With Component Conforming To Contour Of Nonplanar Surface Patents (Class 428/161)
  • Patent number: 10600980
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes an emissive layer that emits light by recombination of first charges and second charges, a first electrode from which the first charges are supplied, a second electrode located on an opposite side of the emissive layer relative to the first electrode from which the second charges are supplied, and a charge transporting layer that is located between the emissive layer and the first electrode that injects the first charges from the first electrode into the emissive layer. The charge transporting layer includes a nanoparticle layer that provides a roughened electrode interface between the first electrode and the charge transporting layer and the emissive layer includes a plurality of quantum dots in electrical contact with the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Edward Andrew Boardman, David James Montgomery, Tim Michael Smeeton, James Andrew Robert Palles-Dimmock
  • Patent number: 10557974
    Abstract: An optical element includes an optical surface with a random uneven shape that satisfies 0.30?Icenter?1.00 and 0.00?C2nd?0.60 where P is an average pitch, Icenter is a ratio of a component intensity sum from 0.9P to 1.1P to a component intensity sum of an entire frequency spectrum calculated with a square area in which each side is equal to or longer than 40 ?m, and C2nd is a value of a second largest intensity peak in an autocorrelation function calculated with a square area in which each side is 20P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kei Ueda
  • Patent number: 10522790
    Abstract: A film member having a concave-convex structure is composed of a base member; a gas barrier layer formed on the base member; and a concave-convex structure layer formed on a surface of the gas barrier layer, wherein the surface of the gas barrier layer is formed of an inorganic material which is same as a material of the concave-convex structure layer, and the concave-convex structure layer is obtained from a precursor solution applied on the gas barrier layer. The film member having the concave-convex structure has an excellent adhesion property between the concave-convex structure layer and the gas barrier layer, and a high barrier property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Sato, Maki Fukuda, Suzushi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10377068
    Abstract: A method of forming a trim panel is provided. The method includes the steps of: heating a non-woven material to a predetermined temperature; applying a decorative film having perforations to a first surface of the heated material to create a bilaminate; placing the bilaminate layer into a cavity of a tool such that the decorative film is facing the cavity; heating the cavity; and injecting a thermoplastic resin into the tool such that the thermoplastic resin is adhered to a second surface of the material, the second surface being opposite to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Lyons, Edward J. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 10294163
    Abstract: Provided is a SiC-coated carbon composite material including a graphite base material and a CVD-SiC coating covering the graphite base material. A porosity of a core part of the graphite base material is 12 to 20%, and a SiC-infiltrated layer extending from the CVD-SiC coating is included in a periphery of the core part of the graphite base material. The SiC-infiltrated layer is constituted of a plurality of regions arranged such that Si content becomes smaller stepwise in an order from a first surface on the CVD-SiC coating side toward a second surface on the graphite base material side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Koga, Masatoshi Okuda
  • Patent number: 10260560
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to compact bearing assemblies configured to operate in small spaces and/or in harsh environments, bearing apparatuses including such bearing assemblies, and method of operating such bearing assemblies and apparatuses. For instance, one or more compact bearing assemblies may at least partially rotatably secure a shaft of a power generation unit to a housing thereof. Also, a first compact bearing assembly may connect or couple to the shaft and may rotatably engage a second compact bearing assembly, which may be connected or otherwise secured to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: S. Barrett Peterson
  • Patent number: 10066689
    Abstract: A noise reduction clip for a disc brake assembly includes inboard and outboard back walls and dampers. The inboard and outboard back walls are disposed between the caliper and a longitudinal end of the respective inboard or outboard brake pad. The brake pad side of the inboard and outboard back walls is in sliding contact with the longitudinal end of the respective inboard or outboard brake pad. The caliper side of the inboard and outboard back wall faces a respective inboard or outboard surface of the caliper. The inboard and outboard dampers are fixedly attached to the caliper side of the respective inboard or outboard back wall and configured to abut the respective inboard or outboard surface of the caliper. The inboard and outboard dampers are formed of a resilient material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Irfan A Bhatti, Andrew M Moore
  • Patent number: 9989674
