Exposure Of Work To Corona Or Glow Discharge Patents (Class 156/272.6)
  • Patent number: 10974241
    Abstract: A fluid sensing system includes a microfluidic chip, multiple sensors, and a communication device. The microfluidic chip includes at least one microfluidic channel extending a length through the microfluidic chip. The microfluidic chip is fluidly connected to a process fluid such that a fluid sample from the process fluid flows through the at least one microfluidic channel. The multiple sensors are operatively connected to the at least one microfluidic channel of the microfluidic chip. The multiple sensors are configured to monitor multiple different properties of the fluid sample within the at least one microfluidic channel. The communication device is operatively connected to the multiple sensors. The communication device is configured to receive data parameters representative of the multiple different properties of the fluid sample from the multiple sensors and wirelessly transmit the data parameters to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GMBH, TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Zheng Haeberle, Ting Gao, Jiankun Zhou, James Toth
  • Patent number: 10967613
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminate sheet including a fluororesin film and a silicone rubber sheet that are adhered to one another, where the fluororesin film has a reactive functional group as a result of a surface treatment, the side with the reactive functional group is overlapped with an organic peroxide-containing millable-type silicone rubber composition, where the silicone rubber composition is sheet-shaped and the organic peroxide has a one-minute half-life temperature in the range of 100?150° C., and the silicone rubber composition is cured by being heated under pressure at 90-135° C. The laminate sheet has a peel adhesion strength of 3N or more. The four corners of a 120 mm square test sample of the laminate sheet do not curve into one end of a semicircular arc shape or one end of a C shape, and the average warpage value of the four corners is 35 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHINDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniyoshi Takayanagi, Shinya Shirasaki, Arisa Nakano
  • Patent number: 10935739
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of providing a hermetically sealed optical connection between an optical fiber and an optical element of a chip and a photonic-integrated chip manufactured using such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Meade, Gurtej Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10910782
    Abstract: A method for bonding a first surface provided with at least one copper area surrounded by a silicon oxide area to a second surface includes an operation of treatment of the first surface by a plasma, before placing the first surface in contact with the second surface. The plasma is formed from a gas source containing a silicon oxide nitriding agent and a copper oxide reducing agent containing hydrogen. The gas source may include an N2 and NH3 and/or H2 gas mixture or a N2O and H2 gas mixture, or ammonia, which is then used both as a nitriding agent and as a reducing agent. The plasma obtained from this gas source then necessarily contains nitrogen and hydrogen, which enables, in a single operation, to provide a high-performance bonding between the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Laurent Vandroux, Léa Di Cioccio, Pierric Gueguen
  • Patent number: 10857762
    Abstract: It is provided that a polymer film; a preparation method of the polymer film; and a laminated body used the polymer film. The polymer film is suitable for use in producing a laminate body which comprises a support and a polymer film, and is reduced in foreign-matter trapping and which can be used for supplying film devices using conventional apparatuses for glass substrates or silicon substrates. The polymer film coated with the layer of silane coupling agent, which is suitable for producing a laminate that comprises a support and a polymer film, comprises a silane coupling agent layer formed on at least one surface of the polymer film, wherein the silane coupling agent layer has a three-dimensional surface roughness (Sa) of 5.0 nm or less. The method of efficient for producing the polymer film coated with the above layer is the method for producing without using a vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Okuyama, Naoki Watanabe, Issei Kobayashi, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Satoshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 10695988
    Abstract: A method of producing a three-dimensional shaped article includes a step of forming particle layers by arranging particles containing a material for forming a shaped article and particles containing a material having higher solubility in fluid than the material for forming the shaped article, a step of forming a stack by melting and stacking the particle layers, and a step of removing the material having higher solubility in the fluid than the material for forming the shaped article from the stack by dissolving the material having higher solubility in the fluid than the material for forming the shaped article in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio Hanyu, Akira Sugiyama, Naotake Sato, Tatsuya Tada, Satoru Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10595417
