Continuous And Nonuniform Or Irregular Surface On Layer Or Component (e.g., Roofing, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/141)
  • Patent number: 10384975
    Abstract: A glass for pharmaceutical containers, which is resistant to delamination and has excellent processibility, is provided. The glass for pharmaceutical containers comprises, in mol % on an oxide basis, 69 to 81% of SiO2, 4 to 12% of Al2O3, 0 to 5% of B2O3, to 20% of Li2O+Na2O+K2O, 0.1 to 12% of Li2O, and 0 to 10% of MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO. The glass has a hydrolytic resistance of Class 1 in a test in accordance with the European pharmacopoeia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Ken Choju
  • Patent number: 10377111
    Abstract: A colored biaxially stretched polyester film for metal plate attachment and forming processing, includes three layers: opposite surface layers (layers A) that contain substantially no coloring pigment and are made of a copolyester having an intrinsic viscosity of 0.65 to 0.80 and a melting point (TmA) of 230 to 260° C.; and a core layer (layer B) that has a coloring pigment content of more than 10 wt % and 50 wt % or less and is made of a copolyester having an intrinsic viscosity of 0.55 to 0.70 and a melting point (TmB) of 230 to 260° C. The film has a surface roughness within a range of 10 to 40 nm, and (TmB?TmA) is 4° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TEIJIN FILM SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Iyo, Mitsuo Tojo
  • Patent number: 10371866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical element that includes a mark (18). The optical element has a first coating layer (22) over at least a portion of a surface of an optical substrate (20) having the mark (18) on the surface of the optical substrate, and one or more additional coating layers (24) over at least a portion of the first coating layer (22). The first coating layer has a first refractive index, and the optical substrate and the mark may have a second refractive index. A difference between the first refractive index and the second refractive index has an absolute value of 0.02 to 0.24. At least one of the first coating layer (22) and the one or more additional coating layers (24) may be applied by a controlled deposition of a coating material in droplet form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jennine M. Frease, Joseph D. Turpen, William D. Carpenter, Kevin J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10373041
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relates to a payment card, and more specifically to a payment card with obfuscated personal identification information and a method of generating the same. In one embodiment, an apparatus is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a substrate, one or more sets of personal identification information, and a masking layer. The substrate is formed from a water-insoluble material. The one or more sets of personal identification information is formed on the substrate. The masking layer is selectively positioned on the substrate to obscure at least one set of personal identification information. The masking layer is formed from a water-soluble material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Abdelkader Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 10373889
    Abstract: In an electronic device including an electronic component, a sealing resin body, a first member having at least a portion located in the sealing resin body, and a second member connected to the first member via a solder in the sealing resin body, the first member includes a base material formed of a metal material and a coated film at least on a surface of the base material which is adjacent to a back surface of the first member opposite to a facing surface of the first member facing the second member. The coated film includes a metal thin film on a surface of the base material and an uneven oxide film on the metal thin film and made of an oxide of a same metal as a main component of the metal thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Ooshima, Eiji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10364947
    Abstract: An LED module is disclosed. The LED module includes: light sources elongated in a first direction; a mount supporting the light sources; and a composite reflector integrated with the mount to guide light received from the light sources. The composite reflector includes a first region arranged adjacent to the light sources to reflect light in a second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, a third region arranged away from the mount to reflect light in the second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, and a second region whose portions overlap the first region and the third region and formed with a plurality of diffraction lines through which light is diffused in the second direction. The diffraction lines formed on the composite reflector diffract incident light and direct the diffracted light toward the light receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sungsik Jo, Seunghyun Oh, Seunghoon Lee, Junghyun Park, Byeonggeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10358381
    Abstract: The glass sheet production method of the present invention is a method for producing a surface-modified glass sheet, including a gas contact step of bringing hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas, hydrogen chloride (HCl) gas, and water vapor into contact with at least one principal surface of a glass sheet. A gas containing the hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas is used in the gas contact step, and in the gas containing the hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas, a volume ratio of the water vapor to the hydrogen fluoride (HF) gas (volume of water vapor/volume of HF gas) is 8 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Tanaka, Hirotaka Koyo, Kazuishi Mitani, Yasuhiro Saito, Keiko Tsuri
