Heavy Metal Or Aluminum Or Compound Thereof Patents (Class 428/328)
  • 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
    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
    Inventor: Sergey G. Ponomarev
  • 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
    Inventors: Noriyuki Yamazumi, Tatsuya Ryohwa, Kenichi Yoshimura, Hiroshi Fukunaga, Kanako Nakata, Makoto Izumi
  • 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
    Inventors: Yuusuke Oota, Ryuta Tsunoda
  • 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
    Inventors: John O. Crawford, Delmar L. Barker
  • 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
    Inventors: Kazuya Minami, Hideaki Minamiyama, Kazunori Koike
  • 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: 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 10042060
    Abstract: The present invention provides a highly reliable scintillator panel capable of attaining an image having excellent clarity by markedly suppressing scattering of light emitted from a phosphor by a simple method to give emitted light having a necessary and sufficient intensity. Provided is a scintillator panel including a substrate and a phosphor layer containing a phosphor powder, wherein the phosphor layer has a plurality of recesses in a surface thereof, an area A of openings of the recesses is 500 to 70000 ?m2, and a ratio D/T of a depth D of the recesses to a thickness T of the phosphor layer is 0.1 to 0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Tsubasa Hamano, Takahiro Tanino, Takuya Nishiyama, Izumi Tajima
  • Patent number: 10036833
    Abstract: A superhydrophilic coating on a substrate can be antireflective and antifogging. The coating can remain antireflective and antifogging for extended periods. The coating can include oppositely charge inorganic nanoparticles, and can be substantially free of an organic polymer. The coating can be made mechanically robust by a hydrothermal calcination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Zekeriyya Gemici, Michael F. Rubner, Robert E. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10029448
    Abstract: A laminate contains a layer A and a layer B. The layer A includes a polyvinyl acetal (A), a plasticizer (Ap), and a dispersant (Ad). The layer B includes a polyvinyl acetal (B) and a plasticizer (Bp) and optionally a dispersant (Bd). A mass ratio of (Ad) to (Ap) is larger than a mass ratio of (Bd) to (Bp). The plasticizer (Ap) and the plasticizer (Bp) are an ester compound of an m-valent alcohol with m molecules of a monovalent carboxylic acid having 8 to 16 carbon atoms, where m is a number of 2 to 4; and an ester compound of an n-valent alcohol with n molecules of a monovalent carboxylic acid having 8 to 16 carbon atoms, where n is a number of 2 to 4, respectively. The dispersant (Ad) and the dispersant (Bd) are obtained by hydrolyzing the plasticizer (Ap) and the plasticizer (Bp), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 9993397
    Abstract: Composite particles and compositions with the composite particles are described. The particles have a polymeric base with or without voids and subparticles whereby the subparticles have indexes of refraction above and below the index of refraction of the polymeric base. When typically applied, the compositions impart excellent soft focus results on the skin of consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Conopco Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Zhaoting Liu, Xiaoyi Pang, Robert Paul Velthuizen, Xiuxia Wang
  • Patent number: 9960139
    Abstract: To reduce substrate warp occurring after connection an anisotropic conductive film is used. An anisotropic conductive film has: a first insulating adhesive layer; a second insulating adhesive layer; and a conductive particle-containing layer sandwiched by the first insulating adhesive layer and the second insulating adhesive layer and having conductive particles contained in an insulating adhesive, wherein air bubbles are contained between the conductive particle-containing layer and the first insulating adhesive layer, and, the conductive particle-containing layer, a portion thereof below the conductive particles and in contact with the second insulating adhesive layer has a lower degree of cure than other portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Kouichi Sato, Yasushi Akutsu
  • Patent number: 9950351
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments described herein, there is provided an apparatus for a user interface, the user interface including a user interface surface, the user interface surface including at least part of a self cleaning composition, the composition being configured to draw away at least one dermatological contaminant from one or more contaminated regions of the user interface surface to thereby provide a self-cleaning user interface surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Paul Beecher, Piers Andrew, Chris Bower, Zoran Radivojevic
  • Patent number: 9941240
    Abstract: A surface mounting semiconductor component includes a semiconductor device, a circuit board, a number of first solder bumps, and a number of second solder bumps. The semiconductor device included a number of die pads. The circuit board includes a number of contact pads. The first solder bumps are configured to bond the semiconductor device and the circuit board. Each of the first solder bumps connects at least two die pads with a corresponding contact pad. Each of the second solder bumps connects a die pad with a corresponding contact pad. A method of forming a surface mounting component or a chip scale package assembly wherein the component or assembly has at least two different types of solder bumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ming-Kai Liu, Chun-Lin Lu, Kai-Chiang Wu, Shih-Wei Liang, Ching-Feng Yang, Yen-Ping Wang, Chia-Chun Miao
  • Patent number: 9933908
