Composite Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 428/172)
  • Patent number: 11448802
    Abstract: The glass article has a three-dimensional shape. The glass article contains a first surface and at least one second surface opposite to the first surface, and contains a bent part in at least one place of the first surface or the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Wakatsuki, Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11446904
    Abstract: Provided is a laminated glass capable of suppressing multiple images and enhancing the heat shielding properties, and enhancing the uniformity of heat shield properties or color tone between one end side and the other end side of the laminated glass. A laminated glass according to the present invention has one end, and the other end being at the opposite side of the one end and having a thickness larger than a thickness of the one end; the laminated glass includes a first lamination glass member, a second lamination glass member, and an interlayer film arranged between the first lamination glass member and the second lamination glass member; the first lamination glass member has a wedge angle of 0.10 mrad or more; the wedge angle of the first lamination glass member is equal to a wedge angle of the interlayer film or larger than the wedge angle of the interlayer film, and the interlayer film contains a heat shielding substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Oota, Hiromitsu Nishino, Koji Kido, Susumu Hayase, Hideto Yoshimoto, Jun Ishida
  • Patent number: 11398442
    Abstract: A bonding structure, a package structure, and a method for manufacturing a package structure are provided. The package structure includes a first substrate, a first passivation layer, a first conductive layer, and a first conductive bonding structure. The first passivation layer is disposed on the first substrate and has an upper surface. The first passivation layer and the first substrate define a first cavity. The first conductive layer is disposed in the first cavity and has an upper surface. A portion of the upper surface of the first conductive layer is below the upper surface of the first passivation layer. The first conductive bonding structure is disposed on the first conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Wan Yu Chang, Shao Hsuan Chuang
  • Patent number: 11383503
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite sandwich panel that includes a first face portion with fully consolidated comingled first fibers and a first thermoplastic matrix. The composite sandwich panel also includes a second face portion with fully consolidated comingled second fibers and a second thermoplastic matrix. Additionally, the composite sandwich panel includes at least one core portion with partially consolidated comingled third fibers and a third thermoplastic matrix. The at least one core portion is interposed between the first and second face portions. The first thermoplastic matrix is melded with the third thermoplastic matrix and the second thermoplastic matrix is melded with the third thermoplastic. A density of the fibers across a thickness of the composite panel is non-uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hardik Dalal, Panagiotis E. George, Kelsi M. Hurley, Ashley C. Tracey
  • Patent number: 11370202
    Abstract: A decorative molding sheet including: an artificial leather substrate that includes a non-woven fabric containing ultrafine fibers with an average fineness of 0.001 to 1 dtex and an elastic polymer applied in the non-woven fabric, and that has a leather-like finished surface; and a resin layer that is formed on a back surface of the artificial leather substrate relative to the leather-like finished surface, and that contains a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer, and a preform molded body obtained by shaping the decorative molding sheet into a three-dimensional shape are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Matsuda, Michinori Fujisawa, Toshiyuki Ito
  • Patent number: 11364673
    Abstract: A synthetic polymer film whose surface has a plurality of raised or recessed portions, wherein a two-dimensional size of the plurality of raised or recessed portions is in a range of not less than 0.5 ?m and not more than 3 ?m when viewed in a normal direction of the synthetic polymer film, the synthetic polymer film has a crosslink structure and contains an organic carboxylic acid, at the lapse of 5 minutes since placing a 200 ?L drop of water on the surface of the synthetic polymer film, a pH of an aqueous solution is less than 4, and an area equivalent circle diameter of the aqueous solution is not less than 20 mm, and at the lapse of 60 seconds since placing a drop of water on the surface of the synthetic polymer film, a static contact angle of the water drop with respect to the surface is less than 3°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Miho Yamada, Yasuhiro Shibai, Kiyoshi Minoura, Tokio Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11353996
