Including Particulate Material Patents (Class 428/206)
  • Patent number: 10358768
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing long lasting phosphorescent fabrics and articles of clothing including fabric for use in fields such as security, domestic, sports, health, professional, etc., includes (i) preparing a composition for dyeing having a strontium aluminate pigment doped with europium and dysprosium; (ii) coating a starting fabric with the composition by air knife coating or cylinder; (iii) drying; and (iv) polymerizing. The fabrics thus obtained have long lasting phosphorescent properties and a high resistance to washing, maintaining the factory specifications of the starting fabric with respect to its mechanical properties, comfort, breathability and/or high visibility properties, if relevant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA, TEXTIL SANTANDERINA, S.A.
    Inventors: Juan Marcos Sanz Casado, Rodrigo Alcaraz De La Osa, Fernando Moreno Gracia, Francisco González Fernández, José Mariá Saiz Vega, Bruno Aspeel, Roberto González, Vicente Martínez
  • Patent number: 10311994
    Abstract: A quantum dot ink, a manufacturing method thereof and a quantum dot light emitting diode device are provided. The quantum dot ink includes a non-polar organic solvent, a surface tension modifier and a hydrophobic quantum dot, the quantum dot ink further includes a carrier transport material, wherein phase separation is present between the hydrophobic quantum dot and the carrier transport material. After completing ink-jet printing the quantum dot ink, phase separation occurs between the hydrophobic quantum dot and the carrier transport material. Thus, the two-layer structure of a hydrophobic quantum dot layer and a carrier transport material layer is formed through one process. Not only a quantum dot light emitting device is manufactured by the method of ink-jet printing, but also the operation is simplified, and the manufacturing cost of the quantum dot light emitting device is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolong He, Qi Yao, Seongyeol Yoo, Shi Shu, Zhanfeng Cao, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 10207327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to granular composite density enhancement, and related methods and compositions. The applications where these properties are valuable include but are not limited to: 1) additive manufacturing (“3D printing”) involving metallic, ceramic, cermet, polymer, plastic, or other dry or solvent-suspended powders or gels, 2) concrete materials, 3) solid propellant materials, 4) cermet materials, 5) granular armors, 6) glass-metal and glass-plastic mixtures, and 7) ceramics comprising (or manufactured using) granular composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: The Trustees of Princeton University, Uniformity Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Bayne Hopkins, Salvatore Torquato
  • Patent number: 10160248
    Abstract: A processing fluid contains a water soluble cation polymer having a quaternary ammonium cation in the main chain, either of one of phosphoric acid-based inorganic salt and p-tert-butyl benzoate, and water, wherein the phosphoric acid-based inorganic salt is either of one of disodium monohydrogen phosphate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium polyphosphate, dipotassium monohydrogen phosphate, and potassium dihydrogen phosphate, wherein the water soluble cation polymer accounts for 40% by weight to 60% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shosuke Aoai, Michihiko Namba
  • Patent number: 10071420
    Abstract: Provided are a flaky-like silver powder having a low bulk density as well as a predetermined average particle size (D50) and the like, which is obtainable by using a predetermined wet reduction method, a conductive paste obtainable using such a flaky-like silver powder, and a method for producing such a flaky-like silver powder. Disclosed are a flaky-like silver powder obtainable by a wet reduction method, a conductive paste obtainable using a flaky-like silver powder, and a method for producing a flaky-like silver powder, in which the average particle size (D50) as an equivalent circle diameter obtainable when the flaky-like silver powder particles are viewed planarly is adjusted to a value within the range of 1.1 to 30 ?m, the thickness of the flaky-like silver powder particles is adjusted to 0.01 to 2 ?m, and the bulk density of the flaky-like silver powder is adjusted to a value within the range of 0.1 to 4 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KAKEN TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hori, Hirohiko Furui
  • Patent number: 10052690
