Discontinuous Or Differential Coating, Impregnation Or Bond (e.g., Artwork, Printing, Retouched Photograph, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/195.1)
  • Patent number: 11143690
    Abstract: A testing structure is disclosed. The testing structure includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer includes a first pattern. The third layer includes a second pattern. The first layer, the second layer, and the third layer overlap each other. The second layer is connected to a CBCM (charged based capacitance measurement) testing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsueh-Han Lu, Jui-Hsiu Jao
  • Patent number: 11145846
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for manufacturing a display device are provided. An apparatus for manufacturing a display device includes a first unit configured to remove impurities of a support substrate, a second unit configured to form a sacrificial layer on the support substrate, a third unit configured to form a flexible substrate on the sacrificial layer, and a fourth unit configured to form a display unit on the flexible substrate. The second unit includes a moving unit movable in a first direction to receive the support substrate, a first supply nozzle configured to spray a solution onto the support substrate to coat a graphene oxide layer, and a second supply nozzle configured to dry the graphene oxide layer coated on the support substrate while removing a portion of the graphene oxide layer, to form the sacrificial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Jun Moon, Byung Hoon Kang, Dong Kyun Seo, Hee Kyun Shin, Jun Ho Sim, Woo Jin Cho
  • Patent number: 11145507
    Abstract: A method of forming a GaN film includes following steps. A silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate is provided. The SOI substrate includes a substrate, an insulator layer and a silicon layer. The insulator layer is disposed on the substrate and the silicon layer is disposed on the insulator layer. The silicon layer is pattered into a patterned silicon layer including a plurality of recessed features. Each recessed feature has a sidewall. A plurality of GaN structures are epitaxially grown from the sidewalls, and the GaN structures are separated from each other. The GaN structures are continuously epitaxially grown vertically and horizontally to merge the GaN structures over top of the patterned silicon layer to form a GaN layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: WAFER WORKS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ping-Hai Chiao, Wen-Chung Li, Tsui-Yun Liao
  • Patent number: 11139629
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film is capable of preventing a short circuit between terminals even though narrowing of the interval between connecting terminals advances. An electrically conductive support plate supports a base film having one surface with an adhesive layer. An array plate is disposed to face the adhesive layer and has through holes arranged in a pattern corresponding to the array pattern of electrically conductive particles. A spray sprays the electrically conductive particles together with a liquid while applying a voltage to the electrically conductive particles, in which the electrically conductive particles which are charged with an electrical charge are sprayed together with a liquid from the spray while applying a voltage between the spray and the support plate and the electrically conductive particles which have passed through the through holes of the array plate are arranged on the adhesive layer in the array pattern of the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 11136758
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are tiles, systems, and methods related to manufacturing bullnose or other non-straight edge tiles. In a method of manufacturing a bullnose tile, the method comprises the steps of providing a tile, wherein said tile is a fired ceramic tile comprising a base and a decoration; cutting or milling the tile to form a bullnose edge; transporting the tile to at least a first printing station; printing at least one print layer of print media on the bullnose edge; transporting the tile to a curing station and curing the print media to provide the bullnose tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Daltile Corporation
    Inventors: Claudio Caselli, Rahul Patki
  • Patent number: 11138997
    Abstract: A multilayer exchange spring recording media consist of a magnetically hard magnetic storage layer strongly exchange coupled to a softer nucleation host. The strong exchange coupling can be through a coupling layer or direct. The hard magnetic storage layer has a strong perpendicular anisotropy. The nucleation host consists of one or more ferromagnetic coupled layers. For a multilayer nucleation host the anisotropy increases from layer to layer. The anisotropy in the softest layer of the nucleation host can be two times smaller than that of the hard magnetic storage layer. The lateral exchange between the grains is small. The nucleation host decreases the coercive field significantly while keeping the energy barrier of the hard layer almost unchanged. The coercive field of the total structure depends on one over number of layers in the nucleation host. The invention proposes a recording media that overcomes the writeability problem of perpendicular recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Dieter Suess
  • Patent number: 11127806
