Transparent Base Patents (Class 427/164)
  • Patent number: 12007595
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes an integral lens assembly having one or more lenses bonded to each other with spaced apart major first and second lens surfaces. First and second optical films are bonded to respective major first and second lens surfaces. The first and second optical films includes a plurality of polymeric layers. Each of the polymeric layers have an average thickness of less than about 500 nm. For a substantially normally incident light and a visible wavelength range the plurality of polymeric layers in the first optical film has an average optical transmittance and an average optical reflectance of greater than about 70% for a first polarization state and an orthogonal second polarization state, respectively. The plurality of polymeric layers in the second optical film has an average optical transmittance of greater than about 70% for at least one of the first and second polarization states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: John D. Le, Gregg A. Ambur, Zhisheng Yun, Robert M. Jennings, Arthur L. Kotz, Timothy L. Wong, David T. Yust, Timothy J. Nevitt, Kayla A. McGrath
  • Patent number: 12005659
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a coated lens by applying at least one single electromagnetic pulse to convert a coating precursor material into at least one coating. The electromagnetic pulse is delivered to the coating precursor material applied on a surface of an uncoated or precoated optical lens substrate. The at least one single electromagnetic pulse is applied from an electromagnetic source such as a flash lamp, a halogen lamp, a directed plasma arc, a laser, a microwave generator, an induction heater, an electron beam, a stroboscope, or a mercury lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Waiz Karim, Andreu Llobera Adan, Emad Flear Aziz, Norbert Hugenberg
  • Patent number: 11987719
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an aqueous dispersion of inorganic fibers and a method for formulating an aqueous coating composition therefrom. The aqueous dispersion of inorganic fibers comprises water, inorganic fibers, a dispersing agent, an anti-settling agent and optionally additional additives, wherein the inorganic fibers have an average fiber diameter of from 1 micron to 100 microns and have a number average aspect ratio of from 1.1:1 to 10:1; and wherein the aqueous dispersion does not contain a film-forming amount of a polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Weihua Kai, Gang Duan, Xi Zhao, Shigang Fan
  • Patent number: 11987738
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a curable resin composition comprising a curable resin mixture and at least one C2-C3-alkenyl-substituted compound of formula (I) wherein m is 1, 2 or 3; Rm1, Rm2, Rm3 and Rm4 are hydrogen or C6-C14-aryloxy, which is substituted by one or more radicals selected from C1-C24-alkyl and C6-C14-aryl-C1-C10-alkylene; R5, R6, are hydrogen or optionally substituted C6-C14-aryl, or R5 and R6 together are a diradical of the formula A; A is a diradical of the formulae A.1 or A.2 wherein R7 is C2-C3-alkenyl; R8, n are as defined in the claims and in the description. The present invention also relates to a polymer comprising in copolymerized form at least one compound of formula (I) and an organopolysiloxane and to novel compounds of formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: BASF SE, UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
    Inventors: Martin Koenemann, Hannah Stephanie Mangold, Sorin Ivanovici, Nils Steinbrueck, Guido Kickelbick
  • Patent number: 11938696
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a coated lens by applying at least one single electromagnetic pulse to convert a coating precursor material into at least one coating. The electromagnetic pulse is delivered to the coating precursor material applied on a surface of an uncoated or precoated optical lens substrate. The at least one single electromagnetic pulse is applied from an electromagnetic source such as a flash lamp, a halogen lamp, a directed plasma arc, a laser, a microwave generator, an induction heater, an electron beam, a stroboscope, or a mercury lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Waiz Karim, Andreu Llobera Adan, Emad Flear Aziz, Norbert Hugenberg
  • Patent number: 11938658
    Abstract: Freestanding microporous thin films, made using plastic waste, can be used as a hydrophobic coating, filtration membranes, or oil-sorbents. A method for producing the microporous thin film involves dissolving the plastic in an organic solvent to obtain a solution; and applying the solution onto a solid substrate through spin-coating followed by controlled heating, resulting in a freestanding porous thin film. Plastic waste comprises recycled polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or polystyrene (PS), recovered from a waste plastic material derived from post-consumer and/or industrial waste. The approach of fabricating multi-functional thin films from plastic waste combines an effective way to address multiple environmental issues simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: KING FAISAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Junaid Saleem, Safdar Hossain Sk, Zubair Khalid Baig Moghal, Gordon McKay
  • Patent number: 11905368
