Mask Or Stencil Utilized Patents (Class 427/282)
  • Patent number: 10497672
    Abstract: Active LEDs have a control transistor in series with an LED and have a top electrode, a bottom electrode, and a control electrode. The active LEDs are microscopic and dispersed in an ink. A substrate has column lines, and the active LEDs are printed at various pixel locations so the bottom electrodes contact the column lines. A hydrophobic mask defines the pixel locations. Due to the printing process, there are different numbers of active LEDs in the various pixel locations. Row lines and control lines contact the top and control electrodes so that the active LEDs in each single pixel location are connected in parallel. If the LEDs emit blue light, red and green phosphors are printed over various pixel locations to create an ultra-thin color display. Any active LED may be addressed using row and column addressing, and the brightness may be controlled using the control lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Nthdegree Technologies Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: William Johnstone Ray, Mark David Lowenthal, Richard Austin Blanchard, Lixin Zheng, Xiaorong Cai, Bradley S. Oraw
  • Patent number: 10449565
    Abstract: An application device and an application method capable of increasing the speed of a line-drawing application are provided. The application device includes a discharge device, a worktable, a drive device, and a control unit. A discharge member gives an inertial force to a liquid material inside a liquid chamber, thereby discharging the liquid material from a plurality of discharge ports at the same time and forming a plurality of droplets on an application object. The plurality of discharge ports are arranged in a nozzle along a straight nozzle arrangement line, and the nozzle arrangement line is aligned with a drawing direction in which a drawing line is to be drawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 10367174
    Abstract: Disclosed is a manufacturing apparatus of a light-emitting element including: a main transporting route extending in a first direction, the main transporting route comprising first and second transfer devices connected through a first transporting chamber; a sub-transporting route extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, the sub-transporting route comprising a second transporting chamber connected to the first or second transfer device and a delivery chamber connected to the second transfer chamber; and a plurality of first treatment chambers connected to the delivery chamber. The main transporting route is configured to transfer a substrate to be treated in a horizontal state, and one of the plurality of treatment chambers is configured to hold the substrate in a vertical state during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takaaki Ishikawa, Takaaki Kamimura, Noriyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 10353239
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method of manufacturing a nanowire grid polarizer, including: sequentially laminating a first wire grid material layer, a second wire grid material layer and a third wire grid material layer on a substrate; disposing a nano photoresist array on the third wire grid material layer; etching the third wire grid material layer which is not covered by the nano photoresist array by dry-etching; etching the second wire grid material layer which is not covered by the nano photoresist array by wet-etching; etching the first wire grid material layer which is not covered by the nano photoresist array by dry-etching; and removing the nano photoresist array to obtain the nanowire grid polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Hou, Lixuan Chen, Hsiao Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 10333047
    Abstract: Electrical, mechanical, computing, and/or other devices that include components formed of extremely low resistance (ELR) materials, including, but not limited to, modified ELR materials, layered ELR materials, and new ELR materials, are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ambatrue, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Gilbert, Y. Eugene Shteyn, Michael J. Smith, Joel Patrick Hanna, Paul Greenland, Brian J. Coppa, Forrest J. North
  • Patent number: 10309002
    Abstract: A method for coating a component is provided. The coating method includes providing a component having at least one aperture with an aperture geometry formed in a surface thereof, positioning a filler material within the at least one aperture, the filler material extending away from the surface of the component a distance greater than a reduced coating thickness and less than an applied coating thickness, applying at least one coating over the surface of the component and the filler material to form an applied coating having the applied coating thickness, removing a portion of the applied coating to provide the reduced coating thickness and expose the filler material, and removing the filler material to extend the at least one aperture having the aperture geometry through the applied coating. Another coating method and a template for use with the coating methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Cem Murat Eminoglu
  • Patent number: 10233528
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods and apparatus for monitoring film properties on a substrate in-situ. In one embodiment, a deposition system is provided. The deposition system includes at least two deposition chambers, and a patterned mask designed specifically for each of the deposition chambers, wherein a first mask of the patterned masks has a first opening formed therethrough outside of a pattern formed thereon, and a second mask of the patterned masks has a first opening formed therethrough outside of a pattern formed thereon, the first opening of the second mask having a position on the second mask that is different than a position of the first opening on the first mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: John Macneill White, Robert Jan Visser
  • Patent number: 10232396
    Abstract: A method for masking a gap between a closure panel member and a surround, such, for example, as an automobile door arrangement, in which a mask protrudes from the gap and overlies the panel member edge defining a space tapering towards the edge, whereby to feather the paint towards the edge, and masking tapes used in carrying out the method. The masking can be effected by introducing a resiliently deformable elongate strip mask into the gap so as to compress it to be pinched in the gap to protrude therefrom and, after painting, to remove the strip from the gap prior to overpainting. The mask may be introduced with the closure member closed, and needs no adhesive to hold it to the door or surround.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: JTape Ltd.
