Heavy Metal Or Aluminum Or Compound Thereof Patents (Class 428/328)
  • Patent number: 10906279
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass with which the processability at the time of preparation of laminated glass can be enhanced, furthermore, a large broken piece of glass is hardly generated even when laminated glass is broken, and laminated glass can have a high level of safety. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a plastic layer with a Young's modulus of higher than or equal to 1 GPa and a first resin layer layered on a first surface of the plastic layer, is provided or not provided with a second resin layer layered on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the plastic layer, has the Young's modulus of the plastic layer higher than the Young's modulus of each of the first and second resin layers, and has an adhesive force between the plastic layer and each of the first and second resin layers measured in accordance with JIS K6854-2 of greater than or equal to 1 N/50 mm and less than or equal to 20 N/50 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouhei Yamaguchi, Masaki Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakajima, Izumi Matsumoto, Masaki Matsudou
  • Patent number: 10899118
    Abstract: FF properties of a multilayer coating film configured to exhibit a warm color through a lustrous layer (14) and a translucent colored layer (15) are improved to achieve a metallic textured color having a high-quality color tone. The lustrous layer (14) is configured such that Y(10°) is 50 or more and 950 or less and that Y(25°) is 0.05 or more and 0.35 or less times the Y(10°), where Y(10°) represents a Y value, of an XYZ color system, of reflected light measured at a light receiving angle of 10° and Y(25°) represents a Y value of the reflected light measured at the light receiving angle of 25° in a case where a light incident angle is 45°. A concentration C of a warm color pigment of the colored layer (15) is 1% by mass or more and 17% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takakazu Yamane, Keiichi Okamoto, Kouji Teramoto, Ryuji Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10889899
    Abstract: A ceramic laminate improving the mechanical characteristics of a composite ceramic layer which has excellent thermal fatigue resistance, thermal conductivity, and insulation ability and having excellent durability and heat dissipation and insulation ability and a ceramic insulating substrate and a method of production of a ceramic laminate are provided. In a cross-section perpendicular to the bonding interfaces, the average size of the second phase particles 3 is 0.02 ?m to 0.3 ?m and the average value of the ratio of the long axis and short axis of an equivalent ellipse when viewing a second phase particle 3 as an ellipse is 2 to 10. Further, 60% or more of the number of the second phase particles 3 has an orientation angle of 30° or less while the average orientation angle is 5° to 35°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Kimura, Keisuke Tokuhashi, Tomohiro Uno, Yutaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10882996
    Abstract: A method for forming a multilayer thin film having a crystalline metal oxide layer, the method including: encapsulating at least one encapsulated layer of the multilayer thin film in a wet chemical composition by wet chemical methods; and crystallizing the wet chemical composition by microwave hydrothermal treatment to form a crystalline metal oxide layer encapsulating the at least one encapsulated layer of the multilayer thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North Amercia, Inc.
