Patents Examined by Dah-Wei D. Yuan
  • Patent number: 11027502
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a nanopore in a lipid bilayer are described herein. In one example, an agitation stimulus level such as an electrical agitation stimulus is applied to a lipid bilayer wherein the agitation stimulus level tends to facilitate the formation of nanopores in the lipid bilayer. In some embodiments, a change in an electrical property of the lipid bilayer resulting from the formation of the nanopore in the lipid bilayer is detected, and a nanopore has formed in the lipid bilayer is determined based on the detected change in the lipid bilayer electrical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Sequencing Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. A. Chen, Randy Davis
  • Patent number: 11027145
    Abstract: A method using a receiving substrate and a target substrate having a photon-transparent support, a photon absorbent interlayer coated on the support, and a tissue-implantable particle on top of the interlayer opposite to the support. A source of photon energy is directed through the transparent support so that the photon energy strikes the interlayer. A portion of the interlayer is energized by absorption of the photon energy. The energized interlayer causes a transfer of the particle across a gap between the target substrate and the receiving substrate and embedding of the particle into the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Bradley R. Ringeisen, Peter K. Wu
  • Patent number: 11028483
    Abstract: A substrate W having a non-plateable material portion 31 and a plateable material portion 32 formed on a surface thereof is prepared, and then, a catalyst is selectively imparted to the plateable material portion 32 by performing a catalyst imparting processing on the substrate W. Thereafter, a plating layer 35 is selectively formed on the plateable material portion 32 by performing a plating processing on the substrate W. Before the imparting of the catalyst, an organic film 36 is formed on the substrate W by supplying an organic liquid L1 onto the substrate W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichiro Inatomi, Takashi Tanaka, Kazutoshi Iwai
  • Patent number: 11014122
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for forming a multilayer coating film, including applying a first and second aqueous base coat, and a clear coat to an object, and thereafter simultaneously heating and curing the three-layer coating film. The first aqueous base coat includes a water-soluble or water-dispersible polyurethane resin having a glass transition temperature of ?20° C. or below and a weight average molecular weight of 30,000 to 500,000, and a crosslinkable resin having a weight average molecular weight of 600 or more. The first aqueous base coat-coated film has a breaking strength of 2050 N/cm2 or more and a loss tangent (tan ?) at ?20° C. of 0.075 or more. The migration amount of a melamine resin from the second aqueous base coat-coated film layer to the first aqueous base coat-coated film layer is within 3% by mass of a total resin solid content of the first aqueous base coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: BASF Coatings GmbH, Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyohei Homma, Hisayuki Nakashima, Yusuke Yagi, Yusuke Kurata, Takeshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11007306
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a lubricant system and methods of use. Said lubricant system comprises siloxane polymers with viscosity greater than 100 centistokes and cross-linking agents that can promote siloxane polymers curing rapidly in ambient conditions. The lubricant system comprises further hydroxy siloxane polymers, siloxane coupling agent, catalyst and volatile carrier solvents. The surfaces of medical devices are coated at least once, a solid lubrication film can be quickly formed, and the film has a very excellent lubricating performance and wide applications. The methods of use are simple, easy to implement and control, and is particularly suitable for rapid automatic production lines, and thus is of great economic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JB MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jibin Yang, Yaguo Jiang
  • Patent number: 11008657
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a composition for catalyst-free electroless plating and a method for catalyst-free electroless plating using the same. More particularly, this disclosure relates to a composition for catalyst-free electroless plating and a method for catalyst-free electroless plating using the same that does not require a catalyst such as an expensive noble metal catalyst and may simplify the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Materials Science
    Inventors: Taehoon Kim, Sang Bok Lee, Byung Mun Jung, Kyunbae Lee
  • Patent number: 11007606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information storage medium and a method for long-term storage of information comprising the steps of: providing a ceramic substrate; coating the ceramic substrate with a layer of a second material different from the material of the ceramic substrate, the layer having a thickness no greater than 10 ?m; tempering the coated ceramic substrate to form a writable plate or disc; encoding information on the writable plate or disc by using a laser and/or a focused particle beam to manipulate localized areas of the writable plate or disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ceramic Data Solution GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Kunze, Christian Pflaum