    Inventor: Oliver Jevons
  • Patent number: 10229891
    Abstract: A package comprising an electronic chip, a laminate-type encapsulant at least partially encapsulating the electronic chip, a wiring structure extending from the electronic chip up to a contact pad, and a completely galvanically formed solderable exterior electric contact electrically coupled with the electronic chip by being arranged on the contact pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Scharf, Steffen Jordan, Wolfgang Schober, Thomas Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10184053
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an UV coating special for PET window film and its preparation method. A pigmented UV-curable window-film coating comprising the following components in parts by mass: UV monomer: 3-40, modified acrylate: 10-50, photoinitiator: 1-10, leveling agent: 0.4-2, pigment: 3-20, coupling agent: 0.5-1.5 and dispersant: 0.4-0.8. The pigmented window film according to the present invention has the functions of being difficult to fade, UV resistance and excellent outdoor weather-resistance as well as the functions of surface-scratch resistance. The color or hue of the pigment itself can remain unchanged for several or even a dozen years. Thus, a PET window film produced from a pigment with good weather resistance can guarantee that it will keep its original color for several to a dozen years and its performance will not be influenced by outdoor environmental factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG NAMEI MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao Tian, Lei Zhao, Ruoxin Li, Tao Zhang, Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 10170340
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a substrate; a chip disposed over the substrate; and a molding disposed over the substrate and surrounding the chip at a molding temperature. The warpage of the substrate is convex or about zero at the molding temperature or 10° C. more or less than the molding temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Po Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 10170339
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor structure includes providing a substrate and a chip disposed over the substrate; disposing the substrate over a first molding member; disposing a second molding member over the substrate to encapsulate the chip; disposing a molding material around the chip; forming a molding over the substrate and around the chip; removing the first molding member; removing the second molding member; wherein the first molding member includes a curved surface protruded towards the substrate, the chip or the second molding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Po Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 10162264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for liquid deposition photolithography are described. In particular, some embodiments relate to systems and methods for using photolithography to control the 2D structure of a thin layer of material (e.g., photopolymer) using various masks, projection optics and materials. In one or more embodiments, this thin layer can be manipulated by micro-fluidic techniques such that it can be formed, patterned and post-processed in a liquid environment, vastly simplifying the creation of multi-layer structures. Multiple layers are rapidly built up to create thick structures of possibly multiple materials that are currently challenging to fabricate by existing methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate
    Inventors: Robert R. McLeod, Adam Urness, Michael Cole, Eric Moore
  • Patent number: 10164218
    Abstract: Disclosed is a manufacturing apparatus of a light-emitting element including: a main transporting route extending in a first direction, the main transporting route comprising first and second transfer devices connected through a first transporting chamber; a sub-transporting route extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, the sub-transporting route comprising a second transporting chamber connected to the first or second transfer device and a delivery chamber connected to the second transfer chamber; and a plurality of first treatment chambers connected to the delivery chamber. The main transporting route is configured to transfer a substrate to be treated in a horizontal state, and one of the plurality of treatment chambers is configured to hold the substrate in a vertical state during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takaaki Ishikawa, Takaaki Kamimura, Noriyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 10081164
    Abstract: A vehicle windshield assembly including a glass layer, a first layer, and a second layer is disclosed. The glass layer has inner and outer surfaces. The first layer contacts the inner surface of the glass layer, and defines voids in the first layer in a shape of a design. The second layer contacts the first layer and occupies the voids. The first and second layers have a color contrast to enhance visibility of the design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: James Pizzimenti, Larry Agius, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Thomas F. Boettger
  • Patent number: 10059847
