Patents Examined by Alex A Rolland
  • Patent number: 11433606
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shape processing method processes a workpiece into a predetermined three-dimensional shape by cutting work and additive manufacturing. The method includes forming a target surface for the additive manufacturing to be larger than a shape dimension of the three-dimensional shape, performing the additive manufacturing on the target surface that has been largely formed, and performing the cutting work on a region where the additive manufacturing has been performed to complete the three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventor: Ryosuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11422290
    Abstract: An antireflection film is provided on a substrate and includes an interlayer, a silver-containing metal layer containing silver, and a dielectric layer, which are laminated in this order on a side of a substrate, in which the interlayer is a multilayer film having at least two layers in which a layer of high refractive index having a relatively high refractive index and a layer of lower refractive index having a relatively low refractive index are alternately laminated, the dielectric layer has a surface exposed to air, and the dielectric layer is a multilayer film including a silicon-containing oxide layer, a magnesium fluoride layer, and an adhesion layer provided between the silicon-containing oxide layer and the magnesium fluoride layer and configured to increase adhesiveness between the silicon-containing oxide layer and the magnesium fluoride layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seigo Nakamura, Tatsuya Yoshihiro, Kenichi Umeda, Yuichiro Itai
  • Patent number: 11408072
    Abstract: A vapor deposition apparatus for providing a deposition film on a substrate, the vapor deposition apparatus includes a plurality of first nozzle parts which injects a first raw material toward the substrate; a plurality of second nozzle parts which is alternately disposed together with the plurality of first nozzle parts and injects a second raw material toward the substrate; a diffuser unit which distributes the second raw material to the plurality of second nozzle parts; and a supply unit which supplies the second raw material to the diffuser unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Kwang Kim, Seung-Yong Song, Myung-Soo Huh, Suk-Won Jung, Choel-Min Jang, Jae-Hyun Kim, Sung-Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 11399554
    Abstract: In a method of forming a coated bag for pre-treating an item stored in the bag, a bag is provided, having a sidewall extending from a closed bottom end to an open top end and defining an interior surface of a cavity. The bag is expanded from a flattened condition to an expanded condition. At least one adhesive dispenser is inserted through the open top end of the bag into the cavity. An adhesive is applied from the at least one inserted adhesive dispenser to form an adhesive coating on the interior surface of the cavity. A particulate dispenser is inserted through the open top end of the bag into the cavity. A particulate is discharged from the inserted particulate dispenser to embed the particulate in the adhesive coating. The adhesive coating is dried to retain the embedded particulate on the interior surface of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: A. Gus Eskamani, Melanie Dorenkott, Tiffani A. Sutton-Gilbert, Michael Kaminski, Michael A. Pintz, Ed Nolan
  • Patent number: 11374180
    Abstract: Compounds are provided that comprise a ligand having a 5-substituted 2-phenylquinoline. In particular, the 2-phenylquinoline may be substituted with a cycloalkyl containing group at the 5-position. These compounds may be used in organic light emitting devices, in particular as red emitters in the emissive layer of such devices, to provide devices having improved properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chuanjun Xia, Bin Ma, David Zenan Li, Bert Alleyne, Alan Deangelis, James Fiordeliso, Vadim Adamovich
  • Patent number: 11360385
    Abstract: Methods and systems for manufacturing an optical waveguide include depositing an adhesion promoting layer on a substrate. Multiple curable resist droplets are dispensed on the adhesion promoting layer. The adhesion promoting layer is disposed between and contacts the substrate and the curable resist droplets. The curable resist droplets define an optical eyepiece layer such that a zero residual layer thickness (RLT) region of the optical eyepiece layer is free of the curable resist droplets. The optical eyepiece layer is incised from the substrate to form the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Huihang Dong, Thomas Mercier, Vikramjit Singh, Kang Luo, Tasha Amit Mangaldas, William Hudson Welch, Qizhen Xue, Frank Y. Xu
  • Patent number: 11351770
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method of additive fabrication is provided wherein a plurality of layers are formed on a build platform, each layer contacting a container in addition to the build platform and/or a previously formed layer, the method comprising calculating, using at least one processor, one or more forces to be applied to a first layer of the plurality of layers subsequent to the first layer being formed, said calculating being based at least in part on a determined area of at least one portion of the first layer that overhangs a second layer of the plurality of layers, forming the first layer, the first layer being in contact with the container and in contact with a previously formed layer of the plurality of layers, and separating the first layer from the container by applying the calculated one or more forces to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Formlabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben FrantzDale, Steven Thomas, Nicholas M. Sohn
