Continuous And Nonuniform Or Irregular Surface On Layer Or Component (e.g., Roofing, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/141)
  • Patent number: 10807902
    Abstract: A method for the production of glass or glass ceramic elements from flat glass or glass ceramic parts is provided where the edges of the glass or glass ceramic elements are treated by a combination of two processes. The flat glass or glass ceramic element with an edge surface connecting the two side surfaces is produced. The edge surface has at least one first elongated, strip-shaped edge region and at least one second elongated strip-shaped edge region, which are formed by a ground edge. The edge regions extend in the longitudinal direction along the edge surface and along the side surfaces. The first edge region has elongated parallel filamentary damages that are parallel and adjacent to one another and, in particular, spaced apart equidistantly, in the longitudinal direction thereof extending transversely to the side surfaces and along the surface of the first edge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Volker Plapper, Fabian Wagner, Andreas Ortner, Albrecht Seidl, Frank-Thomas Lentes
  • Patent number: 10800700
    Abstract: The coated glass sheet of the present invention includes: a glass sheet; and a coating film provided on at least one principal surface of the glass sheet and having a smooth surface. The coating film includes: isolated closed pores present within the coating film; and a matrix. The coating film is substantially free of open pores open at the surface of the coating film. For the coated glass sheet of the present invention, a transmittance gain is 2.5% or more, the transmittance gain being calculated by subtracting an average transmittance of the glass sheet as determined by applying light having wavelengths of 380 to 1100 nm to the glass sheet in the absence of the coating film on the surface of the glass sheet from an average transmittance of the coated glass sheet as determined by applying light having the wavelengths to the coated glass sheet from a side on which the coating film lies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Fumiyoshi Kondo, Takeshi Yabuta, Toru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10787393
    Abstract: The present invention provides a silicon nitride sintered body including silicon nitride crystal grains and a grain boundary phase, wherein the silicon nitride crystal grains are covered with the grain boundary phase and width of the grain boundary phase is 0.2 nm or more. It is preferable that the width of the grain boundary phase is 0.2 nm to 5 nm. Additionally, it is preferable that the silicon nitride sintered body includes 15% by mass or less of the grain boundary phase. According to the above-described configuration, it is possible to provide a high-temperature-resistant silicon nitride sintered body in which degradation of the grain boundary phase under high temperature environment is suppressed. This silicon nitride sintered body is suitable for constituent material of a high-temperature-resistant member, use environment of which is 300° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Isao Ikeda, Kai Funaki, Yutaka Abe
  • Patent number: 10786830
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, composition and method employing a dust mitigation coating that also mitigates or repels water, ice, and other liquids. Techniques to coat the surfaces of equipment and items with these dust, liquid, and ice mitigation coatings, minimizing or eliminating mission problems caused by dust, liquid, or ice accumulation, particularly in outer space or on another planetary body or moon. Further, the dust mitigation coatings should exhibit a Lotus-like effect, making the coated surfaces ultra-hydrophobic. The present invention is also directed to techniques for improving the functioning of terrestrial-based equipment and systems where dust, liquid, or ice accumulation is a problem, such as in hospitals and other health contexts to prevent contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Sharon A. Straka, Mark M. Hasegawa, Kenneth M. O'Connor, Victoria J. Stotzer
  • Patent number: 10780668
    Abstract: The provided surface protection films include a plurality of layers in the following order: a first polymeric film that is exposed at a major surface of the surface protection film; a foamed adhesive; a second polymeric film; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive. The surface protective films withstand impacts and harsh outdoor conditions, and can be easily applied and removed while minimizing or eliminating the need to use personal protective equipment and volatile organic compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gerald F. Fleischhacker, Ryan E. Marx, Jason P. Pettengill
