Including Components Having Same Physical Characteristic In Differing Degree Patents (Class 428/212)
  • Patent number: 10427768
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus that is able to generate an image to deter a shark from attacking a watercraft (e.g. a surf-craft). Also disclosed are methods of manufacturing and retrofitting watercraft to include the apparatus that is able to generate an image to deter a shark from attacking the watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LANDOA PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Robert Joseph Carraro
  • Patent number: 10428164
    Abstract: A printing material for a three-dimensional (3D) printing apparatus is provided. The printing material includes a core and a shell covering the core, wherein the Shore hardness of the core is A45-A90, the Shore hardness of the shell is D40-D85, the Shore hardness of the shell is higher than the Shore hardness of the core, the volume percentage of the shell is 10% to 30%, and the volume percentage of the core is 70% to 90%. Since the printing material has a specific structure, feed abnormality during the printing material passing through a narrow inlet hole and guide tube may be prevented in the use of low-hardness material as the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsiung Wang, Chun-Wei Peng
  • Patent number: 10421255
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass with which the HIC can be effectively lowered. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, and when the interlayer film is sandwiched between two sheets of clear glass in accordance with JIS R3202 to obtain a sheet of laminated glass, the flexural modulus at 23° C. of the resulting sheet of laminated glass is 5000 MPa or more and 10000 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hirano, Yuji Uchimura, Shougo Yoshida, Akira Mizumori
  • Patent number: 10415300
    Abstract: Provided is a low-emissivity coating comprising successively: a first dielectric layer comprising a first metal oxide; a low-emissivity layer; and a second dielectric layer having first and second layers stacked on each other, the first layer comprising a second metal oxide, and the second layer comprising a silicon aluminum nitride, wherein each of the first and second metal oxides has a refractive index ranging from about 2.2 to about 2.6 with regard to a wavelength of about 550 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-Hoon Kwon, Youn-Ki Jun
  • Patent number: 10406998
    Abstract: A license plate sheet having superior weather resistance is provided. A license plate comprising the license plate sheet and having markings visible to a infrared-based ALPR system, is also provided. In some embodiments, the license plate sheet includes an infrared absorbing marking layer, wherein the infrared absorbing marking layer includes cesium tungsten oxide and a binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Akira Muramoto, Toshitaka Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10401906
    Abstract: A cover window for a display device includes a first film; a second film on the first film; an adhesive layer between the first film and the second film; a coating layer on the second film; and an inner anti-reflective layer between the first film and the coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Hoon Choi, Heon Jung Shin, Hye-Jin Oh, Jeoung Sub Lee, Bo A Kim, Sang Hoon Kim, Sang-Il Park, Hyun Joon Oh
  • Patent number: 10391694
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of producing a film, the method being capable of suppressing formation of die lines in melt extrusion molding using a T die. A thermoplastic resin composition having a relaxation modulus of not less than 100 Pa and not more than 2,000 Pa is melted and kneaded, the relaxation modulus being measured under conditions of a temperature of 260° C., distortion of 1%, and a relaxation time of 1 second, and extrusion molding of the thermoplastic resin composition using the T die is performed to form the film. The thermoplastic resin composition may contain an acrylic resin and a rubber particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Hatano, Yutaka Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10394397
    Abstract: A touch sensor film preventing moire occurring in accordance with deformation of a support is manufactured by performing roll transportation of an elongated transparent support 1 having a thickness smaller than 80 ?m using a plurality of pass rollers 4, 5, and 6; performing annealing treatment with respect to the support 1 at a temperature which is equal to or lower than a temperature obtained by adding 35° C. to a dynamic glass transition temperature of the support 1; and forming a mesh pattern formed of thin metal wires 8a on a surface of the support 1 subjected to the annealing treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Nukui
  • Patent number: 10388422
    Abstract: An electrically conductive element includes a substrate and a carbon nanotube film located on the substrate. The carbon nanotube film includes a number of carbon nanotube linear units and a number of carbon nanotube groups. The carbon nanotube linear units are spaced from each other and extend along a first direction. The carbon nanotube groups are combined with the carbon nanotube linear units by van der Waals force on a second direction. The second direction is intercrossed with the first direction. The carbon nanotube groups between adjacent carbon nanotube linear units are spaced from each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Li Qian, Yu-Quan Wang
