No Layer Or Component Greater Than 5 Mils Thick Patents (Class 428/216)
  • Patent number: 11219953
    Abstract: A cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on the substrate, wherein the coating layer has, from a side closer to the substrate, a lower layer that contains a compound having a composition represented by (AlxTi1-x)N, and an upper layer that is formed on the lower layer and contains a compound having a composition represented by (AlyTi1-yN; the average thickness of the lower layer is 1.0 ?m or more and 10.0 ?m or less; the average thickness of the upper layer is 1.0 ?m or more and 10.0 ?m or less; and an area ratio GOSi of crystal grains having a GOS value of 1 degree or lower in the lower layer and an area ratio GOSs of crystal grains having a GOS value of 1 degree or lower in the upper layer satisfy GOSi<GOSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki Fukushima, Yusuke Hirano
  • Patent number: 11214514
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to optically transparent and IR reflecting films having a metal oxide based composite layer which can synergistically improve the optical properties, solar properties, and production speed of the whole composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antoine Diguet, Charles Leyder, Fabien Lienhart
  • Patent number: 11215743
    Abstract: An optical device includes a first layer including a first birefringent material having a negative birefringence dispersion property. The optical device also includes a second layer including a second birefringent material having a positive birefringence dispersion property. The first layer and the second layer are structurally patterned to provide at least one predetermined optical function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Junren Wang, Lu Lu, Fenglin Peng, Mengfei Wang, Yun-Han Lee
  • Patent number: 11215283
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a diamond-like coating for piston ring surfaces, comprising, an underlayer, a gradient layer and an AM layer, wherein the AM layer is a diamond-like coating doped with doping elements. The doping elements are one or a combination of at least two selected from the group consisting of Cr, Si and Ti, and the content thereof shows a cyclical change in a form of a sine wave fluctuation along with the thickness change of the AM layer. As compared with the conventional single-layer structure or gradient layer structure, the AM layer of such diamond-like coating has a multi-cycle transition structure since the content of the doping elements in the AM layer of such diamond-like coating shows a cyclical change in a sine wave fluctuation form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Yingxue Wu, Qianxi Liu, Yueting Zhou, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11141957
    Abstract: An interlayer film for laminated glass that can improve a sound insulation property of an obtained laminated glass when the interlayer film for laminated glass is used for configuring the laminated glass is provided. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a first layer and a second layer laminated on a first surface of the first layer. The first layer includes a polyvinyl acetate resin and a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Shimamoto, Shota Matsuda, Sinyul Yang
  • Patent number: 11136458
    Abstract: A thermoset barrier film including: a reaction product of the formulas (I), (II), (III), (IV), or a mixture thereof, as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods of making and using the thermoset barrier film, and devices incorporating the thermoset barrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Arthur Winston Martin, Shawn Michael O'Malley
  • Patent number: 11136672
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a wristwatch may include a conductive housing. A corrosion-resistant coating may be deposited on the conductive housing. The coating may include transition layers and an uppermost alloy layer. The transition layers may include a chromium seed layer on the conductive housing and a chromium nitride layer on the chromium seed layer. The uppermost alloy layer may include TiCrCN or other alloys and may provide the coating with desired optical reflection and absorption characteristics. The transition layers may include a minimal number of coating defects, thereby eliminating potential sites at which visible defects could form when exposed to salt water. This may allow the electronic device to exhibit a desired color and to be submerged in salt water without producing undesirable visible defects on the conductive housing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Tryon, Isabel Yang, Todd Mintz, Jeremy Li, Brian Gable, Lijie Bao, Yi Chen, Christopher D. Prest, James Yurko
  • Patent number: 11135655
    Abstract: Object: To provide a cBN sintered compact having high wear resistance, and a cutting tool having high wear resistance that uses the cBN sintered compact. Solution: A cBN sintered compact (1) including 50 vol. % or greater of cBN particles (2); and a binder phase (4) including Co; wherein in the binder phase (4), intra-phase particles (8) including CoaWb (where 0?a?0.95 and 0.05?b?1) are present. Additionally, a cutting insert (20) or similar cutting tool either includes a cBN tip (25) made from the cBN sintered compact (1) or is entirely made from the cBN sintered compact (1). The cBN sintered compact (1) and the cutting insert (20) or similar cutting tool have increased wear resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahito Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 11136526
