Patents Examined by Lisha Jiang
  • Patent number: 10125285
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of printing ultranarrow-gap lines of a functional material, such as an electrically conductive silver ink. The method entails providing a substrate having an interlayer coated on the substrate and printing the ultranarrow-gap lines by depositing ink on the interlayer of the substrate, the ink comprising the functional material and a solvent that swells the interlayer to cause the interlayer to bulge at edges of the ink to thereby define embankments that confine the ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: National Research Council of Canada
    Inventors: Ta-Ya Chu, Christophe Py, Ye Tao, Zhiyi Zhang, Afshin Dadvand
  • Patent number: 10105651
    Abstract: A piece of substrate material is formed under heat and pressure by a roller against a cavity or platen into a shaped substrate sheet having one or more depressions. Two substrate sheets are bonded together to form a substrate wherein the one or more depressions form one or more interior channels. The substrate is coated with a dope in a casting device having a guide portion corresponding to the shape of the substrate sheets and quenched to form a filtering membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Fibracast Ltd.
    Inventors: Ionel John Tomescu, Rafael Simon
  • Patent number: 10096836
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrode. An electrode according to the present invention includes an active material layer; and a current collector which includes a plurality of conductive filaments, wherein at least one from among the plurality of conductive filaments is embedded in the active material layer so that a set length is exposed from the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation Gyeongsang National University
    Inventors: Gyu-bong Cho, Tae-hyeon Nam, Ho-suk Ryu, Hyo-jun Ahn, Ki-won Kim, Jou-hyeon Ahn, Kwon-koo Cho
  • Patent number: 10072162
    Abstract: An illustrative method of making an elevator load bearing member having at least one elongated tension member at least partially covered by a jacket includes mixing a flame retardant with a polymer material. The flame retardant is selected from a group consisting of (i) a halogen-free melamine based intumescent comprising melamine cyanurate, melamine-phosphate, melamine pyrophosphate or melamine polyphosphate in an amount up to about 20% by weight of the thermoplastic polymer or (ii) a filled polymer having a nanoscale filler chemically bonded to a matrix phase. Applying the mixed flame retardant and polymer material to the tension member forms a jacket of a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Xiaomei Yu, Gopal R. Krishnan, John P. Wesson, John M. Milton-Benoit, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10071518
    Abstract: A method for depositing a structure comprising interdigitated materials includes merging flows of at least two materials in a first direction into a first combined flow, dividing the first combined flow in a second direction to produce at least two separate flows, wherein the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction, and merging the two separate flows into a second combined flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David K. Fork, Karl Littau
  • Patent number: 9993982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fabrication of complicated electronic and/or mechanical structures and devices and components using homogeneous or heterogeneous 3D additive build processes. In particular the invention relates to selective metallization processes including electroless and/or electrolytic metallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NUVOTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Sherrer, Dara L. Cardwell
  • Patent number: 9997089
    Abstract: A cover assembly for a mattress is provided that includes a first cover and a second cover. The first cover includes a top panel, a bottom panel, and a continuous side panel collectively defining a cavity for enclosing the mattress. The second cover includes a top surface and a bottom surface, with the second cover being positioned over and dimensionally-sized to cover at least the top panel of the first cover. A fastener then connects the second cover to the first cover along the perimeter of the second cover. Methods for marking a mattress are also provided that include the step of marking an indicia indicative of a characteristic of a mattress on the top surface of the second cover of the cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC
    Inventors: Ida T. Jensen, Elger Oberweiz, Thomas D. C. Overthun, Martin Schnitzer, Kara W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9993838
    Abstract: A method is used to identify and compensate for errors created by changes in the relative positions of a deposition unit and a vision system of a dispenser. The method includes calibrating the vision system, dispensing a pattern of features over a working area, moving the vision system over a deposition location to locate a deposition, obtaining an image of the deposition, tagging data associated with the image, calculating a relative distance between the deposition unit and the vision system, storing correction data with spatial location in a file for later use, and using the stored data to make small corrections prior to dispensing additional material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Reid, Thomas J. Karlinski, Jonathan Joel Bloom, Thomas C. Prentice
  • Patent number: 9989799
    Abstract: A coating device includes an upper stage, a lower stage and a spraying part. The upper stage masks an upper surface of a display panel. The lower stage masks a lower surface of the display panel. The spraying part sprays ink to a side surface of the display panel. The side surface of the display panel is exposed between the upper stage and the lower stage. The coating device includes the upper stage and the lower stage, so that the coating device may form a coating layer of uniform thickness by precisely spraying ink. In addition, a cross-section of the coating layer may be precisely formed having specific shape such as an L or C shape. A display apparatus having high light usage efficiency and reduced light leakage may be provided by using the coating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Ho Lee, Min-Sung Kim, Ki-Su Jin, Jung-Min Hong
  • Patent number: 9926469
    Abstract: Described herein is an adhesive composition comprising: (a) a (meth)acryloyl polymer; and (b) greater than 1 parts of a tackifier per 100 parts of the (meth)acryloyl polymer, wherein the tackifier comprises a substituted oligomeric quinoline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kimberly C. M. Schultz, Nathan E. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9914866
