Discontinuous Or Differential Coating, Impregnation Or Bond (e.g., Artwork, Printing, Retouched Photograph, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/195.1)
  • 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
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Endle, Frank T. Sher, Patrick J. Yeshe
  • 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
    Assignee: JIANGSU CNANO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoxing Zhong, Ou Mao, Meijie Zhang, Tao Zheng
  • 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
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    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: 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
    Assignee: TIGER COATINGS GMBH & CO. KG
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: DE LA RUE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Rowe, Stuart William John Rost
  • 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
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Johanna Spoerl, Feng Li, Arun Prasad Venugopal, Klaus-Dietmar Wagner, Angela Weik
  • 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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Katagiri, Takuya Suzuki, Seiji Shika, Yune Kumazawa
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    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
    Assignees: KYOWA LEATHER CLOTH CO., LTD., NT&I CO., LTD., SHINSHU UNIVERSITY
    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
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: TRESPA INTERNATIONAL B.V.
    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
    Assignee: PAPIERFABRIK AUGUST KOEHLER SE
    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: 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: 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
    Assignee: OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Angus Ian Kirkland, Paul Ewart, Konstantin Borisenko, Ben Williams, Andrew Luers, Giuliano Siligardi, Rohanah Hussain
  • 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
    Assignee: PROGRESSIVE FOAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Culpepper, Ryan Beach
  • Patent number: 11338604
    Abstract: A print medium can include a cellulose-based paper substrate with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface can be treated with an electrically charged treatment layer. An ink-absorbing layer can be positioned on the electrically charged treatment layer. The ink-absorbing layer can include a polymeric binder and surface-activated fumed silica particles. The surface-activated fumed silica particles can include fumed silica particles that are surface-activated with charged multivalent aluminum salt and organosilane reagent. In further detail, an ink-receiving layer can be positioned on the ink-absorbing layer. The ink-receiving layer can include amorphous silica particles, alumina particles, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christine E. Steichen, Xulong Fu, Xiaoqi Zhou, Adam Weisman
  • Patent number: 11331944
    Abstract: A workpiece composed of acrylic material can be modified to produce a highly visual and aesthetic prismatic effect in which white light entering the workpiece can exit the workpiece in separate colors and sets. By applying dichroic paint and primer to precision cuts made into one of the planar surfaces of the workpiece, preferably filling in the spaces with a resin epoxy and then preferably sanding the surface, many more colors can be generated by the white light exiting the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Tajine Monjardo
  • Patent number: 11327218
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to methods for fabricating waveguide structures utilizing substrates. The waveguide structures are formed having input coupling regions, waveguide regions, and output coupling regions formed from substrates. The regions are formed by imprinting stamps into resists disposed on hard masks formed on surfaces of the substrates to form positive waveguide patterns. Portions of the positive waveguide patterns and the hard masks formed under the portions are removed. The substrates are masked and etched to form gratings in the input coupling regions and the output coupling regions. Residual portions of the positive waveguide patterns and the hard masks disposed under the residual portions are removed to form waveguide structures having input coupling regions, waveguide regions, and output coupling regions formed from substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Yu-tak Young, Wayne McMillan, Rutger Meyer Timmerman Thijssen, Robert Jan Visser
  • Patent number: 11325311
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus. A receiving unit receives a data of printing. An output unit outputs image data of each of plural elements which are parts of recording media, if the receiving unit receives print data including height information of a three-dimensional object at positions of each pixel of image data on a two-dimensional image is generated such that the three-dimensional object is formed by stacking the plural elements, and the image data is generated from the height information of the three-dimensional object at the positions of the each pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Kimihiko Isobe
  • Patent number: 11305571
    Abstract: A plurality of plastic sheets to be fed into a high speed printer for forming printed labels and similar articles and a stack of printed labels formed form the sheets. Each of the sheets or labels includes a core layer and opposed, upper and lower outer skin layers. The upper outer skin layer includes a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component, by weight, thereof and is capable of receiving printed indicia thereon. The core layer includes a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component, by weight, of the core layer; preferably a high crystallinity polypropylene homopolymer. The lower outer skin layer includes a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component by weight therein; the improvement wherein the lower outer skin layer includes a blend of organic and inorganic antiblocking agents or a blend of inorganic antiblocking agents; the blend including less than 10%, by weight, of the lower outer skin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Bruce S. Marks
  • Patent number: 11305570
    Abstract: It is the object of the present invention to provide a new polymer coating for low temperature plastics and plastic foams that allows for the application of disperse dyes in a sublimation process that preserves the original properties of the underlying plastic substrate. The composition includes an optically clear synthetic organic polymer base holding two layers, a first reflective layer supported by the low temperature plastic substrate that includes IR radiation reflecting additives, and a second layer supported by the first layer having light scattering particulate additives. The disperse dyes utilized in the invention may include additives to absorb IR radiation provided by an external IR source positioned above the disperse dyes causing the dyes to sublimate and diffuse quickly into the light scattering layer. The combination of these layers allows for diffusion of the disperse dye ink into the light scattering layer while protecting the low temperature plastic below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Conde Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Ramsden
  • Patent number: 11298888
    Abstract: Process for the realization of counter-mould elements for the containment of welding bead of plastic profiled elements, in which counter-mould elements (1) have a main body (2) adapted to receive in abutment a pair of profiled elements of plastic material welded together to obtain a frame for windows/doors, each profiled element comprising a welding surface weldable to the welding surface of another profiled element in a welding configuration in which the lateral faces of profiled elements are substantially adjacent to one another and define a locator surface, wherein the process comprises: a phase of acquisition of the profile of a portion of the lateral faces; a phase of definition of the profile of a contact surface (3) of the main body (2) adapted to receive in abutment the locator surface, the profile of the contact surface (3) being substantially complementary to the profile of the locator surface; a phase of three-dimensional molding obtained by means of a three-dimensional molding device (4) to obt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Graf Synergy S.r.l.
