On Temporary Planar Support (e.g., Film Casting) Patents (Class 156/246)
  • Patent number: 10622149
    Abstract: A method for producing an electronic component including a body and first and second external electrodes arranged on an external surface of the body. An edge portion of the first external electrode and an edge portion of the second external electrode face each other on the body. The first and second external electrodes each include a copper-metal-containing layer and a protective copper oxide layer covering the copper-metal-containing layer within the edge portion of the first and second external electrodes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Taseda, Isamu Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10364100
    Abstract: Heavy duty conveyor belts (1) having excellent resistance to high temperatures. These conveyor belts (1) can be repeatedly exposed to temperatures of greater than 200° C. or even 250° C. without compromising the strength or reliability of the belt while providing a greatly extended service life. The conveyor belts (1) may also be manufactured in a commercially viable and cost effective manner. The conveyor belts (1) generally include a reinforcement layer (3), a carry cover layer (2) disposed above the reinforcement layer (3), a pulley cover layer (4) disposed beneath the reinforcement layer (3), and the carry cover layer (2) is comprised of a fluoroelastomer. In some aspects, the conveyor belts (1) have a carry cover layer (2) which includes an outer surface layer (6) containing a fluoroelastomer and an inner layer (7) based upon an EPM elastomer or an EPDM elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: David J. Maguire, Thomas George Burrowes, Guangzhuo Rong, Sebastian Seibold, Heng-Huey Yang
  • Patent number: 10297398
    Abstract: A porous carbon material for electrodes of energy storage devices comprising: a porous carbon material; 0.5 to 5 parts by mass of an insulating material having a boiling point of 150° C. or more based on 100 parts by mass of the porous carbon material; and 0.25 to 15 parts by mass of a conductive additive based on 100 parts by mass of the insulating material, wherein the insulating material and the conductive additive are carried on the porous carbon material in combination, and the porous carbon material has a BET specific surface area of 1300 to 2050 m2/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumika Nishita, Shushi Nishimura, Yoshifumi Egawa, Kiyoto Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10256447
    Abstract: Microporous battery separators, batteries including such separators, and/or methods of making such separators, and/or methods of using such separators. In accordance with at least certain embodiments, an improved or novel battery separator for a secondary or rechargeable lithium battery may have low electrical resistance of less than 0.95 ohm-cm2, or in some cases, less than 0.8 ohm-cm2. Furthermore, the inventive battery separator membrane may provide a means to achieve an improved level of battery performance in a rechargeable or secondary lithium battery based on a possibly synergistic combination of low electrical resistance, low Gurley, low tortuosity, and/or a unique trapezoid shaped pore. In accordance with at least certain multilayer embodiments (by way of example only, a trilayer membrane made of two polypropylene layers with a polyethylene layer in between), the inventive microporous membrane or battery separator may have excellent onset and rate of thermal shutdown performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaomin Zhang, Lie Shi
  • Patent number: 10178774
    Abstract: In an electronic component, a peripheral portion of an external terminal electrode is thicker than a center portion thereof, and at least a portion of the peripheral portion is buried in a component main body. A surface of the external terminal electrode and a principal surface of the component main body are located on the same plane. An electrically insulating coating layer is arranged along the principal surface of the component main body so as to cover at least a portion of the peripheral portion of the external terminal electrode. An end portion of the coating layer is in contact with a thickest portion of the peripheral portion of the external terminal electrode in the principal surface of the component main body. The coating layer and the surface of the external terminal electrode are located on the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunio Iwakoshi, Syuichi Onodera, Takao Okano, Yoshihito Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10102841
    Abstract: The invention relates to an acoustic absorber comprising a support (2) which comprises a plurality of recesses (22), and a coating (3) on a visible side (21) of the support (2), said coating covering the recesses (22) and being made from a lacquer. According to the invention the sections (31) of the coating (3), which cover the recesses (22), forming respectively at least two segments (311) which are separate from each other due to an opening (312), are foam or air-permeable. The invention also relates to the use of said type of absorber as a surface-covering element, as a ceiling or wall element or as part of a piece of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LEENA ROSE WILSON
    Inventor: Leena Rose Wilson
  • Patent number: 10092673
    Abstract: A plurality of fibers or one-dimensional, two-dimensional, or three-dimensional fibrous structures are provided, having fibers from a first raw fiber material. The first raw fiber material contains unsubstituted or partially substituted polyvinyl alcohol and/or unsubstituted or partially substituted polyvinyl alcohol copolymer. The fibers can be crosslinked by tempering the fibers or fibrous structures, with the result that the fibers or the fibrous structure are configured to be gel, in particular hydrogel, fibers or fibrous structures and have excellent stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Wiebke Schmitz, Julia Schmidt, Bernd Schlesselmann, Gunter Scharfenberger
