In Terms Of Molecular Thickness Or Light Wave Length Patents (Class 428/333)
  • Patent number: 10361397
    Abstract: A flexible organic light emitting diode display and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The flexible organic light emitting diode display includes sequentially forming an organic light emitting display layer, a first inorganic layer, a first dative bond layer, a polymer organic layer, and a second inorganic layer on a flexible substrate; the first dative bond layer is configured to provide an electron-rich group; the polymer organic layer has an electron-deficient group, the electron-deficient group and the electron-rich group commonly form a dative bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangjiang Jin, Hsianglun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10329433
    Abstract: A flame or heat flux protective coating composition, which includes a dispersion of fiberglass, hollow glass spheres, or a combination of both in silicone. A flame or heat flux protective sheet, which includes hollow glass spheres dispersed in silicone in a sheet form or fiberglass and silicone in a sheet form, wherein the fiberglass is dispersed in the silicone or the fiberglass is a woven cloth coated with the silicone is also presented. Articles incorporating the flame or heat flux protective coating or sheet form and methods for coating an article with the flame or heat flux protective coating composition are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: Thomas Nosker, Jennifer Lynch, Mark Mazar, Patrick Nosker
  • Patent number: 10213785
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for amplifying a target nucleic acid sequence of a reaction mixture in a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). The method includes contacting the reaction mixture with EMR frequency absorbing particles formed from a material having a transition metal, transition metal oxide or a transition metal hydroxide, or a nitride, a phosphide or an arsenide of a Group III metal doped with the transition metal or a transition metal oxide, or silicon dioxide doped with the transition metal, transition metal oxide, or transition metal hydroxide; and irradiating the EMR absorbing particles with EMR having a frequency of about 200 kHz to 500 THz to amplify the target nucleic acid sequence, wherein the Group III metal is any one of Al, Ga, and In, and the transition metal is any one of Mn, Fe, Co and Cu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Dar-Bin Shieh, Chih-Chia Huang, Chen-Min Chang, Tsung-Ju Li, Po-Yang Chang, Ming-Chi Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9957157
    Abstract: A new approach to fabricating regularly patterned nano-scale structures, by self assembly of the structures is disclosed, where a pattern of nano-lines are deposited on a substrate and nano-structures are grown by self assembly in regions between the lines to form regular or patterned nano-scale structures, which are ideally suited for the construction nano-scale materials, nano-scale electronic devices and other nano-scale objects, apparatuses or devices. The invention also relates to methods of making and using same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: University of Houtson System
    Inventors: Gemunu H. Gunaratne, Girish Nathan, Donald J. Kouri, Pradeep Sharma, Fazle Hussain, Feng Shi
  • Patent number: 9795040
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relates generally to the manufacture of printed circuit boards (PCB's) or printed wiring boards (PWB's), and particularly to methods for treating smooth copper surfaces to increase the adhesion between a copper surface and an organic substrate. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention related to methods of achieving improved bonding strength of PCBs without roughening the topography of the copper surface. The bonding interface between the treated copper and the resin layer of the PCB exhibits excellent resistance to heat, moisture, and chemicals involved in post-lamination process steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Namics Corporation
    Inventors: Jen-Chieh Wei, Zhiming Liu, Steven Z. Shi, Werner G. Kuhr
  • Patent number: 9787011
    Abstract: A contact member includes a base portion including a joint portion solderable to a first conductor; and an elastic contact portion formed continuously to the base portion and including a contact portion contactable with a second conductor. The base portion and the elastic contact portion form an integrated molded body include a metal thin plate having electrical conductivity and spring characteristic. The plate is a clad material including two or more metal layers stacked in a plate thickness direction of the plate, a first layer serving as one surface layer of the two or more stacked metal layers includes a metal member having a spring characteristic, and a second layer serving as another surface layer of the two or more stacked metal layers includes an aluminum member, the joint portion includes the first layer or the first layer that is plated, and the contact portion includes the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohisa Kurita
  • Patent number: 9713948
