Composite Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 428/172)
  • Patent number: 10407824
    Abstract: An air bag base cloth according to the present invention includes a synthetic fiber fabric constituted by warp and weft that are constituted by synthetic fibers, and a synthetic resin layer that coats at least one surface of the synthetic fiber fabric, and only threads in one of the warp and the weft of the synthetic fiber fabric are exposed from the synthetic resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIREN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Kodera, Kohichi Sakashita
  • Patent number: 10399318
    Abstract: A laminating body for laminating a foil onto a substrate includes a pressure area on which there is imprinted a structure which forms an embossing in the foil upon lamination of the foil onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Huber, Andreas Minks, Klaus Kohl
  • Patent number: 10328657
    Abstract: A durable decorative sheet high in the ability to follow a curved surface with small appearance change by heat or elongation. A decorative sheet comprising a transparent resin film having two main surfaces, a transparent resin layer formed on the first main surface of the transparent resin film, a pattern printed layer arranged on the transparent resin layer, and a colored base film arranged on the second main surface of the transparent resin film. The transparent resin layer includes first beads, the pattern printed layer include second beads. The first beads are different from the second beads in content, color and/or particle size. The first beads and the second beads are embedded in the transparent resin layer and the pattern printed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Hajime Chisaka, Mamoru Kanno
  • Patent number: 10317343
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided for sampling and analyzing organic material, including soil, fertilizer, manure and leaves. A sample container having porous sidewalls and a unique identifier is provided. A geographic position corresponding to a location where a sample was taken is associated with the unique identifier. The sample container with the sample contained therein is received, and the sample is compacted while inside the sample container. The sample is analyzed while inside the sample container using a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) system and analysis results are generated. The analysis results of the sample are associated with the unique identifier of the sample container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LOGIAG INC.
    Inventors: Charles Nault, Christian Degrace, Gilles Clement, Michel Corriveau
  • Patent number: 10308057
    Abstract: The present invention simplifies structures of a transfer material and a printed material both having an image based on a three-dimensional micro-structure, making manufacture of the materials more efficient and reducing prices thereof. An ink receiving layer and an adhesive are provided on a substrate of the transfer material. The ink receiving layer is of an air gap absorption type and has an image based on a three-dimensional micro-structure. Aggregates of the adhesive are discretely arranged on a front surface of the ink receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tsutsui, Yusuke Sumikawa, Hiromitsu Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10298283
    Abstract: A protective case adapted to be mounted on an electronic device is provided, wherein the electronic device is adapted to perform wireless signal transmission, and has a front surface for usage. The protective case is adapted to surround a periphery of the front surface, and has a frame which surrounds the periphery of the front surface when the protective case is mounted on the electronic device. The protective case includes a core material and a plated coating. The core material includes a metal material. The plated coating covers a surface of the core material, and has a thickness between 15 ?m and 25 ?m. Materials of the plated coating include a metallic oxide and an alloy oxide. Specifically, with the metallic oxide and the alloy oxide, the plated coating separates the core material from the exterior, and therefore provides an anticorrosion function, as well as prevents external interferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: X-FACTOR TAIWAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chin-Hung Chou
  • Patent number: 10294394
    Abstract: Multilayer adhesive tapes including at least one microstructured elastomeric layer and at least one layer of a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on the microstructured elastomeric layer, and articles that include such multilayer adhesive tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Carlos A. Barrios, Michael Benton Free, Jason D. Clapper, Robert M. Jennings
  • Patent number: 10286710
