —CR2R3— (wherein each of R2 and R3 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, and R2 and R3 may together form a cyclic structure); and each X independently represents a halogen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,249,336

CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR INKJET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A curable composition for inkjet that is applied by an inkjet method and is able to cure by light irradiation and heat
addition, comprising:
a compound having a (meth)actyloyl group and a cyclic ether group;
a photoreactive compound not having a cyclic group and having a(meth)acryloyl group;
a phompolymerization initiator;
a compound not having a (meth)acryloyi group and having a cyclic ether group; and
a potential curing agent,
wherein the compound having a (meth)acryloyl group and a cyclic ether group has one or two (meth)acryloyl groups,
the compound having a (meth)acryloyl group and a cyclic ether group is at least one selected from the group consisting of
glycidyl (meth)acrylate 3,4-epoxycyclohexylmetbyl (meth)acrylate, 4-hydroxybutyl (meth)acrylate glycidyl ether, and a reaction
product between an epoxy compound and (meth)acrylic acid, and

the viscosity at 25° C. measured in conformance with JIS K2283 is 160 mPa·s or more and 1200 mPa·s or less.

US Pat. No. 9,721,733

METHOD FOR FORMING A DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL HAVING A POROUS FILM OF AN INORGANIC SUBSTANCE ON A BASE MATERIAL BY SPRAYING DRY FINE PARTICLES OF AN INORGANIC SUBSTANCE ON THE BASE MATERIAL

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A method for forming a porous film of an inorganic substance on a base material by spraying dry fine particles of an inorganic
substance on the base material such that the fine particles are bonded to the base material and bonded to one another, the
spraying being performed by an aerosol deposition method in which the dry fine particles are accelerated by using a carrier
gas and sprayed onto the base material,
wherein:
the dry fine particles include at least two kinds of fine particles, which are small-size particles and large-size particles
having different average particle sizes;

an average particle size r of the small-size particles satisfies 1 nm?r<200 nm, and an average particle size R of the large-size
particles satisfies 0.2 ?m?R?100 ?m;

a mixing ratio of the small-size particles to the large-size particles in the dry fine particles to be sprayed on the base
material is 0.5:99.5 to 50:50 (parts by weight); and

the speed of the dry fine particles accelerated by the carrier gas is 10 m/s to 650 m/s.
US Pat. No. 9,512,310

POLYVINYL ACETAL-BASED RESIN COMPOSITION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A polyvinyl acetal resin composition containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a resin having a crosslinked structure,
the polyvinyl acetal resin composition having a structure in which the resin having a crosslinked structure is dispersed as
a dispersed phase in the polyvinyl acetal resin as a continuous phase,

the polyvinyl acetal resin composition having a maximum value of a loss tangent derived from the polyvinyl acetal resin at
40° C. or higher and a maximum value of a loss tangent derived from the resin having a crosslinked structure at 10° C. or
lower in measurement of a dynamic viscoelasticity spectrum at a frequency of 10 Hz, and

the polyvinyl acetal resin composition comprising a graft copolymer of the polyvinyl acetal resin and the resin having a crosslinked
structure, wherein the graft copolymer has a grafting ratio of 2 to 150% by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,382,368

REACTANT OF SILICON RESIN POLYCONDENSATE PARTICLES AND POLYVINYL CHLORIDE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAID REACTANT, VINYL CHLORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VINYL CHLORIDE RESIN COMPOSITION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A reaction product of silicone resin polycondensate particles and polyvinyl chloride obtained by causing reaction of a
material containing silicone resin polycondensate particles and a vinyl chloride monomer,
the silicone resin polycondensate particles being obtained by causing reaction of a material mixture containing a first organosilicon
compound having a structural unit represented by a formula (1) below and serving as a siloxane, a second organosilicon compound
represented by a formula (2) below, a third organosilicon compound represented by a formula (3A) or formula (3B) below, and
a fourth organosilicon compound represented by a formula (4A), formula (4B), or formula (4C) below:

in the formula (1), R1 and R2 each represent a phenyl group or a C1 to C3 alkyl group, and m represents an integer of from
1 to 20;
CH2=CR3-(CH2)p—SiR4q(OR5)3-q  Formula (2)
in the formula (2), R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R4 and R5 each represent a hydrogen atom or a C1 to C3
alkyl group, p represents an integer of from 0 to 3, and q represents an integer of from 0 to 2;
R6-Si(OR7)3  Formula (3A)
in the formula (3A), R6 and R7 each represent a C1 to C3 alkyl group;
Si(OR8)4  Formula (3B)
in the formula (3B), R8 represents a C1 to C3 alkyl group;

in the formula (4A), R9 to R11 each represent an unsaturated hydrocarbon group or a C1 to C3 alkyl group, and R12 represents
a hydrogen atom or a C1 to C3 alkyl group;


in the formula (4B), R13 to R18 each represent an unsaturated hydrocarbon group or a C1 to C3 alkyl group;
in the formula (4C), R19 to R21 each represent an unsaturated hydrocarbon group or a C1 to C3 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,248,485

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SPIRAL PIPE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a spiral pipe, comprising:
disposing the pipe-producing machine in a manhole;
separately disposing a curl-forming apparatus on an upstream side of the pipe-producing machine, the curl-forming apparatus
including: an arc-like plate so as to configure a part of a spiral; and a support base;

placing the support base on a ground near the manhole or on a bottom portion inside the manhole;
placing a reinforcing material-attached profile strip in which joint portions are formed at both side edge portions and to
which a reinforcing material continuously formed in a longitudinal direction is attached, along a concave surface of the arc-like
plate;

pushing or taking the reinforcing material-attached profile strip, providing arc-like curls having a radius of curvature substantially
similar to or not greater than a radius of curvature of a spiral pipe, and subjecting the reinforcing material-attached profile
strip to plastic deformation to form a spiral;

joining the joint portions of adjacent parts of the reinforcing material-attached profile strip, using the pipe-producing
machine having a joining mechanism, thereby producing a spiral pipe; and

revolving the pipe-producing machine about an axis of the spiral pipe in the manhole, and drawing or pressing the spiral pipe
in a state where the spiral pipe is not removed from the pipe-producing machine, and thereby inserting the spiral pipe into
an existing pipe without being wound,

wherein the pipe-producing machine never proceeds into the existing pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,216,366

LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A liquid chromatography component,
which comprises:
a column with filler particles filled therein; and
a prefilter;
wherein the prefilter is located on the upstream side of the column,
wherein the prefilter and the column are joined via a joint pipe,
wherein the filler particles have an average particle size in the range of 2 to 20 ?m, and
wherein the prefilter has a filtering particle size in the range of ? to ? of the average particle size of said filler particles
and the prefilter has an effective filtration area of 23.75 to 50.24 mm2.

US Pat. No. 9,427,932

INTERLAYER FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for a laminated glass,
which comprises at least a pair of protection layers and a sound-insulating layer sandwiched between the pair of the protection
layers,

and which has a wedge shape as a cross-sectional shape, a wedge angle ? of 0.1 to 0.7 mrad, the maximum thickness of 2000
?m or thinner, and the minimum thickness of 400 ?m or thicker,

the minimum thickness of the sound-insulating layer being 20 ?m or thicker
wherein the sound-insulating layer comprises a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer, and the content of the plasticizer
in the sound-insulating layer is 50 parts by weight or more to 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetal resin,

wherein the sound-insulating layer has a wedge shape as its cross-sectional shape, and
wherein the protection layers has a wedge shape as its cross-sectional shape.
US Pat. No. 9,416,242

FOAMABLE COMPOSITION

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1. A foamable composition, comprising: a copolymer of ethylene, an ?-olefin and a non-conjugated diene; a blowing agent; a
crosslinking agent; a catalyst; and a reaction suppressor,
wherein the foamable composition has a storage elastic modulus at 23° C. as measured by a viscoelasticity measuring apparatus
of 2×104 Pa or lower, and a storage elastic modulus after the foamable composition is held at 115° C. for 200 seconds of 5×104 Pa or higher,

wherein the foamable composition comprises an organic solvent being liquid at 23° C. as the blowing agent, and
wherein the blowing agent is an organic solvent having a relative evaporation rate of 0.5 to 3.7 in the case where the evaporation
rate of n-butyl acetate at 25° C. is taken to be 1.0.

US Pat. No. 9,228,118

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR POLYAMIDE ACID PARTICLES, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR POLYIMIDE PARTICLES, POLYIMIDE PARTICLES AND BONDING MATERIAL FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing polyamide acid particles comprising the steps of:
preparing a solution having a diamine compound dissolved; and
precipitating polyamide acid particles by adding a tetracarboxylic anhydride in a non-solution state to the solution having
a diamine compound dissolved while applying a physical impact thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,209,155

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ADHESIVE FOR MOUNTING FLIP CHIP

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor device, comprising:
step 1 of positioning a semiconductor chip on a substrate via an adhesive, the semiconductor chip including bump electrodes
each having an end made of solder;

step 2 of heating the semiconductor chip at a temperature of the melting point of the solder or higher to solder and bond
the bump electrodes of the semiconductor chip to an electrode portion of the substrate, and concurrently to temporarily attach
the adhesive; and

step 3 of removing voids by heating the adhesive under a pressurized atmosphere,
the adhesive having an activation energy ?E of 100 kJ/mol or less, a reaction rate of 20% or less at 2 seconds at 260° C.,
and a reaction rate of 40% or less at 4 seconds at 260° C., as determined by differential scanning calorimetry and Ozawa method.

US Pat. No. 9,376,543

THERMOSETTING FURAN RESIN COMPOSITION AND FURAN RESIN LAMINATED BODY USING THE SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermosetting furan resin composition comprising:
a furan based resin (A),
a curing catalyst (B), and
an additive (C) that is a normal salt comprising a strong acid and a strong base,
wherein the additive (C) is at least one selected from the group consisting of sodium chloride, potassium chloride, lithium
chloride, sodium bromide, potassium bromide, lithium bromide, sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate, lithium sulfate, sodium nitrate,
potassium nitrate, and lithium nitrate, or a mixture thereof, and

wherein the content of the additive (C) is 0.5-5 parts by weight based on the furan based resin (A) being 100 parts by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,243,112

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL-POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL-POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIAL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a carbonaceous material-polymer composite material; the method comprising the steps of: preparing
a mixture containing a graphite and at least one polymer A of a polymer obtained by polymerizing a cyclic disulfide compound
and a polymer obtained by polymerizing a cyclic disulfide compound and a radical polymerizable functional group-containing
monomer; and heating the mixture at a temperature range of D° C. or higher to a decomposition termination temperature or lower
when a decomposition start temperature of the polymer A is defined as D° C. to obtain exfoliated graphite by delamination
of the graphite and graft the polymer A to the exfoliated graphite,
wherein the decomposition start temperature is a temperature at which 10% by weight of the polymer A is decomposed under a
nitrogen atmosphere,

wherein the decomposition termination temperature is a temperature at which 90% by weight of the polymer A is decomposed under
a nitrogen atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 9,109,096

THERMALLY EXPANDABLE MICROCAPSULE AND FOAM-MOLDED ARTICLE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermally expandable microcapsule, which comprises:
a shell made of a polymer; and
a volatile expansion agent as a core agent encapsulated in the shell,
a storage elastic modulus (E?) of the shell at a temperature of 200° C. and a frequency of 10 Hz being 1 ×105 N/m2 or more,

the storage elastic modulus (E?) of the shell at a temperature of 250° C. and a frequency of 10 Hz being 1 ×105 N/m2 or more, and

a maximum displacement amount measured by thermomechanical analysis being 300?m or more,
wherein the shell comprises a polymer obtainable by polymerizing a monomer mixture that contains 95% by weight or more of
a mixture of acrylonitrile and methacrylonitrile,

wherein the mixture of acrylonitrile and methacrylonitrile contains 70% by weight or more of acrylonitrile relative to the
total weight of the mixture of acrylonitrile and methacrylonitrile, and

wherein a degree of crosslinkage is 60% by weight or more.

US Pat. No. 9,279,908

INK FOR ELECTROWETTING DEVICE AND ELECTROWETTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An ink for an electrowetting element comprising colorant particles and a solvent,
wherein the colorant particles have a specific gravity of 2 or less and an average particle diameter of 20 to 300 nm,
wherein the colorant particles are black particles, and
wherein the content of the colorant particles in the ink is 5 to 50% by mass.
US Pat. No. 9,458,295

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A composite material comprising a substrate composed of resin and a graphene-like carbon material layer provided so as
to cover at least part of the surface of the substrate, wherein graphene-like carbon is attached to and in contact with the
surface of the substrate such that some of the graphene-like carbon penetrates the substrate from the surface of the substrate
toward an inner part of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,346,748

FUNCTIONAL-GROUP-MODIFIED CARBON MATERIAL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A functional-group-modified carbon material, a fragment obtained by radical-decomposing an amino group-containing azo-type
radical initiator being added to exfoliated graphite by radical-trapping,
wherein the exfoliated graphite is a laminate of plural graphene layers that is obtained by peeling off flakes from non-oxidized
ordinary graphite and is a material in which the number of graphene layers laminated is from several to about 200 and the
specific surface area is from about 600 to 2500 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 9,238,354

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, MULTILAYER INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A multilayer interlayer film for a laminated glass, comprising:
a first interlayer film for a laminated glass that contains a polyvinyl acetal resin as a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer,
a second interlayer film for a laminated glass that contains a polyvinyl acetal resin as a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer,
and the second interlayer film is laminated on one face of the first interlayer film for a laminated glass, and

a third interlayer film for a laminated glass that contains a polyvinyl acetal resin as a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer,
and the third interlayer film is laminated on the other face of the first interlayer film for a laminated glass,

the polyvinyl acetal resin in the first interlayer film having a hydroxyl content of 21.5 mol % or higher and at most 28 mol
%,

wherein the polyvinyl acetal resin in the first interlayer film contains a high molecular weight component with an absolute
molecular weight of 1000000 or more, and the ratio of the high molecular weight component in the polyvinyl acetal resin of
the first interlayer film is 7.4% or higher, or

the polyvinyl acetal resin in the first interlayer film for a laminated glass contains a high molecular weight component with
a polystyrene-equivalent molecular weight of 1000000 or more, and the ratio of the high molecular weight component in the
polyvinyl acetal resin of the first interlayer film is 9% or higher.

US Pat. No. 9,102,805

MASTERBATCH FOR FOAM MOLDING AND MOLDED FOAM

Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd...

1. A masterbatch for foam molding,
which comprises a base resin and a thermally expandable microcapsule,
said base resin being a thermoplastic resin having a melting point of 100° C. or higher,
said masterbatch containing 100 to 230 parts by weight of said thermally expandable microcapsule to 100 parts by weight of
said base resin, and

said masterbatch having a true density of 0.90 to 1.0 g/cm3, a bulk density of 0.35 to 0.5 g/cm3, and a masterbatch size of 450 to 600 mg/30 pieces,

wherein the thermally expandable microcapsule comprises:
a shell and a volatile expansion agent as a core agent encapsulated in the shell, and
said shell comprises a polymer obtained by polymerizing a monomer mixture which contains 40 to 90% by weight of at least one
polymerizable monomer (I) selected from the group consisting of acrylonitrile, methacrylonitrile, and vinylidene chloride;

5 to 50% by weight of radically-polymerizable unsaturated C3-8 carboxylic acid monomer (II) having a carboxyl group; and

0.1 to 10% by weight of metal cation hydroxide (IV),
said monomer mixture is free from a polymerizable monomer (III) having two or more double bonds in a molecule other than the
radically-polymerizable unsaturated C3-8 carboxylic acid monomer (II) having a carboxyl group, and

said metal cation hydroxide (IV) is Al(OH)3.

US Pat. No. 9,067,386

INTERLAYER FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd...

1. An interlayer film for a laminated glass,
which comprises at least a pair of protection layers and a sound-insulating layer sandwiched between the pair of the protection
layers,

and which has a wedge shape as a cross-sectional shape, a wedge angle ? of 0.1 to 0.7 mrad, the maximum thickness of 2000
?m or thinner, and the minimum thickness of 400 ?m or thicker,

the minimum thickness of the sound-insulating layer being 20 ?m or thicker, wherein the sound-insulating layer comprises a
polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer, and the content of the plasticizer in the sound-insulating layer is 50 parts by
weight or more to 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetal resin; and

wherein the sound-insulating layer has a wedge shape as its cross-sectional shape.
US Pat. No. 9,056,801

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SLURRY COMPOSITION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a slurry composition containing inorganic powder, a polyvinyl acetal resin, and an organic solvent,
the method comprising the steps of:
mixing the inorganic powder, a polyvinyl acetal resin (A) and a first organic solvent to prepare an inorganic dispersion;
mixing a polyvinyl acetal resin (B) and a second organic solvent to prepare a resin solution; and
adding the resin solution to the inorganic dispersion,
wherein the polyvinyl acetal resins (A) and (B) are obtained by acetalizing polyvinyl alcohol with butyl aldehyde,
the polyvinyl acetal resin (A) has a polymerization degree of 200 to 600, an amount of 28 to 60 mol % of a hydroxyl group
and an acetalization degree of 40 to 80 mol %,

the polyvinyl acetal resin (B) has a polymerization degree of 800 to 4000, an amount of 28 to 42 mol % of a hydroxyl group
and an acetalization degree of 40 to 80 mol %,

an amount of the polyvinyl acetal resin (A) used in preparation of the inorganic dispersion is 0.1 to 20 parts by weight relative
to 100 parts by weight of the inorganic powder,

an amount of the polyvinyl acetal resin (B) used in preparation of the resin solution is 5 to 20 parts by weight relative
to 100 parts by weight of the inorganic powder,

the polyvinyl acetal resin (A) is dissolved in the first organic solvent prior to adding the inorganic powder in preparation
of the inorganic dispersion, and

the first organic solvent and the second organic solvent are each independently at least one solvent selected from the group
consisting of acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, dipropyl ketone, diisobutyl ketone, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol, butanol, toluene,
xylene, methyl propionate, ethyl propionate, butyl propionate, methyl butanoate, ethyl butanoate, butyl butanoate, methyl
pentanoate, ethyl pentanoate, butyl pentanoate, methyl hexanoate, ethyl hexanoate, butyl hexanoate, 2-ethylhexyl acetate,
2-ethylhexyl butyrate, terpineol, dihydroterpineol, terpineol acetate, and dihydroterpineol acetate.