    Inventors: Songtao Wu, Debasish Banerjee, Hongfei Jia, Krishna Reddy Gunugunuri
  • Patent number: 10875277
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes a pair of glass plates; and an interlayer located between the glass plates. At least one of the glass plates has a cross section with a wedged shape, and an entire amount of iron in terms of Fe2O3 in the glass plate having the cross section with the wedged shape is 0.75 mass % or less. The interlayer includes a heat shielding agent, and has a cross section with a wedge angle of 0.2 mrad or less. A total solar transmittance, defined by ISO 13837A, of the laminated glass is 60% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Tokihiko Aoki, Shunsuke Sadakane, Yuji Masaki, Ayaka Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10829645
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an antireflection film including, in the following order, a substrate, a hard coat layer and an antireflection layer as defined herein includes: applying a hard coat layer forming composition including a crosslinking compound having a weight-average molecular weight equal to or greater than 600, a compound having a molecular weight smaller than 600 and having a photopolymerizable group and a photopolymerization initiator, onto the substrate as defined herein; semi-curing the hard coat layer forming film; applying an antireflection layer forming composition including particles, a binder resin forming compound and a solvent, onto the semi-cured hard coat layer forming film as defined herein; causing a part of the binder resin forming compound to permeate the hard coat layer forming film as defined herein; and completely curing the hard coat layer forming film and the antireflection layer forming film as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Asahi, Naoya Shibata
  • Patent number: 10814402
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool, comprising: a substrate made of a cubic boron nitride-containing sintered body; and a coating layer formed on the substrate, wherein the cubic boron nitride-containing sintered body includes 65 volume % or more and 85 volume % or less of cubic boron nitride, and 15 volume % or more and 35 volume % or less of a binder phase; the cubic boron nitride is in a form of particles, the particles having an average particle size from 1.5 ?m or more to 4.0 ?m or less; the coating layer includes a lower layer, and an upper layer formed on the lower layer; the lower layer contains particles each having a composition represented by (Ti1-xAlx)N; the lower layer has an average thickness from 0.1 ?m or more to 1.0 ?m or less; the particles forming the lower layer have an average particle size from 0.01 ?m or more to 0.05 ?m or less; the upper layer contains particles each having a composition represented by (Ti1-yAly)(C1-zNz); and the upper layer has an average thickness from 1.0 ?m or more to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirosato Nishizawa, Kenji Metoki
  • Patent number: 10794765
    Abstract: A device is provided for securing a plurality of infrared radiation detectors from unwanted infrared radiation. The device includes a structure supporting the plurality of infrared radiation detectors. A plurality of nanowires are positioned adjacent to each other so as to define a layer. The layer has an inner surface positioned adjacent an outer surface of the structure and an outer surface directable towards a source of unwanted infrared radiation. The plurality of IR radiation detectors are aligned with a desired field of view so as to receive IR radiation radiating from any objects in the field of view such that a first portion of the IR radiation engages and is absorbed by IR radiation detectors, while a second portion of the IR radiation engages and is absorbed by IR radiation detector is absorbed by layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Hongrui Jiang, Seyyed Mohammad J. Moghimi
  • Patent number: 10788936
    Abstract: Fabric touch-sensitive layers provided for electronic devices can absorb moisture, liquids or chemicals, which can cause drift in measurements of touch nodes formed in the fabric layer. In some examples, reference nodes formed in a fabric layer can be used to account for drift due to the absorption of moisture, liquids or chemicals. The reference nodes can be isolated from the effects of proximate or touching objects and from absorption of moisture, liquids or chemicals. The reference nodes can also be formed in a fabric layer having the same or similar properties as the fabric touch-sensitive layers. When measurements of touch nodes drift due to changes in absorption, the measurements can be adjusted based on measurements of reference nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Karan Jain, Nandita Venugopal
  • Patent number: 10774206
    Abstract: A matte synthetic paper is a biaxially oriented polypropylene synthetic paper having a thickness of 25 to 300 ?m, and includes a printing surface layer as an outermost paper layer. Moreover, by adding a mist flour or a thermoplastic elastomer, the haze and gloss of the printing surface layer can be improved. According to Tappi T480, the printing surface layer having gloss of 15 to 50% is suitable to be printing paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Te-Chao Liao, Chun-Lai Chen, Wen-Yi Wu
  • Patent number: 10767247
