Laminated, Impregnated, Or Coated Bases Patents (Class 346/135.1)
  • Patent number: 10723160
    Abstract: A universal or all-purpose laser marking composition for forming satisfactorily dark laser marks on a wide variety of substrates is provided. The marking composition comprises an enhancer of nitrides, carbides, silicides, and combinations thereof. The enhancer may be selected one or more of ferromanganese, ferrosilicon, FexSi(1-x) where X can range from about 0.005 to 0.995, Fe5Si2, MgFeSi, SiC, CaSi, (Co)Mo, MoSi2, TiSi2, ZrSi2, WSi2, MnSi2, YSi, Cu5Si, Ni2Si, Fe3C, Fe7C3 and Fe2C, MoC, Mo2C, Mo3C2, YC2, WC, Al4C3, Mg2C, Mg2C3, CaC2, LaC2, Ta4C3, Fe2N, Fe3N, Fe4N, Fe7N3, Fe16N2, MoN, Mo2N, W2N, WN, WN2, and combinations thereof and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph E. Sarver, Nicholas M. Karpa, Dennis R. Gilmore, George E. Sakoske
  • Patent number: 10667405
    Abstract: A method for depositing a functional material on a substrate is disclosed. A plate having a first surface and a second surface is provided. A layer of light scattering material is applied onto the first surface of the plate, and a layer of reflective material is applied onto the second surface of the plate. After a group of wells has been formed on the second surface of the plate, a layer of light-absorbing material is applied on the second surface of the plate. Next, the wells are partially filled with a functional material. The plate is then irradiated with a pulse of light to heat the light-absorbing material between the bottom of the well and the functional material. This heats the gas in the ullage between the light absorbing material and the functional material to increase the pressure in gas to expel the functional material from the wells onto a receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NCC NANO, LLC
    Inventors: Charles C. Munson, Kurt A Schroder, Rob Jacob Hendriks
  • Patent number: 10629804
    Abstract: A magnetoresistance device has an MgO (magnesium oxide) layer provided between a first ferromagnetic layer and a second ferromagnetic layer. The device is manufactured by forming a film of the MgO layer in a film forming chamber. A substance whose getter effect with respect to an oxidizing gas is large is adhered to surfaces of components provided in the chamber for forming the MgO layer. The substance having a large getter effect is a substance whose value of oxygen gas adsorption energy is 145 kcal/mol or higher. Ta (tantalum), in particular, is preferable as a substance which constitutes the magnetoresistance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Anelva Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nagamine, Koji Tsunekawa, David Djulianto Djayaprawira, Hiroki Maehara
  • Patent number: 10611752
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for selective photo-destruction of one chiral enantiomer of a compound using nanostructures by enhancing differential absorption of circularly polarized light by the one chiral enantiomer. Methods and devices are disclosed for selective enrichment of one chiral enantiomer of a compound using nanostructures by enhancing differential absorption of circularly polarized light by the one chiral enantiomer. The nanostructures support optical frequency electric resonances and optical frequency magnetic resonances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jennifer Anne Dionne, Chi-Sing Ho, Aitzol Imanol Garcia Echarri
  • Patent number: 10529665
    Abstract: A technique for interconnecting chips by using an interconnection substrate is disclosed. The interconnection substrate includes a base substrate, a first group of electrodes on the base substrate for a first chip to be mounted, and a second group of electrodes on the base substrate for a second chip to be mounted. The interconnection substrate further includes an interconnection layer that includes a first set of pads for the first chip, a second set of pads for the second chip, traces and an organic insulating material. The interconnection layer is disposed on the base substrate and located within a defined area on the base substrate between the first group of electrodes and the second group of the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Horibe, Hiroyuki Mori, Keishi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10508904
    Abstract: This marker comprises a plurality of convex-surface section disposed along the X-axis direction and a plurality of detection sections disposed so as to face the convex-surface sections. Each of the detection sections is located, in the protruding direction of the convex-surface sections, closer to the convex-surface section side than a focal point on an image surface of the convex-surface section of the first optical unit in the X direction and is located on a single plane located further on the opposite side from the protruding direction than the edge of the image surface. The image surface extends from the first optical unit to the nth optical unit in the X direction, where n is at least 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukuda, Yuta Kawamoto, Tomohiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10497888