    Abstract: A wiring structure, a display substrate and a display device are provided, which belongs to the field of display technology. The wiring structure includes a plurality of hollow patterns connected successively. Each of the hollow patterns includes a first conductive part having a first pattern and a second conductive part having a second pattern. The first conductive part and the second conductive part are connected with each other, and the first pattern and the second pattern have different shapes. Because the wiring structure includes a plurality of hollow patterns connected successively, and the first conductive part and the second conductive part in each hollow pattern have different shapes, even if the conductive part of one shape in the wiring structure is broken in the process of bending, stretching and twisting, the conductive part of the other shape can also ensure good conductivity for the wiring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Benlian Wang, Li Wang, Yipeng Chen, Yueping Zuo, Zheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11119617
    Abstract: A transparent electrode member includes a translucent base, and first transparent electrodes that are arranged side by side in a first direction on a first surface of the base, that are translucent, and that are electrically connected to each other. Each of the first transparent electrodes has a dispersion layer including a matrix composed of an insulating material and conductive nanowires dispersing in the matrix. A coupling member that electrically connects two adjacent first transparent electrodes to each other is composed of a conductive region. The density of the conductive region in peripheral regions of each first transparent electrode is higher than that in a central region of the first transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yamai, Yuta Hiraki
  • Patent number: 11119406
    Abstract: A photo-curable composition having a high polymerization rate and a high polymerization conversion is provided, containing a radical-polymerizable monomer (A), a photopolymerization initiator (B), and a compound (C) serving as a sensitizer and having the following general formula (1), wherein X1 and X2 are selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, alkyl groups, a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, and alkyl groups in which part or all of the hydrogen atoms are substituted with fluorine; where X1 and X2 may be the same or different; and R1 to R10 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, halogen atoms, alkyl groups, alkoxy groups, a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, and alkyl groups in which part or all of the hydrogen atoms are substituted with fluorine, wherein R1 to R10 may be the same or different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoko Matsufuji, Toshiki Ito, Kanae Kawahata
  • Patent number: 11111584
    Abstract: A method of forming vertical graphene nanostripes comprising one or several monolayers and characterized by a thickness normal to the one or several monolayers, a length orthogonal to the thickness, and a width orthogonal to the thickness includes providing a substrate, subjecting the substrate to a reduced pressure environment in a processing chamber, and providing methane gas and C6-containing precursor. The method also includes flowing the methane gas and the C6-containing precursor into the processing chamber, establishing a partial pressure ratio of the C6-containing precursor to methane gas in the processing chamber, and generating a plasma. The method further includes exposing at least a portion of the substrate to the methane gas, the C6-containing precursor, and the plasma and growing the vertical graphene nanostripes coupled to the at least a portion of the substrate, wherein the thickness of the vertical graphene nanostripes extends parallel to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Nai-Chang Yeh, Chen-Chih Hsu
  • Patent number: 11106130
    Abstract: A direct patterning method of touch panel is provided. A substrate having a display region and a peripheral region is provided. A periphery circuit having a bonding pad is disposed on the periphery region. A metal nanowire layer made of metal nanowires are disposed on the display region and the peripheral region. A photosensitive pre-cured layer is disposed on the metal nanowire layer. A photolithography process is performed, which includes exposing the pre-cured layer to define a removal area and a reserved area, and removing the pre-cured layer and the metal nanowire layer on the removal area using a developer solution to form a touch-sensing electrode disposed on the display region and to expose the bonding pad disposed on the periphery region. The touch sensing electrode made of the pre-cured layer and the metal nanowire layer is electrically connected to the periphery circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shan-Yu Wu, Chien-Hsien Yu, Chih-Min Chen, Wei-Na Cao, Cheng-Chieh Chang, Xue-Wei Wei, Zhi-Xiong Chen
  • Patent number: 11104796
    Abstract: A polycarbonate composition contains, based on the total weight of the polycarbonate composition: one or more polycarbonate homopolymers; a poly(carbonate-siloxane) copolymer comprising siloxane units with an average block length of 5 to 120, preferably 10 to 100, the poly(carbonate-siloxane) copolymer being present in an amount effective to provide 2.5 to 10 wt % of siloxane units based on the total weight of the polycarbonate composition; 1 to 8 wt % of an elastomer-modified graft copolymer; 0.01 to 5 wt % of a silicone oil; and 0.1 to 8 wt % of an additive; and wherein the composition has a melt mass flow rate higher than 16 g/10 min, determined in accordance with ASTM D1238 under a load of 1.2 kg at 300° C. with a dwelling time of 300 seconds; and an Izod notched impact energy of at least 700 J/m measured at 23° C. on a sample of 3.2 mm thickness according to ASTM D256-10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SHPP GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Yagang Chen, Wei Shan, Shijie Song, Yaming Niu
