Including Components Having Same Physical Characteristic In Differing Degree Patents (Class 428/212)
  • Patent number: 10813225
    Abstract: A method and structure for forming conductive structure such as an electric circuit, or a portion of an electric circuit, can include the use of a thermal print head and a ribbon including a carrier and a metal layer. The thermal print head is used to print a first portion of the metal layer onto a sacrificial print medium. The first portion printed has a first pattern, where a second portion having a second pattern remains on the carrier. The first pattern is a reverse image at least a portion of the electric circuit, while the second pattern includes at least a portion of the electric circuit. The second portion having the second pattern can be transferred to a circuit substrate, then used as an electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marc D. Daniels
  • Patent number: 10792949
    Abstract: An information recording medium is formed by laminating a transparent protective layer and a base material having laser color-developing properties. The information recording medium includes an intermediate layer that is disposed between the transparent protective layer and the base material. In the information recording medium, the intermediate layer includes a diffraction structure layer that has a diffraction structure, and a first reflective layer that reflects visible light and is destroyed when irradiated with a laser beam. Light, when incident from a transparent protective layer side, causes a diffracted light pattern to appear in the diffraction structure layer so as to be observable from the transparent protective layer side. A laser beam, when applied from the transparent protective layer side, passes through the diffraction structure layer, destroys the first reflective layer, and develops color in the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ide, Naoki Minamikawa
  • Patent number: 10790139
    Abstract: A silicon and oxygen-containing film, such as a silicon dioxide film, is deposited in the absence of an oxidizer by introducing siloxane precursors into a plasma processing chamber and dissociating at least some of the Si—H bonds of the siloxane precursors by, for example, exposing the siloxane precursors to a low energy plasma. The silicon and oxygen-containing film may be formed on an oxidation-prone surface without oxidizing the oxidation-prone surface. The deposited silicon and oxygen-containing film may serve as an initiation layer for a silicon dioxide bulk layer that is formed on top of the initiation layer using conventional silicon oxide deposition techniques, such as exposing the siloxane precursors to an oxygen-containing plasma. The initiation layer may be post-treated or cured to reduce the concentration of Si—H bonds prior to or after the deposition of the bulk layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Saxton Underwood, Abhijit Basu Mallick
  • Patent number: 10786973
    Abstract: An anisotropic composite material assembly comprising a first layer with a tensile modulus different from its compressive modulus and that exhibits variable modulus behavior. The first layer elastically buckle under compressions. A second layer has a tensile modulus substantially the same as its compressive modulus. The first and second layers are joined together, and the assembly is bendable in a first direction with an outer surface of the first layer being in compression and the assembly has a first bending stiffness during bending in the first direction. The assembly is bendable in a second direction opposite the first direction with the outer surface of the first layer being in tension, and the assembly has a second bending stiffness greater than the first bending stiffness during bending in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Carbitex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lynn Simmons, Junus Ali Khan, Tyler Andre Kafentzis, Keshava Bhamidipaty
  • Patent number: 10786829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous roll-to-roll process for improving the water tolerance of bio-based polymers, in particular cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) films. Furthermore, the invention provides a method, which combines surface modification/functionalization for improving water stability and wet strength, UV/Ozone treatment, corona treatment or plasma activation for purifying and activating the surface and thus increasing the reaction efficiency, and further hydrophobization of the surface of CNF film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
    Inventors: Jari Vartiainen, Tero Malm, Vesa Kunnari, Tuomas Hänninen, Tekla Tammelin, Maria Soledad Peresin, Monika Österberg, Leena-Sisko Johansson
  • Patent number: 10772772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a unitary absorbent structure and method thereof wherein said unitary absorbent structure comprises an absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layer, said absorbent core (5) and/or an acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layer comprising at least one non-woven fibrous substrate layer (23) having a void volume suitable to be penetrated by super absorbent particles, characterized in that said super absorbent particles are dispersed in the substrate layer (23) according to a size distribution gradient along the depth direction or z-direction of said absorbent core (5) and/or acquisition (2) and dispersion (3) layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LIBELTEX