    Abstract: Covers for touch-sensing devices include a shielding layer; and a substrate, in which the substrate covers the shielding layer, and the substrate and the shielding layer are integrated and form a coplanar surface. The coplanar surface is a smooth surface, which has a surface roughness Ra in a range from about 0.05 ?m to about 0.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TPK Universal Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Shun-Jie Yang, Shih-Ching Chen, Chen-Hui Cheng
  • Patent number: 11351758
    Abstract: An interlayer structure having a cellulose ester layer for use in bilayer laminates is described herein. The cellulose ester layer provides rigidity and support to multilayer interlayers comprising an array of different layers. Due to the diverse properties of the cellulose ester layers, the present interlayers can be useful in producing structural laminates having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications and HMI devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Michael Eugene Donelson, Khanh Duc Tran, Bruce Edward Wade, Laura Bauerle Weaver
  • Patent number: 11353702
    Abstract: A near-eye optical display system that may be utilized in mixed reality applications and devices includes a see-through waveguide on which diffractive optical elements (DOEs) are disposed that are configured for in-coupling, exit pupil expansion, and out-coupling. The optical display system includes a conformal coating that is thickness modulated over different areas of the display to enable tuning of the optical parameters such as refractive index and reflectivity to meet various design requirements. The conformal coating may also be utilized to enhance physical characteristics of the optical display system to thereby improve reliability and resist wear and damage from handling and exposure to environmental elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tapani Matias Alasaarela, Jani Kari Tapio Tervo
  • Patent number: 11346058
    Abstract: A multi-ply tissue paper product includes at least four plies made of tissue paper base-sheet or non-woven. Two inner plies are positioned between a first outer ply on one side and a second outer ply on another side. The two inner plies are flat plies. The first and second outer plies include a micro-embossing pattern. Only one of the outer plies further includes a décor embossing pattern. The multi-ply tissue paper product is configured to provide improved thickness and strength parameters with less use of paper fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Emilie Pleyber, Sebastien Jeannot, Donald Barredo, Yves Enggasser, Frederic Roesch, Steve Baltase
  • Patent number: 11325189
    Abstract: There is provided an additive manufactured (AM) article formed of a Co based alloy having a composition comprising: in mass %, 0.08-0.25% C; 0.1% or less B; 10-30% Cr; 30% or less in total of Fe and Ni, the Fe being 5% or less; 5-12% in total of W and/or Mo; 0.5-2% in total of Ti, Zr, Nb and Ta; 0.5% or less Si; 0.5% or less Mn; 0.003-0.04% N; and the balance being Co and impurities. The AM article comprises crystal grains with an average size of 10-100 ?m. In the crystal grains, segregation cells with an average size of 0.15-1.5 ?m are formed, in which components constituting an MC type carbide phase comprising the Ti, Zr, Nb and/or Ta are segregated in boundary regions of the cells, and/or grains of the MC type carbide phase are precipitated at an average intergrain distance of 0.15-1.5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Imano, Yuting Wang, Shigenobu Eguchi, Yoshitaka Uemura, Norihiko Motoyama, Takanao Komaki
  • Patent number: 11309501
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a display panel including a bending area, a first non-bending area, and a second non-bending area, an outer member over a first surface of the display panel, and a stress control member between the display panel and the outer member, and including a first control area overlapping with the bending area, and a second control area and a third control area overlapping with the first non-bending area and the second non-bending area, respectively, such that the first control area is between the second control area and the third control area, and a maximum thickness of the first control area is less than a thickness of an end of the second control area and a thickness of an end of the third control area spaced apart from a bending axis in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoungah Lee, MinGu Kim, Hyunsuk Nam, Hyoyul Yoon
  • Patent number: 11306210
    Abstract: A nonstick ceramic coating composite and a heating kitchen utensil using the same, and more particularly, a nonstick ceramic coating composite that is prepared by filing a nonstick silicone fluid in the pores of a functional filler and mixing the filler with an inorganic binding agent, etc. and a heating kitchen utensil that has a nonstick ceramic coating layer using the nonstick ceramic coating composite in order to render heating kitchen utensils nonstick for a long period, according to which it is possible to provide a nonstick ceramic coating composite that is prepared by loading a nonstick silicone fluid in the pores of a functional filler and mixing the filler with an inorganic binding agent, etc., and, by applying the nonstick ceramic coating composite on a heating kitchen utensil, acquire adequate corrosion resistance, wear resistance, heat resistance, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAM KWANG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seong Heum Uhm
