Light Transmission Modifying Compositions Patents (Class 252/582)
  • Patent number: 10969524
    Abstract: An optimized photochromic dye microenvironment isolated from and dispersed within a distinct host phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Vision Ease, LP
    Inventors: Steven Harold Nahm, David Jerrel Kissel, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 10961456
    Abstract: A compound having a maximum absorption in a wavelength range of 350 nm to 550 nm that functions as a dichroic dye is provided. In particular, a compound represented by formula (1) is provided. In the compound represented by formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or the like; R2 represents an acyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or the like; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or the like; and Y represents a group of formula (Y1). In the group of formula (Y1), * represents a bonding site with N, or a group of formula (Y2); and in the group of formula (Y2), * represents a bonding site with N; P1 and P2 each independently represent —S— or the like; and Q1 and Q2 each independently represent ?N— or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Noriyuki Hida, Haruki Okawa
  • Patent number: 10907026
    Abstract: Structured films containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes (“MWCNTs”) have enhanced mechanical performance in terms of strength, fracture resistance, and creep recovery of polyimide (“PI”) films. Preferably, the loadings of MWCNTs can be in the range of 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt %. The strength of the new PI films dried at 60° C. increased by 55% and 72% for 0.1 wt % MWCNT and 0.5 wt % MWCNT loadings, respectively, while the fracture resistance increased by 23% for the 0.1 wt % MWCNTs and then decreases at a loading of 0.5 wt % MWCNTs. The films can be advantageously be created by managing a corresponding shift in the annealing temperature at which the maximum strength occurs as the MWCNT loadings increase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Heshmat Aglan
  • Patent number: 10901126
    Abstract: An optimized photochromic dye microenvironment isolated from and dispersed within a distinct host phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Vision Ease, LP
    Inventors: Steven Harold Nahm, David Jerrel Kissel, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 10884168
    Abstract: An optimized photochromic dye microenvironment isolated from and dispersed within a distinct host phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Vision Ease, LP
    Inventors: Steven Harold Nahm, David Jerrel Kissel, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 10871671
    Abstract: A light-absorbing, neutral density filter for an electronic device display. More specifically, a light-absorbing, neutral density filter applied as a shield, protective film, or protective coating layer for an electronic device display that blocks ultraviolet light, high energy visible light, and at least a portion of blue light. The neutral density filter comprises a polymer substrate and an absorbing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Eyesafe, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Barrett, Steven D. Moe, Bonnie G. Simmons, Justin Tolle
  • Patent number: 10844995
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to display apparatuses arranged for a window assembly. A display apparatus to be arranged between two panes is provided. The display apparatus comprises a display module, a base, an adjustable arm, and a bracket. The base is be secured to a wall. The adjustable arm has a first end and a second end. The second end is connected to the base. The bracket is attached to the display module. The first end of the adjustable arm is connected to the display module through the bracket, so that the display module can be removably arranged within or outside of a space between the two panes. A thickness of the display module and a thickness of the adjustable arm are smaller than a distance between the two panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DYNASCAN TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Tsun-I Wang, Ching-Chun Wu, Chia-Liang Yang, Chih-Chin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10829580
    Abstract: A noncovalent soft elastomer includes a binary block copolymer composed of an A block and a B block and a solvent, wherein the B block has a noncovalent-bonding functional group, and the solvent is a nonvolatile liquid which has a property of dissolving the B block but not dissolving the A block and which forms a functional group capable of noncovalent-bonding of the B block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKAI NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SYSTEM
    Inventors: Atsushi Noro, Maho Ohno
  • Patent number: 10815572
    Abstract: A chemically amplified positive resist composition is provided comprising (A) a polymer adapted to tarn soluble in alkaline aqueous solution under the action, of acid, (B) a photoacid generator, (C) a car boxy lie acid, and (D) a benzotriazole compound and/or an imidazole compound. When the resist composition is coated on a copper substrate as a thick film of 5-250 ?m thick and lithographically processed into a pattern, a high resolution is available and the pattern is of rectangular profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hirano, Satoshi Asai, Katsuya Takemura