    Inventors: Dany Michiels, Tanika Degrande
  • Patent number: 10754159
    Abstract: Optical systems including an image surface, a stop surface, a partial reflector disposed between the image surface and the stop surface, a reflective polarizer disposed between the stop surface and the partial reflector, and a quarter wave retarder disposed between the reflective polarizer and the partial reflector are described. The reflective polarizer is convex along two orthogonal axes. The reflective polarizer may be a thermoformed multilayer reflective polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Timothy L. Wong, Zhisheng Yun, Erin A. McDowell, Gregg A. Ambur
  • Patent number: 10745541
    Abstract: A composition for infrared-absorbing layers according to the present invention includes: a compound formed by copper ion and a phosphonic acid represented by the following formula (a); and at least one of a phosphoric acid diester represented by the following formula (b1) and a phosphoric acid monoester represented by the following formula (b2). In the composition, fine particles containing at least the compound are dispersed. A content of the phosphonic acid is less than 2.5 times a total content of the phosphoric acid diester and the phosphoric acid monoester on a molar basis. R1 is an alkyl group with 2 to 4 carbon atoms, R21, R22, and R3 are each a monovalent functional group represented by —(CH2CH2O)nR4 wherein n is an integer of 1 to 25 and R4 is an alkyl group with 6 to 25 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichiro Kubo, Katsuhide Shimmo
  • Patent number: 10745810
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a coated cutting tool having a substrate and a coating, wherein the coating includes at least one layer of ?-Al2O3 with a thickness of 1-20 ?m deposited by chemical vapour deposition (CVD). A ?-scan from ?80° to 80° over the (0 0 6) reflection of the ?-Al2O3 layer shows the strongest peak centered around 0° and the full width half maximum (FWHM) of the peak is <25°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Erik Lindahl, Jan Engqvist
  • Patent number: 10739200
    Abstract: A paint swatch test device includes a transparent or translucent substrate, such as a sheet of polymeric material, and a plurality of different primer coating patches on the substrate. The patches preferably form a grayscale series of neutral white and gray primer patches having stepwise increments in light reflectance values. The patches can also be provided on an opaque substrate. The color suitability and/or hiding power of a topcoat paint desired to be applied to a surface to be painted can be determined by coating the topcoat paint on at least a portion of a surface of the transparent or translucent substrate, providing a grayscale series of patches between the paint coating and the surface to be painted, and observing the appearance of the paint coating where patches are beneath the coating and where patches are not beneath the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TRUE HUE, LLC
    Inventors: Jamie B. Peltz, Robert F. Golownia
  • Patent number: 10731058
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive composition comprising at least one natural latex and at least one polymeric composition having a glass transition temperature ranging from ?50° C. to 0° C. The invention also relates to a membrane obtained after drying the adhesive composition according to the invention, to a combination of a flexible surface coating with an adhesive composition according to the invention, to a method for applying a flexible surface coating onto a substrate as well as a substrate coated with a peelable adhesive membrane according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bostik S.A.
    Inventors: Jessie Casimiro, Eric Verscheure
  • Patent number: 10705326
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for focusing a microscope using images acquired under multiple illumination conditions. In one implementation, an autofocus microscope may include an image capture device, a focus actuator, an illumination assembly, and a controller. The controller may cause the illumination assembly to illuminate a sample at a first illumination condition and at a second illumination condition. The controller may acquire a first image of the sample illuminated from the first illumination angle and a second image of the sample illuminated from the second illumination angle. The controller may further determine an amount of shift between image features present in the first image of the sample and a corresponding image features present in the second image of the sample, If the amount of determined shift is non-zero, the focus actuator may change the distance between the sample and the focal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCOPIO LABS LTD.
