Nonuniform Coating Patents (Class 427/256)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10076881
    Abstract: A method of forming a base for supporting a three-dimensionally printed object includes operating at least one ejector of a three-dimensional object printer to form the base. At least one ejector is operated to eject build material to form a planar layer of build material on a platen, and to form a first plurality of anchoring portions on the planar layer. At least one ejector is operated to eject support material to form a plurality of second anchoring portions interlocked with the first anchoring portions so that the first and second anchoring portions form a planar anchoring layer, and to form a planar layer of support material on the anchoring layer that defines a planar base for supporting a three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony S. Condello, Jack T. Lestrange, Jorge A. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10071585
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a print medium, a printed article, and a method of printing. The print medium can include a thin paper substrate having weight ranging from 40 GSM to 150 GSM, and a pre-treatment coating applied to the thin paper substrate at a weight ranging from 0.3 GSM to 15 GSM. The pre-treatment coating can include from 10 wt % to 80 wt % of a fixer, from 3 wt % to 50 wt % of a latex polymer, and from 5 wt % to 50 wt % of a water holding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason Swei, Rajasekar Vaidyanathan, Bor-Jiunn Niu
  • Patent number: 10072168
    Abstract: Marking fluids and apparatus for marking vinyl substrates, such as through inkjet printing, use aqueous-based fluid vehicles having an amount of a vinyl-softening co-solvent sufficient to cause swelling of the vinyl substrate after water has been driven from the marking fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.
    Inventor: Phillip C. Cagle
  • Patent number: 10072166
    Abstract: A printing ink having improved printing performance is provided. The ink includes either a latex polymer derived from a monomer having an olefinic group and from about 1 to 10 wt % of N-phenylmaleimide or a latex polymer having a narrow particle size distribution that has a standard deviation of less than about 6% of average particle size, or both. The ink may be continuously printed for more than 1 hr without crusting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sivapackia Ganapathiappan, George Sarkisian, David Michael Ingle
  • Patent number: 10058886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device 10 and a method for curtain-coating of panel-shaped components 60 as well as components which have been manufactured by such a method. The device comprises a device 40 for generating a liquid curtain 42 of coating material, an input transport device 20 and an output transport device 30, wherein the output transport device 30 and/or the input transport device 20 can be height-adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KRONOPLUS TECHNICAL AG
    Inventors: Dieter Döhring, Hans Schäfer
  • Patent number: 10059781
    Abstract: A dual part polymerizable composition is provided including a first part containing at least one triorganoborane-amine complex having the structure Z—NHR1—B(R2)3 wherein: Z is an organic group; R1 is H or an organic group; and each R2 is independently an organic group bound to the boron atom through a carbon atom. The composition also includes a second part containing a polymerizable component and acidified nanoparticles including acid groups, where each acidified nanoparticle includes an inorganic core and acid groups. The acid groups include acid stabilizers and/or acid groups covalently bound to the inorganic core through an organic group. Each inorganic core is typically an inorganic oxide core, e.g., silica, zirconia, or alumina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jimmie R. Baran, Jr., James E. Garbe
  • Patent number: 10052825
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printer (100) having a means for cooling (124) the uppermost surface of a material bed in a region immediately before a deposited layer of material (e.g. powder) at the uppermost surface is separated from a protective sheet (116). The protective sheet (116) provides a physical barrier between the deposited layer of material and a thermal print head (114) during printing. The separation of the protective sheet from the material bed may occur to create a distribution gap for a new layer of powder to be deposited (118). The cooling means may facilitate separation of the protective sheet from the deposited layer, and especially from the portion of that layer that has been heat-treated in the preceding printing pass. The cooling means may be an actively cooled surface on a separator that formed part of the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Frederik Walsted Tjellesen, Anders Ørnsholt Hartmann
  • Patent number: 10011713
    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; and an additive polymer; where the additive polymer comprises a reactive moiety that is reacted to 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Peter Trefonas, III, Shih-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 10000936
    Abstract: Floor panel, more particularly a laminate floor panel, which, at least at two opposite edges (2-3-4-5), is provided with coupling parts (6-7-8-9), whereby this floor panel (1), at its decorative side, forms an imitation of wood, from which, by means of a tool, wood portions have been removed from the surface, more particularly forms an imitation of so-called scraped wood, and whereby this floor panel (1) comprises a decor (10) representing a wood pattern (18), a top layer (11) on the basis of synthetic material (12), and an underlying substrate (13), whether or not composed of several layers or parts, characterized in that the floor panel (1), in the surface over which the decor (10) extends, is provided with embossed portions (19 and/or 20) continuing up into the aforementioned substrate (13), whereby these embossed portions (19 and/or 20) are at least applied in order to imitate the aforementioned removed wood portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Christian Vandevoorde, Bernard Thiers
  • Patent number: 10000648
    Abstract: A photo-curable ink composition including an acrylic polymer or copolymer, a vinyl ester component, a multifunctional monomer, a photoinitiator and a pigment. Also disclosed herein is a method for forming a printed article and an ink-jet ink printing system using said photo-curable ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HP SCITEX LTD.
