Heavy Metal Or Aluminum Or Compound Thereof Patents (Class 428/328)
  • Patent number: 11325185
    Abstract: A multi-step method to produce materials, and coatings of materials, which has three key characteristics. The first is that the density of the resulting materials or coatings can be controllably and widely variable from less than ten percent of normal density up to normal density. The second key characteristic of the invention is the use of starting materials having powders that have grains (particles) with one, two or three dimensions on the size scales of nanometers or micrometers. The third major characteristic part of the invention is the use of microwave radiation or induction heating to quickly raise the temperature of the powders to produce materials or coatings before deleterious diffusion and densification can occur. These features produce new types of materials with properties favorable to many applications, such as chemical and other catalysis, electrolysis in batteries and fuel cells, and light weight structural components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The George Washington University
    Inventors: David Joseph Nagel, M. Ashraf Imam
  • Patent number: 11326037
    Abstract: A compressible seal (400A) includes a compressible body (406) having a first surface (410) and a second surface. A pattern of discontinuous adhesive regions (412) is formed of an adhesive connected with at least one of the first surface (410) or the second surface of the compressible body (406). The compressible body (406) is operable to conform around the pattern of adhesive regions (412) to prevent fluid ingress when the compressible body (406) is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., W. L. Goro & Associates GmbH
    Inventors: John Gardner, Amadeus Wiesemann
  • Patent number: 11312116
    Abstract: Boride particles represented by a general formula XB, (where X is at least one kind of metal element selected from Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Sr, Ca, and m is a number indicating an amount of boron in the general formula) are provided, wherein an amount of carbon included in the boride particles is 0.2% by mass or less, as measured by a combustion-infrared absorption method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Fukuda, Mitsunobu Miratsu, Hirofumi Tsunematsu, Takeshi Chonan
  • Patent number: 11306383
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermal spraying material capable of forming a thermally sprayed coating film having improved plasma erosion resistance. This thermal spraying material contains composite particles in which a plurality of yttrium fluoride microparticles are integrated. This thermal spraying material has a lightness L of 91 or less in the Lab color space. This lightness L is more preferably 5 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ibe
  • Patent number: 11309270
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film has first and second connection layers formed on a first layer surface. The first connection layer is a photopolymerized resin layer, and the second is thermo- or photo-cationically, anionically, or radically polymerizable resin layer. On the surface of the first connection layer on a second connection layer side, conductive particles for anisotropic conductive connection are in a single layer. The first connection layer has fine projections and recesses in a surface. An anisotropic conductive film of another aspect has first, second, and third connection layers layered in sequence. The first layer formed of photo-radically polymerized resin. The second and third layers are formed of thermo-cationically or thermo-anionically polymerizable resin, photo-cationically or photo-anionically polymerizable resin, thermo-radically polymerizable resin, or photo-radically polymerizable resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiji Tsukao, Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 11299800
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal spraying material capable of forming a thermally sprayed coating film having improved plasma erosion resistance. The invention disclosed here provides a thermal spraying material. This thermal spraying material comprises composite particles in which a plurality of yttrium fluoride microparticles are integrated. In addition, the compressive strength of the composite particles is 5 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIMI INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ibe, Kazuyuki Tsuzuki
  • Patent number: 11271161
    Abstract: A semiconductor material includes polythiophene, sulfonic acid, and copper ion. The copper ion is bonded to the sulfonic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoru Momose, Michio Ushigome, Osamu Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 11241864
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a panel-shaped first metal body (2) comprises a space-forming part (2a) and an overlap part (2b) that is continuous with the space-forming part (2a). A panel-shaped second metal body (4) comprises a space-forming part (4a) and an overlap part (4b) that is continuous with space-forming part (4a). When the first metal body (2) and the second metal body (4) have been assembled, a housing space layer (S1) that is for housing a sheet-shaped glass wool material 3 is formed between the space-forming parts (2a, 4a), and the overlap parts (2b, 4b) overlap. A solid joining part (W1) that connects the overlap parts (2b, 4b) is formed between the overlap parts (2b, 4b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KEYLEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimasa Yamane, Kazunari Uehara