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle having a support structure attached to the front of the vehicle in which is mounted a windshield. The windshield comprises a hinge and a top mount allowing the windshield to fold up for improved upper body safety and improved air circulation. The windshield comprises an upper windshield portion, a bottom windshield portion connected to the upper windshield portion, and a rotatable device attaching the upper portion to the bottom portion where the upper windshield portion is an upper fixed windshield portion and the bottom windshield portion is a bottom movable windshield portion. The upper windshield portion is a fixed portion and is comprised of clips or clamps configured to latch the bottom windshield portion in a folded position over the upper fixed windshield portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventor: Fitz Woodrow
  • Patent number: 9690033
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are waveguides comprising at least one scattering surface, a periodicity ranging from about 0.5 ?m to about 2 ?m, and an RMS roughness ranging from about 20 nm to about 60 nm. Single-layer waveguides having a thickness ranging from about 1 ?m to about 100 ?m are disclosed herein as well as multi-layer waveguides comprising at least one high index layer and optionally at least one low index layer. Lighting and display devices and OLEDs comprising such waveguides are further disclosed herein as well as methods for making the waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: David Eugene Baker, Pamela Arlene Maurey, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Mark Alejandro Quesada, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Patent number: 9627790
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an electrical contact has a mating end and a mounting end. The electrical contact includes an electrically conductive base, and a multi-layered coating disposed on an outer surface of the base at the mating end. The multi-layered coating can include a metallic layer of a noble metal or alloy thereof, a layer of anti-tarnish material disposed on the metallic layer, and a lubricant layer disposed on the layer of anti-tarnish material, the lubricant effective to seal at least some wear regions created in the layer of anti-tarnish material due to micromotion of the mating end in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: FCI Americas Technology LLC, FCI Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Doyle R. Anderson, John D. Dodds, Antoine Fares-Karam
  • Patent number: 9497855
    Abstract: A method for high rate assembly of nanoelements into two-dimensional void patterns on a non-conductive substrate surface utilizes an applied electric field to stabilize against forces resulting from pulling the substrate through the surface of a nanoelement suspension. The electric field contours emanating from a conductive layer in the substrate, covered by an insulating layer, are modified by a patterned photoresist layer, resulting in an increased driving force for nanoelements to migrate from a liquid suspension to voids on a patterned substrate having a non-conductive surface. The method can be used for the production of microscale and nanoscale circuits, sensors, and other electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Asli Sirman, Ahmed Busnaina, Cihan Yilmaz, Jun Huang, Sivasubramanian Somu
  • Patent number: 9442229
    Abstract: A method for making a hollow-structure metal grating is provided. The method includes the following steps. First, a substrate is provided. Second, a metal layer is located on a surface of the substrate. Third, a patterned mask layer is formed on a surface of the metal layer. The patterned mask layer is made of a chemical amplified photoresist. Fourth, the surface of the metal layer exposed out of the patterned mask layer is plasma etched. Lastly, the patterned mask layer on the surface of the metal layer is dissolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhen-Dong Zhu, Qun-Qing Li, Ben-Feng Bai, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9130078
    Abstract: A solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same are discussed. The solar cell includes a substrate formed of an n-type crystalline semiconductor, an emitter region of a p-type positioned at a first surface of the substrate, a first dielectric layer positioned on a second surface opposite the first surface of the substrate, second dielectric layers respectively positioned on the emitter region and the first dielectric layer, a third dielectric layer positioned on the second dielectric layer that is positioned on the emitter region, a first electrode which is positioned on the first surface of the substrate and is connected to the emitter region, and a second electrode which is positioned on the second surface of the substrate and is connected to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyoungsoo Lee, Manhyo Ha
  • Patent number: 8859093
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include low emissivity (low-E) coatings and methods for forming the coatings. The low-E coating comprises a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) on a glass substrate, where one surface of the SAM is disposed in contact with and covalently bonded to the glass substrate, and one surface of the monolayer is disposed in contact with and covalently bonded to a metal layer. In some embodiments, the low-E coating comprises an assembly of one or more monomeric subunits of the following structure: Si—(CnHy)-(LM)m where n is from 1 to 20, y is from 2n?2 to 2n, m is 1 to 3, L is a Group VI element, and M is a metal, such as silver. In some embodiments, (CnHy) can be branched, crosslinked, or cyclic. The coating can further comprise an antireflection coating on the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuena Zhang, Dipankar Pramanik
