No Layer Or Component Greater Than 5 Mils Thick Patents (Class 428/216)
  • Patent number: 10436324
    Abstract: A piston ring for an internal combustion engine may include a substantially annular base of a ferrous alloy upon which is applied a coating. The coating may have a first bonding layer and at least a first external layer or a second external layer deposited upon the first bonding layer up to a maximum of 100 micrometers in thickness of a plurality of sequentially deposited first and second external layers. The first external layer may include a nitride of a doped metal chemical element, a doping element being aluminum. The second external layer may include a nitride of the metal chemical element. The first external layer may have a thickness greater than at least once a thickness of the second external layer and less than ten times the thickness of the second external layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Mahle Metal Leve S/A, Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Juliano Avelar Araujo, Paulo Jose Da Rocha Mordente, Robert R. Banfield
  • Patent number: 10437112
    Abstract: A transparent electrode includes a first metal oxide layer, a metal layer and a second metal oxide layer. The first metal oxide layer, the metal layer and the second metal oxide layer are sequentially stacked to form a mesh pattern. A reflectivity at a wavelength of 550 nm of the mesh pattern is in a range from 5% to 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Euk Kun Yoon, Sung Jin Noh, Han Tae Ryu, Dong Ki Keum, Min Soo Seo, Eung Goo Cho
  • Patent number: 10435567
    Abstract: Fluorinated and hydrogenated diamond-like carbon (“DLC-FH”) that have unique optical properties differ as a class from the existing DLC art, whose refractive indices [?]are limited to rather high values above a lower threshold of 1.7, and can range up to about 2.7. The DLC-FH materials can achieve very low refractive indices at 550 nm wavelength, [?550], i.e., below 1.5, and especially demonstrated down to 1.3. Moreover, whereas the absorption for the existing DLC art, as quantified by the extinction coefficient [?] at a wavelength of 550 nm, [?550] is limited to about 0.04, our DLC-FH material can achieve [?550] below 0.01. Both of these attributes, i.e., low [?550] and low [?550] means that, for the first time, a carbon-based material as represented by the DLC-FH material, can be used for anti-reflection (AR) coating, wherein there are no longer any restrictions in how they can be used to promote low reflectance (with low fit[?]) and high transmittance (with low [?]).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: John Thomas Slagter, David V. Tsu, Lars Haubold, Thomas Schuelke
  • Patent number: 10428417
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a body and a hard and wear resistant PVD coating on the body, wherein the body is made from a cemented carbide, cermet, ceramics, polycrystalline diamond or polycrystalline cubic boron nitride based materials. The coating includes a first (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating and a second (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating. The first (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating can be a single layer, and the second (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating can be a laminated structure, wherein the first (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating includes a (Ti1-xAlx)Nz-layer where 0.1<x<0.4, 0.6<z<1.2, and wherein the second (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating includes a (Ti1-x1-y1Alx1Cry1)Nz1 layer where 0.5<x1<0.75, 0.05<y1<0.2, 0.6<z1<1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventors: Jon Andersson, Mats Johansson Jöesaar, Stefan Larsson
  • Patent number: 10423065
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a pattern forming method is disclosed. The method includes preparing a processed body including a substrate having a first face, a first layer provided on the first face, a second layer provided on the first layer, and a photosensitive lyophilic/lyophobic original material provided on the second layer. The method includes performing a first process of irradiating light onto one of a first portion at a first position of the material and a second portion at a second position of the material, and making a first contact angle of a liquid with a first region of an upper face of the processed body relatively larger than a second contact angle of the liquid with a second region of the upper face. The method includes performing a first pattern forming process of forming a first pattern by bringing the liquid into contact with the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masahiko Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10406774
    Abstract: An exemplary method of bonding of silicon carbide and objects having a hermetic silicon carbide-iridium-silicon carbide bond. The method includes the steps of inserting an iridium foil between two SiC layers; heating the iridium foil and SiC layers at a temperature of 1500 C in a vacuum of <10?5 ton; applying a pressure between 1 ksi and 7 ksi to the iridium foil and SiC layers; maintaining the temperature and pressure for 6-10 hours; and forming a hermetic seal having a leak rate <3×10?9 cm3/sec between the iridium foil and the two SiC layers. The SiC-iridium bonds lack cracks and are hermetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventor: Brian V. Cockeram
