Thickness (relative Or Absolute) Patents (Class 428/213)
  • Patent number: 10307999
    Abstract: Disclosed are multilayer films which can provide desired low-temperature bag drop performance suited for laminate freezer film packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Zhen-Yu Zhu, Zhi-Yi Shen
  • Patent number: 10300666
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a fiber-reinforced resin material having minimal directionality of strength as well as excellent productivity, a method and device for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material whereby a molded article is obtained, and a device for inspecting a fiber bundle group. A method for manufacturing a sheet-shaped fiber-reinforced resin material in which a paste (P1) is impregnated between cut fiber bundles (CF), the method for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material including a coating step applying a coating of a paste (P1) on a first sheet (S11) conveyed in a predetermined direction, a cutting step for cutting a long fiber bundle (CF) using a cutter (113A), a scattering step for dispersing the cut fiber bundles (CF) and scattering the cut fiber bundles (CF) on the paste (P1), and an impregnation step for pressing a fiber bundle group (F1) and the paste (P1) on the first sheet (S11) and impregnating the paste (P1) between the fiber bundles (CF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwata, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Hajime Okutsu, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Koichi Akiyama, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10293571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer lining plate for essentially horizontal support surfaces such as floors or floor coverings, comprising a main layer having at least two longer sides and two shorter sides, including at least one part, and a ductile upper decorative layer, wherein the lining plate comprises along an outer edge of each of the longer sides of the main layer a ductile machinable portion that can be machined to form a connecting profile for connection of the lining plate with other plates; wherein the at least one part of the main layer is more rigid than the upper decorative layer; and wherein the at least one part of the main layer is made of magnesium oxide, fibrocement or mortar with perlite and/or vermiculite and/or cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: EURO TRADE FLOORING, S.L.
    Inventors: David Granados Pelaez, Luis Fernandez Lopez
  • Patent number: 10278873
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide an absorbent article with which, both when dry, prior to absorbing blood, and when wet, after absorbing blood, is provided with a fit in a wearer's excretory orifice, especially the labia minora, and which is not prone to leaking. Provided is an absorbent article, including a liquid-permeable top sheet, a non liquid-permeable back sheet, and an absorbent body between the liquid-permeable top sheet and the non liquid-permeable back sheet. The absorbent article further comprises a center high part which protrudes in the thickness direction of the absorbent article in an excretory orifice contact region. The center high part further includes a portion of the top sheet, and a cushion part which is positioned between the top sheet and the absorbent body. The center high part further includes a central part, and an outer circumference part which surrounds the central part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Tatsuya Tamura, Akira Hashino
  • Patent number: 10280539
    Abstract: The apparatus (1) for making a fibrous-containing and/or particle-containing nonwoven (NW) comprises a spinning unit (10) with a spinning head (104), a forming surface (11a) that is movable in a conveying direction (MD), and a channel (13) positioned between the spinning head (104) and the movable forming surface (11a), and formed between at least two transverse walls (14a; 14b), that extend transverse to the conveying direction (MD) and that are in the vicinity of the movable forming surface (11a), or that are in frictional contact with the movable forming surface (11a). The spinning unit (10) is adapted for spinning a stream of polymeric filaments or fibers (F) passing through said channel (13) and deposited onto said forming surface (11a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BOMA ENGINEERING S.P.A.