    Abstract: A plastic optical component includes a base member made of a first plastic, and a covering member disposed over a surface of the plastic member. The covering member is made of a second plastic. The water absorption of the first plastic is lower than the water absorption of the second plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wataru Kikuchi, Daigo Kobayashi, Yuichi Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9987517
    Abstract: A joint structure of an endless treadmill belt of a treadmill is provided. The treadmill belt is a sandwich-type laminated rectangular treadmill belt. Two ends of the treadmill belt are cut to form serrations. Two ends of a bottom layer of the treadmill belt are meshed with each other. At least one plastic piece is placed on the joint of the two ends of the bottom layer. The serrations of two ends of a top layer of the treadmill belt are connected with each other in a cross-knitted manner, and the pointed portions of the serrations of the two ends of the top layer are inserted into and covered by the plastic piece and then the two ends of the treadmill belt are joined together by hot melting to form an integral flat joint of the treadmill belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Hai-Pin Kuo
  • Patent number: 9862002
    Abstract: A process for producing a layer system is provided wherein the layer system has at least a substrate, a ceramic layer, which is applied to a surface structured in a targeted manner, in which process the intermediate layer, in particular the metallic layer, is applied in such a way that the recesses form during the coating. By introducing recesses into a surface, the stresses in the ceramic layer on the metallic substrate are reduced in such a manner that a longer lifespan for the ceramic layer is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Fathi Ahmad, Christian Amann, Björn Beckmann, Björn Buchholz, Giuseppe Gaio, Thomas Hille, Eckart Schumann, Rostislav Teteruk
  • Patent number: 9753488
    Abstract: A body (1, 1?, 1?) produced by an in-mold process has a first film (2, 2?, 2?) with at least one electrical or electronic functional layer (25). In a functional area (20a, 20a?, 20a?) of this functional layer, at least one electrical or electronic component is provided, and at least one electrical connection for this is provided in a contact area (20b, 20b?, 20b?). The first film is partially back-injection molded with a plastic main material (3, 3?, 3?) such that the contact area (20b, 20b?, 20b?) is at least partially free from this plastic main material (3). Suitable formation of the first film (2, 2?, 2?) guarantees that a tab (F) separated from the plastic main material (3, 3?, 3?) is provided which adjoins a back-injection molded part of the first film in an area of surface (20c, 20c?, 20c?) of the body which is at a distance from an edge (31, 31?) of the body delimiting the surface (30) with the first film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: LEONHARD KURZ STIFTUNG & CO, KG, POLYIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Hahn, Wolfgang Clemens, Rainer Sigritz, Ulrich Schindler, Gerald Golling
  • Patent number: 9649663
    Abstract: A method of making a structural insulated panel includes providing a core of thermally insulating material having a first side and a second side, mixing a concrete material comprising calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement and reinforcing material, and applying a first skin of the concrete material while wet onto the first side of the core. The first skin is allowed to at least partially cure, thereby bonding the first skin to the first side of the core without a separate adhesive or binder apart from the concrete material. A second skin of the concrete material may be applied while wet onto the second side of the core, and the second skin may be allowed to at least partially cure, thereby bonding the second skin to the second side of the core without a separate adhesive or binder apart from the concrete material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ZKS, LLC
    Inventor: Zachery Strachan
  • Patent number: 9524900
    Abstract: Novel methods to fabricate biological sensors and electronics are disclosed. A silicon-on-insulator wafer can be employed by etching a pattern of holes in the silicon layer, then a pattern of cavities in the insulating layer, and then sealing the top of the cavities. Further, n or p doped regions and metallic regions can be defined in the processed wafer, thereby enabling integration of biological sensing and electronic capabilities in the same wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sameer Walavalkar, Mark D. Goldberg, Axel Scherer
  • Patent number: 9511540
    Abstract: A process for reinforcing a trim panel for a vehicle using one or more micro-truss reinforcement patches. Each micro-truss reinforcement patch is secured to an inner surface of a show surface panel of the trim panel while it is in a partially cured state and then fully cured. The micro-truss patch is fusion bonded to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Nilesh D. Mankame, Jacob M. Hundley, Julien P. Mourou, Steven C. Lang
  • Patent number: 9500949
