Nonuniform Coating Patents (Class 427/256)
  • Patent number: 11149154
    Abstract: A simple spray coating process can be utilized to create epoxy/HNT nanocomposites with vertically aligned nanotubes. Important mechanical properties such as modulus and hardness values can be optimized and enhanced by controlling the level of nanotube dispersion during processing and the final orientation of the nanotubes. Thus, a technologically relevant processing scheme can be used to fabricate HNT nanocomposites with a high level of control over nanotube alignment and the resulting mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KHALIFA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Robert E. Cohen, Michael F. Rubner, Dayong Chen, Roberta Polak, Kenan Song, Khalid Askar
  • Patent number: 11149153
    Abstract: Described is a method of preparing a product comprising an amount of surface modified silver nanowires, the method comprising the following steps: preparing or providing a first surface agent compound having one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of thiol and amine, for attaching the first surface agent compound to the surface of a silver nanowire, preparing or providing an amount of silver nanowires, attaching said first surface agent compound prepared or provided in step (a) to the surface of said silver nanowires prepared or provided in step (b), so that surface modified silver nanowires result, and optionally (d) adding one or more further constituents and/or conducting one or more further steps so that said product results. Also described are a corresponding product, corresponding uses and a method of coating the surface of an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Fangfang Chu, Herve Dietsch, Thomas Sturm, Danny Seyfried
  • Patent number: 11104538
    Abstract: A method for producing a printed material includes providing pressure-induced phase transition particles to a part of an outside margin portion or a portion to be folded of a recording medium; bonding the pressure-induced phase transition particles to the recording medium; and pressure-bonding a multilayer body in which plural recording media are stacked, the recording media including the recording medium having the pressure-induced phase transition particles bonded thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshino, Yoshifumi Iida, Satoshi Kamiwaki, Sakae Takeuchi, Satomi Kashiwagi, Sumiaki Yamasaki, Takahiro Ishizuka, Shigeru Seitoku, Kiyohiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11059306
    Abstract: Provided herein are platens for printing on an item of clothing, where the platens are adapted to enable the printing of a pattern on the item of clothing, such that the pattern may encircle the entire item of clothing in a seamless manner. Also disclosed herein is an apparatus that makes use of said platens and a method of printing with said platens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MAS INNOVATION (PRIVATE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Prins Perera, Saman Kumara, Kanchana Gunasekera, Chamika Gunasinghe, Dinushka Deshappriya
  • Patent number: 11037188
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques that include offering to generate, fabricate, or print an object that may be of interest to a user, customer, or consumer. In one example, a method includes collecting, by a computing system, information about a user; generating, by the computing system and based on the information about the user, an offer to print a three-dimensional object, wherein the offer includes a plurality of offer conditions and is generated without receiving from the user a specific request for the offer; outputting, by the computing system and for display, information sufficient to present the offer to the user through a user interface that identifies the plurality of offer conditions and a timeframe over which the challenge is to be completed; determining, by the computing system, that the plurality of offer conditions have been completed during the timeframe; and responsive to determining, enabling a three-dimensional printer to generate the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Duke, Kourtney Eidam
  • Patent number: 11034090
    Abstract: A machine for manufacturing additive printed parts includes a first filament cartridge adapted to support a length of filament of a material from which the additive printed parts will be manufactured, a print head moveably supported within the machine, and a first filament buffer positioned between the first filament cartridge and the print head and including a first buffer volume. The filament supported within the first filament cartridge extends from the first filament cartridge, through the first filament buffer, and to the print head and is allowed to deflect within the first buffer volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Essentium, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik John Gjovik, Jason Greene, William Jack MacNeish, III, Alex Stockton
  • Patent number: 11021630
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing upon a substrate a composition comprising a block copolymer; where the block copolymer comprises a first polymer and a second polymer; where the first polymer and the second polymer of the block copolymer are different from each other and the block copolymer forms a phase separated structure; an additive polymer; where the additive polymer comprises a reactive moiety that is operative to react with a substrate upon which it is disposed; and where the additive polymer comprises a homopolymer that is the chemically and structurally the same as one of the polymers in the block copolymer or where the additive polymer comprises a random copolymer that has a preferential interaction with one of the blocks of the block copolymers; and a solvent; and annealing the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Peter Trefonas, III, Shih-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11000995
