Work Surface Shields, Masks Or Protectors Patents (Class 118/504)
  • Patent number: 11317984
    Abstract: A protective device (10, 10?) provides a protective cover for a part (12, 12?, 12?) of a medical device and includes a flexible part (14, 14?) and with a rigid part (16, 16?). The rigid part (16, 16?) has at least one locking element (28, 28?). The locking element (28, 28?) is lockingly connectable to a counterpiece of the corresponding part (12, 12?, 12?) of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Dr├Ągerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ronny Barten, Christian Hilleke, Gerd Wotha
  • Patent number: 11279999
    Abstract: A deposition mask apparatus including a frame, a supporter including a plurality of supporting members fixed to the frame, and a deposition mask fixed to the frame is provided. The plurality of supporting members include at least a first supporting member that is closest to an intermediate position between a third portion and a fourth portion of the frame and a second supporting member that is located closer to the third portion of the frame than the first supporting member. The first supporting member in a state of warping downward from the frame with a first warping amount supports the deposition mask from below. The second supporting member in a state of warping downward from the frame with a second warping amount that is smaller than the first warping amount supports the deposition mask from below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daigo Aoki, Chikao Ikenaga, Isao Inoue
  • Patent number: 11280000
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fixing apparatus for fixing a substrate to be processed below a bearing base during an evaporation process, the substrate to be processed includes a base substrate, a ferromagnetic material is formed on a front surface or a back surface of the base substrate, and a magnetic field generator is disposed on a back surface of the bearing base at a location corresponding to the ferromagnetic material; the magnetic field generator is configured to generate a magnetic field so that the ferromagnetic material and the magnetic field generator are approaching to each other under an effect of the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generator to fix a front surface of the bearing base with the back surface of the base substrate. An evaporation method is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinwei Gao, Xinxin Wang
  • Patent number: 11268182
    Abstract: A covering device (10) for covering at least one region (21) of a component (20) during a high-temperature coating process, the covering device (10) being placed essentially form-fittingly on the component (20) during the high-temperature coating process to prevent the at least one region covered by the covering device from being coated. The elements of the covering device (10) placed essentially form-fittingly on the component (20) are fabricated of a high temperature-resistant plastic which is dimensionally stable during the high-temperature coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Thomas Kaltenecker
  • Patent number: 11248290
    Abstract: A mask includes a shielding portion and a plurality of hollow regions. The shielding portion includes: a plurality of shielding strips, a plurality of raised portions and a plurality of grooves. Side surfaces of some of the plurality of shielding strips are sequentially connected to form one of the plurality of hollow regions. Each raised portion is disposed on a side surface of a corresponding one of the plurality of shielding strips close to a corresponding hollow region, and each raised portion is connected with the side surface of the shielding strip. Each groove is at least partially formed in a first surface of a corresponding one of the plurality of raised portions, and the first surface is parallel to a plate surface of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenli Zhou, Zi Qiao, Zhiliang Jiang
  • Patent number: 11149341
    Abstract: A mask plate and manufacturing method thereof, a mask assembly and a vapor deposition apparatus are provided. The mask plate includes a mask pattern region, and a peripheral region of the mask pattern region, the peripheral region including a recess structure, and a recess direction of the recess structure being parallel to a thickness direction of the mask plate. When the glass substrate is superposed on the mask plate, the force suffered by the glass substrate at the weld pad is reduced, and the probability of scratching the glass substrate is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinjian Zhang, Liguo Liu, Zhi Yin
  • Patent number: 11136664
    Abstract: A deposition mask includes: a first surface and a second surface, in which a plurality of through-holes are formed; a pair of long side surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces, and defining a profile of the deposition mask in a longitudinal direction of the deposition mask; and a pair of short side surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces, and defining a profile of the deposition mask in a width direction of the deposition mask. The long side surface includes a first portion that is recessed inside and includes a first end portion positioned along the first surface, and a second end portion positioned along the second surface and positioned inside the first end portion. The through-hole includes a first recess formed on the first surface, and a second recess formed on the second surface and connected to the first recess through a hole connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Uchida, Sachiyo Matsuura, Chikao Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 11118258