    Abstract: There are provided: an aluminum alloy magnetic disk substrate including: an aluminum alloy base material including an aluminum alloy containing 0.4 to 3.0 mass % (hereinafter, simply referred to as “%”) of Fe, 0.1 to 3.0% of Mn, 0.005 to 1.000% of Cu, and 0.005 to 1.000% of Zn, with the balance of Al and unavoidable impurities; and an electroless Ni—P plated layer formed on a surface of the aluminum alloy base material, in which the peak value (BLEI) of Fe emission intensity at an interface between the electroless Ni—P plated layer and the aluminum alloy base material, as determined by a glow discharge optical emission spectrometry device, is lower than Fe emission intensity (AlEI) in the interior of the aluminum alloy base material, as determined by the glow discharge optical emission spectrometry device; and a method for producing the aluminum alloy magnetic disk substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: UACJ Corporation, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Murata, Kotaro Kitawaki, Makoto Yonemitsu, Naoki Kitamura, Takashi Nakayama, Hideyuki Hatakeyama, Ryo Sakamoto, Sadayuki Toda
  • Patent number: 10760296
    Abstract: A hardtop gazebo and a process used in the making of the hardtop gazebo are disclosed herein. The hardtop gazebo includes a plurality of corner support members; a plurality of crossbeam members, at least some of the crossbeam members configured to be connected between a pair of the plurality of corner support members; a plurality of roof frame members, at least some of the roof frame members configured to be circumferentially spaced apart from one another so as to form a supporting structure for a roof of the hardtop gazebo; and a plurality of connecting members. The process used in the making of the hardtop gazebo includes applying a heat transfer paper with a particular print pattern to primed outer surfaces of one or more components of the hardtop gazebo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sunjoy Industries Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Qi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10751700
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a nanostructured binary oxide TiO2—Al2O3 with high acidity and its synthesis process via the sol-gel method, hydrotreating and thermal activation. The nanostructured binary oxide TiO2—Al2O3 with high acidity consists basically of titanium oxide and aluminum oxide with the special characteristic of being obtained as nanostructures, in their nanocrystal-nanotube evolution, which provides special physicochemical properties such as high specific area, purity and phase stability, acidity stability and different types of active acid sites, in addition to the capacity to disperse and stabilize active metal particles with high activity and selectivity mainly in catalytic processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PETROLEO
    Inventors: Salvador Castillo Cervantes, Isidro Mejia Centeno, Jesus Marin Cruz, Roberto Camposeco Solis
  • Patent number: 10723103
    Abstract: A chromatic stratified panel structure (100) for generating a sun-sky-imitating effect in lighting systems (1) comprises two cover panels (102, 104) at least one of which being a transparent panel; an adhesive transparent polymeric layer (106) sandwiched between the two inner faces of the two cover panels; and at least one nanoparticle-based Rayleigh-like diffusing coating (108) applied to an inner face of at least one of the two cover panels (102, 104) and/or to a face of the adhesive transparent polymeric layer (106) and forming an interlayer between one of the cover panels (102, 104) and the adhesive transparent polymeric layer (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CoeLux S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Franco Folcio, Simone Bonanomi
  • Patent number: 10707385
    Abstract: Provided are a fluorescent member that has high thermal conductivity, can prevent an increase in temperature of a fluorescent layer, and can maintain their fluorescence performance even during irradiation with high-intensity source light, and a light-emitting device using the fluorescent member. A transmissive-type wavelength conversion member 100 converts light with a wavelength in a specific range to light with a different wavelength and allows light passing through the wavelength conversion member to be used as illuminating light. The wavelength conversion member 100 includes: a substrate 110 that is formed of an inorganic material and allows light to pass through; and a fluorescent material layer 120 disposed on the substrate 110. The fluorescent material layer 120 includes fluorescent material particles 122 that absorb light and emit converted light and a light-transmitting ceramic 121 that bonds the fluorescent material particles 122 together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Tsutai, Yumi Sato, Takashi Abe, Yutaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10696020
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass with which a low yellow index value, low excitation purity and high heat shielding properties can be achieved in spite of the thickness varying with places. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has a thickness of one end thinner than a thickness of the other end at the opposite side of the one end and includes a thermoplastic resin, an ultraviolet ray screening agent and tungsten oxide particles, and the ultraviolet ray screening agent is a benzotriazole-based ultraviolet ray screening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Oota, Ryuta Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10675229
    Abstract: Disclosed are compositions comprising inorganic UV-absorbing agents and the use of such compositions, in particular for protecting a subject or the surface of an inanimate object against a harmful effect of ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LANDA LABS (2012) LTD.