  • Patent number: 10042099
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wire grid polarizer and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device, which relate to the display technical field. The problem of high production cost in a manufacture process of a wire grid polarizer can be solved. The manufacturing method of the wire grid polarizer includes: coating a first polymer monomer on the surface of the base substrate; subjecting the first polymer monomer corresponding to the first preset position to a curing treatment; forming a pattern of first protrusions with intervals on the surface of the base substrate; coating a mixture of the second polymer monomer and metal particles on the surface of the substrate provided with the first protrusions; subjecting the mixture corresponding to the second preset position to a curing treatment; forming a pattern of wire grid formed of the second protrusions with intervals on the surface of the base substrate; wherein each second protrusion covers at least one surface for polarization of one first protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingyi Li
  • Patent number: 10030325
    Abstract: Protective coverings are disclosed that have a scrim made up of warp and weft members that define a plurality of interstices coated on only a first major surface thereof by a multi-layer coating with a first layer of the multi-layer coating juxtaposed to the first major surface, and penetrating into the interstices of the scrim to co-define, with the warp and weft members, an opposing second major surface of the scrim. The first layer of the multi-layer coating has a melting point below 100° C. and comprises a copolymer of ethylene, and provides the co-defined opposing second major surface of the scrim with a coefficient of friction of at least 0.5 when tested with dry leather and at least 0.7 when tested with dry rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intertape Polymer Corp.
    Inventor: Trevor Arthurs
  • Patent number: 9802359
    Abstract: An internal tensioning structure for use in an inflatable product fulfills the basic function of maintaining two adjacent inflatable surfaces in a desired geometric arrangement when the inflatable product is pressurized. The tensioning structure is formed by connecting a pair of plastic strips sheets via spaced-apart strands, such as strings or wires. When pulled taut, the strands provide a high tensile strength between the two opposed plastic strips. At the same time, the plastic strips facilitate a strong, long-lasting weld between the tensioning structure and the inflatable product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Intex Marketing Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Hsiang Lin, Yaw Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 9770870
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a structure includes, in this order: providing a layer constituted by a support member and a modeling layer by bringing a regulating surface of a regulating member into contact with the modeling layer provided on a surface of an intermediate transfer member, pouring a material for the support member which becomes the support member to fill the periphery of the modeling layer while the regulating surface abutting the modeling layer, and solidifying the material for the support member; removing the regulating member from the layer constituted by the support member and the modeling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Taniuchi, Kazuhiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9636897
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a structure includes providing a stack of a first material layer to be a part of the structure and a restricting member wherein the first material layer is provided on a surface of the structure in the process of formation, and a part of the restricting member is provided on a surface of the first material layer in reverse of the surface of the structure in the process of formation, providing a support member between the restricting member and the surface of the structure in the process of formation, removing the restricting member, and providing a second material layer to be a part of the structure on surfaces of the first material layer and the support member exposed by removing the restricting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Taniuchi, Kazuhiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9375748
    Abstract: An underlayer is formed to cover the upper surface of a substrate and a guide pattern is formed on the underlayer. A DSA film constituted by two types of polymers is formed in a region on the underlayer where the guide pattern is not formed. Thermal processing is performed while a solvent is supplied to the DSA film on the substrate. Thus, a microphase separation of the DSA film occurs. As a result, patterns made of the one polymer and patterns made of another polymer are formed. Exposure processing and development processing are performed in this order on the DSA film after the microphase separation such that the patterns made of another polymer are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Harumoto, Tadashi Miyagi, Yukihiko Inagaki, Koji Kaneyama
  • Patent number: 9373753
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor light emitting device includes a stacked structure body and an electrode. The stacked structure body has a first conductivity type first semiconductor layer including a nitride-based semiconductor, a second conductivity type second semiconductor layer including a nitride-based semiconductor, and a light emitting layer provided between the first and second semiconductor layers. The electrode has first, second and third metal layers. The first metal layer is provided on the second semiconductor layer and includes silver or silver alloy. The second metal layer is provided on the first metal layer and includes at least one element of platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, osmium. The third metal layer is provided on the second metal layer. A thickness of the third metal layer along a direction from the first toward the second semiconductor layer is equal to or greater than a thickness of the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katsuno, Yasuo Ohba, Shinji Yamada, Mitsuhiro Kushibe, Kei Kaneko