    Abstract: A three-dimensional modeling apparatus includes a drive motor, a plasticizing section having a flat screw configured to be rotated by the drive motor, the plasticizing section being configured to plasticize and convert the material into a molten material by the rotation of the flat screw, and a nozzle configured to inject the molten material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Koichi Saito, Shunsuke Mizukami, Kazuhide Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10998533
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a display device. The method may comprise providing a substrate, providing a first organic solution which includes a mixed solvent containing a first solvent having a first boiling point and a second solvent having a second boiling point, conducting a first depressurized drying to form a second organic solution, and conducting a second depressurized drying to form a preliminary organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heunggyu Kim, Donghoon Kwak, Dukki Kim
  • Patent number: 10988383
    Abstract: Provided herein are graphene materials, fabrication processes, and devices with improved performance and a high throughput. In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides graphene oxide (GO) materials and methods for forming GO materials. Such methods for forming GO materials avoid the shortcomings of current forming methods, to facilitate facile, high-throughput production of GO materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Richard B. Kaner, Matthew Kowal, Dukwoo Jun
  • Patent number: 10966333
    Abstract: This application provides a method of manufacturing a case, a case and an electronic device. This method may include providing a metal case with a surface; applying a first oxidation treatment on the surface of the metal case to form a first oxidation layer; defining a first area on the surface; removing a portion of the first oxidation layer located within the first area; applying a second oxidation treatment on the surface within the first area to form a second oxidation layer, and forming a paint layer on the second oxidation layer by spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingren Chen, Tibo Hou
  • Patent number: 10946692
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a printing paper for decorative boards is provided. The method includes the processes of: applying a resin-containing liquid comprising at least one of a resin and a resin precursor to a base paper for decorative boards; forming a print layer on or in the base paper which is not dried after the resin-containing liquid is applied thereto; and solidifying a liquid contained in the base paper having the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Moriya, Shizuka Kohzuki
  • Patent number: 10907063
    Abstract: An ink composition according to the present invention contains a polymerizable compound and a photopolymerization initiator, wherein an amount of organic sulfonic acid measured at a temperature of 25° C. by using a water extraction method is 50 ppm or less, and an amount of water measured by a Karl Fischer method is 0.50 mass % or less with respect to a total mass of the ink composition. Also, an ink-jet ink set according to the present invention includes the above-described ink composition of the present invention. Also, an ink-jet printing system according to the present invention uses the above-described ink composition of the present invention and an ink-jet recording apparatus, and the ink-jet recording apparatus includes an ink heating portion and an ink filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Maxell Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohisa Nishimoto, Yoshiro Nishimura, Masaru Nakayama, Satoshi Kubo
  • Patent number: 10866501
    Abstract: Embodiments of a drain in a lithographic projection apparatus are described that have, for example, a feature which reduces inflow of gas into the drain during a period when no liquid is present in the drain. In one example, a passive liquid removal mechanism is provided such that the pressure of gas in the drain is equal to the ambient gas pressure and in another embodiment a flap is provided to close off a chamber during times when no liquid needs removing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Nicolaas Rudolf Kemper, Sjoerd Nicolaas Lambertus Donders, Joost Jeroen Ottens, Edwin Cornelis Kadijk, Sergei Shulepov
  • Patent number: 10850302
    Abstract: A liquid ejection device includes a storage section storing a nanoimprinting liquid and also includes an ejection port which communicates with the storage section and which ejects the nanoimprinting liquid. The storage section contains a sorption medium that adsorbs or absorbs at least one selected from the group consisting of particles, metal ions, and water. The sorption tedium is not ejected from the ejection port when the nanoimprinting liquid is ejected from the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Yoshimasa Araki, Kazumi Iwashita
  • Patent number: 10842030
