Containing Metal Or Metal Compound Patents (Class 428/164)
  • Patent number: 11414345
    Abstract: Materials that seamlessly transition from opaque to transparent or translucent, such as advanced geopolymer-based ceramics to glass structures, which can be directly and seamlessly bonded without the use of an intermediate adhesive or use of a frame are disclosed. That is, a GP-based ceramic to glass structure can be bonded directly and seamlessly and without any mechanical joints, connective tissue or adhesives such as caulking or epoxy. Such ceramic to glass materials can be prepared by sintering an engineered geopolymer with glass to form the geopolymer-based advanced ceramic-glass structure in which the interface is visually abruptly or in which the material is a graded composition with a controlled transition from one material to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Shadi Nazarian, Carlo Pantano, Paolo Colombo, Mauro Marangoni
  • Patent number: 11273619
    Abstract: A molded resin product includes a design layer including a decorative layer having a first color, a shielding layer having a second color different from the first color, and a resin base layer. A cover layer formed of a polymer film is disposed close to one end of the design layer. Part of the decorative layer exposed from the shielding layer serves as an exposed region. The exposed region and part of the shielding layer constitute a pattern portion presenting a predetermined figure or character when viewed in plan through the cover layer. The rest of the shielding layer constitutes a base portion. The layer thickness of the base portion is set smaller than the layer thickness of the pattern portion in a region thereof where the shielding layer is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Continental Automotive GmbH, SUNARROW LTD
    Inventors: Seonghun Lee, Ryo Gohara, YoungJin Hyun, Takezo Takahata, Hiroki Imai, Tomoomi Kiyomiya
  • Patent number: 11198916
    Abstract: Further lower iron loss can be achieved in a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet including: a predetermined film mainly composed of forsterite on a front and back surfaces thereof; and a plurality of grooves on the front surface thereof, in which the plurality of grooves have an average depth of 6% or more of a thickness of the steel sheet and are spaced a distance of 1 mm to 15 mm from respective adjacent grooves, the steel sheet has a specific magnetic permeability ?r15/50 of 35000 or more when subjected to alternating current magnetization at a frequency of 50 Hz and a maximum magnetic flux density of 1.5 T, and the steel sheet includes isolated parts having a presence frequency of 0.3/?m or less, the isolated parts being separated from a continuous part of the film in an interface between the steel sheet and the film in a cross section orthogonal to the rolling direction of the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Kunihiro Senda, Makoto Watanabe, Seiji Okabe, Souichiro Yoshizaki
  • Patent number: 11186146
    Abstract: A laminated glazing includes a first glass layer, a second glass layer, an interlayer, and an optical coating layer. The interlayer is between the first glass layer and the second glass layer and has a first textured surface with a texture. The optical coating layer is between the interlayer and the second glass layer and includes an optical coating material. One or more of the texture or the optical coating material is different between an outer region and a central region of the laminated glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Kingman, Derek C. Scott, Christopher L. Porritt, Marcelo B. da Silveira Magalhaes, Martin Melcher, Peter F. Masschelein, Donald R. Monroe
  • Patent number: 11149572
    Abstract: A flowpath component includes a body having at least one internal cooling passage. The internal cooling passage is defined by a surface layer including a first material, and an interior layer comprising a second material. The second material is distinct from the first material. The surface layer and the internal layer are additively manufactured as a single unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Mark T. Ucasz
  • Patent number: 11051567
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides microstructured hydrophobic surfaces and devices for gripping wet deformable surfaces. The surfaces and devices disclosed herein utilize a split contact Wenzel-Cassie mechanism to develop multi-level Wenzel-Cassie structures. The Wenzel-Cassie structures are separated with a spatial period corresponding to at least one wrinkle eigenmode of a wet deformable surface to which the microstructure or device is designed to contact, allowing grip of the deformable surface without slippage. Microstructures of the present invention are specifically designed to prevent the formation of Shallamach waves when a shear force is applied to a deformable surface. The multi-level Wenzel-Cassie states of the present disclosure develop temporally, and accordingly are characterized by hierarchical fluid pinning, both in the instance of slippage, and more importantly in the instance of localization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BVW Holding AG
    Inventors: Michael Milbocker, Lukas Bluecher
  • Patent number: 10873129
    Abstract: The radome (10) comprises a substrate (18) formed of a radio transmissive resin, the substrate (18) having a proximal face and a distal face; a decoration layer (20) applied to the proximal face, the decoration layer (20) comprising a metalloid or a metalloid alloy deposited on the surface of the proximal face; and a first radio transmissive resin layer (22) partially overlying the decoration layer (20), wherein it also comprises a second radio transmissive resin layer (21) overlying entirely the first radio transmissive resin layer (22), including the areas of the decoration layer (20) not overlaid by said first radio transmissive resin layer (22). It permits to implement decorative radomes in geometries where ink overlay is not suitable or it is not possible, e.g. in pieces with a high relief or great dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ZANINI AUTO GRUP, S.A.
