Edge Feature Patents (Class 428/192)
  • Patent number: 10710876
    Abstract: A quantum dot glass plate includes a first glass substrate, a second glass substrate correspondingly parallel with the first glass substrate, and a glue layer arranged between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate, where the glue layer includes at least one glue frame arranged in a line. A shape of the first glass substrate is same as a shape as the second glass substrate, and edges of the glue layer correspond to edges of the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., ltd.
    Inventor: Quan Li
  • Patent number: 10704173
    Abstract: A process for forming a high loft, nonwoven web is disclosed. The process includes introducing a single molten polymer to a die having a plurality of nozzles. Emitting the molten polymer through the nozzles to form a plurality of filaments. Using air streams to facilitate movement and drawing of the filaments. Directing the filaments, which are transformed into fibers, towards a pair of heated moving surfaces. The pair of heated moving surfaces forming a convergent passage having an entry and an exit. Depositing the fibers into the entry of the convergent passage and routing the fibers between the pair of heated moving surfaces in a machine direction to form a high loft, non-woven web. The web having a fiber size distribution of from 0 ?m to about 15 ?m with at least about 25% of the fibers being above 4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas B Brown, Jeffrey D Stark, Mohammad A. Hassan
  • Patent number: 10698539
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a UV film sensor, a preparation method therefor, and a corresponding touch screen. The UV film sensor comprises a film substrate (A) containing a printing surface (a) and an attaching surface (b), and a UV adhesive layer (1), an electroplated color developing particle layer (2), an ink layer (3), a hardened layer (4), an index matching layer (5) and a transparent conducting layer (6) for constructing a touch function structure are sequentially formed on the printing surface of the film substrate from one side close to the film substrate to the other side away from the film substrate. The touch screen is obtained after adhering a cover glass to the attaching surface of the film substrate in the UV film sensor via an optical grade transparent double-sided adhesive. The obtained touch screen only contains one layer of substrate. The touch screen can be thinner as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lens Technology (Changsha) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan Fei Chau, Qiaobing Rao, Zhong Cao
  • Patent number: 10678081
    Abstract: A cover glass for covering a display panel of a display device, includes a front surface not to be faced to the display panel, a back surface to be faced the display panel, a front-side chamfered part which is a chamfered part on the side of the front surface, and a back-side chamfered part which is a chamfered part on the side of the back surface. The front-side chamfered part has a surface roughness Ra of more than 100 nm. The back-side chamfered part has a surface roughness Ra of 100 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Inoue, Yasuhiro Inoue, Takeaki Ono, Kyohei Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10618209
    Abstract: A two-color molded article includes a first resin part, and a second resin part in contact with the first resin part so as to at least partially overlap the first resin part. The second resin part includes a single layer region provided between a first region and a second region and provided in a penetrating portion formed between a first portion and a second portion. The single layer region has a joint portion in contact with a bent portion. The joint portion is formed in a convex shape with respect to the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsunaga, Katsuhisa Yorimasa
  • Patent number: 10600998
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a method of manufacturing a display apparatus. The method of manufacturing the display apparatus may include providing a polarizer and a display panel, aligning and bonding the second reserved portion of the display panel with the first reserved portion of the polarizer, and cutting at least the polarizer along a boundary of the second reserved portion. The polarizer may include a first reserved portion and a first to-be-removed portion. The display panel may include a second reserved portion and a second to-be-removed portion. The width of the first to-be-removed portion may be not smaller than a first width, and the width of the second-to-be-removed portion is smaller than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongqiang Luo, Jianjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10589495
    Abstract: Polymeric interlayers for use in making multiple layer panels having a unique balance of properties are provided. Single and multiple layer interlayers according to various embodiments of the present invention can be used to form multiple layer panels that exhibit both enhanced rigidity and improved impact resistance, while still retaining desirable optical performance. Interlayers and multiple layer panels of the present invention may be particularly suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including, for example, in many indoor and outdoor architectural and structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Yalda Farhoudi, Yinong Ma, Megan Lee Szlosek, Pu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10577475
