Infrared Patents (Class 252/587)
  • Patent number: 11031423
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. The photoelectric conversion sections are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter that has transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light. The photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section. The visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11008476
    Abstract: An anti-counterfeit ink composition, an anti-counterfeit ink, and an anti-counterfeit printed matter that transmits a visible light region, having absorption in an infrared region, and capable of judging authenticity of the printed matter, and there is provided an anti-counterfeit ink composition, an anti-counterfeit ink, an anti-counterfeit printed matter, and a method for producing the anti-counterfeit ink composition, wherein a value of an XRD peak top intensity ratio of the composite tungsten oxide ultrafine particles is 0.13 or more when a value of the XRD peak intensity is set to 1, with plane of a silicon powder standard sample (640c produced by NIST) as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Tsunematsu, Takeshi Chonan
  • Patent number: 10874156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heat-storing and retaining fleece using a polyester yarn containing composite metal oxide particles. The heat-storing and retaining fleece of the present invention exhibits an excellent far-infrared emission property, an excellent heat-storing and retaining property, excellent spinning processability, and excellent dyeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HYOSUNG TNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung Jin Oh, Min Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10807346
    Abstract: A laminate comprising a near infrared (NIR) absorbing interlayer is disclosed. The interlayer includes a NIR-absorbing substance dispersed or dissolved in a polymer matrix and may further include a thermochromic material or system. The interlayer is bonded between first and second sheets of plastic or glass. The first and second sheets may further be bent, strengthened sheets of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PLEOTINT, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Anderson, Harlan J. Byker, Samuel J. DeJong, Curtis J. Liposcak
  • Patent number: 10802186
    Abstract: A structure includes a support and a first near infrared transmitting filter and a second near infrared transmitting filter that are provided at different positions on the support. A minimum value of a transmittance to light having a longer wavelength than longest wavelengths at which transmittances of the first near infrared transmitting filter and the second near infrared transmitting filter in a wavelength range of 600 to 1300 nm are 50% is 50% or higher, and a difference between a wavelength ?2 of light having the longest wavelength at which the transmittance of the second near infrared transmitting filter is 50% and a wavelength ?1 of light having the longest wavelength at which the transmittance of the first near infrared transmitting filter is 50% is 30 nm or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10780633
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for 3D printing are described herein. In an example, a composition for 3D printing can comprise a build material comprising at least one polymer and at least one first electron donor compound; and a fusing agent comprising (i) a metal bis(dithiolene) complex, (ii) at least one surfactant, at least one second electron donor compound, or combinations thereof, (iii) a polar aprotic solvent, and (iv) water. The at least one first electron donor compound and the at least one second electron donor compound can be the same or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adekunle Olubummo, Lihua Zhao
  • Patent number: 10781228
    Abstract: An example of a fusing agent includes a metal bis(dithiolene) complex, a thiol surfactant, a polar aprotic solvent, and a balance of water. In an example of a method of making the fusing agent, the metal bis(dithiolene) complex is exposed to an aqueous solution including a reducing agent and a thiol surfactant to form a reduced metal bis(dithiolene) complex and to dissolve the reduced metal bis(dithiolene) complex in the aqueous solution. The aqueous solution is incorporated into a vehicle including a water soluble organic solvent and an additive selected from the group consisting of an emulsifier, a surface tension reduction agent, a wetting agent, a scale inhibitor, an anti-deceleration agent, a chelating agent, an antimicrobial agent, and a combination thereof. The fusing agent may be utilized in a three-dimensional printing method and/or incorporated into a three-dimensional printing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adekunle Olubummo, Lihua Zhao, Aja Hartman, Howard S. Tom, Kristopher J. Erickson
  • Patent number: 10781323
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to coalescent inks and material sets for 3D printing. The coalescent ink can include an organic-soluble near-infrared dye having a peak absorption wavelength from 800 nm to 1400 nm. The coalescent ink can also include water and an organic co-solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Howard S. Tom, Lihua Zhao, Krzysztof Nauka, Yan Zhao, Hou T. Ng
  • Patent number: 10731044