  • Patent number: 8846195
    Abstract: An imprint lithography imprinting stack includes a substrate and a polymeric adhesion layer adhered to the substrate. The polymeric adhesion layer includes polymeric components with an extended backbone length of at least about 2 nm. The backbones of the polymeric components may be substantially aligned in a planar configuration on the surface of the substrate, such that a thickness of the polymeric adhesion layer is less than about 2 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Canon Nanotechnologies, Inc., Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Y. Xu, Edward Brian Fletcher
  • Publication number: 20140264018
    Abstract: The electrical charging by a primary electronic is inhibited to produce a clear edge contrast from an observation specimen (i.e., a specimen to be observed), whereby the shape of the surface of a sample can be measured with high accuracy. An observation specimen in which a liquid medium comprising an ionic liquid is formed in a thin-film-like or a webbing-film-like form on a sample is used. An electron microscopy using the observation specimen comprises: a step of measuring the thickness of a liquid medium comprising an ionic liquid on a sample; a step of controlling the conditions for irradiation with a primary electron on the basis of the thickness of the liquid medium comprising the ionic liquid; and a step of irradiating the sample with the primary electron under the above-mentioned primary electron irradiation conditions to form an image of the shape of the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Miwa, Yoichi Ose, Eiko Nakazawa, Mami Konomi, Shunya Watanabe, Yoshinobu Kimura, Natsuki Tsuno
  • Patent number: 8772400
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyvinyl alcohol-based film for optical uses, which is excellent in stretching property and is used for producing a polarizing film excellent in polarization performance throughout the visible light wavelength range, particularly in the vicinity of the wavelength of 460 nm. The invention relates to a polyvinyl alcohol-based film for optical uses comprising a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin is composed of only a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) containing a 1,2-glycol bond at a side chain and the amount of the 1,2-glycol bond at a side chain is from 0.01 to 6% by mol, or a polyvinyl alcohol-based film for optical uses comprising a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, wherein the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin includes a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) containing a 1,2-glycol bond at a side chain and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (B) other than the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) and satisfies the following expression (1): 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Kitamura, Katsuhiko Katsuma, Mitsuo Shibutani, Toshihiro Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20140141191
    Abstract: An encapsulation material is described that prevents moisture or oily substances from penetrating into a protected region or device. The encapsulation material includes alternating layers of a hydrophobic and oleophobic first layer and a hydrophilic second layer. The second hydrophilic layer traps water molecules, preventing them from migrating. By alternating hydrophobic/oleophobic layers with hydrophilic layers (including hydrophobic layers having a thickness of approximately that of a water molecule or a hydroxyl ion), the encapsulation material forms multiple, finite energetic wells at the hydrophilic layers. These potential wells confine water molecules, oxygen molecules, and hydroxyl ions preventing migration of through the encapsulation material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Veeco ALD Inc.
    Inventor: Sang In Lee
  • Patent number: 8709592
    Abstract: A retro-reflective sensor coating arrangement comprises a base layer of luminescent sensor material and an outer layer of optical bodies, such a spheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Colin Bird
  • Publication number: 20140113160
    Abstract: Articles that include a magnetic structure; an intermediate layer, the intermediate layer positioned on the magnetic structure, the intermediate layer having a thickness from about 3 ? to about 50 ?, the intermediate layer including a bottom interface layer, the bottom interface layer positioned adjacent the magnetic structure, the bottom interface layer including atoms of a metal bonded to atoms, compounds, or both of the magnetic structure; an interlayer, the interlayer positioned on the bottom interface layer, the interlayer including oxides of the metal; and a top interface layer, the top interface layer positioned adjacent the interlayer, the top interface layer including atoms of the metal, oxides of the metal, or some combination thereof bonded to atoms or compounds of the adjacent overcoat layer; and an overcoat layer, the overcoat layer positioned on the top interface layer of the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Philip G. Pitcher, John L. Brand, Edwin F. Rejda, Richard M. Fuller
  • Patent number: 8697234