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides recording media and methods. In one example, a light weight media sheet for high speed printing can comprise a paper substrate having a basis weight of less than 100 gsm; a first flatness control layer applied directly to a first side of the paper substrate, the first flatness control layer having a coating weight from 1 to 15 gsm, wherein the first flatness control layer comprises a polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyvinyl alcohol, a polyamide, a polyimide, a polyethylene oxide, a polyvinyl pyrrolidone, a cellulose, a starch, an acrylate, copolymers thereof, and mixtures thereof; and a first ink-receiving layer applied directly to the first flatness control layer, the first ink-receiving layer having a coating weight from 1 to 40 gsm, where the light weight media sheet has a total basis weight from 40 to 150 gsm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bor-Jiunn Niu, Tao Chen, Christopher Arend Toles
  • Patent number: 10279602
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a recording method which includes discharging and adhering a reaction liquid to an ink non-absorbable or ink low-absorbable recording medium in a form of a droplet, by using an ink jet method, the reaction liquid containing a reagent for aggregating or thickening of a colored ink composition, so as to have a content of 0.1 mol/kg to 0.9 mol/kg, and the reaction liquid having an adhering amount which is set to be equal to or smaller than 1.9 mg/inch2, and adhering a colored ink composition to the recording medium to which the reaction liquid has adhered. A period from when adhering of the reaction liquid is ended until adhering of the colored ink composition is started is within 30 seconds. A surface temperature of the recording medium from the adhering of the reaction liquid to the adhering of the colored ink composition is equal to or lower than 38° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Okuda, Mitsuaki Kosaka
  • Patent number: 10273377
    Abstract: An article having a superhydrophobic or oleophobic ceramic polymer composite surface is formed by the coating of the surface with a fluid comprising a polymer, copolymer, or polymer precursor and a plurality of glass, ceramic, or ceramic-polymer particles. The particles have fluorinated surfaces and at least a portion of the polymer's repeating units that are fluorinated or perfluorinated. The composite can be a cross-linked polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang M. Sigmund, Shu-Hau Hsu, Ravi Kumar Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10273943
    Abstract: A heat sensitive actuator utilizes a bilayer of shape memory material, each layer thermally stimulated to change shape at a different temperature, to generate two-way actuation functionality. The second layer—with higher phase-change temperature—brings up greater intrinsic force in its high temperature phase than the first, and in this way is able to be used to reset the actuator to its initial shape after being deformed by the first layer at a lower temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Karel Johannes Adrianus Van Den Aker, Daan Anton Van Den Ende
  • Patent number: 10253551
    Abstract: Pillar delivery films for vacuum insulated glass units are disclosed. The delivery films include a support film or pocket tape, a sacrificial material on the support film, and a plurality of pillars. The pillars are at least partially embedded in the sacrificial material or formed within sacrificial material molds, and the sacrificial material is capable of being removed while leaving the pillars substantially intact. Methods of transferring pillars to a substrate using the pillar delivery films are disclosed. In order to make an insulated glass unit, the delivery films are laminated to a receptor such as a glass pane, and the support film and sacrificial material are removed to leave the pillars remaining on the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Benton Free, Martin B. Wolk, Terry O. Collier, Margaret M. Vogel-Martin
  • Patent number: 10195661
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave shielding thin film for shielding from electromagnetic waves generated in an electronic part is provided. The electromagnetic wave shielding thin film includes metal plate which has elastic limit of 1% or more, strength of 1000 MPa or more, and a volume fraction of an amorphous phase of 50% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-man Park, Keum-hwan Park, Eun-soo Park, Ju-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10193038
    Abstract: Light emitting devices can be disposed on the front side of a transparent backplane. A laser beam can be irradiated through the transparent backplane and onto a component located on the front side of the transparent backplane. In one embodiment, the component may be a solder material portion that is reflowed to bond the light emitting devices to the transparent backplane. In another embodiment, the component may be a solder material bonded to a defective bonded light emitting device. In this case, the laser irradiation can reflow the solder material to dissociate the defective bonded light emitting device from the transparent backplane. In yet another embodiment, the component may be a device component that is electrically modified by the laser irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GLO AB
    Inventors: Sharon N. Farrens, Anusha Pokhriyal
  • Patent number: 10187982
