Optical Element Produced Patents (Class 427/162)
  • Patent number: 11503707
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a multilayered board, includes: a dot pattern forming process that forms a dot pattern comprising at least one hemispherical micro-lens shape by repeating a process of forming one hemispherical micro-lens shape by jetting one droplet for forming the dot pattern in an inkjet manner; and a stack pattern forming process that forms a stack pattern having a thickness less than that of the micro-lens by jetting a droplet for forming the stack pattern on a predetermined area around the dot pattern in the inkjet manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: UNIJET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11458699
    Abstract: A lens assembly includes a tube in which optical elements such as lenses or micro-lenses are individually fabricated by dispensing a volume of curable optical polymer into the tube, forming the desired shape for the optical element using one or more plungers having heads corresponding to a desired lensing curvature, applying radiant energy to the tube with the plungers in place to cure the optical polymer, and repeating as needed until the desired number of optical elements are fabricated within the lens assembly which may then be integrated as a single piece into a mobile or wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Allen Jenkins, Chad Lichtenhan, Michael Patrick Schaub, Byron Taylor
  • Patent number: 11460751
    Abstract: An optical modulator is provided with an optical waveguide, an electrode provided opposite to the optical waveguide, and a buffer layer provided between the optical waveguide and the electrode. A main material of the buffer layer is lanthanum fluoride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shusaku Umemoto
  • Patent number: 11427712
    Abstract: The invention relates to aluminum pigments which are at least partially coated with lubricant, wherein the aluminum pigments have a relative breadth of thickness distribution ?h of from 30% to less than 70%, as determined by a scanning electron microscope thickness count and as calculated on the basis of the corresponding cumulative breakthrough curve of the relative frequencies of occurrence, according to the formula ?h=100×(h90?h10)/h50, and an X-ray diffractogram, measured on pigments in substantially plane-parallel orientation, having one or two main peaks which do not correspond to the [111] reflexes. The invention further relates to a method for the production of said aluminum pigments and to uses thereof and also to nail varnishes and printing inks containing said aluminum pigments of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Eckart GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Trummer, Michael Becker, Thomas Schlegl
  • Patent number: 11428854
    Abstract: An optical coating structure applied to the surface of an object having scattering structures introduced to the basal, upper or middle layers of a multilayer reflector to cause a particular (calculated) degree of scattering, or to the surface of a black/colour pigmented object. The scattering structures are mainly sub-micron in size, and arranged in a pseudo-random or non-periodic manner. Consequently they serve only to broaden the angular range of the light reflected at the surface normal from a multilayer reflector, or to provide (actual and/or perceived) reduced reflectivity of a surface by deflecting incident light through the surface rather than away from it or by scattering otherwise beam-like (narrow-angle) reflections from a surface into a broad-angle reflection. The scattering structures can include profile elements, which are in the form of elongate bars having convexly curved sides or hemispherical rods, that are introduced to a basal layer of a multilayer reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Richard Parker
  • Patent number: 11392229
    Abstract: A touch screen includes a base substrate; a first reflected layer disposed on a first surface of the base substrate; a second reflected layer disposed on a second surface of the base substrate; and a touch functional layer disposed on a surface of the second reflected layer away from the base substrate; wherein the first surface and the second surface are opposite to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongzheng Yang, Ming Zhang, Qicheng Chen, Weijie Ma, Zhi Du
  • Patent number: 11362616
    Abstract: Multi-functional barrier walls equipped with solar panels, Structural Solar Panels (SSPs) and/or wind turbines along liner boundaries, farmlands, fire zones, highways, railroads, liner terrains or linearly configured spaces to produce electricity from solar and wind energy. The barrier walls may be used as boundary walls, security barriers, sound attenuating barriers, fire barriers, wind barriers or dust barriers. A method of financing the said barrier walls by the electricity produced by the said solar panels, said Structural Solar Panels (SSPs) and/or wind turbines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Vijay Duggal
  • Patent number: 11342176
