Patents Examined by Elizabeth D. Ivey
  • Patent number: 10875212
    Abstract: A manufacturing line includes a tape of green material that is directed through a furnace so that the furnace burns off organic binder material and then partially sinters the tape without the use of a setter board. Sintered articles resulting from the manufacturing line may be thin with relatively large surface areas; and, while substantially unpolished, have few sintering-induced surface defects. Tension may be applied to the partially sintered tape as it passes through a second furnace on the manufacturing line to shape resulting sintered articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, William Joseph Bouton, Jacqueline Leslie Brown, Timothy Joseph Curry, Roman E Hurny, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Thomas Dale Ketcham, John Albert Olenick, Kathleen Ritter Olenick, Jeremy Paananen, Thomas Silverblatt, Dell Joseph St Julien, Viswanathan Venkateswaran, Nathan Michael Zink
  • Patent number: 10843571
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel high-performance repairable sliding plate of a pantograph of an electric locomotive and a manufacturing method thereof. The sliding plate includes a monometallic substrate and a conductive, wear-resistant, anticorrosion and self-lubricating coating integrated with the substrate. The coating is formed by plasma spraying Cu—TiO2 core-shell composite powder on the monometallic substrate directly, and includes the following components by mass percent: 60-70% of Ti4O7, 15-25% of Cu, 10-15% of TixO(2x?1) and 5-10% of TiO2, where 5?x?10. The multifunctional composite coating is the working layer of the sliding plate of the present disclosure, and the damage of the coating can be repaired by plasma spraying with the composite powder, thereby recovering dimensional accuracy and service performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARMY ACADEMY OF ARMORED FORCES
    Inventors: Guozheng Ma, Haidou Wang, Yiwen Wang, Pengfei He, Shuying Chen, Ming Liu, Zhiguo Xing, Haijun Wang, Binshi Xu
  • Patent number: 10801124
    Abstract: A stainless steel plate for press forming includes a stainless steel having a recess formed along grain boundaries on a base surface of the stainless steel; and a surface film that is formed on a surface of the stainless steel that includes the recess, that is composed of at least one of an Fe and Cr-based oxide film and an Fe and Cr-based hydroxide film, and that has a thickness of equal to or greater than 0.1 ?m and equal to or less than 3.0 ?m, wherein a groove is formed correspondingly to the recess on the surface side of the stainless steel. The stainless steel plate has superior galling resistance and press formability during press forming even if general-purpose stainless steel and an extreme pressure additive, such as a non-chlorine-based additive, or a low viscosity press oil are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ABEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Iai, Kosuke Iai, Yoshikazu Aoki
  • Patent number: 10793935
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a clock screw having a deep interference film blue color that contributes to decorativeness while also having superior scratch resistance and corrosion resistance, and a method for producing the same. The means for solving provided by the present invention consists of: a clock screw comprising a screw base material made of steel containing carbon at 0.5% by weight to 1.0% by weight, an oxide layer of the steel on the screw base material having a thickness of 60 nm to 80 nm, and a fluorine coating film on the oxide layer; and, a method for producing the clock screw comprising: a step for preparing the screw base material, a step for forming the oxide layer by heating the screw base material for 30 minutes or longer at a temperature of 300° C. or lower in an air atmosphere, and a step for forming the fluorine coating film on the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haruko Yamazaki, Yoshiro Hirai
  • Patent number: 10796888
    Abstract: A ring shaped body includes a top flat region, a ring inner side and a ring outer side. The ring inner side comprises an approximately vertical wall. A conformal protective layer is disposed on at least the top flat region, the ring inner side and the ring outer side of the ring shaped body. The protective layer has a first thickness of less than 300 ?m on the top flat region and a second thickness on the vertical wall of the ring inner side, where the second thickness is 45-70% of the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 10773995
    Abstract: An article comprises a body having a coating. The coating comprising a eutectic system having a super-lattice of a first fluoride and a second fluoride. The coating includes a glaze on a surface of the coating, the glaze comprising the eutectic system having the super-lattice of the first fluoride and the second fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengtsin Lee, Jennifer Y. Sun
  • Patent number: 10766165
    Abstract: A manufacturing line includes a tape of green material that is directed through a furnace so that the furnace burns off organic binder material and then partially sinters the tape without the use of a setter board. Sintered articles resulting from the manufacturing line may be thin with relatively large surface areas; and, while substantially unpolished, have few sintering-induced surface defects. Tension may be applied to the partially sintered tape as it passes through a second furnace on the manufacturing line to shape resulting sintered articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Edward Badding, William Joseph Bouton, Jacqueline Leslie Brown, Timothy Joseph Curry, Roman E Hurny, Lanrik Wayne Kester, Thomas Dale Ketcham, John Albert Olenick, Kathleen Ritter Olenick, Jeremy Paananen, Thomas Silverblatt, Dell Joseph St Julien, Viswanathan Venkateswaran, Nathan Michael Zink
