Discontinuous Or Differential Coating, Impregnation Or Bond (e.g., Artwork, Printing, Retouched Photograph, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/195.1)
  • Patent number: 11830274
    Abstract: A tracking system includes one or more wireless tags, a sensing device, and a processor. The sensing device is configured to generate sensing data representative of one or more people or objects in a scene. The processor is configured to detect the presence of the wireless tags within the scene. The processor is further configured to receive sensing data representative of objects in the scene and to identify tracks corresponding to the objects. The processor is further configured to process the received sensing data to generate a track descriptor associated with each of the identified objects, each track descriptor being representative of attributes of the corresponding object. The processor is also configured to analyze track descriptors associated with tracks when a wireless tag is present in the target scene. The processor is further configured to determine tracks associated the wireless tags based on the track descriptors present in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Stuart Andrew Holliday, Timothy J. Wheatley, Neil Johnson
  • Patent number: 11827797
    Abstract: An ink jet ink for textile printing contains a reactive dye, where 1.2% by mass or more and 2.3% by mass or less of C.I. Reactive Blue 49 based on the total amount of the ink is contained as the reactive dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Daisuke Sakuma, Hiroaki Maruyama, Hidehiko Komatsu
  • Patent number: 11827041
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may provide detection of a feature of an authorization code image (ACI) incorporated onto a document, thereby allowing for validation of the document. According to some aspects, these and other benefits may be achieved by an instance of a variable protocol that may specify how to generate the ACI to have a particular feature as well as how to detect the particular feature of the ACI. A recipient of the document incorporating the ACI may detect the particular feature of the ACI. If the detected feature matches an expected feature, then the ACI and the document may be determined to be authentic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, Steve Faletti
  • Patent number: 11820165
    Abstract: Disclosed is a printed object which, even if using a receptive layer that is difficult for a monomer in an active energy ray curable ink to penetrate, has excellent adhesion between the active energy ray curable ink and the receptive layer, and in which the amount of unreacted monomer dissipated from the printed object is low. This printed object includes an ink receptive layer laminated on a substrate surface and having an ink absorption rate of 100% or less, and an ink layer laminated on a surface of the ink receptive layer and made from an active energy ray curable ink which includes a polymerizable compound, wherein the glass transition temperature of the polymerizable compound is ?45-25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON TORYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Anzai, Naoyuki Masuda, Akira Suetsugu, Shinya Sakaguchi, Mami Saito
  • Patent number: 11801661
    Abstract: A paint substitute film comprises a base film, a colored layer, and a hard coat layer, wherein the base film, the colored layer, and the hard coat layer are laminated in this order. The base film contains thermoplastic resin and concealing material. Refractive index of the concealing material is not less than 1.70. Scattering coefficient from wavelength 400 nm to 700 nm of the base film is not less than 0.20 ?m?1. Contrast ratio of the base film when at 20% elongation is not less than 0.70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Tanaka, Koji Kubo
  • Patent number: 11798437
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive label and method for preparing same, the pressure sensitive label comprising: (a) a support portion, said support portion including at least a carrier layer; and (b) a transfer portion over said support portion for transfer of the transfer portion from the support portion to an article upon application of pressure to the transfer portion while the transfer portion is in contact with the article, said transfer portion including at least a patterned adhesive layer in confronting relationship with a surface of the carrier layer, wherein the patterned adhesive layer confronts less than substantially the entire surface of the carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Multi-Color Corporation
    Inventors: Barron G. McKillip, Samantha L. Kainec, Paul J. Cassani
  • Patent number: 11794459
    Abstract: The disclosed panels generally comprise a protective layer composed of a paper impregnated with a melamine resin. The protective layer may be incorporated into a panel comprising a rigid composite core, such as a plastic composite core or a mineral composite core. Disclosed are also methods for manufacturing the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Anthony Drevet, Philippe Erramuzpe, Shawn Liao, Felix Herrera
  • Patent number: 11724748
    Abstract: An instrument panel assembly comprising: a crossmember (2) including a first beam (4) and a second beam (6), a center support assembly (8) with a first structural arm (30), a second structural arm (32), and a center support bracket (34); wherein the first beam (4) is hollow and has a larger diameter than the second beam (6), and the second beam (6) is adapted to slide into the first beam (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Richardson
  • Patent number: 11728120