  • Patent number: 10359685
    Abstract: A three-dimensional circuit includes a hyperbolic bicontinuous structure forming a substrate; circuits formed on a first surface of the hyperbolic bicontinuous structure; and electrically conductive traces formed between the circuits. The electrically conductive traces are formed two-dimensionally on the first surface of the hyperbolic bicontinuous structure. The electrically conductive traces are effectively three-dimensional traces between the circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Robert William Corkery
  • Patent number: 10357801
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a release sheet for use in replicative embossing includes manipulating a surface morphology of a replicative surface having a predefined embossing pattern; and depositing and embossing a coating material on a substrate of the release sheet with the replicative surface, wherein both the predefined embossing pattern and the surface morphology of the replicative surface is transferred to the coating material of the release sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: VANTAGE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chui Wan Tse, Chi Hang Cheung
  • Patent number: 10351524
    Abstract: A Hydrocarbyl Carboxybetaine represented by Formula (1) is provided: wherein, n1?0 and n2>0, A is a C1-C20 alkyl group when n1>0, and A is a single bond when n1=0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: National Chung Cheng University
    Inventors: Lai-Kwan Chau, Chun-Jen Huang, Wen-Hao Chen, Chao-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10347279
    Abstract: A magnetic tape has a magnetic layer and a backcoat layer. Each of the magnetic layer and the backcoat layer contains a fatty acid ester. The Ra measured on the magnetic layer side surface is less than or equal to 2.8 nm. The difference between the spacing measured by optical interferometry on the magnetic layer side surface after and before vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm but less than or equal to 8.0 nm. The FWHMbefore on the backcoat layer side surface is greater than 0 nm but less than or equal to 10.0 nm. The FWHMafter on the backcoat layer side surface is greater than 0 nm but less than or equal to 10.0 nm. The difference between the spacing measured on the backcoat layer side surface after and before vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm but less than or equal to 8.0 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Masahito Oyanagi, Norihito Kasada
  • Patent number: 10344242
    Abstract: A mechanical part provided with an amorphous carbon coating (with at least 70 wt. % of carbon not including hydrogen) and used to cooperate slidingly with an antagonistic part having a surface hardness which is a maximum of two thirds of that of the coating. The mechanical part is such that the coating has a roughness Ra which, measured by profilometry, is equal to a maximum of 0.050 microns and, measured by atomic force microscopy, a micro-roughness which is equal to a minimum of 0.004 microns and a maximum of 0.009 microns. This minimizes the wear of the less hard antagonistic part and that of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: H.E.F.
    Inventor: Christophe Heau
  • Patent number: 10347280
    Abstract: A magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic layer containing non-magnetic powder and a binder on a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer containing ferromagnetic powder and a binder on the non-magnetic layer. The total thickness of the non-magnetic layer and the magnetic layer is equal to or less than 0.60 ?m. The magnetic layer includes a timing-based servo pattern. One or more components selected from a fatty acid and a fatty acid amide are included in at least the magnetic layer. The C—H derived C concentration calculated from the C—H peak area ratio of C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on the surface of the magnetic layer at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees is equal to or greater than 45 atom %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Tetsuya Kaneko, Eiki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10325950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device capable of further decreasing reflectivity, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic device. The solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate on which a photoelectric converting unit is formed for each of a plurality of pixels, and an antireflection structure provided on a light incident surface side from which light is incident on the semiconductor substrate in which a plurality of types of projections of different heights is formed. The antireflection structure is formed by performing processing of digging a light incident surface of the semiconductor substrate in a plurality of stages with different processing conditions. The antireflection structure is the structure in which a second projection lower than a first projection is formed between the first projections of predetermined height. The present technology may be applied to a CMOS image sensor, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10310154