    Abstract: A method of through-plating a circuit board having conductors formed on two sides. At least two holes are filled under compression pressure with a sintering paste. Subsequently, the sintering paste is dried and fired to form a cohesive bond with the ceramic substrate and fill the holes. Simultaneous filling of multiple holes having different hole diameters is accomplished using a printing screen with screen holes of different diameters. A single print parameter set is used. The printing screen here has at least one screen hole for filling a hole larger than the reference hole. The screen hole has an area-reducing and area-dividing geometry that divides the screen hole into at least two hole sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Jürgen Zacherl, Erich Mattmann, Waldemar Brinkis
  • Patent number: 10828855
    Abstract: Fabricating a high refractive index photonic device includes disposing a polymerizable composition on a first surface of a first substrate and contacting the polymerizable composition with a first surface of a second substrate, thereby spreading the polymerizable composition on the first surface of the first substrate. The polymerizable composition is cured to yield a polymeric structure having a first surface in contact with the first surface of the first substrate, a second surface opposite the first surface of the polymeric structure and in contact with the first surface of the second substrate, and a selected residual layer thickness between the first surface of the polymeric structure and the second surface of the polymeric structure in the range of 10 ?m to 1 cm. The polymeric structure is separated from the first substrate and the second substrate to yield a monolithic photonic device having a refractive index of at least 1.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharad D. Bhagat, Christophe Peroz, Vikramjit Singh, Frank Y. Xu
  • Patent number: 10828700
    Abstract: A scanning technique for the additive manufacturing of an object. The method comprises the irradiation of a portion of a given layer of powder to form a fused region using an energy source. When forming an object layer by layer, the irradiation follows a first irradiation path bounded by a first stripe, wherein the first irradiation path is formed at an oblique angle with respect to the first stripe. The first irradiation path further comprises at least a first scan vector and a second scan vector at least partially melting a powder and forming a first solidification line and second solidification line respectively, wherein the first solidification intersects and forms an oblique angle with respect to the second solidification line. After a layer is completed, a subsequent layer of powder is provided over the completed layer, and the subsequent layer of powder is irradiated. Irradiation of the subsequent layer of powder follows a second irradiation path bounded by a second stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Justin Mamrak, MacKenzie Ryan Redding
  • Patent number: 10821665
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printing assembly and a gas delivery system includes a gas nozzle assembly. The print assembly and gas nozzle assembly may include a first portion and a second portion that may translate with respect to each other. When the first portion is subjected to a sufficient force the first portion may translate with respect to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Sterman, Todd A. Waatti
  • Patent number: 10716251
    Abstract: A component mounting robot system includes a component transfer robot which transfers a mounting component including a mounting portion to a base component's mounting position; and a jig which corrects the mounting portion's position of the mounting component transferred by the component transfer robot to mounting position, wherein the jig includes a guide portion which corrects the mounting portion's position of the mounting component to the mounting position, and wherein the component transfer robot includes a holding section which holds the mounting component so that a posture of the mounting component is changeable. In this configuration, it becomes possible to construct the component mounting robot system which can correct position of the mounting portion of the mounting component, by changing the posture of the body of the mounting component and guiding the mounting portion to the mounting position even in a case where the mounting component has a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Kokushi, Tatsuhiro Uto
  • Patent number: 10696060
    Abstract: Provided are an ink jet recording aqueous ink composition including: a coloring material; water; an organic solvent d-1 which is represented by Formula 1 or 2 and which has a C log P value of 0.5 to 3.5; and a resin particle including a resin containing 1 mass % to 20 mass % of a monomer unit c-1 having a C log P value more than the C log P value of the organic solvent d-1 and having an anionic group, with respect to a total mass of the resin, in which a content of the organic solvent d-1 is 0.5 mass % to 10 mass % with respect to a total mass of the ink jet recording aqueous ink composition, and an image forming method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Takeshita, Hirohisa Hokazono
  • Patent number: 10696855
    Abstract: An inkjet ink includes: (i) a disazo dye of formula (I): (ii) 1,3-propanediol; (iii) a glycol compound selected from the group consisting of: triethylene glycol and tetraethylene glycol; and (iv) water. The ink has low toxicity and is preferably absent ethylene glycol and sulfolane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Limited
    Inventors: Jognandan Prashar, Iain Blake, Michele Shepard
  • Patent number: 10696071
