Transparent Base Patents (Class 427/108)
  • Patent number: 11106105
    Abstract: Transparent conductive coatings are polished using particle slurries in combination with mechanical shearing force, such as a polishing pad. Substrates having transparent conductive coatings that are too rough and/or have too much haze, such that the substrate would not produce a suitable optical device, are polished using methods described herein. The substrate may be tempered prior to, or after, polishing. The polished substrates have low haze and sufficient smoothness to make high-quality optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Yashraj Bhatnagar, Robert T. Rozbicki, Rao Mulpuri
  • Patent number: 10941035
    Abstract: A process for producing a structured surface, in which a composition comprising nanowires is applied to a surface and structured, especially by partial displacement of the composition. When the solvent is removed, the nanowires aggregate to form structures. These may be transparent and also conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gemeinnützige GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes H. M. Maurer, Tobias Kraus, Lola González-García, Beate Reiser, Ioannis Kanelidis, Peter William de Oliveira, Jenny Kampka, Karsten Moh
  • Patent number: 10908711
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a writing sheet for a touch panel pen which can offer favorable writing feeling. The present invention provides a writing sheet for a touch panel pen (A) given below, the writing sheet having a surface whose maximum peak height Rp of a roughness curve and maximum valley depth Rv of the roughness curve defined in JIS B0601: 2001 satisfy the following conditions (A1) and (A2), and whose average wavelength ?a calculated according to the following expression (i) from average tilt angle ?a and arithmetic average roughness Ra defined in JIS B0601: 2001 satisfies the following condition (A3): 2.0 ?m?Rp?8.0 ?m (A1), 0.8 ?m?Rv?6.0 ?m (A2), 45 ?m??a?300 ?m (A3), and ?a=2?×(Ra/tan(?a)) (i), <touch panel pen (A)> the touch panel pen having an angled part in at least a portion of a tip region, wherein a volumetric change of the tip region upon application of a vertical load of 100 gf is 1.0% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shubou Taya, Ryohei Miyata, Kentaro Hata, Masayuki Tsunekawa
  • Patent number: 10837108
    Abstract: A CVD process for depositing a silica coating is provided. The process includes providing a float glass ribbon in a float glass manufacturing process. The process also includes forming a gaseous mixture including a silane compound, oxygen, a fluorine-containing compound, and a radical scavenger. The gaseous mixture is directed toward and along the float glass ribbon and is reacted over the float glass ribbon to form the silica coating thereon. The silica coating comprises silicon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventors: Douglas Martin Nelson, Michael Martin Radtke, Steven Edward Phillips
  • Patent number: 10732733
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a writing sheet for a touch panel pen which can offer favorable writing feeling. The present invention provides a writing sheet for a touch panel pen (A) given below, the writing sheet having a surface whose maximum peak height Rp of a roughness curve and maximum valley depth Rv of the roughness curve defined in JIS B0601: 2001 satisfy the following conditions (A1) and (A2), and whose average wavelength ?a calculated according to the following expression (i) from average tilt angle ?a and arithmetic average roughness Ra defined in JIS B0601: 2001 satisfies the following condition (A3): 2.0 ?m?Rp?8.0 ?m (A1), 0.8 ?m?Rv?6.0 ?m (A2), 45 ?m??a?300 ?m (A3), and ?a=2?×(Ra/tan(?a)) (i), <touch panel pen (A)> the touch panel pen having an angled part in at least a portion of a tip region, wherein a volumetric change of the tip region upon application of a vertical load of 100 gf is 1.0% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shubou Taya, Ryohei Miyata, Kentaro Hata, Masayuki Tsunekawa
  • Patent number: 10672312
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a display panel including a display area in which pixels are arranged and a non-display area disposed in vicinity of the display area, a scan driver applying scan signals to the pixels, a source driver chip connected to the non-display area to apply a data voltage to the pixels and generating an input signal, a light emitting control driver applying light emitting control signals to the pixels, a detecting capacitor disposed in the non-display area, and first and second test lines connected between the source driver chip and the detecting capacitor to apply the input signal to the detecting capacitor. The source driver chip outputs a charging time of the detecting capacitor on the basis of the input signal as an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Sung Un Park
  • Patent number: 10571771
    Abstract: Transparent conductive coatings are polished using particle slurries in combination with mechanical shearing force, such as a polishing pad. Substrates having transparent conductive coatings that are too rough and/or have too much haze, such that the substrate would not produce a suitable optical device, are polished using methods described herein. The substrate may be tempered prior to, or after, polishing. The polished substrates have low haze and sufficient smoothness to make high-quality optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Yashraj Bhatnagar, Robert T. Rozbicki, Rao Mulpuri
  • Patent number: 10290952