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for producing an organic transistor, the method comprising steps of providing a first electrode (2) on a substrate (1), generating a source-drain insulator (3) assigned at least partially to the substrate (1) and/or at least partially to the first electrode (2), generating a second electrode (4) assigned to the source-drain insulator (3), depositing an organic semiconducting layer (5) on the first electrode (2), the second electrode (4), and the source-drain insulator (3), generating a gate insulator (6) assigned to the organic semiconducting layer (5), and providing a gate electrode (7) assigned to the gate insulator (6). Further, the invention relates to an organic transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Novaled GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Kleemann, Gregor Schwartz, Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth
  • Patent number: 10461269
    Abstract: The present invention provides crosslinkable, polymerizable and combinations thereof charge transporting molecular glass mixtures, luminescent molecular glass mixtures, or combinations thereof comprising at least two nonpolymeric compounds each independently corresponding to the structure (R1Y1)p[(Z1Y2)mR2Y2]nZ2Y4R3 wherein m is zero or one; n is zero up to an integer at which said compound starts to become a polymer; p is an integer of from one to eight; each R1 and R3 is independently a monovalent aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aromatic group or a multicyclic aromatic nucleus; R2, Z1, and Z2 each independently represent multivalent aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon groups having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic group; and Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 each independently represent one or more linking groups. The present invention also provides methods for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Molecular Glasses, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Frantz Molaire
  • Patent number: 10457082
    Abstract: A method of making a relief image printing element comprising a plurality of relief printing dots. The method includes the steps of imagewise exposing at least one photocurable layer to actinic radiation to selectively crosslink and cure portions of the at least one photocurable layer; and developing the relief image printing element to separate and remove uncrosslinked and uncured portions of the at least one photocurable layer to reveal the relief image therein. The at least one photocurable layer includes a photoinitiator exhibiting a quantum yield of initiation (Qi) of more than 0.05 at a 365 nm wavelength. The substrate has an optical density from 0.5 to 5 in the wavelength range of 365 nm to 450 nm but preferably allows transmission of from 0.1% to 10% of incident light in the wavelength range of 365 nm to 450 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MacDermid Graphics Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Lee, Chouaib Boukaftane
  • Patent number: 10407584
    Abstract: A water-based ink includes a pigment, and water, in which a viscosity at 20° C. is in a range of 2 mPa·s to 7 mPa·s, and a yield value at 20° C. is less than 0.2 mPa, and the yield value at 20° C. when evaporating 25% of the water is less than 0.8 mPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Mizutaki, Tomohito Nakano, Wataru Ito, Atsushi Muto, Hiroshige Owaki
  • Patent number: 10403820
    Abstract: A method for continuously preparing organic light emitting diode (OLED) by using thermal transfer film is revealed. At least two thermal transfer layers are transferred onto a substrate in turn by thermal transfer printing for overcoming shortcomings of the conventional vacuum evaporation including complicated processes and low material efficiency. Only less than 50% material reaches the substrate after the vacuum evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Chien-Hwa Coating Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Hung-Hsin Shih
  • Patent number: 10326131
    Abstract: An anode for a battery including an electrochemically active material including a ternary alloy of tin (Sn), germanium (Ge), and antimony (Sb). A battery including the anode, a cathode, a separator, and an electrolyte. The ternary alloy may include SnxGeySbz, where x+y+z=100, and x?y or x?z. The alloy may include a multiphase microstructure with an amorphous phase and nanocrystalline phase, each of the phases being ion active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sparkle Power LLC
    Inventor: David Mitlin
  • Patent number: 10240084
    Abstract: The present invention provides charge transporting molecular glass mixtures, luminescent molecular glass mixtures, or combinations thereof comprising at least two nonpolymeric compounds each independently corresponding to the structure (R1Y1)p[(Z1Y2)mR2Y3]nZ2Y4R3 wherein m is zero or one; n is zero up to an integer at which said compound starts to become a polymer; p is an integer of from one to eight; each R1 and R3 is independently a monovalent aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aromatic group or a multicyclic aromatic nucleus; R2, Z1, and Z2 each independently represent multivalent aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon groups having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic group; and Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 each independently represent a triple bond, a double bond, or a single bond link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Molecular Glasses, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Frantz Molaire
