Transparent Base Patents (Class 427/164)
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 9631114
    Abstract: A coating composition includes a colloidal suspension of specific zirconia nano-particles, at least one epoxysilane and at least one catalyst. A method for preparing this composition, and its use for coating a transparent optical substrate, an optical article, such as an ophthalmic lens, including a transparent polymer substrate, especially an acrylic substrate, and a coating prepared from the composition, which is directly applied on the substrate, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Yves Leclaire, Stephanie Pega
  • Patent number: 9594274
    Abstract: A process for producing an optically anisotropic film component having few defects is provided. The process includes forming a coating continuously on a surface of an elongated film roll, and the process further includes a step of changing the conveyance direction of the elongated film roll on which the coating has been formed while blowing air to a surface of the coating formed on the elongated film roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Tadahiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9557449
    Abstract: UV curable coating composition includes a non hydrolyzed epoxy- alkoxy-silane, polyfunctional acrylate and/or epoxy compounds and a cationic and/or free-radical photo-initiator; with polyfunctional acrylate and/or epoxy compounds representing more than 40 weight % of the total dry matter and the composition being without any hydrolyzed epoxy-alkoxy-silane. This composition is coated and cured on an optical substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Alan Valeri
  • Patent number: 9552902
    Abstract: The invention provides a transparent conducting film which comprises a compound of formula (I): Zn1-x[M]xO1-y[X]y(I) wherein: x is greater than 0 and less than or equal to 0.25; y is from 0 to 0.1; [X] is at least one dopant element which is a halogen; and [M] is: (a) a dopant element which is selected from: a group 14 element other than carbon; a lanthanide element which has an oxidation state of +4; and a transition metal which has an oxidation state of +4 and which is other than Ti or Zr; or (b) a combination of two or more different dopant elements, at least one of which is selected from: a group 14 element other than carbon; a lanthanide element which has an oxidation state of +4; and a transition metal which has an oxidation state of +4 and which is other than Ti or Zr. The invention further provides coatings comprising the films of the invention, processes for producing such films and coatings, and various uses of the films and coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Peter P. Edwards, Martin Owen Jones, Malek Moshari Al-Mamouri, John Stuart Abell
  • Patent number: 9529123
    Abstract: A lens blank is proposed, having a first face, an opposite, second face, and an edge inbetween, the first face possessing a final curvature and being coated, in this order, with an antireflection coating, a top coating, and a temporary grip coating. The antireflection coating has a stack of alternating antireflection layers with an outermost layer, whereas the top coating is selected from a group including hydrophobic, oleophobic and dirt repelling coatings. The temporary grip coating and the outermost layer of the antireflection coating are made from one and the same coating material. In this way the temporary grip coating effectively serves to provide sufficient adhesion to the blocking material on the block piece in the processing steps, and can easily be removed from the processed lens upon deblocking without degrading the repelling properties of the top coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Satisloh AG
    Inventors: Frank Breme, Michael Witzany, Marc Peter, Guiseppe Viscomi, Arturo Colautti
  • Patent number: 9507249
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide an erasable medium having an overcoat layer on a photochromic layer to provide a non-adhesive surface for the erasable medium when exposed to high temperatures, wherein the overcoat layer can include a latex or a mixture of a latex and a wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Gabriel Iftime, Jason Leong, Edward Graham Zwartz, Gordon Sisler, Kentaro Morimitsu, Adela Goredema, Peter M. Kazmaier
  • Patent number: 9492978
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a Fresnel lens or other lens having a structured surface such as refractive and/or diffractive bi-focal or other multi-focal lenses includes press-coating the structured surface with a low or very low refractive index coating material. The coating is sufficient thick to adequately cover the structured surface so that a smooth coating surface with good optical properties is obtained, for example in the case of a Fresnel structure a thickness greater than 1.5 times and less than 5 times the Fresnel structure height, and is cured in situ. A film, e.g., of PET, PC or PU or a film stack, e.g. a TAC/PVA/TAC film stack is prepared and a heat melting adhesive is applied to the side of the film or film stack to be contacted with the coated structured surface of the lens blank. The film or film stack is then laminated to the cured coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Peiqi Jiang, Bruce Keegan
  • Patent number: 9400343