    Inventors: Alex Trubnikov, Ziv Belman, Eytan Cohen
  • Patent number: 9988478
    Abstract: A cured composition prepared from a photopolymerizable composition that includes diethyleneglycoldimethacrylate and alkoxy-modified (meth)acrylic acid ester having an n not less than 9. The n is an average polymerization degree of an alkoxy part of the (meth)acrylic acid ester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takao Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 9975341
    Abstract: The liquid discharge apparatus includes a liquid discharge head having nozzles formed therein, to discharge liquid from the nozzles and a cap to contact with or separate from the liquid discharge head to maintain the liquid discharge head. The liquid discharge head includes a common chamber connected to the nozzles, a liquid supply port provided at one end of the liquid discharge head in a longitudinal direction of the liquid discharge head to supply liquid to one end of the common chamber, and a liquid discharge port provided at another end of the liquid discharge head in the longitudinal direction to discharge liquid, which flows through the common chamber and is not discharged from the nozzles, from another end of the common chamber. The cap includes a drainage supply port to be connected with the liquid discharge port of the liquid discharge head with a connection path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichi Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9957399
    Abstract: An ink jet aqueous ink including a pigment; a resin dispersant; a fluorinated surfactant; and a water-soluble organic solvent. The pigment comprises quinacridone pigments comprising C.I. Pigment Violet 19, Red 122, 202 or 209; solid solution pigments of two or more thereof; diketopyrrolopyrrole pigments comprising C.I. Pigment Red 254, 255 or 272; or C.I. Pigment Violet 23. The dispersant has an acid value of 150-200 mg KOH/g. The surfactant comprise a perfluoroalkyl ethylene oxide adduct having a C6 or lower perfluoroalkyl group. The solvent contains a water-soluble organic solvent A and B having a dielectric constant of 40.0 or more and 3.0-20.0, respectively. Content p of the pigment is 5.00 mass % or less. Content a of solvent A to content p is 2.0 or more. Content b of solvent B to content a is 0.6 or less. Content b to content f of the surfactant is 10.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Okazaki, Kouhei Nakagawa, Hiroshi Kakikawa
  • Patent number: 9879207
    Abstract: A cleaning filling liquid for inkjet device including water; 10.0% by mass to 45% by mass per whole amount of the cleaning filling liquid of an amide compound having following formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tamai, Tomohiro Inoue, Hiroshi Gotou, Michihiko Namba, Akihiko Gotoh, Kiyofumi Nagai
  • Patent number: 9873809
    Abstract: Ink includes a coloring material, an organic solvent, and water, wherein the ink satisfies the following requisites: I. the organic solvent includes an organic solvent X having a solubility parameter (SP value) of 8.9-12.0, II. the organic solvent includes glycol ether compound (compound Z) having a vapor pressure of 50 mmHg or greater at 100 degrees C., and III. a mass ratio of the organic solvent X to the glycol ether compound is 1:1-8:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Gotou, Keita Katoh, Yuuki Yokohama, Yukiko Takamura, Hiromi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 9863711
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a molded plastic object that includes at least one vapor chamber within the plastic object. A wicking material is in contact with at least a portion of an inner wall of the vapor chamber. A working fluid located within the vapor chamber is configured to distribute heat from warmer regions of the plastic object to cooler regions of the plastic object. In some embodiments, the molded plastic object is part or all of a solid inkjet printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John S. Paschkewitz, David M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9849631
    Abstract: Embodiments include an apparatus for fabricating a three-dimensional (3D) object from a digital representation of the 3D object stored in a computer readable media. The apparatus includes a build platform on which the 3D object is to be fabricated and a nozzle configured to deposit printing material on the build platform to fabricate the 3D object. The apparatus further includes a first drive mechanism configured to drive the nozzle over the build platform and a second drive mechanism configured to rotate the build platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven M. Goss, Phillip Salvatori, Roger N. Switzer
  • Patent number: 9840637