    Inventors: Augusto Mayer Pujadas, Josep Maria Armengol I. Rocaspana
  • Patent number: 10831092
    Abstract: A transparent layered element includes two transparent external layers having substantially the same refractive index and each having a smooth external main surface, and a central layer intermediate between the external layers, the central layer including at least one transparent layer of refractive index different from that of the external layers or a metal layer. All the contact surfaces between two adjacent layers of the layered element, one of the two layers of which is a metal layer, or that are two transparent layers of different refractive indices, being textured and parallel to one another, the diffuse light reflection of the layered element on the side of at least one of the external layers having at least one maximum in a direction different from the direction of specular reflection. In addition, the surface of the layered element is divided into a plurality of pixels of same size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Michele Schiavoni, Cécile Ozanam, Patrick Gayout
  • Patent number: 10724399
    Abstract: A turbine ring sector made of ceramic matrix composite material has a portion forming an annular base with an inner face for defining the inner face of a turbine ring when the ring sector is mounted on a ring support structure and an outer face from which there extends an attachment portion for attaching the ring sector to the ring support structure, the ring sector further including inter-sector faces, each for facing a neighboring ring sector when the ring sector is mounted on the ring support structure; wherein the inter-sector faces are coated in an environmental barrier that is doped with an electrically-conductive compound and that presents at least one slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Maxime Carlin, Lisa Pin
  • Patent number: 10717231
    Abstract: A three-dimensional forming apparatus includes: a stage; a material supply unit that supplies the stage with a sintered material including metal powder and a binder; a head unit that includes an energy radiation unit supplying energy capable of sintering the sintered material to the sintered material supplied by the material supply unit; a head base that holds a plurality of the head units; and a driving unit that is capable of three-dimensionally moving the head base relative to the stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Katakura, Takeshi Miyashita, Tomoyuki Kamakura, Tetsuhiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10449698
    Abstract: A bonded structure is made of a first member and a second member which are bonded to each other. At least one bore having an opening is formed in a surface of the first member, and the second member is filled in the bore of the first member. The bore is defined by a diameter-increasing portion whose opening size increases in a depth direction from a surface side toward a bottom of the first member, and a first diameter-decreasing portion whose opening size decreases in the depth direction from the surface side toward the bottom. The diameter-increasing portion is formed on the surface side, and the first diameter-decreasing portion is formed on a bottom side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Nishikawa, Akio Sumiya, Satoshi Hirono, Tomoyuki Hakata, Hiroshige Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10282577
    Abstract: A touch-sensing apparatus and an electronic appliance including a touch-sensing apparatus are provided. The touch-sensing apparatus may include a substrate having an effective area and a non-effective area, a first decorative layer provided within a cavity provided in the non-effective area of the substrate, and having at least one groove that exposes a bottom surface of the cavity, a second decorative layer provided inside the at least one groove of the first decorative layer, and a fingerprint sensor provided on the first and second decorative layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Min Lee, Soung Kyu Park, Jin Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10196920
    Abstract: Engineered groove features (EGFs) are formed within thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) of turbine engine components. The EGFs are advantageously aligned with likely stress zones within the TBC or randomly aligned in a convenient two-dimensional or polygonal planform pattern on the TBC surface and into the TBC layer. The EGFs localize thermal stress- or foreign object damage (FOD)-induced crack propagation within the TBC that might otherwise allow excessive TBC spallation and subsequent thermal exposure damage to the turbine component underlying substrate. Propagation of a crack is arrested when it reaches an EGF, so that it does not cross over the groove to otherwise undamaged zones of the TBC layer. In some embodiments, the EGFs are combined with engineered surface features (ESFs) that are formed in the component substrate or within intermediate layers applied between the substrate and the TBC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Ramesh Subramanian, Neil Hitchman, Dimitrios Zois, Jonathan E. Shipper, Jr., Cora Schillig
