Translucent Outer Layer Patents (Class 428/203)
  • Patent number: 10232592
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing laminated glass articles includes the steps of inkjet printing an image with one or more inkjet inks on a first glass sheet; jetting and at least partially curing a curable sealing agent on three edges of the first glass sheet on the side for the inkjet printed image; aligning a second glass sheet with the first glass sheet on the side of the first glass sheet carrying the at least partially cured sealing agent and the inkjet printed image; applying a liquid curable adhesive resin composition into an interspace between the first and second glass sheets; and curing the liquid curable adhesive resin composition until a solid adhesive layer is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AGFA NV
    Inventors: Johan Loccufier, Rita Torfs
  • Patent number: 10191339
    Abstract: Provided is a BOA liquid crystal panel based on an IGZO-TFT and a method for manufacturing the same. The method includes steps of: (1) forming a black matrix; (2) forming a gate; (3) forming a gate insulator; (4) forming a source and a drain; (5) forming IGZO; (6) forming a passivation; (7) forming R/G/B color resist; (8) forming ITO. Copper oxide is used as a coplanar structure of the black matrix of an IGZO-TFT based BOA component, which can effectively prevent the risk of etching IGZO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Longqiang Shi
  • Patent number: 10189041
    Abstract: An apparatus including a device which moves a first portion of a soft, damp, and/or wet slab out of alignment with a majority of the slab and thus introduces a first crack in the slab; and a device for spraying a first colored material into the first crack of the slab. The device which moves the first portion of the slab out of alignment with the rest of the slab may include a first lift bar. The device for spraying the first colored material in the first crack of the slab may include a first spray bar having a plurality of nozzles fixed thereto, arranged in a substantially straight line. In at least one embodiment, the apparatus may also include a device which moves a second portion of the slab out of alignment with the majority of the slab and thereby introduces a second crack in the slab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Alex Xie
  • Patent number: 10191602
    Abstract: A capacitive input device having a curved surface shape includes: an external body molded with a synthetic resin, the external body having an external curved surface facing a user; a film base, which is integrally provided so as to conform to the internal curved surface of the external body; a conductive layer made of conductive macromolecules, the conductive layer being formed on an opposite surface of the film base, the opposite surface being opposite to a bonded surface, of the film base, that is bonded to the external body; and wiring layers that are electrically connected to the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kiyoshi, Mitsuo Oizumi, Hidekazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9777438
    Abstract: A melamine decorative laminated sheet has a melamine resin layer and a low refractive index layer which is formed upper than the melamine resin layer and has a lower refractive index than a refractive index of the melamine resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AICA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoshi Tanimoto, Tomohiro Yamamoto, Takaharu Ito
  • Patent number: 9620739
    Abstract: An OLED display panel, a packaging method thereof, and an OLED display device are provided. The OLED display panel comprises a substrate and a cover plate opposite to the substrate. An OLED device is provided on the substrate. The cover plate is attached onto the substrate so that the OLED device is located between the substrate and the cover plate. A packaging structure is provided between the substrate and the cover plate. The packaging structure surrounds periphery of the OLED device to hermetically package the OLED device in a dry and anti-oxidation manner. The packaging structure provided in periphery of the OLED device between the substrate and the cover plate in the OLED display panel can not only absorb moisture and oxygen well, but also hermetically package the OLED device more tightly, thereby protecting the OLED display panel against erosion of moisture and oxygen and ensuring better hermetical packaging effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Ying Zhang, Yang Pei, Jinbo Ding, Xin Li
  • Patent number: 9533471
    Abstract: An economical glass image encapsulation process that encapsulates an image between a single plate of glass and a flexible, adhesive sheet of ethylene vinyl acetate. Application of varying thermodynamic parameters to the plate of glass in a vacuum oven increases the glass' absorbency to ink from the image, without relying on the traditional high temperature ovens or tempering machines. The economical glass image encapsulation process eliminates multiple steps, equipment, and components traditionally utilized for image encapsulation such as the need for: high temperature heaters, tempering machines, a second plate of glass, extra adhesive sheets of polymers, multiple superfluous steps for cutting the plate of glass, and shipping costs for whole plates of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Roberto Di Campli
  • Patent number: 9464208