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chemically-amplified positive resist composition including a sulfonium salt capable of providing a pattern having an extremely high resolution with low line edge roughness, and also provides a resist patterning process using the same. The present invention was accomplished by a chemically-amplified positive resist composition including: (A) a salt represented by the following general formula (1); and (B) a resin containing a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (U-1) that dissolves by acid action and increases solubility in an alkaline developer, and a resist patterning process using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Domon, Keiichi Masunaga, Satoshi Watanabe, Masaki Ohashi, Masahiro Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9434205
    Abstract: A method is provided for laminating a thermoplastic layer to at least a print area of a printed thermoplastic substrate (e.g. a polycarbonate substrate and laminate layer). A printed thermoplastic substrate comprises a print area on which an image (e.g. a portrait) is printed (e.g. by inkjet printing), the print area comprising a pattern of recessed cells separated by bridges. Each cell comprises recessed image receiving surfaces below a nominal surface of the print area for holding the ink of the printed image. The bridges have surface areas above the ink and the surface areas of the bridges comprising enough of the print area to provide lamination bonding areas. Using heat and pressure, a thermoplastic layer is laminated to at least the print area of the thermoplastic substrate to form lamination bonding between the thermoplastic layer and the lamination bonding areas provided by the surface areas of the bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
    Inventors: David Cruikshank, Larry O'Gorman, Sean Connelly, Thivaharan Thurailingam
  • Patent number: 9428650
    Abstract: An article includes a silicon-containing region including surface features on a surface thereof. The surface features include depressions, protuberances, or combinations thereof. At least one outer layer overlies the surface of the silicon-containing region. A constituent layer is provided on the surface of the silicon-containing region and between and contacting the silicon-containing region and the at least one outer layer. The constituent layer is formed by constituents of the silicon-containing region and is susceptible to creep within an operating environment of the article. The surface features physically interlock the at least one outer layer with the silicon-containing region through the constituent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Joel Meschter, Curtis Alan Johnson, Sairam Sundaram, Julin Wan, Don Mark Lipkin
  • Patent number: 9182525
    Abstract: A retroreflective article enabling to retroreflect incident light in its incident direction, and the retroreflective article including at least one retroreflective element, the retroreflective element including at least one reflecting corner comprised of a pair of corner reflecting surfaces which meet at dihedral angle of about 90 degrees; and a pair of vertical reflecting surfaces which are formed on both ends of the reflecting corner to be substantially perpendicular to a corner of the reflecting corner with a distance which is smaller than the highest vertical height and which meet at dihedral angle of about 90 degrees for the pair of corner reflecting surfaces. This retroreflective article has higher retroreflective ratio and wider available retroreflective range, and it is designed to be freely changed its main reflecting direction having the highest retroreflective ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Hyeonsik Kim, Bongju Kim
  • Patent number: 9138959
    Abstract: The invention relates to a resilient laminate comprising, in a vertical direction, a stack of at least one nonwoven layer and a ply consisting of a part or integral part attached to the at least one nonwoven layer, in particular by means of an adhesive such as glue, the ply comprising at least one resilient film area and at least one so-called rigid film area made of a material that is less resilient than the material of the resilient area, in particular an area made of a non-resilient material, the ply being produced by the coextrusion of the at least one resilient film and the at least one rigid film, such that an interface is formed therebetween, characterized in that, from a cross-sectional view, the curve or line formed by the interface between the two films comprises at least one first substantially rectilinear segment, and at least one second substantially rectilinear segment which is angled relative to the at least one first segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: APLIX
    Inventors: Thierry Marche, Nathalie Moinard
  • Patent number: 9133368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adhesive sheet including a substrate sheet and an adhesive layer, wherein the substrate sheet has a void containing layer capable of the air permeability from the surface contacting with the adhesive layer, the air permeability measured by specific test method is 1×103 to 3×105 seconds. The present invention can provide an adhesive sheet which is capable of efficiently preventing the occurrence of the swelling or the floating (that is the occurrence of a blister) even if the time passes when adhered to the surface of the various plastic moldings. In addition, the present invention can provide the adhesive sheet capable of exhibiting excellent blister resistance to any adhesive agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventor: Chisato Tomino
  • Patent number: 9126835
