Of Portion Only Of Lamina From Carrier Patents (Class 156/234)
  • Patent number: 10875262
    Abstract: This patent application focuses on the cutting, laying and impregnating the fiber tape using a tape laying and cutting head. The head contains a stationary or moving laser system with an in-situ mixing of resin and hardener, rollers (1,2) and a spreader (6) for pressing. The head enables manufacturing of small fiber reinforced parts avoiding the problems in manufacturing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Qiongge Tai, Pravin Luthada, Emir Goletic, Oriol Ala Puig, Vaibhav Shah
  • Patent number: 10854779
    Abstract: Disclosed a micro-LED transfer method and manufacturing method. The micro-LED transfer method comprises: bringing pickup units (305, 605, 705) of a transfer head in contact with micro-LEDs (303, 603, 703) on a carrier substrate (301, 601, 701), wherein the pickup units (305, 605, 705) are able to apply current to the micro-LEDs (303, 603, 703); applying current to the micro-LEDs (303, 603, 703) via the pickup units (305, 605, 705) to obtain I-V characteristics of the micro-LEDs (303, 603, 703); determining known-good-die micro-LEDs based on the I-V characteristics; and transferring the known-good-die micro-LEDs from the carrier substrate to a receiving substrate (307, 608, 708) by using the transfer head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOERTEK. INC
    Inventor: Quanbo Zou
  • Patent number: 10820680
    Abstract: A cosmetic or other stencil assembly and a method of applying a cosmetic or other product using a stencil assembly are provided herein. The stencil assembly of at least one embodiment includes a stencil layer defining one or more inner, stencil portions or application zones, and one or more outer excess portions. The stencil layer is at least initially and at least partially attached to a transfer layer. Makeup, cosmetic or another product is applied to the stencil portion(s) or application zone(s) of the stencil layer, and subsequently, the excess portion(s) are removed from the transfer layer independently from the stencil portion(s). The transfer layer and the stencil portion(s) with makeup applied thereto may then be applied to the skin, thereby transferring the makeup to the skin in the shape of the stencil portion(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Lacey Macri
  • Patent number: 10814667
    Abstract: A method for applying a transfer ply of a foil to a substrate, with the steps of: a) regionally applying a radically curable adhesive to the transfer ply and/or the substrate by means of an inkjet printhead; b) precuring the adhesive by UV irradiation; c) applying the transfer ply to the substrate by means of a stamping apparatus; d) fully curing the adhesive by UV irradiation; e) peeling a carrier ply of the foil, to leave at least one first subregion of the transfer ply on an application region of the substrate, and at least one second subregion of the transfer ply on the carrier ply; f) winding up or recoiling the carrier ply with the remaining second subregion of the transfer ply; g) applying at least one further subregion of the transfer ply remaining on the carrier ply to the substrate by at least once repeating steps a) to f).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Triepel, Konstantin Kosalla, Klaus Pforte
  • Patent number: 10781496
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are water-based, pigment-containing coating compositions for application over leather substrates including patent leather, such as but not limited to shoes, belts, purses, bags, wallets, and the like, comprising a combination of acrylic resins having glass transition temperatures at a lower end of the scale around 20-25° C. for flexibility with a balance of harder styrenated and non-styrenated acrylic resins, such coating compositions displaying chemical properties for both flexibility to bend with the leather substrates and gloss for excellent aesthetic appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: DECOART, INC.
