Nonuniform Or Patterned Coating Patents (Class 427/555)
  • Patent number: 10639712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of methods, devices, and assemblies for processing feedstock materials using microwave plasma processing. Specifically, the feedstock materials disclosed herein pertains to scrap materials, dehydrogenated or non-hydrogenated feed material, and recycled used powder. Microwave plasma processing can be used to spheroidize and remove contaminants. Advantageously, microwave plasma processed feedstock can be used in various applications such as additive manufacturing or powdered metallurgy (PM) applications that require high powder flowability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Amastan Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Barnes, Aaron Bent, Kamal Hadidi, Makhlouf Redjdal, Scott Turchetti, Saurabh Ullal, Ning Duanmu, Michael C. Kozlowski
  • Patent number: 10615344
    Abstract: A vapor deposition mask used for forming a thin film pattern on a substrate enables to form much higher-definition thin film pattern and to closely attract and hold the vapor deposition mask to and on a surface of a transparent substrate by a magnetic force in a state that the substrate held on a substrate holder is intermediated therebetween, while preventing occurrence of shadow portions (vapor deposition shadows) to which no deposition material is adhered due to a holding member. A vapor deposition mask 1 is composed of a single resin film layer 2 or a resin film layer 2 and a holding member 7 of a substantially rectangular thin plate frame body, and a metal powder 4 is contained in the resin film layer 2 in which a plurality of through openings 3 are formed. When having the holding member 7, a single rectangular opening 8 including a portion of the resin film layer 2 where a plurality of the through openings 3 are formed is formed on the holding member 7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koshi Nishida, Kozo Yano, Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10497487
    Abstract: In a transparent electrode based on a metal material having reduced light reflectance, a light absorbing layer having black characteristic is formed on a lower surface, a partition wall, and/or an upper surface of a metal wire, and thus, light reflectance of transparent electrode is minimized. In a method of manufacturing a transparent electrode, the light absorbing layer can be selectively formed on the upper and lower surfaces and the partition wall of the metal wire having a fine line width by using self-aligning and a spontaneous pattern effect. A conductive wire is implemented by using an imprinting process using an elastic body-based stamp, and thus, conductive wires having a fine line width and an excellent aspect ratio can be formed, so that it is possible to improve electric conductivity and transmittance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hak-Rin Kim, Ji-Sub Park, Jun-Chan Choi
  • Patent number: 10490424
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate processing apparatus including a rotary holding part configured to hold and rotate a substrate with a film formed on an upper surface of the substrate; a first supply part configured to supply a first chemical solution for etching the film to a peripheral edge portion of the upper surface of the substrate held by the rotary holding part; a second supply part configured to supply the first chemical solution to a peripheral edge portion of a lower surface of the substrate; and a third supply part configured to supply a second chemical solution, which exothermically reacts with the first chemical solution, to the peripheral edge portion of the lower surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Nanba
  • Patent number: 10446757
    Abstract: An solar cell of an embodiment includes a first electrode, an electron transport layer containing a metal oxide, a self-assembled monolayer, a photoelectric conversion layer including a p-type semiconductor and an n-type semiconductor, and a second electrode. The self-assembled monolayer includes a fullerene-containing compound having a fullerene portion including a fullerene or a fullerene derivative, an absorption group to the metal oxide, and a bond group bonding the fullerene portion and the absorption group. The bond group contains a bivalent aromatic hydrocarbon group and a bivalent organic group which includes a carbon atom chain having 1 to 18 single-bonded carbon(s) or an atom chain in which a part of the carbon atom chain is substituted by at least one element selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, as a main chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hyangmi Jung, Takeshi Gotanda, Kenji Todori
  • Patent number: 10403415
    Abstract: In a transparent electrode based on a metal material having reduced light reflectance, a light absorbing layer having black characteristic is formed on a lower surface, a partition wall, and/or an upper surface of a metal wire, and thus, light reflectance of transparent electrode is minimized. In a method of manufacturing a transparent electrode, the light absorbing layer can be selectively formed on the upper and lower surfaces and the partition wall of the metal wire having a fine line width by using self-aligning and a spontaneous pattern effect. A conductive wire is implemented by using an imprinting process using an elastic body-based stamp, and thus, conductive wires having a fine line width and an excellent aspect ratio can be formed, so that it is possible to improve electric conductivity and transmittance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hak-Rin Kim, Ji-Sub Park, Jun-Chan Choi