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for providing thermal insulation with a circuit board. In an embodiment, a circuit board comprises a metal core and an electrical insulator disposed thereon. A first portion and a second portion each comprise at least five percent of the metal core by volume, wherein a first surface of the first portion is at a first level along a height axis, and a second surface of the second portion is at a second level along the height axis. A difference between the first level and the second level is less than, and at least twenty percent of, an overall thickness of the metal core. In another embodiment, the metal core further comprises a trench portion disposed between the first portion and the second portion, wherein a thickness of the trench portion is less each of the respective thicknesses of the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Arvind Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10176660
    Abstract: The invention relates to the fitness check of value documents. For at least two fitness criteria there is respectively determined with the aid of an unfit function an unfit degree of the particular value document. The unfit function clearly assigns an unfit degree to the fitness measurement values and has two threshold values, beyond which the unfit degree with respect to the relevant fitness criterion is 0 or 1. Between the threshold values there is an uncertainty range in which the unfit degree is, with respect to the relevant fitness criterion, between 0 and 1 and the unfit function behaves monotonously dropping or monotonously rising. Subsequently, the unfit degrees of different fitness criteria are combined into an unfit probability of the particular value document and on the basis of the unfit probability a fitness classification of the particular value document is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Alfred Schmidt, Marcus Schmeisser, Dieter Stein, Friedemann Löffler, Sergii Kruglyk
  • Patent number: 10145801
    Abstract: A system and a method are provided for sampling and analyzing organic material, including soil, fertilizer, manure and leaves. A sample container having porous sidewalls and a unique identifier is provided. A geographic position corresponding to a location where a sample was taken is associated with the unique identifier. The sample container with the sample contained therein is received, and the sample is compacted while inside the sample container. The sample is analyzed while inside the sample container using a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) system and analysis results are generated. The analysis results of the sample are associated with the unique identifier of the sample container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LOGIAG INC.
    Inventors: Charles Nault, Christian Degrace, Gilles Clement, Michel Corriveau
  • Patent number: 10138382
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition comprising i) particles comprising a conductive polymer, ii) metal nanowires, and iii) at least one solvent, wherein at least one of the following conditions is satisfied: ?1) the particles comprising the conductive polymer are characterized by a weight average particle diameter of less than 100 nm; ?2) the content of cations of the metal on which the metal nanowires ii) are based is below 500 ppm, based on the total weight of the composition; ?3) the composition comprises, in addition to component iii), at least one high-boiling solvent that is miscible with the at least one solvent iii) and that has a boiling point (determined at 1013 mbar) of more than 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Wilfried Lovenich, Rüdiger Sauer, Andreas Elschner
  • Patent number: 10124567
    Abstract: A filter cartridge and a manufacturing method thereof, the manufacturing method has the following steps: adhering a wavy filtering sheet and a flat filtering sheet, pressing the filtering sheets, rolling the filtering sheets, and mounting a filter frame. A part of peaks of the wavy filtering sheet are pressed to lean toward a same direction, which has the following advantages. First, in a channel, an outlet opening is larger than an inlet opening in sectional area, thereby reducing the impedance. Second, a first end sealing adhesive layer is pressed to make said layer tightly connected to the filtering sheets, thereby making the seal reliable. Third, the pressed peaks lean toward a same direction, such that there are gaps large enough disposed between any two peaks in arching portions of the innermost circles of the filter core in the outlet side, which ensures the channels are unobstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PRO-PURE INC.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10125489
    Abstract: A building wrap membrane comprising a sheet of spunbonded polypropylene fabric member with integral pressure sensitive permeable adhesive coated on the back of the member and a drainage matrix secured to the front surface of the member, the drainage matrix being comprised of individual thermoplastic threads randomly laid down to form a net and secured together by heat bonding with the threads formed into spaced rows with a channel therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: VAPROSHIELD, LLC
    Inventor: Leland D. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10126471