    Abstract: A coating composition for the piston of an internal combustion engine comprises 10-30 wt. % of phenolic resin, 10-30 wt. % of epoxy resin, 10-30 wt. % of at least one solid lubricant selected from the group consisting of graphite, MoS2, WS2 and BN, and 5-30 wt. % of Fe2O3 particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Nurnberg GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Leitzmann, Monika Blumm, Thomas Fuhrmann, Margrit Dannenfeldt, Achim Adam, Jurgen Reitenspiess
  • Patent number: 11139358
    Abstract: A display panel and a manufacturing method for the display panel are provided. The display panel includes a substrate. An ultraviolet reflective layer is disposed on the substrate. A thin film transistor array is disposed on the ultraviolet reflective layer. A light emitting device is disposed on the thin film transistor. An encapsulation layer is disposed on the light emitting device. The ultraviolet reflective layer includes at least one pair of a first reflective layer and a second reflective layer stacked on each other. The refractive indexes of the first reflective layer and the second reflective layer are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Zhang, Jie Yang
  • Patent number: 11126293
    Abstract: An electronic device according to one embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: a transparent member; a display panel arranged below the transparent member; an ultrasonic sensor, arranged below the display panel, for acquiring biometric information by using ultrasonic waves having passed through the display panel and the transparent member for an external object close to the transparent member; and a light absorbing member for absorbing, through the transparent member and the display panel, at least a part of external light incident on the ultrasonic sensor, wherein the light absorbing member can be arranged between the display panel and the ultrasonic sensor. Other various examples are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jinman Kim, Joohan Kim, Bongjae Rhee, Jeonggyu Jo, Hyojun Koo, Sunggwan Woo, Hyunsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11124603
    Abstract: The present invention provides new classes of phenol compounds, including those derived from tyrosol and analogues, useful as monomers for preparation of biocompatible polymers, and biocompatible polymers prepared from these monomeric phenol compounds, including novel biodegradable and/or bioresorbable polymers. These biocompatible polymers or polymer compositions with enhanced bioresorbabilty and processibility are useful in a variety of medical applications, such as in medical devices and controlled-release therapeutic formulations. The invention also provides methods for preparing these monomeric phenol compounds and biocompatible polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Joachim B. Kohn, Durgadas Bolikal
  • Patent number: 11121425
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a packaging material for a power storage device, the packaging material including at least a slip agent layer, a substrate layer, an adhesive layer, a metal foil layer, a sealant adhesive layer, and a sealant layer, in this order, wherein the slip agent layer contains a fatty acid amide and a fatty acid bisamide, or a fatty acid amide and silicone oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRIMING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Ijuin, Masayoshi Suzuta
  • Patent number: 11072850
    Abstract: The present invention describes a process for coating conductive component in a plasma reactor and a conductive component coating, wherein the process includes the steps of cleaning, mechanical support deposition, topographic modification by plasma bombardment, chemical support layer deposition and amorphous carbon layer deposition (Diamond-Like Carbon). In one embodiment, the process is in single cycle. The present invention pertains to the fields of Materials Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA
    Inventors: Cristiano Binder, Aloisio Nelmo Klein, Kaline Pagnan Furlan, Pedro Henrique Teshima Shioga, Renan Oss Giacomelli, Roberto Binder
  • Patent number: 11059105
    Abstract: Provided is a surface-coated cutting tool including a base material and a coating including a super-multilayer-structure layer where A layers and B layers different from the A layers in composition are alternately laminated. The super-multilayer-structure layer includes an X area and a Y area those are alternately repeated. In the X area, A layers having a thickness AX and B layers having a thickness BX are alternately laminated. In the Y area, A layers having a thickness AY and B layers having a thickness BY are alternately laminated. The thickness AX is larger than the thickness AY, and the thickness BX is smaller than the thickness BY. Each of the A layers and the B layers comprising one or more elements selected from a group consisting of Ti, Al, Cr, Si, Ta, Nb, and W, and one or more elements selected from a group consisting of C and N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Keizo Tanaka, Makoto Setoyama, Yutaka Kobayashi, Akira Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11059736