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to coalescent inks and material sets for 3D printing. The coalescent ink can include a water-soluble near-infrared dye having a peak absorption wavelength from 800 nm to 1400 nm. The coalescent ink can also contain water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, Howard S. Tom, Lihua Zhao, Krzysztof Nauka, Yan Zhao, Hou T. Ng, Keshava A. Prasad
  • Patent number: 10680185
    Abstract: A light emitting photonic crystal composed of chiral liquid crystalline material and having an organic light emitting diode and methods of making the same are disclosed. An organic light emitting diode disposed within a photonic structure having a band-gap, or stop-band, allows the photonic structure to emit light at wavelengths occurring at the edges of the band-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: John N. Magno, Gene C. Koch
  • Patent number: 10604665
    Abstract: Provided are a near infrared absorbing fine particle dispersion liquid having an absorption ability in a near infrared region, a clear contrast, and applicable to offset printing, and a method for producing the same, an anti-counterfeit ink composition using the near infrared absorbing fine particle dispersion liquid and an anti-counterfeit printed matter using near infrared absorbing fine particles. Also provided are a near infrared absorbing fine particle dispersion liquid containing a solvent of one or more kinds selected from vegetable oils or vegetable oil-derived compounds; near infrared absorbing fine particles in an amount of 2 mass % or more and 25 mass % or less, selected from one or more kinds of hexaboride fine particles expressed by a general formula XBa (wherein element X is at least one or more kinds selected from a group consisting of La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Y, Sm, Eu, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Sr, and Ca, satisfying 4.0?a?6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mika Okada, Hideaki Fukuyama
  • Patent number: 10563454
    Abstract: A heat-ray-blocking fluororesin film includes a heat-ray-blocking metal oxide and a hydrotalcite-type compound represented by Chemical Formula [1], wherein the content of the hydrotalcite-based compound is 0.03 to 1.0 wt %. The heat-ray-blocking fluororesin can exhibit excellent heat-ray-blocking performance while keeping the properties inherent in fluororesin films such as mechanical properties, transparency and long-term weatherability and is transparent and can be used out of doors for a long period of time, wherein Mg2+1?a.Al3+a(OH?)2.ANn?a/n.cH2O where 0.2?a?0.35 and 0?c?1; ANn? indicates n-valent anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd., Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., Toyocolor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Imaizumi, Yukio Noguchi, Atsushi Kimoto, Shinichi Tamura, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Takashi Horiguchi, Masayasu Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10495796
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared cut filter which has a visible light transmitting property and a near-infrared shielding property both at high levels by that its transmission spectrum has a steep inclination in the vicinity of the boundary between the visible light and the near-infrared, and which can also be sufficiently reduced in size and thickness. The near-infrared cut filter has a near-infrared absorbing layer which contains a near-infrared absorbing dye containing at least one dye in which a condensed ring structure containing at least a benzene ring and a ring having nitrogen atom is bonded to both sides of a squarylium skeleton and which have a carboxylic acid amide structure at a second position of the benzene ring (where the carboxylic acid has a substituent having 5 to 25 having one or more branches), and a transparent resin with a refractive index of 1.45 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroyuki Arishima, Teppei Konishi, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 10481301
    Abstract: There is disclosed a tin-containing metal oxide nanoparticle, which has an index of dispersion degree less than 7 and a narrow particle size distribution which is defined as steepness ratio less than 3. There is disclosed dispersion, paint, shielding film and their glass products which comprise the said nanoparticles. Besides, there are also disclosed processes of making the tin-containing metal oxide nanoparticle and their dispersion. The tin-containing metal oxide nanoparticles and their dispersion disclosed herein may be applied on the window glass of houses, buildings, vehicles, ships, etc. There is provided an excellent function of infrared blocking with highly transparent, and to achieve sunlight controlling and thermal radiation controlling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: Xiamen Nanotech Co Ltd, Nanomaterials Technology Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Zhigang Shen, Wei Kian Soh, Jiyao Zhang, Aici Wang, Jie Zhong, Sung Lai Jimmy Yun, Hock Sing Sher, Jianfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10461106
    Abstract: An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections. The photoelectric conversion sections are arrayed on a substrate to receive light incident through a dual-pass filter that has transmission bands for visible light and a predetermined range of near-infrared light. The photoelectric conversion sections include a visible light photoelectric conversion section and a near-infrared light photoelectric conversion section. The visible light photoelectric conversion section includes a red light photoelectric conversion section, a green light photoelectric conversion section, and a blue light photoelectric conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ken Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10407579