    Inventors: Eran Small, Ittay Madar, Chen Brestel, Erez Naaman
  • Patent number: 10700242
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a wavelength conversion member, comprising the steps of forming a fluorescent material layer on the top surface of a substrate and filling a translucent material into the fluorescent material layer. The fluorescent material layer contains fluorescent material particles and has voids between the fluorescent material particles. The translucent material has a lower refractive index than the fluorescent material particles and is filled into a part of the voids to form a filled region in a manner to allow the voids to be partially left unfilled with the translucent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Murazaki
  • Patent number: 10696019
    Abstract: A tapered interlayer comprising at least one resin layer and a having tapered zone with a wedge angle of at least 0.13 mrad. The first resin layer comprises a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin and at least one RI balancing agent. The refractive index of the first resin layer is at least 1.480.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 10670873
    Abstract: Projection subsystems are described. More, particularly, projection subsystems that include a light source and a polarizing beam splitter are described. The polarizing beam splitters of the presently described projection subsystems are capable of avoiding performance degradation even after exposure to large doses of incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stephen J. Willett, Craig R. Schardt, David J. W. Aastuen
  • Patent number: 10658615
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel and a window coating layer disposed directly on an upper surface of the display panel. The window coating layer includes a first region which has an increasing elastic modulus in a direction from the display panel toward the window coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunjoon Oh, Kyungtae Kim, Boa Kim, Sanghoon Kim, Sang-il Park, Heonjung Shin, Hye-jin Oh, Jeoungsub Lee, Min-hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10654241
    Abstract: Provided are a paper material for fibrous casing enabling a fibrous casing to deliver favorable performance, a production method thereof, and a fibrous casing employing the paper material for fibrous casing. The paper material for fibrous casing of the present invention is used as a food packaging material in heat processing of a foodstuff, and is formed from pulp as a principal component, with one face being a glossy face and another face being a matte face. The fibrous casing of the present invention comprises: a paper layer that is arranged as an innermost layer and formed from a paper material; and a synthetic resin layer that is overlaid on an outer face of the paper layer, the paper material being the paper material for fibrous casing. The matte face of the paper material is preferably directed inward. The glossy face of the paper material is also preferably directed inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION, OCI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jyunya Toyota, Yoshihisa Okamura, Katsuhiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 10655211
    Abstract: A tool includes a base body of hard metal, cermet, ceramics, steel or high speed steel and a multi-layer wear protection coating deposited thereon by a PVD process. The wear protection coating has a first coat deposited on the base body having a composition of TiaAl(1-a)N, wherein 0.4?a?0.6, and a coating thickness of 0.5 ?m to 4 ?m, and a second coat deposited on the first coat. The second coat includes a sequence of 10 to 80 first and second layers alternatingly arranged one on top of each other. Each of the first and second layers has a thickness of 5 to 100 nm. Each first layer includes nitrides of the elements Ti, Al, Cr and Si, and each second layer has a composition of TixAl(1-x)N, wherein 0.4?x?0.6. The first and second coats have up to 10 at-% of further metals, B, C and/or O as impurities in each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Walter AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Albers, Veit Schier
  • Patent number: 10647869
    Abstract: A peelable coating composition capable of providing coating films with good peelability particularly after UV exposure and desirable mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Shujun Shu, Yurun Yang, Yaobang Li, Yan Guo, Mingqu Yu, Baoqing Zheng
  • Patent number: 10640864
    Abstract: The coated tool has a substrate and a coating layer. The coating layer contains alternating first and second laminated structures. The first laminated structure contains at least two kinds of alternating layers having different compositions. An average thickness of the layers contained in the first laminated structure is 60 nm or more and 500 nm or less. The second laminated structure contains at least two kinds of alternating layers having different compositions. An average thickness of the layers contained in the second laminated structure is 2 nm or more and less than 60 nm. The layers contained in the first laminated structure and the second laminated structure contain a compound having one or more specific metals and at least one or more of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and boron. Average thickness(es) of the first and second laminated structure is/are continuously or stepwisely increased in a direction away from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirano, Kenji Metoki
  • Patent number: 10642195