    Abstract: In various embodiments multi-component systems for the protection of spray booth surfaces and the suppression of dust are provided. In certain embodiments the multi-component system for the temporary protection of a paint spray booth and the suppression of dust comprises a first component comprising a liquid that when applied to a surface of said paint booth dries to form a peelable film; and a second component comprising a liquid that when applied to a surface of said paint booth or to said film, forms a tacky coating that adheres dust particles. In certain embodiments the system further comprises a third component comprising a liquid that when applied to a surface of said paint booth or to said film, forms a tacky coating that adheres dust particles, wherein the composition of said third component is different than the composition of said second component. In certain embodiments the system further comprises a non-woven material configured for application to a floor of a spray booth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CAL-WEST SPECIALTY COATINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward William Woodhall, Robert Louis Mesa, Brian Ming Wong
  • Patent number: 10023932
    Abstract: An oriented electrical steel sheet and a method of manufacturing the same are provided, and in a method of manufacturing an oriented electrical steel sheet including processes of producing a hot rolled plate by hot rolling a steel slab, performing or omitting hot rolled plate annealing, performing cold rolling, performing decarburization and nitride annealing, and performing final high temperature annealing, the decarburization and nitride annealing process is performed in a dew point range of 35-55° C., and in the final annealing process, a glassless additive including MgO is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Min Soo Han, Min Serk Kwon, Soon-Bok Park, Chan-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 9975133
    Abstract: In plan view, a magnet plate (10) has a first magnetic domain (11) and a second magnetic domain (12), a magnetic domain boundary line (14) is inclined to an opening side (26) and is bent or curved, and the magnet plate has magnetic fields that are generated in a respective plurality of different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuhki Kobayashi, Shinichi Kawato, Manabu Niboshi, Kazuo Takizawa
  • Patent number: 9903208
    Abstract: A turbine blade machining method and a machining tool, which allow efficient machining of a through-hole running from the surface of a turbine blade to the interior thereof, and a turbine blade. This turbine blade machining method, in which a through-hole is machined in a turbine blade with a protective film formed on a surface of a substrate, has: an insertion step of inserting a machining tool, including a grinding region provided at a tip thereof, into the through-hole with such an orientation that the grinding region faces the surface of the through-hole; and a removal step of grinding the protective film laminated in the through-hole with the grinding region of the machining tool inserted into the through-hole, to remove the protective film laminated in the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomomi Sonoo
  • Patent number: 9844835
    Abstract: To provide a production method including: a first step of forming a mask member in which a resin film and a magnetic metal member, which has first through-holes and second through-holes, are brought into close contact; a second step in which a peripheral edge of the magnetic metal member is bonded to one end face of a frame; and a third step in which a portion of the film in each first through-hole is irradiated with laser light to form an opening pattern, and a portion of the film in each second through-hole is irradiated with laser light to form a mask-side alignment mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: V TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Michinobu Mizumura
  • Patent number: 9828530
    Abstract: An adhesive article for masking a portion of a substrate surface from a liquid coating applied to the surface includes a support having first and second opposed major surfaces, and a cationic or zwitterionic adhesive composition disposed on at least a portion of at least one of the first and second opposed major surfaces. The adhesive composition provides a barrier that impedes the migration of the coating past the edge of the adhesive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mahfuza B. Ali, Elizabeth E. Johnson, Michael D. Crandall
  • Patent number: 9831103
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an interposed substrate is provided. A metal-stacked layer comprising a first metal layer, an etching stop layer and a second metal layer is formed. A patterned conductor layer is formed on the first metal layer, wherein the patterned conductor layer exposes a portion of the first metal layer. A plurality of conductive pillars is formed on the patterned conductor layer, wherein the conductive pillars are separated from each other and stacked on a portion of the patterned conductor layer. An insulating material layer is formed on the metal-stacked layer, wherein the insulating material layer covers the portion of the first metal layer and encapsulates the conductive pillars and the other portion of the patterned conductor layer. The metal-stacked layer is removed to expose a lower surface opposite to an upper surface of the insulating material layer and a bottom surface of the patterned conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Unimicron Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Dyi-Chung Hu, Ming-Chih Chen, Tzyy-Jang Tseng
  • Patent number: 9786866