    Abstract: In described embodiments, a highly visible epoxy compound having photoluminescent and traction properties is provided. The compound includes between about 10% and about 25% by weight photoluminescent material having granular size between about 50 microns and about 250 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RGF Materials Company
    Inventor: Robert G Finkenaur, III
  • Patent number: 10498116
    Abstract: An electrical power distribution system for a mobile platform, and a method for making such, includes a forming a substrate having a first panel connected to a second panel. The first panel resides in a first plane that differs from a second plan in which the second panel resides. One or more bus bars are arranged on the first panel, with one or more power electronic devices arranged on the first panel and connected to the one or more bus bars. One or more connectors are arranged on the second panel and electrically connected to the one or more bus bars. Finally, one or more thermal relief devices are arranged in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Debabrata Pal, Michael Krenz, John Horowy, Eric Karlen
  • Patent number: 10494548
    Abstract: Adhesive tape for the on-the-fly roll changeover of flat web material wound up into rolls, comprising a carrier layer having a first surface and a second surface, a first layer of adhesive on the side of the first surface over at least part of the area, and a second layer of adhesive on one or more areas of the second surface, wherein the adhesive tape has regions suitable for areal splitting, at least those areal regions of the second surface on which the second layer of adhesive is provided being surface coated, the forces of adhesion of the lower layer of adhesive to the surface coating being greater than the forces of adhesion of the surface coating to the carrier layer, and/or the forces of adhesion of the lower layer of adhesive to the surface coating being greater than the forces of cohesion within the surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Niels Czerwonatis, Kerstin Götz, Jens Nootbaar, Marco Walper
  • Patent number: 10493678
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-color molded front cover of a vehicular lamp. The front cover includes a light transmissive resin portion, and a black resin portion integrally molded on a part of a peripheral edge portion (first surface) of the light transmissive resin portion. A cover portion formed by a part of the black resin portion is formed on a peripheral side portion (second surface) of the light transmissive resin portion which is adjacent to the peripheral edge portion. Since a non-uniform black resin portion is not formed on the peripheral side surface of the light transmissive resin portion, the appearance of the light transmissive resin portion of the front cover is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10480199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floorboard for a flooring system comprising a plurality of mechanically connectable floorboards. The floorboard comprises a first connecting profile along a first side and a second connecting profile along a second side that is parallel to the first side. The first connecting profile is configured for locking engagement with the second connecting profile of another floorboard both horizontally and vertically. The first connecting profile comprises a protruding strip at the bottom face of the floorboard, the protruding strip terminating outwardly in a locking element projecting towards the top face of the floor board. The second connecting profile comprises an overhanging tongue delimiting at its bottom a recess for receiving the protruding strip, the recess comprising a locking groove configured for cooperating with the locking element so as to provide a horizontal locking effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Yves Simon
  • Patent number: 10472751
    Abstract: A thermofusible sheet material which can be used as a fusible interlining in the textile industry, has a carrier layer made from a textile material to which a polyurethane foam coating is applied. The polyurethane foam has a pore structure in which more than 50% of the pores have a diameter, measured according to DIN ASTM E 1294, which is in the range of 5 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Steffen Traser, Steffen Kremser
  • Patent number: 10467350
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for composite part design. One embodiment is an apparatus that designs a composite part. The apparatus includes a controller configured to generate a design for the part. The controller subdivides the part into blocks that each comprise a contiguous stack of layers within the part, identifies rules that constrain how layers that have different fiber orientations are stacked within the part, generates a guide for a block that prescribes a fiber orientation for each layer of the block, and identifies sublaminates comprising that are compatible with the guide for the block. The controller subdivides the part into panels, and selects one of the compatible sublaminates for one of the panels of the block, based on compatible sublaminates for neighboring panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Laura Sumi Kang, Adriana Willempje Blom
