Patents Examined by Kelly M Gambetta
  • Patent number: 10697055
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an evaporating device and an evaporating method. The evaporating device comprises: a Halbach magnet array and a mask setting region. A magnetization direction of at least part of the Halbach magnet array precesses clockwise or counter-clockwise, so that magnetic fields having different magnetic fields are formed at two sides of the Halbach magnet array; and the mask setting region is disposed within the magnetic field at one side of the Halbach magnet array. The mask of the ferromagnetic material is placed in the evaporating device provided by the embodiments of the present disclosure. The mask is subject to an attractive force of the Halbach magnet array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Yaoyang Liu
  • Patent number: 10661546
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an adhesive tape, in particular a wrapping tape to be wrapped around cables in automobiles. In said method, at least one face of a perforated support (1) is coated with an adhesive. According to the invention, a mechanically and/or chemically reinforced nonwoven fabric is used as the perforated support (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: certoplast Technische Klebebaender GmbH
    Inventor: Rene Rambusch
  • Patent number: 10661531
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive bond between two elements each having a dried adhesive film (26, 34) of a one-component adhesive applied to it in the factory, wherein the adhesive films (26, 34) have merged into a single adhesive layer, and further including a mechanical draw-out resistance element extending from a first element of the two elements toward a second element of the two elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Alfred Waldmuller
  • Patent number: 10639843
    Abstract: An enhanced digital light processing-based mask projection stereolithography method and apparatus are disclosed, where the apparatus comprises: a control platform capable of slicing a model of a to-be-prototyped object into layers, converting the layer into a bitmap, and further dividing the layer into a main body area and boundary filling areas; a digital light processing unit that is controlled by the control platform and capable of emitting a first light beam used for the corresponding main body area of the layer of the to-be-prototyped object; and a laser marking unit that is controlled by the control platform and capable of emitting a second light beam used for the corresponding boundary filling areas of the layer of the to-be-prototyped object. The present invention can not only implement high-speed prototyping but also avoid an edge distortion, thereby improving precision of object prototyping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HAN'S LASER TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Yuan, Xilu Li, Yangting Qi, Hao Yang, Yunfeng Gao
  • Patent number: 10639878
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for working with three-dimensional object models for printing. One of the methods includes determining a plurality of infill structures in a slice of an object; and determining a path for the tool-head to create the plurality of infill structures including: determining a first portion of the path for deposition of a first infill structure during a first time period; determining a second portion of the path for deposition of one or more second infill structures that are not adjacent to the first infill structure during a second time period; and determining a third portion of the path for deposition of a third infill structure that is adjacent to the first infill structure, wherein the second time period is determined to allow the first infill structure to cool before deposition of the third infill structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Linas Bastian, Gregory David Meess
  • Patent number: 10617094
    Abstract: Free stall systems having free stall units arranged in a substantially parallel relationship having coated rail members. The coated rail members comprising an elongated fiberglass material manufactured by grinding a starting fiberglass material prior to a coating being applied. The starting fiberglass material can be reclaimed and reused from other industries such that the fiberglass material may be cut to remove unwanted metal end portions and/or cut to a desired size prior to the grinding and coating steps. The coated fiberglass material can be coated with a UV-resistant material or other coating to maintain the longevity of the fiberglass member during its use. The coated fiberglass apparatus may be utilized in free stall systems, gates, fencing materials and other applications where a solid fiberglass rod or hollow fiberglass tube having a desired coating is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TJ'S FENCING COMPANY
    Inventor: Travis Johanningmeier
  • Patent number: 10611137
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaped article production method includes a layer formation step of forming a layer by ejecting a composition containing particles and a solvent in a predetermined pattern using a dispenser, a measurement step of determining the height of the layer, and a bonding step of subjecting a stacked body including a plurality of layers to a bonding treatment for bonding the particles, wherein when n represents an arbitrary integer of 1 or more, by selecting driving waveform data for the dispenser when ejecting the composition from a data group including a plurality of pieces of driving waveform data based on the information of the height of the layer in the n-th position (n-th layer) determined in the measurement step, the ejection amount of the composition per unit area onto the n-th layer in the layer formation step of forming the layer in the (n+1)th position ((n+1)th layer) is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Tsunoya, Eiji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10610886
