With Transparent Or Protective Coating Patents (Class 428/142)
  • Patent number: 12011062
    Abstract: A comfort insert to be worn inside a person's footwear to alleviate friction between the person's foot and surfaces of the footwear and possibly provide some cushioning, and a method of assembling such a comfort insert. A body portion of the insert may be of crumpled thin plastic film material, and a containment element may be of fine-filament open mesh netting. A portion of an exterior surface of the insert may be provided with a nonslip or adhesive coating to assist in keeping the comfort insert in a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The Seaberg Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Scheinberg, Cheryl Scheinberg
  • Patent number: 11718774
    Abstract: An abrasive particle having a body including a first major surface, a second major surface opposite the first major surface, and a side surface extending between the first major surface and the second major surface, such that a majority of the side surface comprises a plurality of microridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: Ralph Bauer, Eric Moch, Jennifer H. Czerepinski, Yves Boussant-Roux, Flavien Fremy
  • Patent number: 11591148
    Abstract: The present invention is a liquid-repellent film or sheet that exhibits an excellent liquid repellency, and a packaging material using the same. The liquid-repellent film or sheet comprises: a substrate layer (2); an adhesive layer (3) that comprises a thermoplastic resin, and is formed on at least one plane of the substrate layer (2); and a liquid-repellent layer (4) that comprises a resin (6) having a liquid-repellent moiety, and hydrophilic particles (5), and is formed on the surface of the adhesive layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Yosihiko Matukawa, Shinichirou Kanamori, Kana Hashimoto, Seimei Shiratori, Koji Fujimoto, Yoshio Hotta, Atsushi Kido, Mitsunobu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11505500
    Abstract: A ceramic component, wherein the component contains 20 to 60 wt. % SiC, 5 to 40 wt. % free silicon and 10 to 65 wt. % free carbon. The disclosure also relates to the use of the component. The method for producing the ceramic component includes the following steps: a) providing a green body based on carbon, which has been produced by means of a 3D-printing method, b) impregnating the green body with a solution selected from the group consisting of a sugar solution, a starch solution or a cellulose solution, or a resin system including a mixture containing at least one resin, at least one solvent and at least one curing agent, wherein the at least one resin and the at least one solvent are different, c) drying or curing the impregnated green body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SGL CARBON SE
    Inventors: Andreas Kienzle, Dominik Rivola, Oswin Oettinger, Philipp Modlmeir, Blasius Hell
  • Patent number: 11346115
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of adhering a translucent material on top of a central wooden platform of a weight lifting station to make a unitary structure, where the wooden platform or a design positioned between the wooden platform and the translucent material is visible through the translucent material after the translucent material and the wooden platform are adhered together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: George Atkinson
  • Patent number: 11305357
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool of the present invention comprises a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, wherein the coating layer comprises a lower layer and an upper layer formed on a surface of the lower layer, the lower layer comprises a specified Ti compound layer having a specified average thickness, the upper layer comprises an ?-aluminum oxide layer having a specified average thickness, the Ti compound layer comprises at least one Ti carbonitride layer, the Ti carbonitride is composed of Ti(CxN1-x) (0.65<x?0.90), and a texture coefficient TC(331) of a (331) plane in the Ti carbonitride layer satisfies a specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Katsuya Ishii
  • Patent number: 11105960
    Abstract: A related-art optical element using an antireflection film having a layer having an uneven structure or a porous layer has involved a problem in that the performance of the antireflection film is degraded by SO2 in an exhaust gas. In view of the problem, provided are an optical element in which a positive ion spectrum of a surface of an antireflection film measured by TOF-SIMS has a peak of CmHnN+, where m represents an integer of 1 or more to 8 or less, and n represents an integer of 2 or more to 16 or less, and a method of producing the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Keiko Abe
  • Patent number: 11098218