    Inventors: Benzion Landa, Sagi Abramovich, Snir Dor
  • Patent number: 10661535
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated decorative plate comprising a core made of a fiber or particle material, a resinous intermediate layer on at least one side of the core, a decorative layer not impregnated with resin and having a graphic image of the surface of the imitated material, and a transparent core layer, into which the relief-like reproduction of the surface structure of the imitated material is stamped. The intermediate layer is made of liquid glue, curable by pressure and/or heat, that is applied to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Surface Technologies GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Carsten Buhlmann
  • Patent number: 10663621
    Abstract: The retardation film according to the present invention is characterized by: including a polymer material that includes at least one cellulose derivative which includes specific monomer units: having an in-plane retardation Re(550) of 105-160 nm, reverse wavelength dispersion property, Re(450)/Re(550), of 0.80-0.89, and a thickness of 20-50 ?m; and containing inorganic particles. In particular, the present invention exhibits the effect of reducing the photoelastic coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPATION
    Inventors: Hiroto Koma, Ryutaro Mukai, Tomohiro Abo
  • Patent number: 10629385
    Abstract: In one aspect, nanostructured films are described herein comprising controlled architectures on multiple length scales (e.g. ?3). As described further herein, the ability to control film properties on multiple length scales enables tailoring structures of the films to specific applications including, but not limited to, optoelectronic, catalytic and photoelectrochemical cell applications. In some embodiments, a nanostructured film comprises a porous inorganic scaffold comprising particles of an electrically insulating inorganic oxide. An electrically conductive metal oxide coating is adhered to the porous inorganic scaffold, wherein the conductive metal oxide coating binds adjacent particles of the insulating inorganic oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The University of Arkansas
    Inventors: Robert H. Coridan, Mya A. Norman, Walker Perez
  • Patent number: 10626252
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite obtained by processing a resin composition including a thermoplastic resin, multi-walled carbon nanotubes. The multi-walled carbon nanotubes have an average diameter of 10 nm-3 nm and an Id/Ig of 0.6 or more. The walls of the multi-walled carbon nanotubes consist of 10 or more layers of graphene. The rate of residual length of the carbon nanotubes present in the composite is 40% or more. The composite has improved mechanical properties without deterioration of conductivity. Due to these advantages, the composite can be used to manufacture various molded articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: YeonSik Choi, SuMin Lee, GiDae Choi, ChangHun Yun
  • Patent number: 10621429
    Abstract: An individual identifier extraction device has: an acquisition part configured to acquire an image of a layer formed on an object, containing fine particles, and having an irregular planar shape; and an extraction part configured to extract a feature quantity dependent on the planar shape of the layer and the distribution of the particles as an individual identifier of the object from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Kudo, Rui Ishiyama, Toru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10596785
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass with which a low yellow index value, low excitation purity and high heat shielding properties can be achieved in spite of the thickness varying with places. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has a two or more-layer structure, has a thickness of one end thinner than a thickness of the other end at the opposite side of the one end and includes a first layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a second layer containing a thermoplastic resin, the difference between the maximum thickness and the minimum thickness in the first layer is smaller than the difference between the maximum thickness and the minimum thickness in the second layer, and the first layer contains a heat shielding compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Oota, Ryuta Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10543670
    Abstract: A separating film with an anti-adhesion layer for preventing an adhesive connection between a thermally curable levelling compound, applied in the region of a joining zone of a first component, and a joining zone of a second component to be joined to the first component. The anti-adhesion layer is provided, at least in parts, with a heating layer. As a result of the actively electrically heatable heating layer of the separating film, which is an integral part of the separating film, the processing time for joining two components, which are subject to tolerances, using a thermally curable levelling compound (known as liquid shimming), can be reduced by at least 40% compared with the conventional process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Malke, Rainer Schildt
  • Patent number: 10544274