    Abstract: A conductive paste contains at least a conductive powder, glass frit, and an organic vehicle. The conductive powder contains a noble metal powder such as an Ag powder and a base metal powder containing Cu and/or Ni, and the base metal powder has a specific surface area of less than 0.5 m2/g. The content of the base metal powder with respect to the total amount of the conductive powder is, in ratio by weight, 0.1 to 0.3 when the base metal powder contains Cu as its main constituent, 0.1 to 0.2 when the base metal powder contains Ni as its main constituent, and 0.1 to 0.25 when the base metal powder contains a mixed powder of Cu and Ni as its main constituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Tsugimoto
  • Patent number: 10014757
    Abstract: A polymer-based layer structure with an oleophobic/hydrophobic surface for coating, sealing, and/or connecting technical components or parts of said components, comprising—a first layer which comprises a polymer, —a second layer that adjoins the first layer and comprises a polymer and particles which comprise a fluoropolymer and which are distributed in the silicone, and —an outer layer that adjoins the second layer and comprises a fluorocarbon compound with at least one reactive group and optionally particles which comprise a fluoropolymer and which are distributed in the fluorocarbon compound. The invention also relates to an electric machine which has the layer structure, said layer structure being provided in particular as a potting compound on a winding and/or on switching rings of the stator and/or as a magnet bonding adhesive of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Reiner Nico Behrendt
  • Patent number: 10005102
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mat of inorganic fibers including the manufacture or supply of a mat of inorganic fibers having two major surfaces, which is strengthened with a chemical binder, or by means of a hydrodynamic method, coating of a first major surface of the mat by means of the application of an aqueous solid dispersion on one of the two sides of the mat, drying the coated mat, printing the coated mat by means of rotary printing, digital printing, screen printing, or offset printing on the first major surface of the coating, optional application of a protective layer onto the first major surface, application of a binder, at least partial drying and at least partial crosslinking of the mat to which binder has been applied, and rolling up of the obtained material web, or cutting to size as sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Michael Ketzer, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Simone Schneider
  • Patent number: 9865465
    Abstract: Nanocrystal thin film devices and methods for fabricating nanocrystal thin film devices are disclosed. The nanocrystal thin films are diffused with a dopant such as Indium, Potassium, Tin, etc. to reduce surface states. The thin film devices may be exposed to air during a portion of the fabrication. This enables fabrication of nanocrystal-based devices using a wider range of techniques such as photolithography and photolithographic patterning in an air environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Cherie R. Kagan, David K. Kim, Ji-Hyuk Choi, Yuming Lai
  • Patent number: 9845535
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of forming a multilayer thin film by depositing target particles, detached from a target by plasma discharge of inert gas, on a metal object using a multilayer thin film deposition apparatus and a multilayer thin film formed by the method. More specifically, a sputtering deposition apparatus is used as the multilayer thin film deposition apparatus. The method includes coating a metal object with a coating layer, depositing at least one hardness-enhancing layer on the coating layer, and depositing a color layer on the at least one hardness-enhancing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Sub Kim, Hyong Jun Yoo, Min Chul Jung, Hyun Jun Jung, Jin Hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 9648870
    Abstract: An antimicrobial composite material and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The antimicrobial composite material includes a porous material, a chelating agent, and a multivalent metal ion. The chelating agent is chemically bonded to the porous material, and the multivalent metal ion is chemically bonded to the chelating agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsin-Yi Huang, Hsin-Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 9566803
    Abstract: There is provided a recording method, in which a glitter pigment ink and a clear ink containing substantially no color material is used with respect to a coated paper or a film, including: at least one of (A) primarily-applying the clear ink before applying the glitter pigment ink and (B) applying the clear ink in the same scanning at the time of applying the glitter pigment ink; and (C) secondarily-applying the clear ink after applying the glitter pigment ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Denda
  • Patent number: 9559241