    Abstract: In order to satisfy the demand of consumers regarding design attractiveness, an infrared-light-transmitting dark color ink is provided, the ink having a black appearance and attaining high design attractiveness and, despite this, having sufficient infrared-light-transmitting property. The infrared-light-transmitting dark color ink transmits near infrared light having wavelengths of 750-1,500 nm, and comprises a resin component and a pigment component that comprises both a brown pigment, e.g., a benzimidazolone pigment, and a phthalocyanine pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Yamanaka, Hitoshi Nishikawa, Keita Arihara
  • Patent number: 10329161
    Abstract: These halogen-containing tin oxide particles have a BET specific surface area of 25-100 m2/g and a crystallite diameter of 8-30 nm. The particles optimally contain 0.01-0.75 mass % halogen. Fluorine is optimally contained as the halogen. Optimally, the particles additionally contain tantalum, niobium, phosphorus, antimony, tungsten, or molybdenum. The volume resistivity is optimally 0.1-1000 ?·cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yoneda, Akira Aoki, Kenji Suzuoka
  • Patent number: 10274656
    Abstract: The invention pertains to an optical device comprising a substrate with two main faces, and, on at least one face, a first coating which is in contact with a second coating, the first coating being positioned between the second coating and the substrate, the first coating is a release layer, adapted so that it can be selectively activated in order to diminish mechanical properties or adhesion enabling the second coating to be fastened to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Gregory Hervieu
  • Patent number: 10253159
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10240258
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for preparing a polyester fiber, the method including: mixing 5-50 wt % of composite metal oxide particles, including a tungsten-based oxide, a cesium-based oxide, an antimony-based oxide, an indium-based oxide, and a tin-based oxide, with 40-90 wt % of one or two types of organic solvents selected from among alcohol, ketone, and acetates, 0.4-20 wt % of polyvinyl butyral, i.e., polymer, and 2-30 wt % of calcium stearate or magnesium stearate to obtain a mixture, and stirring and grinding the mixture to prepare a dispersion liquid; drying the dispersion liquid to prepare a powdered additive; mixing 1-30 wt % of the additive with polyester chips to obtain a mixture and melting this mixture to prepare master batch chips; and mixing 1-10 wt % of the master batch chips with general polyester chips to obtain a mixture, and melting and spinning this mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HYOSUNG TNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung Jin Oh, Min Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10233303
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10233302
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 10106455
    Abstract: Provided is a near infrared absorbing glass excellent in each of weather resistance, resistance to denitrification, and optical properties even if not containing fluorine. A near infrared absorbing glass containing, in % by mass, 25 to 60% P2O5, 2 to 19% Al2O3, 10 to 45% RO (where R is at least one selected from Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba), 0 to 13% ZnO, 12% to 20% (exclusive of 12% and 20%) K2O, 0 to 12% Na2O, and 0.3 to 20% CuO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10082611
    Abstract: There is provided a near-infrared cut filter which has a visible light transmitting property and a near-infrared shielding property both at high levels by that its transmission spectrum has a steep inclination in the vicinity of the boundary between the visible light and the near-infrared, and which can also be sufficiently reduced in size and thickness. The near-infrared cut filter has a near-infrared absorbing layer which contains a near-infrared absorbing dye containing at least one dye in which a condensed ring structure containing at least a benzene ring and a ring having nitrogen atom is bonded to both sides of a squarylium skeleton and which have a carboxylic acid amide structure at a second position of the benzene ring (where the carboxylic acid has a substituent having 5 to 25 having one or more branches), and a transparent resin with a refractive index of 1.45 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Shiono, Hiroyuki Arishima, Teppei Konishi, Hiroki Hotaka
  • Patent number: 9991209
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an electrical guard structure for providing signal isolation is provided. The method includes providing a substrate having a mounting surface comprising a first area for hosting at least one electronic component. The method further comprises synthesizing a plurality of thread-like structures over the substrate to collectively form one or more electrically conductive projections extending transverse to the mounting surface. The one or more electrically conductive projections include one or more wall-like structures which are elongate parallel to the mounting surface. The electrically conductive projections can be transferred to another surface such as a major surface of a second substrate. There are further provided a support structure and a guard structure having the wall-like electrically conductive projections which are electrically grounded when in use to provide signal isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Dunlin Tan, Jong Jen Yu, David Hee, Beng Kang Tay, Dominique Baillargeat