    Abstract: This invention provides a viscosity modifier for high concentration dispersion of inorganic fine particles which can reduce, by giving excellent viscosity modifying function to a high concentration dispersion of inorganic fine particles (e.g., printing ink composition, functional paste composition or paint composition, of high concentration dispersion of inorganic fine particles), the occurrence of inconvenience in a printing step or coating step for the manufacture of components or substrates, and also provides a high concentration dispersion of inorganic fine particles which contains said viscosity modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Daisuke Shimizu, Junpei Suetou, Chihiro Hamazaki, Kenichi Asano, Hideki Satake, Eiichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9452560
    Abstract: A variegated capstock for covering a substrate for a building product has polymeric streaks in a non-clear, non-opaque matrix. Rapid cooling of the matrix minimizes formation of crystallites, such that the polymeric streaks become visible through a surface of the non-opaque matrix. The streaks are visible by having a color or an index of refraction different from that of the matrix. The matrix is in one or more layers, and the polymeric streaks are in the layers. The substrate is visible through the non-clear, non-opaque matrix and can appear partially obscured by the non-clear, non-opaque matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Husnu Kalkanoglu, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9298290
    Abstract: Provided are touch screen panels with improved transmittance and methods of fabricating the same. the method may include preparing a substrate including a cell region and an interconnection region provided around the cell region, sequentially forming a first buffer layer and a second buffer layer on the substrate, the second buffer layer having a refractive index less than that of the first buffer layer, and forming a transparent electrode on the second buffer layer. The second buffer layer is formed of a SiOC material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jaeheon Shin, Kyung Hyun Kim, Woo-Seok Cheong, Rae-Man Park
  • Patent number: 9150449
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to substrates or assemblies having two-colored laser-fused frits, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, a first pattern is formed or written on a glass sheet by laser fusing a first frit material to the glass sheet. A second pattern is formed by laser fusing a second frit material disposed on the first frit material. An optional thin film coating is supported by the glass sheet. The glass sheet with the first and second patterns and optional coating is cut prior to heat treatment. A YAG or other type of laser may be used to directly or indirectly heat the frit materials, at the same or different times, and the frit materials may be wet-applied to the substrate. In certain instances, the laser firing raises the temperature of the glass substrate to no more than 100 degrees C. or preferably even lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Jason E. Theios
  • Patent number: 9138966
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing a printed laminated glazing unit composed of two glass sheets separated by an interlayer adhesive sheet, comprising the steps consisting in screen printing, with a printing composition, at least one face of one of the sheets making up the glazing unit using a screen printing screen; and in assembling the various sheets making up the glazing unit, at least one of which has been screen printed. In this process a screen printing screen is used that comprises two superimposed fabrics, the fabric (I) intended to be placed opposite the face to be screen printed having a smaller mesh opening than the other fabric (S), the difference in mesh opening between the two fabrics lying in the range from 22 to 65 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventors: Dominique Bureloux, Thierry Dumenil, Sebastien Wery
  • Patent number: 9044055
    Abstract: A garment (30) with a retroreflective and electroluminescent article (35) includes one or more electroluminescent structures (36), which may in some embodiments be discontinuous from each other. In some embodiments, the electroluminescent structures can be electrically connected with conductors (34) including conductive adhesive. The article further includes one or more retroreflective structures (39) disposed at least partially in the light path capable of being emitted by one or more of the electroluminescent structures. The article can be disposed on a support (33), such as a garment shell. The present disclosure also includes methods for making such garments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Rodney K. Hehenberger
  • Publication number: 20150140292
    Abstract: Laser-personalizable security articles include a multi-layer security document and an optically transparent processing tape. The multi-layer security document includes an optically transparent cover layer, a composite image and an imagable layer adjacent to the cover layer. The first surface of the cover layer is at least partially a microstructured surface, where the microstructured surface forms microlenses or a lenticular surface. The composite image is made by a collection of complete or partial images viewed through the microstructured surface of the cover layer. The composite image is located on or within the second surface of the cover layer. The imagable layer is a laser imagable layer. The optically transparent processing tape sufficiently wets out on the microstrucured surface to render the microstructured surface invisible to a writing laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Barbara J. Filiatrault