    Abstract: A deposition mask includes a mask body and a through-hole provided in the mask body and through which a deposition material passes when the deposition material is deposited on a deposition target substrate. The mask body satisfies y?950 and y?23x?1280 when an indentation elastic modulus is x (GPa) and a 0.2% yield strength is y (MPa).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikao Ikenaga, Yo Shimazaki, Kentarou Seki, Hiroki Furushou, Chiaki Hatsuta
  • Patent number: 11101455
    Abstract: A vapor deposition mask is provided with: a resin film, which has at least one of first to third opening patterns in which first to third openings, for forming first to third subpixels that configure one pixel of a display panel, are disposed with a fixed periodicity; and a metal support layer, which is bonded to the resin film and has an opening pattern for fourth openings that are formed so as to be able to encompass all of the first to third openings of the resin film. In regions of the resin film exposed by the fourth openings of the metal support layer, one or two of the first to third openings of the resin film are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kishimoto, Kazunobu Mameno
  • Patent number: 11091829
    Abstract: A metal mask includes a mask body part and two connecting parts disposed at opposite sides of the mask body part. Each of the connecting parts includes a body portion and a single-stage step portion. A side of the body portion is connected to the mask body part, and an opposite side of the body portion is connected to the single-stage step portion. A thickness of the single-stage step portion is smaller than a thickness of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhang, Chunchieh Huang, Zhiming Lin, Zhen Wang
  • Patent number: 11075340
    Abstract: A mask for thin film deposition includes a first mask which defines an opening, and a second mask on a surface of the first mask, and which defines a plurality of deposition holes and has a multilayer structure, in which the opening and the plurality of deposition holes communicate with each other and provide a passage for a deposition material, a size of each of the plurality of deposition holes is smaller than a size of the opening, and each of the plurality of deposition holes has a shape corresponding to a deposition pattern to be patterned on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyuneok Shin, Hongsick Park, Sangwoo Sohn, Sangwon Shin, Sanggab Kim, Shinil Choi
  • Patent number: 11066736
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a vapor deposition device and a vapor deposition method thereof. The vapor deposition device comprises an adjustable magnet array. The adjustable magnet array comprises m magnet blocks, wherein a magnetization direction of at least one of the magnet blocks is adjustable. The vapor deposition device is used to prepare a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Yaoyang Liu
  • Patent number: 11065642
    Abstract: A method of applying a multi-color finish to a plumbing fixture includes depositing a first coating on the plumbing fixture; selectively applying a masking material in a graduated fashion over at least a portion of the first coating to define a gradient from a first portion of the plumbing fixture that is substantially completely covered by the masking material to a second portion of the plumbing fixture that has substantially no masking material; depositing a second coating over the masking material; and removing the masking material from the plumbing fixture such that the plumbing fixture has a surface finish including a transition region representing a gradual transition between the first coating and the second coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Sarfaraz Moh, Gary N. Clarke
  • Patent number: 11035033
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables high-resolution direct patterning of a material on a substrate by establishing and maintaining a separation between a shadow mask and a substrate based on the thickness of a plurality of standoffs. The standoffs function as a physical reference that, when in contact between the substrate and shadow mask determine the separation between them. Embodiments are described in which the standoffs are affixed to an element selected from the shadow mask, the substrate, the mask chuck, and the substrate chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: eMagin Corporation
    Inventors: Evan P. Donoghue, Fridrich Vazan, Kerry Tice, Ilyas I. Khayrullin, Tariq Ali, Qi Wang, Laurie Sziklas, Amalkumar P. Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10982315
    Abstract: A mask plate, a manufacturing method of the mask plate, and a method of evaporation by using the mask plate are provided. The mask plate includes an opening plate, the opening plate includes an opening and a blocking portion outside the opening, a concavity is in the blocking portion, and a depth of the concavity is smaller than a thickness of the blocking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youwei Wang, Song Zhang, Tao Sun, Ping Song, Peng Cai, Yuanzheng Guo
  • Patent number: 10964889
