With Stripping Of Adhered Lamina Patents (Class 156/247)
  • Patent number: 11076492
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for forming an electrical circuit out of a conductor embedded in two layers of substrate are disclosed. Portions of the two layers of substrate and the conductor are removed, forming a cavity through the two layers and the conductor. A blocker material is deposited along the wall of the cavity. A portion of the blocker material and adjacent layer of the substrate is removed forming another cavity in contact with a part of the conductor. A surface of the second cavity is then electroless plated by a conductive metal to form part of the electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Averatek Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Iketani, Michael Riley Vinson, Haris Basit
  • Patent number: 11020060
    Abstract: Disclosed are a monitoring system and a monitoring method. The monitoring system includes: a collection device, configured to collect feature data of a baby; and a processor, coupled to the collection device and configured to receive the feature data collected by the collection device, determine a state condition of the baby according to the feature data, and output prompt information corresponding to the state condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Enhui Guan, Lu Tong, Shuo Chen, Tianyue Zhao, Xianzhen Li
  • Patent number: 11006522
    Abstract: Textile material having conductive elements for an interior of a vehicle includes a flat textile substrate having a first surface and an opposite second surface. At least one conductor track formed of a conductive paint is printed onto the first surface. At least one sensitive element, which is electrically conductively connected to the conductor track on the first surface, is arranged on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Moritz Anton, Sophie Richter, Martin Schmid
  • Patent number: 10994384
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for adhesive fixturing include UV light sources that are connectable to a fixture when the fixture is not attached to the stage of a workcell. A support structure holds the UV light sources in alignment with gripper pins communicating through the fixture. A bus connector operably connects the UV light sources to a control box of the workcell. Attaching the UV light sources to the fixtures outside of the workcell increases the throughput of the workcell and reduces the cost of the fixtured work pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Simulation Technology, Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew T. Jarvis, Mark A. Rogers, Steven B. Lelinski, Alvin Andrew Potter
  • Patent number: 10986465
    Abstract: An electronic device worn on a user includes one or more accelerometers. The one or more accelerometers generate acceleration information based on acceleration experienced by the electronic device. The electronic device further includes a processor and one or more associated memories, and the one or more associate memories include computer program code executable by the processor. The processor, configured by the computer program code, causes the electronic device to process the acceleration information to extract features from the acceleration information. The processor, configured by the computer program code, further causes the electronic device to process the features to determine the location of the electronic device on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Shyamal Patel, Ryan S. McGinnis, Aadithya Prakash, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Milan Raj, Ikaro Silva, Elise Jortberg
  • Patent number: 10967468
    Abstract: A machine for gluing a ring-shaped workpiece prior to machining operations. The machine includes a support assembly adapted to receive a removable support element having a top surface for receiving a workpiece; a glue dispenser system adapted to apply a predefined amount of glue on a face of at least one of the workpiece and the support element; a gripper assembly for placing a workpiece on the support element; an illuminating system adapted to illuminate the applied glue with ultraviolet light, this illuminating system including: at least one inner lighting element for radially illuminating an inner radial face of the ring-shaped workpiece with ultraviolet light, and at least one outer lighting element for radially illuminating an outer radial face of the ring-shaped workpiece with ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Marcel Escursell, Stig Giaever, Sture Johansson
  • Patent number: 10961419
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate having a gel layer on a substrate able to protect the substrate during various types of processing used in industrial production steps prior to curing. The gel layer has excellent heat resistance, softness and flexibility, a low modulus of elasticity, low stress, excellent stress buffering properties, and electronic component retention properties. The gel layer has higher shape retention before curing but changing after curing into a hard layer having excellent release properties. The laminate is easily and readily releasable from the substrate even when the cured layer is localized. Applications thereof are also provided (such as an electronic component manufacturing method). The laminate comprises a laminated reaction-curable silicone gel and a sheet-like member laminated via an adhesive layer on top of the reaction-curable silicone gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DOW TORAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukui, Kyoko Toyama, Yoshito Ushio
  • Patent number: 10953315