    Abstract: Patterned and plasma-treated coatings for surfaces of electronic devices are disclosed. The patterned and plasma-treated coatings may include a linear fluorinated oligomer or linear fluorinated polymer and may be transparent. Regions of a patterned coating may be micro-sized. The pattern defined by the coating may not be visually discernable, but may affect the frictional properties of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsuyuki, Manish Mittal, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11073385
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a sensor including a substrate, one or more fragmented carbon nanotube compositions embedded in the substrate, wherein the carbon nanotube compositions include one or more carbon nanotubes, and one or more conductive devices affixed to one or more sides of the fragmented carbon nanotube compositions with an affixation agent. Embodiments further provide a method of fabricating a sensor including embedding a carbon nanotube composition in a substrate, wherein the carbon nanotube composition includes one or more carbon nanotubes, and fragmenting the carbon nanotube composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jian Zhou, Xuezhu Xu, Gilles Lubineau
  • Patent number: 11065841
    Abstract: A method for producing an asphaltic sheet, the method comprising of providing an asphaltic sheet; and applying expandable graphite particles to the asphaltic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Zhou, Donald Kirk, James Young, Robert Anderson, Joseph Standeford, Lance Black
  • Patent number: 11034611
    Abstract: A scratch resistant alkali aluminoborosilicate glass. The glass is chemically strengthened and has a surface layer that is rich in silica with respect to the remainder of the glass article. The chemically strengthened glass is then treated with an aqueous solution of a mineral acid other than hydrofluoric acid, such as, for example, HCl, HNO3, H2SO4, or the like, to selective leach elements from the glass and leave behind a silica-rich surface layer. The silica-rich surface layer improves the Knoop scratch threshold of the ion exchanged glass compared to ion exchanged glass that are not treated with the acid solution as well as the post-scratch retained strength of the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Sinue Gomez, Robert Michael Morena, Douglas Miles Noni, Jr., James Joseph Price, Sara Jean Sick
  • Patent number: 10971635
    Abstract: A photodetector including graphene and poly(3-hexylthiopene) (P3HT) nanowires is claimed. A method of making the hybrid photodetector is also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Mircea Cotlet, Mingxing Li
  • Patent number: 10877372
    Abstract: A pattern forming method, including an imprinting process is provided. The method includes preparing a substrate having an organic film; forming a surface film, containing at least one of a metal or a semiconductor, in or on the surface of the organic film. The method further includes forming an inorganic film on the surface film; applying an organic mask material onto the inorganic film, and pressing a template having a fine pattern against the organic mask material to form a mask pattern; processing the inorganic film using the mask pattern as a mask; and removing the mask pattern. The organic mask material, when pressed by the template, is cured or solidified by being exposed to an ultraviolet light source. The solidified organic mask includes an overflow portion removable by plasma asking and exposing the surface film underneath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Toshiaki Komukai
  • Patent number: 10872916
    Abstract: An optical element includes: a base; and an uneven structure layer that is disposed on at least one face of the base, and suppresses reflectance, the optical element having a reflectance of 1% or smaller, in a wavelength region of 400 nm or longer and 700 nm or shorter, a transmittance of 90% or larger, in a wavelength region of 470 nm or longer and 550 nm or shorter, and a variation of transmittance of 1% or smaller, between before and after a high-temperature environmental test conducted at 150° C. for 250 h.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10781324
    Abstract: Metal nanowires, such as silver nanowires coated on a substrate were sintered together to form fused metal nanowire networks that have greatly improved conductivity while maintaining good transparency and low haze. The method of forming such a fused metal nanowire networks are disclosed that involves exposure of metal nanowires to various fusing agents on a short timescale. The resulting sintered network can have a core-shell structure in which metal halide forms the shell. Additionally, effective methods are described for forming patterned structure with areas of sintered metal nanowire network with high conductivity and areas of un-sintered metal nanowires with low conductivity. The corresponding patterned films are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: C3Nano Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Virkar, Ying-Syi Li, Xiqiang Yang, Melburne C. LeMieux
  • Patent number: 10759961