  • Patent number: 9925559
    Abstract: A graphene-containing coating film includes at least one hydrate represented by Chemical Formula 1 as described herein, a graphene positioned in a shape on the surface of the hydrate represented by Chemical Formula 1, and a silica particle positioned on the surface of the hydrate of Chemical Formula 1 and positioned on the surface of the graphene in a shape of discontinuous island. Particularly, the silica particle includes agglomeration of a plurality of silica nanoparticles. A method of preparing the graphene-containing coating film and a vehicle part such as a head lamp including the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology
    Inventors: Kyu Geol Lee, Kwang Il Chang, Seung Hun Hur
  • Patent number: 9881792
    Abstract: Processes for shaping one- and two-dimensional nanomaterials, and thereby inducing local strains therein preferably to control one or more of their material properties. The processes include providing a substrate comprising a three-dimensional surface feature thereon, locating a nanomaterial on the substrate and over the surface feature, and directing a laser beam toward the nanomaterial such that the nanomaterial experiences laser shock pressure sufficient to deform the nanomaterial to conform at least partially to the shape of the surface feature and adhere to the surface feature either directly or via an intermediate layer therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Gary J. Cheng
  • Patent number: 9556525
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing a (shaped) ceramic or glass-ceramic article, involving the steps of: (a) providing a powder or a powder mixture comprising ceramic or glass-ceramic material, (b) depositing a layer of said powder or powder mixture on a surface, (d) heating at least one region of said layer by means of an energy beam or a plurality of energy beams to a maximum temperature such that at least a part of said ceramic or glass-ceramic material in said at least one region is melted and (e) cooling said at least one region of said layer so that at least part of the material melted in step (d) is solidified, such that the layer is joined with said surface in said at least one region. The invention also relates to ceramic or glass-ceramic articles and their use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: BEGO BREMER GOLDSCHLAEGEREI WILH, HERBST GMBH & CO. KG, NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO INNALOX BV, FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNGE E.V.
    Inventors: Stephan Dierkes, Anne Jans Faber, Jan Wilkes, Mark P. M. Welters, Wilhelm Meiners, Konrad Wissenbach
  • Patent number: 9522442
    Abstract: A method is for cutting machining of a workpiece using a laser beam. The method includes (a) directing the focused laser beam onto a surface of the workpiece for a formation of a kerf; and (b) removing a material exclusively by ablation. The laser beam has a power density in a focal point of at least 1*107 W/cm2. The laser beam has a feed speed taking account of an absorption capability of the material to be removed of at least 150 m/min up to a maximum of 1200 m/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Luetke, Lothar Morgenthal, Thomas Himmer, Eckhard Beyer
  • Patent number: 9343679
    Abstract: A method for producing a multiple-surface imposition vapor deposition mask enhances definition and reduces weight even when a size is increased. Each of multiple masks in an open space in a frame is configured by a metal mask having a slit, and a resin mask that is positioned on a front surface of the metal mask and has openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition arranged by lengthwise and crosswise in a plurality of rows. In formation of the plurality of masks, after each of the metal masks and a resin film material for producing the resin mask are attached to the frame, the resin film material is processed, and the openings corresponding to the pattern to be produced by vapor deposition are formed in a plurality of rows lengthwise and crosswise, whereby the multiple-surface imposition vapor deposition mask of the above described configuration is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hirobe, Yutaka Matsumoto, Masato Ushikusa, Toshihiko Takeda, Katsunari Obata, Hiroyuki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9299643
    Abstract: An electrically conductive interconnect is provided through an opening in a dielectric layer, electrically connecting two conductive layers. In one embodiment, the interconnect is formed by ruthenium entirely filling the opening in the dielectric layer. In another embodiment, an adhesion layer of titanium is provided in the opening prior to providing the ruthenium. In using this approach, an aspect ratio (i.e., the ratio of the length of the interconnect to the width thereof) of 20:1 or greater is achievable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Zheng Wang, Connie Wang, Erik Wilson, Wen Yu, Robert Chiu