  • Patent number: 10760215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to glass plate-interleaving paper, which is used for a glass plate for use in a display, and in which wood pulp is used as a raw material, and the number of foreign substances having a Mohs hardness of 4 or higher present on the surface of the glass plate-interleaving paper is fewer than 0.010 per square meter. Even if the glass plate-interleaving paper of the present invention is used in a conventional way as glass plate-interleaving paper with respect to a glass plate used as a substrate material for a flat panel display in which high cleanliness and high quality are required, the glass plate-interleaving paper is able to prevent damage or cracks occurring on the surface of the glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUSHU TOKAI PAPER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Akahori, Tomoki Hirasawa, Yoshiaki Tomotake, Yasuhiko Asai, Takayuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10737465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: an interior film in which a first ultraviolet-curable resin layer having a three-dimensional pattern formed thereon, a substrate layer, a second ultraviolet-curable resin layer having a horizontal hairline pattern formed thereon, a primer layer, and a metal layer are sequentially stacked; and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventor: Jun-Beom Shin
  • Patent number: 10696587
    Abstract: A glass sheet includes a symbol marked in the interior of the glass, the symbol forming a code. The symbol is marked in at least two dimensions including the dimension of the thickness of the glass sheet, portions of the symbol being marked at various depths in the thickness of the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Emmanuel Mimoun, Brice Dubost
  • Patent number: 10655209
    Abstract: There is provided an inexpensive electromagnetic shield that can achieve exceptional shielding and display visibility characteristics, and provide high environmental resistance as necessary. In an electromagnetic shield (1), an intermediate layer (3) is formed on a glass substrate (2) comprising soda lime glass, an electroconductive layer (4) of Al is formed thereon, and openings (5) are formed by wet etching on the intermediate layer (3) and the electroconductive layer (4) after these layers have been formed by sputtering or vacuum deposition. Furthermore, an ITO layer (6) is formed on the entire glass surface including the intermediate layer (3) and the electroconductive layer (4) after the openings (5) are formed. In this configuration, the intermediate layer (3) comprises a mixture of at least one metal selected from chromium, molybdenum, and tungsten, and at least one oxide selected from oxides of silicon, oxides of aluminum, and oxides of titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, NORITAKE ITRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tsuji, Tadami Maeda, Isamu Kanda
  • Patent number: 10640864
    Abstract: The coated tool has a substrate and a coating layer. The coating layer contains alternating first and second laminated structures. The first laminated structure contains at least two kinds of alternating layers having different compositions. An average thickness of the layers contained in the first laminated structure is 60 nm or more and 500 nm or less. The second laminated structure contains at least two kinds of alternating layers having different compositions. An average thickness of the layers contained in the second laminated structure is 2 nm or more and less than 60 nm. The layers contained in the first laminated structure and the second laminated structure contain a compound having one or more specific metals and at least one or more of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and boron. Average thickness(es) of the first and second laminated structure is/are continuously or stepwisely increased in a direction away from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirano, Kenji Metoki
  • Patent number: 10645809
    Abstract: There is provided a surface-treated copper foil including a surface coating layer provided on at least one surface of a copper foil, the surface coating layer being mainly composed of silicon with a hydrogen content of 1 to 35 atomic % and/or a carbon content of 1 to 15 atomic %. This foil can be manufactured by forming a surface coating layer composed mainly of silicon with the above hydrogen and carbon contents on at least one surface of the copper foil by PVD or CVD. The present invention can provide a copper foil with a surface coating layer that can achieve a high bonding strength to a resin layer even if the copper foil has an extremely smooth surface such as one formed by vapor deposition, for example, sputtering and also has a desirable insulation resistance suitable for achieving a fine pitch in a printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsuura, Joe Nishikawa, Hiroaki Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10604444
