Direct Contact Transfer Of Adhered Lamina From Carrier To Base Patents (Class 156/230)
  • Patent number: 11390059
    Abstract: Described herein is decorative article having a coefficient of friction less than 0.3 wherein the decorative articles comprises: (i) a microsphere layer comprising a plurality of microspheres, wherein the microsphere layer comprises a monolayer of microspheres and wherein the plurality of microspheres are in a microscopic periodic pattern; and (ii) a bead bonding layer disposed on the microsphere layer, wherein the plurality of microspheres are partially embedded in the bead bonding layer. Also disclosed herein are transfer articles and methods of making the decorative articles and transfer articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John C. Clark, Samad Javid, Vivek Krishnan, Alexander J. Kugel, Aaron K. Nienaber, Chris A. Pommer, Christopher B. Walker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11331894
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a load structure may include first forming a panel having a first side and a second side. The method may then include trimming the panel, including clearing a fill passage through the panel from the first side to the second side. The method may then include applying an over rim coating on the second side of the panel via an over rim tool by which a resin may be injected through the fill passage to the second side. The method may further include performing final trimming of the panel, and finally performing final assembly to form the load structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GEMINI GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Robinson, Russell R. Talaski, Allen Weber
  • Patent number: 11325414
    Abstract: A transfer sheet is configured to include a base sheet; a releasable layer laminated on the base sheet, containing an ultraviolet curing resin, and including minute irregularities on at least part of a surface opposite to a surface in contact with the base sheet; a peeling layer laminated entirely on the releasable layer; and a single color solid print layer laminated in a section on the peeling layer corresponding at least to a region where the minute irregularities of the releasable layer are formed. A maximum width W of a recessed portion of the minute irregularities and a depth D of the recessed portion of the minute irregularities satisfy 10?W/D?50, W?100 ?m and 2 ?m?D?10 ?m. At least one of the number of recessed portions per unit area and the depth of the recessed portion changes stepwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nissha Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuzo Taniguchi, Satoshi Wada, Michiyasu Okuda
  • Patent number: 11298912
    Abstract: A pre-assembled kit of cut shapes disposed upon a peelable or repositionable adhesive by means of an affixing adhesive protected by a water-soluble coating which is solubilised either prior to and/or on application of the kit to a surface which may be moistened prior to application. When the water-soluble coating is solubilised, in whole or in part, by placing in contact with the moistened surface, it will expose and/or activate, in whole or in part, the pressure-sensitive adhesive beneath the water-soluble coating to the surface to which it is to be applied and the pre-assembled kit will become affixed to the surface. Alternatively, solubilisation of the water-soluble coating may be provided by applying water, preferably warm water, to the water-soluble coating prior to applying the pre-assembled kit to the surface. A method of producing the pre-assembled kit of cut shapes is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Aquasam Limited
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Drew, David Charles Welch, Michael John Cooper, Shilpan Pravin Patel
  • Patent number: 11257987
    Abstract: A structure with micro light-emitting device includes a substrate, at least one micro light-emitting device, a holding structure, and at least one buffer structure. The micro light-emitting device is disposed on the substrate, and there is a vertical distance between the micro light-emitting device and the substrate. The holding structure is disposed on the substrate and directly contacts the micro light-emitting device. The buffer structure directly contacts the holding structure. Here, a Young's modulus of the buffer structure is smaller than a Young's modulus of the holding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PlayNitride Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Yun Lo, Chih-Ling Wu, Yi-Min Su
  • Patent number: 11256392
    Abstract: Techniques for providing unified user interfaces among actively paired devices, including determining that first and second devices are actively paired together at a first time based on a determination that the first device is in physical proximity to the second device when the first and second devices are both authenticated for a same user service account; receiving, at the first time, an indication of an actuation of a user interface control associated with a user activity and presented by the first device; and causing, in response to the receipt of the indication and the determination that the first and second devices are actively paired together at the first time, the second device to present a user interface associated with the user activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kruthika Ponnusamy, Shivaram Prabhakar, Ashish Mehta, Arash Ghanaie-Sichanie
  • Patent number: 11249320
    Abstract: A diffractive optical element according to the invention includes a holographic element configured to deflect incident light, a first substrate provided on one surface side of the holographic element, a first dielectric film provided between the first substrate and the holographic element, a second dielectric film provided on another surface side of the holographic element, and a third dielectric film provided on a side surface side of the holographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tatsugi, Toshiyuki Noguchi, Atsushi Saito
  • Patent number: 11220454
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a window glass according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: preparing a carrier film; forming an assembly by attaching the carrier film to a window base; coating a UV resin on a jig; placing the assembly on the jig so that the window base faces downwards; attaching the assembly and the UV resin on the jig to each other by using a roller; primarily curing the UV resin by performing primary UV irradiation to an upper portion of the assembly attached with the UV resin on the jig; removing an uncured portion of the UV resin; and secondarily curing a remaining portion of the UV resin from which the uncured portion of the UV resin has been removed by performing secondary UV irradiation to the remaining portion of the UV resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Jaehoon Jeong, Gyeongmin Kim, Taehwan Kim, Sanggu Kim, Sungguk An, Hungkun Ahn
  • Patent number: 11173730