US Pat. No. 9,640,316

CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM, CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER DEVICE, CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER PROGRAM AND CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER METHOD

Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd...

1. A contactless power transfer system comprising:
N parent device power transmission units (N is an integer equal to or more than 2);
at least one child device power reception unit; and
a distribution determination unit configured to determine an electrical signal to be supplied to the N parent device power
transmission units, wherein

the electrical signal has a current, a voltage or a linear combination amount of the current and the voltage as a component,
in case that an N-dimensional vector having the electrical signal to be supplied to each parent device power transmission
unit as a component is X, the distribution determination unit is configured to set a matrix A as a regularized Hermitian matrix
of N rows×N columns, and

X*AX  (1)

in case that a scalar of Equation (1) (˜ denotes a transposed matrix and * denotes a complex conjugate) is non-negative, a
quadratic form matrix of the electrical signal in case that the child device power reception unit functions is a matrix B
which expresses dissipation of energy and which is Hermite of N rows×N columns having a coefficient thereof as a component,
a scalar of Equation (2) expresses energy consumption,

X*BX  (2)
and the matrix A is expressed as shown in Equation (3),
A=C*C  (3)

the distribution determination unit is configured to determine the electrical signal to be proportional to a component of
a vector C?1Y obtained by multiplying a linear combination of an eigenvector Y for a non-zero eigenvalue of a matrix D expressed by Equation
(4) by the matrix C?1 from the left

D=C*?1BC?1  (4).

US Pat. No. 9,447,218

BINDER FOR MANUFACTURING INORGANIC SINTERED BODY

Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd...

1. A binder for manufacturing an inorganic sintered body containing a graft copolymer, the graft copolymer having a unit including
polyvinyl butyral and a unit including a poly(meth)acrylic compound,
the polyvinyl butyral having a polymerization degree of 800 to 5000, a hydroxy group content of 20 to 40 mol %, and a butyralization
degree of 60 to 80 mol %,

the unit including a poly(meth)acrylic compound having a glass transition temperature of 0 to 110° C.

US Pat. No. 9,221,931

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYPROPYLENE MATERIAL, AND POLYPROPYLENE MATERIAL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a polypropylene material comprising:
a melting step of melting a polypropylene material rolled in at least one direction, at a temperature that is higher than
Tm+5° C. and is equal to or lower than Tm+60° C., where Tm is a melting peak temperature of the polypropylene material not
rolled yet as measured by differential scanning calorimetry; and

a heat treatment step of heat-treating the polypropylene material melted in the melting step, at a temperature that is equal
to or higher than Tm?20° C., and is lower than Tm?10° C.

US Pat. No. 9,617,563

RECOMBINANT CELL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ?-PHELLANDRENE

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Miyag...

1. A recombinant Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Pichia yeast cell capable of producing ?-phellandrene, prepared by introducing at least one nucleic acid selected from the group
consisting of a nucleic acid encoding geranyl pyrophosphate synthase and a nucleic acid encoding neryl pyrophosphate synthase,
and a nucleic acid encoding ?-phellandrene synthase into a host cell in such a manner that these nucleic acids are expressed
in the host cell,
wherein the nucleic acid encoding geranyl pyrophosphate synthase encodes the following protein (a), (b) or (c):
(a) protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2,
(b) protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2 in which 1 to 20 amino acids are deleted, substituted or
added in the amino acid sequence, and having geranyl pyrophosphate synthase activity, or

(c) protein consisting of an amino acid sequence having a homology of 90% or more with SEQ ID NO:2, and having geranyl pyrophosphate
synthase activity,

wherein the nucleic acid encoding neryl pyrophosphate synthase encodes the following protein (d), (e) or (f):
(d) protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4,
(e) protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:4 in which 1 to 20 amino acids are deleted, substituted or
added in the amino acid sequence, and having neryl pyrophosphate synthase activity, or

(f) protein consisting of an amino acid sequence having a homology of 90% or more with SEQ ID NO:4, and having neryl pyrophosphate
synthase activity, and

wherein the nucleic acid encoding ?-phellandrene synthase encodes the following protein (g), (h) or (i):
(g) protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6 or 8,
(h) protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6 or 8 in which 1 to 20 amino acids are deleted, substituted
or added in the amino acid sequence, and having ?-phellandrene synthase activity, or

(i) protein consisting of an amino acid sequence having a homology of 90% or more with SEQ ID NO:6 or 8, and having ?-phellandrene
synthase activity, and

wherein 10 mg or more of ?-phellandrene can be produced per 1 g of wet cells of the recombinant cell.

US Pat. No. 9,337,019

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing an electronic component, comprising:
an application step in which an adhesive that is photocurable and thermocurable and also is in liquid form is applied onto
a first electronic component body using an ink jet device to form an adhesive layer;

a first light irradiation step in which, after the application step, the adhesive layer is irradiated with light from a first
light irradiation part to allow the curing of the adhesive layer to proceed;

an attachment step in which, after the first light irradiation step, a second electronic component body is disposed on the
adhesive layer irradiated with light, and pressure is applied to attach the first electronic component body and the second
electronic component body through the adhesive layer irradiated with light, thereby giving a primary laminate; and

a heating step in which, after the attachment step, the primary laminate is heated to cure the adhesive layer between the
first electronic component body and the second electronic component body, thereby giving an electronic component,

the ink jet device including:
an ink tank to store the adhesive;
a discharge part that is connected to the ink tank and discharges the adhesive; and
a circulation flow path part that is connected to the discharge part at one end and connected to the ink tank at the other
end, through which the adhesive flows,

the application step being such that, in the ink jet device, the adhesive is moved from the ink tank to the discharge part,
and then the adhesive that has not been discharged from the discharge part is moved through the circulation flow path part
to the ink tank, whereby the adhesive is applied while being circulated.

US Pat. No. 9,505,844

ANTI-HUMAN CCR7 ANTIBODY, HYBRIDOMA, NUCLEIC ACID, VECTOR, CELL, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION, AND ANTIBODY-IMMOBILIZED CARRIER

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A nucleic acid encoding a heavy chain variable region or a light chain variable region of an anti-human-CC-motif-receptor-7
(anti-human-CCR7) antibody capable of specifically binding to an extracellular domain of human CCR7,
the antibody being produced by a hybridoma FERM BP-11369, FERM BP-11404, FERM BP-11371, FERM BP-11372, FERM BP-11373, FERM
BP-11374, FERM BP-11375, or FERM BP-11376, and

wherein the antibody is capable of interfering with a CCR7-dependent intracellular signal transduction mechanism caused by
CCR7 ligand stimulation, without relying on complement-dependent cell lysis action or antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity.

US Pat. No. 9,272,322

SUPPLY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING BAND-LIKE MEMBER

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A feeding device for feeding out a strip-shaped member in the form of a helical configuration, comprising:
a support frame;
an annular-shaped rotary frame located on the inside of an inner periphery of the support frame and supported in a rotatable
manner;

paired feeding rollers supported with respect to the rotary frame and configured to nip the strip-shaped member therebetween;
a rotating motor installed to the support frame to rotate the rotary frame;
a feeding motor installed to the support frame to rotate at least one of the feeding rollers;
and a driving force transmission mechanism comprising an endless-shaped rotatable member wound around an outer peripheral
surface of the rotary frame and relatively rotatable with respect to the rotary frame in a circumferentially-movable manner,

wherein
the feeding device is configured such that the rotary frame is rotated by driving of the rotating motor through a roller or
a gear, and at least one of the feeding rollers is rotated by driving of the feeding motor through the driving force transmission
mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,068,037

METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a resin composite material in which a carbon material having a graphene structure is uniformly dispersed
in a synthetic resin selected from the group consisting of a crystalline resin and an amorphous resin, the method comprising:
when the synthetic resin is a crystalline resin, shear-kneading the crystalline resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading
device at a temperature lower than a melting point of the crystalline resin; and

when the synthetic resin is an amorphous resin, shear-kneading the amorphous resin and the carbon material with a shear-kneading
device at a temperature close to a Tg of the amorphous resin;

wherein the synthetic resin is grafted onto the carbon, material when the synthetic resin and the carbon material, are shear-kneaded.

US Pat. No. 9,855,727

GLASS PANE AS HEAD-UP DISPLAY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A glass pane, comprising:
a pane, and
an adhesive layer on the pane,
wherein the adhesive layer comprises at least one thermoplastic film with a first luminescent pigment and a barrier film with
an anti-scratch coating, wherein the first luminescent pigment contains a hydroxyalkyl terephthalate with formula: R1—COO—P(OH)xCOO—R2 where R1 R2 is an alkyl or allyl residue with 1 to 10 C atoms, P is a phenyl ring, OH is hydroxyl groups bonded to the phenyl ring, and
x is the number of hydroxyl groups bonded to the phenyl ring having a value between 0 and 4 and wherein the at least one thermoplastic
film contains 0.1 g/m2 to 15 g/m2 of the first luminescent pigment.

US Pat. No. 9,490,046

CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL AND CONNECTED STRUCTURE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A conductive material, comprising conductive particles having solder at at least an external surface, an anionically hardenable
compound, an anionic hardener, and an organic acid having a carboxyl group and having a functional group that is an esterified
carboxyl group.
US Pat. No. 9,272,267

CATALYST FOR OXYGENATE SYNTHESIS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING OXYGENATE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OXYGENATE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for manufacturing a catalyst for oxygenate synthesis for synthesizing an oxygenate from a mixed gas containing
hydrogen and carbon monoxide, the method comprising:
supporting a component (D) on a carrier to form a primary support body, bringing an alkaline aqueous solution into contact
with the primary support body, and subsequently supporting components (A) to (C) on the primary support body,

wherein:
the component (A) is rhodium,
the component (B) is manganese,
the component (C) is an alkali metal, and
the component (D) is a component (D1), component (D2) or component (D3), wherein the component (D1) is one or more substances
selected from the group consisting of titanium, vanadium and chromium, the component (D2) is an element belonging to group
13 of the periodic table, and the component (D3) is one or more substances selected from the group consisting of magnesium
and lanthanoids.

US Pat. No. 9,238,353

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for a laminated glass, comprising:
an interlayer film,
wherein said interlayer film for a laminated glass comprises a film part A containing a resin composition A or a resin A,
and a film part B containing a resin composition B or a resin B, and two covering layer Ds containing the same resin composition
B or the same resin B,

wherein the resin composition A contains polyvinyl acetal resin and/or the resin A is polyvinyl acetal resin,
wherein the resin composition B contains polyvinyl acetal resin and/or the resin B is polyvinyl acetal resin,
wherein the film part A has an upper planar surface, a lower planar surface, and a plurality of side surfaces defining a first
portion of the interlayer film, the film part B has an upper planar surface, a lower planar surface, and a plurality of side
surfaces defining a second portion of the interlayer film, and the two covering layer Ds have an upper planar surface, a lower
planar surface, and a plurality of side surfaces defining a third and fourth portion of the interlayer film,

wherein the resin composition A or the resin A has a temperature Ta at which the resin composition A or the resin A shows
a maximum loss tangent of a dynamic viscoelasticity at a frequency of 1 Hz,

wherein the resin composition B or the resin B has a temperature Tb at which the resin composition B or the resin B shows
a maximum loss tangent of a dynamic viscoelasticity at a frequency of 1 Hz,

wherein the temperature Tb is larger than the temperature Ta by 10° C. or more,
wherein the film part A and the film part B are horizontally arranged, such that the upper planar surface of the film part
A and the upper planar surface of the film part B are horizontally arranged in a same horizontal plane, and the lower planar
surface of the film part A and the lower planar surface of the film part B are horizontally arranged in a same horizontal
plane, and

wherein the film part A and the film part B are sandwiched between the two covering layer Ds such that one of the third or
fourth portions is above the film part A and film part B and the other of the third or fourth portions is below the film part
A and film part B.

US Pat. No. 9,193,815

POLYMER MEMBRANE FOR WATER TREATMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE OF SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A polymer membrane for water treatment composed of a vinyl chloride copolymer, excepting graft-copolymers, that comprises
a vinyl chloride monomer and a hydrophilic non-ionic group-containing monomer of a poly(alkylene glycol)-containing monomer
or a N-vinyl cyclic amide-containing monomer as structural units, and
a hydrophilic functional group contained in the hydrophilic monomer is substituted/bonded to the main chain of the vinyl chloride
copolymer.

US Pat. No. 9,862,790

POLYVINYL ACETAL MICROPARTICLES FOR WATER-BASED DISPERSION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. Polyvinyl acetal fine particles adapted for use as dispersoids in an aqueous dispersion,
the polyvinyl acetal fine particles including a polyvinyl acetal resin with an ionic functional group, and having a volume
average particle size of 10 nm to 100 ?m, and a CV value of a volume-based particle size distribution of at most 40%,

wherein the polyvinyl acetal resin has a total degree of acetalization of 40 to 80 mol % and comprises a structure unit of
the following formula (1):


wherein C is the carbon atom in the polymer main chain, R1 is a hydrogen atom, R2 is a methylene group, and R3 is a sulfonic acid group or a salt of a sulfonic acid group.

US Pat. No. 9,748,545

PROPYLENE-BASED RESIN MICROPOROUS FILM, SEPARATOR FOR BATTERY, BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PROPYLENE-BASED RESIN MICROPOROUS FILM

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

5. A propylene-based resin microporous film having micropores, comprising a propylene-based resin having a weight average
molecular weight of 250,000 to 500,000, a melting point of 160 to 170° C., a pentad fraction of 96% or more and a molecular
weight distribution (weight average molecular weight/number average molecular weight) of 7.5 to 12.0, and having a surface
aperture ratio of 27 to 42%, a ratio of a surface aperture ratio to a porosity of 0.6 or less, and a degree of gas permeability
of 50 to 400 s/100 mL.
US Pat. No. 9,478,326

ELECTROCONDUCTIVE MICROPARTICLES, ANISOTROPIC ELECTROCONDUCTIVE MATERIAL, AND ELECTROCONDUCTIVE CONNECTION STRUCTURE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. Electroconductive microparticles used for conductive connection of electronic circuit substrates having copper electrodes
each comprising at least an electroconductive metal layer comprising copper, a barrier layer comprising nickel, a copper layer,
and a solder layer containing tin that are laminated in said order on a surface of a core particle made of a resin,
the copper layer and the solder layer being in contact with each other directly, the copper layer contains copper at a ratio
of 0.5 to 5% by weight relative to tin contained in the solder layer.

US Pat. No. 9,337,379

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL, AND SOLAR CELL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method of producing a solar cell, the method comprising:
applying an inorganic oxide paste that contains inorganic oxide fine particles, a binder resin, and an organic solvent to
a surface of a base to form an inorganic oxide layer on the base,

the base including a conductive layer as an outermost layer thereof,
the surface being a conductive layer-side surface;
firing the inorganic oxide layer;
irradiating the inorganic oxide layer with active energy rays to form a porous inorganic oxide layer, or subjecting the inorganic
oxide layer to ozonolysis to form a porous inorganic oxide layer; and

laminating a semiconductor on the porous inorganic oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 9,855,531

POLYMER MEMBRANE FOR WATER TREATMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE OF SAME, AND WATER TREATMENT METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for the manufacture of a polymer membrane for water treatment comprising;
preparing a resin solution having a viscosity of 500 to 4000 mPa·s,
using a spinneret provided with a discharge port,
after preparing the resin solution, discharging the resin solution from the spinneret into air, and then submerging the spinneret
in a coagulation tank while the resin solution is being discharged, and

coagulating the resin solution by discharging from a discharge port into the coagulation tank at within ±30° of horizontal
with respect to the ground, wherein the coagulation tank contains a non-solvent, and wherein the resin solution and the non-solvent
have a difference in temperature of within 100° C.,

the polymer membrane comprising a hollow fiber membrane having a self-supporting design composed of a substantially single
principal structural material,

with an outer diameter of 3.6 mm to 10 mm and
a ratio of outer diameter to thickness, SDR, of 5.8 to 34,
fractionation properties of an ultrafiltration membrane or a microfiltration membrane, and
pure water flux of 100 L/m2·hr·atm or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,604,884

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A composite material comprising a substrate comprising a resin, and a carbon material layer provided so as to cover at
least part of a surface of the substrate,
the carbon material layer being composed of a carbon material comprising graphene or a stack of a plurality of graphene layers
obtained by pyrolyzing a polymer in a composition in which the polymer is fixed to graphite or primary exfoliated graphite;

wherein part of the carbon material enters an interior of the substrate from the surface of the substrate.
US Pat. No. 9,493,625

THERMALLY EXPANDING MICROCAPSULES

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermally expandable microcapsule comprising:
a shell formed from a polymer; and
a volatile expansion agent as a core agent encapsulated by the shell,
the shell obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition that contains a nitrile monomer and a compound having a glycidyl
group in a molecule,

the shell exhibiting a value y of 50% or higher and a ratio y/x of 1.1 or higher, in which x represents a gel fraction at
ordinary temperature, and y represents a gel fraction upon heating at 180° C. for 30 minutes,

wherein the shell is obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition that contains a nitrile monomer, a hydroxy group-containing
monomer having a radical polymerizable double bond and a hydroxy group, and a polyfunctional reactive compound containing
at least two glycidyl groups in one molecule and no radical polymerizable double bond.