    Abstract: An integrated electrohydrodynamic jet printing and spatial atomic layer deposition system for conducting nanofabrication includes an electrohydrodynamic jet printing station that includes an E-jet printing nozzle, a spatial atomic layer deposition station that includes a zoned ALD precursor gas distributor that discharges linear zone-separated first and second ALD precursor gases, a heatable substrate plate supported on a motion actuator controllable to move the substrate plate in three dimensions, and a conveyor on which the motion actuator is supported. The conveyor is operative to move the motion actuator between the electrohydrodynamic jet printing station and the spatial atomic layer deposition station so that the substrate plate is conveyable between a printing window of the E-jet printing nozzle and a deposition window of the zoned ALD precursor gas distributor, respectively. A method of conducting area-selective atomic layer deposition is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Mattison Rose, Kira Barton, Neil Dasgupta, Lauren Ransohoff, Ellis Herman, Orlando Trejo, Carli Huber, Tae H. Cho, Eric Kazyak, Christopher P. Pannier
  • Patent number: 11335879
    Abstract: A substrate and a preparation method thereof, a display panel and a preparation method thereof, and a display device are provided. The substrate includes a display region and a peripheral region positioned in a periphery of the display region and used for sealing, the substrate includes: a base substrate; an insulating layer, arranged on a side of the base substrate and positioned in the display region and the peripheral region for sealing; and a plurality of pixel units, positioned on the insulating layer corresponding to the display region, and in the peripheral region, at least one groove is disposed on a side of the insulating layer which faces away from the base substrate, a side of the groove which is away from the base substrate is open, and a depth direction of the groove is perpendicular to the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Sun, Wenjun Hou, Chengyuan Luo
  • Patent number: 11302523
    Abstract: A system for depositing a chemical of one or more components onto a substrate is provided. The system includes a spray assembly for depositing the chemical, a substrate for collecting the one or more components forming the chemical, and an enclosure for housing the substrate and the spray assembly. The spray assembly includes a capillary for receiving and ejecting a fluid containing the one or more components, a nozzle for receiving and ejecting a gas towards both the substrate and the fluid when the fluid is ejected from the capillary, and a spray heater for heating the capillary and the gas. The enclosure includes a translatable drawer for supporting and translating the substrate. The system further includes a substrate heater for heating the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HTX Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Alain J. Creissen
  • Patent number: 11275284
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate including a first transparent substrate, a wiring portion, and a pixel electrode, a second substrate including a second transparent substrate, a common electrode opposed to the pixel electrode, a light-shielding layer overlapping the wiring portion between the second transparent substrate and the common electrode, and a transparent layer disposed between the second transparent substrate and the light-shielding layer, a liquid crystal layer including a stripe-shaped polymer and liquid crystal molecules, and light-emitting elements. A refractive index of the transparent layer is less than a refractive index of the second transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yudai Numata, Kentaro Okuyama, Kojiro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11248117
    Abstract: Described herein is a curable composition comprising an amorphous fluoropolymer having an iodine, bromine and/or nitrile cure site; a peroxide cure system comprising a peroxide and a Type II coagent; and a photoinitiator, wherein the curable composition is substantially free of a binder material. Also described herein, are methods of curing the curable composition using actinic radiation and articles thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Xuan Jiang, Jeffrey N. Bartow, Robert J. DeVoe, Tatsuo Fukushi, Klaus Hintzer, Tho Q. Nguyen, Sheng Ye, Fee Zentis
  • Patent number: 11156914
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a damascene template for electrophoretic assembly and transfer of patterned nanoelements are provided which do not require chemical mechanical polishing to achieve a uniform surface area. The methods include conductive layer fabrication using a combination of precision lithography techniques using etching or building up the conductive layer to form raised conductive features separated by an insulating layer of equal height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Hobin Jeong, Ahmed Busnaina
  • Patent number: 11155660
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a copolymer, comprising adding a surface-modified silica nanopowder, a vinyl cyan-based monomer, and an aromatic vinyl-based monomer and polymerizing the same, wherein the surface-modified silica nanopowder is a silica nanopowder which are surface-modified with a chain transfer agent for reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization; a copolymer prepared according to the method; and a thermoplastic resin-molded article manufactured using the copolymer. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for preparing a copolymer having improved heat shrinkage and reflection haze; a copolymer; and a thermoplastic resin-molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Won Heo, Young Min Kim