    Abstract: A floor coating agent with excellent adhesion and hardness, and a construction method using the same are proposed. The floor coating agent includes a primer layer applied onto a surface of floor and then cured, and a floor coating layer applied onto the primer layer and then cured, wherein the primer layer is produced from a mixture of a self-emulsified epoxy resin, an acrylic polyol resin, a defoaming agent, 1,3,5-triglycidyl isocyanurate, dodecanedioic acid, anhydrous sodium citrate and water, and the floor coating layer is produced from a floor coating layer composition including an acidic copolymer alkyl ammonium salt, zinc oxide, oxalic acid, ammonium hydroxide and distilled water. Based on this configuration, floor coating agent can improve durability, abrasion resistance, gloss and the like of a floor surface, based on excellent adhesion to the floor surface and superior surface hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ELLIM B.M.S CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Gu Kim
  • Patent number: 10626209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the preparation and use of copolymers composed of N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide (HPMAA) and carboxybetaine methacrylamide (CBMAA). The invention further describes polymer brushes having structure I S—R-polymer??(I) wherein S is a substrate; R is a residue of a polymerization initiator or a RAFT agent bound to the substrate; and “polymer” is the copolymer of N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide and carboxybetaine methacrylamide Furthermore, production of these polymer brushes, containing random or block copolymers grafted to or from a substrate is described. The copolymer brushes are suitable for protecting substrates from deposition and/or adhesion of biological substances, and/or against thrombus formation. The brushes functionalized by covalent attachment of bioactive substances to CBMAA monomer units are particularly suitable for specific interaction with target biological substances which is not affected by nonspecific deposition of non-target compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Cesar Rodriguez-Emmenegger, Frantisek Surman, Eduard Brynda, Tomas Riedel, Milan Houska, Hana Lisalova, Jiri Homola
  • Patent number: 10508193
    Abstract: A building material comprising a substrate layer and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, where the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Zhou, Michael J. Hubbard, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 10502499
    Abstract: A heat storage molded body includes a heat storage medium dispersed in a resin matrix, wherein the resin matrix includes a resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin and a non-phthalate plasticizer, and wherein the Hansen Solubility Parameter (HSP) distance between the non-phthalate plasticizer and the heat storage medium is 6 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujisaki, Yuko Koseki
  • Patent number: 10471571
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bonded abrasive article comprising shaped abrasive particles and a bonding medium comprising a vitreous bond, said shaped abrasive particles each comprising a first side and a second side separated by a thickness t, wherein said first side comprises a first face having a perimeter of a first geometric shape, wherein said thickness t is equal to or smaller than the length of the shortest side-related dimension of the particle, wherein the article exhibits at least on a part of its surface a surface profile comprising at least one surface feature wherein said shaped abrasive particles have a largest dimension of about the same order of magnitude or larger as compared to said surface feature. The present invention also relates to a composition for use of the preparation of a bonded abrasive article, to methods of preparing and using the bonded abrasive article and to methods of grinding and providing a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Walter Flaschberger, Andrea Veronika Kirschner
  • Patent number: 10444407
    Abstract: An optical element having, on one surface thereof, multiple recessed sections arranged at a most frequent pitch equal to or less than the wavelength of light in the operating environment, the optical element having, when seen in plan view, multiple domains in which the multiple recessed sections are aligned in a predetermined arrangement, and, multiple protruding sections formed in a region sandwiched between the multiple domains and/or in a region surrounded by the multiple recessed sections inside the domains, the multiple protruding sections accounting for a surface area ratio of 1%-15% as seen in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Koki Hongo, Kei Shinotsuka
  • Patent number: 10414333
    Abstract: An auxiliary stop lamp for vehicles, in particular a high mounted stop lamp for vehicles, having a light source for the radiation of a light beam and having a holographic element for the refraction and/or reflection of the light beam, the holographic element having a holographic light distributor to generate a stop light function, wherein the holographic element is arranged inside and/or in the region of an edge of a housing of the auxiliary stop lamp, or embodied as an edge of the housing of the auxiliary stop lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventor: Martin Muegge