    Inventor: Yue Man Tang
  • Patent number: 10737411
    Abstract: A system for fabricating composite parts efficiently. Pre-impregnated (prepreg) composite material is drawn as a sheet from a roll and fed by advancement rollers into a stamping and molding station in which a piece of the prepreg material is cut, on a mold, from the sheet. Pressure is applied to cause the prepreg material to conform to a surface of the mold, and the prepreg is cured with ultraviolet light. Additional layers of prepreg may be cut and cured on any layers that have already been cured on the mold. The complete part may be removed from the mold with ejector pins. Scrap prepreg may be recycled in a recycling station that separates reinforcing fiber from uncured resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob M. Hundley, Eric C. Clough, Zak C. Eckel
  • Patent number: 10727363
    Abstract: In some aspects, graphic layers for depicting a visible representation of an image along a surface of a photovoltaic module can include a plurality of substantially opaque isolated regions; and at least one substantially transparent contiguous region surrounding the substantially opaque isolated regions, wherein an outer surface of the at least one substantially transparent contiguous region comprises a matte surface finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sistine Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Balasubramanian, Ido Salama, Samantha Holmes, Jody Fu, Jonathan Mailoa
  • Patent number: 10717310
    Abstract: In a protective layer transfer sheet, a heat-resistant lubricating layer is provided on a first surface of a substrate, and a thermally transferable protective layer is provided on at least part of a second surface of the substrate. The thermally transferable protective layer is composed of a peeling layer and an adhesive layer. The peeling layer contains cellulose acetate propionate resin having a glass transition temperature (Tg) in the range of 140° C. or more and 150° C. or less, and a number average molecular weight (Mn) of 30,000 or less, and polyester resin having a number average molecular weight of 15,000 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10687563
    Abstract: An upper torso garment has a torso section extending from a waist region to a neck region, the torso section including a front region and a back region, where the front region is positioned adjacent a chest of a wearer of the garment and the back region is positioned adjacent a back of the wearer. The torso section includes a left torso region and a right torso region, where the left torso region is positioned on a lateral left side of the torso section and the right torso region is positioned on a lateral right side of the torso section. The garment includes quick-draw pockets on the front region, back region, or both, proximate to the waist region. The quick-draw pockets can be reversed pockets, where the opening is oriented at least partly toward an opposite lateral side of the respective front region or back region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew M. Plant, Marlon J. Harris
  • Patent number: 10577745
    Abstract: A transfer printing paper is provided. The transfer printing paper includes a release layer and a conductive layer. The conductive layer is formed on the release layer and is suitable for being transferred to a flexible material layer. After being transferred to the flexible material layer, the conductive layer is configured to be electrically in contact with a wearer wearing the flexible material layer, so as to conduct a physiological signal of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Haraikawa, Jen-Chien Chien, Yin-Tsong Lin, Tsui-Shan Hung
  • Patent number: 10562286
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to an assembly and process for preparing affixing tape. The disclosure also relates to an affixing assembly and process using the prepared tape. The tape can be used, for example, to affix plastic items to mailing pieces. The assemblies and processes disclosed herein provide for added throughput, less down time, higher quality of parts and production control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Wegmann
  • Patent number: 10544310
    Abstract: Provided are a hydraulic transfer film capable of manufacturing a decorated molded product that expresses a design with a concavo-convex feeling by a hydraulic transfer method and having excellent transfer processability and a method for manufacturing a decorated molded product using the same. The hydraulic transfer film includes a water-soluble film having thereon a design layer, wherein the design layer has a low-gloss portion and a high-gloss portion; the low-gloss portion and the high-gloss portion are present at least within a plane on the water-soluble film side of the design layer; the low-gloss portion contains a binder resin and a deglossing agent; and the high-gloss portion is composed of a resin composition containing an acrylic polymer polyol and/or a cured product thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Sutou, Takeshi Iizuka, Takami Sendai
  • Patent number: 10489037
    Abstract: A method and system for configuring window tint for a vehicle may include a GUI or series of GUIs. The GUI may allow a user to select desired tint criteria. The GUI may allow the user to select the vehicle make, model, trim, and color. The GUI may allow the user to select the windows to be tinted. The GUI may allow the user to select the film type, such as the manufacturer and model type of the tint film. The GUI may allow the user to select the opacity of the tinted windows. The GUI may allow the user to submit an order for tint based on the selected tint criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: THE REYNOLDS AND REYNOLDS COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert T. Brockman, Sidney Haider
  • Patent number: 10424703
    Abstract: A method for producing a light reflecting layer-including optical semiconductor element includes the steps of temporarily fixing electrode surfaces of a plurality of optical semiconductor elements each having the electrode surface provided with an electrode, a light emitting surface opposing the electrode surface and provided with a light emitting layer, and a connecting surface connecting a peripheral end edge of the electrode surface to that of the light emitting surface to a temporarily fixing sheet at spaced intervals to each other; filling a first gap between the optical semiconductor elements that are next to each other with a light reflecting sheet and forming a light reflecting layer on the connecting surfaces of the plurality of optical semiconductor elements; removing the light reflecting layer attaching to the light emitting surfaces of the plurality of optical semiconductor elements; and cutting the light reflecting layer between the optical semiconductor elements that are next to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunari Ooyabu, Hiroki Kono, Yi-min Chou