  • Patent number: 10770105
    Abstract: The magnetic tape includes: a non-magnetic support; a non-magnetic layer including non-magnetic powder and a binding agent on the non-magnetic support; and a magnetic layer including ferromagnetic powder and a binding agent on the non-magnetic layer, in which a total thickness of the non-magnetic layer and the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.60 ?m, the magnetic layer has a servo pattern, the ferromagnetic powder is ferromagnetic hexagonal ferrite powder, an intensity ratio of a peak intensity of a diffraction peak of a (110) plane with respect to a peak intensity of a diffraction peak of a (114) plane of a hexagonal ferrite crystal structure obtained by an X-ray diffraction analysis of the magnetic layer by using an In-Plane method is 0.5 to 4.0, and a vertical direction squareness ratio of the magnetic tape is 0.65 to 1.00, and a magnetic tape device including this magnetic tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Norihito Kasada
  • Patent number: 10752340
    Abstract: A wing includes a low pressure side, a high pressure side opposite the low pressure side, and a drag reducing apparatus coupled to the low pressure using an adhesive. The drag reducing apparatus includes a first side coupled to the low pressure side of the wing, and a second side opposite the first side. The second side includes a plurality of vortex generators arranged in an array configuration. The vortex generators generate one or more vane vortices near an end of the low pressure side of the wing, thereby weakening a wingtip vortex generated by the wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Brian T. Rosenberger, Eric Frederick Charlton, Daniel N. Miller
  • Patent number: 10738481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floor panel, in particular a laminated floor panel. The invention also relates to a floor covering consisting of a plurality of mutually coupled floor panels according to the invention. The invention further relates to a method for mutually coupling two floor panels, in particular laminated floor panels, according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: I4F Licensing NV
    Inventors: Antonio Giuseppe Perra, Sander Gordon Zweed
  • Patent number: 10738480
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floor panel, in particular a laminated floor panel. The invention also relates to a floor covering consisting of a plurality of mutually coupled floor panels according to the invention. The invention further relates to a method for mutually coupling two floor panels, in particular laminated floor panels, according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: I4F Licensing NV
    Inventors: Antonio Giuseppe Perra, Sander Gordon Zweed
  • Patent number: 10737835
    Abstract: A plastic molded body has a surface including a non-fluororesin and a rough surface formed on the surface, in which a fluorine atom is incorporated into the molecular chain of a non-fluororesin forming the rough surface. The molded body maintains excellent liquid repellency for a long period of time and exhibits the same levels of drainage and liquid drop-off properties as the initial levels even when it is brought into contact with a liquid repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Iwasaki, Masaki Aoya, Satoo Kimura
  • Patent number: 10734226
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor structure with reduced bowing for applications in the field of power electronics, photonics, optoelectronics, solar energy conversion and the like, which comprises: a step of providing at least a first layer of a first semiconductor material, said first layer comprising a substrate of said first semiconductor material, which extends along a first reference plane, and a plurality of first portions of said first semiconductor material, which are mutually spaced and extend in elevation from said substrate along axes perpendicular to said first reference plane, said first portions having ends in distal position with respect to said substrate; a step of providing at least a second layer of a second semiconductor material, said second layer comprising second portions of said second semiconductor material, each of which is joined to the ends of a plurality of said first portions, said second portions being mutually spaced and extending along a second reference plane paralle
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PILEGROWTH TECH S.R.L.
