Direct Contact Transfer Of Adhered Lamina From Carrier To Base Patents (Class 156/230)
  • Patent number: 10973129
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for applying an electrical conductor to a solar cell, which comprises providing a flexible membrane with a pattern of groove formed on a first surface thereof, and loading the grooves with a composition comprising conductive particles. The composition is, or may be made, electrically conductive. Once the membrane is loaded, the grooved first surface of the membrane is brought into contact with a front or/and back of a solar cell. A pressure is then applied between the solar cell and the membrane(s) so that the composition loaded to the grooves adheres to the solar cell. The membrane(s) and the solar cell are separated and the composition in the groove is left on the solar cell surface. The electrically conductive particles in the composition are then sintered or otherwise fused to form a pattern of electrical conductor on the solar cell, the pattern corresponding to the pattern formed in the membrane(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Lumet Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Naomi Elfassy, Stanislav Thygelbaum
  • Patent number: 10971379
    Abstract: A wafer bonding apparatus includes a first bonding chuck to fix a first wafer on a first surface thereof, a second bonding chuck to fix a second wafer on a second surface thereof facing the first surface, a bonding initiation member at a center of the first bonding chuck to push the first wafer towards the second surface, and a membrane member including a protrusion protruding from a center portion of the second surface towards the first surface, and a planar portion defining the protrusion on an outer region surrounding the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-hyung Kim, Sung-hyup Kim, Tae-yeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10966476
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides, in some examples, a method, a system, and a computer program for vectorizing a QR code with an image in an online store or platform, digitizing the QR code with associated image, printing the QR code with the image on a sublimation/heat transfer paper, placing the paper onto a fabric, loading a cutter machine with the fabric, cutting the fabric into a patch with design details of QR code, and placing the patch onto a garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Veronica Ramos, Alejandro Carrillo
  • Patent number: 10930710
    Abstract: A display may have an array of pixels. Each pixel may have a light-emitting diode such as an organic light-emitting diode or may be formed from other pixel structures such as liquid crystal display pixel structures. The pixels may emit light such as red, green, and blue light. An angle-of-view adjustment layer may overlap the array of pixels. During operation, light from the pixels passes through the angle-of-view adjustment layer to a user. The viewing angle for the user is enhanced as the angular spread of the emitted light from the pixels is enhanced by the angle-of-view adjustment layer. The angle-of-view adjustment layer may be formed from holographic structures recorded by applying laser beams to a photosensitive layer or may be formed from a metasurface that is created by patterning nanostructures on the display using printing, photolithography, or other patterning techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Paul S. Drzaic
  • Patent number: 10899430
    Abstract: Apparatus for obstructing air flow through an aperture in an aircraft wing where a movable anti-icing duct extends through the aperture are disclosed. An exemplary apparatus comprises a base member (40) configured to be secured to the duct and a first seal member (42) configured to obstruct air flow through the aperture. The first seal member comprises a proximal portion (42A) connected to the base member and a distal portion (42B) configured to movably contact an inner surface of a skin of the wing. The use of such apparatus may reduce the amount of leakage flow from the high pressure lower wing surface to the low pressure upper wing surface through the aperture and thereby reduce the loss of lift associated with such leakage flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS CANADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Daniel Gallien, Russell Coln Humphris, Dung Van Le, Cedric Ngo Kho, Charles Tatossian
  • Patent number: 10884349
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of manufacturing a multi-layered article including a finished outer surface optionally having particular surface properties. The article can be a self-supported strip having a smooth outer surface. The method is, for example, suitable for the preparation of multi-layered articles such as a flexible intermediate transfer member (ITM) for use in an indirect printing system. Uses of such articles are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Moshe Levanon, Helena Chechik
  • Patent number: 10850534