    Inventor: Galliano Boscolo
  • Patent number: 10279512
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated trim component at a molding station is provided. A heated plastic composite sheet is pressed against a heated laminated sheet to bond a plastic cushioning layer of the laminated sheet to the plastic composite sheet at the molding station. The step of pressing compresses a portion of the laminated sheet spaced inwardly from an outer periphery of the laminated sheet to locally compact and thin the cushioning layer at the portion to form a compressed portion of the cushioning layer. A plastic compatible with the plastic of the composite sheet is molded around the composite sheet to form at least one component at the inner surface of the composite sheet at the molding station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10275062
    Abstract: According an embodiment of the disclosure, a flexible electronic device is provided. The flexible electronic device may include a flexible substrate, a device layer, and a barrier planarization layer. The device layer is located on the flexible substrate and has an upper surface. The upper surface has a maximum height difference less than or equal to 900 nm in a film stacking direction. The barrier planarization layer covers the device layer and the flexible substrate and has a covering surface and a planarization surface opposite to the covering surface. The barrier planarization layer has a water vapor transmission rate lower than or equal to 10?2 g/m2-day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fen Wei, Kun-Lin Chuang, Chao-Jen Wang
  • Patent number: 10271442
    Abstract: Glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t), and a stress profile are disclosed having a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less, and wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent with a slope that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers. Also disclosed are glass-based articles having a thickness (t) in a range of 0.1 mm and 2 mm; and wherein at least one point of the stress profile in a first thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.020·t and greater than 0.98·t comprises a tangent with a slope of from about ?200 MPa/micrometer to about ?25 MPa/micrometer or about 25 MPa/micrometer to about 200 MPa/micrometer, and wherein all points of the stress profile in a second thickness range from about 0.035·t and less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Pascale Oram, Kevin Barry Reiman, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Vitor Marino Schneider, Trevor Edward Wilantewicz
  • Patent number: 10263223
    Abstract: A secondary battery with an exterior body having a novel sealing structure, and a structure of a sealing portion that relaxes a stress of deformation are provided. The secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolyte solution, and an exterior body enclosing at least part of the positive electrode, at least part of the negative electrode, and the electrolyte solution. The exterior body includes a first region having a shape with a curve, a shape with a wavy line, a shape with an arc, or a shape with a plurality of inflection points, and a second region having the same shape as the first region. The first region is in contact with the second region. Alternatively, the first region has a shape without a straight line. The secondary battery may be flexible, and the exterior body in a region having flexibility may include the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Takahashi, Ryota Tajima
  • Patent number: 10263187
    Abstract: An example provides a method for forming an apparatus including a substrate imprinted with a pattern for forming isolated device regions. A method may include imprinting an unpatterned area of a substrate with a pattern to form a patterned substrate having a plurality of recessed regions at a first level and a plurality of elevated regions at a second level, and depositing a first layer of conductive material over the patterned substrate with a plurality of breaks to form a plurality of bottom electrodes. The method may include depositing a layer of an active stack, with a second layer of conductive material, over the plurality of bottom electrodes to form a plurality of devices on the plurality of recessed regions isolated from each other by the plurality of elevated regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Brug, Lihua Zhao, Carl P. Taussig
  • Patent number: 10202685
    Abstract: There is provided a thin film manufacturing method which allows both a reduction in the carbon impurity concentration and a high film forming speed, as well as allows separate formation of stable crystal structures. There is provided a method for manufacturing an oxide crystal thin film. The method includes carrying raw material fine particles to a film forming chamber by means of a carrier gas, the raw material fine particles being formed from a raw material solution including water and at least one of a gallium compound and an indium compound, and forming an oxide crystal thin film on a sample on which films are to be formed, the sample being placed in the film forming chamber. At least one of the gallium compound and the indium compound is bromide or iodide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FLOSFIA INC.