  • Patent number: 10416121
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a composite material molding jig includes a rigid portion and a convex portion for forming a groove for inserting an optical fiber sensor. The rigid portion has a surface for laminating prepreg sheets. The convex portion is formed in a surface side of the rigid portion. Further, according to one implementation, a composite material molding method is a method for molding a composite material, on which the groove for inserting the optical fiber sensor has been formed, by heating and curing a laminated body of the prepreg sheets laminated on the above-mentioned composite material molding jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kohei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10395575
    Abstract: A waveguide display includes a source assembly, an output waveguide, and a controller. The source assembly includes a light source and an optics system. The light source includes source elements arranged in a 1D or 2D array that emit image light. The optics system includes a scanning mirror assembly that scans the image light to particular locations based on scanning instructions. The output waveguide receives the scanned image light from the scanning mirror assembly and outputs an expanded image light. In some embodiments, the waveguide display includes a source waveguide and the 1D array of source elements. The source waveguide receives a conditioned image light from the source assembly. The controller generates the scanning instructions and provides the scanning instructions to the scanning mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the controller provides the scanning instructions to an actuator assembly of the source waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Pasi Saarikko, Hee Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10374159
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an optoelectronic device includes forming an adhesion layer on a substrate, forming a material layer on the adhesion layer and applying release tape to the material layer. The substrate is removed at the adhesion layer by mechanically yielding the adhesion layer. A conductive layer is applied to the material layer on a side opposite the release tape to form a transfer substrate. The transfer substrate is transferred to a target substrate to join the target substrate to the conductive layer of the transfer substrate. The release tape is removed from the material layer to form a top emission optoelectronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeehwan Kim, Ning Li, Devendra K. Sadana, Tze-bin Song
  • Patent number: 10252466
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to systems and methods for using machine vision to provide information on one or more aspects of an additive fabrication device, such as calibration parameters and/or an object formed by the device or in the process of being formed by the device. According to some aspects, a method is provided for calibrating an additive fabrication device. According to some aspects, a method is provided for assessing at least a portion of an object formed using an additive fabrication device. According to some aspects, a method is provided for fabricating a second object in contact with a first object using an additive fabrication device. According to some aspects, an additive fabrication device configured to perform one or more of the above methods may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Javier E. Ramos, Pitchaya Sitthi-Amorn, Wojciech Matusik, Yuwang Wang
  • Patent number: 10213998
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to an assembly and process for preparing affixing tape. The disclosure also relates to an affixing assembly and process using the prepared tape. The tape can be used, for example, to affix plastic items to mailing pieces. The assemblies and processes disclosed herein provide for added throughput, less down time, higher quality of parts and production control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Wegmann
  • Patent number: 10211377
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light-emitting diode package, and more specifically to a method for manufacturing a light-emitting diode package that does not need an additional color conversion frit heat-treatment process and cutting process after bonding between the color conversion frit and a light-emitting diode chip. To this end, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a light-emitting diode package characterized in that the present invention comprises: a color conversion frit formation step for forming a color conversion frit in which phosphor is included on a substrate; a color conversion frit transcription step for transcribing the color conversion frit formed on the substrate from the substrate to a transcription film; and a color conversion frit bonding step for bonding the color conversion frit transcribed on the transcription film onto a light-emitting diode package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Seuk Oh, Ki Yeon Lee, Hyung Soo Moon, Bo Mi Kim, Jhee Mann Kim, Cheol Min Park, Choon Bong Yang
  • Patent number: 10175544
    Abstract: Ensure conduction between an electronic component and a circuit substrate having reduced pitches in wiring of the circuit substrate or electrodes of the electronic component and prevent short circuits between electrode terminals of the electronic component. A connection body including an electronic component connected to a circuit substrate via an anisotropic conductive adhesive agent containing conductive particles; wherein the conductive particles are regularly arranged; and wherein the conductive particles have a particle diameter that is ½ or less than a height of a connecting electrode of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichiro Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10160209