  • Patent number: 11097518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coated polyester film equipped on at least one side with permanent antifog coating. The film of the invention is suitable for the production of greenhouse blinds, and has specific transparency properties, permanent antifog properties and high UV resistance. The invention further relates to processes for the production of the polyester film of the invention, and also to use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Polyester Film GmbH
    Inventors: Claudia Lohre, Holger Kliesch, Andreas Bork, Yavuz Ünker, Viktor Fischer
  • Patent number: 11088291
    Abstract: An anti-reflection coating has an average total reflectance of less than 10%, for example less than 5.9% such as from 4.9% to 5.9%, over a spectrum of wavelengths of 400-1100 nm and a range of angles of incidence of 0-90 degrees with respect to a surface normal of the anti-reflection coating. An anti-reflection coating has a total reflectance of less than 10%, for example less than 6% such as less than 4%, over an entire spectrum of wavelengths of 400-1600 nm and an entire range of angles of incidence of 0-70 degrees with respect to a surface normal of the anti-reflection coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Sameer Chhajed, Jong Kyu Kim, Shawn-Yu Lin, Mei-Ling Kuo, Frank W. Mont, David J. Poxson, E. Fred Schubert, Martin F. Schubert
  • Patent number: 11039802
    Abstract: In a method for producing a microstructure component, which is used in particular as an x-ray phase contrast grating in an x-ray device, a material absorbing x-rays is poured into a mold able at least to be deformed about one bending axis, which is formed by a silicon substrate and which has a plurality of cutouts running in a direction of the thickness of the silicon substrate with dimensions in the micrometer range. The mold into which the material is poured is heated up to a working temperature value lying above the room temperature and below a melting temperature value of the material which is poured into it and is formed into a final contour as per specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventor: Andrea Deutinger
  • Patent number: 11031441
    Abstract: An electro-optical device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a color filter disposed in a layer between the first substrate and the second substrate. An adhesive is disposed in a layer between the color filter and the second substrate. A first overcoat layer is disposed in a layer between the adhesive and the color filter, and a second overcoat layer is disposed in the layer between the adhesive and the color filter and is disposed along the first overcoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Iwasaki, Suguru Akagawa, Narumi Ishibashi, Takeshi Koshihara
  • Patent number: 10976665
    Abstract: An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus includes: a chamber having an internal space in which a laser beam is condensed and plasma generation occurs at a focusing position of the laser beam; a condensing mirror configured to condense extreme ultraviolet light generated through the plasma generation; and a magnetic field generation unit configured to generate a magnetic field. The condensing mirror includes a substrate, a reflective layer, and a protective layer. The protective layer includes a first protective layer disposed in a first region, and a second protective layer disposed in a second region. A material of the first protective layer is less dense than a material of the second protective layer. The material of the second protective layer has a transmittance for the extreme ultraviolet light higher than that of the material of the first protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Honda
  • Patent number: 10961623
    Abstract: A film forming method forms a film including a predetermined element on substrates placed on a turntable, by supplying a first reaction gas including the predetermined element from a first supply part and supplying a second reaction gas from a second supply part in a raised state of the turntable, and rotating the turntable a predetermined number of times in a state in which the separation gas is supplied from a separation gas supply part, and performs an anneal process at least before or after the film forming process, by supplying the separation gas or the second reaction gas from the first supply part and supplying the separation gas or the second reaction gas from the second supply part in a lowered state of the turntable, and rotating the turntable at least once in a state in which the separation gas is supplied from the separation gas supply part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Masato Koakutsu
  • Patent number: 10945828
    Abstract: Metal foils, wires, and seamless tubes with increased mechanical strength are provided. As opposed to wrought materials that are made of a single metal or alloy, these materials are made of two or more layers forming a laminate structure. Laminate structures are known to increase mechanical strength of sheet materials such as wood and paper products and are used in the area of thin films to increase film hardness, as well as toughness. Laminate metal foils have not been used or developed because the standard metal forming technologies, such as rolling and extrusion, for example, do not lend themselves to the production of laminate structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 10950819