    Abstract: A method of producing a carbon nanotube film structure having a substrate and a carbon nanotube layer, comprises a placing step of placing a carbon nanotube film comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes aligned in one direction within a film plane on the substrate; and a densifying step of applying a densifying treatment to the carbon nanotube film thereby forming the carbon nanotube layer having the weight density of the carbon nanotube to 0.1 g/cm3 or more. Thus, a problem of island-like shrinkage caused while a highly densified CNT layer is being manufactured is solved, and a high-quality CNT film structure wherein the aligned CNT layer having a high density and uniform thickness is deposited on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Kenji Hata, Yuuhei Hayamizu, Takeo Yamada
  • Patent number: 9112165
    Abstract: A method for producing an optoelectronic component may include forming a first electrode on a substrate, forming an organic functional layer structure on the first electrode; forming a second electrode on the organic functional layer structure, forming at least one contact for making contact with the first and/or second electrode, forming an encapsulation layer above the layer structure and the contact, removing the encapsulation layer above the contact with the aid of an anisotropic etching method, and cooling the substrate during the anisotropic etching method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventor: Richard Baisl
  • Patent number: 9097829
    Abstract: A patterned light guide panel, a manufacturing method thereof, and a backlight unit including the patterned light guide panel, the patterned light guide panel including a base layer; and a skin layer stacked on the base layer, the skin layer having a lenticular pattern extending orthogonally to a light entrance plane of the light guide panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: CHEIL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jong Sun Park, Kyung Joon Lee, Bae Wook Lee, Sung Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 9097127
    Abstract: A layer system with ceramic layers includes a substrate, a MCrAl(X) layer, which has an oxide layer on the substrate, a lowermost ceramic layer, an outer pyrochlore layer, and a central ceramic layer. The central ceramic layer has a higher porosity at least partially than the outer pyrochlore layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Alessandro Casu, Christian Menke, Thomas Neuenhahn
  • Patent number: 9085019
    Abstract: Superhydrophobic films and methods of making such films are disclosed. More particularly, superhydrophobic films having durable nanostructures with high contrast ratios and various methods of producing such films are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jun-Ying Zhang, Terry L. Smith, Berkan K. Endres, Mark K. Debe
  • Publication number: 20150140259
    Abstract: A radio-wave transparent cover is adapted to be arranged on a radio wave path of a radar device. The radio-wave transparent cover includes a transparent member, a decorative layer, a base, and a suppression member. The transparent member is formed of a first resin material. The decorative layer is formed on the rear surface of the transparent member. The base is formed of a second resin material and arranged behind the decorative layer. The suppression member is formed of a third resin material and molded in advance. The suppression member is arranged on the decorative layer to cover the rear surface of the decorative layer. The suppression member suppresses heat transfer to the transparent member when the base is insert-molded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuya SUGIURA, Hideto MAEDA, Daiichiro KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20150140276
    Abstract: In a method for solid body joining of a carrier body (10) and a cover layer (20), in particular by anodic bonding, the cover layer (20) is pressed with a pressing force against a curved carrier body surface (11), wherein the pressing force during the solid body joining is distributed by way of a pressure intermediary device (30) areally and simultaneously over the whole cover layer (20) and is directed perpendicularly to the curvature of the carrier body surface (11). A composite component comprising a carrier body (10) and a cover layer (20) is also disclosed, wherein a curved areal joining region (13) is formed between a cover layer surface (21) and a carrier body surface (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Carsten PAMPUCH, Khaldoun HALALO, Volker SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20150140275
    Abstract: Various decorative articles and methods of manufacturing the same are described. In particular, decorative articles having a support layer and an adhesive. The support layer is positioned between a decorative element and a substrate having a surface disruption. When the support layer is adhered to the substrate by an adhesive, the combination of the support layer and adhesive blocks any imaging of the surface disruption within the decorative element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Louis Brown Abrams
  • Publication number: 20150125664
    Abstract: Sub-micron-structured (nanostructured) polymer film or coatings are made by coating a substrate with a mixture of materials. One of the materials is removed using a selective solvent, leaving pores or other nanostructure. The substrate may be grooved, providing a competing nanostructure. The coating may act as an antireflective coating, optical retarder, optical diffuser, or orientation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: ROLIC AG