    Abstract: A process is disclosed, whereby soldered connections to electrical conductors incorporated on thin glass are achieved. Sufficient resistance to cracking is obtained by virtue of surface stresses induced locally in a region where soldering is to be done. In a preferred embodiment, surface stresses imparted during a press bending operation are relied upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Steffen Galonska, Matthias Kriegel-Gemmecke
  • Patent number: 10173558
    Abstract: A seat assembly includes a seat member having a support surface, wherein the support surface is disposed at an inclined angle from a rear portion to a front portion thereof. A seat cover covers the support surface. An airbag assembly is disposed below the seat cover at the front portion of the support surface at a thigh support region. The airbag is operable between inflated and deflated conditions, wherein the airbag assembly increases the inclined angle of the support surface when the airbag assembly is in the inflated condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcos Silva Kondrad, Johnathan Andrew Line, Kevin Wayne Preuss, S. M. Akbar Berry, Benjamin Yilma, Brian Robert Spahn
  • Patent number: 10157731
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to compositions including a yttrium-based fluoride crystal phase, or a yttrium-based oxyfluoride crystal base, or an oxyfluoride amorphous phase, or a combination of those materials. The compositions may be used to form a solid substrate for use as a semiconductor processing apparatus, or the compositions may be used to form a coating which is present upon a surface of substrates having a melting point which is higher than about 1600°, substrates such as aluminum oxide, aluminum nitride, quartz, silicon carbide and silicon nitride, by way of example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y Sun, Ren-Guan Duan, Kenneth S Collins
  • Patent number: 10061177
    Abstract: Process for forming a multi-layer electrochromic structure, the process comprising depositing a film of a liquid mixture onto a surface of a substrate, and treating the deposited film to form an anodic electrochromic layer, the liquid mixture comprising a continuous phase and a dispersed phase, the dispersed phase comprising metal oxide particles, metal alkoxide particles, metal alkoxide oligomers, gels or particles, or a combination thereof having a number average size of at least 5 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KINESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hye Jin Choi, Mark Bailey, John David Bass, Stephen Winthrop Von Kugelgen, Eric Lachman, Howard W. Turner, Daniel Mark Giaquinta
  • Patent number: 9720551
    Abstract: A touch window includes a substrate, and an electrode on the substrate. The electrode includes a first mesh line, a second mesh line crossing the first mesh line and a reinforcement part adjacent to the first or second mesh line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Woo Sohn, Woo Young Chang
  • Patent number: 9701849
    Abstract: By using a coating method, which is a simple method of manufacturing a transparent conductive film at low cost, a transparent conductive film formed with heating at a low temperature, in particular, lower than 300° C. with both of excellent transparency and conductivity and also with excellent film strength and a method of manufacturing this transparent conductive film are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yukinobu, Takahito Nagano, Yoshihiro Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9615450
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a conductive pattern, comprising the steps of: a) forming a conductive film on a substrate; b) forming an etching resist pattern on the conductive film; and c) forming a conductive pattern having a smaller line width than a width of the etching resist pattern by over-etching the conductive film by using the etching resist pattern, and a conductive pattern manufactured by using the same. According to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention, it is possible to effectively and economically provide a conductive pattern having a ultrafine line width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-Young Hwang, In-Seok Hwang, Dong-Wook Lee, Min-Choon Park, Seung-Heon Lee, Sang-Ki Chun, Yong-Koo Son, Beom-Mo Koo
  • Patent number: 9579682
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprising causing motion of an enclosed container comprising substrate material and graphite material within the container; and coating surfaces of the substrate material with the graphite material responsive to the motion of the container, the coated surfaces comprising graphene or graphene layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CHANGS ASCENDING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh Chang, Tsun-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 9556317
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a molding sheet for forming a hard coat layer having an excellent shelf life or tracking ability to the mold in a semi-cured state, and having an excellent abrasion resistance after being cured completely, a molded body having a hard coat layer, and a method for manufacturing the same. The present invention relates to a molding sheet for forming a hard coat layer, comprising a layer consisted of a semi-cured material of a composition comprising: a) an organosilicon compound, b) a ultraviolet ray curable-compound, and c) a silanol condensation catalyst on the substrate, and to a molded body using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Kimura, Hiromoto Shibata, Kazuki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9543324