    Abstract: Provided is a water-repellent member in which a silica layer having a specific thickness and mainly composed of silica nanoparticles is provided on the outer surfaces of various substrates, and then a water- and oil-repellent layer having a specific thickness and containing a cured product of a fluorine-containing organosilicon compound as a main component is provided on the outer surface of the silica layer. The water-repellent member is obtained by a method comprising: a step for wet coating a dispersion containing silica nanoparticles and a solvent onto the outer surface of a substrate; a step for drying and removing the solvent from the dispersion; a step for wet coating a solution containing a fluorine-containing organosilicon compound and a solvent onto the outer surface of a silica layer formed by drying and removing the solvent; and a step for drying and removing the solvent from the solution to cure the fluorine-containing organosilicon compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yamane, Lisa Katayama, Ryusuke Sakoh, Takashi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11881676
    Abstract: A laser system may include one or more of the following components: a power supply, a continuous wave pump laser, a fiber optic cable, a positive lens, a gain medium, a heat sink, and/or a Q-switch. The laser system may be used in a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system such as a scanning LIDAR system. The laser system may be designed to operate at wavelengths that may be safe for human eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Myers, Baoping Guo, Edward Miesak
  • Patent number: 11867890
    Abstract: An optical element for light concentration for a predefined wavelength range, includes a holding sleeve which is formed in such a way that a light passage volume is framed by at least one reflective partial surface of the holding sleeve, and a light transmission element, with which the light passage volume is at least partly filled and which is transmissive, at least for the predefined wavelength range. The light transmission element is at least partly formed from at least one medium that is diffuse for the predefined wavelength range, and has at least one first subregion having at least a first diffusivity and a second subregion having at least a second diffusivity differing from the first diffusivity. The disclosure further relates to a method for producing an optical element for light concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benedikt Stein, Martin Husnik, Robert Schittny, Christoph Daniel Kraemmer
  • Patent number: 11814493
    Abstract: Provided are [1] a coating composition containing inorganic oxide particles (A), an epoxy compound (b1) having an organosilane moiety, a polyglycerol polyglycidyl ether (b2) having three or more epoxy groups, and a photocationic polymerization initiator (C), [2] a spectacle lens including a hard coat layer obtainable by curing the coating composition described in [1] above and a substrate, and [3] a method for producing a spectacle lens, including a step of applying the coating composition described in [1] above onto a substrate and a step of curing the applied coating composition by irradiation with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Takako Ishizaki, Katsushi Hamakubo, Natsumi Tasaki
  • Patent number: 11809135
    Abstract: There is provided a holographic projector comprising a hologram engine and a controller. The hologram engine is arranged to provide a hologram comprising a plurality of hologram pixels. Each hologram pixel has a respective hologram pixel value. The controller is arranged to selectively-drive a plurality of light-modulating pixels so as to display the hologram. Displaying the hologram comprises displaying each hologram pixel value on a contiguous group of light-modulating pixels of the plurality of light-modulating pixels such that there is a one-to-many pixel correlation between the hologram and the plurality of light-modulating pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Dualitas Ltd
    Inventor: Jamieson Christmas
  • Patent number: 11747520
    Abstract: The optical thin film is provided on a substrate and includes, in order, from the substrate side, an interlayer, a silver-containing metal layer, and a dielectric layer, in which an anchor region including an oxide of an anchor metal is provided in an interface region of the silver-containing metal layer on a side close to the interlayer, a cap region including an oxide of the anchor metal is provided in an interface region of the silver-containing metal layer on a side close to the dielectric layer, a film thickness of the silver-containing metal layer is 6 nm or less, the silver-containing metal layer contains a high standard electrode potential metal, and a peak position of a concentration distribution of the high standard electrode potential metal in a film thickness direction of the silver-containing metal layer is positioned closer to the interlayer than a peak position of a silver concentration distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Umeda, Seigo Nakamura, Tatsuya Yoshihiro, Yuichiro Itai
  • Patent number: 11732109
    Abstract: A plasticizer composition to be used in a transparent resin for optics, wherein the plasticizer composition includes: a composite aggregated particulate material; and a liquid plasticizer having dispersed therein the composite aggregated particulate material. The composite aggregated particulate material includes an inorganic aggregate material being a granular material formed of aggregates of an inorganic particulate material formed of silica having a specific surface area particle diameter of not less than 0.8 nm and not greater than 80 nm, and an organic coating material formed of an organic matter coating a surface of the inorganic aggregate material. A mass of the organic coating material is not less than 0.8% and not greater than 80% with respect to a sum of a mass of the inorganic aggregate material and a mass of the organic coating material. Both mechanical properties and optical properties are realized by mixing the plasticizer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignees: ADMATECHS CO., LTD., SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Oono, Yuu Sakamoto, Tatsuya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 11726593