  • Patent number: 11332589
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a preparation method for a surface molding film of a PVC-based stone plastic composite board, including: surface activation treatment of the PVC-based stone plastic composite board: preparation of an activated putty, coarse roughening of a substrate surface, application and solidification of the activated putty, and fine roughening of the substrate surface; preparation of a PMMA slurry; and surface film forming of the PVC-based stone plastic composite board. The PVC-based stone plastic composite board coated with a PMMA film is obtained by cold pressing and shaping in a mold, tightening up a clamp, solidifying at low temperature, treating at high temperature, cooling and demolding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SHAANXI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xinqiang Yuan, Jing Mei, Kun Zhang, Chen Zeng, Taotao Ai, Jinhu Dong, Yanzhuo Ma
  • Patent number: 11331851
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for producing a 3D printed object that includes printing a plurality of cavities (110) within or interior to the object (1) and providing a plurality of passages (120) between the cavities so that at least a portion of the printed cavities are in fluid communication with each other. A fluid such as a gas or liquid (2) is then provided to fill a portion of the printed cavities, thereby providing a structure that is capable of damping impacts thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Gereon Vogtmeier
  • Patent number: 11313046
    Abstract: A photochemical electrode includes: an electrically-conductive layer; and a photo-excited material layer including a photo-excited material provided over the electrically-conductive layer, wherein in a surface of the photo-excited material layer, a lattice plane having highest atomic density in a crystal structure of the photo-excited material is oriented in a surface direction of the surface of the photo-excited material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Imanaka, Hideyuki Amada, Toshio Manabe, Toshihisa Anazawa, Sachio Ido, Naoki Awaji
  • Patent number: 11306186
    Abstract: A method for preparing an intelligent antibacterial and antioxidative film involves preparing a PVA solution; adding nano-TiO2 to the PVA solution to obtain a PVA-TiO2 solution; determining the optimal amount of nano-TiO2; preparing a PSPC solution; preparing a PSPC-TiO2-PVA solution; and producing a PSPC/TiO2/PVA film. The film has better mechanical performance than saccharide and protein films. Shelf life of food is prolonged as the film possesses antibacterial and antioxidative properties. Furthermore, the film shows different colors in various pH environments. The film has a wide range of applications in food packaging owing to the integration of color development and antibacterial and antioxidative properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai Ocean University
    Inventors: Jing Xie, Zhipeng Tang, Chenwei Chen, Jinfeng Wang, Yuhan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11267751
    Abstract: A layer of or including substoichiometric zirconium oxide is sputter deposited on a glass substrate via a substoichiometric zirconium oxide inclusive ceramic sputtering target of or including ZrOx. The coated article, with the substoichiometric ZrOx inclusive layer on the glass substrate, is then heat treated (e.g., thermally tempered) in an atmosphere including oxygen, which causes the substoichiometric ZrOx inclusive layer to transform into a scratch resistant layer of or including stoichiometric or substantially stoichiometric zirconium oxide (e.g., ZrO2), and causes the visible transmission of the coated article to significant increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Xuequn Hu, Gregory T. Gaudet
  • Patent number: 11262489
    Abstract: A method of making a multi-layer coating on a substrate is provided and involves applying a mirror coating to a substrate then spraying a silicate topcoat onto the mirror coating. Applying the mirror coating can involve applying a reflective material to the substrate to form a reflective layer and applying an oxide layer to the reflective layer to form the mirror coating. The oxide layer can be made of one or more oxide layers, and each of the one or more oxide layers can include aluminum oxide, silicon oxide, or a combination thereof. The multi-layer coating provides increased IR emittance and decreased solar absorptance relative to conventional thermal control coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Mark M. Hasegawa, Kenneth O'Connor, Grace M. Miller, Alfred Wong, George M. Harris
  • Patent number: 11247180
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method for fabricating multilayer singlebore membranes (10) or multilayer multibore membranes (20) for ultrafiltration applications including the following method steps: (a) feeding at least a material of a substrate (12), at least one material of a functional layer (14, 15) and a bore fluid (36) to a spinneret (30) simultaneously; (b) forming said membranes (10, 20) as a tube-like string (54) in a one-step process in said spinneret (30); (c) thereby assigning a functionality to said functional layer (14, 15) applied on at least one surface (13, 17) of said substrate (12). The invention is also related to a spinneret (30) for fabricating multilayer singlebore membranes (10) or multilayer multibore membranes (20), using the inventive method, and to a system comprising such a spinneret (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION, INC.