  • Patent number: 11013125
    Abstract: A method for producing a plated part, includes: forming, on a surface of a base member, a catalyst activity inhibiting layer containing a polymer which has at least one of an amide group and an amino group; irradiating with light or heating a part of the surface of the base member on which the catalyst activity inhibiting layer is formed; applying an electroless plating catalyst to the surface of the base member heated or irradiated with the light; and bringing an electroless plating solution into contact with the surface of the base member to which the electroless plating catalyst is applied, to form an electroless plating film at a light-irradiated portion or a heated portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Usuki, Akiko Kito, Atsushi Yusa
  • Patent number: 11000627
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of treating an implant, comprising a step of treating the surface of the implant with at least one phosphonic acid compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester or amide thereof under sonication at a temperature of about 50° C. to about 90° C. This process is highly advantageous in that it allows the formation of a monolayer of the phosphonic acid compound on the implant surface, having a particularly dense surface coverage which, in turn, results in an improved implant biocompatibility and improved osseointegration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NANO BRIDGING MOLECULES SA
    Inventors: Sabrina Buchini, Richard Curno, Björn-Owe Aronsson, Péter Péchy
  • Patent number: 11003071
    Abstract: Devices and methods for the manipulation and handling of light blocking masks suitable for controlled illumination of the wells of multi-well test plates are described. Such controlled illumination can be used to generate simple or complex three dimensional forms within the wells when used in combination with suitable photoactivatable polymer or gel precursors. Light blocking masks of the inventive concept can include features that stabilize or grip a multiwell plate when in use. Such masks can have apertures having a fixed configuration, or can have apertures with transient or changeable configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CYPRE, INC.
    Inventors: Kolin Hribar, Andrew Kelly, Curtis Tom
  • Patent number: 11004573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method creating highly concentrated quantum entangled particles which can be embedded into substrates such that the particles, and therefore substrates they are embedded upon are remotely controllable. The invention includes streaming a beam of particles through a beam splitter and then applying a selected correlation system, such as NMR or supercooling, to the particles in order to align the particle spins. The particles are then released from the correlation system resulting in an unnaturally high saturation of concentrated quantum entangled particles on a macro scale. The particles and substrates are then in a salve-x relationship configuration and are therefore remotely controllable. Through stimulation and detection, changes in state may be observable in order to determine the level of concentration and remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ARIAT Innovations
    Inventors: Everly Dean Putnam, David J. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11001963
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a method for manufacturing synthetic leather in which, after obtaining a thickened liquid by adding a thickening agent (B) with an oxyethylene group content of 2×10?2 mol/g or less to an aqueous urethane resin composition containing an aqueous urethane resin (A) having an acid value of 0.01 mgKOH/g or higher in a range of 0.01 to 30 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the aqueous urethane resin (A), the thickened liquid is coated on a base and coagulated with a coagulating agent (C) containing a metal salt (c-1). As the thickening agent, it is preferable to use one or more kinds of thickening agent that is selected from the group consisting of a cellulose thickening agent, an acryl thickening agent, and a urethane thickening agent. Furthermore, as the metal salt (c-1), calcium nitrate is preferable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norie Fujishita
  • Patent number: 11005027
    Abstract: This invention describes a method for producing highly controllable motion in electroactive materials and electroactive actuators capable of pronounced contraction and expansion, which act as synthetic muscle, tendon, fascia, perimysium, epimysium, and skin that wrinkles, comprising ion-containing, cross-linked electroactive material(s); solvent(s); electrode(s); attachments to levers or other objects; and coating(s). Restriction of movement in undesired direction(s) produces pronounced movement in the desired direction(s). The electroactive material itself or the electroactive actuator may be used individually or grouped to produce movement when activated by electricity. This invention can provide for human-like motion, durability, toughness, speed, and strength. The electroactive materials and electroactive actuators, with highly controllable motion, can be attached to objects and devices to produce motion with no metal pulleys, gears, or motors needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Lenore Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10995408