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of pixels arranged on a substrate, a plurality of pixel electrodes, wherein each pixel electrode of the plurality of pixel electrodes corresponds to a pixel of the plurality of pixels, a bank between adjacent pixel electrodes of the plurality of pixel electrodes, wherein the bank exposes a part of the pixel electrodes, an electroluminescent layer on each of the plurality of pixel electrodes, a common electrode above the bank and the electroluminescent layer, a plurality of insulators on the exposed regions of the pixel electrodes, wherein the common electrode is between the insulators and the pixel electrodes, and an auxiliary wiring on the common electrode between adjacent insulators of the plurality of insulators, wherein a top surface of each insulator of the plurality of insulators is farther from the substrate than a top surface of the common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Norihisa Maeda
  • Patent number: 9771675
    Abstract: Nonwoven fibrous webs including randomly oriented discrete fibers defining a multiplicity of non-hollow projections extending from a major surface of the nonwoven fibrous web (as considered without the projections), and a plurality of substantially planar land areas formed between each adjoining projection in a plane defined by and substantially parallel with the major surface. In some exemplary embodiments, the randomly oriented discrete fibers include multi-component fibers having at least a first region having a first melting temperature and a second region having a second melting temperature, wherein the first melting temperature is less than the second melting temperature. At least a portion of the oriented discrete fibers are bonded together at a plurality of intersection points with the first region of the multi-component fibers. In certain embodiments, the patterned air-laid nonwoven fibrous webs include particulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Gordon L. Altshuler, James P. Endle, David L. Vall, Gerry A. Hoffdahl, Randy L. Robertson, Tien T. Wu, Mario A. Perez, Jeremie Peyras-Carratte, Jean-Marie Coant, Lahoussaine Lalouch
  • Patent number: 9757764
    Abstract: A mask for deposition for forming a pattern on a transparent substrate according to the present invention includes a mask member having a mask alignment mark penetratedly formed so as to be aligned with a substrate alignment mark formed on the transparent substrate; and an unevenness region formed on one surface of the mask member so as to be adjacent to the mask alignment mark and having protrusions and depressions on a surface thereof. In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, it is possible to prevent the alignment error of the mask from occurring by increasing the recognition rate of the align marks formed on the substrate and the mask. As a result, it is possible to reduce the manufacturing costs by reducing the defective rate of the organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Min Hong, Sang-Hyuk Park, Woo-Young Jung, Ha-Nul Kwen, Suk-Ho Kang, Jeong-Yeol Lee
  • Patent number: 9752042
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one polyvinyl alcohol; at least one waxy starch; at least one hygroscopic agent; at least one surfactant; and water, wherein the ratio by weight of the at least one waxy starch to the at least one polyvinyl alcohol is at least two to one. In certain embodiments, the at least one polyvinyl alcohol has a degree of hydrolysis of at least about 95%, such as at least about 98%, or at least about 99.3%. In certain embodiments, the viscosity of the at least one polyvinyl alcohol in a deionized water solution at 20° C. ranges from about 30 cps to about 80 cps, wherein the solution contains 4% by weight polyvinyl alcohol relative to the total weight of polyvinyl alcohol and deionized water in the solution. Also disclosed herein are methods of making a sacrificial coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guiqin Song, Chu-Heng Liu, Marcel P. Breton
  • Patent number: 9728485
    Abstract: A semiconductor device structure is provided. The semiconductor device structure includes a semiconductor substrate and a dielectric layer over the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor device structure also includes a conductive feature in the dielectric layer, and the conductive feature includes a catalyst layer and a conductive element. The catalyst layer is between the conductive element and the dielectric layer, and the catalyst layer is in physical contact with the conductive element. The catalyst layer continuously surrounds a sidewall and a bottom of the conductive element. The catalyst layer is made of a material different from that of the conductive element, and the catalyst layer is capable of lowering a formation temperature of the conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Han Lee, Shau-Lin Shue
  • Patent number: 9661793
    Abstract: In mounting position correction of detecting a position of printed solder, calculating a positional-shift amount between a position of an electrode and the position of the printed solder, and correcting a mounting position based on the calculated positional-shift amount, when a correction amount based on the calculated positional-shift amount exceeds a limit value which indicates an upper limit of the correction amount which is defined and allowed in mounting information, the electronic component is mounted on the mounting position which is corrected by considering the limit value as the correction amount. Accordingly, it is possible to appropriately employ mounting position correction by considering a solder printing position as a reference in accordance with the degree of printing position shift, and to obtain an expected joint quality improvement effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Itoh, Mitsuo Nakamura, Daisuke Nagai, Kenji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9629292