    Abstract: A protective material that includes a dielectric mirror having at least one layer, each layer of the dielectric mirror being configured to reflect at least a portion of incident energy of a predetermined wavelength; and a photonic, crystal array of periodic structures disposed within the dielectric mirror, the photonic crystal array of periodic structures being configured to disperse non-reflected incident energy of the predetermined wavelength transmitted through the dielectric mirror across the photonic crystal array of periodic structures in a direction parallel to a plane of the dielectric mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Tai A. Lam
  • Patent number: 10103352
    Abstract: Provided are an organic electronic device (OED) and a method of manufacturing the same. The OED may effectively block moisture or oxygen permeating into the OED from an external environment, provide high reliability by increasing a life span and durability of an organic electronic diode, and minimize an align error in a process of attaching a film encapsulating the organic electronic diode to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Jee Yoo, Seung Min Lee, Hyun Suk Kim, Suk Ky Chang, Jung Ok Moon
  • Patent number: 10095108
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a photosensitive composition includes a great number of photosensitive core-shell type nano-particles each including a core and a shell and having a structure that the core is metal oxide particle and covered by the shell. The shell includes a) unsaturated carboxylic acid or unsaturated carboxylate, which is a negatively ionized unsaturated carboxylic acid, and b) silylated unsaturated carboxylic acid or unsaturated carboxylate which is negatively ionized silylated unsaturated carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Evolving nano process Infrastructure Development Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Minoru Toriumi, Toshiro Itani
  • Patent number: 10076869
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) printer includes build and support material development stations positioned to transfer layers of build and support materials to an intermediate transfer surface. A platen having a flat surface is positioned to contact the intermediate transfer surface. The intermediate transfer surface transfers a layer of the build and support materials to the flat surface of the platen as the platen contacts one of the layers on the intermediate transfer surface. A dispenser is positioned to deposit a leveling material on the layer on the platen, and a mechanical planer is positioned to contact and level the leveling material on the layer on the platen to make the top of the leveling material parallel to the flat surface of the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Chu-heng Liu, Paul J. McConville, William J. Nowak, Michael F. Zona, Robert A. Clark, Jorge A. Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10054785
    Abstract: An electrowetting element comprises a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid. A first support plate comprises a first substrate; an electrode; and a layer in contact with at least one of the first fluid or the second fluid. A second support plate comprises a second substrate. One of the first support plate or the second support plate comprises a resist structure protruding in a direction towards the other one of the first support plate or the second support plate. The resist structure comprises a polymer nanocomposite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Iren Fischer, Romaric Mathieu Massard, Gerben Boon, Bokke Johannes Feenstra
  • Patent number: 10047182
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming fine patterns capable of minimizing LER and LWR to form high quality nanopatterns, by using a block copolymer having excellent etching selectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jin Su Ham, Yeon Sik Jung, Sun Young Kim, Yoon Hyung Hur, Kwang Kuk Lee, Seung Won Song
  • Patent number: 10037899
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process of forming a high thermal conductivity substrate for an Aluminum/Gallium/Indium (III)-Nitride semiconductor device. According to an exemplary process, a semiconductor precursor including a substrate structure and a buffer structure is provided. The buffer structure is formed over the substrate structure and has a first buffer surface and a second buffer surface. Herein, the second buffer surface is adjacent to the substrate structure and the first buffer surface is opposite the second buffer surface. Next, a high thermal conductivity substrate with a thermal conductivity greater than 400 W/mK is formed over the first buffer surface. A heat sink carrier is then provided over the high thermal conductivity substrate. The substrate structure is then substantially removed to provide a thermally enhanced precursor for the III-Nitride semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Gu, Jinqiao Xie, Edward A. Beam, III, Cathy Lee
  • Patent number: 10034802
    Abstract: A force focused fastening system maintaining a fastener element in plane during fastening. The force focused fastening system includes a force focused fastening member including an extensible region and an end region. The end region includes a fastener element and the extensible region includes a high modulus region aligned relative to a center portion of the fastener element. During fastening, the force focused fastening member directs forces toward the center portion of the fastener element, away from end portions, minimizing distortion of the fastener element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Anna Elizabeth Macura, Mark James Kline