US Pat. No. 9,362,590

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A lithium ion secondary battery comprising:
a positive electrode and a negative electrode into which, and from which, lithium ions can be introduced and be discharged
reversibly, and an electrolyte membrane placed therebetween,

wherein the electrolyte membrane is obtained using an electrolyte comprising
(A) a polyanion type lithium salt,
(B) a boron compound,
(C) an organic solvent, and
(D) a matrix polymer;
wherein the molar ratio of [(B) the boron compound]/[lithium atoms in (A) the polyanion type lithium salt] is 0.3 to 2; and
wherein

(A) the polyanion type lithium salt is a lithium salt of a polycarboxylic acid, and
(B) the boron compound is a boron trifluoride-alkyl ether complex.
US Pat. No. 9,855,734

WAFER PROCESSING METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method of treating a wafer, comprising the steps of:
obtaining a double-sided adhesive tape having an adhesive layer formed from an adhesive composition containing a curable adhesive
component to be crosslinked and cured by light irradiation or heating;

fixing a wafer on a support plate via the double-sided adhesive tape;
crosslinking and curing the curable adhesive component by light irradiation at an integrated illuminance of 300 millijoule
or more or heating of the adhesive composition;

treating a surface of the wafer fixed on the support plate by a chemical, heating, or exothermic treatment after the crosslinking
and the curing of the curable adhesive component by light irradiation; and

detaching the support plate from the treated wafer,
wherein the adhesive composition has a storage shear modulus at 25° C. of 2.0×105 to 108 Pa, as measured by dynamic viscoelasticity measurement under shear mode and continuous temperature rise from ?50° C. to 300°
C., after the step of crosslinking and curing the curable adhesive component,

wherein the adhesive composition comprises a gas generating agent that generates a gas by stimulation, and, in the step of
detaching the support plate, the support plate is detached from the wafer by stimulating the treated wafer and thereby causing
gas generation from the gas generating agent, and

wherein the crosslinking and curing of the curable adhesive component does not cause the support plate to detach from the
wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,765,195

MOLDING RESIN COMPOSITION INCLUDING CHLORINATED VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED RESIN, AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A resin composition for molding, comprising:
a chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin;
a thermal stabilizer; and
a polyalcohol and/or a partial ester of a polyalcohol,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having a chlorine content of 65% by weight or more and less than 72% by weight,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having, based on the total number of moles of a structural unit (a) —CCl2—, a structural unit (b) —CHCl—, and a structural unit (c) —CH2—, a proportion of the structural unit (a) of 17.5 mol % or less, a proportion of the structural unit (b) of 46.0 mol % or
more, and a proportion of the structural unit (c) of 37.0 mol % or less,

the thermal stabilizer containing at least one of a compound represented by the formula Ca1-xMgx(OH)2 where x satisfies the inequality 0
the resin composition containing the thermal stabilizer in an amount of 0.4 to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight
of the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin,

the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having a UV absorbance at 216 nm of 0.8 or less, measured by recording spectrophotometer
at a concentration of 800 ppm, and

a time required for the amount of dehydrochlorination from the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin at 190° C. to reach
7000 ppm is 90 seconds or longer.

US Pat. No. 9,812,735

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A lithium ion secondary battery comprising: a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode active material; a negative
electrode comprised mainly of a material capable of storing and releasing lithium ions; and an electrolytic liquid, the positive
electrode active material being a lithium-iron-manganese complex oxide having a layered rock salt structure and represented
by a chemical formula:
LixFesM1(z-s)M2yO2-?wherein 1.05?x?1.32, 0.06?s?0.50, 0.06?z?0.50, 0.33?y?0.63, and 0???0.80; M1 represents a metal selected from the group consisting of Co, Ni, Mn and a mixture thereof; and M2 represents a metal selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ti, Zr and a mixture thereof,
the electrolytic liquid comprising 1,1,2,3,3,3-hexafluoropropyl difluoromethyl ether represented by the following formula
(1):


US Pat. No. 9,505,865

POLYVINYL ACETAL MICROPARTICLES FOR WATER-BASED DISPERSION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. Polyvinyl acetal fine particles adapted for use as dispersoids in an aqueous dispersion,
the polyvinyl acetal fine particles including a polyvinyl acetal resin with an ionic functional group, and having a volume
average particle size of 10 nm to 100 ?m, and a CV value of a volume-based particle size distribution of at most 40%,

wherein the ionic functional group is at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a sulfinic acid
group, a sulfenic acid group, a phosphate group, a phosphonic acid group, and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,844,926

INORGANIC FILM AND LAMINATE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An inorganic film comprising a refractive index gradient film A being composed of an inorganic material, having a refractive
index changing continuously from n1 to n2 from one surface toward the other surface, and wherein n1 index changing continuously from n3 to n4 from one surface toward the other surface, and wherein n4 film A on a side where the refractive index is n2 with a surface side where the refractive index is n3 being in direct or indirect contact with the surface of the refractive index gradient film A; a difference between n2 and n3 being 0.1 or less;
the inorganic material being a complex oxide comprising Zn, Sn, and at least one of Si and Al.
US Pat. No. 9,504,980

THERMALLY EXPANDABLE MICROCAPSULE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermally expandable microcapsule comprising a volatile expansion agent included in a shell as a core agent and the shell
formed of a polymer, wherein
the shell contains a thermosetting resin and a polymer obtained by polymerization of a monomer composition containing a nitrile-type
monomer and a monomer having a carboxyl group,

the thermosetting resin has no radical-polymerizable double bond and at least two functional groups reactive with a carboxyl
group per molecule,

an amount of the thermosetting resin is 0.01 to 30% by weight relative to entire polymers constituting the shell,
an amount of the monomer having a carboxyl group is 1 to 50 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the monomer
composition, and

the thermosetting resin has a gel fraction of less than 5% at T1.0 and a gel fraction of not less than 5% at T1.5, wherein
T1.0 indicates a temperature when the core agent shows a vapor pressure of 1.0 MPa and T1.5 indicates a temperature when the
core agent shows a vapor pressure of 1.5 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,362,540

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PROPYLENE-BASED RESIN MICROPOROUS FILM AND PROPYLENE-BASED RESIN MICROPOROUS FILM

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a propylene-based resin microporous film, comprising:
an extrusion step of melt-kneading a propylene-based resin at a temperature that is equal to or higher than a temperature
higher than a melting point of the propylene-based resin by 20° C. and equal to or lower than a temperature higher than the
melting point of the propylene-based resin by 100° C. in an extruder, and extruding the propylene-based resin through a T
die attached to the tip of the extruder to obtain a propylene-based resin film;

a first stretching step of uniaxially stretching the propylene-based resin film at a surface temperature of ?20° C. to 100°
C. and a total stretching ratio of 1.05 times to 1.6 times;

a second stretching step of a stretching basic step in which the propylene-based resin film after the first stretching step
is uniaxially stretched in the stretching direction of the propylene-based resin film at a surface temperature that is higher
than the surface temperature of the propylene-based resin film in the first stretching step and equal to or lower than a temperature
lower than the melting point of the propylene-based resin by 10° C. to 100° C., wherein the total stretching ratio is 1.05
times to 3 times and between the successive stretching basic steps, the stretching ratio in the forward-side stretching basic
step is adjusted so as to be lower than the stretching ratio in the backward-side stretching basic step,

wherein the stretching basic step is repeated a plurality of times; and
an annealing step of annealing the propylene-based resin film after the second stretching step at a surface temperature that
is equal to or higher than the surface temperature of the propylene-based resin film in the second stretching step and equal
to or lower than a temperature lower than the melting point of the propylene-based resin by 10° C.

US Pat. No. 10,007,029

?-PHELLANDRENE POLYMER, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME, AND MOLDED ARTICLE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A ?-phellandrene polymer which is a polymerization product of at least one ?-phellandrene compound represented by the following formula(I) or formula(II),
wherein the amount of the at least one ?-phellandrene compound is 70% by mass or more, based on the total mass of the ?-phellandrene polymer, and the ?-phellandrene polymer has a number average molecular weight Mn of 40,000 or more.
US Pat. No. 9,857,571

THERMOPLASTIC SHEET FOR A HEADS-UP DISPLAY SYSTEM

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermoplastic sheet for the manufacture of a transparent motor vehicle or building glazing intended for the display of
information, said sheet comprising:
a compound exhibiting an absorption band in the ultraviolet region, wherein a diffuse reflection spectrum as a function of
the energy of the incident radiation of said compound is characterized by a V value on the reflection curve, determined by
the point of intersection between the tangent (1) at the inflection point of said curve and its asymptote (2) at the higher
energies, of between 3.06 and 3.65 eV, and

a luminophore material incorporated in said sheet, said luminophore absorbing incident excitation radiation emitted between
300 and 420 nm and releasing, after said excitation, radiation in the visible region.

US Pat. No. 9,840,068

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, comprising:
a first resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer; and
a second resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin, a plasticizer and inorganic particles, and the first resin layer being
arranged on a first surface side of the second resin layer,

wherein a gradation part being a region where the parallel light transmittance is greater than 30% and less than 60% and being
a region where the thickness of the second resin layer is continuously decreased in the direction orthogonal to the thickness
direction of the interlayer film at the time of preparing the laminated glass with two sheets of clear glass in accordance
with JIS R3202 (1996) exists, and

the complex viscosity at 200° C. of the second resin layer is greater than or equal to 0.7 times and less than or equal to
2 times the complex viscosity at 200° C. of the first resin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,821,535

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, comprising a modified polyvinyl acetate and a plasticizer; and the modified polyvinyl
acetate having a vinyl acetate structural unit and a fatty acid vinyl ester structural unit,
the modified polyvinyl acetate having the vinyl acetate structural unit, the fatty acid vinyl ester structural unit and a
structural unit derived from a monomer having a carboxyl group,

the modified polyvinyl acetate containing the vinyl acetate structural unit in a content greater than or equal to 45% by mole
and less than or equal to 98.99% by mole, the fatty acid vinyl ester structural unit in a content greater than or equal to
1% by mole and less than or equal to 50% by mole, and the structural unit derived from a monomer having a carboxyl group in
a content greater than or equal to 0.01% by mole and less than or equal to 5% by mole, in 100% by mole of the total of the
vinyl acetate structural unit, the fatty acid vinyl ester structural unit and the structural unit derived from a monomer having
a carboxyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,446,484

CONDUCTIVE PARTICLES, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CONDUCTIVE PARTICLES, CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A conductive particle having a solder at a conductive surface,
the conductive particle being obtained by using a compound having a functional group capable of reacting with a hydroxyl group
and having a carboxyl group and by allowing a hydroxyl group of the solder itself on the surface of the solder to react with
the functional group capable of reacting with a hydroxyl group,

wherein a group including a carboxyl group is covalently bonded to the surface of the solder via an ether bond or an ester
bond, and

the carboxyl group of the group including a carboxyl group is present on the surface of the solder.

US Pat. No. 9,985,319

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LAMINATE BATTERY, APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING LAMINATE BATTERY, AND LAMINATE BATTERY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a laminate battery, comprising:a step of forming a membrane electrode assembly having a multilayer structure comprising a positive electrode plate, a negative electrode plate and an electrolyte layer, the electrolyte layer being provided between the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate,
a tab attachment step comprising joining terminal tabs to end portions of the positive electrode plate and the negative electrode plate of the membrane electrode assembly on an outer packaging material, and
a step of covering the membrane electrode assembly with the outer packaging material,
wherein each of the terminal tabs is joined by bending at least a part of the end portion of the outer packaging material in a direction opposite to the membrane electrode assembly, and then joining the terminal tab to the positive electrode plate or the negative electrode plate at a portion thereof corresponding to the bent part of the end portion of the outer packaging material.
US Pat. No. 9,656,931

CATALYST FOR ALCOHOL SYNTHESIS, APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING ALCOHOL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ALCOHOL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A catalyst for synthesizing an alcohol from a gaseous mixture comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide,
the catalyst being a mixture of catalyst particles ? which convert carbon monoxide into an oxygenate, and catalyst particles
? which convert an aldehyde into an alcohol, each of the catalyst particles ? and the catalyst particles ? being in the form
of a supported catalyst, and

a volume ratio in terms of [catalyst particles ? prior to mixing]/[catalyst particles ? prior to mixing] being 2.5 to 7.
US Pat. No. 9,688,594

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MODIFIED-GRAPHENE-LIKE CARBON MATERIAL, MODIFIED-GRAPHENE-LIKE CARBON MATERIAL, AND RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL CONTAINING MODIFIED-GRAPHENE-LIKE CARBON MATERIAL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A modified-graphene-like carbon material, wherein an amount of a hydroxyl group as measured by a quantitative method using
2,2?-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl is 0.3 mmol/g to 10.0 mmol/g, and
wherein an amount of a carboxyl group as measured by a quantitative method using NaHCO3 is 1.0 mmol/g or less.

US Pat. No. 9,605,133

POLYVINYL ALCOHOL AQUEOUS SOLUTION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution comprising polyvinyl alcohol, a surface tension regulator, and water,
the surface tension regulator being at least one selected from the group consisting of a polyether silicone compound, a glycerol
compound, a propylene glycol compound, and a fatty acid ester compound,

the glycerol compound being a surfactant represented by the formula (1):
wherein R1 represents a C12-C17 alkyl group and n represents an integer of 1 to 8,
the fatty acid ester compound being a compound represented by the formula (2):
R2COOR3  (2)wherein R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C3 alkyl group, and R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
the propylene glycol compound being at least one selected from the group consisting of propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate,
propylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate and propylene glycol butyl ether acetate, and having a boiling point of 60° C. to
160° C. inclusive and a solubility parameter of 7 to 12 inclusive,

the polyvinyl alcohol aqueous solution containing 500 to 10000 parts by weight of water based on 100 parts by weight of the
polyvinyl alcohol and having a surface tension measured at 20° C. of 45 to 72 mN/m, and

an amount of the polyether silicone compound being 0.01 to 0.2 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl
alcohol.

US Pat. No. 9,748,195

ADHESIVE FOR MOUNTING FLIP CHIP FOR USE IN A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A flip-chip mounting adhesive for use in a method for producing a semiconductor device, comprising at least a thermosetting
resin and a thermosetting agent,
wherein the thermosetting resin is an epoxy resin,
wherein the adhesive has an activation energy ?E of 100 kJ/mol or less, a reaction rate of 20% or less at 2 seconds at 260°
C., and a reaction rate of 40% or less at 4 seconds at 260° C., as determined by differential scanning calorimetry and Ozawa
method, and

wherein the method for producing a semiconductor device comprises:
step 1 of positioning a semiconductor chip on a substrate via the adhesive, the semiconductor chip including bump electrodes
each having an end made of solder;

step 2 of heating the semiconductor chip at a temperature of the melting point of the solder or higher to solder and bond
the bump electrodes of the semiconductor chip to an electrode portion of the substrate, and concurrently to temporarily attach
the adhesive; and

step 3 of removing voids by heating the adhesive under a pressurized atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 9,831,040

ELECTRET SHEET AND PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An electret sheet comprising an electrically charged propylene-based resin foam sheet having an average thickness of 90
to 150 ?m, a foaming ratio of 3.5 to 9 times, and a gel fraction of 30% to 50% by weight,
wherein the propylene-based resin foam sheet includes a resin composition containing a crosslinked body of a propylene-?-olefin
random copolymer having a weight average molecular weight of 370,000 to 420,000 at a proportion of 60% by weight or more.

US Pat. No. 9,821,277

POLYMER MEMBRANE FOR WATER TREATMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE OF SAME, AND WATER TREATMENT METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for the manufacture of a polymer membrane for water treatment comprising;
preparing a resin solution having a viscosity of 500 to 4000 mPa·s,
using a spinneret provided with a discharge port,
after preparing the resin solution, discharging the resin solution from the spinneret into air, and then submerging the spinneret
in a coagulation tank while the resin solution is being discharged, and

coagulating the resin solution by discharging from a discharge port into the coagulation tank at within ±30° of horizontal
with respect to the ground, wherein the coagulation tank contains a non-solvent, and wherein the resin solution and the non-solvent
have a difference in temperature of within 100° C.,

the polymer membrane comprising a hollow fiber membrane having a self-supporting design composed of a substantially single
principal structural material,

with an outer diameter of 3.6 mm to 10 mm and
a ratio of outer diameter to thickness, SDR, of 5.8 to 34,
fractionation properties of an ultrafiltration membrane or a microfiltration membrane, and
pure water flux of 100 L/m2·hr·atm or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,816,027

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FILM HAVING LUMINESCENT PARTICLES

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing a film having luminescent particles, comprising:
a. mixing a thermoplastic and a luminescent pigment containing a hydroxyalkyl terephthalate of the formula R1—COO—P(OH)x-COO—R2, thereby obtaining a thermoplastic mixture without a solvent, wherein the thermoplastic mixture contains 0.5 g to 8 g of
luminescent pigment per kg of the thermoplastic,

wherein R1, R2 is an alkyl, aryl, or allyl radical having 1 C to 10 C atoms, P is a phenyl ring, OH is a hydroxyl group bound to the phenyl
ring, and x is an integer from 1 to 4, and

b. homogenizing the thermoplastic mixture in an extruder at 150° C. to 200° C., and obtaining a thermoplastic film via an
extrusion nozzle of the extruder,

wherein the extruder is heated in an extruder intake comprising a first 20% of the length of the extruder screw to a temperature
of 135° C. to 150° C., wherein the extruder is heated in an extruder middle to temperature of 150° C. to 170° C.,

wherein the extruder is heated in an extruder discharge comprising a last 20% of the length of the extruder screw to a temperature
of 160° C. to 180° C., and

wherein the thermoplastic film is conveyed with an extrusion rate of 10 mm/s to 20 mm/s.
US Pat. No. 9,776,157

THERMALLY EXPANDABLE MICROCAPSULE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THERMALLY EXPANDABLE MICROCAPSULE, FOAMABLE MASTERBATCH, AND FOAM MOLDED ARTICLE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermally expandable microcapsule,
which comprises a shell containing a copolymer, and a volatile liquid as a core agent included in the shell,
the copolymer being obtainable by polymerization of a monomer mixture containing a monomer A and a monomer B,
the monomer A being at least one selected from the group consisting of a nitrile group-containing acrylic monomer and an amide
group-containing acrylic monomer,

the monomer B being t-butyl acrylate and acrylic acid,
a total amount of the monomer A and the monomer B accounting for 70% by weight or more of the monomer mixture, and
a weight ratio of the monomer A and the monomer B being 5:5 to 9:1,
the monomer B being 10% to 30% by weight of t-butyl acrylate and 10% to 30% by weight of acrylic acid, wherein the weigh percentages
of t-butyl acrylate and acrylic acid are relative to the total weight of the monomer A and the monomer B.