  • Patent number: 10422127
    Abstract: A water resistant expansion joint system for installation into a building joint in vertical and horizontal configurations is designed such that it can be used for either an inside or outside corner. According to an aspect, the system comprises open celled foam having a water-based acrylic chemistry infused therein. A layer of an elastomer is disposed on the open celled foam and is tooled to define a profile to facilitate the compression of the expansion joint system when installed between coplanar substrates. The system is delivered to a job site in a pre-compressed state ready for installation into the building joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EMSEAL JOINT SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Lester Hensley, Bill Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 10385565
    Abstract: A foam-based expansion joint seal system packaging which facilitates transport and reduces the need for internal splices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10377069
    Abstract: An injection molded part for a motor vehicle includes a film having a scratch-resistant layer, a plastic substrate molded to the film, wherein the plastic substrate is at least partially transparent or translucent, and a scratch-resistant coating molded to the plastic substrate on a side opposite the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DURA OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Sharron, Christopher Stvartak
  • Patent number: 10376425
    Abstract: On a wearer's body contact surface of a sanitary napkin, an emboss is provided in such a pattern that a plurality of straight portions and arc-shaped portions which protrude outwardly in the direction of the width of the napkin, with the ends of the straight portions being base points, are alternately arranged. A plurality of arc-shaped portions are arranged, and thus the resistance to a leg pressure from the outside in the width direction is increased, with the result that the absorber is unlikely to be wrinkled and leakage caused by the wrinkle is unlikely to occur. The flow of a body fluid diffused from the center in the width direction toward the outside in the longitudinal direction of the napkin along the straight portion is produced, and thus the diffusion in the width direction is reduced, with the result that side leakage is unlikely to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Megumi Yoshiba
  • Patent number: 10343249
    Abstract: Thin glass elements with improved edge strength are provided—from a sheet glass element that has two opposite parallel faces and an edge connecting the faces. The sheet glass element has a thickness of at most 700 ?m. At least a portion of the edge is defined by an edge surface portion that is convexly curved, so that at least one of the faces merges into the edge surface portion, wherein a curved arc of the edge surface portion has a length that is at least 1/30 of the thickness of the sheet glass element. In the region of the convex curvature, the edge surface portion has indentations in the form of furrows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Jotz, Markus Heiss-Chouquet, Hauke Esemann, Clemens Ottermann, Claudia Stolz
  • Patent number: 10252500
    Abstract: Multilayered interlayers comprising stiff skin or outer layers and a soft core layer(s) are disclosed. The multilayered interlayers comprise: a first polymer layer (skin layer) comprising plasticized poly(vinyl butyral) resin; a second polymer layer (core layer) comprising a blend of two (or more) plasticized poly(vinyl butyral) resins having different residual hydroxyl content; and optionally a third polymer layer (skin layer) comprising plasticized poly(vinyl butyral) resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 10256047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dye-sensitized solar cell including a working electrode (1), a first conducting layer (3) for extracting photo-generated electrons from the working electrode, a porous insulation substrate (4) made of a microfibers, wherein the first conducting layer is a porous conducting layer formed on one side of the porous insulation substrate, a counter electrode including a second conducting layer (2) arranged on the opposite side of the porous substrate, and electrolyte for transferring electrons from the counter electrode to the working electrode. The porous insulation substrate comprises a layer (5) of woven microfibers and a layer (6) of non-woven microfibers disposed on the layer of woven microfibers. The present invention also relates to a method for producing a dye-sensitized solar cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Exeger Operations AB
    Inventors: Henrik Lindström, Giovanni Fili
  • Patent number: 10226912