  • Patent number: 10807328
    Abstract: A method to make dyed functional film comprising the steps of providing a soluble polymer material; adding an appropriate solvent to the polymer material to make a soluble polymer solution; providing a soluble dye; adding an appropriate solvent to the dye to make a soluble dye solution; adding the dye solution to the polymer or PVA solution, and introducing the dyed polymer or PVA solution to a solution casting device; removing a thin dyed functional film from the casting device; and letting the dyed functional film dry and solidified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Roger Wen Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 10795136
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a wafer level lens stack, which has a substrate, a first, a second lens and an actuator. The substrate has a first side and a second side. The second side is opposite to the first side. The first lens is on the first side of the substrate. The second lens is on the second side of the substrate and the second lens can change its refraction characteristic. The actuator can change the refraction characteristic of the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Klaus Zimmermann, Alexander Gatto
  • Patent number: 10739188
    Abstract: A color filter array may include a plurality of color filters arranged two-dimensionally and configured to allow light of different wavelengths to pass therethrough. Each of the plurality of color filters includes at least one Mie resonance particle and a transparent dielectric surrounding the at least one Mie resonance particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunghyun Nam, Sookyoung Roh, Seokho Yun
  • Patent number: 10725335
    Abstract: A color filter substrate, a liquid crystal panel, a liquid crystal display device and a manufacturing method are provided. The color filter substrate includes a base plate and multiple red color resists on the base plate. Wherein, a thickness of the multiple red color resists at an edge region is greater than a thickness of the multiple red color resists at a center region. In the present invention, a cell gap corresponding to the red color resists at the center region of the liquid crystal panel is greater than a cell gap corresponding to the red color resists at the edge region. Accordingly, the color shift at the edge region of the liquid crystal display panel is compensated to improve a red-shift phenomenon generated at the edge region of the liquid crystal display panel so as to increase the display quality of the liquid crystal display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shuai Chen
  • Patent number: 10646116
    Abstract: A laser eye surgery system focuses light along a beam path to a focal point having a location within a lens of the eye. The refractive index of the lens is determined in response to the location. The lens comprises a surface adjacent a second material having a second refractive index. The beam path extends a distance from the surface to the focal point. The index is determined in response to the distances from the surface to the targeted focal point and from the surface to the actual focal point, which corresponds to a location of a peak intensity of an optical interference signal of the focused light within the lens. The determined refractive index is mapped to a region in the lens, and may be used to generate a gradient index profile of the lens to more accurately place laser beam pulses for incisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventor: Javier Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10611106
    Abstract: A method to make dyed functional film comprising the steps of providing a soluble polymer material; adding an appropriate solvent to the polymer material to make a soluble polymer solution; providing a soluble dye; adding an appropriate solvent to the dye to make a soluble dye solution; adding the dye solution to the polymer or PVA solution, and introducing the dyed polymer or PVA solution to a solution casting device; removing a thin dyed functional film from the casting device; and letting the dyed functional film dry and solidified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Roger Wen Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 10610472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic systems with blue light filtering and Yellowness Index ranges. UV and IR filtering are also included. Industrial applications are also outlined in the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: High Performance Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Ishak, Sean P. McGinnis, Ronald D. Blum, Michael B. Packard
  • Patent number: 10597524
