Intermediate Layer Is Discontinuous Or Differential Patents (Class 428/201)
  • Patent number: 10914080
    Abstract: Described herein are resilient floor coverings produced by using digitally printed UV-cured inks and exhibiting high adhesion properties between an ink layer and a wear layer. Also described herein are methods for manufacturing same. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Tom Odum, Jay Vecsey, Jeff Wright
  • Patent number: 10836933
    Abstract: A repairing or reinforcement method includes applying, to concrete, a pressure-sensitive or bonding adhesive sheet containing a first pressure-sensitive or bonding adhesive layer; and curing the first adhesive layer such that a first surface of the first adhesive layer is bonded to the concrete. The first adhesive layer contains an acrylic resin having a glass transition temperature of 15° C. or below, a liquid epoxy resin, a solid epoxy resin, and a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahisa Taniguchi, Kentaro Hoshi
  • Patent number: 10829631
    Abstract: A composition contains an acrylamide compound A1 having an ester structure and a polymerization initiator B1 having a molecular weight of 800 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Hiraoka, Mitsunobu Morita, Takashi Okada, Soh Noguchi, Tatsuki Yamaguchi, Masahide Kobayashi, Takenori Suenaga
  • Patent number: 10804152
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: bonding a first surface of a device substrate on which a device is formed on a first surface to a support substrate via an adhesive; after bonding the device substrate to the support substrate, grinding and thinning a second surface side opposite to the first surface of the device substrate based on an in-plane processing rate at the time of forming a semiconductor substrate by RIE; after thinning the device substrate, forming a hole penetrating the device substrate by RIE; and burying metal in the hole to forma through electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Shima, Ippei Kume, Eiichi Shin, Eiji Takano, Takashi Shirono, Mika Fujii
  • Patent number: 10792887
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative sheet that, due to an asperity profile, creates a highly textured impression, such as a contoured impression, three-dimensional impression, impression of depth, and the like, even after being molded, and that has exceptional surface flatness. This decorative sheet has a layer that includes at least a transparent resin film layer, the layer that includes at least the transparent resin film layer having on one surface thereof an asperity profile having recesses that reach the transparent resin film layer, and includes an area in which the depth (d) of the recesses of the asperity profile, and the thickness T from the start point of the depth (d) to the surface on the opposite side from the surface that has the asperity profile in the layer that includes the transparent resin film layer, satisfy the relationship (d)/T×100=5-10, and is intended for use as a decorative resin molded article in which a molding resin is laminated to the surface having the asperity profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sakie Kataoka, Emi Hirose, Masatoshi Sutou
  • Patent number: 10777337
    Abstract: An electronic device wire conductor formation method includes the steps of using a plastic injection molding machine to create an insulative plastic block, operating a top mold of a transfer-printing equipment to reciprocate an adhesive-applying portion along a transfer-printing portion of a bottom mold for causing the adhesive-applying portion to coat a molten conductive adhesive evenly on the transfer-printing portion, inverting the insulative plastic block to attach molding units thereof onto the transfer-printing portion of the bottom mold for enabling the molten conductive adhesive to be transfer-printed onto U-shaped plates of the molding units, and finally removing the insulative plastic block from the bottom mold and then curing the coated conductive adhesive to form individual conductors on the respective U-shaped plate of molding units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ajoho Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Ping Mo, You-Chi Liu
  • Patent number: 10696810
    Abstract: Described is a mono-axially oriented polyolefin film including a core or base layer containing a plurality of voids formed by a cavitating agent, wherein the film is oriented at least 4 times in the machine direction, and exhibits excellent tear resistance in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventors: Matthew H. Brown, Harold Egon Koehn, Claudio M. Paulino
  • Patent number: 10661525
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a curved film for a mobile phone. The curved film from top to bottom includes in sequence a curved glass layer, a thermoplastic urethane (TPU) layer, an explosion-proof film and an adhesive layer. The technical scheme provided by the present disclosure has benefits of shock proofing and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Wing Tak Lee Silicone Rubber Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Tak Nam Liu
  • Patent number: 10662652
    Abstract: A roofing board, such as a polyiso insulation board, includes first and second surfaces, where the first surface is lighter in color than the second surface. This allows the roofing installer to choose which of the surfaces to expose to the atmosphere, the lighter surface being cooler than the darker surface. The lighter surface may have a solar reflectance greater than the darker surface. A roofing membrane is then adhered or otherwise attached to the exposed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Carlisle Intangible Company
    Inventors: Chad Buhrman, Ronald L. Goodman
  • Patent number: 10658434