    Abstract: Provided herein are platens for printing on an item of clothing, where the platens are adapted to enable the printing of a pattern on the item of clothing, such that the pattern may encircle the entire item of clothing in a seamless manner. Also disclosed herein is an apparatus that makes use of said platens and a method of printing with said platens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MAS INNOVATION (PRIVATE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Prins Perera, Saman Kumara, Kanchana Gunasekera, Chamika Gunasinghe, Dinushka Deshappriya
  • Patent number: 10695866
    Abstract: In some cases, an additive manufacturing (AM) system includes: a process chamber for additively manufacturing a component, the process chamber having: a build platform; at least one melting beam scanner configured to emit a melting beam for melting powder on the build platform; an applicator for applying layers of powder to the build platform; and a reservoir for storing powder; and a control system coupled with the set of melting beam scanners, the control system configured to: apply the melting beam to a layer of powder on the build platform along a primary melting path; and apply the melting beam to the layer of powder on the build platform along a re-melting path after applying the melting beam along the primary melting path, the re-melting path overlapping a portion of the primary melting path and applied only in an area proximate a perimeter of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Felix Martin Gerhard Roerig, Thomas Etter, Matthias Hoebel, Julius Andreas Schurb
  • Patent number: 10688522
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of coating a lens, such as a segmented multifocal lens. The method includes, providing a lens support (1), which is in the form of a ring, that includes a central axis (11), an outer wall (14), an inner wall (17) that is positioned between the central axis and the outer wall, an upper beveled surface (20) that converges downward toward the central axis, and a lower surface (29). The method further includes positioning a lens (3) such that an outer edge (74) of a forward surface (65) thereof abuts a portion of the upper beveled surface of the lens support. At least one coating composition is applied over the rear surface (68) of the lens, so as to form a coated lens (3?) having at least one coating layer (89) over the rear surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Lynch, Gerard P. Mullen
  • Patent number: 10629487
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wafer dividing method including a shield film forming step of applying a liquid resin to the back side of a wafer having a plurality of devices on the front side, thereby forming a shield film from the liquid resin, the liquid resin containing a laser absorbing agent for absorbing a laser beam, a shield film removing step of applying the laser beam along each division line to the shield film formed on the back side of the wafer, thereby performing ablation to remove the shield film along each division line, and a dividing step of plasma-etching the wafer from the back side thereof after performing the shield film removing step, thereby partially removing the wafer in an area corresponding to each division line to thereby divide the wafer into a plurality of device chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuji Norimoto
  • Patent number: 10576588
    Abstract: Techniques and devices are disclosed for fabrication layout device. The device includes a table with a work surface. The work surface being a continuous surface and configured to support a plurality of railing pieces for fabrication of a railing assembly. The device further includes a beam located above the work surface. The beam is operatively coupled to the table, such that the beam moves relative to the work surface in a first direction. Attached to the beam is an ink dispenser. The ink dispenser is configured to move along the beam in a second direction different from the first direction. The ink dispenser is further configured to dispense ink onto the work surface of the table in the form of a pattern of the railing assembly. Railing pieces are positioned on the pattern so that they can be assembled to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: S L Chasse Welding & Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Lawrence Chasse, John Michael Evans
  • Patent number: 10570297
    Abstract: A UV curable colourless inkjet liquid includes at least one radical photoinitiator and a polymerizable composition, wherein the polymerizable composition contains a mixture of: a) 25 to 50 wt % of a monofunctional methacrylate; b) 40 to 70 wt % of a polyfunctional acrylate; and c) 0 to 15 wt % of a monofunctional acrylate; with the weight percentage wt % based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Koen Steert, Bart Waumans
  • Patent number: 10493530
    Abstract: This invention discloses an automobile model processing device, comprising a support placed on the ground, a first base extending to one side fixedly arranged at upper side of one end of the support, a transmission cavity arranged in the first base, and a rotation cavity with the opening facing downwards fixedly arranged in the lower end face of the first base. One side of one end wall of said transmission cavity is fixedly provided with a first motor. The first motor starts to work to drive a driving pulley to rotate, and then a driven pulley in power connection with the driving pulley through a belt is rotated so that a worm is rotated, and as the worm is engaged with a worm wheel, the rotation of the worm wheel drives the spindle to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Gang Wu
  • Patent number: 10471658