  • Patent number: 9203028
    Abstract: A method for producing a vapor deposition mask capable of satisfying both enhancement in definition and reduction in weight even when a size is increased, and a method for producing an organic semiconductor element capable of producing an organic semiconductor element with high definition are provided. A vapor deposition mask is produced by the steps of preparing a metal plate with a resin layer in which a resin layer is provided on one surface of a metal plate, forming a metal mask with a resin layer by forming a slit that penetrates through only the metal plate, for the metal plate in the metal plate with a resin layer, and thereafter, forming a resin mask by forming openings corresponding to a pattern to be produced by vapor deposition in a plurality of rows lengthwise and crosswise in the resin layer by emitting a laser from the metal mask side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Takeda, Hiroyuki Nishimura, Katsunari Obata
  • Patent number: 9196670
    Abstract: Through substrate features in semiconductor substrates are described. In one embodiment, the semiconductor device includes a through substrate via disposed in a first region of a semiconductor substrate. A through substrate conductor coil is disposed in a second region of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Gunther Mackh, Uwe Siedel, Rainer Leuschner
  • Patent number: 9182789
    Abstract: An electronic device may have components such as button members, display cover glass layers, structures associated with connector ports, and other components. The components may have transparent and opaque structures. The transparent structures may be formed on top of the opaque structures. The transparent structures may have peripheral edges through which light may pass. To help prevent the appearance of the components from becoming degraded by the presence of dirt, at least some of the edge portions of the transparent structures may be covered with an opaque covering material. The opaque covering material may be formed from paint or sidewall structures that are formed as an integral part of the opaque structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hill, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Lucy E. Browning, Lee Hua Tan, Tang Yew Tan
  • Patent number: 9177860
    Abstract: In different embodiments, a method is provided for processing at least one crystalline Silicon-wafer or a Solar-cell wafer. The method may include: a movement of the wafer with respect to a laser producing a laser beam; and therefore the formation of a laser channel in the wafer by means of a laser beam, wherein a thermal budget applied on the wafer by means of the laser beam is reduced in the peripheral region of the wafer, wherein the peripheral region includes a wafer edge, through which the laser beam exits the wafer after formation of the laser channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SOLARWORLD INNOVATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Kutzer, Joachim Koenig, Matthias Richter
  • Patent number: 9159748
    Abstract: A substrate for a display device including a base substrate; a thin film transistor on the base substrate; a passivation layer of a photosensitive organic material on the thin film transistor, the passivation layer having a contact hole exposing the thin film transistor, the photosensitive organic material including an ultraviolet absorber; and a pixel electrode on the passivation layer, the pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor through the contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Ryong Lee
  • Patent number: 9150752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising a stable aqueous dispersion of polymer particles and a dispersant adsorbed onto the surfaces of TiO2 particles, wherein the dispersant is a water-soluble polymer functionalized with structural units of a carboxylic acid ester and tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane. The composition of the present invention is particularly useful for achieving high hiding for paints containing associative thickeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sudhakar Balijepalli, Lidaris San Miguel Rivera, Shubhangi Hemant Nair
  • Patent number: 9132268
    Abstract: Formation of a feedthrough in a substrate for use in an implantable medical device is presented. A substrate includes a first surface and a second surface, and a via that extends through the first and the second surfaces. A dielectric layer is formed over one of a first surface of the substrate. Conductive material is introduced into the via to form a feedthrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Rogier Receveur
  • Patent number: 9046777
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing a fine metal electrode, the method includes coating an organometallic ink on a first base substrate to form a solution layer. The first base substrate on which the solution layer is formed is pre-baked, to self-produce a nanoparticle in the solution layer. The first base substrate on which the solution layer is formed is aligned with a photomask. A laser is irradiated on the photomask. The photomask is detached from the base substrate on which the solution layer is formed. The solution layer is cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Min-yang Yang, Bong-chul Kang, Jin-ho Youn, Hu-seung Lee