    Inventors: Hubert SEIBERLE, Martin SCHADT, Mohammed IBN-ELHAJ, Carsten BENECKE, Klaus SCHMITT
  • Publication number: 20150118444
    Abstract: A method of forming an article includes forming a silicon-containing layer on a silicon-containing region of a surface of a substrate of the article; forming a plurality of channels and ridges in the silicon-containing layer; and forming at least one outer layer overlying the surface of the silicon-containing region. The plurality of channels and ridges may be formed by adding silicon-containing material to the silicon-containing layer. The channels and ridges may be formed by subtracting material from the silicon-containing layer. The channels and ridges may be formed by forming channels or grooves in the silicon-containing region of the surface of the substrate prior to formation of the silicon-containing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Don Mark Lipkin, Curtis Alan Johnson, Joshua Lee Margolies, Larry Steven Rosenzweig, Julin Wan
  • Publication number: 20150110995
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including one or more reinforced structural members, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one reinforced member may exhibit enhanced strength, functionality, and/or durability, while being simpler to assemble and more aesthetic than similar conventional systems. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including as ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich
  • Publication number: 20150111002
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing composite of resin and other materials includes the following steps. A shaped piece made by materials different with resin is provided, and is degreased and cleaned. A resist layer with a lot of location holes is formed on the surface of the heterogeneous member by nano-imprint lithography, and a lot of small holes are formed on the surface of the heterogeneous member while the resist layer is removed. Then the heterogeneous member is inserted in an injection mold, and molten crystalline thermoplastic resin is injected into the mold, thus the resin embedded into the holes and bonding with the shaped piece. The method is environmentally friendly and suitable for mass production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: SHYAN-JUH LIU, KAR-WAI HON, SHA-SHA LIU
  • Publication number: 20150110988
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to extrusion-coated structural systems including at least one extruded profile member coupled to and extending outwardly from an extrusion-coated structural member, as well as methods of making and using the same. Structural systems of the present invention that include at least one extruded profile member may exhibit enhanced flexibility, functionality, and/or durability. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including in ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry applications or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynne Peavey, Mohan Sasthav, James Wilson Mercer, JR., Scott Allen Clear, Chanandh Cheowanich
  • Patent number: 9005735
    Abstract: A composite of metal and resin includes a metal piece and a resin piece. The metal piece includes a surface. Micropores are formed on the surface. The micropores have inlet diameters smaller than bottom diameters thereof. The resin piece is partially inserted into the micropores to combine with the metal piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    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, Hua-Yang Xu
  • Patent number: 8993088
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sublithographic, nanoscale microstructures in line arrays utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided. Semiconductor structures may include self-assembled block copolymer materials in the form of lines of half-cylinders of a minority block matrix of a majority block of the block copolymer. The lines of half-cylinders may be within trenches in the semiconductor structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Donald L. Westmoreland
  • Publication number: 20150086751
    Abstract: A frangible laminate includes first, second and third webs, and the second web is positioned between the first and third webs. The forming of the frangible laminate includes adhesively bonding a first plurality of sections of the second web to the first web, applying release material in order to inhibit at least some of any bonding between the first plurality of sections of the second web and the third web, and adhesively bonding a second plurality of sections of the second web to the third web. The frangible laminate is separated into a first laminate and a second laminate, so that the first laminate includes the first web and the first plurality of sections of the second web, and the second laminate includes the third web and the second plurality of sections of the second web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: David W. Robbins
  • Patent number: 8986814
    Abstract: Surfaces having a hierarchical structure—having features of both microscale and nanoscale dimensions—can exhibit superhydrophobic properties and advantageous condensation and heat transfer properties. The hierarchical surfaces can be fabricated using biological nanostructures, such as viruses as a self-assembled nanoscale template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: Evelyn N. Wang, Matthew McCarthy, Ryan Enright, James N. Culver, Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, Reza Ghodssi