  • Patent number: 11226437
    Abstract: Provided are a high refractive index film including a high refractive index layer including a binder and flat metal particles, in which a value obtained by dividing an average particle diameter of the flat metal particles by an average thickness is 3 or more, a main plane of the flat metal particles is plane-oriented in a range of 0° to 30° with respect to a surface of the high refractive index layer, a volume fraction of the flat metal particles of the high refractive index layer is 20 volume % or more, and the flat metal particles are stacked in two or more layers, and an optical interference film using the high refractive index film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Yasuda, Ryou Matsuno, Motoi Harada
  • Patent number: 11211198
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a powder magnetic core includes: a step of preparing a soft magnetic powder and an oxide powder and preparing, as a raw material powder, a mixed powder of the soft magnetic powder and the oxide powder, the soft magnetic powder containing composite soft magnetic particles containing pure iron and an Fe-? alloy having an element ? more oxidizable than Fe, the composite soft magnetic particles each having a core-shell structure where a core is made of one of pure iron and the Fe-? alloy and a shell is made of the other, the oxide powder containing oxide particles containing at least one selected from Fe and an element ? that forms an oxide having higher electrical resistance than Fe3O4; a step of compacting the mixed powder into a green compact; and a step o sintering the green compact at 900° C. or more and 1300° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC SINTERED ALLOY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Saito, Tomoyuki Ueno, Koji Yamada
  • Patent number: 11195813
    Abstract: A first anisotropic conductive film 1A or a second anisotropic conductive film 1B has a first insulating resin layer 2 and a second insulating resin layer 3. The first insulating resin layer 2 is formed of a photopolymerized resin, and the second insulating resin layer 3 is formed of a polymerizable resin. Conductive particles 10 are disposed in a single layer on a surface of the first insulating resin layer 2 on a side of the second insulating resin layer 3. The first anisotropic conductive film further has a third insulating resin layer 4 formed of a polymerizable resin, and the second anisotropic conductive film 1B has an intermediate insulating resin layer 6. The intermediate insulating resin layer 6 is formed of a resin containing no polymerization initiator, and is in contact with the conductive particles 10. These anisotropic conductive films have favorable connection reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiji Tsukao, Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 11136459
    Abstract: A homogenous composite material with increased tensile strength comprising 2-dimensional nano-sheets exfoliated from a 3-dimensional layered material mixed in a liquid non-Newtonian viscoelastic material to produce the homogenous composite material; and a process for making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, & the Other Members of Board, of the College of the Holy & Undiv. Trinity of Queen
    Inventors: Conor Boland, Umar Khan, Jonathan Coleman
  • Patent number: 11110448
    Abstract: Provided is a method for preparing gold nanorods having a high catalytic activity by using a femtosecond laser. The method includes: (1) preparing a gold seed solution; (2) preparing a gold nanorod solution by a seed solution growth process; (3) subjecting the gold nanorod solution to a centrifugal separation to obtain the gold nanorods, and dropping the gold nanorods on a silicon substrate; (4) building a system for preparing the gold nanorods having the high catalytic activity by using the femtosecond laser; and (5) emitting a pulse of the femtosecond laser on the silicon substrate, to allow an electric field distribution of a surface of the gold nanorod on the silicon substrate to change, to partially exfoliate atoms on the surface of the gold nanorod, thereby obtaining the gold nanorod with the high catalytic activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jianfeng Yan, Dezhi Zhu, Yue Zhao
  • Patent number: 11112620
    Abstract: An anti-reflective coating system configured to resist crazing resulting from applied compressive forces, and an optical article employing the anti-reflective coating system; and methods of forming the same. The methods include forming a first anti-reflective coating over a first surface of the optical article and applying a second anti-reflective coating over a second surface of the optical article, where the second anti-reflective coating has substantially the same reflectance than the first anti-reflective coating and a mechanical property distinct from the first anti-reflective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Vision Ease, LP
    Inventors: Jeff Brown, Michael Marshall, John T. Moxon
  • Patent number: 11081417
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a package, comprising embedding the semiconductor chip with an encapsulant comprising a transition metal in a concentration in a range between 10 ppm and 10,000 ppm; selectively converting of a part of the transition metal, such that the electrical conductivity of the encapsulant increases; and plating the converted part of the encapsulant with an electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Sook Woon Chan, Chau Fatt Chiang, Kok Yau Chua, Soon Lock Goh, Swee Kah Lee, Joachim Mahler, Mei Chin Ng, Beng Keh See, Guan Choon Matthew Nelson Tee