    Abstract: With respect to a width direction of an intermediate transfer belt perpendicular to a movement direction thereof, the width of a blade is larger than the width of an image forming region in which a toner image is able to be primarily transferred from a photosensitive drum to the intermediate transfer belt. Moreover, grooves are formed on the surface of the intermediate transfer belt, and, with respect to the width direction of the intermediate transfer belt, a dynamic friction coefficient in a first region that is in contact with the end portion side of the blade is smaller than a dynamic friction coefficient in a second region that is in contact with the central portion side of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shohei Ishio, Keisuke Ishizumi, Takayuki Tanaka, Tsuguhiro Yoshida, Shinji Katagiri
  • Patent number: 10636920
    Abstract: A barrier film that includes a substrate, a first polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the first polymer layer, and a second polymer layer on the oxide layer. At least one of the first or second polymer layers includes a siloxane reaction product of a secondary or tertiary amino-functional silane having at least two silane groups. A method of making the barrier film and articles and a barrier assembly including the barrier film are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly
  • Patent number: 10627905
    Abstract: A tactile sense presentation device includes a panel that includes a support substrate, a plurality of electrodes, which are formed on the support substrate, extending in a predetermined direction, and an insulating layer covering the plurality of electrodes; and a drive unit that drives the panel, wherein a tactile sense is presented to an operator based on an electrostatic force generated between the electrodes and the operator by the drive unit applying a signal of a voltage to the electrode, a contact face of the insulating layer that is in contact with the operator has a surface roughness Ra of a predetermined range, and the voltage applied to the electrodes corresponding to an area in which the tactile sense is presented to the operator is a voltage corresponding to the surface roughness Ra of the contact face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Haga, Daisuke Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10622115
    Abstract: A first object is to provide a conductive film which is flexible from the standpoint that bending in a bending test or the like does not largely change its electrical resistance. Provided is a process for producing a flexible conductive film including applying a solution or dispersion containing at least any one of metal organic compounds, metals, and metal oxides onto a base material and treating the resulting film by at least either one of a heating step at a temperature not deteriorating the base material or an irradiation step with ultraviolet light, microwaves, or plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tsuchiya, Yuuko Uzawa, Tomohiko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10583403
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a resin composition which includes component: a membrane-forming polymer, component: a polymer obtained by polymerizing a monomer composition which includes a (meth)acrylic ester macromonomer represented by general formula and another monomer, and component: a polymer including a vinylpyrrolidone unit, a membrane-forming stock solution which includes the resin composition, a porous membrane obtained by forming with the membrane-forming stock solution, and a hollow fiber membrane, a water treatment device, an electrolyte support, and a separator which use the porous membrane. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a porous membrane which has pores with high uniformity wherein the formation of large pores with a diameter of 1 ?m or higher is suppressed and which has excellent fractionation performance and high water permeability, and a hollow fiber membrane, water treatment device, electrolyte support, and separator which use the porous membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Hikita, Tetsuya Noda, Mitsufumi Nodono
  • Patent number: 10576911
    Abstract: A shielding device of a passenger compartment of a motor vehicle for shielding an interior of the passenger compartment from a hydrogen tank in the motor vehicle includes a basic body. The basic body has a fiber-reinforced composite material with a hydrogen-permeation-inhibiting coating. The basic body is constructed as a wall or wall segment of the passenger compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Greil, Josef Baeumel
  • Patent number: 10580788
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods for forming three-dimensional (3D) memory devices are disclosed. In an example, a peripheral device is formed on a first substrate. A first interconnect layer is formed above the peripheral device on the first substrate. A dielectric stack including a plurality of dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs and a plurality of memory strings each extending vertically through the dielectric stack is formed on a second substrate. A second interconnect layer is formed above the memory strings on the second substrate. The first substrate and the second substrate are bonded, so that the first interconnect layer is below and in contact with the second interconnect layer. The second substrate is thinned after the bonding. A memory stack is formed below the thinned second substrate and including a plurality of conductor/dielectric layer pairs by replacing, with a plurality of conductor layers, sacrificial layers in the dielectric/sacrificial layer pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Yangtze Memory Technologies, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jifeng Zhu, Jun Chen, Zhenyu Lu, Qian Tao, Si Ping Hu, Jia Wen Wang, Yang Fu