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-assembled monolayer comprising fluoroalkyl chains F3C—(CF2)m—(CH2)n— of differing length, wherein m is an integer of from 3 to 36, n is an integer of from 0 to 40, and m in the longer fluoroalkyl chain is larger than m in the shorter fluoroalkyl chain by at least 2, preferably by at least 8. The molar ratio of the longer fluoroalkyl chains to the shorter fluoroalkyl chains is from 1:9 to 9:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: AMF GmbH
    Inventor: Karsten Reihs
  • Patent number: 8617704
    Abstract: A coated medical implant, such as a coated dental component, is provided, the coated medical implant including a substrate surface formed of a material comprising available hydroxyl groups and a silicon oxide coating layer chemisorbed on the substrate surface. A method for the preparation of such coated implants is also provided, the method involving application of the silicon oxide coating layer to the substrate surface by chemical vapor deposition. A dental structure is also provided, which includes a first dental component having a substrate surface formed of a material comprising available hydroxyl groups; a silicon oxide coating layer chemisorbed on the substrate surface; a silane coupling agent overlying and covalently attached to the silicon oxide layer; a dental cement overlying and coupled to the silane coupling agent; and a second dental component having a surface bonded to the dental cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignees: Research Triangle Institute, Nova Southeastern University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Piascik, Jeffrey Yates Thompson, Sonia Grego, Brian R. Stoner
  • Patent number: 8609238
    Abstract: A structure that comprises a substrate; a cross-linked random free radical copolymer on the substrate; and a self-assembled patterned diblock copolymer film on the random copolymer; wherein the random copolymer is energy neutral with respect to each block of the diblock copolymer film. A method of making the structure is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Colburn, Gregory Breyta
  • Patent number: 8603614
    Abstract: A friction material which includes a porous base material, at least one type of resin material, and at least one type of nanoparticle-sized friction modifying particle is disclosed. The resin material is substantially uniformly dispensed throughout the base material and a non-continuous layer of a predetermined amount of the nanoparticle-sized friction modifying materials forms a porous top surface on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Lam, Yih-Fang Chen, Kenji Maruo
  • Publication number: 20130302562
    Abstract: Disclosed is a substrate-mediated assembly for graphene structures. According to an embodiment, long-range ordered, multilayer BN(111) films can be formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD) onto a substrate. The subject BN(111) films can then be used to order carbon atoms into a graphene sheet during a carbon deposition process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
    Inventor: JEFFRY A. KELBER
  • Patent number: 8580374
    Abstract: A resin molded body comprises a front surface layer disposed on a front surface side, a back surface layer disposed on a back surface side, and an intermediate layer disposed between the front surface layer and the back surface layer, each of the layers has a micro-phase separated structure including lamellar micro domains, each of the micro domains of the layers has a wave-like shape having amplitudes in the opposite direction of the front surface and the back surface, a maximum value of predetermined distances in the micro domains of the front surface layer and a maximum value of predetermined distances in the micro domains of the back surface layer are larger than the wavelength in the visible light range, and predetermined distances in the micro domains of the intermediate layer are equal to or less than the wavelength in the visible light range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hara, Takahiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8574467
    Abstract: A benzo-fused-heterocyclic elongated dye having a superior molecular hyperpolarizability and yet having an acceptably-low optical absorbance of light near 1550 nm in wavelength, which is an important optical communication band for telecommunication applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Matthew C. Davis, Andrew P. Chafin, William Lai, Geoffrey A. Lindsay
  • Patent number: 8574468
    Abstract: A benzo-fused-heterocyclic elongated dye having a superior molecular hyperpolarizability and yet having an acceptably-low optical absorbance of light near 1550 nm in wavelength, which is an important optical communication band for telecommunication applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Matthew C. Davis, Andrew P. Chafin, Geoffrey A. Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20130280641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for coating fluoropolymers with a coating substance, by atom transfer radical polymerisation and subsequent processing whereas a fluoropolymer is contacted with a reaction mixture comprising at least one ligand selected from the group consisting of multichained and polycyclic amines, at least one metal salt wherein the metal is in a first oxidation state, at least one solvent, and the organic coating substance in monomer form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Visitret Displays Ltd.
