Ultraviolet Light Patents (Class 427/558)
  • Patent number: 10233082
    Abstract: A material comprises a carbon nanotube and a methyl methacrylate group covalently bonded to a surface of the carbon nanotube. In some examples, the material can further comprise a polymeric chain appended to the surface of the carbon nanotube via the methyl methacrylate group. In some examples, the polymeric chain can include styrene monomer repeating units and butadiene monomer repeating units. In some examples, the polymeric chain can include a flame retardant moiety appended thereon and/or flame retardant monomer repeating units. In some examples, the carbon nanotube can be incorporated or combined with a resin material to provide a composite component. A method to produce a carbon nanotube having a polymeric chain appended thereto is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon M. Kobilka, Joseph Kuczynski, Jacob T. Porter, Jason T. Wertz
  • Patent number: 10177367
    Abstract: Method for producing metallic surface discharge electrodes on nonmetallic substrates comprising the following steps: a) producing a metallic seed layer on a substrate; b) electrically contacting the seed layer with a metal wire network and an electrolyte containing metal ions; c) electrodepositing a metal film from the electrolyte at least on the seed layer, with the metal wire network being embedded into the metal film, wherein d) metal wire filaments that are movable relative to one another are arranged to form an electrically percolating metal wire network, e) the arrangement of the metal wire filaments is cast into a gel and the gel is dried thereafter to the gel matrix, and f) the dried gel matrix with the metal wire network embedded therein is applied to the substrate and is wetted with a solvent of the gel matrix. Furthermore, the invention relates to a semifinished product for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel
    Inventors: Sandra Noehren, Joerg Bahr, Juergen Carstensen
  • Patent number: 10143994
    Abstract: A module for emitting radiations for curing and/or drying curable/dryable treatments like paints or glue applied on products includes a UV LED, emitting between 200 and 400 nm, or one IR LED, emitting between 600 and 1400 nm; a control circuit of the UV or IR LED; a supply circuit; a control circuit of the module; and a sensor detecting the product to be cured/dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mirco Berti, Tommaso Virnicchi
  • Patent number: 10017393
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for fabricating an array of nanoparticle clusters, in which a thermally transformable organic liquid crystal film having a periodic array of micro-sized dimple-like defect structures spontaneously transformed by thermal sublimation of liquid crystal molecules is used as a template, and nanoparticles form self-assembled clusters having a uniform size with respect to the defect structures, thereby achieving a periodic array of nanoparticle clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dong Ki Yoon, Dae Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9857685
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide: a resin composition, a cured product of which has extremely low residual stress and exhibits excellent adhesion to a metal substrate such as a Pt, LT or Ta substrate after a wet heat test in the fields of semiconductors and MEMS/micromachine applications; a laminate of this resin composition; and a cured product of this resin composition or the laminate. The present invention is a photosensitive resin composition which contains an epoxy resin (A), a compound having a phenolic hydroxyl group (B) and a cationic photopolymerization initiator (C), and wherein: the epoxy resin (A) has a weighted average epoxy equivalent weight of 300 g/eq. or more; 20% by mass or more of the epoxy resin (A) is an epoxy resin represented by formula (1) and having an epoxy equivalent weight of 500-4,500 g/eq.; and the compound having a phenolic hydroxyl group (B) contains a phenolic compound having a specific structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoko Imaizumi, Yoshiyuki Ono, Takanori Koizumi, Maki Kumagai, Shinya Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9796879
    Abstract: A film-forming material including a metal oxide such as a SiO2 film on the surface of a substrate, in which foreign substances, such as fine particles, are generated with difficulty while being stored, and a method for forming a film, in which the method includes forming a film on the surface of a substrate using the film-forming material. The film-forming material includes a metal compound capable of generating a hydroxyl group upon hydrolysis dissolved in an organic solvent that does not have a functional group that reacts with the metal compound. The organic solvent includes a solvent having a value of Log P of from 0 to 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daijiro Mori, Akira Kumazawa, Mai Sugawara
  • Patent number: 9778306
