Continuous And Nonuniform Or Irregular Surface On Layer Or Component (e.g., Roofing, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/141)
  • Patent number: 11318703
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide, for use in living environments, a decorative sheet that has excellent, easy cleanability and excellent impact resistance and from which dirt due to the adherence of a daily used contaminant, such as fine particle powder, that is not easy to clean is easily removed. The present invention provides a decorative sheet having a surface-protecting layer on the uppermost surface thereof, wherein (1) Ra(i)/Ra(ii) is 0.62 or more and 1.63 or less, the Ra(i)/Ra(ii) being calculated using an arithmetic average roughness Ra(i) measured along an arbitrary direction on the surface of the surface-protecting layer, and an arithmetic average roughness Ra(ii) measured along the perpendicular direction to the arbitrary direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuhei Shinbara
  • Patent number: 11285401
    Abstract: An atmospheric water generator for extracting water droplets from ambient air includes an insulating substrate, a plurality of electrode film units, and a liquid crystal/polymer composite film. Each of surface regions of the liquid crystal/polymer composite film has a plurality of liquid crystal molecules each having a hydrophilic functional group and a hydrophobic moiety. Each of the surface regions normally has one of hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. When a voltage is applied to one of the electrode film units, the respective surface region is switched to have the other one of hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, to thereby allow the water droplets condensed from the ambient air to move on the surface regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yi-Hsin Lin, Chia-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 11278453
    Abstract: A compression system for applying compression to a body part of a user. The compression system has a sleeve for substantially covering a portion of the body part of a user. The sleeve has two lateral side edges. In the transverse direction from the first lateral side edge to the second lateral side edge the sleeve has a first lateral side region, a central region and a second lateral side region. At least the central region of the sleeve has a material with elasticity in the transverse direction and longitudinal direction of the sleeve. The compression system has a releasable closure system. Upon closure of the closure system the sleeve is restrained and tightened about the body part of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Guido Hitschmann
  • Patent number: 11274056
    Abstract: A system and method for sintering a thin, high purity fused silica glass sheet having a thickness of 500 ?m or less, includes a step of rastering a beam of a laser across a sheet of high purity fused silica soot; wherein a pattern of the rastering includes tightly spacing target locations on the sheet such that the laser sinters the soot and simultaneously forms tiny notches on a first major surface of the sheet when viewed in cross-section, wherein the tiny notches are crenellated such that at least some of the notches have generally flat bottom surfaces and at least some respective adjoining caps have generally plateau top surfaces offset from the bottom surfaces by steeply-angled sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Venkata Adiseshaiah Bhagavatula, Daniel Warren Hawtof, Xinghua Li, Gary Edward Merz, John Stone, III
  • Patent number: 11274057
    Abstract: Embodiments of glass composition including at least about 65 mol % SiO2, Al2O3 in the range from about 7 mol % to about 11 mol %, Na2O in the range from about 13 mol % to about 16 mol %; and a non-zero amount of one or more alkali earth metal oxides selected from MgO, CaO and ZnO, wherein the sum of the alkali earth metal oxides is up to about 6 mol %, are disclosed. The glass compositions can be processed using fusion forming processes and float forming processes and are ion exchangeable. Glass articles including such glass compositions and methods of forming such glass articles are also disclosed. The glass articles of one or more embodiments exhibit a Vickers indentation crack initiation load of at least 8 kgf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Patent number: 11258043
    Abstract: A flexible display panel includes a flexible substrate; a display layer on the flexible substrate; a reinforcement layer on a side of the display layer distal to the flexible substrate; and a protective layer on a side of the reinforcement layer distal to the flexible substrate; wherein the reinforcement layer is a multi-layer laminate structure comprising at least one colorless polymide layer and the reinforcement layer is configured to enhance the reliability testing of the flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu Liu, Shan-Chen Kao, Weifeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 11254100
    Abstract: A metal-clad laminate includes an insulating layer including a cured product of a resin composition, and a metal foil disposed on a principal surface of the insulating layer. The resin composition includes a polyphenylene ether copolymer and a thermosetting curing agent, the polyphenylene ether copolymer having an intrinsic viscosity measured in methylene chloride at 25° C. of between 0.03 dl/g and 0.12 dl/g, inclusive. And the polyphenylene ether copolymer has, at a molecular terminal, a group represented by formula (1) or formula (2) at an average number of 1.5 to 3 per one molecule. Further, the metal foil has a first surface that is in contact with the insulating layer, the first surface having a 10-point average roughness (Rz) of 2.0 ?m or less. And the metal foil includes a barrier layer disposed at a side of the first surface, the barrier layer containing cobalt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Kitai, Akira Irifune, Yuki Inoue, Yuki Tokuda