    Inventor: Leonida Miglio
  • Patent number: 10730789
    Abstract: A substrate with a switchable surface has been developed that can rapidly switch its surface character such as between two distinct liquid-repellent modes: (1) a superhydrophobic mode and (2) a slippery mode. Such surfaces have demonstrated adaptive liquid repellency and water harvesting capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tak-Sing Wong, Yu Huang, Birgitt Boschitsch, Nan Sun
  • Patent number: 10722995
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a window for a display apparatus according to the present invention includes: providing, on a stage, a substrate including a foldable part bending around a folding axis extending in a first direction, and forming a groove on the foldable part. The forming the groove includes: grinding the foldable part by using a first machining wheel; grinding the foldable part by using a second machining wheel; and machining the foldable part by using a polishing wheel. The groove has at least one radius of curvature. The first machining wheel includes first abrasive grains, and the second machining wheel includes second abrasive grains less in size than the first abrasive grains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheolmin Park, Hoikwan Lee, Seung Kim, Jaejoong Kwon, Eun-kyung Yeon, Minsoo Kim, Seungho Kim, Jong-hoon Yeum
  • Patent number: 10722948
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the coated cutting tool having a rake surface and a flank, in which the coating layer includes an ?-type aluminum oxide layer, wherein: the ?-type aluminum oxide layer has, on an opposite side to the substrate, a first interface, being the rake surface or a surface substantially parallel to the rake surface, a second interface, being the flank or a surface substantially parallel to the flank, and an intersecting edge between the first interface and the second interface; and the ?-type aluminum oxide layer satisfies ?600??11?300, ?900??22?250 and ?11>?22. (In the above formulae, ?11 denotes a residual stress value (MPa) in a direction parallel to the intersecting edge, ?22 denotes a residual stress value (MPa) in a direction orthogonal to the intersecting edge, and each of the residual stress values is a value measured by a 2D method).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TUNAGLOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiya Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10720180
    Abstract: A magnetic-disk glass substrate containing an alkaline earth metal component as a glass composition includes an edge surface that is a mirror surface, and has a roughness percentage of 40% or more when a bearing ratio of a roughness cross-sectional area is 50% in a bearing ratio curve of roughness cross-sectional areas obtained when a surface roughness of the edge surface obtained after the edge surface is etched by 2.5 ?m is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuhei Azuma
  • Patent number: 10717213
    Abstract: A method for making a carbon nanotube composite structure is related. A substrate having a first surface is provided. A carbon nanotube structure including a plurality of carbon nanotubes is placed on the first surface, wherein the plurality of carbon nanotubes is in direct contact with the first surface. A monomer solution is coated to the carbon nanotube structure, wherein the monomer solution is formed by dispersing a monomer into an organic solvent. The monomer is polymerized, and then the substrate is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen Ning, Zhen-He Wang, Peng Liu, Shi-Yong Yang, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10709941
    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: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Richard L. Cleghorn, Nick Frame
  • Patent number: 10703666
    Abstract: Provided is a molding die for 3D cover glass containing a pair of a convex mold and a concave mold each having a flat press surface A and a press surface B, in which the closest distance D between the press surfaces A of the convex mold and the concave mold during press-molding and the closest distance D1 between the press surfaces B of the convex mold and the concave mold during press-molding satisfy a predetermined conditions with respect to the plate thickness of a 3D cover glass as a final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kanasugi, Takanori Fukushi, Shunji Wachi
  • Patent number: 10706875
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus includes a magnetic tape, a reading element unit and an extraction unit, in which a C-H derived C concentration calculated from a C-H peak area ratio of C1s spectra obtained by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis performed on the surface of the magnetic layer of the magnetic tape at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees is equal to or greater than 45 atom %, and the extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10692528
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which full widths at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding a surface of a magnetic layer before and after performing a vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape are greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 15.0 nm, a difference between spacings measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before and after performing the vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 12.0 nm, and the extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10688557