    Abstract: A method of making a glass sheet comprises laminating a high CTE core glass to a low CTE clad glass at high temperatures and allowing the laminate to cool creating compressive stress in the clad glass, and then ion exchanging the laminate to increase the compressive stress in the outer near surface regions of the clad glass. The core glass may include ions that exchange with ion in the clad glass to increase the compressive stress in inner surface regions of the clad glass adjacent to the clad glass/core glass interfaces. The glass laminate may be formed and laminated using a fusion forming and laminating process and fusion formable and ion exchangeable glass compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Gallagher, Suresh Thakordas Gulati, Timothy James Kiczenski, Robert Anthony Schaut, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 11033969
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a substrate and a coating that coats a surface of the substrate, the coating including a multilayer structure layer composed of at least one layer A and at least one layer B alternately deposited from a side closer to the substrate toward a side closer to a surface, the layer A having an average composition of AlxCr(1-x)N, the layer B being composed of AlyTi(1-y)N, the layer A being composed of a domain region and a matrix region, the domain region having a composition ratio of Cr larger than that of Cr of the matrix region, wherein x has a range of 0.5?x?0.8 and y has a range of 0.5?y?0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Keizo Tanaka, Shinya Imamura, Haruyo Fukui
  • Patent number: 11014167
    Abstract: A multilayer hard film-coated cutting tool including a cutting tool body and a multilayer hard film formed on a surface of the cutting tool body, wherein the multilayer hard film comprises at least an upper layer and a lower layer; the upper layer is made of a Ti and Si compound layer; the lower layer is made of a multi-layered film of an A-layer and a B-layer, a layer thickness of the B-layer is equal to or thicker than a layer thickness of the A-layer, a ratio of the layer thicknesses of the A-layer and the B-layer being A-layer:B-layer=1:1 to 1:2, the multilayer hard films having 2 to 8 pairs of the A-layer and the B-layer in a case where a single pair is defined by a combination of a single A-layer and a single B-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION, Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Pfaffikon
    Inventors: Masakuni Takahashi, Denis Kurapov, Volker Derflinger, Wolfgang Kalss
  • Patent number: 11007580
    Abstract: A cutting tool including a rake face, a flank face, and a cutting edge portion, comprising a substrate and an AlTiN layer, the AlTiN layer including cubic AlxTi1-xN crystal grains, Al having an atomic ratio x of 0.7 or more and less than 0.95, the AlTiN layer including a central portion, the central portion at the rake face being occupied in area by (111) oriented AlxTi1-xN crystal grains at a ratio of 50% or more and less than 80%, the central portion at the cutting edge portion being occupied in area by (111) oriented AlxTi1-xN crystal grains at a ratio of 80% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC HARDMETAL CORP.
    Inventors: Yasuki Kido, Anongsack Paseuth, Susumu Okuno, Shinya Imamura
  • Patent number: 11003215
    Abstract: A display device including: a display panel configured to be folded about a first bending axis; a window member disposed on the display panel, the window member including a transparent material; and a functional layer disposed on the window member, the functional layer including a hydrophobic material and a first opening at a region corresponding to the first bending axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Eun Oh, Sodam Ahn, Sunhaeng Cho
  • Patent number: 10930475
    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: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Prashant Kumar Kulshreshtha, Ziqing Duan, Abdul Aziz Khaja, Zheng John Ye, Amit Kumar Bansal
  • Patent number: 10916701
    Abstract: An ultra-fine pattern deposition apparatus can include a base substrate; a photothermal converter disposed on or in the base substrate and configured to convert optical energy into thermal energy; a source part disposed on the photothermal converter; and a light reflector configured to reflect light based on a refractive index difference between the light reflector and the base substrate, and guide a source material emitted from the source part to a target region based on an opening in the light reflector and the photothermal converter being heated with the thermal energy from the photothermal converter, in which the opening in the light reflector includes a laterally recessed lower part and an upper part protruded from the laterally recessed lower part, and the laterally recessed lower part is between the upper part and the base substrate, and the photothermal converter is disposed between base substrate and the source part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyungseok Bang, Hansun Park, Hyeongjun Lim
  • Patent number: 10886070