    Abstract: Provided is a polymer film in which metal oxide particles are localized to a great degree, wherein the polymer film is a hard coat layer that includes a binder including a first polymer component and a second polymer component that are miscible with each other and metal oxide particles that are unevenly distributed with a greater concentration toward at least one of a surface portion and the other surface portion opposite the surface portion, wherein the first polymer component may be hydrophilic, the second polymer component may be hydrophobic relative to the first polymer component, a proportion of the first polymer component may gradually decrease from the surface portion to the other surface portion, and the surface portion may be toward a substrate for forming the polymer film. An optical member, such as a polarization member, and a display device employing the polymer film are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeto Kobori
  • Patent number: 10311909
    Abstract: A magnetic tape includes a non-magnetic layer containing non-magnetic powder and a binder on a non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer containing ferromagnetic powder and a binder on the non-magnetic layer. The total thickness of the non-magnetic layer and the magnetic layer is equal to or less than 0.60 ?m. The magnetic layer includes a timing-based servo pattern. One or more components selected from a fatty acid and a fatty acid amide are included in at least the magnetic layer. The C—H derived C concentration calculated from the C—H peak area ratio of C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on the surface of the magnetic layer at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees is equal to or greater than 45 atom %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFIRM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Tetsuya Kaneko, Eiki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10310651
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch screen and a method for manufacturing the touch screen as well as a display device. The touch screen comprises a substrate, a conductive film layer and an insulating layer which are sequentially stacked, wherein the insulating layer is provided, on its surface away from the substrate, with protruding structures that are configured to increase the area of the surface of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiawei Xu, Gaoliang Shi, Lei Zhang, Tsungchieh Kuo, Ming Hu
  • Patent number: 10301453
    Abstract: Provided is a novel modified isobutylene-isoprene rubber (IIR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Su Seo, Jang-Soon Kim
  • Patent number: 10298059
    Abstract: A cover of a portable terminal, the cover includes a conductive layer having conductive tiles formed in a region corresponding to a coil, and a protective layer disposed on a surface of the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung EIectro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon Joung Yio, Hee Seung Kim, Jae Sun Won
  • Patent number: 10293577
    Abstract: A multilayer interlayer structure having a first and second polyvinyl acetal (poly(vinyl acetal)) layer and a cellulose ester layer having a thickness of at least 10 mils disposed between the first and second poly(vinyl acetal) layers. The cellulose ester layer can have a higher storage modulus and/or higher Tg than at least one of the poly(vinyl acetal) layers. The interlayer structure is useful to make glass panels having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Bruce Edward Wade, Khanh D. Tran, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Patent number: 10290487
    Abstract: A transmission window (1) for a VUV gas discharge lamp is defined which comprises a substrate (3) which is transparent to the VUV spectrum and a nanolayer stack (2) provided on the substrate, the nanolayer stack (2) comprising at least one nanolayer and the top layer of the nanolayer stack being electrically conducting. Also, a VUV gas discharge lamp, a photo-ionization device and a photo-ionization detector comprising said transmission window are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
    Inventor: Pieter De Beule
  • Patent number: 10290386
    Abstract: A porous conductive thin film includes a layer of metal nanoparticles decorated on a layer of conductive carbon nanomaterials. The thin film can be supported by a porous support. The porous support can be a MCE paper upon which a metallic or semi-metallic single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) layer is decorated with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) or platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs). The thin film can be constructed by filtering a dispersion of SWCNTs onto MCE filter paper followed by the filtration of a citrate stabilized dispersion of AuNPs or PtNPs onto the SWCNT layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Yi Xiao, Bhargav Guntupalli, Janak Paudyal
  • Patent number: 10263081
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a graphite layer on an interstitial carbide layer, includes depositing a metal layer formed by one or more metals on a carbide substrate, the metal layer being able to form an interstitial carbide, the metal layer at least partially covering the carbide substrate; performing a heat treatment during which a temperature higher than the dissociation temperature of the carbide of the carbide substrate is applied; wherein the heat allows a reaction between the metal layer and the carbide substrate to form the interstitial carbide layer as well as a first part of the graphite layer at the surface of the interstitial carbide layer, and, when the metal layer only partially covers the carbide substrate, a formation of a second part of the graphite layer at the surface of the carbide substrate which is not covered with the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Vincent Renard, Toai Le Quang, Claude Chapelier