  • Patent number: 10392299
    Abstract: A solar protection and/or thermal insulation glazing including a substrate, in particular a glass substrate, provided with a stack of thin layers which act on solar radiation, the stack having the succession of the following layers, starting from the surface of the glass: an underlayer or a set of underlayers, the underlayer(s) having dielectric materials, a layer based on titanium oxide also having silicon, the overall Si/Ti atomic ratio in said layer being between 0.01 and 0.25, and in which Si and Ti represent at least 90% of the atoms other than oxygen, the thickness of the layer being between 20 and 70 nm, an overlayer or a set of overlayers, said overlayer(s) having dielectric materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Alexandre Maillet, Constance Magne, Rosiana Aguiar
  • Patent number: 10384269
    Abstract: In a surface-coated cutting tool in which a hard coating layer having a total layer thickness of 0.5 to 10 ?m is deposited on a surface of a tool body made of WC-based cemented carbide or TiCN-based cermet, the hard coating layer has an alternately laminated structure of A layers and B layers, in a case where the A layer is: (AlaTi1-a)N (here, a is in atomic ratio), the A layer satisfies 0.50?a<0.75, in a case where the B layer is: (AlbTi1-b)N (here, b is in atomic ratio), the B layer satisfies 0.75?b?0.95, and when a layer thickness per layer of the A layers is represented by x (nm) and a layer thickness per layer of the B layers is represented by y (nm), 5y?x?3y and 250 (nm)?x+y?100 (nm) are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10377110
    Abstract: A copper-clad laminate is prepared by laminating a copper foil on one side or both sides of a polyimide film by thermocompression bonding. The flexibility of the copper-clad laminate is remarkably improved by employing a polyimide film having a thickness of 5 to 20 ?m and a copper foil having a thickness of 1 to 18 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kohji Narui, Masafumi Hashimoto, Takuro Kochiyama
  • Patent number: 10357908
    Abstract: Provided are: a method for efficiently manufacturing an abrasion-resistant resin substrate with a hard coating film with adhesiveness and weather resistance obtained by sequentially laminating a primer layer and a hard coating layer on a resin substrate without decreasing the adhesiveness and the weather resistance; and a resin substrate with hard coat film obtained by this method. A method for manufacturing a resin substrate with a hard coating film having a primer layer and a hard coating layer, includes: a step of forming a primer layer containing an acrylic polymer on one main surface of a resin film to obtain a resin film laminate; a step of forming a resin substrate by injection molding on another main surface of the resin film in the resin film laminate; and a step of applying a hard coating layer forming composition on the primer layer and curing the hard coating layer forming composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tsujimura, Yuji Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Onuki
  • Patent number: 10324235
    Abstract: A coated substrate includes a substrate having a glow-discharged surface; and a coating having a submicrometric layer thickness sputter deposited onto the substrate. The coating having a submicrometric layer thickness has a predetermined absorbance. The predetermined absorbance regulates an amount of light transmitted from a light source through the substrate from a first side to a second side of the substrate. The substrate is opaque on the second side of the substrate when the light source is deactivated on the first side of the substrate. The predetermined absorbance varies as a function of one or more controlled process parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivi Singh, Robert Fraizer, Thomas Nolan, Gavin Warner
  • Patent number: 10325941
    Abstract: A flexible substrate, a display panel, and a fabrication method of the flexible substrate are provided. The fabrication method comprises providing a bearing substrate including a bearing surface and a back-surface opposite to the bearing surface, and forming a stress-absorbing layer on the back-surface of the bearing substrate. The fabrication method further comprises forming a flexible substrate material layer, a blocking layer, and a device layer sequentially on the bearing surface of the bearing substrate, and removing the bearing substrate and the stress-absorbing layer formed on the back-surface of the bearing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaobo Cai
  • Patent number: 10307570
    Abstract: An extension member is has a body with a proximal end and an opposing distal end. It includes a hollow lumen extending therethrough from the proximal end to the distal end. It has a female luer lock connector proximate its proximal end and a male luer lock connector proximate its distal end. Its body has an outeHr surface with a driven member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CORINDUS, INC.