    Abstract: [Object] To provide fine particles 2 having excellent printing characteristics, thermal conductivity, and electrical conductivity. [Solution] The fine particles 2 are flake-like. A main component of the fine particles 2 is an electrically conductive metal. A representative metal is silver. The structure of this metal is monocrystalline. An arithmetical mean roughness Ra of the surface of the fine particles 2 is not larger than 10 nm. The fine particles 2, a solvent, a binder, and a dispersant, etc., are mixed to obtain an electrically conductive paste. By using the electrically conductive paste, a pattern connecting elements is printed on a printed circuit board of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUSEN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woojin Lee, Shun Wakasaki, Takayuki Kanamori
  • Patent number: 10688624
    Abstract: A composite material is disclosed which includes a plastic layer formed on a layer of metal. The metal layer includes pores into which an adhesive is introduced. The plastic layer is injection molded onto the metal layer so as to contact the adhesive in the pores. The plastic layer is thus bonded to the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: James R. Krogdahl, Derek C. Krass, Paul Choiniere
  • Patent number: 10693045
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: providing a light-transmissive member having a plate-like shape; providing light emitting elements each having a primary light emission surface and an electrode formation surface; bonding the light emitting elements to a base member such that the electrode formation surfaces of the light emitting elements face an upper surface of the base member; disposing the light emitting elements on the light-transmissive member such that the primary light emission surfaces of the light emitting elements face an upper surface of the light-transmissive member via a light-transmissive bonding member; disposing a part of the bonding member on a lateral surface of each of the light emitting elements; removing a part of the light-transmissive member to form a groove between the light emitting elements; forming a light-reflective member at least in the groove; and cutting the light-reflective member and the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rie Maeda
  • Patent number: 10675900
    Abstract: A laminated film is provided which has excellent shape appearance at winding and also excellent processability and is capable of achieving higher glossiness of printed objects, the laminated film containing a substrate layer (layer A) composed of a biaxially oriented polyester film and a coating layer (layer B) on at least one side of the layer A, wherein the crystal size of the (100) plane of the layer A obtained by an X-ray diffraction measurement is 4.5 nm or more and less than 6.0 nm, a higher heat shrinkage ratio of the laminated film at 150° C. for 30 minutes between a heat shrinkage ratio in the longitudinal direction and a heat shrinkage ratio in the width direction at 150° C. for 30 minutes is 0.5 to 2.5%, the layer B is located on at least one outermost surface layer, and a surface opposite to the surface having the layer B has a center line average roughness (SRa) of 5 to 15 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shogo Yonaiyama, Masato Horie, Tomoko Hayano
  • Patent number: 10676390
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a glass-ceramic article and a glass-ceramic for an electric device cover plate, the glass-ceramic comprises, as a predominant crystalline phase, lithium silicate and the quartz crystalline phase, and has a composition expressed in weight percent including: SiO2: 65-85%, Al2O3: 1-15%, Li2O: 5-15%, ZrO2: 0.1-10%, P2O5: 0.1-10%, K2O: 0-10%, MgO: 0-10%, ZnO: 0-10%, and Na2O: 0-5%, wherein (SiO2+Al2O3+Li2O+ZrO2)/P2O5 is 40-90, the falling ball test height is 700 mm or more. By reasonable component design, the present invention achieves excellent mechanical properties of the glass-ceramic and the glass-ceramic article of the present invention and obtains the glass-ceramic or the glass-ceramic article suitable for electronic devices at a lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CDGM GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Baoping Yuan
  • Patent number: 10675594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to improved semipermeable membranes based on acrylonitrile copolymers for use in dialyzers for the extracorporeal treatment of blood in conjunction with hemodialysis, hemofiltration or hemodiafiltration. The present disclosure further relates to methods of producing such membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Benjamin Malard, Corine Lambert
  • Patent number: 10679655
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which a magnetic tape includes a servo pattern in a magnetic layer, ?SFD in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape is equal to or smaller than 0.50, a reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result, and the deviation amount is determined in accordance with a result obtained by reading of the servo pattern included in the magnetic layer of the magnetic tape by a servo element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10654083
    Abstract: Provided is a glassy carbon roll-type mold manufacturing method for fine pattern formation. The method is for manufacturing a glassy carbon roll-type mold configured to form a fine pattern having a micro-nano structure on a substrate including glass or a metal. The method includes: preparing a roll precursor including a thermosetting resin material, the roll precursor having a roll shape with a circumferential surface on which a pattern corresponding to the fine pattern is formed, the roll precursor being configured to press the substrate while rotating on the substrate; and carbonizing the roll precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CHUNG-ANG UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seok Min Kim, Jun Kim, Muhammad Refatul Haq, Young Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10655230
