No Layer Or Component Greater Than 5 Mils Thick Patents (Class 428/216)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10556823
    Abstract: An electronic device may include electrical components and other components mounted within a housing. The device may have a display on a front face of the device and may have a glass layer that forms part of the housing on a rear face of the device. The glass layer and other glass structures in the electronic device may be provided with coatings. An interior coating on a glass layer may include multiple layers of material such as an adhesion promotion layer, thin-film layers of materials such as silicon, niobium oxide and other metal oxides, and metals to help adjust the appearance of the coating. A metal layer may be formed on top of the coating to serve as an environmental protection layer and opacity enhancement layer. In some configurations, the coating may include four layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10559320
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnetic recording medium in which a lubricant layer contains a compound A represented by general formula (1) and a compound B represented by general formula (2), satisfying (A/B)=0.2 to 3.0, and has an average thickness of 0.8 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— (x, y=0 to 15), —CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2O)zCF2CF2— (z=1 to 15), —CF2CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2CF2O)nCF2CF2CF2— (n=0 to 4). HOCH2CF2CF2O(CF2CF2CF2O)mCF2CF2CH2OCH2CH(OH)CH2OH . . . (2) (m is an integer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakamura, Taining Hung, Evance Kuo, Daizo Endo
  • Patent number: 10550237
    Abstract: A plastic film including a supporting substrate, a first coating layer which is formed on one side of the supporting substrate, and a second coating layer which is formed on another side of the supporting substrate, and a method for preparing the plastic film. More specifically, the plastic film has high hardness. According to the plastic film of the present invention and the preparation method thereof, it is possible to prepare a plastic film of high hardness which is less prone to curling easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Young Park, Soon Hwa Jung, Han Na Lee, Yeong Rae Chang, Joon Koo Kang, Hyeok Jeong, Eun Kyu Her
  • Patent number: 10553512
    Abstract: Described herein is a composite coating on a substrate including a parylene layer deposited on a substrate surface of a substrate, a metal oxide layer covering the parylene layer, and a metal oxide, parylene hybrid layer formed between the metal oxide layer and the parylene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HzO, Inc.
    Inventors: Layton Baker, Sean Clancy, Chien-Lan Hsueh
  • Patent number: 10519347
    Abstract: Described herein is a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing an acrylic block copolymer (I) having a polymer block (A) containing methacrylic acid ester units and a polymer block (B) containing acrylic acid ester units which are derived from an acrylic acid ester (1) represented by the general formula CH2?CH—COOR1 (1) (wherein R1 is an organic group of 4 to 6 carbon atoms) and an acrylic acid ester (2) represented by the general formula CH2?CH—COOR2 (2) (wherein R2 is an organic group of 7 to 12 carbon atoms), the mass ratio (1)/(2) of said acrylic acid ester (1) to said acrylic acid ester (2) being 65/35 to 20/80. The tan ? value of viscoelasticity of the acrylic block copolymer (I), as measured at a frequency of 1 Hz, is 1×10?2 to 1×10?1 in the range of 50 to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kanayo Nakada, Yoshihiro Morishita, Shinya Oshita
  • Patent number: 10513459
    Abstract: A substrate having a coating is disclosed. The coating is formed of a plurality of layers. A base layer of the plurality of layers includes an alloy, and at least two additional layers include silver. A coating for a substrate is also disclosed. A method of coating a substrate is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Lynn Boyum, Randy Leland Stull
  • Patent number: 10501842
    Abstract: A coated tool includes a substrate and a coating layer disposed on a surface of the substrate. The coating layer includes a first stack structure (3) and a second stack structure (4). The first stack structure has two or more kinds of layers with different compositions periodically stacked with an average layer thickness of 60-500 nm. The second stack structure has two or more kinds of layers with different compositions periodically stacked with an average layer thickness of 2 nm to less than 60 nm. The layers in each stack structure include at least one selected from the group consisting of metal elements Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W, Al, Si, Sr, Y, Sn and Bi; and compounds including at least one of these metal elements and at least one non-metal element selected from carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and boron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Asari, Masakazu Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10500547