  • Patent number: 10137677
    Abstract: A method of printing a single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film having a top surface and a bottom surface in a high temperature printer: said method including: (a) coating the bottom surface of the single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film with a layer pressure sensitive adhesive and coating said top surface of said cellulose adhesive with a functional top coating while controlling the moisture content of the cellulose film at between 4.5 and 6.5 wt % water, based on the weight of the cellulose layer; (b) laminating a lay flat liner onto the layer of pressure sensitive adhesive to form a laminated single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film; and (c) passing the laminated single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film through a laser printer to affix printed indicia to the laminated single ply transparent or pigmented cellulose film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: POLYMERIC CONVERTING LLC
    Inventor: Peter J. Dronzek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10067584
    Abstract: A film for writing may include: a rough layer, including a non-flat surface, configured to transmit a first light beam and a second light beam of different wavelength bands; and/or a photonic crystal layer, arranged on the rough layer, configured to transmit the first light beam and configured to reflect the second light beam. A film for writing, which transmits visible rays, may include: a non-flat layer. A difference between a maximum thickness and a minimum thickness of the non-flat layer may be from about 220 nanometers (nm) to about 2 microns (?m). A film for writing may include: a first layer; and/or a second layer on the first layer. The first layer may be configured to transmit first and second light beams of different frequency bands. The second layer may be configured to transmit the first light beam, but to reflect the second light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Inkyeong Yoo, Jungwoo Kim, Byeonghak Kang, Kwonyoung Kim, Jongwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10036907
    Abstract: Electronic equipment such as a computer tablet stylus, computing equipment, or other electronic devices may be provided with status indicators. A status indicator may be formed from a layer of liquid crystal material interposed between a pair of polarizers. Electrode structures may be used to apply electric fields to the liquid crystal material to place the status indicator in an opaque state or a transparent state. A colored structure or other structure may be placed under the liquid crystal material to allow the status indicator to change between a dark or diffuse to colored appearance. The status indicator may be provided in the shape of a ring that extends around the perimeter of a cylindrical stylus. Multiple status indicators may be grouped in a cluster to serve as an analog gauge. Light guide structures and light sources may provide illumination for the status indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joel S. Armstrong-Muntner
  • Patent number: 10004243
    Abstract: A composite particle having a fluorinated surface and a discontinuous layer of gold nanoparticles disposed on the fluorinated surface, articles that include such particles, and methods of using the particles and the articles for removal of ethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Evan Koon Lun Yuuji Hajime, Badri Veeraraghavan
  • Patent number: 9890181
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicon phthalocyanine complex, the preparation method and the medicinal application thereof. The present invention particularly relates to a silicon phthalocyanine complex of formula (I), the preparation method thereof and a pharmaceutical composition comprising the same, as well as the use thereof as a photosensitizer, in particular the use in the treatment of cancers, wherein each substituent in formula (I) is the same as defined in the description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Resources Gosun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiongjie Jiang, Quanhua Huang, Zhanao Yang
  • Patent number: 9868179
    Abstract: In order to provide a laser irradiation system, a method for removing a coating, and a laser irradiation apparatus capable of efficiently removing a coating on a surface of a structure and recovering the removed substance using suction, a laser head (3) is configured from an optical system (4) for irradiating laser beam (30), a suctioning means (33) for suctioning removed matter (60) produced at the point where the laser beam (30) is directed, and an attachment (5) configured to be capable of abutting a surface (20) of a structure, the optical system (4) being operated to scan the irradiation point of the laser beam so as to draw a trajectory of a circle having a radius r1 around the optical axis of the laser beam (30) on a surface substantially perpendicular to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOKOH, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Toyosawa, Kazuaki Toyosawa, Kazuhisa Fujita, Shinichiro Okihara