    Abstract: The present invention is a structure comprising a biaxially oriented film having a layer comprising a homopolymer of propylene which layer is in contact with oil, characterised in that the homopolymer of propylene has a content of isotactic pentads of from 95% to 98% and a content of ash of not more than 30 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Franciscus Jacobs, Guido Boelaers
  • Patent number: 10866503
    Abstract: A substrate assembly may include a substrate base; and a low emission implantation mask, disposed on the substrate base. The low emission implantation mask may include a carbon-containing material, the carbon-containing material comprising an isotopically purified carbon, formed from a 12C carbon isotope precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Sinclair, Julian G. Blake
  • Patent number: 10868265
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display panel technology. An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a back film for a flexible display panel, a flexible display panel and fabrication method thereof, where the back film comprises a base material having an elastic modulus of 6 to 10 GPa and a breaking elongation of 5% to 20%. An embodiment of the present disclosure is used in manufacture of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Penghao Gu, Chunyan Xie, Pao Ming Tsai, Yongxiang Shi, Lingzhi Qian
  • Patent number: 10851009
    Abstract: A method for producing ceramizable green glass components provided, as well as apparatus for performing such method and ceramizable green glass components producible by such method. The method is a redrawing process in which a preform is heated, in a deformation zone, to a temperature that enables redrawing of the glass. The deformation zone is particularly small, which permits redrawing of the ceramizable green glass bodies while avoiding ceramization during the redrawing. The method provides plate-like or sheet-like green glass components that have a particularly smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Hunzinger, Doris Moseler, Frank Büllesfeld, Ulrich Lange
  • Patent number: 10843962
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers successively including, starting from the substrate, an alternation of three silver-based functional metallic layers and of four dielectric coatings, so that each functional metallic layer is positioned between two dielectric coatings. The thicknesses of the three functional layers and the thicknesses of the dielectric coatings are selected in order to give the materials solar factor values of less than 20% for a light transmission of the order of 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean Carlos Lorenzzi, Thierry Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 10844153
    Abstract: A material having a fluorinated resin layer is subjected to heat treatment. The fluorinated resin layer is composed of a composition containing a fluorinated copolymer (a) having at least one type of functional group selected from a carbonyl group-containing group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, having a melting point of from 280 to 320° C. and a melt flow rate of at least 2 g/10 min measured at 372° C. under a load of 49 N. The heat treatment is carried out at a temperature of at least 250° C. and lower by at least 5° C. than the melting point of the fluorinated copolymer (a) so that the ratio of the melt flow rate of the fluorinated resin layer after the heat treatment to that before the heat treatment, and the melt flow rate of the fluorinated resin layer after the heat treatment, are respectively within specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Hosoda, Wataru Kasai, Toru Sasaki, Masatoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10828817
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to extrusion die systems. In particular, the present disclosure relates to the cyclical extrusion of materials to generate small sized grain features, generally in the range of nanosized grain features, in a tubular or profile shape, in which the individual nanolayers possess pores and/or polymer crystals oriented parallel to the extrusion flow direction and including products with enhanced permeation properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10813298
    Abstract: Two-color net for protecting fruit against damage caused by direct solar radiation and high temperatures, used in combination and/or separately, which is made with two monofilaments that are blue and grey in color with a thickness of 0.26-0.32 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION
    Inventor: Richard Mauricio Bastias Ibarra
  • Patent number: 10738163
    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: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Harbin Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jingsong Leng, Xinli Xiao, Yanju Liu, Deyan Kong
  • Patent number: 10705260