    Abstract: A recording device including a recording unit that performs recording on a medium by ejecting liquid, a transporting belt that has a base material having a first surface provided with an adhesive layer on which the medium is stuck and a second surface which is a surface opposite to the first surface, and the transporting belt transports the medium, a pressing unit that presses the medium against the transporting belt, a cleaning member that cleans the adhesive layer by contacting the adhesive layer, a storage unit in which water for cleaning the cleaning member is stored, and a cooling unit having a flow path through which water flows and a contacting unit that contacts the second surface. The contacting unit is coupled to the flow path, and contacts the second surface downstream of the pressing unit and upstream of the cleaning member in the revolving direction of the transporting belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Seijun Horie
  • Patent number: 11167578
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing the texture of an artificial stone slab, comprising the following steps: Step S01: using a printer to print an image in accordance with the size of an artificial stone slab to arrive at a print of the image; Step S02: placing the front face of the print onto a side of the artificial stone slab and smoothing out the print on the artificial stone slab; Step S03: feeding the artificial stone attached to the print into a heat and ink transferring machine and using the upper and lower clamp plates of the heat and ink transferring machine to tightly clamp the print to the artificial stone slab; Step S04: heating the artificial stone slab to 120° C. to 185° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Guoxing Ding
  • Patent number: 11156816
    Abstract: A reflective spatial light modulator includes a perovskite-type electro-optic crystal having a relative permittivity of 1,000 or higher and including an input surface to which the input light is input and a rear surface which faces the input surface; a light input and output unit disposed on the input surface of the electro-optic crystal and including a first electrode through which the input light is transmitted; a light reflecting unit including a pixel electrode portion including a plurality of second electrodes and an adhesion layer fixing the pixel electrode portion to the rear surface, is disposed on the rear surface of the electro-optic crystal, and reflects the input light toward the input and output unit; and a drive circuit for applying an electric field between the first electrode and the plurality of second electrodes. The adhesion layer includes a dielectric material in a cured material of a non-conducting adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kuniharu Takizawa, Hiroshi Tanaka, Haruyoshi Toyoda, Yasushi Ohbayashi, Hiroto Sakai
  • Patent number: 11107711
    Abstract: A micro light emitting diode (micro LED) transferring apparatus is provided. The micro LED transferring apparatus includes a transfer array including an array of a plurality of transfer heads; and an array mask having an array of a plurality of alignment holes. A respective one of the plurality of alignment holes has a size allowing a respective one of the plurality of transfer heads and a micro LED attached to the respective one of the plurality of transfer heads to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 11094684
    Abstract: A semiconductor device assembly that includes a first side of a semiconductor device supported on a substrate to permit the processing of a second side of the semiconductor device. A filler material deposited on the semiconductor device supports the semiconductor device on the substrate. The filler material does not adhere to the semiconductor device or the substrate. Alternatively, the filler material may be deposited on the substrate. Instead of a filler material, the substrate may include a topography configured to support the semiconductor device. Adhesive applied between an outer edge of the first side of the semiconductor and the substrate bonds the outer edge of the semiconductor device to the substrate to form a semiconductor device assembly. A second side of the semiconductor device may then be processed and the outer edge of the semiconductor device may be cut off to release the semiconductor device from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandra S. Tiwari, Tony M. Lindenberg, Jonathan S. Hacker, Christopher J. Gambee, Kurt J. Bossart
  • Patent number: 11090972
    Abstract: A method to produce a building panel, including: providing a substrate, applying a thermosetting binder in dry form on the substrate for forming a sub-layer, applying a sheet on the sub-layer, and pressing the substrate, the sub-layer and the sheet together to form a building panel, thereby the thermosetting binder of the sub-layer impregnates the sheet from below. Also, a semi-finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Hans Persson, Marcus Bergelin
  • Patent number: 11086056
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to micro-optical assemblies containing at least one optical element adhered to a receptor substrate, e.g. a transparent receptor substrate, the receptor substrate contains at least one graphics layer. The micro-optical assemblies include both functional micro-optical structures that can alter, for example, incident light, and a graphic layer, which includes at least one graphic, e.g. a graphic design, which may include color, patterns, imagery, indicia and the like. The combination of the micro-optical elements with the graphic of the graphics layer can provide unique light altering assemblies that have graphic designs that may be functional, e.g. to display a message, and/or have aesthetic value. The micro-optical assemblies of the present disclosure are useful in a variety of applications which include, but are not limited to, display and graphics applications and architectural glass applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Martin B. Wolk, Thomas J. Metzler, Samuel J. Carpenter, Denis Terzic, Mitchell T. Nommensen, Suman K. Patel, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Donald G. Peterson, Terry O. Collier
  • Patent number: 11040503
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for manufacturing a composite component. The apparatus includes a mold onto which the composite component is formed. The mold is disposed within a grid defined by a first axis and a second axis. The apparatus further includes a first frame assembly disposed above the mold, and a plurality of machine heads coupled to the first frame assembly within the grid in an adjacent arrangement along the first axis. At least one of the mold or the plurality of machine heads is moveable along the first axis, the second axis, or both. At least one of the machine heads of the plurality of machine heads is moveable independently of one another along a third axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Stephen Bertram Johnson
  • Patent number: 11020869
    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: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ZAZZLE INC.