  • Patent number: 9180737
    Abstract: A molded tire may include a support structure having an inner circumferential portion and an outer circumferential portion. The inner circumferential portion may be configured to be associated with a hub. The molded tire may also include a tread portion associated with the outer circumferential portion of the support structure, wherein the tread portion may be formed from a first polyurethane having first material characteristics. The support structure may be formed from a second polyurethane having second material characteristics different than the first material characteristics. The support structure may be chemically bonded to the tread portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron K. Amstutz, Kevin L. Martin, Stephen J. Pierz, David J. Colantoni
  • Publication number: 20150099088
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate structure for manufacturing a flexible electronic device, including a supporting layer, a release layer covering the supporting layer with a first area, wherein the release layer is an aromatic polyimide, and a flexible layer covering the supporting layer and the release layer with a second area. The second area is greater than the first area. The adhesion force between the flexible layer and the supporting layer is stronger than the adhesion force between the release layer and the supporting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng LIN, Chyi-Ming LEU, Yu-Ju KUO
  • Publication number: 20150090397
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a flexographic printing plate precursor for laser engraving, comprising, in order, steps of: forming a curable resin composition layer, which comprises (Component A) an ethylenically unsaturated compound, (Component B) a polymerization initiator, and (Component C) a binder, on a temporary support; forming a resin layer, which has an oxygen transmission coefficient of equal to or lower than 15 cm3·cm/m2·day·atm and a Shore A hardness of 20° to 70°, on the curable resin composition layer; and curing the curable resin composition layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yousuke MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150084825
    Abstract: Provided is an electromagnetic wave shielding sheet including: a substrate that is formed in a nano-web form by spinning a polymer material into fiber strands by a spinning method; a conductive metal layer that is formed on one surface of the substrate for shielding electromagnetic waves; and an adhesive layer formed on the other surface of the substrate, to thereby make a thickness of the electromagnetic wave shielding sheet thin, and improve electromagnetic wave shielding performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Seung Hoon LEE, Yong Sik JUNG, Yun Mi SO
  • Publication number: 20150064471
    Abstract: A metal dichalcogenide layer is produced on a transfer substrate by seeding F16CuPc molecules on a surface of a growth substrate, growing a layer (e.g., a monolayer) of a metal dichalcogenide via chemical vapor deposition on the growth substrate surface seeded with F16CuPc molecules, and contacting the F16CuPc-molecule and metal-dichalcogenide coated growth substrate with a composition that releases the metal dichalcogenide from the growth substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Jing Kong, Yi-Hsien Lee, Xi Ling
  • Publication number: 20150029459
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens incorporating clearly identifiable, highly visible embedded labels that are not visible to the wearer or others when placed on the eye may be utilized to allow an individual to easily distinguish between the normal state of the lens and the inverted state of the lens as well as serve any number of functions, including acting as a brand label, a prescription label or as a cosmetic enhancer. The embedded label comprises holographic recordings revealed only in transmitted light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson Tabirian, Rafael Vergara Toloza, Russell Spaulding
  • Publication number: 20140377329
    Abstract: The invention features sublingual film formulations of dopamine agonists and methods of treating Parkinson's disease, tremors, restless leg syndrome, sexual dysfunction, and depressive disorders therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Nathan John BRYSON, Anthony John GIOVINAZZO, Scott David BARNHART, Michael Clinton KOONS
  • Publication number: 20140373914
    Abstract: The present invention can provide a protective sheet, a protective sheet preventing curl generation in a laminated article formed by using the same and having excellent appearance, and a solar cell module formed by using this protective sheet. A protective sheet includes a weather-resistant film A, an adhesive layer 1, a film B, an adhesive layer 2, a film C in the stated order, the film C having a thickness of 60 ?m or more, in which the width WA of the weather-resistant film, the width WB of the film B, and the width WC of the film C have a relationship of WA>WC>WB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Naoya Ninomiya, Tetsuya Aya, Osamu Akaike, Hirofumi Kudou, Yumi Mitsukura
  • Publication number: 20140363646