  • Patent number: 11297439
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a flexible vibration module and a method of manufacturing the flexible vibration module are provided. A display apparatus includes: a display panel configured to display an image, and a flexible vibration module on a rear surface of the display panel, the flexible vibration module configured to vibrate the display panel, the flexible vibration module including: a plurality of first portions having a piezoelectric characteristic, and a plurality of second portions respectively between pairs of the plurality of first portions, the plurality of second portions having flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Eui Shin, Taeheon Kim, Kyungyeol Ryu, YongGyoon Jang, Chiwan Kim, YongWoo Lee, YuSeon Kho
  • Patent number: 11283032
    Abstract: A flexible substrate, a flexible display panel, and a manufacturing method are provided. The method of manufacturing the flexible display panel includes forming a first organic layer on a substrate; determining a bending area on the first organic layer and forming an adhesion layer on a part of the first organic layer, located in the bending area; forming an inorganic layer on the adhesion layer and on the first organic layer; forming a second organic layer on the inorganic layer; forming a thin-film transistor layer, an organic light-emitting diode layer, and an encapsulation layer on the second organic layer in sequence; removing the substrate; and removing the part of the first organic layer, located in the bending area, and the adhesion layer so that the flexible display panel is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen Xia
  • Patent number: 11277926
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first submodule having a display panel, a second submodule having a cover member located on the display panel, and a first decoupling layer located between the first submodule and the second submodule, and each of the first submodule and the second submodule has a single neutral plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Hajime Yamaguchi, Yasushi Tomioka
  • Patent number: 11272274
    Abstract: An audio playback device includes an audio player and a storage bin configured to accommodate the audio player. A bottom portion of the audio player is round table shaped. The bottom portion of the audio player extends radially outward to form a base. A touch panel is arranged on a top portion of the audio player and is configured to manually control playback of the audio player. The storage bin includes a soft cover configured to accommodate the audio player and an elastic ring connected to an opening of the soft cover. The elastic ring is configured to adjust a size of the opening of the soft cover. A bottom portion of the soft cover is fixed on a play tent. The base of the audio player contacts the play tent. At least a portion of a main body of the audio player extends from the elastic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN FUSHANG OUTDOOR PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dawei Liu
  • Patent number: 11253129
    Abstract: A hygienic thin-leaf paper including a first sheet having front and back surfaces, on which embossed protrusions and embossed recesses corresponding to the embossed protrusions are respectively formed; and a second sheet having front and back surfaces, on which embossed protrusions and embossed recesses corresponding to the embossed protrusions are respectively formed, wherein the first sheet and the second sheet are integrated by facing the surfaces formed with the embossed protrusions in a nested form, wherein each of the first sheet and the second sheet have an embossed portion, on which the embossed protrusions and non-embossed-protrusion portions are formed, wherein at least one of the first sheet and the second sheets have a non-embossed portion, on which the embossed protrusions and the non-embossed portions are not formed, and wherein the non-embossed portion is in a shape without having an intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Warashina, Hirohiko Kato
  • Patent number: 11220083
    Abstract: An embossing tool for embossing a combined embossing pattern into a packaging material, the combined embossing pattern including decoratively embossed structure and at least one embossed code, the embossing tool including a male and a female embossing device for cooperating with each other, embossing structures of the male and female embossing device formed to produce the combined embossing pattern into the packaging material in an embossing gap, the embossing structures of the male and the female embossing device include first embossing structures intended for making the at least one embossed code, which are inverse congruent male and female embossing structures having a polyhedral shape, and the decoratively embossed structures and the at least one embossed code produced by the embossing structures are arranged such that the at least one embossed code has a reduced visibility as compared to the decoratively embossed structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Boegli-Gravures S.A.
