Applying Superposed Diverse Coatings Or Coating A Coated Base Patents (Class 427/258)
  • Patent number: 10487196
    Abstract: Provided herein are novel tire tread compositions. The tire tread compositions include a rubber, a terpene-based resin and at least one filler. The terpene-based resin comprises one terpene-based monomer such as ?-pinene, referred to as a hompolymer, or combinations of several terpene-based monomers selected from ?-pinene, ?-pinene, ?-3 carene, ?-phellandrene and pyrolysates of ?-pinene, ?-pinene, ?-3 carene, ?-2 carene, turpentine, and combinations thereof. The terpene-based resin is generally substantially free of limonene. The terpene-based resin has a softening point of about 80° C. to about 130° C., a number average molecular weight (Mn) ranging from about 500 g/mol to about 775 g/mol and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of from about 38° C. to about 81° C. The tire tread composition having the terpene-based resin shows improvements of tan ? at 0°, wet grip and rolling resistance as compared with the compositions without the terpene-based resin or comprising alpha methyl styrene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kraton Chemical, LLC
    Inventors: Godefridus J. H. Buisman, Jeffrey R Warmkessel, Blaisdell B Willis, Wolfgang Pille-Wolf
  • Patent number: 10294376
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to compositions having lecithin and plasticizer components and related methods. The disclosed compositions may also include one or more co-surfactants such as anionic surfactants and/or non-ionic surfactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Inventors: Shireen Baseeth, Teodora R. Tabuena-Salyers, Bruce Sebree
  • Patent number: 10287677
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating a graphene film are disclosed. An example method can include providing a substrate, heating the substrate between about 600° C. and about 1100° C. in a chamber, and introducing a carbon source into the chamber at a temperature between about 600° C. and about 1100° C. for about 10 seconds to about 1 minute. The method can further include cooling the substrate to about room temperature to form the graphene film Methods of fabricating pillared graphene nano structures and graphene based devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Cengiz S. Ozkan, Mihrimah Ozkan, Ali B. Guvenc, Rajat K. Paul, Jian Lin, Maziar Ghazinejad, Miro Penchev, Shirui Guo, Jiebin Zhong
  • Patent number: 10224209
    Abstract: An etching method according to an embodiment includes supplying an etchant containing hydrofluoric acid, an oxidizer, and a buffer to a semiconductor substrate including a first region covered with a metal layer made of one or more metals other than noble metals, and a second region covered with a catalyst layer made of a noble metal, such that the etchant comes in contact with the catalyst layer and the metal layer, thereby etching the semiconductor substrate at a position of the catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Keiichiro Matsuo, Yusaku Asano
  • Patent number: 10138331
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a matrix-free polymer nanocomposite. The matrix-free polymer nanocomposite includes a plurality of polymer brush grafted nanoparticles, which form the nanocomposite in the absence of a polymeric matrix. The polymer brush grafted to the nanoparticles comprises a multimodal brush configuration having at least two different populations of polymer ligands of different lengths. The present disclosure also relates to an optic or optoelectronic component comprising a matrix-free polymer nanocomposite as described herein. The present disclosure further relates to a method of making a matrix-free polymer nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Ying Li, Linda S. Schadler Feist, Chaitanya Ullal, Charles S. S. Goodwin, Robert F. Karlicek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10043976
    Abstract: Structures and methods that include selective electrostatic placement based on a dipole-to-dipole interaction of electron-rich carbon nanotubes onto an electron-deficient pre-patterned surface. The structure includes a substrate with a first surface having a first isoelectric point and at least one additional surface having a second isoelectric point. A self-assembled monolayer is selectively formed on the first surface and includes an electron deficient compound including a deprotonated pendant hydroxamic acid or a pendant phosphonic acid group or a pendant catechol group bound to the first surface. An organic solvent can be used to deposit the electron rich carbon nanotubes on the self-assembled monolayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shu-Jen Han, Bharat Kumar, George S. Tulevski
  • Patent number: 9954175
    Abstract: A nanotube-graphene hybrid nano-component and method for forming a cleaned nanotube-graphene hybrid nano-component. The nanotube-graphene hybrid nano-component includes a gate; a gate dielectric formed on the gate; a channel comprising a carbon nanotube-graphene hybrid nano-component formed on the gate dielectric; a source formed over a first region of the carbon nanotube-graphene hybrid nano-component; and a drain formed over a second region of the carbon nanotube-graphene hybrid nano-component to form a field effect transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center