  • Publication number: 20150148236
    Abstract: A method of forming a superconductor includes exposing a layer disposed on a substrate to an oxygen ambient, and selectively annealing a portion of the layer to form a superconducting region within the layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Connie P. Wang, Paul Murphy, Paul Sullivan, Sukti Chatterjee
  • Publication number: 20150143792
    Abstract: A manufacturing method includes providing a substrate having one or more grooves formed therein. One or more coatings having one or more grooves formed therein are disposed on the substrate and in fluid communication with the one or more grooves in the substrate. A cover coating is disposed on a portion of an outermost surface of the one or more coatings, having one or more cooling outlets formed therein and in fluid communication with the one or more grooves in the one or more coatings. The substrate, the one or more coatings and the cover coating define therein a cooling network for cooling a component. A component having a cooling network defined therein a substrate, one or more coatings disposed on at least a portion of the substrate, and a cover coating disposed over at least a portion of an outermost coating of the one or more coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Ronald Scott Bunker
  • Publication number: 20150129288
    Abstract: A circuit substrate includes: a substrate; an insulating coating layered structure formed on the substrate, having top and bottom surfaces, and formed with a patterned recess that is indented inwardly from the top surface, that is disposed above the bottom surface, and that is defined by a recess-defining wall, the recess-defining wall having a bottom wall portion and a surrounding wall portion that extends upwardly from a periphery of the bottom wall portion; and a patterned metallic layered structure including an electroless plating metal layer formed on the bottom wall portion of the recess-defining wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: TAIWAN GREEN POINT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pen-Yi LIAO, Tsung-Han WU, Fu-Pin TANG, Mei-Chun CHEN, Yu-Jen CHOU
  • Publication number: 20150124040
    Abstract: There is provided with a method of manufacturing an electrostatic adsorptive belt. A portion for forming an electrode pattern on a first resin layer is irradiated with an ultraviolet laser beam. A region including the portion for forming the electrode pattern on the first resin layer is oxidated. The electrode pattern if formed on the first region layer by plating. A second resin layer is formed on a surface of the first resin layer on which the electrode pattern is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Osamu KANOME, Taisuke IWASHITA
  • Publication number: 20150125624
    Abstract: A three-dimensional article having spray-applied ink and a spray application process for three-dimensional articles are disclosed. The article includes a substrate and conductive ink spray-applied to a non-planar region of the substrate. The conductive ink on the non-planar region is at least a portion of a power trace, an antenna, a resistive heater, a conductive lead, a sensor, a functional electrical device, or a combination thereof. The process includes spray-applying conductive ink, ablating the conductive ink, photo-sintering the conductive ink, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Forest I. Bohrer, Jeanine M.W. Olson
  • Publication number: 20150122533
    Abstract: A metal circuit structure, a method for forming a metal circuit and a liquid trigger material for forming a metal circuit are provided. The metal circuit structure includes a substrate, a first trigger layer and a first metal circuit layer. The first trigger layer is disposed on the substrate and includes a first metal circuit pattern. The first metal circuit layer is disposed on the first circuit pattern and is electrically insulated from the substrate. The composition of the first trigger layer includes an insulating gel and a plurality of trigger particles. The trigger particles are at least one of organometallic particles, a chelation and a semiconductor material having an energy gap greater than or equal to 3 eV. The trigger particles are disposed in the insulating gel, such that the dielectric constant of the first trigger layer after curing is between 2 and 6.5.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Tune-Hune KAO, Meng-Chi HUANG, Min-Chieh CHOU
  • Publication number: 20150125626
    Abstract: Various laser marking compositions and related methods are described. The laser marking compositions utilize one or more populations of particles having certain average particle sizes or a range of sizes. Marks or other indicia formed using the compositions and methods exhibit increased contrast, improved substrates bonding, and greater dispersability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: George E. Sakoske, Joseph E. Sarver, Dennis R. Gilmore, Stephen Rozwood, Sean T. Weir
  • Publication number: 20150126982