    Inventors: Charles Boegli, Alain Droz, Werner Steffen
  • Patent number: 11214859
    Abstract: A cover window for a display device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The cover window for a display device includes a light-transmitting substrate, a mold layer on at least a part of an edge of the light-transmitting substrate, and having an uneven pattern formed on a surface thereof, an inorganic material pattern layer on the mold layer and exposing a portion of the mold layer, and a print layer on the mold layer and covering the exposed portion of the mold layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung Chul Oh
  • Patent number: 11207831
    Abstract: A 3D printed core-shell filament comprises an elongated core radially surrounded by an outer shell with a barrier layer in between, where the elongated core comprises a ductile polymer and the outer shell comprises a stiff polymer having a Young's modulus higher than that of the ductile polymer. A lightweight lattice structure may comprise a plurality of the 3D printed core-shell filaments deposited in layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, ETH ZURICH (SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Lewis, Jochen Mueller, Jordan R. Raney, Kristina Shea
  • Patent number: 11204049
    Abstract: A component including at least one joint, at which a joining connection to a further component is to be formed later, is provided. A joining element having a holding section is pressed into the component, and the joining element also has a functional section, by way of which at least one further function can be implemented. The holding section of the joining element is arranged in a passage hole, and the passage hole is widened in at least one edge region by an embossing. The holding section of the joining element is pressed into the passage hole and is connected to the hole wall in a force-fitting and/or form-fitting manner and engages in the embossing. A component combination of at least two components which includes such a component and a method for producing the component and the component combination are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Bernhard Glueck, Robert Kirschner, Josef Meinhardt, Franz-Xaver Schweighart
  • Patent number: 11195874
    Abstract: An image sensor array formed on a flexible first substrate is supported by a flexible second substrate attached thereto. The second substrate has a top surface with an adhesive thereon for attaching the substrates together. The adhesive is on a portion of the second substrate directly beneath the image sensor array to allow selective formation of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Wojcik, Ravi K. Mruthyunjaya, Bradley S. Jadrich
  • Patent number: 11186063
    Abstract: A fibrous nonwoven material which is vertically lapped in its entirety or which includes one or more lapped regions which include vertically lapped fibers provides for padding to be applied to a substrate (e.g., an article of interest such as a handle for sporting equipment or tool, or on the inside of a motorcycle or bicycle helmet, etc.). The skin contacting surface of the nonwoven has regions which are relatively thicker than other regions, and air, sweat, and the like are allowed to easily pass through these regions for cooling, wicking of fluid and enhanced breathability. The lapped nonwoven includes a backing material which helps define the pad shape and which permits securing to a substrate. A hook and loop fastener may be affixed to the lapped nonwoven at the backing material so as to allow retrieval and replacement of the nonwoven on the substrate. An acquisition layer on the surface can be used on the surface of the nonwoven, and a carded consolidated web may be positioned within the nonwoven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PIANA NONWOVENS
    Inventors: Andrea Piana, Mehran Jafari, Eric McCann, Sam Lim, Andy Hollis, Helias Andriessen
  • Patent number: 11179918
    Abstract: An exterior building component with a distinct surface topography and a method for manufacturing the same. A substrate, a barrier film, and an adhesive are provided together with a finishing sacrificial coating. The adhesive has pressure sensitive characteristics in a temperature range including a temperature below barrier film embossment temperature. The temperature of a surface of the substrate and the barrier film is adjusted to the barrier film embossment temperature. The adhesive is disposed onto at least one of the surface of the substrate and the barrier film. The barrier film is then disposed onto the surface of the substrate and embossed such that the surface topography of the substrate is replicated in a substantially identical fashion using a roller at low pressure and short pressure application time. The barrier film is then, if needed, finished with a weather-resistant coating compatible with commercially available architectural exterior paints and lacquers for refinishing as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MARWOOD LTD.
    Inventors: Douglas Creelman, Adrian Stanese, Grace Sun, Marek Gnatowski, Mathew Leung, Ying-Hei Chui
  • Patent number: 11180683
    Abstract: An ignition-suppressing tape for sealing cut edges of polymer panels, the tape having a backing strip and a sealant strip that is disposed on a portion of a surface of the backing strip, and a pressure sensitive adhesive is disposed on other portions of the same surface of the backing strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Philipp A. Boettcher, Mark O'Masta, Christopher S. Roper
  • Patent number: 11175116