    Abstract: A glass article is provided that has sub-surface laser engraving and a prestressing of the surface. A production method for the glass article and the use of the glass article are also provided. The sub-surface laser engraving is arranged in a partial volume of the glass article that is under tensile stress, with tempering of the glass article being performed after the introduction of the sub-surface laser engraving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: SCHOTT AG, SCHOTT ORIM Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
    Inventors: Hüda Karagöz, Axel Curdt
  • Patent number: 10543297
    Abstract: A composition and medical implant made therefrom, the composition including a thick diffusion hardened zone, and preferably further including a ceramic layer. Also provided are orthopedic implants made from the composition, methods of making the composition, and methods of making orthopedic implants from the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Pawar, Shilesh C. Jani, Carolyn L. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10494741
    Abstract: Provided is a fabric that semi-permanently absorbs water even without being subjected to water absorption treatment, i.e., an absorbent fabric that has a pleasant feel, can quickly absorb perspiration when worn, has excellent comfort, and is soft and suitable for use in inner wear, sportswear, etc. The absorbent fabric according to the present invention includes polyester fibers in which ethylene terephthalate constitutes at least 95 mol % of repeating units, wherein a carboxylic acid terminated linear oligomer component is present on the surface of the polyester fibers, and the absorbency according to the JIS L1907 dripping method after washing 30 times according to the JIS L0217 103 C method is at most 5 seconds. The polyester fibers preferably contain 0.005-1 wt % of the S element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junko Deguchi, Hiroyuki Kinouchi, Misako Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 10475887
    Abstract: An object is to provide a nonpolar or semipolar GaN substrate having improved size and crystal quality. A self-standing GaN substrate has an angle between the normal of the principal surface and an m-axis of 0 degrees or more and 20 degrees or less, wherein: the size of the projected image in a c-axis direction when the principal surface is vertically projected on an M-plane is 10 mm or more; and when an a-axis length is measured on an intersection line between the principal surface and an A-plane, a low distortion section with a section length of 6 mm or more and with an a-axis length variation within the section of 10.0×10?5 ? or less is observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Nagao, Yusuke Tsukada, Kazunori Kamada, Shuichi Kubo, Hirotaka Ikeda, Kenji Fujito, Hideo Fujisawa, Yutaka Mikawa, Tae Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10457594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chemically strengthened glass, in which CT1 and CT5 satisfy CT5/CT1?0.85, the CT1 satisfies CT1>?38.7×ln(t/1000)+48.2 [MPa] and an internal energy density rE satisfies rE?23.3×t/1000+15 [kJ/m2]. CS is a surface compressive stress value [MPa], ? (x) is a compressive stress value [MPa] at a position x in a depth direction, DOL is a compressive stress depth [?m], and t is a sheet thickness [?m].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kosho Akatsuka, Satoshi Ogami
  • Patent number: 10446792
    Abstract: A packaging structure includes at least one inorganic layer and at least one passivation layer. The at least one passivation layer includes a halogen-containing amorphous solid oxide thin film. The amorphous solid oxide thin film in the at least one passivation layer has a crosslinked-polyhedra-network structure. A display device includes a substrate, a display layer, and a packaging structure. The packaging structure further includes at least one inorganic layer and at least one passivation layer. The at least one passivation layer includes a halogen-containing amorphous solid oxide thin film. The amorphous solid oxide thin film in the at least one passivation layer has a crosslinked-polyhedra-network structure. A method for fabricating a display device includes providing a substrate, forming a display layer over the substrate, and forming a packaging structure over the display layer with the packaging structure including at least one inorganic layer and at least one passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zaifeng Xie, Huamin Li, Pei Wu, Xiongjie Jin
  • Patent number: 10434580
    Abstract: A hard coating includes two first crystalline phases, and a second crystalline phase containing AlN of a wurtzite-type crystal structure disposed therebetween. The two first crystalline phases each include, independently, a laminate structure having a Ti1-x1Alx1N phase having a sodium chloride-type crystal structure, and an Alx2Ti1-x2N phase having a sodium chloride-type crystal structure that are alternately stacked. An Al composition ratio x1 satisfies a relationship 0.5?x1?0.75, and an Al composition ratio x2 satisfies a relationship 0.75<x2?0.95. The laminate structure includes a region in which an Al concentration periodically changes along a stacking direction of the Ti1-x1Alx1N phase and the Alx2Ti1-x2N phase. In this region, a difference between a maximum value of the Al composition ratio x2 and a minimum value of the Al composition ratio x1 is greater than 0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Takanori Detani