    Inventor: Jüri Liiy
  • Patent number: 8545972
    Abstract: An improved vapor-phase deposition method and apparatus for the application of multilayered films/coatings on substrates is described. The method is used to deposit multilayered coatings where the thickness of an oxide-based layer in direct contact with a substrate is controlled as a function of the chemical composition of the substrate, whereby a subsequently deposited layer bonds better to the oxide-based layer. The improved method is used to deposit multilayered coatings where an oxide-based layer is deposited directly over a substrate and an organic-based layer is directly deposited over the oxide-based layer. Typically, a series of alternating layers of oxide-based layer and organic-based layer are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Microstructures, Inc.
    Inventors: Boris Kobrin, Jeffrey D. Chinn, Romuald Nowak, Richard C. Yi
  • Publication number: 20130239614
    Abstract: The present invention provides a diamond simulant with greater similarity to a diamond than cubic zirconia. The present invention further provides a diamond simulant with durability, hardness, and optical features closer to that of a genuine diamond that previously afforded by other diamond simulants, such as cubic zirconia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Jack Malinowski, Gary Lacourt, Frank Calcagni
  • Patent number: 8507079
    Abstract: A structural color body is film-like and comprises a front surface layer disposed on a front surface side and a back surface layer disposed on a back surface side, the front surface layer and the back surface layer contain block copolymers and have micro-phase separated structures including lamellar micro domains, each of the micro domains has a wave-like shape having amplitudes in the thickness direction of the structural color body, a maximum value of distances predetermined in the micro domains of the front surface layer is larger than the wavelength in the visible light range, and distances predetermined in the micro domains of the back surface layer are equal to or less than the wavelength in the visible light range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hara, Takahiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8475916
    Abstract: An antireflection film that requires neither a special vacuum chamber nor other expensive instruments and can be formed on a substrate of any size, and a method for manufacturing such an antireflection film are provided. The antireflection film is configured as follows: to the surface of a substrate coated with a film composed of a first film compound having a first functional group, is bound and fixed a layer of transparent fine particles through a bond formed by a coupling reaction between the first functional group and a first coupling reactive group of a first coupling agent that forms a film coating each of the transparent fine particles. Furthermore, alternating layers that consist of transparent fine particles each coated with a film composed of a film compound reactive with the first coupling reactive group and the reactive transparent fine particles may be bound and fixed thereonto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Kazufumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20130143067
    Abstract: A metal plate or wire coated with a graphene layer and a method for manufacturing the graphene coated metal plate or wire are provided. The graphene coated metal plate or wire can include a nickel layer or a copper layer coated on an outer surface of the metal plate or wire, and a graphene layer coated on an outer surface of the nickel layer or the copper layer. The graphene coated metal plate or wire can be manufactured by using a chemical vapor deposition equipment or spraying a reduced graphene oxide (RGO) solution or a graphene oxide (GO) solution on the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: K-TECHNOLOGY USA, INC.
    Inventors: Ki Il KIM, Young K. Kim, Sang-Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 8455094
    Abstract: A medical device wherein a surface lubricating layer and one of various polymer bases are fixed with each other firmly by a relatively simple technique. The medical device permanently exhibits excellent surface lubricity when in use. The medical device has a lubricating surface when wet, and includes a base layer at least the surface of which is composed of a polymer material, a compound (thiol compound) which is supported on at least a part of the base layer and has a plurality of thiol groups in each molecule, and a surface lubricating layer which covers the thiol compound and is composed of a hydrophilic polymer that has a reactive functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuya Omata, Maeda Naoyuki, Onishi Makoto
  • Patent number: 8440294
    Abstract: A structural color body is film-like and formed of a resin layer containing a block copolymer, the resin layer has a micro-phase separated structure including lamellar micro domains, each of the micro domains has a wave-like shape having amplitudes in the thickness direction of the structural color body, and in each of the micro domains, a maximum value of distances in the direction between the tops of convexities and the bottoms of concavities is larger than the wavelength in the visible light range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hara, Takahiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8434793