    Inventor: Andrea Vaccari
  • Patent number: 11291594
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes compressed grooves formed in line symmetry with respect to a longitudinal centerline and including a pair of central compressed grooves, and a pair of front lateral side compressed grooves and a pair of rear lateral side compressed grooves formed on the front lateral side and the rear lateral side, respectively, of the central compressed grooves. The front and rear lateral side compressed grooves each includes a first arc-shaped compressed groove and a second arc-shaped compressed groove, positioned more distant from the centerline than the first arc-shaped compressed groove, which are disposed such that their respective inner circular arcs face each other. An extension line of the central compressed grooves passes between an end of the first compressed groove and an end of the second compressed groove, and does not pass between another end of the first compressed groove and another end of the second compressed groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Susumu Yonaha
  • Patent number: 11285732
    Abstract: White ink includes a crystalline urethane resin and a coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, LTD.
    Inventors: Chikako Hatta, Ryo Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 11287754
    Abstract: A mask for cleaning a lithography apparatus includes a mask substrate and a coating provided on a surface of the mask substrate. The coating is configured to trap particulate contaminant matter from the lithography apparatus. A method of cleaning a lithography tool is also provided preparing a cleaning mask including a particle trapping layer formed on a substrate. The method includes transferring the cleaning mask through a mask transferring route of the lithography tool. Subsequently, the method includes analyzing a particle trapped by the particle trapping layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Wei Chen, Hsin-Chang Lee, Ping-Hsun Lin
  • Patent number: 11274572
    Abstract: A steam turbine having a turbine housing which has a plurality of turbine housing parts and surrounds a flow space along a turbine longitudinal axis, the turbine housing having a housing wall, a join being formed between two adjacent turbine housing parts. On a side of the housing wall facing the flow space, there is at least one flow shield which shields a wall section of the housing wall from a flow in the flow space. An interstice is formed between the flow shield and the wall section of the housing wall. The interstice has, at least in one region, an opening to the flow space, a fluid-communicating connection of the interstice to the flow space being formed via the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Detlef Haje, Stefan Preibisch, Manuela Salomo
  • Patent number: 11270883
    Abstract: A pattern-forming method includes applying a first composition on a surface layer of a substrate to form a first coating film. The surface layer includes a first region which includes a metal atom, and a second region which includes a silicon atom. The first coating film is heated. A portion other than a portion formed on the first region or a portion other than a portion formed on the second region of the first coating film heated is removed, thereby forming a first lamination portion. A second composition is applied on the substrate on which the first lamination portion is formed to form a second coating film. The second coating film is heated or exposed. A portion other than a portion formed on the first lamination portion of the second coating film heated or exposed is removed, thereby forming a second lamination portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: JSR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Komatsu, Motohiro Shiratani
  • Patent number: 11267216
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a polyimide film laminated substrate in which stable peeling with a constant low force from an inorganic substrate is enabled when a polyimide film is to be peeled from an inorganic substrate even after heat treatment at a temperature exceeding 500° C. is performed. [Solution] Silane coupling agent treatment is performed on an inorganic substrate on which a thin film of an aluminum oxide, a thin film of a composite oxide of aluminum and silicon, a thin film of molybdenum or tungsten, or an alloy thin film of molybdenum and tungsten is formed continuously or discontinuously on a part of at least one surface thereof, and a polyimide film layer is further laminated on the silane coupling agent layer. In the obtained laminate, the part where the aluminum oxide thin film layer is present functions as an easily-peelable layer, the part where no aluminum oxide thin film layer functions as an easily-bondable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Okuyama, Naoki Watanabe, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Masahiro Yamashita, Kaya Tokuda
  • Patent number: 11267232
    Abstract: To provide a decorative film in which swelling of a layer containing a fluorinated polymer is suppressed and adhesion of the layer containing the fluorinated polymer is excellent; and a method for producing a three-dimensional molded product provided with a decorative film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shuhei Ochi, Shiori Yoshigami, Shun Saito, Takashi Yoshida, Yoshiya Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11261335
    Abstract: A method of making a thermal control coating is provided. A primer layer can be applied to a substrate to form an exposed surface. The primer layer can include an epoxy binder and a silica filler. The exposed surface can be treated with an oxygen plasma to form a treated surface. A silicate-based thermal control coating can be applied to the treated surface, for example, by spraying, to form a thermal control coating on the substrate. Spacecraft and spacecraft hardware components coated with the thermal control coating, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Mark M. Hasegawa, Kenneth O'Connor, Grace M. Miller, Alfred Wong, George M. Harris
  • Patent number: 11247385
    Abstract: The three-dimensional printing process for obtaining a manufactured article with material effect comprises: a supply step of an image (1) in digital format reproducing a wooden surface portion provided with a plurality of grains (2), comprising a plurality of pixels; an identification step of a color range datum of each of pixels by means of a software; a transformation step of the color range datum into a depth spatial datum to produce a three-dimensional digital model of a manufactured article with material effect (3) provided with an outer surface (4) reproducing the grains (2) by means of a plurality of grooves (5) with variable depth; a three-dimensional printing step of the model to obtain the manufactured article with material effect (3) by means of a molding device (10, 13); and a painting step of the outer surface (4) by means of a paint (9), the paint (9) accumulating in the grooves (5) and reproducing the color range of the grains (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Graf Synergy S.r.l.