    Abstract: An electroluminescence display device includes: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other, a bank configured to define a plurality of emission areas on the first substrate, a light-emitting layer including: a first light-emitting layer in a first emission area among the plurality of emission areas, a second light-emitting layer in a second emission area among the plurality of emission areas, and a third light-emitting layer in a third emission area among the plurality of emission areas, a first dam at an outer portion of the bank, a second dam at an outer portion of the first dam, a dummy light-emitting layer between the first dam and the second dam, and a sealant overlapping the dummy light-emitting layer, the sealant being between the first dam and the second dam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sejin Kim
  • Patent number: 10939991
    Abstract: Metal foils, wires, and seamless tubes with increased mechanical strength are provided. As opposed to wrought materials that are made of a single metal or alloy, these materials are made of two or more layers forming a laminate structure. Laminate structures are known to increase mechanical strength of sheet materials such as wood and paper products and are used in the area of thin films to increase film hardness, as well as toughness. Laminate metal foils have not been used or developed because the standard metal forming technologies, such as rolling and extrusion, for example, do not lend themselves to the production of laminate structures. Vacuum deposition technologies can be developed to yield laminate metal structures with improved mechanical properties. In addition, laminate structures can be designed to provide special qualities by including layers that have special properties such as superelasticity, shape memory, radio-opacity, corrosion resistance etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 10920006
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a polyurethane fluoropolymer [polymer (Fp)] obtainable by reacting: (i) at least one fluoropolymer [polymer (F)] comprising one or more recurring units derived from at least one (meth)acrylic monomer [monomer (MA)] having formula (I) here below: wherein: —R1, R2 and R3, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from a hydrogen atom and a C1-C3 hydrocarbon group, —RH is a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group comprising from 1 to 5 hydroxyl groups, x being an integer comprised between 1 and 5, and, optionally, comprising one or more functional groups selected from double bonds, epoxy, ester, ether and carboxylic acid groups, with (ii) at least one isocyanate compound comprising at least one isocyanate functional group [compound (I)], (iii) optionally in the presence of one or more chain extenders, said polyurethane fluoropolymer [polymer (Fp)] comprising at least one bridging group having formula (a) here below: wherein: —RH is a C1-C5 hydrocarbon group comprising f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Julio A. Abusleme, Fiorenza D'Aprile, Serena Carella
  • Patent number: 10890690
    Abstract: Synthetic brochosomes can be prepared by disposing a monolayer of first polymer microspheres on a substrate and forming a layer of metal on the monolayer of the first polymer microspheres. A monolayer of second polymer microspheres is then disposed on the layer of metal to form a template. The second polymer microspheres are smaller than the first polymer microspheres. A brochosome material is then electrodeposited on the template. The brochosome material is selected from the group consisting of a metal, a metal oxide, a polymer or a hybrid thereof. The first polymer microspheres and the second polymer microspheres are then removed to form a coating of synthetic brochosomes of the brochosome material on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: THE PENN STATE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Tak-Sing Wong, Shikuan Yang, Nan Sun, Birgitt Boschitsch
  • Patent number: 10874532
    Abstract: An implantable medical device that is fabricated from materials that present a blood or body fluid or tissue contact surface that has controlled heterogeneities in material constitution. An endoluminal stent-graft and web-stent that is made of a monolithic material formed into differentiated regions defining structural members and web regions extending across interstitial spaces between the structural members. The endoluminal stent-graft is characterized by having controlled heterogeneities at the blood flow surface of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Eugene A. Sprague
  • Patent number: 10847756
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to various embodiments of ink compositions, which once printed and cured on a substrate form a continuous composite film layer that includes a first pattern of polymeric areas having a first refractive index (RI) interspersed within a second pattern of polymeric areas having an RI that is higher in comparison to the RI of the first pattern of polymeric areas. Various embodiments of composite thin films so formed on a substrate can be tuned so as to enhance light outcoupling or extraction for various light-emitting devices of the present teachings, such as, but not limited by, an OLED display or lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KATEEVA, INC.