    Abstract: A playing card having a substrate entirely of a first predetermined colour overlaid with a removable surface coating entirely of a second predetermined colour contrasting with said first predetermined colour, said removable surface being sufficiently friable so as to be able to be scratched off by a player in a pattern predetermined by said player to reveal said substrate in said pattern. The scratched playing card uses the high contrasting colors (typically primary and secondary colors) to produce letters or image(s). These cards are interchangeably used in a strategic and non gambling card game often utilising the Stroop effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Bela Inkster
  • Patent number: 10934021
    Abstract: A method for aligning and joining a first structure to a second structure in an aircraft is provided. A spacer system having a shape memory alloy is positioned in a gap between the first structure and the second structure. The shape memory alloy is initially in a cooled state. A temperature of the shape memory alloy is increased such that the shape memory alloy changes from the cooled shape to a heated shape to fill the gap and apply a load to hold the first structure in place relative to the second structure. Additional processes may then be performed to join the first structure to the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James Henry Mabe, Frederick Theodore Calkins, Stephen K. Kirchmeier, Edward Andrew Whalen, Donald William Ruhmann
  • Patent number: 10927543
    Abstract: An acoustic attenuation structure comprises a gas permeable composite facesheet, a cellular core, and an impermeable backing. The gas permeable composite facesheet has a designated porosity. The designated porosity causes the permeability of the gas permeable composite facesheet. The gas permeable composite facesheet comprises a carbon fiber fabric. The cellular core is bonded to the gas permeable composite facesheet using a resin of the gas permeable composite facesheet without any additional adhesive. The impermeable backing is connected to the cellular core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey Allen Butler, Justin Honshune Lan
  • Patent number: 10920111
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of a protective packaging system suitable for use with a prefinished building article. The protective packaging system generally is designed to reduce shrink back of the flexible substrate after tension is applied. The protective packaging system generally comprises at least one outer layer, at least one core layer and at least one adhesive layer. One or more layers of the protective packaging system may include a roughening agent such that the flexible substrate will not “gloss” or burnish a coating on a prefinished building article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventors: Yongjun Chen, Caidian Luo, Jimmy Lee McCammon
  • Patent number: 10900522
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-lubricating composite friction part (1) that can be subjected, during operation, to temperatures that are at least equal to 250° C. The part includes, along the friction surface (2), a single layer of a material consisting of weft and warp yarns made of polytetrafluoroethylene, the material being impregnated with a thermostable resin having a glass transition temperature that is at least equal to 250° C. It is applied to a reinforcing layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HYDROMECANIQUE ET FROTTEMENT
    Inventors: Emmanuel Masse, Olivier Blandenet
  • Patent number: 10889083
    Abstract: Described herein is form assembly having a removable and synthetic peel out identification card and a method of making the same. The assembly is generally comprised of a laminate of a first planar form layer having an at least one aperture, a first planar layer of synthetic material, and a second planar layer of synthetic material forming the identification card. The first planar layer of synthetic material is applied to a second side of the first planar form layer across the width and over the at least one aperture forming a backer. The second planar layer of the synthetic material is placed within the at least one aperture and secured to the first planar layer of synthetic material. A controlled depth cut is then made to a second side of the first planar layer of synthetic material within a perimeter of the second planar layer of synthetic material to allow for the selective release of the second planar layer of synthetic material from the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Tom Holmberg
  • Patent number: 10858534
    Abstract: Provided are an ultraviolet curable coating composition and an automobile part using the same. In an exemplary embodiment, the coating composition comprises a first urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer having 6 or more functional groups, a second urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer having 3 or more functional groups, a polyester (meth)acrylate oligomer, a hydroxy (meth)acrylate monomer having 3 or more functional groups, a multifunctional (meth)acrylate monomer having 3 or more functional groups, and a photopolymerization initiator, based on the total weight of the coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: KCC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Won Il Kim
  • Patent number: 10854495
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive tape for semiconductor processing includes a base having a Young's modulus of 1000 MPa or more at 23° C., and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer provided on at least one surface of the base, and the product (N)×(C) of (N) and (C) is 500 or more at 30° C., and 9000 or less at 60° C., where (N) [?m] is a thickness of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer and (C) [?m] is a creep amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Aizawa, Jun Maeda