  • Patent number: 10369827
    Abstract: A transfer film including a substrate, a protection layer, a metal coating layer, and an ink layer is provided. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface, and the first surface has a first stereoscopic pattern. The protection layer is disposed on the substrate, and has a third surface and a fourth surface. The third surface contacts the first surface, and has a second stereoscopic pattern complementing the first stereoscopic pattern. The fourth surface has a third stereoscopic pattern. The metal coating layer is disposed on the protection layer, and has a fifth surface contacting the fourth surface and a sixth surface. The ink layer is disposed on the metal coating layer. The protection layer and the substrate are separated after transfer to expose the second stereoscopic pattern and reflect out the third stereoscopic pattern. A manufacturing method of the transfer film is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ju-Chen Chiu, Po-An Lin, Chih-Hua Liu
  • Patent number: 10365750
    Abstract: Provided is a metal nanowire-containing transparent conductive film that can efficiently inhibit scattering of external light at a display screen such as a touch panel, and improve black floating prevention (photopic contrast) and electrode pattern non-visibility. Also provided are a method for producing the transparent conductive film, an information input device including the transparent conductive film, and an electronic device including the transparent conductive film. The transparent conductive film includes one or more metal nanowires and the number of metal nanowire bundle structures present in the transparent conductive film is 3 or fewer per each rectangular area region of 30 ?m in height and 40 ?m in width of the transparent conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Ryosuke Iwata, Yasuhisa Ishii, Mikihisa Mizuno, Shinobu Hara
  • Patent number: 10336887
    Abstract: A building material comprising a substrate layer and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, where the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer includes expandable graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Co., LLC
    Inventors: Wensheng Zhou, Michael J. Hubbard, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 10300683
    Abstract: Compositions comprising wood veneer coated by a substrate contacting layer, a middle layer, and a top layer, methods of making such compositions and articles comprising such compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kent E. Nielsen, Arianne E. McCArthy, Frank A. Brandys, Gilles Simard, Nadia Boudif, Raul P. Moraes, Shelbey M. Weese
  • Patent number: 10221321
    Abstract: Compositions and processes are disclosed for forming hydrophobic coatings and lubricant-infused surface coatings. Coatings may be applied to various substrates without prior chemical or temperature treatment of the substrates and over large and irregular surfaces. Coatings are self-healing, anti-fouling, and have enhanced lifetimes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Raymond S. Addleman, Curtis J. Larimer, Christopher A. Barrett, George T. Bonheyo, Robert T. Jeters, Eric M. Winder
  • Patent number: 10175728
    Abstract: A laminate including a radio wave permeable member having a radio wave permeability; and a heat conducting member having an electromagnetic wave shielding property and/or a rigidity retaining member having an electromagnetic wave shielding property in the thickness direction of the radio wave permeable member; wherein the laminate has a radio wave permeable area solely constituted from the radio wave permeable member as a part of the laminate, and the radio wave permeable area is a thin area; and an integrally molded article using such laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Hideaki Sasaki, Hideki Nudeshima
  • Patent number: 10118525
    Abstract: A vehicle seat is provided, in at least one embodiment, comprising a cushion and a leather trim cover assembly disposed over the cushion. In at least this embodiment, the trim cover assembly has a central trim panel assembly secured to at least one peripheral trim panel assembly, and the central trim panel assembly has a leather upper layer and a sub-layer assembly having at least one protruding design secured to the leather upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Dorothy Kromm, Lisa Townley, Thomas Welch, Jr., Sara Russo
  • Patent number: 10119224
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an imitation leather banded structure with noctilucence. The method has following steps: (1) providing an object with a surface; (2) coating a primer layer on the surface; (3) coating a shielding layer and a colored layer sequentially on the primer layer via a color printing mode; (4) coating a predetermined pattern on the colored layer; and (5) covering a transparent ink layer, and performing an imitation leather printing via a UV mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Chun-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10088615