    Inventors: Masaya Oda, Toshimi Hitora
  • Patent number: 10189999
    Abstract: A compound capable of increasing the scratch resistance of, for instance, a hard-coat agent and a resin composition for a coating agent containing the compound are shown. The resin composition for a coating agent of the present application contains: a silicon compound (a) represented by formula (I) of the specification; and a curable resin (b). In formula (I), R1 is a C3 or C4 alkylene group, and X is a group represented by formula (II) of the specification having a urethane skeleton and having a (meth)acryloyl group at an end. In formula (II), R2 is hydrogen or a methyl group, and n is an integer of 0 or 1. The molecular weight of the silicon compound (a) is 500 to 699.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Yoda, Koji Ohguma, Mikio Yamahiro
  • Patent number: 10166704
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated trim component at a pair of spaced first and second molding stations is provided. A heated plastic composite sheet is pressed against a heated laminated sheet to bond a plastic cushioning layer of the laminated sheet to the composite sheet at the first molding station. The step of pressing compresses a portion of the laminated sheet spaced inwardly from an outer periphery of the laminated sheet to locally compact and thin the cushioning layer at the portion to form a compressed portion of the cushioning layer. The bonded sheets are transferred to the second molding station where a plastic compatible with the plastic of the composite sheet is molded around the composite sheet to form at least one component at the inner surface of the composite sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10094954
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a one-side-protected polarizing film having a transparent protective film on only one surface of a polarizer, wherein: the polarizer contains a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, has a thickness of 10 ?m or less, and is designed to have a single-body transmittance T and a polarization degree P representing optical properties satisfying the condition of the following formula: P>?(100.929T?42.4?1)×100 (provided that T<42.3) or P?99.9 (provided that T?42.3); and the other surface of the polarizer has a transparent layer having a compressive elastic modulus at 80° C. of 0.1 GPa or more. Even when the polarizer has prescribed optical properties and the thickness is 10 ?m or less, this one-side-protected polarizing film is capable of suppressing the occurrence of through cracks and nano-slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jingfan Xu, Tomonori Ueno, Satoshi Mita, Yusuke Motegi, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10093079
    Abstract: A reinforced safety glass and its manufacturing procedure are presented. The invention uses a vehicle's original glass, which is generally tempered, eliminating need for a new specific glass. The invention utilizes films of diverse reinforcing materials to increase the final resistance of the product and therefore reinforcing the original glass. During its manufacturing process, an autoclave is used for applying pressure and temperature to bond the reinforcing films to the original glass and between each other. The invention comprises the original glass to which at least one PU film and one C-PET film are orderly applied, ate least to the interior face of the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Alberto Oscar Fontela
  • Patent number: 10084191
    Abstract: An object is to provide a solid electrolyte laminate that allows a large amount of gas to be supplied to a fuel electrode while having improved strength and a method for manufacturing such a solid electrolyte laminate. A solid electrolyte laminate 1 includes a solid electrolyte layer 2, a first electrode layer 3 disposed on one side of the solid electrolyte layer, and a second electrode layer 4 disposed on another side of the solid electrolyte layer. At least the first electrode layer, which forms a fuel electrode, includes a bonding layer 3a bonded to the solid electrolyte layer and a porous layer 3b having continuous pores and integrally formed on the bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chihiro Hiraiwa, Masatoshi Majima, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Naho Mizuhara
  • Patent number: 10067268
    Abstract: A one-side-protected polarizing film having a transparent protective film on only one surface of a polarizer, wherein: the polarizer contains a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, has a thickness of 10 ?m or less, and is designed to have a single-body transmittance T and a polarization degree P representing optical properties satisfying the condition of the following formula: P>?(100.929T?42.4?1)×100 (provided that T<42.3) or P?99.9 (provided that T?42.3); and the other surface of the polarizer has a transparent layer thereon satisfying formula 1 (F?3) and formula 2 (C?e?0.7F), given that the thickness thereof is F (?m) and the compressive elastic modulus thereof at 80° C. is C (GPa). Even when the polarizer has prescribed optical properties and the thickness is 10 ?m or less, this one-side-protected polarizing film is capable of suppressing through cracks and nano-slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Yusuke Motegi, Yasutaka Ishihara, Ayami Nakato, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10043998
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an apparatus for and method of manufacturing the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a substrate; a display unit formed on the substrate; and a thin film encapsulation layer formed on the display unit. The thin film encapsulation layer includes an inorganic layer, and the inorganic layer includes a first sub-inorganic layer including a compound oxide including at least two of aluminum (Al), zinc (Zn), zirconium (Zn), and hafnium (Hf).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Myungsoo Huh, Sungmin Cho, Dongkyun Ko, Sungchul Kim, Inkyo Kim, Cheollae Roh, Sangjoon Seo, Seungwoo Seo, Choelmin Jang