    Abstract: An encapsulating glue film coating system and a transfer roller thereof, and a method of forming an encapsulating glue film are provided. The encapsulating glue film coating system comprises: a support platform configured to carry a display panel to be encapsulated; a glue liquid storage device configured to provide a glue liquid; a glue liquid input device mounted on the support platform and configured to receive the glue liquid from the glue liquid storage device; and a transfer roller configured to receive the glue liquid from the glue liquid input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yangkun Jing, Xing Wu
  • Patent number: 10604833
    Abstract: A metal mask plate and a fabrication method thereof. The metal mask plate has a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to each other, the metal mask plate includes: a plurality of panel-defining regions spaced apart; and a main frame portion. In each of the panel-defining regions, a plurality of via holes configured for defining a pixel structure are arranged in a matrix, and each of the via holes communicates the first main surface and the second main surface of the metal mask plate, side walls of every two adjacent via holes are directly connected with each other on the second main surface of the metal mask plate so that the metal mask plate between the two adjacent via holes (101) in the panel-defining region has a thickness D1. The main frame portion of the metal mask plate has a second thickness D2, and the first thickness D1 and the second thickness D2 satisfy |D1?D2|/D1?20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shanshan Bai
  • Patent number: 10604677
    Abstract: According to various aspects and embodiments, materials having a modified surface to increase hydrophobicity and methods of making the same are disclosed. In accordance with one or more aspects, a method of enhancing a surface of a substrate may comprise bonding silane monomers onto the surface of the substrate, and polymerizing the silane monomers to form surface-attached hydrophobic particles comprising silane polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Martin Thuo, Ian Tevis, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso
  • Patent number: 10596800
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaped article production method according to the invention includes a step of forming a layer by ejecting a composition containing particles using a dispenser, a step of determining the height of the layer, wherein a stacked body includes a layer which has a first portion corresponding to a portion to become an actual body part of the three-dimensional shaped article to be formed using an actual body part forming composition, and a second portion corresponding to a portion to become a sacrificial part to be formed using a sacrificial part forming composition, the supply amount of the sacrificial part forming composition to be ejected onto the second portion of the n-th layer in the step of forming the (n+1)th layer is adjusted based on the information of the height of the surface of the second portion of the n-th layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Tsunoya, Eiji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10589453
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for transporting preforms (2) made of a thermoplastic material in the region of a blow-molding (10), having a transport wheel (12) which is mounted in a rotatable manner about a rotational axis and which comprises multiple receiving recess (18) distributed in the circumferential direction over the circumference of the transport wheel for receiving and conveying preforms (20). A hook element (14) is arranged on the transport wheel (12) in the region of each receiving recess (18), said hook element being mounted on the transport wheel (12) in a pivotal manner between an open position and a closed position, and in the closed position, the hook element (14) secures a preform (20) to be transported in the respective receiving recess (18) from falling out of the receiving recess (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KHS Corpoplast GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Linke, Rolf Baumgarte, Dieter Klatt, Frank Lewin
  • Patent number: 10590535
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a chemical deposition, treatment and/or infiltration apparatus for providing a chemical reaction on and/or in a surface of a substrate. The apparatus may have a top and a bottom reaction chamber part forming together a closable reaction chamber and an actuator constructed and arranged for moving the top and bottom reaction chamber parts with respect to each other from a closed position to an open position so as to allow access to an interior of the reaction chamber. A top substrate holder is connected to the top reaction chamber part to hold a substrate at least when the reaction chamber is in the open position and a bottom substrate holder is connected to the bottom reaction chamber part to hold the substrate when the reaction chamber is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ASM IP Holdings B.V.