  • Patent number: 10562262
    Abstract: A composite article including fiber tows and a network including material drawn or pulled between the fiber tows. The network forms a physical barrier reducing propagation of cracks in the composite article. Exemplary structures described herein are the first to use a novel cellular architecture to toughen resin infused composites and create a continuous through thickness reinforcement that does not induce fiber breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher A. Howe, Kariza Martin, Michelle Louise Gee, Adrian Mouritz
  • Patent number: 10539726
    Abstract: A solar control coating (30) includes a first phase adjustment layer (40); a first metal functional layer (46); a second phase adjustment layer (50); a second metal functional layer (58); a third phase adjustment layer (62); a third metal functional layer (70); a fourth phase adjustment layer (86); and optionally, a protective layer (92). At least one of the metal functional layers (46, 58, 70) includes a metal functional multi-film layer including (i) at least one infrared reflective film and (ii) at least one absorptive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: Andrew V. Wagner, Patrick Fisher, Paul A. Medwick
  • Patent number: 10525633
    Abstract: Method for bonding a sheetlike cover material to a shaped article, using an adhesive film comprising at least one layer of a heat-activatedly bondable adhesive, where the adhesive film is disposed, over the full area or a partial area, between the cover material and the shaped article, the heat-activatedly bondable adhesive as yet not adhering to the shaped article, wherein the cover material is pulled onto the shaped article under tension, so that the layer of the heat-activatedly bondable adhesive contacts the shaped article, and the activation of the heat-activatedly bondable adhesive is brought about by means of the pressure resulting exclusively from the tension, and optionally of heat introduced by means of external energy supply, whereby the heat-activatedly bondable adhesive adheres to the shaped article and a durable connection of the cover material to the shaped article is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Jannik Sellin, Thomas Niemeyer, Esther Von Possel
  • Patent number: 10514482
    Abstract: Multi-layer optical film comprising optical layers reflecting at least 50 percent of incident UV light over specified wavelength ranges. Embodiments of the multi-layer optical films are useful, for example, as a UV protective covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Mark A. Roehrig, Mark D. Weigel
  • Patent number: 10493326
    Abstract: Golf ball incorporating thermoplastic blend of (i) ionomer(s); (ii) different thermoplastic polymer(s) selected from thermoplastic polyurethane(s), thermoplastic urea(s), and/or thermoplastic urea-urethane hybrid(s); and (iii) acrylonitrile styrene acrylate(s) and/or acrylonitrile butadiene styrene(s) (“ASA and/or ABS”). Ionomer(s) present in amount of about 45 wt % or greater and ASA and/or ABS present in amount of from about 2 wt % to about 35 wt %. Thermoplastic polymer(s) may be present in amounts about 8 wt % to about 50 wt %; or about 25 wt % to about 45 wt %; or about 35 wt % to about 50 wt %. Ionomer amount may be greater than thermoplastic polymer amount. Thermoplastic polymer may be a polyurethane present in amount of greater than 20 wt % to about 40 wt %; while ASA and/or ABS is present in amount of from about 5 wt % to about 30 wt %. ASA and/or ABS sometimes present in amount of from about 15 wt % to about 35 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Brian Comeau, Michael Michalewich, Mark L. Binette
  • Patent number: 10479725
    Abstract: Methods and devices for producing a composite pane having a functional coating are presented. The functional coating is applied to part of a surface of a base pane, and a first pane is cut out from the base pane while introducing a frame-shaped peripheral coating-free region into the functional coating having an inner region that is not adjacent a side edge of the first pane. The surface of the first pane with the functional coating is then bonded via a thermoplastic intermediate layer to a surface of a second pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Valentin Schulz, Irène Cucchi
  • Patent number: 10472534
    Abstract: Provided is a layered product with high jet-black. A layered product according to the present invention is a layered product (10) including at least a first layer (1) and a second layer (2) that are stacked. A value of L* in a L*a*b* color system defined by JIS Z8729 of the first layer (1) is ten or less. The second layer (2) is formed on the first layer (1) and 0.1 to 1 mass % of carbon nanotubes are contained in a material constituting the second layer (2). In the L*a*b* color system defined by JIS Z8729, when values are measured from a side of a plane of the second layer (2), a value of L* is 2.5 or less, a value of a* is ?2.0 or greater and 2.0 or less, and a value of b* is ?2.0 or greater and 0.5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., TOYOCOLOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nahata, Katsumi Watanabe, Yu Morita, Motoki Masuda, Toshiaki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 10473823