  • Patent number: 9859505
    Abstract: The present invention provides charge transporting molecular glass mixtures, luminescent molecular glass mixtures, or combinations thereof comprising at least two nonpolymeric compounds each independently corresponding to the structure (R1Y1)p [(Z1Y2)mR2Y3JnZ2Y4R3 wherein m is zero or one; n is zero up to an integer at which said compound starts to become a polymer; p is an integer of from one to eight; each R1 and R3 is independently a monovalent aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aromatic group or a multicyclic aromatic nucleus; R2, Z1, and Z2 each independently represent multivalent aliphatic or cycloaliphatic hydrocarbon groups having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an aromatic group; and Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 each independently represent one or more linking groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Molecular Glasses, Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Frantz Molaire
  • Patent number: 9841931
    Abstract: A method for allocating storage for a virtual machine includes receiving a request to allocate a block of disk storage on a physical disk to a virtual disk associated with the virtual machine. The method also includes identifying a plurality of available blocks on the physical disk, each of the plurality of available blocks defining a radial distance from a center axis of a platter of the physical disk. The method further includes determining which of the plurality of available blocks has a greatest radial distance from the center axis of the platter and, based on the determining, selecting an allocation block from the plurality of available blocks, the allocation block having the greatest radial distance from the center axis of the platter. The method also includes allocating the allocation block to the virtual machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinhui Li, Luke Lu, Deng Liu
  • Patent number: 9815068
    Abstract: Electret webs include a thermoplastic resin and a charge-enhancing additive. The charge-enhancing additive is a divalent metal-containing substituted-mercaptobenzimidazolate salt. The electret webs may be a non-woven fibrous web or a film. The electret webs are suitable for use as filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nathan E. Schultz, Fuming B. Li, John M. Sebastian
  • Patent number: 9804299
    Abstract: A compound reflective plate includes a metal base and a reflective film. The metal base includes a reflective surface. The reflective film is covering the reflective surface. The reflective film includes colloidal transparent substrate, reflective particles, and diffusion particles. A surface of the reflective film opposite to the metal base is a rough, irregular, and curved surface. A mass ratio of the diffusion particles to the sum of the colloidal transparent substrate and the reflective particles ranges from 0.05 to 0.07. A mass ratio of the reflective particles to the colloidal transparent substrate ranges from 0.25 to 0.54.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng-Yuen Dai, Chau-Jin Hu, Kun-Chan Wu, Jia-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 9766562
    Abstract: A photoconductor including: a conductive support; an undercoat layer; and a photoconductive layer, the undercoat layer being disposed over the conductive support, the photoconductive layer being disposed over the undercoat layer, wherein the undercoat layer includes zinc oxide particles, wherein when a film thickness of the undercoat layer is 20 ?m, the undercoat layer has transmittance of 50% or more to light having a wavelength in a range of 500 nm or more but 800 nm or less, wherein a lowest transmittance of light is 85% or less in the range, and wherein when an electric field of 5 V/?m is applied to the undercoat layer, volume resistivity of the undercoat layer is 1.0×107 ?·cm or more but 5.0×108 ?·cm or less at an environment of 23° C. and 55% RH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Ishida, Eiji Kurimoto, Tetsuro Suzuki, Tomoharu Asano, Daisuke Nii
  • Patent number: 9711176
    Abstract: A multilayer optical information recording disk comprising a plurality of recording layers and intermediate layers provided between the plurality of recording layers, and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. At least one of two intermediate layers disposed adjacent to respective sides of one recording layer is made of adhesive. Each of the recording layers includes a polymer binder and a dye dispersed in the polymer binder or includes a polymer to which a dye is bonded. Each recording layer is configured such that the dye absorbs a recording beam and generates heat which deforms the recording layer, causing an interface between the recording layer and the intermediate layer made of adhesive to have a protrusive shape protruding into the intermediate layer, thereby recording information thereat. The interface between the recording layer and the recording layer made of adhesive has a groove for track-following servo control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kitahara, Tatsuo Mikami, Atsushi Tatsugawa