    Abstract: A deposition mask includes a first area defining a clamping portion at ends of the deposition mask and to which a force is applied to extend the deposition mask in a length direction thereof, a recess area adjacent to the first area and defining a recess at the ends; and a pattern portion including a plurality of pattern holes through which a deposition material passes. Along the length direction, a plurality of first pattern portions are arranged in the first area and a plurality of second pattern portions arranged in the recess area. The force applied extends the first area and does not extend the recess area. The force not applied defines non-extended positions of the pattern portions, and for the non-extended positions of the first and second pattern portions, a first distance between adjacent first pattern portions is less than a second distance between adjacent second pattern portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongseob Jeong
  • Patent number: 10957882
    Abstract: A vapor deposition mask is provided with: a resin film, which has at least one of first to third opening patterns in which first to third openings, for forming first to third subpixels that configure one pixel of a display panel, are disposed with a fixed periodicity; and a metal support layer, which is bonded to the resin film and has an opening pattern for fourth openings that are formed so as to be able to encompass all of the first to third openings of the resin film. In regions of the resin film exposed by the fourth openings of the metal support layer, one or two of the first to third openings of the resin film are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kishimoto, Kazunobu Mameno
  • Patent number: 10901313
    Abstract: A division mask includes a main body portion including an opening pattern; and a clamping portion disposed at opposite ends of the main body portion. The clamping portion including at least three branch portions. The branch portions have a smaller width in a direction away from a central line of the division mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10903333
    Abstract: A field effect transistor having at least a gate, source, and drain electrodes and a semiconductor channel for controlling transport of charge carriers between the source and drain electrodes, the gate being insulated from the channel by an dielectric, at least a portion of the dielectric disposed between the gate electrode and the semiconductor channel being doped or imbued with the an element which if doped or imbued into a semiconductor material would cause the semiconductor to be p-type. The p-type element used to dope or imbue the gate dielectric is preferably Mg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Rongming Chu, Zijian Ray Li
  • Patent number: 10897010
    Abstract: A mask frame assembly manufactured via an extension-welding process on a stage, the mask frame assembly includes: a mask frame disposed on a stage, the mask frame including a first frame and a second frame having a first length, and a third frame and a fourth frame having a second length, the second length less than the first length. The mask frame assembly also includes a mask having respective ends welded and combined onto the first frame and the second frame. The first frame and the second frame include a slot disposed toward the stage, and at least portions of the first frame and the second frame corresponding to the slot are not in contact with the stage. The third frame and the fourth frame and the stage are in contact with the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junho Jo, Euigyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10876199
    Abstract: Provided is a vapor deposition mask that suppresses heat conduction at a frame thereof, that achieves weight reduction, and that can tolerate high stress at a portion of the frame to which particularly high stress is applied. The present invention has: a mask main body (10) at which an opening pattern is formed; and a frame (15) to which at least a portion of a peripheral edge part of the mask main body is joined. At least a portion of the frame is formed as a rod-like lateral frame (15b) that is formed by laminating, via connection surface plates (153), unit structures (155) for a sandwich structure in which a surface plate (152) is stuck to a surface that faces at least portions of core parts (151) that contain vacant space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10872938
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an electroluminescent display panel, a method for fabricating the same, and a display device. Where the electroluminescent display panel includes: a base substrate; a pixel definition layer located on the base substrate and including a plurality of opening regions for defining sub-pixel light-emitting areas; and light-emitting function layers, which cover the plurality of opening regions in a one-to-one correspondence manner, of sub-pixels; where the plurality of opening regions include normally-shaped opening regions and abnormally-shaped opening regions at an edge of an abnormally-shaped display area; and an area of each of the abnormally-shaped opening regions is smaller than an area of a normally-shaped opening region for defining a sub-pixel having a same light-emitting color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tianyi Cheng, Young Yik Ko, Weiyun Huang, Yue Long, Zhenxiao Tong, Jingzhe Fang, Yujing Piao, Shunnv Qian
  • Patent number: 10865473