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible electronic circuit is provided. The method may include forming a positive photoresist mold on a flexible polymer substrate having a plurality of metal traces. The method may also include applying a conformal material coating over the positive photoresist mold, the flexible polymer substrate, and the metal traces. The method may further include removing an excess of the conformal material coating by running a blade over the positive photoresist mold. The method may also include removing the positive photoresist mold to reveal a cavity defined by the conformal material coating. The method may further include dispensing an anisotropic conductive paste into the cavity and inserting a chip into the cavity and bonding the chip to the metal traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brian Marc Pepin, Bo Lu
  • Patent number: 10556304
    Abstract: The present invention involves a cover for a spraying device of a robot which is formed from a polymer with enhanced residue retention properties. The polymer may be processed to increase the surface energy of the polymer. For example, the polymer may be subjected to a corona treatment in order to increase its surface energy. The corona treatment process may be performed on the polymer as received, prior to cutting or otherwise manipulating the polymer. Also, the polymer may be embossed to provide the enhancement. To assemble the polymer into a robot cover, the polymer as received may be cut into individual sections for assembly. The sections may then be assembled to one another by heat sealing the sections together. The heat sealing provides a bond between the individual sections of polymer that secures the individual sections together to create the robot cover. The polymer may also be formed into tubular sections for securing to the spraying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Butterworth Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank L. Butterworth, III
  • Patent number: 10486411
    Abstract: A shaping apparatus that fabricates a three-dimensional object by stacking a material layer formed of a shaping material, comprising: a conveyance belt that supports and conveys the material layer; a heating roller that is one of rollers supporting the conveyance belt and heats the material layer supported by the conveyance belt via the conveyance belt; and a shaping section that stacks the material layer on a downstream side of the heating roller in a conveyance direction, wherein a size of a contact area as an area in which the heating roller and the conveyance belt are in contact with each other in the conveyance direction is larger than a maximum possible size of the material layer in the conveyance direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noboru Kiga
  • Patent number: 10449723
    Abstract: Devices and methods for producing sandwich composite materials having at least one layer of plastic disposed between at least two outer metallic covering layers may comprise providing at least two semifinished products coated with plastic on one side, activating at least one of the plastic-coated sides of the metallic covering layers directly from the side of the covering layer having the plastic-coating, and connecting the plastic-coated sides of the metallic covering layers to form the sandwich composite material. The activation of the plastic may be performed by way of a heat source that utilizes an activation medium, radiation, or plasma, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Lothar Patberg, Klaus-Peter Koch
  • Patent number: 10449750
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments is a composition comprising a first material; an adhesive material attached to the first material; a plurality of linker molecules bonded to the adhesive material; and a second material bonded to the linker molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Orthobond Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Caicedo-Carvajal, Randy Clevenger, Sam Hong, Jordan Katz, Cheoljin Kim
  • Patent number: 10364349
    Abstract: Tie layers comprised of amorphous polyetherketoneketone are used to join substrates to form laminates and other assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bertelo, Gregory S. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10120014
    Abstract: Propagating brush discharge testing systems may include a dielectric layer, an initiation electrode, a high-voltage switch, an optical sensor, and a controller. The initiation electrode has an exposed tip positioned adjacent to a surface of the dielectric layer. The high-voltage switch is configured to selectively isolate the initiation electrode from ground potential. The optical sensor is positioned and configured to sense light generated at the surface due to a propagating brush discharge. The controller is programmed to operate the high-voltage switch to ground the initiation electrode and to operate the optical sensor to collect light from the propagating brush discharge. Propagating brush discharge testing methods include positioning an exposed tip of an initiation electrode with respect to a surface of a dielectric layer, then charging the surface, and then grounding the initiation electrode to neutralize charge on the surface (generally causing a propagating brush discharge).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Dejan Nikic, Arthur C. Day