  • Patent number: 11248110
    Abstract: Rubber compound for the preparation of a tread portion of a pneumatic tyre comprising at least a cross-linkable unsaturated chain polymer base, a filler and a vulcanization system and a wax composed of at least 50% by weight of nonacosanediols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pasquale Agoretti, Claudio D'Alfonso
  • Patent number: 11247230
    Abstract: An object has a durable superhydrophic, self-cleaning, and icephobic coating includes a substrate and a layer disposed on the substrate, the layer resulting from coating with a formulation having an effective amount of hierarchical structuring micro/nanoparticles, liquid silane having one or more groups configured to graft to a hierarchical structuring micro/nanoparticle and at least another group that results in hydrophobicity. The hierarchical structuring micro/nanoparticles are dispersed in the liquid silane. Another effective amount of synthetic adhesive, selected from thermosetting binders, moisture curing adhesives or polymers that form a strong interaction with a surface, is in solution with a solvent. Upon curing, the layer has a contact angle greater than 90° and a sliding angle of less than 10° and, less than 5% of an area of the layer is removed in a Tape test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Jason Constantinou, Hanna Dodiuk-Kenig, Carol M. F. Barry, Samuel Kenig, Joey L. Mead, Artee Panwar, Tehila Nahum, Sagar Mitra
  • Patent number: 11243334
    Abstract: An anti-reflection structure having multiple bottomed tubular light absorption units that each have a bottom part having a substantially circular outer edge part and a wall part that is arranged upright along the outer edge part, an opening being formed above the bottom part, the anti-reflection structure satisfying specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Oji Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Hirama, Kei Shinotsuka
  • Patent number: 11230085
    Abstract: An asphaltic sheet comprising an asphaltic component including an asphalt binder and expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Zhou, Donald R. Kirk, James Young, Robert Anderson, Joseph Standeford, Lance Black
  • Patent number: 11229131
    Abstract: Embodiments of an enclosure including a substrate having an anti-fingerprint surface are disclosed. The anti-fingerprint surface may include a textured surface, a coated surface or a coated textured surface that exhibits a low fingerprint visibility, when a fingerprint is applied to the anti-fingerprint surface. In one or more embodiments, the enclosure exhibits any one of the following attributes (1) radio, and microwave frequency transparency, as defined by a loss tangent of less than 0.03 and at a frequency range of between 15 MHz to 3.0 GHz; (2) infrared transparency; (3) a fracture toughness of greater than 0.6 MPa·m1/2; (4) a 4-point bend strength of greater than 350 MPa; (5) a Vickers hardness of at least 450 kgf/mm2 and a Vickers median/radial crack initiation threshold of at least 5 kgf; (6) a Young's Modulus in the range from about 50 GPa to about 100 GPa; and (7) a thermal conductivity of less than 2.0 W/m° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Jaques Gollier, Shandon Dee Hart, Karl William Koch, III, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Patent number: 11204238
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating cavity walls, in particular cylinder bores of engine blocks. In the method, a coating is applied to a cavity wall using a coating lance. In addition, a cavity diameter is measured using a measuring apparatus. According to the invention, the method is characterized in that at least a plurality of diameter values of a first cavity are measured at different heights of the first cavity using the measuring apparatus, and in that a coating of variable thickness is applied to a wall of the first or a second cavity using the coaling lance, the thickness of said coating of variable thickness being dependent on the determined diameter values. The invention additionally describes a corresponding coating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: STURM MASCHINEN- & ANLAGENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Patrick Wimmer, Fabian Bernwinkler, Marc Kesting, Ralf Völlinger, Wolfgang Schütz
  • Patent number: 11189314
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium is provided and includes a substrate; a magnetic layer; an underlayer between the substrate and the magnetic layer; and a back layer, wherein (wmax?wmin)/wmin?400 [ppm]??(1) where wmax and wmin are respectively maximum and minimum of average values of width corresponding to samples of magnetic recording medium measured after the samples are stored for two hours under storage conditions (a loading tension in the longitudinal direction of the magnetic recording medium, a temperature and a relative humidity) for each of the samples, and a width of a sample of the magnetic recording medium at 25° C. and 50% relative humidity and without loading is ½ inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Yamaga, Noboru Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11180623