US Pat. No. 9,702,610

REEFER CONTAINER AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR REEFER CONTAINER

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A reefer container comprising:
a rectangular cuboid container body being formed from a plurality of plates including a first plate and a second plate;
a load equipped in the container body;
a power receiving portion which is configured to receive power from an outside and to supply the power to the load, the power
receiving portion being provided on the first plate; and

a power supply portion being provided at a position that opposes the power receiving portion and connected to the power receiving
portion via the load, the power supply portion being provided on the second plate, wherein

the power receiving portion comprises a power receiving coil which is configured to contactlessly receive the power from the
outside,

the first plate is positioned to face the second plate,
the plurality of plates comprises a rectangular bottom plate, side plates which stand on the bottom plate an surround four
sides of the bottom plate, and a top plate which blocks an upper end opening formed by the side plates,

the first plate is one of the side plates, and
the power supply portion is configured to supply power received by the container body to the power receiving portion of another
adjacent container body when a plurality of the container bodies are arranged to be horizontally adjacent.

US Pat. No. 9,994,693

THERMALLY EXPANDABLE RESIN COMPOSITION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermally expandable resin composition which contains an epoxy resin, a thermally expandable graphite and an inorganic filler, said inorganic filler excluding graphite, said thermally expandable resin composition being adapted for use in refractory coating materials for pillars, beams and walls, and fireproof sashes, and fireproof compartment passage structures and in fireproof doors, and said epoxy resin containing an epoxy compound containing a brominated epoxy compound represented by
and a bisphenol-type epoxy compound represented by Formula (1), or an aliphatic epoxy compound selected from the group consisting of Formula (2), Formula (3-1), and combinations thereof:
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R3-R6 are each independently any one of a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, Z is a repeating unit ranging from 1 to 100;wherein R is an alkylene group having 1 to 500 carbon atoms, and can contain an oxygen atom, n is a repeating unit ranging from 2 to 4, m is a repeating unit ranging from 0 to 1 and n+m is the range of 2-4, and
wherein Rb is an alkylene group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, r is a repeating unit ranging from 1 to 500,
and the ratio of a brominated epoxy compound to at least one of a bisphenol-type epoxy compound and an aliphatic epoxy compound ranges from 99:1 to 1:99 in weight.

US Pat. No. 9,728,810

ELECTROLYTE AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An electrolyte comprising:
a non-aqueous solvent;
a lithium salt; and
a fluorine-containing ether compound,
wherein the fluorine-containing ether compound is 2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,5-nonafluoropentyl difluoromethyl ether.
US Pat. No. 9,951,154

POLYVINYLACETAL RESIN FOR HEAT-DEVELOPABLE PHOTOSENSITIVE MATERIAL AND HEAT-DEVELOPABLE PHOTOSENSITIVE MATERIAL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A polyvinyl acetal resin comprisinga residual acetyl group content of 25 mol % or less, residual hydroxyl group content of 17-35 mol %, and having a polymerization degree of 200 to 3,000,
wherein:
the polyvinyl acetal resin is obtained by an acetalization of a polyvinyl alcohol mixture containing polyvinyl alcohol resins having different polymerization degrees, and the polyvinyl alcohol mixture comprises 60% or more of polyvinyl alcohol having a polymerization degree of 600 or less, and
the polyvinyl acetal resin is capable of use as a photosensitive layer of a heat-developable photosensitive material.

US Pat. No. 9,594,243

ELECTROWETTING DEVICE AND ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An electrowetting device, comprising:
a device body including a cell;
a dielectric layer disposed in the cell and having a hydrophobic surface;
an electrode configured to polarize the dielectric layer; and
a non-polar liquid disposed on the hydrophobic surface in the cell and a polar liquid non-miscible with the non-polar liquid,
wherein
the non-polar liquid contains a colored material, and
the polar liquid contains non-ionic molecules having a polar portion and a non-polar portion,
wherein the non-ionic molecules are molecules having an aromatic ring forming at least part of the non-polar portion, the
aromatic ring being linked to the polar portion, and

wherein at least one (—CONH—R) group is linked to the aromatic ring, where R is an alkyl group whose number of carbon atoms
is 3 to 20.

US Pat. No. 10,075,683

GLASS PANEL FOR DISPLAY SYSTEM

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A glazing for information display comprising an assembly of at least two transparent sheets of inorganic glass or of a rigid plastic, connected together by a thermoplastic or adhesive interlayer or by multilayer sheets incorporating such an interlayer, at least one luminophore material being incorporated into said glazing to enable said display, wherein the at least one luminophore material comprises a benzene ring substituted at least by:two hydroxyl OH groups,
a carbon-based R group, said R group comprising a heterocycle,
a carbon-based R? group of formula —COOR?, wherein R? is a hydrocarbon-based group or hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,433,411

PLASMA GENERATING APPARATUS, THERAPEUTIC METHOD, AND METHOD FOR ACTIVATING CELL OR LIVING TISSUE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A plasma generating apparatus comprising:a plasma generating unit comprising a tubular dielectric to which an atmospheric pressure plasma generation gas is introduced, an inner electrode extending in a hollow portion of the tubular dielectric in axial direction of the tubular dielectric and having a coil shape or an irregular surface, and an outer electrode provided outside of the tubular dielectric, the inner electrode and the outer electrode being positioned opposite to each other through the tubular dielectric; and
a discharge port for discharging an active gas containing active species generated by the atmospheric pressure plasma generated in the plasma generating unit.
US Pat. No. 10,047,243

INKJET ADHESIVE, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An inkjet adhesive comprising a first photocurable compound having one (meth)acryloyl group,a second photocurable compound having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups,
a photo-radical initiator,
a thermosetting compound having one or more cyclic ether groups or cyclic thioether groups,
a compound capable of reacting with the thermosetting compound, and
a photocurable and thermosetting compound having one or more (meth)acryloyl groups and one or more epoxy groups or thiirane groups,
the first photocurable compound containing alkyl (meth)acrylate having 8 to 21 carbon atoms.
US Pat. No. 9,758,633

MOLDING RESIN COMPOSITION INCLUDING CHLORINATED VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED RESIN, AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A resin composition for molding, comprising:
a chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin;
a thermal stabilizer; and
a polyalcohol and/or a partial ester of a polyalcohol,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having a chlorine content of 65% by weight or more and less than 72% by weight,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having, based on the total number of moles of a structural unit (a) —CCl2—, a structural unit (b) —CHCl—, and a structural unit (c) —CH2—, a proportion of the structural unit (a) of 17.5 mol % or less, a proportion of the structural unit (b) of 46.0 mol % or
more, and a proportion of the structural unit (c) of 37.0 mol % or less,

the thermal stabilizer containing at least one of a compound represented by the formula Ca1-xZnx(OH)2 where x satisfies the inequality 0
the resin composition containing the thermal stabilizer in an amount of 0.4 to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight
of the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin,

the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having a UV absorbance at 216 nm of 0.8 or less, measured by recording spectrophotometer
at a concentration of 800 ppm, and

a time required for the amount of dehydrochlorination from the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin at 190° C. to reach
7000 ppm is 90 seconds or longer.

US Pat. No. 9,522,991

CELLULOSE SOLUTION MANUFACTURING METHOD, CELLULOSE PRECIPITATE MANUFACTURING METHOD, CELLULOSE SACCHARIFICATION METHOD, CELLULOSE SOLUTION, AND CELLULOSE PRECIPITATE

EHIME PREFECTURAL GOVERNM...

1. A cellulose solution manufacturing method comprising:
providing a cellulose-containing material, wherein said cellulose-containing material comprises at least one of cotton, lyocell,
rayon, and cupra;

contacting said cellulose-containing material with ozone to obtain an ozonated cellulose-containing material;
drying said ozonated cellulose-containing material at a temperature in the range of 50° C. to 160° C. to obtain a dried treated
material;

mixing said dried treated material with a 1N to 5N sodium hydroxide aqueous solution to obtain a mixture; and
maintaining said mixture at a temperature of ?10° C. to 50° C. for 0.1 minute to 60 minutes to dissolve at least cellulose
and obtain a cellulose solution comprising dissolved cellulose having a polymerization degree of 50 to 50,000.

US Pat. No. 10,000,634

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR MOLDING USE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A resin composition for molding, comprising:a chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, a thermal stabilizer, and an antioxidant,
the chlorinated polyvinyl chloride having structural units (a) to (c) of the following formulae (a) to (c):
—CCl2—  (a),
—CHCl—  (b),
—CH2—  (c),
the proportion of the structural unit (a) being 17.5 mol % or less, the proportion of the structural unit (b) being 46.0 mol % or more, and the proportion of the structural unit (c) being 37.0 mol % or less, relative to the total number of moles of the structural units (a), (b), and (c),
the chlorinated polyvinyl chloride having a chlorine content of 63 mass % or more and less than 72 mass %,
the thermal stabilizer containing a calcium alkyl carboxylate and a zinc compound,
an amount of the antioxidant being from 0.1 to 3 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, and
the resin composition for molding having a loss in quantity on heating at 230° C. of less than 2 mass %.

US Pat. No. 9,919,926

METHOD FOR PRODUCING RANDOM-STRUCTURE GIC, METHOD FOR PRODUCING EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE DISPERSION LIQUID, EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE DISPERSION LIQUID, AND EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing an exfoliated graphite dispersion liquid comprising the steps of:
providing an alkali metal-GIC having an alkali metal intercalated between graphene layers;
bringing a polar protic solvent into contact with the alkali metal-GIC in a non-oxidizing atmosphere to obtain a random-structure
GIC;

adding the random-structure GIC to a nonpolar solvent or a polar solvent; and
subjecting the random-structure GIC to exfoliation treatment in the nonpolar solvent or the polar solvent to which the random-structure
GIC is added after adding the random-structure GIC to the nonpolar solvent or the polar solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,789,668

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass,
comprising a sound-insulating layer for which a temperature T1, which is a temperature that gives a maximum value of tan ?
at a frequency of 1 Hz, is in a range from ?30° C. to 0° C.,

wherein the sound-insulating layer contains 71 parts by weight or more of a plasticizer with respect to 100 parts by weight
of a polyvinyl acetal resin that has 3 or 4 carbons in an acetal group,

wherein the polyvinyl acetal resin that has 3 or 4 carbons in the acetal group has an acetyl group content of 5.1 to 30 mol
% and a hydroxyl group content of 18.5 mol % or more, and

wherein the sound-insulating layer is interposed between two protective layers.
US Pat. No. 9,611,373

MOLDING RESIN COMPOSITION INCLUDING CHLORINATED VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED RESIN, AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A resin composition for molding, comprising:
a chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin;
a thermal stabilizer; and
a polyalcohol and/or a partial ester of a polyalcohol,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having a chlorine content of 65% by weight or more and less than 72% by weight,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having, based on the total number of moles of a structural unit (a) —CCl2—, a structural unit (b) —CHCl—, and a structural unit (c) —CH2—, a proportion of the structural unit (a) of 17.5 mol % or less, a proportion of the structural unit (b) of 46.0 mol % or
more, and a proportion of the structural unit (c) of 37.0 mol % or less,

the thermal stabilizer containing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by the
formula Ca1-xZnx(OH)2 where x satisfies the inequality 0
the resin composition being free of ?-diketone.
US Pat. No. 10,130,710

FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A formulation comprising:a particle comprising a core portion containing at least one active ingredient and a shell portion containing at least one surfactant; and
a base,
wherein the active ingredient contains a compound having a hydrophilic group and a hydrophobic group, and
the surfactant contains a surfactant having a melting point of 30° C. or more and a surfactant having a melting point of lower than 30° C.
US Pat. No. 9,695,447

RECOMBINANT CELL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ISOPRENE

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1. A recombinant cell prepared by introducing a gene encoding isoprene synthase, into a host cell which is methylotroph, wherein:
the methylotroph host cell belongs to genus Pichia, genus Methylobacterium, or genus Methylophilus,
the gene encoding isoprene synthase is expressed in the host cell,
the recombinant cell is prepared by further introducing into the host cell six additional genes encoding HMG-CoA synthase,
HMG-CoA reductase, mevalonate kinase, 5-phosphomevalonate kinase, diphosphomevalonate decarboxylase, and isopentenyl diphosphate
isomerase,

the six additional genes are expressed in the host cell,
the recombinant cell produces isoprene from methanol, and
the conversion efficiency of methanol to isoprene is 27% or more.

US Pat. No. 10,124,562

METAL-COATED NONWOVEN FABRIC WITH ADHESIVE LAYER, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING METAL-COATED NONWOVEN FABRIC WITH ADHESIVE LAYER, AND COVERED CORE WIRE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A metal-coated nonwoven fabric with an adhesive layer comprising:a metal-coated nonwoven fabric; and
an adhesive layer disposed on one surface side of the metal-coated nonwoven fabric,
the metal-coated nonwoven fabric including a nonwoven fabric and a metal portion coating the surface of a fiber in the nonwoven fabric,
an average thickness of the metal portion being 2 ?m or less,
an average thickness of the metal-coated nonwoven fabric being 25 ?m or less,
an open area ratio of the metal-coated nonwoven fabric being 1% or more and 50% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,075,002

ELECTRICITY STORAGE SYSTEM AND CARTRIDGE

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1. An electricity storage system, comprising:a plurality of cartridges connected together in parallel, each cartridge comprising a plurality of cells connected together, and
a circuit for preventing cross current, which restricts the current in each cartridge so as to cause the current to flow in one direction selected from a discharge direction and a charge direction,
wherein said cartridges connected together in parallel are simultaneously charged with a direct current voltage converted from a commercial voltage, or said cartridges connected together in parallel are caused to discharge simultaneously so that said electricity storage system outputs a commercial voltage, and
wherein the electricity storage system is configured to, upon receipt of a cartridge withdrawal signal input by a user and indicating a user's intention to withdraw any cartridge of the plurality of cartridges regardless of the operational state of a selected cartridge, including whether the selected cartridge is charging or discharging, disallow conductions with respect to the cartridge intended to be withdrawn and output a signal indicating that the selected cartridge is ready to be withdrawn.
US Pat. No. 10,059,700

SUPPORTED CATALYST FOR ALDEHYDE COUPLING REACTION , METHOD FOR PERFORMING ALDEHYDE COUPLING REACTION, AND METHOD FOR REGENERATING SUPPORTED CATALYST FOR ALDEHYDE COUPLING REACTION

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1. A supported catalyst for aldehyde coupling reaction, comprising a carrier having supported thereon a catalyst comprising a benzimidazolium salt having, at a nitrogen atom thereof, a substituent selected from the group consisting of an aliphatic group having 6 or more carbon atoms and an aromatic group having 6 or more carbon atoms, the carrier comprising at least one substance selected from the group consisting of silica and clay.

US Pat. No. 9,991,058

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL

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1. A method for producing a solar cell, comprising:an electrolyte-supplying step of supplying an electrolyte onto a plate-shaped first electrode at a region thereof positioned between a pair of first sealing portions respectively provided along two opposing lateral sides of the plate-shaped first electrode;
an electrodes-laminating step of superposing a second electrode on the first electrode gradually from one end side toward the other end side as viewed in a direction along the lateral sides of the first electrode while bonding the second electrode to the first electrode at the first sealing portions, thereby obtaining a laminate,
the second electrode comprising a flexible plate-shaped substrate having a hole penetrating through the substrate in a thicknesswise direction thereof and capable of discharging the electrolyte therethrough; and
a sealing step of bonding the first electrode and the second electrode at a pair of second sealing portions which extend between the first sealing portions in a direction traversing the lateral sides of the first electrode and are provided with an interval as viewed in a direction along the lateral sides, thereby sealing a space filled with the electrolyte in the laminate,
the hole being provided at a position which is outside of a region between the second sealing portions.

