Patents Examined by Cachet I Proctor
  • Patent number: 11186768
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of one or more compounds of the 4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene family for the preparation of a security element for a product, in particular a document, said security element comprising a polymer and said compound(s) being incorporated in said polymer, and to a method for ensuring the security of a product, in particular that of a document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CRIME SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Cosimo Prete
  • Patent number: 11173129
    Abstract: A microdevice containing a plurality of nanowires on a biocompatible surface, and methods of making and using the same are provided. Aspects of the present disclosure include forming a plurality of microdevices on a substrate where each microdevice includes a plurality of nanowires. The nanowires may be loaded with an active agent by disposing the active agent onto the surface of the nanowires. Also provided herein are kits that include the subject microdevices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tejal Ashwin Desai, Hariharasudhan Chirra Dinakar, Cade B. Fox
  • Patent number: 11168276
    Abstract: Compositions and processes are disclosed for forming hydrophobic coatings and lubricant-infused surface coatings. Coatings may be applied to various substrates without prior chemical or temperature treatment of the substrates and over large and irregular surfaces. Coatings are self-healing, antifouling, and have enhanced lifetimes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Curtis J. Larimer, Raymond S. Addleman
  • Patent number: 11161143
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provide a base structure at least partially with a cured polymer coating having microscopic polymer structures. The method includes applying an uncured polymer material on at least a part of the base structure, the uncured polymer material being electrically charged with a charge that has a first sign; providing at least one electrode at a distance above at least a part of said uncured polymer material; charging the at least one electrode with an electrical charge that has a second sign opposite to the first sign, thereby electrostatically attracting uncured polymer material towards the at least one electrode and deforming the uncured polymer material into uncured structured polymer material comprising one or more uncured microscopic polymer structures that have a shape; and curing the one or more uncured microscopic polymer structures, thereby forming the cured polymer coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: QLAYERS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ruben Geutjens, Amber Egon Van Hauwermeiren
  • Patent number: 11163235
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for forming a masking layer, including spinning a wafer, dispensing a first liquid at a first location on the wafer, and dispensing a second liquid at a second location on the wafer simultaneously with dispensing the first liquid at the first location, wherein the second liquid is a remover of the first liquid, and the first location is different from the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Yao Lee, Chen Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 11147696
    Abstract: A multilayer bioresorbable stent having sustained drug delivery is disclosed herein. The bioresorbable stent releases a therapeutic substance from the body of the bioresorbable stent starting when the bioresorbable stent is implanted within an anatomical lumen and ending when the entire mass of the bioresorbable stent is no longer present within the anatomical lumen. The bioresorbable stent releases the therapeutic substance gradually during the treatment as the mass of the each layer of the bioresorbable stent erodes. Methods of making the therapeutic layers within the bioresorbable sent are further disclosed. Sustained drug delivery reduces the risk of late and very late stent thrombosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: John James Scanlon, Catherine Ann Scanlon
  • Patent number: 11149301
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to processes for derivatizing a surface of a substrate with a covalently bonded thin film of poly(methylsilsesquioxane)-bonded polymers as a platform for the synthesis of a biomolecule array. These processes can also be used to prepare a surface of a substrate for an in situ solid-phase synthesis of biomolecule array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRILLION TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glenn McGall
  • Patent number: 11134686
    Abstract: The present technology provides a disinfectant textile composition having antimicrobial, wash durable, optionally enhanced with multifunctional properties. The technology also provides a method of treating a textile substrate. The method comprises applying a disinfecting treating composition using one or more of an exhaust, padding, coating or spraying process. The treating composition comprises an antifungal agent and further comprises a cross-linking agent. The method also comprises drying the textile substrate using a heat setting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Green Impact Holding AG
    Inventors: Rohini Swamy, Sanjeev Swamy
  • Patent number: 11130941
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of fabricating a substrate for culturing stem cells, including forming a plasma polymer layer from a precursor material on a substrate using plasma, and the precursor material contains a heteroaromatic compound or a linear compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Donggeun Jung, Sungyool Kwon, Wonjin Ban, Hyuna Lim, Yoonsoo Park
  • Patent number: 11123532
    Abstract: A microsensor and method of manufacture for a microsensor, comprising an array of filaments, wherein each filament of the array of filaments comprises a substrate and a conductive layer coupled to the substrate and configured to facilitate analyte detection. Each filament of the array of filaments can further comprise an insulating layer configured to isolate regions defined by the conductive layer for analyte detection, a sensing layer coupled to the conductive layer, configured to enable transduction of an ionic concentration to an electronic voltage, and a selective coating coupled to the sensing layer, configured to facilitate detection of specific target analytes/ions. The microsensor facilitates detection of at least one analyte present in a body fluid of a user interfacing with the microsensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ONE DROP BIOSENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ashwin Pushpala, Alan Szmodis, Matthew Chapman, Weldon Hall, Scott Miller, Hooman Hafezi
  • Patent number: 11116955
    Abstract: A method for producing a microneedle device having a coating on the microneedles comprises a step A of drying a precursor composition containing a biologically active substance and a first solvent to obtain -a freeze-dried composition, a step B of mixing the freeze-dried composition with a second solvent to obtain a coating composition, and a step C of applying the coating composition to the microneedles and drying the same, wherein the precursor composition further contains a thickener, or a thickener is added when the freeze-dried composition and the second solvent are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Toru Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Matsudo, Shinpei Nishimura, Seiji Tokumoto, Tetsuji Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11112656