    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; where the additive polymer comprises a bottlebrush polymer; and where the bottlebrush polymer comprises a polymer that is chemically and structurally the same as one of the polymers in the block copolymer or where the bottlebrush polymer comprises a polymer that has a preferential interaction with one of the blocks of the block copolymers; and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Peter Trefonas, III, Valeriy V. Ginzburg, Bongkeun Kim, Glenn H. Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 9823568
    Abstract: A method for ordering block copolymers including forming a first layer having a first preference mode; and providing a reactive agent in selected regions of the first layer that modifies the selected regions to a second preference mode, wherein the selected regions define other regions of the first layer retaining the first preference mode thereby forming an alignment layer for block copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: C. Grant Willson, Christopher Ellison, Michael Maher, Christopher Bates, Dustin Janes
  • Patent number: 9776363
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a three-dimensional modeling head includes a heat insulating member, a light emitter, a cylindrical member, and a light absorbing member. The heat insulating member has a sealed space therein with a curved wall surface that reflects light. The light emitter emits light and has at least a light emitting face provided in the sealed space. The cylindrical member is placed to extend through the heat insulating member via the sealed space and is long in a first direction in which thermoplastic resin is ejected. The light absorbing member adsorbs light and is provided in contact with at least part of the cylindrical member in the sealed space and in an area of the sealed space containing a focusing position on which at least part of light emitted by the light emitter and reflected by the wall surface is focused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Takashi Usui, Mitsuaki Kato, Junya Tanaka, Yoshinori Mori, Kazuyo Narita
  • Patent number: 9771489
    Abstract: An ultraviolet ray curable ink composition adapted to be ejected by using an ink jet method is provided. The ultraviolet ray curable ink composition includes a polymerizable compound and metal powder. The metal powder is constituted from metal particles subjected to a surface treatment with a fluorine type silane compound and/or a fluorine type phosphoric acid ester as a surface treatment agent. A polymerizable compound includes a monomer having an alicyclic structure. This makes it possible to provide the ultraviolet ray curable ink composition which has excellent storage stability, can provide excellent dispersion stability of the metal particles of the metal powder. A printed object is also provided. Such a printed object is produced by using the ultraviolet ray curable ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Toyoda, Koki Hirata, Tomohiro Ogawa, Masaya Shibatani, Masaru Terada, Hiroshi Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 9765214
    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; where the additive polymer comprises a bottle brush polymer; where the bottle brush 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 graft copolymer that has a preferential interaction with one of the blocks of the block copolymers; and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Peter Trefonas, III, Valeriy V. Ginzburg, Bongkeun Kim, Glenn H. Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 9751096
    Abstract: A dispenser capable of forming a uniform material layer and a method of fabricating an organic light emitting display device using the same are disclosed. The dispenser includes a syringe including a coating material and provided with a nozzle for ejecting the coating material to a substrate and a syringe cap for controlling a coating amount from the nozzle, a pressing unit providing a pressure for ejecting the coating material, a transporting unit for moving the syringe above, and a cap-driving unit for driving the syringe cap to control the coating amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Ju Kim, Seung-Hyun Lee, Yong-Woo Yoo, Sang-Hyun Bae
  • Patent number: 9745452
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a 3D printer polymer filament improving strength of a polymer resin and providing durability by using graphene coated metal nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes, and expressing a function of the graphene coated metal nanoparticles and the carbon nanotubes as a filler, and a manufacturing method thereof. Accordingly, according to the present invention, the 3D printer polymer filament and the manufacturing method includes mixing the graphene coated metal nanoparticles, the carbon nanotubes, and the polymer, using the manufactured mixture to form a filament through extrusion, and forming a 3D printed article by using the filament, thereby improving the strength and the durability by using the graphene coated metal nanoparticles and the carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Junyeon Hwang, Seung Gyu Park, Jin Seong Lim, Wonjin Jo, Heon Ju Lee, Myoung-Woon Moon, Bon-Cheol Ku