    Abstract: A prepreg with a first resin layer and a second resin layer which is formed on this first resin layer, wherein the first resin layer is formed by a first resin composition, the second resin layer includes a resin layer which is formed by a second resin composition which is different from the first resin composition and in which a fiber base material is contained, the second resin layer is provided with a fiber base material-containing layer, an A layer which is positioned at an opposite side of the first resin layer side of the fiber base material-containing layer and does not contain fiber base material, and a B layer which is positioned at the first resin layer side of the fiber base material-containing layer and which does not contain the fiber base material, and said B layer has a thickness smaller than the thickness of the first resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Hayashi, Takashi Iga
  • Publication number: 20140340727
    Abstract: A photochromic composition functions as an adhesive layer for bonding optical sheets or films made from a polycarbonate resin or the like, and can be used to produce a laminated sheet that exhibits excellent adhesive properties, heat resistance, photochromic properties, and perspiration resistance. The photochromic composition includes (A) a polyurethane-urea resin having a urea bond in a molecular chain, in which a tetrahydrofuran insoluble content is 20.0 to 90.0 wt %; and (B) a photochromic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Mori, Toshimitsu Hiraren, Yasutomo Shimizu, Kazuhiro Teranishi
  • Patent number: 8864929
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated soft-magnetic sheet including: laminating at least two curable soft-magnetic sheets obtained by applying a soft-magnetic composition, which contains a flat soft-magnetic powder, to a release base; and drying the soft-magnetic composition at a temperature T1 at which curing reaction does not substantially take place, compressing the laminate at a temperature T2 at which the curing reaction does not substantially take place, using a laminator for applying a linear pressure thereon while the linear pressure is sequentially changed, and by applying surface pressure, compressing the compressed laminate at a temperature T3 at which the curing reaction takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Aramaki, Junichiro Sugita, Morio Sekiguchi
  • Publication number: 20140301020
    Abstract: A mesoporous, nanocrystalline, metal oxide construct particularly suited for capacitive energy storage that has an architecture with short diffusion path lengths and large surface areas and a method for production are provided. Energy density is substantially increased without compromising the capacitive charge storage kinetics and electrode demonstrates long term cycling stability. Charge storage devices with electrodes using the construct can use three different charge storage mechanisms immersed in an electrolyte: (1) cations can be stored in a thin double layer at the electrode/electrolyte interface (non-faradaic mechanism); (2) cations can interact with the bulk of an electroactive material which then undergoes a redox reaction or phase change, as in conventional batteries (faradaic mechanism); or (3) cations can electrochemically adsorb onto the surface of a material through charge transfer processes (faradaic mechanism).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Bruce S. Dunn, Sarah H. Tolbert, John Wang, Torsten Brezesinski, George Gruner
  • Publication number: 20140293201
    Abstract: A laminated film having a retardation layer A and a layer B that are formed through solvent co-casting is provided. The layer A has a thickness of 5 to 30 ?m. The layer B has a higher tensile modulus compared to the layer A. An interlayer peeling force between the layer A and the layer B is 0.05 to 5 N/cm. The laminated film overcomes the deterioration of handling property generally occurring with the reduction of film thickness in solvent casting method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Jun TAKEDA, Hajime NAKAYAMA, Yoji ITO
  • Publication number: 20140292460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inductor. An inductor in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a ferrite-organic body; an internal electrode laminated on the ferrite-organic body along a thickness direction of the ferrite-organic body to have a multilayer structure; a metal-organic body constituting a device body with the ferrite-organic body by covering the ferrite-organic body; and an external electrode covering the device body to be electrically connected to the internal electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Yoon KIM, Myeong Gi KIM, Il Jin PARK, Jin Woo HAHN, Min Kyoung CHEON
  • Patent number: 8821660
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing ecotypic artificial leather or leather-like includes the following steps: a first step of forming a surface layer; a second step of spray foaming which is to coat the partly cured surface layer with a reactive solvent-free multicomponent polymer using a multicomponent reaction injection molding device and a spray gun; a third step of once-molding roller pressing which is to press the substrate, foaming layer, surface layer and release paper together between the multicomponent polymer foaming stage and curing stage using a roller press device; and a fourth step of maturing and stripping, in which the substrate, foaming layer, surface layer and release paper are heated up, and then are cooled down while the release paper is removed. The production process utilizing the manufacturing method described in this invention is totally environmentally friendly. The physical and chemical properties of the product are excellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Chengyuan Huang
  • Publication number: 20140238591