    Abstract: This document describes interactive textiles. An interactive textile includes a grid of conductive thread woven into the interactive textile to form a capacitive touch sensor that is configured to detect touch-input. The interactive textile can process the touch-input to generate touch data that is useable to control various remote devices. For example, the interactive textiles may aid users in controlling volume on a stereo, pausing a movie playing on a television, or selecting a webpage on a desktop computer. Due to the flexibility of textiles, the interactive textile may be easily integrated within flexible objects, such as clothing, handbags, fabric casings, hats, and so forth. In one or more implementations, the interactive textiles may be integrated within various hard objects, such as by injection molding the interactive textile into a plastic cup, a hard casing of a smart phone, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 9889628
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sandwich type steel sheet having low specific gravity and high stiffness which may be applied to an exterior plate of a vehicle and the like, which require excellent strength, dent resistance and the like. Further, a method of manufacturing the sandwich type steel sheet having a low specific gravity and high stiffness is also disclosed. Particularly, the sandwich type steel sheet includes an upper steel sheet positioned at an upper portion; a lower steel sheet positioned at a lower portion; a polymer layer containing an amount of about 50 to 60 wt % of a polyamide 6 resin, an amount of about 25 to 45 wt % of a polyolefin resin, based on a total weight of the polymer layer. Therefore, the thickness of the steel sheets may be reduced by about 20% from the conventional steep sheet, and strength, dent resistance and the like may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Young-Hyun Oh
  • Patent number: 9881722
    Abstract: A composite magnetic body includes metal magnetic powder formed of metal magnetic particles and an insulator impregnated into at least a part of voids among the metal magnetic particles. On a cumulative curve of widths of the voids among the metal magnetic particles, a void width at which a cumulative distribution is 50% is equal to or smaller than 3 ?m, and a void width at which the cumulative distribution is 95% is equal to or greater than 4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Shota Nishio, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9878382
    Abstract: An abrasive article includes a substrate having an elongated body, a plurality of discrete tacking regions defining a discontinuous distribution of features overlying the substrate, where at least one discrete tacking region of the plurality of discrete tacking regions includes a metal material having a melting temperature not greater than 450° C., a plurality of discrete formations overlying the substrate and spaced apart from the plurality of discrete tacking regions, and a bonding layer overlying the substrate, plurality of discrete tacking regions, and plurality of discrete formations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Yinggang Tian, John J. Pearlman, Maureen A. Brosnan, Arup K. Khaund
  • Patent number: 9868889
    Abstract: A thermal conductive electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet to be provided includes: a polymer including acrylate ester as a monomer; a metal magnetic oxide; and flame retardant filler subjected to surface treatment. The metal magnetic oxide includes a small-diameter metal magnetic oxide with an average particle diameter of 1 to 10 ?m and a large-diameter metal magnetic oxide with an average particle diameter of 50 to 100 ?m. A mixing ratio between the small-diameter metal magnetic oxide and the large-diameter metal magnetic oxide is in a range of 9:13 to 15:7 in volume ratio. The small-diameter metal magnetic oxide and the large-diameter metal magnetic oxide are contained by 55 to 60 vol % in total in the entire thermal conductive electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet. The flame retardant filler subjected to the surface treatment is contained by 8 to 10 vol % in the entire thermal conductive electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kawaguchi, Takashi Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9845394
    Abstract: Provided are a method for easily and quickly producing a patterned thin film having a high refractive index and a high transparency, and a highly refractive thin film produced by the method. The method comprises a first step: a step of forming, on a substrate, a coating using a sol containing a metal oxide modified with a phosphorus compound represented by the following formula (1): (wherein R1 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkynyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, an aliphatic heterocyclic group, or an aromatic heterocyclic group; R2 is a divalent organic residue; and n is 1 or 2); a second step: a step of curing the coating on the substrate obtained in the first step by light irradiation; and a third step: a step of further adding energy to the cured film obtained in the second step by heating and/or light irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Kimihiro Matsukawa, Seiji Watase, Koji Mitamura, Manabu Hirata
  • Patent number: 9834714
    Abstract: Composite materials comprising electrically conductive particles in a form-stable phase change materials (PCMs) are provided. Also provided as radiation sensors incorporating the composites and methods for detecting radiation using the composites. The PCMs comprise crosslinked polyether polyol that undergoes a reversible solid-solid phase change upon heating. Prior to the phase change, the crosslinked polyether polyol comprises microscopic crystalline domains. When the PCM is heated beyond its phase transition temperature these microscopic crystalline domains melt. However, the form-stable PCMs retain their solid form at the macroscopic level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Shaoqin Gong, Zhenqiang Ma, Yunming Wang, Hongyi Mi