    Abstract: A method of electroless nickel plating on surface of silicon carbide powder with a uniform and stable coating. In this method, ultrasonic assist is introduced in the pre-treatment and during plating process, and the powder particles in the liquid are dispersed and deagglomerated by the mechanical action and cavitation of the ultrasonic waves, thereby achieving a uniform dispersion of the powder in the dispersant. Furthermore, a reducing agent is slowly added during plating so as to give a more uniform and stable deposition of the coating onto the surface of the powder particles, and thus a silicon carbide core-nickel shell structure with an excellent powder dispersibility and a uniform and stable coating is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Tangshan Normal University
    Inventor: Huijing Yang
  • Patent number: 10987693
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applying a sealant to a structure. The method comprises scanning a surface of the structure with a vision system to form scanned data. The method further determines a sealant application path for the structure using the scanned data. The method also controls movement of an application tip along the sealant application path using a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Walter Pringle, IV, Chris J. Erickson, Martin Hanna Guirguis, Angelica Davancens, Frederick B. Frontiera
  • Patent number: 10982097
    Abstract: A coating system and related methods for an airfield surface or a roadway is described. The coating system may include a stable cationic emulsion for application to the airfield surface or the roadway. The stable cationic emulsion may include a) an asphalt blend comprising gilsonite, wherein the gilsonite is modified to possess a positive charge, b) one or more polymers, and c) one or more surfactants not including a cationic surfactant. The coating system may also include a fine aggregate material for application to the stable cationic emulsion applied to the airfield surface or the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Asphalt Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph LaRusso, Bradley Richard Grose
  • Patent number: 10980993
    Abstract: Disclosed are a microneedle, an apparatus for manufacturing a microneedle including a support part containing a medicinal solution for coating a microneedle, a controller for controlling the temperature of the medicinal solution contained in the support part, and a dryer for drying the medicinal solution coated on the microneedle, and a method of manufacturing the microneedle using the apparatus. According to the configuration, the temperature of the medicinal solution can be adjusted such that a viscosity suitable for coating with the medicinal solution is maintained, whereby the quality of a microneedle coated with the medicinal solution can be improved, and denaturation of active ingredients in the medicinal solution can be prevented, which causes stability increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GACHON UNIVERSITY OF INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Park, Hye Rin Jeong, Jee Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10981195
    Abstract: A method of forming a self-cleaning film system includes ink jet printing a composition onto a substrate. The composition includes an oleophobic material and a photocatalytic material. The method further includes curing the composition to form a self-cleaning film disposed on the substrate and thereby form the self-cleaning film system. The self-cleaning film includes a first plurality of regions including the photocatalytic material and disposed within the oleophobic material such that each of the first plurality of regions abuts and is surrounded by the oleophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gayatri V. Dadheech, Thomas A. Seder, James A. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10981184
    Abstract: Disclosed are a coating apparatus and a coating method. The coating apparatus includes a chamber, a support located in an interior space of the chamber and configured to support a substrate which is to be coated, an ejection nozzle configured to eject a coating material toward the support, and an electric field forming unit configured to form an electric field in a movement path of the coating material to provide kinetic energy for the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soon Cheon Cho, Bongkyu Shin, Hyun Joong Kim
  • Patent number: 10974997
    Abstract: A ceramic body is provided that is suitable for use in dental applications to provide a natural aesthetic appearance. A colorized ceramic body is formed that has at least one color region and a color gradient region. A ceramic body is formed having at least two color regions and a color gradient that forms a transition region between two color regions. A method for making the colorized ceramic body includes unidirectional infiltration of a coloring composition into the ceramic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongkyu Kim, Akash