Glass Or Ceramic Base Patents (Class 427/266)
  • Patent number: 10557052
    Abstract: An ink set includes two ink compositions containing resin and wax separately, with the resin in one and the wax in the other, or an ink composition containing resin and wax together as well as a coagulant solution containing a coagulant for a component of the ink composition(s). The resin and the wax include a resin and a wax wherein the resin has higher aggregability than the wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akiko Matsuzaki, Takayoshi Kagata
  • Patent number: 8999445
    Abstract: A method for producing a glass or glass ceramic composite material with a metallic decorative appearance is provided. The method includes: applying a layer onto a glass or glass ceramic substrate, the layer comprising a sol-gel and/or a polysiloxane; patterning the layer; and applying a metallic-looking layer onto the patterned layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Inka Henze, Stefan Spengler, Matthias Bockmeyer, Eveline Rudigier-Voigt, Tamara Sweeck, Oliver Gros
  • Publication number: 20140271394
    Abstract: Absorbent structures for CO2 capture include a honeycomb substrate having partition walls that extend through the honeycomb substrate. The partition walls have channel surfaces that define a plurality of individual channels including a plurality of reaction channels and a plurality of heat-exchange channels. The reaction channels and the heat-exchange channels are arranged such that individual reaction channels are in thermal communication with individual heat-exchange channels. Surfaces of the reaction channels surfaces include a sorbent material, and surfaces of the heat-exchange channels include a coating layer. The coating layer includes a water-impermeable layer formed from a polymer material. The polymer material of the water-impermeable layer does not substantially penetrate into the sorbent material of the partition walls or of the reaction-channel surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dayue David Jiang, Steven Bolaji Ogunwumi, Zhen Song
  • Patent number: 8715802
    Abstract: The invention provides a transferring apparatus for a flexible electronic device and method for fabricating a flexible electronic device. The transferring apparatus for the flexible electronic device includes a carrier substrate. A release layer is disposed on the carrier substrate. An adhesion layer is disposed on a portion of the carrier substrate, surrounding the release layer and adjacent to a sidewall of the release layer. A flexible electronic device is disposed on the release layer and the adhesion layer, wherein the flexible electronic device includes a flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Pao-Ming Tsai, Liang-You Jiang, Yu-Yang Chang, Hung-Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 8715811
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vanadium oxide thin film pattern which is fabricated by using APTS (3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane, H2NC3H5Si(OCH3)3) or the like to prepare an APTS-SAM or the like on the surface of a substrate, irradiating this APTS-SAM with vacuum ultraviolet light through a photomask to thereby modify amino-terminal silanes into silanol groups in the exposed area, and then depositing vanadium oxide in a liquid phase using a patterned self-assembled monolayer having the amino-terminated silane surface and silanol group surface as a template for patterning the vanadium oxide, to a method of fabricating the same, and to a vanadium oxide device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yoshitake Masuda, Kunihito Koumoto
  • Patent number: 8652576
    Abstract: A method and a system is provided to form deletion windows on a glass substrate. The method includes the steps of applying a provisional masking substance of the glass substrate for masking predetermined regions of said glass substrate. The method also includes applying a reflective material on the glass substrate including the provisional masking substance. The method further includes applying heat to the glass substrate for removing the provisional masking substance of the glass substrate forming the deletion windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Vidrio Plano de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Alberto Hernandez Delsol, Jesús Alberto Gonzalez Rodriguez, Miguel Arroyo Ortega
  • Patent number: 8414976
    Abstract: Provided is a method for disposing a component on a substrate (100), the method comprising steps of: a step (a) of preparing the substrate (100), a first liquid, and a component-dispersing liquid; a step (b) of applying the first liquid to the substrate (100) along the +X direction continuously to dispose the first liquid on hydrophilic lines (112) and hydrophilic body regions (111) along the +X direction alternately; a step (c) of bringing the component-dispersing liquid in contact with the first liquid disposed on the hydrophilic region (111); and a step (d) of removing the first liquid and the second liquid from the substrate (100) to dispose the component on the hydrophilic region (111).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hidekazu Arase
  • Patent number: 8394458