  • Patent number: 10169632
    Abstract: A touch sensing apparatus, touch devices including the touch sensing apparatus and electronic appliances including the touch sensing apparatus are provided. The touch sensing apparatus may include a substrate including an effective area and a non-effective area, a cavity provided in the non-effective area, a fingerprint sensor provided on a bottom surface of the cavity, and a first decorative layer provided inside the cavity and having a plurality of oxide layers. The first decorative layer may include at least one metal layer provided between the plurality of oxide layers. The metal layer may have a thickness ranging from 10 nm to 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Min Lee, Jin Seok Lee
  • 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
    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: 20150111003
    Abstract: A marking structure for a tool surface of a tool contains a marking area laser marked on a tool surface, a color zone pad printed or screen printed a color material in the marking area. The color zone is overlapped with the printing area. In another embodiment, a marking structure for a tool surface of a tool contains a color zone formed by printing a color material on the tool surface and a marking area connecting with the color zone. The color zone includes any one of a pattern, at least one number, at least one letter, a combination of the pattern and the at least one number, and a combination of the at least one letter and the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: WANG, YAO-HUNG
  • Publication number: 20150111004
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet has low iron loss properties obtained though magnetic domain refining treatment by a chemical means. The steel sheet has a linear groove extending in a direction forming an angle of 45° or less with a direction orthogonal to a rolling direction of the steel sheet, in which presence frequency of fine grains with a length in the rolling direction of 1 mm or less in a floor portion of the groove is 10% or less, including 0% indicative of the absence of fine grains, the groove is provided with a forsterite film in an amount of 0.6 g/m2 or more in terms of Mg coating amount per one surface of the steel sheet, and an average of angles (3 angles) formed by <100> axes of secondary recrystallized grains facing the rolling direction and a rolling plane of the steel sheet is 3° or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Senda, Hirotaka Inoue, Seiji Okabe
  • 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
  • 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: 20150064409
    Abstract: There is provided a method for manufacturing a joint member obtained by joining a carbon fiber composite material containing a thermoplastic resin as a matrix and a metal. The method includes a step (i) of forming an uneven shape having a depth of 0.02 to 0.6 mm on a surface of the metal at a joining portion; a step (ii) of providing a thermoplastic resin layer having a thickness in the range of 5?m or more and 5 mm or less at a joining portion between the surface of the metal and a surface of the composite material; and a step (iii) of melting the thermoplastic resin layer by heating the joining portion to thereby combine the metal and the composite material into one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Takeuchi, Masumi Hirata, Takumi Kato, Hiroki Sano
  • 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: 20150024167
    Abstract: A silver-based magnesium alloy thin film is provided for the semi-reflective coating layer of optical discs. This alloy has moderate to high reflectivity and reasonable corrosion resistance in the ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Han H. Nee
  • 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: 20140363631
    Abstract: A method for integrally molding a metal and a resin and a metal-resin composite structure obtainable by the same are provided. The method comprises forming a nanopore in a surface of a metal sheet; melting a thermoplastic resin on the surface of the metal sheet formed with the nanopore; and injection molding the thermoplastic resin onto the surface of the metal sheet. The thermoplastic resin includes a mixture of a main resin and a polyolefin resin, the main resin is a polycarbonate, and the polyolefin resin has a melting point of about 65° C. to about 105° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Qing GONG, Xiong ZHANG, Yihu ZHANG, Wei ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20140356580
    Abstract: The present invention provides a compound heat sink, mainly comprising a graphite layer and a metal layer. The graphite layer has a first embedding structure on a surface; the metal layer has a second embedding structure on a surface and corresponding to the first embedding structure. The graphite layer and the metal layer are bonded by the first and second embedding structures for increasing the bonding strength between two heterogeneous materials as well as reducing the interfacial heat resistance. Thereby, the stability of heat dissipation performance can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140356575