  • Patent number: 10046295
    Abstract: A method for scale-up of a micro reactor process from lab to production scale comprises using a wall material for a lab reactor having thermal conductivity ?3 W/m·K, and using a wall material for a production reactor having thermal conductivity ?5 W/m·K. Desirably, flow velocity is kept constant, and the height of the production-scale process channel is determined by: H G = 2 × ( A + B ? W + 1 C × ( D h ) ( b - 1 ) ) - 1 h = H G ? ? 0 wherein A B and C are constants; HG is the overall volumetric heat transfer coefficient, Dh is the hydraulic diameter, ?W is the thermal conductivity of the wall, b is the empirically determined power to which the Reynolds number is raised in the equation for the Nusselt criteria (Nu=a·RebPrc) for the type of flow used, and h is the height of the channel, all in the production-scale process; and HG0 is the overall volumetric heat transfer coefficient in the lab-scale process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Roland Guidat, Olivier Lobet, Pierre Woehl
  • Patent number: 9848641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a nicotine inhaling device and a method for making the same. Such device allows a user to ingest nicotine vapours orally and it is primarily intended to be used as a smoking cessation aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: John Wollin
  • Patent number: 9683100
    Abstract: Tie layers comprised of amorphous polyetherketoneketone are used to join substrates to form laminates and other assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Bertelo, Gregory S. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9674965
    Abstract: Utilizing a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) for assembling an electronic device can have certain benefits, such as ease of automation and instant handling or short handling time that may save time, effort, and costs during manufacturing. A liquid adhesive, on the other hand, can provide superior bond strength relative to a PSA such that a device manufactured using a liquid adhesive may perform better with respect to structural rigidity, dynamic response, impact resistance, and other reliability testing. An electronic device manufacturer can take advantage of the benefits of each type of adhesive during device assembly by incorporating both a PSA and a liquid adhesive to bond two substrates of the device, such as a cover glass or sheet and a housing structure or frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Steven Salinger, James Nelson Aldrich, Aviv Shoval
  • Patent number: 9604209
    Abstract: A microfluidic device and method for fabrication includes a microfluidic channel that has a closed portion, which comprises: a liquid pathway formed by a wetting area; and an anti-wetting area extending along and contiguously with the liquid pathway. The anti-wetting area is configured so as to provide a vent to evacuate gas along the anti-wetting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Emmanuel Delamarche, Yuksel Temiz
  • Patent number: 9468937
    Abstract: An air purification device includes a controller configured to perform a normal discharge operation in which a discharger generates streamer discharge to purify air, and an emergency discharge operation in which, in order to remove substances, which are components contained in air, adhering to electrodes of the discharger due to the normal discharge operation, a higher voltage than that in the normal discharge operation is applied to the electrodes to cause the discharger to generate spark discharge. The controller adjusts an application voltage such that a current value between the electrodes is maintained constant, and the upper limit V of the application voltage is set at a value greater than an inter-electrode distance of d×1.2 (V?d×1.2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Tanaka, Kenkichi Kagawa, Shunji Haruna, Tatsumi Enokida, Kei Suzumura
  • Patent number: 9303412
    Abstract: A floor covering comprising an essentially sheet-shaped or plate-shaped matrix made of an elastomeric material. The matrix is provided with particles where the particles are made of a thermoplastic elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nora Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Gregor Grun, Mario Kroger, Dieter Rischer
  • Patent number: 9254592
    Abstract: Item comprising thermoplastic polyurethane, which has, respectively, direct-contact adhesive bonding not only to rubber but also to engineering plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Klaus Hilmer, Bernhard Aumer
  • Patent number: 9186862
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for creating multi-layered lightly-laminated provide films with increased or maintained strength. An increased level of strength is achieved by bonding adjacent layers of the multi-layer film together in a manner that the bond strength of the laminated layers is less than a strength of a weakest tear resistance of the individual first and second film layers. The inventors have surprisingly found that such a configuration of light bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer film as compared to a monolayer film of equal thickness or a multi-layer film in which the plurality of layers are tightly bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Ken Cisek, Matthew W. Waldron, Angelli Sue Denmon