    Inventor: Steven J. Blacker
  • Patent number: 10252492
    Abstract: A laminated glass according to the present invention includes an outer glass sheet, an inner glass sheet that is arranged opposite to the outer glass sheet and has a smaller thickness than that of the outer glass sheet, and an interlayer sandwiched between the outer glass sheet and the inner glass sheet. A transmittance with respect to light having a wavelength of 850 to 950 nm is 30 to 80%. The outer glass sheet has a thickness of 1.8 to 2.3 mm. The inner glass sheet has a thickness of 0.6 to 2.0 mm. The interlayer includes a plurality of layers including at least a core layer. The core layer has a Young's modulus of 1 to 20 MPa at a frequency of 100 Hz and a temperature of 20° C., the Young's modulus being lower than the Young's modulus of the other layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Kanki, Takahiro Asai, Hisashi Ogawa, Hisashi Asaoka
  • Patent number: 10242542
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an alarm pane arrangement having: at least one first pane which is composed of tempered glass, having an outside surface and an inside surface, at least one transparent, electrically conductive coating which is arranged on the inside surface of the first pane, a sensor unit with a capacitive sensor which is capacitively coupled to the transparent, electrically conductive coating, where the sensor unit outputs an alarm signal in the event of deviations in a measurement signal of the capacitive sensor from a comparison value, where the capacitive sensor contains i) precisely one measuring electrode or ii) a measuring electrode and a reference ground electrode or iii) a measuring electrode, a reference ground electrode and at least one compensation electrode, and where the measuring electrode is DC-isolated from the transparent, electrically conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Stefan Droste, Guillaume Francois, Christian Effertz
  • Patent number: 10226986
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to articles including anti condensation coatings that are exposed to an external environment, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the anticondensation coatings may be survivable in an outside environment. The coatings also may have a sufficiently low sheet resistance and hemispherical emissivity such that the glass surface is more likely to retain heat from the interior area, thereby reducing (and sometimes completely eliminating) the presence condensation thereon. The articles of certain example embodiments may be, for example, skylights, vehicle windows or windshields, IG units, VIG units, refrigerator/freezer doors, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lemmer, Nestor P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10227687
    Abstract: A hard lubrication film, with which a surface of a base material is coated, has two or more alternately laminated layers that are one or more A-layers made of (CraMobWcVdBe)1?x?yCxNy and one or more B-layers made of (CraMobWcVdBe)1?x?y?zCxNyOz. Atom ratios a, b, c, d, e=1?a?b?c?d, x+y, and y related to A-layers satisfy 0.2?a?0.7, 0.05?b?0.6, 0?c?0.3, 0?d?0.05, 0?e?0.05, 0.3?x+y?0.6, and 0?y?0.6, respectively. Atom ratios a, b, c, d, e=1?a?b?c?d, x, y, z, and x+y+z related to B-layers satisfy 0.2?a?0.7, 0.05?b?0.6, 0?c?0.3, 0?d?0.05, 0?e?0.05, 0?x?0.6, 0?y?0.6, 0<z?0.6, and 0.3?x+y+z?0.6, respectively. Each A-layer has a film thickness within a range of 2 nm or more to 1000 nm or less, each B-layer has a film thickness within a range of 2 nm or more to 500 nm or less, and wherein the hard lubrication film has a total film thickness within a range of 0.1 ?m or more to 10.0 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: OSG CORPORATION, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mei Wang, Masatoshi Sakurai, Yuji Sutou, Junichi Koike
  • Patent number: 10221091
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to articles including anticondensation coatings that are exposed to an external environment, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the anticondensation coatings may be survivable in an outside environment. The coatings also may have a sufficiently low sheet resistance and hemispherical emissivity such that the glass surface is more likely to retain heat from the interior area, thereby reducing (and sometimes completely eliminating) the presence condensation thereon. The articles of certain example embodiments may be, for example, skylights, vehicle windows or windshields, IG units, VIG units, refrigerator/freezer doors, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lemmer, Nestor P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10201908
    Abstract: A wood or resin cutting tool with improved durability is provided. The wood or resin cutting tool is composed of a base material made of steel or a cemented carbide alloy, and a coating formed on at least one of the rake face and the clearance face of the cutting tool. The coating includes a periodic structure layer made of chromium oxynitride, in which high oxygen regions having a high concentration of oxygen in the texture and low oxygen regions having a lower concentration of oxygen in the texture than the high oxygen regions periodically exist in the thickness direction of the coating. The periodic structure layer is formed such that the nitrogen concentration periodically turns high and low in the thickness direction of the layer corresponding to the high oxygen regions and the low oxygen regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kanefusa Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toru Minami, Yasunari Yamada, Satoru Nishio