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mask plate and a method for manufacturing the same. The mask plate comprises a body provided with a plurality of openings, in which a first surface of the body is provided with cofferdams each surrounding a corresponding opening, and each cofferdam is configured to confine a diffusion range of a material deposited on a substrate through the opening. In the present disclosure, by providing, on a surface of the body of the mask plate, cofferdams each surrounding edges of each corresponding opening, the cofferdams can effectively prevent the deposition material from depositing into an invalid region, thus CVD shadow can be reduced and the packaging effect can be improved in the process of film deposition or evaporation by chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenqi Liu, Zhongyuan Sun, Haibin Zhu, Jinxiang Xue
  • Patent number: 10862074
    Abstract: A method of forming microelectronic systems on a flexible substrate includes depositing a plurality of layers on one side of the flexible substrate. Each of the plurality of layers is deposited from one of a plurality of sources. A vertical projection of a perimeter of each one of the plurality of sources does not intersect the flexible substrate. The flexible substrate is in motion during the depositing the plurality of layers via a roll to roll feed and retrieval system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Ruiqing Ma, Jeff Silvernail, Prashant Mandlik, Julia J. Brown, John Felts
  • Patent number: 10787729
    Abstract: A mask plate and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The mask plate comprises a first sub-mask plate and a second sub-mask plate stacked with each other, the first sub-mask plate is provided with at least one first opening therein, a size and a shape of the first opening correspond to those of a target display panel; the second sub-mask plate is provided with a second opening region, which covers at least one of the at least one first opening and includes a plurality of second openings. Since it is only required to ensure that the sizes and shapes of the first openings are the same as those of the target display panels respectively, and it is unnecessary to further manufacture openings for forming pixel patterns, comparing with the existing mask plate, the manufacturing process of the present disclosure is more simple and the manufacturing cost is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shanshan Bai
  • Patent number: 10774415
    Abstract: A mask and an assembling method are provided. The mask includes a plurality of strip-shaped supporting structures; a mask sheet supported by adjacent supporting structures, having a mask pattern; and a frame having an opening area; each of the supporting structures includes an intermediate portion and extension portions at both ends of the supporting structure, a width of the intermediate portion is greater than a width of each of the extension portions; the frame is provided with a groove connected with the opening area; and the extension portions of the supporting structure and an transition area in the intermediate portion close to the extension portion are located in the groove, and a fixing point configured to fix the supporting structure with the groove is at least disposed in the transition area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiming Lin, Zhen Wang, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10770862
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing an enclosure for an integrated circuit having at least one optical component and at least one electronic component, the method comprising the steps of providing at least one thermal contact connected to at least one of the components, and forming a heat sink that is integral with the enclosure, wherein the at least one thermal contact comprises electrically and thermally conductive metal suitable for transferring heat from the at least one component to the heat sink. There is also disclosed a package comprising an enclosure and an integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Rudi O'Reilly Meehan, Akshat Agarwal, Nicholas M. Jeffers
  • Patent number: 10763378
    Abstract: A double printing screen stencil includes a first screen stencil and a second screen stencil. The first screen stencil pattern includes equally spaced fingers. A plurality of bottom electrodes are arranged at the position of the busbar intersecting with the fingers. The first screen stencil pattern further includes at least two aligning points. The second screen stencil pattern includes equally spaced fingers, busbars intersecting with the fingers, aligning points corresponding to the aligning points in the first screen stencil pattern. The fingers are corresponding to those of the first screen stencil and the spacing of the fingers is the same as that of the first screen stencil. When the screen stencil is used in printing, the bottom electrodes are printed at the position of the busbar while the fingers are printed during the primary printing, so as to increase the height of busbar during, the secondary printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TONGWEI SOLAR ENERGY (HEFEI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaohui Xie, GuanLun Zhang, Junmin Wu, Qing Chang
  • Patent number: 10751225
    Abstract: A machine for making absorbent sanitary articles including an absorbent pad with at least one discrete layer of superabsorbent polymer material includes a unit for forming and applying a succession of absorbent pads, which includes a drum for forming the pad, a duct for feeding a charge of superabsorbent polymer material to the drum and intermittent valve mounted along a stretch of the duct and driven by an actuator. A device detects the superabsorbent polymer material and sends a signal to a control and drive unit connected to the device indicating that the superabsorbent polymer material has been detected. The control and drive unit is configured to drive the actuator to bring the valve into phase with the rotation of the drum when the deviation of the signal from a reference signal exceeds a defined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GDM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Piantoni, Valerio Soli