    Abstract: A planar filament 11f can include multiple materials to increase electron emission in desired directions and to suppress electron emission in undesired directions. The filament 11f can include a core-material CM between a top-material TM and a bottom-material BM. The top-material TM can have a lowest work function WFt; the bottom-material BM can have a highest work function WFb; and the core-material CM can have an intermediate work function WFc(WFt<WFc<WFb). A width Wt of the filament 11f at a top-side 31t can be greater than its width Wb at a bottom-side 31b (Wt>Wb). This shape makes it easier to coat the edges 31e with the bottom-material BM, because the edges 31e tilt toward and partially face the sputter target. This shape also helps direct more electrons to a center of the target 14, and reduce electron emission in undesired directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 11711897
    Abstract: The power conversion device includes: a main circuit having first and second wiring layers formed respectively on both surfaces of a base board, mounted parts mounted on the first and second wiring layers, and first and second GND layers formed respectively, between external- and internal-layer portions of the base board and in regions corresponding to the mounted parts each being a mounted part which forms a circuit other than a circuit having an inductance component as a lumped constant, and to the first and second wiring layers; and a cooler attached to the base board by means of fixing screws through a first through-hole created in an end portion of the board; wherein the first and second GND layers are each formed so that creepage distance is created around a second through-hole in which a lead insertion part that mutually connects the first and second wiring layers is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Toshikazu Takagi
  • Patent number: 11698585
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint method of forming a pattern of an imprint material on a substrate using a mold, the method including obtaining a state of a light blocking member provided outside a pattern region of the mold, the light blocking member being configured to block light, determining, based on the state of the light blocking member obtained in the obtaining, whether the mold is usable, and curing the imprint material by irradiating the imprint material with the light in a state in which the mold determined to be usable in the determining is in contact with the imprint material on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Inventor: Soushi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11697265
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a support structure and a manufacturing method thereof, and a foldable display screen. The support structure includes: a first support plate made of flexible conductive material; at least two second support plates arranged on the first support plate with interval, the second support plates being made of rigid conductive material, at least a part of surface of each of the second support plates being in contact with the first support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Inventors: Na Zhang, Bin Zhang, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 11691404
    Abstract: A method for forming a multilayer plastic sheet material (1) for floor and/or wall panels, wherein a first polymer mass comprising a rigid PVC is melted under pressure and is passed through an extruder head at a specified discharge rate in the form of a plastic strand in sheet form that is provided with one or more layers so that a multilayer plastic strand is formed, which is passed to two or more rolls of a finishing stand, which processes the multilayer plastic strand into a sheet of defined thickness, which is then led away via a transport device to a sawing device to be cut to the desired length, wherein, after the plastic strand in sheet form leaves the extruder head, it is first passed between a top roll and a bottom roll of a roughing stand, wherein the speed of the rolls of the finishing stand and the rolls of the roughing stand is synchronized with the discharge rate of the plastic strand in sheet form from the extruder head, so that said plastic strand is processed without stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventors: Yves Michel, Willy D'Hondt
  • Patent number: 11662179
    Abstract: A method of evaluating camouflage for a specified area of responsibility, the method includes calculating an apparent spectrum of the camouflage at far field with respect to an observer; calculating an apparent spectrum of the specified area of responsibility at far field with respect to the observer; calculating a difference between the apparent spectrum of the camouflage with the apparent spectrum of the area of responsibility; and comparing the difference to a predetermined threshold, thereby determining suitability of the camouflage for the specified area of responsibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Scott Ramsey, Troy Mayo, Sam Lambrakos
  • Patent number: 11645480
    Abstract: In a method of manufacturing a multilayer chip component according to an aspect of the present disclosure, laser processing is used for forming dots of a two-dimensional code. This laser processing is laser processing with respect to a laminate substrate in a state before baking is performed, and an impact at the time of processing is absorbed to a certain degree due to elastic deformation of the laminate substrate. For this reason, according to the manufacturing method, occurrence of cracking can be curbed compared to laser processing with respect to an element body in a state after baking is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Gaku Echigoya, Hiroshi Satou, Keijiro Ishida, Hajime Kudo
  • Patent number: 11643559