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system for forming 3D parts includes a platen, a gantry, at least one print head, and a retention device. The gantry is configured to move the platen along a vertical axis. The at least one print head is configured to extrude part and/or support material onto a sheet substrate that is positioned on a support surface of the platen. The retention device includes a frame that is configured to press two or more edge portions of the sheet substrate against the support surface of the platen when the retention device is in a lowered position relative to the platen or support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventor: William J. Swanson
  • Patent number: 10428232
    Abstract: An ink set includes an ink A including water, an organic solvent A, a self-dispersible pigment, an anionic resin particle, and an amine compound having a boiling point of 120 degrees C.-200 degrees C. and an ink B including water, an organic solvent B, and a resin-coated pigment, wherein when the mass content of the amine compound is determined as 1, the mass content of the anionic resin particle is 1-100 and the mass content of the resin-coated pigment is 10-200, while the mass content of the anionic resin particle and the mass content of the resin-coated pigment are respectively based on the content per unit of mass of the ink A and the content per unit of mass of the ink B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Amika Sagara, Michihiko Namba, Hiroaki Takahashi, Kiminori Masuda
  • Patent number: 10374223
    Abstract: A conventional positive electrode material for lithium ion batteries that is made of positive electrode active material/graphene composite particles has low graphene material ion conductivity and is incapable of providing favorable battery performance. In the present invention, positive electrode active material/graphene composite particles are conferred with high electron conductivity and ion conductivity by formation of an appropriately functionalized graphene/positive electrode active material composite, and are capable of yielding a high-capacity/high-output lithium ion secondary battery when used as a positive electrode active material for a lithium ion battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eiichiro Tamaki, Yasuo Kubota, Hiroaki Kawamura, Hanxiao Yang, Mayumi Hara
  • Patent number: 10373407
    Abstract: An access authorization system comprising at least one arrangement of a plurality of microparticles and at least one identification unit. The arrangement of the microparticles is affixed to the identification unit. The arrangement of the microparticles forms a forgery-proof identification. A microparticle used in the arrangement has at least one first layer and at least one second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: 3S SIMONS SECURITY SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Rolf Simons
  • Patent number: 10365410
    Abstract: A optical element prevents a contaminant component adhering to the edge thereof from spreading through the capillary action and thus from forming a stain. A display device includes the element. An optical element includes a front surface provided with projected portions at a pitch equal to or shorter than the wavelength of visible light, the front surface having a contact angle with water of 100° or greater at least at an edge and preferably having a contact angle with hexadecane of 20° to 100° at least at an edge. A display device includes such an optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichiro Nakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10357977
    Abstract: In a color inkjet printing apparatus using an ink circulation system, there is provided an inkjet printing apparatus capable of making appropriate circulation control for individual inks without resulting in cost increase. To achieve this, an inkjet printing apparatus includes a plurality of diaphragm pumps for circulating ink within a print head, a sub-tank, a supply flow path, and a collection flow path. The plurality of diaphragm pumps are configured by mounting control members of different types which can press against diaphragm units of a same type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yumi Mukoyama, Junya Kosuge, Kyoshiro Okude, Tsuyoshi Saeki, Ryoma Arai
  • Patent number: 10351727
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pattern forming method comprising disposing upon a substrate a composition comprising a block copolymer; where the block copolymer comprises a first polymer and a second polymer; where the first polymer and the second polymer of the block copolymer are different from each other and the block copolymer forms a phase separated structure; an additive polymer; where the additive polymer comprises a bottlebrush polymer; and where the bottlebrush polymer comprises a polymer that has a lower or a higher surface energy than the block copolymer; and a solvent; and annealing the composition to facilitate domain separation between the first polymer and the second polymer of the block copolymer to form a morphology of periodic domains formed from the first polymer and the second polymer; where a longitudinal axis of the periodic domains are parallel to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Peter Trefonas, III, Valeriy V. Ginzburg, Bongkeun Kim, Glenn H. Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 10340448