  • Patent number: 10245810
    Abstract: A heat-resistant member according to the present invention includes a member to be protected and a metal oxide ceramic protective layer which is disposed on part of or all surfaces of the member to be protected and which has a porosity of 0 percent by volume or more and 5 percent by volume or less. This heat-resistant member is produced through the step of forming a protective layer by firing a member to be protected provided with a metal raw material in the air in a temperature range lower than the melting point of an oxide of the metal raw material to form a metal oxide ceramic protective layer having a porosity of 0 percent by volume or more and 5 percent by volume or less on part of or all surfaces of the member to be protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunie Izumi, Yoshimasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10245481
    Abstract: A golf club head where at least a first portion of an exterior surface of the golf club head includes depressions is disclosed herein. More specifically, the golf club head has a body with a striking face, a crown portion, a sole portion, and a skirt portion joining the striking face, crown portion and the sole portion and in accordance with the present invention at least a portion of the exterior surface of the body of the golf club head is further comprised of depressions to reduce the aerodynamic drag force on the golf club head. The depressions may be provided on a first portion of the golf club head on one or more of a crown portion, sole portion, skirt portion or striking face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Compnay
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10245817
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel processes for the lamination of semi-crystalline, high-melting point, low glass transition polymeric films, which are extruded and subsequently laminated on various thermally sensitive substrates to form laminated medical device constructs in a specific time interval to allow low processing temperatures to avoid polymer film and/or substrate degradation or heat-related distortions. Also disclosed are laminated medical device constructs made from such processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasa Andjelic, Dominick Egidio
  • Patent number: 10240070
    Abstract: An adhesive system for attachment to a contact surface of an object comprises a backing, carbon nanotubes, charged nanoparticles, and an electrical source. The carbon nanotubes each have a first end region and a second end region, opposite the first end region. Each of the charged nanoparticles is coupled to the second end region of at least one of the carbon nanotubes. The electrical source is configured to selectively electrically charge the backing to cause an electrical repulsion force between the backing and the charged nanoparticles. The first end region of each of the carbon nanotubes is coupled to the backing. The second end region of each of a number of the carbon nanotubes is coupled to none of the charged nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Scott D. Hartshorn
  • Patent number: 10239782
    Abstract: A method for increasing the tactile feel of a glass-ceramic article includes (a) performing a first etching of a surface of the glass-ceramic article with a first etchant to create a plurality of features on the surface, wherein the first etchant comprises hydrofluoric acid and an inorganic fluoride salt, and the plurality of features comprises protrusions and recesses and (b) performing a second etching of the surface with a second etchant different from the first etchant to enlarge a distance between adjacent features of a same type, wherein the second etching occurs after the first etching, after the second etching an average distance between adjacent features of a same type is in a range from 0.5 ?m to 20 ?m and a density of features of the same type is in a range from 9,000 to 25,000 features/mm2, and a tactile feel of the surface after the second etching is greater than the tactile feel of the surface before the first etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brandon Allen Bazemore, Jun Hou, Yuhui Jin, Eungsik Park, Tammy Lynn Petriwsky
  • Patent number: 10232587
    Abstract: An adhesive (B) of solvent containing adhesive as a suspension of low viscosity is prepared by adding a solvent MIBK to a one-part epoxy adhesive of a dicyandiamide-curable type (A). Metal shaped articles (M1 to M5) as adherends are prepared each of which, through various surface treatment, has specific surface configuration of roughened face and/or ultrafine irregularities and the surface is entirely covered with a thin layer of ceramics such as a metal oxide or metal phosphate. The specified face of each metal shaped article (M1 to M5) is painted with the solvent containing adhesive (B). The faces painted with the adhesive of two metal shaped articles (M1 to M5) are caused to abut each other, the articles are heated to cure the one-epoxy adhesive to accomplish adhesion. With one of the adherends replaced by a CFRP shaped article (P2), a composite of a metal and CFRP can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANDOH-Corporation limited partnership company
    Inventor: Naoki Andoh
  • Patent number: 10229708