    Abstract: Improved/efficient fiber laser systems are provided for medical/cosmetic applications, comprising at least one pump source, optically coupled with at least one fiber laser. The fiber laser comprises an irregularly-shaped single-, double- or multiple-clad fiber of unconventional structure and geometry, and means for partially/completely reflecting the pump radiation, such as Bragg gratings. The fiber laser system further comprises at least one fiber optic delivery device optically coupled with the pump source, with the irregularly-shaped single-, double- or multiple-clad fiber laser, or with both, to convey laser radiation to a treatment site. The fiber optic delivery device comprises one or more waveguides, preferably optical fibers. The irregularly-shaped fiber laser and waveguides of the fiber optic delivery device have the same or different tip configurations to perform the treatment according to therapeutic needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Wolfgang Neuberger
  • Patent number: 9023436
    Abstract: Methods for depositing material onto microfeature workpieces in reaction chambers and systems for depositing materials onto microfeature workpieces are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes depositing molecules of a gas onto a microfeature workpiece in the reaction chamber and selectively irradiating a first portion of the molecules on the microfeature workpiece in the reaction chamber with a selected radiation without irradiating a second portion of the molecules on the workpiece with the selected radiation. The first portion of the molecules can be irradiated to activate the portion of the molecules or desorb the portion of the molecules from the workpiece. The first portion of the molecules can be selectively irradiated by impinging the first portion of the molecules with a laser beam or other energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross S. Dando, Dan Gealy
  • 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: 9017775
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the treatment of parts for creating a surface with areas with shiny and matte appearances, in which on the surface previously coated with a first layer of copper and a second layer of metal a selective etching of the second layer is performed, wherein the selective etching of the second layer is performed according to the area or areas to be glazed with respect to the rest of the part. The process allows a finish with areas of a different shine (from mirror shine to matte), the differences in thickness of which cannot be observed by the human eye without optical aids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Zanini Auto Grup, S.A.
    Inventors: Augusto Mayer Pujadas, José Sanahuja Clot
  • Patent number: 9005565
    Abstract: A method of forming graphene comprises supplying energy to at least a portion of an organic material monolayer disposed on a substrate. The energy is sufficient to carbonize the at least a portion of the monolayer exposed thereto to form a layer of graphene on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Hamid-Reza Jahangiri-Famenini
  • Publication number: 20150090571
    Abstract: An illuminated glass keycap having a glyph diffuser layer that may diffuse light through a glyph window opened in a background layer. The background layer may be opaque and the glyph window may be transparent. The keycap is adhered to a scissor mechanism positioned above electrical switch circuitry. Included within, below, or adjacent to the scissor mechanism may be one or more light sources positioned to emit light through the keycap, around the perimeter of the keycap, and/or through the background layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Craig C. Leong, Derrick T. Jue, Hilbert T. Kwan, Keith J. Hendren
  • Publication number: 20150087945
    Abstract: A method of making a sensor includes depositing a layer of hydrogel over a substrate, the hydrogel configured to change thickness or volume in response to a selected condition and including a plurality of magnetic particles disposed in the hydrogel so that a magnetic property of the hydrogel changes with changes of thickness or volume of the hydrogel. The hydrogel is sacrificed in selected region(s) of the layer so that the hydrogel outside the selected region(s) forms a plurality of spaced-apart islands of the hydrogel. The islands of the hydrogel are enclosed in an enclosure at least partly permeable to a selected fluid. A sensor for detecting a condition includes the substrate, islands, and a device coil arranged with respect to the hydrogel so that changes in the magnetic property modulate an electrical property of the sensor. A system includes the substrate, islands, and a magnetic-field detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Babak Ziaie, Ronald A. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20150075845
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a printed circuit board and a method of manufacturing the same. According to a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the printed circuit board includes: a base substrate; an inner layer build-up layer formed on the base substrate and including a first inner layer circuit layer, a second inner layer circuit layer, an inner layer insulating layer, and an inner layer via having a tapered section; and an outer layer build-up layer formed on the inner layer build-up layer and including an outer layer circuit layer, an outer layer insulating layer, and an outer layer via having a rectangular section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ki Young Yoo