  • Publication number: 20150064398
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide an image formation method that can give an image that is excellent in terms of adhesion to a substrate, blocking resistance of a resulting printed material, and molding suitability, in particular vacuum forming properties, and that can suppress post-molding cracking of a molding. Disclosed is an image formation method comprising, in order, Step a: a step of applying Liquid A to a substrate, Step b: a step of irradiating the applied Liquid A with actinic radiation so as to carry out complete curing or semi-curing up to a degree of cure of at least 90%, Step c: a step of applying Liquid B to a cured layer of the completely cured or semi-cured Liquid A, and Step d: a step of completely curing Liquid A and Liquid B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu UMEBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20150056415
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a mirror substrate that includes the steps of providing a polishable substrate surface layer formed from ultra low expansion (ULE) glass, depositing successive layers of powdered ULE glass onto the polishable substrate surface layer, and selectively lasing each successive layer of powdered ULE glass to produce successive fused layers of ULE glass joined to one another to form a mirror substrate having an optimized three-dimensional topology. A mirror substrate manufactured according to the prescribed method is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bari Marc Southard
  • Publication number: 20150050514
    Abstract: A coating method for producing a function layer on mechanically loaded components or surfaces includes providing or applying a first material layer of a first material or substrate matrix having a mechanical flexibility higher than that of a second material on a substrate constituting the component or the surface, respectively, structuring the first material layer such that the material layer surface of the first material layer, which is opposite to the substrate, obtains a three-dimensionally moulded basic structure with projections and recesses, and coating the material layer surface of the first material layer with a second material layer of the second material in such a way that the second material layer adopts substantially the basic structure of the material layer surface with the projections and recesses. Also, surface layer structures can be produced by this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Storm, Erhard Brandl, Dominik Raps
  • Publication number: 20150044423
    Abstract: A novel transparent double-sided adhesive sheet for image display device is provided, that, under the constraint of holding down the thickness of the adhesive sheet to 250 ?m or less, can relieve a distortion arising within the adhesive sheet after laminating even if a member has a stepped portion of 50 ?m to 100 ?m in height on the laminating surface. Proposed is a transparent double-sided adhesive sheet for image display device which is used for the purpose of laminating an image display device constitutive member having on a laminating surface a stepped portion of 50 ?m to 100 ?m in height and a flat surface portion, and another image display device constitutive member, wherein a thickness of the maximum thickness portion of the adhesive sheet is 250 ?m or less, and a gel fraction (a) at a position in contact with a stepped portion after laminating is 10% or greater and smaller than a gel fraction (b) at a position in contact with a flat surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kahoru Niimi, Hidejirou Yoshikawa, Takahisa Uchida, Makoto Inenaga
  • Patent number: 8945700
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sublithographic, nanoscale microstructures in line arrays utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided. Semiconductor structures may include self-assembled block copolymer materials in the form of lines of half-cylinders of a minority block matrix of a majority block of the block copolymer. The lines of half-cylinders may be within trenches in the semiconductor structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Donald L. Westmoreland
  • Publication number: 20150028306
    Abstract: An encapsulation structure for an organic light emitting display device, an organic light emitting display device, and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting display device are provided. The encapsulation structure includes a first porous layer, a first planarization layer, and a first barrier layer. The first porous layer above a substrate may have a curved top surface. The first planarization layer on the first porous layer may have a flat top surface. The first barrier layer on the first planarization layer may include a low melting point glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hun KIM, Ou-Hyen KIM
  • Patent number: 8940361
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the invention relates to an article having a liquid-impregnated surface. The surface includes a matrix of solid features (e.g., non-toxic and/or edible features) spaced sufficiently close to stably contain a liquid therebetween or therewithin, wherein the liquid is non-toxic and/or edible. The article may contain, for example, a food or other consumer product, such as ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jonathan David Smith, Rajeev Dhiman, Adam T. Paxson, Christopher J. Love, Brian R. Solomon, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 8937329