    Abstract: An optical device and method for manufacturing the optical device is provided. The optical device comprises an optical article having a substrate, a primer layer, and a hard multi-coat (HMC). The HMC comprises at least one layer. At least one of the layers, the substrate, and the HMC comprises at least one carbon allotrope that is absorbed by diffusion. The method of manufacturing involves combining and organic solvent and deionized water to form a solution, mixing into the solution at least one carbon allotrope, applying sonication to the solution an optical article comprising at least one of a substrate, a primer layer on the substrate, and a HMC, immersing and then withdrawing the optical article from the solution, withdrawing the optical article from the solution, and evaporating excess liquid from the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: William Eagerton
  • Patent number: 10689501
    Abstract: A polyester material including a composite having a carbon nanostructure, which comprises carbon element, from 0.5 to 4 wt % of a first non-carbon non-oxygen element substance, and from 0 to 4 wt %, of a second non-carbon non-oxygen element. The first non-carbon non-oxygen element is selected from the group consisting of P, Si, Ca, Al and Na; the second non-carbon non-oxygen element is any one selected from the group consisting of Fe, Ni, Mn, K, Mg, Cr, S or Co, or a combination of at least two selected therefrom. The G peak and D peak of the carbon element in the Raman spectrum has a peak height ratio of 1-20 in the composite having a carbon nanostructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Jinan Shengquan Group Share Holding Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yilin Tang, Jinzhu Zhang, An Zhang, Feng Luan, Ding Liu
  • Patent number: 10689298
    Abstract: A composite material part includes fiber reinforcement made of carbon or ceramic yarns and a matrix that is mostly ceramic, the part further including a first interphase layer covering the yarns and present between the yarns and the matrix, the first interphase layer being a layer of boron nitride doped with aluminum and presenting an atom content of aluminum lying in the range 5% to 15%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: SAFRAN CERAMICS, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Emilien Buet, Paul Carminati, Sylvain Lucien Jacques, Francis Rebillat
  • Patent number: 10677355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tribological system (1; 2) comprising a first body (102; 105) and a second body (101; 107), which each form a component of an internal combustion engine (100), in particular a piston (102), a piston ring (105) or a cylinder (101, 107), and the surfaces (112, 108, 113) of which have a first and a second material area (11, 12) which come into contact with each other at least in some regions during operation and form a tribological contact, wherein the first and/or the second material area (11, 12) is formed as a layer on the basis of chromium oxide or aluminum chromium oxide. The invention also relates to an internal combustion engine (100) having such a system (1; 2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFÄFFIKON
    Inventors: Peter Ernst, Jürgen Ramm, Florian Seibert, Beno Widrig
  • Patent number: 10673017
    Abstract: An organic EL display device includes an organic EL element and a sealing film. The organic EL element is formed over a display region of a base substrate. The sealing film covers the organic EL element. The sealing film includes a first barrier layer, a buffer layer, and a second barrier layer. The first barrier layer includes a first inorganic film and is disposed on the surface of the organic EL element. The buffer layer includes an organic film and is disposed on the surface of the first barrier layer. The second barrier layer includes a second inorganic film and is disposed on the surface of the buffer layer. The first barrier layer includes micropores in the surface, the surface being in contact with the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirase, Tohru Sonoda, Takashi Ochi, Hisao Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Akihiro Matsui, Jumpei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10661537
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a biaxially drawn colored polyester film for laminating and forming metal sheet that: exhibits excellent formability such that even under severe processing or high-temperature heat treatments, the film is prevented from chipping or cracks during forming into a can etc.; and yields formed articles such as cans that have excellent concealability, appearance, and printability. [Solution] The invention is arrived at using a biaxially drawn colored polyester film for laminating and forming metal sheet. Said film comprising at least two layers of: a surface layer (layer A) mainly composed of a polyester having a melting point TmA of 230 to 260° C., layer A having a coloring pigment with an amount of 10 wt % or less, a polymer component with intrinsic viscosity of 0.46 or more, and a water contact angle of 70 to 120° on an outer surface; and a substrate layer (layer B) mainly composed of a polyester having a melting point TmB of 230 to 260° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TEIJIN FILM SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Takatoshi Sato, Shinichiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10654181