    Abstract: A flexible conductive film is comprised of a flexible base and a conductive layer coated on it. The flexible base uses Surlyn resin as the matrix. It uses silver nanowire as the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HUAKE-TEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shidong Jin, Xiping Zeng, Haibo Wang, Jianlong Kang, Xiaoming Li
  • Patent number: 11174397
    Abstract: Provided herein are articles including repellent coatings, as well as methods of making as using these articles. The articles can comprise a substrate and a repellent coating disposed on a surface of the substrate. The repellant coating can comprise hydrophobic particles dispersed within a polymer binder. The hydrophobic particles can be aggregated within the polymer binder, thereby forming a multiplicity of re-entrant structures embedded within and protruding from the polymer binder. The repellent coatings, and by extension the articles described herein, can exhibit selective wetting properties (e.g., superhydrophilicty/super-oleophobicity, or super-hydrophobicity/superoleophilicity).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Samuel Graeme Martin, Philip Simon Brown, Bharat Bhushan
  • Patent number: 11167376
    Abstract: A method for roughening a surface of a metal molded body which can be used as an intermediate for manufacturing a composite molded body of a metal molded body with a resin, a rubber, a metal, or the like is provided. The method for roughening a metal molded body surface includes a step of irradiating the surface of the metal molded body with laser light at an irradiation rate of 2000 mm/sec or more with an energy density of 1 MW/cm2 or more using a laser apparatus, and the laser light irradiation step is a step of irradiating laser light so that laser light-irradiated portions and non-laser light-irradiated portions are generated alternately when the laser light is irradiated to be in a straight line, a curved line, or a combination of a straight line and a curved line on the surface of the metal molded body to be roughened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DAICEL POLYMER LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Itakura, Masahiro Katayama, Takayuki Uno
  • Patent number: 11155058
    Abstract: A method of recycling laminated fabrics and laminated fabric products and producing new laminated fabrics and laminated fabric products includes the steps of shredding scrap or used laminated fabric material, melt separating the polymers, pelletizing the melt separated polymers, extruding the pelletized material with at least one virgin material to form a film, and laminating the film to a nonwoven material to form a new laminated fabric. The scrap or recycled laminated fabric products can include plastic/polymer materials having different melting temperatures. The new laminated fabric can be utilized to produce new products, such as protective covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Transhield, Inc.
    Inventors: Seckin Ozol, Na Qi, Gregory L. Todt
  • Patent number: 11149452
    Abstract: A paperboard or fiberboard sheet is provided with at least one preapplied adhesive strip used to connect together and an adjacently positioned surface protector to form a dust-proof and/or liquid-proof seal between the two surface protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GARLAND INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Melissa Rus
  • Patent number: 11148968
    Abstract: Glass and glass ceramic compositions having a combination of lithium silicate and petalite crystalline phases along with methods of making the glass and glass ceramic compositions are described. The compositions are compatible with conventional rolling and float processes, are transparent or translucent, and have high mechanical strength and fracture resistance. Further, the compositions are able to be chemically tempered to even higher strength glass ceramics that are useful as large substrates in multiple applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Qiang Fu, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Patent number: 11148345
    Abstract: [Problem] To suppress changes in the recess depth and shape of a three-dimensional molded shape, and to form a uniform protective layer or ornamental layer along the surface of the molded shape. Also, to provide uniform application to the entire irregularly-formed surface and to suppress air pockets and partial defects of bonding. [Solution] In an adherend W having a three-dimensional molded portion in which a plurality of concavities and/or convexities are molded in a regular arrangement, a thermoplastic coating film larger than the area of an adhesion region is integrally adhered by a three dimensional decorative molding procedure in a predetermined adhesion region that includes the three-dimensional molded portion. The predetermined adhesion region includes all of the three-dimensional molded portion and covers more than half the perimeter of the adherend W incenter cross-sectional view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: FU-SE VACUUM FORMING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Miura
  • Patent number: 11148614
    Abstract: A vehicle headliner includes a two-piece headliner body made up of first and second headliner pieces that are secured together in a mechanical joint. Each of the first and second headliner pieces is comprised of a molded polymer substrate having first and second sides and a fabric on the first side. The molded polymer substrate is partially impregnated into the fabric such that the fabric is fused to the first side. The first piece defines an opening for receipt of a console. There is at least one bridge that spans across the opening and has a molded-in attachment feature for securing the console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NYX, INC.