    Abstract: In order to increase the probability that the component is disposed on the hydrophilic region, used is a substrate comprises a water-repellant region, a hydrophilic region, and a hydrophilic line, wherein the water-repellant region surrounds the hydrophilic region and the hydrophilic line, the hydrophilic region and the hydrophilic line are disposed along the +X direction in this order, the value of D1/D2 is not less than 0.1 and not more than 1.2, the value of D3 is not less than 5 micrometers, the value of D4 is less than the minimum length of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hidekazu Arase
  • Patent number: 8367585
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a superconducting strip having a metal coating layer and a method of manufacturing the superconducting strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hong Soo Ha, Sang Soo Oh, Dong Woo Ha, Kyu Jung Song, Rock Kil Ko, Ho Sup Kim
  • Patent number: 8367159
    Abstract: The application relates to methods for producing islands of functionality within nanoscale apertures. Islands of functionality can be produced by growing an aperture constriction layer from the walls, functionalizing the exposed base of the aperture, then removing the aperture constriction layer. The aperture constriction layer can be produced, for example, by anodically growing an oxide layer onto a cladding through which the aperture extends. The islands of functionality can be used to bind a single molecule of interest, such as an enzyme within the nanoscale aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Gray, Ronald L. Cicero, Annette Grot, Natasha Popovich, Stephen Dudek
  • Patent number: 8309176
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional structure includes forming a first structure having a relief pattern on a substrate, forming a sacrifice layer on the first structure such that the sacrifice layer can be filled in a concave part of the first structure and the sacrifice layer can cover a surface of a convex part of the first structure on a side opposite to the substrate, forming a second structure having a relief pattern on the sacrifice layer, and a fourth step of removing the sacrifice layer from between the first structure and the second structure, and thereby bringing the second structure into contact with the surface of the first structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taisuke Isano, Kosuke Asano, Yasushi Kaneda
  • Publication number: 20120244298
    Abstract: A coated substrate. The coated substrate includes a unitary substrate having a major surface. A first coating is applied to a first surface segment of the major surface. A second coating applied to a second surface segment of the major surface. The first coating is different than the second coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Russell Huffer, Randy Leland Stull, Henry Boyum, Keith Grubb, Kristen Spurgeon
  • Patent number: 8197899
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a patterned thin-film layer includes the steps of: providing a substrate with a plurality of banks thereon, the plurality of banks defining a plurality of spaces; providing an ink-jet device comprising a plurality of nozzles for depositing ink therefrom; generating a jetting information about ink volume that each of the nozzles deposits into the respective spaces by a random method, the jetting information meeting ink volume deposited into each of the spaces is in a range from about 92.5% to about 107.5% of an average volume of ink in the spaces; making the nozzles to deposit ink into the respective spaces according to the jetting information; and solidifying the ink so as to form a plurality of patterned thin-film layers formed in the spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Chou, Stephen Ko-Chiang Chien, Yu-Ning Wang
  • Patent number: 8173203
    Abstract: A recess is formed on an upper surface of a vibration plate at a position corresponding to a pressure chamber. Next, a low-elasticity material having a lower modulus of elasticity than the vibration plate is filled in the recess. Then, aerosol including a piezoelectric material particles and carrier gas is sprayed on the upper surface of the vibration plate to form a piezoelectric layer. At this time, the particles of the piezoelectric material do not adhere to a surface of the low-elasticity material filled in the recess, and hence the piezoelectric layer can be formed only in an area excluding the surface of the low-elasticity material. Thus, there is provided a method of manufacturing a piezoelectric actuator, the method capable of easily preventing, when forming the piezoelectric layer by an aerosol deposition method, formation of the piezoelectric layer on a surface of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sekiguchi, Hiroto Sugahara
  • Publication number: 20120015152
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for producing a metalized substrate in which a predetermined metal paste composition is applied onto a sintered nitride ceramic substrate (10); the resultant is fired in a heat-resistant container at a predetermined condition; and the substrate (10) and a metal layer (30) are bonded together to each other through a titanium nitride layer (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Takahashi, Yuichiro Minabe
  • Patent number: 8034317