    Inventors: Ageeth A. Bol, Bhupesh Chandra, Amal Kasry, Ahmed Maarouf, Glenn J. Martyna, George S. Tulevski
  • Patent number: 9865777
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting device including a light-emitting diode chip and an electrode disposed thereon is provided. The electrode at least includes a plated silver alloy (Ag1-xYx) layer, wherein the Y of the Ag1-xYx layer includes metals forming a complete solid solution with Ag at arbitrary weight percentage, and the X of the Ag1-xYx layer is in a range from about 0.02 to 0.15. The fabricating method thereof is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ChipMOS Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Tung-Bao Lu, Tzu-Han Hsu
  • Patent number: 9816458
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to enhance the thermal efficiency of an engine, to provide a film having low thermal conductivity and low heat capacity and being free from separation, drop-off and the like and excellent in durability and reliability. According to the present invention, an engine combustion chamber structure, wherein an anodic oxide film having a thickness of from more than 20 ?m to 500 ?m and a porosity of 20% or more is formed on the inner surface of the engine combustion chamber, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takenobu Sakai
  • Patent number: 9797088
    Abstract: According to the invention there is provided a method of treating textile fibers including the steps of: providing a polymeric precursor which includes a group of sub-formula (I) where R2 and R3 are independently selected from (CR7R8)n, or a group CR9R10, CR7R8CR9R10 or CR9R10CR7R8 where n is 0, 1 or 2, R7 and R8 are independently selected from hydrogen, halo or hydrocarbyl, and either one of R9 or R10 is hydrogen and the other is an electron withdrawing group, or R9 and R10 together form an electron withdrawing group, and R4 and R5 are independently selected from CH or CR11 where R11 is an electron withdrawing group, the dotted lines indicate the presence or absence of a bond, X1 is a group CX2X3 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is absent and a group CX2 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is present, Y1 is a group CY2Y3 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is absent and a group CY2 where the dotted line bond to which it is attached is present, and X2, X3, Y2 an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Syntor Fine Chemicals Limited
    Inventors: Warrick James David Allen, Andrea Duffy, Nicholas Horrocks
  • Patent number: 9755194
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for producing a battery with a metallic housing and an electrical insulation layer covering the outside of the housing. The method includes: providing a metallic housing or housing part for a battery; corona treating the outside of the housing or of the housing part, with simultaneous extraction of the gases and particles which arise; and applying the electrical insulation layer onto the treated outside of the housing or housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Robert Bosch GmbH, Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Wöhrle, Wolfgang Duernegger
  • Patent number: 9724935
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention take advantage of the change in gloss caused by overprinting a printed image with clear ink. Embodiments of the invention thus implement gloss control functionality in a printer without the requirements of a pin and cure or other known systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS FOR IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Heath
  • Patent number: 9691987
    Abstract: Structures and methods that include selective electrostatic placement based on a dipole-to-dipole interaction of electron-rich carbon nanotubes onto an electron-deficient pre-patterned surface. The structure includes a substrate with a first surface having a first isoelectric point and at least one additional surface having a second isoelectric point. A self-assembled monolayer is selectively formed on the first surface and includes an electron deficient compound including a deprotonated pendant hydroxamic acid or a pendant phosphonic acid group or a pendant catechol group bound to the first surface. An organic solvent can be used to deposit the electron rich carbon nanotubes on the self-assembled monolayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shu-Jen Han, Bharat Kumar, George S. Tulevski
  • Patent number: 9644701
    Abstract: Flexible spring members can be dimensioned for securement to an associated gas spring end member. The flexible spring member can be at least partially formed from elastomeric material. The flexible spring member can also include a marking disposed along a surface thereof that includes one or more indicia. The marking can be at least partially formed by an indicia layer and an outer layer. The indicia layer can include one or more quantities of material that at least partially form the one or more indicia. The outer layer can be formed from a quantity of material that is disposed overtop of the indicia layer such that the one or more indicia of the indicia layer are substantially encapsulated. Gas spring assemblies, suspension systems, methods of manufacture and manufacturing systems are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC
    Inventor: Graham R. Brookes
  • Patent number: 9598769
    Abstract: A system and method for continuous atomic layer deposition. The system and method includes a housing, a moving bed which passes through the housing, a plurality of precursor gases and associated input ports and the amount of precursor gases, position of the input ports, and relative velocity of the moving bed and carrier gases enabling exhaustion of the precursor gases at available reaction sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Elam, Angel Yanguas-Gil, Joseph A. Libera
  • Patent number: 9458337
    Abstract: A curable resin composition comprises fine particles, a polymerizable compound having an ethylenic unsaturated group, a photopolymerization initiator having a betaine structure; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Yofu
  • Patent number: 9460656
    Abstract: The present invention provides an organic light emitting display device that includes a display panel in which an organic light emitting diode and a driving circuit are disposed in each pixel area of a first pixel and a second pixel which are certain pixels among a plurality of pixels, a floating pattern insulated from at least one of a first electrode of the organic light emitting diode of the first pixel and a first electrode of the organic light emitting diode of the second pixel is formed in the display panel, or a connection pattern for electrically connecting the first electrode of the organic light emitting diode of the first pixel with the first electrode of the organic light emitting diode of the second pixel is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JongSik Shim, ChangHo Oh, Joon-Min Park, Haeyoon Kang, SiKyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9393771
    Abstract: A relief print master is created by a printhead that moves in a slow scan direction. The nozzles of the printhead jet droplets of a polymerisable liquid on a rotating drum. The different nozzles jet droplets simultaneously on different layers that have different diameters. As a result, the droplets jetted by different nozzles travel over different distances before landing. The effect of this is that the droplets undergo different position lag as they land on the different layers. By rotating the printhead in a plane that includes the central axis of the rotating drum and a nozzle row this effect can be compensated for.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Chris Gullentops
  • Patent number: 9393589
    Abstract: The invention provides materials and methods for forming coatings on substrates. The coatings are durable and resistant to damage from environmental, chemical, thermal, and/or radiative sources. In some embodiments, the coatings comprise bilayers of electrostatically charged materials. The bilayers are created by alternately applying solutions comprising water-soluble, electrostatically charged materials. Durability is imparted to the coatings by the formation of crosslinks that are formed within and between layers after deposition of the coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: David Olmeijer, J. Wallace Parce, Benjamin Wang, Kevin Krogman
  • Patent number: 9390917
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes depositing a CZT(S, Se) precursor layer onto a substrate, introducing a source-material layer comprising Sn(S, Se) into proximity with the precursor layer, and annealing the precursor layer in proximity with the source-material layer in a constrained volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ZETTA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LLC—AQT SERIES
    Inventors: Vardaan Chawla, Mariana Rodica Munteanu
  • Patent number: 9238356
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for applying a decoration to the upper face of a composite wood board, in particular a MDF or HDF board, wherein said method is characterized in that at least one second decoration produced by digital printing is applied to a first decoration produced by intaglio printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 9228069
    Abstract: A process of forming a nanopatterned substrate is provided. The process comprising the steps of first preparing a giant surfactant comprising a cage-like molecular nanoparticle head linked to a polymer chain tail through a chemical linkage. Next, using the giant surfactant, a thin film is formed. Next the thin film formed from the giant surfactant is annealed such that the giant surfactant self-assembles into a desired nanostructure. The desired nanostructure is comprised of periodic major domains and minor domains. Finally, at least some of either the major domain or the minor domain is selectively removed to form the nanopatterned substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Stephen Z. D. Cheng, Wenbin Zhang, Kan Yue, Xinfei Yu, I-Fan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9199275