    Abstract: A touch panel and a touch display device with the same are disclosed. A touch panel is disclosed in which at least one layer of a first insulating layer is disposed on the display panel, first touch electrodes are disposed on the first insulating layer, at least one second insulating layer is disposed on a first touch electrode, second touch electrodes are disposed on the second insulating layer, a third insulating layer is disposed on the second insulating layer on which the second touch electrodes are disposed, each of the first touch electrodes and each of the second touch electrodes overlap each other, and a refractive index of at least one of the first insulating layer, the second insulating layer and the third insulating layer is different from that of the other insulating layers, thereby improving the visibility of the touch display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: MinSuk Kong, Doman Kim, Younggyu Moon
  • Patent number: 11707058
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing bird collisions with glazing utilizes a UV light source and a perforated opaque object. The UV light source is located adjacent an edge of a glass panel and is configured to project UV light rays onto a planar surface of the glass panel. The perforated opaque object is located between the UV light source and the planar surface of the glass panel, such that UV light rays passing through the perforated object cast onto the planar surface of the glass panel a UV shadow visible to birds and substantially invisible to humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventor: Stephens Smith Farrell
  • Patent number: 11644706
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass plate which is provided with a first main surface, and a second main surface which faces the first main surface. An antiglare portion and a non-antiglare portion are provided to the first main surface. The average lengths (RSm) of elements of roughness curves of the antiglare portion and the non-antiglare portion are respectively 1 ?m or higher. The difference between the RSm of the antiglare portion and the RSm of the non-antiglare portion is 100 ?m or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mishiro, Takehiko Nose, Minoru Tamada, Yohei Kawai, Naoya Wada
  • Patent number: 11532754
    Abstract: An array substrate includes a substrate, an active layer, and an amorphous silicon shielding layer. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface, which are opposing to each other. The active layer is over the first surface of the substrate. The amorphous silicon shielding layer includes amorphous silicon, and is between the active layer and the substrate, or alternatively is disposed over a side of the substrate proximal to the second surface of the substrate. An orthographic projection of the amorphous silicon shielding layer on the first surface at least partially and preferably completely covers an orthographic projection of the active layer on the first surface such that the amorphous silicon shielding layer shields a light from shedding onto the active layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhen Song, Guoying Wang
  • Patent number: 11513264
    Abstract: Methods are provided for forming a particular multi-layer micron-sized particle that is substantially transparent, yet that exhibits selectable coloration based on its physical properties. The disclosed physical properties of the particle are controllably selectable refractive indices to provide an opaque-appearing energy transmissive material when pluralities of the particles are suspended in a substantially transparent matrix material. Multiply-layered (up to 30+ constituent layers) particles result in an overall particle diameter of less than 5 microns. The material suspensions render the particles deliverable as aspirated or aerosol compositions onto substrates to form layers that selectively scatter specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while allowing remaining wavelengths of the incident energy to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: FACE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 11490612
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing bird collisions with glazing utilizes a UV light source and a perforated opaque object. The UV light source is located adjacent an edge of a glass panel and is configured to project UV light rays onto a planar surface of the glass panel. The perforated opaque object is located between the UV light source and the planar surface of the glass panel, such that UV light rays passing through the perforated object cast onto the planar surface of the glass panel a UV shadow visible to birds and substantially invisible to humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Stephens Smith Farrell
  • Patent number: 11479627