  • Patent number: 9691999
    Abstract: In the photoelectric conversion device having a pair of electrodes and a light receiving layer sandwiched between the pair of electrodes and including at least a photoelectric conversion layer, at least a part of the light receiving layer includes a fullerene or a fullerene derivative deposited using a vapor deposition material of a plurality of particles or a compact formed of the particles consisting primarily of the fullerene or fullerene derivative with an average particle size expressed as D50% of 50 to 300 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsumasa Hamano
  • Patent number: 9690198
    Abstract: Non-linear metallic thermal resist structure having more than two layers of different metals and effective eutectic temperature that is lower than eutectic temperature of a reference non-linear metallic thermal resist having only two layer of same different metals. Optionally, at least one the layers of such resist structure is doped with material different from host metals and/or deposited under conditions resulting in strain or stress in a layer at hand. Method of multi-exposure-based patterning of a substrate carrying such structure with laser pulses characterized by irradiance at levels equal to or below 10 mJ/cm2. The sequence of steps producing the required pattern on the substrate may be explicitly lacking a step of removal of a portion of the resist structure between two consecutive exposures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Shane R. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9672861
    Abstract: There is provided an optical recording medium including: three reproduction layers, wherein reflectance R1, R2, and R3 of the three reproduction layers on a side of a surface irradiated with reproduction light is equal to or greater than 5%, and wherein any absolute value of a difference delta R between two selected from the reflectance R1, R2, and R3 is equal to or less than 7%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kensaku Takahashi, Yo Ota, Hidehiro Kosaka
  • Patent number: 9463977
    Abstract: A sacrificial limiter filter may include a substrate and a metal nano-coating and/or a polymer/carbon allotrope coating. The sacrificial limited filter may transmit optical radiation having desired frequencies and/or intensities while blocking optical radiation having undesired frequencies and/or intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Ushinsky, Mitchell Haeri
  • Patent number: 9415593
    Abstract: An ink jet head includes: a vibration plates having a plurality of openings of a first diameter; ink pressure chambers, each arranged on one surface of the corresponding vibration plate; first electrodes, each formed on the other surface of the vibration plate; a plurality of piezoelectric layers, each portion of which is formed on a first electrode such that it surrounds the opening and that, when a driving voltage is applied, deforms the vibration plate to expand or contract the ink pressure chamber; second electrodes formed on each piezoelectric layer; a protective layer which is at least formed on the vibration plate and the second electrode and has a nozzle for ejecting the ink having a diameter smaller than the first diameter extending therethrough and through the opening; and an ink-feeding mechanism that feeds the ink into the ink pressure chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhei Yokoyama, Ryutaro Kusunoki, Chiaki Tanuma, Ryuichi Arai
  • Patent number: 9404939
    Abstract: A device may be or include a cartridge configured to receive a head gimbal assembly (HGA) of a storage device and electrically connect the HGA to a HGA testing device. The cartridge may include a pre-amplifier configured to be electrically connected with corresponding electrical traces of the HGA and to the HGA testing device; a plurality of probe pins electrically connected to the pre-amplifier and configured to be electrically connected to corresponding electrical traces of the HGA; and a clamper including a dielectric layer and configured to selectively assume an open or closed configuration. In the closed configuration, the plurality of probe pins is electrically connected to corresponding ones of the plurality of electrical traces of the HGA. The clamper, in combination with at least some of the probe pins, forms an electrical filter configured to at least condition signals to and from the pre-amplifier and the HGA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Western Digital (Fremont), LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Muchiyev, Paul Dylan Sherman, Trung Vinh, Rungnapa Dangrungroj
  • Patent number: 9405198