    Abstract: All-printed paper-based substrate memory devices are described. In an embodiment, a paper-based memory device is prepared by coating one or more areas of a paper substrate with a conductor material such as a carbon paste, to form a first electrode of a memory, depositing a layer of insulator material, such as titanium dioxide, over one or more areas of the conductor material, and depositing a layer of metal over one or more areas of the insulator material to form a second electrode of the memory. In an embodiment, the device can further include diodes printed between the insulator material and the second electrode, and the first electrode and the second electrodes can be formed as a crossbar structure to provide a WORM memory. The various layers and the diodes can be printed onto the paper substrate by, for example, an ink jet printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jr-Hau He, Chun-Ho Lin, Der-Hsien Lien
  • Patent number: 10335765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a complex comprising a covalent organic framework (COF) synthesized on the surface of a carbon structure, a preparation method therefor, and use thereof, and specifically to a complex of a carbon structure and a covalent organic framework, wherein the specific surface area or pore volume of the covalent organic framework synthesized on the surface of the carbon surface is larger than the specific surface area or the pore volume of the covalent organic framework prepared without the carbon structure; a preparation method therefor; and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jin Kie Shim, Chang Kee Lee, Jong Tae Yoo
  • Patent number: 10317341
    Abstract: An apparatus (517) comprising first and second plasmonic nanoparticles (502a, 502b) connected to one another by a deformable member (518), the first and second plasmonic nanoparticles each configured to exhibit a respective plasmon resonance when exposed to incident electromagnetic radiation (203), wherein, in a first configuration, the first and second plasmonic nanoparticles are in sufficient proximity to one another that their respective plasmon resonances can interact to produce a resulting plasmon resonance, and wherein mechanical deformation of the deformable member causes a variation in the relative position of the plasmonic nanoparticles to a second configuration to produce a detectable change in the resulting plasmon resonance of the first configuration which can be used to determine said mechanical deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LYTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Nadine Harris, Richard White, Michael Astley
  • Patent number: 10307788
    Abstract: A method of treating a tubular surface which defines an axis extending from a first surface end to a second surface end includes partially surrounding the tubular surface, at a first position, with a first set of treating units, with the treating units arranged in a first arcuate array. Furthermore, each treating unit is configured to include a plurality of first applicator heads. Additionally, an embodiment of the method includes determining a position of each of the plurality of first applicator heads relative to the tubular surface and moving the first set of treating units from the first position towards a second position. In one non-limiting example, the method further includes independently controlling each of the plurality of first applicator heads to selectively apply a first treatment as the first set of treating units moves from the first position towards the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Shane E. Arthur, Bennett M. Moriarty, Luis A. Perla, Jeffrey S. Rebmann, Trevor S. McCrea, Jason S. Warner, Seana B. Kobak, Ryan M. Trumbo
  • Patent number: 10308832
    Abstract: There is provided a hydraulic transfer film which consists of a laminate that has, on a water-soluble film, both an extension-inhibiting resin layer and a luster ink layer containing a luster pigment and a binder resin, wherein: the laminate has protrusions and recesses on the surface opposite to the water-soluble film; and the resin forming the extension-inhibiting resin layer contains a resin (A) having a glass transition temperature of 80° C. or higher. There is also provided a process for manufacturing the same; and a process for producing a decorated molded product, using the transfer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Sutou, Takashi Iizuka, Takami Sendai
  • Patent number: 10307935
    Abstract: A consumable polymeric based powder mixture may include a plurality of polymeric based particles that have a unitary construction. At least about 80% of the plurality of polymeric based particles may further have a generally cylindrical shape. The plurality of polymeric based particles may further have a particle length distribution span (PLDS) of not greater than about 1.2, where PLDS is equal to (L80?L20)/L50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Structured Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Devaraj, James K. Mikulak, Carl R. Deckard
  • Patent number: 10294359
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composition comprising a block copolymer; where the block copolymer comprises a first polymer and a second polymer; where the first polymer and the second polymer of the block copolymer are different from each other and the block copolymer forms a phase separated structure; an additive polymer comprising a polymer wherein the surface tension of the polymer with the first polymer and the surface tension of the polymer with the second polymer are both lower than the surface tension between the first polymer and second polymer; where the additive polymer comprises a reactive functional moiety that forms a bond or a complex or a coordinate with the substrate upon being disposed on the substrate; where the reactive functional moiety is unreacted when it is a part of the composition; and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Jieqian Zhang, Peter Trefonas, III
  • Patent number: 10280324