    Abstract: A printing apparatus according to the present invention includes a printing section configured to print ink on a surface of a substrate. The printing section prints conductive ink containing a conductive material by offset printing and prints conductive ink containing a conductive material different from the conductive material on the conductive ink by offset printing. Preferably, the printing apparatus further includes a conveyor configured to convey the substrate. Further, the printing section preferably includes a first printing machine configured to print first conductive ink and a second printing machine configured to print second conductive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: TAKANOHA TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9527263
    Abstract: This application relates to a method and apparatus for forming a textured stain resistant fabric. The stain resistant layer can be formed from a non-conventional anti-stain resistant resin that can conform to varying texturing geometries. In one embodiment, the stain resistant layer can be formed against a sheet of release paper having a texturing surface configured to form a textured surface on the stain resistant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett E. Krasniewicz, Yoji Hamada
  • Patent number: 9461309
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are functionalized Group IVA particles, methods of preparing the Group IVA particles, and methods of using the Group IVA particles. The Group IVA particles may be passivated with at least one layer of material covering at least a portion of the particle. The layer of material may be a covalently bonded non-dielectric layer of material. The Group IVA particles may be used in various technologies, including lithium ion batteries and photovoltaic cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Kratos LLC
    Inventors: Timothy D. Newbound, Leslie Matthews, Jeff A. Norris
  • Patent number: 9448169
    Abstract: A light measuring arrangement maintains the initial filtering function of an optical filter having a dye dispersed therein. The light measuring arrangement includes a measuring unit configured to measure an intensity of light emitted from a measurement target at a predetermined wavelength. The light measuring arrangement also includes the optical filter unit having the dye. The light measuring arrangement also includes a dye diffusion restricting unit configured to restrict diffusion of the dye from the optical filter unit. The optical filter unit constitutes part of an optical path for the light traveling from the measurement target to the light measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: Kyushu University, National University Corporation, Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshioka, Yuji Oki, Kinichi Morita
  • Patent number: 9391301
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for an organic electronic device (OED), an organic electronic system, and a light. The substrate capable of forming an OED ensuring excellent performances and reliability because it may have excellent performances including light extraction efficiency, permeation of moisture or a gas from an external environment may be inhibited, and growth of dark spots may be controlled may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Choon Park, Se Hwan Son, Yeon Keun Lee, Yong Sik Ahn, Jung Doo Kim, Ji Hee Kim, Sang Jun Park, Yong Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 9328215
    Abstract: The invention provides a resin composition whose dyeability is improved. The composition comprises a resin, and a hydrotalcite type material in an amount of 0.1 to 30 parts relative to 100 parts of the resin, wherein the hydrotalcite type material is represented by formula (1): (M2+)1-x(M3+)x(OH)2(A?)x.mH2O??(1) wherein M2+ is at least one species of divalent metal ions, M3+ is at least one species of trivalent metal ions, A? is at least one species of alkylbenzenesulfonic acid ions with the alkyl group having at least 8 carbon atoms, x is the number satisfying the inequality: 0<x<0.5, and m is the number satisfying the equality: 0<=m<5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KAISUI KAGAKU KENKYUJO
    Inventor: Shigeo Miyata
  • Patent number: 9295165
    Abstract: Since lead-tin solder was outlawed, electronic circuits constructed with lead-free tin solders have been plagued growth of whiskers of tin emanating from the tin soldered and/or tin coated surfaces. Such whiskers often short out the electronic circuits when present. The growth of tin whiskers in such electronic circuits (i.e., those fully or partially populated with components is addressed here by depositing a tin-whisker-impenetrable metal cap on all exposed tin coated surfaces in the circuit. In the process, metal surfaces where no cap is desired are masked, where after all exposed metal surfaces are cleaned, followed by immersing the entire circuit in an electroless bath, e.g., a nickel electroless bath, for a time sufficient to form a metal cap on all exposed metal surfaces, removing the circuit from the bath, rinsing and de-masking covered surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: LDF Coatings, LLC.