    Abstract: A black-and-white developing solution and a silver halide solution physical developing solution are used in sequence to provide electrically-conductive film elements from conductive film element precursors that contain photosensitive silver halide emulsions on one or both supporting sides of a transparent substrate. The two developing solutions have unique combinations of developing agents and other essential components to provide complete development of imagewise exposed silver halide and highly conductive silver metal in desired patterns on a transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Phillip Youngblood, Thomas Edward Lowe
  • Patent number: 9276229
    Abstract: A method is presented for reducing the light output capacity of light emitting components (C1, C2, C3), each with a different absorption band, of an OLED device (1). By irradiating at least a portion of each light emitting component (C1, C2, C3) with light (L) having a wavelength within at least one of the absorption bands, the light output capacity of the irradiated portion (P, P1, P2, P3) of each organic light emitting component having a light absorption band in which the wavelength of the light (L) is included is reduced. An OLED device (1) is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Coen Adrianus Verschuren, Margaretha Maria De Kok, Herbert Lifka
  • Patent number: 9232670
    Abstract: Improved housings for electronic devices are disclosed. An electronic device housing can make use of at least one outer member (e.g., cover) that can be aligned, protected and/or secured with respect to other portions of the housing for the electronic device. In one embodiment, an electronic device housing can have one or more outer members (e.g., exposed major surfaces), such as front or back surfaces, that are formed of glass. Protective sides can be provided in some embodiments to protect the edges of the one or more glass surfaces so as to dissipate impact forces and thus reduce damage to the electronic device housing. The one or more glass surfaces can be part of outer member assemblies that can be secured to other portions of the electronic device housing. The electronic device can be portable and in some cases handheld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Pakula, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Tang Yew Tan
  • Patent number: 9145278
    Abstract: A medium transportation device includes a transportation section that transports a recording medium in a transport direction; a winding section that winds the recording medium transported by the transportation section; and a medium support section that is disposed between the transportation section and the winding section and has a medium support section supporting the recording medium. The medium support section has a support sliding section including a first surface and a second surface. A coefficient of friction of the first surface with the recording medium is greater than a coefficient of friction of the medium support surface with the recording medium and a coefficient of friction of the second surface with the recording medium is lower than the coefficient of friction of the first surface with the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneyuki Sasaki, Yasuo Naramatsu
  • Patent number: 8668966
    Abstract: A method for producing printed articles that encompasses providing a first ink composition that contains metal oxide particles with an average particle size in the range of about 3 to about 300 nm; providing a second ink composition that contains colored pigments dispersed in an ink vehicle; providing a printable media having a bottom supporting substrate and an ink-absorbing layer with pore diameters that are smaller than the size of the metal oxide pigment particles and colored pigments; and sequentially applying, on the same print area, the first and the second ink compositions onto said printable media. Also disclosed herein are the printed articles obtained according to the present method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Vladimir Jakubek, Jayprakash C. Bhatt
  • Patent number: 7989054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for digitally printing a polymer-coated paper or board (1), to a paper or board suitable for the method and to the production of a product package equipped with digital prints. During digital printing, printing ink particles are applied in an electric field to the printing surface formed of a polymer coating at locations corresponding to the print, and the printing ink is adhered to the printing surface by fusion with the aid of infrared radiation. In accordance with the invention, the paper or board (2) to be printed is equipped with an inner coating layer (3) containing electrically chargeable ethene acrylate copolymer, such as ethene methyl acrylate copolymer (EMA), and with a polyolefin-based outer shield layer (4) on top of this, which contains e.g. low-density polyethene (LDPE) and provides mechanical strength, forming the printing surface receiving the printing ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Jari Räsänen, Johanna Lahti, Antti Savolainen, Jurkka Kuusipalo
  • Patent number: 7737084