  • Publication number: 20150116270
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent laminate which does not have a problem in which a transparent electrode pattern is visually recognized, a capacitance type input device having the transparent laminate, and an image display device provided with the capacitance type input device as a constituent element. The transparent laminate of the invention includes a region where a transparent substrate, a first transparent film which contains a metal oxide and has a film thickness of 55 nm to 110 nm, a transparent electrode pattern, and a second transparent film which contains 5 mass % to 80 mass % of metal oxide particles and has a film thickness of 55 nm to 110 nm are laminated in this order in a plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi KANNA, Ryuji SANETO
  • Patent number: 9017779
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ink jet recording medium which is capable of uniform coating with an ink-receiving agent without a surface treatment step for a usual plastic film used as a base material, and which, due to excellent adhesion , does not cause the problem of peeling after ink jet printing, and does not cause the problem of ink binning, fading, dropout, or peeling or peeling of an ink-receiving layer and an over-coating layer, and also provides a printed material formed by ink jet printing on the ink jet recording medium. The ink jet recording medium including a first layer containing a polyolefin resin as a main component, a second layer containing an acid-modified olefin resin, and an ink-receiving layer is used, the ink-receiving layer being formed by applying an ink-receiving agent on the second layer after the first and second layers are laminated by a coextrusion laminating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: DIC Corporation
    Inventors: Takeo Ikeda, Hiroaki Matsubara, Mitsuru Kitada, Yoshitaka Satoh, Kiyomi Nagano
  • Patent number: 9012018
    Abstract: A security film including a support (1) and a laser markable layer (3), wherein the laser markable layer includes i) a laser additive; ii) a polymer selected from the group consisting of polystyrene, polycarbonate and styrene acrylonitrile; iii) an initiator; and iv) at least 15 wt % of radiation curable compound based on the total dry weight of the laser markable layer, wherein the radiation curable compound has a viscosity of less than 100 mPa·s at 25° C. and at a shear rate of 100 s?1. A security document and a method for preparing the security film are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert N.V.
    Inventors: Carlo Uyttendaele, Bart Aerts, Bart Waumans, Ingrid Geuens
  • Publication number: 20150104624
    Abstract: Disclosed are a UV hardening composition having improved light resistance, a three dimensional film, and a method for manufacturing the three dimensional film. Particularly, the UV hardening composition having improved light resistance may be used in interior materials and the like for a vehicle which generally are substantially exposed to UV rays. In addition, the UV hardening composition may also be used for indoor electronic products. The UV hardening composition according to the present invention includes a urethane acrylate resin, a polyester acrylate resin, a UV absorber, a hindered amine light stabilizer (HALS), an antioxidant and the like. Further, the three dimensional film including the UV hardening composition may be advantageous due to the improvement in the carbon pattern three dimensional effect formed in the three dimensional film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Seon-Ho Jang, Oh-Young Kwon
  • Patent number: 8999496
    Abstract: An exemplary method for manufacturing a substrate structure includes steps of: providing a substrate; forming a plurality of isolated protrusions on the substrate; depositing ink onto the protrusions; and solidifying the ink to form a plurality of ink layers on the respective protrusions. This method can create ink layers with uniform thickness. A substrate structure having ink layers is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Chou
  • Publication number: 20150082730
    Abstract: Disclosed is a weight lifting station floor with a center portion that includes a resilient floor material, a translucent floor material, and a display layer positioned between the resilient floor material and the translucent floor material such that the display layer is visible through the translucent floor material, where the resilient floor material, the translucent floor material and the display layer are integrated together as a unitary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: George Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20150072116
    Abstract: A sign has an outer transparent layer, wherein the transparent layer is substantially formed from a UV resistant material. A substantially rigid or semi-rigid backing layer sufficient to enhance structural integrity of the sign is provided. An adhesive layer comprising a double sided adhesive sheet is between the transparent and backing layers, such adhesive layer serving to adhere the backing layer to at least one other part the sign. Imagery comprising artwork and/or writing between the transparent and adhesive layers, such imagery being viewable through the transparent layer is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Charles Wills, Joanne Lilian Wills