    Abstract: A composite made of alternating layers of elastic and plastic material provides desirable mechanical properties including high toughness. Each layer has a thickness of between 10 nanometers and 500 microns. Plastic materials that may be used include thermoplastic/thermoset elastomers, aluminum, alloys of aluminum, titanium, and alloys of titanium. Elastic materials include various thermoplastic or thermoset polymers, Al2O3, SiC, TiB2 and B4C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Government of the U.S.A., as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Guillermo R. Villalobos, Shyam S. Bayya, Woohong Kim, Bryan Sadowski, Michael Hunt, Robert E. Miklos, Colin C. Baker, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 8877320
    Abstract: A microfluidic device comprising: a substrate having a microfluidic channel, an electrically conductive feature comprising an electrically conductive layer arranged on a primer layer and positioned with reference to the microfluidic channel, wherein the primer layer comprises: (i) an organic polymer selected from the group consisting of. (a) a homopolymer or copolymer including a vinyl lactam repeating unit, (b) a cellulose ether; (c) polyvinyl alcohol; and (d) unmodified or modified gelatin; and (ii) a porous particulate material, the organic polymer being dispersed in the porous particulate material, is provided. Methods for manufacturing the microfluidic devices and their use in a number of applications are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventors: Andrew John Naisby, Miguel Angel Torello Arevalo, Josef Kugler, Wolfgang Franz Reiter
  • Patent number: 8852719
    Abstract: A releasable transfer film is suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to the paper substrate with an adhesive layer allowing the polymeric barrier layer to peel away from and to expose the metal-backed, embossing material layer. The substrate covered with the metalized embossed composite can be used to impart holographic style images to packaging, printed media products such as magazines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: John Fitch, Tracy Paolilli, Scott Narkevicius, Bonnie Adams
  • Publication number: 20140292158
    Abstract: A laminated body has a substrate and a metallic layer. The substrate is composed of an inorganic material. The metallic layer is disposed on the substrate. One of the substrate and the metallic layer has a main body portion and a plurality of protruding portions. The protruding portions are formed on the main body portion. The protruding portions are embedded in the other of the substrate and the metallic layer. An outer diameter of each of the protruding portions is configured to decrease towards the main body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Izumi MASUDA, Naoki OGAWA, Takaaki KOIZUMI
  • Publication number: 20140295208
    Abstract: Roll-to-roll fabrication of predetermined or ordered three-dimensional nanostructure arrays is described. Provided methods can comprise imprinting a substrate with a two-dimensional (2-D) pattern by rolling a cylindrical pattern comprising a 2-D array of structures against a substrate. In addition, control or determination of nanostructure parameters via control of process parameters is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Zhiyong Fan, Siu-Fung Leung
  • Publication number: 20140272310
    Abstract: In one example, article comprising a substrate defining an outer surface; a plurality of joint conduits formed in the outer surface of the substrate, wherein each conduit of the plurality of joint conduits exhibits an undercut configuration; and a coating formed on the outer surface of the substrate, wherein the coating substantially fills the plurality of joint conduits formed in the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Lazur, Kang N. Lee, Adam Lee Chamberlain
  • Publication number: 20140242343
    Abstract: Transfer films, articles made therewith, and methods of making and using transfer films that include embedded nanostructures are disclosed. The articles include a sacrificial template layer having a first surface and a second surface having a structured surface opposite the first surface and a thermally stable backfill layer applied to the second surface of the sacrificial template layer. The thermally stable backfill layer has a structured surface conforming to the structured surface of the sacrificial template layer and the sacrificial template layer comprises inorganic nanomaterials and sacrificial material. The sacrificial material in the sacrificial template layer is capable of being cleanly baked out while leaving a densified layer of inorganic nanomaterials on the structured surface of the thermally stable backfill layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Benton Free, Martin B. Wolk, Margaret M. Vogel-Martin, Evan L. Schwartz, Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Robert F. Kamrath, Terry O. Collier, Olester Benson, JR.