    Abstract: The seal made between two surfaces is enhanced by forming a coating (22), such as a self-assembled monolayer of a functionalized fluorinated macromolecule, on one or both of the surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventor: William H. Glime
  • Patent number: 8426019
    Abstract: A method for producing an organic thin film, which enables rapid film formation, and enables a dense organic thin film with minimal impurities to be formed stably, and in a plurality of consecutive repetitions. Also, a method for producing an organic thin film in which an organic thin film is formed on the surface of a substrate, including bringing the substrate into contact with an organic solvent solution containing a metal-based surfactant having at least one hydrolysable group, and a catalyst capable of interacting with the metal-based surfactant, wherein the water contact within the organic solvent solution is either set or maintained within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Kimura, Yoshitaka Fujita, Norifumi Nakamoto, Tomoya Hidaka
  • Patent number: 8420212
    Abstract: Silane coupling agents which are high in heat resistance, and which are high in durability, releasability, and antifouling properties. The silane coupling agents have a biphenylalkyl group and are represented by the following general formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Tokyo University of Science Educational Foundation Administrative Organization
    Inventor: Norio Yoshino
  • Publication number: 20130071651
    Abstract: A heat-ray shielding material including: two or more metal particle-containing layers each containing at least one kind of metal particles; and one or more transparent dielectric layers, the heat-ray shielding material having a lamination structure where the metal particle-containing layers and the dielectric layers are alternatingly laminated, wherein at least one of the transparent dielectric layers has an optical thickness (nd) which satisfies the following expression (1) with respect to wavelength ?1 at which reflectance of the transparent dielectric layer is minimum: {(2m+1)×(?1/4)}?{(?1/4)×0.25}<nd<{(2m+1)×(?1/4)}+{(?1/4)×0.25}??Expression (1) where m is an integer of 0 or greater, ?1 is a wavelength at which the reflectance is minimum, n is a refractive index of the dielectric layer and d is a thickness (nm) of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Hakuta, Takeharu Tani, Naoharu Kiyoto
  • Publication number: 20130071650
    Abstract: A fabricating method of a flexible display is provided. A release layer is formed on a carrier substrate. The release layer is patterned to form a patterned release layer. A flexible substrate is formed on the patterned release layer, wherein the flexible substrate covers the patterned release layer and a portion of the flexible substrate contacts the carrier substrate. An adhesive force between the patterned release layer and the flexible substrate is larger than an adhesive force between the patterned release layer and the carrier substrate. A device layer is formed on the flexible substrate. A display layer is formed on the device layer. The flexible substrate and patterned release layer are cut simultaneously. The patterned release layer being cut is separated from the carrier substrate, wherein the flexible substrate, the device layer and the display layer which have been cut are sequentially disposed on the separated patterned release layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chan-Jui Liu, Chih-Hung Tsai, Chun-Hsiang Fang
  • Patent number: 8394490
    Abstract: A film-like structural color body comprises a front surface layer disposed on a front surface side, a back surface layer disposed on a back surface side, and an intermediate layer disposed between the front surface layer and the back surface layer, the front surface layer, the back surface layer and the intermediate layer contain block copolymers and have micro-phase separated structures including lamellar micro domains, each of the micro domains has a wave-like shape having amplitudes in the thickness direction of the structural color body, a maximum value of predetermined distances in the micro domains of the front surface layer and a maximum value of predetermined distances in the micro domains of the back surface layer are larger than the wavelength in the visible light range, and predetermined distances in the micro domains of the intermediate layer are equal to or less than the wavelength in the visible light range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hara, Takahiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8394495
    Abstract: A structured organic film with an added functionality comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film may be a multi-segment thick structured organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew A. Heuft, Adrien Pierre Cote
  • Patent number: 8377551
    Abstract: A structure includes a substrate, a first layer formed on the substrate, and a second layer formed on the first layer. The first layer is comprised of self-assembled monolayer and contains 4-(6-hydroxyhexyloxy)-4?-methoxybiphenyl. The second layer is obtained by micro-phase separation of a block copolymer containing a hydrophilic polymer comprised of polyethylene oxide and a hydrophobic polymer comprised of polymethacrylic acid containing azobenzene at the side chain. The second layer contains a cylinder phase with its long axis being oriented perpendicular to the substrate. The thickness T of the second layer is within a range of A?T?50 nm, where A is a phase separation period length satisfying 5 nm?A?50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ryosuke Yamamoto, Hiroki Tanaka, Naoko Kihara, Toshiro Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 8362157