    Abstract: A film with reduced formation of an edge reservoir at a periphery of a film in which the edge reservoir causes an unnecessary residue that cannot be removed by an etching process, and a method for forming the film. A film forming composition for use in a lithography process includes a surfactant containing a polymer and an oligomer having a C3-5 perfluoroalkyl partial structure. The perfluoroalkyl partial structure may further include an alkyl partial structure. The surfactant is contained in an amount of 0.0001% by mass to 1.5% by mass based on the total solid content of the film forming composition. The film forming composition further includes a coating film resin, the coating film resin is a novolac resin, a condensation epoxy resin, a (meth)acylic resin, a polyether-based resin, or a silicon-containing resin, etc. The formed film can be used as a resist underlayer film or a resist overlayer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Makiko Umezaki, Ryo Karasawa, Shuhei Shigaki, Ryuta Mizuochi
  • Patent number: 11474407
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayered thin film transparent electrode for an electrochromic device including: a substrate; a lower oxide layer located on the substrate; a metal layer located on the lower oxide layer; and an upper oxide layer located on the metal layer, and a thickness of a center portion of the metal layer is larger than a thickness of an edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Cheongju University Industry & Academy Cooperation Foundation
    Inventor: Sang Yeol Lee
  • Patent number: 11448797
    Abstract: A viewing lens and method for treating lenses to minimize glare and reflections for birds with tetra-chromatic vision. The anti-reflection lens is treated to with a coating on the surface. The coating is configured to enable the lens surface to be less perceptible to a bird with tetra-chromatic vision by reducing reflections therefrom. The lens treatment includes applying an anti-reflective coating in multiple coats. The coats comprise an adhesion composition, a low index composition (such as SiO2), a high index composition (such as ZrO2), and a superhydrophobic composition that are applied in subsequent layers of varying nanometer thicknesses. The treated lens exhibits minimal reflection properties in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum and almost no reflection in the UV-A range. This creates a lens surface that is difficult for birds with tetra-chromatic vision to see a reflection therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTUM INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Norman L. Kester, Adam E. Winkelman, Nicholas M. Hall, Richard D. Unbankes
  • Patent number: 11401276
    Abstract: A chromene compound having at least one indenonaphthopyran moiety which has a group forming a spiro ring together with the 13-position carbon atom and further an oligomer chain group selected from a polyalkylene oxide oligomer chain group having at least three recurring units and a polyester oligomer chain group having at least three recurring units, represented by the following formula and having reduced matrix dependence: wherein R1 and R2 are each a group which may have an oligomer chain group, the ring Z bonded to the 13-position carbon atom of the chromene compound is a Spiro ring group, and R3 and R4 are each an aryl group or heteroaryl group which may have an oligomer chain group. Preferably, the chromene compound has at least one oligomer chain group in the molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Miyazaki, Junji Takenaka
  • Patent number: 11161785
    Abstract: The invention relates to photocatalytic compositions, e.g. cement-based photocatalytic compositions, and the uses thereof for obtaining water paints. There is provided a photocatalytic composition, which comprises: (a) at least one inorganic binder; (b) at least one photocatalyst; (c) at least one cellulose with very low viscosity; (d) at least one fluidizing agent; (e) at least one first calcareous filler in the form of particles of which at least 95% by weight has a dimension not greater than 40 ?m; (f) at least one second calcareous filler in the form of particles of which at least 95% by weight has a dimension not greater than 20 ?m; (g) at least one thermal insulator material comprising hollow ceramic spheres with sub-mm diameters, and (h) glass bubble borosilicate microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AM TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Massimo Bernardoni, Antonio Cianci
  • Patent number: 11117830
    Abstract: A glass article includes a glass substrate, a colored film formed on one of main surfaces of the glass substrate, an uncoated portion where no colored film is formed which is present in part of the one of main surfaces or on an edge face of the glass substrate, a boundary between the colored film and the uncoated portion, and a film thickness varying portion where the colored film gradually tapers in thickness toward the boundary. The uncoated portion is visible in the glass article used as a window, the glass substrate has an absorbance in the wavelength range of 380 nm to 780 nm of 0.10 or lower per mm of thickness, and the glass article has a portion blue in color, gray in color, or pink in color where the colored film is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nakai, Yoshihiko Obara
  • Patent number: 10859743
    Abstract: Provided is a polarizing element having a wire grid structure, including: a transparent substrate; and grid-shaped convex portions arranged on the transparent substrate at a pitch shorter than a wavelength of light in a use band and extending in a predetermined direction, wherein the grid-shaped convex portion includes a first absorption layer, a first dielectric layer, a reflection layer, a second dielectric layer, and a second absorption layer in order from the transparent substrate side. Further, an optical device including the polarizing plate is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventor: Tomu Takeda