    Abstract: Methods for accelerated soiling testing of PV modules is described herein. The methods accurately reproduce soiling characteristics across various environmental conditions and can be performed in a laboratory environment under short testing times. A method described herein comprises the steps of forming a soiling mixture, depositing the soiling mixture on a surface portion of a PV module, exposing the PV module surface portion to simulated environmental conditions and determining an extent of recovery of the PV module surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Total Marketing Services
    Inventor: Patricia Prod'homme
  • Patent number: 9761262
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for magnetic recording that includes a storage medium having a media surface. The media surface has a plurality of lands and recesses between the lands. A polymer layer fills the recesses so that the media surface is substantially planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Yiao-Tee Hsia, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 9718250
    Abstract: Provided are methods of fabricating thin film structures that involve assembling block copolymer materials in the presence of condensed phase surfaces on both sides of the thin film, at least one of which is a chemically patterned surface configured to direct the assembly of the block copolymer material. According to various embodiments, the other of the condensed phase surfaces can be a chemically homogenous surface or a chemically patterned surface. Also provided are structures, morphologies, and templates formed in the domain structure of block copolymer materials. In certain embodiments, complex 3-D morphologies and related structures not present in bulk block copolymer materials are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Paul Franklin Nealey, Huiman Kang, Guoliang Liu, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yashuhiko Tada, Juan Jose De Pablo, Abelardo Ramirez-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9708714
    Abstract: A photochemical process for decorating hydrophobic surfaces with nanoparticles includes the steps of providing a metal precursor having hydrophobic parts adapted to interact with assistance of a photosensitizer; and forming a reactive adduct photosensitizer/precursor-metal/surface, preparing the surface to grow metal nanoparticles in situ having sizes and shapes governed by the morphology of the surface. The formed nanoparticles are sufficiently isolated, not aggregated and not interconnected, and do not create a film but maintain the chemical properties of substrate and metal. Surfaces so selectively decorated have hydrophobic properties even with hydrophilic substrates. Substrates with multiple chemical functionalities are thereby obtained, which can selectively bind different molecules or biomolecules onto the substrate and the surface of the metal nanoparticles surface. A process according to the invention also allows decorating surfaces with two or more metallic species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Salvatore Petralia, Giorgio Ventimiglia
  • Patent number: 9583325
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing a sample comprising an analyte selected from a volatile organic compound, a semi-volatile organic compound, a non-volatile organic compound, a polar organic compound and a halogenated non-volatile organic compound are provided. The systems comprises an ionization source, a flow cell or an immersion probe with a delicate membrane, the flow cell or immersion probe for accepting the sample, and the delicate membrane interface in fluid communication with the ionization source and a mass spectrometer. The flow cell system further comprises a simultaneously matched pumping in and out delivery (SMPIOD) system for delivering an acceptor phase comprising the analyte from the delicate membrane interface to the mass spectrometer at a constant acceptor flow pressure and a constant acceptor flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Krogh, Christopher Gill
  • Patent number: 9373516
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus for functionalizing a substrate surface used as the channel in a gate stack. Silicon, germanium and silicon germanium substrates surfaces are functionalized with one or more of sulfur and selenium by plasma processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Khaled Z. Ahmed, Steven Hung, Kaushal K. Singh, Sundar Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 9293379
    Abstract: A method for forming a structure on a surface of a semiconductor. The method includes: forming the material as a lower layer of the structure using a first deposition process to provide the lower layer with a first etch rate to a predetermined etchant; forming the upper layer of the structure with the material on the lower using a second deposition process to provide the upper layer with a second etch rate to the predetermined etchant higher than the first etch rate; and applying the predetermined etchant to upper layer to selectively remove the upper while leaving the lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Eduardo M. Chumbes, William E. Hoke, Kelly P. Ip, Dale M. Shaw, Steven K. Brierley
  • Patent number: 9255923