    Abstract: An interlayer film for laminated glass that can improve a sound insulation property of an obtained laminated glass when the interlayer film for laminated glass is used for configuring the laminated glass is provided. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a first layer and a second layer laminated on a first surface of the first layer. The first layer includes a polyvinyl acetate resin and a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Shimamoto, Shota Matsuda, Sinyul Yang
  • Patent number: 10184253
    Abstract: A roof construction method using expanded metal lath laid on top of corrugated metal roof deck for the purpose of creating ventilation ducts in the valleys of the corrugated metal deck. The ventilation ducts created are vented to the building space below through vent slots in the valleys of the metal roof deck. A concrete slab with finished rubber roof poured in top of this roof deck with ventilation ducts will have enhanced ability to release moisture trapped from the concrete curing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 10179435
    Abstract: A method and assembly for reshaping an elongated plasticized article including a pair of first and second spaced apart fixtures adapted to supporting extending ends of an elongated article. The fixtures each exhibit a contoured upper surface upon which the elongated article is adapted to being supported in adhering fashion. A heated airflow is delivered in communication with at least one surface of the article and, upon cooling, the article exhibits an extending profile matching the contoured upper surface. A pre-heat station pre-softens at least an extending subset portion of the article prior to transfer to the fixture. Pluralities of gripping fingers communicate with an underside of the contoured upper surface and are adapted to engage at least underside accessible cross sectional profile locations of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Porter, Gerald N. Strich
  • Patent number: 10162083
    Abstract: Methods and systems for depositing a thin film are disclosed. The methods and systems can be used to deposit a film having a uniform thickness on a substrate surface that has a non-planar three-dimensional geometry, such as a curved surface. The methods involve the use of a deposition source that has a shape in accordance with the non-planar three-dimensional geometry of the substrate surface. In some embodiments, multiple layers of films are deposited onto each other forming multi-layered coatings. In some embodiments, the multi-layered coatings are antireflective (AR) coatings for windows or lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Que Anh S. Nguyen, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10155691
    Abstract: Described herein are various antimicrobial glass articles that have improved resistance to discoloration when exposed to harsh conditions. The improved antimicrobial glass articles described herein generally include a glass substrate that has a low concentration of nonbridging oxygen atoms, a compressive stress layer and an antimicrobial silver-containing region that each extend inward from a surface of the glass substrate to a specific depth, such that the glass article experiences little-to-no discoloration when exposed to harsh conditions. Methods of making and using the glass articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Timothy Michael Gross, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Patent number: 10131995
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a preparation method of a low-pH controlled-release intelligent corrosion inhibitor. The low-pH controlled-release intelligent corrosion inhibitor comprises a hydrogel with low pH responsiveness and a corrosion inhibiting substance having the capacity of corrosion inhibition. That is, a corrosion inhibiting substance is wrapped in a low-pH sensitive hydrogel. The swelling degree of the pH sensitive hydrogel may be changed according to the amounts of monomers and crosslinking agents so as to control the releasing speed of the corrosion inhibiting substance. By the soaking experiment and the measurements of electrochemical polarization curves and alternating impedance spectra, the sensitive and long-lasting features of the low-pH controlled-release intelligent corrosion inhibitor are indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING
    Inventors: Xiaogang Li, Chaofang Dong, Xuequn Cheng, Cuiwei Du, Kui Xiao
  • Patent number: 10081427
    Abstract: A Galley container (1) for use in an aircraft, includes at least two container sidewalls (6), a container floor element (7) and a container ceiling element (8), forming a hollow inner shell casing (2) with a circumferential first rim (12) and a circumferential second rim (12?). The composite tape (11) is spun around the inner shell casing and along the circumference of the rims, forming at least part of a construction layer (5) of the galley container. The composite tape includes at least one fiber and a matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aircatering Equipment Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Laurentius Petrus Joseph Van Loon
  • Patent number: 10041255