  • Patent number: 9159717
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for bonding of a first contact surface of a first substrate to a second contact surface of a second substrate, the second substrate having at least one reaction layer, with the following steps, especially the following sequence: forming a reservoir in a reservoir formation layer on the first contact surface, at least partial filling of the reservoir with a first educt or a first group of educts, the first contact surface making contact with the second contact surface for formation of a prebond connection, thinning of the second substrate and forming a permanent bond between the first and second contact surface, at least partially strengthened by the reaction of the first educt with the second educt contained in the reaction layer of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: EV Group E. Thallner GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Plach, Kurt Hingerl, Markus Wimplinger, Christoph Flötgen
  • Patent number: 9126361
    Abstract: When manufacturing hybrid components, especially the fan blades or stator vanes of an aircraft gas turbine including a metallic enveloping structure and a supporting structure in fiber-composite material, the mating faces of the metallic structure are cleaned and roughened with plasma prior to fitting the fiber-composite material and the metallic molecules activated so that high attractive forces take effect and an intimate, extremely strong adhesive connection is produced between the metal and the fiber-composite material. Fan blades or stator vanes of the fan structure of a gas-turbine engine which are manufactured according to this method are capable of transmitting high loads and feature a long service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventor: Karl Schreiber
  • Patent number: 9111969
    Abstract: Provided is a seal member according to embodiments. The seal member is disposed between an upper electrode and a backing plate in an etching apparatus to seal a gap between the upper electrode and the backing plate. In addition, the seal member is configured to include a high heat conductivity member having a heat conductivity higher than that of a first member formed by using siloxane bond and a low resistance member having a resistivity lower than that of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideo Eto, Makoto Saito
  • Publication number: 20150125665
    Abstract: By preparing a polyimide film with a face at the support side and subjected to a surface treatment; subjecting at least one of a face of the support and the face of the polyimide film which are opposite to each other to a patterning treatment using a coupling agent to form a satisfactorily bondable part and an easily releasable part which differ in adhesion/peel strength; subsequently, superposing the support and the polyimide film to be subjected to a pressurizing/heating treatment and to be bonded to each other, subjecting the surface of the polyimide film to an organic alkali treatment; and then, applying a polyamic acid solution free from a slip agent ingredient, drying the coating film and imidizing the film, a layered product having a structure of at least three layers in which at least one layer contains a slip agent material and both surface layers have no slip agent material is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuki Nakase, Tetsuo Okuyama, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Satoshi Maeda, Kazuyuki Ouya
  • Patent number: 9023172
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a laminate including a substrate, a support, and a release layer, the method including a preliminary treatment process of increasing temperatures of the support carried into a reaction chamber and the inside of the reaction chamber by a plasma treatment, and a release layer forming process of supplying a source gas serving as the release layer into the reaction chamber after the preliminary treatment process to form the release layer on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsushita, Tatsuhiro Mitake
  • Publication number: 20150114556
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of bonding upper and lower substrates for manufacturing a plastic micro chip comprising the upper substrate, the lower substrate and a sample filling space having a predetermined height for filling a sample between the upper and lower substrates. According to the method, the upper and lower substrates are bonded by introducing an organic solvent between the upper and lower substrates. In addition, the invention provides a method of manufacturing a micro chip using the method and a micro chip manufactured according to the method. According to the invention, it is possible to easily and precisely bond the upper and lower substrates of the plastic micro chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Keun CHANG, Dae Sung HUR, Chanil CHUNG, Jun Ha PARK, Han Sang JO
  • Publication number: 20150107514
    Abstract: A multiple degrees of freedom control apparatus for a roll-to-roll printing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Shih-Chi Chen, Xi Zhou, Jiyi Cheng
  • Publication number: 20150099113