  • Patent number: 10786429
    Abstract: A BAK removal device is constructed as a plug of microparticles of a hydrophilic polymeric gel that displays a hydraulic permeability greater than 0.01 Da. The polymer hydrophilic polymeric gel comprises poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (pHEMA). The particles are 2 to 100 ?m and the plug has a surface area of 30 mm2 to 2 mm2 and a length of 2 mm to 25 mm and wherein the microparticles of a hydrophilic polymeric gel has a pore radius of 3 to 60 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Anuj Chauhan, Phillip J. Dixon, Poorvajan Sekar
  • Patent number: 10717877
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photocurable coating composition, a coating process using said composition, and coated articles comprising the cured composition. The coated articles are weather and scratch resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Hilgers
  • Patent number: 10705259
    Abstract: An optical element includes a substrate, and an antireflection film formed on the substrate and including a plurality of layers. The optical element satisfies predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazue Uchida
  • Patent number: 10698139
    Abstract: A diffuse reflecting optical construction that does not rely on special molds or tooling of the prior art in order to create a critical diffuse reflecting surface feature of the optical construction. An atomized spray method is employed to apply a hardenable transparent liquid polymer layer to the surface of a prefabricated base optical substrate. The polymer layer forms beads on the surface of the prefabricated base optical substrate, resulting in the formation of a surface having a random and continuous series of peaks and valleys thereon that form the diffuse reflecting surface feature. The prefabricated base optical substrate having the diffuse reflecting polymer layer thereon combined with additional optical layers forms a transparent diffuse reflecting optical construction that can be used in the manufacture of optical lenses, windows, and transparent films that reflect light in a diffuse manner while transmitting light in a substantially undistorted manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen M. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10696579
    Abstract: A method for repairing surface smoothness of heat-bent glass includes: providing a fluid which is transparent and solid at room temperature on an inner side of a heat-bent clear glass used for manufacturing a screen protector of an electronic device; by utilizing a mold having a pattern corresponding to the surface smoothness of a screen of the electronic device, pressing the inner side of the heat-bent clear glass and at the same time processing the fluid on the inner side of the heat-bent clear glass through a molding process so that the fluid fill a curved and uneven surface of the inner side of the heat-bent clear glass; and curing the fluid so that the inner surface of the heat-bent clear glass has a curvature and smoothness that match the curvature and smoothness of the screen of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Xiulan Wu
  • Patent number: 10688516
    Abstract: An application head of a coating product on a surface to be coated comprising at least two spray nozzles for the coating product, each spray nozzle suitable for spraying the coating product in the form of an aerosol stream, while simultaneously creating several droplets having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the outlet orifice of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Exel Industries
    Inventors: Cyrille Medard, Michel Colrat, Eric Prus, Nicolas Chouan
  • Patent number: 10683579
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for producing metal clusters; functionalized surfaces; and droplets including solvated metal ions. In certain aspects, the invention provides methods that involve providing a metal and a solvent. The methods additionally involve applying voltage to the solvated metal to thereby produce solvent droplets including ions of the metal containing compound, and directing the solvent droplets including the metal ions to a target. In certain embodiments, once at the target, the metal ions can react directly or catalyze reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert Graham Cooks, Anyin Li, Thalappil Pradeep, Zane Baird
  • Patent number: 10598824
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lens comprising an ophthalmic thermoplastic substrate and a light polarizing structure onto said substrate. The ophthalmic lens reduced warpage, in particular when submitted to mechanical, thermal and/or chemical treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Séverine Tisne, Steven Weber, Aref Jallouli, Hao Wen Chiu, Paresh Kitchloo
  • Patent number: 10488558
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide: a photosensitive resin composition which is cured by radiation and exhibits excellent wear resistance, antifouling properties, marker pen ink wiping-off properties, fingerprint wiping-off properties and low refractive index, and which provides low reflectance in cases where the photosensitive resin composition is used for an antireflection film; and an antireflection film which has a cured coating film of this photosensitive resin composition. [Solution] A photosensitive resin composition for an antireflection film that is characterized in that a low refractive index layer contains an acrylate, a colloidal silica, and an organic modified dimethyl polysiloxane having an acryloyl group and an acrylate-modified perfluoropolyether that serve as surface modification agents; and an antireflection film which is obtained by curing the photosensitive resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha, Polatechno Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Taira, Ryota Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10459248