    Abstract: A composition of matter, includes a plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles that are in physical contact with one another, each of the plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles having a) a first dimension that is substantially different than both a second dimension and a third dimension and b) a non-random nanoparticle crystallographic orientation that is substantially aligned with the first direction. The plurality a anisotropic nanoparticles are substantially aligned with respect to each other to define a substantially close packed dense layer having a non-random shared crystallographic orientation that is substantially aligned with a basal plane of the substantially close packed dense layer. The plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles includes a member selected from the group consisting of (In,Ga)y(S,Se)1-y, an In2Se3 stable wurtzite structure that defines a hexagonal rod nanoparticle, Cux(Se)1-x and Cu(In,Ga)y(S,Se)1-y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Heliovolt Corporation
    Inventor: Billy J. Stanbery
  • Patent number: 7954166
    Abstract: An improved method of loading tips and other surfaces with patterning compositions or inks for use in deposition. A method of patterning is described, the method comprising: (i) providing at least one array of tips; (ii) providing a plurality of patterning compositions; (iii) ink jet printing at least some of the patterning compositions onto some of the tips; and (iv) depositing at least some of the patterning compositions onto a substrate surface; wherein the ink jet printing is adapted to prevent substantial cross-contamination of the patterning composition on the tips. Good printing reproducibility and control of printing rate can be achieved. The surfaces subjected to ink jet printing can be treated to encourage localization of the ink at the tip. The method is particularly important for high density arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Chad A. Mirkin, Yuhuang Wang, Louise R. Giam, Matthew Park
  • Patent number: 7947328
    Abstract: A metal pattern forming method includes the steps of: applying one of a metal salt solution and an acetylene compound solution onto the substrate, the acetylene compound solution containing an acetylene compound expressed by a general formula of: (R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Kawata, Seiichi Inoue, Yasuhiko Maeda
  • Patent number: 7939048
    Abstract: Methods for assemblies of anisotropic nanoparticles which includes forming a substantially close packed dense layer by assembling a plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles, each of the plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles having a) a first dimension that is substantially different than both a second dimension and a third dimension and b) a non-random nanoparticle crystallographic orientation that is substantially aligned with the first direction, wherein assembling includes mechanically interacting the plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles by imposing a delocalized force that defines a direction that is substantially perpendicular to a basal plane of the substantially closed packed dense layer; and imposing a fluctuating force to which the anisotropic nanoparticles respond, which is sufficient to overcome a short range weak attractive force between members of the plurality of anisotropic nanoparticles with respect to anisotropic nanoparticles that are not substantially overlapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: HelioVolt Corporation
    Inventor: Billy J. Stanbery
  • Patent number: 7867563
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of mounting a plurality of components on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hidekazu Arase, Tohru Nakagawa, Hiroyuki Masuda
  • Publication number: 20100159139
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a fine pattern of a polymer thin film using a phenomenon that another material having a large difference in surface energy in comparison with a polymer thin film pattern is dewetted on the polymer thin film pattern. Two polymer materials having a large difference in surface energy can be applied to readily and conveniently form a fine pattern of a polymer thin film of micrometer or sub-micrometer grade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Seong Hyun Kim, Sang Chul Lim, Yong Suk Yang, Zin Sig Kim, Doo Hyeb Youn
  • Publication number: 20100129542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for coating at least one portion of a glass and/or ceramic substrate (2). In the latter output devices (5, 12, 22-25) are assigned to an application device (1) controlled by a control device (16). Said output devices (5, 12, 22-25) are assigned holding containers (18, 19) for holding a particle fluid (8, 26) and a pigment fluid (10, 27). The particle fluid (8, 26) and the pigment fluid (10, 27) are applied in a previously coordinated manner in terms of time and spatial distribution onto the substrate (2) to be coated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: DURST PHOTOTECHNIK DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Weingartner
  • Patent number: 7618704