    Abstract: An example system includes a flexible carrier and a printhead flow structure. The printhead flow structure includes a flex circuit including a carrier wafer and at least one printhead die electrically coupled to the flex circuit. The carrier wafer is bonded to the flexible carrier with thermal release tape, the thermal release tape to debond substantially completely from the flex circuit at a debonding temperature via bending of the flexible carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Chien-Hua Chen, Michael G. Groh, Michael W. Cumbie
  • Patent number: 10157559
    Abstract: A waveguide display includes a source assembly, an output waveguide, and a controller. The source assembly includes a light source and an optics system. The light source includes source elements arranged in a 1D or 2D array that emit image light. The optics system includes a scanning mirror assembly that scans the image light to particular locations based on scanning instructions. The output waveguide receives the scanned image light from the scanning mirror assembly and outputs an expanded image light. In some embodiments, the waveguide display includes a source waveguide and the 1D array of source elements. The source waveguide receives a conditioned image light from the source assembly. The controller generates the scanning instructions and provides the scanning instructions to the scanning mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the controller provides the scanning instructions to an actuator assembly of the source waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Pasi Saarikko, Hee Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10118252
    Abstract: Systems and methods for laser processing continuously moving sheet material include one or more laser processing heads configured to illuminate the moving sheet material with one or more laser beams. The sheet material may include, for example, an optical film continuously moving from a first roller to a second roller during a laser process. In one embodiment, a vacuum chuck is configured to removably affix a first portion of the moving sheet material thereto. The vacuum chuck controls a velocity of the moving sheet material as the first portion is processed by the one or more laser beams. In one embodiment, a conveyor includes a plurality of vacuum chucks configured to successively affix to different portions of the sheet material during laser processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasu Osako, Mark Unrath, Mark Kosmowski
  • Patent number: 10046552
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for the automated manufacturing of three-dimensional (3D) composite-based objects is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a material feeder, a printer, a powder system, a transfer system, and optionally a fuser. The method comprises inserting a stack of substrate sheets into a material feeder, transferring a sheet of the stack from the material feeder to a printer, depositing fluid on the single sheet while the sheet rests on a printer platen, transferring the sheet from the printer to a powder system, depositing powder onto the single sheet such that the powder adheres to the areas of the sheet onto which the printer has deposited fluid, removing any powder that did not adhere to the sheet, optionally melting the powder on the substrate, and repeating the steps for as many additional sheets as required for making a specified 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Impossible Objects, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Swartz, Eugene Gore, Buckley Crist, John Bayldon, Chris Wagner, Nicholas Tarzian, Evangeline Su
  • Patent number: 10022939
    Abstract: Described herein is/are cold foil adhesive methods for manufacturing temporary tattoo laminate devices, wherein the tattoos incorporate metallic foil and other decorative components. The methods provide a surprisingly rapid and efficient method for creating tattoo laminate devices which provide crisp, clear multi-color images temporary tattoos for the skin. The methods described herein provide a way to produce, in an offset printing press or flexographic printing press, numerous tattoo laminate devices at very high speeds, with unlimited colors, and crisp, clear images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TMI Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Huff, Mitchell S. Pisik
  • Patent number: 9993971
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a stack of adhesive plies for attaching a doubler to a surface on a structure includes a digital scanner, configured for scanning the surface and for producing a first set of digital data representing a contour of the surface, and a computer, coupled to the digital scanner, having a processor and system memory. The computer is programmed for mapping a gap between a bonding surface on the doubler and the surface on the structure using the first set of digital data and a second set of digital data representing the bonding surface, and for segmenting the mapped gap into layers corresponding to the adhesive plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott W. Lea, Gary E. Georgeson, Michael D. Fogarty, Michael W. Evens, Jeffrey M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9989919
    Abstract: A method for forming a hydraulic transfer film includes: (a) forming a water-soluble sacrificial layer on a water-soluble substrate; (b) forming a first holographic pattern on the water-soluble sacrificial layer; (c) forming a pattern forming layer on the water-soluble sacrificial layer such that the pattern forming layer is formed with a second holographic pattern on a surface that contacts the first holographic pattern and being complementary to the first holographic pattern, the pattern forming layer having a water-soluble region and an oil-soluble region; (d) forming an oil-soluble base layer on the pattern forming layer; and (e) forming an activating layer that is on the oil-soluble base layer and that includes a curable activating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Daigin Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Cheng Wu-Lu, Chao-Chein Huang, Mao-Feng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9988097