    Abstract: An ink jet recording method includes attaching an ink composition, with which a pressure chamber of an ink jet head is filled, to a recording medium by discharging the ink composition via a nozzle port, in which the ink jet head includes a step between the pressure chamber and the nozzle port, the ink composition contains water, a resin, and an organic solvent including at least a nitrogen-containing solvent, and the organic solvent includes an organic solvent, in which a difference in a SP value between the organic solvent and the resin is within 5, in a range of 0.1 part by mass to 0.4 parts by mass with respect to 1 part by mass of water, and does not include an organic solvent which has a standard boiling point of equal to higher than 280° C. and the content of more than 5% by mass in the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kagata, Kenichi Seguchi, Akira Mizutani, Tsuyoshi Sano
  • Patent number: 10276836
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic EL element includes forming a first electrode corresponding to a color of a constituent pixel on a substrate; forming a hole injection layer; forming a hole transport layer; forming a host material layer to cause a dopant material to diffuse on the side of the substrate on which the hole transport layer is formed; bringing the host material layer into contact with a dopant material side of a donor substrate in which the dopant material is formed on a metal layer; applying a current in a stacking direction between the first electrode corresponding to the pixel of the color corresponding to the dopant material and the metal layer; separating the donor substrate from the substrate; and forming a second electrode on the side on which the host material layer in which the dopant material has diffused is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: V. Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hany Maher Aziz, Yoshitaka Kajiyama, Koichi Kajiyama, Michinobu Mizumura, Yuya Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10196302
    Abstract: A dielectric multilayer film is formed on one surface of a lens main body, a film including aluminum is formed on the other surface of the lens main body, the film including aluminum is immersed in hot water without immersing the dielectric multilayer film in the hot water, thereby changing the film including aluminum to a fine uneven structure film including an alumina hydrate as a main component, whereby a lens provided with antireflection functions on both surfaces is manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Sonoda, Tatsuya Yoshihiro
  • Patent number: 10190009
    Abstract: An aqueous black ink composition that contains a colorant represented by formula (1) and one or more colorants (B-a) to (B-t). The ink composition is stable even when stored for a long period of time, has a low chroma and tint-free neutral black-to-gray color even when printing a deep color or light color, has a high printed image density, exhibits no change in hue when printed on different media, and produces a black recorded image having particularly excellent recorded image color development properties, light resistance, ozone gas resistance and moisture resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON KAYAKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Ono, Yumi Shiratori, Yasuaki Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10155832
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispersion of polymer particles comprising, as polymerized units, by dry weight based on total dry weight of the polymer particles, from 85% to 99.9% ethylenically unsaturated nonionic monomers, from 0.01% to 4% phosphorous-containing (meth)acrylate monomers, and at least one neutralizer. The final pH of the polymer dispersion is above 6, and from 50% to 100% by mole of the total neutralizers are alcohol amines. The present invention further provides a paint comprising said dispersion. The paint has both satisfactory paint viscosity stability and improved paint performances such as scrub resistance, stain resistance, corrosion resistance and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Han Liu, Xiangting Dong, Qingwei Zhang, Caifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10135016
    Abstract: A flexible planar embedded laminated electrode can be manufactured by a method in which an octadecyl trichloro silane connected on the surface of a substrate; a source electrode, a drain electrode and a gate electrode are manufactured using photoetching; mercaptopropyl trimethoxysilane is connected at surfaces of metal electrodes of the source electrode, the drain electrode and the gate electrode; a polydimethylsiloxane is spin-coated on the respective surfaces for metal electrodes of the above electrodes; the gate electrode spin-coated with polydimethylsiloxane is removed from the substrate; oxygen plasma treatments are performed, so as to form hydroxy on the surfaces; the source electrode and the drain electrode are cut, and the gate electrode, the source electrode and the drain electrode are connected to form an integral to obtain the flexible planar embedded laminated electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Northeast Normal University
    Inventors: Yanhong Tong, Yichun Liu, Qingxin Tang, Xiaoli Zhao
  • Patent number: 10119041
    Abstract: An inkjet printing method includes the steps of: a) jetting on a substrate one or more aqueous UV curable inkjet inks including at least one photoinitiator and capsules composed of a cross-linked polymeric shell surrounding a core, with the core containing UV curable compounds; and b) applying UV radiation to the one or more aqueous UV curable inkjet inks jetted on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Luc Decoster