  • Patent number: 11106321
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a touch panel includes defining a removing area of a photo-sensitive conductive layer and a photo-sensitive layer by an exposure process. On a display area, the photo-sensitive layer and a metal nanowire layer in the removing area are removed by a developer solution so as to form a touch sensing electrode on the display area. On a peripheral area, the photo-sensitive conductive layer, the photo-sensitive layer, and the metal nanowire layer in the removing area are removed by the developer solution so as to form a peripheral trace on the peripheral area. The touch sensing electrode and the peripheral trace are electrically connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: TPK Glass Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsien Yu, Fang Fang, Yipeng Gan, Wei-Na Cao, Zheng-pang Huang
  • Patent number: 11096883
    Abstract: Provided is a composition including: an acrylamide compound represented by general formula (1) in 20% by mass or greater but 50% by mass or less; a multifunctional monomer in 40% by mass or greater but 70% by mass or less; and a polymerization initiator, where in general formula (1), R1 represents alkyl group containing 1 through 6 carbon atoms, X represents alkylene group containing 1 through 6 carbon atoms, and Y represents any one selected from the group consisting of general formula (2) below and general formula (3) below, where in general formula (2), R2 represents alkyl group containing 1 through 10 carbon atoms, and * represents binding site with X above, where in general formula (3), R2 represents alkyl group containing 1 through 10 carbon atoms, and * represents binding site with X above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takenori Suenaga, Masahide Kobayashi, Mitsunobu Morita, Takashi Okada, Soh Noguchi, Tatsuki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11100272
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a layout of a circuit pattern implemented on a semiconductor wafer, and identifying one or more polygons in the layout based on a length criteria. One or more measurement gauges are placed on the identified polygons to thereby obtain measured polygons. A scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the circuit pattern is obtained. The SEM image is aligned with the layout including the measured polygons. A critical dimension of one or more objects in the SEM image is measured. The one or more objects correspond to the one or more polygons. Based on the measured critical dimension, it is determined whether the circuit pattern is acceptable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chi Wu, Wen-Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 11097564
    Abstract: Aspects are directed to a textile substrate with two or more ink layers and methods for printing a textile substrate. The two or more ink layers may include one or more visual components that form graphics or images that are visible to an observer when viewing the textile substrate from different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Mon
  • Patent number: 11098216
    Abstract: An image forming method for forming an image on a non-absorbable substrate includes (a) applying a surface processing composition including water, a first organic solvent, and a urethane resin particle to the non-absorbable substrate, (b) applying a non-white ink including water, a second organic solvent, and a second acrylic resin particle and (c) applying a white ink including water, a third organic solvent, a third acrylic resin particle, and a white colorant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Imanaga, Tomohiro Nakagawa, Juichi Furukawa, Satoyuki Sekiguchi, Ayaka Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11090635
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing a supported catalyst that enables the production of carbon nanotubes having a large specific surface area in high yield. Carbon nanotubes produced using the supported catalyst are also provided. The carbon nanotubes are suitable for use in various applications due to their large specific surface area and high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: SungJin Kim, Seungyong Son, Jihee Woo, Dongchul Lee, KyungYeon Kang
  • Patent number: 11090408
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system comprising a thermoset polyurethane shape memory polymer (SMP) foam that includes at least one antimicrobial agent. The antimicrobial agent may include at least one phenolic acid that is a pendent group chemically bonded to a polyurethane polymer chain of the SMP foam. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: THE TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
    Inventors: Mary Beth Monroe, Duncan J. Maitland, Andrew Weems, Brandis Keller, Grace Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11077992
    Abstract: A removable dispensing system for improving the extraction of pourable material from bulk packaging. The system includes a spout having an end with a flanged base and an end with a closure mechanism. The spout is connected to the bulk packaging with a two-sided adhesive element or coupler. The coupler attaches to the packaging and to the flanged base of the spout. The spout may be removed by hand and attached to a different package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Lisa J. Kerstetter, Tom E. Kerstetter
  • Patent number: 11076483