  • Patent number: 9938642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a multifunctional polyester fiber, including: mixing a polyester master batch chip, containing cesium tungsten oxide-based particles, with a general polyester chip; spinning the mixture to form a spun fiber; and cooling the spun fiber using a cooling device having a rotational outflow quenching unit and a nozzle-warming heater, and to a fiber produced by the method. The multifunctional polyester fiber according to the present invention exhibits excellent far-infrared emission properties, thermal storage/insulation properties, spinning processability, and dyeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Hyosung Corporation, Nano-Vision Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jin Oh, Min Suk Lee, Young Un Oh
  • Patent number: 9879034
    Abstract: To provide a near-infrared absorption composition which contains a squarylium compound having excellent solvent solubility, a cured film which uses the near-infrared absorption composition, a near-infrared cut filter, a solid-state imaging device, an infrared sensor, and a compound. A near-infrared absorption composition includes a compound represented by the following Formula (1) and a resin. R1 and R2 each independently represent “—S1-L1-T1” or the like, R3 and R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, X1 and X2 each independently represent an oxygen atom or —N(R5)—, R5 represents a hydrogen atom or the like, Y1 to Y4 each independently represent a substituent, p and s each independently represent an integer of 0 to 3, and q and r each independently represent an integer of 0 to 2; and S1 represents an arylene group or the like, L1 represents an alkylene group or the like, and T1 represents an alkyl group or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Hirai, Daisuke Sasaki, Yoshihiro Jimbo
  • Patent number: 9868843
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC
    Inventors: Owen Richard Evans, Kathryn Elizabeth deKrafft, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Wenting Dong, David J Mihalcik, George L Gould, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 9826129
    Abstract: Provided are a near-infrared-ray-absorbing composition having strong near-infrared shielding properties when a cured film is produced, a near-infrared-ray cut filter, a manufacturing method therefor, a camera module, and a manufacturing method therefor. The near-infrared-ray-absorbing composition includes a copper complex obtained by reacting a compound (A) having at least two coordination sites with a copper component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Inasaki, Takashi Kawashima, Seiichi Hitomi, Kouitsu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9772433
    Abstract: An optical lens includes a plastic lens body and a plurality of light-absorbing particles. The light-absorbing particles are dispersed in the plastic lens body, are present in an amount ranging from 0.01 wt % to 0.05 wt % based on the total weight of the optical lens, and are capable of absorbing infrared having a wavelength greater than 1100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chih Chang, Xiaomei Yu, Juling Tang
  • Patent number: 9746595
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a solid-state image capture element optical filter having excellent visible light transmission characteristics with reduced incidence angle dependence even in the near-ultraviolet wavelength region, in which the defects of conventional optical filters such as near-infrared cut filters are improved; and a device comprising the optical filter. The solid-state image capture element optical filter of the present invention comprises: a transparent resin substrate comprising a compound (X) having an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of 300 to 420 nm and a compound (Y) having an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of 600 to 800 nm; and a near infrared-reflecting film on at least one side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Nagaya, Yukie Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kishida, Ran Mitsuboshi
  • Patent number: 9720153
    Abstract: An infrared ray shielding film having a metal particle-containing layer in which hexagonal to circular tabular metal particles are contained in 60% by number or more relative to total number of the metal particles contained in the metal particle-containing layer exhibits excellent infrared ray reflection at a wide range of from 800 nm to 2000 nm and shows little heat ray absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoharu Kiyoto, Katsuhisa Ohzeki, Shinya Hakuta
  • Patent number: 9678384