  • Patent number: 10353125
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a polarizing plate including an adhesive layer, a primer layer and a polyethylene terephthalate film which are sequentially formed on at least one side of a polarizer, wherein the adhesive layer in the present disclosure is formed by an active energy ray-curable adhesive including a first epoxy compound of which a homopolymer has a glass transition temperature of 120° C. or higher, a second epoxy compound of which a homopolymer has a glass transition temperature of 60° C. or lower, and a cationic photopolymerization initiator, and wherein the primer layer is formed by a primer composition including one or more binder resins selected from the group consisting of polyester and polyvinyl alcohol-based resins, and one or more cross-linking agents selected from the group consisting of acrylic cross-linking agents, epoxy-based cross-linking agents and polyvinyl alcohol-based cross-linking agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hyun Nam, Eun-Mi Seo, Seung-Hee Nam, Dae-Woong Lee, Kyun-Il Rah
  • Patent number: 10350858
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass having small optical distortion while having a multilayer structure of two or more layers, and a laminated glass including the interlayer film for laminated glass. The present invention relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass including at least two resin layers laminated together, the interlayer film having a large number of minute recesses and a large number of minute projections on at least one surface, the at least two resin layers including a first surface layer and a second surface layer and each containing a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, wherein, provided that the interlayer film is allowed to stand at 23° C. and a humidity of 30% RH for three hours, and cut with a microtome at 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shougo Yoshida, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Tatsuya Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10350633
    Abstract: A composite and a coating having engineered reflective properties are described. The composite comprises a matrix and flakes of a multilayer polymer film including one or more bilayers including at least a layer of a first polymer and a layer of a second polymer having a different refractive index than the first polymer. The coating described includes the composite as applied to a surface and has a reflectance of at least 10% for a selected wavelength range and a transmittance of at least 50% at wavelengths outside of the selected wavelength range. Also described are methods for forming the composite and the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jesse A. Frantz, Lynda E. Busse, Leslie Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10347889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microporous film and use thereof as separator with greater resistance to puncturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bertram Schmitz, Detlef Busch, Dominic Klein
  • Patent number: 10328678
    Abstract: A multilayer machine direction oriented film comprising at least an (A) layer and (B) layer, at least one of said (A) layer or (B) layer comprising at least 50 wt % of a multimodal linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of 905 to 940 kg/m3 and an MFR2 of 0.01 to 20 g/10 min and comprising a lower molecular weight (LMW) component and a higher molecular weight (HMW) component; wherein said LMW component is an ethylene homopolymer and said HMW component is an ethylene polymer of ethylene with at least two C4-12 alpha olefins; wherein said film is a stretched film which is uniaxially oriented in the machine direction (MD) in a draw ratio of at least 1:3 and has a film thickness of at least 40 microns (after stretching) and wherein said film does not comprise a layer in which more than 50 wt % of said layer comprises a polymer component having a melting point (Tm) of 100° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Auli Nummila-Pakarinen, Peter Niedersuess
  • Patent number: 10300677
    Abstract: A non-rigid composite sheet comprising in order (i) a first component comprising at least one first fabric of continuous filament yarns having a tenacity of at least 11 g/dtex and a first polymeric layer, (ii) a second component comprising at least one second fabric of continuous filament glass yarns, the at least one second fabric being adjacent to the at least one first fabric of the first component, and (iii) a third component comprising a second polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Dariusz Wlodzimierz Kawka
  • Patent number: 10295862
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes a first display panel and a second display panel facing each other, a driver connecting line disposed on the first display panel, a driving circuit part connected to the driver connecting line, a backlight unit disposed adjacent to the first display panel, a reinforcing part overlapping the driver connecting line and disposed adjacent to at least one side of the second display panel, a second polarizer disposed on the second display panel, and a film layer disposed on the second polarizer and the reinforcing part. The second polarizer overlaps a top surface of the second display panel and does not overlap a top surface of the reinforcing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hwan Jeon, Sang Hwan Lee, Ki Seok Cha
