Composite Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 428/172)
  • Patent number: 10787753
    Abstract: Anodized substrates having laser markings and methods for forming the same are described. According to some embodiments, the methods involve forming a feature on a substrate using a laser prior to anodizing. The laser energy and pulse width can be chosen so as to provide a particular topology to a surface of the substrate that, after anodizing, absorbs incoming light and imparts a dark appearance to the feature. In some cases, the methods involve forming a coarse oxide layer, which is removed prior to anodizing. Since the laser marking is performed prior to anodizing, the anodized substrates are free from laser-induced cracks, thereby making the anodized substrates more corrosion resistant than conventional laser-marked anodized substrates. The techniques are well suited for forming features on consumer products that may be exposed to water or other corrosion-inducing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael M. Li, Henry B. Wettersten, Brian M. Gable, Dakota A. Bass
  • Patent number: 10786972
    Abstract: Thick and absorbent and/or flexible toilet tissue and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    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, Brooke Marie Woods
  • Patent number: 10781524
    Abstract: Articles prepared by additive manufacturing of preforms that are coated by electrodeposition of nanolaminate materials, and methods of their production are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MODUMETAL, INC.
    Inventors: John D. Whitaker, Richard J. Caldwell, Chad Jennings
  • Patent number: 10780674
    Abstract: The object of this invention is to provide a laminated automotive glazing having an obscuration area produced by printing the obscuration on a film laminated between at least two layers of plastic interlayers rather than printing and firing an enamel frit onto the glass. This results in a laminate having superior optical quality, higher strength and a lower probability of breakage as compared to a laminate with a black enamel frit obscuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AGP America S.A.
    Inventors: Arturo Mannheim Astete, Vincenzo Mannino, Charles S. Voeltzel, Laura Granados Caro, Philip Denton Gordon, Elena K. Mendoza Carranza
  • Patent number: 10720589
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flexible display device, including at least two non-bending regions and at least one bendable region configured between the two adjacent non-bending regions. A stress buffering layer is configured on the bendable region. The stress buffering layer is configured to buffer a stress generated from the flexible display device when the flexible display device is in a bending state to maintain the flexible display device to be in a stable state, so as to simplified the structure of the flexible display device. The present disclosure further relates to a manufacturing method of the flexible display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bao Chen, Shu-Ru Lin
  • Patent number: 10719141
    Abstract: A mouse for communication with a processor-based device. The mouse may include a housing having a base surface. The base surface may be configured to face a tracking surface on which the mouse may be placed on. The mouse may further include a plurality of mouse foot protrusions projecting from the base surface. A distal end of at least one of the plurality of mouse foot protrusions may be configured to contact the tracking surface on which the mouse may be placed on and the distal end may include a first color. An intermediate portion of the at least one of the plurality of mouse foot protrusions between the distal end of the at least one of the plurality of mouse foot protrusions and the base surface may include a second color, which may be different from the first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Liang Tan, Sreenath Unnikrishnan
  • Patent number: 10700259
    Abstract: A display device includes a casing (11) an operation plate, a piezoelectric sensor, a controller, and a display. The piezoelectric sensor includes a piezoelectric film, an optically clear adhesive, a plurality of first electrodes, a plurality of first wiring lines, a plurality of second electrodes, a second wiring line, a pair of substrates and a reception circuit. The piezoelectric sensor is bonded to a surface of the operation plate on a side opposite to an operation surface. The plurality of first wiring lines includes a region, which overlaps one of the piezoelectric film and the plurality of second electrodes but does not overlap either the piezoelectric film or the plurality of second electrodes at the same time when a first surface is viewed from a front. The region is provided between the second electrodes when the first surface is viewed from the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Mori, Hidekazu Kano
  • Patent number: 10687642
    Abstract: A label with improved physical properties comprising: a base layer having a microstructured area; a composite microstructure having a first, second and third set of microstructures disposed on the microstructured area; a dry lift force attributable to the composite microstructure greater than 7 pounds according to lift testing; a wet lift force attributable to the composite microstructure greater than 7 pounds according to lift testing; an adhesive layer affixed to the base layer for affixing the label to a container; and, thereby providing a microstructured label having improved gripping physical properties that can be affixed to a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HAVI Global Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph Allen Hulseman, Cameron McPherson
  • Patent number: 10669392
    Abstract: A method of preparing aerogels/nonwoven composites fireproof and heat-insulating materials with a hydrophobic or hydrophilic surfaces and includes steps as follows. A mixture solution in which alkoxysilane, silicones and silane coupling agents are mixed and stirred is instilled by acidic catalysts for a hydrolysis reaction during which a silane coupling agent solution is added for continuous stirring; a hydrous alkali catalytic (anhydrous alkali catalytic) organic solution is added in the mixture solution for a condensation reaction and development of a “silicones-silica aerogels-silane coupling agents” aerogel mixture solution; a non-woven felt is impregnated with the mixture solution for development of soft hydrophobic (hydrophilic) aerogels/nonwoven composites fireproof and heat-insulating materials after curing and natural drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KUN SHAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jean-Hong Chen, Shiu-Shiu Chen, Chih-Shun Chang, Chin-Chih Li
  • Patent number: 10668703
    Abstract: A method is presented for manufacturing a plate shaped product, comprising the steps of manufacturing a first intermediate product which comprises at least, successively, a carrier, a plastic printing layer, a decorative print layer and a plastic protective layer, by using a multiple coating process, manufacturing a second intermediate product which comprises at least one plastic layer, by using at least a calendering process, and combining the first and second intermediate products by laminating, such that the second intermediate product is attached to the first intermediate product. Further a plate shaped product is provided which is manufactured using said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: IVC N.V.