    Abstract: Durable hydrophobic antireflection structures for optical elements, optical windows, and front sheets of encapsulated photovoltaic and photonic devices are disclosed which can minimize reflection losses over the entire accessible portion of the solar spectrum simultaneously provide self-cleaning and finger-print-free surface. Reduced reflectance and self-cleaning surfaces are resulted from coating the front sheet of encapsulated device with combination of nonporous and porous nanostructured materials such as silicon dioxide nanorods and PTFE. Step-graded antireflection structures can exhibit excellent omnidirectional performance, significantly outperforming conventional quarter wavelength and low-high-low refractive index coatings. Methods of constructing nanostructured durable optical coatings with hydrophobic surfaces are disclosed that can cover large-area ridged and flexible substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gopal G. Pethuraja, Roger E. Welser, Yash R. Puri, Ashok K. Sood
  • Patent number: 9389353
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a transparent and birefringent mineral solid thin layer comprises the following steps: a) preparing a colloidal solution constituted by anisotropic mineral nanoparticles in suspension in a dispersion liquid; b) depositing the colloidal solution on a surface of a substrate by spreading as a thin layer while applying directional shear stress tangentially to the surface of the substrate so as to deposit the colloidal solution as a liquid thin layer on the surface of the substrate, the value of the shear stress and the concentration of mineral nanoparticles in the colloidal solution being determined in such a manner as to cause the anisotropic mineral nanoparticles to be aligned along the direction of the shear stress tangential to the surface of the substrate; and c) drying the liquid thin layer by evaporating the dispersion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: Ecole Polytechnique, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Thierry Gacoin, Jong Wook Kim, Khalid Lahlil, Jean-Pierre Boilot, Jacques Peretti
  • Patent number: 9283774
    Abstract: A print apparatus includes a print part configured to discharge a liquid onto a recording medium being conveyed, an irradiation part configured irradiate the recording medium, onto which the liquid has been discharged, with light, and a backup part provided to an opposite side of the irradiation part relative to the recording medium and having a regulating surface where a surface oriented toward the recording medium regulates movement of the recording medium in a direction of drawing away from the irradiation part, the regulating surface has an opening, and an irradiation area for the light irradiated from the irradiation part fits inside the opening as viewed in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hidekatsu Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 9227099
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, compositions and kits pertaining to polymer coatings that entrap enzymes, specifically enzymes capable of degrading bisphenol A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Robert M. Cabrera
  • Patent number: 9129561
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying at least one image on an active display include a graphics generator for generating one or more graphics in form of at least one ghost image and a projector for projecting the generated at least one ghost image as an excitation light signal on the active display. The projector is a low power projector. Also included are number of detection diodes associated with pixels for detecting one or more excitation light signals for exciting each pixel associated with the detection diodes. Further included, is a photon detection circuit for generating at least one high power image photon based on the emitted light signal of each pixel on the active display and a number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) associated with each of the detection diodes for generating an emitted light signal for each of the pixels of the incident ghost image for generating an image on the active display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V Kline, Frank R Libsch
  • Patent number: 9081208
    Abstract: An electro-active optical cell is described including a layer of electro-active material, a front glass substrate member, and a back glass substrate member. The optical cell is capable of independently providing changeable optical power with the application of an electrical potential. The cell is also configured to be affixed to an external surface of a plastic substrate and to provide the changeable optical power, with at least one of the front substrate or the back substrate of the optical cell being an outermost optical layer. The layer of electro-active material may have a thickness less than 10 ?m, and the glass substrate members may each have a thickness approximately between 20 ?m and 500 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald Blum, Amitava Gupta, William Kokonaski, Venkatramani Iyer
  • Patent number: 9040115
    Abstract: Disclosed is a negative C-type retardation compensator for a liquid crystal display. The negative C-type retardation compensator for the liquid crystal display includes polyarlate having a thio group or a sulfur oxide group in a polymer main chain thereof. Accordingly, the retardation compensator has an absolute value of negative retardation that is larger in a thickness direction that a retardation compensator which includes polyarylate having no thio group or sulfur oxide group in a polymer main chain thereof even though the retardation compensator having the thio group or sulfur oxide group and the retardation compensator having no thio group or sulfur oxide group are the same as each other in thickness. Thereby, the negative C-type retardation compensator for liquid crystal displays is capable of being desirably applied to the liquid crystal displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: LG Chem, Ltd., IUCF-HYU (Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Hee-Jung Kim, Dong-Ryul Kim, Ho-Jun Lee, Sang-Uk Ryu, Hyo-Sun Lee, Boong-Goon Jeong, Dae-Woo Nam, Ju-Eun Cha