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for printing conductors, insulators, dielectrics, phosphors, emitters, and other elements that may be for electronics and display applications. The present invention also relates to viscoelastic compositions used in this printing process. The present invention further includes devices made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Steven Dale Ittel, Jeffrey Crawford
  • Patent number: 7459176
    Abstract: A functional film fabrication method for fabricating a functional film on a base having a flat surface includes an installation step and an application step. In the installation step, a base is installed so that the flat surface is on top, and a droplet discharge head with a plurality of nozzles aligned in a first direction is arranged above the flat surface. In the application step, a functional film is fabricated on the flat surface by repeating a discharge step and a nozzle movement step. In the discharge step, droplets of a functional liquid are discharged from the nozzles onto the base. In the nozzle movement step, the nozzles are moved relative to the base in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction over a distance shorter than the distance between the nozzles in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuaki Sakurada
  • Patent number: 7442665
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, non-biological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Schultz, Xiaodong Xiang, Isy Goldwasser, Gabriel Brice{hacek over (n)}o, Xiao-Dong Sun, Kai-An Wang
  • Patent number: 7413765
    Abstract: A film-forming method is provided for forming a planar periodic structure having a predetermined periodicity by depositing liquid material on an object. A liquid drop supplying means is used which supplies a liquid drop at a predetermined driving period to deposit the liquid material on the object; the presence or absence of the supply of the liquid drop is controlled at each driving period in accordance with the periodicity of the planar periodic structure to be formed; and the liquid drop is supplied by controlling the liquid drop supplying means while the liquid drop supplying means is scanned at a predetermined scanning speed in a predetermined scanning direction relative to the object. A natural number times a value obtained by multiplying the driving period and the scanning speed is set to be the structural period of the planar periodic structure in the scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ito, Takeshi Oyama
  • Patent number: 7320858
    Abstract: A combinatorial method for discovering or optimizing materials is disclosed. The method uses solution-based components that are mixed and dispensed into regions on a substrate for drying and/or heat-treating. The drying and/or heat-treating produces materials that can be tested for a desired property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Daniel M. Giaquinta, Martin Devenney, Keith A. Hall, Isy Goldwasser, Peter G. Schultz, Xiao-Dong Xiang, Xiao-Dong Sun, Gabriel Briceño, Kai-An Wang
  • Patent number: 7208199
    Abstract: After displaying information (10) on the surface of an outer wall (4) of a cell structure, a portion surrounding the displayed information (10) is coated with a coating agent to form a region permeated with a coating agent (24) wherein pores (22) of the outer wall (4) are filled with the coating agent in a section of the outer wall (4) on which the information (10) is displayed. The region permeated with a coating agent (24) prevents a catalyst solution from exuding from the inside of the outer wall (4) of the cell structure. According to a method for protecting the displayed information and the cell structure of which surface information is protected by the protection method, a displayed information portion after loading catalyst components is prevented from being colored, and the displayed information can be maintained in a readable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd
    Inventors: Masayoshi Miwa, Masayasu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6866883
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium comprises steps of providing a non-magnetic substrate having at least one surface; forming a layer of a sol-gel on the surface, partially drying the sol-gel layer at room temperature to remove a portion of the solvent therein to form a partially dried sol-gel layer of hardness less than that of the substrate; mechanically texturing the surface of the partially dried sol-gel layer; and depositing a layer stack including at least one magnetic layer thereover. Embodiments of the invention include embossing a servo pattern in the as-deposited sol-gel layer prior to partial drying and mechanically texturing, followed by sintering at an elevated temperature to form a substantially fully dried layer having a density and hardness similar to that of glass, and formation of a thin film magnetic media layer stack thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Hong Ying Wang, Joseph Leigh, Neil Deeman, David Kuo
  • Patent number: 6864201
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, non-biological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Schultz, Xiaodong Xiang, Isy Goldwasser, Gabriel Briceno, Xiao-Dong Sun, Kai-An Wang
  • Patent number: 6827970