  • Patent number: 10843400
    Abstract: A protective film peeling apparatus includes a peeling tape, a tape support portion disposed under one side of the peeling tape, a first pressing portion which is disposed on the one side of the peeling and fixes the one side of the peeling tape to the tape support portion, a second pressing portion which is disposed on another side of the peeling tape and presses and attaches the another side of the peeling tape to one side of a dummy portion of a protective film on a panel, and a grip portion disposed on the dummy portion. The tape support portion and the first pressing portion peel the one side of the dummy portion and a predetermined portion of the dummy portion, and the grip portion peel a remaining portion of the dummy portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyeonghee Han, Jekil Ryu, Yoongyeong Bae, Jooseob Ahn, Seongchae Jeong, Inae Han, Gyoowan Han
  • Patent number: 10847758
    Abstract: A resin film is released from a supporting substrate without using light irradiation, with ease, and without damaging the resin film or the like. Preparation for separating the supporting substrate on which the resin film is cohesively formed into a first part and a second part; and at least one of the first part and the second part is allowed or caused to move in a direction parallel to an one surface of the first part while the first part of the supporting substrate and at least an edge of the second part facing the first part being moved with respect to one another, while a close contact between the resin film and an one surface of the second part of the supporting substrate being maintained, such that the first part and the edge of the second part are separated along a perpendicular direction to the one surface of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kishimoto, Kohichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10845696
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel having a plurality of pixels and configured to be wound or unwound, and a back cover attached to one surface of the display panel and having a plurality of grooves. The grooves include a plurality of first grooves placed on the one surface of the back cover and a plurality of second grooves placed on the other surface of the back cover opposite to the one surface of the back cover. A depth of each of at least one of the first grooves and at least one of the second grooves is smaller than a maximum thickness of the back cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunjoo Song, Yeonjun Oh
  • Patent number: 10828972
    Abstract: A system for bonding a windshield to a windshield frame, the system comprising: at least one layer of bonding material that bonds the windshield to the windshield frame; at least one heating element embedded in the bonding material; at least one shape memory element formed from a shape memory material embedded in the at least one layer of bonding material in close proximity to the at least one heating element; at least one electrical power source coupled to the at least one heating element; and a controller operable to control the at least one electrical power source to generate current in the at least one heating element to generate heat that softens and weakens the bonding material and causes the at least one shape memory element to transition to a remembered shape that operates to disrupt the bonding layer and free the windshield from the windshield frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: PLASAN RE'EM LTD.
    Inventor: Leor Tikotzenski
  • Patent number: 10790210
    Abstract: A semiconductor package and a manufacturing method are provided. The semiconductor package includes a die, a dummy cube, a stress relaxation layer, an encapsulant and a redistribution structure. The dummy cube is disposed beside the die. The stress relaxation layer covers a top surface of the dummy cube. The encapsulant encapsulates the die and the dummy cube. The redistribution structure is disposed over the encapsulant and is electrically connected to the die. The stress relaxation layer is interposed between the dummy cube and the redistribution structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Yang Yu, Chien-Hsun Lee, Yu-Min Liang
  • Patent number: 10767088
    Abstract: When conventional photo-reactive compounds are to be liquefied with the application of light, liquefaction thereof is time-consuming due to poor sensitivity to ultraviolet light. In the case of conventional photo-reactive compounds, disadvantageously, light does not penetrate through layers to be adhered to each other when such layers are thick. Thus, peeling is not sufficiently performed. Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to overcome such drawbacks of conventional photo-reactive compounds and provide a photo-reactive adhesive agent exhibiting high sensitivity to light for fluidization and capable of easy peeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Haruhisa Akiyama, Hideyuki Kihara, Aishi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10749139
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device includes preparing a base substrate including a first area, a second area, and a bending area disposed between the first and second areas, the base substrate having a coating film pattern formed on a first surface thereof in the bending area; disposing a support plate, which includes an adhesive film and a support film, on the first surface of the base substrate to cover the coating film pattern; and separating the support plate and the coating film pattern, which overlap with each other in a thickness direction, from the base substrate, wherein the disposing the support plate includes disposing the support plate in such a manner that the adhesive film is in contact with the coating film pattern and the first surface of the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Seung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10733579