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the simultaneous detection and quantitative measurement of multiple biomolecules, e.g., pathogen biomarkers through either a sandwich assay approach or a lipid insertion approach. The invention can further employ a multichannel, structure with multi-sensor elements per channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Harshini Mukundan, Hongzhi Xie, Basil I. Swanson, Jennifer Martinez, Wynne K. Grace
  • Patent number: 9194624
    Abstract: A film drying device includes a chamber, a film fixing unit in the chamber and configured to fix a film, and a heater in the chamber and configured to apply heat to the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu-Bum Kim, Jae-Seok Park
  • Patent number: 9153449
    Abstract: A method for providing copper filled features is provided. Features are provided in a layer on a substrate. A simultaneous electroless copper plating and anneal is provided. The electroless copper plating is chemical-mechanical polished, where there is no annealing before the chemical-mechanical polishing and after the simultaneous electroless copper plating and anneal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Artur Kolics
  • Patent number: 9147812
    Abstract: Methods of assembly for a semiconductor light emitting device package may include positioning a submount on a mounting substrate with a flux material therebetween and at least substantially free of solder material therebetween. The submount has a metal bonding layer facing the mounting substrate. A semiconductor light emitting device is positioned on a top side of the submount with a flux material therebetween to provide an assembled stack. The assembled stack is reflowed to attach the metal bonding layer of the submount to the mounting substrate and to attach the light emitting device to the submount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Scott Andrews
  • Patent number: 9136226
    Abstract: An ultra-violet (UV) protection layer is formed over a semiconductor workpiece before depositing a UV curable dielectric layer. The UV protection layer prevents UV light from reaching and damaging underlying material layers and electrical devices. The UV protection layer comprises a layer of silicon doped with an impurity, wherein the impurity comprises O, C, H, N, or combinations thereof. The UV protection layer may comprise SiOC:H, SiON, SiN, SiCO:H, combinations thereof, or multiple layers thereof, as examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Cheng Wu, Yung-Cheng Lu, Chung-Chi Ko
  • Patent number: 9089871
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating composition and coated film having the coating composition adhered thereto in which the coating composition comprises particulate filler; binder composition comprising acrylic polymer and ethylene acrylic acid copolymers; non-cross-linking adhesion promoter; and optionally urethane polymer, styrene-acrylic copolymer, or a combination thereof; and wherein cross-linker(s) are substantially absent from the composition; and wherein the coated film has a 45° Gloss (ASTM D2457) of less than 30 or 25 or 20 or 15. The coated film is useful for pressure sensitive labels for thermal transfer ribbon printing labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Jindal Films Americas LLC
    Inventors: Bruno R. Gringoire, David A. Liestman
  • Patent number: 9061915
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for forming graphene and structures including graphene. In an example, a system effective to form graphene may include a source of carbon atoms and a reaction chamber configured in communication with the source of carbon atoms. The reaction chamber may include a first and second layer of a host material. The host material may include a crystalline compound with a layer structure with a layer spacing in a range from about 1.5 ? to about 33 ?. The reaction chamber may be adapted effective to move at least six carbon atoms from the source into the reaction chamber. The reaction chamber may be configured effective to move the at least six carbon atoms in between the first and the second layer. The reaction chamber may be adapted effective to react the carbon atoms under reaction conditions sufficient to form the graphene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: David Max Roundhill
  • Patent number: 9040124
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for curing ink printed images on golf balls by printing an image onto a golf ball and exposing the printed image to infrared radiation, then exposing the printed image to ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Przychocki
  • Patent number: 9034433
    Abstract: A method for creating a wood like appearance on a synthetic shutter using a sales client device, a network, computer instructions for creating a work order, a tray with scannable tray identifier to hold a shutter, a production client device connected to the network with computer instructions for applying a base coat, a glaze, and a top coat with spray treatment devices to the shutter as it automatically moves on a conveyer system. Scanning a scannable tray identifier with a plurality of sensors to link the tray identifier to the work order and to authenticate and validate the location of the tray on the conveyor system, or to initiate an alerting device. The method uses temperature control environments to control humidity and heating of the shutter while spraying, drying and UV curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: GLASSCRAFT DOOR COMPANY