    Abstract: A flooring product has multiple planar single piece substrate components, each with opposing straight longitudinal and lateral edges. A first lateral edge of a second of the substrate components abuts a first lateral edge of a first of the substrate components to form a common seam. The first and second of the substrate components are adjacent relative to a sequential array of multiple substrate components running parallel to the pair of longitudinal edges. The product has a pair of laminate component affixed to each side of each of the substrate components continuously over the sequential array thereof. The laminate components strengthen the product in relation to bearing a load applied to the second surface thereof and each of the common seams. The flooring product may be cut to lengths for accommodating overall lengths of recreational vehicles, trailers or manufactured housing units and thus reduces manufacturing costs associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SABALITO LLC
    Inventors: John Peterson, James Lambert
  • Patent number: 9968964
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating method using particle alignment, including preparing a cohesive polymer substrate having a smooth surface; and coating the smooth surface of the cohesive polymer substrate with a plurality of particles while forming recesses respectively corresponding to the particles on the smooth surface of the cohesive polymer substrate by pressing the particles to the cohesive polymer substrate, so that binding properties between the particles and the cohesive polymer substrate are enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY—ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jae Ho Kim, Hyo Sop Kim
  • Patent number: 9945658
    Abstract: A surface emitting laser includes a lower reflector, an active layer, a gap portion, an upper reflector, and a driving unit. The lower reflector, the active layer, the gap portion, and the upper reflector are arranged in that order. The surface emitting laser is capable of varying a wavelength of emitted light by changing a distance between the upper and lower reflectors. The driving unit moves one of the upper and lower reflectors in an optical axis direction of the emitted light. At least one of the upper and lower reflectors includes a stacked body in which first layers and second layers are alternately stacked, the second layers having a refractive index lower than a refractive index of the first layers, outermost layers of the stacked body being the first layers, and a third layer provided on at least one end of the stacked body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Matsuu, Takeshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 9834025
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device configured to include a pressure section and a heating section for heating an image receiving medium and to execute a fixing processing for fixing an image formed on the image receiving medium with a decolorable color material at a fixing temperature or an erasure processing for erasing an image at a decoloring temperature, a reading section configured to be arranged at the upstream side of the fixing device in the conveyance direction of the image receiving medium to read an identifier indicating whether or not the color material of the image formed on the image receiving medium can be decolorized, and a control section configured to control the execution of the erasure processing of the image on the image receiving medium with the fixing device according to a result of reading of the identifier with the reading section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidehito Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9833949
    Abstract: A 3D object according to the invention comprises substrate layers infiltrated by a hardened material. The 3D object is fabricated by a method comprising the following steps: Position powder on all or part of a substrate layer. Repeat this step for the remaining substrate layers. Stack the substrate layers. Transform the powder into a substance that flows and subsequently hardens into the hardened material. The hardened material solidifies in a spatial pattern that infiltrates positive regions in the substrate layers and does not infiltrate negative regions in the substrate layers. In a preferred embodiment, the substrate is carbon fiber and excess substrate is removed by abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Impossible Objects, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Swartz, Buckley Crist, Eugene Gore, Joseph M. Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9807919
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display and other electrical components that are sensitive to electrostatic charge. A button may pass through an opening in a layer of the display. A metal trim may surround the button. The housing may have an opening with a clear lens surrounded by a metal trim. To prevent damage from electrostatic discharge, an electrostatic discharge path may be formed in the device that includes a metal trim surrounding a component such as a button member or camera lens, metal traces on the inner surface of a display layer or a housing, a grounded metal housing structure, and a spring or other conductive structure that couples the metal traces to the grounded metal housing structure. Displays may be provided with electrostatic discharge paths that route electrostatic charge to grounded metal housing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Kelvin Kwong
  • Patent number: 9692019
    Abstract: To provide an element manufacturing method and element manufacturing apparatus for efficiently manufacturing an element such as an organic semiconductor element. First, an intermediate product, which includes a substrate and a protrusion extending in a normal direction of the substrate, is formed. Next, the intermediate product is covered, at a side where the protrusion is provided, with a first surface of a lid member. After the covering of the intermediate product, a gas is injected into an enclosed space formed at a side of a second surface of the lid member that is present on an opposite side of the first surface. This enhances an internal pressure of the enclosed space, thus bringing the first surface of the lid member into close contact with the intermediate product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Nirengi, Toshihiko Takeda, Hiroyoshi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9573814