  • Publication number: 20150140328
    Abstract: Provided herein is a reflective optical construction containing a fluoropolymer barrier layer, wherein the fluoropolymer is selected from the group consisting of homopolymers and copolymers of at least one tetrafluoropropene or pentafluoropropene, preferably 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene. Also disclosed is a method of forming a reflective optical construction including (a) applying a barrier layer comprising one or more fluoropolymers selected from the group consisting of homopolymers and copolymers of at least one tetrafluoropropene or pentafluoropropene, and (b) curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Sudip Mukhopadhyay, Desaraju Varaprasad, David Nalewajek, Awdhoot Vasant Kerkar
  • Publication number: 20150140271
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical device and manufacture thereof. The optical device of the invention includes a transparent substrate, a seeding layer, a plurality of nano-rods and a protection layer. The seeding layer is formed to overlay an entrance surface and an exit surface of the transparent substrate. The plurality of nano-rods are formed on the seeding layer. The protection layer is formed to completely overlay the plurality of nano-rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150132479
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making hybrid organic-inorganic core-shell nano-particles, comprising the steps of a) providing colloidal organic particles comprising a synthetic polyampholyte as a template; b) adding at least one inorganic oxide precursor; and c) forming a shell layer from the precursor on the template to result in core-shell nano-particles. With this method it is possible to make colloidal organic template particles having an average particle size in the range of 10 to 300 nm; which size can be controlled by the comonomer composition of the polyampholyte, and/or by selecting dispersion conditions. The invention also relates to organic-inorganic or hollow-inorganic core-shell nano-particles obtained with this method, to compositions comprising such nano-particles, to different uses of said nano-particles and compositions, and to products comprising or made from said nano-particles and compositions, including anti-reflective coatings and composite materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Nanning Joerg Arfsten, Roberto Arnoldus Dominicus Maria Habets, Michael Alphonsus Cornelis Johannes Van Dijck
  • Patent number: 9028911
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition which includes an epoxy-containing component and a curing agent component containing a cyclohexanetricarboxylic anhydride. The cured product of the thermosetting resin composition is excellent in surface hardness, solvent resistance, transparency, and adhesion to substrate, and is useful as a surface protection layer of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sato, Shuichi Ueno
  • Patent number: 9023440
    Abstract: The invention provides a liquid crystal alignment film, a method for preparing the same and a liquid crystal display device comprising the same. The alignment film comprises a polyimide obtained by reacting a compound as shown in Formula 2 or Formula 3 with an aromatic diamine as shown in Formula 1, wherein the R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R1?, R2?, R3?, R4?, R5?, R6?, R7?, or R8? is H, an alkyl, an aralkyl or a haloalkyl, and the Ar is an aryl. The liquid crystal alignment film has a tactic spatial configuration, decreases the ?-? attractive interaction between the polyimide backbones, allows the directional and homogenous alignment of the liquid crystal molecules on the surface of the polyimide, and thereby increases the contrast of the liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ang Xiao, Haibo Zhu, Sunghun Song, Wei Li, Zhiyong Liu
  • Patent number: 9017819
    Abstract: The disclosed method comprises applying a transparent coating composition to a plastics substrate, the composition comprising 30% to 60% by weight of a nanoparticles (B), 15% to 40% by weight, of urethane (meth)acrylates (A1) having 3 to 5 (meth)/acrylate groups per molecule, 0% to less than 10% by weight of urethane (meth)acrylates (A2) having more than 5 (meth)/acrylate groups per molecule, 0% to less than 10% by weight of urethane (meth)acrylates (A3) having less than 3 (meth)/acrylate groups per molecule, 55% to 80% by weight of compounds (C1) having 4 (meth)/acrylate groups per molecule, 0% to 15% by weight of compounds (C2) having 2 (meth)/acrylate groups per molecule, and 0% to 15% by weight of compounds (C3) having 3 (meth)/acrylate groups per molecule, the sum of the weight fractions of film-forming components (A1), (A2), (A3), (C1), (C2), and (C3) being in each case 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Bernd Kues, Andre Brosseit, Karin Homann, Stefanie Schroeder
  • Patent number: 9017758