    Inventors: John B. Plummer, Matthew James O'Shea, Joseph Gene Denley
  • Publication number: 20150125679
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a gas barrier film which has a high barrier property, excellent bending resistance and smoothness and suitability for cutting process, a manufacturing method for the same, and an electronic device using the gas barrier film. A gas barrier film having a base, a first barrier layer formed on the surface of the base by a vapor growth method, a second barrier layer formed by a conversion treatment of a coating film formed by coating the surface of the first barrier layer with a first silicon compound, and a protective layer having no barrier property which is formed by a conversion treatment of a coating film formed by coating the surface of the second barrier layer with a second silicon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Wataru Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150109656
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrowetting display device and a manufacturing method for the same, using a UV light reactive fluorosurfactant layer. The UV light reactive fluorosurfactant layer can include a UV-cured fluorine based material positioned above a cured UV reactive material. In an embodiment, the electrowetting display device can also include a substrate with a layer of pixel electrodes formed over the substrate, and partition walls formed over at least a portion of the layer of pixel electrodes. In one embodiment, the UV light reactive fluorosurfactant layer can be formed between the partition walls and above an inter-layer insulation film. In another embodiment, the UV light reactive fluorosurfactant layer can be formed between the partition walls and above the layer of pixel electrodes. The electrowetting display can also include a water repellent layer formed over the UV light reactive fluorosurfactant layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Taimei Kodaira
  • Publication number: 20150111023
    Abstract: Coating porous material, such as PDMS, with parylene N, C, D, and AF-4 by vapor deposition polymerization is described in which a temperature of the porous material's surface being coated is heated to between 60° C. and 120° C., or 80° C. and 85° C., during deposition. The parylene forms nano roots within the porous material that connect with a conformal surface coating of parylene. In some embodiments, a watertight separation chamber in an integrated microfluidic liquid chromatography device is fabricated by heating tunnels in micro-fabricated PDMS and depositing parylene within the heated tunnels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yu-Chong Tai, Dongyang Kang
  • Publication number: 20150104636
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a transparent conductive film, said method comprising: forming a compound layer containing a silazane compound on a substrate; supplying energy to the compound layer and thus converting at least a part of the silazane compound into a compound having a siloxane bond to thereby modify the compound layer; and then forming a metal layer, that is configured from silver or an alloy comprising silver as the main component, on the unmodified compound layer or the modified compound layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Chiyoko Takemura
  • Publication number: 20150099325
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for enhancing the conductivity of an undoped transparent metal oxide to obtain a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) electrode. More in particular it relates to such a method comprising the steps of providing a transparent metal oxide, applying a UV transparent barrier layer on the transparent metal oxide, and irradiating the transparent metal oxide with UV radiation after applying the barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast- natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Andrea Illiberi, Frank Grob, Paulus Willibrordus George Poodt, Gerardus Johan Jozef Winands, Pieter Jan Bolt
  • Publication number: 20150099828
    Abstract: A laminate which has a cured layer formed on a base and made from a curable composition containing (A) a heat- and/or ultraviolet ray-curable resin and (B) inorganic microparticles having a functional group capable of binding to the component (A), in which the absorbance ratio PC?O/PSi—O of the peak absorbance PC?O around a wavelength of 1,730 cm?1 to the peak absorbance PSi—O around a wavelength of 1,100 cm?1 falls within the range from 0.15 to 0.35 as measured by a single reflection ATR method using an infrared spectrophotometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miki Akimoto, Hideaki Kuwano
  • 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: 20150090288