  • Patent number: 10011074
    Abstract: A color three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatus configured for forming a colored 3D object is provided. The color 3D printing apparatus includes a stage, a first printing unit, a second printing unit, a color inkjet printing unit, and a curing unit. The first printing unit is configured for providing the stage with a first material. The second printing unit is configured for providing the stage with a second material, and a gap remains between the first material and the second material. The color inkjet printing unit is configured for providing the gap with a colored pigment. The curing unit is configured for curing the colored pigment to form the colored 3D object, and the colored 3D object is composed of a plurality of colored object units stacked together. A color 3D printing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yih-Lin Cheng, Freeman Chen, Jun-Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 10011922
    Abstract: A consumable filament for use in an extrusion-based additive manufacturing system, where the consumable filament comprises a core portion of a matrix of a first base polymer and particles dispersed within the matrix, and a shell portion comprising a same or a different base polymer. The consumable filament is configured to be melted and extruded to form roads of a plurality of solidified layers of a three-dimensional part, and where the roads at least partially retain cross-sectional profiles corresponding to the core portion and the shell portion of the consumable filament and retain the particles within the roads of the printed part and do not penetrate the outer surface of the shell portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Graley, Christine Lawrence Sumerel, James E. Orrock
  • Patent number: 9944835
    Abstract: Non-silicone urea-based adhesives are disclosed which are prepared by the polymerization of reactive oligomers with the general formula X—B—X, where X is an ethylenically unsaturated group and B is a unit free of silicone and containing urea groups. The reactive oligomers can be prepared from polyamines through chain extension reactions using diaryl carbonates followed by capping reactions. Adhesive articles, including optical adhesive articles may be prepared using the disclosed non-silicone urea-based adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Wendi J. Winkler, Scott M. Tapio, Robert J. Reuter, James P. DiZio
  • Patent number: 9947597
    Abstract: The described embodiments include performing a curing process for selective treatment, or hardening, of PS regions in PS-b-PMMA block copolymer DSA films prior to dry etch development of PMMA regions. In various embodiments, the curing chemistry can be Ar/H2, HBr, N2/H2, etc., which has the capability of generating Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) photon flux for polymer curing. The curing effect may enhance the etch resistance of PS regions, thereby freezing the bulk defects during plasma PMMA removal. The defects can then be measured by commonly used metrology techniques like CDSEM and quantized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Vinayak Rastogi, Alok Ranjan
  • Patent number: 9926431
    Abstract: Resin compositions, layers, and interlayers comprising a poly(vinyl acetal) resin that includes residues of an aldehyde other than n-butyraldehyde are provided. Such compositions, layers, and interlayers can exhibit enhanced or optimized properties as compared to those formulated with comparable poly(vinyl n-butyral) resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Nandan Ukidwe, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Yinong Ma
  • Patent number: 9904171
    Abstract: A positive tone photoresist etching development agent for a photoresist film containing acid liable groups includes 0.5 to 2% by weight of tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH), 1 to 20% by weight of an additive having at least two polar functional groups and at least one solvent. The additive has a molecular weight higher than 40, the solvent is water or alcohol, and the agent treated photoresist film retains at least 20% of acid liable groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: I-Shan Ke
  • Patent number: 9897731
    Abstract: An infrared ray cutting film having a transparent base, a near infrared ray absorbing layer containing a compound of Formula (1) with a maximum absorption wavelength of from 750 nm to 920 nm, and a near infrared ray reflection layer obtained by fixing a cholesteric liquid crystal phase is excellent in invisibility, robustness and high heat shielding performance. R1a and R1b represent alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl; at least one of R2 and R3 is an electron-withdrawing group, and R4 represents H, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, substituted boron, or a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shunya Katoh, Takao Taguchi, Kazuhiro Oki, Masaru Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9873264
