Metal Or Metal Compound Patents (Class 428/148)
  • Patent number: 10796610
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method of labeling a plurality of products includes coating a pressure sensitive adhesive to a roll of face stock, the roll of face stock configured to be converted to a plurality of individual labels aligned in a single lane; singulating an individual label from the roll of face stock; and applying the individual label to a product of the plurality of products, wherein the coating, singulating and applying are conducted sequentially in a single continuous operation with a single continuous web of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Prakash Mallya, David Nicholas Edwards
  • Patent number: 10550040
    Abstract: Provided is a zirconia sintered body that uses coloring of cerium oxide, the zirconia sintered body exhibiting a bright red color. The zirconia sintered body includes an oxide of cerium is an amount of 0.5% by mole or more and less than 4% by mole in terms of CeO2, yttria in an amount of 2% by mole or more and less than 6% by mole, an oxide of aluminum in an amount of 0.1% by weight or more and less than 2% by weight, and the balance being zirconia. The oxide of cerium contains trivalent cerium, and the zirconia has a crystal structure including a tetragonal phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Shoichi Yamauchi, Takeshi Ito, Satoshi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10510461
    Abstract: The present application relates to a conductive film, a production method for the same, and a use of the same. The present application is capable of providing, for example, a conductive film without air bubbles, etc. which are generated by heat treatment, etc. during a production process, and inhibit optical physical properties. In particular, the present application can provide a conductive film without generation of air bubbles even in a structure in which the conductive layers exist on both sides of the conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Woo, Se Woo Yang, Min Soo Park, Ji Young Hwang
  • Patent number: 10322462
    Abstract: A method of printing solder paste on a substrate through minute apertures in a mask member, in which the solder paste is supplied to the apertures of the mask member under less than atmospheric pressure and has a viscosity so that the solder paste is filled in the apertures under atmospheric pressure. It is preferable that the solder paste has a viscosity of 50 through 150 Pa·s and a thixotropic ratio of 0.3 through 0.5. Further, the solder paste is obtained by mixing a flux containing solvent having a boiling point such that volatilization thereof is suppressed under the less than atmospheric pressure and solder powders. It is preferable that in the flux, the solvent having the boiling point of 240° C. or more is used and the solvent is octanediol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sakie Okada
  • Patent number: 10245816
    Abstract: A roofing membrane with high solar heat reflectance includes a bituminous base sheet, a tie-layer with a reinforcement material, and a solar heat-reflective upper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10017949
    Abstract: A flooring tape, for securing a first flooring unit adjacent to a second flooring unit is described. The flooring tape has two sides, a first adhesive side and a second non-adhesive side. The first adhesive side is made up of three portions, a first portion, a second portion and a third portion, the third portion positioned between the first and second portions. The first portion and the second portion have a flooring adhesive layer applied thereto for forming a bond with the first and second flooring units. The third portion has a water resistant adhesive layer applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Shawn Bruce Joseph Daley
  • Patent number: 10011952
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wear protection layer comprising a mixture of non-uniform transparent hard material particles, which are stored in a matrix material and which comprise a Mohs hardness of at least 6 and transparent solid material particles, wherein the transparent solid material particles encompass a bi-modal grain size distribution. The invention also relates to a method for producing a wear protection layer as well as the use thereof for producing wear protection surfaces, in particular surfaces on wood fiber boards, which are provided with a a décor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Maria Cristina DiDavide, Reiner Kunz
  • Patent number: 9755227
    Abstract: The invention relates to anode materials suitable for use in batteries, such as lithium ion batteries and sodium ion batteries. In particular, the anode material is a reduced graphene oxide/metal sulfide composite. Methods for forming the reduced graphene oxide/metal sulfide composite are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: Nanyang Technological University, Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ltd.