    Abstract: Systems and methods for self-service recycling are provided. In particular, some embodiments include graphical user interfaces and backend systems that allow users to engage in remote inquiries of available salvage automotive parts in salvage yards. A user makes a request for a type of recyclable assembly. Examples of types of recyclable assemblies include, but are not limited to, automobiles, tractors, electronic devices, home appliances, and vending machines. The request is compared to a database of end-of-life vehicles across a number of salvage yards. When a salvage yard is identified as having the specified end-of-life vehicle, local parts pullers who are on site are notified and a communication channel between the parts puller and the user is initiated. This is facilitated through geofencing and location aware devices. Using this information, the user can determine if any of the identified parts remain on the vehicle and may purchase the parts from the SSAR facility for resale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ROW52, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Mikelonis, Chirag Asaravala, Duane Allen Massie, Nicholas Charles Karras
  • Patent number: 10714711
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an OLED display device and a method of making the same. The method includes defining a recess in a first substrate; forming an alignment mark outside the recess; forming a second substrate in the recess; forming a thin film transistor layer and a pixel array layer sequentially on the second substrate. In the present disclosure, the first substrate is accurately aligned with mask plates when forming the pixel array layer, and the second substrate is not deformed during the process of vapor deposition, thereby avoiding the problem of color mixed in vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chao Xu
  • Patent number: 10714369
    Abstract: A micro device transferring method and a micro device transferring apparatus are provided. The micro device transferring method exemplarily includes: providing a carrier substrate including a transparent base, a light radiation activated adhesiveness-loss layer located on a first surface of the transparent base and multiple micro devices arranged in an array on the light radiation activated adhesiveness-loss layer; locally irradiating the light radiation activated adhesiveness-loss layer from a second surface of the transparent base to reduce adhesiveness of multiple target areas of the light radiation activated adhesiveness-loss layer to the micro devices respectively located in the multiple target areas, the multiple target areas being areas corresponding to the micro devices to be transferred; picking up the micro devices in the multiple target areas; and aligning the picked up micro devices with corresponding locations of a receiving substrate, and releasing them onto the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KAISTAR LIGHTING (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Steve Mengyuan Hong
  • Patent number: 10701995
    Abstract: A customizable garment patch including at least a first layer, the first layer being a printed graphical layer, a second layer attached to the first layer being a fabric substrate layer, the first layer attached to the second layer by sublimation printing, an adhesive applied to the second layer, the adhesive capable of connecting the garment patch to a surface and the adhesive being a water soluble glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Richard R W Schulz
  • Patent number: 10703946
    Abstract: An adhesive delamination layer including at least one non-linear organopolysiloxane and methods for display device substrate processing are disclosed. The method includes securing the display device substrate to a carrier substrate with an adhesive delamination layer including a cured product of curing a precursor adhesive composition. The precursor adhesive composition includes Component (A), a hydrogenorganopolysiloxane and Component (B), a (C2-C20)alkenyl-functionalized organopolysiloxane, wherein the (C2-C20)alkenyl group is uninterrupted or interrupted by 1, 2, or 3 groups independently chosen from —O—, —S—, substituted or unsubstituted —NH—, —(O—(C2-C3)alkylene)n- wherein n is 1 to 1,000, —Si((C1-C5)alkoxy)2-, and —Si((C1-C5)alkyl)2- wherein at least one of Component (A) and Component (B) is non-linear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Ginam Kim, Junying Liu
  • Patent number: 10698560
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a computing device configured to display visual representations of digital notes and one or more group images representing one or more groups on a user interface, where each group may include one or more digital notes. The computing device is further configured to receive one or more user inputs via the user interface and change the compositions of the groups based on the received user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Pontus Axelsson, Kyle W. English, David M. Mahli, Richard J. Moore, Cristin E. Moran, Roland Persson, Michael Rotstein, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Diane R. Wolk, Linus Åkerlund
  • Patent number: 10692721