    Inventors: Robert J Landman, J. Gordon Davy, Dennis Fritz
  • Patent number: 9259083
    Abstract: A solid-surface article may include a surface layer including at least one of gel coat, epoxy, glass, silicone, diamonds, and mica. The article may also include a sub-layer including a resin, curing agent, a color pigment, and resin filler/fillers. The composite article may resemble a countertop, such as granite, marble, polished concrete, quartz, glass, laminate, wood, stone, and copper countertops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: EVOLVE MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Fritz, Joseph Bohm
  • Patent number: 9181441
    Abstract: This invention provides a polymer film coating for use preferably with cold glue labels, particularly on the adhesive-receiving side of a label film. The coating includes a filler component and a binder component, at least one of which is hydrophobic. The coating imparts water resistance and solvent resistance to an adhered label, thereby improving resistance to label removal due to moisture or water contact. A coated label and method of applying the coating to a label film are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: JINDAL FILMS AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Anne P. Campeau, Dennis E. Mcgee, Kevin A. Kirk
  • Patent number: 9118000
    Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing a flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device using a piezoelectric composite, and a flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device manufactured by the same. The method of manufacturing the flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device includes: forming a first electrode layer on a first flexible substrate; spin-coating a piezoelectric composite layer on the first electrode layer, wherein the piezoelectric composite layer is produced by mixing piezoelectric powder with polymer; performing heat treatment on the piezoelectric composite layer to harden the piezoelectric composite layer; and bonding a second flexible substrate with a second electrode layer on the hardened piezoelectric composite layer. Therefore, it is possible to simplify a manufacturing process and manufacture a high-performance flexible piezoelectric energy harvesting device having various sizes and patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chong Yun Kang, Seok Jin Yoon, Young Ho Do, Ji Won Choi, Hyun Cheol Song, Seung Hyub Baek, Jin Sang Kim
  • Patent number: 9093631
    Abstract: An integrated graphene-based structure comprises an N-dimensional array of elements formed on a surface of a substrate. The N-dimensional array of elements includes a plurality of rows. Each respective row in the plurality of rows comprises a corresponding plurality of elements formed along a first dimension. Each element in the corresponding plurality of elements comprising at least one graphene stack and separated from an adjacent element along the first dimension by a first average spatial separation thereby resulting in a first periodicity in lateral spacing along the first dimension. Each respective row in the plurality of rows is separated from an adjacent row along a second dimension by a second average spatial separation, thereby resulting in a second periodicity in lateral spacing along the second dimension. The N-dimensional array exhibits a set of characteristic electromagnetic interference properties in response to electromagnetic radiation incident on the N-dimensional array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Solan, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Alan Davis
  • Patent number: 9086669
    Abstract: An erasable and/or reusable image receiving medium (62) is disclosed along with a system (10) and/or method for using the same, including a unit (60) and/or method for erasing the reusable medium (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Denninson Corporation
    Inventors: HaoChuan Wang, Timothy L. Paris, Chia-Hsi Chu, David N. Edwards, Adrian J. Hulme
  • Publication number: 20150144931
    Abstract: The present application relates to a substrate for an organic electronic device, an organic electronic device, and a lighting device. In an embodiment of the present application, a substrate or an organic electronic device which may form an organic electronic device capable of ensuring performance including light extraction efficiency or the like and reliability by applying a scattering layer capable of exhibiting different scattering properties according to an angle of incident light may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Yong Sik Ahn, Jin Woo Park
  • Publication number: 20150140294
    Abstract: The disclosure describes preformed thermoplastic pavement marking material composition comprising an intermix and drop-on combination of glass beads and long term skid resistance aggregate provided in the necessary proportions to achieve high skid resistance of Class S5 while maintaining high retroreflectivity of Class R5 using non-clustered regular glass beads per standard IS EN 1436. More specifically the composition particularly pertains to markers such as lines, legends, arrows, indicia, and decorative markings including pavement marking patterns utilizing thermoplastic sheeting which utilize an adhesive (sprayable or otherwise) to maintain the integrity of the pattern prior to and during its application to a substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Simon Yakopson, Robert W. Greer
  • Publication number: 20150140293