    Inventors: Yau Wai Denis Yu, Sudip Kumar Batabyal, Ovadia Lev, Jenny Gun, Petr V. Prikhodchenko
  • Patent number: 9676671
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for fabricating an orange, zirconia-based article, characterized in that it includes the series of steps consisting in creating a first mixture comprising a zirconia powder, 3 to 20% by weight of at least one stabilizer chosen from the group of oxides comprising yttrium oxide, magnesium oxide, and calcium oxide, alone or in combination, 0.1% to 5% by weight of at least one element intended to form a vitreous phase, and chosen from the group comprising silicon oxide, aluminum oxide, lithium oxide and yttrium oxide, alone or in combination, 1% to 6% by weight of a cerium oxide powder; creating a second mixture including said first mixture and a binder; creating a granulated mixture by granulating said second mixture; forming a green body by giving said second granulated mixture the shape of the desired article; air sintering for at least thirty minutes at a temperature comprised between 1,250 and 1,500° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Comadur S.A.
    Inventor: Arnaud Actis-Datta
  • Patent number: 9663693
    Abstract: A method for producing multilayer abrasive particles (12) is proposed, comprising the following method steps: providing a substrate support (01) and at least one dispersion of an abrasive particle precursor (05); repeatedly positioning at least one grid structure (02) above the substrate support (01), covering areas (03) being defined by at least partially covered grid meshes (11) and printing areas (04) being defined by open grid meshes (11); applying the at least one dispersion of an abrasive particle precursor (05) onto the grid structure (02), a contact being formed between the grid structure (02) and the substrate support (01) or layers (08) arranged on the substrate support (01), and a dispersion layer (07) being deposited in the printing areas (04) on the substrate support (01) or on the layers (08) previously arranged thereon when the contact is lifted, and subsequently drying each deposited dispersion layer (07) to form a layer (08).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Irene Bock, Thomas Studnitzky, Thomas Kamps
  • Patent number: 9611657
    Abstract: Floor panel, more particularly a laminate floor panel, which, at least at two opposite edges (2-3-4-5), is provided with coupling parts (6-7-8-9), whereby this floor panel (1), at its decorative side, forms an imitation of wood, from which, by means of a tool, wood portions have been removed from the surface, more particularly forms an imitation of so-called scraped wood, and whereby this floor panel (1) comprises a decor (10) representing a wood pattern (18), a top layer (11) on the basis of synthetic material (12), and an underlying substrate (13), whether or not composed of several layers or parts, characterized in that the floor panel (1), in the surface over which the decor (10) extends, is provided with embossed portions (19 and/or 20) continuing up into the aforementioned substrate (13), whereby these embossed portions (19 and/or 20) are at least applied in order to imitate the aforementioned removed wood portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Christian Vandevoorde, Bernard Thiers
  • Patent number: 9543537
    Abstract: A method for the application of solution processed metal oxide hole transport layers in organic photovoltaic devices and related organic electronics devices is disclosed. The metal oxide may be derived from a metal-organic precursor enabling solution processing of an amorphous, p-type metal oxide. An organic photovoltaic device having solution processed, metal oxide, thin-film hole transport layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC
    Inventors: K. Xerxes Steirer, Joseph J. Berry, Jordan P. Chesin, Matthew T. Lloyd, Nicodemus Edwin Widjonarko, Alexander Miedaner, Calvin J. Curtis, David S. Ginley, Dana C. Olson
  • Patent number: 9340934
    Abstract: The thermoplastic pavements markers and pavement marking compositions of the present application include a miscible blend of ethylene acrylic acid polymers and have a crystallization onset temperature observed upon cooling of greater than 65.6° C. (150° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventors: Eugen H. Carlson, Alexander J. Kugel, Matthew D. Wilding, Pamela A. Percha
  • Patent number: 9228266
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of pickling of steel plate which contains silicon comprising applying ultrasonic waves of at least two types of frequencies of 28.0 kHz or more to less than 1.0 MHz to an acidic cleaning solution which contains microbubbles and, in that state, dipping the steel plate which contains silicon in that cleaning solution. The present invention is a continuous pickling system of steel plate which contains silicon which is provided with at least a support part which supports the steel plate, a conveyor which makes the steel plate move, and a pickling tank which pickles the steel plate, wherein the pickling tank has means for feeding microbubbles and means for applying ultrasonic waves of at least two types of frequencies of 28.0 kHz or more to less than 1.0 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Takumi Nishimoto, Kenichi Uemura