    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 chlorine, and has a TC(006) of more than 5 in texture coefficient TC(hkl). The ?-Al2O3 layer includes lower and upper layers, the lower layer is located closer to the base material than the upper layer is, and the upper layer is located opposite to the base material across the lower layer, in a thickness direction of the ?-Al2O3 layer. The lower layer has a thickness of 1.0 ?m. The upper layer has a thickness of 0.5 ?m or more. The chlorine in the lower layer has a concentration distribution in which an atomic concentration CCl of the chlorine decreases in a direction away from the base material, in a thickness direction of the lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Kouhei Yoshimura, Shinya Imamura, Hideaki Kanaoka, Anongsack Paseuth, Satoshi Ono
  • Patent number: 10649340
    Abstract: In order to prevent delamination of a reflective coating from the substrate under the influence of reactive hydrogen, a reflective optical element (50) for EUV lithography is provided, which has a substrate (51) and a reflective coating (54) for reflecting radiation in the wavelength range of 5 nm to 20 nm. A functional layer (60) is arranged between the reflective coating (54) and the substrate (51). With the functional layer, the concentration of hydrogen in atom % at the side of the substrate facing the reflective coating is reduced by at least a factor of 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS SMT GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Heinrich Ehm, Vitaliy Shklover, Irene Ament, Stefan-Wolfgang Schmidt, Moritz Becker, Stefan Wiesner, Diana Urich, Robert Meier, Ralf Winter, Christof Jalics, Holger Kierey, Eric Eva
  • Patent number: 10640868
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a coated member is provided with a base material and a diamond layer located on the base material. When a ratio (SP3/SP2) obtainable from an SP3 peak derived from diamond crystals measurable by Raman spectroscopy and an SP2 peak derived from a graphite phase is referred to as an SP3 ratio, an SP3 ratio at a first measuring point with a thickness up to 1 ?m extending from an interface of the base material and the diamond layer toward the diamond layer is higher than an SP3 ratio at a second measuring point that is intermediate in a thickness direction of the diamond layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Waki, Tan Ka
  • Patent number: 10639768
    Abstract: A physical configuration of multiple-layer coatings formed with at least one layer of coating containing cubic born nitride (cBN) particles with one or more layers in composite form containing cBN particles may have a thickness of each individual layer as thin as in the nanometer range, or as thick as in the range of a few microns and even up to tens of microns. The chemistry of the composite layer consists of any individual phase of (a) nitrides such as titanium nitride (TiN), titanium carbonitride (TiCN), and hafnium nitride (HfN); (b) carbides such as titanium carbide (TiC); and (c) oxides such as aluminum oxide (AI2O3) or any combination of the above phases, in addition to cBN particles. The coating or film can be stand-alone or on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: P&S Global Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Wenping Jiang, Ajay P. Malshe
  • Patent number: 10627377
    Abstract: A centrifugation approach used to accelerate current empirical methods used to investigate silicone drainage in syringes is disclosed. A siliconized syringe is placed into a holder of a centrifuge in a predefined orientation. Centrifugation of the syringe is activated at a predetermined G rate and for a period of intended simulation time and is ended as that time elapses. The time can be a function of intended simulation time, acceleration due to gravity, square of centrifuge revolution rate, and distance from center of rotor hub to matching point on the syringe barrel. One or more injection functionality parameters of the syringe is assessed after the elapsed period of time. A bucket fixture for retaining one or more syringes in the predefined orientation is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Brian Frank Lewis, Bernard Michael McGarvey
  • Patent number: 10618838
    Abstract: A heat insulating glass unit for vehicle includes a glass plate; a color tone compensation film arranged on at least one surface of the glass plate; a transparent conductive layer arranged on the color tone compensation film, and mainly including an indium tin oxide (ITO); and an upper part layer arranged on the transparent conductive layer, a refraction index for a light with a wavelength of 630 nm being 1.7 or less. The color tone compensation film has at least a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is arranged at a position closer to the glass plate than the second layer. A refraction index of the first layer for a light with a wavelength of 630 nm is greater than a refraction index of the second layer for a light with a wavelength of 630 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotomo Kawahara, Ryota Nakamura, Kenichi Suzuki, Nobutaka Aomine
  • Patent number: 10591645