  • Patent number: 10026565
    Abstract: A switch contact element, having a layered structure comprising three layers: the bottom layer is silicone rubber, the middle layer is a continuous base metal sheet layer, and the upper layer is a discontinuous (stripe-shaped, raised-point-shaped or lattice-shaped) precious metal plated layer or a double-metal composite layer of a discontinuous base metal plated layer and a precious metal plated layer. The thickness of the bottom layer is greater than that of the middle layer, the thickness of the middle layer is greater than that of the upper layer, and the thickness of the upper layer meets the conditions that the conductive current is greater than safe current of conductive contacts on a circuit board, and the service life of a switch for the design is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NANTONG MEMTECH TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huisheng Han, Hongmei Zhang, Yuan Chen, Yang Ding, Guoqiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10012480
    Abstract: A ballistic resistant panel can be configured to be quickly and easily installed in a vehicle door. The ballistic resistant panel can include a plurality of ballistic sheets arranged in a stack. The stack can have an outer perimeter sized to fit within a cavity of the vehicle door. The panel can include a cover disposed over the stack, and the cover can be sealed around a perimeter of the stack to form a waterproof barrier that prevents moisture from reaching and altering the performance of the ballistic sheets. At least one anti-wear strip can be adhered to an outer surface of the cover. The anti-wear strip can provide a low friction surface that protects the panel from damage caused by moving internal door components, such as moving window components that repeatedly rub against the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Angel Armor, LLC
    Inventors: Adam L. Wibby, Alan V. Morine, Eric B. Strauss
  • Patent number: 9997750
    Abstract: A battery adapter (100) and method (800) of making the same. The battery adapter (100) includes a resilient tray (102) that defines a receiving area (104) for one or more batteries (106) and includes one or more resilient sidewalls (108) of a resilient material configured to be compressed by the batteries (106). The battery adapter (100) further includes a flexible circuit (132) wrapped around at least a portion of an exterior of the resilient tray (102) over the resilient sidewalls (108). The flexible circuit (132) includes a first set of one or more contacts (138) disposed on the exterior of the resilient tray (102) to deliver power to an associated device (150) and a second set of one or more contacts (136) electrically coupled with the first set of contacts (138). The second set of contacts (136) is disposed on an interior of the resilient sidewalls (108) in the battery receiving area (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Francis Kusti Makie
  • Patent number: 9994957
    Abstract: Provided is a preliminary treatment method for a workpiece capable of shortening a cycle time by preventing a nodule from being formed on a carbon film. The preliminary treatment method for the workpiece is performed before a carbon film is formed on a surface of a workpiece W. A bias voltage is applied to the workpiece W disposed in a treatment space S maintained at a predetermined vacuum degree while an oxygen gas is supplied to the treatment space S before a material gas is supplied to the treatment space S, oxygen plasma is generated along the surface of the workpiece W, and oxygen, hydrogen, or water stuck to the surface of the workpiece W is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kobayashi, Junya Funatsu
  • Patent number: 9987389
    Abstract: Articles are treated with a reduced amount of a halo active aromatic sulfonamide compound of Formula (I): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 are independently selected from hydrogen, COOR?, CON(R?)2, alkoxy, CN, NO2, SO3R?, halogen, substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, sulfonamide, halosulfonamide, and substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12 alkyl; R? is hydrogen, an alkali metal, an alkaline earth metal, substituted C1-C12 alkyl, or unsubstituted C1-C12 alkyl; and R? is hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12 alkyl, where the two R? groups in CON(R?)2 may be independently selected; X is halogen; M is an alkali or alkaline earth metal; and n is the number of water molecules per molecule of the sulfonamide compound. The compound effectively suppresses odors pre-use, in use, and post-use for extended periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: REM BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Schneider, Laura G. Kiely
  • Patent number: 9972409
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an insulated wire is disclosed. The insulated wire includes an aluminum conductor, and a first insulating film provided on the aluminum conductor. The first insulating film is made of a first polyimide obtained by reacting an acid component containing 50 mol % to 90 mol % of 3,3?,4,4?-biphenyl tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride, 5 mol % to 20 mol % of 3,3?,4,4?-benzophenone tetracarboxylic acid dianhydride, and 5 mol % to 40 mol % of pyromellitic anhydride with a diamine component containing 4,4?-diaminodiphenyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO Corporation, Unimac Ltd.