  • Patent number: 9034456
    Abstract: Medical devices, such as, for example, endoprosthesis, and related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Nielson, Dan VanCamp
  • Publication number: 20150132539
    Abstract: A coated device comprising a body, a coating on at least a portion of a surface of the body, wherein the coating comprises, a terminal layer, and at least one underlayer positioned between the terminal layer and the body, the underlayer comprising a hardness of greater than 61 HRc, wherein prior to the addition of the terminal layer, at least one of the body and the underlayer is polished to a surface roughness of less than or equal to 1.0 micrometer Ra.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Bailey, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Mehmet Deniz Ertas, Adnan Ozekcin, Bo Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150107582
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, devices and materials are disclosed for spectrally selective coatings for optical surfaces having high solar absorptivity, low infrared emissivity, and strong durability at elevated temperatures. In one aspect, a spectrally selective coating includes a substrate formed of a light absorbing material, and a composite material formed over the substrate and including nanoparticles dispersed in a dielectric material, in which the composite material forms a coating capable of absorbing solar energy in a selected spectrum and reflecting the solar energy in another selected spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Renkun Chen, Zhaowei Liu, Tae Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 8993093
    Abstract: A coated sheet-like plastics material comprising a) as base, a thermoplastic substrate; and b) on the base, a photocatalytically active coating comprising a water-spreading layer which involves either a sol-adhesion-promoter layer, layer b1+2), comprising an adhesion promoter and a colloid sol, or a colloid-sol layer b2) arranged on an adhesion-promoter layer b1) applied on the substrate a), and a photocatalytically active layer b3) arranged on the water-spreading layer b1+2) or b2), where b3) is obtainable through application and drying of a mixture comprising, based on the solids content of the mixture in percent by weight b31) from 1 to 25% of titanium dioxide and b32) from 75 to 99% of silicon dioxide and/or of a metal oxide which is not soluble in water or of an anionically modified silicon dioxide or metal oxide; where the titanium dioxide is particulate with an average primary-particle size smaller than 10 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Röhm GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Hasskerl, Wolfgang Scharnke, Martin Berkenkopf, Jann Schmidt, Xin Lu, Uwe Schneider
  • Patent number: 8993667
    Abstract: The present invention provides elastomeric roof coatings and aqueous coating compositions of (i) an acrylic emulsion copolymer that comprises (ii) a reductant and has a high molecular weight, (iii) a combination of a hydrophilic polymeric dispersant and a pigment, extender or filler, and (iv) a multivalent transition metal ion or multivalent transition metal ion compound or salt. The composition and coating provide excellent swelling resistance and a balance of tensile and elongation in an acrylic roof coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Joseph M. Rokowski, Mark D. Westmeyer
  • Publication number: 20150079348
    Abstract: An antireflection film comprises: mesoporous nanoparticles having a metal oxide framework and an average particle diameter of 30 to 200 nm; and a mesoporous transparent material having a metal oxide framework and filling voids among the nanoparticles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Norihiro MIZOSHITA, Masahiko ISHII, Hiromitsu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150064406
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a fluoride spray coating covered member in which a fluoride spray coating firmly adheres by coating carbide cermet to a surface of a substrate and interposing it, and to propose a method therefor. [Solution] A fluoride spray coating is formed in such a manner that an undercoat layer of carbide cermet, which covers a substrate in a film-shaped manner while a tip portion of carbide cermet particles is embedded in the substrate, or a primer part of carbide cermet, is formed by blowing a carbide cermet material at a high velocity by using a spray gun to a surface of the substrate, and after that, a fluoride particle is sprayed thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshio Harada, Kenichiro Togoe
  • Publication number: 20150017463
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a fluoride spray coating covered member adhered with a fluoride spray coating having excellent properties on quality by suppressing a thermal decomposition reaction and an oxide reaction, and to propose a method for forming a cover by firmly adhering the coating. [Solution] A method for forming a fluoride spray coating in an implantation structure onto a substrate surface by spraying particles of a fluoride spraying material onto a substrate surface or a pretreated substrate surface, if necessary through an undercoat layer or spray particle dotted parts of carbide cermet, at a flying velocity of particles of not less than 500 m/sec with an inert gas as a working gas for coating formation at an inert gas temperature of 600° C.-1300° C. as well as a fluoride spray coating covered member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshio Harada, Kenichiro Togoe