  • Patent number: 10745796
    Abstract: In a multi-mask alignment system and method, a carrier frame is provided having a number of apertures therethrough. A number of shadow mask-frame combinations are also provided. Each shadow mask-frame combination includes a first set of alignment features and each shadow mask-frame combination is positioned on a first side of the carrier with the frame supporting the shadow mask in alignment with one of the apertures. A single alignment stage is provided and a control system including a programmed controller is also provided. Under the control of the controller, the single alignment stage translates to each shadow mask-frame combination, one-at-a time, and adjusts the position of the shadow mask-frame combination based on positions of the first set of alignment features determined by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Advantech Global, LTD
    Inventor: Brian Arthur Bucci
  • Patent number: 10741763
    Abstract: A division mask includes a main body including at least one opening pattern, and a clamping portion at an edge of the main body, the clamping portion having an increasing width with respect to an increasing distance from the main body, and the clamping portion including a fan-out portion extending from the main body and including at least one dummy pattern, and at least one branch portion having a decreasing width with respect to an increasing distance from the fan-out portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daewon Baek, Jongbum Kim
  • Patent number: 10743400
    Abstract: System includes a particle accelerator configured to direct a particle beam of charged particles along a designated path. The system also includes an extraction device positioned downstream from the particle accelerator. The extraction device includes a stripper foil and a foil holder that holds the stripper foil. The foil holder is configured to position the stripper foil across the designated path of the particle beam such that the particle beam is incident thereon. The stripper foil is configured to remove electrons from the charged particles, wherein the stripper foil includes a backing layer and a conductive layer stacked with respect to one another. The backing layer includes synthetic diamond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yong Liang, Tomas Eriksson, Vasile Neculaes, George Theodore Dalakos
  • Patent number: 10737289
    Abstract: A mask frame assembly including a frame having an opening, a mask having a first end and a second end supported on the frame, and a first member disposed between the first end of the mask and the frame, the first member including a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion greater than that of the mask. A method of manufacturing a display apparatus using the mask frame assembly also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongjong Kang, Myoungki Kim, Jaeyoung Lee, Jaehoon Hwang, Jun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10704316
    Abstract: A cover for removable protection of a threshold is disclosed. The threshold may be of the type having a sill deck terminating in an upwardly extending dam and a threshold cap disposed along an interior side of the dam. The cover has at least a cap protecting member configured to extend over the threshold cap of the threshold. The cap protecting member includes an engagement portion configured to be positioned along an exterior side of the dam. The engagement portion has a hooked tip. Upon completion of construction, the cover is designed to be removed from the threshold to expose at least the threshold cap below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Endura Products, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Kendall
  • Patent number: 10680177
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of manufacturing a shadow mask, wherein hybrid processing is used to form a mask pattern on the shadow mask, the method includes: forming a laser-processed pattern by irradiating a laser beam from above a base; and forming a wet-etched pattern that continues from the laser-processing pattern, by performing wet etching from above the base or from below the base on which the laser-processed pattern is formed. The present invention uses hybrid processing including wet etching and laser processing for manufacturing a shadow mask. The method has an effect on solving the productivity degradation of the conventional laser processing and provides a shadow mask with high quality using wet etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AP SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Jong-Kab Park, Bo-Ram Kim, Jun-Gyu Hur, Doh-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10679883