    Abstract: A roofing membrane may include a main body, a first material, and a second material. The first material may be bonded to the main body and positioned toward a first edge thereof. The second material may be bonded to the main body and positioned toward a second edge thereof. The second edge may be positioned opposite the first edge such that the first and second materials are positioned toward opposite edges of the main body. At least one of the first material or the second material may include a first reactive material of a chemically reactive two-part cure system that is configured to chemically react upon contact of the first reactive material with a second reactive material of the chemically reactive two-part cure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Jonas Houchin, Eric Alden Olson, Zebonie Sukle, Bradley Robert Crume, Richard F Gustin, Jr., Jordan Kortmeyer
  • Patent number: 10026549
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes: a coil forming step of forming a winding coil by a wire-shaped conductor; a press fitting step of embedding the winding coil into a plate-shaped composite magnetic material in a state in which the plate-shaped composite magnetic material is softened, the plate-shaped composite magnetic material being a composite magnetic material that is formed in a plate shape and in which magnetic particles and a resin are mixed; a covering step of covering a part of the winding coil with another plate-shaped composite magnetic material that is softened, the part of the coil being a part remaining uncovered in the press fitting step; a pressurizing step of pressurizing and molding an entirety; and, a hardening step of hardening the composite magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kawachi, Yoshiharu Sato, Takahiro Ogawa, Isao Ida
  • Patent number: 10017662
    Abstract: Mosaic tesserae comprising a substrate having a visible face covered with a coating layer of transparent material are provided. This coating layer has a fire resistance of at least CLASS B according to standard EN ISO 11925, improved abrasion resistance and transmittance of radiation with a wavelength between about 400 and about 800 nm equal to at least 80%. Methods of making mosaic tesserae which exhibit these features are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: S.E. SPECIAL ENGINES S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Gastaldi, Alberto Menozzi, Silvia Gastaldi
  • Patent number: 10011998
    Abstract: A module patio assembly includes a groundsheet formed of landscape fabric, parallel wooden sleepers connected to and extending transversely of the groundsheet, and parallel row of prefabricated deck tiles mounted on the sleepers. Cooperating hook and eye fasteners are provided on the top surfaces of the sleepers and on the bottom surfaces of the deck tiles for securing the deck tiles to the sleepers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Hugh A. Dantzer
  • Patent number: 9938559
    Abstract: A bismuth-containing concentration agent for microorganisms is provided. Additionally, articles that include the concentration agent and methods of concentrating a microorganism using the concentration agent are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Manjiri T. Kshirsagar, Evan Koon Lun Yuuji Hajime, Andrew W. Rabins
  • Patent number: 9931821
    Abstract: Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Yalda Farhoudi, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Wenjie Chen, Lora Lee Spangler
  • Patent number: 9799240
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low tack bubble free advertisement film, comprising an advertisement film layer, a dot glue layer and a release layer; a adhesion promoter layer is disposed between the back face of the advertisement film layer and the dot glue layer; the dot glue layer consists of over four independent, separable glue dots; and the area of the dot glue layer is 30-80% of the adhesion promoter layer. The present invention can provide a special advertisement film in the field of advertising consumables. The advertisement film has many advantages, such as low tack, totally bubble free, removable, and can be pasted for a long time. The present invention provides a convenient, efficient, feasible solution for advertising consumables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DONG GUAN ZHONG SHI TUO ENTERPRISE LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Han, Fang Yang, Jianwei Liu
  • Patent number: 9789466
    Abstract: A composition for packaging an electronic device comprises a matrix and an adsorption material having a water vapor adsorption capability, and the adsorption material includes attapulgite and/or zeolite. By adding attapulgite and/or zeolite which have an adsorption effect to modify the formulation of the frit, the compositions for packaging an electronic device can effectively reduce the influence of water vapor on the electronic device, thereby effectively extending the lifetime of the packaged electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Hong, Dan Wang, Seiji Fujino
  • Patent number: 9691974