US Pat. No. 9,969,145

VEHICLE-WINDSHIELD-GLASS INTERMEDIATE FILM, ROLLED BODY, AND VEHICLE WINDSHIELD GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for an automotive windshield, the interlayer film comprising, on at least one surface thereof:a large number of recesses; and
a large number of projections,
the recesses having a groove shape with a continuous bottom,
the recesses being adjacently arranged regularly side by side in parallel with one another,
the recesses in a groove shape with a continuous bottom being inclined at 35° or more relative to a machine direction of the film in production of the interlayer film for an automotive windshield.

US Pat. No. 9,922,621

DEVICE FOR GENERATING A DISPLAY IMAGE ON A COMPOSITE GLASS PANE

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1. A device for generating a display image on a composite glass pane, comprising:
a composite glass pane with a first pane and a second pane, which are connected to each other via an intermediate layer containing
at least one luminescent pigment;

a laser projector, which contains at least one laser and an optical system for deflecting a laser radiation of the at least
one laser, wherein the laser radiation is directed within a region of the composite glass pane;

a photodetector, which detects luminescent radiation of the at least one luminescent pigment, wherein the luminescent radiation
has a different wavelength than the laser radiation, wherein the photodetector is positioned and aligned such that luminescent
radiation from at least an entire region of the composite glass pane accessible to the laser radiation can be detected, wherein
a wavelength range detectable by the photodetector is adapted to a wavelength range of the luminescent radiation of the at
least one luminescent pigment by a spectral filter in front of an active surface of the photodetector; and

a control unit, which electronically connects the photodetector and the laser projector,
wherein the control unit interrupts an emission of radiation from the laser projector when no luminescent radiation is detected
by the photodetector.

US Pat. No. 9,884,934

METHOD FOR PRODUCING EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE-POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIAL

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1. A method for producing an exfoliated graphite-polymer composite material, the method comprising:
a step of mixing graphite or primary exfoliated graphite with a depolymerizable monomer of which the polymer is decomposed
by heating to generate radicals and also to form a monomer or an oligomer, or a polymer A of the monomer, or a polymer B which
generates radicals at a temperature equal to or higher than its onset decomposition temperature to obtain a mixture;

a heating step of putting said mixture in a non-open container to heat said mixture to a first temperature range or to a temperature
higher than the first temperature range when a temperature range from a ceiling temperature of said polymer A or B or higher
to an onset decomposition temperature or lower of said polymer A or B defined as the first temperature range, and heating
the mixture to a second temperature range exceeding the onset decomposition temperature but not exceeding a decomposition-completion
temperature when a temperature at which 10% by weight of said polymer A or B is decomposed is defined as the onset decomposition
temperature and a temperature at which 90% by weight of said polymer A or B is decomposed is defined as the decomposition-completion
temperature, and

a step of repeating a step of heating the mixture to said first temperature range and a step of heating the mixture to said
second temperature range.

US Pat. No. 9,711,786

FINE PARTICLE-EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE COMPOSITE, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

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1. A method for producing a fine particle-exfoliated graphite composite, comprising steps of:
providing resin-retained partially exfoliated graphite having a structure in which graphene is partially exfoliated, obtained
by pyrolyzing a resin in a composition in which the resin is fixed to graphite or primary exfoliated graphite, thereby exfoliating
the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite while allowing part of the resin to remain; and

heating a raw material composition comprising the partially exfoliated graphite and fine particles to include the fine particles
in the partially exfoliated graphite to obtain a fine particle-exfoliated graphite composite.

US Pat. No. 9,683,091

EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE-RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

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1. An exfoliated graphite-resin composite material comprising
an exfoliated graphite and
a resin
said exfoliated graphite and said resin forming the exfoliated graphite-resin composite, and
when an amount of methylene blue adsorbed per g of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material (?mol/g) is y, the amount
of methylene blue adsorbed as measured based on a difference between an absorbance of a methanol solution of methylene blue
at a concentration of 10 mg/L and an absorbance of a supernatant liquid obtained by introducing the exfoliated graphite-resin
composite material into the methanol solution of methylene blue and performing centrifugation, and a BET specific surface
area (m2/g) of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material is x,

a ratio y/x being 0.15 or more, and the BET specific surface area being 25 m2/g or more, and

a pyrolysis initiation temperature and pyrolysis end temperature of the resin in the exfoliated graphite composite material
being higher than a pyrolysis initiation temperature and pyrolysis end temperature of the resin before the composite formation,
respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,125,201

POLYOLEFIN RESIN FOAM SHEET AND ADHESIVE TAPE

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1. A polyolefin resin foam sheet having a plurality of cells which is formed by foaming a polyolefin resin composition,wherein the polyolefin resin composition contains a polyolefin resin (A) and a polyolefin resin (B), and the weighted average resin density of the polyolefin resin (A) and the polyolefin resin (B) is 0.900 g/cm3 or less; and
wherein, in the polyolefin resin foam sheet, a ratio of strength at break in the TD direction to the maximum cell size in the MD direction, [TD strength at break/MD maximum cell size], and a ratio of strength at break in the MD direction to the maximum cell size in the TD direction, [MD strength at break/TD maximum cell size], are both 45 kPa/?m or more,
wherein the polyolefin resin (A) is one or more selected from the group consisting of polyolefin resins having a density of 0.900 g/cm3 or more, and the polyolefin resin (B) is one or more selected from the group consisting of polyolefin resins having a density of less than 0.900g/cm3,
wherein both the polyolefin resin (A) and the polyolefin (B) are a poly ethylene resin.

US Pat. No. 10,462,892

MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC APPARATUS, METHOD OF USING MEDICAL THERAPEUTIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF APPLYING REACTIVE GAS

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1. A medical therapeutic apparatus which generates plasma and blows out a reactive gas generated by the generated plasma toward a target object from an outlet,wherein a temperature of the reactive gas at a target surface positioned at a distance of 1 mm or more and 10 mm or less from the outlet is 40° C. or less, and at least one of the following requirements is satisfied: (1) a hydroxyl radical concentration is 0.1 to 300 ?mol/L, and (2) a singlet oxygen concentration is 0.1 to 300 ?mol/L,
wherein the hydroxy radical concentration is measured by a method comprising applying the reactive gas to 0.4 mL of a 0.2 mol/L solution of DMPO (5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide) for 30 seconds with a distance from the outlet to a liquid surface of the solution being 5.0 mm, and measuring a hydroxyl radical concentration of the resulting solution by electron spin resonance (ESR) method, and
the singlet oxygen concentration is measured by a method comprising applying the reactive gas to 0.4 mL of a 0.1 mol/L solution of TPC (2,2,5,5-tetramethyl-3-pyrroline-3-carboxamide) for 30 seconds with a distance from the outlet to a liquid surface of the solution being 5.0 mm, and measuring a singlet oxygen concentration of the resulting solution by electron spin resonance (ESR) method.

US Pat. No. 9,929,436

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR TRANSPARENT GLAZING

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1. A device for displaying a real image on a glazing unit, said device comprising:a source of monochromatic, transverse magnetic polarized laser radiation of wavelength between 380 and 410 nm; and
said glazing unit, at least one portion of which comprises a luminophore that absorbs said radiation in order to reemit light in the visible range and thereby display the image,
wherein:
said source of radiation is oriented toward a portion of said glazing unit in order to scan said portion so as to make a mean angle in degrees of ? to the normal to said glazing unit;
said glazing unit is equipped on its face exposed to said source with an antireflection coating comprising a stack of two layers comprising, starting from a glazing function substrate:
a first layer comprising a material comprising zinc oxide, tin oxide, silicon nitride, a zinc tin oxide or a zirconium silicon oxide, said first layer having a thickness in nanometers of Ep1; and
a second layer comprising a material comprising silicon oxide, and optionally furthermore comprising at least one of carbon, nitrogen, and aluminum, said second layer having a thickness in nanometers of Ep2; and
respective geometric thicknesses Ep1 and Ep2 of said layers are substantially equal to:
for the first layer:
Ep1=26+0.07(?)?0.007(?)2  (1)
for the second layer:
Ep2=83?0.1(?)+0.01(?)2  (2).

US Pat. No. 9,891,510

METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING A REAL IMAGE

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1. A method for displaying a real image on a glazing fitted in a passenger compartment, wherein the displaying occurs with
a device comprising a source emitting a beam of radiation of visible UV or IR laser or from a light-emitting diode, directed
towards a portion of the glazing comprising a fluorescent material absorbing the radiation and re-emitting light in the visible
region, the illumination of the portion by the beam enabling the image to be displayed on the glazing, wherein the method
comprises:
(a) identifying a set of positions i[1;n]in the passenger compartment from which the source can illuminate substantially the same portion of the glazing:

(b) from a first position i1 of the source in the passenger compartment, emitting a polarized incident beam in such a way that its electromagnetic field
is transverse magnetic;

(c) for a whole portion of the glazing illuminated by the beam, measuring variations of an angle of incidence ?1, and determining a value of an angle ?1(Rmax) for which a reflection R1 max of incident radiation by the glazing is maximal in the illuminated area and for the first position i1 of the source;

(d), performing steps (d1) and (d2) so as to determine a value ?2(Rmax) for which a reflection R2max of the incident radiation by the glazing is maximal in said illuminated area and for the source location i2 wherein step (d1) is a step emitting a polarized incident beam in such a way that its electromagnetic field is transverse magnetic from a
second position i2 of the source in the passenger compartment, and step(d2) is a step of, for a whole portion of the glazing illuminated by the beam, measuring variations of an angle of incidence
?2 and determinin a value of an angle ?2(Rmax) for which a reflection R2max of incident radiation by the glazing is maximal in the illuminated area and for the second position i2 of the source;

(e) performing steps (e1) and (e2) for all source positions in wherein step (e1) is a step of emitting a polarized incident beam in such a way that its electromagnetic field is transverse magnetic from
a n-th position in of the source in the passenger compartment, and wherein step (e2) is a step of, for a whole portion of the glazing illuminated by the beam, measuring variations of an angle of incidence
?n, and determining a value of an angle ?n(Rmax) for which a reflection Rnmax of incident radiation by the glazing is maximal in the illuminated area and for the n-th position in of the source: and

(f) locating the source in a position i for which a value Rimax is minimal.

US Pat. No. 9,868,574

WATER-SOLUBLE PACKAGING FILM

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1. A water-soluble packaging film comprising:
polyvinyl alcohol;
a plasticizer; and
an alkali metal,
wherein the water-soluble packaging film contains 3 to 15 parts by weight of the plasticizer based on 100 parts by weight
of the polyvinyl alcohol,

wherein the water-soluble packaging film contains 0.3 to 5% by weight of the alkali metal and 83.8 to 97% by weight of the
polyvinyl alcohol based on 100% by weight of the water-soluble packaging film,

wherein the polyvinyl alcohol has a saponification degree of 80.0 to 99.9 mol %, and
wherein a content of the alkali metal per unit area is 0.06 to 10 g/m2.

US Pat. No. 9,796,825

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass with a single layer structure or a laminated structure of two or more layers, comprising:
a first layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin; a plasticizer; a tungsten oxide particle; a magnesium salt of an organic
acid having a branched structure; a metal salt of a C2 to C8 organic acid, other than the magnesium salt of an organic acid
having a branched structure; and an ultraviolet shielding agent,

wherein the metal salt of a C2 to C8 organic acid, other than the magnesium salt of an organic acid having a branched structure,
includes magnesium bis(acetate), magnesium bis(hexanoate), magnesium bis(4-methylvalerate), magnesium bis(3-methylcaproate),
magnesium bis(5-methylcaproate), or magnesium bis(caproate),

wherein the amount of the ultraviolet shielding agent in 100 wt % of the first layer is 0.1 wt % or more, and
wherein the metal concentration of the metal salt of a C2 to C8 organic acid, other than the magnesium salt of an organic
acid having a branched structure, in the first layer is 5 ppm or higher and 300 ppm or lower.

US Pat. No. 9,611,374

MOLDING RESIN COMPOSITION INCLUDING CHLORINATED VINYL CHLORIDE-BASED RESIN, AND MOLDED ARTICLE THEREOF

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1. A resin composition for molding, comprising:
a chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin;
a thermal stabilizer; and
a polyalcohol and/or a partial ester of a polyalcohol,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having a chlorine content of 65% by weight or more and less than 72% by weight,
the chlorinated vinyl chloride-based resin having, based on the total number of moles of a structural unit (a) —CCl2—, a structural unit (b) —CHCl—, and a structural unit (c) —CH2—, a proportion of the structural unit (a) of 17.5 mol % or less, a proportion of the structural unit (b) of 46.0 mol % or
more, and a proportion of the structural unit (c) of 37.0 mol % or less,

the thermal stabilizer containing at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by the
formula Ca1-xMgx(OH)2 where x satisfies the inequality 0
the resin composition being free of ?-diketone.

US Pat. No. 10,113,047

EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE-RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

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1. An exfoliated graphite-resin composite material comprisingan exfoliated graphite and
a resin
said exfoliated graphite and said resin forming the exfoliated graphite-resin composite, and
when an amount of methylene blue adsorbed per g of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material (?mol/g) is y, the amount of methylene blue adsorbed as measured based on a difference between an absorbance of a methanol solution of methylene blue at a concentration of 10 mg/L and an absorbance of a supernatant liquid obtained by introducing the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material into the methanol solution of methylene blue and performing centrifugation, and a BET specific surface area (m2/g) of the exfoliated graphite-resin composite material is x,
a ratio y/x being 0.15 or more, and the BET specific surface area being 25 m2/g or more, and
said exfoliated graphite-resin composite has a graphite structure in the central portion and has an exfoliated structure in the edge portion.

US Pat. No. 9,975,105

SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING OXYGENATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING OXYGENATE

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1. A method for producing an oxygenate, comprising:a desulfurizing agent-preparation step, wherein:
(1) a copper compound, zinc compound and optionally a compound of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum and chromium are dissolved in water to obtain an aqueous solution of metals,
(2) the obtained aqueous solution of metals and an aqueous solution of a precipitant are dropwise added to a purified water having a temperature of 60 to 90° C. while stirring to thereby form a precipitate, or the aqueous solution of metals is dropwise added to an aqueous solution of a precipitant having a temperature of 60 to 90° C. while stirring to thereby form a precipitate,
(3) the obtained precipitate is washed with a purified water, followed by drying at 100 to 150° C. to obtain a dried product, and
(4) the obtained dried product is calcined at 250 to 350° C. to obtain a desulfurizing agent having a molar ratio of copper/zinc of 1/2.3 to 1/1;
a desulfurization step wherein a raw material gas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide is contacted with the desulfurizing agent at a temperature of 120 to 180° C.; and
a synthesis step wherein the raw material gas treated in the desulfurization step is contacted with an oxygenate-synthesis catalyst of the following formula (I):
aA·bB·cC·dD  (I)
wherein A represents rhodium, B represents manganese, C represents an alkali metal, and D represents titanium, and
a, b, c and d represent molar ratios wherein a is 0.053 to 0.98, b is 0.0006 to 0.67, c is 0.00056 to 0.51, and d is 0.0026 to 0.94, with the proviso that a+b+c+d=1.

US Pat. No. 9,928,934

CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE

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8. The connection structure according to claim 7, whereinthe curable composition for an electronic component contains a conductive particle,
the first connection object member has a first electrode on a surface thereof,
the second connection object member has a second electrode on a surface thereof, and
the first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected by the conductive particle.

US Pat. No. 9,764,534

LAMINATED GLASS INTERLAYER AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An intermediate film for laminated glass with a single layer structure or a laminated structure of two or more layers,
comprising:
a first layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer,
wherein the plasticizer contained in the first layer contains a first plasticizer, and
a degree of acetylation of the polyvinyl acetal resin contained in the first layer is lower than 8 mol %, and a degree of
acetalization thereof is 68 mol % or higher, and

the polyvinyl acetal resin and the first plasticizer contained in the first layer are a polyvinyl acetal resin and a first
plasticizer which have a cloud point of 5° C. or lower when the cloud point is measured using a solution prepared by dissolving
8 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetal resin in 100 parts by weight of the first plasticizer, and

the total amount of the plasticizer in the first layer is 40 parts by weight or more for each 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl
acetal resin in the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,195,824

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, comprising:a light-emitting layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a lanthanoid complex as light-emitting particles, the light-emitting layer containing not more than 100 ppm in total of a nitric acid-derived component and a carbonate component,
wherein the lanthanoid complex is Eu(TFA)3phen, Eu(TFA)3dpphen, Eu(HFA)3phen, [Eu(FOD)3]bpy, [Eu(TFA)3]tmphen or [Eu(FOD)3]phen.

US Pat. No. 10,121,717

CARBON-COATED THERMAL CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

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1. A carbon-coated thermal conductive material comprising:a thermal conductive material having a particle shape; and
a coating layer comprising amorphous carbon on a surface of the thermal conductive material, wherein
the thermal conductive material comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of
a metal oxide, a metal nitride, a metal material, and a carbon-based material having a thermal conductivity of 10 W/mK or greater,
the amorphous carbon is derived from carbon contained in an oxazine resin,
a ratio of a peak intensity of a G band to a peak intensity of a D band is 1.0 or greater when the amorphous carbon is measured by Raman spectroscopy,
an average film thickness of the coating layer is 500 nm or less, and
a coefficient of variation (CV value) of a film thickness of the coating layer is 15% or less.
US Pat. No. 10,047,219

POLYOLEFIN-BASED RESIN COMPOSITION

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1. A polyolefin-based resin composition, comprising a polyolefin-based resin containing an acid-modified polyolefin-based resin having an acid value of 4.3 to 52 measured in accordance with JIS K0070 and a polyolefin-based resin with a hydroxyl group, and flaked graphite having a number of layers of a graphene sheet of 60 to 300,wherein a total content of the acid-modified polyolefin-based resin and the polyolefin-based resin with a hydroxyl group in the polyolefin-based resin is 1 to 100% by weight,
wherein the polyolefin-based resin composition does not comprise a fibrous filler, and
wherein the flaked graphite has an oxygen content of 3 atm % or more.