  • Publication number: 20150016038
    Abstract: A surface of an electronic device includes a reduced friction surface that comprises a glass beaded film. The glass beaded film includes glass beads disposed in a polymer layer or in an adhesive layer, where a portion of the glass beads protrude from a surface of the polymer or adhesive layer. The reduced friction surface is disposed over at least a portion of the surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: James J. Niu, Craig C. Leong, Michael K. Pilliod, Keith J. Hendren
  • Patent number: 8900686
    Abstract: A second mold is placed on a planar surface of a first mold to form a first mold cavity, which is filled with a first material slurry containing a first material powder and the molded slurry is caused to set, thereby forming a first molded part on the planar surface of the first mold. A third mold is placed on the planar surface of the first mold from which the second mold is removed and on which the first molded part is formed, thereby forming a second mold cavity. The second mold cavity is filled with a second material slurry which contains a second material powder different from the first material powder so as to mold the slurry in contact with the first molded part. The molded slurry is caused to set, thereby forming a second molded part on the planar surface of the first mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunihiko Yoshioka, Kimihisa Kaneko, Makoto Ohmori, Kenji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140349073
    Abstract: A method for coating a component for use in a semiconductor chamber for plasma etching includes providing the component and loading the component in a deposition chamber. A pressure in the deposition chamber is reduced to below atmospheric pressure. A coating is deposited on the component by spraying an aerosol comprising a suspension of a first type of metal oxide nanoparticle and a second type of metal oxide nanoparticle onto the component at approximately room temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja Kanungo, Tom Cho, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 8895133
    Abstract: A reinforcing underlayment including dry uniform particles evenly applied to a wet bonding material layer on a surface of a substrate. The substrate, including the layers, is then cured to harden the one or more of the layers. A final coating or topcoat is applied to the cured surface of the substrate. The dry particles are evenly distributed onto the bonding material layer creating a uniform surface for subsequent coatings. The dry particles increase the strength of the liquid coatings increasing solid particle density within the coating system and thereby imparting properties not available for the liquid coatings. The present invention enables a user to easily introduce very heavy, dense, strong particles into a liquid coating and allows the user to apply very dense, heavy particles into and onto a wet bonding material layer followed by a subsequent wet topcoat layer which is cured as one contiguous material with reinforcement and underlayment strengthening coming from the added, dry particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Innovatech, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Nesbitt
  • Publication number: 20140342124
    Abstract: The invention provides novel wood-like composite materials and methods for preparation thereof. The wood-like composite materials can be readily produced from widely available, low cost precursor materials by a production process that involves casting in a mold that is suitable for large-scale production. The precursor materials include calcium silicate, for example, wollastonite, and particulate filler materials which comprise silicon dioxide-rich materials such as quartz, mica, feldspar, sand and glass. Additives can include calcium carbonate-rich and magnesium carbonate-rich materials. Various additives can be used to fine-tune the physical appearance and mechanical properties of the composite material, such as colorants such as particles of colored materials, such as, and pigments (e.g., black iron oxide, cobalt oxide and chromium oxide).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Dawid Zambrzycki, Luis Losada, Oguzhan Oflaz, Atilla Sebuktekin, John P. Kuppler
  • Publication number: 20140335402
    Abstract: A molding packaging material including a matte coat layer having excellent formability, chemical resistance, solvent resistance, and printability is provided. The molding packaging material 1 includes an outer base material 13 made of a heat-resistant resin, an inner sealant layer 16 made of a thermoplastic resin, a metal foil layer 11 arranged between the outer base material 13 and the inner sealant layer 16, and a matte coat layer 14 formed on one side of the outer base material opposite to the other side thereof to which the metal foil layer 11 is arranged. The matte coat layer 14 is made from a resin composition containing a base compound resin including a phenoxy resin and a urethane resin, a curing agent, and solid fine particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji MINAMIBORI