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The organic light-emitting display device includes a touch sensor having a plurality of touch electrodes on an encapsulation stack covering a light-emitting element. The touch electrodes are formed at a low temperature and are crystallized through an annealing process, whereby it is possible to prevent damage to an organic light-emitting layer at the time of forming the touch electrodes. Thus the touch electrodes can be formed on the encapsulation stack without an additional bonding process to bond the touch sensor to the organic light-emitting display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae-Joon Song, Kyu-Hwang Lee
  • Patent number: 10649361
    Abstract: Methods of printing indicia on PVC sheets with laser printers. The method includes manufacturing a heat resistant coating that includes each of a water based ink, a work and turn coating, and Calcium Sulfate. The heat resistant coating is applied to the PVC sheet and is allowed to dry thereon. Indicia is printed on the PVC sheet with the laser printer. During a printing process, a temperature of a fuser assembly of the laser printer exceeds 290 degree Fahrenheit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ward Kraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Crum
  • Patent number: 10640667
    Abstract: A digital printing ink including a moisture absorption agent, a surfactant, an antifreeze agent, and a balance of a solvent is provided. The moisture absorption agent includes a block copolyester-ether. The surfactant includes a acrylic block copolymer. The antifreeze agent includes glycol. The digital printing ink has a viscosity of 2 cps to 12 cps, a surface tension of 28 dyne/cm to 40 dyne/cm, and a pH value of 6 to 8. A content of the moisture absorption agent is 5 wt. % to 11 wt. %, a content of the surfactant is 3 wt. % to 10 wt. %, and a content of the antifreeze agent is 3 wt. % to 5 wt. %, based on the total weight of the digital printing ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Textile Research Institute
    Inventors: Chia-Yi Lin, Po-Chuen Lin
  • Patent number: 10622581
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device module includes a glass cover element having a thickness from about 25 ?m to about 200 ?m, an elastic modulus from about 20 GPa to about 140 GPa and a puncture resistance of at least 1.5 kgf. The module further includes a stack with a thickness between about 100 ?m and about 600 ?m; and a first adhesive joining the stack to the cover element with a shear modulus between about 1 MPa and about 1 GPa. The stack further includes a panel, an electronic device, and a stack element affixed to the panel with a stack adhesive. Further, the device module is characterized by a tangential stress at a primary surface of the cover element of no greater than about 1000 MPa in tension upon bending the module to a radius from about 20 mm to about 2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Guangli Hu, Dhananjay Joshi, Eunyoung Park, Yousef Kayed Qaroush
  • Patent number: 10563101
    Abstract: A method of using a self-stick insulation. The method includes providing a piece of insulation product with an adhesive coating. The adhesive coating includes polystyrene-maleic anhydride (SMA) and/or polyacrylic acid (PAA); an alcohol amine; and at least one of a polyvinyl alcohol and a starch. The adhesive coating is then activated with liquid water. Once the adhesive coating is active, the insulation product is attached to a surface with the adhesive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Thomas John Fellinger, Guodong Zheng, Ames Kulprathipanja, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 10559768
    Abstract: A patterned adhesive can prevent detachment and easily return to an original state even during repeated folding operations, and a flexible display including the same are discussed. The patterned adhesive includes a patterned adhesive layer so that it can easily return to an original state by formation of a plurality of neutral planes upon compression and extension through a folding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mi-Jin Han, Seung-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10553835
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery cell configured such that an electrode assembly, including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, is mounted in a receiving part formed in a battery case, a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal protrude from at least one side of the electrode assembly, and an insulative material is provided between the electrode assembly and the battery case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Ki Park, Dong-Myung Kim, Sang Baek Ryu, Jung Shik Oh
  • Patent number: 10530045
    Abstract: A radio wave transmissive cover includes a cover body having a transparent first cover layer, a colored second cover layer, and a base material layer. The second cover layer is formed on the back surface of the first cover layer. The base material layer is formed on the back surface of the second cover layer. An opening is provided between the outer circumference and the center of the cover body. The opening extends through at least the base material layer and the second cover layer in the thickness direction, and the opening is open on the back surface of the base material layer. The base material layer and the second cover layer are joined together through a recess-protrusion relationship, thereby forming a sealing portion around the opening. The sealing portion seals the gap between the base material layer and the second cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Suzuki, Hideto Maeda, Tatsuya Oba
  • Patent number: 10522782