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a recording method which includes discharging and adhering a reaction liquid to an ink non-absorbable or ink low-absorbable recording medium in a form of a droplet, by using an ink jet method, the reaction liquid containing a reagent for aggregating or thickening of a colored ink composition, so as to have a content of 0.1 mol/kg to 0.9 mol/kg, and the reaction liquid having an adhering amount which is set to be equal to or smaller than 1.9 mg/inch2, and adhering a colored ink composition to the recording medium to which the reaction liquid has adhered. A period from when adhering of the reaction liquid is ended until adhering of the colored ink composition is started is within 30 seconds. A surface temperature of the recording medium from the adhering of the reaction liquid to the adhering of the colored ink composition is equal to or lower than 38° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Ippei Okuda, Mitsuaki Kosaka
  • Patent number: 9844906
    Abstract: The present disclosure features processes and equipment for manufacturing materials that have a textured surface formed by applying a first texture to a curable coating, curing the coating, and then embossing a second, different texture over the first texture. The disclosure also features textured materials, including both release webs for use in replicative casting processes and finished products in sheet, board, plate or web form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: S.D. WARREN COMPANY
    Inventor: Robert J. Murray
  • Patent number: 9802222
    Abstract: A method for treating a panel of wood-based material to achieve an adhesive-free surface after a decoration (2) has been printed onto at least an upper side of the panel of wood-based material, is distinguished by the fact that a cellulose-free top layer (3) of melamine resin with mixed-in glass beads (5) is applied to the decoration (2), and this top layer (8) is dried before a wear-resistant layer (6) is applied to the top layer (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 9797924
    Abstract: Provided herein in an apparatus, including a substrate; a functional layer, wherein the functional layer has a composition characteristic of a workpiece of an analytical apparatus; and pre-determined features configured to calibrate the analytical apparatus. Also provided herein is an apparatus, including a functional layer overlying a substrate; and pre-determined features for calibration of an analytical apparatus configured to measure the surface of a workpiece, wherein the functional layer has a composition similar to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Gennady Gauzner, Zhaoning Yu, Nobuo Kurataka, David S. Kuo, Kim Y Lee, Yautzong Hsu, Hong Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 9753189
    Abstract: An anti-reflection sheet includes a transparent substrate; and a resin layer formed on a surface of a transparent substrate. The resin layer includes a first surface that faces the surface of the transparent substrate; a second surface that faces away from the surface of the transparent substrate; and a plurality of projections arranged on the second surface of the resin layer so as to form a projection layer. Each of the plurality of projections has a cross section that includes an entire center axis perpendicular to the surface of the transparent substrate. Each of the plurality of projections has a cross section that is in a shape of quadratic function. An arranged pitch of each of the plurality of projections is not more than half of a wavelength of incident light. An aspect ratio of each of the plurality of projections is 1 or less. A difference between a refractive index n1 of the transparent substrate and a refractive index n2 of the resin layer satisfies the following expression: |n1?n2|?0.05.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Soken Chemical & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kosuke Sanari, Yoshinori Ito, Atsushi Okano, Yoshihiko Takagi
  • Patent number: 9682762
    Abstract: A stiffener includes a stiffener body having a first stiffener end and a second stiffener end and a generally elliptical stiffener end termination provided in at least one of the first stiffener end and the second stiffener end of the stiffener body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jason L. Firko, Christopher J. Bastien, Matthew Edmunds, Nika C. McManus
  • Patent number: 9676640
    Abstract: A method of making a micro-channel electrode structure includes providing a curable layer and imprinting the curable layer to form an electrode micro-channel and a fluid micro-channel in a common step. The electrode micro-channel intersects the fluid micro-channel to form a micro-channel intersection. The curable layer is cured to form an imprinted cured layer. Both the electrode and the fluid micro-channels are filled with a developable material that is exposed with an electrode pattern including the electrode micro-channel and extending from the electrode micro-channel into the micro-channel intersection without occluding the fluid micro-channel. The exposed developable material is developed to remove the developable material from the electrode pattern and the electrode micro-channel and the micro-channel intersection corresponding to the electrode pattern are at least partly filled with a conductive material. At least a portion of the remaining developable material is removed from the fluid micro-channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald Steven Cok, Mitchell Stewart Burberry