    Abstract: The invention provides an image fading preventing agent capable of preventing the discoloration/fading of an image formed and stably retaining its image quality over a long period of time, as well as an image forming element, a recording medium, an image forming method and an image using the agent. The image fading preventing agent is used in a region in which an image is formed by a coloring material, and has a functional group to cause intramolecular proton transfer in its molecule. An image is formed by the image forming element, recording medium or image forming method using the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Ishikawa, Takashi Sawada
  • Patent number: 7655294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a digital printing method and a paper or board applicable thereto. In digital printing, the surface of a paper or board is charged electrically, toner particles are brought to the surface in an electric field in accordance with the printing, and the particles are melted fast to the surface with the help of heat for forming the printing. According to the invention, the paper or board (2) is provided with a coating layer (3) containing an electrically chargeable acrylate copolymer of ethylene, which receives the toner that is fused to the coating with the help of infrared radiation. Suitable coating polymers are especially methyl, ethyl and butyl acrylate copolymers of ethylene (EMA, EEA and EBA). Especially in packaging boards, besides the digitally printable layer, the polymer coatings can comprise a water vapor or oxygen barrier layer for protecting the packed product, and a heat-sealable layer on the opposite side of the board for sealing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Johanna Lahti, Tapani Penttinen, Jari Räsänen, Jurkka Kuusipalo, Antti Savolainen
  • Patent number: 7651759
    Abstract: The invention relates to a digital printing method and a paper or board applicable thereto. In digital printing, the surface of a paper or board is charged electrically, toner particles are brought to the surface in an electric field in accordance with the printing, and the particles are melted fast to the surface with the help of heat for forming the printing. According to the invention, the paper or board (2) is provided with a coating layer (3) containing an electrically chargeable acrylate copolymer of ethylene, which receives the toner that is fused to the coating with the help of infra red radiation. Suitable coating polymers are especially methyl, ethyl and butyl acrylate copolymers of ethylene (EMA, EEA and EBA). Especially in packaging boards, besides the digitally printable layer, the polymer coatings can comprise a water vapour or oxygen barrier layer for protecting the packed product, and a heat-sealable layer on the opposite side of the board for sealing the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Stora Enso Oyj
    Inventors: Johanna Lahti, Tapani Penttinen, Jari Räsänen, Jurkka Kuusipalo, Antti Savolainen
  • Patent number: 7601779
    Abstract: A polymer compound comprises a unit composed of a sulfur-containing compound (A) having at least two active hydrogen groups, a unit composed of a compound (B) having at least two isocyanate groups and a unit composed of an amine compound (C) having at least two active hydrogen groups, and having an average particle size of 200 nm or smaller. The polymer compound can be used in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Inc.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hyakuda, Hiroshi Kakihira
  • Publication number: 20090213149
    Abstract: A method to display information using an information layer laminate comprising at least three color layers each comprising a different color by selectively removing one or more portions of a first color layer to display portions of a second color layer, and selectively removing one or more portions of a first color layer and one or more portions of a second color layer to display portions of a third color layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. BARTON, WILLIAM R. DUFFY, III, MICHAEL KENNEDY TRIVETTE, DAVID THOMAS WINDELL
  • Patent number: 7553796
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reversible thermosensitive recording medium including a support and a thermosensitive recording layer thereon, in which the thermosensitive recording layer contains an electron-donating coloring compound and an electron-accepting compound, and the thermosensitive recording layer is capable of forming a relatively developed condition and a relatively erased condition depending on at least one of the difference of heating temperatures and the difference of cooling rates following to heating, and in which the electron-accepting compound contains a phenol compound expressed by General Formula (1): where, in the General Formula (1), “l” represents an integer of 1 to 3 and “m” represents an integer of 23 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Kyoji Tsutsui, Hiromi Furuya, Kyohji Okada
  • Publication number: 20080273045