  • Publication number: 20150077831
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for mitigating pinhole defects in optical devices such as electrochromic windows. One method mitigates a pinhole defect in an electrochromic device by identifying the site of the pinhole defect and obscuring the pinhole to make it less visually discernible. In some cases, the pinhole defect may be the result of mitigating a short-related defect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Robin Friedman, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Rao Mulpuri, Ronald M. Parker, Ronald A. Powell, Anshu A. Pradhan, Robert T. Rozbicki, Vinod Khosla
  • Publication number: 20150079708
    Abstract: When a coating film 4 is formed on a substrate 1, on which elements 3 are formed, by an ALD film forming method or the like, the coating film 4 is partially removed in a simple step. A method for manufacturing an electronic device includes a step of coating the substrate 1 partially with a partially coating member 2, a step of forming the elements 3 on the substrate 1, a step of forming the coating film 4 on the substrate 1 to cover the elements 3 and the partially coating member 2, and a step of forming a crack 4A in the coating film 4 on the partially coating member 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION, PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Sugahara, Hidetaka Ohazawa, Shinsuke Tanaka, Hiromu Nara, Hiroki Tan
  • Patent number: 8974869
    Abstract: A method of treating a laser-activated thermoplastic substrate having a metal compound dispersed therein is described. The substrate is contacted with an aqueous composition comprising: (i) a thiol functional organic compound; (ii) an ethoxylated alcohol surfactant; and (iii) xanthan gum. By use of the treatment composition, when the substrate is subsequently laser-activated and plated by electroless plating, extraneous plating of the substrate is substantially eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Hamilton, Ernest Long, Andrew M. Krol
  • Publication number: 20150064057
    Abstract: A method for producing a nickel-containing surface coating that is metallic and conductive is provided. The method includes contacting a surface of a substrate with a liquid composition that includes nickel oxide nanoparticles, and modifying the nickel oxide nanoparticles to produce a nickel-containing metallic and conductive surface coating on the surface of the substrate. Also provided are nickel-containing (e.g., NiO and Ni containing) surface coatings and methods for making a liquid composition that includes nickel oxide nanoparticles. The methods and compositions find use in a variety of different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Daeho Lee
  • Publication number: 20150062461
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interface device including an array of pixels and an insulating, transparent substrate, the pixels being connected to the substrate by linking elements, the contact surface between the linking elements and the pixels being strictly smaller than the surface of the pixels facing the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jamal Tallal, Mohammed Benwadih
  • Publication number: 20150055312
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an interposer substrate, including: a core layer and a through core via (TCV) penetrating through the core layer; circuit wirings formed on both surfaces of the core layer and a TCV upper pad and a TCV lower pad which are each bonded to upper and lower surfaces of the TCV formed on both surfaces of the core layer; upper insulating layers covering the TCV upper pad and the circuit wiring formed on one surface of the core layer and having the circuit wirings formed on upper surfaces thereof; a stack via penetrating through the upper insulating layers of each layer and having one end connected to the TCV upper pad; and a lower insulating layer covering the TCV lower pad and the circuit wiring formed on the other surface of the core layer and provided with an opening which exposes the TCV lower pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Ho LEE, Mi Jin PARK, Chang Bae LEE, Young Do KWEON
  • Publication number: 20150056383
    Abstract: Method for printing high resolution features on a substrate, the method comprising: depositing a nanoparticle ink, comprising metal/semi-metal nanoparticles and an adhesive compound, having a binder on a substrate; and applying a laser beam, directly on some or all of the deposited nanoparticle ink to define the print feature, wherein the laser beam is configured to remove the nanoparticle coating or binder thereby allowing the adhesive compound to bond to the nanoparticles and the laser beam is further configured to transform the ink to form a metal/semi-metal structure. The remaining uncured structure can be easily washed away using standard developer solutions such as sodium or potassium hydroxide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LTD.