    Inventor: Robert Huggare
  • Patent number: 10569291
    Abstract: A method for forming a thin film having durability at a low cost is provided. A film formation apparatus 1 is used in the film formation method. The apparatus 1 comprises a vacuum container 11 in which a substrate 100 is placed at a lower part, a vacuum pump 15 for exhaust inside the container 11, a storage container 23 for storing a coating agent 21 provided outside the container 11, and a nozzle having an ejection part 19 capable of ejecting the coating agent 21 at its one end. A solution including two or more kinds of materials is used as the coating agent 21. The solution is ejected to the substrate in an atmosphere at a pressure set based on vapor pressures of respective materials composing the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHINCRON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shingo Samori, Shinichi Takase, Satoshi Sugawara, Ekishu Nagae, Yousong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10563305
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods using same for the storage and delivery of chemical precursors that are used in the manufacture of a semiconductor device. In one aspect, the storage system comprises the chemical precursors and a container and the systems have an inlet jet design. The chemical precursor has a low vapor pressure less than about 50 Torr-absolute at container temperature set for delivery. The delivery system further contains a carrier gas. The inlet jet design can deliver the carrier gas at a certain pressure and a certain low rate to impinge upon the surface of the chemical precursors to produce a vapor or droplets of the chemical precursor. The vapor or droplets of the chemical precursor then combine with the carrier gas to provide a precursor-laden fluid stream which will be passed to and used in the processing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: VERSUM MATERIALS US, LLC
    Inventors: James Patrick Nehlsen, Charles Michael Birtcher
  • Patent number: 10562243
    Abstract: A core (20) and a bag (22, 24) are provided which are used to shape an FRP structure (10; 30). The bag (22, 24) has a core bag section (24) which covers the outer circumference of the core (20), and a coverture bag section (22) which covers a plurality of fiber components (12, 14; 12, 14, 16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Abe, Kiyoka Takagi, Takayuki Koyama, Katsuya Yoshino, Kazuaki Kishimoto, Koichi Saito, Takashi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10552659
    Abstract: The disclosed invention pertains to latent fingerprint development, in general, on absorbent surfaces, and more specifically, to make visible latent finger print images of friction ridge material on porous surfaces thereby facilitating comparison of evidence with known finger print images. The preferred embodiment utilizes a contact dry ninhydrin treatment of porous surfaces which are heated by external electromagnetic radiation, such as that obtained from an ordinary microwave oven, to elicit fingerprint images visible without the need for organic solvents or alternate light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Howard A. Harris
  • Patent number: 10546303
    Abstract: A unique ID using optically visible carbon nanotubes with nanocrystal decoration is provided. In one aspect, a method for creating a unique ID includes: providing a substrate having an array of trenches; randomly placing carbon nanotubes throughout the array such that each trench either contains a carbon nanotube or does not, wherein the random placement of the carbon nanotubes throughout the array of trenches includes code information that forms the unique ID; and coating the carbon nanotubes with optically visible nanocrystals. A unique ID and authentication method using the unique ID are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Afzali-Ardakani, Shu-Jen Han
  • Patent number: 10541118
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to microwave cavity plasma reactor (MCPR) apparatus and associated optical measurement system that enable microwave plasma assisted chemical vapor deposition (MPACVD) of a component such as diamond while measuring the local surface properties of the component while being grown. Related methods include deposition of the component, measurement of the local surface properties, and/or alteration of operating conditions during deposition in response to the local surface properties. As described in more detail below, the MCPR apparatus includes one or more electrically conductive, optically transparent regions forming part of the external boundary of its microwave chamber, thus permitting external optical interrogation of internal reactor conditions during deposition while providing a desired electrical microwave chamber to maintain selected microwave excitation modes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Timothy A. Grotjohn, Jes Asmussen
  • Patent number: 10532487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for treating, especially levelling, at least one surface, preferably at least one flat side surface, of oriented strand boards (i.e. OSB wood composite boards) and also to the products obtainable in this way as well as to the uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Jowat SE
    Inventor: RĂ¼diger Ernst