    Abstract: A niobium doped tin oxide coating is applied onto a glass substrate to produce a low emissivity (low E) glass. The coating can optionally be doped with both niobium and other dopant(s), such as fluorine. The low emissivity glass has properties comparable or superior to conventional low E glass with fluorine doped tin oxide coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Pilkington North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Srikanth Varanasi, David A. Strickler, Kevin Sanderson
  • Patent number: 6805908
    Abstract: A film, and process for making the same, that can be used as a label and which provides an etched appearance by the application of the combination of at least two layers of coarse-grained inks. A more specific form of the invention is to prepare a heat-shrink over-wrap film label as disclosed and then apply it to a regular glass bottle so as to create the appearance of an all-over etched treatment or a look of etched treatment to specific areas only. According to another more specific version of the invention, a heat-shrinkable overwrap sleeve may be printed as described above with a portion of the finish gradated from a full strength coating on the main body section of the container to a lesser degree in a continuous gradation over to a narrower neck part of the bottle to be covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Belanger, William W. Roberts, John Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 6783208
    Abstract: The invention makes uniform, in a plane, optical properties of optical members, such as the distribution properties of light transmission of a color filter, the color display properties of a liquid crystal device, and the light emission properties of an EL luminescent plane. During main scanning of color filter formation areas of a board in the X direction with an ink jet head having a nozzle row formed of a plurality of nozzles arranged in a row, a filter material is selectively discharged from the plurality of the nozzles to each of filer element areas arranged in a dot matrix to form filter elements, producing a color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Kawase, Hisashi Aruga, Satoru Katagami, Masaharu Shimizu, Hiroshi Kiguchi
  • Patent number: 6660332
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a color filter having a plurality of filter elements aligned in a dot-matrix on a substrate. The method has a first-scanning step of moving the inkjet head having a nozzle line including a plurality of nozzles relative to the substrate while selectively discharging a filter material from the plurality of nozzles so as to form filter elements on filter element forming regions of the substrate and a second-scanning step of moving the inkjet head by a second-scanning distance &dgr; in a second-scanning direction. The plurality of nozzles are divided into a plurality of groups and the first-scanning step and the second-scanning step are repeated so that all the nozzle groups scan the same section of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomomi Kawase, Hisashi Aruga, Satoru Katagami, Masaharu Shimizu, Hiroshi Kiguchi
  • Patent number: 6652903
    Abstract: A method for metering active ingredient in powder form onto a predetermined area is characterized in that the active ingredient is transferred as electrically charged powder to a roll with the opposite charge, the active ingredient transferred to the roll is transferred to a two-dimensional substrate with an electric charge opposite to the active ingredient, the active ingredient transferred to the substrate is fixed by means of a heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Walter Muller
  • Patent number: 6623788
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium comprises steps of providing a non-magnetic substrate for a magnetic recording medium, the substrate including at least one major surface; forming a layer of a sol-gel on the at least one major surface; forming a pattern, e.g., a servo pattern in an exposed surface of the layer of said sol-gel; and converting the layer of sol-gel to a glass or glass-like layer while preserving the pattern in an exposed surface of said glass or glass-like layer. Embodiments of the invention include magnetic media including a patterned glass or glass-like layer formed from a layer of a hydrophilic sol-gel with the pattern embossed therein by means of a stamper having a hydrophilic surface including a negative image of the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Hong Ying Wang, Neil Deeman, Gene Gauzner
  • Patent number: 6586044
    Abstract: A magnetic hard disk having magnetic tracks for storing data which is read or written by a magnetic head floating immediately above the magnetic track while the magnetic hard disk is rotating, and the magnetic head rests on the magnetic hard disk while the magnetic hard disk is not rotating. One aspect of the present invention is that the magnetic hard disk comprises a non-magnetic substrate having a plurality of banks and grooves alternately and concentrically arranged thereon, a magnetic film formed on each of the banks, and non-magnetic material formed on an entire surface of the substrate all over the banks and grooves such that roughness of the upper surface of the non-magnetic material is in a range between 0.5 nm and 3 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroto Takeshita, Ryoichi Mukai, Wataru Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 6444898