    Inventors: Stefaan Gerard Lucien Duyck, Kristof Van Vlassenrode, Filip Gilbert Lucien Bossuyt, Stijn Michel Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 10669021
    Abstract: An airfoil member can have a root end, a tip end, a leading edge, and a trailing edge. The airfoil member can include an upper skin, a lower skin, and a composite core member having a plurality of cells, an upper surface network of the cells can be bonded to the upper skin, a lower surface network of the cells can be bonded to the lower skin. The composite core can have a septum layer embedded in the cells that form the composite core, the septum layer being configured to provide tailored characteristics of the airfoil member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Paul K. Oldroyd, Wei-Yueh Lee, James D. Hethcock, Jr., John R. McCullough, Patrick R. Tisdale
  • Patent number: 10656454
    Abstract: Embodiments of anti-glare substrates and articles including the same are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the anti-glares substrate includes a textured surface with a plurality of features having an average cross-sectional dimension of about 30 micrometers or less. The substrate or article exhibits a transmission haze of 10% or less, a PPDr of about 7% or less or 6% or less, and a DOI of about 80 or less. Method for forming the anti-glare substrates are also disclosed and include etching a surface of a substrate with an etchant having low water solubility to provide an etched surface, and removing a portion of the etched surface. The method includes generating a plurality of insoluble crystals (e.g., any one or more of K2SiF6 and K3AlF6) on the surface while etching the surface. The etchant may include a potassium salt, an organic solvent and a fluoride containing acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brandon Allen Bazemore, Yuhui Jin, Jun Hou
  • Patent number: 10646378
    Abstract: A process for making a composite web is disclosed. The composite web can be incorporated into an absorbent article. A volume of ink is applied to the composite web such that when the composite web is incorporated into the absorbent article, a visual signal is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kasey Marie Gust, David Christopher Oetjen, Christine Marie Luzader
  • Patent number: 10639831
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an anti-fatigue mat and methods for making the same. The method for making an anti-fatigue mat includes providing a leather comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, forming a color layer on the first surface, cutting the leather, putting the cut leather into a mold, injecting an elastomeric material into the mold, curing the elastomeric material to form an elastic layer on the second surface and a plurality of concave structures corresponding to the plurality of protruding structures on the first surface, and polishing the first surface to remove the color layer without caving towards the second surface. The anti-fatigue mat can have anti-fatigue performance and vivid stereoscopic impression, where being simple to fabricate with low costs and can be industrialized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN SHEEP ANTI-FATIGUE MAT CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiangyang Lu
  • Patent number: 10643870
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to systems and methods for fluidic assembly, and more particularly to systems and methods for assuring deposition of elements in relation to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: eLux Inc.