    Abstract: A method of high-throughput printing and selective transfer of graphene onto a substrate includes the steps of: providing a thermal release tape having graphene adhered thereto; placing a substrate onto the graphene; pressing the thermal tape and the graphene against the substrate at a uniformly-distributed pressure; heating localized portions of the thermal tape and graphene using a localized heat source, thereby diminishing the adhesive properties of the thermal release tape in the localized portions and transferring graphene from said localized portions to the substrate; and separating the thermal release tape from the substrate. The method may include the further step of moving the localized heat source to selected positions on the thermal release tape during the heating step, thereby forming a pattern of heated portions. The method may use a laser beam as the localized heat source, movement of the laser beam being performed by a computer-controlled deflectable mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Vikram Patil, Youn-Su Kim, Kitu Kumar, Eui-Hyeok Yang
  • Patent number: 9533627
    Abstract: A vehicular decorative member is curved as a forward-bulging shape, and includes a transparent base, a transferred layer, a metallic layer, and a base layer. The transparent base includes a front face, and a rear face. The transparent base's rear face has an ordinary section, and a recessed section. The transferred layer, the metallic layer, and the base layer are disposed on the transparent base's rear-face side in this order. The vehicular decorative member further includes a transfer sheet turning into the transferred layer. The transfer sheet includes a support film, and an adhesive layer, a decorative layer and a release layer that are formed on the support film in this order. The transfer sheet makes the transferred layer when the support film is removed from the release layer after pressing the transfer sheet onto the transparent base's ordinary section while heating the transfer sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sugiura, Hideto Maeda, Kimihiro Iimura, Daiichiro Kawashima
  • Patent number: 9352601
    Abstract: A transfer medium manufacturing method for manufacturing a transfer medium in which a foil forming recording material containing metallic particles capable of being transferred onto a target has been applied to a base material includes: applying the foil forming recording material to the base material; and smoothing the surface of the foil forming recording material applied to the base material in the applying, the foil forming recording material being in a partially-melted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Matsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9321266
    Abstract: A print head has an ink reservoir to hold ink, the reservoir having protrusions, an external manifold coupled to the ink reservoir, the ink manifold having channels on a first surface that match the protrusions, and an adhesive in the channels to contact the protrusions. A method of assembling a print head includes mounting a jet stack to a flat plate of a merge fixture, dispensing adhesive on an external manifold attached to the jet stack, placing a reservoir in the merge fixture above the external manifold such that the reservoir does not contact the adhesive, attaching an upper plate to the reservoir to set a depth, pressing the reservoir into the adhesive, and curing the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Paul Woebkenberg, Jonathan Robert Brick, Robert Mark Jacobs, Joseph Andrew Broderick
  • Patent number: 9171810
    Abstract: An electronic device incorporating a randomized interconnection layer. In one example, the device includes a randomized interconnection layer having a randomized conductive pattern formed by etching of a heterogeneous layer; and a sensing circuit, electrically coupled to the randomized interconnection layer to detect the randomized conductive pattern. In another example, a method of fabricating the device includes forming a set of electrodes proximate to a silicon substrate; depositing a heterogeneous layer of elements onto the substrate; etching the heterogeneous layer to form a randomized conductive pattern; and electrically coupling the electrodes to a sensing circuit and the randomized conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Michael Antoine Armand in't Zandt, Viet Hoang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9162632
    Abstract: A method for producing a patterned pressure-sensitive adhesive body includes a pattern forming step of cutting a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in a pressure-sensitive adhesive film including a first release film and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer laminated on one surface of the first release film so as to form a first slit in a pattern shape and an outer frame forming step of cutting the first release film and the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer so as to form a second slit in an outer frame shape surrounding the pattern shape. The second slit has a discontinuous portion in a cutting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Tsuzuki, Yoshimasa Nishida, Takafumi Suzuki, Hiromitsu Morishita, Masayoshi Natsume, Shuuji Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9096049
    Abstract: A metal-clad laminate excellent in isotropy, appearance, bondability between a TLC polymer film and a metallic sheet, and dimensional stability is provided less costly with a first step of thermally compressing the film with the metallic sheet by passing them through a nipping region between heating rolls, and a second step of heat-treating the resultant metal-clad laminate at a temperature not higher than the melting point of the film, wherein the film has thermal expansion coefficient ?L satisfying ?L=?T+? with thickness T, thickness coefficient ? and anisotropy coefficient ? of the film; wherein the coefficient ? is within the range of ?0.08 to ?0.01; the coefficient ? is within the range of ?M+6????M+10 with thermal expansion coefficient ?M of the metallic sheet; and thermal expansion coefficient ?T of the film is within ?M?2??T??M+3 with the coefficient ?M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Onodera, Tadao Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9067866
    Abstract: The invention relates to amino(meth)acrylates obtained from the reaction of amines with a mixture of epoxy(meth)acrylates and (meth)acrylated diluent and there use for making flexible varnishes, coatings, adhesives and inks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ALLNEX BELGIUM S.A.