  • Patent number: 9748101
    Abstract: The present invention is configured to: form, on a substrate, a neutral layer having an intermediate affinity to a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic polymer; form a resist pattern by performing exposure processing on a resist film formed on the neutral layer and then developing the resist film after the exposure processing; perform a surface treatment on the resist pattern by supplying an organic solvent having a polarity to the resist pattern; apply the block copolymer onto the neutral layer; and phase-separate the block copolymer on the neutral layer into the hydrophilic polymer and the hydrophobic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Makoto Muramatsu, Takahiro Kitano, Tadatoshi Tomita, Keiji Tanouchi, Soichiro Okada
  • Patent number: 9711666
    Abstract: A sensor capable of detecting light, hydrogen gas, and air pressure includes a metal oxide film produced by a process including the steps of: (a) forming an organic film by using a primer composition containing (i) an addition polymerizable compound including three or more reactive groups, (ii) an addition polymerizable compound including an acid group, and (iii) an addition polymerizable compound including a hydrophilic functional group; (b) forming a metal (M1) salt from the acid group; (c) substituting the metal (M1) salt of the acid group with a metal (M2) salt by treating the organic film with a metal (M2) ion aqueous solution; (d) reducing the metal (M2) ion so that a metal film is formed on a surface of the organic film; and (e) oxidizing the metal film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Ohmae, Tetsuya Mori, Tetsuo Hayase, Seiji Nakajima, Mariko Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 9684100
    Abstract: Provided are an anti-reflection nano-coating structure and a method of manufacturing the same. The anti-reflection nano-coating structure has low dependency on incident light. The anti-reflection nano-coating structure has a normal-align nano-structure on the entire surface of the substrate regardless of curvature of the substrate by controlling a ratio of reactive gas during sputtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Won Kook Choi, Dong Hee Park, Chang Hwan Wie, Do Kyung Hwang
  • Patent number: 9657187
    Abstract: An ink composition includes a pigment; polymer particles; and a polar solvent with a boiling point of 150° C. or higher, in which the polymer particles include a core polymer and a shell polymer that covers at least a portion of the core polymer, a glass transition point of the polymer that configures the core polymer is more than 30° C. lower than the glass transition point of the polymer that configures the shell polymer, the polymer that configures the shell polymer includes a polymer having a (meth)acrylate monomer unit and a carboxylic acid monomer unit, the content (solid content conversion) of the polymer particles is 1.0 mass % to 10 mass % with respect to the total amount of the ink composition, and the content of the polar solvent is 10 mass % to 40 mass % of the total amount of the ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takayoshi Kagata, Masahiro Yatake, Hiroshi Mukai
  • Patent number: 9645447
    Abstract: A liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) display apparatus is provided, which includes a silicon substrate, a color filter layer, a first alignment layer, a second alignment layer and a liquid crystal layer. The silicon substrate has pixels arranged in a matrix. Each of the pixels has a tilting angle ranging from about 0 degrees to about 90 degrees and includes a pixel electrode. The color filter layer is disposed on the pixels. The color filter layer has a plurality of color filter units, and each of the color filter units respectively corresponds to one of the pixel electrodes. The first alignment layer is disposed on the color filter layer. The second alignment layer is disposed opposite to the first alignment layer. The liquid crystal layer is disposed between the first alignment layer and the second alignment layer. The liquid crystal layer has liquid crystal molecules with negative dielectric anisotropy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HIMAX DISPLAY, INC.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsu Chen, Yuet-Wing Li
  • Patent number: 9643244
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of selectively depositing molten bulk metallic glass (BMG). In one embodiment, a continuous stream or discrete droplets of molten BMG is deposited to selected positions. The deposition can be repeated as needed layer by layer. One or more layers of non-BMG can be used as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: Apple Inc., Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Prest, Joseph C. Poole, Joseph Stevick, Theodore Andrew Waniuk