    Abstract: An array substrate, a display device and a manufacturing method of the array substrate. The array substrate includes: a base substrate (1) and a plurality of pixel units located on the base substrate (1), each of the pixel units including a thin film transistor unit. The thin film transistor unit includes: a gate electrode located on the base substrate (1), a gate insulating layer (3) located on the gate electrode, an active layer (4) located on the gate insulating layer (3) and opposed to the gate electrode in position, an ohmic layer (5) located on the active layer (4), a source electrode (6a) and a drain electrode (6b) that are located on the ohmic layer (5) and a resin passivation layer (8) that are located on the source electrode (6a) and the drain electrode (6b) and covers the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changjiang Yan, Jiaxiang Zhang, Jian Guo, Zhenyu Xie, Xu Chen
  • Patent number: 9513758
    Abstract: Transparent electrically conductive functional layer, production process and use thereof. The invention concerns a transparent electrically conductive functional layer, in particular a laminate body. The invention makes it possible for the first time to produce thin conductive functional layers for use in resistive touch screens, for example in a printing process. By way of example with a coverage of 5% and adequate conductivity the functional layer still works at 95% transparent for the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Fix, Alexander Knobloch, Andreas Ullmann, Jasmin Wörle
  • Patent number: 9508874
    Abstract: A photovoltaic module including a dielectric tunneling layer and methods of forming a photovoltaic module with a dielectric tunneling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FIRST SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Chungho Lee, Rui Shao, Gang Xiong, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9495893
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a display panel including a display area in which pixels are arranged and a non-display area disposed in vicinity of the display area, a scan driver applying scan signals to the pixels, a source driver chip connected to the non-display area to apply a data voltage to the pixels and generating an input signal, a light emitting control driver applying light emitting control signals to the pixels, a detecting capacitor disposed in the non-display area, and first and second test lines connected between the source driver chip and the detecting capacitor to apply the input signal to the detecting capacitor. The source driver chip outputs a charging time of the detecting capacitor on the basis of the input signal as an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Un Park
  • Patent number: 9417751
    Abstract: A plate member for touch panel and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The plate member for touch panel includes: a transparent substrate; an intermediate transparent layer on the transparent substrate; and a conductive transparent layer on the intermediate transparent layer, wherein at least one of the intermediate transparent layer and the conductive transparent layer includes a peroxide composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Soo Kim, Keun Sik Lee, Chung Won Seo, Ji Won Jo, Hyuk Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 9412852
    Abstract: Disclosed are new methods of fabricating nanomaterial-derived metal composite thin films via solution processes at low temperatures (<400° C.). The present thin films are useful as thin film semiconductors, thin film dielectrics, or thin film conductors, and can be implemented into semiconductor devices such as thin film transistors and thin film photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: Northwestern University, Polyera Corporatoin
    Inventors: Antonio Facchetti, Tobin J. Marks, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Myung-Gil Kim, William Christopher Sheets, He Yan, Yu Xia
  • Patent number: 9403712
    Abstract: Provided herein are conductive glass-metal compositions, as well as methods of making and using such compositions. In one example, the compositions include gold (Au) doped lithium-borate glasses shown to exhibit a transition from ionic to electronic conduction within the same sample. This is achieved via appropriate heat treatment, and particularly by heat treatment after annealing, wherein the post-annealing heat treatment is performed at temperatures below the glass transition temperature (Tg). The methods described herein are believed to introducing polarons formed from the trapping of electrons at partially ionized gold atoms. This unique electrical response provides new functionality to this class of nanocomposites. Additionally, increased thermal conductivity can be provided to an otherwise low conductive glass composition using the inventive methods and other subject matter provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Lehigh University
    Inventor: Himanshu Jain
  • Patent number: 9359511
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating solution for producing an optical film and a method for producing the coating solution which has improved temporal stability and which is capable of preventing the occurrence of defects in a coating film when a magnesium fluoride film is formed by applying a coating solution containing magnesium fluorocarboxylate and then firing the coating solution. A coating solution for producing an optical film includes at least a magnesium compound represented by (CF3-X—COO)2Mg (wherein X represents a single bond or —CH2- which may be substituted by a fluorine atom), and a compound represented by general formula (1). A method for producing the coating solution is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Motokazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9139465