  • Publication number: 20150064374
    Abstract: A laminate structure having a first chemically strengthened glass layer, a second chemically strengthened glass layer, and a polymer interlayer structure intermediate the first and second glass layers. The polymer interlayer structure can include a first polymeric layer adjacent to the first glass layer, a second polymeric layer adjacent to the second glass layer, and a polymeric rigid core intermediate the first and second polymeric layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Anurag Jain, Michael M. Laurin, Christianus Johannes Jacobus Maas, Michael John Moore, Charlie W. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150064422
    Abstract: A protective film configured to protect a substrate such as a glass panel for a display is provided. The protective film may include a discontinuous outer layer including a multitude of panels and gaps positioned therebetween. Further, the protective film may include a flexible layer positioned between the discontinuous outer layer and the substrate. When panels of the discontinuous outer layer are impacted by a foreign object, the force may be transferred to the flexible layer, rather than propagating through the outer layer. In this regard, the gaps between the panels of the discontinuous outer layer may prevent the formation of cracks that may otherwise occur. Related assemblies and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Choiniere, Christopher D. Prest, Dale N. Memering, Matthew S. Rogers, Michael K. Pilliod
  • Publication number: 20150056424
    Abstract: A printed, multi-layered, elastomeric composite sheet material is provided that includes a printed composite layer having an elastomeric film layer bonded to a first substrate layer, where a graphic is printed on a free film surface of the elastomeric film. The composite sheet material further includes a second composite layer, which includes a second film layer bonded to a second substrate layer. The printed composite layer and second composite layer are bonded across at least a portion of the elastomeric film surface and second film surface, which protects the printed graphic on the elastomeric film surface from smearing or rubbing off. Methods of making the composite sheet material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Iyad Muslet
  • Publication number: 20150056423
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus discharging liquid droplets onto a recording medium to form an image on a surface of the recording medium, includes a preprocess unit configured to apply a preprocess liquid to the surface of the recording medium before the image is formed; and a postprocess unit configured to discharge a postprocess liquid onto the surface of the recording medium after the image has been formed, the postprocess liquid being different from the preprocess liquid. The preprocess unit applies the preprocess liquid with an amount of the preprocess liquid determined based on at least image forming speed of the image to be formed on the recording medium. The postprocess unit discharges the postprocess liquid with an amount of the postprocess liquid determined based on at least the image forming speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Yasu, Yoshinari Suzuki, Yukihito Niino
  • Publication number: 20150056422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer surface covering (1) comprising a PVC-free support layer (2), a decorative layer (5), a transparent wear layer (4) and a coating layer (3) between said support layer (2) and said decorative layer (5), said coating layer (3) having a thickness of at least 5 ?m and a surface tension equal or higher to the surface tension of the decorative layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: TARKETT GDL
    Inventors: Pierre Bastin, Pascal Di Croce
  • Patent number: 8962118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sheets. The sheets include a base layer, a resin layer formed on the base layer, and a printed layer formed on the resin layer. The resin layer includes a polylactic acid (PLA) resin. The sheets are biodegradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gun Soo Chung, Youn Woo Nam, Si Young Lee, Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20150050449
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is a flooring, which can secure environment-friendliness by forming a surface layer laminated on an upper face of a base layer using PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) resin instead of wood, easily provide a handcraft surface texture by applying a curved pattern onto the surface of the surface layer using embossing rollers at the time that the surface layer is manufactured, and prevent compression, scratches, discoloration, and so on in comparison with woods. The flooring constructed on a floor of a building includes: a base layer made from one of an MDF, an HDF, and a plywood; and a surface layer having a reinforced layer, a printed layer, and a transparent layer which are laminated on an upper face of the base layer in order, at least one of the layers being made of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) resin. A curved pattern is formed on an upper face of the surface layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jee Woong Kim, Gyu Yull Kim, Chul Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8956718