  • Patent number: 10288789
    Abstract: Thermoplastic birefringent multilayer optical films are described. More particularly, thermoplastic multilayer films having alternating first and second layers having a linear layer profile where both outer layers are thinner than 350 nm but thicker than 150 nm are described. Thermoplastic birefringent multilayer optical films with thinner outer protective boundary layers are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew B. Johnson, Adam D. Haag, Martin E. Denker
  • Patent number: 10286628
    Abstract: Barrier films, in-mold label formed from barrier films, and containers incorporating in-mold labels with barrier properties. Films according to embodiments of the invention include multi-layer or composite films that include one or more layers of a barrier material. The films can be used to form labels in standard in-mold labeling processes such that standard robotics, molds, and materials can be used. Preferably, the film can seal on itself such that an overlap seam can be made. The film has adequate desired barrier properties, i.e. water vapor, oxygen, light, aroma, and/or flavor retention barriers depending on the application, such as packaging of consumable products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Taylor Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee A. Timmerman, Chad M. Ratcliff, Dennis W. Richmond, Lane H. Gravley
  • Patent number: 10287385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a weather-resistant thermoplastic resin, a thermoplastic resin composition containing the same, and a method of preparing the thermoplastic resin composition. More particular, the present invention relates to a thermoplastic resin including a) a hard core having a refractive index of 1.530 to 1.590; b) a crosslinked rubber layer that surrounds the hard core, has an average thickness of 30 to 80 nm, and is prepared by polymerizing an alkyl (meth)acrylate compound and a crosslinking agent; and c) a non-crosslinked hard shell that surrounds the crosslinked rubber layer and is prepared by polymerizing an aromatic vinyl compound and a vinyl cyanide compound, a thermoplastic resin composition including the thermoplastic resin, and a method of preparing the thermoplastic resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Taek Oh, Yong Yeon Hwang, Min Jung Kim, Chun Ho Park, Sang Mi Lee, Yeong Min Lee, Eun Soo Kang
  • Patent number: 10281619
    Abstract: Provided is means that enables a hard coat layer to resist cracking and to have improved scratch resistance in a laminated film including a substrate, a surfactant-containing layer on one surface of the substrate, and the hard coat layer on the other surface of the substrate. The laminated film includes a substrate, a surfactant-containing layer that is disposed on one surface of the substrate and contains a surfactant, and a hard coat layer disposed on the other surface of the substrate, wherein the hard coat layer contains 0.001 to 3% by weight of a (meth)acrylic modified silicone compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Akihito Hisamitsu, Shota Hatazawa, Taro Konuma
  • Patent number: 10274664
    Abstract: A light guide element, a manufacturing method thereof and a backlight assembly are provided. The light guide element includes: a scattering structure, including a plurality of aerogel particles, wherein the scattering structure includes a light incident surface and a light-emitting surface and is configured to receive incident light incident into the light incident surface and emit the incident light from the light-emitting surface, and a particle size of the aerogel particle is set according to a color difference of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingquan Wang, Jing Liu
  • Patent number: 10275060
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a touch display panel, a method for manufacturing touch display panel, and a touch panel display. The touch display panel includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, a display element layer arranged between the upper substrate and the lower substrate, a first insulating layer, and a transparent touch electrode layer. The display element layer is arranged on the lower substrate for showing images. The first insulating layer is arranged on the display element layer for separating the display element layer from the transparent touch electrode layer. The transparent touch electrode layer is arranged on the first insulating layer for detecting the points where users touch, and the transparent touch electrode layer is fabricated from transparent and conductive graphene. The touch display panel proposed by the present invention is simplified and optimized with lower production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Fan
  • Patent number: 10272650
    Abstract: Embodiments of laminated structures include a first film comprising a first polyolefin; an intermediate layer comprising a laminate adhesive, and a second film comprising a second polyolefin. The laminated structures exhibit excellent elastic recovery properties, ensuring that the laminated structure can adapt and hold to the shape of the packaged product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: João Gargalaka, Nicolas C. Mazzola, Jorge C. Gomes