    Abstract: The invention aims at providing a polylactic acid composition having specific thermal characteristics and gas barrier properties and at obtaining a polylactic acid composition comprising PLLA and PDLA which composition can form moldings (such as stretched film) excellent in surface smoothness, transparency, heat resistance, and toughness. Specifically, a polylactic acid composition characterized by exhibiting a peak of 30 mJ/mg or above in DSC as determined by cooling at a rate of 10° C./min after the lapse of 10 min at 250° C., preferably a polylactic acid composition characterized by exhibiting a peak (1)/peak (2) ratio of 0.5 or below wherein the peak (1) and peak (2) correspond to a peak of Tm of 150 to 180° C. and a peak of Tm of 200 to 240° C. respectively in DSC as observed in the second heating (namely, re-heating from 0° C. at a rate of 10° C./min which follows the cooling at a rate of 10° C./min conducted after the lapse of 10 min at 250° C.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Tohcello Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wakaki, Junichi Narita
  • Publication number: 20130017381
    Abstract: A coated substrate useful as a transparent electrode for electrical or optical devices is provided. The coated substrate includes a transparent sodium-containing substrate with a protective layer disposed over the transparent sodium-containing substrate. Characteristically, the protective layer has a thickness of at least 400 angstroms and comprises aluminum oxides and silicon oxides. An electrically conductive layer is disposed over the protective layer. In other variations, devices incorporating such coated substrates are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventors: Keith J. Burrows, Harshad P. Patil, Annette J. Krisko
  • Patent number: 8334051
    Abstract: An adhesion method capable of strongly adhering two members without using an adhesive and without impairing a fine structure or optical properties of a joining surface, and a biochemical chip and optical component made by the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Kazufumi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120282446
    Abstract: Provided is a preparation method for carbon materials, carbon materials prepared from the same, and a product including the carbon materials, in which the preparation method including forming a polymer layer containing a polymer, stabilizing the polymer layer to form a cyclized aromatic structure of carbon atoms in the polymer, and carbonizing the stabilized polymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Han Ik JO, Sung Ho LEE, Bon Cheol KU, Jun Kyung KIM, Tae Wook KIM, Sang Youp HWANG
  • Patent number: 8304070
    Abstract: Zinc oxide particles having high transparency in visible light and high shielding properties in a ultraviolet region, with surface treatment of inactivating photocatalytic activity applied thereto, and a dispersion thereof. A manufacturing method of surface treated zinc oxide particles, including: a first step of mixing a dispersion liquid with zinc oxide particles dispersed in a solvent, and silicone resin having polysiloxane bond with at least one or more silicon atoms having a silanol group (Si—OH) and/or alkoxy silyl group (Si—OR, wherein R is alkyl group); obtaining a mixed solution containing a surface treated zinc oxide particles precursor, with the silicone resin adsorbed on the surface of each zinc oxide particle and the solvent, and drying and solidifying the mixed solution by applying heat treatment thereto, to thereby manufacture a dried body; and a second step of pulverizing the dried body, to thereby manufacture the surface treated zinc oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kayo Yabuki, Atsushi Tofuku
  • Publication number: 20120214068
    Abstract: Graphene based materials are provided in connection with various devices and methods of manufacturing. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a graphene sheet and a single-crystal structure grown on the graphene sheet, with the graphene sheet and single-crystalline structure functioning as an electrode terminal. In various embodiments, the single-crystalline structure is grown on a graphene sheet, such as by using precursor particles to form nanoparticles at the distributed locations, and diffusing and recrystallizing the nanoparticles to form the single-crystal structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Hongjie DAI, Hailiang WANG
  • Patent number: 8221879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to functionalized silicon and/or germanium surfaces, methods for the preparation of such tailor-made functionalized silicon and/or germanium surfaces, the use of such tailor-made functionalized silicon and/or germanium surfaces for the preparation of surface-bonded organic materials and the use in industrial devices. The silicon and/or germanium surfaces comprise silicon nitride, silicon carbide, germanium nitride, germanium carbide and silicon germanium surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Wageningen University
    Inventors: Johannes Teunis Zuilhof, Catharina Gerarda Petronella Henrica Schröen, Ahmed Arafat Mohamed Khamis