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a graphene membrane film for solvent purification and related method, and a solvent purification system using same. The graphene membrane film for solvent purification is formed having a plurality of stacked graphene plate-shaped flakes, and at least one pair of the plurality of stacked graphene plate-shaped flakes comprises a physical bond or a chemical bond connecting layers. The graphene membrane film for solvent purification is produced by preparing a graphene oxide dispersion liquid by dispersing graphene oxide in distilled water; confining the graphene oxide dispersion liquid between a pair of substrates; and applying heat and pressure to the graphene oxide dispersion liquid between the substrates to perform a hydrothermal reaction to concurrently thermally reduce the graphene oxide and bind graphenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Seung hyun Lee, Seok joo Kim
  • Patent number: 10495210
    Abstract: An integral ring gear and torque arm for a wind turbine gearbox and method of manufacturing same includes forming the ring gear and the associated gear housing as a single part using the same material, e.g., using a casting process. Further, the ring gear defines an inner circumferential surface having a plurality of gear teeth. Thus, the method also includes applying a coating material to the gear teeth of the ring gear via an additive manufacturing process, such as cold spraying, so as to increase a hardness of gear teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raed Zuhair Hasan, Kevin M. Vandevoorde, Lawrence Keith Taliaferro, Jr., George Albert Goller, James Edward Cencula
  • Patent number: 10494859
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to insulating glass (IG) units including three substantially parallel spaced apart glass substrates, wherein at least two of the surfaces include low-emissivity (low-E) coatings and at least some of the non-low E coated surfaces have antireflective (AR) coatings disposed thereon. In certain example embodiments, low-E coatings are provided on the second and fifth surfaces of the IG unit, and each internal surface of the IG unit that does not support a low-E coating does support an AR coating. Additional AR coatings may be provided on one or both of the outermost surfaces in certain example embodiments. In some cases, the center substrate need not be heat treated because of the reduced absorption enabled by providing the low-E coatings on the two outermost substrates, as well as the reduced heat accumulation in the center lite itself and in the two adjacent spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Marcus Frank, Brent Boyce, Hartmut Knoll, Alexander Lorenz, Uwe Kriltz
  • Patent number: 10487388
    Abstract: Tool with main body made of carbide, cermet, ceramic, steel or high-speed steel and multi-layer wear-protection coating applied on the main body using a PVD process. The wear-protection coating comprises at least one layer (A) of TiaAl(1?a)N where 0.33?a?1 with layer thickness of 20 nm to 3 ?m and at least one layer (B) comprising a sequence of at least 4 sub-layers arranged alternately in a stack, of TibSi(1?b)N and AlcCr(1?c)N where 0.70?b?0.98 and 0.3?c?0.75 with sub-layer thickness of 0.5 nm to 15 nm, and optionally further comprises a layer (C) of TidSi(1?d)N where 0.70?d?0.98 with layer thickness of 50 nm to 1 ?m. The wear-protection coating can have further carbide layers and layers (A), (B) and (C) can contain up to 10 at. % of other metals, B, C and/or O per layer, depending on the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Walter AG
    Inventor: Veit Schier
  • Patent number: 10472881
    Abstract: A substrate is coated on one face with a thin-films stack having reflection properties in the infrared and/or in solar radiation including a single metallic functional layer, based on silver or on a metal alloy containing silver, and two antireflection coatings. The coatings each include at least one dielectric layer. The functional layer is positioned between the two antireflection coatings. At least one of the antireflection coatings includes an intermediate layer including zinc oxide Zn1O1+x with 0.05<x<0.3 and having a physical thickness of between 0.5 nm and 20 nm, or between 2.5 nm and 10 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Bertrand Kuhn, Nicolas Mercadier, Benoit Georges
  • Patent number: 10475813
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a ferroelectric memory device includes a substrate having a source region and a drain region. The ferroelectric memory device includes a ferroelectric superlattice structure disposed on the substrate and having at least two kinds of different dielectric layers alternately stacked. Further, the ferroelectric memory device includes a gate electrode layer disposed on the superlattice structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Hyangkeun Yoo
  • Patent number: 10451774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a substrate for a display device and, more particularly, to a substrate for a display device which has excellent durability and also can minimize generation of color shift when being applied to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Soo An, Jung Hong Oh, Min Seok Kim
  • 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: 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: 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: 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