    Abstract: The magnetic recording medium has a magnetic layer containing multiple nonmagnetic particles having a ratio, major axis length/minor axis length, of less than or equal to 1.5, the multiple nonmagnetic particles are present in the magnetic layer in a state where, when the depth to which each of the multiple nonmagnetic particles is embedded in the magnetic layer in observation of a sectional image picked up by SEM is denoted as b and the thickness of the magnetic layer as t, the average value of the ratio of b/t is less than or equal to 0.9, and the number of protrusions 5 nm or greater in height is 800 or greater and the number of protrusions 20 nm or greater in height is 20 or less as measured by AFM per an area 40 ?m×40 ?m on the magnetic layer side surface of the magnetic recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Mori
  • Patent number: 10220351
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a porous material having a surface that is concurrently both superhydrophilic (having a first apparent advancing dynamic contact angle of less than or equal to about 5° for water) and oleophobic (having a second apparent advancing dynamic contact angle of greater than or equal to about 90°) or superoleophobic (a second apparent advancing dynamic contact angle of greater than or equal to about 150° for oil). Such materials can be used in a separator device to separate a liquid-liquid mixture of immiscible components (e.g., oil and water) or miscible components (e.g., alcohols). Separation apparatus incorporating such materials and methods of making and using these materials are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: The Regents of The University of Michigan, The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Anish Tuteja, Arun Kumar Kota, Gibum Kwon, Joseph M. Mabry
  • Patent number: 10225924
    Abstract: An electronic component includes dielectric layers laminated along a lamination direction and shield electrodes. The dielectric layers include first and second dielectric layers. The side surfaces of the first dielectric layer are not covered with the shield electrodes. The side surfaces of the second dielectric layer are covered with the shield electrodes. The dielectric constant of the first dielectric layer is lower than the second dielectric constant of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunihiro Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10216114
    Abstract: A charging device is configured to apply electric charge to an image carrier provided outside the charging device. The charging device includes: a cored bar member; and a conductive resin layer provided on a surface of the cored bar member. The conductive resin layer has a film thickness of 200 ?m or less. Filtered maximum waviness in an axial direction of the cored bar member is 8 ?m or less in a range of a reference length of 60 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hokuto Hatano
  • Patent number: 10207484
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a joined body in which a plurality of structures are joined to each other, the method including forming of an adhesive layer on one face of a medium; adjusting of viscosity of the adhesive layer formed in the forming of the adhesive layer; transcribing the adhesive layer of which viscosity is adjusted in the adjusting of viscosity to the structure; and measuring of surface roughness of the adhesive layer on a transcribing film in a stage before the transcribing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10189704
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods and systems effective for etching nanostructures in a substrate. The methods may comprise depositing a patterned block copolymer on the substrate. The methods may comprise applying a precursor to the patterned block copolymer to generate an infiltrated block copolymer. The precursor may infiltrate into the first polymer block domain and generate a material. The methods may comprise applying a removal agent effective to remove the polymer block domains to the infiltrated block copolymer to generate a pattern of the material. The methods may comprise etching the substrate. The pattern of the material may mask the substrate to pattern the etching. The etching may be performed under conditions to produce nanostructures in the substrate. The methods may comprise removing the pattern of the material and coating the nanostructures and the surface of the substrate with a hydrophobic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Antonio Checco, Charles T. Black, Atikur Rahman, Benjamin M. Ocko
  • Patent number: 10183889
    Abstract: A glass article having a low level of grainy appearance that can appear to have a shift in the pattern of the grains with changing viewing angle of a display, or “sparkle.” The glass article—which, in some embodiments, is a transparent glass sheet—has small-angle-scattering properties and/or distinctness-of-reflected-image (DOI), leading to improved viewability in display applications, especially under high ambient lighting conditions. In some embodiments, the antiglare surface of the glass sheet is an etched surface, with no foreign coating present on the antiglare surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Shandon Dee Hart, Kelvin Nguyen, Alan Thomas Stephens, II, James Andrew West, Lu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10174426