    Abstract: A flexible window includes: a first film layer through which light is incident to the flexible window from a display panel of a flexible display device, the first film layer including: a plurality of stacked first sub-film layers, an adhesive layer disposed between adjacent first sub-film layers, and an index matching layer disposed between a first sub-film layer and the adhesive layer adjacent thereto; and a second film layer on the first film layer to be disposed further from the display panel than the first film layer, the second film layer having a Young's modulus lower than that of each of the first sub-film layers. Within the flexible window, a refractive index of the index matching layer has a value between a refractive index of each of the first sub-film layers and a refractive index of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Choong Youl Im, Ivan Maidanchuk
  • Patent number: 10431354
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to methods for large area graphene precipitation onto glass, and associated articles/devices. For example, a coated article including a graphene-inclusive film on a substrate, and/or a method of making the same, is provided. A metal-inclusive catalyst layer (e.g., of or including Ni and/or the like) is disposed on the substrate. The substrate with the catalyst layer thereon is exposed to a precursor gas and a strain-inducing gas at a temperature of no more than 900 degrees C. Graphene is formed and/or allowed to form both over and contacting the catalyst layer, and between the substrate and the catalyst layer, in making the coated article. The catalyst layer, together with graphene formed thereon, is removed, e.g., through excessive strain introduced into the catalyst layer as associated with the graphene formation. Products including such articles, and/or methods of making the same, also are contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Anastasios John Hart, Daniel Quinn McNerny
  • Patent number: 10424749
    Abstract: A flexible display device is provided according to the present disclosure. The flexible display device includes a display panel, a support frame configured to support the display panel and provide strength to the flexible display device, and an adhesive layer between the display panel and the support frame. The adhesive layer includes a base film with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, first protuberances extending from the first surface towards the display panel and attaching to the display panel, and second protuberances extending from the second surface towards the support frame and attaching to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: TaeWoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10336035
    Abstract: The laminate according to the invention is a multiple layer structure and contains predominantly urethane-based polymeric materials in the cap and base layers thereof, with no significant amount of PVC. As such, under combustion conditions, the laminate releases substantially no harmful halogen-based bases, such as HCl or other toxic gases, and exhibits toxicity and smoke generation parameters well below acceptable industry standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNELLER LLC
    Inventors: Robert G. Pierson, Henry C. Ashton, Robert L. Gray, Gilles Le Du
  • Patent number: 10317796
    Abstract: A solder resist composition includes: a carboxyl group-containing resin; a photopolymerizable compound; a photopolymerization initiator containing a bisacylphosphine oxide-based photopolymerization initiator and an ?-hydroxy alkylphenone-based photopolymerization initiator; and a fluorescent dye. The bisacylphosphine oxide-based photopolymerization initiator contains bis-(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)-phenylphosphine oxide. The ?-hydroxy alkylphenone-based photopolymerization initiator contains 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-1-phenyl-propane-1-one. A mass ratio of the bis-(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)-phenylphosphine oxide to the 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-1-phenyl-propane-1-one is 2:1 to 1:10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GOO CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michiya Higuchi, Yoshio Sakai, Nobuhito Hamada, Tokuzan Miyake
  • Patent number: 10253130
    Abstract: The present application provides the block copolymers and their application. The present application may provide the block copolymers that have excellent self assembling and phase separation properties and therefore that can be effectively used in various applications. The present application may also provide applications of the block copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Kyu Lee, Yeon Joo Kang, Jung Keun Kim, Sung Joon Oh, Je Gwon Lee, Sung Soo Yoon
  • Patent number: 10253195
    Abstract: Methods of printing a three-dimensional object using co-reactive components are disclosed. Thermosetting compositions for three-dimensional printing are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fenn, Kurt G. Olson, Reza M. Rock, Cynthia Kutchko, Susan F. Donaldson, Hao Sun
  • Patent number: 10253497
    Abstract: A board with preformed seals. In an exemplary embodiment, a sealing material is applied to at least one edge of a board to form a preformed seal on that edge. The board is configured such that when the board is attached to a frame adjacent to a another board, at least a portion of the sealing material applied to the edge of the board seals against at least a portion of an edge another board. In one exemplary embodiment, the boards are configured to seal against edges of substantially identical boards. A plurality of the sheathing boards may be installed on a building frame to form a sheathing system that provides a moisture and/or gas barrier between and interior and exterior of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Clancy, John Frank Budinscak, Jr., Leandro John Burlingame
  • Patent number: 10196682