    Inventor: Yuriy Tsalenko
  • Patent number: 11135460
    Abstract: There is provided a respirator 10 having a harness 14 and a mask body 12 that is air permeable. The mask body 12 has a sinus region 40 and a primary filtering region 44 and includes at least one nonwoven fibrous web, which web includes a layer of filter media. The sinus region 40 of the mask body 12 exhibits a resistance to airflow that is greater than the primary filtering region 44. This resistance to airflow is achieved through an alteration of the intrinsic structure of the plurality of nonwoven fibrous layers in the sinus region 40 without adding additional material to the mask body. The alteration of the intrinsic structure assists in preventing eyewear fogging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John M. Facer, Audra A. Wilson, Christopher P. Henderson
  • Patent number: 11130286
    Abstract: There is provided a three-dimensional manufacturing apparatus which is characterized by comprising: a container configured to hold a liquid photocurable resin; a base configured to support a solid manufactured object obtained by curing the liquid photocurable resin; a moving unit configured to move the base; and a light source unit configured to irradiate light for curing the liquid photocurable resin. The container comprises a light transmission portion which is provided between the light source unit and the base, and is in contact with the liquid photocurable resin. The three-dimensional manufacturing apparatus further comprises a flow facilitating unit configured to facilitate a flow of the photocurable resin which is in contact with the light transmission portion, the flow being attended by the movement of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Arai, Yasuhiro Sekine, Hideo Genda
  • Patent number: 11126028
    Abstract: A photoluminescent liquid crystal display includes: a liquid crystal panel including a lower substrate, an upper substrate, a liquid crystal layer interposed between the upper and lower substrates, and a photoluminescent color filter layer disposed between the upper substrate and the liquid crystal layer; an optical device disposed on the upper substrate; a polarizing plate disposed under the lower substrate; and a backlight unit disposed under the polarizing plate and which emits blue light, where the photoluminescent color filter layer includes a first color filter which emits polarized red light, a second color filter which emits polarized green light, and a third color filter which emits polarized blue light, and the first color filter and the second color filter include a semiconductor nanocrystal-polymer composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Joo Jang, Shin Ae Jun, Hyun A Kang
  • Patent number: 11125917
    Abstract: A light-shading member for an optical device which has excellent reflection preventing performance can be manufactured by a simple process and can be applied to an optical device which is small and thin. Based on JIS B0601: 2001, the arithmetical mean deviation of the assessed profile Ra of the surface of the light-shading member for an optical device is 0.5 ?m or more, and the difference (Rp-Rv) between the maximum profile peak height Rp and the maximum profile valley depth Rv is less than 3. The light-shading member for an optical device preferably has a substrate film and a light-shading layer. The light-shading layer is formed on at least one surface of the substrate film. Further, the light-shading layer has an average film thickness of 2 ?m-35 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SOMAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yui Togawa
  • Patent number: 11110639
    Abstract: A metal and X-Ray detectable polyurethane film having metallic particles blended into the polyurethane when in a liquid form and then having the film extruded so as to fully embed the metallic particles, such as iron oxide, across all areas of the film, which can be used in protective clothing, such as reusable aprons and sleeve covers, for example, in food processing applications. In this manner, the film permits easy detection, and thus removal of, damaged film portions that become detached from the protective garment and inadvertently introduced into the food being processed, before the final processing and packaging thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Stephen Hurst