  • Patent number: 8784971
    Abstract: To prepare a decorated printed matter, which excels in the visibility of the spin line or hairline pattern and which gives an appropriate metallic luster. A decorated printed matter which comprises: a plastic plate 1 with a light permeability, the plastic plate 1 is made of poly carbonate and is provided a convexo-concave pattern consists of a plurality of fine grooves 2 in the form of spin line on a rear-side surface 1b thereof; an ink coating 3 covering the convexo-concave pattern; and the ink coating 3 is formed by removing a solvent from an ink composition coated on the rear-side surface 1b of the plastic plate, the ink composition includes a carbon black and a binder; the average ratio of carbon black to binder is determined such that the distribution of the black pigment in the ink coating becomes the distribution by which an incident light incoming into the resin substrate from the front-side surface thereof reflects at an interface between the resin substrate and the ink coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Create Kabushikigaisha
    Inventors: Akinobu Konda, Yuji Ohta
  • Publication number: 20140162021
    Abstract: A method for producing grapheme is disclosed in which graphene is formed by supplying carbon to a heated transition metal surface, in order to form a high-quality uniform graphene film having no domain boundaries. The method includes forming a buffer thin film that is epitaxially grown on a Ni(111) substrate, and forming graphene on the buffer thin film. The buffer thin film is made of material selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, W, Re, Ir and Pt, or from alloys thereof. The buffer thin film has a surface of three-fold symmetry or six-fold symmetry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi FUJII, Mariko SATO
  • Publication number: 20140144681
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for an adhesive metal nitride layer on glass. In one aspect, a glass substrate having a surface is provided. A via with a depth to width aspect ratio of 5 to 1 or greater extends at least partially through the glass substrate. An adhesive metal nitride layer is disposed on the surface of the glass substrate and on one or more interior surfaces of the via. The adhesive metal nitride layer includes at least one of titanium nitride and tantalum nitride.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Victor Louis Arockiaraj Pushparaj, Ravindra V. Shenoy, Jon Bradley Lasiter, Kwan-Yu Lai, Donald William Kidwell, Ana Rangelova Londergan
  • Publication number: 20140127467
    Abstract: A silver-based magnesium alloy thin film is provided for the semi-reflective coating layer of optical discs. This alloy has moderate to high reflectivity and reasonable corrosion resistance in the ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Han H. Nee
  • Patent number: 8697263
    Abstract: A sheet includes a pulp fiber and a linear magnetic material. The linear magnetic material has a substantially large Barkhausen effect. The linear magnetic material also has irregularities at an outer periphery of the linear magnetic material. The sheet in which the magnetic material is inhibited from being exposed at both surfaces of the sheet can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eizo Kurihara, Katsumi Sakamaki, Mario Fuse, Shoji Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20140099476
    Abstract: A method for additive manufacturing with multiple materials. First (48), second (50), and third (52) adjacent powder layers are delivered onto a working surface (54A) in respective first (73), second (74), and third (75) area shapes of adjacent final materials (30, 44, 45) in a given section plane of a component (20). The first powder may be a structural metal delivered in the sectional shape of an airfoil substrate (30). The second powder may be a bond coat material delivered in a sectional shape of a bond coat (45) on the substrate. The third powder may be a thermal barrier ceramic delivered in a section shape of the thermal barrier coating (44). A particular laser intensity (69A, 69B) is applied to each layer to melt or to sinter the layer. Integrated interfaces (57, 77, 80) may be formed between adjacent layers by gradient material overlap and/or interleaving projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Ramesh Subramanian, Michael Ott, Dimitrios Thomaidis, Alexandr Sadovoy, Jan Münzer
  • Patent number: 8685526
    Abstract: A decorating material with cubic (3D) effect and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed, wherein the material includes a resin layer formed on a substrate to have a convexo-concave pattern, a metallic film and a light opaque film sequentially formed on a convex portion or on a concave portion, wherein the convex portion or the concave portion is formed with a light penetration unit through which light is penetrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoungsoo Ahn, Kyoungjong Yoo, Haesik Kim, Sic Hur, Sangjun Park, Kwangho Park
  • Publication number: 20140044925
    Abstract: A protective cover includes a substrate, a pattern layer, and an oil resistance layer. The substrate is made of sapphire and includes an upper surface and a lower surface. The pattern layer covers on some portions of the upper surface. The oil resistance layer is coated on a side of the pattern layer opposite to the substrate and the other portions of the upper surface without being covered with the pattern layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventor: SHAO-KAI PEI
  • Publication number: 20140030488
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a film-attached panel having an anti-fingerprint property and a manufacturing method thereof. The film-attached panel includes a base material, a base layer attached on a surface of the base material, an aluminum deposition layer attached on the base layer, the aluminum deposition layer being processed to have hairlines, a passivation layer disposed on the aluminum deposition layer, and a glossy coating layer formed on the passivation layer, wherein a depth of the hairline processed on the aluminum deposition layer is in the range of 0.25 to 0.35 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongju Jung, Youngkyu Kim, Youngbok Son, Hyungi Jung