    Inventor: Andrea Vaccari
  • Patent number: 11247502
    Abstract: This inkjet image formation method has: a precoat liquid application step in which a precoat liquid is applied to a film substrate, the precoat liquid including a curing agent, a resin having a function group that reacts with the curing agent, and water; a precoat liquid drying step in which the precoat liquid applied to the film substrate is dried to form a precoat layer; an ink application step in which an ink is applied to the precoat layer by an inkjet method, the ink containing at least a coloring material, an organic solvent, and water; and an ink drying step in which the ink applied to the precoat layer is dried to form an image. The drying temperature T1, which is the highest temperature during the precoat liquid drying step, and the drying temperature T2, which is the highest temperature during the ink drying step, satisfy T2>T1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ushiku, Haruka Moriyama, Hirotaka Tagori
  • Patent number: 11242438
    Abstract: A cover window includes: a base film, and a coating layer positioned on the base film, and the coating layer includes a thermosetting coating layer and a photocurable coating layer. A display device includes: a display panel, and a cover window positioned on the display panel, and the cover window includes a base film, and a coating layer positioned on the base film, and the coating layer includes a thermosetting coating layer and a photocurable coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Wook Nam
  • Patent number: 11230131
    Abstract: Composite articles, and associated methods and systems, are generally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Travis Alexander Busbee, Andrew Marschner, Alexandra Koukhtieva
  • Patent number: 11230616
    Abstract: A composition contains ethylenically unsaturated quaternary ammonium cations with acetate counterions, where each of the ethylenically unsaturated ammonium cations contain only one non-aromatic carbon-carbon double bond and the composition contains less than one mole-percent chloride relative to quaternary ammonium cations can be polymerized to form a cationic polymer acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Union Carbide Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Backer, James Pawlow, Muhunthan Sathiosatham, Eric Wasserman
  • Patent number: 11226555
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein provide methods for preparing patterned neutral layers using photolithography, and structures prepared using the same. A method of preparing a structure may include disposing a film over a surface of a substrate, and removing plurality of elongated trenches from the film so as to define a plurality of spaced lines. A neutral layer may be disposed over the outer surface of each line, and may include a neutral group attached to the outer surface of that line via a covalent bond or a hydrogen bond. The surface of the substrate between the lines may be substantially free of the neutral layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited
    Inventors: Kuan-Hsin Lo, Ching-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 11225713
    Abstract: A method of making a transparent conductive graphene hybrid, comprising the steps of providing a PMMA/Graphene hybrid, functionalizing the PMMA/Graphene hybrid, providing a transparent substrate, oxidizing the transparent substrate, treating the oxidized substrate and forming a functionalized substrate, applying the PMMA/Graphene hybrid to the functionalized substrate, removing the PMMA, and forming a transparent conductive graphene hybrid. A transparent conductive graphene hybrid comprising a transparent substrate, wherein the transparent substrate is oxidized, and wherein the transparent substrate is treated with TFPA-NH2 to form a functionalized substrate, and a layer of graphene on the functionalized substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Evgeniya H. Lock, Nicholas A. Charipar, Alberto Piqué
  • Patent number: 11223123
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radio-wave-transmissive cover of a vehicle radar, which exhibits a metallic color and is imparted with improved radio-wave transmission performance. The radio-wave-transmissive cover may include an optical film formed by simultaneously depositing an aluminum (Al) material and a low-melting-point material, such that a radio wave radiated from an antenna of a radar, for example, provided in a vehicle is transmitted. The radio-wave-transmissive cover includes a substrate, and an optical film including aluminum (Al) and a low-melting-point metal having a melting point less than the melting point of aluminum (Al) on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, MOBASE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ill Joo Lee, Seung Chan Hong, Byeong Jun Son
  • Patent number: 11207867
    Abstract: Bio-inspired carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite laminates are provided. The CFRP laminates display high out-of-plane strength and ductility due to the incorporation of defects (e.g. areas of delamination) which are purposefully introduced into the laminate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ammar Abdulghani Melaibari, Ahmed Wagih Abdallah abdelhady, Muhammad Adnan Basha, Mohamed abdel Moniem Eltaher