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and compositions comprising a non-toxic ferromagnetic ink composition. Also provided herein are plastic objects containing a surface coating of a food-safe ferromagnetic ink composition. The coating imparts functionality to a plastic object such that the object is capable of being mechanically separated from waste stream using a commercial magnetic separator. The food-safe ink composition, which can be printed using high-speed flexographic, intaglio, offset printing or pad printing, combined with heat transfer printing or hot foil stamping consists of an ingestible magnetically susceptible pigment capable of rendering the printed template with magnetically active properties. The surface of the plastic object described can consist of geometric designs which increase printable surface area without significant changes in dimensions of the said object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Magnomer, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravish Y. Majithia, Vishal D. Salian, Kumaril R. Kapadia
  • Patent number: 11609667
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel configured to display an image; an input sensing substrate on the display panel; a flexible circuit film coupled to one side of an upper surface of the input sensing substrate; a step compensation film spaced apart from the flexible circuit film on the upper surface of the input sensing substrate; and an anti-reflection film on the flexible circuit film and the step compensation film, wherein the step compensation film comprises: a compensation layer on the upper surface of the input sensing substrate, and an overcoat layer between the compensation layer and the input sensing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Siyoung Choi, Changbum Kim, Taejoon Kim, Sangwook Yoo
  • Patent number: 11609499
    Abstract: A composition for flattening uneven substrates. The composition for flattening uneven substrates, which is applied on an organic pattern, includes a solvent and a polysiloxane including a hydrolysis condensate of a hydrolyzable silane, wherein the polysiloxane includes silanol groups in a proportion of 20 mol % or less with respect to Si atoms, and the weight-average molecular weight of the polysiloxane is 1,000-50,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Shuhei Shigaki, Hiroaki Yaguchi, Makoto Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11597573
    Abstract: A woven laminated plastic bag having features that prevent leakage of contents out of the bag, or infestation of organisms into the contents of the bag is provided. In various aspects the bag can be fabricated from woven polypropylene and/or polyethylene layer which can be laminated with a film layer, can form a pinch bottom bag, and can have one or both sides include graphics and/or printing. The bag can also provide a top end and/or a bottom end either or both of which provide a discrete area which may contain discrete graphics and/or printing. The bag can also include a sealed closure that at least a portion of which can be easily peeled open with less force than the remainder of the sealed closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Jacobo Bazbaz, Alberto Zaroli
  • Patent number: 11590715
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for forming a composite product having a patterned surface. A substrate including a porous structure (136), a sheet-form material (134) and a patterned sheet (131) are pressed together to form the composite product. In preferred examples, the patterned sheet is permeable to curable material in the sheet-form material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Acell Industries Limited
    Inventors: Aldino Albertelli, Michael Frieh
  • Patent number: 11590733
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a colorful board structure comprising a transparent substrate, an adhesive layer, a three-dimensional painted layer and a protective layer. The three-dimensional painted layer includes at least one colored layer and at least one transparent stacking layer including at least one raised part. The aforementioned colorful board structure is made of a multi-layer structure, and has the advantages of enhancing the stereoscopic effect of the pattern and the color expression. In addition, a manufacturing method of the colorful board structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Ying-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 11577534
    Abstract: Provided is a production method of a sheet member, including a process of forming, by printing, a phosphorescent layer containing a phosphorescent material on a surface of a sheet-shaped substrate with a transmissive property, and a process of forming a reflection layer, by printing, including a reflective material to reflect light on a surface of at least either one of the substrate or the phosphorescent layer in such a manner that the reflection layer overlaps at least a part of the phosphorescent layer in a thickness direction of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventor: Takahiko Tsurumaki
  • Patent number: 11565753
    Abstract: A high-strength metal plate for vehicles is provided. The plate includes oval embossments that protrude from the plate. The embossments include first embossments that have a longer axis oriented in a first direction and second embossments that have a longer axis in a second direction. Bridges are provided on portions of the flat plate between the embossments and flat portions are provided on the flat plate to be surrounded by the first and second embossments while the bridges separate the flat portions from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Min Jae Kim, Jong Seung Won
  • Patent number: 11559967
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to multifunctional surfacing films each comprising: (a) a single layer of curable polymer composition having opposing first and second surfaces: (b) a peelable porous sheet disposed at or beneath the second surface; and (d) at least one porous sheet of functional material disposed within the single layer of curable polymer composition and positioned between the first surface and the peelable porous sheet, and methods of making and using such multifunctional surfacing films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Anna Esmeralda Javier, Ruairi O'Kane, Innocente G. Fabbro
  • Patent number: 11512228
    Abstract: An adhesive-backed film with an adhesive layer having thermoplastic or thermoset filaments partially projecting therefrom, to promote fluid egress and repositionability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Frank T. Sher, Patrick J. Yeshe