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wafer processing method including a protective film forming step of forming a protective film with which the whole of a surface of a wafer is coated, a laser beam irradiation step of irradiating the wafer with a laser beam along streets to remove a functional layer and expose a substrate, a protective film detecting step of detecting the coating state of the protective film in plural device regions over the wafer after the laser beam irradiation, a protective film re-forming step of forming the protective film again in such a manner that the protective film covers each device region if a part that is not coated with the protective film exists in the device regions, a plasma irradiation step of carrying out plasma irradiation for the wafer, and a dividing step of dividing the wafer by cutting along the streets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotaka Tabuchi, Lynne Tseng
  • Patent number: 10689259
    Abstract: A method for repairing surface of carbon nanotube array is provided. A carbon nanotube array located on a substrate are provided. The carbon nanotube array comprises a plurality of carbon nanotubes, and at least part of the plurality of carbon nanotubes are aslant arranged on the surface of the substrate. An adhesive tape is placed on a surface of the carbon nanotube array away from the substrate. A bond force between the plurality of carbon nanotubes and the substrate is greater than a bond force between the plurality of carbon nanotubes and the adhesive tape. The adhesive tape is peeled off, and the at least part of the plurality of carbon nanotubes are pulled up vertically by a bond force of the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Wei, Guang Wang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10658401
    Abstract: A technique comprising: providing an assembly temporarily adhered on opposite sides to respective carriers by respective adhesive elements, the assembly including at least one plastic support sheet; heating the assembly while mechanically compressing the assembly between the carriers, wherein the strength of adhesion of one of said adhesive elements to the respective carrier and/or to the assembly is partially reduced during said heating of the assembly under mechanical compression; and wherein the strength of adhesion of the said adhesive element to the carrier and/or to the assembly is further reducible by further heating the said adhesive element after partially or completely relaxing the pressure at which the assembly is mechanically compressed between the two carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FLEXENABLE LIMITED
    Inventor: Barry Wild
  • Patent number: 10648085
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to coating a carrier component by means of cold gas dynamic spraying. For example, a method for coating a carrier component may include: laying a mask with an opening on the component; depositing a material through the opening to completely fill up the mask opening; removing any material located above the upper side to form a flat surface even with the upper side of the mask; laying a second mask on the first mask; depositing the material again; removing any deposited material located above the upper side of the second mask to form a flat surface even with the upper side of the second mask; repeating layers of additional masks and material deposition until the deposited material reaches a required thickness on the carrier component; and after completion of the coating to the required thickness, removing the masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Daniel Reznik, Oliver Stier
  • Patent number: 10625496
    Abstract: According to the utility model, there is provided a film laminator for cell phones, useful for film lamination on a surface of a cell phone, including: a cell phone fixing plate, on which a through hole for receiving the cell phone is established, and a top surface of which is a horizontal face; with at least one position limiting plate for abutting the cell phone within the through hole being also fixed on the top surface. The film laminator for cell phones further includes: a film laminating plate for fixing a cell phone film; one end of which is hinged to the cell phone fixing plate, and the other end of which is movable freely so that the film laminating plate is bonded with the top surface of the cell phone fixing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Alpha Comm Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Xiong, Shaoyu Lin
  • Patent number: 10603871
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a glass unit. The method comprises a step (A) of obtaining a glass plate; a step (B) of applying a protective sheet to one face of the glass plate; an optional step (C) of subjecting the glass plate to at least one process selected from the group consisting of transportation, storage, processing, washing and handling; a step (D) of removing the protective sheet from the glass plate; and a step (E) of assembling a glass unit using the glass plate. The protective sheet comprises a substrate layer, and a PSA layer provided to at least one face of the substrate layer. The PSA layer has a surface hardness of 0.3 MPa or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, NITTO BELGIUM NV
    Inventors: Kousuke Yonezaki, Hakaru Horiguchi, Peter Gruyters, Donald Pinxten
  • Patent number: 10549899
    Abstract: A flexible, self-heating food container capable of withstanding high temperatures is provided. The container comprises a two-layer laminate structure having an air access flap that can be lifted by the consumer to allow air to enter the part of the container where an exothermic reaction takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Huffer
  • Patent number: 10538073
    Abstract: A method for mending damaged areas in fiber composite components formed from a plurality of unidirectional fiber layers includes the steps of automatically lifting at least one fiber layer of the fiber composite component at a cutting edge of the at least one fiber layer using a delaminating device, removing the at least one fiber layer in the extension direction of the fiber orientation of the at least one fiber layer, and separating off the removed at least one fiber layer in a defined manner at a separating edge defined by a separating device placed on the fiber composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Benedikt Schulte, Tobias Barth, Jan Bremer
