Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • Patent number: 11121045
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for detecting an ultra-small defect on a wafer surface, film layer having ultra-small defect that causes abnormalities on the surface of the film layer; form a photoresist pattern with a pattern defect; etching the film layer according to the photoresist pattern to form a film layer pattern with an enlarged defect; and scanning the film layer pattern by using a defect scanner to capture the enlarged defect. In this method, enlarging the size of the ultra-fine particle defect through the exposure defocusing principle; or by adding the photomask consisting of the repeating units, using the repetition pattern as the exposure pattern and combing with the repeating cell to cell comparison method, the capture ability of the detection machine is further improved. Therefore, it can be detected by amplifying the defects of ultrafine particles which cannot be detected by conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Xianghua Hu, Gaoyu Wang, Guangzhi He, Xiaofang Gu, Qiliang Ni
  • Patent number: 11122684
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a display substrate, a display device, and a method for manufacturing a display substrate. The display substrate includes: a plurality of bearing parts for supporting display assemblies; and a connecting beam located between two bearing parts and connected to the two bearing parts. The connecting beam includes at least one stretchable portion with a hollow portion provided inside the stretchable portion, so that the stretchable portion is deformable in a first direction and a second direction, and the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Qin, Jintao Peng, Yanan Niu, Jinyu Ren, Fangzhen Zhang, Kuanjun Peng
  • Patent number: 11114631
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a flexible display substrate, a manufacturing method thereof and a flexible display device. The manufacturing method includes: forming a plurality of protrusions on a base substrate; forming a base film at one side of the plurality of protrusions facing away from the base substrate; forming a display structure at a surface of the base film facing away from the base substrate; peeling off the base film along with the display structure from the base substrate, and remaining the plurality of protrusions on the base substrate; and attaching the surface of the base film facing away from the display structure onto an elastic substrate and stretching the elastic substrate so that the base film is fractured at positions of the plurality of concaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanzheng Guo, Pinfan Wang, Ming Che Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11110635
    Abstract: A method of injection molding parts, including: injecting a first thermoplastic polymer into a first cavity; forming a ribbed structure comprising ribs in the first cavity, wherein each rib in the ribbed structure includes a microstructure on an outer portion of a rib; and reducing the surface imperfections in the part by overmolding a layer formed in the second cavity onto a portion of a rib by injecting a second thermoplastic polymer into the second cavity, wherein the overmolding occurs at an interface between the layer and the ribbed structure; or injecting a first thermoplastic polymer into a first cavity; forming a layer in the first cavity; and overmolding a ribbed structure comprising ribs formed in the second cavity onto a portion of the layer formed in the first cavity. In further variations gas is injected into a microchannel formed at the interface or a foaming agent is applied in the first thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Neerincx, Ruud Heerkens
  • Patent number: 11097436
    Abstract: A friction control device (44) is adapted to induce a lateral strain (or stretching) within a human tissue surface to which the device is applied, in order thereby to reduce the static friction between the device and the human tissue surface. The strain is induced by means of an actuator arrangement adapted to effect a relative separation of a plurality of contact surface regions (40) of the device, such that when said regions are pressed onto the receiving surface, the relative separation induces a strain in at least the region of the receiving surface falling between the locations of the applied regions. The extent of separation matches or exceeds the minimum extent necessary to overcome static friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Daan Anton Van Den Ende, Achim Hilgers
  • Patent number: 11084250
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a display or an electronic device comprising the same comprises: a first layer comprising a first member; a second layer which is formed beneath the first layer, the second layer comprising a second member; and a third layer which is formed between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer comprising an adhesive member. The third layer has a first area which may be formed by using a first adhesive member having a first attribute, and a second which may be formed by using a second adhesive member having a second attribute. In addition, other various embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Song Hee Jung, Youngdo Kim, Joohyun Kim, Taesung Kim, Hyunchang Shin, Keunsik Lee
  • Patent number: 11059743
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a film-coated substrate having a relatively flat distribution of film thickness such that the film thickness is suppressed from gradually increasing toward a downstream side of flow of a coating liquid even when a coating film is formed on a plate-shaped substrate by a flow coating method in which the substrate is held in raised attitude. The film-coated substrate according to the present invention is employed in particular as an openable/closable window glass of an automotive door, and is suitable for one where the substrate includes an uncoated region where no coating film is formed, wherein the uncoated region is configured to be received in a receiving part of an upper frame of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryota Yoshimura, Takeyuki Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11052639
    Abstract: Thermoplastic film suitable as an intermediate layer for a laminated glass pane, wherein the thermoplastic film includes a defined region, which is provided for a camera window or an HUD (head-up display) region that has a non-zero wedge angle, and a region surrounding the defined region on all sides, in which the thermoplastic film has a substantially constant thickness, wherein the maximum thickness in the defined region of the thermoplastic film is less than the thickness in the surrounding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martin Arndt, Michele Cappuccilli, Wolfgang Von Avenarius, Li-Ya Yeh
  • Patent number: 11040513
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite gypsum board comprising a board core and a concentrated layer of substantial thickness (e.g., at least about 0.02 inches). The concentrated layer includes a higher weight percentage of an enhancing additive than the board core. The board core has a thickness greater than the thickness of the concentrated layer and forms the bulk of the board volume. The concentrated layer has a higher density (e.g., at least about 1.1 times greater) than the density of the board core. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a composite gypsum board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Weixin D. Song, Yijun Sang, Gregg G. Diefenbacher, Annamaria Vilinska, Brian J. Christ, Fredrick T. Jones, Bradley W. Todd
  • Patent number: 11033440
    Abstract: A liquid permeable substrate for an absorbent article is disclosed. The substrate includes a first layer including a hydrophobic material and a second layer including a hydrophilic material. The first layer is joined to the second layer. The substrate includes a plurality of recesses, a plurality of projections, and a plurality of land areas. The land areas surround at least a majority of the plurality of projections and a plurality of the recesses. The plurality of recesses, the plurality of projections, and the plurality of land areas together form a first three-dimensional surface on a first side of the substrate and a second three-dimensional surface on a second side of the substrate. The substrate has an overall z-directional height in the range of about 1000 ?m to about 6000 ?m according to the Overall Substrate Height Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Olaf Erik Isele, Jörg Endres, Gueltekin Erdem, Rodrigo Rosati, Paul Thomas Weisman, Sharon Ann Young, Mike P. Purdon
  • Patent number: 11014399
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method for producing a structured wear protection film. The method comprises the steps: providing a wear protection base film, applying a formable lacquer-containing cover layer onto at least a partial area of the wear protection base film, at least partial structuring the lacquer-containing cover layer by use of a digital printing process in order to produce a structure of the lacquer-containing cover layer and at least partially hardening the lacquer-containing cover layer. Moreover, a structured wear protection film, the use of a structured wear protection film and a decorative panel comprising a structured wear protection film are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Akzenta Paneele + Profile GMBH
    Inventor: Hans-Jürgen Hannig
  • Patent number: 11015036
    Abstract: A method of reducing aldehyde concentration in a vehicle cabin air, the method includes applying a solution comprising aldehyde scavenger(s) onto an outer surface of a foam article located or to be located within a vehicle cabin to form a top layer of the article such that aldehyde species are trapped within the article and prevented from being released into the cabin air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Haijin Zhu, Ji Zhang, Mark Allen Dearth, Timothy James Hallifax, Mica Marie Debolt, Deborah Frances Mielewski
  • Patent number: 11011322
    Abstract: Solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) having conductive filler aligned to have directional ionic conductivity. The SPE with aligned conductive filler are used in a structural supercapacitor comprising one or more plies. Each of the plies has a first and second conducting member, each with a plurality of sections with conductive filler oriented normal to the inner surface of the first conducting member. The plies also having a pair of epoxy-SPE layers with aligned conductive filler. The resin layers are between the inner surfaces of the first and second conducting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Kunal Mishra, Raman P. Singh
  • Patent number: 11009856
    Abstract: A method for supporting a sorting process of workpieces arranged on a sorting table that have been produced on a machine tool by a processing plan, comprising providing of a processing image data set of the processing plan based on the arrangement of at least one workpiece. The method further relates to an imaging-based capturing of the sorting table having a plurality of adjacent workpieces to each other and generating a first sorting image data set, and repeated image-based capturing of the sorting table and generating of a second sorting image data set once at least one workpiece has been removed from the sorting table. The method comprises comparing of the sorting image data sets, incorporating the processing image data set, wherein a sorting signal is generated which contains information that comprises the type, the position and/or the shape of the at least one removed workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Kiefer, Jens Ottnad, Eberhard Wahl, Korbinian Weiss, Benjamin Schwarz, Philipp Springer, Matthias Denecke, David Schoene, Stefan Krause, Falko Keimel
  • Patent number: 10994455
    Abstract: Provided are: an FRP sheet press molding method and device whereby yield can be improved without opening/closing adjustment of a mold after mold clamping; and an FRP molded article. The FRP sheet press molding method, whereby a press-molded article PM is molded using a fiber-reinforced plastic sheet material SM, comprises: a press step in which molds 2, 3 are closed and the heated sheet material SM is press-molded inside a cavity 5; and a filling step in which the closed state of the molds 2, 3 is maintained from the press step, a molten resin MP is pressure-injected into a gap IS that occurs between the sheet material SM and the cavity 5, and a surface of the sheet material SM and a surface of the molten resin MP are caused to come in contact with the cavity 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Sakurai, Kenji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10987761
    Abstract: A method of creating a burst groove in a burst member is provided. The burst groove following a path, wherein: the groove is created in a plurality of laser scoring stages which are performed in succession to thereby successively increase the depth of the burst groove during each stage; each laser scoring stage involving laser scoring the burst member along at least a portion of the path. The laser scoring in each stage involves laser-energizing a respective region of the burst member with a respective energization width measured perpendicular to the path. In at least one stage the energization width is smaller than the energization width in the immediately preceding stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Elfab Limited
    Inventor: Brian McLeod
  • Patent number: 10967610
    Abstract: Laminated glass includes a first glass sheet; a second glass sheet; and an interlayer positioned between the first and second glass sheets, to bond the first and second glass sheets together. The laminated glass has a first area used by a head-up display, and a second area adjacent to the first area and not used by the head-up display. One or both of the first and second glass sheets are wedge-shaped. At one or more points in at least a part of an area of the second area, a wedge angle ?g being a sum of respective wedge angles of the first and second glass sheets satisfies Formula (1): ? g = t R ? sin ? ? ?cos? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? ? cos ? ? ? 2 ? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? c - ? i ( 1 ) where t, R, n, ?, ?, ?c, and ?i are as specified in claim 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sadakane
  • Patent number: 10967105
    Abstract: Device surfaces are rendered superhydrophobic and/or superoleophobic through microstructures and/or nanostructures that utilize the same base material(s) as the device itself without the need for coatings made from different materials or substances. A medical device includes a portion made from a base material having a surface adapted for contact with biological material, and wherein the surface is modified to become superhydrophobic, superoleophobic, or both, using only the base material, excluding non-material coatings. The surface may be modified using a subtractive process, an additive process, or a combination thereof. The product of the process may form part of an implantable device or a medical instrument, including a medical device or instrument associated with an intraocular procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tarek Hassan, Tushar M. Ranchod
  • Patent number: 10964972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Li-rich antiperovskite-coated LCO-based lithium complex, a method of preparing the same, and a positive electrode active material and a lithium secondary battery, both of which include the LCO-based lithium complex. When a lithium complex in which a coating layer of a compound having a lithium-rich antiperovskite (LiRAP) crystal structure is formed on surfaces of LCO-based particles is applied as the positive electrode active material, the lithium complex is favorable for batteries which are operated at a high voltage, has high lithium ion conductivity, and can be applied to lithium secondary batteries which are driven at a high temperature due to high thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Se Ho Park, Da Young Sung, Minchul Jang, Byoungkuk Son, Junghun Choi
  • Patent number: 10948821
    Abstract: A photosensitive resin composition includes an alkali-soluble resin (A) containing at least one selected from polyimides and precursors thereof, and polybenzoxazoles and precursors thereof, and a (meth)acryl group-containing compound (B) which constitutes a polyfunctional (meth)acryl group-containing silane condensate (B1) having a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 to 20,000, and having a plurality of structures represented by Formula (1), which is a condensate of compounds having a structure represented by Formula (1) and at least one structure selected from Formula (2-1), Formula (2-2), and Formula (2-3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yohei Kiuchi, Yu Shoji, Kimio Isobe
  • Patent number: 10933612
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a laminated glass having recesses in the shape of engraved lines on both surfaces to exhibit excellent deaeration properties in production of a laminated glass and suppressing formation of a moire pattern when unwound from a rolled body thereof. The present invention also aims to provide a laminated glass including the interlayer film for a laminated glass, a method for producing an embossing roll suitably used for production of the interlayer film for a laminated glass, and a method for producing the interlayer film for a laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Nakayama, Morimasa Omizu, Masaya Kondou
  • Patent number: 10934458
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adhering flexible substrates, the connecting adhesive layer being formed in a thin manner. The invention further relates to a composite substrate, wherein the two substrates are connected by a thin flexible adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Kinzelmann, Michael Gierlings
  • Patent number: 10927407
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to assemblies for displacing droplets from a vessel that facilitate the collection and transfer of the droplets while minimizing sample loss. In certain aspects, the assembly includes at least one droplet formation module, in which the module is configured to form droplets surrounded by an immiscible fluid. The assembly also includes at least one chamber including an outlet, in which the chamber is configured to receive droplets and an immiscible fluid, and in which the outlet is configured to receive substantially only droplets. The assembly further includes a channel, configured such that the droplet formation module and the chamber are in fluid communication with each other via the channel. In other aspects, the assembly includes a plurality of hollow members, in which the hollow members are channels and in which the members are configured to interact with a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Darren Roy Link
  • Patent number: 10913862
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antifouling film that is excellent in antifouling properties, rubbing resistance, and adhesion. The antifouling film includes: a substrate; and a polymer layer disposed on a surface of the substrate and including on a surface thereof an uneven structure provided with projections at a pitch not longer than a wavelength of visible light, the polymer layer being a cured product of a polymerizable composition, the polymerizable composition containing, in terms of active components, 30 to 80 wt % of a polyfunctional acrylate, 10 to 30 wt % of a monofunctional amide monomer, 0.5 to 10 wt % of a fluorine-based release agent, and 5 to 30 wt % of a vinyl-based polymer containing a repeat unit represented by a predetermined formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shibai, Ken Atsumo, Kenichiro Nakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10910567
    Abstract: The present specification provides a double spiro structured compound and an organic light emitting device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jae Seung Ha, Sung Kil Hong, Sang Duk Suh
  • Patent number: 10899868
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object, wherein said three-dimensional object is a footwear sole, heel, innersole or midsole, is described. The method may use a polymerizable liquid, or resin, useful for the production by additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object, comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from said first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason P. Rolland, Kai Chen, Justin Poelma, James Goodrich, Robert K. Pinschmidt, Jr., Joseph M. DeSimone, Lloyd M. Robeson
  • Patent number: 10899076
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing method includes a filament forming step, and a laminating step in order to laminate filaments possessing thermoplasticity and thereby obtain a three-dimensional modeled object. In the filament forming step, a coating material made of a thermoplastic resin, which is plasticized by heating, is adhered to at least a part of an outer circumferential surface of a core material, which is made of a thermoplastic resin having a lower temperature than that of the plasticized coating material, thereby obtaining the filaments. In the laminating step, the filaments, which are made up from the plasticized coating material, and the core material that is plastically deformable but at a lower temperature than the plasticized coating material, are laminated while being pressed with respect to a portion to be laminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Yamamoto, Haruka Ito, Shunichi Yorozuya, Yui Miyazaki, Fumitomo Takano
  • Patent number: 10885233
    Abstract: Systems and methods generating textiles with repeating design elements based at least in part on Voronoi diagrams are provided. In one example implementation, the method can include generating a plurality of seed points in a graphic area. The seed points are utilized to create a Voronoi diagram. A Voronoi diagram is thereafter propagated within the graphic area based upon the seed points. The method also includes receiving a first user input defining a design area. The design area includes a plurality of boundaries within the graphic area. The design area is then correlated to a textile segment and a textile design is generated by replicating the cells in the design area. The cells that intersect the boundaries of the design area are replicated with identical instances placed at the adjacent sides of the design area and the corners of the design area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Scott R. Parry, Lisa R. Bailey, Ellis C. Blanton, Kristin M. Gruenefeld
  • Patent number: 10882282
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a laminated glass that adheres sufficiently to glass at peripheral portions of the glass to prevent occurrence of a sealing failure at the peripheral portions and also to contribute to improved production efficiency of laminated glass in production of laminated glass, even when having a thickness at the thickest portion of 850 ?m or more, and a laminated glass produced using the interlayer film for a laminated glass. Provided is an interlayer film for a laminated glass having a large number of recesses on at least one surface, the interlayer film for a laminated glass having a thickness T (?m) measured in conformity with JIS K-6732 (1996) and a maximum height roughness Ry (?m) measured in conformity with JIS B-0601 (1994) at a thickest portion, the thickness T and the maximum height roughness Ry satisfying the following expressions (1) and (1?): Ry?0.0195×T+33.2??(1), T?850??(1?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10870262
    Abstract: There is provided a laminated glass with a functional film having good design property for a long term by suppressing a peeling at an interface between a functional film and an intermediate bonding layer. A laminated glass includes: a pair of glass plates facing each other; a pair of intermediate bonding layers brought into contact with facing surfaces of the pair of glass plates; and a functional film arranged between the pair of intermediate bonding layers, wherein a thickness measured at an end portion of the laminated glass is smaller by 5 ?m or more than a thickness of the laminated glass measured at a position on the inside by 10 mm from the end portion, and at least one of intermediate bonding layers has moisture permeability (A) being a degree of moisture permeability at 40° C. and 90% RH measured by JIS Z 0208: 1976 of 50 g/m2·day or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Tokihiko Aoki
  • Patent number: 10862077
    Abstract: A method of producing a substrate includes an imprint layer forming step of forming an imprint layer on a surface of a foundation layer and boring a contact hole through a location in the imprint layer that overlaps at least a part of a foundation conductive layer of the foundation layer, a groove forming step of, by partially depressing a surface of the imprint layer, forming a conductive layer forming groove at least a part of which communicates with the contact hole, and a conductive layer forming step of forming a conductive layer in the conductive layer forming groove and the contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mikihiro Noma
  • Patent number: 10850352
    Abstract: A friction clutch assembly for an automatic transmission, a friction clutch plate, and a method of forming a friction clutch plate are provided. The method includes providing a friction material layer for a face of the friction clutch plate and cutting the friction material layer with a laser beam to form a plurality of grooves within the friction material layer. In one version, a friction plate for the friction clutch assembly includes an annular core plate having first and second opposed faces and defining an outer edge and an inner edge. Friction material is affixed to at least one of the first and second opposed faces. The friction material defines a plurality of grooves within the friction material, each groove being bordered by friction material having a ridge. The cross-section of the ridge has a corner having a radius of curvature that is less than 300 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: John M Kremer, Huaxin Li
  • Patent number: 10847071
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display mounted in a housing. The display may have an array of pixels configured to display images. A display cover layer may overlap the array of pixels. A light sensor such as a color ambient light sensor may be mounted in the electronic device and may receive ambient light through an ambient light sensor window region in the display cover layer or other portion of the electronic device. A diffuser may be located between the display cover layer and the ambient light sensor. The diffuser may have a substrate such as a glass substrate. A lens layer may be supported by the substrate. The lens layer may be formed from a layer of ultraviolet-light-curable polymer in which an array of lenses has been formed. An infrared-light-blocking-and-visible-light-transmitting filter may be used to reduce infrared light reaching the ambient light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Dodson, Prashanth S. Holenarsipur, Serhan O. Isikman
  • Patent number: 10826002
    Abstract: A display device including: a plurality of unit portions repeatedly arranged in a first direction and a second direction, wherein the second direction is different from the first direction; a plurality of display units respectively arranged above the plurality of unit portions; and a plurality of encapsulation layers respectively encapsulating the plurality of display units, wherein each of the plurality of unit portions includes an island where a display unit and an encapsulation layer are located, and at least one connection unit connected to the island, and islands of two unit portions adjacent to each other are spaced apart from each other, and connection units of the two unit portions adjacent to each other are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyungsoon Park, Ilgon Kim, Minjae Jeong
  • Patent number: 10800558
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a slipsheet and/or divider sheet and method for making the same, and method for moving and storing containers with use of the slipsheets or divider sheets. The sheets have an imprint or an embossing that provides a raised planar surface. The raised planar surface preferably comprises a plurality of ridges, crowns or crests, which are preferably arranged in a pattern throughout an upper surface of the sheet. To make the sheet, a die can be etched to have protuberances or bumps, and the die is preferably pressed into a sheet of pliable thermoplastic material. The sheet thus made has a plurality of indentations formed by the protuberances or bumps on the die, and the sheet has a planar outer surface comprising a plurality of ridges, crowns and crests between the indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FRESH PAK CORP.
    Inventor: John Bazbaz
  • Patent number: 10804516
    Abstract: Disclosed are embossed microporous membranes, as well as articles (e.g., battery separators, materials, textiles, composites, and laminates) comprising the embossed microporous membranes. Also provided are methods of making and/or using embossed microporous membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Kristoffer K. Stokes, Karl F. Humiston
  • Patent number: 10768448
    Abstract: A blue-cut wafer can be coupled to a lens, such that the blue-cut wafer can be configured to reduce by absorption at least a portion of light having a first wavelength range from 400 nanometers to 500 nanometers, preferably from 400 nanometers to 460 nanometers. The blue-cut wafer can permit light having a second wavelength range, the second wavelength range being greater than the first wavelength range, and homogenize a color appearance and a blue-cut performance level of the blue-cut wafer based on the blue-cut wafer having a maximum thickness and a minimum thickness within twenty percent of a nominal thickness of the blue-cut wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Haifeng Shan, Hao Wen Chiu, Aref Jallouli
  • Patent number: 10738649
    Abstract: A reinforced oxide-oxide CMC component for a gas turbine engine includes a composite body and a structural element embedded in the composite body, where the composite body comprises a 2D oxide-oxide composite and the structural element comprises a 3D oxide-oxide composite. The 2D oxide-oxide composite includes 2D woven or nonwoven oxide fibers in a first oxide matrix, and the 3D oxide-oxide composite includes 3D woven oxide fibers in a second oxide matrix. The first oxide matrix and the second oxide matrix may comprise the same or a different oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph Clegg
  • Patent number: 10716649
    Abstract: Provided is a powder material for forming a three-dimensional object, the powder material containing granulated particles containing: a resin; and inorganic particles of which primary particles have a volume average particle diameter of 1 micrometer or less, wherein the granulated particles have a volume average particle diameter of 10 micrometers or greater but 70 micrometers or less and a BET specific surface area of 6 m2/g or greater but 8 m2/g or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10718575
    Abstract: An apparatus and heat transfer system, the apparatus comprising: a substrate; a plurality of nucleation sites provided on the substrate; a nanostructured surface surrounding the nucleation sites arranged to enable coalescence induced droplet jumping; wherein both the plurality of nucleation sites and the nanostructured surface are hydrophobic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technolgies Oy
    Inventors: Ryan Enright, Ross Lundy, Shenghui Lei, Shreyas Chavan
  • Patent number: 10711468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rectangular panel intended for lining a substrate, which panel comprises a base element comprising a decorative design on the visible surface thereof remote from the substrate. The decorative design depicts a plurality of strips shaped as parallelograms, one pair of parallelogram sides in each case forming a portion of the long side of the panel while the two other sides of the parallelogram extend obliquely to the longitudinal direction of the panel. According to the invention, at least two strips have a strip width that is different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KAINDL FLOORING GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Duernberger
  • Patent number: 10703122
    Abstract: A method for matching and tracking workpieces in laser etching operation includes generating by the computer a label image that uniquely identifies the workpiece, moving a laser head to the workpiece, setting the laser head to a first power level by a power controller, etching the product image on the workpiece using a laser beam emitted from the laser head, wherein the laser beam is modulated at the first power level in accordance with a product image in a pixel wise fashion across the workpiece, moving the laser head to the label by the transport mechanism, setting the laser head to a second power level by the power controller, etching the label image on the workpiece using a laser beam emitted from the laser head, wherein the laser beam is modulated at the second power level in accordance with the label image in a pixel wise fashion across the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventors: David Lynn Hall, Michael Lane Polk, Gregory Lee Franklin
  • Patent number: 10678050
    Abstract: A projection arrangement for a head-up display (HUD) is presented. The arrangement has a vehicle windshield that includes an outer pane and an inner pane bonded to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer. The vehicle windshield has an upper edge, a lower edge, and an HUD region. The thickness of the thermoplastic intermediate layer in the vertical course between the upper edge and the lower edge varies, at least in the HUD region, according to a wedge angle. The arrangement also has a projector that is aimed at the HUD region to generate a virtual image at a projection distance of at least 5 m. According to one aspect, a vertical radius of curvature in the HUD region is at least 6 m and a maximum value of the wedge angle is less than or equal to 0.3 mrad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stephan Kremers, Martin Arndt, Stefan Gossen
  • Patent number: 10669085
    Abstract: The invention relates to a strip-shaped plastic object (1), having a longitudinal extent (2) and, perpendicular thereto, a strip width (3) and a strip thickness (4), wherein the strip-shaped plastic object (1) comprises an at least partially crystalline, thermoplastic plastic material, which is stretched monoaxially, or predominantly monoaxially, in the direction of the longitudinal extent (2). The strip width (3) and the longitudinal extent (2) form an upper (5) and a lower surface (6), which surfaces (5, 6) are spaced apart from each other by the strip thickness (4), wherein at least one of the surfaces (5, 6) has an embossment (7). The embossment (7) is formed by embossing impressions (8) distributed over the strip width (3) and over the longitudinal extent (2), wherein the embossing impression (8) has a length (9), a width (10), and a depth (11) extending in the direction of the strip thickness (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Teufelberger Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventor: Thomas Gahleitner
  • Patent number: 10654239
    Abstract: The cellulose product comprises at least a first ply of embossed cellulose material and a second ply of embossed cellulose material, glued together. The first ply comprises: a first series of embossing protuberances with a first height (H?1) and a top surface to which a glue is applied which bonds the first ply and the second ply to one another; a second series of micro-embossing protuberances with a second height (H?2) lower than the first height (H?1); a third series of micro-embossing protuberances with a third height (H?3) lower than the second height (H?2). The protuberances of the first series are distributed over areas of the first ply, where the micro-embossing protuberances of the second series and the micro-embossing protuberances of the third series are absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SOFIDEL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Emi Stefani
  • Patent number: 10655257
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, and wherein in at least one of the microzones, the first region is hydrophobic and the second region is hydrophilic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia
  • Patent number: 10636988
    Abstract: A flexible substrate are disclosed comprising an amorphous inorganic composition, wherein the substrate has a thickness of less than about 250 ?m and has at least one of: a) a brittleness ratio less than about 9.5 (?m)?1/2, or b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 MPa·(m)1/2. Electronic devices comprising such flexible devices are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for making a flexible substrate comprising selecting an amorphous inorganic material capable of forming a substrate having a thickness of less than about 250 ?m and having at least one of: a) a brittleness ratio of less than about 9.5 (?m)?1/2, or b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 MPa·(m)1/2; and then forming a substrate from the selected inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Gregory Scott Glaesemann, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 10633488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organic zinc catalyst which exhibits more improved catalytic activity than conventional organic zinc catalysts during a polymerization process for the preparation of a polyalkylene carbonate resin and is capable of preventing an aggregation phenomenon during a reaction, a method for preparing the same, and a method for preparing a polyalkylene carbonate resin using the organic zinc catalyst. The method for preparing an organic zinc catalyst includes the step of reacting a zinc precursor with a dicarboxylic acid in the presence of a polyether derivative to form a zinc dicarboxylate-based catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Kyoung Kim, Seung Young Park
  • Patent number: 10615453
    Abstract: A porous electrolyte membrane including a first main surface and a second main surface that are separated by a thickness, where carbon nanotubes, defining through-pores or through-channels that are open at their two ends, have a diameter smaller than or equal to 100 nm, are oriented in the direction of the thickness of the membrane, and are all substantially parallel over the entire thickness of the membrane, connect the first main surface and the second main surface; the carbon nanotubes are separated by a space, and the space between the carbon nanotubes is completely filled with at least one solid material, and an electrolyte is confined inside the carbon nanotubes. A method for preparing the membrane and an electrochemical device, such as a lithium accumulator or battery, including the electrolyte membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Zanotti, Quentin Berrod, Jean Dijon, Filippo Ferdeghini, Patrick Judeinstein
  • Patent number: 10611667
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods, systems, and system components for creating and arranging small (micron and smaller) defects or perforations in transparent materials in a particular manner, and, more particularly, to the arrangement of these defects, each of which has an average crack length, in a predetermined spaced-apart relation (each defect separated from an adjacent defect by a predetermined distance) defining a contour in a transparent material to lower the relative interface fracture toughness for subsequent planned induced separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Stephan Lvovich Logunov, Albert Roth Nieber, Pushkar Tandon, Sergio Tsuda