    Abstract: Provided herein are conductive glass-metal compositions, as well as methods of making and using such compositions. In one example, the compositions include gold (Au) doped lithium-borate glasses shown to exhibit a transition from ionic to electronic conduction within the same sample. This is achieved via appropriate heat treatment, and particularly by heat treatment after annealing, wherein the post-annealing heat treatment is performed at temperatures below the glass transition temperature (Tg). The methods described herein are believed to introducing polarons formed from the trapping of electrons at partially ionized gold atoms. This unique electrical response provides new functionality to this class of nanocomposites. Additionally, increased thermal conductivity can be provided to an otherwise low conductive glass composition using the inventive methods and other subject matter provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Himanshu Jain
  • Patent number: 9090476
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprising causing motion of an enclosed container comprising substrate material and graphite material within the container; and coating surfaces of the substrate material with the graphite material responsive to the motion of the container, the coated surfaces comprising graphene or graphene layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh Chang, Tsun-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 9080040
    Abstract: A description is given of a sound deadener composition comprising a polymer dispersion comprising (a) at least one water-dispersed polymer obtainable by emulsion polymerization of free-radically polymerizable monomers and having a glass transition temperature in the range from ?60 to +60° C.; (b) inorganic fillers; and (c) at least one fluorinated compound selected from perfluoroalkyl-substituted carboxylic acids and their salts, fluorocarbon resins, surface-active, fluoroaliphatic polymeric esters, and fluorine-containing, acrylate-based copolymers. A description is also given of a method for damping oscillations or vibrations of components of vehicles and machines, using the sound deadener composition of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Gledison Fonseca, Dirk Wulff, Axel Weiss
  • Patent number: 9034419
    Abstract: A silver salt-containing layer containing a silver salt and provided on a support is exposed and developed to form a metal silver portion and a light-transmitting portion, and then the metal silver portion is further subjected to physical development and/or plating to form a conductive metal portion consisting of the metal silver portion carrying conductive metal particles. A method for producing a light-transmitting electromagnetic wave-shielding film which enables production of an electromagnetic wave-shielding material simultaneously having high EMI-shielding property and high transparency in a fine line pattern and also enables mass production of such films at a low cost, and a light-transmitting electromagnetic wave-shielding film obtained by the production method and free from the problem of moire are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotomo Sasaki, Ryou Nishizakura, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Shunji Takada
  • Publication number: 20150125690
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transparent conductive film for a touch panel that uses a single hybrid undercoating layer so as to be capable of index matching and has excellent barrier properties. The conductive film according to the present invention includes: a transparent base material; said hybrid undercoating layer, which is formed on the transparent base material, which consists of an inorganic network/organic network hybrid polymer, which has a refractive index of between 1.55 and 1.7, and which has a thickness of between 10 nm and 1.5 ?m; and a transparent conductive layer which is formed on the hybrid undercoating layer. Compared to the transparent conductive films of the prior art, the present invention has significantly higher productivity, has excellent barrier properties, and exhibits stable index matching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mu-Seon Ryu, Won-Kook Kim, Dong-Joo Kwon, Ji-Yeon Seo
  • Publication number: 20150118508
    Abstract: A transparent conductor, a method for preparing the same, and an optical display including the same, the transparent conductor including a base layer; and a conductive layer on the base layer, the conductive layer including metal nanowires and a matrix, wherein the transparent conductor has a transmissive b* value of about 1.5 or less, and the matrix is prepared from a matrix composition including a tri-functional monomer and one of a penta-functional monomer or a hexa-functional monomer a base layer; and a conductive layer formed on the base layer and including metal nanowires and a matrix, wherein the transparent conductor has a transmissive b* value of about 1.5 or less, and the matrix is formed of a composition including a penta- or hexa-functional monomer and a tri-functional monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Dong Myeong SHIN, Young Kwon KOO, Oh Hyeon HWANG, Kyoung Ku KANG, Do Young KIM, Dae Seob SHIM
  • Patent number: 9017773
    Abstract: A method is described for depositing nanostructures, such as nanostructures of conducting polymers, carbon nanostructures, or combinations thereof. The process comprises placing the nanostructures in a liquid composition comprising an immiscible combination of aqueous phase and an organic phase. The mixture is mixed for a period of time sufficient to form an emulsion and then allowed to stand undisturbed so that the phases are allowed to separate. As a result the nanostructure materials locate at the interface of the forming phases and are uniformly dispersed along that interface. A film of the nanostructure materials will then form on a substrate intersecting the interface, said substrate having been placed in the mixture before the phases are allowed to settle and separate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Julio M. D'Arcy, Richard B. Kaner