    Abstract: A prepreg includes conductive fibers impregnated with a matrix resin, the prepreg having a conductive region where a conductive material is dispersed in the resin. In the present invention, a resin layer composed of at least the matrix resin preferably is present on one or both surfaces of a conductive fiber layer composed of at least the conductive fibers, and the conductive region is present at least in the resin layer. In addition, the above-described conductive region preferably is present continuously in the thickness direction. The conductive region preferably is a conductive region where the conductive material is dispersed in the matrix resin, and the resin in the conductive region preferably forms a continuous phase with the matrix resin in other regions. A volume resistivity of the conductive region preferably is 1/1,000 or less of that of other regions of the matrix resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toho Tenax Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Kurokawa, Hironori Kawamoto, Yoshitaka Umemoto, Akio Nakaishi
  • Patent number: 10534579
    Abstract: A system according to one embodiment includes a pinned layer; a spacer layer above the pinned layer; a free layer above the spacer layer; a heating device, for heating the free layer to induce a paramagnetic thermal instability in the free layer whereby a magnetization of the free layer randomly switches between different detectable magnetic states upon heating thereof; and a magnetoresistance detection circuit for detecting an instantaneous magnetic state of the free layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick M. Braganca, Jordan A. Katine, Yang Li, Neil L. Robertson, Qingbo Wang, Haiwen Xi
  • Patent number: 10526518
    Abstract: Methods and combinations for making and using one or more thermally conductive cellular foam layers comprising flexible cellular foam and metallic material particulates, and said thermally-conductive cellular foam layers may be located on, under, or in cushioning foams and mattresses or placed between on, under, within, or between other layering substrates to increase the overall cooling capability of the composite. The thermally conductive foam may be used in mattresses, pillows, bedding products, medical cushioning foams, and similar materials used in bedding environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Bruce W. Peterson, Mark L. Crawford, Matthew D. McKnight
  • Patent number: 10519603
    Abstract: A coating composition may include kaolin having a shape factor less than about 70 and calcium carbonate, wherein less than about 90% by weight and greater than about 60% by weight of particles of the calcium carbonate have an equivalent spherical diameter (esd) less than 2 microns. The coating composition may include a thickener present in an amount ranging from about 0.1% to about 0.9% by active dry weight of the composition. A coating composition may include kaolin having a shape factor less than about 70 and calcium carbonate having a mean particle size (d50) of at least about 2.4 microns and a steepness factor of at least about 30. The coating composition may be a paper basecoat composition or a paperboard basecoat composition. A paper or paperboard product may include the coating composition on at least one surface of the paper product or paperboard product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Imerys USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Lyons, Chinmay Peshave
  • Patent number: 10472562
    Abstract: A quantum dot-polymer micronized composite includes a first polymer matrix; a plurality of quantum dots dispersed in the first polymer matrix; and at least one of an additive selected from a clay particle embedded in the first polymer matrix and a metal halide dispersed in the first polymer matrix, wherein the quantum dot-polymer micronized composite has an average particle size of less than or equal to about 100 micrometers, a production method thereof, and an article and an electronic device including the micronized composite are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Hee Lee, Hyun A Kang, Tae Hyung Kim, Eun Joo Jang, Nayoun Won, Jiho You
  • Patent number: 10456773
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a process for obtaining a nanostructured titania catalyst with stabilized acidity through the sol-gel method and hydrotreatment and thermal activation; constituted basically by titanium oxide, specially characterized of being as nanostructures in its evolution nanocrystals-nanotubes-nanocrystals, that gives special physicochemical properties such as high specific area, purity and phases stability, acidity stability and different types of active acid sites, such as a capacity to disperse and stabilize metallic particles with high activity mainly in catalytic processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PELTROLEO
    Inventors: Salvador Castillo Cervantes, Isidro Mejia Centeno, Jesus Marin Cruz, Policarpo Galicia Gómez, Roberto Camposeco Solis
  • Patent number: 10399189
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an airfoil. The method includes fixing the airfoil in a workpiece space, detecting a position of the airfoil in the workpiece space using a force-sensing element, and removing material from the airfoil to reduce a dimension of the airfoil. In various embodiments, detecting the position of the airfoil includes moving the force-sensing element across a surface of the airfoil. For example, the surface of the airfoil may be a first surface, wherein removing material from the airfoil to reduce the dimension of the airfoil comprises removing material from a second surface of the airfoil opposite the first surface. Removing material from the second surface of the airfoil may be performed without moving the force-sensing element across the second surface of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric A. Hudson, Alan C. Barron, Edwin Otero