    Abstract: An electronic component is mounted on a substrate according to a mounting mode which is set in advance in the following mounting information when component mounting work is performed. In the mounting information, any one of a first mounting mode in which an electronic component is transferred and mounted to a mounting position which is corrected based on a positional-shift amount between a position of printed solder and a position of an electrode and a second mounting mode in which the electronic component is transferred and mounted to the mounting position by considering only the position of the electrode as a reference, is set as a mounting mode for performance for each electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Itoh, Mitsuo Nakamura, Daisuke Nagai, Kenji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9623438
    Abstract: A mask according to the invention includes a masking having a first side, a second side, and a perimeter opening. The second side is either tacky or has an adhesive applied and includes a backing, and the first side may include a cover. In use, the backing is removed to apply the mask to a hatch on a surface, with the perimeter of the hatch exposed through the perimeter opening. If used, the cover is then removed and liquid sealant is applied to the perimeter through the perimeter opening. Excess sealant collects on the masking rather than on the hatch or surface surrounding the perimeter. Once the sealant dries, the masking is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Heath Moore
  • Patent number: 9615495
    Abstract: An electronic component is mounted on a substrate according to a mounting mode which is set in advance in the following mounting information—when component mounting work is performed. In the mounting information, any one of a first mounting mode in which an electronic component is transferred and mounted to a mounting position which is corrected based on a positional-shift amount between a position of a printed solder and a position of an electrode and a second mounting mode in which the electronic component is transferred and mounted to the mounting position by considering only the position of the electrode as a reference, is set as a mounting mode for performance for each electronic component mounting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Itoh, Nobuo Komiya
  • Patent number: 9611367
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a film that has excellent water solubility which changes little over time even when the film touches a chemical, a package and a liquid transfer printing film each using the film and a liquid transfer printing method using the liquid transfer printing film. [Means for Resolution] A film containing a hydroxymethyl group-containing vinyl alcohol-based polymer containing a vinyl alcohol unit and a unit structure represented by the following formula (1), a package and a liquid transfer printing film each using the film and a liquid transfer printing method using the liquid transfer printing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Takafuji, Takanori Isozaki
  • Patent number: 9557638
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for manufacturing a photo mask and a photo mask manufactured with the method. The method includes (1) providing a partially finished photo mask, which has effective open areas and ineffective areas located around the effective open areas and (2) applying a half-etching process to form recesses in the ineffective areas. With the recesses formed through a half-etching process in the ineffective areas located around the effective open areas, a mass difference between the effective open areas and the ineffective areas is reduced so that in the process of attracting the photo mask, inconsistent sequence of attraction caused by a great mass difference between the effective open areas and the ineffective areas can be eliminated to thereby ensure that the effective open areas of the photo mask can be laid completely flat on a substrate at predetermined locations and thus ensure the preciseness of a deposited pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Taipi Wu
  • Patent number: 9551058
    Abstract: Coating methods and a coated substrate are provided. The coating method includes providing a component having an aperture formed in a surface thereof, arranging and disposing a hollow member on a portion of the surface to define a hollow space above the aperture corresponding to a shape of the aperture at the surface, applying at least one coating over the surface of the component and the hollow member to form an applied coating having an applied coating thickness, and removing at least a portion of the hollow member to expose the hollow space through the applied coating. The coated substrate includes a component having an aperture formed in a surface thereof, a hollow member arranged and disposed on the surface to define a hollow space above the aperture, and an applied coating over the surface of the component, the hollow space being exposed through the applied coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Reid, Paul Stephen Dimascio, Jonathan Matthew Lomas, Cem Murat Eminoglu
  • Patent number: 9540735
    Abstract: A method of treating aluminum or aluminum alloy includes providing an aluminum or aluminum alloy substrate; depositing a first zincating layer on the substrate by zincate immersion; stripping off the first zincating layer; depositing a second zincating layer on the substrate by zincate immersion; stripping off the second zincating layer; and depositing a third zincating layer on the substrate by zincate immersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Royal Canadian Mint