    Abstract: A method of transferring graphene is provided. A method of transferring graphene in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include forming a graphene layer by composing graphene and a base layer, depositing a self-assembled monolayer on the graphene layer, and separating a combination layer comprising the self-assembled monolayer and the graphene layer from the base layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Jin Sik CHOI, Young-Jun YU, Jin Tae KIM, Kwang Hyo CHUNG, Doo Hyeb YOUN, Choon Gi CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140234636
    Abstract: A method for injection molding thin materials (sub-millimeter) having low green strength could make certain manufacturing processes significantly more efficient yet has heretofore been unavailable. Provided herein is a method that enables injection molding of thin materials by using a mold with contact surfaces having a low surface energy release agent disposed thereon. The low surface energy release agent may be applied as a coating on a conventional mold or the mold itself or just the contact surfaces thereof may be formed of a low surface energy release material. The method finds particular applicability in making special contour patches for medical and cosmetic implants and prosthetics. A preferred approach involves injection molding a thin layer of unvulcanized material on a cold mold, injection molding a thin layer of vulcanized material on a hot mold, transferring the vulcanized layer to the unvulcanized layer on the cold mold, and removing the combined layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED SILICONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: R. Alastair Winn, Nolan Pasko
  • Publication number: 20140234587
    Abstract: Two methods using two respective laminates produce flexographic printing plates with flat top dots from sheet photopolymers. The methods use a preliminary laminate to isolate the photopolymer surface from the ambient air. A third method enables images to be transferred to non-porous surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Chemence, Inc.
    Inventor: John P. Maneira
  • Publication number: 20140227463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a self adhesive ink jet printable polymer film. The film comprises a polymeric resin and a low surface energy additive that is in a substantially free form. The polymeric resin can be PVC, and the low surface energy additive can be silicone. The film comprising the low surface energy additive exhibits high print resolution and substantially uniform printing quality even after the print surface of the film has been in contact with a back surface of a release liner comprising residual silicone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Nagarajan Srivatsan, Prakash Mallya, Sujith Chacko, Michael Ramsay, Jolanda Wesseling, Stuart Miller
  • Publication number: 20140221942
    Abstract: The present invention pertains generally to the field of transdermal drug delivery. More specifically, the invention relates to a device for the transdermal delivery of an alkaline pharmaceutically active compound that is susceptible to degradation in its free base form (e.g., rivastigmine) that comprises an adhesive matrix layer, a backing layer and a release or protective layer, wherein the adhesive matrix layer comprises said pharmaceutically active compound, triethylcitrate and hydrochloric acid. The invention also relates to methods of preparing such devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: AMARIN TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
    Inventors: Alejandro Fabio Scasso, Francisco Jose Evaristo Stefano
  • Publication number: 20140196841
    Abstract: A copper foil for producing graphene, including oxides and sulfides each having a diameter of 0.5 ?m or more having a total number of 15/mm2 or less measured by using a scanning electronic microscope before heating at 1000° C. for 1 hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Chiba, Tatsuya Yamaji
  • Patent number: 8771459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to as method of encapsulating an electronic arrangement with respect to permeants, in which an at least partly crosslinked hotmelt adhesive based on acid-modified or acid-anhydride-modified vinylaromatic block copolymers is provided and in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive is applied to and/or around the regions of the electronic arrangement that are to be encapsulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Klaus Keite-Telgenbüscher, Jan Ellinger, Thortsten Krawinkel, Alexander Steen
  • Publication number: 20140182775
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a structure includes providing a stack of a first material layer to be a part of the structure and a restricting member wherein the first material layer is provided on a surface of the structure in the process of formation, and a part of the restricting member is provided on a surface of the first material layer in reverse of the surface of the structure in the process of formation, providing a support member between the restricting member and the surface of the structure in the process of formation, removing the restricting member, and providing a second material layer to be a part of the structure on surfaces of the first material layer and the support member exposed by removing the restricting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Taniuchi, Kazuhiro Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140162028
    Abstract: A planar carrier, in particular a decorative strip, for applying to an object, having a polymeric carrier layer and a polymeric coating layer which is connected to the carrier layer and which has a surface at least partially imprinted by means of a reverse coating in particular on release paper. In order to provide advantageous construction conditions, the carrier layer, which takes the form of a carrier film, has a higher elastic property than the coating layer which consists of a radiation-curable duroplastic polymer, in particular UV coating, in order to at least partially reduce mechanical stresses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: HUECK FOLIEN GESELLSCHAFT m.b.H.