    Abstract: Provided are a methacrylic resin composition and a film containing a methacrylic resin that includes: 50 mass % to 97 mass % of a methacrylic acid ester monomer unit (A); 3 mass % to 30 mass % of a structural unit (B) having a cyclic structure-containing main chain; and 0 mass % to 20 mass % of another vinyl monomer unit (C) that is copolymerizable with a methacrylic acid ester monomer. The methacrylic resin satisfies the following conditions (1) and (2): (1) the methacrylic resin has a weight average molecular weight of 65,000 to 300,000 as measured by GPC; and (2) the total content of specific components is 0.01 mass % to 0.40 mass % as determined by GC/MS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumiki Murakami, Yutaka Tada, Yumika Kurihara, Nobuhiro Kobayashi, Masami Yonemura
  • Patent number: 10590025
    Abstract: A glass precursor gel and a method of making a glass product from the glass precursor gel are disclosed. The glass precursor gel includes a bulk amorphous oxide-based matrix that is homogeneously chemically mixed and includes 30 mol % to 90 wt. % silica and at least one of the following: (A) 0.1 mol % to 25 mol % of one or more alkali oxides in sum total, (B) 0.1 mol % to 25 mol % of one or more alkaline earth oxides in sum total, (C) 1 mol % to 20 mol % boric oxide, (D) 5 mol % to 80 mol % lead oxide, or (E) 0.1 mol % to 10 mol % aluminum oxide. A method of making a glass product from the glass precursor gel involves obtaining the glass precursor gel, melting the glass precursor gel into molten glass, and forming the molten glass into a glass product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Scott P. Cooper, Michael P. Remington, Scott Weil, Tilak Gullinkala, Sutapa Bhaduri
  • Patent number: 10578966
    Abstract: A coloring composition includes colorants and a resin, in which a ratio A/B of a minimum value A of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 400 to 830 nm to a maximum value B of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 1000 to 1300 nm is 4.5 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takishita, Tetsuya Kamimura, Takuya Tsuruta, Kyouhei Arayama, Kazuto Shimada, Masahiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10545387
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrochromic device comprising: a working electrode (2) comprising an electrochromic material containing at least one electrochromic polymer, said electrode being optionally in contact with a current collector (6); a solid electrolyte (3) which is in contact with each of said electrodes; and a counter-electrode (4) in a conductive metal material. The invention also relates to the various applications of such a device, especially for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Abdelaadim Danine, Cyril Faure, Guy Campet, Aline Rougier
  • Patent number: 10541506
    Abstract: The conjugated polymer laser with temperature-controlled power output uses a triphenylamine dimer-based conjugated polymer as the laser medium to produce an output laser beam having a beam energy tunable between approximately 20 ?J and approximately 325 ?J over a temperature range of the triphenylamine dimer-based conjugated polymer between approximately 40° C. and approximately 85° C. The triphenylamine dimer-based conjugated polymer laser medium is a solution of poly[N,N?-bis(4-butylphenyl)-N,N?-bisphenylbenzidine], known as poly-TPD(4B), dissolved in toluene. Poly-TPD(4B) has a long side chain of butyl (C4H9), providing temperature-dependent dimerization, which may not be found with shorter chains of butyl, such as in poly-TPD(4E) or poly-TPD(4M). The molar concentration of the poly-TPD in the solution is between approximately 5 ?M and approximately 100 ?M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Saradh Prasad Rajendra, Mohamad Saleh Alsalhi, Mamduh Jamil Aljaafreh
  • Patent number: 10514658
    Abstract: A display system comprising a first plurality of pixels, a second plurality of pixels, a first Fourier transform lens and a second Fourier transform lens. The first plurality of pixels is arranged to display first holographic data corresponding to a first holographic reconstruction and receive light of a first wavelength. The a second plurality of pixels is arranged to display second holographic data corresponding to a second holographic reconstruction and receive light of a second wavelength. The first Fourier transform lens is arranged to receive spatially modulated light having a first wavelength from the first plurality of pixels and perform an optical Fourier transform of the received light to form the first holographic reconstruction at a replay plane, wherein the first holographic reconstruction is formed of light at the first wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dualitas Ltd
    Inventor: Jamieson Christmas
  • Patent number: 10487211
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel methine dyes, methods for the preparation thereof and use thereof for dyeing plastics, especially polyamides, so as to obtain yellow to orange colourings with improved light fastness and improved thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Ulrich Borst, Stephan Michaelis, Frank Linke
  • Patent number: 10408756
    Abstract: For an analysis method, a first specimen and a second specimen are prepared, in which different phthalate esters, for example DEHP and DINP, adhere in different states to a pair of predetermined base films, such as PVC, on metal plates. A metal reflection IR spectrum (P) and a metal reflection IR spectrum (Q) are acquired by radiating electromagnetic waves on the prepared first specimen and the second specimen respectively. Significantly different spectra are obtained for different phthalate esters, and the types of phthalate esters are identified by using such spectra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Michiko Noguchi, Mitsuo Ozaki, Yasuhiro Usui