    Inventors: Takefumi Kaji, Shinsuke Sugiura, Kazuomi Hirai, Yumi Nakane, Tatsumi Hirano, Yasunari Ashida
  • Patent number: 9969682
    Abstract: Described herein are functionalized graphene compositions that have gas, fluid, and/or vapor resistant properties. Also described are barrier elements based on the aforementioned compositions. Also described is a barrier device that incorporates the barrier element and further comprises a substrate and a protective coating, encompassing the barrier element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shijun Zheng
  • Patent number: 9957613
    Abstract: A laminate includes: a base material having a top surface; an under coat layer formed on at least a part of the top surface of the base material, having a membranous shape or a film shape and containing an organic polymer having an OH group; and an atomic layer deposition film formed in a membranous shape to cover an exposed surface of the under coat layer, the atomic layer deposition film being formed by a precursor as a material thereof. At least a part of the precursor is coupled to the OH group of the organic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koyama, Jin Sato, Mitsuru Kano
  • Patent number: 9954227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lithium secondary batteries and more specifically to positive electrode materials operating at potentials greater than 2.8 V vs. Li+/Li in nonaqueous electrochemical cells. In particular, the invention relates to crystalline nanometric carbon-free olivine-type LiFePO4 powders with enhanced electrochemical properties. A direct precipitation process is described for preparing crystalline LiFePO4powder, comprising the steps of: —providing a water-based mixture having at a pH between 6 and 10, containing a water-miscible boiling point elevation additive, and Li(I), Fe(II) and P(V) as precursor components; —heating said water-based mixture to a temperature less than or equal to its boiling point at atmospheric pressure, thereby precipitating crystalline LiFePO4 powder. An extremely fine 50 to 200 nm particle size is obtained, with a narrow distribution. The fine particle size accounts for excellent high-drain properties without applying any carbon coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Umicore
    Inventors: Charles Delacourt, Philippe Poizot, Christian Masquelier
  • Patent number: 9895255
    Abstract: A multilayer film includes an outer foam layer and a gas barrier layer. The multilayer film may also include at least one tie layer and at least one inner layer, and can be configured to have various film layer constructions. For example, the multilayer film can be configured as a five-layer, six-layer, or seven-layer films. The multilayer film can provide unique texture, softness, quietness, gas barrier properties, light weight and low cost per volume. Further, one or more layers of the multilayer film can contain a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer to provide sound absorbing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang
  • Patent number: 9876268
    Abstract: An IHS chassis houses a wireless communications device with an antenna. A IHS chassis wall includes aesthetic fiber layers that are free of a carbon fiber material and that provide both an inner and outer surface of the chassis wall. A plurality of composite fiber layers are located between the aesthetic fiber layers, with each composite fiber layer including a first fiber layer section with a carbon fiber material, and one or more second fiber layer sections that are free of a carbon fiber material and include a non-carbon fiber material that extends between the carbon fiber material in the first fiber layer section. The one or more second fiber layer sections align to provide one or more wireless transmission windows adjacent the antenna. The carbon fiber material and the non-carbon fiber material may have the same tow size to prevent the appearance of seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Simon Sim, Carlo Tian
  • Patent number: 9864409
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a flexible display panel, an outer member disposed on a surface of the flexible display panel and including an electrode layer, and a stress control member disposed between the flexible display panel and the outer member, where the stress control member allows neutral planes to be defined in the flexible display panel and the outer member, respectively, when the flexible display device is bent, the outer member includes a touch panel including the electrode layer, a flexible member disposed on the touch panel, and an adhesive layer disposed between the touch panel and the flexible member and which couples the touch panel to the flexible member, and a neutral plane of the outer member is defined in the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kangwon Lee, Jeongheon Lee, Mansik Myeong, Sungku Kang, Hoonsik Kim, Taehyeog Jung, Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 9840067