  • Publication number: 20140295139
    Abstract: A surface protection film contains a urethane resin formed by polymerizing an acrylic resin having a hydroxyl group at a side chain and an isocyanate, and has a Martens' hardness of 50 N/mm2 or less and a surface roughness Ra measured based on JIS-B0601 of from 0.05 ?m to 1.0 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoko MIYAHARA, Hiroshi SAEGUSA, Kaoru TORIKOSHI
  • Publication number: 20140295209
    Abstract: This invention makes it possible to impart bioactivity to a variety of materials by sandblasting to form pores in the surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Kyoto University
    Inventors: Takeshi Yao, Takeshi Yabutsuka
  • Patent number: 8845773
    Abstract: Abrasive particles which are shaped abrasive particles each with an opening are described. The shaped abrasive particles are formed from alpha alumina and have a first face and a second face separated by a thickness t. The opening in each of the shaped abrasive particles can improve grinding performance by reducing the size of a resulting wear flat, can provide a reservoir for grinding aid, and can improve adhesion to a backing in a coated abrasive article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dwight D. Erickson, Scott R. Culler, Negus B. Adefris, John T. Boden, John D. Haas
  • Patent number: 8834992
    Abstract: A thermoplastic laminate plank is described wherein the thermoplastic laminate plank comprises a core, a print layer, and optionally an overlay. The core comprises at least one thermoplastic material and has a top surface and bottom surface wherein a print layer is affixed to the top surface of the core and an overlay layer is affixed to the top surface of the print layer. Optionally, an underlay layer can be located and affixed between the bottom surface of the print layer and the top surface of the core. A method of making the thermoplastic laminate plank is further described which involves extruding at least one thermoplastic material into the shape of the core and affixing a laminate on the core, wherein the laminate comprises an overlay affixed to the top surface of the print layer and optionally an underlay layer affixed to the bottom surface of the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Hao A. Chen, Richard Judd
  • Patent number: 8821770
    Abstract: Microstructured films comprising surface modified inorganic oxide particles and polymerizable resins are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Clinton L. Jones, Brant U. Kolb, Taun L. McKenzie, David B. Olson, Nathaniel K. Naismith
  • Patent number: 8792232
    Abstract: A chemically resistant protective cover for an electronic device that has an interactive control panel includes a protective shell having a first member and a second member. The second member is configured to join with the first case. An aperture defined by the protective shell aligns with the interactive control panel. A chemically resistant protective membrane for an electronic device includes a sheet of engineered thermoplastic having dimensions corresponding to features of a surface of the electronic device, and has a combination of sufficient thinness and a dielectric constant that together permit capacitive inputs on a front side of the protective membrane to be transmitted to the capacitance sensing interactive control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventor: Curtis R. Richardson
  • Patent number: 8790778
    Abstract: Roofing granules include a core having an average ultraviolet transmission of greater than sixty percent and an average near infrared reflectance of greater than sixty percent and a UV coating layer on the exterior surface. The coating provides UV opacity, while the core provides near infrared reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Ming Liang Shiao, Jennifer A. Millberg, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20140196502
    Abstract: Provided is a glass substrate with a sealing material layer, including a sealing material layer formed by sintering a sealing material, in which: the sealing material includes at least inorganic powder; the inorganic powder includes glass powder and a refractory filler; the content of refractory filler in the inorganic powder is 10 to 35 vol %; and the sealing material layer has a surface roughness Ra of less than 0.5 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Noriaki Masuda, Toru Shiragami, Hiroshi Arakawa
  • Patent number: 8767385
    Abstract: A protective cover for an electronic device that has an interactive control panel includes a protective shell having a first member and a second member. The second member is configured to join with the first case. An aperture defined by the protective shell aligns with the interactive control panel. A protective membrane for an electronic device includes a sheet of engineered thermoplastic having dimensions corresponding to features of a surface of the electronic device, and has a combination of sufficient thinness and a dielectric constant that together permit capacitive inputs on a front side of the protective membrane to be transmitted to the capacitance sensing interactive control panel. The protective cover and/or the protective membrane include a metalized coating or metallic additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Douglas A. Kempel