  • Patent number: 10401726
    Abstract: A coloring composition includes colorants, polymerizable compounds, and a resin, in which a ratio P/M of a mass P of the colorants to a mass M of the polymerizable compounds is 0.05 to 0.35, a content of the polymerizable compounds is 25 to 65 mass % with respect to a total solid content of the coloring composition, a ratio A/B of a minimum value A of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 400 nm or longer and shorter than 580 nm to a minimum value B of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 580 nm to 770 nm is 0.3 to 3, and a ratio C/D of a minimum value C of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 400 nm to 750 nm to a maximum value D of an absorbance in a wavelength range of 850 nm to 1300 nm is 5 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takishita, Tetsuya Kamimura, Hirokazu Kyota, Toshihide Ezoe, Kazuto Shimada
  • Patent number: 10401542
    Abstract: This infrared light shielding laminate includes: an ITO particle-containing layer; and an overcoat layer which covers an upper surface of the ITO particle-containing layer, wherein core shell particles are present in a state of being in contact with each other in the ITO particle-containing layer, and the core shell particle includes an ITO particle serving as a core and an insulating material serving as a shell that covers the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiro Yonezawa, Kazuhiko Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10370362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pyrazine derivatives capable of absorbing and emanating spectral energy in the visible and/or near infrared spectrum. Pyrazine derivatives of the invention may be administered to a patient in the form of a pharmaceutically acceptable composition and utilized in medical (e.g., diagnostic imaging) procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MediBeacon Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Neumann, Raghavan Rajagopalan, Richard B. Dorshow
  • Patent number: 10369379
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can provide an apparatus and method for generating at least one radiation can be provided. The exemplary apparatus and/or method can selectively kill and/or affect at least one bacteria. For example, a radiation source first arrangement can be provided which is configured to generate at least one radiation having one or more wavelengths provided in a range of about 190 nanometers (nm) to about 230 nm, and at least one second arrangement can be provided which is configured to prevent the at least one radiation from having any wavelength that is outside of the range can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Gerhard Randers-Pehrson, David Jonathan Brenner, Alan Bigelow
  • Patent number: 10338287
    Abstract: Optical products are disclosed that include a polymeric substrate, provided with an infrared-reflective metal layer on an outer surface thereof that is subject to oxidation. The optical products are further provided with a protective coating, comprising one or more of a metal oxide or a metal nitride, deposited directly on the infrared-reflective metal layer using chemical vapor deposition. The optical products are further provided with a composite pigment coating, deposited on the protective coating, that include at least a first layer and a second layer, at least one of which layers comprises a first pigment, wherein each of the first layer and the second layer includes a binding group component, each of which binding group components together form a complementary binding group pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Southwall Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Krogman, Jeremy L. Isbell, Lee Campbell Boman, Yuriy Matus, Kayur Patel
  • Patent number: 10312395
    Abstract: Luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) comprising at least one disubstituted benzoheterodiazole compound of general formula (I), in which: —Z represents a sulfur atom, an oxygen atom, a selenium atom; or an NR6 group in which R6 is selected from linear or branched C1-C20, preferably C1-C8, alkyl groups, or from optionally substituted aryl groups; —R1, R2 and R3, which are the same or different, represent a hydrogen atom; or are selected from linear or branched C1-C20, preferably C1-C8, alkyl groups, optionally containing heteroatoms, optionally substituted cycloalkyl groups, optionally substituted aryl groups, optionally substituted linear or branched C1-C20, preferably C1-C8, alkoxyl groups, optionally substituted phenoxyl groups, or —COOR7 groups or —OCOR7 groups in which R7 is selected from linear or branched C1-C20, preferably C1-C8, alkyl groups, or is a cyano group, provided that when the substituents R1 represents a hydrogen atom, at least one of the substituents R2 and R3 represents an optionally substi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Eni S.p.A.