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite material for use in multi-modal transport includes providing three-dimensional graphene having hollow channels, enabling a polymer to wick into the hollow channels of the three-dimensional graphene, curing the polymer to form a cured three-dimensional graphene, adding an active material to the cured three-dimensional graphene to form a composite material, and removing the polymer from within the hollow channels. A composite material formed according to the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Ian Salmon McKay, Sungwoo Yang, Evelyn N. Wang, Hyunho Kim
  • Patent number: 9896414
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to molecular printing techniques for use in sensors, assays, and integrated optics and electronics. Specifically, the present invention relates to covalent patterning of graphene surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Adam B. Braunschweig, Shudan Bian
  • Patent number: 9865879
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a binder for a lithium ion battery electrode, comprising a polyimide precursor having a tetracarboxylic acid residue and a diamine residue and/or a polyimide, the polyimide precursor having a residue of a tetracarboxylic dianhydride selected from those represented by the following general formulas (1) and (2) as the tetracarboxylic acid residue, and a residue of a diamine selected from those represented by the following general formulas (3) and (4) as the diamine residue, the content of the acid residue being from 0.90 to 0.95 moles based on 1 mole of the diamine residue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Masao Tomikawa, Tomoyuki Yuba, Natsuko Chayama
  • Patent number: 9856403
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method of preparing a pressure-sensitive adhesive product and the pressure-sensitive adhesive product. According to the present application, the pressure-sensitive adhesive product having different physical properties on both surfaces, for example, having different peeling strengths on both surfaces, or having a structure in which a pressure-sensitive adhesive and a support are sequentially formed may be efficiently provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Rok Jeon, Se Woo Yang, Joon Hyung Kim, Yong Sung Goo, Suk Ky Chang
  • Patent number: 9818549
    Abstract: A capacitor with an anode and a dielectric over the anode. A first conductive polymer layer is over the dielectric wherein the first conductive polymer layer comprises a polyanion and a first binder. A second conductive polymer layer is over the first conductive polymer layer wherein the second conductive polymer layer comprises a polyanion and a second binder and wherein the first binder is more hydrophilic than the second binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Antony P. Chacko
  • Patent number: 9815081
    Abstract: A method is used to identify and compensate for errors created by changes in the relative positions of a deposition unit and a vision system of a dispenser. The method includes calibrating the vision system, dispensing a pattern of features over a working area, moving the vision system over a deposition location to locate a deposition, obtaining an image of the deposition, tagging data associated with the image, calculating a relative distance between the deposition unit and the vision system, storing correction data with spatial location in a file for later use, and using the stored data to make small corrections prior to dispensing additional material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Reid, Thomas J. Karlinski, Jonathan Joel Bloom, Thomas C. Prentice
  • Patent number: 9793464
    Abstract: To produce a ferroelectric film formed of a lead-free material. The ferroelectric film according to an aspect of the present invention includes a (K1-XNaX)NbO3 film or a BiFeO3 film having a perovskite structure and a crystalline oxide preferentially oriented to (001) formed on at least one of the upper side and lower side of the (K1-XNaX)NbO3 film or BiFeO3 film, and X satisfies the formula below 0.3?X?0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: YOUTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kijima, Yuuji Honda
  • Patent number: 9776209
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a transparent electrically conductive substrate having an application process whereby a wet layer is formed by applying onto a substrate film a coating liquid comprising metallic nanowires dispersed in a solvent, and a drying process whereby the solvent contained in the abovementioned wet layer is removed by drying, characterised in that the abovementioned drying process includes a process whereby the orientation of the abovementioned metallic nanowires is altered by introducing a forced draft facing towards the substrate from a direction that is different from the longitudinal direction of the substrate film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignees: OKURA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., CAM HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Mishima, Keisuke Goto, Florian Pschenitzka, Jonathan Westwater
  • Patent number: 9776206
    Abstract: A method for depositing high aspect ratio molecular structures (HARMS), which method comprises applying a force upon an aerosol comprising one or more HARM-structures, which force moves one or more HARM-structures based on one or more physical features and/or properties towards one or more predetermined locations for depositing one or more HARM-structures in a pattern by means of an applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CANATU OY
    Inventors: David P. Brown, Albert G. Nasibulin, Esko I. Kauppinen, David Gonzales
  • Patent number: 9770739
    Abstract: A method for producing a columnar or cylindrical metal automotive part whose outer circumferential surface includes a portion to be coated with paint and a portion to be uncoated therewith includes the following processes: (1) a process of providing a convergent nozzle-shaped covering jig which covers an outer circumferential surface of the columnar or cylindrical part at an axial end thereof and covers the portion to be uncoated with the paint, with a gap formed between the covering jig and the outer circumferential surface of the part; (2) a process of discharging a gas from the gap toward an end of a nozzle of the covering jig with the columnar or cylindrical part being rotated; (3) a process of sticking a film-forming substance to the columnar or cylindrical part from an axial side surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NTN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromi Nagai, Shintaro Suzuki, Toshihiro Nishio