  • Patent number: 10353334
    Abstract: A method for determining coat weight of a printed transparent electrophotographic composition is described, in which a calibration composition is added to a transparent liquid electrophotographic composition to produce a test composition, the calibration composition comprising a carrier liquid, a polymer resin, and at least 5 wt. % of an optical brightening agent based on the total solids content of the calibration composition. The test composition is electrophotographically printed onto a test substrate to produce the printed transparent electrophotographic ink composition; the fluorescence of the printed transparent electrophotographic composition is measured; and the coat weight of the printed transparent electrophotographic composition is determine based on the fluorescence of the printed transparent electrophotographic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Inna Tzomik, Hannoch Ron, Shai Lior, Gleb Romantcov
  • Patent number: 10310143
    Abstract: An anti-reflection optical member has a laminated structure including: a transparent substrate having a first refractive index greater than that of a predetermined medium; a metal-microparticle-containing layer containing metal microparticles; and a dielectric layer having a second refractive index greater than that of the predetermined medium, in this order. At least 60% of the metal microparticles are flat particles with a diameter-to-thickness ratio of 3 or more. Principal planes of the flat metal particles are surface-oriented in the range from 0° to 30° relative to the surface of the metal-microparticle-containing layer. In the metal-microparticle-containing layer, the metal microparticles are disposed without forming a conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Yasuda, Ryou Matsuno, Takeharu Tani
  • Patent number: 10272665
    Abstract: A consumable material for use in an extrusion-based digital manufacturing system, the consumable material comprising a length and a cross-sectional profile of at least a portion of the length that is axially asymmetric. The cross-sectional profile is configured to provide a response time with a non-cylindrical liquefier of the extrusion-based digital manufacturing system that is faster than a response time achievable with a cylindrical filament in a cylindrical liquefier for a same thermally limited, maximum volumetric flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Samuel Batchelder, William J. Swanson, S. Scott Crump
  • Patent number: 10260860
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for providing an improved protective coating for a substrate that may be inspected using the unaided eye or other apparatus under available light. The protective coating is mixed with an additive including flakes or particles that, when applied to the substrate as part of the protective coating, allow the user to empirically determine if the surface has received an adequate protective coat. The determination of whether or not any defects exist may include comparing the observed appearance of the specialty pigment particles with a comparative standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Sergey G. Ponomarev
  • Patent number: 10252495
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass with which a low yellow index value, low excitation purity and high heat shielding properties can be achieved in spite of the thickness varying with places. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has a thickness of one end thinner than a thickness of the other end at the opposite side of the one end and includes a thermoplastic resin, an ultraviolet ray screening agent and tungsten oxide particles, and the ultraviolet ray screening agent is a benzotriazole-based ultraviolet ray screening agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Oota, Ryuta Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10256377
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting element configured to emit excitation light, and a phosphor layer in which phosphor particles are dispersed so as to emit fluorescence in response to the excitation light. The phosphor layer includes a constitutional unit derived from an ionic liquid having a polymerizable functional group. The light-emitting device further includes a protective layer that seals the light-emitting element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Yamazumi, Tatsuya Ryohwa, Kenichi Yoshimura, Hiroshi Fukunaga, Kanako Nakata, Makoto Izumi
  • Patent number: 10248015
    Abstract: An apparatus for displaying a scene with blackbody light includes a sheet of nano-structures having a first side and a second side opposing the first side. The first side and the second side are configured to receive light from an environment facing both sides and emit light to the environment facing both sides. Each nano-structure is configured to receive light in a first range of wavelengths resulting in heating the nano-structure and to emit blackbody light due to the heating to display the scene with blackbody light. The apparatus also includes a projector configured to irradiate the nano-structures on one of the sides of the sheet with light in the first range of wavelengths that form the scene to be displayed with the blackbody light emitted from the sheet of nano-structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: John O. Crawford, Delmar L. Barker