    Abstract: A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive. One major surface of the first layer is bonded to one major surface of the second layer, and the PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of the second layer such that the second layer is sandwiched between the first layer end the PSA layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Charlie C. Ho, Kenneth J. Halford
  • Patent number: 8987606
    Abstract: Provided herein are technologies generally relating to creating connections and/or associations. In some examples, the embodiments can relate to a circuit that includes a surface, a first electrical contact that is attached to the surface, a glass substrate, a second electrical contact that is attached to the glass substrate, and at least one elastomer layer. In some embodiments, the elastomer layer can provide or assist in creating a contact between the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Eehern Jay Wong
  • Publication number: 20150059971
    Abstract: A method for making a touch panel is provided. A number of first transparent conductive layers are formed on an insulative substrate. Each of the first transparent conductive layers is resistance anisotropy. A number of first electrodes and a first conductive trace are formed corresponding to each first transparent conductive layer. An adhesive layer is formed on the insulative substrate to cover the first transparent conductive layers. A carbon nanotube layer is formed on the adhesive layer. The carbon nanotube layer is patterned to obtain a number of second transparent conductive layers spaced from each other and with each corresponding to one first transparent conductive layer. A number of second electrode and a second conductive trace are formed corresponding to each second transparent conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TIANJIN FUNAYUANCHUANG TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: HO-CHIEN WU
  • Publication number: 20150053343
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to process a work piece and includes a robotic arm, a sealant discharger, and a plasma discharger. The robotic arm includes a distal end that is rotatable with respect to an axis of the robotic arm. The sealant discharger includes a sealant outlet configured to discharge sealant while the sealant outlet is at a first point. The sealant discharger is mounted on the distal end such that the first point is located on the axis. The plasma discharger includes a plasma outlet configured to discharge plasma while the plasma outlet is at a second point that is located a distance apart from the axis. The plasma discharger is mounted on the distal end such that the second point is rotatable around the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Samuel J. Neumeier
  • Publication number: 20150049380
    Abstract: A polarizing film, comprising a polarizer; transparent protective films with a water-vapor permeability of 150 g/m2/24 hours or less provided on both sides of the polarizer; and adhesive layers each interposed between the polarizer and one of the transparent protective films, wherein the adhesive layers are formed by applying an active energy ray to an active energy ray-curable adhesive composition containing a radically polymerizable compound, and the transparent protective films are bonded to the polarizer with the adhesive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsurou Takeda, Mie Nakata, Shunsuke Murayama, Tomohiro Yamashita, Takeshi Saito, Kunihiro Inui
  • Publication number: 20150000834
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a laminate including a substrate, a support, and a release layer, the method including a preliminary treatment process of increasing temperatures of the support carried into a reaction chamber and the inside of the reaction chamber by a plasma treatment, and a release layer forming process of supplying a source gas serving as the release layer into the reaction chamber after the preliminary treatment process to form the release layer on the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsushita, Tatsuhiro Mitake
  • Publication number: 20140370252
    Abstract: A laminate structure is provided which includes a first polymeric substrate laminated to a second polymeric substrate. A primer coating comprising the reaction product of polyethyleneimine and formaldehyde is included on the surface of the first polymeric substrate which is subsequently printed with an ink or toner image prior to lamination to the second polymeric substrate. The primer coating provides good toner and/or ink adhesion to the polymeric substrate. The primer coating also provides improved bond strength upon lamination of the first and second polymeric substrates as well as providing water resistance to the laminate structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Baptiste Regnier
  • Patent number: 8911583
    Abstract: The present patent application relates to a wafer support arrangement, comprising a wafer (1), a support layer system (5, 6) and a separating layer (4), which is arranged between the support layer system (5, 6) and the wafer (1), wherein the support layer system (5, 6) (i) comprises a support layer (6) and (ii) a layer (5) from a through hardened, partially hardened or hardenable elastomer material on the separating layer side or consists of these two layers and wherein the separating layer (4) (iii) is a plasma polymer layer and (iv) the adhesive bond between the support layer system (5, 6) and the separating layer (4), after the elastomer material has through hardened, is greater than the adhesive bond between the wafer (1) and the separating layer (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Thin Materials AG