    Abstract: Disclosed are a sensor capable of detecting zinc oxide nanowires in water with high selectivity and sensitivity and a method for the detection of zinc oxide nanowires in water using the sensor. The sensor and method can provide powerful tools for analyzing the toxicity of zinc oxide nanowires to the environment and humans due to their ability to detect zinc oxide nanowires in water with high selectivity and sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sung Soo Na, Jinsung Park, June Seok You, Kyu Whan Jang
  • Patent number: 10087118
    Abstract: A reactive composite foil, including metallic fuel particles, oxidizer particles, and a diluent, which, when ignited, produces a self-propagating thermite reaction to produce a molten metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Timothy P. Weihs, Alex H. Kinsey, Kyle A. Slusarski, Karsten Woll, David Gibbins
  • Patent number: 10017941
    Abstract: A board with preformed seals. In an exemplary embodiment, a sealing material is applied to at least one edge of a board to form a preformed seal on that edge. The board is configured such that when the board is attached to a frame adjacent to a another board, at least a portion of the sealing material applied to the edge of the board seals against at least a portion of an edge another board. In one exemplary embodiment, the boards are configured to seal against edges of substantially identical boards. A plurality of the sheathing boards may be installed on a building frame to form a sheathing system that provides a moisture and/or gas barrier between and interior and exterior of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Clancy, John Frank Budinscak, Lee John Burlingame
  • Patent number: 9928757
    Abstract: A flexible laminate structure for making a package and methods for constructing such flexible laminate structures are described that provide a peelable portion integral to the laminate structure. An inner ink layer may be printed on the peelable portion that includes a promotional offer, such as in the form of a barcode, where the inner ink layer is not visible to a consumer without first peeling the peelable portion off the package due to the presence of one or more blocker ink layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Scott William Huffer, Jonathan Edward Trollen
  • Patent number: 9919742
    Abstract: A vehicle body has an underbody structure and an auxiliary frame fastened thereto, which supports components of a wheel axis of the vehicle. The auxiliary frame is connected to the underbody structure without interposition of elastomer bearings or the like by use of several adhesive beads. The adhesive beads are configured not only with regard to a connection that meets mechanical requirements, but in particular with regard to the thickness the adhesive beads are also configured for acoustic insulation. The auxiliary frame is additionally supported on a securing structure provided below the auxiliary frame with the interposition of an acoustic insulation layer. The securing structure is connected to the underbody structure in a force-fit or material fit manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Ralph Eppelein
  • Patent number: 9865838
    Abstract: A display device includes: a TFT substrate; a counter substrate; a flat bonding member bonding the TFT substrate and the counter substrate at a display area and an additional function area; and a bent bonding member bonding the TFT substrate and the counter substrate at a peripheral area outside the display area and a peripheral area outside the additional function area, the bent bonding member including a bonding interface at which a shear stress occurs due to the bending of the TFT substrate and the counter substrate. The bent bonding member has a deformation allowance in a direction of the shear stress greater than that of the flat bonding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Takayasu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9857148
    Abstract: A composite article includes a plurality of fibers at least partially embedded within a matrix. The fibers may be adhered to the matrix at a level of adhesion. The adhesion level between the fibers and the matrix may be varied spatially within the composite article. For example, the adhesion level may vary along a length of one of the fibers. The adhesion level may also vary among the fibers of a given layer. Furthermore, the adhesion level may vary between the layers of the composite article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Michael P. Kozar
  • Patent number: 9802384
    Abstract: Fire retardant laminates including a textile layer, a protective layer, and a fire retardant are provided. The protective layer includes a porous membrane and a coating layer. The porous membrane is positioned between the textile layer and the coating layer. The fire retardant includes one or more phosphonate esters of the general formula: where n=0 or 1, R1 and R2 are C1-C4 alkyl, R3 is H or C1-C4 alkyl, and R4 is a linear or branched alkyl. At least a portion of the phosphonate ester in the fire retardant laminate resides in the coating layer. The fire retardant laminates are suitable for use in protective garments that provide full flammability and burn protection, even after exposure to flammable materials such as petroleum, oils, and lubricants. A method of rendering the fire retardant laminate fire retardant is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph V. Kurian
  • Patent number: 9776382
    Abstract: A multi-layer surface covering includes at least a first and a second layer made of a polyvinyl chloride material, each of the two layers having a different density. One of the two layers includes a pigment such that the layer resembles teak. A surface of the colored layer is at least partly abraded to resemble a wood grain. The surface covering may additionally include grooves cut into the surface to resemble individual wood planks. The grooves additionally provide traction and drainage of liquid from the surface to an edge of the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Richard D. Bushey, Bret L. Bushey