  • Patent number: 11116097
    Abstract: A damping cover for an integrated power electronics module (IPEM), the damping cover generally defined by a top side and a bottom side, wherein the bottom side is configured to mate adjacent with or contiguous to a power inverter module (PIM) of the IPEM. The damping cover can include an aluminum foam core including a top surface generally corresponding to the top side of the damping cover and a bottom surface generally corresponding to the bottom side of the damping cover and a polymeric over-molding or non-porous aluminum outer layer covering the top surface and/or a polymeric over-molding or non-porous aluminum outer layer covering the bottom surface. The bottom side of the damping cover can mate adjacent with or contiguous to the PIM. The polymeric material over-molding can completely impregnate the aluminum foam core. The aluminum foam core can have a density of about 0.15 g/cm3 to about 1.0 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Qigui Wang, Song He, Seongchan Pack, Angela P. Willis
  • Patent number: 11111175
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a hydrophobic window. The hydrophobic window includes a frame; a glass embedded in the frame; and a hydrophobic film on a surface of the glass. The hydrophobic film comprises a flexible substrate and a hydrophobic layer. The flexible substrate comprises a flexible base and a patterned first bulge layer on a surface of the flexible base. The hydrophobic layer is on the surface of the patterned first bulge layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11104810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure for preventing the adhesion of microorganisms, which is capable of preventing microorganisms from adhering to and growing on a surface of an object, and a method of manufacturing the same. The structure for preventing the adhesion of microorganisms includes: a nano-structure configured to include a plurality of protruding structures each having a sharp end, and made of a resin composition; and a plurality of nano-metal particles configured to be distributed inside the nano-structure. A method of manufacturing a structure for preventing adhesion of microorganisms includes preparing a liquid resin; mixing the liquid resin with nano-metal particles; depositing the liquid resin on a substrate; pressing the liquid resin with a master template on which a pattern corresponding to a plurality of protruding structures is formed; and setting or curing the liquid resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shinill Kang, Taekyung Kim, Myungki Jung
  • Patent number: 11104603
    Abstract: To provide a crystallized glass substrate that is hard and resistant to fracture and that is also resistant to shattering upon breakage. A crystallized glass substrate includes a crystallized glass serving as a base material and a compressive stress layer forming a surface thereof. The crystallized glass contains, in % by weight on an oxide basis, 40.0% to 70.0% of a SiO2 component, 11.0% to 25.0% of an Al2O3 component, 5.0% to 19.0% of a Na2O component, 0% to 9.0% of a K2O component, 1.0% to 18.0% of one or more selected from a MgO component and a ZnO component, 0% to 3.0% of a CaO component, and 0.5% to 12.0% of a TiO2 component. The SiO2 component, the Al2O3 component, the Na2O component, the one or more selected from the MgO component and the ZnO component, and the TiO2 component are present in a total amount of 90% or more. The compressive stress layer has a depth of layer of 40 ?m or more. The compressive stress layer has a surface compressive stress of 750 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: OHARA INC.