  • Patent number: 10199064
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium which is capable of effectively preventing a surface thereof from being contaminated, and is capable of preventing a contaminant thereon from adhering (being transferred) to a magnetic head, and a magnetic recording and reproducing apparatus including the magnetic recording medium are provided, A carbon protective layer of the magnetic recording medium is nitrided, and as a lubricant a compound A expressed by the following General Formula (1) and a compound B expressed by the following General Formula (2) are mixed and used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Maruyama, Selvaraj Aanandha, Yuan Ai Khoo, Satoru Nakamura, Hiromitsu Tanuma, Eishin Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10195004
    Abstract: A multi-layer coating of alternating titanium nitride (TiN) and titanium carbo nitride (TiCN) layers is applied to at least part of a dental device for use in attaching crowns, overdentures, and the like in a patient's jaw, where the outermost layer is TiCN with a predetermined percentage of carbon to produce a pink color. The pink outermost layer is of sufficient thickness to conceal the color of the underlying layers, and is very hard and resistant to wear and damage in use. At the same time, the outermost TiCN layer is of a color consistent with the gingival anatomy, and is very hard and resistant to wear and damage in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ZEST IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Williams Towse, Nicholas Knapmeyer, Luming Tang
  • Patent number: 10181364
    Abstract: A power cable for an electric submersible pump (ESP) includes an electrical conductor in the power cable; an elastomeric insulation layer around the electrical conductor; a fluoroplastic barrier layer around the elastomeric insulation layer; and a bonding layer between the elastomeric insulation layer and the fluoroplastic barrier layer, the bonding layer formulated to prevent a dielectric breakdown of the power cable and a rapid gas decompression breakdown of the power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jinglei Xiang, Jason Holzmueller
  • Patent number: 10175412
    Abstract: According the embodiments of the present disclosure, the light guide plate includes a light guide plate body having an upper surface as a light-exiting surface. The light guide plate is provided at a side portion at least one notch, and a light-reflection layer is arranged at a surface of each notch. A wedge-shaped structure is arranged on a lower surface of the light guide plate body and adjacent to a bottom of each notch. The wedge-shaped structure has a first surface attached onto the lower surface of the light guide plate body, a second surface serving as a light-entering surface, and a third surface intersecting the first surface and the second surface and forming an acute angle relative to the first surface. A light-reflection layer is arranged on the third surface. A light source is arranged at a position on the lower surface of the light guide plate body adjacent to the second surface of the wedge-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE CHATANI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinze Li, Zhendong Zhou, Dongsheng Yang
  • Patent number: 10155850
    Abstract: A fast-response thermoplastic shape-memory polyimide and a preparation method thereof, related to a polyimide and a preparation method thereof. The present invention aims to solve the problem in high-temperature conditions of slow shape recovery poor stability, and poor mechanical properties of a shape-memory polymer prepared by utilizing an existing method. The structural formula of the polyamide of the present invention is as represented by formula (I). The preparation method is: 1. preparation of a diamine solution; 2. preparation of an anhydride-terminated high molecular weight polyamic acid; 3. preparation of a viscous sol-gel; and, 4. preparation of the thermoplastic shape-memory polyimide. The thermoplastic shape-memory polyimide prepared per the present invention is provided with a very fast shape recovery rate and improved shape-memory effect. The present invention is applicable in the field of polyimide preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Harbin Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jingsong Leng, Xinli Xiao, Yanju Liu, Deyan Kong
  • Patent number: 10144199
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cellulose acylate film, containing: an organic acid satisfying requirements of a to c, in which a film thickness of the cellulose acylate film is greater than or equal to 3 ?m, and an average concentration of the organic acid in a region from one surface of the cellulose acylate film to a depth of 0 to 0.2 ?m is lower than an average concentration of the organic acid in a residual region other than the region: a: having a structure in which polyhydric alcohol and a polyvalent carboxylic acid are bonded by forming an ester bond; b: the total number of molecules of polyhydric alcohol and a monovalent or more carboxylic acid forming the organic acid being greater than or equal to 3; and c: having at least one non-substituted carboxyl group derived from a polyvalent carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Tamada, Koji Iijima, Nobuhiko Ichihara