    Abstract: A polymer blend includes a combination of an acrylic polymer and a styrenic fluoropolymer. The polymer blend may be used to make polymer films having a single glass transition temperature, a polarizing plate, or a display device with enhanced optical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Zheng, Frank W. Harris, Thauming Kuo, Bin Wang, Ted Germroth, Dong Zhang, Douglas S. McWilliams, Peiyao Wang
  • Patent number: 10060132
    Abstract: An asphalt-based shingle is formed with a substrate saturated with asphalt, an asphalt coating on the saturated substrate, and a top film bonded to the surface of the asphalt coating covering at least a portion of the shingle to be exposed when installed. The top film may be configured to mimic the appearance of traditional clay granules on the shingle or another shingle surface. More specifically, the top film is printed or coated with an image that mimics the appearance of a clay granule bed and is embossed, pressed, or molded to mimic the texture of a clay granule bed. The top film is UV resistant to protect the asphalt below from deterioration. An anti-stick film may be bonded to the back of the shingle to prevent shingles from sticking together when stacked into a bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Margie A. Beerer, Matti Kiik, Sudhir Railkar, Steven D. Kerr
  • Patent number: 10053870
    Abstract: Provided is a building material that is disposed between an inter-floor separation layer configured to separate floors of a building having a plurality of floors from each other and a bottom layer disposed above the inter-floor separation layer. The building material includes a support member disposed between the inter-floor separation layer and the bottom layer, having a top surface of which at least a portion contacts the bottom layer, and including a protruding portion protruding downward, extending in at least one direction, and having an inner space and a plurality of damping members disposed between the inter-floor separation layer and the support member and each of which has a lower plate contacting a portion of the inter-floor separation layer and an upper plate contacting a portion of the support member to allow the inter-floor separation layer to be spaced apart from the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Young Dong Yu, Tae Yang Yoon, Pil Goo Lee
  • Patent number: 10017005
    Abstract: A coated panel may include at least a substrate and a top layer with a printed motif. The top layer may be provided on the substrate. The top layer may also include a transparent or translucent synthetic material layer, which is provided above the printed motif. The top layer, and preferably at least the transparent or translucent synthetic material layer may include a foamable or foamed synthetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Benny Schacht, Filip Tack
  • Patent number: 10011091
    Abstract: A laminar composite comprising a transparent or translucent cover layer, a base layer, and a layer of reptile shed sandwiched between the base layer and the cover layer. The base layer, cover layer and/or reptile shed are provided on one side with an adhesive, such as a heat-activatable adhesive, to bond the three layers together to form a flexible laminar composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Tovar
  • Patent number: 9997689
    Abstract: A chip reducing thermal stress of current path thereon, including: a substrate having at least one nanowires zone formed on a surface thereof; and at least one current path formed within the at least one nanowires zone on the surface of the substrate, wherein, the at least one nanowires zone has a function of reducing a thermal stress of the at least one current path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Jer-Liang Yeh
  • Patent number: 9976038
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an ultraviolet light-C (UVC) reflective coating composition. The UVC reflective coating includes a polymer binder of a first volume having a first refractive index and an inorganic material of a second volume having a second refractive index at least 0.2 greater than the first refractive index, the second volume in ratio to the first volume such that the reflective coating is at or below critical pigment volume concentration (CVPC), wherein the reflective coating is configured to diffusely reflect at least 10% UVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Lumacept, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Pringle, Brian Myron Tande
  • Patent number: 9968965