  • Patent number: 9822229
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a functional film material comprising a substrate layer and a coating layer, the coating layer comprising a block copolymeric binder and a particulate metal pigment therein, the ratio of pigment to binder in the coating layer being selected with reference to the coat weight to provide the functional film material with an emissivity of less than 0.5, and the substrate and coating layer being selected to provide the film with a VWTR (ambient) in excess 400 gm?2 d?1 bar?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Colin Marshall, Paul Watters
  • Patent number: 9751234
    Abstract: Compositions comprising one or more autoxidative catalysts for treating wood and reducing or preventing resin show-through or resin-bleed or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CODIL LIMITED
    Inventors: Frank William Frazer, Clive John Bolt, Neil Raymond Edmonds
  • Patent number: 9740067
    Abstract: In a display device, in which an IC chip, which has an output and an input bump group, is mounted onto a display panel via an ACF, and a total area of end surfaces of output bumps that form the output bump group is larger than a total area of end surfaces of input bumps that form the input bump group, a concentration of conductive particles in a portion of the ACF corresponding to the output bump group is lower than a concentration of conductive particles in a portion of the ACF corresponding to the input bump group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Keiji Aota
  • Patent number: 9704612
    Abstract: A composition of a silver-conjugated compound composite containing (1) a silver-conjugated compound composite containing a silver particle with a Feret diameter of 1,000 nm or less and a conjugated compound having a weight average molecular weight of 3.0×102 or more being adsorbed to the silver particles and (2) an ionic compound. The ionic compound may be a compound having a structure represented by the following Formula (hh-1): [Chem. 1] Mm?+aX?n??b??(hh-1) wherein Mm?+ represents a metal cation, X?n?? represents an anion, a and b each independently represent an integer of 1 or more, and when Mm?+ and X?n?? are each plurally present, they may be the same as or different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventors: Takayuki Iijima, Hideyuki Higashimura
  • Patent number: 9685253
    Abstract: A conductive film composition for forming a conductive film in a single coating layer on one or both sides of a base film, the composition including a metal nanowire, and polyfunctional monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Dong Myeong Shin, Kyoung Ku Kang, Young Kwon Koo, Do Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9668343
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photocurable electroconductive ink composition including: (A) an oligomer of urethane acrylates, (B) three types of acrylates composed of either tetrafunctional acrylates or trifunctional acrylates, difunctional acrylates and monofunctional acrylates, (C) an electroconductive filler, (D) two or more types of photopolymerization initiators and (E) a polymeric dispersing agent, wherein the amount of the electroconductive filler (C) to be mixed is from 77 to 85% by mass based on the total mass of the photocurable electroconductive ink composition, and 80% by mass or more of the electroconductive filler (C) is a scaly, foil-like or flakey silver powder having a particle size corresponding to a particle size distribution at 50% of more than 5 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Rikia Furusho, Yoshito Imai
  • Patent number: 9618841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Cu2Zn0.14Sn0.25Te2.34 nanocrystalline solution, its preparation method, a photosensitive resin solution, a method for forming black matrixes (BMs), and a color filter (CF) substrate. As the particle size of nanocrystallines in the nanocrystalline solution is small and light within the ultraviolet-visible light range can be absorbed, the BMs formed by utilization of the nanocrystalline solution can obtain good light shielding performance while having a small thickness. In the nanocrystalline solution, the particle size of the nanocrystallines dispersed in the nanocrystalline solution is 5 to 20 nm; the band gap of the nanocrystallines is 0.8 to 1.5 ev, and the grain surface of the nanocrystallines has organic functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Cui, Yingying Song, Ze Liu
  • Patent number: 9515051
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stabilized fine textured metal microstructure that constitutes a durable activated surface usable for bonding a 3D stacked chip. A fine-grain layer that resists self anneal enables metal to metal bonding at moderate time and temperature and wider process flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Jen Cheng, Mukta G. Farooq, John A. Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 9464189
    Abstract: An article and thermoplastic composition including polycarbonate, a polysiloxane-polycarbonate and an x-ray detectable or metal detectable agent having good magnetic permeability and/or electrical conductivity wherein the composition may be used in articles for food preparation. The thermoplastic compositions are useful in forming molds for manufacturing a food product, such as chocolate molds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Luke Hein, Jan-Pleun Lens, Vandita Pai-Paranjape, Constant Peek, Robert Dirk van de Grampel
  • Patent number: 9443789