  • Patent number: 11504902
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to identify additively manufactured parts are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a body, formed of layers layered substantially parallel to a base layer, composed of a first material having a first density, a first indicium embedded internally in the body as a void, and a second indicium on an external surface of the body, the second indicium aligning with the first indicium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Adam Taylor Boyle
  • Patent number: 11504995
    Abstract: A marker board system having a dark colored, low hardness, low surface energy solid silicone sheet to wet to a vertically oriented high surface energy substrate on a smooth, flat back-side of the solid silicone sheet. A front-side of the solid silicone sheet is able to be written upon by brightly colored marker ink. The brightly colored marker ink is able to be easily erased from the front-side of the solid silicone sheet after being written upon the front-side of the solid silicone sheet. The front-side is roughened to diminish beading of the brightly colored marker ink when written on the front-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ANTEMILAN, LLC
    Inventor: Diane K. O'Rourke
  • Patent number: 11508955
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of lithium battery slurry materials, in particular to a conductive carbon material dispersing agent which comprises one of modified polyvinyl alcohol, alkyl ammonium salt copolymer, olefin block maleic anhydride copolymer and pyrrolidone copolymer, or mixtures thereof, and can effectively disperse carbon nanotube, graphene and other conductive carbon materials in a solvent to obtain uniform conductive slurry; further disclosed is a high-conductivity slurry for the lithium battery, which comprises 0.5-15.0% by weight of a conductive carbon material and 0.1-3.0% by weight of a dispersing agent, and can remarkably reduce the bulk resistivity of a positive electrode system of the lithium battery and improve the conductivity of a pole piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Guoxing Zhong, Ou Mao, Meijie Zhang, Tao Zheng
  • Patent number: 11499061
    Abstract: A coating layer application device (200) for applying a coating layer, which is located on a transfer element, to a substrate, the coating layer (206) being formed from a coating material, in particular a thermosetting coating material, the coating layer (206) being curable and comprising an amorphous material, the coating layer application device comprising: a heating device (214, 220) being configured so as to (i) maintain the temperature of the coating layer (206) within a temperature range before removal of N the transfer element (204) from the coating layer (206), wherein within the temperature range the uncured coating material is in its supercooled liquid state; and/or (ii) partially cure the coating layer (206) during a contact of the coating layer (206) and the substrate (210) and before removal of the transfer element (204) from the coating layer, in particular by increasing the temperature of the coating layer (206) to a temperature at or above a curing temperature of the coating layer (206).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Francisco Marti Abril
  • Patent number: 11498716
    Abstract: A method of applying a linerless label to an article wherein a web of joined labels is die cut from a web of label material in which the adhesive is protected by a water-soluble coating which provides a cushion between an anvil and die cutting means. The water-soluble coating is at least partially removed by exposure to water in a press following die-cutting, in a label applicator, or in an off-line unit. The web of joined labels may be wound and unwound between each of the above options. The web of joined labels may be separated in a label applicator by breaking a weakened boundary between adjoining labels or by cutting at a boundary between the label and the adjoining label. The linerless label may contain anti-counterfeit means that may be subsequently identified overtly and/or covertly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Linermist Limited
    Inventors: Bruce Michael Drew, Michael John Cooper, David Nicholas Edwards
  • Patent number: 11465387
    Abstract: A sheet forming binder includes a first powder and a second powder having a larger volume average particle size than the first powder. The proportion of the first powder is 10.0% by mass or more relative to the total mass of the first powder and the second powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kurata, Yoshihiro Ueno, Takumi Sago
  • Patent number: 11467493
    Abstract: A chemically amplified photoresist composition comprising a triazole-based plasticizer and an alkali developable resin, which is capable of minimizing cracking of a photoresist obtained from the composition and improving adhesion to a substrate and sensitivity, and a photoresist film comprising a cured product of the chemically amplified photoresists composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Young Lim, Yongmi Kim, Ji Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 11458753
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a document of a series identical documents in content except for a respective identifier which identifies each document within the series, each identifier having at least a first indicium, the or each indicium defining a boundary; the method having the steps of: providing a substrate; applying a first background print, defining part of the boundary of an indicium receiving area; applying the respective identifier on the substrate, such that the first indicium is provided in the indicium receiving area; the first background print and the respective identifier being applied such that when the document is viewed in at least one of transmission and reflection the juxtaposition of the first background print and the first indicium is such that a keyline extending around a portion of the boundary of the first indicium is defined between the first indicium and the boundary of the indicium receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Rowe, Stuart William John Rost