    Inventors: Paul John Schuele, David Robert Heine, Mark Albert Crowder, Sean Mathew Garner, Changqing Zhan, Avinash Tukaram Shinde, Kenji Alexander Sasaki, Kurt Michael Ulmer
  • Patent number: 10626545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymeric material having one or more nanoparticles embedded within the surface layer of a single side of the material. In some embodiments, the nanoparticles are microbiocidal nanoparticles which impart antimicrobial characteristics to the polymeric material within which they sprayed and pushed by are embedded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: University of Limerick, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw University of Technology
    Inventors: Tofail Syed, Jacek Zeglinski, Patrick Cronin, Halina Podbielska, Ewa Dworniczek, Peter Tiernan, Roman Franiczek, Igor Buzalewicz, Magdalena Wawrzynska
  • Patent number: 10625490
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a bubble sheet for vehicles includes steps of: preheating a first polymer sheet; providing the first polymer sheet to a partially preheated pattern forming machine to form a pattern polymer sheet including a plurality of patterns having a prominent or depressed shape; and bonding the pattern polymer sheet and a non-woven fabric sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Mo Koo, Jae Eun Chang
  • Patent number: 10615318
    Abstract: A quantum dot LED includes a first bracket, an LED chip fixed on the first bracket and connected to the first bracket, and a first inorganic barrier layer located on an upper side of the first bracket, wherein the first inorganic barrier layer encapsulates the LED chip on the first bracket. Wherein a groove is formed on the first inorganic barrier layer, a lens disposed above the first inorganic barrier layer and the first inorganic barrier layer enclose the groove into a closed space, and a silica gel body is disposed within the closed space, and multiple quantum dots are dispersed in the silica gel body. The lens and the inorganic barrier layer form a closed space, and the silica gel body is placed therein to perform water-oxygen isolation of the quantum dots. Meanwhile, the lens can scatter the light and ensure the light-emitting effect of the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Fan
  • Patent number: 10502954
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes first and second glass plates to be arranged on the inside and the outside of a vehicle, respectively; an interlayer located between the first and second glass plates and bonded to the first and second glass plates; and a display area used for a head up display, including a region having a wedge shape in a cross section, a thickness at an upper end of the region in a vertical direction being greater than a thickness at a lower end of the region. A difference, ?t [mm], between a thickness of the laminated glass at a thickest portion in the display area and a thickness at a thinnest portion, and a difference, ?Tv [%], between a visible light transmittance of the laminated glass at the thickest portion in the display area and a visible light transmittance at the thinnest portion, satisfy a relation of ?Tv?2.2?t.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Shunpei Oosumi
  • Patent number: 10483309
    Abstract: An image sensor may include an array of imaging pixels. Each imaging pixel may have a photosensitive area that is covered by a respective multipart diffractive lens to focus light onto the photosensitive area. The multipart diffractive lenses may have multiple portions with different indices of refraction. The portions of the diffractive lenses closer to the center of the diffractive lenses may have higher indices of refraction to focus light. Alternatively, the portions of the diffractive lenses closer to the center of the diffractive lenses may have lower indices of refraction to defocus light. The multipart diffractive lenses may have stacked layers with the same refractive indices but different widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SEMIDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Byounghee Lee
  • Patent number: 10457024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite material composed at least of one carrier material, wherein the carrier material is coated on a first surface with a first coating material and on a second surface with a second coating material, wherein the composite material has links of coating material which run from the first surface of the carrier material to the second surface of the carrier material, wherein links of coating material start from 1% to 90% of at least one of the surfaces of the carrier material. The invention further relates to a method for producing a composite material of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: MEHLER TEXNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Franz Callhoff, Ellen Keulen, Carina Erdmann
  • Patent number: 10457336
    Abstract: A flooring apparatus and method of making the same are provided. The apparatus and method, in one embodiment, may include providing an elongated member having a top surface. A first adhesive is deposited about a perimeter of the top surface of the elongated member. A second adhesive is deposited within the perimeter of the top surface of the elongated member, with the second adhesive having a lower viscosity than the first adhesive and being retained within the perimeter by the first adhesive. A friction-increasing member is then heated to a pre-heat temperature. The friction-increasing member is disposed on the first and second adhesive to form the flooring apparatus. The flooring apparatus is then cured at a curing temperature, in one embodiment, that is greater than the pre-heat temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Kyle R. Gillin
  • Patent number: 10450703
    Abstract: The present application provides a tissue product comprising at least about 10 weight percent high coarseness fibers, from about 1.0 to about 10 weight percent synthetic fibers and less than about 10 weight percent long, low-coarseness cellulosic fibers. The high coarseness fibers may be cellulosic fibers having an average fiber length greater than about 2.0 mm and a coarseness greater than 17 mg/100 m, such as Southern softwood kraft pulp fibers (SSWK) derived from a pine in the Pinus subgenus, and the synthetic fiber is a non-cellulosic, thermoplastic fiber such as non-fibrillated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibers. In certain embodiments the tissue products may be substantially free from long, low coarseness cellulosic fibers, yet provide satisfactory strength, such as a geometric mean tensile from about 500 to about 1,200 g/3?, and softness, such as a TS7 less than about 11.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Gerard Shannon, Bo Shi, Jeffrey James Timm, Abigail Joy Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10448529
    Abstract: An electronic device on which an exterior surface mounting member is mounted is provided. The electronic device includes an external housing including a first plate and a second plate that is directed opposite to the first plate, and at least one electronic component that is included within the external housing. The first plate may include a transparent plate including a first surface that forms an outer surface of the first plate and a second surface that is directed opposite to the first surface, and a structure that is interposed between the transparent plate and the second plate, and includes a third surface that faces the first plate and a fourth surface that is formed opposite to the third surface, the structure containing a transparent or translucent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon-Ho Han, Jong-In Ryu, Byoung-Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10421235
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object is made of curable ink and includes a color layer serving as an outer surface. The color layer includes color ink and clear ink filling a space between dots of the color ink. A rate of the color ink to the clear ink decreases toward an outer side. With this configuration, the clear ink ensures diffusion of light beams reflected by dots of the color ink in a portion close to the outer side of the color layer. This ensures improved granular texture on the surface of the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Harayama
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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