  • Patent number: 9745701
    Abstract: Methods are generally disclosed for forming and using a casting paper. In one embodiment, the casting paper can be made by coating a first surface of a base sheet with a release coating such that the release coating covers the entire first surface of the base sheet. A printed release coating is then applied on a portion of the first release coating, and is dried or cured as needed to form the casting paper having a textured surface defined by elevated areas corresponding to the printed release coating and valley areas corresponding to exposed areas of the printed release coating. In another embodiment, the casting paper can be made by first printing a base sheet with a patterned, structured coating, then coating over the patterned, structured coating with a release coating such that the release coating covers at least the unprinted areas of the base sheet. The casting paper can be used to form a texturized surface in a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Neenah Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank J. Kronzer, Stephen C. Lapin, Steven E. Rosenberg, John A. Pugliano
  • Patent number: 9724727
    Abstract: A method for printing ink on a substrate comprising the steps of coating a glass substrate with an adhesion promoter, depositing one or more layers of ink on the coated substrate, and laminating the imaged substrate. The substrate can be a glass substrate, and the adhesion promoter can include a silane material, powder coating, organophosphate primer suspended in isopropanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Domey, Matthew Wade Fenton, Govindarajan Natarajan, Paul John Shustack, Jian-Zhi Jay Zhang
  • Patent number: 9666838
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device and its manufacturing method, and a display device are provided. The manufacturing method of the organic electroluminescent device includes: forming a first electrode on a predetermined region of an insulating base; conducting a surface treatment to an upper surface of the first electrode and an upper surface of the insulating base which is not covered by the first electrode, so that the upper surface of the first electrode is lyophilic and the upper surface of the insulating base which is not covered by the first electrode is lyophobic; forming an electroluminescent layer on the first electrode; and forming a second electrode on the electroluminescent layer. In the organic electroluminescent device formed by the manufacturing method, the electroluminescent layer has a relatively uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinsuke Iguchi
  • Patent number: 9618657
    Abstract: An optical element has a base material having a surface and a plurality of structures which are arranged on the surface of the base material at a fine pitch equal to or shorter than the wavelength of visible light and which each includes a convex or concave portion. The elastic modulus of the material forming the structures is 1 MPa or more and 1200 MPa or less, and the surface on which the structures are formed are hydrophilic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoo Fukuda, Sung-kil Lee, Mitsuo Arima, Fumihiko Iida, Hiroyuki Kiso, Yu Nomura
  • Patent number: 9535198
    Abstract: A colored mirror includes a transparent substrate and a reflective layer, including a coloring layer between the substrate and the reflective layer, the coloring layer including a matrix and a colorant. Furthermore, a process for preparing a mirror including a transparent substrate and a reflective layer, a coloring layer between the substrate and the reflective layer, the coloring layer including a matrix and a colorant, includes the production of the coloring layer on the substrate then the deposition of the reflective layer on the coloring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Regine Faure, Vincent Rachet
  • Patent number: 9449851
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to locally doping two-dimensional (2D) materials. In one aspect, an assembly including a substrate, a first insulator disposed on the substrate, a second insulator disposed on the first insulator, and a 2D material disposed on the second insulator is formed. A first voltage is applied between the 2D material and the substrate. With the first voltage applied between the 2D material and the substrate, a second voltage is applied between the 2D material and a probe positioned proximate the 2D material. The second voltage between the 2D material and the probe is removed. The first voltage between the 2D material and the substrate is removed. A portion of the 2D material proximate the probe when the second voltage was applied has a different electron density compared to a remainder of the 2D material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Dillon Wong, Jairo Velasco, Jr., Long Ju, Salman Kahn, Juwon Lee, Chad E. Germany, Alexander K. Zettl, Feng Wang, Michael F. Crommie
  • Patent number: 9428663
    Abstract: A sacrificial coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system. The sacrificial coating composition comprises a latex comprising polymer particles dispersed in a continuous liquid phase; at least one hygroscopic material; at least one surfactant; and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guiqin Song, Gordon Sisler, Brynn Dooley, Qi Zhang, Suxia Yang, Valerie M. Farrugia
  • Patent number: 9342715
    Abstract: Methods of marking paper products and marked paper products are provided. Some methods include irradiating the paper product to alter the functionalization of the paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: XYLECO, INC.