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a film capable of giving a necessary retardation without degrading the contrast. The present invention provides a retardation film formed from a composition which includes a polymer compound, a rod-like liquid crystal compound and a photo-reactive compound, wherein the polymer compound has a side chain which has one or more azo groups and/or cynnamate groups, and 3 or more and 10 or less arylene groups; the side chain further has an optionally substituted amino group, or a hydrocarbon group at the terminal; an absolute value of difference between an SP value of the polymer compound and an SP value of the photo-reactive compound is 1.1 or less; and an in-plane retardation of the film at wavelength of 550 nm is 10 nm or more and 200 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Jyunko Ibaraki
  • Patent number: 9465290
    Abstract: A curable liquid formulation comprising: (i) one or more near-infrared absorbing polymethine dyes; (ii) one or more crosslinkable polymers; and (iii) one or more casting solvents. The invention is also directed to solid near-infrared absorbing films composed of crosslinked forms of the curable liquid formulation. The invention is also directed to a microelectronic substrate containing a coating of the solid near-infrared absorbing film as well as a method for patterning a photoresist layer coated on a microelectronic substrate in the case where the near-infrared absorbing film is between the microelectronic substrate and a photoresist film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Wu-Song Huang, Martin Glodde, Dario L. Goldfarb, Wai-Kin Li, Sen Liu, Libor Vyklicky
  • Patent number: 9434652
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an infrared absorption material, a method for fabricating the same, and a thermal isolation structure employing the same. The infrared absorption material includes a tungsten bronze complex having a formula of M1xM2yWOz, wherein 0.6?x?0.8, 0.2?y?0.33, 0.8?x+y<1, and 2?z?3; M1 is Li, or Na; and, M2 is K, Rb, or Cs. In particular, the tungsten bronze complex consists of a cubic tungsten bronze (CTB) and a hexagonal tungsten bronze (HTB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yu-Chun Chen, Pei-Hsin Yang, Chin-Ching Lin, Yi-Chen Chen, Hung-Chou Liao, Mei-Ching Chiang
  • Patent number: 9291929
    Abstract: Toner for developing an electrostatic latent image contains toner particles, the toner particles contain a resin and a pigment, the pigment includes a first pigment, a second pigment, and a third pigment, the first pigment is carbon black, the second pigment is C. I. Pigment Brown 23 and/or C. I. Pigment Brown 25, and the third pigment is nigrosine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Chiaki Yamada, Masahiro Anno
  • Patent number: 9193869
    Abstract: A dye compound of formula 1: where R and R? are substituents independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1 to C4 alkyl and a solubilizing moiety comprising a substituted or unsubstituted C10 to C70 hydrocarbyl group. At least one of R and R? is not a hydrogen atom or C1 to C4 alkyl. R? and R?? can be independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, C1 to C6 alkyl groups or halogens; and X is a squaric acid moiety. A property of the dye compound is that it absorbs radiation having a wavelength in the range of about 700 nm to about 1400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Banning, Jule W. Thomas, Jr., Bo Wu, Stephan V. Drappel
  • Publication number: 20150138369
    Abstract: Provide a near-infrared absorbing composition excellent in the light resistance, and suppressed from producing non-uniformity. A near-infrared absorbing composition comprising a copper complex having a maximum absorption wavelength in the near-infrared absorption region, and a surfactant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki TAKAKUWA, Seongmu BAK, Kazuto SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20150130008
    Abstract: Provided is a near-infrared absorptive compositions capable of reducing unevenness in the coated surface profile and variation in near-infrared absorptive ability when the near-infrared absorptive compositions are formed into films. The near-infrared absorptive composition comprises a copper complex and a solvent, wherein the near-infrared absorptive composition has a solid content of 10 to 90% by mass and the solvent has a boiling point of 90 to 200° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naotsugu MURO, Hideki TAKAKUWA, Seongmu BAK
  • Publication number: 20150124152
    Abstract: Provided is a near-infrared absorptive compositions which having excellent near-infrared shielding property even if they are formed into thin films, being able to apply, and inhibited transmittance of visible light loss and transmittance loss after postbaking even if they contain a higher proportion of solids such as copper complexes. The near-infrared absorptive composition comprising a copper complex, a polyfunctional polymerizable compound and a solvent, wherein the near-infrared absorptive composition has a solids content of 35 to 90% by mass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seongmu BAK, Seiichi HITOMI
  • Publication number: 20150118458
    Abstract: An antimony-doped tin oxide which comprises tin oxide and antimony oxide and fulfills the following requirement (a) and/or (b): (a) the half-width value (?2?) around 2?=27° as determined by an X-ray diffraction measurement is 0.35 or less; and/or (b) the content of antimony oxide is 0.5 to 10.0 wt % relative to the weight of the antimony-doped tin oxide and the crystallinity, which is a value determined by dividing a peak value of a peak appearing around 2?=27° as determined by an X-ray diffraction measurement by the half-width (?2?), is 18092 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Fumihito Kobayashi, Wataru Yoshizumi, Hiroaki Shimane, Shota Kawasaki, Atsushi Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150113901