    Inventors: Luigi Abbondanza, Antonio Alfonso Proto, Giuliana Schimperna, Liliana Gila
  • Patent number: 10303038
    Abstract: A beam steering apparatus includes a transformation layer, of which a refraction index is changed by light irradiation, a pattern layer arranged on the transformation layer and comprises a plurality of patterns, and a light irradiation unit arranged under the transformation layer. The pattern layer has patterns of a metasurface shape to reflect an external laser. The light irradiation unit may emit light having different characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunil Kim, Duhyun Lee, Jungwoo Kim, Changbum Lee
  • Patent number: 10243148
    Abstract: A compound represented by formula (1): wherein R1 to R4, a to d, L0 to L2, and Ar are as defined in the description, is a material providing an organic electroluminescence device which can be operated at a low driving voltage and has a long lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki Kato, Masahiro Kawamura, Masakazu Funahashi
  • Patent number: 10199577
    Abstract: There is disclosed a compound having Formula I or Formula I?: In Formula I and Formula I?: Ar1 and Ar2 are the same or different and are aryl groups; R1 through R5 are independently the same or different at each occurrence and are D, F, alkyl groups, aryl groups, alkoxy groups, silyl groups, or crosslinkable groups; R6 is H, D, or halogen; a through e are independently an integer from 0 to 4; f is 1 or 2; g is 0, 1 or 2; h is 1 or 2; and n is an integer greater than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Kyung-Ho Park, Nora Sabina Radu, Gary A Johansson, Adam Fennimore, William J Delaney, Daniel David LeCloux
  • Patent number: 10179860
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides nanocrystal(s) containing silicone capping agent(s). Dispersions containing the nanocrystal(s) and at least one of silicone monomer(s), silicone pre-polymer(s), and silicone polymer(s), and optionally additionally containing a solvent are also described. Cured dispersions, compositions of nanocrystal(s) and LEDs and related structures containing the composition(s) are provided in the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: PIXELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Xia Bai, Maneesh Bahadur, Linfeng Gou, Lei Zheng, James Criniti, Gregory Cooper, Serpil Gonen Williams
  • Patent number: 10180615
    Abstract: This application is directed to controlling a camera that includes an electrochromic glass layer. The electrochromic glass layer is disposed in front of a sensor array of the camera and has optical transmission properties that are responsive to voltage applied to the electrochromic glass layer. In accordance with a determination to transition the camera mode to a Day mode, a camera controller generates a first voltage, which is then applied to the electrochromic glass layer to cause the lens assembly to enter a first transmission state. In response to the first voltage, the electrochromic glass layer removes a substantial portion of a predefined band of infrared wavelengths in ambient light incident on the camera, and simultaneously passes by the electrochromic glass layer a substantial portion of visible wavelengths in the ambient light, thereby exposing the sensor array to the substantial portion of the visible wavelengths of the ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Adam Scott Kilgore, Amber Luttmann Volmering
  • Patent number: 10175573
    Abstract: Provided is a colored curable composition having a good chemical resistance, and capable of forming a good colored layer pattern, the colored curable composition including an epoxy group-containing compound, and a phthalocyanine dye having a functional group capable of forming a covalent bond by a reaction with the epoxy group under heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Suguru Samejima, Takashi Kawashima, Yousuke Murakami
  • Patent number: 10125427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to porphyrins of formula (I): wherein R1 to R6, R1? to R6?, X, X? Y and Y? are as described in claim 1. The invention also relates to complexes of said porphyrins with transition metals, in particular iron, preferably as Fe(III) or Fe(0) complex, and salts thereof, use thereof as catalysts for the selective electrochemical reduction of CO2 into CO, electrochemical cells comprising said complexes, and a method for selectively reducing electrochemically CO2 into CO using said complexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS), UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT PARIS 7
    Inventors: Cyrille Costentin, Marc Robert, Samuel Drouet, Guillaume Passard, Jean-Michel Saveant, Arnaud Tatin
  • Patent number: 10088693