  • Patent number: 10252601
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a laminated glass panel assembly having inner and outer glass layers includes masking a designated area of the inner glass layer to define an index feature and printing a first blackout layer onto the inner glass layer such that the first blackout layer is not present on the index feature. The method may include unmasking the index feature after printing the first blackout layer, then printing a second blackout layer onto a major surface of the outer glass layer. The major surface overlaps or covers the index feature such that the index feature is not visible to a human observer through the outer glass layer, but is detectable through the outer glass layer using a controller and machine vision logic. A glass panel assembly having the index feature is also described herein, as is a system for making the glass panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: David G. Meller
  • Patent number: 10253752
    Abstract: A rotor blade for a wind turbine may generally include a first blade component formed from a first fiber-reinforced composite including a first thermoplastic resin material and a second blade component configured to be coupled to the first blade component at a joint interface. The second blade component may be formed from a second fiber-reinforced composite including a second thermoplastic resin material, wherein the second thermoplastic resin material differs from the first thermoplastic resin material. The rotor blade may also include an additional layer(s) of thermoplastic resin material positioned on or integrated into the second fiber-reinforced composite at the joint interface that differs from the second thermoplastic resin material. Moreover, the first thermoplastic resin material of the first fiber-reinforced composite may be welded to the additional layer(s) of the thermoplastic resin material to form a welded joint at the joint interface between the first and second blade components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel Caruso, Aaron A. Yarbrough, Daniel Alan Hynum, James Robert Tobin
  • Patent number: 10254582
    Abstract: The invention provides an LCD device, whose polarizers comprising: a plurality of polarizing units disposed corresponding to the first, second and third sub-pixels and arranged in an array; each polarizing unit being a multilayer film structure, comprising a transparent body, and a plurality of first film layers and a plurality of second film layers interleaved into a stack disposed on the body. By achieving polarization through multilayer film structure and each polarizing unit only needing to satisfy polarization conditions for light of the wavelength range of light emitted by corresponding sub-pixel, the invention can reduce material selection difficulty and production difficult for multilayer structure and improve LCD contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenhua Sun, Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10239288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass pane construction, particularly bullet proof glass pane, to be used in a motor vehicle, having several transparent panes and layers made of glass, ceramic or synthetic material, which are connected in a layered manner connected to each other in a laminate, electrical controllable or switchable electrochromic layer means for electrical controlling or switching of the light transparency of the glass pane construction or of the bullet proof pane, wherein a laminar transparent UV filtering layer means for filtering of striking ultraviolet (UV) radiation is provided so that none or only a part of the UV radiation passes to the electrochromic layer means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ISOCLIMA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Bertolini
  • Patent number: 10239291
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-layered polymer film, comprising a sealing layer and a base layer, wherein the sealing layer comprises a polypropylene (SL-PP), and wherein the sealing layer polypropylene SL-PP comprises comonomer units derived from ethylene in an amount of from 0.5 wt % to 25 wt % and from at least one C5-12 alpha-olefin in an amount of from 0.5 mol % to 4.0 mol %, and has an amount of xylene solubles XS of at least 20 wt %, and the xylene solubles have an amount of ethylene-derived comonomer units of from 4 wt % to 50 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Fiebig, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 10211049
    Abstract: Using processes disclosed herein, materials and structures are created and used. For example, processes can include melting boron nitride or amorphous carbon into an undercooled state followed by quenching. Exemplary new materials disclosed herein can be ferromagnetic and/or harder than diamond. Materials disclosed herein may include dopants in concentrations exceeding thermodynamic solubility limits. A novel phase of solid carbon has structure different than diamond and graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventor: Jagdish Narayan
  • Patent number: 10201462