    Inventor: Florian Pschenitzka
  • Patent number: 10804334
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display includes: a display panel; and a color conversion panel positioned on the display panel. The color conversion panel includes: a substrate; a color filter layer disposed under the substrate; a first light blocking layer disposed under the color filter layer; and a first color conversion layer, a second color conversion layer, and a third color conversion layer positioned under the first light blocking layer. The color filter layer includes a first color filter, a second color filter, and a third color filter, the first light blocking layer includes a first portion that overlaps the first color filter, a second portion that overlaps the second color filter, and a third portion that overlaps the third color filter, and the first portion, the second portion, and the third portion are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Seok Song, Sun-Kyu Joo, Byung-Chul Kim, In Ok Kim, Gak Seok Lee, Chang-Soon Jang
  • Patent number: 10746902
    Abstract: A mirror includes a transparent substrate, at least one metallic reflecting layer and at least one protective paint layer on the back of the mirror. The mirror also includes an overlayer which is a barrier to corrosive elements, such as sulfides and/or chlorides, with a thickness of less than or equal to 6 ?m which is located on the protective layer. The process for the manufacture of such a mirror is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Guillaume Lequippe
  • Patent number: 10720454
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a manufacturing method for an array substrate and a liquid crystal display device. The manufacturing method for an array substrate may include: providing a substrate; forming a thin film transistor device comprising a source and a drain on the substrate; covering a passivation layer, a blocking layer, and a photoresist layer on the thin film transistor device, sequentially; processing the photoresist layer to divide the blocking layer and the passivation layer into a first region and a second region corresponding to positions of an active area, and a third region corresponding to a position of the thin film transistor device. By the above-mentioned manufacturing method, on one hand, a number of mask processes may be reduced, and the manufacturing efficiency may be improved. On the other hand, peeling efficiency of the photoresist may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Maoxia Zhu, Hongyuan Xu
  • Patent number: 10691163
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to a display device. By forming a back cover, which is the support structure constituting the display device, in a bent structure and forming a molding part made of an elastic material to enclose the vertical extension portion, a border gap, which is a clearance between the side surfaces of the display panel and the side surface support structure, can be minimized to maintain an excellent external appearance of the display device, and to prevent infiltration of foreign matter and damage of the display panel, which may be caused by the gap between the display panel and the support structure. By disposing a metal inner plate on the inner surface of the horizontal portion of the back cover, the rigidity of the back cover can be increased, the thickness of the back cover can be decreased, and heat generated from the display panel and the like can be smoothly dissipated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Donghoon Kim, WonSeok Choi, Taecheol Kang
  • Patent number: 10598826
    Abstract: A precursor sol of aluminum oxide contains a polycondensate formed by the hydrolysis of an aluminum alkoxide or an aluminum salt, a solvent, and an organic aluminum compound having a specific structure. An optical member is produced by a process including a step of immersing an aluminum oxide film in a hot water with a temperature of 60° C. to 100° C. to form a textured structure made of aluminum oxide crystals, the aluminum oxide film being formed by feeding the precursor sol of aluminum oxide onto a base. A method for producing an optical member includes a step of immersing an aluminum oxide film in a hot water with a temperature of 60° C. to 100° C. to form a textured structure made of aluminum oxide crystals, the aluminum oxide film being formed by feeding the precursor sol of aluminum oxide onto a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Makino, Tomonari Nakayama, Keiko Abe, Norishige Kakegawa
  • Patent number: 10576453
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating a membrane with an organosilica material which is a polymer comprising independent units of Formula [Z3Z4SiCH2]3 (I), wherein each Z3 represents a hydroxyl group, a C1-C4 alkoxy group or an oxygen atom bonded to a silicon atom of another unit or an active site on the support and each Z4 represents a hydroxyl group, a C1-C4 alkoxy group, a C1-C4 alkyl group, an oxygen atom bonded to a silicon atom of another unit or an active site on the support are provided. Methods of removing a contaminant from a hydrocarbon stream are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY
    Inventors: Quanchang Li, Dhaval Ajit Bhandari, Benjamin A. McCool
  • Patent number: 10533266
    Abstract: A carbon nanotube yarn is coated with polyacrylonitrile to form a coated carbon nanotube yarn. The polyacrylonitrile is converted to crystalline carbon to form a layered carbon fiber with a sheath of the crystalline carbon and a core of the carbon nanotube yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Scott Hartshorn
  • Patent number: 10502880
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a one-dimensionally varying optical filter, a substrate is coated to form a stack of layers of two or more different types. The coating may, for example, employ sputtering, electron-beam evaporation, or thermal evaporation. During the coating, the time-averaged deposition rate is varied along an optical gradient direction by generating reciprocation between a shadow mask and the substrate in a reciprocation direction that is transverse to the optical gradient direction. In some approaches, the shadow mask is periodic with a mask period defined along the direction of reciprocation, and the generated reciprocation has a stroke equal to or greater than the mask period along the direction of reciprocation. The substrate and the shadow mask may also be rotated together as a unit during the coating. Also disclosed are one-dimensionally varying optical filters, such as linear variable filters, made by such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Sprague