    Abstract: A textured elastic hair band including an elastic core substrate, a sheath of textile fibers covering the elastic core substrate, and flocking fibers secured to the sheath in which the elastic core substrate is a loop or ring shape. A method of manufacturing a textured elastic hair band includes the steps of providing an elastic core including an elastic core substrate and a sheath of textile fibers over the elastic core substrate, applying an adhesive material over an outer surface of the sheath, exposing the elastic core to flocking fibers, removing non-adhered flocking fibers from the elastic core, and curing the adhesive material. The step of applying flocking fibers can also include placing the elastic core in a flocking chamber containing the flocking fibers, applying a static electric charge, stopping the static electric charge after the period of time, and removing the flocked elastic core from the flocking chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Stan Chudzik
  • Patent number: 8991870
    Abstract: A lubricating coating which can prevent the occurrence of galling even when makeup is carried out with a high torque and which has excellent rust preventing properties is formed on the contact surfaces of a pin and/or a box of a tubular threaded joint. The lubricating coating contains copolymer particles made from particles of an acrylic-silicone copolymer with an average particle diameter of 10-50 ?m dispersed in a highly viscous matrix made from a mixture of a rosin-based substance selected from rosin and its derivatives, wax, a metal soap, and a basic metal salt of an aromatic organic acid (such as highly basic Ca sulfonate).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Vallourec Oil and Gas France
    Inventors: Kunio Goto, Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20150086460
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a high-quality boron nitride film grown by using a borazine oligomer as a precursor through a metal catalyst effect. The method solves the problems, such as control of a gaseous precursor and vapor pressure control, occurring in CVD(Chemical vapor deposition) according to the related art, and a high-quality hexagonal boron nitride film is obtained through a simple process at low cost. In addition, the hexagonal boron nitride film may be coated onto various structures and materials. Further, selective coating is allowed so as to carry out coating in a predetermined area and scale-up is also allowed. Therefore, the method may be useful for coating applications of composite materials and various materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Myung Jong KIM, Sungchan PARK, Hyunjin CHO, Sukang BAE, Jin-Hyung PARK, Jung Ho KANG, Sang Ook KANG, Changhyup LEE
  • Publication number: 20150079308
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating composition and coated film having the coating composition adhered thereto in which the coating composition comprises particulate filler; binder composition comprising acrylic polymer and ethylene acrylic acid copolymers; non-cross-linking adhesion promoter; and optionally urethane polymer, styrene-acrylic copolymer, or a combination thereof; and wherein cross-linker(s) are substantially absent from the composition; and wherein the coated film has a 45° Gloss (ASTM D2457) of less than 30 or 25 or 20 or 15. The coated film is useful for pressure sensitive labels for thermal transfer ribbon printing labels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Jindal Films Americas LLC
    Inventors: Bruno R. Gringoire, David A. Liestman
  • 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: 8980381
    Abstract: Coating compositions containing resins with dispersed nanoparticle precursors and methods for using said coatings as visual indicators of thermal and impact damage. The nanoparticle precursor/resin system reduces the nanoparticle precursor to its nanoparticle state when subjected to heat and/or physically impacted. The nanoparticles formed impart a color upon the coating at the point of exposure due to surface plasmon resonance. Microencapsulated leuco dyes are utilized to impart color when the coating is struck. The dye within the microcapsule is released as the microcapsule wall bursts or melts. Solubilizing agents can be utilized to improve the solubility of the nanoparticle precursor in the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Topasol LLC
    Inventors: Uschi M. Graham, Rajesh A. Khatri
  • Patent number: 8974870
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating porous low-k materials are provided, such as plasma enhanced chemically vapor deposited (PE-CVD) and chemically vapor deposited (CVD) low-k films used as dielectric materials in between interconnect structures in semiconductor devices. More specifically, a new method is provided which results in a low-k material with significant improved chemical stability and improved elastic modulus, for a porosity obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: IMEC
    Inventors: Mikhail Baklanov, Quoc Toan Le, Laurent Souriau, Patrick Verdonck
  • Patent number: 8974871
    Abstract: A curing machine to cure a UV-curable adhesive adhering on a workpiece, the workpiece having a slot thereon and a hole on a sidewall of the slot. The hole receives the UV-curable adhesive, the curing machine can include a curing mechanism. The curing mechanism can include a base plate holding a curing assembly and the curing assembly can include a holding member, at least one UV lamp being coupled to the holding member. Axis of the at least one UV lamp can intersect with the holding member at an angle of less than 90 degrees. A workpiece being positioned on the base plate, the UV lamp can irradiate directly an inside or an outside of a sidewall through the hole in the sidewall of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: Fu Ding Electronical Technology (Jiashan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Min Fei, Huo-Zhong Wu, Jian-Hua Xu