    Abstract: A structure forming, on a surface thereof, a rough surface portion 1 having a maximum height of roughness Rz in a range of 0.5 to 5.0 ?m, and forming, on the rough surface portion 1, a thin liquid film 3 having a thickness in a range of not less than 0.1 ?m but less than 3.4 ?m. The structure exhibits a high degree of slipping property despite the liquid film formed on the surface has a very small thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Shinya Iwamoto, Yosuke Akutsu
  • Patent number: 9915762
    Abstract: A sheet comprising: (1) a core member comprising one or more layers and having a first major surface and (2) a slip control layer disposed on at least a portion of the first major surface, wherein the slip control layer comprises: (i) a footing layer disposed on at least a portion of the first major surface of the core member, (ii) a binder layer disposed on the footing layer, and (iii) an array of particles disposed in the binder layer and footing layer and protruding therefrom, wherein the average diameter of the particles is greater than the combined thickness of the foot layer and binder layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Kristopher J. Derks, Jeffrey W. Hagen, James E. Lockridge, Jeffrey A. Peterson, Brent A. Hedding
  • Patent number: 9784898
    Abstract: A phase difference compensating element that can effectively compensate polarization disturbance, and a projection-type image projecting device are provided. The phase difference compensating element includes: a birefringent layer formed with a film stack of obliquely-deposited films, each of the obliquely-deposited films having a thickness equal to or smaller than the used wavelength; and an Rd-AR film that is formed with a film stack of two or more kinds of dielectric films having different refractive indexes, and provides an arbitrary phase difference to a phase difference in obliquely-incident transmitted light in the birefringent layer. The phase difference Rd to be provided by the Rd-AR film satisfies 1<Rd(?)/Rd(??)<1.5 (?<??), at an arbitrary wavelength ? in the used wavelength band and within an incident light angle range of 0 to 25 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 9679184
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an acoustic wave fingerprint recognition unit including a sensor circuit substrate, a film adhesive layer positioned on the sensor circuit substrate, a piezoelectric material layer positioned on the film adhesive layer and a protection layer positioned on the piezoelectric material layer. The film adhesive layer is formed of a film adhesive material, and the film adhesive material is composed of a film adhesive agent and an organic solvent. The film adhesive agent is an epoxy resin, and the organic solvent is a C3-C8 and carbonyl-containing organic solvent. The solid content of the film adhesive agent in the film adhesive material is in a range of 1%-90%. A method for manufacturing the acoustic wave fingerprint recognition unit is also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Hung-Chieh Lu, Yen-Heng Huang, Chung-Kai Chen, Shih-Chieh Huang, Li-Ting Cheng
  • Patent number: 9632050
    Abstract: A flexible chemiresistor (CR) sensor for sensing a molecule of interest in a fluid (liquid or gas) is provided. The flexible CR sensor comprises a flexible chemiresistor (CR) module. The flexible CR module comprises a flexible substrate such polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) or polyimide (PI), and a thin film nanoparticle assembly assembled on the flexible substrate. The thin film nanoparticle assembly comprises metal or metal alloy core, ligand-capped nanoparticles and molecular linkers connecting the nanoparticles. The flexible CR sensor and an intelligent pattern recognition engine can be incorporated in a handheld device that can detect a molecule of interest in a fluid (e.g., a liquid or gas) accurately, rapidly, and without false positives. Any sensing array nanomaterial, pattern recognition, and compact/or electronic hardware can be integrated to achieve a desired detection limit and response speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for State University of New York
    Inventors: Chuan-Jian Zhong, Jin Luo, Lingyan Wang
  • Patent number: 9631361
    Abstract: Sound absorbing or attenuating laminate flooring materials are provided, which are directed to be used in the production of floor covering, floor panels, furniture panels, cabinets, counter-tops and wall panels. As well, the methods for producing such products are provided. In particular, abrasion resistant panels, with a laminated structure, created by forming an assembly which consists of laminating a heat-activated resin impregnated paper wear layer, a decorative layer with printed graphics or a wood veneer decorative layer, a medium density (MDF) or high-density (HDF) natural fiber-based core and a resin impregnated paper balancing layer. To achieve sound absorbing and/or attenuating properties, any or all paper layers may be pre coated with an additional flexible elastomeric coating, film or material prior to assembly of the panel, or the natural fiber core panel may be coated with a flexible elastomeric coating, film or material prior to assembly with the papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Robert N. Clausi, Salvatore Anthony Diloreto