    Inventors: Francis Bergiers, Thierry Randoux
  • Publication number: 20150124457
    Abstract: A light emitting device can further improve light extraction efficiency. A method of manufacturing such a light emitting device can also prove advantageous. The light emitting device includes a light emitting element, a light-transmissive member which is disposed on a light extracting surface side of the light emitting element, and a reflecting layer disposed on an element bonding surface of the light transmissive member where the light emitting element is disposed and adjacent to the light emitting element. The light-transmissive member, in a plan view, has a planar dimension greater than the light extracting surface of the light emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke SANGA, Masatsugu ICHIKAWA, Shunsuke MINATO, Toru TAKASONE, Masahiko SANO
  • Patent number: 8969127
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an electronic device comprises providing a layer structure (48) supported on a first substrate (34), providing a second, patterned substrate (28) and transferring selected areas (58) of the first layer structure onto the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Novalia Ltd
    Inventor: Kate Stone
  • Patent number: 8968846
    Abstract: A thermal transfer film and an organic electroluminescent display manufactured using the thermal transfer film, the thermal transfer film including a base layer; and a transfer enhancement layer having a surface energy of about 25 dyne/cm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Hyoung Tae Lim, Kyoung Ku Kang, Jung Hyo Lee, Seong Heun Cho, Si Kyun Park, Se Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 8956490
    Abstract: In a method of forming an identification card, a card substrate having a surface is provided. A film laminate comprising a backing layer and one or more dried transferable layers attached to the backing layer is provided. One of the transferable layers comprises a coating comprising an inorganic ceramic-like material and a water insoluble polymer binder. The film laminate is laminated to the surface of the card substrate such that an exposed surface of the one or more transferable layers adheres to the surface of the card substrate. The backing layer is then removed from at least a portion of the one or more transferable layers that remain adhered to the surface of the card substrate. Additional embodiments are generally directed to a method of protecting a surface of an identification card and identification card manufacturing devices for performing the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Assa Abloy AB
    Inventor: Karl A. Karst
  • Publication number: 20150041302
    Abstract: A touch sensor including a plurality of first electrode films and a plurality of second electrode films which are formed on a surface of a substrate and are arranged in different directions from each other; and a manufacturing method for the same. The manufacturing method includes: a first transfer step, which uses a transfer ribbon made by at least an insulating layer and an electrode-imparting layer which are entirely sequentially stacked as a transfer layer upon an elongated release film, attaches to a substrate only a portion of the transfer layer to which heat and pressure have been applied, and by stripping the release film, transfers the transfer layer in at least the shape of a first electrode film; and a second transfer step including attaching only the portion of the transfer layer to which the heat and the pressure had been applied and stripping the release film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Shuzo Okumura, Asako Sakashita, Eiji Nakagawa, Ryohei Nagase, Tomohiro Matsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20150034237
    Abstract: A process for producing a corrugated electrode for use in an electroactive polymer cartridge is disclosed. A laminated web comprising a support sheet laminated to a dielectric elastomer film is positioned. The support sheet defines areas exposing portions of the dielectric elastomer film. A force is applied to the positioned laminated web to stretch the laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web in a direction that is orthogonal to a plane defined by the web. An electrically conductive material is applied to the laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web while the laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web is in a stretched state. The laminated support sheet-dielectric elastomer film web is relaxed to form the corrugated electrode on the dielectric elastomer film portion of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Silmon J. Biggs, Jeremy Elsberry, Andrew B. Campbell
  • Patent number: RE48108
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier; a toner image forming unit that forms a toner image on the image carrier; a transfer unit that transfers the toner image on the image carrier to a transfer target having ridges and valleys on a surface thereof; an adjusting unit that adjusts a ratio of A/B, where A is a transfer ratio [%] from the image carrier to a valley portion of the transfer target while B is a transfer ratio [%] from the image carrier to a ridge portion of the transfer target, based on an adjustment input by a user; and a control unit that controls a transfer condition of the transfer unit based on the ratio of A/B adjusted by the adjusting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Emiko Shiraishi, Yasuhiko Ogino, Reki Nakamura, Keigo Nakamura, Takahiro Seki