    Abstract: A cooking item including a vitreous coating with improved impact-resistance properties, and a method for manufacturing such an item. The method for manufacturing includes optionally treating a concave internal side of a substrate having the end shape of the cooking item, the concave internal side being arranged on the side of the food to be introduced in said item, and a convex exterior side to be arranged on the heat source side, so as to obtain a treated internal side adapted to cause a hard base layer to adhere to the substrate, The method further includes preparing an adhering hard base layer on said internal side of the substrate, be it treated beforehand or not, and preparing a non-stick coating on the hard base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SEB SA
    Inventors: Stéphanie Le Bris, Aurélien Dubanchet, Jean-Luc Perillon
  • Patent number: 9199272
    Abstract: A relief print master is created with a printhead that jets droplets of a polymerizable liquid on a cylindrical sleeve. The droplets follow a spiral path on the cylindrical sleeve. In a multiple printhead unit, there are different spiral paths associated with the constituting printheads in the multiple printhead unit. The distance between the spiral paths is not even. Preferred embodiments of the current invention provide a method and a system so that the distance between these spiral paths becomes even. The system can also be used for the creation of other types of print masters, such as offset print plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: AGFA GRAPHICS NV
    Inventor: Chris Gullentops
  • Patent number: 9159943
    Abstract: A light-emitting device is provided having an anode, a cathode, and a light-emitting material contacting and separating the cathode and anode. Wherein the cathode includes a graphene and/or graphene oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: LUNALEC AB
    Inventors: Nathaniel D. Robinson, Ludvig Edman, Piotr Matyba
  • Patent number: 9125625
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are disclosed for implementing textile-based screen-printed amperometric or potentiometric sensors. The chemical sensor can include carbon based electrodes to detect at least one of NADH, hydrogen peroxide, potassium ferrocyanide, TNT or DNT, in liquid or vapor phase. In one application, underwater presence of chemicals such as heavy metals and explosives is detected using the textile-based sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Joseph Wang, Joshua Ray Windmiller
  • Patent number: 9109070
    Abstract: Methods of synthesizing a binary polymer functionalized nanoparticle are generally provided. In one embodiment, a first anchoring compound is attached to a nanoparticle, and a first plurality of first monomers are polymerized on the first anchoring compound to form a first polymeric chain covalently bonded to the nanoparticle via the first anchoring compound. In another embodiment, a first polymeric chain can be attached to the nanoparticle, where the first polymeric chain has been polymerized prior to attachment to the nanoparticle. Thereafter, a second anchoring compound is attached to the nanoparticle, and a second plurality of second monomers are polymerized on the second anchoring compound to form a second polymeric chain covalently bonded to the nanoparticle via the second anchoring compound. Nanoparticles are also generally provided having multiple polymeric assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Brian C. Benicewicz, Atri Rungta, Anand Viswanath, Linda S. Schadler Feist, Douglas Dukes
  • Patent number: 9107292
    Abstract: Carbon nanostructures can convey enhanced electrical conductivity to various substrates, while maintaining a high surface area and low density per unit area. Such substrates can provide good shielding against electromagnetic radiation over a wide range of frequencies. Electrically conductive structures can include a support layer containing a plurality of fibers having apertures defined between the fibers, and a plurality of carbon nanostructures at least partially conformally coating the fibers and bridging across the apertures defined between adjacent fibers to form a continuous carbon nanostructure layer. Each carbon nanostructure can include a plurality of carbon nanotubes that are branched, crosslinked, and share common walls with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Applied NanoStructured Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tushar K. Shah, Han Liu, Jess Michael Goldfinger, John J. Morber
  • Patent number: 9034429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of patterning a layer formed from a fixable material such as photopolymer on a surface in a desired pattern. The method involves coating selected areas of the substrate with an adhesion promoter and subsequently coating the fixable material. The fixable material is then fixed, for instance by curing by exposure to UV radiation. The adhesion promoter is adapted to have a surface energy which is designed to adhere to the substrate or selected areas thereof and also to the fixed material such that fixed material may be easily removed from areas of the substrate not coated with adhesion promoter but retained in areas where the adhesion promoter has bonded to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ZBD DISPLAYS LIMITED