  • Publication number: 20150064426
    Abstract: A pattern of conductive micro-wires as in a conductive pattern can be prepared using photo-lithography, or imprint technology. A photocurable composition is cured to form a pattern of photocured micro-channels. A conductive composition comprising metal nano-particles is added to the photocured micro-channels and excess conductive composition outside the photocured micro-channels is removed. The conductive composition in the photocured micro-channels is then dried at a temperature of less than 60° C. The dried conductive composition in the photocured micro-channels is treated with hydrogen chloride vapor to form conductive micro-wires in the photocured micro-channels at a temperature of less than 60° C. The outer surface of the conductive micro-wires is then polished in the presence of water, to form a micro-wire pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yongcai Wang, John Andrew Lebens, Mitchell Lawrence Wright
  • Publication number: 20150064552
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of lithium ion batteries and in particularly relates to a composite anode material for a lithium ion battery. The composite anode material for a lithium ion battery comprises an anode active material and a coating layer coating the surface of the anode active material, wherein the anode active material is at least one selected from the group of Si, SiOx or a silicon alloy, the coating layer, which is a polymer of a network structure, accounts for 1-20% by mass of the anode material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Qisen HUANG, Xiang HONG, Kaifu ZHONG, Zhen CHEN
  • Patent number: 8968836
    Abstract: Method for producing an electromagnetic wave reflective film by a first selective reflection layer forming process of using a transparent substrate; applying a first selective reflection layer forming coating solution on the transparent substrate to form a first selective reflection layer forming layer; irradiating the first selective reflection layer forming layer with ultraviolet rays at a dose in the range of 25 mJ/cm2 to 800 mJ/cm2; and thereby forming a first selective reflection layer; and a second selective reflection layer forming process of: using a second selective reflection layer forming coating solution; applying the second selective reflection layer forming coating solution on the first selective reflection layer so as to be in direct contact therewith to form a second selective reflection layer forming layer; irradiating the second selective reflection layer forming layer with ultraviolet rays; and thereby forming a second selective reflection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Hamada, Shoji Takeshige, Keiji Kashima
  • Patent number: 8956563
    Abstract: A molding method includes drawing cross-section elements of a three-dimensional object as a molding target on a drawing surface of a drawing stand with a liquid whose curing is precipitated by receiving activation energy as cross-section patterns; applying the activation energy to the liquid configuring the cross-section patterns in a state in which the cross-section patterns is pinched between the drawing stand and a molding stand; and detaching the cross-section patterns after being applied with the activation energy from the drawing stand and transferring the cross-section patterns to the molding stand side, wherein the drawing surface has a liquid repellent area that is an area representing liquid repellency for the liquid and a lyophilic area that is independently formed in an island shape within the liquid repellent area and is an area representing lyophillicity stronger than that of the liquid repellent area for the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Okamoto, Toshimitsu Hirai, Kohei Ishida
  • Publication number: 20150044480
    Abstract: A method for producing a polyurethane-impregnated paper laminate comprising the steps of impregnating paper with a mixture of a polyurethane-based liquid material and a catalyst, maintaining the paper into the mixture for a predetermined duration for polymerization thereof and coating the impregnated paper with a sheet of solid polyurethane-based material and a finishing top coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Alain GIRARD
  • Publication number: 20150044389
    Abstract: It refers to a process for the realization of decorative items by utilizing granules of precious and/or semiprecious, natural and/or synthetic stones, to be applied on a support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: FERDIAM S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alberto FERRARI, Isidoro FERRARI
  • Publication number: 20150034885