    Inventors: Toshitaka Yagi, Yutaka Yamashita, Naoyuki Goto
  • Patent number: 11104785
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition that includes: a first copolymer including an unit derived from an aromatic vinyl-based monomer and an unit derived from a vinyl cyan-based monomer; a second copolymer having a refractive index of 1.51 to 1.53 and including an unit derived from an alkyl (meth)acrylate-based monomer, an unit derived from an aromatic vinyl-based monomer, and an unit derived from a vinyl cyan-based monomer; and a third copolymer including a conjugated diene-based polymer with an average particle diameter of 0.05 to 0.15 ?m, an unit derived from an aromatic vinyl-based monomer, and an unit derived from a vinyl cyan-based monomer, and can be used for producing a molded article capable of realizing selective transmittance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung Il Kang, Eun Jung Choi
  • Patent number: 11097526
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for using a device for the positioning of molecules, the devise including a semiconductor substrate including a semiconductor layer and an insulating layer with a plurality of electrodes arranged on the insulating layer forming an electrode layer with a layer of 2-dimensional material arranged on the electrode layer. The method includes applying a first set of control signals to the plurality of electrodes to position a plurality of molecules in a first molecule arrangement and applying a second set of control signals to the plurality of electrodes to position the plurality of molecules in a second molecule arrangement, wherein the second set of control signals is different from the first set of control signals and wherein the device provides a first functionality in the first molecule arrangement and a second functionality in the second molecule arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pio Peter N. Nirmalraj
  • Patent number: 11097956
    Abstract: A surface-modified iron-based oxide magnetic particle powder has good solid-liquid separation property in the production process, has good dispersibility in a coating material for forming a coating-type magnetic recording medium, has good orientation property, and has a small elution amount of a water-soluble alkali metal, and to provide a method for producing the surface-modified iron-based oxide magnetic particle powder. The surface-modified iron-based oxide magnetic particle powder can be obtained by neutralizing a solution containing dissolved therein a trivalent iron ion and an ion of the metal, by which the part of Fe sites is to be substituted, with an alkali aqueous solution, so as to provide a precursor, coating a silicon oxide on the precursor, heating the precursor to provide e-type iron-based oxide magnetic powder, and adhering a hydroxide or a hydrous oxide of one kind or two kinds of Al and Y thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: DOWA ELECTRONICS MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Sakane, Tetsuya Kawahito
  • Patent number: 11079668
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates generally to reflective displays, and more particularly to reflective displays configured to display images with customized and improved viewing parameters. In one aspect, a reflective display comprises a plurality of light-reflective microfacets configured to display an image by reflecting light incident thereon from a light source, wherein light rays reflected by different ones of the microfacets are directed in non-parallel directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MirraViz, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Baumgart, Stephen Christopher Kekoa Hager, Ye Yuan, Michael Wang
  • Patent number: 11065692
    Abstract: A diamond-coated tool includes: a substrate; and a diamond layer that coats the substrate, wherein the diamond layer includes a first region that is in contact with the substrate, the first region includes a region S1 surrounded by an interface P between the substrate and the diamond layer and an imaginary plane V1 separated from the interface P by a distance of 2 ?m, and the region S1 has crystal grains grown in random directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Nozomi Tsukihara, Rintaro Sugimoto, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11065719
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate having an interference laser-treated surface portion, and a single-stage coating adhered directly to the interference laser-treated surface portion. A system and method for making a coated article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Sabau, Claus Daniel, Harry M. Meyer, III, Jianlin Li
  • Patent number: 11054550
    Abstract: The invention is to provide an anti-reflective film. The anti-reflective film comprises a substrate, a hard coating layer disposed on the substrate and a low refractive layer disposed on the hard coating layer. The low refractive layer comprises a (meth)acrylate resin, hollow silica nanoparticles, an initiator and a leveling agent. Wherein the leveling agent comprises a (meth)acrylic-modified organosilicone compound having a perfluoropolyether group. The reflectivity of the anti-reflective film of the present invention is in the range of 1.2% to 1.4%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BenQ Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Huang Chen, Kuo-Hsuan Yu, Gang-Lun Fan
  • Patent number: 11054747
    Abstract: Provided are a random copolymer for forming a neutral layer promoting directed self-assembly pattern formation, a laminate for forming a pattern including the same, and a method for forming a high-quality pattern using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SK Innovation Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Kyu Lee, Sun Young Kim, Kwang Kuk Lee, Jin Su Ham
  • Patent number: 11048460