    Abstract: Substantially transparent conductor layers in touch sensing systems may be formed by forming a barrier layer between an organic layer and a substantially transparent conductive layer. For example, a barrier layer can be formed over the organic layer, and the transparent conductor layer can be formed over the barrier layer. The barrier layer can reduce or prevent outgassing of the organic layer, to help increase the quality of the transparent conductor layer. In another example, a combination layer of two different types of a transparent conductor may be formed over the organic layer by forming a barrier layer of the transparent conductor, and forming a second layer of the transparent conductor on the barrier layer. Outgassing that can occur when forming the barrier layer can cause the transparent conductor of the barrier layer to be of lower-quality, but can result in a higher-quality transparent conductor of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shih Chang Chang, Lili Huang, Sueng Jae Hong, John Z. Zhong
  • Patent number: 8956717
    Abstract: Present embodiments generally relate to a novel clear or colorless overcoat composition that may be used for overcoating, for example, ink based images and xerographic images. The overcoat composition, which may be used as a base for a clear solid ink, comprises one or more waxes. Also included in the present embodiments is methods for using and stabilizing the overcoat composition as a solid ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Wu, Jule W. Thomas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150041479
    Abstract: A laminated sheet construction for use in product packages has a substrate layer onto which there is laminated a transparent solid plastic film with an exposed surface having a transparent thermosetting adhesive coating. The surface beneath the coating may be printed with text and/or graphics which is visible through the film and adhesive. A container for a product may be directly affixed to the adhesive surface. Panels of the laminated substrate may be bonded together for increased strength or for capturing the flange of a container which can project through a window in one of the panels while displaying printing on the other panel through the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20150043137
    Abstract: A display device and a protective window, the device including a display unit displaying an image; a first protective window on the display unit; and a second protective window unit on the first protective window, the second protective window unit including a display area displaying the image and a peripheral area around the display area, wherein the second protective window unit includes a second protective window; an ink layer in the peripheral area on one surface of the second protective window, the ink layer showing a color; and a second protective window adhesive layer on the one surface of the second protective window and on the ink layer, the second protective window unit is adhered on the first protective window by the second protective window adhesive layer, and the second protective window adhesive layer has an adhesion to the first protective window of about 10 g/25 mm to about 100 g/25 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Hee LEE
  • Patent number: 8944470
    Abstract: A tamper-evident adhesive security tape or label includes a flexible backing substrate with a surface that bears an embossed varnish layer, a semitransparent metal layer and/or a high refractive index layer, a partial release varnish layer, one or more varnish layers having optical properties, a full-area release varnish layer, a full-area varnish layer, and a self-adhesive coating layer. In regions not coated with the partial release varnish layer, an adhesion of the embossed varnish layer, the semitransparent metal layer and/or the HRI layer, the one or more varnish layers having optical properties, the full-area release varnish layer, the full-area varnish layer, the self-adhesive coating layer, and an article to be secured to one another is greater than an adhesion of the one or more varnish layers having optical properties to the full-area release varnish layer or an adhesion of the full-area release varnish layer to the full-area varnish layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hueck Folien Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Marco Mayrhofer, Georg Aigner
  • Publication number: 20150030823
    Abstract: A duct tape and a method of making a duct tape having a customized, printed design on a surface of the duct tape. The method comprises providing a design for printing on the duct tape, digitally printing the design on the surface of the duct tape, and curing the ink printed on the duct tape with ultraviolet light in dual stages. The method further comprises applying on the digitally printed duct tape a material or composition having overcoat properties, release properties, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: George Stamatoukos, Daniel Eric Festa, SR., Stanley Williams, Donald Terry Hagood
  • Publication number: 20150024166
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing a pattern for a decorative panel. The method includes applying a clear gel coat on a mold to form a clear layer. The clear layer is cured and then digitally printed with one or more inks so as to produce a pattern on the clear layer. Also disclosed is a decorative panel including a clear layer, an opaque layer and a pattern digitally printed on the clear layer, between the clear and opaque layers, such that the pattern is visible through the clear layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: MAAX BATH INC.