    Inventor: Young Harvill
  • Patent number: 11014348
    Abstract: A method for bonding a three-dimensional cover, which includes the following steps: bonding a flexible display panel on a heavy release film through optical adhesive to obtain a bonded body; placing the bonded body on a carrying surface of a conformable tool, making the flexible display panel face the carrying surface of the conformable tool, and fixing two ends of the heavy release film in the bonded body to fixtures of the conformable tool; controlling the fixtures of the conformable tool to adjust the shape of the bonded body, so that the adjusted shape of the bonded body matches the three-dimensional cover; tearing off the heavy release film from the bonded body to obtain the flexible display panel with optical adhesive, and bonding the three-dimensional cover to the flexible display panel using the optical adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDUE BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Changpin Zheng, Sehyuck Park, Tao Wang, Zhouping Wang, Li Deng, Shaokun Yuan
  • Patent number: 10994832
    Abstract: A riblet film for reducing the air resistance of aircraft, comprising a suspension with magnetic particles enclosed therein. Depending on the pattern of a magnetic field acting on the riblet film, the magnetic field that is acting can be made visible, at least in certain regions, by changing the orientation of the magnetic particles. The riblet film allows an inspection of the aircraft structure located under the riblet film through the riblet film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Linde, Matthias Hegenbart
  • Patent number: 10988570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a composition that includes a repeat unit defined by where each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 includes at least one of a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, and/or a first hydrocarbon chain having between 1 and 20 carbon atoms, inclusively, where each of A1, A2, A3 and A4 are either a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom, when A1 is a nitrogen atom, A2 is a carbon atom, when A2 is a nitrogen atom, A1 is a carbon atom, when A3 is a nitrogen atom, A4 is a carbon atom, when A4 is a nitrogen atom, A3 is a carbon atom, either A1 or A2 form a covalent bond, x, with a carbon atom, a, either A3 or A4 form a covalent bond, y, with a carbon atom, b, L is a linker group that includes an aromatic ring, and n is between 1 and 20, inclusively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: Nadezhda Korovina, Justin Carter Johnson, Christopher Harry Chang
  • Patent number: 10981194
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing and painting characters press formed on license plates and to a tubular thermal-transfer film for carrying out said method which comprises: a step of press forming identifying characters (2) on an aluminum plate (1) with a reflective film (3), including a perimetral edge (4) or not, by means of using a hand- or motor-operated press forming machine or device; and a step of thermal stamping for painting the press formed characters (2) by means of thermal-transfer ink impregnated in a thermal-transfer film with a thermal stamping machine (6) which in turn comprises: introducing the plate (1) in a tubular thermal-transfer film (5), closing the open end or ends (5d) of said tubular film (5), introducing the assembly (5, 1) in the thermal stamping machine (6), and removing the finished plate (1) from inside the tubular film (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAS SAMAR'T, S.A.
    Inventor: Enrique Sanchez Casadevall
  • Patent number: 10973349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for decorating a drinking or eating vessel, the method comprising: a. providing: i. a drinking or eating vessel, wherein the vessel comprises an inner surface that defines a volume for receiving a liquid or a solid food and an outer surface comprising a polymeric coating; and ii. a transfer sheet, wherein the transfer sheet comprises a printed decoration; and iii. a supporting means comprising a recess for receiving the vessel; and b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT Promotions, LTD
    Inventors: Gary Darlow, Alexander Edward Turner
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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