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and an ink jet printing system that can perform image formation capable of improving texture and preventing bleeding in a case in which printing is performed on cloth. An image processing apparatus 12 acquires base material information 42 including at least information indicating the quality of fiber in cloth which is a medium to be printed and image data 40 of a pattern to be printed on the cloth and generates a pretreatment liquid image 44 that indicates a pretreatment liquid application pattern defining a pretreatment liquid application position where a pretreatment liquid including a functional material for preventing wetting and spreading of ink in the cloth is applied and a pretreatment liquid non-application position where the application of the pretreatment liquid is limited, on the basis of the base material information 42 and the image data 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10838245
    Abstract: A method for attaching display panel comprises: preparing a frame-shaped body comprising a first rod-like member and two second rod-like members, the two second rod-like members being substantially parallel to each other and crossing the first rod-like member; bonding the first rod-like member and the two second rod-like members to a given plane surface or a given curved surface; and moving a display panel having a width to be supported between the two second rod-like members from one of the ends of two second rod-like members towards the first rod-like member along a first surface of the two second rod-like members and a second surface of the two second rod-like members, the first surface and the second surface facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10828877
    Abstract: A patch lamination device includes a laminate feed roller, a laminating roller, and a laminate spreader. The laminate feed roller is configured to feed a patch laminate ribbon along a laminate path. The laminating roller is configured to laminate individual patch laminates of the ribbon to a surface of a card substrate. The laminate spreader is positioned between the laminate feed roller and the laminating roller. The laminate spreader is configured to reduce the formation of trough wrinkles in a patch laminate that is tensioned between the laminate feed roller and the laminating roller during lamination of the patch laminate to a card substrate using the laminating roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: John P. Skoglund, Ted M. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10821771
    Abstract: A golden effect heat transfer label includes a carrier and a golden effect design layer on the carrier. The golden effect design layer is formulated from an ink having a golden effect pigment present in a concentration of about 5 percent to about 35 percent by weight of the ink. The golden effect heat transfer label is transferred from the carrier to a target object as a golden effect feature and the golden effect feature exhibits a robust golden effect on the target object. The golden effect feature exhibits no adhesion failure and no visual change after being subjected to standard testing. The golden effect heat transfer label can be transferred onto target objects including apparel items, plastics, metals and carbon fiber objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Huanyu Wei
  • Patent number: 10809448
    Abstract: A nano-structure includes an outer area at an edge of the nano-structure. A width of the outer area defined by a distance from the edge of the nano-structure is less than 100 ?m. A depth of the nano-structure in the outer area changes gradually between 0% and at least 50% of a maximum depth of the nano-structure. A method includes forming an etch mask on a substrate and etching the substrate with the etch mask using an ion beam to form a nano-structure in the substrate. The etch mask includes an outer area near an edge of the etch mask. A width of the outer area defined by a distance from the edge of the etch mask is less than 100 ?m. A duty cycle of the etch mask in the outer area changes gradually between at least 10% and at least 90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Giuseppe Calafiore
  • Patent number: 10777378
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transmission electron microscope (TEM) micro-grid and a method for preparing the TEM micro-grid. The TEM micro-grid comprises a porous silicon nitride substrate and a graphene layer located on a surface of the porous silicon nitride substrate. The porous silicon nitride substrate comprises a plurality of through holes. The graphene layer covers the plurality of through holes. The method for preparing the TEM micro-grid provided in the present disclosure uses a carbon nanotube film structure to transfer a graphene layer to a surface of a porous silicon nitride substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Cong, Wei Zhao, Jin Zhang, Yu-Chien Tsai, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10759095
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed by which patterned layers can be formed in a roll-to-roll process using a variable and programmable means for applying liquids and solutions used in the patterning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: MicroContinuum, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Dennis Slafer
  • Patent number: 10729219
    Abstract: A template for forming a contour on an eyebrow, having a hair-removing means, having a flat, flexible support, which has a support edge that follows the lower contour curve to be formed for the eyebrow and a hair-removing region adjoining this support edge, which is coated with a hair-removing means, and having an optical positioning aid provided on at least one lateral half of the template for positioning the template relative to the eyebrow. For a simple use of the template with reproducible results, it has a positioning aid on each of the two halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: andmetics GmbH