  • Publication number: 20150104565
    Abstract: A method for forming a flexible transparent conductive film includes steps of: (a) electrospinning a first solution, which contains a polymer, a solvent and a metal ion-containing precursor, to form an polymeric fiber onto a soluble substrate; (b) providing energy to reduce the metal ion-containing precursor of the polymeric fiber, so as to form metal seeds on the polymeric fiber; and (c) placing the polymeric fiber together with the soluble substrate into a second solution, such that the soluble substrate dissolves in the second solution to form an electroless-plating bath and such that the polymeric fiber is subjected to electroless plating to form a metal coating from the metal seeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: In-Gann CHEN, Chang-Shu KUO, Hung-Tao CHEN, Pei-Ying HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20150077829
    Abstract: An electrochromic device includes an electrochromic stack. Openings are formed in the electrochromic stack that allow light to pass through without being tinted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan D. Greer, Louis J. Podbelski
  • Publication number: 20150077827
    Abstract: A method for lithiating an electrochromic device comprise forming a first transparent conductive layer on a substrate, forming an electrochromic structure on the first transparent conductive layer, forming a second transparent conductive layer on the electrochromic structure, and lithiating the electrochromic structure through the second transparent conductive layer. In one exemplary embodiment lithiating the electrochromic structure comprises lithiating the electrochromic structure at a temperature range of between about room temperature and about 500 C for the duration of the lithiation process. In another exemplary embodiment, lithiating the electrochromic structure further comprises lithiating the electrochromic structure by using at least one of sputtering, evaporation, laser ablation and exposure to a lithium salt. The electrochromic device can be configured in either a “forward” or a “reverse” stack configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Paul P. Nguyen, Shiwei Liu
  • Publication number: 20150064826
    Abstract: A light-scattering substrate which can be thinned and has improved thermal resistance, a method of manufacturing the same, an organic light-emitting display device including the same, and a method of manufacturing the organic light-emitting display device are disclosed. The light-scattering substrate includes a light-scattering layer composed of a plurality of metal nanoparticles which are attached to at least a surface of a substrate. The metal nanoparticles are formed by agglomeration of a metal on the substrate, and show a surface plasmon phenomenon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Soo-Beom Jo, Dae-Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20150053950
    Abstract: A method for forming a transparent electrode includes a step of forming a thin metal wire on a transparent substrate; and a step of forming a transparent conductive layer on the transparent substrate and the thin metal wire. The step of forming the transparent conductive layer is a step of forming the transparent conductive layer by applying an application liquid onto the transparent substrate and the thin metal wire by printing. The application liquid is composed of a conductive polymer, a water-soluble binder having a structural unit represented by the following general formula (I), a polar solvent having a log P value of ?1.50 to ?0.45, and 5.0 to 25 mass % of a glycol ether.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Takatoshi Suematsu, Akihiko Takeda, Masaki Goto, Toshiyuki Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20150056382
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent conductive ink which contains metal nanowires and/or metal nanotubes as a conductive component and can form a coating film which has good conductivity and a high light transmittance property, and also provided is a transparent conductive pattern forming method wherein this transparent conductive ink is used for forming a transparent conductive pattern by simple production steps, to thereby suppress the production cost and environmental load. At least one of metal nanowires and metal nanotubes are dispersed in a dispersion medium containing a shape-holding material which contains an organic compound having a molecular weight in the range of 150 to 500 and which has a viscosity of 1.0×103 to 2.0×106 mPa·s at 25° C., to prepare a transparent conductive ink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicants: SHOWA DENKO K. K., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuaki Suganuma, Kuniaki Ohtsuka, Koichiro Murahashi, Yasutaka Takemura, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 8962131
    Abstract: Transparent conductive films comprising silver nanowires dispersed in polyvinyl alcohol or gelatin can be prepared by coating from aqueous solvent using common aqueous solvent coating techniques. These films have good transparency, conductivity, and stability. Coating on a flexible support allows the manufacture of flexible conductive materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Carestream Health Inc.