    Abstract: An absorbent core composite is disclosed for incorporation into a disposable absorbent article. The composite includes a first material layer and a second material layer (preferably nonwoven) partially secured to the first material layer to define at least one pocket therebetween. Preferably, multiple pockets are defined, except in the case of where a generally uniform layer or bed of absorbent is preferred or better suited fro the application. The pocket is said have a fixed initial volume. Further, an aggregate of absorbent particles is provided in the pocket(s) to occupy a portion of the fixed initial volume. The absorbent particles are preferably SAP particles and is characterized by a dry volume associated with a dry state and a swell volume associated with a liquid saturation state. In respect to or for the pocket, the aggregate is characterized by a collective dry volume and a collective swell volume, wherein the pocket has an initial configuration that retains the aggregate therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Wright, Eugenio Varona, Anne Smid, Dennis Smid
  • Patent number: 10184178
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus includes a chuck in a process chamber, the chuck having a top surface on which a substrate is loaded, a showerhead disposed over the chuck, and a fence extension disposed in the process chamber. Plasma is generated in a space between the showerhead and the loaded substrate during a deposition process. The fence extension at least partially confines the plasma in the space during the deposition process, thereby enabling improved thickness uniformity and reliability of a layer deposited on the loaded substrate during the deposition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minjong Kim, Jung-soo Yoon, Jang-Hee Lee, Jongwon Hong
  • Patent number: 10139530
    Abstract: To provide a decorative sheet which has anti-skid properties, is resistant to abrasion, exhibits high abrasion resistance even when bonded to a floor or road surface over which pedestrians or vehicles traverse, does not cause pedestrians or vehicles to skid, and does not suffer from damage or peeling. [Resolution Means] A decorative sheet having a first bead coat layer comprising a resin and particles having a median diameter of from 20 ?m to 60 ?m, a second bead coat layer which is coated on the first bead coat layer and which includes a resin and particles having a median diameter of from 20 ?m to 60 ?m, a design layer and an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Takeo Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10124619
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a retroreflective material that has excellent wash resistance, and stably maintains, even after it is repeatedly washed, a daytime color visible by ink-jet printing and a nighttime color visible by retroreflected light. A retroreflective material comprising a fixing resin layer, a transparent microsphere embedded in the fixing resin layer, a reflective layer provided on a surface of the transparent microsphere opposite to incident light, and an ink-jet receptive layer provided on an outermost surface near the incident light, wherein the refractive index of the transparent microsphere is set to 1.6 to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: UNITIKA SPARKLITE LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nishimura, Motomu Fujiki, Atsumi Nishigaki
  • Patent number: 10094015
    Abstract: A method for making a magnetic recording medium, including providing a substrate, forming a magnetic layer on the substrate, applying filtered cathodic vacuum arc (FCVA) deposition to form a film on the magnetic layer, and performing nitridation on the film formed by the FCVA deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC (MALAYSIA) SDN, BHD.
    Inventors: Wah Lawrence Ng, Se Yong Eh Noum, Mun Sing Fan, Wee Shen Khoo, Naruhisa Nagata
  • Patent number: 10071539
    Abstract: A ceramic structure and methods for making the ceramic structure are disclosed. Multiple parts may be molded; the parts may be molded from the same or different ceramic materials. The parts may be formed in the same mold and may be adjacent to and/or attached to one another as a result of molding. The parts may be placed in a sintering furnace and sintered simultaneously. Simultaneously sintering the parts forms a unitary structure from the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Naoto Matsuyuki, Trevor J. Ness, David I. Nazzaro
  • Patent number: 10071464
    Abstract: A flowable composite particle that includes a plurality of bound hard particles and a binder alloy. The bound hard particles are unfractured bound hard particles and fractured bound hard particles. Each of the bound hard particles is bonded to the binder alloy. The bound hard particles have a particle size of ?325 Mesh. The flowable composite particle have a particle size distribution is: (a) between more than about zero weight percent and about 5 weight percent flowable composite particles of a +80 Mesh particle size, (b) between about 60 weight percent and about 95 weight percent flowable composite particles of a ?80+325 Mesh particle size, and (c) between more than about zero weight percent and about 35 weight percent flowable composite particles of a ?325 Mesh particle size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Travis E. Puzz, Senthilkumar Chandrasekaren, Jonathan W. Bitler
  • Patent number: 10053608