    Abstract: A direct bonded copper ceramic substrate is provided, which includes a nitride ceramic substrate, a first passivation layer, and a first copper layer. The first passivation layer includes aluminum oxide or silicon oxide doped with another metal. The other metal is titanium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, or a combination thereof. The aluminum or silicon and the other metal have a weight ratio of 60:40 to 99.5:0.5. The first passivation layer is disposed between the top surface of the nitride ceramic substrate and the first copper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kai-Hsiang Chuang, Chien-Chiang Hsu, Chien-Chung Hsu, Kuo-Chuang Chiu
  • Patent number: 11067912
    Abstract: Herein is described a method of providing a printed label. The method comprises: providing a printed label substrate having disposed thereon an electrostatically printed ink; applying a UV curable overcoat composition to the printed ink, wherein the UV curable overcoat composition comprises (i) a component selected from UV curable monomers and UV curable oligomers, and (ii) a slip agent; curing the overcoat composition under UV irradiation with an output power of 2500 W or less. Printed labels and an ink and overcoat composition set are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Skvirsky, Inna Tzomik, Faina Kogan, Alexander Stolov
  • Patent number: 11068091
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate, a photosensitive layer, a metal nanowire layer and a photosensitive conductive layer. The metal nanowire layer and the photosensitive layer are formed on a display area and a peripheral area of the substrate. The photosensitive conductive layer is formed on the metal nanowire layer on the peripheral area. A removal region and a reserved region of both the photosensitive conductive layer and the photosensitive layer are defined by an exposure process. At the display area, the photosensitive layer and the metal nanowire layer in the removal region are removed by a developer to form a touch sensing electrode. At the peripheral area, the photosensitive conductive layer, the photosensitive layer and the metal nanowire layer in the removal region are removed by a developer to form a peripheral conductive trace. The touch sensing electrode is electrically connected to the peripheral conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TPK Glass Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Chen-Hsin Chang, Chia-Hao Hsu, Shan-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 11069263
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allowing sight impaired or blind persons to identify articles of clothing utilizing “smart labels” which comprise identification information, wherein the identification information is contained in, represented by, or interpretable via raised indicia (e.g., raised lettering or Braille), smart codes, global positioning system (GPS) technology, magnetic stripes, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, near field communication (NFC) technology, microprocessors, Bluetooth technology, or combinations thereof. These smart labels are unaffected by normal usage such as washing, folding and crumpling to allow sight impaired or blind persons to tactually, or via an electronic interpretation device, e.g., personal computer, a smartphone, computer tablet, magnetic stripe reader, NFC communicator, RFID reader, or Bluetooth device, comprehend the identification information of the smart label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Jakayla Dixon
  • Patent number: 11059983
    Abstract: An ink comprises a pigment, a quinacridone derivative represented by the following Chemical formula 1. where R1, R2, R3, and R4 each, independently represent hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms, or alkyl groups having 1 to 4 carbon atoms. R5 and R6 each, independently represent alkyl groups having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and m and n each, independently represent 0, 1, or 2, excluding a case where both m and n are simultaneously 0, and a solvent A having an SP value of from 9.0 to 11.0, wherein the proportion of the solvent A in the ink is less than 10 percent by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Matsuyama, Yuuki Yokohama, Amika Sagara, Masaki Kudo, Kazuhiko Umemura, Yukihiro Imanaga, Mayumi Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 11048297
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing the cover window includes a film layer and a resin layer disposed on the film layer to surround an edge of the film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang-Woo Han
  • Patent number: 11040564
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming and detecting security elements on the surface of a component and/or in a component, in which at least one layer or at least one region that is preferably formed of a magnetic material or of a material different from the component material is formed on the surface of the component and/or in the component that is formed of a magnetic or of a nonmagnetic material in a locally and geometrically defined manner. At least one ablated track, at least one heat-affected region and/or at least one remelted treatment track are/is formed by a locally and geometrically defined ablation of material or input of energy on/at the surface of a component along a predefined contour corresponding to the respective security feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
    Inventors: Rene Siebert, Robert Baumann
  • Patent number: 11041085