    Inventors: Choufeng Zou, Karissa Eckert
  • Publication number: 20150047883
    Abstract: A transparent, conductive article that includes a network of electrically conductive metal traces defining cells that are transparent to light on a self-supporting, elastomeric substrate, as well as a process for forming the article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Eyal Shapira, Dov Zamir
  • Patent number: 8957318
    Abstract: Zinc salts have been found to provide anticorrosion properties when incorporated into silver nanowire containing films. Such salts may be incorporated into one of more silver nanowire containing layers or in one or more layers disposed adjacent to the silver nanowire containing layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Chaofeng Zou, James B. Philip, Jr., Brian C. Willett
  • Publication number: 20150037517
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for making conductive materials. The methods can be used to make transparent, opaque, or reflective electrodes by using the same materials and equipment but varying the processing conditions or amounts of materials used. The methods can include: (a) providing a substrate comprising a first surface and an opposite second surface, wherein micro- or nanostructures are disposed on at least a portion of the first surface, and wherein the first surface is not pre-conditioned to increase attachment between the micro- or nanostructures and the substrate; (b) applying heat to heat the substrate surface to a temperature that is greater than the glass transition temperature or the Vicat softening temperature of the substrate and less than the melting point of the substrate; (c) applying pressure such that the substrate and the micro- or nanostructures are pressed together; and (d) removing the pressure to obtain the conductive material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jillian M. BURIAK, Tate C. HAUGER, S. M. Ibrahim AL-RAFIA, Amit K. TEVTIA, Ahmed I. ABDELRAHMAN, Ihab ODEH
  • Publication number: 20150027755
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent conductive film wherein an electrically conductive region is converted to an electrically insulating region more readily and rapidly than traditional conductive films and the level difference between the electrically conductive region and the electrically insulating region is smaller. The transparent conductive film has an electrically conductive region 4 and an electrically insulating region 5. The electrically conductive region 4 contains a resin component 10, a metal nanowire 2 and an insulation-promoting component 3. The insulation-promoting component 3 has a light absorption higher than that of the metal nanowire 2. The electrically insulating region 5 is defined by a region which contains a resin component 10 but not the metal nanowire 2 or a region which contains a resin component 10 and additionally a metal nanowire 2 having an aspect ratio of smaller than that of the metal nanowire 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Tsujimoto, Akihiko Tadamasa, Taisuke Matsui, Eri Yasuhara
  • Publication number: 20150031157
    Abstract: A system and method for continuous atomic layer deposition. The system and method includes a housing, a moving bed which passes through the housing, a plurality of precursor gases and associated input ports and the amount of precursor gases, position of the input ports, and relative velocity of the moving bed and carrier gases enabling exhaustion of the precursor gases at available reaction sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Elam, Angel Yanguas-Gil, Joseph A. Libera
  • Publication number: 20150028320
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent electrode having both sufficient conductivity and light transmittance, and also provided is an electronic device which improves performance by using said transparent electrode. Further provided is method of manufacturing said transparent electrode. This transparent electrode is provided with a nitrogen-containing layer and an electrode layer. The nitrogen-containing layer is formed at a deposition speed of 0.3 nm/s or greater, and is configured using a compound containing nitrogen atoms. Further, the electrode layer is provided adjacent to the nitrogen-containing layer, has a 12 nm or lower film thickness and a measurable sheet resistance, and is configured using silver or an alloy having silver as the main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kinoshita, Takeshi Hakii, Hiroshi Ishidai, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Minako Ono, Takatoshi Tsujimura
  • Publication number: 20150010749