    Abstract: A transparent layered product in which the ratio of a refractive-index transition layer at the surface of a coating film is set to be a suitable ratio for increasing light transmittance is provided. In a coating film with a rough surface formed on a glass sheet, the thickness of a transition layer in which the refractive index varies continuously in its thickness direction is set to be in a range between 13% and 65% of the thickness of a layer having a substantially constant refractive index in the coating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Fujisawa, Masahiro Hirata, Tsuyoshi Otani, Akihiko Hattori
  • Patent number: 6413587
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for providing a patterned surface wherein predetermined regions of the surface are masked with a self-assembled monolayer (“SAM”) covalently bound to a brush polymer overlayer. The remainder of the substrate surface will generally be functionalized with a second self-assembled monolayer. Preferably, the method involves a microcontact printing technique, wherein a molecular moiety capable of spontaneously forming an SAM upon transfer to a surface is “stamped” onto a substrate surface, followed by growth (or covalent attachment) of a polymer on exposed functional groups within the SAM molecules. Coverage of surface regions with both an SAM and a polymer overlayer provides a number of advantages, particularly with regard to surface masking during etching and the like. The method is useful in the manufacture of microelectronic circuitry, biosensors, high-density assay plates, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Jon Hawker, James Lupton Hedrick, Nicholas Abbott
  • Publication number: 20020076494
    Abstract: A method of decorating an article, the method comprising mixing a thermochromic ink with a transparent lacquer, applying the mixture on to part or all of the surface of an article, once the mixture is set, applying a second layer of dishwasher proof transparent lacquer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2002
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: James Anthony Lodge
  • Patent number: 6406639
    Abstract: A method of partially forming oxide layers on a surface of a glass substrate by forming an oxide layer on the surface of the substrate, partially contacting the surface of the oxide layer formed on the substrate with a paste comprising an inorganic compound different from the oxide, organic solvents and silicon powder to partially dissolving the oxide layer with the paste, and removing the dissolved components of the layer together with the paste, by which the oxide layers are partially formed on the surface of the substrate efficiently and surely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Sakaguchi, Osamu Ishii, Yasunori Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 6376007
    Abstract: A method of marking glass includes providing a glass material with a surface (201) and using a wire (210) to mark the surface. The wire is softer than the glass material and does not damage the surface of the glass material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Motorola, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Rowell, David W. Jacobs, Edward A. Zarbock
  • Patent number: 6346290
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the preparation and use of a substrate having an array of diverse materials in predefined regions thereon. A substrate having an array of diverse materials thereon is generally prepared by delivering components of materials to predefined regions on a substrate, and simultaneously reacting the components to form at least two materials. Materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, covalent network solids, ionic solids and molecular solids. More particularly, materials which can be prepared using the methods and apparatus of the present invention include, for example, inorganic materials, intermetallic materials, metal alloys, ceramic materials, organic materials, organometallic materials, non-biological organic polymers, composite materials (e.g., inorganic composites, organic composites, or combinations thereof), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignees: Symyx Technologies, Inc., The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Peter G. Schultz, Xiaodong Xiang, Isy Goldwasser
  • Patent number: 6337029
    Abstract: A composition comprising bifluoride salts in a somewhat viscous form for roughening glass, ceramic and porcelain surfaces in preparation for refinishing includes: a. bifluoride salts in an amount ranging from 10.0 to 85.0 parts by weight; b. thickener in an amount ranging from 0.1 to 5.0 parts by weight; c. organic solvent in an amount ranging from 2.0 to 20.0 parts by weight; and d. water in an amount ranging from 7.0 to 75.0 parts by weight. A coating of the composition is applied to a substrate, such as those having low surface tensions and to which paint adhesion is difficult. The coating is left in contact with the substrate for a period of time effective to roughen the substrate. The coating is then removed and discarded or alternatively, collected and reused. The substrate after treatment will have a roughened surface from which improved paint adhesion results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Xim Products
    Inventors: Richard D. Hardy, Juan E. Jarufe
  • Patent number: 6337119