    Inventor: Marshall Medoff
  • Patent number: 9283728
    Abstract: A removal device for removal of labels, a label and a method for applying glue to a label are provided. The removal device comprises a reception face for receiving glue. The reception face comprises a first region in which at least a first portion is arranged at at least a second portion for ensuring a sufficient glue application for a face of a label, to which face glue is applied. The first and second portions are configured so that glue can adhere to the first portion considerably easier than to the second portion, and at least a second region in which a third portion is arranged at a fourth portion for information purposes as regards the face of the label, to which face glue is applied. The third and fourth portions are configured so that glue can adhere to the third portion considerably easier than to the fourth portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Volker Kronseder
  • Patent number: 9243317
    Abstract: A electronic device housing includes a substrate, and the electronic device housing further includes a first color layer, a metallic coating, a second color layer, and a second metallic coating formed directly on the substrate in that order. The first color layer is disposed on the substrate and covering portions of the internal surface. The first metallic coating is formed on the first color layer and completely covers the first color layer. The second color layer is formed on the first metallic coating and directly covers the portions of the internal surface which is uncovered by the first color layer. The second color layer and the first color layer have different colors. The second color layer and the first color layer are transparent or translucent. A method for manufacturing the electronic device housing is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignees: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Xu Liu, Li-Hong Na
  • Patent number: 9224986
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device includes a substrate; a passivation layer disposed on the substrate; at least one color filter disposed on the passivation layer; an overcoat layer covering the at least one color filter; a first electrode disposed on the passivation layer and surrounding the overcoat layer; a second electrode facing the first electrode; and an organic layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doo-Hwan Kim, Il-Hwa Hong, Sang-Ha Park
  • Patent number: 9208924
    Abstract: An electrically conductive element, including an insulator and a first conductor, is provided, which can be affixed to a second conductor consisting of conductive structural element, wherein the insulator is positioned between the first and second conductors to electrically isolate them. A power supply may be connected between the first and second conductors to provide power thereto, and an electrical device may be connected across the first and second conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: T+ink, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Boss, Scott Qualls, David McDonald, Terrance Z. Kaiserman, Keith J. Margolin, Michael Wassief, Liang Chai
  • Patent number: 9153613
    Abstract: The image sensor includes lens-type color filters having a uniform shape for a plurality of pixels. The image sensor includes a plurality of pixels formed in a substrate, a plurality of color filter housings formed over outer boundaries of the respective pixels, and a plurality of color filters filled in spaces defined by the respective color filter housings, wherein the clock filter housings surround edges of the respective color filters with a given curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Sang-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 9065213
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a connector body having a pathway assembly extending between mating and mounting faces of the connector body. The pathway assembly includes a signal conductor having separate conductor segments and a dielectric body that holds the conductor segments of the signal conductor. The conductor segments have respective interior ends that are positioned adjacent to each other with a signal gap therebetween. The pathway assembly also includes a signal-control component that electrically joins the conductor segments and is configured to modify current flowing through the conductor segments. The dielectric body forms an open channel having at least one of the conductor segments disposed therein. The at least one conductor segment has an exposed surface that interfaces with an air gap in the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Myoungsoo Jeon
  • Patent number: 9062366
    Abstract: A multi-layered article includes a substrate; a resin pattern layer; and a thin film coating layer. The substrate, the resin pattern layer, and the thin film coating layer are sequentially layered on each other. A protective film or a first protective coating layer is layered on a surface of the thin film coating layer that faces away from the resin pattern layer. A second protective coating layer is interposed between the thin film coating layer and the protective film or the first protective coating layer. A primer coating layer is interposed between the resin pattern layer and the thin film coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Soo An, Jung Hong Oh, Ho Woo Kim, Jongkyun Lee, Jae Hong Lee
  • Publication number: 20150147519
    Abstract: A weighted tarp for providing a waterproof covering that can remain in position without the need for cables, bungee cords, external weights, or other fasteners. The tarp includes a multi-layer sheet having a first and second layer of waterproof or water-resistant material. The first and second layers are coextensive and are preferably secured to one another via an adhesive. A plurality of weights is disposed between the first and second sheets. The weights are preferably flat disks and are arranged in a grid, such that the weights are spaced at fixed intervals. The weights help to maintain the tarp in a desired position without the need for additional fasteners, and the weights serve to evenly distribute the weight of the tarp. The tarp includes grommets on the perimeter or corners thereof, allowing the user to further secure the tarp using cables, if so desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Siegel