    Inventors: Menno Bos, Martin Heijnen, Natalia Widjojo
  • Patent number: 11236023
    Abstract: A method for forming a protective coating on a surface of a ceramic substrate includes combining a rare-earth oxide, alumina, and silica to form a powder, etching the surface of the ceramic substrate, applying the powder on the etched surface in an amount of from about 0.001 to about 0.1 g/cm2 to reduce capture of bubbles from off-gassing of the ceramic substrate, heating the powder for a time of from about 5 to about 60 minutes to a temperature at or above the melting point such that the powder melts and forms a molten coating on the surface that has a minimized number of bubbles, and cooling the molten coating to ambient temperature to form the protective coating disposed on and in direct contact with the surface of the ceramic substrate such that the protective coating has a thickness of less than about 1 mil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Terence Whalen, Bahram Jadidian, Reza Oboodi
  • Patent number: 11235287
    Abstract: A preparation method of separation membrane is provided. First, a polyimide composition including a dissolvable polyimide, a crosslinking agent, and a solvent is provided. The dissolvable polyimide is represented by formula 1: wherein B is a tetravalent organic group derived from a tetracarboxylic dianhydride containing aromatic group, A is a divalent organic group derived from a diamine containing aromatic group, A? is a divalent organic group derived from a diamine containing aromatic group and carboxylic acid group, and 0.1?X?0.9. The crosslinking agent is an aziridine crosslinking agent, an isocyanate crosslinking agent, an epoxy crosslinking agent, a diamine crosslinking agent, or a triamine crosslinking agent. A crosslinking process is performed on the polyimide composition. The polyimide composition which has been subjected to the crosslinking process is coated on a substrate to form a polyimide membrane. A dry phase inversion process is performed on the polyimide membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Textile Research Institute
    Inventors: Shang-Chih Chou, Chun-Hung Chen, Chun-Hung Lin, Kueir-Rarn Lee
  • Patent number: 11229885
    Abstract: A preparation method of separation membrane is provided. First, a polyimide composition including a dissolvable polyimide, a crosslinking agent and a solvent is provided. The dissolvable polyimide is represented by formula 1: wherein B is a tetravalent organic group derived from a tetracarboxylic dianhydride containing aromatic group, A is a divalent organic group derived from a diamine containing aromatic group, A? is a divalent organic group derived from a diamine containing aromatic group and carboxylic acid group, and 0.1?X?0.9. The crosslinking agent is an aziridine crosslinking agent, an isocyanate crosslinking agent, an epoxy crosslinking agent, a diamine crosslinking agent, or a triamine crosslinking agent. A crosslinking process is performed on the polyimide composition. The polyimide composition which has been subjected to the crosslinking process is coated on a substrate to form a polyimide membrane. A wet phase inversion process is performed on the polyimide membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Textile Research Institute
    Inventors: Shang-Chih Chou, Chun-Hung Chen, Chun-Hung Lin, Kueir-Rarn Lee
  • Patent number: 11214663
    Abstract: A method is designed to prepare foamed, opacifying elements each having a target light blocking value (LBVT) of at least 3, using a textile fabric substrate with a light blocking value (LBVS). The LBVT-S difference is calculated; a foamable aqueous composition is chosen; a dry coating weight for the foamable aqueous composition (when foamed) is determined to form a single dry opacifying layer that is foamed, dried, and densified to provide a dry thickness at least 20% less than the original dry thickness. The single dry opacifying layer a has light blocking value that is equal to LBVT-S, ±15%. The desired foamable aqueous composition can be chosen from a set of similar compositions to achieve the desired LBVT with the noted textile fabric substrate using suitable mathematical formula relating dry coating weight to light blocking value and a suitable data processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Joseph Salvatore Sedita, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 11173516
    Abstract: To provide a production method capable of producing an antiglare film-coated substrate having excellent antiglare performance in a short time, an antiglare film-coated substrate having excellent antiglare performance, and an article provided with the substrate. A method for producing an antiglare film-coated substrate 1 comprising a substrate 3 and an antiglare film 5 formed on the substrate 3, characterized by comprising a step of preparing a coating composition comprising at least one of a silica precursor (A) and particles (C), and a liquid medium (B), wherein the liquid medium (B) contains a liquid medium (B1) having a boiling point of at most 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Azusa Takai, Shuji Taneda, Satoshi Mototani, Yoshimi Otani
  • Patent number: 11174412
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for mechanically anchoring polymers on the surface of a porous substrate by trapping polymer chains within the pores of the substrate under capillary forces. Surface modification of the porous substrate is achieved by anchoring one end of the polymer chains within the pores while one or more other ends of the polymer chains dangle from the surface of the porous substrate. The method provides a unique way of modifying the surface of a material without chemical reactions or precursor-substrate interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Geraud J.M. Dubois, Krystelle Lionti, Teddie P. Magbitang, Willi Volksen