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the coated cutting tool having a rake surface and a flank, in which the coating layer includes an ?-type aluminum oxide layer, wherein: the ?-type aluminum oxide layer has, on an opposite side to the substrate, a first interface, being the rake surface or a surface substantially parallel to the rake surface, a second interface, being the flank or a surface substantially parallel to the flank, and an intersecting edge between the first interface and the second interface; and a residual stress value (unit: GPa) measured near each of the first and second interfaces increases continuously or stepwise as a measurement position for the residual stress value becomes distant from the intersecting edge with distances of 10 ?m, 50 ?m, 100 ?m, 150 ?m and 200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiya Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10643647
    Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus, in which an intensity ratio of peak intensity of diffraction peak of (110) plane with respect to peak intensity of diffraction peak of (114) plane of a hexagonal ferrite crystal structure obtained by XRD analysis of the magnetic layer by In-Plane method is 0.5 to 4.0, a vertical squareness ratio of the magnetic tape is 0.65 to 1.00, a reading element unit includes a plurality of reading elements each of which reads data by a linear scanning method from a specific track region including a reading target track in a track region included in the magnetic tape, and an extraction unit performs a waveform equalization process according to a deviation amount between positions of the magnetic tape and the reading element unit, with respect to each reading result for each reading element, to extract data derived from the reading target track from the reading result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa, Atsushi Musha
  • Patent number: 10632712
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a vehicular windshield having a laminated glass structure in which an interlayer film for laminated glass is interposed between at least a pair of glass plates, which contains few air bubbles remaining between the glass plates and the interlayer film for laminated glass to have an excellent appearance and is less likely to cause ghosting when external rays of light are seen through the vehicular windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Kitano, Manabu Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10634996
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a composite member which can contribute to simple formation and/or increased quality of fine wiring. [Solution] A composite member 100 according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base material, an aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions arranged on the base material, and a metal ink, wherein at least a surface of the aliphatic polycarbonate-containing layer with multiple island-shaped portions has a contact angle of 50° or more between pure water and the surface when exposed to ultraviolet light including a wavelength of 180 nm or more and 370 nm or less for 15 minutes, and the metal ink is arranged on the base material at at least a portion of a region sandwiched by the precursor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: JAPAN ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Inoue, Tatsuya Shimoda, Kazuhiro Fukada, Kiyoshi Nishioka, Masahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10625489
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical member excellent in antifouling properties, rubbing resistance, and antifog properties. The optical member of the present invention includes, on a surface thereof, an uneven structure provided with multiple projections at a pitch not longer than a wavelength of visible light, the projections each including a hydrophilic portion at its tip. Preferably, each of the projections is formed from a hydrophobic resin and has its tip covered with a hydrophilic material, the hydrophilic material contains silicon dioxide, and the hydrophilic material has a thickness of 30 nm or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Hayashi, Tokio Taguchi, Nobuaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 10618214
    Abstract: An article having a nanotextured surface with hydrophobic properties, said nanotextured surface comprising an array of pillars (71) defined by a surface fraction (?s) of the pillars, a pitch (P) of the pillars and an aspect ratio (H/2R) of the pillars, wherein: —the surface fraction (s) is equal or greater to 2% and equal or less to 80%; —the pitch (P) is equal or less to 250; —the aspect ratio (H/2R) is equal or less to 2.4, where H is the height of the pillars and R is the radius of the pillars; —the pitch (P), the height (H), the radius (R) are expressed in nanometers (nm); —the nanotextured surface comprises at least partially a hydrophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Essilor International, Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Sandrine Couderc, Grégory Tortissier
  • Patent number: 10590032
    Abstract: A substrate having inner and outer major surfaces, a plurality of edge surfaces, and a plurality of corner surfaces; and at least one of: (i) a coating applied over a limited area of the outer major surface of the substrate to produce a composite structure, (ii) an intermediate layer applied to the inner major surface of the substrate, and (iii) an elongate discontinuity disposed at one or more corners of the substrate, each of which operates to reduce catastrophic failures in the substrate resulting from a dynamic sharp impact to the outer major surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Petr Gorelchenko, Jason Thomas Harris, Guangli Hu, Khaled Layouni, Po-Jen Shih, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10589492