    Inventor: Andrea Lehner
  • Patent number: 10703131
    Abstract: A non-PVC film and film laminate includes a first layer including a polyurethane, a polyurethane-acrylic copolymer, a polyurethane-acrylic blend, and a urethane-acrylic hybrid polymer; and a second layer including a non-polyvinylchloride (non-PVC) based polymer. The film and laminate may be suitable for use in marketing, advertising campaigns, particularly outdoor or other environment impacted promotions, and safety applications. The film and laminate may be transparent, translucent, clear or have other desirable optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Sujith Chacko, Frank Y. Shih, Chad Cummings
  • Patent number: 10676650
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for manufacturing an adhesive tape. An example method includes: providing a plurality of adhesive webs, wherein each web includes a hot melt adhesive adhered to a backing material; providing a fabric web having a fabric material; guiding a first adhesive web from the plurality of adhesive webs into a first position proximate a first side of the fabric web; guiding a second adhesive web from the plurality of adhesive webs into a second position proximate a second side of the fabric web; applying heat and pressure to form a web of the baffle tape in which the first adhesive web is bonded to the first side of the fabric web and the second adhesive web is bonded to the second side of the fabric web; and rewinding the web of the baffle tape into a roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BEMIS ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Man Fai Lo, Stephen Topper, Jared Ide, Daryl Johnson
  • Patent number: 10677042
    Abstract: In an assembly of an instrument panel and an anti-fouling system, the instrument panel is designed for arrangement on a subsea structure that includes at least one instrument which is to be inspected and/or manipulated underwater, by a remotely operated underwater vehicle. The anti-fouling system includes at least one anti-fouling appliance for performing an anti-fouling action on at least a portion of the exterior surface of the instrument panel. The anti-fouling appliance may have at least one of various possible arrangements with respect to the instrument panel, including an exterior arrangement and an interior arrangement, and an arrangement on the exterior surface of the instrument panel. The anti-fouling appliance includes an ultraviolet light source. A light guide may be provided to guide light from the light source to desired destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Hermanus Wilhelmus Maria Van Delden, Elvira Johanna Maria Paulussen, Roelant Boudewijn Hietbrink
  • Patent number: 10654249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite film comprising a styrene copolymer layer (a), a metal layer (b), optionally a coloured layer (c), and a transparent polymer layer (d), wherein (b) is located between (a) and (d) and optionally (c) is located between (b) and (d). Moreover, the present invention refers to a method for producing a composite film and to the use of such composite film for laminating a surface or a part thereof. Finally, the present invention further relates to a product that is at least partly laminated by a composite film according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Jaehee Lee, JaeSung Han, Jong Hoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10643880
    Abstract: A method for transferring a micro device is provided. The method includes: preparing a carrier substrate with the micro device thereon, wherein an adhesive layer is present between and in contact with the carrier substrate and the micro device; picking up the micro-device from the carrier substrate by a transfer head; forming a liquid layer on a receiving substrate; and placing the micro device over the receiving substrate so that the micro device is in contact with the liquid layer and is gripped by a capillary force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MIKRO MESA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 10645815
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for applying an electrical conductor to an electrically insulating substrate, which comprises providing a flexible membrane with a pattern of groove formed on a first surface thereof, and loading the grooves with a composition comprising conductive particles. The composition is, or may be made, electrically conductive. Once the membrane is loaded, the grooved first surface of the membrane is brought into contact with a front or/and back of the substrate. A pressure is then applied between the substrate and the membrane(s) so that the composition loaded to the grooves adheres to the substrate. The membrane(s) and the substrate are separated and the composition in the groove is left on the surface of the electrically insulating substrate. The electrically conductive particles in the composition are then sintered to form a pattern of electrical conductors on the substrate, the pattern corresponding to the pattern formed in the membrane(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Landa Labs (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Naomi Elfassy, Stanislav Thygelbaum