    Abstract: An electronic package includes a semiconductor die, conductive pillars extending outwardly from the semiconductor die, and a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) body surrounding the semiconductor die and having openings therein receiving respective ones of the conductive pillars. A first interconnect layer is on the LCP body and contacts the openings. Conductive bodies are in the openings to connect the conductive pillars to the first interconnect layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Weatherspoon, Louis Joseph Rendek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9431147
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a polymer thick film transparent conductor composition that may be used in applications where thermoforming of the base substrate occurs, e.g., as in capacitive switches. Polycarbonate substrates are often used as the substrate and the polymer thick film conductive composition may be used without any barrier layer. Depending on the specific design, the thermoformable transparent conductor may be below or on top of a thermoformable silver conductor. Thermoformable electric circuits benefit from the presence of an encapsulant layer over the dried polymer thick film transparent conductor composition. The electrical circuit may be subsequently subjected to an injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Jay Robert Dorfman
  • Patent number: 9416460
    Abstract: Disclosed is a steel sheet for containers that maintains excellent corrosion resistance even when a surface treatment that replaces a chromate treatment has been conducted, and that has excellent film adhesion qualities and appearance. This steel plate for containers has, on at least one surface thereof, a chemical conversion coating including at least two coatings selected from a zirconium coating that contains zirconium and has a metal zirconium content of 0.1-9 mg/m2, a phosphate coating that contains phosphoric acid and has a phosphorous content of 0.1-8 mg/m2, and a phenolic resin coating that contains phenolic resin in an amount of 0.5-8 mg/m2 in terms of carbon, the percentage of the area of the surface of the chemical conversion coating layer having particles Of a prescribed size being 0.1-50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Takeshi Suzuki, Norihiko Nakamura, Yuka Miyamoto, Yoichi Tobiyama
  • Patent number: 9410652
    Abstract: A heated fluid conduit has a body with a semi-conductive material disposed therein with an electrical power supply coupled to the conduit to provide a voltage across the conduit and a current therethrough, heating the fluid conduit. A fluid conduit heating system comprises a semiconductive sleeve disposed over a fluid conduit and an electrical power supply coupled to the ends of the sleeve to provide a voltage across the sleeve and a resulting current through the semiconductive sleeve, heating the sleeve and conduit Alternatively, one terminal of the electrical power supply is coupled to each end of the sleeve or conduit, and another terminal of the electrical power supply is coupled to the sleeve or conduit therebetween, to provide parallel heating circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Michael H. Ellis, Timothy Deans, Evan Twarog, Donald R. Gilbreath, Walker Bolger, Tim Saupe
  • Patent number: 9393591
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for depositing nanoparticles (NPs) on a nanostructured metal oxide (NSMO) substrate, characterized in that it comprises the steps of: a) functionalizing the NSMO substrate with a bifunctional coupling agent carrying a first function, this first function being a phosphonic function that forms a bond with the NSMO, and a second function that is intended to form a bond with a nanoparticle; and b) grafting the nanoparticles via a bond with the second function of the coupling agent. The invention also relates to a stack comprising a nanostructured metal oxide substrate covered with nanoparticles by way of a bifunctional coupling agent carrying a first function, this first function being a phosphonic function and forming a bond with the NSMO, and a second function that is intended to form a bond with a nanoparticle. The invention is applicable to the field of microelectronics and especially to the production of electrodes and the production of photovoltaic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Dimitry Aldakov, Valentina Ivanova-Hristova, Peter Reiss, Sylvia Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9395028
    Abstract: A tubular threaded element including a dry protective coating. The coating includes a solid matrix adhering to the substrate in which there are dispersed particles of at least one solid lubricant belonging to one and the same class. The solid matrix is lubricating and has a rheological behavior of plastic or viscoplastic type. The coating protects the threadings of the threaded elements, used for example in hydrocarbon wells, from corrosion and galling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Laurent Bordet, Laurent Gillot, Eliette Pinel, Eric Gard
  • Patent number: RE46357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photochromic film comprising a photochromic dye and a resin component. The photochromic film has a nanoindentation hardness of equal to or greater than 800 nm on at least one of surfaces, surface A, thereof. The present invention further relates to a method of manufacturing a photochromic lens. The method of manufacturing a photochromic lens of the present invention comprises forming a photochromic film having a nanoindentation hardness ranging from 500 to 5000 nm on an outermost surface thereof as well as having a smaller nanoindentation hardness on a surface facing a first mold than that on the outermost surface by coating a photochromic liquid comprising a photochromic dye and a curable component on one surface of the first mold for formation of one of surfaces of a lens and subjecting the photochromic liquid to curing treatment, and a photochromic lens comprising a photochromic film on a lens substrate is obtained by means of the above first mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Osamu Asai, Eiichi Yajima, Hiroshi Ohta