    Abstract: There is provided an ink set usable for forming an image on a recording medium which is fabric or recording paper, the ink set including: a water-based ink for ink-jet recording including a pigment, a first resin and water; and a treatment agent including a second resin and the water. The ink set satisfies the following conditions (1) to (3): condition (1): 0.9?(B+C)/A; condition (2): 3?A?9; condition (3): B<9. In the conditions (1) to (3), A: a blending amount (% by weight) of the pigment in an entire amount of the water-based ink; B: a blending amount (% by weight) of the first resin in the entire amount of the water-based ink; and C: a blending amount (% by weight) of the second resin in an entire amount of the treatment agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Yuhara, Yasuhiro Taga, Mitsunori Maeda, Shinpei Ito
  • Patent number: 11040471
    Abstract: A resin product includes an outer surface. The outer surface includes a first area and a second area. The first area includes a surface pattern including a concave and convex portion having a first difference in height. The second area includes a surface pattern including a concave and convex portion having a second difference in height, larger than the first difference in height. An arithmetic average height of a top of a convex portion of the concave and convex portion having the first difference in height is larger than an arithmetic average height of a top of a convex portion of the concave and convex portion having the second difference in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sano, Kei Oikawa
  • Patent number: 11034850
    Abstract: Described herein is a printing ink or coating composition that includes: (a) one or more elastomeric polyurethane resins with amine functionality having a glass transition temperature of about ?45° C. to about ?70° C.; (b) one or more acrylic resins based on a methacrylate/styrene co-polymer with a glass transition temperature of about 45° C. to about 110° C.; (c) one or more nitrocellulose binders; (d) one or more solvents; and (e) optionally, one or more waxes and/or one or more colorants. The inks and coating compositions are well suited for printing onto shrink sleeve label substrates, such as by flexographic and gravure printing. The inks and coatings provide exceptional printability and resistance to chemicals, to softening, to re-wetting, and to set-off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: David Jason Rimmer, Nicholas Matthew Crandon
  • Patent number: 11033481
    Abstract: A silicone resin represented by formula (1) and having a Mw of 1,000-8,000 is useful in cosmetics. [(C6H5)3SiO1/2]a[R13SiO1/2]b[R22SiO2/2]c[R3SiO3/2]d[SiO4/2]e??(1) R1 is a C1-C8 alkyl group, C6-C12 aryl group (exclusive of phenyl) or C1-C8 fluorinated alkyl group, R2 and R3 are each independently a C1-C8 alkyl group, C6-C12 aryl group or C1-C8 fluorinated alkyl group, a=0-0.2, b=0.1-0.5, c=0-0.2, d=0.01-0.5, e=0-0.6, a+b+c+d+e=1.0, at least one phenyl group is included in the molecule. A film of the silicone resin has a refractive index of at least 1.48.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroomi Iyoku, Yuji Ando
  • Patent number: 11035075
    Abstract: A thermal inkjet dye sublimation ink consists of a disperse dye colorant dispersion, a co-solvent system, an additive, and a balance of water. The colorant dispersion is present in an amount ranging from about 1 wt % actives to about 7 wt % actives. The co-solvent system is present in a total amount ranging from about 12 wt % to about 25 wt %. The co-solvent system consists of glycerol present in an amount ranging from about 9 wt % to about 16 wt %, ethoxylated glycerol present in an amount ranging from 0 wt % to about 5 wt %, and a water soluble or water miscible organic solvent present in an amount ranging from 0 wt % to about 7 wt %. The additive is selected from the group consisting of a surfactant, a chelating agent, a buffer, a biocide, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Howard Doumaux, Nicholas J. Stewart
  • Patent number: 11034150
    Abstract: An ink jet head includes a nozzle plate base including a plurality of nozzles. A liquid repellent film is formed on a surface of the nozzle plate base. The liquid repellent film comprises a polymeric compound formed of repeating units with a cyclic structure. A portion of the repeating units with the cyclic structure are ring-opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Seki
  • Patent number: 11015072
    Abstract: An ink contains water, an organic solvent, and a resin having a glass transition temperature Tg of from 0 to 70 degrees C., wherein a contact angle ?1 of the ink against a vinyl chloride resin film and a contact angle ?2 of the ink against an ink image formed with the ink satisfies the following relationship: ?1<?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuta Nakamura, Naoto Shimura
  • Patent number: 11009796
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes forming a material layer over a substrate and forming a resist layer over the material layer. The resist layer includes an inorganic material and an auxiliary. The inorganic material includes a plurality of metallic cores and a plurality of first linkers bonded to the metallic cores. The method includes exposing a portion of the resist layer. The resist layer includes an exposed region and an unexposed region. In the exposed region, the auxiliary reacts with the first linkers. The method also includes removing the unexposed region of the resist layer by using a developer to form a patterned resist layer. The developer includes a ketone-based solvent having a formula (a) or the ester-based solvent having a formula (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Hui Weng, An-Ren Zi, Ching-Yu Chang, Chin-Hsiang Lin, Chen-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 11000428