    Abstract: A coating agent composition obtained by mixing fine inorganic oxide particles, a polymerizable alkoxysilane compound, a polymerizing catalyst, an acid aqueous solution and an organic solvent, and satisfying the following conditions (1) to (3): (1) the polymerizing catalyst is at least partly an acetylacetonato complex; (2) a ?-dicarbonyl compound (excluding acetylacetonato complex) having two carbonyl groups in the molecule via a carbon atom, is further contained as a catalyst stabilizer; and (3) the fine inorganic oxide particles and the alkoxysilane compound are contained in a total amount of 23 to 40% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Tokuyama Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Tahara, Junji Momoda, Katsuhiro Mori
  • Patent number: 9011970
    Abstract: A process for making an article having anti-fog properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Haipeng Zheng, Michael Rubner, Nuerxiati Nueraji, Robert E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9012131
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for fabricating a liquid crystal display, including: providing a first substrate and a second substrate, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are disposed oppositely to each other; filling a mixed solution between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the mixed solution comprises a plurality of liquid crystal molecules and a plurality of monomers; performing a UV light irradiation process to the mixed solution, wherein the monomers are polymerized to form a first alignment control layer on a surface of the first substrate facing the liquid crystal molecules, and form a second alignment control layer on a surface of the second substrate facing the liquid crystal molecules, and the thickness of the first alignment control layer and that of the second alignment control layer have a ratio of about 1/2-2/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Innocom Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Ming Shen, Kai-Neng Yang, Wan-Ling Huang
  • Patent number: 9005700
    Abstract: Described herein is a cost-effective and time-efficient method for making UV-absorbing contact lenses. In contrast to the conventional method for making UV-absorbing contact lenses which involves copolymerizing a lens forming composition including a UV-absorbing vinylic monomer, a method of the invention involves dipping a contact lens in a solution of UV-absorbing polymer comprising carboxyl-containing monomeric units and UV-absorbing monomeric units to form a UV-absorbing coating on the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Harald Bothe, Yongxing Qiu, Peter Hagmann
  • Publication number: 20150097166
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to a process for producing a scattering layer for electromagnetic radiation. The process may include applying scattering centers onto a carrier, applying glass onto the scattering centers, and liquefying of the glass so that a part of the liquefied glass flows between the scattering centers toward the surface of the carrier, in such a way that a part of the liquefied glass still remains above the scattering centers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Steffen Setz, Manfred Deisenhofer, Angela Eberhardt, Christina Wille
  • Patent number: 8986842
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a color conversion film comprising at least one active layer, said layer comprising an organic fluorescent dye containing a fluorescent core, wherein said dye is substituted with at least one polymer segment. It also concerns its method of preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
    Inventors: Holger Frauenrath, Rolando Ferrini, Libero Zuppiroli, Stéphane Suarez, Roman Niklaus Marty, Justin Gerard McMullen, Michael Schär
  • 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
    Inventors: Bryan D. Greer, Louis J. Podbelski
  • Publication number: 20150072134
    Abstract: Magnesium fluoride particles with a low refractive index excellent in film formability are provided. The magnesium fluoride particles each include at least one magnesium fluoride particulate. The at least one magnesium fluoride particulate each has pores that support a supported substance. Further, the at least one magnesium fluoride particulate includes a plurality of particulates. A grain boundary void-like pore serving as a gap that supports the supported substance is present between particulates adjacent to each other of the plurality of particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Yabune, Megumi Tomisaki, Masanori Uraya, Hiroaki Takatori
  • Patent number: 8970937
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are novel electrochromic materials. The electrochromic materials produce various colors. The electrochromic materials can be used to form red electrochromic layers in a simple manner. Therefore, the electrochromic materials are suitable for use in the fabrication of RGB full-color electrochromic devices. Also disclosed herein are electrochromic devices fabricated using the electrochromic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Uk Son, Chang Ho Noh, Ji Min Lee
  • Patent number: 8945668
    Abstract: Provided are a phenoxy resin composition for transparent plastic substrate and a transparent plastic substrate using the phenoxy resin composition, capable of effectively substituting for a conventional glass substrate since having excellent thermal and chemical resistance, high adhesiveness, low water infiltration, and a small coefficient of linear thermal expansion. In one general aspect, there is provided a phenoxy resin composition for transparent plastic substrate, including: phenoxy resin having a chemical structure expressed as follows: wherein the n value is 35 to 400.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc.