    Inventors: Taixiang Jiang, Xianyao Li, Hieu Cong Truong
  • Patent number: 9478936
    Abstract: A method for preparing a surface of a YAG crystal for thermal bonding includes performing an ion implantation process to introduce nitrogen into a surface layer of the YAG crystal to replace depleted oxygen therein, to change surface energy of the surface layer of the YAG crystal and to provide desired bonding characteristics for the surface layer; and joining the ion implanted surface layer with a thermal management device configured to dissipate heat from the YAG crystal. Also, a micro-chip device having a YAG crystal whose surface is prepared with the above disclosed method is provided and a device for forming a metallization pattern on a surface of the YAG crystal is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Michael Ushinsky
  • Patent number: 9458341
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one polyvinyl alcohol; at least one waxy starch; at least one hygroscopic agent; at least one surfactant; and water, wherein the ratio by weight of the at least one waxy starch to the at least one polyvinyl alcohol is at least two to one. In certain embodiments, the at least one polyvinyl alcohol has a degree of hydrolysis of at least about 95%, such as at least about 98%, or at least about 99.3%. In certain embodiments, the viscosity of the at least one polyvinyl alcohol in a deionized water solution at 20° C. ranges from about 30 cps to about 80 cps, wherein the solution contains 4% by weight polyvinyl alcohol relative to the total weight of polyvinyl alcohol and deionized water in the solution. Also disclosed herein are methods of making a sacrificial coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guiqin Song, Chu-Heng Liu, Marcel P. Breton
  • Patent number: 9453301
    Abstract: Compositions for and methods of digitally printing an ink image onto a woven textile material are provided. A base application is applied to the surface of a woven textile material, especially one comprising synthetic resin fibers prior to application of an ink image layer. The base application comprises an acrylic latex material that is formulated to imprinted upon with a digital ink while still wet, thereby eliminating the need for an intermediate drying cycle in between base application deposit and printing of the ink image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald D. Sloan
  • Patent number: 9289798
    Abstract: A mask having both ends supported on a frame when a tensile force is applied in a first direction includes: a mask main body unit having a band form extended in the first direction; a plurality of pattern units including a plurality of pattern slits extended and opened in the first direction and separately disposed in a second direction crossing the first direction, and disposed in the mask main body unit in the first direction; and a plurality of dummy units including a plurality of dummy slits separated from each other with the pattern units therebetween, disposed in the mask main body unit, extended and opened in the first direction, and separately disposed in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Hyuk Park, Jae-Min Hong, Woo-Young Jung, Ha-Nul Kwen
  • Publication number: 20150118414
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an article configured to enhance the coalescence of a dispersed phase from a continuous phase in an emulsion is presented. The method includes forming a pattern of a plurality of regions on a surface of the article, wherein a portion of the plurality of regions is substantially wetting with respect to the dispersed phase, and a portion of the plurality of regions is substantially non-wetting with respect to the dispersed phase. The pattern further includes a plurality of inter-connected regions that are substantially non-wetting with respect to the dispersed phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Morley, Bowden Kirkpatrick, Shyam Sivaramakrishnan, Roderick Mark Lusted, Luc Stephane Leblanc
  • Publication number: 20150118457
    Abstract: A method of forming an article is provided. The method can include providing a substrate comprising a surface. The method can further include forming a solvent soluble layer on or over the surface of the substrate in a pattern, the pattern defining one or more first portions of the surface that are overlaid by the solvent soluble layer, and one or more second portions of the surface that are free of the solvent soluble layer. The method can further include forming a second layer on or over at least one of the first portions and at least one of the second portions, wherein the step of forming the second layer includes buffing an exfoliatable material on or over at least one of the first portions and at least one of the second portions. The method can further include removing the solvent soluble layer by applying a solvent to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ranjith Divigalpitiya, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Shawn C. Dodds
  • Publication number: 20150118444
    Abstract: A method of forming an article includes forming a silicon-containing layer on a silicon-containing region of a surface of a substrate of the article; forming a plurality of channels and ridges in the silicon-containing layer; and forming at least one outer layer overlying the surface of the silicon-containing region. The plurality of channels and ridges may be formed by adding silicon-containing material to the silicon-containing layer. The channels and ridges may be formed by subtracting material from the silicon-containing layer. The channels and ridges may be formed by forming channels or grooves in the silicon-containing region of the surface of the substrate prior to formation of the silicon-containing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Don Mark Lipkin, Curtis Alan Johnson, Joshua Lee Margolies, Larry Steven Rosenzweig, Julin Wan