    Abstract: In a method for producing a metal oxide film according to the present invention, a solution containing zinc is sprayed onto a substrate placed under non-vacuum, and then, a dopant solution containing a dopant is sprayed onto the substrate. After that, a deposited metal oxide film is subjected to a resistance reducing treatment. A molar concentration of the dopant supplied to the substrate with respect to a molar concentration of the zinc supplied to the substrate is not less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Shirahata, Hiroyuki Orita, Takahiro Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20150034368
    Abstract: An electrode element using a silver nano-wire and a manufacturing method thereof are provided, according to which the electrode element has reinforced bonding of wire unit structures with low-temperature heat treatment and easily applicable as a polymer substrate, while improving haze phenomenon, deteriorating adhesion force of silver nano-wire layer, surface roughness and changing resistance over time. The manufacturing method of electrode element includes steps of forming a silver nano-wire layer on a substrate, coating an organo-metal (OM) compound solution on top of the silver nano-wire layer, reinforcing bonding of junctions formed between wire unit structures with a thermal energy locally generated at the junctions by surface Plasmon, by irradiating light onto the silver nano-wire layer with the OM compound coated thereon, and treating surface by applying sol-gel solution on the silver nano-wire layer treated by the Plasmon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Min-Yang YANG, Seung-a BACK, Geon woo KIM, Jaehak LEE
  • Publication number: 20150036240
    Abstract: Systems and methods are illustrated for manufacturing hard disks with double lubrication layers that allow minimization of a HDD head DFH touchdown point while maintaining good tribology performance for HDD reliability. An exemplary hard disk includes a magnetic recording layer, a carbon overcoat, and a double lubrication layer: a bonded lubrication layer and a mobile lubrication layer. The bonded lubrication layer includes a high conformity and high density first lubricant. The mobile layer include a high lubricity lubricant that promotes HDI reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: WD Media, LLC
    Inventors: YASUO SAKANE, KIM THUY THI LAI, SHAUN H. CHEN, BING-SHIUAN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20150038033
    Abstract: A composite conductive film is provided that includes a layer of cross-linked polymer having a surface and an inorganic mesh comprising a plurality of nanowires of an inorganic material. The nanowires are, in isolated form, characterized by a first conductivity stability temperature. Further, the plurality of nanowires is embedded within at least a region of the layer of cross-linked polymer, where the region is continuous from the surface of the layer of cross-linked polymer. The layer of cross-linked polymer and the inorganic mesh are arranged to form the composite conductive film having a second conductivity stability temperature that is greater than the first conductivity stability temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Whitney GAYNOR, George Burkhard
  • Publication number: 20150024225
    Abstract: A screen printing film and a surface modification method of the same are provided. The method includes providing a substrate having a PVA film on at least one surface of the substrate. The surface of the substrate is modified by generating a heating source and a plasma source, wherein a heating temperature to the substrate is between 100° C. and 500° C. The step of generating the heating source may be prior to, after, or simultaneous with the step of generating the plasma source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Lin, Kun-Ping Huang, Chih-Chen Chang
  • Publication number: 20150024145
    Abstract: A semi-transparent coating material for coating glass or glass ceramics includes at least one sol-gel hybrid-polymer coating system having a hybrid-polymer or inorganic sol-gel-based matrix, and nanoparticles and nanoscale pigments and/or dyes are added to the hybrid-polymer or inorganic sol-gel-based matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bockmeyer, Andrea Anton, Vera Breier, Angelina Milanovska, Andreas Gier, Axel Kallender, Silke Knoche
  • Publication number: 20150017347
    Abstract: Even in the case where a coating liquid is applied onto an inorganic vapor-deposited film deposited on a support in advance, it is possible to effectively prevent cissing with a simple configuration and no increase in thickness of a product. A coating liquid preparation apparatus for preparing a coating liquid containing an actinic ray curable component, a coating apparatus for applying the coating liquid onto an inorganic vapor-deposited film deposited on a belt-like support in advance to form a coating, a first irradiation apparatus for irradiating the coating with an actinic ray, and a drying apparatus for drying the coating irradiated are provided in this order, and in the first irradiation apparatus, irradiation with an actinic ray is made in a state where the coating is wet, to place the curing rate of the curable component in the coating in a range of 10 to 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi KUNIYASU