    Abstract: A highly thermally conductive printed circuit board prevents electrochemical migration by inhibiting elution of copper ions. The printed circuit board is a metal-base printed circuit board including a metal base plate having an insulating resin layer and a copper foil layer stacked thereon in this order. In the printed circuit board, the insulating resin layer contains a first inorganic filler made of inorganic particles having particle diameters of 0.1 nm to 600 nm with an average particle diameter (D50) of 1 nm to 300 nm, and a second inorganic filler made of inorganic particles having particle diameters of 100 nm to 100 ?m with an average particle diameter (D50) of 500 nm to 20 ?m, and the first inorganic filler and the second inorganic filler are uniformly dispersed in the insulating resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: WASEDA UNIVERSITY, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Ohki, Yuichi Hirose, Genta Wada, Toshikatsu Tanaka, Kenji Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20150141293
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for increasing the order of an array of polymeric micelles or of nanoparticles on a substrate surface comprising a) providing an ordered array of micelles or nanoparticles coated with a polymer shell on a substrate surface and b) annealing the array of micelles or nanoparticles by ultrasonication in a liquid medium which is selected from the group comprising H2O, a polar organic solvent and a mixture of H2O and a polar organic solvent. In a related aspect, the invention provides the highly ordered arrays of micelles or nanoparticles obtainable by the methods of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Williges, Christoph Morhard, Joachim P. Spatz, Robert B. Brunner
  • Publication number: 20150140295
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object is a method of manufacturing a three-dimensional shaped object with which unit layers are laminated. The method is characterized by including a layer formation step for using a three-dimensional shaping composition that contains a three-dimensional shaping powder composed of a plurality of particles to form a layer having a predetermined thickness A (?m), and an ink discharge step for discharging an ink that contains a binding agent onto the layer and forming the unit layers. The ink discharge step includes discharging two or more different kinds of the ink onto a discharge unit region which is narrower than A2 (?m2) on a surface of the layer where the ink is discharged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Eiji OKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150132509
    Abstract: A printable recording material that contains an opaque supporting substrate; a resin-rich barrier layer; a coating composition with bimodal pore size distribution; and an ink colorant-receiving layer. Also disclosed herein are the method for making such material and the method for producing printed images using said printable recording material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongqian Wang, Xiaoqi Zhou, David Edmondson
  • Publication number: 20150119238
    Abstract: A method for marking an item including a shape memory polymer (SMP) having a visual readable and/or machine readable graphic element on the surface of the item. The method includes pretreating the surface of the item; colouring the surface of the item with a dye solution containing an organic dye and an organic solvent; cleaning and drying the surface of the item; and engraving by at least partially ablating the surface of the item. The dyeing process is suitable for colouring the surface of a shape memory polymer (SMP), wherein the information is engraved in a form of a code or other label on the coloured surface. The colouring causes an increased contrast and thus facilitates machine readability of marking and coding without affecting the other properties of the SMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Melanie Ecker, Markus Schildhauer
  • Publication number: 20150118457
    Abstract: A method of forming an article is provided. The method can include providing a substrate comprising a surface. The method can further include forming a solvent soluble layer on or over the surface of the substrate in a pattern, the pattern defining one or more first portions of the surface that are overlaid by the solvent soluble layer, and one or more second portions of the surface that are free of the solvent soluble layer. The method can further include forming a second layer on or over at least one of the first portions and at least one of the second portions, wherein the step of forming the second layer includes buffing an exfoliatable material on or over at least one of the first portions and at least one of the second portions. The method can further include removing the solvent soluble layer by applying a solvent to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Ranjith Divigalpitiya, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Shawn C. Dodds
  • Publication number: 20150107582
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, devices and materials are disclosed for spectrally selective coatings for optical surfaces having high solar absorptivity, low infrared emissivity, and strong durability at elevated temperatures. In one aspect, a spectrally selective coating includes a substrate formed of a light absorbing material, and a composite material formed over the substrate and including nanoparticles dispersed in a dielectric material, in which the composite material forms a coating capable of absorbing solar energy in a selected spectrum and reflecting the solar energy in another selected spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Renkun Chen, Zhaowei Liu, Tae Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9005741
    Abstract: Fabric has a printed pattern with a base color and at least one design color. The design color has a plurality of irregular, non-repeating spots. The printed pattern is adapted to abate identification of the fabric by a light responsive device. The fabric also includes metal extending throughout. The metal is adapted to abate identification of the fabric by an infrared, heat responsive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Erik H. Hoffer, Clint Meyers