    Abstract: A three-dimensional substrate has a first surface, a second surface, land areas and comprises three-dimensional protrusions extending outward from the second surface of the three-dimensional substrate. The three-dimensional protrusions are surrounded by the land areas. The three-dimensional substrate is a laminate comprising at least two layers in a face to face relationship. The second layer comprise a tissue layer facing outward from the second surface of the three-dimensional substrate. The tissue layer comprises at least 80% pulp fibers by weight of the tissue layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jill Marlene Orr, Rodrigo Rosati, Adrien Grenier, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Darrell Ian Brown
  • Patent number: 10990124
    Abstract: A camera lens identifying system. The system includes a smartphone having a front side with a forward facing camera and an indicator on the smartphone surrounding the forward facing camera. The indicator identifying the forward facing camera lens may be a sticker, other attachment, downloadable application, or physical property of the phone. The system may include a cover, such as a screen protector. The cover has a top portion with a slot sized to fit around the forward facing camera. The indicator is on the cover surrounding the slot or the opening for the forward facing camera. When users are able to quickly locate a camera lens on a mobile phone or smartphone prior to snapping the photo, their eyes are looking in the right place, resulting in a better image and better eye contact. The camera lens identifying system permits users to quickly locate the camera lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Madelyn Murphy, Jenny A. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10987956
    Abstract: A tray for a printing apparatus including a conveying unit that conveys the tray holding a printing medium, and a printing unit that performs printing onto a print surface of the printing medium on the tray includes: a placement surface for placing thereon an adapter that holds the printing medium; a pressing member disposed on the upstream side of the adapter in the inserting direction of the tray with respect to the printing apparatus to press the adapter placed on the placement surface toward a downstream side of the inserting direction; a regulating portion configured to regulate a movement of the adapter by abutting the adapter pressed by the pressing member; and an opening into which a protrusion of the adapter is insertable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ota, Koya Iwakura, Shimpei Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10987898
    Abstract: A peelable laminated film in which a substrate film containing a polyester resin and a light transmitting film containing a resin having a glass transition temperature of higher than 80° C. and an aromatic ester compound are laminated, and a method for producing a polarizing plate which contains bonding a surface of the light transmitting film of the peelable laminated film to a polarizer through an adhesive, the surface being opposite to an interface of the light transmitting film to the substrate film, and then peeling off the substrate film to obtain a polarizing plate having the polarizer and the light transmitting film are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Okuda, Daiki Wakizaka
  • Patent number: 10990013
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes forming a material layer over a substrate and forming a resist layer over the material layer. The resist layer includes an inorganic material and an auxiliary. The inorganic material includes a plurality of metallic cores and a plurality of first linkers bonded to the metallic cores. The method includes exposing a portion of the resist layer. The resist layer includes an exposed region and an unexposed region. In the exposed region, the auxiliary reacts with the first linkers. The method also includes removing the unexposed region of the resist layer by using a developer to form a patterned resist layer. The developer includes a ketone-based solvent having a formula (a), wherein R1 is linear or branched C1-C5 alkyl, and R2 is linear or branched C3-C9 alkyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: An-Ren Zi, Ching-Yu Chang, Chin-Hsiang Lin
  • Patent number: 10983012
    Abstract: A temperature sensor that includes a first electrode layer, a second electrode layer, and a thermistor layer between the first and second electrode layers. The thermistor layer includes a spinel-type semiconductor ceramic composition powder containing Mn, Ni, and Fe, and an organic polymer component. In the semiconductor ceramic composition powder, the molar ratio of Mn to Ni is 85/15?Mn/Ni?65/35, and when the total molar quantity of Mn and Ni is 100 parts by mole, the content of Fe is 30 parts by mole or less, and the semiconductor ceramic composition powder is 2 ?m or less in particle size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Hioki, Hiroshi Marusawa, Michiru Mikami
  • Patent number: 10975268
    Abstract: A sealing for arrangement between a wall and a wall covering includes a sealing sheet and an adhesive tape. The sealing sheet and the adhesive tape each have a carrier layer of a preferably closed-cell foam plastic. Furthermore, the sealing sheet can bear a nonwoven fabric preferably on the wall-facing side, wherein border strips remain free of the nonwoven fabric for underlapping with an adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HYDROPHON KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Hille
  • Patent number: 10967567