  • Publication number: 20140178632
    Abstract: This invention relates to thermally sprayed coatings of a high purity yttria or ytterbia stabilized zirconia powder, said high purity yttria or ytterbia stabilized zirconia powder comprising from about 0 to about 0.15 weight percent impurity oxides, from about 0 to about 2 weight percent hafnium oxide (hafnia), from about 6 to about 25 weight percent yttrium oxide (yttria) or from about 10 to about 36 weight percent ytterbium oxide (ytterbia), and the balance zirconium oxide (zirconia). Thermal barrier coatings for protecting a component such as blades, vanes and seal surfaces of gas turbine engines, made from the high purity yttria or ytterbia stabilized zirconia powders, have a density greater than 88% of the theoretical density with a plurality of vertical macrocracks homogeneously dispersed throughout the coating to improve its thermal fatigue resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Alan TAYLOR, Danny Lee APPLEBY, Albert FEUERSTEIN, Ann BOLCAVAGE, Neil HITCHMAN
  • Publication number: 20140178642
    Abstract: A coated glass or glass ceramic substrate with a local-area and/or full-area layer having haptic properties is provided. The layer has a haptically perceptible texture and includes texturing inorganic and/or polysiloxane-based particles that are fixed on the substrate by a layer-forming material. The particles cause protrusions on the layer and so produce the haptically perceptible texture. The substrate is also provided, at least partially, with at least one additional layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Angelina Milanovska, Eva Engel
  • Publication number: 20140170384
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to an inks, printed articles, and related methods. In one example, the a neutral gray reflective ink can include an aqueous liquid vehicle, iron oxide reflective particles having an average particle size from 3 nm to 180 nm dispersed in the aqueous liquid vehicle, and a dye system solvated in the aqueous liquid vehicle. The iron oxide particles and the dye system are present at relative concentrations to provide a reflective ink that is neutral gray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
    Inventors: Vladek Kasperchik, Vladimir Jakubek
  • Publication number: 20140162022
    Abstract: Variations of this invention provide durable, impact-resistant structural coatings that have both dewetting and anti-icing properties. The coatings in some embodiments possess a self-similar structure that combines a low-cost matrix with two feature sizes that are tuned to affect the wetting of water and freezing of water on the surface. Dewetting and anti-icing performance is simultaneously achieved in a structural coating comprising multiple layers, wherein each layer includes (a) a continuous matrix; (b) discrete templates dispersed that promote surface roughness to inhibit wetting of water; and (c) nanoparticles that inhibit heterogeneous nucleation of water. These structural coatings utilize low-cost, lightweight, and environmentally benign materials that can be rapidly sprayed over large areas using convenient coating processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew P. NOWAK, Adam F. GROSS, Michael H. BARTL
  • Patent number: 8747991
    Abstract: An optical device is provided and includes a substrate having a three-dimensionally random concave-convex shape on the surface thereof, and a hard coat layer formed on the substrate, wherein a projection height with the maximum frequency on the substrate surface falls within the range of 1.5 ?m or more and not more than 10 ?m. Projections larger than the projection height with the maximum frequency on the substrate surface have a height falling within +3 ?m from a central value of the projection height with the maximum frequency. A length RSm in a lateral direction of concaves and convexes on the substrate surface is 55 ?m or more and not more than 500 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiki Ohyanagi, Hitoshi Watanabe, Mikihisa Mizuno, Masanori Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20140154468
    Abstract: A method of synthesizing size-controllable metal nanoparticles includes the following steps: a) Preparing an exfoliated silicate clay solution and a metal ion solution; and b) Mixing the exfoliated silicate clay solution with the metal ion solution, and the metal ions are reduced to the metal nanoparticles, which are attached to the exfoliated silicate clays. Additionally, in step A, adjust the weight ratio of the silicate clays to the metal ions to control the size of the reduced metal particles. And with larger weight ratio of the silicate clays to the metal ions, the size of the reduced metal particles becomes smaller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Jiang-Jen Lin, Yi-Ting Wang, Jiun-Chiou Wei, Yu-Ting Yen
