Light Transmission Modifying Compositions Patents (Class 252/582)
  • 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: 9883723
    Abstract: A method to apply nano-crystalline diamond onto a selected substrate, including preparing Nanodiamond slurry of Nanodiamond particles dispersed in a medium. The medium may include a liquid or a sol-gel. The selected substrate is immersed in the Nanodiamond slurry for a predetermined period of time. Then the substrate is removed from the slurry. The substrate is then dried with a flow of inert gas. The substrate is left coated with a coating of the nanodiamond particles that are highly adherently held by van der Waals forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Aryamond Singapore PTE. Limited
    Inventors: Suneeta Neogi, Jayant Neogi
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9840665
    Abstract: Multi-phase polymer films of quantum dots (QDs) and their use in light emitting devices (LEDs) are disclosed. The QDs are absorbed in a host matrix, which dispersed within an outer polymer phase. The host matrix is hydrophobic and is compatible with the surface of the QDs. The host matrix may also include a scaffolding material that prevents the QDs from agglomerating. The outer polymer is typically more hydrophilic and prevents oxygen from contacting the QDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Cong-Duan Vo, Imad Naasani, Amilcar Pillay Narrainen, Yien Ta, Emma Cherie Hogarth, Alexandra Shannon, Ross Jalmari Mera-Pirttijarvi, Elliot Stuart Poucher
  • Patent number: 9840585
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polycarbonate resin composition including 1) a copolycarbonate having a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1, a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 2, and a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 3, and 2) a polycarbonate: copolycarbonate in the composition provides improved melting properties while maintaining the physical properties of the copolycarbonate to the maximum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Jun Park, Hyong Min Bahn, Young Young Hwang, Moo Ho Hong, Ki Jae Lee, Byoung Kyu Chun, Un Ko, Young Wook Son
  • Patent number: 9834468
    Abstract: An optical component made of synthetic quartz glass includes a glass structure substantially free of oxygen defect sites and having a hydrogen content of 0.1×1016 to 1.0×1018 molecules/cm3, an SiH group content of less than 2×1017 molecules/cm3, a hydroxyl group content of 0.1 to 100 wt. ppm, and an Active temperature of less than 1070° C. The optical component undergoes a laser-induced change in the refractive index in response to irradiation by a radiation with a wavelength of 193 nm using 5×109 pulses with a pulse width of 125 ns and a respective energy density of 500 ?J/cm2 at a pulse repetition frequency of 2000 Hz. The change totals a first measured value M193 nm when measured using the applied wavelength of 193 nm and a second measured value M633 nm when measured using a measured wavelength of 633 nm. The ratio M193 nm/M633 nm is less than 1.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bodo Kuehn
  • Patent number: 9822236
    Abstract: An interlayer comprised of a thermoplastic resin and at least one special effect metal pigment. The use of a thermoplastic resin and at least one special effect metal pigment provides a special effect metal appearance without sacrificing other characteristics of the interlayer, and wherein the color of the interlayer measured in reflectance mode is different from the color measured in transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Howard D. Booth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9825241
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (1) comprising (a) a light source (10) configured to generate light source light (11), and (b) a light converter (100) configured to convert at least part of the light source light (11) into visible converter light (111), wherein the light converter (100) comprises a matrix (120) containing an organic luminescent material (140) of the perylene type. The lighting device may further comprise an inorganic luminescent material (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Lub, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Ties Van Bommel
  • Patent number: 9809714
    Abstract: An antireflection coating film for an optical element is provided on a surface of a substrate of an optical material and includes first particles having a refractive index (nd) of at least 2.2 or more for the d-line and an average particle size of 10 to 70 nm, second particles of at least one of silica and sericite and having an average particle size of 1 to 11 ?m, a colorant of an organic substance and soluble in an organic solvent, and a resin, in which the first particle content is in the range of 10% to 35% by weight, and second particle content is in the range of 1% to 11% by weight. The antireflection coating film has a high effect of preventing surface reflection, a high effect of preventing inner-surface reflection, satisfactory absorption of visible light, and low levels of reflection and scattering in the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Reiko Kubota
  • Patent number: 9780059
    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 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Shutesh Krishnan, Yun Sung Won
  • Patent number: 9753196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical filter, a solid-state imaging element and an imaging device lens which contain a near infrared ray absorbing layer having a specific near infrared ray absorbing dye dispersed in a transparent resin having a refractive index of 1.54 or more, and also relates to an imaging device containing the solid-state imaging element or the imaging device lens. The near infrared ray absorbing layer has a transmittance of visible light of from 450 to 600 nm of 70% or more, a transmittance of light in a wavelength region of from 695 to 720 nm of not more than 10%, and an amount of change of transmittance of not more than ?0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Satoshi Kashiwabara, Hiroshi Shimoda, Kenta Sekikawa, Takashi Shibuya, Mitsuo Osawa, Katsushi Kamijyo, Hiroyuki Arishima, Hiroshi Kumai
  • Patent number: 9726784
    Abstract: The present invention provides a near-infrared cut filter comprises a resin substrate (I) which comprises a resin and a light absorber (A) having a structure derived from a compound represented by the following Formula (I), wherein the light absorber (A) is contained in the resin substrate (I) in an amount of 0.001 to 0.01 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 9718933
    Abstract: The invention is an optical film at least containing cellulose acylate and a compound having a structure denoted by General Formula (I) described below, and a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device employing the optical film. R1 and R3 represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkenyl group, or an aryl group, and R5a and R5b represent an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkenyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group. R1, R3, R5a, and R5b may have a substituent group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Noro, Hiroshi Inada, Yoshinori Kanazawa, Aiko Yoshida, Yasukazu Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 9683102
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising an optical filter. The optical filter comprises a Cu-porphyrin dye compound. The transmission spectrum of the system has an average transmission across the wavelength range of 460 nm-700 nm of at least 80%. The transmission spectrum of the system has an average transmission across the wavelength range 400 nm-460 nm that is less than 75%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Frontier Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Robert Cefalo, Jerry Charles Bommer, Anita Trajkovska-Broach, Ronald David Blum, Andrew Ishak, Sean McGinnis
  • Patent number: 9671535
    Abstract: A color filter substrate is disclosed. The color filter substrate includes a glass substrate, and an RGB color filter layer. The RGB color filter layer includes a plurality of optical filter columns, and each optical filter column includes a plurality of optical filter units in two colors. In addition, adjacent optical filter columns form an optical filter group, optical filter units of one of the colors in each optical filter group are arranged in a zigzag pattern, optical filter units arranged in the zigzag pattern are of different colors in adjacent optical filter groups, and the optical filter units are rectangular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignees: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Li, Tianyi Wu
  • Patent number: 9663699
    Abstract: A suspension for protecting a semiconductor material, comprising a carrier medium, trimethylolpropane as a plasticizer, benzotriazole derivate as an absorber dye, and inorganic particles selected from the group consisting of aluminum nitride, silicon nitride and boron nitride, wherein the thermal conductivity of the suspension is about 1 W/mk to about 2 W/mk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Gudrun Lindberg, Mathias Kämpf, Kathrin Lampert
  • Patent number: 9638924
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image display device includes: a display panel on which pixels each constituted with a plurality of sub-pixels formed with electro-optic elements by corresponding to parallax images are arranged in matrix; and an optical module which distributes light emitted from the pixels arranged in the first and second directions to different directions from each other along the first and second directions, respectively. The display panel includes first and second non-control regions which are the regions existing between boundaries of apertures of the sub-pixels where control of electric-optic conversion cannot be done. An intersection part of the first and second non-control regions is disposed on a lattice point that is an intersection point of segments in a unit lattice constituted with lattice lines, and the first or the second non-control region is bent at least once within the unit lattice with respect to the lattice lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Asai, Koji Shigemura
  • Patent number: 9634210
    Abstract: There is provided a production method for an optical semiconductor device including a substrate having a silver plating layer formed on a surface and a light emitting diode bonded to the silver plating layer. The production method includes a film formation step of forming a clay film covering the silver plating layer and a connection step of electrically connecting the light emitting diode and the silver plating layer covered with the clay film by wire bonding, after the film formation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD
    Inventors: Tomoko Higashiuchi, Nobuaki Takane, Masashi Yamaura, Maki Inada, Hiroshi Yokota
  • Patent number: 9557444
    Abstract: An alkali-soluble resin, a photosensitive resin composition, a color filter, and a method for manufacturing the same, and a liquid crystal display apparatus are provided. The photosensitive resin composition includes a specific alkali-soluble resin, a compound containing ethylenic unsaturated group, a photoinitiator, and an organic solvent. The photosensitive resin composition is excellent in developability and high precision pattern linearity and contour angle since the photosensitive resin composition contains a specific alkali-soluble resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventor: Bar-Yuan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9541675
    Abstract: Disclosed are a photosensitive resin composition including (A) a copolymer resin represented by the following Chemical Formula 1, wherein in Chemical Formula 1, each substituent is the same as defined in the detailed description; (B) a colorant including a pigment dispersion solution; (C) a photopolymerizable compound; (D) a photopolymerization initiator; and (E) a solvent, and a color filter using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hye Kim, Chang-Min Lee, Kyung-Hee Hyung
  • Patent number: 9526914
    Abstract: Products, compositions, systems, and methods for modifying a target structure. The methods may be performed in a non-invasive manner by placing a nanoparticle having a metallic shell on at least a fraction of a surface in a vicinity of a target structure in a subject and applying an initiation energy thus producing an effect on or change to the target structure directly or via a modulation agent. The nanoparticle is configured, upon exposure to a first wavelength ?1, to generate a second wavelength ?2 of radiation having a higher energy than the first wavelength ?1. The methods may further be performed by application of an initiation energy to activate a photoactivatable agent directly or via an energy modulation agent, optionally in the presence of one or more plasmonics active agents, thus producing an effect on or change to the target structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: Duke University, Immunolight, LLC