    Abstract: A system for processing wafers in a vacuum processing chamber. Carrier comprising a frame having a plurality of openings, each opening configured to accommodate one wafer. A transport mechanism configured to transport the plurality of carriers throughout the system. A plurality of wafer plates configured for supporting wafers. An attachment mechanism for attaching a plurality of wafer plates to each of the carriers, wherein each of the wafer plates is attached to a corresponding position at an underside of a corresponding carrier, such that each of the wafers positioned on one of the wafer carriers is positioned within one of the plurality of opening in the carrier. Mask attached over front side of one of the plurality of opening in the carrier. Alignment stage supports wafer plate under the opening in the carrier. A camera positioned to simultaneously image the mask and the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTEVAC, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Bluck, Aaron Zanetto, William Eugene Runstadler, Jr., Terry Pederson
  • Patent number: 10669623
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fixing apparatus for fixing a substrate to be processed below a bearing base during an evaporation process, the substrate to be processed includes a base substrate, a ferromagnetic material is formed on a front surface or a back surface of the base substrate, and a magnetic field generator is disposed on a back surface of the bearing base at a location corresponding to the ferromagnetic material; the magnetic field generator is configured to generate a magnetic field so that the ferromagnetic material and the magnetic field generator are approaching to each other under an effect of the magnetic field generated by the magnetic field generator to fix a front surface of the bearing base with the back surface of the base substrate. An evaporation method is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinwei Gao, Xinxin Wang
  • Patent number: 10662519
    Abstract: A mask, a method for manufacturing a mask, and a mask assembly are disclosed. The mask includes an effective region for evaporation and an edge region between an edge of the effective region for evaporation extending in a stretching direction and an edge of the mask extending in the stretching direction. The edge region is provided with a bending relieving structure for relieving a curling of the edge of the effective region for evaporation when the mask is stretched in the stretching direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiming Lin, Zhen Wang
  • Patent number: 10663857
    Abstract: A mask and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The mask includes: a frame, which includes a hollow portion and a border surrounding the hollow portion; an opening plate, which is provided on the frame and includes an opening and a body surrounding the opening, the opening corresponding to the hollow portion, and the body being connected with the border; and a pattern plate, which is provided on the opening plate and includes a pattern portion and a non-pattern portion positioned in a periphery of the pattern portion, the pattern portion corresponding to the opening, the non-pattern portion being connected with the body of the opening plate, and the non-pattern portion and the frame being separated from each other at a position of the border.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shouhua Lv, Baojun Li
  • Patent number: 10651386
    Abstract: A vapor deposition mask preparation body in which a metal mask is provided on one surface of a resin plate for obtaining a resin mask, and a protective sheet with peel strength not less than about 0.0004 N/10 mm and less than about 0.2 N/10 mm in conformity with JIS Z-0237:2009 is provided on the other surface of the resin plate is prepared, with respect to the vapor deposition mask preparation body, the resin plate is irradiated with laser light from the metal mask side to form a resin mask opening corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition in the resin plate, and the protective sheet is peeled off from the resin mask in which the resin mask opening corresponding to the pattern to be produced by vapor deposition is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Takeda, Kumiko Hokari, Yasuko Sone, Katsunari Obata
  • Patent number: 10651384
    Abstract: A double-layer mask component includes a first mask, a first mask frame, a second mask and a second mask frame. The first mask is fixed on the first mask frame, and a first clamping portion is provided within a region which is located on a surface of the first mask frame with the first mask fixed thereon and not covered by the first mask. The second mask is fixed on the second mask frame, and a second clamping portion is provided within a region which is located on a surface of the second mask frame with the second mask fixed thereon and not covered by the second mask. The surface of the first mask frame and the surface of the second mask frame are arranged in opposite, and the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion are clamped, so that the first mask fits with the second mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rong Zhao, Long Jin
  • Patent number: 10640861
    Abstract: An evaporation mask includes: shielding regions and evaporation regions arranged alternately, and a baffle at least covering the evaporation regions. The shielding regions are provided with shielding parts, and the baffle includes a plurality of evaporation sub-regions, and a plurality of openings are provided in each evaporation sub-region; the plurality of evaporation sub-regions include at least one first evaporation sub-region, and compared to rest evaporation sub-regions, a sum of areas of all openings in a unit area of the first evaporation sub-region is minimum; and the closer an evaporation sub-region to the first evaporation sub-region, the less a sum of areas of all openings in a unit area of the evaporation sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaohu Li, Zhongyuan Sun