    Abstract: An ophthalmic article and methods of manufacturing the ophthalmic article are described herein. The ophthalmic article can include a first coating and a second coating. The first coating can include an abrasion resistant coating that includes flexible materials. The abrasion resistant coating can be radiation cured. The second coating can include a sputter-applied anti-reflective (AR) coating. Such an ophthalmic article can have a Bayer value of at or between 1.25 and 2.6, between 1.25 and 2.0 or 1.25 and 1.75; and a hand steel wool value of 3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Robert Valeri
  • Patent number: 10450433
    Abstract: Hydrophilic fluoroplastic substrates and methods of making hydrophilic fluoroplastic substrates from 4-acryloylmorpholine are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Clough, Wenli Wang
  • Patent number: 10439008
    Abstract: The present application discloses an organic light-emitting display panel and a manufacturing method thereof, and an organic light-emitting display device. The organic light-emitting display panel comprises a substrate, a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, an organic light-emitting functional layer formed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer and comprising a plurality of first optical adjustment units, a plurality of second optical adjustment units and at least one light emitting layer covering a display area of the organic light-emitting display panel, and a pixel definition layer partitioning the organic light-emitting functional layer to form a pixel array comprising a first color pixel, a second color pixel and a third color pixel in an array arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuang Cheng, Xiangcheng Wang, Jinghua Niu, Hamada Yuji, Jianyun Wang
  • Patent number: 10351258
    Abstract: A system operative to protect aircraft and possibly other objects against bird strikes by mounting or disposing a protective components including protective lighting and protective reflective coating on the aircraft, wherein the protective coating is structured to enhance the visibility of the aircraft to birds. The protective lighting and or reflective coating is at least partially disposable in a predetermined location on the aircraft which is commonly observed. A controller is operative with said lighting assembly and configured to perform multi-mode capabilities operative to regulate illumination modes of the lighting assembly. The operative illumination modes are variable and at least partially dependent on a geographical location of the aircraft during flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lumen International, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10317618
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. An electronic device according to the present invention comprises a first body equipped with a display in one side thereof; a coupling opening located in the other side of the first body; a light guide unit located in the coupling opening and transmitting light generated by operation of the display to the other side of the first body; and a second body connected to the first body through a hinge, wherein the light guide unit includes a plate and a convex portion formed on one surface of the plate and corresponding to the shape of the coupling opening. According to the present invention, an electronic device may include a light guide unit capable of transmitting light so as to correspond to the shape of a coupling opening of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junewoo Seo, Baul Cho
  • Patent number: 10280514
    Abstract: This invention relates to an object with electroless plated coatings that includes an adhesion coating, a smoothening coating, a silver coating and an anti-scratch coating. A method of fabricating the electroless plated object is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: S.T. Trading Company Limited
    Inventors: Jianying Miao, Wei Li, Shing Hang Ng, Lok Hang Keung, Tao Gong
  • Patent number: 10168452
    Abstract: The antireflection coating is a multi-layer film to be formed on a surface of a substrate. The film includes multiple layers including an uppermost layer most distant from the substrate among the multiple layers, and a lower layer including at least one layer other than the uppermost layer. A refractive index nm of the uppermost layer for a wavelength of ? (nm) satisfies a condition of 1.11?nm?1.3. An optical admittance Y of the lower layer is expressed by Y=a+ib, and a and b in the optical admittance satisfy conditions of (a?1.13)2+(b?0.24)2?0.452 for ?=430, (a?1.33)2+(b+0.05)2?0.252 for ?=900 and (a?1.14)2+(b+0.25)2?0.292 for ?=1800.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazue Uchida, Kazuhiko Momoki
  • Patent number: 10112432
    Abstract: A security device comprises a transparent, colored element in a first region of the device and in a surface of which a first optically variable effect generating relief structure is formed. A reflection enhancing layer extends over the first optically variable effect generating relief microstructure and follows the contour of the relief, the reflection enhancing layer also being provided in a second region of the device laterally offset from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Brian William Holmes