  • Patent number: 8637137
    Abstract: Microstructures and methods of fabricating microstructures are disclosed. One exemplary microstructure, among others, includes a substrate, an overcoat layer disposed upon the substrate, an air-region within at least a portion of the overcoat layer, and a framing material layer engaging at least a portion of the air-region on the inside of the framing material layer and engaging the overcoat layer on the outside of the framing material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Jayachandran Joseph, Paul A. Kohl, Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen
  • Publication number: 20140016244
    Abstract: A biaxially stretched polypropylene film includes protrusions on both surfaces, in which the biaxially stretched polypropylene film has a thickness t1 of 1 ?m to 3 ?m, has a tensile strength in the machine direction of 120 MPa to 250 MPa, has a tensile strength in the transverse direction of 250 MPa to 400 MPa, has a minimum protrusion height Pmin of 100 nm or greater and a maximum protrusion height Pmax of 1,600 nm or smaller for either surface, and satisfies all of Formulae (1) to (3) when one of the surfaces is surface A and the other is surface B: 0.5 Pa250-450/Pa?1.0 (1), 0.5?Pb450-1600/Pb?1.0 (2), and 600?Pa+Pb?1,200 (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc,
    Inventors: Teruo Monno, Tetsuya Asano, Masami Sugata, Takanori Nakatsuka
  • Publication number: 20140010980
    Abstract: A composite obtained by contact bonding a thermoplastic resin composition (A) and a metal (B), wherein the thermoplastic resin composition (A) contains a thermoplastic resin (such as a polyamide resin) and an inorganic filler that increases the crystallization temperature of the thermoplastic resin by 3° C. or more and the metal (B) is a surface-treated metal (such as talc, graphite, magnesium oxide, kaolin or calcium carbonate). The characteristics of the thermoplastic resin is not deteriorated by the bonding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirayama, Hideki Harada
  • Patent number: 8617689
    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 method includes providing a first substrate having a metal-dielectric pattern on a surface thereof; providing a second substrate having a metal-dielectric pattern on a surface thereof; performing a process resulting in the metal being raised above the dielectric; cleaning the metal; and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate. A related structure is also disclosed. The bonding of raised metal provides a strong bonding medium, and good electrical and thermal connections enabling creation of three dimensional integrated structures with enhanced functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    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: 20130267055
    Abstract: Provided are a deposition substrate of a deposition apparatus, a method of forming a layer using the same, and a method of manufacturing an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device. The method of forming a layer using the deposition substrate includes preparing a substrate, forming a heating conductive layer for Joule heating on the substrate, forming a first insulating layer on the heating conductive layer for Joule heating and including a groove or hole, forming a deposition material layer on a top surface of the first insulating layer having the groove or hole, and applying an electric field to the heating conductive layer for Joule heating to perform Joule-heating on the deposition material layer. Thus, the method is suitable for manufacturing a large-sized device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Jae-Sang Ro, Won-Eui Hong
  • Patent number: 8541093
    Abstract: A method for high resolution ink-jet print using a pre-patterned substrate employs an ink-jet printing device including an ink-jet head for discharging conductive ink droplets and a driving stage for supporting a substrate to which the conductive ink droplets are hit, to draw a fine line width pattern on the substrate. The method includes (A) forming a stripe pattern with repeated stripes on a substrate surface on which a fine line width pattern will be formed, thereby preparing a pre-patterned substrate; (B) loading the substrate to the ink-jet printing device; and (C) injecting conductive ink droplets to a substrate region where the stripe pattern is formed. An equivalent interval (d) of the stripe pattern and a fine line width (D) of the drawn fine line width pattern satisfy a relation of d<<D, and the hit ink droplets are flowed in an anisotropic form within the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Su Kim, Jae-Jin Kim, Bu-Gon Shin, Duk-Sik Ha, Jung-Ho Park
  • Patent number: 8518521
    Abstract: Provided is a composite molded article which can increase resistance to peeling at an interface and suppress excessive peeling of a fiber-reinforced polymer material portion even when thermal shock is repeatedly applied. The composite molded article comprises a metal member using metal as a base material and having a surface; and a fiber-reinforced polymer material portion coated on at least part of the surface of the metal member and having a polymer material as a matrix and a plurality of reinforcing fibers for reinforcing the matrix. The surface of the metal member has a plurality of projections juxtaposed regularly or randomly at a pitch distance greater than diameters of the reinforcing fibers. The respective facing projections form enterable spaces which part of the matrix enters and at least part of the reinforcing fibers can enter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiro Aso, Akira Uchimi, Yasuhiro Kume, Toshiyuki Tsuruga