    Abstract: A vegetable cane fiber ballistic impact panel and process of manufacturing the ballistic panel. The ballistic panel includes a plurality of vegetable cane fibers (e.g., bamboo fibers) impregnated with a polymer. The vegetable cane fibers are formed into mats of interconnected and entangled fibers and the polymer is formed into polymer films. The polymer films and mats are arranged into a layered assembly having an alternating arrangement and pressed together. The layered assembly is heated to soften the polymer and allow it to flow around the vegetable cane fibers to impregnate the vegetable cane fibers and then cooled. The vegetable cane fibers are generally uniformly distributed through the entire thickness of the panel and vegetable cane fibers originally formed within different mats are entangled with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Resource Fiber LLC
    Inventors: Leland Slaven, Jr., David Knight
  • Patent number: 11166108
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display panel configured to display an image, and at least one vibration module on a rear surface of the display panel, the at least one vibration module including a piezoelectric composite layer including a plurality of sub-modules configured to vibrate the display panel, each of the plurality of sub-modules including: a plurality of first portions including a piezoelectric characteristic, and a plurality of second portions having flexibility, each of the plurality of second portions being between a respective pair of the plurality first portions, wherein the plurality of first portions in the respective sub-modules are arranged in a same direction or are partially arranged in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiwan Kim, Kyungyeol Ryu, YuSeon Kho, YongGyoon Jang
  • Patent number: 11164686
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing the insulation member includes manufacturing a 3D printing material using a mixed material in which one or more materials selected from among polycarbonate (PC), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polyamide (PA), polyoxymethylene (POM), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), one or more fillers selected from among TiO2, SiO2, and AlO3, and a curing agent are mixed, and which contains different amounts of the fillers at predetermined intervals in a longitudinal direction, and sequentially stacking the manufactured 3D printing material using a 3D printer to thus manufacture a target insulation member so that the mixed material containing different amounts of the fillers at predetermined intervals in a longitudinal direction of the insulation member is sequentially stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: HYOSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Ho Son, Dong Jin Park, Jae Yong Sim
  • Patent number: 11158800
    Abstract: A method for patterning a quantum dot layer, a method for manufacturing a display device and a transfer template are provided in embodiments of the disclosure; the method for patterning a quantum dot layer, comprising: preparing a quantum dot layer on a substrate, the quantum dot layer comprising a reserved portion and a portion to be removed; bonding the portion to be removed with a plurality of convex portions provided on a transfer template, by pressing the transfer template against the quantum dot layer; and removing the portion to be removed with a removal of the transfer template, while retaining the reserved portion on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuo Chen, Yuanming Zhang, Wenhai Mei
  • Patent number: 11148388
    Abstract: The thermopaque glass is a semitransparent structure. The thermopaque glass is configured for use as the transparent material used in a window into a building. The thermopaque glass is a composite laminar structure. The thermopaque glass inhibits the passage of electromagnetic through the window into the building by reflecting a portion of the electromagnetic radiation striking the window away from the building. The thermopaque glass comprises a plurality of lamina and a plurality of interlayered resins. The plurality of interlayered resins assemble the plurality of lamina into the composite structure of the thermopaque glass. Each of the plurality of lamina is a plate selected from the group consisting of a transparent plate and a semitransparent plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Tilahun Anshu
  • Patent number: 11152623
    Abstract: A binder composition for a secondary battery including a polymer having a structure represented by the following formula (I) at a terminal thereof; and a solvent, [in Formula (I), R1 and R2 each independently represents an organic group or an organic group in which R1 and R2 together form a ring, and * represents a binding site to the terminal of a main chain of the polymer].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Takahashi, Tomoya Murase, Shinsuke Sugawara
  • Patent number: 11139211
    Abstract: A method includes forming an inter-layer dielectric over a first source/drain region and a second source/drain region. The first source/drain region and the second source/drain region are of n-type and p-type, respectively. The inter-layer dielectric is etched to form a first contact opening and a second contact opening, with the first source/drain region and the second source/drain region exposed to the first contact opening and the second contact opening, respectively. A process gas is used to etch back the first source/drain region and the second source/drain region simultaneously, and a first etching rate of the first source/drain region is higher than a second etching rate of the second source/drain region. A first silicide region and a second silicide region are formed on the first source/drain region and the second source/drain region, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Min Chang, Chien-An Chen, Guan-Ren Wang, Peng Wang, Huang-Ming Chen, Huan-Just Lin
  • Patent number: 11130263