  • Patent number: 9004002
    Abstract: A mask assembly is disclosed to improve organic material deposition efficiency including: a plurality of deposition masks, at least one of opposite ends of each of the plurality of deposition masks is formed to have a plurality of projections, which form at least one boundary aperture region at a boundary of adjacent two deposition masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chong-Hyun Park, Tae-Hyung Kim, Il-Hyun Lee
  • Publication number: 20150093522
    Abstract: A method for creating a condensation image on a piece of jewelry using chemical patterning techniques which create covalently attached (or other strong chemical bond), ultrathin (less than 10 nm), hydrophobic/hydrophilic monolayer patterns on a surface. These techniques allow the deposition of ultrathin films (e.g. less than 10 nanometers thick) which are invisible to the naked eye making the patterns only visible when condensation has formed at the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Warren Taylor, Sienna Cordoba-Taylor
  • Publication number: 20150079287
    Abstract: A shaped colored coating such as a logo or graphics is applied to a surface by adhesively attaching a tape to the surface at a demarked edge of the shape and applying an adhesive masking sheet over the tape body. The masking sheet is torn at the edge by pulling a filament of the tape through the masking sheet. A removable portion of the masking sheet and the tape are removed and the edge of a masking portion adhesively attached to the surface at the demarked edge. After application of the coating, the masking portion is removed to leave the coating on the surface up to the demarked edge and to carry away the part of the coating on the masking portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Garry Cyrille Alfred VanDenBerghe
  • 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: 8967078
    Abstract: A method of masking a component includes installing a flexible gasket over a portion of a component masking area leaving an unmasked area exposed. A backer is installed over the flexible gasket to compress the flexible gasket between the backer and the portion. The flexible gasket and the backer are secured to the component to provide an assembly. The assembly is deposited into a slurry with an abrasive media to polish the unmasked area, in one example. The flexible gasket and backer prevent abrasive media from reaching the masked area. The flexible gasket and backer can be removed from the component and reused on other similarly shaped components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald R. Soucy, Richard W. LaFranchise
  • Patent number: 8968823
    Abstract: Disclosed is an evaporation method to form a thin film over a substrate, which is characterized in the use of an evaporation source equipped with a plurality of evaporation cells. The evaporation source has a rectangular shape with a long side and a short side wherein the long side is longer than the short side. At least one of the evaporation source and the substrate is relatively moved during the evaporation, which allows the formation of a thin film having a highly uniform thickness in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Takeshi Fukunaga
  • Publication number: 20150050599
    Abstract: A method is disclosed to form a patterned epitaxy template, on a substrate, to direct self-assembly of block copolymer for device lithography. A resist layer on a substrate is selectively exposed with actinic (e.g. UV or DUV) radiation by photolithography to provide exposed portions in a regular lattice pattern of touching or overlapping shapes arranged to leave unexposed resist portions between the shapes. Exposed or unexposed resist is removed with remaining resist portions providing the basis for a patterned epitaxy template for the orientation of the self-assemblable block copolymer as a hexagonal or square array. The method allows for simple, direct UV lithography to form patterned epitaxy templates with sub-resolution features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Sander Frederik Wuister, Vadim Yevgenyevich Banine, Jozef Maria Finders, Roelof Koole, Emiel Peeters, Harmeet Singh
  • Publication number: 20150050427
    Abstract: A free radical curable liquid for inkjet printing of food packaging materials includes no initiator or otherwise one or more initiators selected from the group consisting of non-polymeric di- or multifunctional initiators, oligomeric initiators, polymeric initiators, and polymerizable initiators; wherein the polymerizable composition of the liquid consists of: a) 25-100 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds A having at least one acrylate group G1 and at least one second ethylenically unsaturated polymerizable functional group G2 different from the group G1; b) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds B selected from the group consisting of monofunctional acrylates and difunctional acrylates; and c) 0-55 wt % of one or more polymerizable compounds C selected from the group consisting of trifunctional acrylates, tetrafunctional acrylates, pentafunctional acrylates and hexafunctional acrylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Roland CLAES, Johan LOCCUFIER