    Inventors: Jose Pedrosa, Daniel Johnson, Richard Dixon
  • Patent number: 8961729
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a touch panel is disclosed. The method includes providing a plurality of substrates, each having a size, providing a carrier including a plurality of grooves each having a size corresponding with the size of the substrates. The method also includes placing the plurality of substrates into the grooves, simultaneously forming a touch structure layer on each of the substrates, and separating substrates from the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lijun Zhao, Jun Ma
  • Publication number: 20150050429
    Abstract: At least either convex parts 11 set on the surface 3a of a work 2 or concave parts 21 set in a location different from the convex part 11 are formed by laser irradiation. Then, a protective film 71 is formed that covers the surface 3a of the work 2 and the surface 13 of the convex parts 11 and the surface 22 of the concave parts 21.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: TRINITY INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Goto
  • Patent number: 8956562
    Abstract: A substrate having a pattern of magnetic properties may be formed by forming a magnetically inactive layer on the substrate, forming a magnetic precursor on the magnetically inactive layer, and forming magnetically active domains separated by magnetically inactive domains in the magnetic precursor by applying thermal energy to the magnetic precursor. The thermal energy may be applied using a laser, which may be pulsed. Forming the magnetically active domains may include crystallizing portions of the magnetic precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Moffatt
  • Publication number: 20150043174
    Abstract: A window panel includes a first rigid part including a rigid material, a second rigid part including the rigid material, and a base substrate interposed between the first and second rigid parts and including a folding part configured to be folded by an external force. The folding part includes a first area and a second area, which are alternately arranged on a plane surface of the base substrate substantially perpendicular to a thickness direction of the base substrate. The first area includes the rigid material, and at least a portion of the second area includes a soft material. Thus, the rigidity of the window panel is maintained by the rigid material and the flexibility of the window panel is improved by the soft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soyeon Han, Kyu Young Kim, Gui-Nam Min, Kyu-taek Lee, Jongin Lee, Kyung Woo Han
  • Patent number: 8952259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a ceramic component, a ceramic component, and a component assembly having a ceramic component and a connection component. The method according to the invention for producing a ceramic component (1) comprises the steps: a) providing a ceramic substrate (2), wherein a conducting path (3) is arranged in the interior and/or on the surface of the ceramic substrate (2), and at least some regions of the ceramic substrate (2) are covered by a glaze (5); b) creating a contacting opening (6) in the glaze (5) in a region of a contact region (15) of the conducting path (3) to be contacted; c) applying a metallic layer (7) in the region of the contacting opening (6) for contacting the conducting path (3) in the contact region (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Gradtke, Walter Roethlingshoefer, Paul Wickett
  • Publication number: 20150035720
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition including a) a thermoplastic resin and b) a laser direct structuring (LDS) additive in an amount of at least 1 wt. % with respect to the weight of the total composition, wherein the LDS additive includes a mixed metal oxide including at least tin and a second metal selected from the group consisting of antimony, bismuth, aluminium and molybdenum, wherein the LDS additive includes at least 40 wt. % of tin and wherein the weight ratio of the second metal to tin is at least 0.02:1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Chemical Europe GMBH
    Inventor: Bernardus Antonius Gerardus Schrauwen
  • Publication number: 20150033967
    Abstract: There is described an intaglio printing plate (1; 1*) for the production of banknotes and like printed securities, which intaglio printing plate comprises an engraved polymer layer (10) and wherein a surface of the engraved polymer layer is covered by one or more coatings (100; 200, 300) including an outer coating (100; 300) made of a wear-resistant material. The outer coating (100; 300) is advantageously formed by physical vapour deposition (PVD) of the wear-resistant material. Also described is a method of manufacturing the intaglio printing plate (1; 1*).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: KBA-NOTASYS SA
    Inventor: Jacques Perrier
  • Publication number: 20150030826
    Abstract: A method for forming a textured bond coat surface (48) for a thermal barrier coating system (44) of a gas turbine component (34). The method includes selectively melting portions of a layer of alloy particles (16) with a patterned energy beam (20) to form successive layers of alloy material (16?, 16?) until a desired surface geometric feature (26) is achieved. The energy beam pattern may be indexed between layers to form a protruding undercut (28) in the geometric feature. The patterned energy beam may be formed by directing laser energy from a diode laser (30) through a cartridge filter (32). Particles of a flux material (18) may be melted along with the alloy particles to form a protective layer of slag (22) over the melted and cooling alloy material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel, Gary B. Merrill, Anand A. Kulkarni, Gerald J. Bruck, Dhafer Jouini, Jonathan E. Shipper, JR., Sachin R. Shinde