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens comprising a substrate is provided with the lens having a transmission spectrum such that the mean transmission value in the wavelength range between 380 nm inclusive and 780 nm inclusive is less than 60%, the mean transmission value at wavelengths less than or equal to 400 nm is less than 1%, the mean transmission value at wavelengths greater than 400 nm inclusive and less than 500 nm inclusive is less than 30% with a transmission minimum of less than 10% between 425 nm and 445 nm inclusive and the mean transmission value in the wavelength range between 400 nm and 500 nm has a first transmission maximum located between 405 nm and 425 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BNL EUROLENS
    Inventors: Sébastien Martins, Didier Clerc, Franck Ledien
  • Patent number: 10082721
    Abstract: The present application discloses a nonlinear optical crystal material, preparation method and application of the nonlinear optical crystal material. A nonlinear optical crystal material, whose molecular formula is Ga2Se3; wherein the crystal structure of said nonlinear optical crystal material belongs to trigonal system, space group R3 with the lattice parameters of a=b=3˜4.2 ?, c=9˜10 ?, ?=?=90°, ?=120° and Z=1. The nonlinear optical crystal material has an excellent infrared nonlinear optical performance, whose frequency-doubling intensity can reach 9.3 times of AgGaS2 with the same particle size, and it meets type-I phase matching; and its laser damage threshold can reach 7.5 times of AgGaS2 with the same particle size. The nonlinear optical crystal material has important application value in the frequency-converters which can be used for frequency doubling, sum frequency, difference frequency, optical parametric oscillation of laser in mid and far infrared waveband, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Mingjian Zhang, Guocong Guo, Huiyi Zeng, Binwen Liu, Yong Liu, Bingxuan Li
  • Patent number: 10048590
    Abstract: Provided is a photoresist that includes a polymer having a backbone that is breakable and a photo acid generator that is free of bonding from the polymer. Further, provided is a method of fabricating a semiconductor device. The method includes providing a device substrate. A material layer is formed over the substrate. A photoresist material is formed over the material layer. The photoresist material has a polymer that includes a backbone. The photoresist material is patterned to form a patterned photoresist layer. A fabrication process is then performed to the material layer, wherein the patterned photoresist layer serves as a mask in the fabrication process. Thereafter, the patterned photoresist layer is treated in a manner that breaks the backbone of the polymer. The patterned photoresist layer is then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Wei Wang, Ming-Feng Shieh, Ching-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 10036838
    Abstract: An infrared ray absorbing composition kit comprises: a composition containing a copper compound or pigment having a maximum absorption wavelength in the wavelength range of 700 nm to 1000 nm; and a composition containing a metal oxide having a maximum absorption wavelength in the wavelength range of 800 nm to 2000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Seongmu Bak, Toshihide Ezoe, Kazuto Shimada
  • Patent number: 10031418
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition includes (A) an acrylic-based binder resin including a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1, wherein in Chemical Formula 1, each substituent is the same as defined in the detailed description; (B) a cardo-based binder resin including a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 2-1 and a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 2-2, wherein in Chemical Formula 2-1 and 2-2, each substituent is the same as defined in the detailed description; (C) reactive unsaturated compound; (D) an initiator; (E) a colorant; and (F) a solvent. A photosensitive resin film using the same and a color filter is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lee-June Kim, Jee-Hyun Ryu, Jung-Hwa Lee, Ju-Ho Jung, Seung-Jib Choi, Soo-Young Heo
  • Patent number: 10005938
    Abstract: A thermosensitive adhesive contains a side chain crystal polymer having a melting point of 20-30° C., and a tackifier. The side chain crystal polymer is obtainable by adding a metal chelate compound in the following amount of addition (A) into the following copolymer, followed by a crosslinking reaction. Adhesive strength is to be deteriorated at a temperature below the melting point. The copolymer is obtainable by polymerizing 25-30 parts by weight of (meth)acrylate having a straight-chain alkyl group having 16 to 22 carbon atoms, 60-65 parts by weight of (meth)acrylate having an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, 1-10 parts by weight of a polar monomer, and 1-10 parts by weight of a reactive fluorine compound. The amount of addition (A) is 3-10 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Nitta Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Nanchi, Koji Yamashita, Ayumi Nagao, Shinichiro Kawahara
  • Patent number: 9997485