    Abstract: An electronic device may have transparent members such as display cover layers and camera windows. A transparent member such as a sapphire member may be provided with an antireflection coating. The antireflection coating may have a stack of dielectric thin-film interference filter layers that form a thin-film interference filter that suppresses visible light reflections. The stack of dielectric thin-film interference filter layers may have thicknesses and materials that provide the thin-film interference filter and coating with low light reflection properties while enhancing scratch resistance. An adhesion layer may be used to help adhere the stack of thin-film interference filter layer to the transparent member. An antismudge coating such as a fluoropolymer coating may be used to reduce smudging. Graded layers and layers with elevated hardness values may be used in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenbin Ge, Xianwei Zhao, Wookyung Bae, Sunggu Kang, Ligang Wang, Avery P. Yuen, Stephen C. Cool, John Z. Zhong
  • Patent number: 10591724
    Abstract: A transparency includes a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface. A second substrate includes a third surface and a fourth surface. An optical coating is positioned on the fourth surface. The optical coating having a refractive index of greater than about 1.8 and an nk ratio of greater than about 0.6. The reflectance of the fourth surface has a reflectance of less than about 1.2% as measured from the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: George A. Neuman, Mario F. Saenger Nayver, John S. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10583493
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a coating layer formed on a substrate. The coating layer includes an alternating laminate structure of two or more compound layers of each of two or more different compositions. One layer contains a compound having a composition (AlxM1-x)N, where atomic ratio x is 0.58 to 0.90; and another layer contains a compound having a composition (AlyM1-y)N, where atomic ratio y is 0.57 to 0.79. M is an element of at least one kind selected from Groups 4, 5, and 6 elements and Si. An absolute value of a difference between amounts of a specific metal element in the compound layers relative to amounts of the metal element respectively contained therein is between 0 and 5 atom %. An average thickness of each compound layer is from 1 to 50 nm. An average thickness of the alternating laminate structure is from 1.5 to 15 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10584412
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate can include a silicon layer having an optically finished surface and a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown diamond layer on the optically finished surface of the silicon layer. At the interface of the silicon layer and the diamond layer, the optically finished surface of the silicon layer can have a surface roughness (Ra)?100 nm. A surface of the grown diamond layer opposite the silicon layer can be polished to an optical finish and a light management coating can be applied to the polished surface of the grown diamond layer opposite the silicon layer. A method of forming the multilayer substrate is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: II-VI Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Qing Xu, Chao Liu, Giovanni Barbarossa, Thomas E. Anderson, Elgin E. Eissler
  • Patent number: 10578777
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments disclosed herein, a coated article may include a substrate and an optical coating. The optical coating may be disposed on a major surface of the substrate and may form an air-side surface. The optical coating may include an optical stack, an adhesion coating, and an easy-to-clean coating. The adhesion coating may comprise an alumina layer and a silica layer. The present disclosure is also directed to methods for depositing optical coatings on substrates and to consumer electronic products which include the coated articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Chang-gyu Kim, Eric Louis Null, Jung-keun Oh, Sang-Yoon Oh, Jin-ah Yoo
  • Patent number: 10577502
    Abstract: A bright pigment according to the present invention includes: a glass flake; a titanium oxide layer formed over the glass flake; and fine gold particles deposited on the titanium oxide layer or placed between the glass flake and the titanium oxide layer. The titanium oxide layer has a thickness of 150 nm or more, and a reflected color of the bright pigment is a blue to green color represented by a C* value of 15 or more and a h value of 150 to 300 in a L*C*h color system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Haruko Horiguchi, Masahiro Hioki
  • Patent number: 10569338
    Abstract: A composite sintered body cutting tool is made of a composite sintered body comprising a TiCN-based cermet layer; and a WC-based cemented carbide layer. The angle between the rake face and the flank face of the cutting tool is 90°. The rake face including a cutting edge of the cutting tool is constituted from the WC-based cemented carbide layer, in which 4 to 17 mass % of an iron group metal component and 75 mass % or more of W are included; and a major hard phase component is WC. The thickness of the WC-based cemented carbide layer is 0.05 to 0.3 times the thickness of the composite sintered body. The TiCN-based cermet layer is constituted from a single layer of a TiCN-based cermet layer, including at least, 4 to 25 mass % of an iron group metal component, less than 15 mass % of W, 2 to 15 mass % of Mo, 2 to 10 mass % of Nb and 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Igarashi, Akihiro Murakami