    Abstract: The coated metal plate pertaining to the present invention is a coated metal plate for exterior use, and has a metal plate and a top coating film disposed on the metal plate. The top coating film contains 0.01-15 vol % of porous particles as a gloss adjusting agent, and the coated metal plate satisfies the expressions below. In the expressions below, R is the number-average particle diameter (?m), D97.5 is the diameter (?m) of 97.5% of the particles, Ru is the upper limit particle diameter (?m), and T is the film thickness (?m) of the top coating film in the number particle size distribution of the gloss adjusting agent. D97.5/T?0.7; Ru?1.2T; R?1.0; 3?T?20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Hara, Koichiro Ueda, Kenji Sakato, Kazuhiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10167637
    Abstract: A method of covering a roof deck involves adhering a preformed, self adhering single ply roofing membrane which includes a water impermeable membrane, a pressure sensitive, hot melt adhesive adhered to one side of the water impermeable membrane, and a release liner on the side of the pressure sensitive, hot melt adhesive opposite of the water impermeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10151978
    Abstract: Provided herein is a method, including creating a first layer over a substrate, wherein the first layer is configured for directed self-assembly of a block copolymer thereover; creating a continuous second layer over the first layer by directed self-assembly of a block copolymer, wherein the second layer is also configured for directed self-assembly of a block copolymer thereover; and creating a third layer over the continuous second layer by directed self-assembly of a block copolymer. Also provided is an apparatus, comprising a continuous first layer comprising a thin film of a first, phase-separated block copolymer, wherein the first layer comprises a first chemoepitaxial template configured for directed self-assembly of a block copolymer thereon; and a second layer on the first layer, wherein the second layer comprises a thin film of a second, phase-separated block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: XiaoMin Yang, Shuaigang Xiao, Kim Y. Lee, David S. Kuo
  • Patent number: 10150318
    Abstract: A recording medium including a substrate and an ink-receiving layer. The ink-receiving layer contains an inorganic particle, a water-insoluble resin and at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a benzotriazole ultraviolet absorber and a hindered amine photostabilizer. The average pore radius of the inorganic particle is 5.0 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Ota, Yoshiyuki Nagase, Masaya Asao, Olivia Herlambang
  • Patent number: 10145781
    Abstract: A method of estimating a frictional resistance of a ship bottom coating film, the method including measuring any one of Rz (maximum height roughness), Rc (mean height of roughness profile elements), Ra (arithmetic mean roughness), Rq (root mean square roughness) and RZJIS (ten-point mean roughness) as a roughness height R in a mean length RSm of roughness profile elements in the range of 2,000 to 10,000 ?m according to JIS B 0601:2001 (ISO4287:1997) on a coating film formed by applying a ship bottom coating paint on a substrate and calculating a frictional resistance increase rate FIR (%) from a mirror surface by the following formula (1), wherein coefficient C is a constant depending on the kind of the roughness height R and a frictional resistance testing method, and is previously determined in such a manner that plural ship bottom coating films each having different roughness are subjected to a roughness measurement and a frictional resistance test in a definite evaluation length, and then the coefficient
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CHUGOKU MARINE PAINTS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Mieno
  • Patent number: 10139524
    Abstract: A method for designing anti-reflective structure in which plurality of nanostructures formed of projected portions on substrate surface are provided at intervals equal to or less than visible light wavelength, in order to reduce chroma (?(a*2+b*2)) of reflected light with respect to white light to as close to zero as possible, average height of nanostructures from flat portion of substrate surface is 180 nm or greater and 290 nm or less; and filling rate of nanostructures, i.e., ratio of area of bottom surface of nanostructures to area of substrate surface in plan view of anti-reflective structure is defined, in terms of relationship between filling rate and chroma (?(a*2+b*2)) of reflected light from anti-reflective structure with respect to white light, so as to fall within range of ±5% of filling rate at which chroma takes on minimum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Wada, Mitsuo Arima
  • Patent number: 10131824
    Abstract: An adhesive composition includes an acrylic polymer (A) having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 350,000 or higher obtained by polymerizing an acrylic monomer by living radical polymerization using an organotellurium-containing compound as the polymerization initiator, an epoxy thermosetting resin (B), and a thermosetting agent (C). The adhesive composition is capable of joining with sufficient adhesive strength and capable of achieving high package reliability in a semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LINTEC Corporation
    Inventors: Sayaka Tsuchiyama, Isao Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10124467
    Abstract: The invention relates to an abrasive support, to an abrasive article comprising such a support, to the method for producing the same, and to the use of the abrasive article. According to at least one embodiment, the abrasive support comprises an impregnated support material based on synthetic fibers. The impregnated support material has at least on one side having a surface roughness Rz of 100 ?m to 500 ?m, and having an Rmax of 250 ?m to 600 ?m. The support has an air permeability of at most 20 l/m2 s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NEENAH GESSNER GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Nientiedt, Christine Doege, Peter Karl