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object 38 with a shape determined by model data defining a model 10 of the object, characterized by the steps of: a) splitting the model 10 into a high elevation/low resolution base part 18 and a low elevation/high resolution cover part 20?; b) forming a base body 30 with a shape as determined by the base part 18 of the model; c) employing a 3D printing technique for printing a sheet-like cover body 34 with a shape as determined by the cover part 20? of the model; and d) matching the cover body 34 to the base body 30 by vacuum forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CANON PRODUCTION PRINTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Mircea Nistor, Violeta Iacob
  • Patent number: 10960646
    Abstract: A window member includes a transparent substrate, wherein in plan view of the window member, the transparent substrate itself includes a first region, and a second region having higher radio-wave transmissivity than the first region. The transparent substrate may include a first glass sheet, and a second glass sheet which is laminated to the first glass sheet via an intermediate film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Osamu Kagaya, Masaru Shiina, Kotaro Enomoto, Kazuhiro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10964776
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a pixel defining structure, a display panel, a method of manufacturing the same, and a display device. The pixel defining structure includes: a first pixel defining layer with a first opening, located on a substrate, wherein the first pixel defining layer includes a first portion formed by a first hydrophilic-hydrophobic material and a second portion formed by a second hydrophilic-hydrophobic material, projections of the first portion and the second portion on a surface of the substrate are substantially not overlapped, a side surface of the first pixel defining layer facing the first opening includes a first side surface formed by the first hydrophilic-hydrophobic material and a second side surface formed by the second hydrophilic-hydrophobic material, and the first hydrophilic-hydrophobic material has a different hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity from that of the second hydrophilic-hydrophobic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunjing Hu, Wenjun Hou
  • Patent number: 10953432
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic surface is formed by growing a plurality of etchable, sacrificial structures, and depositing a discontinuous hydrophobic material onto the sacrificial structures. The discontinuity facilitates etching of the sacrificial structures to remove the grown structures while leaving the deposited material intact to result in surface features for achieving superior hydrophobic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventor: Pratap Rao
  • Patent number: 10953199
    Abstract: A dual dressing catheter site covering system prevents contamination of a wound site and inadvertent removal of a dressing from the catheter site. The system includes a primary dressing configured to cover a catheter site thereby inhibiting the catheter site from being contaminated. The primary dressing has an outer perimeter edge. A cover adhesive is positioned on a lower surface of a peripheral section of a cover dressing wherein the lower surface of the peripheral section adheres to the patient around the outer perimeter edge of the primary dressing. A central section of the cover dressing extends over and covers the primary dressing such that the cover dressing prevents contamination of the primary dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Luke Blake, Adam Schneider
  • Patent number: 10953679
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing printed matter is provided. The method includes the steps of: irradiating applied droplets of an active energy ray curable composition with an active energy ray having an illuminance less than 0.8 times a maximum gloss illuminance; and applying droplets of the active energy ray curable composition onto the applied droplets irradiated in the irradiating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Manabu Arita
  • Patent number: 10950439
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a pattern forming method is disclosed. The method includes forming a guide pattern, forming a block copolymer film that covers the guide pattern and includes first and second polymers, and forming a microphase-separation pattern including first portions of the first polymer and second portions of the second polymer which are alternately arranged by subjecting the block copolymer film to microphase separation. The method further includes measuring a position of the guide pattern, the first portions or the second portions by using a scanning probe microscope, determining whether a misalignment amount of the first portions with respect to the guide pattern is within a first range, based on the measured position of the first and the guide pattern, and removing the first portions, when the misalignment amount is within the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Tsukasa Azuma
  • Patent number: 10946625
    Abstract: Disclosed is a silane-based composition for forming an imprinting ink for imprint lithography applications in which the crosslinking of the silanes in the composition is suppressed by the inclusion of a compound of Formula 3: wherein R9 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6 linear or branched alkyl groups and a phenyl group, and wherein n is a positive integer having a value of at least 2. An ink may be formed by adding a PAG, photoinitiator or TAG to the composition such upon their activation, the crosslinking reaction is completed. An imprinting method using 10 such an ink is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Antonius Verschuuren, Remco Van Brakel