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable laminated film having: (A) layer mainly having a polyester series resin; (C) layer mainly having a polystyrene series resin or mixture of polyester series and polystyrene series resins; and (B) layer mainly having polyester series and polystyrene series resins and disposed between (A) and (C) layers, the film having excellent heat-shrinkability, transparency, and interlayer-adhesiveness at room temperature, not easily peeled in a high-temperature treatment, inhibited from whitening when bent during processing, and suitable for shrinkage-packaging, shrink-bond-packaging, etc., with (B) layer having: a hard polyester series resin or mixture of hard polyester series and soft polyester series resins; and soft styrene series resin, hard styrene series resin, or mixture thereof, or with a content of the (B) layer polyester series resin smaller than that of the (A) layer one, and a content of the (C) layer polyester series resin smaller than that of the (B) layer one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi Muta, Tomoyuki Nemoto, Jun Takagi, Kanako Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9840779
    Abstract: A jet-black coating that resists wear; first, at least one DLC layer with a high degree of hardness is applied to a component and then a gradient layer, whose density decreases in the direction toward the surface, is applied to this DLC layer. By means of the refraction index progression that this produces in the gradient layer, the gradient layer functions as a reflection-reducing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Pfäffikon
    Inventors: Sebastien Guimond, Manfred Wurzer, Franz Widowitz
  • Patent number: 9803059
    Abstract: A polyolefin resin molded product includes a base which comprises at least one kind of polypropylene resin having a crystallization temperature of 112° C. to 150° C.; low density polyethylene; an inorganic filler; and an olefin polymer comprising 2 wt % to 10 wt % of a reactive functional group bonded to a main chain or an end thereof and having a diameter of 0.5 ?m to 200 ?m. The base has foam cells having an average diameter of 20 ?m to 50 ?m are distributed on thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION, LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hak Soo Kim, Dae Sik Kim, KieYoun Jeong, Young-Gyu You, Byung-kook Nam, Seong Min Cho
  • Patent number: 9786979
    Abstract: An IHS chassis houses a wireless communications device with an antenna. A IHS chassis wall includes aesthetic fiber layers that are free of a carbon fiber material and that provide both an inner and outer surface of the chassis wall. A plurality of composite fiber layers are located between the aesthetic fiber layers, with each composite fiber layer including a first fiber layer section with a carbon fiber material, and one or more second fiber layer sections that are free of a carbon fiber material and include a non-carbon fiber material that extends between the carbon fiber material in the first fiber layer section. The one or more second fiber layer sections align to provide one or more wireless transmission windows adjacent the antenna. The carbon fiber material and the non-carbon fiber material may have the same tow size to prevent the appearance of seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Simon Sim, Carlo Tian
  • Patent number: 9741951
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for an organic electronic device (OED) and a use thereof. Provided is a substrate for a device having excellent durability by preventing interlayer delamination occurring due to internal stress in a structure in which an organic material and an inorganic material are mixed. In addition, provided is an OED having another required physical property such as excellent light extraction efficiency using the substrate, as well as the excellent durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hyoung Lee, Yun Hye Hahm, Sang Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 9743510
    Abstract: A substrate comprises: a first insulating layer; a second insulating layer having an elastic modulus that is different from an elastic modulus of the first insulating layer; and a core layer that is sandwiched by the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, and is more rigid than the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoichi Suganuma, Hirofumi Arima, Satoru Suzuki, Takuya Sato
  • Patent number: 9732427