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a ceramic component includes processing a hybrid matrix blend formed of a ceramic precursor and a glass powder to form a hybrid matrix composite component. A polymer-derived ceramic component including a hybrid matrix composite formed of a hybrid matrix blend including at least one of a ceramic precursor and a conversion char, and a glass powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy, Neal Magdefrau
  • Patent number: 10053865
    Abstract: An exterior surface covering has a colored outer layer that transmits infrared radiation and an inner layer with a thermochromic pigment that absorbs heat at low temperature and reflects at high temperatures. The outer layer conceals the color change of the thermochromic pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Keith C. Hong, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10054726
    Abstract: Provided are a polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display device. The polarizing plate, which is lightweight and has a thin thickness and excellent physical properties including durability, water resistance, workability, pressure-sensitive adhesion and a light leakage prevention effect; and the liquid crystal display device including the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: In Kyu Park, Ki Ok Kwon, No Ma Kim, In Ho Hwang, Sung Hyun Nam, Sung Soo Yoon, Kyun Il Rah, Min Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 10058017
    Abstract: A tangible device such as a credit card shaped device that includes at least one waffler carved therein. A bottom stabilizing material in the shape of a film or sheet is placed within the waffler. A nano-scaled metal in powdered form that is ferromagnetic in nanoscale, such as gold, is then added above the bottom stabilizing film. A ferromagnetic powder in nanoscale is added to the nano-scaled metal and a top stabilizing film is placed thereon. Ceramic powder is then used to further stabilize the composition and finally all the components are sealed within the waffler. The nano-scaled metals can be affixed to the stabilizing films using atomic layer deposition. The present invention is used to neutralize the electromagnetic contamination emitted from a plurality of electronic devices by organizing the polarity of the spin of the element particles within their radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Jose Machado
  • Patent number: 10042447
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch sensor having a single ITO layer is disclosed by the invention, including steps of: a) performing cleaning processing on a glass substrate; b) forming an index matching layer on the glass substrate, portions of the index matching layer corresponding to sensor cutting marks and sensor binding regions being at least partially removed, via a peelable adhesive disposed at sites corresponding to the sensor cutting marks and the sensor binding regions on the glass substrate or the index matching layer; c) forming an ITO layer on the partially removed index matching layer; and d) etching the ITO layer so as to form an pattern of the single ITO layer of the touch sensor. A touch sensor having a single ITO layer manufactured by the method and a touch screen including the touch sensor are further disclosed by the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP, CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi Du, Ming Hu
  • Patent number: 10036165
    Abstract: Matrix basalt reinforcing member constructed and arrange to provide lateral support for the longitudinal bar steel or FRP tendons that provide tensile strength to cementitious material or plastics to reduce bending moment by reducing the onset of shear. The reinforcement members are formed from continuous glass fibers treated with a thermoplastic thermoset polymer and formed into structures to provide structural resistance to bending-moment forces, compression forces, and torsional forces acting on the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Global Energy Sciences, LLC
    Inventor: Donald R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10033974
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first inorganic color filter including a first surface on which light is incident and a second surface opposite the first surface; and a first organic color filter disposed on the first surface of the first inorganic color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Kyu Choi, Chang-Rok Moon, June-Taeg Lee, Hyung-Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10016961
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to polymeric films suitable for use in a wide variety of applications, such as the formation of ostomy bags, incontinence bags, medical collection bags, and the like. Specifically, the disclosed films comprise at least one barrier layer. At least one quiet layer positioned adjacent to the barrier layer incorporates sound dampening polymers. As a result, the disclosed films maintain improved sound dampening, as well as exemplary barrier characteristics and high tensile strength compared to prior art barrier films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Solomon Bekele
  • Patent number: 10011522