    Abstract: An uncolored roofing granule including a low solar absorption base and a low solar absorption and solar opaque coating presented on the base, the coating including a binder, a pigment, wherein the binder includes a curable component and a non-clay, thermally reactive curing agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Feng Bai, Kenton D. Budd, Rebecca L. Everman, Craig W. Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20150093698
    Abstract: There is provided a resin composition containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a resin; and an image forming material containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minquan TIAN, Takahiro ISHIZUKA, Makoto FURUKI, Shinji HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20150086788
    Abstract: A coating composition for reducing structural damage to a substrate resulting from interaction between the substrate and lightening plasma is disclosed. The coating composition includes a binder having a plurality of pigment particles that have a size distribution of a first portion of pigment particles that are relatively large compared to ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths from lightning plasma thereby backscattering UV energy, and a second portion of pigment particles that are relatively small compared to infrared (IR) wavelengths thereby forward scattering IR energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael M. Ladd
  • Patent number: 8980135
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an infrared-shielding nanoparticle dispersion that has a property whereby visible light is adequately transmitted, and light in the near-infrared region is adequately shielded; an infrared-shielding body manufactured using the infrared-shielding nanoparticle dispersion; a method for manufacturing infrared-shielding nanoparticles that are used in the infrared-shielding nanoparticle dispersion; and infrared-shielding nanoparticles manufactured using the method for manufacturing infrared-shielding nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Takeda, Kenji Adachi
  • Patent number: 8968610
    Abstract: The invention relates to a polymer composition which absorbs infrared radiation (IR), containing a transparent thermoplastic plastic, an inorganic infrared absorber, also referred to as IR absorber hereinbelow, at least one inorganic nano-scale pigment, and the combination of at least two organic coloring agents of a specific structure, and to the preparation and use of the polymer compositions according to the invention and to products produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Alexander Meyer, Gunther Stollwerck, Joerg Reichenauer
  • Publication number: 20150050484
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a composition comprising a) at least one transparent thermoplastic material; b) at least one inorganic IR absorber comprising at least one boride compound present in an amount of from 0.0015 wt. % to 0.015 wt. %, calculated as solids content of boride in the total polymer composition; and c) at least one inorganic, nano-scale pigment present in an amount of from 0.0008 wt. % to 0.0035 wt. %, based on the total composition; and d) optionally further additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Meyer, Gunther Stollwerck, Sven Gestermann, Klaus Horn, Birgit Meyer Zu Berstenhorst, Joerg Reichenauer, Andrea Scagnelli, Gianmaria Malvestiti, Massimo Tironi
  • Publication number: 20150041737
    Abstract: Provided is an optical glass having desired optical properties, excellent weather resistance, and high mass productivity. An optical glass having a glass composition, in % by mole based on oxide, of 5 to 40% P2O5,to 35% SO3, 10 to 30% R?2O (where R? is Li, Na or K), 20 to 50% RO (where R is Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba or Zn), and 0.001 to 15% CuO+Fe2O3+CoO+CeO2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Satoko Konoshita, Akihiko Sakamoto, Michel Woy
  • Publication number: 20150030802
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an infrared absorption material, a method for fabricating the same, and a thermal isolation structure employing the same. The infrared absorption material includes a tungsten bronze complex having a formula of M1xM2yWOz, wherein 0.6?x?0.8, 0.2?y?0.33, 0.8?x+y<1, and 2<z?3; M1 is Li, or Na; and, M2 is K, Rb, or Cs. In particular, the tungsten bronze complex consists of a cubic tungsten bronze (CTB) and a hexagonal tungsten bronze (HTB).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Yu-Chun CHEN, Pei-Hsin YANG, Chin-Ching LIN, Yi-Chen CHEN, Hung-Chou LIAO, Mei-Ching CHIANG
  • Publication number: 20140370242
    Abstract: Compositions comprising highly reflective microcrystalline/amorphous materials are provided. In some instances, the highly reflective materials are microcrystalline or amorphous carbonate materials, which may include calcium and/or magnesium carbonate. In some instances, the materials are CO2 sequestering materials. Also provided are methods of making and using the compositions, e.g., to increase the albedo of a surface, to mitigate urban heat island effects, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Brent R. Constantz, Chris Camire