  • Patent number: 10632574
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing printed images on metal with tight bends provides for crack free edges at the tight bends, something previously unattainable in the marketplace. Specifically, prior to bending the metal, the at least coated metal (if not dye sublimated printed) is at an elevated temperature in a range of 90 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, such as in a range of 190-200 degrees. The metal is then bent which has been found to permit self-leveling of the coating throughout the tight bend, as opposed to it being so narrow that cracking occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Bryan Creech
  • Patent number: 10627714
    Abstract: A mask frame assembly and an evaporation apparatus are disclosed. The mask frame assembly comprises a frame and a mask plate fixed on the frame. The mask frame assembly is provided with alignment marks, which comprise a first alignment hole arranged in the frame and a second alignment hole arranged in the mask plate. The first alignment hole is a through hole; or the first alignment hole is a blind hole, the deepest position at a bottom of the blind hole does not overlap with an orthographic projection of the second alignment hole on the frame. The mask frame assembly effectively solves a problem in which liquid residuals in alignment holes of the frame interfere with alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengli Ji, Shanshan Bai, Yinan Liang
  • 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: 10538838
    Abstract: A deposition mask includes a mask body and a through-hole provided in the mask body and through which a deposition material passes when the deposition material is deposited on a deposition target substrate. The mask body satisfies y?950 and y?23x?1280 when an indentation elastic modulus is x (GPa) and a 0.2% yield strength is y (MPa). When the mask body satisifies these inequalities, the generation of recesses during ultrasonic cleaning of the mask can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikao Ikenaga, Yo Shimazaki, Kentarou Seki, Hiroki Furushou, Chiaki Hatsuta
  • Patent number: 10541387
    Abstract: A deposition mask includes a mask body and a through-hole provided in the mask body and through which a deposition material passes when the deposition material is deposited on a deposition target substrate. The mask body satisfies y?950 and y?23x?1280 when an indentation elastic modulus is x (GPa) and a 0.2% yield strength is y (MPa). When the mask body satisfies these inequalities, the generation of recesses during ultrasonic cleaning of the mask can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chikao Ikenaga, Yo Shimazaki, Kentarou Seki, Hiroki Furushou, Chiaki Hatsuta
  • Patent number: 10533246
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deposition mask including: a mask layer having an aperture pattern that is formed in conformity with a transparent electrode to be formed on a display surface of a display panel, with the same shape and size as the transparent electrode; and a support layer having plural support lines formed on one surface of the mask layer across the aperture pattern. In the mask, an arrangement pitch for the support lines of the support layer is set so as to reduce moire fringes or diffraction fringes that appear due to shadows of the support lines, which are transferred onto the transparent electrode as unevenness in deposition thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: V TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michinobu Mizumura, Shuji Kudo, Koichi Kajiyama
  • Patent number: 10526243
    Abstract: Bird collisions with windows or other glazings are minimized or prevented with a glazing comprising as least one substrate with a UV reflectance coating deposited over the substrate in a patterned arrangement comprised of a plurality of stripes, and each of the plurality of stripes has a thickness that changes by 10 nm or less over every 1 mm in width. Such an arrangement of stripes having soft edges are less apparent, and thus more aesthetically pleasing, when compared with a similar arrangement of stripes formed with hard edges, while providing an effective deterrent to bird collisions. The glazing may also be utilized as part of a laminated glazing or insulated glazing unit. A method of manufacturing the glazing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: John Andrew Ridealgh, Vikash Ranjan, Liam Sonie Palmer, David Alan Strickler, Simon John Slade
  • Patent number: 10510958
    Abstract: A mask frame, a mask body, a mask and a method for manufacturing the same are provided in the embodiments of the disclosure. The mask frame includes a loop shaped frame body comprising an outer boundary and an inner boundary, the inner boundary defining a space for receiving a mask body. The mask frame also includes a forced side and a non-forced side, the forced side being subjected to a pulling force of the mask body, the non-forced side being free from the force of the mask body. A width between the outer boundary of the forced side of the mask frame and the inner boundary corresponding to the outer boundary decreases gradually in a direction from a middle position on the forced side toward the non-forced side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhang, Chun Chieh Huang, Fuqiang Tang