US Pat. No. 10,008,724

BINDER FOR POWER STORAGE DEVICE ELECTRODE

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1. A binder for an electrode of a power storage device, comprising:a polyvinyl acetal-based resin dispersion containing particles of a polyvinyl acetal-based resin dispersed in an aqueous medium,
the polyvinyl acetal-based resin having a hydroxy group content of 30 to 60 mol %,
wherein the polyvinyl acetal-based resin has a structural unit including a hydroxy group of Formula (1), a structural unit including an acetyl group of Formula (2), a structural unit including an acetal group of Formula (3), and a structural unit including an ionic functional group-containing acetal group of Formula (4):

wherein R1 in Formula (3) represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C20 alkyl group, R2 in Formula (4) represents a C1-C20 alkylene group or an aromatic ring, and X in Formula (4) represents an ionic functional group.

US Pat. No. 9,933,091

PENETRATION STRUCTURE FOR FIREPROOF COMPARTMENT CONTAINING EPOXY-RESIN-CONTAINING THERMALLY EXPANDABLE RESIN COMPOSITION SHEET AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING THE PENETRATION STRUCTURE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A penetration structure for a fireproof compartment which has a through hole(s) provided at a compartment and a pipe(s) penetrating through the through hole(s), whereina circumference of the pipe(s) is wound by an epoxy resin-containing thermally expandable resin composition sheet,
the epoxy resin-containing thermally expandable resin composition sheet comprises an epoxy resin-containing thermally expandable resin composition layer(s) having at least one of linear grooves continuously formed and linear grooves intermittently formed, and two or more of the respective linear grooves being formed onto at least one surface of the epoxy resin-containing thermally expandable resin composition sheet with an interval, and a substrate layer(s), being laminated,
the two or more respective linear grooves formed onto at least one surface of the epoxy resin-containing thermally expandable resin composition sheet are formed substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the epoxy resin-containing thermally expandable resin composition sheet, with an interval from each other,
the epoxy resin-containing thermally expandable resin composition sheet is wound to the pipe(s) toward the outside of the linear grooves continuously formed and linear grooves intermittently formed.

US Pat. No. 9,796,866

ELECTROCONDUCTIVE PASTE

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1. A conductive paste used for formation of an electrode of a multilayer ceramic capacitor, the conductive paste comprising:
a polyvinyl acetal resin that contains a carboxylic acid-modified polyvinyl acetal resin;
an organic solvent; and
a conductive powder,
the polyvinyl acetal resin having an average degree of polymerization of 200 to 800, a carboxyl group content of 0.05 to 1
mol %, a hydroxy group content of 16 to 24 mol %, an acetyl group content of 0.1 to 3 mol %, and an acetoacetal group content
of not more than 25 mol %,

the carboxylic acid-modified polyvinyl acetal resin having at least one of a structural unit that has a carboxyl group represented
by the formula (1-1) and a structural unit that has a carboxyl group represented by the formula (1-2):


in the formula (1-1), R1 and R2 each independently represent a C0-C10 alkylene group, X1 and X2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a metal atom, or a methyl group, in the formula (1-2), R3, R4, and R5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C10 alkyl group, R6 represents a C0-C10 alkylene group, X3 represents a hydrogen atom, a metal atom, or a methyl group,
wherein C0 represents carbons adjacent to R1,R2, or R6 being directly bonded to each other,
wherein the polyvinyl acetal resin has a ratio of the acetyl group content to the hydroxy group content of 0.07 to 0.15.

US Pat. No. 10,477,671

LAMINATED BODY

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1. A laminated body, comprising:an insulating resin layer;
a first metal material being a metal foil or a metal plate; and
a second metal material being a metal foil or a metal plate,
the first metal material being layered on a first surface of the insulating resin layer and the second metal material being layered on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the insulating resin layer,
the first metal material constitutes a circuit,
the second metal material does not constitute a circuit,
the second metal material being formed over the entire second surface of the insulating resin layer,
the thickness of the insulating resin layer being 200 ?m or less,
the total thickness of the first metal material and the second metal material being 200 ?m or more,
the ratio of the thickness of the first metal material to the thickness of the second metal material being 0.2 or more and 5 or less, and
the ratio of the surface area of a surface opposite to the insulating resin layer side of the first metal material to the surface area of a surface opposite to the insulating resin layer side of the second metal material being 0.5 or more and 2 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,256,497

ELECTROLYTE, ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION, GEL ELECTROLYTE, ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GEL ELECTROLYTE BATTERY, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A lithium ion secondary battery comprising an electrolytic solution which is a mixture of an organic acid lithium salt (A), a boron compound (B) and an organic solvent (C),said organic acid lithium salt (A) being lithium oxalate,
said boron compound (B) being at least one member selected from the group consisting of boron trifluoride and boron trifluoride complex,
wherein the number of moles of lithium atoms in the organic acid lithium salt (A):the number of moles of the boron compound (B) is 100:80 to 100:106 (molar ratio), and
wherein a concentration of lithium atoms (Li) in the electrolytic solution is 0.2 to 3.0 mol/kg, in terms of [number of moles (mol) of lithium atoms in the organic acid lithium salt (A)/total mixed amount (kg) of (the organic acid lithium salt (A)+the boron compound (B)+the solvent (C))].

US Pat. No. 10,131,826

ADHESIVE FILM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP WITH THROUGH ELECTRODE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An adhesive film for a semiconductor chip with a through electrode, to be used for stacking multiple semiconductor chips each with a through electrode on a semiconductor wafer, the adhesive film comprising 10 to 40% by weight of an inorganic filler (A) having an average particle size of 10 to 100 nm and 10 to 50% by weight of an inorganic filler (B) having an average particle size of 150 to 500 nm, wherein the adhesive film has a minimum melt viscosity of 50 to 2500 Pa·s and a thixotropic index at 140° C. of 8 or lower.
US Pat. No. 10,066,118

INKJET ADHESIVE, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An inkjet adhesive comprising a first photocurable compound having one (meth)acryloyl group,a second photocurable compound having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups,
a photo-radical initiator,
a thermosetting compound having one or more cyclic ether groups or cyclic thioether groups,
a compound capable of reacting with the thermosetting compound, and
a photocurable and thermosetting compound having one or more (meth)acryloyl groups and one or more epoxy groups or thiirane groups,
the first photocurable compound containing alkyl (meth)acrylate having 8 to 21 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,065,902

BUTADIENE PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND BUTADIENE PRODUCTION METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A butadiene production system, comprising:a gas preparation device that heats raw materials to prepare a mixed gas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide;
an ethanol production device that is provided downstream of the gas preparation device and brings the mixed gas into contact with a first catalyst to obtain ethanol;
a butadiene production device that is provided downstream of the ethanol production device and brings the ethanol into contact with a second catalyst to obtain butadiene;
a return means for returning a gas excluding the butadiene from the butadiene production device to the gas preparation device; and
carbon dioxide present in the gas preparation device is converted into carbon monoxide through an ethanol production reaction.

US Pat. No. 10,173,397

THERMOPLASTIC RESIN FILM AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermoplastic resin film, comprising a plurality of first thermoplastic resin layers each containing a thermoplastic resin and a plurality of second thermoplastic resin layers each containing a thermoplastic resin, and having a multilayer structure in which the first thermoplastic resin layers and the second thermoplastic resin layers are laminated in a thickness direction,a number of laminations in total of the first thermoplastic resin layers and the second thermoplastic resin layers in the thickness direction being greater than or equal to 5,
a ratio of a total thickness of the first thermoplastic resin layers to a total thickness of the second thermoplastic resin layers being greater than or equal to 4,
a tensile modulus of elasticity of the respective first thermoplastic resin layers being less than or equal to 30 MPa, and
a tensile modulus of elasticity of the respective second thermoplastic resin layers being greater than or equal to 280 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,119,644

WINDING MACHINE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A winding machine configured to form a pipe member in an existing pipe by winding a profile strip having an elongated shape, the winding machine comprising:a main body that moves toward a winding direction front side as the profile strip is added, while rotating at a winding direction front end portion of the pipe member; and
an arm that is supported by the main body and extends toward a winding direction rear side between the existing pipe and the pipe member,
wherein the arm includes a restricting portion that comes into contact with a reinforcement member provided to the profile strip forming the pipe member, directly or via the profile strip, and
wherein the restricting portion extends toward a radial direction inner side from the arm.
US Pat. No. 10,363,721

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass comprising:a thermoplastic resin; and
at least one kind of ingredient among a phthalocyanine compound containing copper atom(s) and having a maximum absorption wavelength greater than or equal to 550 nm and less than or equal to 750 nm, a naphthalocyanine compound containing copper atom(s) and having a maximum absorption wavelength greater than or equal to 550 nm and less than or equal to 750 nm, an anthracyanine compound containing copper atom(s) and having a maximum absorption wavelength greater than or equal to 550 nm and less than or equal to 750 nm and an indanthrene compound containing copper atom(s) and having a maximum absorption wavelength greater than or equal to 550 nm and less than or equal to 750 nm,
wherein a content of the at least one kind of ingredient is greater than or equal to 0000001% by weight and less than or equal to 0.05% by weight in 100% by weight of the interlayer film, and
wherein a ratio L?s/Ls of the relative scotopic vision luminance L?s to the relative photopic vision luminance Ls is greater than or equal to 1.0 at the time of preparing laminated glass with two sheets of clear glass in accordance with JIS R3202 (1996).

US Pat. No. 10,297,867

SHEET-LAMINATED LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SHEET-LAMINATED LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A sheet-laminated lithium ion secondary battery comprising:a membrane electrode assembly which comprises a cathode sheet comprising a cathode current collector having formed thereon a cathode active material layer, and an anode sheet comprising an anode current collector having formed thereon an anode active material layer, the cathode sheet and the anode sheet being laminated with a separator, the separator being interposed between the cathode sheet and the anode sheet; and
a sheet outer casing having accommodated therein the membrane electrode assembly,
wherein, in the membrane electrode assembly, a sheet thermoplastic resin layer is inserted as at least one of an interlayer between the cathode sheet and the separator, and an interlayer between the anode sheet and the separator, and
the sheet thermoplastic resin layer comprises a thermoplastic resin having introduced therein a polar group derived from a carboxylic acid and at least one selected from the group consisting of a porous polyolefin sheet, a polyolefin-based non-woven fabric, a polyolefin-based woven fabric, a polyolefin-based knitted fabric, and polyolefin-based particles.

US Pat. No. 10,252,495

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass having a thickness of one end thinner than a thickness of the other end at the opposite side of the one end and including a thermoplastic resin, an ultraviolet ray screening agent and tungsten oxide particles,the ultraviolet ray screening agent being a benzotriazole-based ultraviolet ray screening agent, and
when the distance between the one end and the other end of the interlayer film is defined as X, the absolute value of the difference between the excitation purity at a point positioned at a distance of 0.1X from the other end toward the inside and the excitation purity at a point positioned at a distance of 0.1X from the one end toward the inside being 1 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,202,519

INKJET ADHESIVE, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An inkjet adhesive comprisinga photocurable compound,
a photo-radical initiator,
a thermosetting compound having one or more cyclic ether groups or cyclic thioether groups, and
a compound capable of reacting with the thermosetting compound,
the photocurable compound including a first photocurable compound having one (meth)acryloyl group, and a second photocurable compound having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups,
the compound capable of reacting with the thermosetting compound containing aromatic amine.
US Pat. No. 10,202,623

RECOMBINANT CELL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING 1,4-BUTANEDIOL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A recombinant cell prepared by introducing genes encoding a group of enzymes comprising CoA-dependent succinate semialdehyde dehydrogenase, 4-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase, 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA transferase, 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA reductase, and alcohol dehydrogenase, into a host cell which is a methylotroph, wherein the recombinant cell is non-naturally occurring, wherein the methylotroph belongs to genus Methylobacterium or genus Methylophilus, and wherein the genes are expressed in said recombinant cell, which is capable of producing 1,4-butanediol from methanol and is tolerant to at least 400 mM 1,4-butanediol and tolerant to at least 2% (v/v) methanol.

US Pat. No. 10,201,956

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass having a thickness of one end thinner than a thickness of the other end at the opposite side of the one end and including a thermoplastic resin, an ultraviolet ray screening agent and tungsten oxide particles,the ultraviolet ray screening agent being a benzotriazole-based ultraviolet ray screening agent, and
when the distance between the one end and the other end of the interlayer film is defined as X, the absolute value of the difference between the excitation purity at a point positioned at a distance of 0.1X from the other end toward the inside and the excitation purity at a point positioned at a distance of 0.1X from the one end toward the inside being 1 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,191,280

GLASS PANEL FOR DISPLAY SYSTEM

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

13. The glazing as claimed in claim 1, wherein the two hydroxyl groups are in para position on the benzene ring.
US Pat. No. 10,160,881

CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR INKJET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A curable composition for inkjet that is applied by an inkjet method and is curable by light irradiation and heat addition, comprising:a compound having a cyclic ether group,
a curing agent,
a multifunctional compound having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups, and
a photopolymerization initiator,
wherein the curing agent is a reaction viscous product obtained by reacting dicyandiaimide with a compound having an epoxy group, and
the reaction viscous product is dissolved in the curable composition,
wherein (1) the curable composition further comprises a monofunctional compound having a polycyclic backbone and one (meth)acryloyl group, the monofunctional compound being at least one selected from the group consisting of isobornyl (meth)acrylate, dicyclopentanyl (meth)acrylate, dicyclopentenyloxyethyl (meth)acrylate and dicyclopentanyl (meth)acrylate, or (2) the multifunctional compound having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups includes a first multifunctional compound having a polycyclic backbone and two or more (meth)acryloyl groups, the first multifunctional compound being tricyclodecane dimethanol di(meth)acrylate.
US Pat. No. 10,435,533

CARBON MATERIAL, RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID CARBON MATERIAL AND RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A carbon material having a graphene structure and having a content of 0.3 weight % or more and less than 1 weight % of a volatile component volatilizable at 200° C.,wherein the carbon material is at least one selected from the group consisting of exfoliated graphite and graphene.

US Pat. No. 10,434,753

PLASTIC SHEET, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PLASTIC SHEET, INTERLAYER FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, comprising a plastic layer constituted of a plastic sheet and a first resin layer layered on a first surface of the plastic layer,the interlayer film being provided or not being provided with a second resin layer layered on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the plastic layer,
the first surface of the plastic layer constituted of the plastic sheet and the second surface opposite to the first surface being coated with a surface treatment agent so that the wetting tension of each of the first surface and the second surface is greater than or equal to 40 mN/m, and
the first resin layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer and when the interlayer film is provided with the second resin layer, the second resin layer containing a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer.

US Pat. No. 10,421,255

INTERLAYER FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, comprising a first layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, a second layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer and a third layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer,the second layer being layered on one surface side of the first layer,
the third layer being layered on a surface side opposite to the one surface side of the first layer,
the glass transition temperature of the first layer being lower than the glass transition temperature of each of the second layer and the third layer,
each of an absolute value of a difference between the glass transition temperature of the first layer and the glass transition temperature of the second layer and an absolute value of a difference between the glass transition temperature of the first layer and the glass transition temperature of the third layer being 25° C. or more,
the thickness of the first layer being thinner than the thickness of each of the second layer and the third layer, and
the thickness of the first layer being 1.80 ?m or More or the ratio of the thickness of the first layer to the total thickness of the first layer, the second layer and the third layer being greater than 0.15.