  • Patent number: 10134923
    Abstract: PV devices including bi-layer pixels having reflective and/or antireflective properties, and methods for manufacturing PV devices including bi-layer pixels having reflective and/or antireflective properties. In some embodiments, each bi-layer pixel includes a first layer with reflective properties, and a second layer with antireflective properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Global Solar Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Scot P. Albright
  • Patent number: 10124413
    Abstract: A cBN sintered body contains cBN particles whose proportion is 85-97% by volume, and a binding phase whose proportion is 3-15% by volume. The cBN sintered body contains Al whose ratio to the entirety of the cBN sintered body is 0.1-5% by mass, and Co whose mass ratio to the Al is 3 to 40, and includes Al3B6Co20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouji Hirosaki
  • Patent number: 10128088
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to processing chamber seasoning layers having a graded composition. In one example, the seasoning layer is a boron-carbon-nitride (BCN) film. The BCN film may have a greater composition of boron at the base of the film. As the BCN film is deposited, the boron concentration may approach zero, while the relative carbon and nitrogen concentration increases. The BCN film may be deposited by initially co-flowing a boron precursor, a carbon precursor, and a nitrogen precursor. After a first period of time, the flow rate of the boron precursor may be reduced. As the flow rate of boron precursor is reduced, RF power may be applied to generate a plasma during deposition of the seasoning layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Prashant Kumar Kulshreshtha, Ziqing Duan, Abdul Aziz Khaja, Zheng John Ye, Amit Kumar Bansal
  • Patent number: 10088605
    Abstract: An optical film includes a hydrogenated block copolymer-[2] obtained by hydrogenating 90% or more of unsaturated bonds of block copolymer-[1] that includes at least two polymer blocks-[A] and at least one polymer block-[B], the polymer block-[A] including a repeating unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound as main component, the polymer block-[B] including repeating unit derived from a linear conjugated diene compound as main component, ratio (wA:wB) of weight fraction wA of the polymer block-[A] in block copolymer-[1] to weight fraction wB of polymer block-[B] in block copolymer-[1] being 40:60 to 80:20, height from peak of ridge of a die line is formed in longitudinal direction of the optical film to a valley bottom point that is contiguous to the ridge being 100 nm or less over the optical film entire surface, and slope of the die line being 300 nm/mm or less over the optical film entire surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishiguro, Daisuke Saito, Teiji Kohara
  • Patent number: 10079036
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium 11 in which the outermost surface of a protective layer 3 on a lubricant layer 4 side contains carbon and nitrogen of 10 atomic % to 90 atomic %, the lubricant layer 4 is formed by being in contact with the outermost surface, and contains a compound A of Formula (1) and a compound B of Formula (2), a mass ratio (A/B) of the compound A with respect to the compound B is 0.2 to 0.3, the average molecular weights of the compounds A and B are 1,500 to 2,000 and 1,300 to 2,400, respectively, and the average film thickness is 0.5 nm to 2 nm. R1-C6H4OCH2CH(OH)CH2OCH2—R2-CH2OCH2CH(OH)CH2OH ??(1) (R1 is an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms. R2 is —CF2O(CF2CF2O)x(CF2O)yCF2—).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakamura, Taining Hung, Evance Kuo, Daizo Endo
  • Patent number: 10074396
    Abstract: In a magnetic recording medium of the present invention, an outermost surface of a protective layer 3 on a lubricant layer 4 side contains carbon and nitrogen in a range of 50 atomic % to 90 atomic %, and the lubricant layer 4 is formed by being in contact with the outermost surface, contains compounds A to C represented in the below general formulas (1) to (3) described below, and has a film thickness of 0.5 nm to 2 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Eishin Yamakawa, Katsuaki To, Saeko Hayase
  • Patent number: 10045662
    Abstract: A decorative decal for altering the aesthetics of a barbeque grill, with the decal comprising a flexible and heat resistant substrate having a visually discernible aesthetic element on its first surface and an adhesive on its second surface, with the adhesive suitable for attaching the substrate to the outer surface of the barbeque grill; and a method of use of the decal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: James T. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10006546