    Inventors: Guy Peter Bryan-Brown, David Walker, John Clifford Jones
  • Publication number: 20150132539
    Abstract: A coated device comprising a body, a coating on at least a portion of a surface of the body, wherein the coating comprises, a terminal layer, and at least one underlayer positioned between the terminal layer and the body, the underlayer comprising a hardness of greater than 61 HRc, wherein prior to the addition of the terminal layer, at least one of the body and the underlayer is polished to a surface roughness of less than or equal to 1.0 micrometer Ra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Bailey, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Mehmet Deniz Ertas, Adnan Ozekcin, Bo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150132491
    Abstract: A process for the preparation of identifying media, such as a label or decal, that includes the deposition of suitable layers, and where each of the layers can be individually and sequentially formed with a three dimensional printing apparatus in communication with a computer assist device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III
  • Publication number: 20150118396
    Abstract: An underlayer film-forming composition used for an underlayer for a self-assembled film, including a polysiloxane and a solvent. The polysiloxane may be a hydrolysis-condensation product of a silane containing a phenyl group-containing silane, or a hydrolysis-condensation product of a silane containing a silane of Formula (1) in a ratio of 10 to 100% by mol relative to the total silane, or a hydrolysis-condensation product of silanes containing the silane of Formula (1), silane of Formula (2) [R4Si(R3)3 (2)], and silane of Formula (3) [Si(R5)4 (3)] in a ratio of silane of Formula (1): silane of Formula (2): silane of Formula (3) of 10 to 100:0 to 90:0 to 50 in terms of % by mol relative to the total silane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wakayama, Makoto Nakajima, Rikimaru Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150118397
    Abstract: A method of forming a structure containing a phase-separated structure, the method including applying a block copolymer solution to a substrate to form a layer containing a block copolymer and having a film thickness of less than 100 nm; and phase-separating the layer containing the block copolymer, a solvent of the block copolymer solution comprising a poor solvent exhibiting a poor solubility for a homopolymer A of one of the blocks of the block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kurosawa, Daiju Shiono, Ken Miyagi, Tasuku Matsumiya, Hitoshi Yamano, Taku Hirayama, Katsumi Ohmori
  • Publication number: 20150118485
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine component includes a substrate formed of a high temperature resistant material and a corrosion resistant layer. The corrosion resistant layer is inert to the molten salt impurities and includes a refractory metal vanadate of formula MxVyOz, wherein M is selected from the group consisting of alkaline earth metals, group IV and V transition metals, rare-earth metals and their combinations, and wherein z=x+2.5y, or z=1.5x+2.5y, or z=2x+2.5y.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Limin WANG, Lawrence Bernard KOOL, Christopher Edward THOMPSON, Dalong ZHONG, Dalong ZHOU, Liming ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9005709
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a substrate for transfer printing using a concave-convex structure and a substrate for transfer printing fabricated thereby. The method includes preparing a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; forming a sacrificial layer along the concave-convex structure on the handling substrate; coating a polymer on the handling substrate having the sacrificial layer formed thereon to form a polymer substrate having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure; and removing the sacrificial layer from the handling substrate. The substrate includes a handling substrate having a concave-convex structure formed thereon; and a polymer substrate placed on the concave-convex structure and having bumps filling a concave portion of the concave-convex structure of the handling substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Heung Cho Ko, Seok Ho Kim, Jongwon Yoon, Young Kyu Hwang, Su Ok Yun, Hun Soo Jang, Seong-Ju Park, Hyun-A Cho, Byeong-Il Noh, Jaeyi Chun
  • Patent number: 9005708
    Abstract: An ink jettable underprint composition includes a reversible polymer material, which can reversibly transition between a liquid state and a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions, wherein upon cooling, the reversible polymer material transitions from a liquid state to a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions within a time period of less than about 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Mayo, Stephan Drappel, C. Geoffrey Allen, Biby E. Abraham, Sonja Hadzidedic
  • Patent number: 8999444