US Pat. No. 10,363,720

LAMINATED GLASS AND METHOD OF MOUNTING LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A laminated glass comprising a first laminated glass member, a second laminated glass member and an interlayer film arranged between the first laminated glass member and the second laminated glass member,the interlayer film being provided with an infrared ray reflection layer which reflects infrared rays, a first resin layer which is arranged on a first surface side of the infrared ray reflection layer and contains a polyvinyl acetal resin, a plasticizer, an ultraviolet ray shielding agent and an oxidation inhibitor, and a second resin layer which is arranged on a second surface side opposite to the first surface of the infrared ray reflection layer and contains a polyvinyl acetal resin, a plasticizer, an ultraviolet ray shielding agent, an oxidation inhibitor and heat shielding compounds,
the first layer further containing one or more heat shielding compounds or not containing a heat shielding compound,
the heat shielding compounds of the second resin layer comprising metal oxide particles and at least one of a phthalocyanine compound, a naphthalocyanine compound, and an anthracyanine compound,
the content in % by weight of the one or more heat shielding compounds in the first resin layer is smaller than the content in % by weight of the heat shielding compounds in the second resin layer by 005% by weight or more,
the content of the oxidation inhibitor in 100% by weight of the first resin layer being 0.1% by weight or more and 2% by weight or less and the content of the oxidation inhibitor in 100% by weight of the second resin layer being 0.1% by weight or more and 2% by weight or less,
the content of the metal oxide particles in 100% by weight of the second resin layer being 0.1% by weight or more and 6% by weight or less,
the first laminated glass member being arranged on the outside of the first resin layer in the interlayer film, the second laminated glass member being arranged on the outside of the second resin layer in the interlayer film, and the infrared ray transmittance in the wavelength of 780 to 2100 nm of the whole layer composed of the first laminated glass member and the first resin layer being higher than the infrared ray transmittance in the wavelength of 780 to 2100 nm of the whole layer composed of the second laminated glass member and the second resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,130

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANOMATERIAL-DOPANT COMPOSITION COMPOSITE, NANOMATERIAL-DOPANT COMPOSITION COMPOSITE, AND DOPANT COMPOSITION

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A method for manufacturing a dopant composition-nanomaterial composite, the method comprising the steps of:(a) putting a dopant composition in contact with a nanomaterial in a solvent; and
(b) drying a mixture obtained in the step (a) so as to remove the solvent,
wherein the dopant composition is a composition for changing a Seebeck coefficient of the nanomaterial,
wherein the dopant composition contains an anion and a cation,
wherein the anion is at least one selected from the group consisting of hydroxy ions, alkoxy ions, SH?, CH3S?, C2H5S?, cyanide ions, and carboxy ions,
wherein the cation is
an onium ion represented by formula (I):

where Y is a nitrogen atom or a phosphorus atom; and R1 through R4 are each independently an alkyl group having 1 to 16 carbon atom(s), or
an onium ion having, as a skeleton, oxonium, sulfonium, fluoronium, chloronium, carbocation, iminium, diazenium, nitronium, nitrilium, diazonium, nitrosonium, imidazolium, or pyridinium, and
wherein the dopant composition-nanomaterial composite obtained in the step (b) contains both the anion and the cation, and the anion and the cation are dissociated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,307,998

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, comprising:a first resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer; and
a second resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin, a plasticizer and inorganic particles, the content of the inorganic particles being greater than or equal to 03% by mass in 100% by mass of the whole second resin layer, and the first resin layer being arranged on a first surface side of the second resin layer,
wherein a gradation part being a region where the parallel light transmittance is greater than 30% and less than 60% and being a region where the thickness of the second resin layer is continuously decreased in the direction orthogonal to the thickness direction of the interlayer film at the time of preparing the laminated glass with two sheets of clear glass in accordance with JIS R3202 (1996) exists, and
the complex viscosity at 200° C. of the second resin layer is greater than or equal to 0.7 times and less than or equal to 2 times the complex viscosity at 200° C. of the first resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,300,681

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, METHOD FOR PRODUCING INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing an interlayer film for a laminated glass comprising a laminate that includes two or more resin layers in a stack and having a multitude of protrusions and recesses on at least one surface,wherein a maximum height Ry (?m) and an average interval Sm (?m) of the protrusions and recesses measured in conformity with JIS B 0601 (1994) on the surface having the multitude of protrusions and recesses satisfy the following formula (1):
(Ry×Sm)/2?3,500  (1),wherein the method comprises a step of providing the multitude of protrusions and recesses on at least one surface of the interlayer film for a laminated glass by an extrusion lip embossing method utilizing melt fracture, andwherein the step includes coextrusion of resins from a co-extruder under the following conditions:
a resin pressure at an inlet of a die of 40 to 150 kgf/cm2,
a resin temperature of 160° C. to 250° C.,
a die temperature of 100° C. to 270° C.,
a width of an outlet of the die of 700 to 3,500 mm,
an extrusion amount per width of the outlet of the die of 130 to 1,700 kg/hr·m,
a film surface temperature immediately after ejection from the outlet of the die of 170° C. to 250° C.,
a distance from the outlet of the die to a cooling water tank of 10 to 400 mm, and
a water temperature in the cooling water tank of 10° C. to 70° C.

US Pat. No. 10,287,420

THERMAL EXPANSION RESIN COMPOSITION

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermally expandable resin composition which contains an epoxy resin, a thermally expandable graphite and an inorganic filler, said thermally expandable graphite is contained in an amount of 100×90/(36.5+19.6) or more parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of said epoxy resin, said inorganic filler excluding graphite, said thermally expandable resin composition being adapted for use in refractory coating materials for pillars, beams and walls, and fireproof sashes, and fireproof compartment passage structures and in fireproof doors, and said epoxy resin containing an epoxy compound containing a bisphenol-type epoxy compound represented by
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R3-R6 are each independently any one of a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, Z is a repeating unit ranging from 1 to 100, and an aliphatic epoxy compound selected from the group consisting of Formula (6) and Formula (8):

wherein s is a repeating unit ranging from 5 to 10 and

wherein u is a repeating unit ranging from 5 to 10,
wherein said epoxy resin contains an amino compound-containing epoxy curing agent, and said amino compound-containing epoxy curing agent contains at least one selected from the group consisting of Formula (13), (14), or (16)
R8—O—R9—NH2  Formula (13)
wherein R8 is an alkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carton atoms or aryl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, may contain an oxygen atom, R9 is an alkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, alkenylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or arylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, that may contain an oxygen atom,

wherein R10 and R11 are each in independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or aryl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms
R16—NH2  Formula (16)
wherein R15 is each independently an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or aryl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms that may contain an oxygen atom,
and a ratio of the bisphenol-type epoxy compound to the aliphatic epoxy compound ranges from 95:5 to 65:35 in weight.

US Pat. No. 10,226,803

EMBOSSED THERMOPLASTIC RESIN SHEET, ENGRAVED ROLL, ENGRAVED ROLL MANUFACTURING METHOD, LAMINATED GLASS INTERLAYER, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing an engraved roll by a blasting method, the method comprising:a step of forming an uneven pattern by spraying a blast material to a raw material roll having recessed grooves formed in parallel with one another in the circumferential direction, the blasting material being sprayed at an angle of 20° or smaller relative to a line connecting the tip of a blast gun and the axis of the raw material roll while rotating the raw material roll; and
a step of removing the blast material remaining in the recessed grooves by spraying the blast material at an angle of ±20° or smaller relative to a tangential plane direction of the roll and in a direction in parallel with the recessed grooves of the roll, while rotating the roll having the uneven pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,226,912

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. An interlayer film for laminated glass comprising:a first layer;
a second layer laminated on a first surface of the first layer; and
a third layer laminated on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the first layer,
wherein the first layer comprises a combination of a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer,
the thermoplastic resin in the first layer consists essentially of a polyvinyl acetate homopolymer resin,
a polymerization degree of the polyvinyl acetate homopolymer resin in the first layer is 1500 or more and 15,000 or less,
the plasticizer in the first layer is at least one of (a) triethylene glycol di-n-butanoate, (b) triethylene glycol di-n-propanoate, and (c) an ester compound of adipic acid and an alcohol having a linear or a branched structure having a carbon number of 4 to 8,
the combination of the polyvinyl acetate homopolymer resin and the plasticizer comprised in the first layer has a cloud point of 80° C. or less when the cloud point is measured using a solution in which 8 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetate homopolymer resin is dissolved in 100 parts by weight of the plasticizer,
the second layer comprises a polyvinyl acetal resin and a plasticizer,
the polyvinyl acetal resin in the second layer has an acetylation degree of 15 mol % or less and a hydroxyl group content of 20 mol % or more,
the plasticizer in the second layer is at least one of (a) triethylene glycol di-n-butanoate, (b) triethylene glycol di-n-propanoate, and (c) an ester compound of adipic acid and an alcohol having a linear or a branched structure having a carbon number of 4 to 8, and
a content in parts by weight of the plasticizer in the second layer to 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetal resin in the second layer is 5 parts by weight or more 50 parts by weight or less.
US Pat. No. 10,207,473

HEAT-CONDUCTING FOAM SHEET FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A thermally conductive foam sheet for electronic equipment, comprising: a silicone resin (A); and thermal conductor particles (B) and bubbles dispersed in the silicone resin (A), whereina content of the thermal conductor particles (B) is 100 to 400 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the silicone resin (A),
the thermal conductor particles (B) have an average particle diameter of 50 ?m or less and a thermal conductivity of 8 W/m·K or more, and
the thermally conductive foam sheet has a 25% compressive strength of 200 kPa or less and a thickness of 0.8 mm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,196,655

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SUBSTANCE FROM WASTE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SUBSTANCE FROM WASTE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing an organic substance from waste, comprising:(1) a synthesis gas-generating step for generating a synthesis gas by partial oxidation of waste; and
(2) an organic substance-producing step for producing an organic substance from the synthesis gas,
wherein the organic substance-producing step (2) further comprises:
(2-i) a synthesizing step for synthesizing a first organic substance by subjecting the synthesis gas to a catalytic reaction in the presence of a metal catalyst in a synthesis unit; and
(2-ii) a fermentation step for producing a second organic substance by subjecting the first organic substance obtained in the synthesizing step (2-i) to microbial fermentation in a fermenter which is connected in series to the synthesis unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,754

BUTADIENE PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND BUTADIENE PRODUCTION METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A butadiene production system, comprising:a gas preparation device that heats raw materials to prepare a mixed gas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide;
an ethanol production device that is provided downstream of the gas preparation device and brings the mixed gas into contact with a catalyst (X) to obtain ethanol;
a butadiene production device that is provided downstream of the ethanol production device and brings the ethanol into contact with a catalyst (Y) different from the catalyst (X) to obtain butadiene; and
a return means for returning hydrogen, which is produced as a by-product in the butadiene production device, to the ethanol production device.
US Pat. No. 10,174,178

POLYOLEFIN RESIN FOAM SHEET AND ADHESIVE TAPE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A polyolefin resin foam sheet having a plurality of cells which is formed by foaming a polyolefin resin,wherein, in the polyolefin resin foam sheet, the average cell sizes in a machine direction (MD) and a transverse direction (TD) are 150 ?m or less, and the maximum cell sizes in the MD direction and the TD direction are 500 ?m or less;
a ratio of strength at break in the TD direction to the average cell size in the MD direction, [TD strength at break/MD average cell size], and a ratio of strength at break in the MD direction to the average cell size in the TD direction, [MD strength at break/TD average cell size], are both 80 kPa/?m or more;
wherein the polyolefin resin foam sheet has an expansion ratio of 1.1 to 2.8 cm3/g; and
wherein the polyolefin resin foam sheet has a 25% compressive strength of 670 to 2000 kPa.

US Pat. No. 10,167,198

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLAKE GRAPHITE, AND FLAKE GRAPHITE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A method for producing exfoliated graphite, comprising steps of:preparing a composition which comprises graphite or primary exfoliated graphite and a polymer and in which the polymer is fixed to the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite; and
pyrolyzing the polymer contained in the composition to exfoliate the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite and remove the polymer by burning the polymer off such that it disappears through pyrolysis of the polymer,
wherein in the step of preparing the composition, the polymer is grafted on the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite in the composition in which the polymer is fixed to the graphite or primary exfoliated graphite.

US Pat. No. 10,168,243

LEAKAGE DETECTOR, LEAKAGE DETECTION METHOD, AND PIPE NETWORK MONITORING APPARATUS

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A leakage detector for detecting vibration-sounds caused by fluid leakage from a pipeline, comprising a base, a piezoelectric element supported by the base and configured to convert vibration-sounds to an electric signal, and a weight member loaded against the piezoelectric element,wherein the piezoelectric element is made of a polymeric piezoelectric material,
wherein the leakage detector is configured to allow a distance between a support point of the piezoelectric element, supported by a support device, and a load point of the piezoelectric element, loaded by the weight member, to be variably changed in a mechanical manner by a slider to thereby allow the resonant frequency of a system comprising the piezoelectric element and the weight member to be variably changed, and
wherein a resonance frequency of the system comprising the piezoelectric element and the weight member is set in a range of 10 Hz to 1000 Hz.
US Pat. No. 10,100,218

CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR INKJET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRONIC PART

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A curable composition for inkjet which can be applied in an inkjet mode and can be cured by the irradiation with light and the application of heat, the curable composition comprising:a polyfunctional compound having at least two (meth)acryloyl groups;
a photopolymerization initiator;
a compound having a cyclic ether group;
a heat-curing agent; and
a color material,
wherein the color material is a color material which satisfies a) as below:
a) when 100 g of a mixture produced by mixing the polyfunctional compound with the color material at 25° C. at a weight ratio of 90:10 is filtered through a mesh filter having a diameter of 1 cm and a mesh size of 1 ?m at 100 hPa, the whole volume of 100 g of the mixture is not filtered within 5 minutes and,
the curable composition satisfies b) as below:
b) when 100 g of the curable composition is filtered through a mesh filter having a diameter of 1 cm and a mesh size of 1 ?m at 100 hPa, the whole volume of 100 g of the curable composition is filtered within 5 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,464,293

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, having a one-layer structure or a two or more-layer structure andcontaining a thermoplastic resin,
when a portion on a first surface of the interlayer film is measured for Ratio0 of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS, then,
a sputtering and measurement process in which the first surface portion measured for Ratio0 is subjected to sputtering one time and measured for Ratio of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS is performed n times, and n Rations of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin obtained from the first to n-th sputtering and measurement processes are collected to calculate an average value1?n?10 of 10 values of Ratio1?n?10 to measured within a range of 1?n?10, an average value11?n?20 of 10 values of Ratio11?n?20 measured within a range of 11?n?20, an average value21?n?30 of 10 values of Ratio21?n?30 measured within a range of 21?n?30, an average value31?n?40 of 10 values of Ratio31?n?40 measured within a range of 31?n?40, and an average value41?n?50 of 10 values of Ratio41?n?50 measured within a range of 41?n?50,
among these five average values, the average value indicating the smallest value being the average value1?n?10 or the average value11?n?20 and the average value indicating the largest value being the average value21?n?30, the average value31?n?40, or the average value41?n?50.
US Pat. No. 10,442,908

FOAM, LAMINATE, AND FORMED PRODUCT

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1. A foam having a density of 0.036 g/cc or more and less than 0.133 g/cc, wherein the foam has an elongation (%) at break at 160° C. of 150% to 350% as measured in accordance with JIS K6251, wherein the foam has a value of 7 to 25 obtained by multiplying the elongation (%) at break by a 100% modulus (MPa) at 160° C. as measured in accordance with JIS K6251, and a cross-linking degree of 33 to 46%, and wherein the foam is made by cross-linking and foaming a foamable composition comprising 15 to 55 parts by mass of a homopolypropylene (A), 15 to 55 parts by mass of a random polypropylene (B) and 30 to 35 parts by mass of a linear low-density polyethylene (C).

US Pat. No. 10,442,163

MULTILAYER INTERLAYER FILM HAVING INFRARED RAY REFLECTION LAYER AND THERMOPLASTIC RESIN, AND LAMINATED GLASS HAVING SUCH FILM

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1. A multilayer interlayer film for laminated glass, comprising an infrared ray reflection layer reflecting infrared rays, a first resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin, and a second resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin,wherein the first resin layer is arranged on a first surface side of the infrared ray reflection layer,
the second resin layer is arranged on a second surface side opposite to the first surface side of the infrared ray reflection layer, and
at least the first resin layer among the first resin layer and the second resin layer is an interlayer film for laminated glass which contains an organic coloring matter containing a transition element, a metal element different from a transition element, the thermoplastic resin, a plasticizer, and metal oxide particles,
the transition element in the organic coloring matter containing a transition element is copper or vanadium, and
the organic coloring matter containing a transition element is a phthalocyanine compound or a naphthalocyanine compound, and
wherein the organic coloring matter and the metal oxide particles are dispersed throughout an entirety of the thickness of the first resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,427,361

FIBER-REINFORCED SHEET AND STRUCTURE

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1. A fiber-reinforced sheet comprising a resin and a fiber bundle, whereinthe fiber-reinforced sheet comprises a resin-unimpregnated fiber bundle portion having a surface not impregnated with the resin or a partially resin-impregnated fiber bundle portion having a surface not impregnated with the resin,
the fiber-reinforced sheet does not comprise or comprises a resin-impregnated fiber bundle portion having a surface impregnated with the resin,
the sheet has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface,
the sheet comprises a sheet body portion and at least one ridge portion protruding from the sheet body portion toward the first surface, the ridge portion meaning only a protruding portion,
the sheet comprises the resin-unimpregnated fiber bundle portion or the partially resin-impregnated fiber bundle portion at at least one of the first surface and the second surface,
the ridge portion, which means only a protruding portion, comprises the resin-unimpregnated fiber bundle portion, the partially resin-impregnated fiber bundle portion or the resin-impregnated fiber bundle portion, and
the ridge portion, which means only a protruding portion, comprises the fiber contained in the resin-unimpregnated fiber bundle portion, the partially resin-impregnated fiber bundle portion or the resin-impregnated fiber bundle portion.
US Pat. No. 10,421,254

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass comprising a light emitting layer containing a polyvinyl acetal, a plasticizer, a light emitting material having a terephthalic acid ester structure, a potassium salt, and optionally a magnesium element,wherein:
the polyvinyl acetal has 40 to 85 mol % of a degree of acetalization, 15 to 35 mol % of hydroxyl group content and 0.2 to 30 mol % of acetyl group content,
the light emitting material having a terephthalic acid ester structure is diethyl-2,5-dihydroxy terephthalate, dimethyl-2,5-dihydroxy terephthalate or diethyl-2,5-diamino terephthalate,
the potassium salt is potassium formate, potassium acetate, potassium acetate in combination with potassium 2-ethylhexanoate-, or potassium propionate,
the potassium element content of the light emitting layer is 50 ppm to 300 ppm,
the magnesium element content of the light emitting layer is 40 ppm or less, the light emitting layer comprises 0.001 to 5 parts by weight of the light emitting material having a terephthalic acid ester structure for 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetal,
the light emitting layer comprises 20 to 80 parts by weight of the plasticizer for 100 parts by weight of the polyvinyl acetal,
the thickness of the light emitting layer is 800 to 2000 ?m, and
when the interlayer film is inserted between two clear glass plates having a thickness of 2.5 mm, the resulting laminated glass has a yellow index (YI) value which is determined with a spectrophotometer in accordance with JIS Z 8722 of 10 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,414,893

CLOSED CELL FOAM SHEET

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1. A closed cell foam sheet having a thickness of 0.05 to 0.35 mm, whereinthe foam sheet has a 25% compressive stress of 30 to 100 kPa, a tensile strength in MD of 3,000 to 15,000 kPa, a tensile strength in TD of 1,800 to 9,800 kPa, and
a recovery time of 0.1 seconds or less after the foam sheet is pressed for 5 seconds by 5 N and then released, andwherein the foam sheet has 2 to 8 cells in ZD.