    Inventor: Yan Bilodeau
  • Patent number: 8927083
    Abstract: A handle and a method of fabricating a handle, or another article of manufacture, that minimizes or avoids the likelihood of accumulating contamination before, during, or after use. The article includes a core element, for example, a plastic core element, having an outer surface and raised indicia, such as, letters or logos, extending beyond the outer surface; and a light-transferring material completely covering the raised indicia of the core element wherein the raised indicia are visible through the light-transferring material. The complete covering of the indicia avoids separation between the cover and the indicia. The cover material may be a translucent thermoplastic elastomer. Though particularly applicable to the medical device industry, aspects of the invention may be applied to a broad range of industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Mack Molding Company
    Inventor: Randolph W. Pell
  • Publication number: 20140377515
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminated floor using a poly lactic acid (PLA) resin, of which a surface layer is formed of the PLA resin, thereby being environment-friendly and providing soft feeling and excellent workability. The laminated floor using a PLA resin, which is constructed on floor, includes a bottom layer formed of a HDF or MDF; and a surface layer comprising a reinforcement layer, a printed layer, a transparent layer and a surface treatment layer which are stacked on the bottom layer, wherein one or more of the reinforcement layer, the printed layer, the transparent layer and the surface treatment layer are formed of the PLA resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gyu Yull Kim
  • Publication number: 20140370253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to panels. The panels include a panel layer and a printed layer formed on the panel layer. The panel layer includes a polylactic acid (PLA) resin. The panels are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Min Lee, Youn Woo Nam, Si Young Lee, Gun Soo Chung
  • Publication number: 20140370214
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image formation method comprising, in sequence, an image layer formation step of forming an image layer by discharging at least one radiation curable inkjet colored ink composition onto a recording medium, and a clear layer formation step of forming a clear layer by discharging a radiation curable inkjet clear ink composition onto the image layer, the radiation curable inkjet colored ink composition comprising a monofunctional polymerizable compound in an amount of at least 50 mass % of polymerizable compounds, the radiation curable inkjet clear ink composition comprising a polyfunctional polymerizable compound in an amount of at least 50 mass % of the polymerizable compounds, and in the clear layer formation step the radiation curable inkjet clear ink composition being dispersed above the image layer to thus form a non-continuous clear layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kenjiro ARAKI, Takehiko SATO
  • Publication number: 20140367242
    Abstract: A decoration cover plate and a touch panel having the decoration cover plate are provided. The decoration cover plate includes a substrate having an appearance decoration layer, an auxiliary light-shielding layer and a buffer layer stacked thereon. The buffer layer is disposed between the appearance decoration layer and the auxiliary light-shielding layer. The auxiliary light-shielding layer and the appearance decoration layer are opposite to each other. The touch panel further includes a touch-sensing element and a plurality of transmission lines. The touch-sensing element is disposed on the substrate and at least located within a transparent region of the touch panel. The transmission lines are disposed at a side of the auxiliary light-shielding layer far away from the substrate and electrically connected to the touch-sensing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Hsuan-Yang Chen, Yi-Hsuan Huang, Tzung-Fu Lai
  • Publication number: 20140370210
    Abstract: A radar reflection-damping glazing includes a first substrate and a second substrate arranged above the first substrate in terms of surface area. A first radar-reflecting structure is arranged on the outside surface or on the inside surface of the first substrate. A second radar-reflecting structure is arranged on the inside surface or on the outside surface of the second substrate. The first radar-reflecting structure is an electrically conducting coating, into which linear decoated regions are introduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Walter Schreiber, Frank Rubbert, Andreas Frye, Klaus Schmalbuch, Bernd Stelling
  • Publication number: 20140356595
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing an interface module (1), the interface module (1) including a display member (7) that is to be visible through a transparent slab (S), characterized in that it comprises the steps of: silk-screening an opaque ink (9) onto certain areas of a film (3) so as to define frames or symbols; depositing adhesive (C) between the film (3) on the silk-screened ink (9) side and the transparent slab (S) of the interface module (1); and adhering, and laminating the film (3) onto the transparent slab (S) of the interface module (1). The invention also relates to the associated interface module produced according to said method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Maryline Thorailler, Frédéric Autran