    Abstract: An ink-jet recording process which conducts recording by imparting ink onto the surface of a recording medium according to recording information, where the recording medium has a base material and a porous ink receiving layer thereon containing inorganic particles having a BET specific surface area of at least 150 m2/g, and the ink contains a polymer emulsion having a water-insoluble or hardly-soluble colorant contained in polymer fine particles and at least one wetting agent, 8-11 C polyol or glycol ether, anionic or nonionic surfactant, water-soluble organic solvent, and water; and has a surface tension of 40 mN/m or less at 25° C. This process can provide high-grade images excellent in ink absorbing and fixing properties and satisfactory in color tone, produce images excellent in image fastness such as water resistance and light resistance, and implement ink-jet recording excellent in storage stability and discharge stability and free from head clogging at printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: Naoya Morohoshi, Masayuki Koyano, Akihiko Gotoh, Kiyofumi Nagai
  • Patent number: 7432223
    Abstract: A reversible thermosensitive recording medium including a substrate, a reversible thermosensitive recording layer and an intermediate layer. The reversible thermosensitive recording layer is configured to reversibly record and erase an image therein and disposed overlying the substrate and includes a binder resin and a reversible thermosensitive coloring composition. The reversible thermosensitive coloring composition includes an electron donating coloring compound and an electron accepting compound. The intermediate layer includes another binder resin and a content of hollow particles having a hollow ratio not less than 70% and a ratio of a maximum particle diameter thereof to a 50% cumulative particle diameter of from 2.0 to 3.0. The reversible thermosensitive recording layer achieves a colored state when heated to a temperature not lower than a melting point thereof, and achieves a discolorization state when heated to a temperature lower than the melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunio Hayakawa, Shinya Kawahara, Hitoshi Shimbo
  • Patent number: 7422996
    Abstract: There is provided a reversible thermosensitive recording medium including a support, an intermediate layer, and a thermosensitive recording layer which reversibly changes a color thereof depending on a temperature, wherein the thermosensitive recording layer contains an electron-donating coloring compound, and an electron-accepting compound represented by the following general formula 1: where, n is an integer of 23 or more, and wherein the intermediate layer is disposed between the support and the thermosensitive recording layer, and contains hollow particles having a void ratio of 70% or more, a maximum diameter D100 of 5.0 ?m to 10.0 ?m, and a ratio D100/D50 of 2.0 to 3.0 where the ratio D100/D50 is a ratio of the maximum diameter D100 to a 50% cumulative particle diameter D50 of the hollow particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Shimbo, Kunio Hayakawa, Shinya Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20080131733
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, disclosed is a perpendicular magnetic recording medium in which a magnetic recording layer has a stacked structure including a hard magnetic recording layer and soft magnetic recording layer each having magnetic crystal grains and a grain boundary region. The magnetic crystal grains in the hard magnetic recording layer contain Co and Pt, have the hcp structure, and are orientated in the (0001) plane. The magnetic recording layer has a residual squareness ratio of 0.95 or less and an irreversible reversal magnetic field of 0 Oe or less on a magnetization curve when a magnetic field perpendicular to the substrate surface is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 7153574
    Abstract: A composition includes a metal oxide particle, which can optionally be surface treated by a silane coupling agent, and an electron acceptor surface grafted to the metal oxide particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Assignees: Xerox Corporation, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Qi, Nan-Xing Hu, Ah-Mee Hor, Hidemi Nukada, Hirofumi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7132149
    Abstract: A data storage medium includes a haze-prevention layer between a heat-resistant thermoplastic substrate and a reflective metal layer. The haze-prevention layer includes a metal having a tensile modulus of at least about 15×106 pounds per square inch. The data storage medium resists hazing of the reflective layer at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Keith M. Borst, Robert R. Gallucci, Charles D. Iacovangelo, Donald G. LeGrand
  • Patent number: 7128959
    Abstract: A reflective article useful, for example, in automotive headlights includes a haze-prevention layer between a heat-resistant thermoplastic substrate and a reflective metal layer. The haze-prevention layer includes a metal having a tensile modulus of at least about 15×106 pounds per square inch. The article resists hazing of the reflective layer at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Keith M. Borst, Robert R. Gallucci, Charles D. Iacovangelo, Donald G. LeGrand