  • Patent number: 11459472
    Abstract: Described herein are printing ink compositions suitable for printing of microwavable flexible packaging. The printed black ink exhibits low microwave energy absorption, thus minimizing the risk of charring, arcing, ignition, distortion or burning during microwave heating processes. Nitrocellulose resin, a solvent, a polyurethane resin, and a carbon black pigment having at least one of an imaginary permittivity of ?3, preferably ?2, and a surface oxygen content of 1 wt % to 3 wt %, preferably 1.5 wt % to 2.5 wt % are among the components of the printing ink compositions. Also described is packaging suitable for exposure to microwave energy upon which the inks have been printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jarol Osorio, Kyle Hill, Ted Kreutz
  • Patent number: 11453202
    Abstract: A thermoformable decorative material for an automotive interior includes: a decorative layer including a textile substrate; a digitally printed design disposed on at least one side of the textile substrate and having dispersion ink and/or pigment ink; and an overlay adhesive coating applied to the digitally printed design. The overlay adhesive coating has an adhesive that includes polyurethane and/or polyacrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Johanna Spoerl, Feng Li, Arun Prasad Venugopal, Klaus-Dietmar Wagner, Angela Weik
  • Patent number: 11447664
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a color wrapping film for a vehicle, which has an excellent impact resistance and excellent scratch restorability due to a base layer and a coating layer formed of a polyurethane-based material, and suppresses discoloration caused by an external environment by adding a color pigment to a separate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: STEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Inhwan Oh, Subin Park, Seunghwan Baek
  • Patent number: 11447647
    Abstract: A method for forming a UV pattern using inkjet printing, which enables to form a hairline or pattern having metallic luster in a single inkjet patterning process, a method for manufacturing a bezel comprising the same, and a bezel manufactured thereby are disclosed. The method for forming a UV pattern using inkjet printing comprises the steps of a) inkjet printing an ultraviolet curable ink containing metal particles in a non-display area of a cover window for a display to form a UV pattern; and b) curing the UV pattern. The bezel can be used in various fields such as a touch panel, a protective film for an optical disc, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Jaehyun Yoo, Joonhyung Kim
  • Patent number: 11447658
    Abstract: The resin composition of the present invention contains a maleimide compound (A) represented by the following formula (1); and a photo initiator (B) having an absorbance of 0.1 or more at a wavelength of 405 nm (h-line). In the formula (1), R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent an alkyl group or an alkoxy group which may have a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a substituent, R4 represents an alkylene group, an alkenylene group, an alkoxylene group, or an arylene group which may have a substituent, and R5 and R6 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a linear or branched alkenyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Shunsuke Katagiri, Takuya Suzuki, Seiji Shika, Yune Kumazawa
  • Patent number: 11440985
    Abstract: An underlayer film-forming composition which exhibits excellent solvent resistance, and which is capable of orthogonally inducing, with respect to a substrate, a microphase separation structure in a layer formed on the substrate, said layer including a block copolymer. The underlayer film-forming composition includes a copolymer which includes: (A) unit structures derived from styrene compounds including tert-butyl groups; (B) unit structures, other than those in (A) above, which are derived from aromatic-containing vinyl compounds which do not include hydroxy groups; (C) unit structures derived from compounds which include (meth)acryloyl groups, and do not include hydroxy groups; and (D) unit structures derived from compounds including crosslink-forming groups. The copolymerization ratios with respect to the whole copolymer are: (A) 25-90 mol %; (B) 0-65 mol %; (C) 0-65 mol %; and (D) 10-20 mol %. Unit structures including aromatics account for 81-90 mol % of (A)+(B)+(C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ryuta Mizuochi, Yasunobu Someya, Hiroyuki Wakayama, Rikimaru Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11434602
    Abstract: A synthetic leather includes: a base cloth; on the base cloth, an adhesion layer, a skin layer, and a flame-retardant layer, in this order, in which the flame-retardant layer includes at least one selected from hydrotalcite or a hydrotalcite-like compound, and is a cured product of a composition that includes a binder and particles having an average particle diameter of from 10 nm to 2500 nm, and is a layer having a thickness of from 1 ?m to 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Tadahisa Sasase, Yusuke Kato, Shohei Hosoo, Yasushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 11427724
    Abstract: A pigment printing ink jet ink composition includes a pigment, a resin particle, an organic solvent, and water. The organic solvent includes an amide compound represented by the following general formula (1). In the general formula (1), R1 represents a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and R2 and R3 each independently present hydrogen atoms or a straight chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Masakazu Ohashi, Kosuke Chidate, Toshiyuki Miyabayashi