  • Patent number: 10106693
    Abstract: Variations of this invention provide durable, impact-resistant structural coatings that have both dewetting and anti-icing properties. The coatings in some embodiments possess a self-similar structure that combines a low-cost matrix with two feature sizes that are tuned to affect the wetting of water and freezing of water on the surface. Dewetting and anti-icing performance is simultaneously achieved in a structural coating comprising multiple layers, wherein each layer includes (a) a continuous matrix; (b) discrete templates dispersed that promote surface roughness to inhibit wetting of water; and (c) nanoparticles that inhibit heterogeneous nucleation of water. These structural coatings utilize low-cost, lightweight, and environmentally benign materials that can be rapidly sprayed over large areas using convenient coating processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew P. Nowak, Adam F. Gross, Michael H. Bartl
  • Patent number: 10099249
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for manufacturing a decorative-part that makes it surely and easily possible to provide fine hairline-patterns that are similar to real texture by a laser-drawing process. By the method for manufacturing the decorative part, a laser-drawing process is done onto the coating-film 21 that has been formed on the surface 13 of the three-dimensional part-material 12. In this process a laser-processed groove-group 23 consists of a number of laser-processed grooves 24, 25, thus providing the hairline-pattern 22 on the coating-film 21. The laser processed groove-group 23 consists of various types of arc-like laser-processed grooves 24, 25 that comprise different curvature radii R of 1,000 mm or more. The arc-like laser-processed grooves 24, 25 are arranged extending appropriately in the same direction and of which each groove crosses at three degrees or less in irregular overlaps that show the line of each groove being wider than any other part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TRINITY INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tokinobu Shimada, Yukihiro Goto
  • Patent number: 10082753
    Abstract: The invention provides a fixation member having a fluororesin tube serving as a release layer which attains both suitable electrical conductivity and high releasability. The fixation member (fixation tube) has a release layer on the surface thereof. The release layer is formed of a fluororesin tube containing carbon. The fluororesin tube has a percent dielectric relaxation of 1.0% to 5.0% or an optical transmission density of 1 to 4. The fluororesin tube preferably has a dielectric constant of 2.15 to 2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SYNZTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Goto, Wataru Nemoto, Tadashi Hasegawa, Masaya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10081945
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a roofing membrane laminate includes a first layer of an uncured ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) material and a second layer of a thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) material coupled with the EPDM material. The EPDM material has a thickness of between about 50 mils and 70 mils and the TPO material has a thickness of between about 15 mils and 35 mils. The EPDM material and TPO material are coupled via crosslinking of the TPO and EPDM material at an interface thereof, whereby at least a top portion of the EPDM material is cured via the application of heat after the EPDM material and TPO material are placed into contact so as to effect crosslinking of the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Lichih R Peng, Zebonie Sukle, Jordan Kortmeyer, Thomas Justin Stock
  • Patent number: 10077367
    Abstract: This coated metal plate is a chromate-free coated metal plate for exterior applications, which comprises a metal plate and a coating film that is arranged on the metal plate. The coating film contains 0.2-15 vol % of porous particles as a gloss control agent, and contains 0.2-15 vol % of primary particles as a matting agent. If R1 (?m) is the number average particle diameter of the gloss control agent, R2 (?m) is the number average particle diameter of the matting agent, T (?m) is the film thickness of the coating film, ?1 (?m) is the standard deviation of the number-based particle size distribution of the gloss control agent and ?2 (?m) is the standard deviation of the number-based particle size distribution of the matting agent, the coated metal plate satisfies the following formulae. (R1+2?1)/T?0.7 R1?2.0 2.0?(R2+2?2)/T?7.0 13?T?20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taketo Hara, Hirokazu Yano, Kenji Sakato, Kazuhiko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10077204
    Abstract: A strengthened glass sheet product along with a process and an apparatus for strengthening a glass sheet are provided. The process comprises cooling the glass sheet by non-contact thermal conduction for sufficiently long to fix a surface compression and central tension of the sheet. The process results in thermally strengthened glass sheets having improved breakage properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Richard Orr Maschmeyer, John Christopher Thomas, Kevin Lee Wasson