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a composite polymer/nanoporous film system and methods of fabrication of tunable nanoporous coatings on flexible polymer substrates. The porosity of the nanoporous film can be tuned during fabrication to a desired value by adjusting the deposition conditions. Experiments show that SiO2 coatings with tunable porosity fabricated by oblique-angle electron beam deposition can be deposited on polymer substrates. These conformable coatings have many applications, including in the field of optics where the ability to fabricate tunable refractive index coatings on a variety of materials and shapes is of great importance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
    Inventors: David J. Poxson, Frank W. Mont, E. Fred Schubert, Richard W. Siegel
  • Patent number: 9656447
    Abstract: A multi-layer sheet suitable as sealable or peelable sheet specially used for closing foodstuff containers. This multi-layer sheet comprises a polymeric substrate layer and a seal or a peel-seal layer. The multilayer composite film has at least two main component layers, namely in order, a polymeric substrate layer for mechanical strength and a heat-sealable layer applied by extrusion-coating, comprising a polyester of at least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid and at least one aliphatic dicarboxylic acid and at least one aliphatic diol. The polyester substrate layer comprises a crystallizable polyester base layer and an amorphous polyester sealable skin layer. The heat-sealable layer is slow-crystallizing with a glass transition temperature 50° F. or lower and melting point 250-320° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC.
    Inventor: Stefanos L Sakellarides
  • Patent number: 9617432
    Abstract: A primer composition of the present technology contains an alkoxysilane compound (A), a mercaptosilane compound (B), a (meth)acrylsilane compound (C), a metal catalyst (D), an acid (E), and a solvent (F).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Yamauchi, Takanori Kido
  • Patent number: 9604871
    Abstract: The invention relates to glass articles suitable for use as electronic device housing/cover glass which comprise a glass ceramic material. Particularly, a cover glass comprising an ion-exchanged glass ceramic exhibiting the following attributes (1) optical transparency, as defined by greater than 90% transmission at 400-750 nm; (2) a fracture toughness of greater than 0.6 MPa·m1/2; (3) a 4-point bend strength of greater than 350 MPa; (4) a Vickers hardness of at least 450 kgf/mm2 and a Vickers median/radial crack initiation threshold of at least 5 kgf; (5) a Young's Modulus ranging between about 50 to 100 GPa; (6) a thermal conductivity of less than 2.0 W/m° C., and (7) and at least one of the following attributes: (i) a compressive surface layer having a depth of layer (DOL) greater and a compressive stress greater than 400 MPa, or, (ii) a central tension of more than 20 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, George Halsey Beall, Charlene Marie Smith
  • Patent number: 9604391
    Abstract: The invention provides a laminate of an inorganic layer, a resin layer, and a coupling agent treatment layer interposed therebetween, which different delamination strengths between the inorganic layer and the resin layer to form a prescribed pattern. The invention also provides a production method comprising (1) treating an inorganic layer with a coupling agent; (2) performing a patterning process to form strong adhesion sections and easily separated sections; and (3) forming a resin layer by drying and heat-treating a coated solution layer obtained by coating a resin solution or a resin precursor solution onto the surface of the inorganic layer that was treated with a coupling agent and then patterned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Toyobo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tamada, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya, Tetsuo Okuyama, Kazuyuki Ouya, Satoshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 9598744
    Abstract: A method for producing a hot-pressed member includes heating a coated steel sheet, which includes, on a surface thereof, a Zn—Ni alloy coating layer containing 10% by mass or more and less than 13% by mass of Ni at a coating weight of over 50 g/m2 per side of the steel sheet, in a temperature region of an Ac3 transformation point to 1200° C. at an average heating rate of 12° C./second or more, and then hot-pressing the steel sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakamaru, Seiji Nakajima, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hiroyuki Masuoka, Shinji Ootsuka
  • Patent number: 9542025
    Abstract: A display panel includes a touch scanning electrode and a touch sensing electrode. One of the touch scanning electrode and the touch sensing electrode is provided with at least one separation layer therein or both the touch scanning electrode and the touch sensing electrode are provided with at least one separation layer therein respectively, and the at least one separation layer separates the touch scanning electrode or the touch sensing electrode which is provided with the at least one separation layer into at least two electrode sub-layers, wherein, the at least two electrode sub-layers are made of an electrode material capable of being transformed from an amorphous state into a polycrystalline state, and the at least one separation layer is used for preventing the electrode material from being subject to a crystallization reaction before a crystallization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Can Wang, Wei Guo