    Abstract: To provide a piston ring having a hard laminate coating having excellent scuffing resistance, wear resistance and peeling resistance, which can be used in an environment of high mechanical and thermal load in engines, the piston ring is provided on its outer peripheral sliding surface with a CrN-type hard coating as thick as 10-60 ?m and comprising a CrN/CrCN laminate coating having hardness Hv of 1000 or more and residual compression stress of 1500 MPa or less, a laminate unit composed of a CrN layer and a CrCN layer being as thick as 30 nm or more; the CrN/CrCN laminate coating being formed by alternately laminating CrN layers and CrCN layers containing C dissolved in CrN by ion plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Masayuki Sato, Yuuichi Murayama, Youhei Iwamoto, Takuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 9988706
    Abstract: An automotive component (20) is manufactured by depositing a non-metallic coating (24) on a surface of a steel blank (26) before hot stamping the steel blank (26). The non-metallic coating (24) is typically applied by physical vapor deposition. The non-metallic coating (24) is formed of one to three layers (32) each having a different composition. The non-metallic coating (24) includes at least one of silicon and carbon, and can also include oxygen, nitrogen, ceramic compounds, and carbides. The total thickness of the non-metallic coating (24) is less than 300 nm. A metallic coating (30) can be applied to the steel blank before the non-metallic coating (24). The non-metallic coating (24) provides numerous advantages, including reduced scaling during the hot stamping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Edward William Schleichert, Alexander Zak
  • Patent number: 9970902
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a sensor system includes providing a surface acoustic wave (SAW) tag on a substrate including a detector bank of reflectors at one end to generate a detector SAW responsive to an interrogation signal, a reference bank of reflectors at an opposite end of the substrate to generate a reference SAW responsive to the interrogation signal, and a transducer between the detector and reference banks of reflectors for receiving the interrogation signal and transmitting the detector and reference SAW from the detector and the reference banks of reflectors in response. A hydrogen gas sensor is formed on the substrate in a propagation delay path (delay path) between the detector bank of reflectors and the transducer to modulate propagation parameters of the detector SAW in response to sensing hydrogen gas. The forming includes depositing a SnO2 film then depositing a Pd film onto the SnO2 film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Malocha, Brian Fisher
  • Patent number: 9952147
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a non-destructive method of detecting whether a coating or deposit (30, 34) of (a) SiOxCy or SiNxCy and/or (b) of SiOx is present on or near a surface of an article (12), such as a disposable thermoplastic medical article. The method includes impinging infrared light (216) having a wave number in at least a portion of a desired range onto at least a first surface being examined for the presence of the one or more coatings or deposits. At least a portion (224) of the infrared light impinged on the first surface is collected (at 222) and the response output, which may include for example the maximum intensity and/or peak area of the collected infrared light at an infrared spectroscopy peak, is used to indicate the presence of the one or more coatings or deposits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fisk, Kevin Turney, Robert L. Browning
  • Patent number: 9945983
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a layer of or including Ti1-xSixOy and/or a method of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the Ti1-xSixOy-based layer may be substoichiometric with respect to oxygen. In certain example embodiments of this invention, the layer may include Ti1-xSixOy where x is from about 0.05 to 0.95 (more preferably from about 0.1 to 0.9, and even more preferably from about 0.2 to 0.8, and possibly from about 0.5 to 0.8) and y is from about 0.2 to 2 (more preferably from about 1 to 2, and even more preferably from about 1.5 to 2, and possibly from about 1.9 to 2). The layer may have an index of refraction of from about 1.6 to 1.9. The layer may also be used with a transparent conductive oxide in a transparent conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventor: Yiwei Lu
  • Patent number: 9933007
    Abstract: Provided is a sliding bearing that has a bearing inner peripheral surface covered by a resin overlay layer configured from a binder resin and a solid lubricant and/or hard substance, reduces the running-in time during an operation start, and can obtain the effect of increasing wear resistance and the effect of reducing friction. In the sliding bearing, halved members resulting from halving a cylinder parallel to the axial direction are disposed at the top and bottom, the inner peripheral surfaces of the top and bottom halved members are covered by a resin overlay layer configured from a binder resin and a solid lubricant and/or hard substance, and a fine groove is provided to an axial-direction end of the bottom halved member in the peripheral direction from the mating surface at the downstream side in the rotational direction to a predetermined bearing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: TAIHO KOGYO CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Ashihara, Yuichiro Kajiki, Hiroki Takata, Akihiro Honda, Motoichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9927029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer multi-element