    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: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Bruce Edward Wade, Khanh D. Tran, Michael Eugene Donelson
  • Patent number: 10584446
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides high bulk tissue products, as well as an apparatus and methods for manufacturing the same. The tissue products provided herein not only have high bulk, but they also have improved surface smoothness, particularly compared to tissue products of similar basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Burazin, Lynda Ellen Collins, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Mark William Sachs, Peter John Allen, Kevin Joseph Vogt
  • Patent number: 10569456
    Abstract: A resin molded article includes an insert component and a synthetic resin member sealing the insert component. The insert component is provided by a primary molded product of a thermosetting resin, or a metal component, and has a functional group. The synthetic resin member is provided by a synthetic resin including a base polymer of a thermoplastic resin and a bonding component bonding with the functional group included in the insert component. The synthetic resin member has a sea structure formed of a continuous phase including the base polymer, and at least a part of the bonding component is present as a dispersed component in the sea structure. The dispersed component bonds with the functional group included in the insert component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Izumi, Noritaka Inoue, Hodaka Mori
  • Patent number: 10569506
    Abstract: Devices, systems and techniques are described for producing and implementing articles and materials having nanoscale and microscale structures that exhibit superhydrophobic, superoleophobic or omniphobic surface properties and other enhanced properties. In one aspect, a surface nanostructure can be formed by adding a silicon-containing buffer layer such as silicon, silicon oxide or silicon nitride layer, followed by metal film deposition and heating to convert the metal film into balled-up, discrete islands to form an etch mask. The buffer layer can be etched using the etch mask to create an array of pillar structures underneath the etch mask, in which the pillar structures have a shape that includes cylinders, negatively tapered rods, or cones and are vertically aligned. In another aspect, a method of fabricating microscale or nanoscale polymer or metal structures on a substrate is made by photolithography and/or nano imprinting lithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Chulmin Choi
  • Patent number: 10564321
    Abstract: An optical member including a base material and an antireflection film on the base material, wherein the antireflection film has a porous layer as the surface, the porous layer contains silicon oxide particles and a binder, the porous layer has a refractive index of 1.19 or more and 1.30 or less, and the surfaces of the silicon oxide particles and the binder have alkylsilyl groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomonari Nakayama, Kenji Makino
  • Patent number: 10540996
    Abstract: A magnetic tape has a magnetic layer containing ferromagnetic powder and binder on a nonmagnetic support. The magnetic layer contains a fatty acid ester. The full width at half maximum of the spacing distribution as measured by optical interferometry on the magnetic layer side surface of the magnetic tape before vacuum heating the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm but less than or equal to 5.0 nm. The full width at half maximum of the spacing distribution after vacuum heating the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm but less than or equal to 5.0 nm. The difference between the spacing Safter after vacuum heating the magnetic tape and the spacing Sbefore before vacuum heating the magnetic tape, Safter?Sbefore, is greater than 0 nm but less than or equal to 8.0 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Masahito Oyanagi, Toshio Tada
  • Patent number: 10533128
    Abstract: Optically upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials that are made by curing a curable composition. The materials include a substantially liquid phase that serves to dissolve upconverting chromophores, optionally surfactants and an optionally cross-linked polymer matrix that retains or houses the liquid phase, provides mechanical stability, and offers some protection from oxygen. The optically upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials have a phase-separated morphology. In preferred embodiments, the domains formed by the two phases are so small that light scattering is largely suppressed, which renders the upconverting liquid-filled polymeric materials largely transparent. The liquid phase provides a high mobility of the dissolved chromophores and the photophysical properties, such as the high upconversion quantum efficiency and the low excitation intensity threshold required to achieve upconversion, are thus more reminiscent of conventional or oxygen-free solutions than polymeric solids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ADOLPHE MERKLE INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG
    Inventors: Roberto Vadrucci, Yoan C. Simon, Christoph Weder
  • Patent number: 10527759
    Abstract: An anti-glare panel includes a panel with a length and a plurality of alternating black color and non-black color strips extending along the length of the panel. A plurality of lenticular lenses extend along the length of the panel and over the plurality of alternating black color strips and non-black color strips. A single lenticular lens array extends over a pair of a black color strip and a non-black color strip. The plurality of lenticular lenses reflect light from the black color strips within a veiling glare range and reflect light from the non-black color strips outside of the veiling glare range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Lingjie Jay Guo, Debasish Banerjee, Chengang Ji