  • Patent number: 10475838
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a multi-pixel detector. The multi-pixel detector includes a first pixel formed in a substrate and having a first photodiode region, a second pixel formed in the substrate adjacent to the first pixel and having a second photodiode region, and a microlens above both the first pixel and the second pixel. The microlens includes (a) in a first cross-sectional plane perpendicular to a top surface of the substrate and including both the first and the second photodiode regions, a first height profile having N1 local maxima, and (b) in a second cross-sectional plane perpendicular to the first cross-sectional plane and the top surface and including only one of the first and the second photodiode regions, a second height profile having N2>N1 local maxima.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Wei Lu, Yin Qian, Chin Poh Pang, Boyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10473824
    Abstract: A method for enhancing metal corrosion resistance of a metal deposited on a substrate is provided. The method includes contacting the metal coated substrate with a treating composition including metal oxide nano-particles. Furthermore, a method for making a mirror comprising a substrate having a metal coated thereon is provided, wherein the method includes contacting the metal coated substrate with a treating composition including metal oxide nano-particles. Preferably, the metal oxide nano-particles are selected from one or more oxides of zinc, iridium, tin, aluminum, cerium, chromium, vanadium, titanium, iron, indium, copper, gold, palladium, platinum, manganese, cobalt, nickel, zirconium, molybdenum, rhodium, silver, indium, wolfram, iridium, lead, bismuth, samarium, erbium, or mixtures of these materials. In addition, products obtainable by these methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Hilmar Weisse, Dirk Hinzmann, Andrea Engels
  • Patent number: 10449030
    Abstract: Metal foils, wires, and seamless tubes with increased mechanical strength are provided. As opposed to wrought materials that are made of a single metal or alloy, these materials are made of two or more layers forming a laminate structure. Laminate structures are known to increase mechanical strength of sheet materials such as wood and paper products and are used in the area of thin films to increase film hardness, as well as toughness. Laminate metal foils have not been used or developed because the standard metal forming technologies, such as rolling and extrusion, for example, do not lend themselves to the production of laminate structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 10450222
    Abstract: A process includes the formation of a colored glass layer on a glass substrate by flame pyrolysis of a solution including at least one precursor of a cobalt, iron, manganese, chromium, silver, copper, gold or selenium oxide, alone or as a mixture of several of them. Moreover, a glass substrate is coated with a layer of colored glass obtained by such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Rosiana Aguiar
  • Patent number: 10449128
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support consisting of natural and/or synthetic fibers which particles are held, which are preferably water-soluble, comprising at least one active agent, said particles at least partially releasing the active agent(s) under the effect of an external stress, characterized in the active agent has a water-solubility of between 0.1 and 60 wt. %, preferably between 0.1 and 30 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SATISLOH
    Inventors: Mamonjy Cadet, Camille Meridiano, Hervé Huilier, Adeline Callet
  • Patent number: 10427385
    Abstract: An optical web comprising includes a substrate with an anterior coating applied to the anterior side of the substrate and a posterior coating applied to the posterior side of the substrate. The refractive index of the anterior coating and the posterior coating is less than that of the substrate. A second coating layer may be applied to the anterior coating layer and/or the posterior coating layer, where the second coating layer has a refractive index less than that of the coating layer it is applied to. Additional coating layers may be applied to produce a stack of layers that decrease monotonically in refractive indexes moving outward from the substrate. The optical webs may be laminated together to form tear-off laminated lens stacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bart E. Wilson, Stephen S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10423073
    Abstract: A method for producing a mirror element, in particular for a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus includes: providing a substrate (101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401, 402, 501, 502, 801, 901, 951, 961); and forming a layer stack (111, 112, 113, 114, 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412, 511, 512) on the substrate, wherein the layer stack is formed so that a setpoint curvature of the mirror element for a predetermined operating temperature is generated by a bending force exerted by the layer stack, wherein the substrate has a curvature deviating from the setpoint curvature of the mirror element prior to the formation of the layer stack, and wherein the bending force exerted by the layer stack is at least partly generated by virtue of a post-treatment for changing the layer tension of the layer stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS SMT GMBH
    Inventors: Hartmut Enkisch, Peter Huber, Sebastian Strobel
  • Patent number: 10421239