  • Patent number: 10625507
    Abstract: There is provided a transfer method for transferring a member formed on a film held on a frame jig to an object including: attaching the member formed on the film to the object in a first direction; and delaminating the film from the object in a second direction intersecting with the first direction, wherein a rigidity of the frame jig in the first direction is higher than that of the frame jig in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Sasaki, Shingo Nagata
  • Patent number: 10606094
    Abstract: Polarizing beam splitter plates and systems incorporating such beam splitter plates are described. The polarizing beam splitter plate includes a first substrate and a multilayer optical film reflective polarizer that is disposed on the first substrate. The polarizing beam splitter plate includes a first outermost major surface and an opposing second outermost major surface that makes an angle of less than about 20 degrees with the first outermost major surface. The polarizing beam splitter plate is adapted to reflect an imaged light received from an imager towards a viewer or screen with the reflected imaged light having an effective pixel resolution of less than 12 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Joseph C. Carls
  • Patent number: 10596792
    Abstract: Provided is a PSA sheet capable of bringing about good air release properties in mobile electronic applications. The present invention provides a PSA sheet for mobile electronics. The PSA sheet comprises a substrate film and a PSA layer provided to at least one face of the substrate film. The PSA layer has a thickness of 20 ?m or less. The PSA sheet further comprises a coating layer that partially covers the PSA layer surface. The coating layer has a thickness less than 3 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuuhei Yamamoto, Kiichiro Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10518570
    Abstract: A metamerism-resistant printable plastic sheet, especially white sheet, in which the desired shade of white can be easily specified or adjusted. This is achieved by separately controlling the opacity and the brightness. The opacity is controlled by the concentration of white pigment in a plastic base layer and the brightness is controlled by the concentration of an optical brightener in a plastic print layer bonded to, and preferably coextruded with, the base layer. Such a sheet can be bonded to one or both sides of a rigid core to create a graphics board, or used as a stand-alone flexible print sheet. Preferably, the plastic print layer comprises a polymer resin that is inherently resistant to a yellowing reaction from exposure to UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: The Gilman Brothers Company
    Inventor: Evan Gilman
  • Patent number: 10507589
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a substrate with a cut thermal film comprises obtaining an input digital image of a design to be transferred to the substrate; storing the input image in memory; rendering design elements of the design as a single output image; based upon a bleed size value, a maximum number of negative areas, a maximum number of positive areas, and attribute values: resizing the image to include a border for bleed; filling transparent areas of the image with the substrate attribute values; creating a cutting path; creating a mask image; inverting the mask image; modifying the mask image to adjust fill areas around details, to limit negative areas to be less than the maximum number of negative areas, and to limit positive areas to be less than the maximum number of positive areas; creating cutting path data in memory as a vector path outlining the mask image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZAZZLE INC.
    Inventor: Young Harvill
  • Patent number: 10477689
    Abstract: The invention provides a manufacturing method for flexible array substrate. The method comprises: adhering the flexible substrate to the rigid support plate to manufacture the back side driver circuit and the protective layer on the back side driver circuit; peeling the flexible substrate off, turning the flexible substrate over and then adhering again to the rigid supporting plate to manufacture the protecting layer and the adhesive layer; forming holes, front side driver circuit and display circuit on the flexible substrate, the back side driver circuit electrically connected to the display circuit and the back side driver circuit electrically connected to the display circuit through the holes to obtain a flexible array substrate with double-sided circuit structure. By distributing the circuit structure of the non-active area to both sides of flexible substrate, the width of the non-active area is reduced to realize an ultra-narrow border or borderless display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10449799
    Abstract: In an attachment device, the atmospheric pressure of a lower space which is formed by a container and an attachment film and the atmospheric pressure of an upper space which is formed by a lid and the attachment film are varied to cause elastic deformation of the attachment film, so that a decorative sheet is attached to a cowl. Disposed inside the container are: a jig that puts the cowl in place; and a restriction plate which is disposed at a location close to the cowl so as to cause at least a part of the cowl to be exposed to the attachment film side, and which has a reception surface that restricts the elastic deformation of the attachment film. In addition, the reception surface is provided with a small through-hole that allows the air inside the lower space to flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuji Yamahiro, Natsuki Mamiya, Masaru Yoshimoto, Yasuhiro Funato