  • Patent number: 10227703
    Abstract: The invention concerns the production of segmented nanowires and components having said segmented nanowires. For the production of the nanowire structural element, a template based process is used preferably, wherein the electrochemical deposition of the nanowires in nanopores is carried out. In this manner, numerous nanowires are created in the template foil. For the electrochemical deposition of the nanowires, a reversed pulse procedure with an alternating sequence consisting of cathodic deposition pulses and anodic counter-pulses is carried out. By this means, segmented nanowires can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Cornelius, Wolfgang Ensinger, Reinhard Neumann, Markus Rauber
  • Patent number: 10227496
    Abstract: A composite conductive particle according to the present invention includes a first conductive particle having a particle diameter of greater than or equal to 0.1 ?m and less than or equal to 50 ?m; and a second conductive particle adhering to the surface of the first conductive particle and having a particle diameter of greater than or equal to 50 nm and less than or equal to 1000 nm, and the first conductive particle is composed of a first particle and a first metal coating covering the surface of the first particle, the second conductive particle is composed of a second particle and a second metal coating covering the surface of the second particle, a particle diameter of the first conductive particle is larger than a particle diameter of the second conductive particle, and an adhering rate of the second conductive particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO ALUMINIUM KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Minami, Hideaki Minamiyama, Kazunori Koike
  • Patent number: 10215893
    Abstract: An infrared reflective patterned product includes an infrared reflective pattern portion which has an infrared reflective material in a region constituting at least a part of a support. The infrared reflective pattern portion has an uneven structure which includes a plurality of protruding or recessed portions. Metal particles are contained on surfaces of the protruding or recessed portions. The particles include 60 number-percent or greater of tabular metal particles in a hexagonal or circular shape, and the tabular particles which are plane-oriented so that an angle between a principal plane of the particle and a surface of the uneven structure closest to the particle is in a range of 0° to ±30° are adjusted to be 50 number-percent or greater of all tabular metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoharu Kiyoto, Yuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10190005
    Abstract: The invention relates to paints, lacquers or other coating agents in solution consisting of binding agents, pigments, solvents, fillers and additives, said additives at least partially counteracting the formation of pin-holes and the anti-pin-hole additive being hydrophilic fumed silica. The invention also relates to the production and use of the additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hemmelrath Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Hohmann
  • Patent number: 10173929
    Abstract: The present invention is a sintering material including a granule, the sintering material having an apparent tap density of 1.0 to 2.5 g/cm3, a 50% cumulative volume particle diameter (D50N) of 10 to 100 ?m as measured before ultrasonication by laser diffraction/scattering particle size distribution analysis, a 50% cumulative volume particle diameter (D50D) of 0.1 to 1.5 ?m as measured after ultrasonication at 300 W for 15 minutes by laser diffraction/scattering particle size distribution analysis, and an X-ray diffraction pattern in which the maximum peak observed in the 2? angle range of from 20° to 40° is assigned to a rare earth oxyfluoride of the form LnOF when analyzed by X-ray diffractometry using Cu—K? or Cu—K?1 rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON YTTRIUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukagawa, Yuji Shigeyoshi
  • Patent number: 10147540
    Abstract: In a planar coil element and a method for producing the same, a metal magnetic powder-containing resin containing an oblate or needle-like first metal magnetic powder contains a second metal magnetic powder having an average particle size (1 ?m) smaller than that (32 ?m) of the first metal magnetic powder, which significantly reduces the viscosity of the metal magnetic powder-containing resin. Therefore, the metal magnetic powder-containing resin is easy to handle when applied to enclose a coil unit, which makes it easy to produce the planar coil element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyohei Tonoyama, Makoto Morita, Tomokazu Ito, Hitoshi Ohkubo, Manabu Ohta, Yoshihiro Maeda, Yuuya Kaname, Hideharu Moro
  • Patent number: 10141082