    Inventors: Georg Aigner, Johann Hilburger
  • Patent number: 8747587
    Abstract: A multi-layered material and a method for making the same are provided. The multi-layered material includes a first foamed layer, a substrate, a second foamed layer, and a surface layer. The first foamed layer has a plurality of first cells. The substrate is a fabric. The second foamed layer has a plurality of second cells. The foaming method of the second foamed layer is different from that of the first foamed layer. The size of the second cells is different from that of the first cells. The variation in size of the second cells is different from that of the first cells. The surface layer is disposed on the second foamed layer. Thus, when the multi-layered material is used as a surface cover of a ball, it can provide excellent resilience and control, and improve manufacturing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: San Fang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Chih Feng, Yung-Yu Fu, Kun-Lin Chiang, Jung-Ching Chang, Chih-Chenh Lin, Chun-Wei Wu, Pei-Huo Huang, I-Peng Yao
  • Publication number: 20140154089
    Abstract: A multilayer protective tape for rotor blades of wind energy turbines said tape having a protective top layer comprising a polymer film and an adhesive bottom layer, wherein the top layer has a continuous surface (S) that is outwardly curved or outwardly trapezoidal surface such that the tape has a cross-sectional profile having an inner section between two lateral sections and wherein the inner section has a thickness (Ti) made up by the thickness of the top layer and adhesive bottom layer that is greater than the thickness of at least one of the lateral sections (T1,T2) made up by the thickness of the top layer and adhesive bottom layer and wherein the thickness (T1 or T2) of at least one lateral section is at most 600 ?m and the thickness of the inner section (Ti) is at least 330 ?m. Also provided are processes for making profiled tapes and methods for applying the tapes to rotor blades and blades containing protective tapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steffen Traser, Bernd Kuehneweg, Christian Claus, Jan D. Forster
  • Publication number: 20140116609
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of transferring a carbon conductive film, including: providing a first substrate, and forming an inorganic oxide layer on a surface of the first substrate, wherein the inorganic oxide layer has a total surface energy of 30 mJ/m2 to 75 mJ/m2, and a dispersive surface energy to the total surface energy ratio of 0.4 to 0.8. A carbon dispersion is coated on the inorganic oxide layer, and then dried to form a carbon conductive film on the inorganic oxide layer. The carbon conductive film is dipped into a solvent to separate the carbon conductive film and the inorganic oxide layer. The separated carbon conductive film is attached to a second substrate, thereby transferring the carbon conductive film onto the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Publication number: 20140115923
    Abstract: Described are materials for a shoe upper, in particular for soccer shoes, with a particularly low weight. The material includes an inner polyurethane layer, an outer polyurethane layer, and a textile reinforcing layer. The textile reinforcing layer is arranged between the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer. The inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer comprise thermoset polyurethane. The textile reinforcing layer comprises apertures through which the inner polyurethane layer and the outer polyurethane layer are connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Dirk Meythaler, Harald Geyer, Marco Fischhold, Robert Frank Kirk, Jack Huang, Bruno Jean Antonelli, Ernie Rustam, Dylan Moore
  • Patent number: 8709192
    Abstract: The invention relates to a protective cover sheet comprising a low birefringence protective polymer film and a layer that promotes adhesion to poly(vinyl alcohol), the protective cover sheet comprising at least one functional layer containing a UV-absorbing polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, Hwei-Ling Yau, Timothy J. Hubert, Alain E. Gros, Timothy C. Schunk, Paul M. Hoderlein
  • Publication number: 20140105242
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for a nanocomposite having a phase change polymer matrix and conductive nanoparticles to provide greatly enhanced responsivity to temperature and/or humidity. A sensing film includes carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and the polymer. Operation near the transition temperature increases the TCR by over an order of magnitude, thus providing a new platform for devices such as IR sensors, bolometers and imaging elements, MEMS devices, compensating or uncompensated circuit elements and other electronic devices. Nanocomposite films may be under about one micron thick, and coatings, constant environment chambers or mounts, and other engineered improvements and variations may be provided to further enhance the response, range, response times or sensitivity of the film-based devices. One embodiment employs a nanocomposite film under one micron in thickness to operate as an uncooled but highly sensitive infrared bolometer under ambient conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Brown University
    Inventors: Gustavo E. Fernandes, Jingming Xu, Jin Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20140099509
    Abstract: A method of producing a high barrier packaging material including the steps of applying an aqueous dispersion of polyvinylidene chloride (PVdC) to a first film (1), drying the aqueous dispersion of PVdC to form a PVdC layer (5), applying a second film (3) to the PVdC layer side of the first film (1) and peeling off the first film (1), while the PVdC layer (5) adheres to the second film (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: POLYTYPE CONVERTING S.A.