    Inventors: Tuan Vo-Dinh, Jonathan P. Scaffidi, Venkata Gopal Reddy Chada, Benoit Lauly, Yan Zhang, Molly K. Gregas, Ian Nicholas Stanton, Joshua T. Stecher, Michael J. Therien, Frederic A. Bourke, Jr., Harold Walder, Zak Fathi, Jennifer A. Ayres, Zhenyuan Zhang, Joseph H. Simmons, Stephen John Norton
  • Patent number: 9528979
    Abstract: The present invention provides a unique profile of volatile organic compounds as breath biomarkers for lung cancer. The present invention further provides the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of lung cancer or predicting the response to an anti-cancer treatment through the detection of the unique profile of volatile organic compounds indicative of lung cancer at its various stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: TECHNION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION LTD., TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESEARCH, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Hossam Haick, Nir Peled
  • Patent number: 9515267
    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: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: EI 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: 9501523
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of processing data containing information about relationships between contacts and a community of contact owners is provided, which includes the steps of: collecting data having contact information, contact owner information and one or more values related to the strength of a relationship between the contact and the contact owner; evaluating the strength of the relationship based on the one or more values; and storing the collected data and evaluated strength in a computer database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Global Resources
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hyatt, Michael Yoon, Wilbur Swan
  • Patent number: 9449731
    Abstract: Organic charge-transfer (CT) co-crystals in a mixed stack system are disclosed, wherein a donor molecule (D) and an acceptor molecule (A) occupy alternating positions (DADADA) along the CT axis. A platform is provided which amplifies the molecular recognition of donors and acceptors and produces co-crystals at ambient conditions, wherein the platform comprises (i) a molecular design of the first constituent (?-complement), (ii) a molecular design of the second compound (?-complement), and (iii) a solvent system that promotes co-crystallization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Samuel I. Stupp, J. Fraser Stoddart, Alex K. Shveyd, Alok S. Tayi, Andrew C. H. Sue, Ashwin Narayanan
  • Patent number: 9429681
    Abstract: To provide a light conversion element which has solved the problems of the reduced intensity of upconverted light, etc., due to the flammability, volatility or high viscosity of a medium used in the conventional photon upconversion elements. A light conversion element is provided which has solved the above problems by using a visually homogeneous and transparent light conversion element, wherein organic photosensitizing molecules and organic light-emitting molecules, which are a combination that exhibits a triplet-triplet annihilation process, are dissolved and/or dispersed in an ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoichi Murakami, Isao Satoh
  • Patent number: 9429838
    Abstract: Disclosed are a photosensitive resin composition for a color filter including (A) a colorant including a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 and/or a compound including repeating units represented by Chemical Formula 2 and Chemical Formula 3, wherein Chemical Formula 1, Chemical Formula 2, and Chemical Formula 3 are the same as defined in the specification; (B) a binder resin; (C) a photopolymerizable monomer; (D) a photopolymerization initiator; and (E) a solvent, and a color filter using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Jee-Hyun Ryu, In-Jae Lee, Ji-Young Jeong, Plueg Carsten, Gyu-Seok Han
  • Patent number: 9399725
    Abstract: To provide a temporary bonding adhesive for a semiconductor wafer that reduces damage to a semiconductor wafer, makes it readily detachable, and can shorten the time required for thermal decomposition, and a manufacturing method for a semiconductor device using this. A temporary bonding adhesive for a semiconductor wafer, being a temporary bonding adhesive used for temporarily bonding a semiconductor wafer onto a supporting substrate in order to process a semiconductor wafer, and for detaching a semiconductor wafer from a supporting substrate by heating after processing, containing a resin composition whereof the 50% weight loss temperature decreases after irradiation by active energy rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Etsu Takeuchi, Junya Kusunoki, Hiromichi Sugiyama, Toshiharu Kuboyama, Masakazu Kawata
  • Patent number: 9352583
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermal recording material having a thermosensitive layer comprising single phase diffuser polymer particles. Each of the diffuser polymer particles has a refractive index at the center thereof (RIcenter) different from a refractive index at the surface thereof (RIsurface), and a continuous refractive index gradient, sometimes referred to as GRIN technology. The diffuser polymer particles may have a RIcenter of from 1.46 to 1.61 and a particle size of 0.85 to 15 microns. Additionally, the thermal recording material of the present invention may also include heat deformable particles and a binder. The present invention also provides a method for providing an image by subjecting selected portions of a recording material such as that described above to a physical agent selected from the group consisting of heat, pressure, and combinations thereof, sufficient to reduce the opacity of said selected portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Edward La Fleur, Gaurav Pranami, Himal Ray
  • Patent number: 9304280
    Abstract: A compact lens system for imaging a sample comprising a substrate having a well formed therein. Index matching material is disposed in the well and a lens member is further disposed in the well in optical contact with the index matching material disposed in the well. A spacer member extends from at least one of the substrate and the lower transparent member to define a spacing from a focal point of the lens member, wherein the lens member and index matching material cooperate to image a sample disposed below the lower transparent member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
    Inventors: Mayurachat Ning Gulari, Mostafa Ghannad-Rezaie, Anurag Tripathi, Nikolaos Chronis