    Abstract: A bonding structure and a method for bonding components, wherein the bonding structure includes a nanoparticle preform. In accordance with embodiments, the nanoparticle preform is placed on a substrate and a workpiece is placed on the nanoparticle preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Shutesh Krishnan, Yun Sung Won
  • Patent number: 9983459
    Abstract: A tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction (TAG) lens and system are provided that permit, in one aspect, dynamic selection of the lens output, including dynamic focusing and imaging. The system may include a TAG lens and at least one of a source and a detector of electromagnetic radiation. A controller may be provided in electrical communication with the lens and at least one of the source and detector and may be configured to provide a driving signal to control the index of refraction and to provide a synchronizing signal to time at least one of the source and the detector relative to the driving signal. Thus, the controller is able to specify that the source irradiates the lens (or detector detects the lens output) when a desired refractive index distribution is present within the lens, e.g. when a desired lens output is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Craig B. Arnold
  • Patent number: 9969115
    Abstract: A transparent article includes a continuous polyester matrix having at least one incompatible filler dispersed therein. The incompatible filler provides domains in the polyester matrix, each domain having a particular dimension, thus providing a range of dimensions for the domains in the article. To create haze, the dimensions are within the range of from about 380 nm to about 720 nm. Once the range of dimensions is determined, a light absorbent composition can be found which absorbs light at a range of wavelengths that at least substantially covers the range of dimensions of the domains. In doing so, it has been found that the haze of the article can be substantially masked. Method for producing the article and for masking the haze are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: APG Polytech, LLC
    Inventors: Edwin Andrew Sisson, Arianna Giovannini, Simone Ferrero
  • Patent number: 9951436
    Abstract: Graphene has been used in nanocomposites as constituents/doping in plastics or epoxy providing dramatic enhancement of the mechanical properties but have not progressed past the laboratory level novelty. This invention can provide a graphene based composite structure with a density less that 1.9 g/cm3 for a fiber, yarn, rope or cable and a density less that 1.5 g/cm3 for a sheet both structure have tensile and shear strength greater than either Aluminum or Steel; thus providing a graphene material that is both much lighter and stronger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GARMOR INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Bullington, Richard Stoltz
  • Patent number: 9933421
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition for ultrasensitive bioassay applications. The composition includes a plurality of dispersible, nanoparticles having a size less than 500 nm. The nanoparticles contain a metal catalyst or a metal catalyst precursor. The nanoparticles are conjugated to at least one biospecific binding reactant that is selectively reactive with a target analyte. The composition includes a dispersing medium. A method and a kit for conducting bioassays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CatAssays
    Inventors: Mark Lelental, Henry J. Gysling
  • Patent number: 9895811
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a target or mold having one or more support arms coupled to a substrate. The support arm can be used in handling or positioning a target. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides target molds, targets produced using such molds, and a method for producing the targets and molds. In various implementations, the targets are formed in a number of disclosed shapes, including a funnel cone, a funnel cone having an extended neck, those having Gaussian-profile, a cup, a target having embedded metal slugs, metal dotted foils, wedges, metal stacks, a Winston collector having a hemispherical apex, and a Winston collector having an apex aperture. In yet another embodiment, the present disclosure provides a target mounting and alignment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education, on Behalf of the University of Nevada, Reno
    Inventors: Steven Malekos, Grant Korgan, Jesse D. Adams
  • Patent number: 9887370
    Abstract: A compound is represented by Chemical Formula 1, an organic photoelectric device includes a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other and an active layer between the first electrode and the second electrode and including the compound represented by Chemical Formula 1, and an image sensor and an electronic device include the organic photoelectric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Gyu Han, Sakurai Rie, Sung Young Yun, Seon-Jeong Lim, Takkyun Ro, Gae Hwang Lee, Tadao Yagi, Kyung Bae Park, Dong-Seok Leem, Yong Wan Jin, Chul-Joon Heo