    Abstract: Method for treating antireflection coatings on an optical substrate (17) involves a stage for carrying out the physical vacuum-deposit of a fluorinated polymer-containing layer having a low refractive index and is characterized in that the stage includes in deposing a silicium or magnesium fluoride/fluorinated polymer hybrid layer (21d) by simultaneous vacuum evaporation of silicium or magnesium fluoride and the fluorinated polymer, In a preferred embodiment, the fluorinated polymer is embodied in the form of a polymer or tetrafluorethylen polymer and the components are evaporated by a Joule effect or by electron bombardment. The method is advantageously used for improving the adherence of a low refractive index layer to a subjacent layer of a pile of antireflection coatings which is deposited on any optical substrate or the inventive substrate. The substrate produced by the method and a device for carrying out the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Karin Scherer, Pascale Lacan, Richard Bosmans
  • Patent number: 9994003
    Abstract: A multi-layer polymer film comprising a core layer and a sealing layer, said sealing layer comprises a propylene copolymer composition, said propylene copolymer composition—has a comonomer content in the range of 3.0 to 8.0 wt.-%, the comonomers are C5 to C12?-olefins, —comprises a polypropylene (A) and a polypropylene (B) in the weight ratio [(A)/(B)] of 20/80 to 80/20, wherein—said polypropylene (A) has a comonomer content of equal or below 4.0 wt.-%, the comonomers are C5 to C12?-olefins, and—said propylene copolymer (B) has a comonomer content of 4.0 to 20.0 wt.-%, the comonomers are C5 to C12?-olefins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Joachim Fiebig, Kristin Reichelt
  • Patent number: 9988532
    Abstract: A flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer compound includes polyphenylene ether, a hydrogenated styrene block copolymer, at least one solid non-halogenated phosphorus containing flame retardant, a nucleated olefinic polymer, two different specific UV stabilizers, and pigment. The compound has a before-aging tensile elongation of >200% and an after-aging tensile elongation residual of at least 75% according to UL 62. The compound is useful for making an insulation layer, a jacketing layer, or both for protected electrical lines such as alternating current wire and cable products, accessory cables, and a variety of injection molded electrical or electronic parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventor: Chang Hoon Song
  • Patent number: 9982122
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a polyolefin blend composition, process for producing the same, and articles made therefrom. The polyolefin blend composition according to the present invention comprises: (a) from 75 to 97 percent by weight of one or more random propylene copolymers having a DSC melting point in the range of from 120° C. to 160° C., and a melt flow rate (MFR) in the range of from 1 to 120 g/10 minutes; (b) from 3 to 25 percent by weight of one or more ethylene ?-olefin copolymers having a melt index (I2) in the range of from 100 to 1500 g/10 minutes, a density in the range of 0.860 to 0.910 g/cm3, and a molecular weight (Mw) in the range of from 10,000 to 50,000 g/mole, wherein said ethylene ?-olefin copolymer is homogenously branched copolymer, and wherein said ethylene ?-olefin copolymer is linear or substantially linear; (c) optionally from 5 to 15 percent by weight of one or more propylene ?-olefin interpolymers having a DSC melting point in the range of less than 110° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Guang Ming Li, Colin LiPiShan, Kim L. Walton, Raymond L. Laakso, Jr., Walter J. Brown
  • Patent number: 9962985
    Abstract: A recording medium includes a substrate, and a first and a second ink receiving layer over the substrate in this order from the side close to the substrate. The first ink receiving layer contains fumed silica, alumina, and zirconium compound. In the first ink receiving layer, the mass ratio of the fumed silica to the alumina is in the range of 40:60 to 60:40. The zirconium compound content in the first ink receiving layer is in the range of 0.1% by mass to 3.0% by mass relative to the total mass of the first ink receiving layer. The second ink receiving layer contains inorganic particles including at least one of fumed silica and alumina. In the second ink receiving layer, the fumed silica or the alumina accounts for 80% by mass or more of the inorganic particles in the second ink receiving layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuro Noguchi, Naoya Hatta, Kazuhiko Araki, Arika Tanaka, Shoichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 9944789
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes for making polymeric composite materials and composite materials made from those processes the process comprising: providing a mixture, comprising: a liquid, a polymer precursor, and a dispersed-phase precursor; and subjecting the mixture to reaction conditions sufficient: to effect polymerization of the polymer precursor to produce a polymer and a reaction product; and to remove substantially all the liquid and reaction product from the mixture; wherein said reaction conditions comprise: pressure between about 10 millitorr and about 300 torr; and temperature: greater than or equal to the highest boiling point of the liquid and reaction product; less than the decomposition temperature of the polymer; and less than the decomposition temperature of the dispersed-phase precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: University of Maine System Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Michael A. Bilodeau, Jonathan Spender