composite hard PVD coating with low friction coefficient on the surface of a piston ring, a piston ring and a preparation process. The present invention employs vacuum multi-arc ion plating vapor deposition process, which uses multiple multi-arc ion sources, in the combination of equipping with different single metal target material and multi-element target material to deposit multilayer multi-element composite hard PVD coating with low friction coefficient on the surface of a steel or cast iron piston ring. The coating consists of five layers with the total thickness of up to 60 ?m. The coating has high adhesion with the surface of piston ring, high hardness, low friction coefficient and good abrasion resistance. By controlling the adding amount of additive elements Al, Mo, W, B, Si and Ti, the friction coefficient of the coating can be further reduced 5 to 20% compared with that of a single TiN or CrN deposited layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ASIMCO Shuanghuan Piston Ring (Yizheng) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingxue Wu, Qianxi Liu, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 9919949
    Abstract: To devise a tempered glass and a glass to be tempered each of which is lowered in density and viscosity at high temperature, hardly deteriorates a KNO3 molten salt, and is excellent in thermal shock resistance. The tempered glass having a compression stress layer in a surface thereof, including as a glass composition, in terms of mol %, 50 to 80% of SiO2, 5 to 30% of Al2O3, 0 to 2% of Li2O, 5 to 25% of Na2O, and 0 to 5% of K2O, and being substantially free of As2O3, Sb2O3, PbO, and F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Kawamoto, Ken Choju
  • Patent number: 9914661
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to articles including anticondensation and/or low-E coatings that are exposed to an external environment, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the anticondensation and/or low-E coatings may be survivable in an outside environment. The coatings also may have a sufficiently low sheet resistance and hemispherical emissivity such that the glass surface is more likely to retain heat from the interior area, thereby reducing (and sometimes completely eliminating) the presence condensation thereon. The articles of certain example embodiments may be, for example, skylights, vehicle windows or windshields, IG units, VIG units, refrigerator/freezer doors, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: Guardian Glass, LLC, Guardian Europe S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lemmer, Nestor P. Murphy, David D. McLean, Richard Blacker, Herbert Lage, Jose Ferreira, Pierre Pallotta
  • Patent number: 9902238
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to articles including anticondensation coatings that are exposed to an external environment, and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, the anticondensation coatings may be survivable in an outside environment. The coatings also may have a sufficiently low sheet resistance and hemispherical emissivity such that the glass surface is more likely to retain heat from the interior area, thereby reducing (and sometimes completely eliminating) the presence condensation thereon. The articles of certain example embodiments may be, for example, skylights, vehicle windows or windshields, IG units, VIG units, refrigerator/freezer doors, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Lemmer, Nestor P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9896758
    Abstract: A physical vapor deposition (PVD) chamber for depositing a transparent and clear hydrogenated carbon, e.g., hydrogenated diamond-like carbon, film. A chamber body is configured for maintaining vacuum condition therein, the chamber body having an aperture on its sidewall. A plasma cage having an orifice is attached to the sidewall, such that the orifice overlaps the aperture. Two sputtering targets are situated on cathodes inside the plasma cage and are oriented opposite each other and configured to sustain plasma there-between and confined inside the plasma cage. The plasma inside the cage sputters material from the targets, which then passes through the orifice and aperture and lands on the substrate. The substrate is moved continuously in a pass-by fashion during the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTEVAC, INC.
    Inventors: David Fang Wei Chen, David Ward Brown, Charles Liu, Samuel D. Harkness, IV
  • Patent number: 9873984
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a composite paper which exhibits excellent oil resistance, water vapor permeability, and water resistance even when hot and oily food is wrapped therein. The above problem can be solved by using a composite paper comprising an oil-resistant layer formed on at least one surface of a base paper, wherein the oil-resistant layer comprises a vinyl alcohol polymer (A) having a content of ethylene units of 2 to 10 mol %, a viscosity-average degree of polymerization of 300 to 2000, a saponification degree of 95 to 99.5 mol %, a total content of carboxyl groups and lactone rings of 0.02 to 3 mol %, a melting point of 180 to 230° C., a content of 1,2-glycol bonds of 1.2 to 2 mol %, and a molar fraction of central hydroxyl groups in chains of three consecutive hydroxyls by a triad expression relative to vinyl alcohol units of 65 to 98 mol %, the base paper has an air permeability resistance of 1000 seconds or less and a bulk density of 0.5 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masako Kawagoe, Yosuke Kumaki