  • Patent number: 11420390
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system is disclosed for use in fabricating a structure. The additive manufacturing system may include a support, and a print head configured to discharge a material and being operatively connected to and moveable by the support in a normal travel direction during material discharge. The print head may include a module located at a trailing side of the discharging material relative to the normal travel direction and being configured to compact the material and expose the material to a cure energy at a tool center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Raye Vincent Brodie, Kyle Frank Cummings, Andrew Michael Stulc, Nathan Andrew Stranberg, Brock Jahner, Stephen Tyler Wilson
  • Patent number: 11407213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decorative high pressure laminate (HPL) panel, comprising an outermost décor layer and a core layer, wherein said panel further comprises at least one photovoltaic element for converting the energy of light into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, said at least one photovoltaic element is located between said outermost décor layer and said core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Birgitta Katarina Charlotte Kjellander, Henricus Hubertus Maria Kömhoff
  • Patent number: 11407935
    Abstract: Described are colour developers of formula (I) Ar1—SO2—NH—C6H4—SO2—C6H4—NH—CO—NH—Ar2 (I), a heat-sensitive recording material, comprising a carrier substrate and also a heat-sensitive, colour-forming layer comprising at least one colour former and at least one phenol-free colour developer, the at least one colour developer being the compound of formula (I), and a method for producing this heat-sensitive recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Horn, Timo Stalling
  • Patent number: 11397173
    Abstract: An interconnected corrugated carbon-based network comprising a plurality of expanded and interconnected carbon layers is disclosed. In one embodiment, each of the expanded and interconnected carbon layers is made up of at least one corrugated carbon sheet that is one atom thick. In another embodiment, each of the expanded and interconnected carbon layers is made up of a plurality of corrugated carbon sheets that are each one atom thick. The interconnected corrugated carbon-based network is characterized by a high surface area with highly tunable electrical conductivity and electrochemical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Veronica Strong, Maher F. El-Kady, Richard B. Kaner
  • Patent number: 11376828
    Abstract: Film structures and related methods and uses thereof are described herein. One or more of the film structures generally include an A layer, a B layer and a C layer. The B layer is positioned between the A layer and the C layer. The A layer includes high density polyethylene. The B layer includes linear low density polyethylene and a nucleating agent. The C layer includes one or more polymers. One or more of the related methods include methods for producing film structures including an A layer, a B layer, and a C layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventors: Lindsay E. Corcoran, Thomas J. Schwab
  • Patent number: 11354527
    Abstract: A method and system for writing a label (defined within a predetermined region of the sample 110), the label displaying a visible layout of light-modified regions in a predetermined spatial arrangement. The method comprises: modifying regions of a material within the label using light, wherein the modifying comprises using light of a first polarisation state to provide photo-induced optically active regions of a first type having a first optical activity state which is characteristic of having been formed by light of the first polarisation state, in order to encode covert information in the label using the locations of the first type of light-modified regions within the spatial arrangement of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Angus Ian Kirkland, Paul Ewart, Konstantin Borisenko, Ben Williams, Andrew Luers, Giuliano Siligardi, Rohanah Hussain
  • Patent number: 11352260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bundle-type carbon nanotube which has a bulk density of 25 to 45 kg/m3, a ratio of the bulk density to a production yield of 1 to 3, and a ratio of a tap density to the bulk density of 1.3 to 2.0, and a method for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD
    Inventors: Sung Jin Kim, Jae Keun Yoon, Dong Hyun Cho, Hyun Joon Kang, Byung Yul Choi, Duk Ki Kim, Hyun Woo Park, Hyo Sang You
  • Patent number: 11345117
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible sheet-shaped material includes a preceding process and a succeeding process. The preceding process is a process for applying a first coating liquid to a material to be coated by a first roll coater. The material to be coated includes a convex portion and becomes the sheet-shaped material. The succeeding process is a process which is performed after the preceding process and which applies a second coating liquid to the material to be coated by a second roll coater. The preceding process is a process for applying the first coating liquid only to the convex portion using a reverse roll coater as the first roll coater. The succeeding process is a process for applying the second coating liquid only to the convex portion by the second roll coater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Jun Syoyama
  • Patent number: 11346112
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes composite siding panels with a structure that reduces dimpling. The siding panel comprises a backing member and a siding member that are joined by an adhesive layer. The adhesive layer may be made with fingers extending from its sides, or may be made with an adhesive that has an elongation factor of at least 1000%. These reduce dimpling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick M. Culpepper, Ryan Beach