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a phase-change device may include the following steps: preparing a substrate; preparing a first dielectric layer, which may be positioned on the substrate; preparing a first electrode, which may be positioned in the first dielectric layer; forming a phase-change material layer, which may overlap the first electrode; processing (e.g., etching) the phase-change material layer to form a phase-change member, which may be electrically connected to the first electrode; forming an etch-stop layer, which may overlap and/or cover the phase-change member; forming an intermediary layer, which may be positioned on the etch-stop layer; forming a second dielectric layer, which may be positioned on the intermediary layer; and forming a second electrode, which may extend through the second dielectric layer, the intermediary layer, and the etch-stop layer and may be electrically connected to the phase-change member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shanghai) Corporation
    Inventors: Ying Li, Yipeng Chan, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 9604808
    Abstract: A glass ribbon coated with a flexible material, the flexible coating forming a flexible web portion that extends from an edge of the glass ribbon at least one millimeter. The flexible web portion can be used to facilitate handling of the glass ribbon in a manufacturing process, and may include registration markings, or perforations, that further facilitate precise positioning of the ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Gary Edward Merz
  • Patent number: 9583268
    Abstract: A ceramic multi-layer capacitor is disclosed. In an embodiment, the capacitor includes a main body having ceramic layers and first and second electrode layers arranged therebetween, wherein the ceramic layers includes a ceramic material on the basis of BaTi1-yZryO3 where 0?y?1, which has a temperature-dependent capacitance anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Andrea Testino, Michael Schossmann, Markus Koini, Markus Ortner, Günter Engel, Christian Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9522800
    Abstract: An apparatus for redirecting a glass ribbon assembly from a first glass conveyance path to a second glass conveyance path. The apparatus includes a glass ribbon assembly source for providing the glass ribbon assembly including a flexible glass substrate that includes a first surface and a second surface that extend between a first edge and a second edge, first and second handling tabs affixed to the flexible glass substrate edges, and a primary roll member located downstream of the glass ribbon assembly source. The first glass conveyance path extends from the glass ribbon assembly source to the primary roll member, and the second glass conveyance path extends from the primary roll member in a downstream direction. Contact surfaces of the primary roll member are tangential to the first and second glass conveyance paths, and the second glass conveyance path is non-planar with the first glass conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Nikolay Anatolyevich Panin
  • Patent number: 9522512
    Abstract: A composite structure comprises stacked sets of laminated fiber reinforced resin plies and metal sheets. Edges of the resin plies and metal sheets are interleaved to form a composite-to-metal joint connecting the resin plies with the metal sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Ernest Georgeson, Kenneth Harlan Griess
  • Patent number: 9457610
    Abstract: A system includes a board comprising a first surface comprising an area identified for allowing a user to identify prescriptions, an area identified for allowing a user to identify times for taking the prescription, and an area identified for allowing a user to removably mark the board upon dispensing pills into a weekly or monthly pill organizer. A first plurality of strips movably and releasably is attachable to the first surface of the board in the area identified for labeling prescription medications. The first plurality of strips comprises a front surface operable for allowing a user to removably label prescription medications. A second plurality of strips is movably and releasably attachable to the first surface of the board in the area identified for labeling times for taking the prescription medications. The second plurality of strips comprising a front surface operable for allowing a user to removably label times for taking the prescription medications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Colleen A. Hagadorn, Kathleen A. Bauer
  • Patent number: 9385251
    Abstract: A flexible semiconductor device and a method of manufacturing the flexible semiconductor device are provided. The flexible semiconductor device may include at least one vertical semiconductor element that is at least partly embedded in a flexible material layer. The flexible semiconductor device may further include a first electrode formed on a first surface of the flexible material layer and a second electrode formed on a second surface of the flexible material layer. A method of manufacturing a flexible semiconductor device may include separating a flexible material layer, in which the at least one vertical semiconductor element is embedded, from a substrate by weakening or degrading an adhesive force between an underlayer and a buffer layer by using a difference in coefficients of thermal expansion of the underlayer and the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-hee Choi, Byoung-lyong Choi, Tae-ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9372435