  • Patent number: 9863064
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes a base material and a coating formed on the base material. The coating includes an ?-Al2O3 layer. The ?-Al2O3 layer contains a plurality of ?-Al2O3 crystal grains and a plurality of ?-Al2O3 crystal grains, and has a TC(006) of more than 5 in a texture coefficient TC(hkl). A ratio of C? to a sum of C? and C?: [C?/(C?+C?)×100](%) is 0.05 to 7%, where C? is a total number of peak counts of the ?-Al2O3 crystal grains obtained from measurement data of x-ray diffraction for the coating, and C? is a total number of peak counts of the ?-Al2O3 crystal grains obtained from the measurement data of the x-ray diffraction for the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kanaoka, Shinya Imamura, Anongsack Paseuth, Takanori Detani
  • Patent number: 9834845
    Abstract: A coating included in a surface-coated cutting tool according to the present invention has an ?-Al2O3 layer. In a 15-?m square color map of a processed surface in parallel to a surface of the ?-Al2O3 layer, an area A1 occupied by coarse crystal grains A is ?50% and an area A2 in the area A1 occupied by crystal grains having a (001) plane orientation is ?90%, an area B1 occupied by medium-sized crystal grains B of ?-Al2O3 is 20 to 50%, an area B2 in the area B1 occupied by crystal grains having the (001) plane orientation is ?90%, an area C1 occupied by fine crystal grains C of ?-Al2O3 is 10 to 50%, an area C2 in the area C1 occupied by crystal grains having the (001) plane orientation is ?50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Shinya Imamura, Hideaki Kanaoka, Anongsack Paseuth, Takanori Detani
  • Patent number: 9809712
    Abstract: A hydrophobic surface comprises a surface texture and a coating disposed on the surface texture, wherein the coating comprises an amorphous diamond like carbon material doped with 10 to 35 atomic percent of Si, O, F, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, or a low surface energy material selected from fluoropolymer, silicone, ceramic, fluoropolymer composite, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing; and wherein the surface texture comprises a micro texture, a micro-nano texture, or a combination of a micro texture and a micro-nano texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, a GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar, Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 9782830
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes a lower layer including a Ti compound layer, an intermediate layer including an ?-Al2O3 layer, and an upper layer including a Zr-containing ?-Al2O3 layer. The outermost layer of the lower layer contains 0.5 to 3 at % of oxygen. The frequencies of inclination angles between a normal line to a (0001) plane of Al2O3 grains of the intermediate layer and a normal line to a surface of a tool body have a highest peak in an inclination angle division of 0 to 10°. The ratio of the frequencies is 50 to 70%. The frequencies between the normal line to the (0001) plane of Al2O3 grains of the entirety of the intermediate and the upper layers and the normal line to the tool body surface have a highest peak in an inclination angle division of 0 to 10°. The ratio of the frequencies is 75% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Okude, Kenji Yamaguchi, Akira Osada
  • Patent number: 9760193
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composite substrate structure and a touch panel having composite substrate structure, for promoting abrasion resistance, visual transparency, and appearance. The composite substrate structure includes a transparent substrate, a hydrophobic layer disposed on the transparent substrate, and a diamond-like carbon layer disposed between the transparent substrate and the hydrophobic layer, wherein the hydrophobic layer has a coefficient of static friction less than or equal to about 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TPK TOUCH SOLUTIONS (XIAMEN) INC.
    Inventors: I-Chung Hsu, Kuo-Shu Hsu, Chunyong Zhang, Yuchuan Wu, Bangxiong Huang, Binghui Chen
  • Patent number: 9758666
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oxygen-absorbing resin composition having a satisfactory oxygen absorption performance and suppressing the occurrence of odor after oxygen absorption, even in an aspect substantially containing no photoinitiator, and an oxygen-absorbing multilayer body using the oxygen-absorbing resin composition. An oxygen-absorbing resin composition initiating oxygen absorption by irradiation with an energy ray, the composition including an easily oxidizable thermoplastic resin and a transition metal catalyst, and wherein the easily oxidizable thermoplastic resin includes a polybutadiene (X) and a resin (Y) having carbon-carbon double bonds and the constitutional unit of the following general formula (1): (wherein R1 to R7 each represent —H, —CH3, —CH2R, —CHR2, —CR3, —OR, —COOR, —SiR3, —O—SiR3, —COCl or a halogen atom, and may be the same as each other or different from each other, and R represents a linear or cyclic alkyl, alkenyl, halogenated alkyl, halogenated alkenyl or aryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Itoh, Emiko Yokose, Kouta Kagimoto, Jyun Wakabayashi