    Abstract: Provided are an antireflection film having a high antireflection effect and a production process therefor, an optical member excellent in antireflection effect, a water-repellent film having excellent water repellency, a substrate for mass spectrometry having high detection sensitivity, a high-accuracy phase plate, and a fine structure that can be used in the foregoing and a production process therefor. The fine structure is a structure, including multiple conical portions on a surface thereof, in which the conical portions have a mesostructure; and the mesostructure includes a structure having mesopores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kuroda, Shin Kitamura, Hirokatsu Miyata, Masahiko Takahashi, Yosuke Kanno
  • Patent number: 10472488
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent resin composition having a higher heat ray-shielding effect that can particularly effectively shield light of a wavelength of 1,450 nm to 1,750 nm while ensuring a high visible light transmittance. The transparent resin composition contains a transparent resin-forming component and inorganic particles, in which the inorganic particles contain indium tin oxide (ITO) and have a color having an L* value of 30 or more and 55 or less and a b* value of ?18 or more and ?10 or less in the Lab color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kikuta, Keisuke Maeda
  • Patent number: 10457592
    Abstract: A process for obtaining an item including a substrate made of glass or glass ceramic coated on at least one portion of at least one of its faces with a stack of thin-layers including no silver layers and including at least one thin layer of a transparent electrically conductive oxide, the process including: a step of depositing the stack, in which step the thin layer of a transparent electrically conductive oxide and at least one thin homogenizing layer are deposited, the thin homogenizing layer being a metal layer or a layer based on a metal nitride other than aluminum nitride, or a layer based on metal carbide; then a heat treatment step in which the stack is exposed to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Lorenzo Canova, Driss Lamine, Nicolas Nadaud, Sébastien Roy, Nisita Wanakule
  • Patent number: 10442161
    Abstract: Composite pane, in particular a laminated side pane for a side window of a vehicle. The composite pane includes an outer pane and an inner pane that are bonded to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer. The intermediate layer has, at least in some sections, a cutback relative to a pane edge, and at least one light-diffusing optical fiber. The optical fiber is at least partially arranged in the region of the cutback, between the outer pane and the inner pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marcel Klein, Dirk Doerner, Herbert Bayer
  • Patent number: 10442907
    Abstract: A method for producing a barrier layer and a carrier body including such a barrier layer are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes providing a carrier body including a polymer film having at least one polymer, drying the barrier interface, exposing the barrier interface to one reagent gas, or to a plurality of reagent gases which do not chemically react with each other, so that the at least one reagent gas chemically reacts with the at least one polymer at least inside the polymer film in at least one chemical reaction thereby forming the barrier layer, and removing at least one product gas of the at least one chemical reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: OSRAM OLED GmbH, CIC NANOGUNE CONSOLIDER
    Inventors: Frank Vollkommer, Klaus-Dieter Bauer, Juergen Bauer, Mato Knez, Keith Edward Gregorczyk
  • Patent number: 10442728
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 10443190
    Abstract: A composite roofing membrane containing a single ply roofing membrane containing a first membrane, a scrim, and a second membrane. The first side of the first membrane forms the upper surface of the composite roofing membrane and contains a thermoplastic polymer. The scrim has a machine and cross-machine direction and contains a yarn or fiber selected from the group consisting of polyester and glass, and a tensile strength in the machine direction is at least about 100 N/cm2. The second membrane contains a thermoplastic polymer. The composite roofing membrane also contains a fire resistant fleece containing a plurality of FR rayon staple fibers and a plurality of char scaffold fibers selected from the group consisting of partially oxidized acrylonitrile and silica staple fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventor: David E. Wenstrup
  • Patent number: 10442162
    Abstract: A composite pane is presented. The composite pane includes an outer pane and an inner pane that are bonded to each other via an intermediate layer. The composite pane further includes a light-diffusing glass fiber that is suitable for emitting light by diffusion via its side wall along its extension length. According to one aspect, the glass fiber is arranged, in sections, between the intermediate layer and the outer pane, and is arranged, in sections, between the intermediate layer and the inner pane. According to another aspect, the glass fiber is routed through an opening in the intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Marcel Klein, Dirk Doerner
  • 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: 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: 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