  • Patent number: 10446868
    Abstract: An automated roll to roll method of making a fuel cell roll good subassembly is described wherein an elongated first subgasket web having a plurality of apertures is moved relative to a plurality of individual electrolyte membranes, each individual electrolyte membrane having a center region. The individual electrolyte membranes are aligned with the first subgasket web so that a center region of each electrolyte membrane is aligned with an aperture of the first subgasket web and the individual electrolyte membranes are attached to the first subgasket web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric J. Iverson, Daniel M. Pierpont, Michael A. Yandrasits, Steven J. Hamrock, Stephan J. Obradovich, Donald G. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10438884
    Abstract: A carrier substrate comprises a core layer, a first metal layer disposed on the core layer, a release layer disposed on the first metal layer, and a second metal layer disposed on the release layer. At least one layer among the first metal layer, the release layer, and the second metal layer is disposed in a plurality of unit pattern portions having an area smaller than an area of the core layer. In addition, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor package using the carrier substrate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Ean Lee, Tae Sung Jeong, Young Gwan Ko, Ik Jun Choi, Jung Soo Byun
  • Patent number: 10418648
    Abstract: A method for producing bipolar plates includes removing scrap material from an electrically conductive plate. The scrap material is created when the plate is cut through to produce a fluid flow opening therein and in which an inlet manifold opening and an outlet manifold opening are located at the ends of the fluid flow opening and in communication therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Jones
  • Patent number: 10414114
    Abstract: A method for making a dual temperature label having a face stock and a liner comprises using a first adhesive pattern applicator to apply a first adhesive to the line. The method includes transferring the first adhesive from the liner to the face stock via a first chill roller. A second adhesive pattern applicator is used to apply a second adhesive to the liner after the first adhesive has been transferred therefrom to the face stock. The face stock is brought in registry with the liner via a second chill roller to make the dual temperature label such that each of the first adhesive and the second adhesive is sandwiched between the face stock and the liner. The first adhesive is a hot temperature adhesive and the second adhesive is a cold temperature adhesive, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Min Yoo, Jesse Crum
  • Patent number: 10409041
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing lenses includes creating a wafer-level master, overmolding the wafer-level master to form a daughter replica, casting a polymer lens shapes onto a wafer using the daughter replica, transferring the polymer lens shapes into the wafer, and singulating the wafer to create individual dies with a lens thereon. The wafer may be silicon, e.g., silicon having a resistivity between 0.1 and 100 ?cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David Ovrutsky, Jeremy Huddleston, Paul Elliott, David Keller, Richard Jones, Thomas Mercier
  • Patent number: 10401541
    Abstract: Lenticular microstructures and methods of making the same is disclosed. The lenticular microstructures include composite lenticular microstructures having a first light transmissive polymeric layer, a second light transmissive polymeric layer, and an interface therebetween, wherein the first light transmissive polymeric layer has a first index of refraction, the second light transmissive polymeric layer has a second index of refraction, and the first and second indices of refraction have an absolute difference of at least 0.0002.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kathryn M. Spurgeon, Olester Benson, Jr., Randy S. Bay
  • Patent number: 10391752
    Abstract: A film stripping device and a film stripping method are provided. The film stripping device includes a bearing platform and an absorbing member, the bearing platform includes a bearing surface; the bearing surface is configured to bear a plurality of film layers which include a film to be stripped off; the film to be stripped off is a film in the plurality of film layers away from the bearing surface. The absorbing member is disposed above the bearing platform, includes a plurality of first absorbing holes, and is configured to absorb the film to be stripped off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Peng, Wenbin Jia, Xinxin Wang, Zhijie Ye, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 10377116