    Abstract: A toner carrier includes a metal core, a barrel formed on an outer circumference of the metal core and including at least an elastic layer, and a coating formed on outer circumferences of both ends of the barrel. The coating has a thickness and a width of an outer circumference of the coating is different from a width of an inner circumference of the coating. The width is from an end surface of the barrel along an axis of the barrel, and the width of the outer circumference is larger than the width of the inner circumference so that the end surface of the coating is reversely inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroya Abe, Masaki Watanabe, Yasutaka Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9371248
    Abstract: A glass element is provided that is made of a glass having SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, and Na2O. The glass has a scratch tolerance that when scratches of 1 mm length are introduced using a Knoop diamond indenter which presses upon a surface of the glass with a force of 4 Newton and is displaced along the surface with a traverse speed of 0.4 mm/s, not more than 20% of the scratches have a noticeable width including visible chipping of more than 25 ?m. In some embodiments, the glass, after chemical tempering, has sodium ions that are at least partially exchanged for potassium ions so that a compressive stress zone is provided at the surface of the glass. The compressive stress is at least 700 MPa and an exchange depth of alkali ions is at least 25 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Oliver Hochrein, Inge Burger, Irmgard Westenberger, Jochen Alkemper, Gerd Rudas, Katharina Alt, Gordon Kissl, Gunther Paulus
  • Patent number: 9327479
    Abstract: Adhesive sheet material arc application squeegees and methods for using the same are disclosed. According to at least one embodiment of the disclosure, an adhesive sheet material arc application squeegee comprises an at least one base and an at least one cover. The at least one base comprises an at least one edge, a first gripping surface and a second gripping surface. The at least one edge comprises a convex arc. According to at least one embodiment of the disclosure, the method of using an adhesive sheet material arc application squeegee comprises securing a portion of adhesive sheet material to a surface and applying the adhesive sheet material to the surface with the adhesive sheet material arc application squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Calman, Kathryn S. Calman
  • Patent number: 9332641
    Abstract: A connection structure of a circuit board is disclosed. In one aspect, the connection structure includes a first circuit board, a second circuit board and an adhesive member. A first connection pad and a second connection pad are disposed on the first circuit board. The second circuit board has a first surface facing the first circuit board. A plurality of third connection pads and fourth connection pads are disposed on the first surface of the second circuit board in a staggered pattern. The adhesive member is disposed between the first and second circuit boards. At least one of the third and fourth connection pads is electrically connected to a wire which is disposed on a second surface of the second circuit board opposite to the first surface of the second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 9327480
    Abstract: A method of using an adhesive sheet material application squeegee and method of applying an adhesive sheet material are disclosed. The method includes securing a portion of adhesive sheet material to a surface and applying the adhesive sheet material to the surface with the adhesive sheet material application squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Calman, Kathryn S. Calman
  • Patent number: 9276324
    Abstract: A selectively reflective construct, and a method for making the construct, are described. In one embodiment reflectance, transmission and absorption properties may be controlled in multiple electromagnetic bands. A construct is described comprising a) a thermally transparent, visually opaque substrate comprising a polymeric material and a colorant, and b) a thermally reflective layer comprising a low emissivity component which is optionally transparent to radar signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Kelsey, Gregory D. Culler, Emmanuel Gustav Van-Dyck, John Holcombe, Edward C. Gunzel
  • Patent number: 9241848
    Abstract: A fastening member has inboard and outboard ends, a panel region, an end region, and a stiffening element. The panel region is disposed adjacent to the inboard end and has first and second layers. The first and second layers are joined in a face-to-face orientation. The end region is disposed adjacent to the outboard end and has a fastening element zone and an intermediate zone. The intermediate zone is disposed between the fastening element zone and the panel region adjacent an interface between the panel and end regions. The stiffening element is disposed in the end region and has a stiffness of greater than about 200 N/m. A portion of the stiffening element is disposed between the first layer and the second layer and is joined to the first layer and the second layer. The portion is disposed adjacent to the interface between the panel region and the end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark James Kline, Anna Elizabeth Macura, Michael Irwin Lawson, Ronald Joseph Zink