  • Publication number: 20150099102
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a material includes a plurality of particles, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents; the particles are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In another embodiment, a method includes dispersing a plurality of particles in solution to form a dispersion and adding a stabilizing agent to the dispersion in an amount sufficient to cause the dispersion to exhibit one or more predetermined rheological properties; again, the particles in the dispersion are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In still another embodiment, a method includes depositing a material on a substrate; the material includes a plurality of particles configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle Sullivan, John M. Densmore, Eric Duoss, Alexander E. Gash, Joshua Kuntz, John Vericella
  • Patent number: 8999023
    Abstract: A composite sintered body according to the present invention contains at least cubic boron nitride and a binder. Cubic boron nitride has a continuous skeleton structure as a result of bonding of a plurality of first cubic boron nitride particles to each other. The binder has a continuous structure as a result of bonding of a plurality of binder particles to each other, that are present in a region except for a bonding interface where the first cubic boron nitride particles are bonded to each other. Second cubic boron nitride particles isolated from the first cubic boron nitride particles forming the skeleton structure are dispersed in the continuous structure of the binder particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Katsumi Okamura, Satoru Kukino, Tomohiro Fukaya
  • Patent number: 8999495
    Abstract: A recording material for electrophotographic printing methods from a base paper coated on both sides with synthetic resin and having a toner-receiving layer arranged on at least one side, containing a water-soluble or water-dispersible binder in the toner-receiving layer, preferably an ethylene-acrylate polymer or an ethylene-acrylate copolymer, a finely particulate inorganic pigment and an antistatic component, such that images using both liquid toners and dry toners can be produced with this recording material, identical in both appearance and haptics to silver halide photographs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Kozlowski, Andreas Overberg, Rainer Steinbeck
  • Patent number: 8993101
    Abstract: Embodiments include luminescent materials and associated production methods. The material includes a crystal borate having a first substitutable element and a second substitutable element, one or more rare earth ions substituted for the first substitutable element, and chromium substituted for the second substitutable element. The one or more rare earth ions are selected from a group consisting of neodymium and ytterbium. The material also may include a medium within which particles of the borate are incorporated. The medium, with the luminescent material particles, may form a security feature of an article. Embodiments of methods for identifying whether such a luminescent material is incorporated with an article include exposing a portion of the article to excitation in a chromium absorption band, and determining whether a detected emission produced by the article as a result of the excitation indicates an ytterbium emission after termination of the exposing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventors: James Kane, William Ross Rapoport, Carsten Lau
  • Publication number: 20150086761
    Abstract: Provided is a method of fabricating a light functional substrate. The method includes applying particles onto a surface of water contained in a container to form a monolayer constituted by the particles, immersing a substrate into the container, drawing the substrate out of the container to form patterns constituted by the particles on the substrate in a first direction, and forming a planarization film covering the patterns on the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jaehyun MOON, Seung Koo PARK, Doo-Hee CHO, Jin Wook SHIN, Jun-Han HAN, Jonghee LEE, Joo Hyun HWANG, Chul Woong JOO, Jin Woo HUH, Nam Sung CHO, Jong Tae LIM, Jeong Ik LEE, Byoung Gon YU
  • Publication number: 20150086169
    Abstract: The present inventions relate to optical components which include quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles include a ligand attached to a surface thereof, the ligand being represented by the formula: X-Sp-Z, wherein: X represents a primary amine group, a secondary amine group, a urea, a thiourea, an imidizole group, an amide group, an other nitrogen containing group, a carboxylic acid group, a phosphonic or arsonic acid group, a phosphinic or arsinic acid group, a phosphate or arsenate group, a phosphine or arsine oxide group; Sp represents a spacer group, such as a group capable of allowing a transfer of charge or an insulating group; and Z represents: (i) a reactive group capable of communicating specific chemical properties to the nanocrystal as well as provide specific chemical reactivity to the surface of the nanocrystal, and/or (ii) a group that is cyclic, halogenated, or polar a-protic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: CRAIG BREEN, JOHN R. LINTON, JONATHAN S. STECKEL, MARSHALL COX, SETH COE-SULLIVAN, MARK COMERFORD
  • Patent number: 8986819