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oxidation resistant copper nanoparticles, and to a method for producing the same, which includes the steps of: preparing a first solution composed of a solvent, a polymer, and an organic acid; stirring the first solution to produce a first stirred solution; mixing the first stirred solution, a copper precursor, and a first reducing agent to produce a second reactant solution; mixing a second reducing agent with the second reactant solution to produce a third reactant solution; and collecting copper nanoparticles separated from the third reactant solution, which is a very simple process performing the reactions at a normal temperature under atmospheric conditions to produce copper nanoparticles, and an eco-friendly method firstly applying a watery solvent so as to achieve mass production of copper nanoparticles only by mixing solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Young-Jei Oh, Se-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10124464
    Abstract: The invention provides methods of inhibiting corrosion of a substrate containing metal. The substrate can be in any suitable form. In some embodiments, the metal is cobalt. The methods can be used with semiconductor wafers in some embodiments. The invention also provides chemical-mechanical polishing compositions and methods of polishing a substrate. A corrosion inhibitor can be used in the methods and compositions disclosed herein. The inhibitor comprises an amphoteric surfactant, a sulfonate, a phosphonate, a carboxylate, an amino acid derivative, a phosphate ester, an isethionate, a sulfate, a sulfosuccinate, a sulfocinnimate, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Cavanaugh, Steven Kraft, Andrew Wolff, Phillip W. Carter, Elise Sikma, Jeffrey Cross, Benjamin Petro
  • Patent number: 10102943
    Abstract: A flat shielded cable includes conductors arranged in parallel, an insulating jacket section that covers the conductors and has an exposed conductor section which exposes a part of at least one of the conductors, and a shielding member that covers the jacket section. The conductor is electrically connected to the shielding member via the exposed conductor section. The shielding member has a first layer made of shielding material and a second layer made of binder resin containing metal filler. A D90 particle diameter of the metal filler is 6 ?m and a difference between a D10 particle diameter and a D95 particle diameter of the metal filler is 6 ?m or more, and the metal filler is contained in the second layer in an amount of 65 wt % or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kondo, Mizuki Shirai, Daisuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10088603
    Abstract: A method of making a coated article is described comprising providing an inorganic substrate and coating the substrate with a coating composition. The coating composition comprises a plurality of siloxane nanoparticles dispersed in an organic solvent. A portion of the nanoparticles comprise the reaction product of a first alkoxy silane compound having a first organofunctional group and a second organofunctional group of a second compound and the reaction between the first and second organofunctional groups form an organic linking group. The method further comprises drying the coating composition and heating the coated substrate to volatilize the organic linking groups thereby forming a porous surface layer on the inorganic substrate. In another embodiment an article is described comprising an inorganic substrate, such as glass, and a porous inorganic (e.g. silica) surface layer having an average pore size of less than 30 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Xuan Jiang, Naiyong Jing
  • Patent number: 10066301
    Abstract: A method of coating the surface of a metal substrate includes a) applying a first composition on the surface of a metal substrate, the first composition being a solution comprising a liquid medium including sol-gel precursors of alcoxysilane type or of metallo-organic type; b) subjecting the first composition to first heat treatment to form an anchor layer on the metal substrate in which the sol-gel precursors are bonded to the metal substrate, a first temperature being imposed during the first heat treatment that is sufficient to eliminate all or part of the liquid medium and to encourage the bonding of the sol-gel precursors to the metal substrate; and c) applying a second composition on the anchor layer. The second composition includes coating compounds to obtain a coating on the anchor layer by forming bonds between the sol-gel precursors and the coating compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: MESSIER-BUGATTI-DOWTY, RBNANO
    Inventors: Julien Esteban, Rodrigue Roland Mafouana, Jean-Luc Rehspringer
  • Patent number: 10058917
    Abstract: Powder metallurgy technology is used to form metallic composites with a uniform distribution of nano-meter size particles within the metallic grains. The uniform distribution of the nano-meter particles is achieved by attaching the nano-meter particles to micron sized particles with surface properties capable of attracting the smaller particles, then blending the decorated particles with micron size metal powder. The blended powder is then powder metallurgy processed into billets that are metal-worked to complete the incorporation and uniform distribution of the nano-meter particles into the metallic composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Gamma Technology, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Harrigan, Jr., Alfred W. Sommer