    Abstract: An ink jettable overprint composition includes a reversible polymer material, which can reversibly transition between a liquid state and a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions, wherein upon cooling, the reversible polymer material transitions from a liquid state to a solid state by reversible cycloaddition reactions within a time period of less than about 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James D. Mayo, Stephan Drappel, C. Geoffrey Allen, Biby E. Abraham, Sonja Hadzidedic
  • Publication number: 20150094394
    Abstract: A multi-color ink for 3D printing, a 3D printer, and a method of controlling the 3D printer are provided. The multi-color ink for 3D printing including a first ink composition that includes a photocurable material, a photoinitiator configured to cure the photocurable material, a first colorant, and an anti-intercolor bleed agent configured to prevent intercolor bleeding occurring when the plurality of ink compositions come into contact with each other, and a second ink composition that includes a photocurable material, a photoinitiator configured to cure the photocurable material, and a second colorant having an acid moiety involved in a reaction with the anti-intercolor bleed agent to cause aggregation. The multi-color ink for 3D printing may enable a clear image by inhibiting intercolor bleeding that occurs when ink compositions with different colors are printed to be adjacent to each other before curing during 3D printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon Kyoung JUNG, O Hyun Beak, Keon KUK, Eun Bong HAN, Yong Hyun LIM, Jong Youb RYU
  • Patent number: 8980373
    Abstract: A semi cured supported elastomeric glove with enhanced gripping surfaces achieved by the method of transferring of patterns by compression molding, including a plurality of concave indentations of any pattern and molded into the gripping surfaces of the semi cured glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dipped Products PLC
    Inventors: Lakshman Premal Nethsinghe, Rajapakshe Mudiyanselage Tilokraj Premarathna, Kariyawasam Ampegama Gamage Gamini Kularatne, Raja Nihal Kurunduwa Hewage
  • Patent number: 8974859
    Abstract: Methods of pressure coating a target surface of an article comprising one or more grooves formed in an outer surface of an article include fluidly connecting a pressure masker comprising a pressurized masking fluid to one or more coolant supply holes on a first side of the article. The one or more coolant supply holes in fluidic communication with the one or more grooves. Passing the pressurized masking fluid through the one or more grooves from the first side to a second side comprising the target surface at a pressure less than the coating pressure of the coating material, and, coating the target surface with the coating material to allow the coating material to bridge over the one or more grooves and form one or more micro-channels. The pressurized masking fluid passing through the one or more grooves prevents the coating material from permanently altering a cross sectional area of the one or more grooves along its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Patent number: 8974864
    Abstract: A method of coating a substrate is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate; depositing an infrared reflecting layer over at least a portion of a substrate; depositing a primer layer over at least a portion of the infrared reflective layer; depositing a dielectric layer over at least a portion of the primer layer; and forming an absorbing layer. The absorbing layer includes an alloy and/or mixture of (a) a metal having an index of refraction at 500 nm less than or equal to 1.0 and (b) a material having a ?G°f of greater than or equal to ?100 at 1000° K. The metal can be silver and the material can be tin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Finley, James P. Thiel, Harry Buhay
  • Publication number: 20150065209
    Abstract: A cover member and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The cover member includes a case on at least a portion of which a material pattern is formed and a color layer formed on the material pattern provided on the case, in which a portion of the color layer is at least partially marked different from the material pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Youn HWANG, Young-Jae LEE, Kyoung-Bin HAN, Byoung-Uk YOON
  • Patent number: 8968824
    Abstract: A silver conductive film is formed on a substrate in a continuous roll-to-roll system by applying a fine silver particle dispersing solution, which contains 30 to 70 wt % of fine silver particles dispersed in a water based dispersing medium, to a halide, such as a chlorine compound, which is applied to the substrate, by flexographic printing, and thereafter, heating the substrate at 60 to 200° C. for 0.1 to 5 seconds in an infrared (IR) heating open, which is installed on the printing path, to carry out calcination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Mastropietro, Kimitaka Sato, Hidefumi Fujita
  • Publication number: 20150048050