  • Patent number: 10072169
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an active ray-curable inkjet ink capable of further enhancing gloss uniformity, surface curability, and scratch resistance of a formed image. The purpose is achieved by an active ray-curable inkjet ink containing a polymerization initiator, a photopolymerizable compound, and a gelling agent, and that undergoes a reversible sol-gel phase transition by temperature change. The inkjet ink contains a polymerization initiator with a molecular weight of 360 or more, and a polyfunctional photopolymerizable compound. The inkjet ink contains 3.0 mass % or more and less than 8.0 mass % of the polymerization initiator with a molecular weight of 360 or more, 1.0 mass % or more and less than 5.0 mass % of the gelling agent, less than 0.1 mass % of the initiator with a molecular weight of 360 or more, and less than 5.0 mass % of the monofunctional photopolymerizable compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Masashi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9963612
    Abstract: A displacement prevention coating agent is provided which can prevent a displacement in lens processing, which is soluble in water and which exhibits a transparent appearance at least after being cured. The displacement prevention coating agent may coat the front and rear surfaces of a lens so that when cutting processing is performed on an end surface of the lens, a holding position of the front and rear surfaces of the lens held by a chuck device is prevented from being displaced. A water-repellent coat layer may be formed as a membrane such that the end surface has a shape corresponding to a frame. The displacement prevention coating agent may be formed of an aqueous solution whose main components are a hydrophilic resin, a surfactant having a perfluoro group and an emulsion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TOKAI OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kato, Kaname Hase
  • Patent number: 9925560
    Abstract: Articles having crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and silica nanoparticle multilayer coatings are provided. More specifically, articles including a substrate, and a multilayer coating attached to the substrate are provided. The multilayer coating includes a first crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) layer and a first silica layer. The first crosslinked PVA layer is an outermost layer of the multilayer coating. The first silica layer comprises a plurality of acid-sintered interconnected silica nanoparticles arranged to form a continuous three-dimensional porous network. The PVA and silica nanoparticle multilayer coatings can be used on a large variety of substrates and tend to be resistant to wet and dry abrasions, scratches, and impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Paul B. Armstrong, Justin A. Riddle, Karan Jindal, Samuel J. Carpenter, Garry W. Lachmansingh, William R. Dudley, Jason T. Petrin, Naiyong Jing
  • Patent number: 9856385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aluminum flakes having a thickness between 7 and 9 nm, coating compositions containing them and the use of the coating compositions for forming (security) products. When the compositions of the present invention are used in coating a hologram the obtained products show an extremely bright OVD image and extremely strong rainbow effect, high purity and contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Geoff Ian Ormerod, Michelle Richert, Michael Milde, Gregoire Folly
  • Patent number: 9704998
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a thin film transistor, a method of manufacturing the thin film transistor, a display substrate and a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingfei Fang, Chunsheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 9688570
    Abstract: Transparent conductive oxide thin films having a plurality of layers with voids located at each interface. Smooth TCO surfaces with no post growth processing and a largely tunable haze value. Methods of making include applying multiple layers of a conductive oxide onto a surface of a substrate, and interrupting the application between the multiple layers to form a plurality of voids at the interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabriel Pierce Agnello, Indrajit Dutta, Jean-Francois Oudard
  • Patent number: 9682402
    Abstract: An apparatus for selectively restricting deposition of a spray coating on a substrate surface includes at least one substrate-contacting stabilizer with a lower stabilizer surface which is selectively attachable to the substrate surface. A restrictor fin has a fin body having longitudinally separated upper and lower fin surfaces. An inner fin edge is connected to an inner stabilizer edge with an obtuse angle formed therebetween when viewed in a lateral-longitudinal plane. A plurality of transversely oriented fin apertures extend through the fin body. Each laterally adjacent pair of fin apertures defines a transversely oriented restrictor bar from the fin body interposed laterally therebetween. The fin apertures permit at least a portion of the spray coating to pass substantially longitudinally therethrough toward the substrate surface. The restrictor bars selectively prevent passage of at least a portion of the spray coating toward the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Jason T. Heron, Carlos Diaz