  • Patent number: 9623332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an operation method for executing games on mobile camera enabled terminal devices and to devices capable of executing the method. The method is based on hiding augmented reality messages in pictures by taking an image of an object, providing symbols; linking the symbols to the image, such that the symbols are not visible when displaying the image, and sending the image and the linked invisible symbols via a wireless connection as a first image to a mobile camera terminal device. The invention also provides a second component to re-visualize the hidden message by receiving the first image, taking a second image with a camera of the mobile camera terminal device, displaying the second image, comparing the first and second images to determine a matching measure, and visibly displaying the linked invisible symbols on the display, if the comparison fulfills at least one predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Mikko O. Heikkinen, Kai Havukainen, Jukka Antero Holm, Antti Johannes Eronen, Timo Kosonen
  • Patent number: 9625816
    Abstract: A photoresist polymer comprising a first repeating unit including a halogen donor group and a second repeating unit including a protecting group connected by a sulfide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Park, Hyun-Woo Kim, Jin-Kyu Han
  • Patent number: 9621690
    Abstract: Disclosed is a housing for a portable handheld electronic device such as a cellphone. The device has a housing, having a left side and right side. At least one of the left side and right side is provided with integral surface features or surface structures to enhance gripping the cellphone, preferably along the entire length of the phone or within about the top half or one third of the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: HOUDINIX LLC
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Peter Jarred Land
  • Patent number: 9606272
    Abstract: This transparent layered element (1) has two smooth outer main surfaces (2A, 4A) and comprises: two outer layers (2, 4), which each form one of the two outer main surfaces (2A, 4A) of the element (1) and which are constituted of dielectric materials having substantially the same refractive index (n2, n4), and a central layer (3) inserted between the two outer layers, this central layer (3) being formed either by a single layer which is a dielectric layer having a refractive index different from that of the outer layers or a metal layer, or by a stack of layers which comprises at least one dielectric layer having a refractive index different from that of the outer layers or a metal layer. Each contact surface (S0, S1) between two adjacent layers of the element (1), which are one a dielectric layer and the other a metal layer, or which are two dielectric layers having different refractive indices, is textured and parallel to the other textured contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Etienne Sandre-Chardonnal
  • Patent number: 9593406
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical device and manufacture thereof. The optical device of the invention includes a transparent substrate, a seeding layer, a plurality of nano-rods and a protection layer. The seeding layer is formed to overlay an entrance surface and an exit surface of the transparent substrate. The plurality of nano-rods are formed on the seeding layer. The protection layer is formed to completely overlay the plurality of nano-rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Miin-Jang Chen, Wen-Ching Hsu
  • Patent number: 9579483
    Abstract: A catheter assembly for assessing contact between the catheter assembly and tissue is disclosed. The assembly includes a catheter shaft and a pressure sensitive conductive composite member whose electrical resistance varies with pressure applied to the catheter assembly. The assembly also includes at least one measurement terminal to permit the measurement of changes in the electrical characteristics of the pressure sensitive conductive composite member. The assembly may optionally include a measurement device to measure resistance, impedance and/or other electrical characteristics. The assembly may utilize a reference electrode secured to the patient's tissue, which permits the measurement device to measure changes between the reference electrode and the at least one measurement terminal. Optionally, the assembly may include a conductive outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kedar Ravindra Belhe, Saurav Paul
  • Patent number: 9571616
    Abstract: A housing includes a plurality of overlapping layers. Each layer has either transparent material or semitransparent material, and each layer has a different refractivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 9545042
    Abstract: A coating including a carbon nanotube layer including carbon nanotubes; and a coating layer on the carbon nanotube layer is disclosed. The coating layer may include a polyurethane polymer, a polyacrylate polymer, a polysiloxane polymer, an epoxy polymer, or a combination thereof. A coated substrate including the coating is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Bimanand, Krishna K. Uprety, Khushroo H. Lakdawala