  • Patent number: 11071999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an effect pigment dispersion comprising water, a rheology control agent (A), and a flake-effect pigment (B), the flake-effect pigment (B) being an interference pigment in which a transparent or translucent substrate is coated with a metal oxide, and the solids content of the effect pigment dispersion being 0.1 to 15 mass %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Okazaki, Masayuki Itoh, Tatsuo Kuramochi
  • Patent number: 11059035
    Abstract: A self-cleaning film system configured for reducing a visibility of a contaminant includes a substrate and a film. The film includes a monolayer defining a plurality of cavities and formed from a first material having a first surface energy, and a plurality of patches disposed within the plurality of cavities. Each of the patches is formed from a photocatalytic material having a second surface energy that is higher than the first. The film has a touchpoint area having a first use frequency, and a second area having a second use frequency that is less than the first. The patches are present in the touchpoint area in a first concentration and are configured to direct the contaminant towards the second area. The patches are present in the second area in a second concentration that is higher than the first and are configured to reduce the visibility of the contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, James A. Carpenter, Gayatri V. Dadheech
  • Patent number: 11027856
    Abstract: Multifunctional surfacing materials for use in composite structures are disclosed. According to one embodiment, the surfacing material includes (a) a stiffening layer, (b) a curable resin layer, (c) a conductive layer, and (d) a nonwoven layer, wherein the stiffening layer (a) and the nonwoven layer (d) are outermost layers, and the exposed surfaces of the outermost layers are substantially tack-free at room temperature (20° C. to 25° C.). The conductive layer may be interposed between the curable resin layer and the stiffening layer or embedded in the curable resin layer. According to another embodiment, the surfacing material includes a fluid barrier film between two curable resin layers. The surfacing materials may be in the form of a continuous or elongated tape that is suitable for automated placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Junjie Jeffrey Sang, Dalip Kumar Kohli, Kevin R. Mullery
  • Patent number: 11007752
    Abstract: Provided are a far infrared reflective film including a base material and a far infrared reflective layer including a binder and flat conductive particles, in which a value obtained by dividing an average particle diameter of the flat conductive particles by an average thickness of the flat conductive particles is 20 or more, a thickness y nm of the far infrared reflective layer is 3 times or more the average thickness of the flat conductive particles, a volume fraction x of the flat conductive particles in the far infrared reflective layer is 0.4 or more, and a product x×y of the volume fraction x and the thickness y satisfies Expression A, a heat shield film including the far infrared reflective film, and a heat shield glass including the far infrared reflective film. x × y ? 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11006554
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electromagnetic interference shielding film, a circuit board and a preparation method for the electromagnetic Interference shielding film. The electromagnetic interference shielding film includes a first shielding layer, a second shielding layer, an adhesive film layer and multiple convex particles, wherein a second surface of the first shielding layer is an undulating uneven surface; the multiple convex particles are adhered on the second surface of the first shielding layer; the second shielding layer is disposed on the second surface of the first shielding layer and covers the multiple convex particles, thereby forming a protrusion portion on an outer surface of the second shielding layer and forming a recessed portion at other positions; the undulation degree of the outer surface of the second shielding layer is greater than that of the second surface; and the adhesive film layer is disposed on the outer surface of the second shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU FANG BANG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhi Su
  • Patent number: 10988624
    Abstract: An ultraviolet absorbing film, a light absorbing film, an optical element, an optical unit, and a light illuminating apparatus are disclosed. The ultraviolet absorbing film is provided on at least one surface of an optical element to reduce internal reflections therein and includes a transition metal oxide of a transition metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ce, and combinations thereof that contains no organic constituent. The ultraviolet absorbing film is formed by a process including applying an ultraviolet absorbing paint including an oxide precursor of the transition metal on at least one surface of the optical element; and a binder component or a solvent in which the oxide precursor is dissolved; and heating the coating to a predetermined temperature at which the oxide precursor forms the transition metal oxide and the binder or the solvent substantially completely decomposes or volatilizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Ogawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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