  • Patent number: 10522192
    Abstract: A slider is provided with a conformal coating (e.g., an oxide) on the air-bearing surface (ABS) to provide a consistent surface energy to the ABS. The conformal coating may be formed by an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process. A consistent surface energy inhibits accumulation of contaminants on the slider ABS, such as at topographical transition areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Byung Seok Kwon, David Ellison
  • Patent number: 10515569
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a preparation method of a flexible display and a flexible display, and the method may include: coating an adhesive on a first surface of a first substrate to form an adhesive layer; bonding the first substrate on the second substrate by the adhesive layer on the first surface; providing a flexible display body on the second surface of the first substrate; separating the second substrate from the first substrate by a hygroscopic swelling to obtain the flexible display. By the above-mentioned method, a preparation process flow may be simplified, and the product quality may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chengzhong Yu
  • Patent number: 10511077
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mode converter including a substrate that is a single member and includes a first main surface, a second main surface opposite to the first main surface, and a micro hole which is formed in the first main surface, grounding conductor layers that are formed on the first main surface and the second main surface, a plane circuit that is formed on the first main surface, and a pin that is formed so as to cover an inner surface of the micro hole and is electrically connected to the plane circuit, the method includes: irradiating the substrate with laser light to form a first modified portion to a desired depth from one main surface of the substrate; removing the first modified portion to form the micro hole; and filling the micro hole with a conductive material to form the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Uemichi
  • Patent number: 10500841
    Abstract: An ink jet recording apparatus of the present invention includes an image forming unit which forms an ink image by discharging and applying ink containing at least a resin and a liquid component as an ink droplet onto a transfer body, a liquid removing unit which removes the liquid component in the ink image, a transfer unit which transfers removes the image, from which the liquid component is removed, onto a recording medium, a fixing unit which performs heating and pressing fixing on the image formed on the recording medium by pressing a fixing substrate, a liquid adhesion determination unit which determines whether a liquid adheres to a surface of the fixing substrate, and a liquid removing condition changing unit which changes a liquid removing condition of the liquid removing unit based on the determination result of the liquid adhesion determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eisuke Nishitani, Keiichirou Takeuchi, Akira Morita, Kanako Soma, Takumi Otani, Fumihiro Goto, Koichiro Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10463470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of making a prosthesis or a stent with a smooth covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James C. Merk, Brent A. Mayle, Gary Neff, Ram H. Paul, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10468286
    Abstract: A method for bonding a product substrate to a carrier substrate via a connection layer, wherein a soluble layer is applied between the connection layer and the product substrate, and wherein a) the soluble layer is soluble due to an interaction with an electromagnetic radiation of a radiation source, and b) the connection layer and the carrier substrate are at least predominantly transparent to the electromagnetic radiation. A method for debonding a product substrate from a carrier substrate bonded to the product substrate via a connection layer, wherein a soluble layer is applied between the connection layer and the product substrate, and wherein a) the soluble layer is dissolved through an interaction with an electromagnetic radiation of a radiation source, and b) the connection layer and the carrier substrate are at least predominantly transparent to the electromagnetic radiation. A corresponding product-substrate-to-carrier-substrate bond is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: EV Group E. Thallner GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Burggraf, Harald Wiesbauer
  • Patent number: 10461058
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a method and an apparatus for manufacturing electronic devices by transferring the device chips from one substrate for producing device chips to the other substrate for a product having a large display. [Means of Realizing the Object] A substrate having a plurality of device chips is brought into contact with a first drum including a selective adhesive region, the device chips are transferred by making the device chips be adhered to the selective adhesive layer of the first drum and separating at least part of the device chips from the substrate by rotating the first drum, then, the device chips on the first drum are made to be come into contact with the other substrate for the product, and the device chips are transferred to the substrate for the product by rotating the first drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHASHIN KAGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kitazawa