    Abstract: A liquid crystal dripping nozzle, a liquid crystal dripping device, and a method of dripping liquid crystal are provided. The liquid crystal dripping nozzle includes: a carrier; a main dripping nozzle, disposed in a central region of the carrier and configured for dripping liquid crystal; and a plurality of auxiliary dripping nozzles, disposed in a corner region of the carrier and configured for dripping liquid crystal, wherein the plurality of auxiliary dripping nozzles are arranged around the main dripping nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuaimin Jian, Weixin Meng, Jian Guo, Lubiao Sun, Wei Zheng, Yanzhao Peng
  • Patent number: 11104079
    Abstract: A method manufacturing a three-dimensional article having readable indicia includes three-dimensionally printing the article and post-processing that following the printing. The three-dimensional printing forms the three-dimensional article in a layer-by-layer manner. The resultant three-dimensional article includes an outer portion of build material defining a plurality of enclosed internal channels, an encapsulated support material containing a phosphor component defining the indicia disposed within the channels, and unencapsulated support material that provides structural support to otherwise unsupported portions of the build material during the three-dimensional printing. The post-processing removes the unencapsulated support material form the build material but leaves the encapsulated build material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Raymond Parker, Jule W. Thomas, Jr., Bo Wu
  • Patent number: 11091389
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments disclosed herein, a coated glass article may be made by a method that includes applying a water-based coating mixture onto at least a portion of a first surface of a glass article, and heating the water-based coating mixture to form a coating on the first surface of the glass article, where the coating includes metal oxide and polymer. The water-based coating mixture may include comprise water in an amount of at least 50% by weight of the water-based coating mixture, a polymer or polymer precursor, and a metal oxide precursor. The polymer or polymer precursor may be miscible in the water or may form an emulsion with the water. The metal oxide precursor may be miscible in the water or may form an emulsion with the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Weijun Niu, Wei Sun, Frederic Christian Wagner
  • Patent number: 11090469
    Abstract: A coating apparatus for coating the balloon portion of a balloon catheter is described. The coating apparatus includes a rotatable member in which the catheter portion of the balloon catheter is mounted and fixed, and which causes rotation of the balloon catheter. The apparatus also includes a support member in which the distal tip of the catheter is inserted and free to rotate; and a spray nozzle directing sprayed material on the balloon surface. The inventive configuration of the coating apparatus allows the balloon catheter to be rotated along its axis with insubstantial or no wobble, which significantly improves the quality of the coating applied to the surface of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Surmodics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph A. Chappa, Mark F. Carlson
  • Patent number: 11084210
    Abstract: According to an example, a three-dimensional (3D) printer may include a first delivery device to selectively deposit a fusing agent onto a layer of build materials and a second delivery device to deposit coolant droplets at tuned drop weights onto the layer of build materials. The 3D printer may also include a controller to control the second delivery device to selectively deposit the coolant droplets at the tuned drop weights onto selected areas of the build material layer, in which the drop weights of the selectively deposited coolant droplets are tuned to provide a thermal balance between multiple areas of the build material layer during application of fusing radiation onto the build material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ning Ge, Paul J. Benning, Lihua Zhao, Steven J. Simske, Chandrakant Patel
  • Patent number: 11077290
    Abstract: A method for producing a microneedle device having a coating on the microneedles comprises a step A of drying a precursor composition containing a biologically active substance and a first solvent to obtain -a freeze-dried composition, a step B of mixing the freeze-dried composition with a second solvent to obtain a coating composition, and a step C of applying the coating composition to the microneedles and drying the same, wherein the precursor composition further contains a thickener, or a thickener is added when the freeze-dried composition and the second solvent are mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Toru Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Matsudo, Shinpei Nishimura, Seiji Tokumoto, Tetsuji Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11078566
    Abstract: A coated medical instrument can include a first layer bonded to a metal substrate surface of a medical instrument, a second layer bonded to the first layer, and a third layer disposed on the second layer, The first layer comprises chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), titanium (Ti), and/or niobium (Nb). The second layer comprises a nitride, oxide, carbide, carbonitride, or boride of chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), niobium (Nb), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), aluminum (Al), zirconium (Zr), and/or silicon (Si). The third layer comprises a nitride, oxide, carbide, boride, oxynitride, oxycarbide, or oxycarbonitride of chromium (Cr), hafnium (Hf), niobium (Nb), tungsten (W), titanium (Ti), aluminum (Al), zirconium (Zr), and/or silicon (Si). Methods for making coated medical instruments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dayananda Sukadhare, Sean Selover
  • Patent number: 11072132
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coated article comprises injecting a feedstock with a polymer resin to provide a resin-injected feedstock, pulling the resin-injected feedstock through a pultrusion die to form a pultrusion substrate having one or more profile surfaces, adhering an adhesive material comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane onto at least a portion the one or more profile surfaces to form one or more adhesive tie layers on the pultrusion substrate, and applying one or more coating materials onto the one or more adhesive tie layers to form one or more coating layers on the one or more adhesive tie layers to provide a coated pultrusion article, wherein an adhesion strength between the one or more coating layers and the one or more adhesive tie layers is higher than a corresponding adhesion strength would be between the one or more coating layers and the pultrusion substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tecton Products, LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Plagemann, Neena Ravindran
  • Patent number: 11059224
    Abstract: Plant (1) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2), comprising at least two apparatuses (3, 4) for additively manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a build material (5) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (6-9), wherein a separate beam generating unit (10) configured to generate at least one energy beam (6-9) that is guidable to at least one of the apparatuses (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Jens Stammberger, Tanja Kroher, Andreas Ullrich, Daniel Winiarski