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to provide an optical laminate-producing method in which a polarizing film having the desired optical properties can be conveniently formed on a resin film as a substrate without performing any surface alignment treatment such as rubbing on the resin film. The invention relates to a method for producing an optical laminate comprising a stretched resin film and a polarizing film, the method comprising the steps of: preparing a stretched resin film; applying a solution of a liquid crystal compound in an isotropic phase state to the stretched resin film; and forming a polarizing film in which the liquid crystal compound is aligned by solidifying the applied liquid crystal compound solution, wherein a slow axis of the stretched resin film is substantially parallel to an absorption axis of the polarizing film, and the stretched resin film undergoes no surface alignment treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Matsuda, Yoshiaki Asanoi
  • Patent number: 10400331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the manufacturing of a heteroelement thin film, and particularly to a method for manufacturing a metal chalcogenide thin film and the thin film manufactured thereby. The present invention, which relates to a method for manufacturing a metal chalcogenide thin film, may comprise the steps of: supplying a vaporized metal precursor; supplying a chalcogen-containing gas; and forming a thin film by reacting the metal precursor with the chalcogen-containing gas on a growth substrate at a first temperature condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Minseok Choi, Changgu Lee, Youngchan Kim
  • Patent number: 10396282
    Abstract: A mask frame assembly through which a deposition material to be deposited on a substrate passes, the mask frame assembly includes a frame including an opening, and a mask having first and second ends in a length direction thereof coupled to the frame, in which the mask includes a main body part having a first thickness and including a pattern part, the pattern part including pattern holes through which the deposition material passes and a support part having a second thickness greater than the first thickness and extending away from first and second ends of the main body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sangshin Lee, Kookchol Park
  • Patent number: 10381488
    Abstract: A dialkylzinc partial hydrolysate-containing solution which can be handled in air and can form a zinc oxide thin film in air and a method for producing the zinc oxide thin film are provided. The dialkylzinc partial hydrolysate-containing solution contains a partial hydrolysate of dialkyl zinc represented by general formula (1) and a solvent which has a boiling point of 160° C. or higher, an amide structure represented by general formula (2), and which is an organic compound having a cyclic structure. The partial hydrolysate is the dialkylzinc hydrolyzed with water in a molar ratio in the range of 0.4 to 0.9 with respect to zinc in the dialkylzinc. A method for producing the zinc oxide thin film by applying the dialkylzinc partial hydrolysate-containing solution to a base material is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Tosoh Finechem Corporation
    Inventors: Kouji Toyota, Koichiro Inaba, Toshio Naka
  • Patent number: 10364341
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for printing an object via additive manufacturing is disclosed. In accordance with an illustrative embodiment, one or more inks are prepared, including a thermo-polymer ink, a nano-filler ink, and a thermo-polymer/nano-filler ink. In some embodiments, an object is printed by depositing alternating layers of thermo-polymer ink and nano-filler ink and exposing the layers to microwave radiation. In some other embodiments, an object is printed by depositing alternating layers of thermo-polymer/nano-filler ink and nano-filler ink and exposing the layers to microwave radiation. In some additional embodiments, an object is printed by depositing successive layers of thermo-polymer/nano-filler ink and exposing them to microwave radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventors: Hemant Bheda, Riley Reese
  • Patent number: 10357354
    Abstract: Metal foils, wires, and seamless tubes with increased mechanical strength are provided. As opposed to wrought materials that are made of a single metal or alloy, these materials are made of two or more layers forming a laminate structure. Laminate structures are known to increase mechanical strength of sheet materials such as wood and paper products and are used in the area of thin films to increase film hardness, as well as toughness. Laminate metal foils have not been used or developed because the standard metal forming technologies, such as rolling and extrusion, for example, do not lend themselves to the production of laminate structures. Vacuum deposition technologies can be developed to yield laminate metal structures with improved mechanical properties. In addition, laminate structures can be designed to provide special qualities by including layers that have special properties such as superelasticity, shape memory, radio-opacity, corrosion resistance etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 10338414
    Abstract: Provided is an optical modulator module including a waveguide substrate in which an optical waveguide and control electrodes (signal electrode, DC bias electrodes, and the like) for controlling a light wave propagating through the optical waveguide are formed, a relay substrate which is disposed in the vicinity of the waveguide substrate and in which a DC bias wiring for supplying a DC bias voltage to the control electrodes (DC bias electrodes) is formed, and a package case which stores the waveguide substrate and the relay substrate. A loop of wire standing from the relay substrate to a position higher than a top surface of the waveguide substrate is provided in a part of the DC bias wiring. The loop of wire is disposed inside the package case at a position within 10 mm from any one of locations where a solder is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Sakai, Junichiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10283322
    Abstract: According to the process, the filiform component is continuously linearly moved through magnetic dipoles arranged opposite each other and around a tube constituting a treatment chamber, and the microwave energy is introduced between at least two magnetic dipoles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: H.E.F, LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (LIST)
    Inventors: Patrick Choquet, David Duday, Olivier Blandenet, Thierry Leon Lagarde