    Abstract: A non-catalytic palladium precursor composition is disclosed, including a palladium salt and an organoamine, wherein the composition is substantially free of water. The composition permits the use of solution processing methods to form a palladium layer on a wide variety of substrates, including in a pattern to form circuitry or pathways for electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yiliang Wu, Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 8986818
    Abstract: Described is a recording material for electrophotographic printing methods, which contains a carrier material and a toner-receiving layer containing a gloss pigment, and which is suitable for producing photo-like images with use of both dry toners and liquid toners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Kozlowski, Andreas Overberg
  • Patent number: 8980410
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet may include an electrically insulative bottom film, an electrically insulative top film, and an intermediate layer positioned between the bottom film and the top film. The intermediate layer may include a mixture of granulated thermally conductive material and granulated electrically insulating polymer. The granulated electrically insulating polymer is adapted to form a polyimide bridge between the bottom film and the top film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Clyde F. Parrish, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine
  • Patent number: 8980413
    Abstract: Cell packaging according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a base film layer; and a print layer provided beneath or on the base film layer, and including a binder resin and carbon black. The base film layer or print layer of the cell packaging is partially removed by means of laser irradiation to expose the layer under same. Therefore, according to the cell packaging of the invention, a wide range of shapes or logos, etc. can easily be externally displayed so as to be discernible by means of laser irradiation. By thus imparting discernibility and externality to the cell packaging, a labeling process for attaching a separate label to the cell packaging can be excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Youl Chon Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Jun Kang, Hee Sik Han, Woo Sic Jung, Sung Ho Lee, Jong Woon Yoon, Ji Hee Kim, Sang Min Lee
  • Publication number: 20150072089
    Abstract: A printable recording material containing an opaque supporting substrate; a resin barrier layer; an ink vehicle-receiving layer having a first structure with inorganic particles and, at least, a binder and a second structure with nano-porous particles and, at least, a binder; and an ink colorant-receiving layer. Also disclosed are the method for making such material and the method for producing printed images using said printable recording material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongqian Wang, Xiaoqi Zhou, Gracy Apprisiani Wingkono, David Edmondson, Vladek Kasperchik
  • Publication number: 20150064423
    Abstract: The invention provides an inkjet ink composition, including at least: a water-soluble polymer which has a number average molecular weight of 1,000 or more; particles which have a polymerizable group; a colorant; and water, a ratio of a content of the particles to a content of the water-soluble polymer in terms of mass being from 0.6 to 3.5, and a viscosity of the inkjet ink composition at 30° C. being from 10 mPa·s to 14 mPa·s. The invention further provides an image recording method, including at least imparting the inkjet ink composition onto a recording medium by jetting, from an inkjet head, the inkjet ink composition at a droplet volume of from 10 pL to 120 pL. The invention further provides an image-recorded material, including at least an image recorded, on a recording medium, by the image recording method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Makoto OHMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150056413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical sheet used in a liquid crystal display device, and relates to an optical sheet which comprises a resin curing layer made of a curable resin composition comprising metal oxide nanoparticles, and thus is easy to handle and not liable to be damaged from external shocks, and can prevent reduction in luminance due to damage and at the same time achieve a high refractive index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hong Gu Hwang, Kyung Jong Kim, Eui Young Shin, Chang Won Park, Tae Kyung Kim, Su Ji Kim
  • Patent number: 8962090
    Abstract: A method for making a variable-density carbon nanotube film is provided. A drawn carbon nanotube film, including a number of carbon nanotubes aligned along an aligned direction, is prepared. A number of thin regions are formed in the drawn carbon nanotube film along the aligned direction by reducing density of carbon nanotubes in each of the plurality of thin regions. A variable-density carbon nanotube film is provided and includes a number of thin regions and at least one normal region having a density of carbon nanotubes greater than that of the thin regions. The at least one normal region includes a number of carbon nanotubes substantially aligned along an aligned direction. The thin regions are arranged in the form of at least one row extending along the aligned direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Chen Feng
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8962088
    Abstract: A method for forming a uniform texture concrete wall using Shotcrete or other pneumatically projected concrete materials. The method generally includes forming an exterior face mixture from a concrete mixture wherein the large aggregates are removed such that when the face mixture is pneumatically applied to a base structure, the face mixture defines a uniform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lithocrete, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shaw