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative sheet having an excellent decorative appearance due to surface unevenness, as well as excellent abrasion resistance and moldability. This decorative sheet includes at least a substrate layer and a surface protective layer located on the surface of the substrate layer, wherein: the surface protective layer has a cross section in the direction of thickness; the cross section has an unevenness formed, on such surface side, by a repeating pattern including recesses and projections which are mutually adjacent; and the ratio of the measured average surface protective layer thickness (?m) at the recesses, Tv, and the measured average surface protective layer thickness (?m) at the projections, Tp, (average Tp/average Tv) satisfies the relationship of 0.10?Tp average/Tv average?0.35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Fujii, Yuri Kitahara, Nobuo Saito
  • Patent number: 11123951
    Abstract: A roll of toilet tissue and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joerg Kleinwaechter, Eric Bryan Bond, Matthew Gary McKee, Hasan Eroglu, Tyler Jacob Werner, Jeffrey Chan, Joshua Thomas Fung, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Jean A. Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 11110673
    Abstract: A method of forming an antireflection optical body (16a) includes: an application step of applying an adhesive (12) other than an epoxy adhesive onto an adherend (11); a fixing step of pressing a substrate film (15) having a fine structure body (16) at one surface side thereof against the adherend (11) from an opposite surface side to the one surface side to fix the adherend (11) and the fine structure body (16) through the adhesive (12); and a peeling separation step of releasing the pressing of the substrate film (15) and peeling fixed fine structure body (16) that is fixed to the adherend (11) through the adhesive (12) from the substrate film (15) while separating the fixed fine structure body (16) from fine structure body (16) on the substrate film (15) at a location where the fine structure body (16) is fixed to the adherend (11) such that the fixed fine structure body (16) is formed on the adherend (11) as an antireflection optical body (16a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Kajiya
  • Patent number: 11105965
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation-sensitive composition with which a pattern having excellent infrared shielding properties and excellent rectangularity can be formed. In addition, provided are an optical filter, a laminate, a pattern forming method, a solid image pickup element, an image display device, and an infrared sensor. This radiation-sensitive composition includes: a near infrared absorber; a resin; a radically polymerizable compound; and a photoradical polymerization initiator, in which the radiation-sensitive composition has an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of 700 to 1000 nm, a ratio absorbance Amax/absorbance A550 of an absorbance Amax at the absorption maximum to an absorbance A550 at a wavelength of 550 nm is 50 to 500, the resin includes a resin having an acid group, and a mass ratio radically polymerizable compound/resin having an acid group of the radically polymerizable compound to the resin having an acid group is 0.3 to 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11083987
    Abstract: A photocatalytic filter may include: a plurality of weft threads each of which includes a plurality of fibers extending in a first direction; a plurality of warp threads each of which includes a plurality of fibers extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction; and photocatalysts which are carried by the plurality of weft threads and the plurality of warp threads. At least two warp threads sandwiches at least one weft thread or at least two weft threads sandwiches at least one warp thread at the intersection portion between the weft thread and the warp thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Tsuzaki, Akihiro Yagi
  • Patent number: 11086223
    Abstract: A hardmask composition may include graphene nanoparticles having a size in a range of about 5 nm to about 100 nm and a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeonjin Shin, Sangwon Kim, Minsu Seol, Seongjun Park, Yeonchoo Cho
  • Patent number: 11078377
    Abstract: The present invention is related to decorative surface coverings, in particular floor or wall coverings, exhibiting low volatile organic compounds (VOC) emission, comprising one or more adjacent plasticized polyvinyl chloride layers and a polyurethane top-layer, said top-layer being obtained from radiation curing a 100% solids polyurethane formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL S.A.
    Inventors: Diego Gourdin, Dominique Robert, Richard Peres, Jean-Yves Simon
  • Patent number: 11046107
    Abstract: The present invention is related to decorative surface coverings, in particular floor or wall coverings, exhibiting low VOC emission, comprising one or more adjacent plasticized polyvinyl chloride layers and a polyurethane top-layer, said top-layer being obtained from the actinic irradiation of an aqueous ethylenically unsaturated polyurethane dispersion after evaporation of the water part. The decorative surface coverings comprise a mechanical embossed textured and/or patterned structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL S.A.
    Inventors: Diego Gourdin, Dominique Robert, Richard Peres, Jean-Yves Simon
  • Patent number: 11034136
    Abstract: Improved automotive security has led to an increase in carjacking and smash and grab crimes. Tempered glass offers little resistant to attacks. Laminated glass improves penetration resistance but only by several seconds. By including a stiff frame in the laminate and a plastic interior 5 layer, the present invention significantly increases the amount of time that an occupant has to react and possibly escape an attack by driving off or for the attack to be detected. In the event of an accident, the invention also provides improved occupant retention, especially for movable glass that is not bonded to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AGP America S.A.