  • Patent number: 8900690
    Abstract: A laminate for making a flexible fastener. The laminate has according to the invention outer layers of nonwoven and parallel and spaced strips of an elastic film laminated between the outer layers. The outer layers are directly bonded to each other in regions between the elastic strips and there form inelastic regions of the laminate while regions each containing one of the strips form elastic regions. At least one of the outer layers is a sheer nonwoven. A color or pattern imprint is printed on the one outer layer over the elastic and inelastic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mondi Consumer Packaging Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Baldauf, Dieter Homoelle, Marcus Schoenbeck
  • Publication number: 20140349035
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decoration element is provided. The method includes: forming a base layer; forming a metal layer having a preset thickness on an upper surface of the base layer; forming a mask layer including punched patterns having preset shapes on an upper surface of the metal layer; and etching the metal layer on which the mask layer is formed, to form etched patterns on the metal layer having the same shapes as the punched patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Manho Cho, Jaeyoel Lee, Dongmin Kim
  • Publication number: 20140339298
    Abstract: A laminate having a multilayer structure includes a clear film layer, a transfer tape adhesive layer, a microprint text layer, at least one layer with repeating patterns having colorshift properties, and a fluorescent layer with repeating second patterns. The microprint layer, the at least one layer with repeating patterns having colorshift properties, and the fluorescent layer with repeating second patterns are arranged between the clear film layer and the transfer tape adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SICPA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Russell R. LACOSTE, Stephen WASS, James BONHIVERT, Toni Lee GAZAWAY, Sarah YACOUB, Thomas CLASSICK
  • Patent number: 8865282
    Abstract: A protective cover plate mainly comprises a substrate, a printing layer, an ultraviolet layer and an adhesive layer, wherein the printing layer is disposed at a side surface of the substrate. The printing layer is formed with at least a pattern. The pattern protrudes the substrate to form a segmental difference surface. The ultraviolet layer is disposed to another side surface of the printing layer relative to the substrate, and the ultraviolet layer is disposed with at least a filling portion. The filling portion can be relatively located near the pattern to fill the segmental difference surface of the pattern to flat the surface. A side of the ultraviolet layer is disposed with the adhesive layer. The plate can be adhered to the article by utilizing the adhesive layer. The protective cover plate does not only have flat appearance but also achieves dustproof and dirt prevention efficacies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Shiu Yang Technology Co., Ltd, Yo Want Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Cheng-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 8860305
    Abstract: A method for forming a fritted cover sheet for sealing a glass package includes providing a transparent substrate having a sealing surface and a backing surface and forming at least one mask on one of the sealing surface of the substrate or the backing surface of the substrate. A sealing frit may be formed on the sealing surface of the substrate such that the at least one mask is positioned adjacent a perimeter defined by the sealing frit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John S. Abbott, Jr., Kelvin Nguyen, Lu Zhang
  • Patent number: 8859085
    Abstract: Described herein is a resilient floor covering made from non-vinyl materials. Also disclosed are related methods for manufacturing the resilient floor coverings described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventors: Kris Edward Hahn, Jeffrey Wright, Kellie Ballew
  • Publication number: 20140301676
    Abstract: A package reclosing strip includes an adhesive layer that extends the full width of a flexible film strip. Formation of a dry edge on the strip, suitable for grasping by the user, is accomplished either by adhering a strip of material such as a dry tape or by the application of a liquid overcoating which chemically deadens the adhesive. The dry edge tape material is preferably made of mono-oriented polypropylene. The film strip is substantially transparent and includes graphics on the underside, beneath the adhesive coating. The graphics show through the film strip, providing visibility of the graphics from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Josephine Anne Forman
  • Publication number: 20140302290
    Abstract: A recorded matter recorded on a recording medium includes a first layer formed by an ink A on or above the recording medium, the first layer having an index of refraction A; a second layer formed by an ink B on the first layer formed by the ink B, the second layer having an index of refraction B (where B<A); and a third layer formed by an ink C or by a transparent resin material on the second layer, the third layer having an index of refraction C (where C>A) and forming a surface layer of the recorded matter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Rie Takekoshi, Takumi Kaneko, Kazuki Narumi, Ayumi Hirakawa, Yumi Kamimura