  • Patent number: 10517466
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a capsule endoscope and a method to prevent the capsule from being covered by a residue or mucous in a patient's digestive tract. The capsule endoscope comprises an improved surface, preventing a residue or mucous to adhere onto the surface of the capsule, and in the unlikely event that a residue or a mucous is collected by the capsule the improved surface can allow an easy and successful clean before an image is taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ANKON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES (SHANGHAI), LTD
    Inventors: Qing Ye, Xiaodong Duan
  • Patent number: 10514637
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a tray on which a first medium, a decoration to decorate the first medium, and a second medium placed on the first medium and the second decoration are placed, a heating section, an image forming device and a processor, the first medium or the second medium containing an adhesive. A toner image is formed on at least one of the first medium or the second medium. The processor is configured to heat the heating section to a first temperature to bond to each other the first medium, the decoration and the second medium in such a manner that the decoration is sandwiched between the first medium and the second medium, and to heat the heating section to a second temperature lower than the first temperature to fix the toner image on at least one of the first medium or the second medium bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kimie Kamata
  • Patent number: 10510368
    Abstract: A magnetic tape is provided in which the total thickness is less than or equal to 5.30 ?m. The magnetic layer includes a timing-based servo pattern and also a fatty acid ester; and the magnetic layer surface Ra is less than or equal to 1.8 nm. The full width at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before performing vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and less than or equal to 7.0 nm, while the same value measured after performing the vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm and less than or equal to 7.0 nm, also. The difference between a spacing measured after performing the vacuum heating and a spacing measured before performing the vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm and less than or equal to 8.0 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Tetsuya Kaneko, Norihito Kasada
  • Patent number: 10510370
    Abstract: A magnetic tape is provided in which the total thickness of a non-magnetic layer and a magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.60 ?m. The magnetic layer includes a timing-based servo pattern and also includes fatty acid ester. The full width at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before performing vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape is greater than 0 nm and less than or equal to 7.0 nm, while the same value measured after performing the vacuum heating is also greater than 0 nm and less than or equal to 7.0 nm. Further, the difference between a spacing measured after performing the vacuum heating and a spacing measured before performing the vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm and equal to or smaller than 8.0 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Tetsuya Kaneko, Norihito Kasada
  • Patent number: 10503063
    Abstract: Provided are a super water repellent polymer hierarchical structure, a heat exchanger having super water repellency, and a manufacturing method thereof A super water repellent polymer hierarchical structure can be simply and repeatedly manufactured by using only a method for utilizing a super water repellent hierarchical structure and mechanically molding a polymer material thereon. In addition, a heat exchanger having super water repellency can be provided by providing super water repellency on the fin surface of a heat exchanger by using a dip method and vacuum drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University
    Inventors: Dong Rip Kim, Kwan-Soo Lee, Youngjun Cho, Hanmin Jang, Heung Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10501366
    Abstract: Lithium silicate-low quartz glass ceramics are described which are characterized by a combination of very good mechanical and optical properties and can therefore be used in particular as restoration material in dentistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Christian Ritzberger, Markus Rampf, Wolfram Höland, Marc Dittmer, Marcel Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10497388
    Abstract: A magnetic tape is provided having a total thickness of the non-magnetic and magnetic layers of less than or equal to 0.60 ?m. The C—H derived C concentration calculated from the C—H peak area ratio of C1s spectra by ESCA on the surface of the magnetic layer at a photoelectron take-off angle of 10 degrees is greater than or equal to 45 atom %. The full widths at half maximum of spacing distribution measured by optical interferometry regarding the surface of the magnetic layer before and after vacuum heating with respect to the magnetic tape are respectively greater than 0 nm and less than or equal to 7.0 nm, and the difference between a spacing measured after the vacuum heating and a spacing measured before the vacuum heating is greater than 0 nm and less than or equal to 8.0 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ozawa, Norihito Kasada, Takuto Kurokawa