    Inventors: Chang-Hoon Sim, Yeun-Soo Kim, Ki-Jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 8945684
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for depositing an anti-fouling top coat onto the outermost coating layer of a coated optical article, comprising the following steps: a) providing an optical article having two main faces, at least one of which being coated with an outermost layer; b) treating said outermost layer with energetic species resulting in surface physical attack and/or chemical modification; and c) vacuum evaporating a liquid coating material for an anti-fouling top coat by means of an evaporation device, resulting in the deposition of the evaporated coating material onto the treated outermost layer of the optical article, wherein prior to the vacuum evaporation step of the liquid coating material, said liquid coating material has been treated with energetic species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Gérald Fournand
  • Publication number: 20150029450
    Abstract: A novel surface protection panel is provided, with no rainbow colors appearing within the display screen or shading occurring, even when the display screen is viewed through sunglasses equipped with polarization lenses. Proposed is a surface protection panel disposed on the outer side of a liquid crystal display panel, that is to say, on the visible side of the liquid crystal display panel in a liquid crystal image display device equipped with a liquid crystal display panel. The surface protection panel has a constitution which a gas barrier transparent resin film having a gas barrier layer is layered on one side or on each side of a transparent synthetic resin plate, and the surface protection panel has a property which both the transparent synthetic resin plate and the gas barrier transparent resin film are non-stretched substantially, non-oriented or uniaxially oriented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto INENAGA, Masahiko KAWANO
  • Publication number: 20150015837
    Abstract: A color filter substrate can include a first colored layer, a second colored layer, and a third colored layer that are arranged on a transparent substrate and that have mutually different hues, and a common electrode disposed so as to cover the first colored layer, the second colored layer, and the third colored layer, wherein the common electrode includes a first transparent electrode and a second transparent electrode that are disposed to overlap the first colored layer and the second colored layer, respectively, and that are made of a first transparent conductive film; a third transparent electrode that is disposed to overlap the third colored layer, the third transparent electrode being made of a second transparent conductive film that is different from the first transparent conductive film; and a fourth transparent electrode that is disposed to overlap the first colored layer, the fourth transparent electrode being made of the second transparent conductive film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Isao NAKANISHI
  • Patent number: 8927056
    Abstract: A dielectric layer 2 is formed on a region including grid-shaped convex portions 1a of a resin substrate 1 having the grid-shaped convex portions 1a with pitches of 80 nm to 120 nm on its surface, and metal wires 3 are formed on the dielectric layer 2. It is thereby possible to obtain a wire grid polarizer having a microstructural concavo-convex grid with pitches of the level of 120 nm or less that has not been implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaki, Yusuke Sato, Takuji Namatame, Yasuyuki Kawazu
  • Patent number: 8920873
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for making colored silicone hydrogel contact lenses. The method of the invention comprises the steps of: (a) providing a contact lens constructed of a silicone hydrogel; (b) applying a color coat to at least a portion of a surface of the lens with an ink, wherein the ink comprises at least one colorant, a silicone-containing binder polymer, one or more vinylic monomers, and optionally a diluent, wherein the silicone-containing binder polymer is a copolymerization product of a polymerizable mixture including (i) at least one hydrophilic vinylic monomer; (ii) at least one functionalizing vinylic monomer; (iii) at least one silicone-containing vinylic monomer or macromer; (c) curing the ink in the presence of an adhesion promoter, thereby causing the color coat to adhere to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Michael Hugh Quinn, Gregory Carlson, Barry L. Atkins
  • Patent number: 8916235
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to Ni-inclusive ternary alloy being provided as a barrier layer for protecting an IR reflecting layer comprising silver or the like. The provision of a barrier layer comprising nickel, chromium, and/or molybdenum and/or oxides thereof may improve corrosion resistance, as well as chemical and mechanical durability. In certain examples, more than one barrier layer may be used on at least one side of the layer comprising silver. In still further examples, a NixCryMoz-based layer may be used as the functional layer, rather than or in addition to as a barrier layer, in a coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Muhammad Imran, Bernd Disteldorf, Marcus Frank, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 8906206
    Abstract: The invention provides a coater, and methods of using the coater, for depositing thin films onto generally-opposed major surfaces of a sheet-like substrate. The coater has a substrate transport system adapted for supporting the substrate in a vertical-offset configuration wherein the substrate is not in a perfectly vertical position but rather is offset from vertical by an acute angle. The transport system defines a path of substrate travel extending through the coater. The transport system is adapted for conveying the substrate along the path of substrate travel. Preferably, the transport system includes a side support for supporting a rear major surface of the substrate. The preferred side support bounds at least one passage through which coating material passes when such coating material is deposited onto the substrate's rear major surface. Preferably, the coater includes at least one coating apparatus (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Publication number: 20140355111
    Abstract: There is provided a screen scattering system. The system has a transparent substrate forming a substrate layer, and wide band gap materials made of 0D, 1D and 3D elements forming a scattering layer. The 0D, 1D and 3D elements are in the form of nanostructures aligned uniformly on said substrate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Wenjun ZHANG, Zhenzhen Lu, Hao Wang, Chun-Sing Lee