    Inventors: Ferdinand Krebs, Peter M. Schweizer
  • Publication number: 20140090777
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for making touch panel. A carbon nanotube structure is formed on a substrate. The carbon nanotube structure includes a number of carbon nanotubes. The number of carbon nanotubes are arranged isotropically, arranged along a same direction, or arranged along different directions. Two electrodes are electrically connected with the carbon nanotube structure. Furthermore, a primary alignment direction of the number of carbon nanotubes and a surface of the carbon nanotube structure in contact with the substrate is greater than 0° and smaller than 15°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Tsinghua University
    Inventors: CHANG-HONG LIU, KAI-LI JIANG, LIANG LIU, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Publication number: 20140087272
    Abstract: The conductive porous layer for batteries according to the present invention comprises a laminate comprising a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer. The first conductive layer includes at least a conductive carbon material and a polymer. The second conductive layer includes at least a conductive carbon material and a polymer. The conductive porous layer satisfies at least one of the following two conditions: “the polymer in the first conductive layer is present with a high density at the surface of the layer in contact with the second conductive layer than at the surface not in contact with the second conductive layer” and “the polymer in the second conductive layer is present with a higher density at the surface of the layer in contact with the first conductive layer than at the surface not in contact with the first conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Takeuchi, Hiroshi Kishimoto, Kasumi Oi
  • Publication number: 20140072770
    Abstract: A multilayered optical tissue phantom fabrication approach and inherently produced test target structure which address the issues of optical conformity known in the art by controlling the formation of micrometer scale monolayers embedded with light-scattering microspheres.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Commerce
    Inventors: Jeeseong Hwang, Christopher Stafford, Robert Chang
  • Publication number: 20140069577
    Abstract: Techniques for producing a single-crystal phase change material and the incorporation of those techniques in an electronic device fabrication process flow are provided. In one aspect, a method of fabricating an electronic device is provided which includes the following steps. A single-crystal phase change material is formed on a first substrate. At least one first electrode in contact with a first side of the single-crystal phase change material is formed. The single-crystal phase change material and the at least one first electrode in contact with the first side of the single-crystal phase change material form a transfer structure on the first substrate. The transfer structure is transferred to a second substrate. At least one second electrode in contact with a second side of the single-crystal phase change material is formed. A single-crystal phase change material-containing structure and electronic device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Cohen, Simone Raoux
  • Patent number: 8668800
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing complex hollow composite parts with at least one internal structure formed in situ by laying laminated layers around a removable mandrel assembled inside the part's inner cavity. The inner mandrel is made up of two jig plate assemblies aligned in a parallel manner and space apart where the internal structure is to manufactured. Each jig plate assembly is made up of at least three jig plates stacked in an edge-to-edge manner Located on opposite sides of each jig plate assembly is an elastic envelope filled with spherical objects. When evacuated, the envelope collapses and relaxes and composite material may then laid up inside the inner cavity and around the envelopes. When exposed to a heat, the envelopes expand and in situ and form internal structures inside surface of the cavity. Each envelope and each jig plate assemblies can be easily dissembled and reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Maurice Guitton