    Abstract: A transparent electroconductive laminate in which condition [A] and/or [B] is satisfied; and the proportion of the surface resistance value after being subjected to a 1-hour wet heat treatment at 60° C. and a relative humidity of 90% and then being left standing for 3 minutes at 25° C. and a relative humidity of 50%, relative to the surface resistance value before the treatment, is 0.7 to 1.3. A method for manufacturing same, electronic paper using same, and a touch panel using same. [A] The white reflectance is from greater than 70% and to no greater than 85%, and the surface resistance value is 1.0×102?/? to 1.0×104?/?. [B] The total light transmittance is greater than 88% and no greater than 93%, and the surface resistance value is 1.0×102?/? to 1.0×104?/?.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Oi, Osamu Watanbe, Naoki Imazu
  • Publication number: 20150009420
    Abstract: A touch screen manufacturing method includes the following steps: providing a glass substrate; bombarding a surface of the glass substrate by plasma to expose Si—O-groups on the surface; coating and curing a jell on the surface of the glass substrate which is bombarded by plasma, forming a base material layer, the jell is bonded to the Si—O-groups on the glass substrate during curing; embossing the base material layer by embossing mold, forming a trench on the surface of the base material layer against the glass substrate; and filling metal into the trench, and forming metal mesh as a conductive layer. A touch screen is also disclosed. Compared to the traditional process using ITO as a conductive layer, mesh shape can be one-step formed, the process is simple, and the yield rate is high. And the cost is greatly reduced using metal instead of ITO, since not etching process is used, conductive material will not be wasted, and it reduces heavy metal emission in the waste.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: NANCHANG O-FILM TECH. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fei Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150001525
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for an organic electronic device (OED), an organic electronic system, a method of manufacturing the system or substrate, and lighting. The substrate for an OED may be increased in durability by preventing penetration of an external material such as moisture or oxygen, and thus an organic electronic system having excellent light extraction efficiency may be formed. In addition, since the substrate may be stably attached to an encapsulating structure sealing the organic electronic system, the device may have excellent durability with respect to abrasion of an electrode layer or pressure applied from an external environment. In addition, surface hardness of an external terminal of the organic electronic system may be maintained at a suitable level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Young Eun KIM, Jong Seok KIM, Young Kyun MOON, Jin Ha HWANG
  • Publication number: 20150004361
    Abstract: Antimicrobial devices such as molded components can include surfaces which have a microbial field disruptive hyper-conductive layer covered by a dielectric surface layer, to continuously disinfect said surfaces. Also, the present invention relates to generally antimicrobial dressings and more particularly to dermal dressings and bandages providing antiseptic disinfection, comprising typical modern dressings and bandages stratified in close proximity to microbial field disruptive hyper-conductive elements or alloys which deactivate microbes by disrupting the electric field generated by and used by the microbes, and isolated the wound or surgical site tissue from said conductors with a layer or layers of dielectric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Taylor C. Culpepper
  • Patent number: 8920884
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a polymer stabilized alignment liquid crystal display panel including: filling a liquid crystal layer between a first substrate and a second substrate, the liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules, monomer with single functional group and monomer with multiple functional groups; polymerizing the monomer with single functional groups to form two alignment layers over inner surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate; and polymerizing the monomer with multiple functional groups to form a polymer capable of pre-tilting the liquid crystal molecules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Yeh, Te-Sheng Chen, Chih-Ho Chiu, Hsi-Chien Lin
  • Publication number: 20140368753
    Abstract: A touch-control display includes a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a display panel disposed on a side of the first surface of the first substrate, and a touch control panel disposed on a side of the second surface of the first substrate. The display panel includes a first transparent conductive layer disposed on the first surface of the first substrate, and the first transparent conductive layer is in contact with the first substrate. The touch control panel has a second transparent conductive layer disposed on the second surface of the first substrate, and the second transparent conductive layer is in contact with the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SiPix Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Lung Cheng, Chi-Mao Hung, Wei-Min Sun, Hsiao-Yuh Wang