  • Patent number: 9539547
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a porous film includes a decomposition step of introducing a porous film precursor which is formed by coagulating an undiluted film forming solution containing a hydrophilic polymer and a hydrophobic polymer, into a decomposition container; bringing a heated chemical containing an oxidizing agent into contact with the porous film precursor in the decomposition container; warming the porous film precursor in contact with the chemical; and decomposing the hydrophilic polymer remaining inside the porous film precursor using the oxidizing agent. An apparatus for manufacturing a porous film includes a decomposition device provided with the decomposition container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Kurashina, Toshinori Sumi, Yasuo Hiromoto, Hiroyuki Fujiki
  • Patent number: 9400420
    Abstract: The present invention relates to rear-projection film with “day/night” effect comprising at least two layers, where the film comprises at least one grey layer comprising at least one thermoplastic with transmittance of from 10% to 70% in the visible wavelength range and at least one layer comprising at least one thermoplastic and scattering particles, and also to the use of the said films as rear-projection areas in the vehicle interior sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Heinz Pudleiner, Dirk Pophusen, Roland Kuenzel, Manfred Lindner, Juergen Wojatschek, Bernd Straub
  • Patent number: 9396829
    Abstract: A cable having a conducting member made from a nanostructure-based material, and a shielding layer made of nanostructure-based material. The shielding layer can be circumferentially situated about the conducting member so as to enhance conductivity along the conducting member. A coupling mechanism may be situated between the shielding layer and the conducting member so as to secure the shielding layer in its position on the conducting member. A method of making the cable is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Mann, David S. Lashmore, Brian White, Peter L. Antoinette
  • Patent number: 9365747
    Abstract: A spall cover repair patch includes a flexible substrate. A pressure sensitive adhesive is configured to adhere to a spall cover of protective panel. A release liner is configured to protect the pressure sensitive adhesive prior to use and releasably engage the pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Source One Tactical, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Henkemeyer
  • Patent number: 9358757
    Abstract: A smart multi-layer composite is disclosed. The smart multi-layer composite includes a plurality of layers stacked in sequence; and a graphene layer interposed between the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: Kyung Nam Chai
  • Patent number: 9321227
    Abstract: A step of forming a layered body including a resin layer (a) containing a resin A having positive intrinsic birefringence and a resin layer (b) containing a resin B having negative intrinsic birefringence, the resin layer (b) being provided on one side of the resin layer (a); a first stretching step of stretching the layered body in one direction at a temperature T1; and a second stretching step of, after the first stretching step, stretching the layered body in another direction that is approximately orthogonal to the previous stretching direction at a temperature T2 which is lower than the temperature T1 to obtain a phase difference plate are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taku Hatano, Kenichi Harai
  • Patent number: 9239068
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a method for welding a composite material and to welded structures thus prepared. The method includes a step of contacting a substrate material with a composite material, wherein the composite material includes a pair of spaced apart steel sheets and a core layer between the sheets; the volume of the core layer is about 25 volume % or more, based on the total volume of the composite material; the core layer includes a plurality of steel fibers arranged in one or more masses of fibers that extend the thickness of the core layer so that the core layer is in electrical communication with the steel sheets; and the steel fibers have a cross sectional area perpendicular to the length of the fibers from about 1×10?5 mm2 to about 2.5×10?2 mm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: PRODUCTIVE RESEARCH LLC
    Inventor: Shimon Mizrahi