    Abstract: An inkjet-based process for programmable deposition of thin films of a user-defined profile. Drops of a pre-cursor liquid organic material are dispensed at various locations on a substrate by a multi-jet. A superstrate that has been bowed due to a backside pressure is brought down such that a first contact of the drops is made by a front side of the superstrate thereby initiating a liquid front that spreads outward merging with the drops to form a contiguous film captured between the substrate and the superstrate. A non-equilibrium transient state of the superstrate, the contiguous film and the substrate then occurs after a duration of time. The contiguous film is then cured to crosslink it into a polymer. The superstrate is then separated from the polymer thereby leaving a polymer film on the substrate. In such a manner, non-uniform films can be formed without significant material wastage in an inexpensive manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sidlgata V. Sreenivasan, Shrawan Singhal
  • Publication number: 20150044433
    Abstract: Disclosed are ink compositions for printing patterns on substrates having non-stick fluororesin coatings. The ink compositions are particularly useful for printing decorative patterns or markings on cookware or bakeware to provide aesthetic and/or functional effects. Also disclosed are coated substrates which comprise non-stick coatings having patterns. Further disclosed are methods of manufacturing the coated substrates comprising non-stick coatings having patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Xuepu Mao, Philippe Thomas, Feng Dong
  • Patent number: 8951602
    Abstract: A method for depositing high aspect ratio molecular structures (HARMS), which method comprises applying a force upon an aerosol comprising one or more HARM-structures, which force moves one or more HARM-structures based on one or more physical features and/or properties towards one or more predetermined locations for depositing one or more HARM-structures in a pattern by means of an applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canatu Oy
    Inventors: David P. Brown, Albert G. Nasibulin, Esko I. Kauppinen, David Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20150024134
    Abstract: An image recording method including applying an ink onto a recording medium; and applying a liquid composition that destabilizes a dispersion state of a pigment in the ink onto the recording medium so as to at least partially overlap with a region in which the ink is applied. The ink contains the pigment, a first soluble polymer, a second soluble polymer, polymer particles, and water. The first water-soluble polymer has a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000-4,000 and has an acid value of 150-300 mgKOH/g. The second water-soluble polymer has an aromatic group and has a weight-average molecular weight of 5,000-30,000 and an acid value of 50-150 mgKOH/g. The polymer particles have a rate of change in volume-average particle size of 20% or less between a pH of 7 and a pH of 9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Hayashi, Ikuo Nakazawa, Eri Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150024166
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a pattern for a decorative panel. The method includes applying a clear gel coat on a mold to form a clear layer. The clear layer is cured and then digitally printed with one or more inks so as to produce a pattern on the clear layer. Also disclosed is a decorative panel including a clear layer, an opaque layer and a pattern digitally printed on the clear layer, between the clear and opaque layers, such that the pattern is visible through the clear layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: MAAX BATH INC.
    Inventor: Yan Bilodeau
  • Publication number: 20150011137
    Abstract: Shower curtain with anti-fouling facility and method for the production thereof, the shower curtain having an openly cross-linked, multicomponent polycondensate anchored on its fabric, said polycondensate repelling liquid water and having at least the partial condensates of the starting materials a) acrylate prepolymer, b) aliphatic diol, and c) zinc-organic compound with hydroxyl group, remainder adjuvants, additives and unavoidable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Hanns-Joachim Köllner
  • Patent number: 8926036
    Abstract: A marking apparatus for marking histology embedding cassettes includes a marking device for marking plastic surfaces, a gripping means to grip and release a cassette, and a movement organ to rotate the gripping means with respect to a first rotation axis perpendicular to a second rotation axis. The first axis is arranged such that it is situated in an ideal plane that is parallel to and interposed between the ideal planes in which the perpendicular surfaces of a cassette, gripped by the gripping means, are located, so that, upon rotation with respect to the first axis the first and the second perpendicular surfaces can alternately be located in front of the marking device. The second axis being arranged with respect to the gripping means such that, upon rotation with respect to the second axis, the oblique surface of the cassette can be in front of the marking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Mario Cinti