    Inventors: Mario Arturo Mannheim Astete, Charles Stephen Voeltzel, Edward Enrique Custodio Sheen
  • Patent number: 11035123
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 11028592
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 11028591
    Abstract: A shingle coating asphalt composition is provided that is produced from a paving grade asphalt. The asphalt composition comprises a paving-grade asphalt that has been modified with one or more polymer additives; and a secondary additive comprising one or more of a viscosity reducing agent, a wax, a salt of a fatty acid ester, and an amide of a fatty acid. The shingle coating asphalt coating composition is used to make a shingle. The shingle includes a substrate, the asphalt, and roofing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Carmen Anthony LaTorre, Jacob Paul Honsvick, Christopher Patrick Kasprzak, Daniel James Buckwalter, Edward R. Harrington, Jonathan Ross Davis, Laurand Henry Lewandowski, David Michael Ploense, William Edwin Smith, Scott W. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 11029456
    Abstract: A retroreflector has an arrangement of triples, each having three side surfaces that stand essentially perpendicular on one another. The triples are disposed on a curved or domed surface. The geometry of the triple array is adapted to the curved surface, to even out the thresholds, and extend the side surfaces of a triple. The extensions of the side surfaces project into adjacent triples. Due to the extension projecting into adjacent triples, joints are formed there, which even out the uneven area. The joints can assume the form of a protrusion filled with material or a notch in which material is missing. A forming die produces the retroreflector and a method produces the forming die. The retroreflectors have geometries having full cube surfaces, in other words Full Cubes, for curved or domed surfaces or free-form surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: IMOS Gubela GmbH
    Inventor: Simon Weingaertner
  • Patent number: 11015255
    Abstract: A method of creating a selectively plated three-dimensional thermoplastic part. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a film of uncured polycarbonate film having a hardcoated layer on a first surface thereof; b) selectively catalyzing the polycarbonate film by depositing a catalyst in a desired pattern on the first surface of the polycarbonate film; c) thermoforming the polycarbonate film to form a three-dimensional polycarbonate film; d) UV-curing the hardcoated polycarbonate film by irradiating the film with UV rays; e) molding the hardcoated polycarbonate film to produce a three-dimensional molded part comprising the hardcoated polycarbonate film; f) activating the selectively catalyzed hardcoated polycarbonate film; and g) plating a metal layer on the catalyzed portions of the hardcoated polycarbonate film, wherein the plated metal only deposits on the catalyzed portions of the hardcoated polycarbonate film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MacDermid Enthone Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Bray, Martin Vaughan Herbert, Keith Paul Parsons, Peter Alan Warwick
  • Patent number: 11016230
    Abstract: Provided is an optical element including a wavelength selective reflective polarizer and a ?/2 plate in which the ?/2 plate includes an optically anisotropic layer which has an optical axis in a direction parallel to a surface and is formed of a cured layer of a liquid crystal composition and has a liquid crystal alignment pattern in which an orientation of the optical axis changes while continuously rotating in at least one direction in a plane of the optically anisotropic layer, and light in the specific wavelength range which is circularly polarized light oriented in a direction opposite to that of the specific circularly polarized light among light incident on a surface of the optical element on the ?/2 plate side is reflected in a direction different from a regular reflection direction of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yukito Saitoh, Hiroshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10998465
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a substrate including a doped compound semiconductor layer, a mesa structure located on the doped compound semiconductor layer and containing a first-conductivity-type compound semiconductor layer, an active layer stack configured to emit light at a peak wavelength, a second-conductivity-type compound semiconductor layer, and a transparent conductive oxide layer, and a dielectric material layer laterally surrounding the mesa structure and including an upper portion that overlies a peripheral region of the mesa structure and extending above the transparent conductive oxide layer, wherein an opening in the upper portion of the dielectric material layer is located over a center region of the mesa structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GLO AB
    Inventors: Fariba Danesh, Cameron Dean Danesh, Tsun Lau
  • Patent number: 10987884
    Abstract: A method of forming an antireflection optical body includes: an application step of applying a photocurable resin onto one surface side of an adherend; a pressing step of pressing a substrate film having a fine structure body at one surface side against the photocurable resin from an opposite surface side by a light guide; a curing step of curing the photocurable resin by transmitting light through the light guide; and a peeling separation step of releasing the pressing of the substrate film and peeling fixed fine structure body that is fixed to the adherend through the cured photocurable resin substrate film while separating the fixed fine structure body from fine structure body on the substrate film other than at a location fixed through the photocurable resin such that the fixed fine structure body is formed on the adherend as an antireflection optical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventor: Shunichi Kajiya