    Inventor: Andreas Jakob
  • Patent number: 8906189
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of bonding a strip of flexible sheet onto at least one flexible or rigid support, said sheet and said support including at least one continuous fine metal foil sandwiched and bonded between two fiberglass fabrics. In accordance with the invention, the method includes a step of pressing said strip of flexible sheet against the support by means of a press while simultaneously heating said strip for at least a portion of the duration over which pressure is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
    Inventors: Pascale Mercier, Pascal Lanvin, Edouard Lenhardt
  • Publication number: 20140342160
    Abstract: A method for forming an ink jet printhead comprises processing an epoxy adhesive such that negative effects from physical contact with particular inks are reduced or eliminated. Conventional adhesives processed using conventional techniques are known to gain weight and squeeze out when exposed to certain inks such as ultraviolet inks, solid inks, and aqueous inks. An embodiment of the present teachings can include processing of a particular adhesive such that the resulting epoxy adhesive is suitable for printhead applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yanjia Zuo, Mandakini Kanungo, Hong Zhao, Pratima Gattu Naga Rao, Mark A. Cellura, Santokh S. Badesha, John R. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8882077
    Abstract: This invention relates seed layers and a process of manufacturing seed layers for casting silicon suitable for use in solar cells or solar modules. The process includes the step of positioning tiles with aligned edges to form seams on a suitable surface, and the step of joining the tiles at the seams to form a seed layer. The step of joining includes heating the tiles to melt at least a portion of the tiles, contacting the tiles at both ends of at least one seam with electrodes, using plasma deposition of amorphous silicon, applying photons to melt a portion of the tiles, and/or layer deposition. Seed layers of this invention include a rectilinear shape of at least about 500 millimeters in width and length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: AMG Idealcast Solar Corporation
    Inventor: Nathan G. Stoddard
  • Publication number: 20140318703
    Abstract: A continuous production process for a polytetrafluoroethylene functional film for electro-mechanical energy conversion is disclosed. The process includes a step of thermal bonding a composite film having a micro-porous structure and electrically charging the composite film. The composite film having a micro-porous structure includes one layer of porous polytetrafluoroethylene film sandwiched between two adjacent layers of polytetrafluoroethylene film thermally bonded by two heated rollers. The process also has a step of electrically charging the composite film to obtain a polytetrafluoroethylene piezoelectric electret film. The electrically charging the composite film can be corona-polarizing the composite film by introducing the composite film between an electrode roller and a corona electrode, or introducing the composite film into an electroplating region and attaching electrodes to the upper and lower surfaces thereof, followed by introducing the film to a charging region by a contacting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SHANGHAI DAGONG NEW MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiangshan Gong, Xiaoqing Zhang, Miya Tsugunari
  • Patent number: 8859100
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a barrier structure including a fluoropolymer layer and a polymeric layer. The barrier structure has a chemical permeation breakthrough detection time greater than about one hour for hazardous chemicals as measured by ASTM F739. The disclosure is further directed to a method of forming the aforementioned barrier structure. The barrier material is designed to be suitable for construction of shelters, clothing, containers and other articles requiring barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Kirk, II, Ruth A. Jamke, Robert G. Pleydon, Jiri George Drobny
  • Patent number: 8859101
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an article including a first layer, second layer, and third layer. The first layer includes a fluoropolymer having a first major surface and a second major surface. The second layer overlies the first major surface of the first layer and includes an adhesive layer. The third layer overlies the second layer and includes a polymeric material. The article has a burst performance greater than 200 N as measured by ASTM D751 and a chemical permeation breakthrough detection time greater than about one hour as measured by ASTM F739. The disclosure is further directed to a method of forming the aforementioned multi-layer article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Peter A. Kirk, II, Ruth A. Jamke, Robert G. Pleydon, Jiri George Drobny
  • Patent number: 8859102