  • Patent number: 9545025
    Abstract: An article comprises a transparent substrate having a first supporting side and an opposing second supporting side. An electrically-conductive pattern is disposed on at least the first supporting side. A dry outermost polymeric coating disposed over at least part but not all of the electrically-conductive pattern, the dry outermost polymeric coating having a dry thickness of less than 5 ?m, an integrated transmittance of at least 80%, and comprising a non-crosslinked thermoplastic polymer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) that is equal to or greater than 65° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventors: Marcus Stephen Bermel, Lisa Baxter Todd, Linda Mae Franklin, Thomas Henry Mourey, Christine Joanne Landry-Coltrain
  • Patent number: 9519085
    Abstract: A light diffusing sheet can include a diffusion layer. The diffusion layer has a surface profile that satisfies certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: KIMOTO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yokota, Shingo Ohsaku
  • Patent number: 9323083
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a display area and a bezel area formed around edges of the display area; a backlight unit disposed on a rear side of the display panel to provide light to the display panel; a supporting member to support the display panel and the backlight unit; and a top case having at least one joint and incorporated with a surface of the supporting member, wherein the top case has a main frame combined with the supporting member, and a sub frame having a design of at least one color and disposed on the bezel area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyu-Ho Lee, Sang-Yeol Kim, Gee-Sung Chae, Jung-Hee Kim, Eun-Behm Kim, Won-Bong Jang, Nam Ki
  • Patent number: 9249330
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a thermoplastic resin and a metal-resin composite particle, wherein the metal-resin composite particle includes a metal deposition layer, a first coating layer positioned on one side of the metal deposition layer, and a second coating layer positioned on the other side of the metal deposition layer, and the first coating layer and second coating layer include a thermosetting resin respectively. An article includes the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Young-Sin Kim, Kang-Yeol Park, Young-Chul Kwon
  • Patent number: 9170354
    Abstract: A retroreflective sheet and a fabrication method thereof are provided, the retroreflective sheet including a base, a bonding layer formed on the base, a colored layer formed to be thicker in a non-reflective region NRA2 than in a reflective region RA2 to have a concavo-convex surface on the bonding layer, and having a fluorescent function or a phosphorescent function or having the both fluorescent and phosphorescent functions, a reflective layer formed in the concave portion of the reflective region RA2 on the surface of the colored layer, and a light concentrating layer having a plurality of beads aligned therein on the reflective layer. Thus, since a step is not generated between the reflective region and the non-reflective region, the light reflective member can be prevented from being delaminated from the body when used, and also, the light reflective member can be simply formed in the reflective region of the colored layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HJ CORP
    Inventor: Se Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 9103040
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods of treating a metal to improve the metal's corrosion resistance. The method includes applying, to the surface of the metal, a coating which comprises magnesium powder and a binder. The present invention also relates to a coating composition that includes magnesium powder and a silane modified epoxy isocyanate hybrid polymer or prepolymer. The inventors have found that corrosion resistance (as determined by Prohesion™ exposure in accordance with ASTM D5894-96, which is hereby incorporated by reference) in excess of 3,000 hours on 2024 T-3 aluminum alloy can be achieved with the methods and coating compositions of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Gordon P. Bierwagen, Michael E. Nanna, Dante Battocchi
  • Patent number: 9097854
    Abstract: An optical device exhibiting a color shift upon rotation is disclosed. The optical device has a textured surface having a relief structure finer than a human eye resolution but large enough not to exhibit diffraction effects. The textured surface is coated with an interference thin film that exhibits a color shift with tilt. A uniform color seen at one angle of rotation changes to another uniform color when the optical device is rotated in its own plane. A method of manufacturing of such an optical device, as well as the use of the optical device as an optical security and authentication element, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew R. Witzman, Jason Satern, Roger W. Phillips, Oleg Bouevitch