US Pat. No. 10,414,127

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass comprising a one-layer structure or a two or more-layer structure andcontaining a thermoplastic resin,
wherein a portion on a first surface of the interlayer film is measured for Ratio0 of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS, then,
a sputtering and measurement process in which the first surface portion measured for Ratio0 is subjected to sputtering one time and measured for Ratio of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS is performed n times and n Rations of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin obtained from the first to n-th sputtering and measurement processes are collected to calculate an average value1?n?10 of 10 values of Ratio1?n?10 measured within a range of 1?n?10,
furthermore, after the interlayer film is heated for 0.5 hours at 150° C., a portion on the first surface of the interlayer film heated is measured for RatioHeat 0 of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS, and then,
a sputtering and measurement process in which the first surface portion measured for RatioHeat 0 is subjected to sputtering one time and measured for Ratio of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS is performed q times and q RatioHeat qs of Ion Intensity of Magnesium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin obtained from the first to q-th sputtering and measurement processes are collected to calculate an average valueHeat 1?q?10 of 10 values of RatioHeat 1?q?10 measured within a range of 1?q?10,
the average valueHeat 1?q?10 to being larger than the average value1?n?10.
US Pat. No. 10,414,128

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, a one-layer structure or a two or more-layer structure,containing a thermoplastic resin, and
containing at least one kind among a magnesium salt and an alkaline earth metal salt,
wherein a portion on a first surface of the interlayer film is measured for Ratio® of Ion Intensity of Potassium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS, then,
a sputtering and measurement process in which the first surface portion measured for Ratio® is subjected to sputtering one time and measured for Ratio of Ion Intensity of Potassium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin with the use of TOF-SIMS is performed n times, and n Rations of Ion Intensity of Potassium/Ion Intensity of Thermoplastic Resin obtained from the first to n-th sputtering and measurement processes are collected to calculate an average value1?n?10 of 10 values of Ratio1?n?10 measured within a range of 1?n?10 and an average value1?n?150 of 150 values of Ratio1?n?150 measured within a range of 1?n?150,
the average value1?n?10 being more than 1.1 times the average value1?n?150.

US Pat. No. 10,414,129

INTERLAYER FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for a laminated glass, having a laminated structure including four or more layers, at least comprising:an outer layer disposed on the outermost surface of the interlayer film for a laminated glass and having a number of recesses on one surface; and
a colored layer containing a colorant,
wherein a minimum distance between an outer layer side surface of the colored layer and the surface having a number of recesses of the outer layer is 150 ?m or longer.

US Pat. No. 10,414,130

LAMINATED GLASS AND METHOD OF MOUNTING LAMINATED GLASS

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1. A laminated glass comprising a first laminated glass member, a second laminated glass member and an interlayer film arranged between the first laminated glass member and the second laminated glass member,the interlayer film being provided with an infrared ray reflection layer which reflects infrared rays, a first resin layer which is arranged on a first surface side of the infrared ray reflection layer and contains a polyvinyl acetal resin, a plasticizer, an ultraviolet ray shielding agent and an oxidation inhibitor, and a second resin layer which is arranged on a second surface side opposite to the first surface of the infrared ray reflection layer and contains a polyvinyl acetal resin, a plasticizer, an ultraviolet ray shielding agent, an oxidation inhibitor and heat shielding compounds,
the first layer further containing one or more heat shielding compounds or not containing a heat shielding compound,
the heat shielding compounds of the second resin layer comprising metal oxide particles and at least one of a phthalocyanine compound, a naphthalocyanine compound, and an anthracyanine compound,
the content in % by weight of the one or more heat shielding compounds in the first resin layer is smaller than the content in % by weight of the heat shielding compounds in the second resin layer by 005% by weight or more,
the content of the oxidation inhibitor in 100% by weight of the first resin layer being 0.1% by weight or more and 2% by weight or less and the content of the oxidation inhibitor in 100% by weight of the second resin layer being 0.1% by weight or more and 2% by weight or less,
the content of the metal oxide particles in 100% by weight of the second resin layer being 0.1% by weight or more and 6% by weight or less,
the first laminated glass member being arranged on the outside of the first resin layer in the interlayer film, the second laminated glass member being arranged on the outside of the second resin layer in the interlayer film, and the infrared ray transmittance in the wavelength of 780 to 2100 nm of the whole layer composed of the first laminated glass member and the first resin layer being higher than the infrared ray transmittance in the wavelength of 780 to 2100 nm of the whole layer composed of the second laminated glass member and the second resin layer.
US Pat. No. 10,406,784

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass, comprisinglanthanoid-containing inorganic fine particles having an up-conversion function and a binder resin,
wherein the binder resin is a polyvinyl acetal resin,
wherein an amount of the lanthanoid-containing inorganic fine particles is 0.0001 to 20 parts by mass based on 100 parts mass of the binder resin,
wherein the lanthanoid-containing inorganic fine particles contain Y2O3 or NaYF4, ytterbium, and at least one selected from the group consisting of erbium, holmium, and thulium as lanthanoids,
wherein the lanthanoid-containing inorganic fine particles have an average particle size of 1 ?m or less, and
wherein the interlayer film is used for producing laminated glass.

US Pat. No. 10,406,785

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film, comprising: a part A containing a polyvinyl acetal resin composition or a polyvinyl acetal resin, a part B containing a polyvinyl acetal resin composition or a polyvinyl acetal resin, and two part Ds each containing the same polyvinyl acetal resin composition or the same polyvinyl acetal resin as the part B,wherein the part A is entirely surrounded by the part B and the two part Ds,
wherein the interlayer film has a difference between temperatures Ta and Tb of 10° C. or larger,
wherein the temperature Ta is a temperature at which the polyvinyl acetal resin composition or the polyvinyl acetal resin of the part A shows a maximum loss tangent of a dynamic viscoelasticity at a frequency of 1 Hz, and
wherein the temperature Tb is a temperature at which the polyvinyl acetal resin composition or the polyvinyl acetal resin of the part B and the two part Ds shows a maximum loss tangent of a dynamic viscoelasticity at a frequency of 1 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,377,838

RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN COMPOSITE MATERIAL

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1. A resin composite material containing a synthetic resin and a carbon material with a graphene structure, the carbon material being dispersed in the synthetic resin, wherein the synthetic resin is grafted onto the carbon material and the grafting ratio thereof onto the carbon material is 30% to 3300% by weight,wherein the carbon material with the graphene structure is flaked-graphite, and
wherein a number of layers of graphene sheets stacked in the flaked-graphite is 6 layers to 200 layers.

US Pat. No. 10,350,858

INTERLAYER FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for a laminated glass comprisinga first surface layer,
a second surface layer, and
an intermediate layer therebetween, wherein the intermediate layer comprises at least two resin layers,
wherein the intermediate layer, the first surface layer, and the second surface layer are laminated together,
wherein each of the at least two resin layers, the first surface layer, and the second surface layer contains a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, and
wherein the interlayer film has recesses and projections on at least one surface,
wherein, provided that the interlayer film is allowed to stand at 23° C. and a humidity of 30% RH for three hours, and cut with a microtome at 23° C. and a humidity of 30% RH in the horizontal direction of the interlayer film at a portion of 80 to 90 ?m distant on a first surface layer side from the interface between the first surface layer and a resin layer contacting the interior side of the first surface layer and then at portion of 50 ?m distant from the cut face on a second surface layer side to prepare a resin film 1 having a thickness of 50 ?m, the resin film 1 after standing at a temperature of 23° C. and a humidity of 30% RH for three hours has a surface roughness (Rz) measured by a method in conformity with JIS B-0601 (1994) of less than 2.5 ?m,
wherein the first surface layer has a thickness of 200 ?m or more,
wherein the second surface layer has a thickness of 200 ?m or more,
wherein the interlayer film has a creep elongation rate at 80° C. of 80% or lower, and
wherein the interlayer has an optical distortion of less than 1.8 when an extension rate is 1 time the original length and a ratio of an optical distortion when an extension rate is 1.2 times the original length to the optical distortion when an extension rate is 1 time the original length is 1.2 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,350,860

INTERMEDIATE FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for laminated glass comprising a thermoplastic resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a compound selected from the group consisting of the following formula (1) and the following formula (2):
in formula (1), R1 is —O—R11, wherein R11 is a C1 to C10 alkyl group,
R2, R3, R4 and R5 are individually an organic group, and
M is a polyvalent metal,

in formula (2), R1 is —O—R11, wherein R11 is a C1 to C10 alkyl group,
R2, R3, R4, R5, R21 and R22 are individually an organic group, and
M is a polyvalent metal,
wherein a laminated glass comprising the interlayer film between two clear glass plates having a thickness of 2.5mm exhibits a transmittance at 450 nm of 39.8% or lower and a visible light transmittance of 70% or higher, as determined with a spectrophotometer in accordance with JIS R 3106.

US Pat. No. 10,297,395

SOLAR CELL

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1. A solar cell comprising:a laminate having an electrode, a counter electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the electrode and the counter electrode; and
an encapsulation material covering the counter electrode to encapsulate the laminate,
the photoelectric conversion layer including an organic-inorganic perovskite compound represented by the formula: R-M-X3, R representing an organic molecule, M representing a metal atom, X representing a halogen atom or a chalcogen atom, and
the encapsulation material including a resin having at least one skeleton selected from the group consisting of polyisobutylene and polyisoprene,
wherein after subjecting the solar cell to 300 cycles of temperature cycling from ?55° C. to 125° C. (temperature cycle test), the value of photoelectric conversion efficiency of the solar cell after the temperature cycle test/photoelectric conversion efficiency immediately after encapsulation was 0.5 or more, and
wherein after leaving the solar cell for 24 hours under conditions of 70% humidity and 30° C. (high-humidity durability test), the value of photoelectric conversion efficiency of the solar cell after the high-humidity durability test/photoelectric conversion efficiency immediately after encapsulation was 0.5 or more.
US Pat. No. 10,280,275

IN-SITU FOAMING SYSTEM FOR FORMING FLAME-RETARDANT POLYURETHANE FOAM IN SITU

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1. The flame-retardant polyurethane foam being formed from a flame-retardant polyurethane resin composition comprising:a polyisocyanate (A),
a polyol (B),
a trimerization catalyst (C),
a foaming agent (D),
a foam stabilizer (E), and
additives (F),
wherein the additives (F) comprise red phosphorus, phosphoric acid esters, and at least one member selected from the group consisting of bromine-containing flame retardants, boron-containing flame retardants, antimony-containing flame retardants, metal hydroxides and needle-shaped fillers, and
wherein the gross calorific value measured with heating a sample of the polyurethane foam at a radiant heat intensity of 50 kW/m2 for 10 minutes for a cone calorimeter test based on ISO-5660 is not less than 2 MJ/m2 and not more than 7.1 MJ/m2.

US Pat. No. 10,176,920

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION METHOD FOR THE SAME

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1. A building comprising:a plurality of building units, each building unit comprising:
a single first power supply coil of a contactless power supply system using magnetic field resonance, and
a plurality of building members continuously formed so as to surround an indoor space,
wherein
the first power supply coil includes loops,
each of the loops is formed of split wires provided in the plurality of building members and surrounds the indoor space in a horizontal direction along an arrangement direction of the plurality of building members,
the split wires are electrically connected by connectors, and
a second power supply coil and a power receiving coil for supplying electric power to the first power supply coil are provided between the plurality of building units so as to be positioned opposite to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,479,047

FOAM COMPOSITE SHEET

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1. A foam composite sheet consisting of a polyolefin resin foam sheet and a metallic thin film provided on at least one surface of the foam sheet, wherein the foam sheet has closed cells and the metallic thin film is formed of aluminum and optionally one or more materials selected from the group consisting of copper, silver, nickel, titanium, stainless steel, a nickel-copper alloy, aluminum oxide, zinc oxide, and titanium nitride in an amount of deposition of 10 to 115.2 ?g/cm2.

US Pat. No. 10,472,441

BINDER FOR POWER STORAGE DEVICE ELECTRODE

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1. A binder for a power storage device electrode used for an electrode of a power storage device,the binder comprising a polyvinyl acetal resin,
wherein the polyvinyl acetal resin has a hydroxy group-containing structural unit of the formula (1) comprising a hydroxy group-containing structural unit with a sequence length of 1, the hydroxy group-containing structural unit with a sequence length of 1 constitutes 25% by weight or less of the whole hydroxy group-containing structural unit in the polyvinyl acetal resin, and the polyvinyl acetal resin has a hydroxy group content of 30 to 60 mol %:

wherein the polyvinyl acetal resin has a structural unit of the formula (3) having an acetyl group, a structural unit of the formula (4) having an acetal group, and a structural unit of the formula (5) having an acetal group including an ionic functional group:
wherein, in the formula (4), R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C20 alkyl group, and in the formula (5), R3 represents a C1-C20 alkylene group or an aromatic ring, and X represents an ionic functional group.
US Pat. No. 10,471,686

INTERLAYER FILM FOR LAMINATED GLASS, AND LAMINATED GLASS

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1. An interlayer film for a laminated glass, having a large number of recesses and a large number of projections on at least one surface,the recesses each having a groove shape with a continuous bottom and being regularly adjacent to each other in parallel with one another,
the recesses each having a groove shape with a continuous bottom having a ratio (R/Sm×100) of a radius of rotation R of the bottom to an interval Sm between the recesses of 15% or higher, and
wherein the interval Sm between the recesses each having a groove shape with a continuous bottom is 300 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,473,296

DISPLAY DEVICE CAPABLE OF DISPLAYING GRADATION PATTERN, GLASS FOR AUTOMOBILE ROOF, AND WINDOW GLASS FOR BUILDING

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1. A display device capable of displaying a gradation pattern, comprising:a laminated glass comprising a pair of glass plates and an interlayer film for a laminated glass,
wherein the interlayer film for a laminated glass contains a thermoplastic resin and a luminescent material,
wherein the interlayer film for a laminated glass is interposed between the pair of glass plates, and
wherein the interlayer film directly contacts each of the pair of glass plates; and
a light source configured to emit light of excitation wavelength for the luminescent material,
the laminated glass and the light source being disposed such that the laminated glass is irradiated from its periphery toward the inside with the light emitted from the light source,
wherein an angle formed between a surface direction of the laminated glass and an optical axis of the light emitted from the light source is 0.1° or larger.
US Pat. No. 10,450,118

CHEMICAL PRODUCT PACKAGING FILM

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1. A film for packaging chemicals, comprising:polyvinyl alcohol; and
a nonionic surfactant,wherein,the amount of the surfactant is 0.9% to 4.6% by mass based on 100% by mass of the film for packaging chemicals,
the surfactant is a polyoxyethylene alkyl phenyl ether,
the number of moles of oxyethylene groups in the surfactant is 5 to 13 mol,
the surfactant has a HLB of 9 to 14.5,
the polyvinyl alcohol is modified by at least one hydrophilic group selected from the group consisting of a sulfonic acid groups, a pyrrolidone ring group, an amino group, and a carboxyl group, and
a peel strength between the film and a SUS plate is less than 0.15 N/15 mm when the film is heat sealed to the SUS plate at 150° C.
US Pat. No. 10,358,395

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BUTADIENE AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING BUTADIENE

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1. A method for producing butadiene, the method comprising:a first synthesis step of bringing a mixed gas containing hydrogen and carbon monoxide into contact with a first catalyst to obtain a primary product as a gas containing ethanol as an intermediate;
a second synthesis step of bringing the primary product as the gas into contact with a second catalyst to obtain butadiene; and
a first purification step of removing a substance other than the intermediate from the primary product by an apparatus equipped with a separation membrane between the first synthesis step and the second synthesis step.
US Pat. No. 10,351,685

WATER-SOLUBLE PACKAGING FILM

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1. A water-soluble packaging film comprising:polyvinyl alcohol;
a plasticizer; and
starch,
the starch being applied to a front surface and a rear surface of the water-soluble packaging film,
the starch being applied in an amount of 0.001 to 0.10 g per 1 m2 of the water-soluble packaging film,
the water-soluble packaging film having a contact angle with distilled water measured by the sessile-drop method of 20° to 50°,
the polyvinyl alcohol being modified with a hydrophilic group,
the polyvinyl alcohol having a polymerization degree from 400 to 2000, and
the hydrophilic group being at least one selected from the group consisting of a sulfonic acid group and a pyrrolidone ring group.
US Pat. No. 10,259,773

CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR INKJET, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

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1. A curable composition for inkjet which is applied with an inkjet device upon use and is irradiated with light to make the curing thereof proceed and is subsequently cured by heating upon use,the curable composition comprising a photocurable compound, a thermally curable compound, a photopolymerization initiator and a thermal curing agent, and containing no solvent or containing a solvent,
the content of the solvent being 1% by weight or less in 100% by weight of the curable composition for inkjet when the curable composition contains the solvent,
the photocurable compound containing a polyfunctional compound having at least two (meth)acryloyl groups, and
the thermal curing agent being an aromatic amine having at least one benzene ring and at least two amino groups
wherein the curable composition for inkjet is capable of being discharged from a nozzle of the inkjet device, and
wherein the viscosity of the curable composition as measured before heating at 25° C. in accordance with JIS K2283 is 160 to 1200 mPa·s inclusive.