    Abstract: A display module and a display apparatus having the same are provided. The display module including a circuit board, a plurality of light emitting device packages disposed on the circuit board and electrically coupled to the circuit board, and a coating unit coated with coating solution containing a light diffusion agent covers the plurality of light emitting device packages and fills in a gap between the plurality of light emitting device packages, wherein the coating unit further includes at least one first light diffusion part that is curvedly formed on a surface of the coating unit onto which light emitted from the light emitting device packages is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-sang Kim, Jee-su Park, Eun-lai Lee, Jae-min Lee, Tae-hyeun Ha, Suk Hyun, Cheoul-young Kim, Seung-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 11050031
    Abstract: Various light emitting diode device embodiments that include emissive material elements, e.g., core-shell quantum dots, that are either (i) provided in nanoscale holes provided in an insulating layer positioned between an electron supply/transport layer and a hole supply/transport layer, or (ii) provided on a suspension layer positioned above and covering a nanoscale hole in such an insulating layer. Also, various methods of making such light emitting diode devices, including lithographic and non-lithographic methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Hong Koo Kim, Daud Hasan Emon
  • Patent number: 11040468
    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: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    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: 11040480
    Abstract: The optical film according to the present invention has a feature that it has excellent property of blocking UV light and exhibits high slip property and thus enables self-winding even while using an acrylic resin not containing monomers having a ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Min Kwak, Seong Wook Kang, Dong Wan Kim, Kil An Jung, Ki Joong Lee, Min Su Park, Jong Sung Park
  • Patent number: 11038151
    Abstract: A display device including a display unit having a first region, which is flat, and second regions, which are curved, and a touch sensor layer disposed on the display unit. The touch sensor layer includes a high refractive index layer having a first refractive index and a planarization layer disposed on the high refractive index layer and having a second refractive index, which is smaller than the first refractive index, and the high refractive index layer includes pattern parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Ho Ju, Dong Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 11037135
    Abstract: A gift card includes a card body having a retailer's or credit card company name and logo, a pre-printed gift card account balance representing the balance on the card when initially purchased, and a user-fillable Card Balance data field which can be completed using an ordinary pencil or pen. The gift card also may be printed with one or more prompts, such as a graphic or written instruction, to provide a user with sufficient instruction to use the re-writable functionality of the present invention, and may include dollar and cents indicators to facilitate a user to write the current and updated balance clearly and accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Robert C. Rinaldi
  • Patent number: 11034610
    Abstract: Glass and glass ceramic compositions having a combination of lithium silicate and petalite crystalline phases along with methods of making the glass and glass ceramic compositions are described. The compositions include Li2O, SiO2, and Al2O3. Ion-exchanged glass-ceramic articles made from the glass and glass ceramic compositions have a surface compressive stress in a range from about 100 MPa to about 500 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Qiang Fu, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Patent number: 11022322
    Abstract: A cooking appliance can include a cooking chamber and an imaging device for capturing an image of a food item inside the chamber. The appliance can include a transparent, touchscreen display for displaying the interior contents of the cooking appliance to a user without requiring the user to open the cooking appliance, as well as providing for the user controlling, operating, and interacting with the cooking appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander L. Clayton, Brandon Satanek, Michael Tsai, Christopher Cullen, Heng Tong Pit, Donald John Gilmore, Cristiano Vito Pastore, Matthew P. Ebrom, Pallavi Manjrekar, Bruce Wiatrak, John Doyle, Joshua Abdoo, Ariana Bruno, Neomar Giacomini, Tamara Distaso, Gianpiero Santacatterina, Seth Herndon
  • Patent number: 11022945
    Abstract: Method for coloured coating on a watchmaking or jewellery external part component, comprising at least one visible surface prepared in advance on a substrate, this method comprising a step of vacuum-deposition of at least one main layer of titanium and silicon nitride (Ti, Sik)Nx or of titanium and silicon nitride doped with oxygen (Ti, Sik)NxOy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventor: Vladislav Spassov
  • Patent number: 10984833
    Abstract: A magnetic recording cartridge is provided and including a magnetic recording medium, wherein an average thickness of the magnetic recording medium tT is 3.5 ?m?tT?5.6 ?m, a dimensional change amount ?w in a width direction of the magnetic recording medium with respect to a tension change in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic recording medium is 700 ppm/N??w?20000 ppm, the magnetic recording medium is accommodated in a state of being wound around the reel in the cartridge case and (a servo track width on an inner side of winding of the magnetic recording medium)—(a servo track width on an outer side of winding of the magnetic recording medium)>0 is satisfied, and a squareness ratio measured in a vertical direction of the magnetic recording medium is 65% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Yamaga, Noboru Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10974475
    Abstract: A forming mold for forming a prism by press molding includes a first mold, a second mold, and a third mold. The second mold includes a surface configured to form a base surface of a non-optical surface and is configured to define, together with the first mold, a space in which a material is disposed. The third mold is slidable with respect to the second mold so as to project toward the space with respect to the second mold and is configured to form a recess portion recessed with respect to the base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Takata