  • Publication number: 20140127465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-glare film with excellent anti-glare properties as well as improved contrast ratio and image definition and a preparation method for the same. More specifically, the anti-glare film comprises an anti-glare layer comprising organic or inorganic particles having a volume average particle diameter of 5 to 10 ?m and a photocurable resin. Here, the difference in refraction index between the organic or inorganic particles and the photocurable resin is in the range of 0.005 to 0.05, and the volume average particle diameter of the organic or inorganic particles and the thickness of the anti-glare layer satisfy a defined mathematical formula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hoon SHIM, Joon Koo KANG, Jae-Pil KOO, Ki-Uk LIM, Yeong Rae CHANG, Soo-Kyoung LEE, Joo-Jong MOON
  • Patent number: 8715810
    Abstract: A coated article is described. The coated article includes a substrate, a magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer formed on the substrate, and an anti-fingerprint layer formed on the magnesium oxide-alumina compound layer. The anti-fingerprint layer is a layer of magnesium-aluminum-oxygen-fluorine having the chemical formula of MgAlOxFy, wherein 0<x<2.5, 0<y<5. A method for making the coated article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pei Chang, Wen-Rong Chen, Huann-Wu Chiang, Cheng-Shi Chen, Cong Li
  • Publication number: 20140113109
    Abstract: A bonding material using silver nanoparticles considerably changes in coating-material property in response to a slight change in composition, and the stability thereof has been insufficient for large-amount application. A bonding material which uses silver nanoparticles, meets the requirements for mass printing, attains dimensional stability, and gives a smooth printed surface is provided. The bonding material includes silver nanoparticles which have at least an average primary particle diameter of 1 nm to 200 nm and have been coated with an organic substance having 8 or less carbon atoms, a dispersion medium, and a viscosity modifier composed of an organic substance, and has a viscosity (measured at a shear rate of 15.7 [1/s]) of 100 Pa·s or lower and a thixotropic ratio (measured at a shear rate of 3.1 [1/s]/measured at a shear rate of 15.7 [1/s]) of 4 or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Satoru Kurita, Takashi Hinotsu, Shinya Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20140111776
    Abstract: A phosphor layer comprising a phosphor plate adhesively formed by a phosphor powder and an adhesive agent. The phosphor plate has a front side and a back side. The phosphor layer also have particles which are fixedly connected to the front and/or back side of the phosphor plate. Also provided in the present invention are a phosphor component, a corresponding light source, a projection system, and a method for manufacturing the phosphor layer. The phosphor component prevents adhesion between the phosphor plate and substrates thereof in high temperature conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Yi Li, Huai Tang, Xiliang Wu
  • Patent number: 8691366
    Abstract: A cutting tool with a substrate which is coated with a coating layer containing TiaAlbNbdMe(C1-xNx), where M represents one or more elements selected from among Si, W, Mo, Ta, Hf, Cr, Zr and Y, where 0.1?a?0.7, 0?b?0.8, 0.02?d?0.25, 0?e?25, a+b+d+e=1.0 and 0?x?1 and is provided with a rake face; a flank face; a cutting edge between the rake face and the flank face; and droplets on the surface of the coating layer. The droplets include finer droplets having particle diameters of 300 nm or less; and coarser droplets having particle diameters of 1000 nm or more. The flank face has a higher percentage of the finer droplets than the rake face. An Nb content in the coarser droplets on the flank face is higher than an Nb of the coarser droplets on the rake face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Waki, Yaocan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140093683
    Abstract: The present invention provides a decorative product including a plasmon film, which includes a water repellent layer and a metal nanoparticle layer as the plasmon film stacked on the water repellent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Motoshi OGISU, Takayasu IDO
  • Publication number: 20140093686
    Abstract: A roofing granule can include a material including a transition metal carbonate; a mixed metal carbonate, wherein at least one metal within the mixed metal carbonate includes a transition metal; a first metal carbonate and a second metal compound, wherein the first and second metals are different metal elements; a third metal carbonate and silica; or any combination thereof. A process of forming a roofing granule can include providing a base particle having pores, and infiltrating a fluid into the pores of the base particle, wherein the fluid includes a carbonate. The process can further include reacting the carbonate with a metal compound within the base particle to form a metal carbonate, wherein the roofing granule comprises a material that includes the metal carbonate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory F. Jacobs, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao