Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • Patent number: 9522493
    Abstract: A molded body 1 includes a rib part 3 standing on a back surface 2b opposite to a design surface 2a of a main body 2 of the molded body 1. A reduced thickness part 4 is formed on the back surface 2b of the main body 2, the ratio D/T is 0.975 to 1.07 where D is the diameter of a circle that passes through base ends 3b of both side faces 3a of the rib part 3 and is in contact with the design surface 2a of the main body 2 positioned between the base ends 3b, and T is the thickness of the main body 2 at an outer side of the reduced thickness part 4, and t<1.3(T?n) is satisfied where t is the thickness of the rib part 3, and n is the thickness of the reduced thickness part 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazushi Nakatani, Hidekazu Kawakubo, Kazunori Saegusa
  • Patent number: 9486954
    Abstract: In a method for producing a thermoplastic film having a three-dimensionally textured, embossed surface, the film is subjected prior to a subsequent shaping kind of processing step to electron-beam crosslinking, which differently crosslinks the individual surface-area regions of the film, so that the regions that undergo greater degrees of drawing out during deforming have different degrees of crosslinking than their neighboring regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Benecke-Kallko AG
    Inventor: Jürgen Bühring
  • Patent number: 9486672
    Abstract: A golf ball 2 has, on a surface thereof, a rugged pattern consisting of a land 10 and a large number of dimples 8. A method for designing the rugged pattern includes the steps of: (1) randomly arranging a large number of generating points on the surface of a phantom sphere; (2) assuming a large number of Voronoi regions on the surface of the phantom sphere based on the generating points; and (3) assigning a land to the vicinity of the contour of each Voronoi region and assigning a dimple to a portion of the surface of the phantom sphere other than the land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Hyoungchol Kim
  • Patent number: 9468237
    Abstract: A system and method which allows for a pre-constructed article of clothing to having printing on substantially all of its external surface area. Specifically, an image may be simultaneously printed across multiple components of a clothing article. The method generally provides for transfer of a digital image, such as a digital photograph, to be applied to an article of clothing in a manner that prints an entire two-dimensional surface of the clothing with a coherent image, that maintains coherency when the article of clothing is worn. There is also provided an article of clothing produced using the systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Sydney Northup, Joseph Werner, II
  • Patent number: 9463601
    Abstract: Retroreflective sheeting having a structured layer of cube corner elements and an at least one optically variable mark therein, and methods of making same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Bruce D. Orensteen, Kathryn M. Spurgeon, Olester Benson, Jr., Joseph V. Crimando
  • Patent number: 9452553
    Abstract: Disclosed is a surface structure of an article (1) including multiple protrusions (3) on the surface. A height H of the protrusions (3) is equal to or larger than 5 ?m, and equal to or smaller than 32 ?m, as well as at least one of a distance P between each two neighboring protrusions (3) and a distance W between each neighboring two of recesses (5) formed between the protrusions (3) is larger than the height H of the protrusions (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Akane Motofuji, Makoto Tamuraya, Takashi Takeuchi, Hideo Fujimoto, Akihito Sano, Hiromi Mochiyama, Naoyuki Takesue, Yoshihiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9455406
    Abstract: A method of fabricating organic light-emitting diode is disclosed, and the method includes the following steps. A first organic material region and a second organic material region are formed on a film. The first organic region is heated by a heat source such that the heated first organic material region is laminated on a substrate to form a first organic material layer. The film is between the heat source and the first organic material region. The second organic region is heated by the heat source such that the heated second organic material region is laminated on the first organic material layer to form a second organic material layer. The film is between the heat source and the second organic material region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Chien Hwa Coating Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Ping Fang, Wei-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9437639
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor device which allows an alignment mark used for the manufacturing of a solid-state image sensor (semiconductor device) having a back-side-illumination structure to be formed in a smaller number of steps. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor layer having a first main surface and a second main surface opposing the first main surface, a plurality of photodiodes which are formed in the semiconductor layer and in each of which photoelectric conversion is performed, a light receiving lens disposed over the second main surface of the semiconductor layer to supply light to each of the photodiodes, and a mark for alignment formed inside the semiconductor layer. The mark for alignment is formed so as to extend from the first main surface toward the second main surface and have a protruding portion protruding from the second main surface in a direction toward where the light receiving lens is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichiro Kashihara
  • Patent number: 9399821
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a composite structural body including a base material; and a film-like structural body formed on a surface of the base material by causing an aerosol to impinge on the base material, the aerosol including fine particles dispersed in a gas, a distance between an end part of the film-like structural body and an outermost part closest to the end part of a portion of the film-like structural body having a film thickness equal to an average film thickness of the film-like structural body as viewed perpendicular to the surface being 10 times or more of the average film thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomokazu Ito
  • Patent number: 9387715
    Abstract: In order to prevent protruded parts formed on an oriented film print pattern of a printing plate for flexographic printing from being lost, a linear bank is formed on the periphery of one side of the oriented film print pattern where wiping work is started. The bank prevents the protruded part in the oriented film print pattern from being lost by the wiping work. The protruded parts are formed in a matrix in order to retain an oriented film liquid in the oriented film print pattern. Thickness irregularity of the oriented film due to presence of the bank is reduced by making the diameters of the protruded parts smaller in a peripheral region than in a central region of the oriented film print pattern and forming a space between the peripheral-side protruded parts and the bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yuge, Hiroshi Miyairi
  • Patent number: 9387701
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for generating a print of a digital image comprising image pixels by a printer comprising a print head and radiation means for curing recording material by irradiation, the recording material to be ejected by the print head on a substrate, wherein the print may have palpable differences between a height of various pixels of the print, the method comprising the steps of providing the digital image comprising an elevation channel for indicating an elevation of each image pixel of the digital image, deriving from the elevation channel of the digital image pixels in the digital image which may be expected to receive such a low amount of radiation that recording material is insufficiently cured, for each derived image pixel adapting at least one elevation channel value of the derived image pixel or image pixels adjacent to the derived image pixel by such an amount that the recording material is expected to be sufficiently cured, and printing the digital image with the adapted elev
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Koen Joan Klein Koerkamp
  • Patent number: 9387629
    Abstract: There is provided a method of making a composite hat stiffener. The method has the steps of curing a composite hat stiffener in a hat tool to form a pre-cured composite hat stiffener. The pre-cured composite hat stiffener has a composite hat section, a plurality of composite stiffening plies with a body ply, a wrap ply, and a base ply, all coupled to the composite hat section, wherein the body ply is coupled to a first side of the composite hat section, the wrap ply is coupled to the body ply, and the base ply is coupled to the body ply and the wrap ply, a pair of radius filler noodles coupled to the composite hat section and disposed between the plurality of composite stiffening plies, and an outer ply coupled to the composite hat section. The method further includes bonding the pre-cured composite hat stiffener to a structure surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven E. Pearson, Matthew M. Whitmer, Rebecca M. Dixon, Jason L. Firko, Douglas G. Marciniak, Kenneth D. Cominsky, Martin G. Andrews
  • Patent number: 9371614
    Abstract: An emboss pattern, tissue product and method of manufacturing tissue product having improved bulk and softness with minimal roll ridging. The pattern combines a plurality of aligned signature bosses with a grouping of signature bosses offset from the machine direction in a clockwise manner and another grouping of signature bosses being offset in a counter-clockwise manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP
    Inventors: Brian J. Schuh, John H. Dwiggins, T. Philips Oriaran, Galyn A. Schulz
  • Patent number: 9364979
    Abstract: A molded structure body includes a base member including at least thermoplastic resin and a molded member. The base member includes a connection portion, a first surrounding portion provided close to the connection portion and having a first density, and a second surrounding portion provided close to the first surrounding portion and having a second density. The first density is higher than the second density. The molded member is connected to and molded with the base member by injection of melted resin to the base member, and the molded member is connected to the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Kamiya, Hideki Nakamura, Yuuta Yamanobe
  • Patent number: 9366034
    Abstract: Floor panel of the type substantially consisting of a substrate and a top layer provided-thereon based on synthetic material. The top layer includes a printed decor and one or more material sheets provided with synthetic material. The floor panel also includes a balancing layer at the underside of the substrate, the balancing layer containing a synthetic material layer which is free from material sheets. Methods used to make the panels are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Jose Meirlaen, Christof Vandevoorde
  • Patent number: 9360751
    Abstract: An imprinting stamp and a nano-imprinting method using the imprinting stamp are provided. The imprinting stamp includes a first substrate; one or more field regions on the first substrate, the first substrate including nano-patterns; and a first dummy pattern region on the first substrate and adjacent to the field region, the dummy pattern region including first dummy patterns having greater dimensions than that of the nano-patterns, the first dummy patterns being a plurality of polygons, each of the polygons having a vertex pointing in a first direction proceeding from the field region toward the first dummy pattern region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-yeon Yang, Woong Ko, Jae-kwan Kim, Du-hyun Lee, Byung-kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 9347746
    Abstract: An armor system that includes a first armor article that includes a plurality of energy-dispersion objects arranged in a predetermined configuration, wherein the plurality of energy-dispersion objects includes a plurality of hollow objects, and wherein at least some of the plurality of hollow objects are filled with an inner filler material; and a lock mechanism configured to hold the plurality of energy-dispersion objects in the predetermined configuration. A method for manufacturing an armor system, the armor system including a first armor article, the method including producing a plurality of hollow hemispheres; affixing pairs of the plurality of hemispheres to one another to form a first plurality of spheres; treating each one of the plurality of hemispheres with an anti-ballistic treatment; inserting a filler material into each one of the plurality of hemispheres; and locking the first plurality of spheres into a predetermined configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Great Lakes Armor Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Andrews, Ron J. Hanna
  • Patent number: 9334399
    Abstract: Disclosed are a photosensitive resin composition including (A) a thermally curing initiator having a half-life of about one hour at a temperature ranging from about 100 to about 150° C.; (B) a photopolymerization initiator; (C) a binder resin; (D) a photopolymerizable compound; (E) a colorant; and (F) a solvent, and a black spacer using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: A-Rum Yu, Ji-Hye Kim, Kyung-Won Ahn, Jae-Bum Yim, Hwan-Sung Cheon, Ju-Ho Jung, Hyun-Moo Choi
  • Patent number: 9315142
    Abstract: A cushioning arrangement for a strap for an equipment retainer, such as for use with a vehicle-mounted bicycle rack or the like, includes a cushion member selectively receivable over the strap. The cushion member defines a cushioned inner surface that prevents damage to the item of equipment when the strap is engaged about the item of equipment. The cushion member includes a series of segments that are coupled to one another and are selectively expandable in an axial direction along a length of the strap, to provide an expandable and contractable adjustable length feature. The series of segments may each include a spacer member extending across a width of the strap, a bridge member coupled to opposing ends of the spacer member; and expandable and contractable connectors between adjacent segments to couple the segments in a selectively expandable and contractable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Fabio Pedrini
  • Patent number: 9272463
    Abstract: A method fix forming a diffraction grating includes the steps of preparing a mold including pattern portions each having a pattern corresponding to a pattern for the diffraction grating; forming a first semiconductor layer on a substrate; forming a resin layer on the first semiconductor layer; pressing the pattern portions of the mold against the resin layer; forming the pattern for the diffraction grating in the resin layer by curing the resin layer; and forming the diffraction grating in the first semiconductor layer by etching the first semiconductor layer using the patterned resin layer. The mold includes a first base and a plurality of second bases disposed on the first base. The first base is made of a flexible material. Each second base is made of a rigid material. The second bases each include one pattern portion and are spaced apart from each other with a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 9230821
    Abstract: A dry etching agent according to the present invention contains (A) a fluorinated propyne represented by the chemical formula: CF3C?CX where X is H, F, Cl, Br, I, CH3, CFH2 or CF2H; and either of: (B) at least one kind of gas selected from the group consisting of O2, O3, CO, CO2, COCl2 and COF2; (C) at least one kind of gas selected from the group consisting of F2, NF3, Cl2, Br2, I2 and YFn where Y is Cl, Br or I; and n is an integer of 1 to 5; and (D) at least one kind of gas selected from the group consisting of CF4, CHF3, C2F6, C2F5H, C2F4H2, C3F8, C3F4H2, C3ClF3H and C4F8. This dry etching agent has a small environmental load and a wide process window and can be applied for high-aspect-ratio processing without special operations such as substrate excitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yasuo Hibino, Tomonori Umezaki, Akiou Kikuchi, Isamu Mori, Satoru Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9221683
    Abstract: There is provided a method for preparing a graphite film by using a single continuous heater, the method including: converting a polymer film to a carbonized film by introducing the polymer film into a first heater having a first temperature section; and converting the carbonized film to the graphite film by introducing the carbonized film into a second heater having a second temperature section where a temperature linearly increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Guardnec Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Ho Park, Won-Seok Choi, Woo-Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9217275
    Abstract: A man-made, molded article is provided. The article includes a profile including a planar wall, and an adjacent integral molded depression having a contoured wall extending downwardly from the planar wall. The contoured wall includes a bead portion, a cove portion, and a ledge between the bead and cove portions. The articles are stackable, one above another for transport, in a nestable relationship in which multiple contact zones are present between the contoured walls of an adjacently stacked pair of the molded articles. The contact zones include an arcuately extending contact interface zone between the bead exterior and interior surfaces. The depression has a substantially uniform thickness varying by no more than about +1 percent to about ?11 percent in relation to a thickness of the planar wall. Related methods and assemblies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventor: Steven K. Lynch
  • Patent number: 9210972
    Abstract: A free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component which comprises a nucleation face and a growth face, the nucleation face comprising smaller grains than the growth face, the nucleation face having a surface roughness Ra no more than 50 nm, wherein the free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component has a longest linear dimension when projected onto a plane of no less than 5 mm and is substantially crack free over at least a central region thereof, wherein the central region is at least 70% of a total area of the free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component, wherein the central region has no cracks which intersect both external major faces of the free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component and extend greater than 2 mm in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Element Six Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Stephanie Liggins, John Robert Brandon, Christopher John Howard Wort, Neil Perkins, Paul Nicholas Inglis, Mark Robin McClymont
  • Patent number: 9200123
    Abstract: Disclosed is a production method of a thermoplastic resin composition comprising: compounding 0.001 to 50 parts by mass of a metal complex (B) with respect to 100 parts by mass of a thermoplastic resin (A), and kneading it under a condition of a kneading temperature of 225 to 300° C. and of a kneading time of 0.5 to 20 minutes, wherein a metal of the metal complex (B) is a metal except for zinc; a molded body obtained by molding the thermoplastic resin composition which is obtained by the production method; and a light emission body using the molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI RAYON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Niino
  • Patent number: 9190185
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes purification and deposition methods for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) that allow for purification without damaging the SWNTs. The present disclosure includes methods for reducing electrical resistance in SWNT networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Marcus D. Lay, Pornnipa Vichchulada, Nidhi P. Bhatt
  • Patent number: 9180623
    Abstract: A composite ballistic shielding material is formed utilizing ribbons of randomly-oriented film, laid up or woven in bias plies. The sheet plies are made narrow strips of PVC films are held side-by-side and rigidly framed as a square, into a thin layer, and then trimmed. The strips may be approximately 0.010? wide. The formed up layer is then immersed in a low-hardness thermosetting liquid glue and laid down as a first ply. Subsequent plies are made by repeating the same process, and adding the step of rotating the frame to a pre-determined angle before laying down the ply onto the previous ply. When a pre-determined number of layers or a desired thickness is achieved, the lay-up is transferred to a press for curing into panels. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Vall A. Iliev
  • Patent number: 9184015
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a cathodic portion of a field emission display includes the steps of producing an array of substantially parallel carbon nanotubes attached at one end to a substantially planar substrate. Then, embedding the nanotubes in a polymer matrix that extends to a plane of attachment of the nanotubes to the planar substrate, wherein the polymer matrix allows an end of the nanotubes distal from the ends attached to the planar substrate, uncovered by the polymer matrix in order to allow electrical contact with each other and with an attached conductor. Next, detaching the array from the planar substrate, thus producing a surface having the formerly attached ends of the nanotubes substantially in a plane, and then attaching the conductor to the array of nanotube ends, uncovered by the polymer matrix and distal to the plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: The University of Akron
    Inventors: Ali Dhinojwala, Sunny Sethi
  • Patent number: 9176474
    Abstract: The present invention provides a focusing method and a light-concentrating film capable of concentrating incident light in a wide angular range with high efficiency, a focusing element including the light-concentrating film, and a solar cell. The present invention is alight-concentrating film that is made of an organic material, and is characterized by having a multilevel gradation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Satoh, Hidenori Ozaki, Takayuki Araki
  • Patent number: 9162417
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a structure, the method comprising: forming a panel assembly by bonding a stack of thickness control plies of composite material to a laminar composite panel, the stack of thickness control plies having a first edge proximate an edge of the laminar composite panel, a second edge opposite the first edge, and a ramp where the thickness of the stack of thickness control plies decreases towards the first or second edge; measuring the thickness of the laminate composite panel or the panel assembly; controlling the number of thickness control plies in accordance with the measured thickness; attaching a first component to the panel assembly, the first component having a surface which engages the laminar composite panel and a ramp which engages the ramp in the stack of thickness control plies; and attaching the laminar composite panel at or near its edge to a further component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Alex Iliopoulos, John Flood
  • Patent number: 9156230
    Abstract: A glass film laminate includes a supporting glass and a glass film peelably laminated to the supporting glass. A contacting surface of the glass film and a contacting surface of the supporting glass directly contact each other without an adhesive therebetween. The contacting surface of the supporting glass includes a first region and a second region with a surface roughness smaller than a surface roughness of the first region. An adhesive force between the supporting glass and the glass film is greater at the second region than at the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tomamoto, Takahide Fujii, Hiroshi Takimoto
  • Patent number: 9158038
    Abstract: An antireflection film is provided in which a light scattering property is suppressed. The antireflection film includes, on a surface thereof, a moth-eye structure including a plurality of convex portions such that a width between vertices of adjacent convex portions is no greater than a wavelength of visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tokio Taguchi, Takao Imaoku
  • Patent number: 9151930
    Abstract: A plastic optical element being configured to collect and scan a beam emitted from at least one light source section, and including a transfer surface which extends in a principal direction corresponding to a scanning direction of the beam and has a curved surface formed to extend into a circular-arc shape in a secondary direction perpendicular to the principal scanning direction, the transfer surface having an optical aids disposed to shift from an outer center of the transfer surface in the secondary scanning direction, and a center of curvature of the curved surface being disposed on the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9128235
    Abstract: An optical light diffuser component and a method of producing the same. The component includes at least one substrate material with an index of refraction of n1 and at least one optical coating on the substrate having an index of refraction of n2. The indices n1 and n2 are different. The optical light diffuser component produces uniform and diffuse light pattern from spot like light source, such as LED lamp, in terms of high optical transmission. The optical transmission is better than 90% at the visible spectrum of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Greenlux Finland Oy
    Inventors: Mikael Broman, Graeme Gordon, Juha T. Rantala
  • Patent number: 9120118
    Abstract: A support structure includes a first layer of foam material and a second layer of elastomeric gel material. In accordance with one example, the first layer of foam material includes a first side with a plurality of protrusions and a plurality of channels with the second layer of elastomeric gel material disposed within the plurality of channels. In accordance with another example, the first layer of foam material includes a first side with a plurality of protrusions and a network of channels surrounding at least one of the plurality of protrusions with the second layer of elastomeric gel material disposed within the network of channels. A third layer extends over the first support surface of the protrusions and the second support surface of the second layer of gel material. In accordance with yet another example, the first layer of foam material includes a first side with a plurality of protrusions extending through corresponding Shapertures of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin F Callsen, David H Trachtman
  • Patent number: 9125293
    Abstract: A housing assembly for a lightweight electronic device for vehicular application is virtually “fastenerless” and includes a one-piece case formed of a layered composite structure including polymer based, electrically insulating sheet material and electrically conductive sheet material that is compression molded or hydroformed to provide three-dimensional case details to accept one or more electronic devices such as circuit boards required for electrical control and display of vehicle based systems. The conductive sheet material is preferably a wire mesh which provides shielding from electrical anomalies and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips. Major components and subassemblies are self-fixturing during the final assembly process, eliminating the need for dedicated tools, fixtures and assembly equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Edgar Glenn Hassler
  • Patent number: 9101061
    Abstract: A laminate body containing at least one resin composition layer and at least one glass substrate layer, wherein the resin composition layer includes a resin composition containing a thermosetting resin and an inorganic filler and the glass substrate layer accounts for from 10 to 95% by volume of the entire laminate body. A laminate plate containing at least one cured resin layer and at least one glass substrate layer, wherein the cured resin layer includes a cured product of the resin composition. A printed wiring board having the laminate plate and a wiring provided on the surface of the laminate plate. A method for producing the laminate plate including a cured resin layer forming step of forming the cured resin layer on the surface of a glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Aoshima, Yoshihiro Takahashi, Yuka Yamazaki, Yasuo Kamigata, Hikari Murai
  • Patent number: 9099305
    Abstract: The present disclosure regards a method for coupling a graphene layer to a substrate having at least one hydrophilic surface, the method comprising the steps of providing the substrate having at least one hydrophilic surface, depositing on the hydrophilic surface a layer of a solvent selected in the group constituted by acetone, ethyl lactate, isopropyl alcohol, methylethyl ketone and mixtures thereof and depositing on the solvent layer a graphene layer. It moreover regards an electronic device comprising the graphene/substrate structure obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Noemi Graziana Sparta', Cristina Tringali, Stella Loverso, Sebastiano Ravesi, Corrado Accardi, Filippo Giannazzo
  • Patent number: 9082791
    Abstract: This document relates to a method of forming low-resistance metal gate and data wirings and a method of manufacturing a thin film transistor using the same. The method of the wiring includes depositing a metal layer on a base layer; exposing a portion of the base layer by removing a portion of the metal layer; forming grooves in the base layer; forming a seed layer in the grooves of the base layer; and forming a wire consisting of the seed layer and a plated layer by plating a plating material on the seed layer formed in the grooves of the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ohnam Kwon, Haeyeol Kim
  • Patent number: 9065675
    Abstract: Adhesive articles including transfer tapes and labels are described. The adhesive articles include a low elastic modulus adhesive on a microstructured release liner having a high coefficient of friction release surface. Improvements in die cut quality and razor slit edge quality are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jayshree Seth, Marie A. Boulos, Janet A. Venne
  • Patent number: 9050762
    Abstract: Methods for producing retroreflector tooling and retroreflective sheeting using laser writing techniques, and corresponding products thereof, are presented. In one embodiment, a seamless retroreflective sheet having a plurality of retroreflectors formed in a continuous retroreflective microstructured pattern is provided. In the methods described herein, a substrate having a photosensitive coating on a surface thereof is provided. A surface-relief microstructured pattern is produced in the photosensitive coating by selectively exposing the photosensitive coating to a beam of electromagnetic radiation. The exposed portions of the photosensitive coating are developed to form a retroreflective microstructured pattern on the surface of the substrate. The retroreflective microstructured pattern is then transferred into retroreflector tooling comprising the retroreflective microstructured pattern on a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Orafol Americas Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Scott
  • Publication number: 20150147522
    Abstract: A tube mat comprises a plurality of tube portions having a tube longitudinal axis in each case and at least one web portion connecting two tube portions, the tube mat being produced in one piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Raumedic AG
    Inventors: Dominik Erhard, Martin Stöcker
  • Publication number: 20150147528
    Abstract: A component blending tool for forming a pre-determined blended area into a component utilizes a belt having a material removing surface that is contoured to mimic a predetermined depth ratio of the blended area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: William M. Rose, John P. Arrigoni
  • Publication number: 20150147529
    Abstract: In a fuselage portion for an aircraft, in order to reduce the assembly clearance between the soleplate of a circumferential frame and a fuselage skin in composite material while limiting the mass of the fuselage portion, a ply drop-off is used comprising two portions oriented in the circumferential direction and having different respective slopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Philippe Bernadet, Romain Delahaye
  • Patent number: 9040428
    Abstract: Hemispheres and spheres are formed and employed for a plurality of applications. Hemispheres are employed to form a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface. The upper surface includes peaks of pillars which have a base attached to the lower surface. The peaks have a density defined at the upper surface by an array of hemispherical metal structures that act as a mask during an etch to remove substrate material down to the lower surface during formation of the pillars. The pillars are dense and uniform and include a microscale average diameter. The spheres are formed as independent metal spheres or nanoparticles for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Augustin J. Hong, Woo-Shik Jung, Jeehwan Kim, Jae-Woong Nahum, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 9040146
    Abstract: A material having a first surface and a second surface is disclosed. The first or second surface comprises a texture. The texture is defined by peaks and valleys such that the textured surface may have an Average Peak to Peak Distance in the range of about 3 mm to about 16 mm, an Average Height Differential of at least 1 mm, and a Surface Topography Index from about 0.1 to about 5. The material may comprise a surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Saeed Fereshtehkhou, Paul Joseph Russo, Wilbur Cecil Strickland, Jr., Nicola John Policicchio
  • Patent number: 9040147
    Abstract: A cover glass for use in a mobile device such as a touch-panel mobile telephone has a thickness in the range of, for example, 0.3 mm to 1.5 mm. A recess that can be recognized as a character or a figure when watching from the front side of the mobile device or a recess that can be recognized when touching from the front side of the mobile device is formed on at least one of opposite main surfaces of the cover glass. A surface of this recess is an etched surface treated by etching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: HOYA CORPORATION, HOEV COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuaki Hashimoto, Go Chiwata, Dongna Qin, Masatomo Shibui
  • Patent number: 9040152
    Abstract: A profiled retaining section for positioning a seam connecting two decorative layers includes an upper region, a center region and a lower region forming at least one anchor. The upper region is designed as a piping, or in the manner of a piping, for protruding over a visible side of the skins to be positioned. The center region includes two sides to be sewn to the decorative layers. The anchor is designed to be introduced in a groove having a lesser width than the anchor itself and to exert a force on the groove in the lateral direction. The upper region, the center region and the anchor are integral with each other and arranged in the vertical direction relative to each other. Also described is a composite part that uses the profiled retaining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Faurecia Innenraum Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schäfer, Wilfrid Bergeret
  • Publication number: 20150138821
    Abstract: A resin optical member allows light to pass therethrough. The resin optical member includes a fine asperity portion formed with fine asperity structure and a flat portion not formed with fine asperity structure. The fine asperity structure include concavities or convexities formed at a pitch equal to or less than a wavelength of visible light. The fine asperity structure includes concavities or convexities having a height 37 nm or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru KOSUGE, Noriko Fukawa, Masashi Katayama, Takahito Osawa, Yuji Saito, Hirohisa Kato, Takehiro Shimizu, Norihito Soma
  • Publication number: 20150140263
    Abstract: An optical element of an embodiment includes an optical element made of a material transparent to light, the optical element including: a back surface facing the front surface; and a connection surface. The front surface includes a recessed surface in a region facing the connection surface. The recessed surface has a point closest to the connection surface as a closest point, and has a first singular point other than the closest point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi OHNO, Kazushige YAMAMOTO, Soichiro SHIBASAKI