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of a preparation comprising A) 0.1 to 20 wt % of a binding agent with a polycarbonate derivative based on a geminally disubstituted dihydroxydiphenyl cycloalkane, B) 30 to 99.9 wt % of an organic solvent or of a mixture of solvents, C) 0 to 10 wt %, referred to dry mass, of a dye or of a mixture of dyes, D) 0 to 10 wt % of a functional material or of a mixture of functional materials, E) 0 to 30 wt % of additive and/or auxiliary substances, or of a mixture of such substances, the relative amounts of the components A) to E) always totaling 100 wt %, as an ink jet printing dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH, COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Oliver Muth, Arthur Mathea, Malte Pflughoefft, Jens Ehreke, Manfred Paeschke, Heinz Pudleiner, Cengiz Yesildag, Klaus Meyer
  • Patent number: 10343444
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a control unit and an attaching unit. The control unit determines a position along a surface of a sheet adjacent to an edge portion thereof, where a tag including a binding section for binding the sheet is to be attached. The attaching unit has a carrier for the tag and is moved to attach the tag to the position on the surface of the sheet determined by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Yokochi
  • Patent number: 10345488
    Abstract: Adverse optical effects from a cover glass used to cover a display of an information handling system may be reduced at an imaging area that covers an imaging device, such as a video camera. An anti-reflective coating may be applied at the imaging area over an anti-glare coating to improve light transmission and contrast at the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Xue Ming Lu, Joseph Edward Jasinski, Thomas Lanzoni
  • Patent number: 10319618
    Abstract: A metal recycling method comprises attaching a tape to a metal layer of a semiconductor structure; and separating a part of the metal layer from the semiconductor structure and transferring the part of the metal layer to the tape by a pressure difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Tseng, Hung-Yao Lin, Hsin-Yi Wang, Chin-Kang Hu, Sheng-Hsiung Chuang
  • Patent number: 10316518
    Abstract: Roof tile for forming a roof covering, wherein the roof tile (1) comprises a ceramic body (8); wherein said ceramic body (8) is made of porcelain; and wherein the roof tile (1) further comprises a glaze coating (9), which is situated above said ceramic body (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DALTILE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul Patki, Terry Adams, Raul Rodriguez, Claudio Caselli
  • Patent number: 10315402
    Abstract: A conductive transfer for application to a surface is described. The conductive transfer comprises first and second non-conductive ink layers and an electrically conductive layer positioned between the first and second non-conductive ink layers. The conductive transfer also includes an adhesive layer for adhering the conductive transfer to the surface of an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Conductive Transfers Limited
    Inventors: Paul Timothy Brook, Raymond Bungay, Melvyn Revitt
  • Patent number: 10301512
    Abstract: Multilayer graphic films having high opacity are described. The films may exhibit long term removability. In certain versions, the films are well suited for use as vehicle wrapping films. Also described are methods of using the films and methods for manufacturing the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Klich, Connie Howe
  • Patent number: 10272664
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for improving the productivity of digitally fabricated 3D objects with the same or different shape and material composition. The improved productivity is enabled by the incorporation of multiple build platforms and multiple objects per build platform within a 3D object fabrication apparatus. Some 3D manufacturing processes such as those based on electrophotography require a wait time to condition the build object before the next layer of build and support material can be applied. Under these fabrication conditions, the utilization of multiple build platforms in the 3D object manufacturing process effectively minimizes the wait time between layer deposition so that the productivity for fabricating 3D objects is improved. Furthermore, the incorporation of an additional adjacent set of multiple platforms enables rapid changeover when the fabrication of one set of 3D objects is completed on an adjacent set of build platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Xactiv, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan A. Hays, Peter J. Mason, James Mason
  • Patent number: 10267812
    Abstract: A method of positioning a tape that includes determining an estimated position of a test element on the tape and rotating a spool that carries the tape in order for the test element to be positioned at a reading station. The estimated position of the test element is determined based on detected rotation of the spool, which can be measured at any shaft in the drive train. Also disclosed is a testing process for testing a sample deposited on a test element of a tape held on a spool of a cassette, a system for determining an estimated position of a test element on a tape which is carried by a cassette, and a memory storage medium associated with an in vitro diagnostic test cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Brandon Bransgrove
  • Patent number: 10231331
    Abstract: A multilayer wiring board includes: a multilayer body including a plurality of insulating layers; a lower outer electrode provided on a lower surface of the multilayer body; a first via conductor connected at one end to the lower outer electrode; a first in-plane conductor connected to another end of the first via conductor; a second via conductor provided within the multilayer body on a surface of the first in-plane conductor on the opposite side from a surface of the first in-plane conductor in a position distanced from the first via conductor viewed in a direction orthogonal to a layering direction of the multilayer body, one end of the second via conductor being connected to the first in-plane conductor; and a second in-plane conductor connected to another end of the second via conductor. A line width of the first in-plane conductor is narrower than that of the second in-plane conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Otsubo, Takayuki Tsukizawa
  • Patent number: 10231351
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device in the home or car includes a substrate and a composite layer. The composite layer is formed on a surface of the substrate. The composite layer includes an adhesive layer, an ink layer, and a protective layer. The adhesive layer is fully attached to the surface of the substrate. The ink layer is formed on a surface of the adhesive layer away from the substrate. The protective layer is formed on a surface of the ink layer away from the adhesive layer and the process is completed by half-curing and full curing processes. A method for making the housing also is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MiiCs & Partners (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chun Ma, Han-Lung Lee, Yu-Lin Liao, Chih-Jung Chang, Hung-Lien Yeh, Jih-Chen Liu, Feng-Yuen Dai
  • Patent number: 10216327
    Abstract: A noise-cancelled capacitive touch display apparatus includes a display panel and a capacitive touch sensor on or above the display panel. The capacitive touch sensor includes plural sensing lines, plural driving lines, plural first signal lines, plural second signal lines and a noise cancellation line. The sensing lines are parallel with each other and extend along a first direction. The driving lines are parallel with each other and extend along a second direction, wherein the second direction intersects the first direction. Each first signal line is located outside of an outermost driving line. Each second signal line is located outside of an outermost sensing line. The noise cancellation line is a cut-off part of a corresponding first signal line or a corresponding second signal line. The noise cancellation line receives the noise generated from the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INCORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuan-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 10207837
    Abstract: A method and device for labeling packages and containers. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Zwilling, Gunnar Clausen, Klaus Kraemer, Nikolaus Alexander Habers, Andreas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10166722
    Abstract: A method for making a coated fabric includes the steps of: applying a coating solution of a resin in an organic solvent to a roller-conveyed non-stretchable and releasable substrate web to form a coating layer; laminating a roller-conveyed base fabric to the coating layer to form a laminate; guiding the laminate to pass through at least one tank containing water to immerse the laminate in water such that the coating layer is solidified and the organic solvent contained in the coating layer is replaced by water; and removing water from the coating layer by drying to leave micropores in the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FABRICOAT INDUSTRIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Hung-Jung Wang
  • Patent number: 10165679
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for fabricating graphene workpieces. The present invention also provides for products produced by the methods of the present invention and for apparatuses used to perform the methods of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Alan T. Johnson, Jr., Rajatesh R. Gudibande, Zhengqing John Qi
  • Patent number: 10150294
    Abstract: An inkjet head includes: a pressure chamber-forming plate in which a plurality of pressure chambers each communicating with a nozzle are formed in a first direction; a vibration plate that defines one surface of each pressure chamber and allows for deformation of a defining region thereof; a piezoelectric element formed by stacking a first electrode layer, a piezoelectric layer, and a second electrode layer in a region corresponding to the pressure chamber in an order from a surface of the vibration plate, which is opposite to the pressure chamber; a circuit board that is arranged at an interval from the vibration plate, with a plurality of bump electrodes interposed therebetween, and outputs a signal for driving the piezoelectric element; and an adhesive agent that bonds the pressure chamber-forming plate and the circuit board, wherein an element end on at least one side of the piezoelectric element is formed outside of the defining region and covered by the adhesive agent in a second direction orthogonal to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Eiju Hirai, Toshiaki Hamaguchi, Yoichi Naganuma, Motoki Takabe