  • Patent number: 10456988
    Abstract: There is provided a joining structure of a resin member for a vehicle body and a stud bolt that can more strongly fix a stud bolt to a resin member for a vehicle body by an ultraviolet curable adhesive. Convex portions are provided at a portion, which structures a flange-adjacent portion, of a mounting surface portion of a resin member for mounting. Therefore, a surface area of adhesion with adhesive at a place, which is covered by a flange portion as seen in a plan view, of the mounting surface portion can be made to be large. As a result, adhesive force of a portion, which is cured by diffused ultraviolet rays, of the adhesive A that is covered by the flange portion as seen in a plan view can be made to be large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Iwano
  • Patent number: 10451780
    Abstract: Provided is a retroreflective article comprising a fibrous material and a perforated retroreflective material attached to said fibrous material. Embodiments of the article achieve desirable values under the ASTM F2731-11 Transmitted and Stored Energy Test, the E96/E96M-12 Moisture Vapor Transmission Rate Test, and ASTM E810-03 (2013) Standard Test Method for Coefficient of Retroreflection of Retroreflective Sheeting Utilizing the Coplanar Geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David B. Running, Shri Niwas, Matthew R. Lehmann, Douglas J. Hall, Kenneth L. Hanzalik, Denise A. Barrera, Alyson C. Phillips, Loretta L. Lucas
  • Patent number: 10435796
    Abstract: A method for forming a plurality of precision holes in a substrate by drilling, including affixing a sacrificial cover layer to a surface of the substrate, positioning a laser beam in a predetermined location relative to the substrate and corresponding to a desired location of one of the plurality of precision holes, forming a through hole in the sacrificial cover layer by repeatedly pulsing a laser beam at the predetermined location, and pulsing the laser beam into the through hole formed in the sacrificial cover layer. A work piece having precision holes including a substrate having the precision holes formed therein, wherein a longitudinal axis of each precision hole extends in a thickness direction of the substrate, and a sacrificial cover layer detachably affixed to a surface of the substrate, such that the sacrificial cover layer reduces irregularities of the precision holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Domey, John Tyler Keech, Xinghua Li, Garrett Andrew Piech, Aric Bruce Shorey, Paul John Shustack, John Christopher Thomas
  • Patent number: 10415248
    Abstract: A roofing shingle comprising a base mat having a tab portion covered with granules and a headlap portion covered with a mask or film layer. An asphalt-based coating is applied to at least a top surface of the base mat. The film layer is adhered to the asphalt-based coating applied to the headlap portion and the granules are adhered to the asphalt-based coating applied to the tab portion. The film layer is adapted for preventing granules from adhering to the headlap portion of the base mat and, as such, the headlap portion may be substantially free from any granules adhered thereto. A method for manufacturing a roofing shingle is also provided wherein granules that are not adhered to the tab portion of one shingle may be collected and reapplied the tab portion of another shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products LLC
    Inventors: David C. Humphreys, Thomas M. King, Rodney Lewis
  • Patent number: 10416492
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of display, and in particular, to a polarizer applicable to a display device. The polarizer comprises a stack which at least includes: a functional layer, capable of affecting a polarization direction of an optical wave and converting wavelength of the optical wave, and a protective layer located at an outermost part of the stack. In this manner, two important functions are integrated into the polarizer, which can not only improve the color gamut and the light utilization rate of the display device, but also ensure that light emitted can have a desired polarization state, thus enhancing the display quality of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoping Cheng, Yung Jui Lee, Hsiao Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 10414869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminate and a device fabricated using the laminate. The laminate includes a debonding layer including a polyimide resin between a carrier substrate and a flexible substrate. The adhesive strength of the debonding layer to the flexible substrate is changed by a physical stimulus. According to the present invention, the flexible substrate can be easily separated from the carrier substrate without the need for further processing such as laser or light irradiation. Therefore, the use of the laminate facilitates the fabrication of the device having the flexible substrate. The device may be, for example, a flexible display device. In addition, the device can be prevented from deterioration of reliability and occurrence of defects caused by laser or light irradiation. This ensures improved characteristics and high reliability of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Won Jeong, Kyungjun Kim, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Chan Hyo Park, BoRa Shin, Seung Yup Lee, HangAh Park, JinHo Lee, MiRa Im
  • Patent number: 10396318
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a stretch removable adhesive tape comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane film having a unique combination of properties leading to a unique stretch removal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qing Gao, Xiaonan Zhu, Eric Zhao, Yue Dong