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a barrier structure including a fluoropolymer layer, a polymeric layer, and an adhesive layer. The barrier structure has a chemical permeation breakthrough detection time greater than about one hour for hazardous chemicals as measured by ASTM F739. The disclosure is further directed to a method of forming the aforementioned barrier structure. The barrier material is designed to be suitable for construction of shelters, clothing, containers and other articles requiring barrier properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Fan, Peter A. Kirk, II, Robert C. Hobbs, Anne B. Hardy, Michael J. Lussier
  • Publication number: 20140283982
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for bonding a first substrate and a second substrate. During operation, the system starts by treating a first surface of the first substrate and a second surface of the second substrate with a hydrophilic treatment. The system then transfers a first oligomer layer onto the treated first surface and a second oligomer layer onto the treated second surface. Next, the system treats the first oligomer layer and the second oligomer layer for hydrophilic activation. The system subsequently brings the first oligomer layer into contact with the second oligomer layer, thereby allowing the two oligomer layers to adhere and form a single bonding layer between the first substrate and the second substrate. In particular, each of the first oligomer layer and the second oligomer layer is a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Tingrui Pan, Yuzhe Ding, Shaun P. Garland
  • Publication number: 20140268344
    Abstract: A wavelength tunable interference filter includes a fixed substrate, a movable substrate, a fixed reflective film provided on the fixed substrate, a movable reflective film provided on the movable substrate so as to face the fixed reflective film, and a first bonding portion that bonds the fixed substrate and the movable substrate to each other. The first bonding portion includes a resin layer provided on the fixed substrate, a metal layer that is provided on the fixed substrate so as to cover the resin layer and that has smaller plasticity than the resin layer, and another metal layer that is provided on the movable substrate and that is bonded to the metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuji ARAKAWA
  • Publication number: 20140254112
    Abstract: A multi-layered film includes: a plate-like flexible base member; first inorganic members that are each plate-like and arranged on the base member in separation from each other in a direction parallel to a main surface of the base member; a first organic member provided on the base member so as to be positioned between each adjacent two first inorganic members and surround each first inorganic member; a second inorganic member that covers an upper surface and lateral surfaces of the first organic member; and a second organic member that is provided on or above the first inorganic members, and is surrounded by the second inorganic member. Each lateral surface portion of the second inorganic member covering a corresponding lateral surface of the first organic member is thinner than each first inorganic member and each upper surface portion of the second inorganic member covering a corresponding portion of the upper surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji OKUMOTO, Arinobu KANEGAE
  • Patent number: 8795463
    Abstract: A joint system includes: a transfer-in/out station capable of holding a plurality of substrates or a plurality of superposed substrates, and transferring-in/out the substrates or superposed substrates to/from a processing station; and the processing station performing predetermined processing on the substrates and joining the substrates together. The processing station includes: a surface activation apparatus activating a front surface of the substrate; a surface hydrophilizing apparatus hydrophilizing and cleaning the front surface of the substrate; a joint apparatus joining the substrates together; and a transfer region for transferring the substrate or superposed substrate to the surface activation apparatus, the surface hydrophilizing apparatus, and the joint apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takahiro Nishibayashi, Yasuharu Iwashita, Takeshi Tamura, Tatsuya Kitayama
  • Publication number: 20140212674
    Abstract: A multilayer protective film comprising a first layer, a second layer and a PSA layer. The first layer at least comprises a polyester-based polyurethane, a polycarbonate-based polyurethane or a combination or blend of both. The second layer at least comprises a polycaprolactone-based thermoplastic polyurethane. The PSA layer comprises a pressure sensitive adhesive. One major surface of the first layer is bonded to one major surface of the second layer, and the PSA layer is bonded to an opposite major surface of the second layer such that the second layer is sandwiched between the first layer and the PSA layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Charlie C. Ho, Kenneth J. Halford
  • Publication number: 20140190613
    Abstract: The invention provides an in mould label for injection moulding that comprises a vacuum metallised layer of metal for creating a barrier to oxygen ingress. The invention further provides a moulded article including such an in-mould label, as well as a method of manufacture of such an article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred CHOI