    Abstract: Master discs and similar devices used in the production of digital data storage and recording discs and the like are produced with a substrate member which is provided with a layer of material which is applied to the substrate member in liquid form of a thickness greater than the surface roughness of the substrate member and of a thickness greater than any particulates present on the substrate member. The material layer is preferably a polymer such as epoxy, acrylic or styrene and is hardenable by exposure to UV light, heat, air circulation or catalytic reaction to provide a substantially smooth flat surface for receiving a data bearing film. The film may be treated to generate bumps or pits representing digital signals, for example, which are free of any defects resulting from surface roughness or contamination of the substrate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Headway Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Vern D. Shipman
  • Patent number: 6299940
    Abstract: A glass ceramic article is decorated with ceramic paints in a screen printing process in accordance with which two, mutually corresponding grate-shaped structural elements are arranged on the surface of the glass ceramic article to form a closed, full-surface decorative coating so that the surface beneath it is not visible. The first structural element consists of ceramic paint members covering respective separate parts of the surface with intermediate spaces between them, while the second grate-shaped structural element consists of other ceramic paint members covering the intermediate spaces between the ceramic paint members of the first structural element but only at most overlapping edges of the ceramic paint members of the first structural element without covering them. The closed full-surface decorative coating can have a two-color pattern, such as a black and white pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: Schott Glas
    Inventors: Susanne Rapp, Holger Sieck
  • Patent number: 6294218
    Abstract: In a process for coating a substrate, a texture (4) is created in a portion of its surface. A first layer (5) to be applied on the surface of the substrate adheres better to the texture (4) than it does to a surface area located outside of the texture (4). Then, the layer (5) is applied to the surface of the substrate and after that, areas of the layer projecting laterally beyond the texture (4) are mechanically removed. The material of the texture (4) contains at least one chemical element or a compound, which the layer (5) does not have or has only in a smaller concentration than the material of the texture (4). On the first layer (5), at least one second layer (7) is then applied which does not have the chemical element or compound contained in the material of the texture (4), or it has it only in a smaller concentration than the material of the texture (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Günter Igel, Joachim Krumrey
  • Patent number: 6231924
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of partially forming oxide layers on a surface of a substrate such as a glass plate by forming an oxide layer on the surface of the substrate, partially contacting the surface of the oxide layer formed on the substrate with an inorganic compound different from the oxide, dissolving partially the layer with the inorganic compound and removing the dissolved components of the layer together with the inorganic compound, by which the oxide layers are partially formed on the surface of the substrate efficiently and surely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Nippon Sheet Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Sakaguchi, Shigeki Nakagaki, Yasuto Sakai
  • Patent number: 6143375
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a magnetic disk comprises the step of depositing a metallic layer on a glass substrate and laser texturing the metallic layer. The magnetic disk is then completed by deposition of (a) an underlayer such as Cr or sputtered NiP, (b) a magnetic layer such as a Co or Fe alloy, and (c) a protective overcoat such as ZrO.sub.2, carbon or hydrogenated carbon. By providing the above-mentioned metallic layer, laser texturing can now be used in conjunction with glass substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Komag, Incorporated
    Inventors: Caroline A. Ross, Martin Philip Rosenblum
  • Patent number: 6132818
    Abstract: Prepared is a transcribing plate comprising a glass substrate and a chromium film formed on a surface of the glass substrate. The transcribing plate is disposed on a surface of an object (for example, a glass substrate of a plasma display panel) such that the chromium film faces the surface of the object. The transcribing plate is pressed toward the object, if necessary. A predetermined identification code pattern is drawn on the transcribing plate by a YAG laser beam. The laser beam reaches, through the glass plate, the chromium film to heat it. Chromium vapors generated by the heating are deposited on the surface of the object. This means that the identification code pattern is transcribed on the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignees: Omron Corporation, Miyachi Technos Corporation
    Inventors: Chiharu Tanaka, Tatsuya Nakano, Mitsuo Yonemori, Takeshi Tomita, Masayuki Abe