    Abstract: An encapsulating sheet includes a transparent layer in which a concave portion that is dented from the surface inwardly is formed and a phosphor encapsulating layer which fills the concave portion. The transparent layer is formed from a transparent composition containing a first silicone resin composition and the phosphor encapsulating layer is formed from a phosphor encapsulating composition containing a phosphor and a second silicone resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Katayama
  • Patent number: 8927083
    Abstract: A handle and a method of fabricating a handle, or another article of manufacture, that minimizes or avoids the likelihood of accumulating contamination before, during, or after use. The article includes a core element, for example, a plastic core element, having an outer surface and raised indicia, such as, letters or logos, extending beyond the outer surface; and a light-transferring material completely covering the raised indicia of the core element wherein the raised indicia are visible through the light-transferring material. The complete covering of the indicia avoids separation between the cover and the indicia. The cover material may be a translucent thermoplastic elastomer. Though particularly applicable to the medical device industry, aspects of the invention may be applied to a broad range of industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mack Molding Company
    Inventor: Randolph W. Pell
  • Patent number: 8927087
    Abstract: Bonding of substrates including metal-dielectric patterns on a surface with the metal raised above the dielectric, as well as related structures, are disclosed. One structure includes: a first substrate having a metal-dielectric pattern on a surface thereof, the metal-dielectric pattern including: a metal having a concave upper surface; and a dielectric having a substantially uniform upper surface, wherein the metal on the first substrate is raised above the dielectric on the first substrate; and a second substrate bonded with the first substrate, the second substrate including: a dielectric; and a metal positioned substantially below the dielectric of the second substrate, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are bonded only at the metal from the first substrate and the metal from the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kuan-Neng Chen, Bruce K. Furman, Sampath Purushothaman, David L. Rath, Anna W. Topol, Cornelia K. Tsang
  • Publication number: 20140374736
    Abstract: A gas barrier substrate including a first gas barrier layer, a substrate, and a second gas barrier layer is provided. The first gas barrier layer has a central bonding surface bonded with the substrate and a peripheral boding surface surrounding the central bonding surface. The second gas barrier layer entirely covers the substrate and the first gas barrier layer. The second gas barrier layer is bonded with the substrate and the peripheral boding surface of the first gas barrier layer, wherein a minimum distance from an edge of the substrate to an edge of the first gas barrier layer is greater than a thickness of the first gas barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fen Wei, Liang-You Jiang, Pao-Ming Tsai, Yu-Yang Chang
  • Publication number: 20140377506
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for mechanically bonding substrates together. The apparatuses may include a pattern roll including a pattern element protruding radially outward. The pattern element includes a pattern surface and includes one or more channels adjacent the pattern surface. The pattern roll may be positioned adjacent an anvil roll to define a nip between the pattern surface and the anvil roll, wherein the pattern roll is biased toward the anvil roll to define a nip pressure between pattern surface and the anvil roll. As substrates advance between the pattern roll and anvil roll, the substrates are compressed between the anvil roll and the pattern surface to form a discrete bond region between the first and second substrates. As such, during the bonding process, some yielded substrate material flows from under the pattern surface and into the channel to form a channel grommet region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Allen Eckstein, Hailing Bao, Robert Charles Dreisig, Howard Jay Kalnitz, Uwe Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140349080
    Abstract: A novel transparent double-sided adhesive sheet for image display device is provided, that, under the constraint of holding down the thickness of the adhesive sheet to 250 ?m or less, can relieve a distortion arising within the adhesive sheet after laminating even if a member has a stepped portion of 50 ?m to 100 ?m in height on the laminating surface. Proposed is a transparent double-sided adhesive sheet for image display device which is used for the purpose of laminating an image display device constitutive member having on a laminating surface a stepped portion of 50 ?m to 100 ?m in height and a flat surface portion, and another image display device constitutive member, wherein a thickness of the maximum thickness portion of the adhesive sheet is 250 ?m or less, and a gel fraction (a) at a position in contact with a stepped portion after laminating is 10% or greater and smaller than a gel fraction (b) at a position in contact with a flat surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kahoru NIIMI, Hidejirou Yoshikawa, Takahisa Uchida, Makoto Inenaga