1 Mil Or Less Patents (Class 428/336)
  • Patent number: 11364715
    Abstract: A laminate includes a polycarbonate substrate and an ultraviolet hard coat film disposed on the polycarbonate substrate. The ultraviolet hard coat film may include a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer, an adhesive interposed between the PET layer and the polycarbonate substrate, and an exterior hard coat disposed on the PET layer opposite the polycarbonate substrate. The exterior hard coat may include UV stabilizers. The laminate may include additional ultraviolet hard coat films stacked on the ultraviolet hard coat film. The laminate may be thermoformed into the shape of a curved vehicle windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Wilson, Bart E. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11352692
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide: a method for producing a novel hexagonal boron nitride thin film suitable for industrial use such as application to electronics, in which a hexagonal boron nitride thin film having a large area, a uniform thickness of 1 nm or more, with few grain boundaries can be produced inexpensively; and a hexagonal boron nitride thin film. The hexagonal boron nitride thin film according to the present invention is characterized by having a thickness of 1 nm or more, and an average value of the full width at half maximum of the E2g peak obtained from Raman spectrum of 9 to 20 cm?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Hiroki Ago, Kenji Kawahara, Yuki Uchida, Sho Nakandakari, Daichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11319418
    Abstract: The invention discloses bi-axially oriented coated polyester films having high tear initiation resistance and comprising a polyester base film and a heat sealable coating, said heat sealable coating comprising one or more amorphous copolyester(s) comprising units of terephthalic acid, naphthalene dicarboxylic acid and at least one diol. The films are heat-sealable and peelable to polyester and aluminium containers. The invention also relates to a process for the manufacturing of such films, to the use of said films in food packaging and to the packages obtained therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Forloni Roberto, Serena Stracuzzi
  • Patent number: 11299639
    Abstract: Provided are a zinc-base plated steel material comprising a base steel and a zinc-based plated layer and a post-treatment film, which are sequentially formed on the base steel. The post-treatment film comprises an oxide or oxide salt of at least one group A element selected from B, Al, V, and Fe and an organic compound, wherein the content of oxygen atoms in the post-treatment film is 50 atom % or more, and wherein when the mole number of oxygen atoms forming a covalent bond with hydrogen in the post-treatment film is a and the mole number of oxygen atoms not forming the covalent bond with hydrogen is b, a/b is 0.3 or greater; and a composition for forming the post-treatment film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: POSCO
    Inventors: Yeon-Ho Kim, Yong-Woon Kim, Yung-Keun Kim, Yon-Kyun Song
  • Patent number: 11293089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a component comprising a substrate coated with a coating having a film (3,4 or 3,4,5) comprising one or more transition metals, TM, aluminium, Al, and nitrogen, N, wherein the TM and N as well as Al and N are comprised in the film forming respectively nitride compounds, wherein the transition metal nitride, TM-N, is present in the film distributed in different portions exhibiting one crystalline phase of TM-N, and the aluminium nitride, Al—N, is present in the film in different portions exhibiting one phase of Al—N, whereas the phase of the transition metal nitride is cubic, c-TMN, the phase of the aluminium nitride is wurtzite, w-AIN, and wherein the film exhibits coherent or (semi-) coherent interfaces between the c-TMN phase portions and the w-AI-N phase portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: OERLIKON SURFACE SOLUTIONS AG, PFÄFFIKON
    Inventors: Siva Phani Kumar Yalamanchili, Mirjam Arndt, Juergen Ramm, Siegfried Krassnitzer, Denis Kurapov
  • Patent number: 11295763
    Abstract: A magnetic tape device, in which a magnetic tape is caused to run between a winding reel and a cartridge reel in a state where a tension is applied in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape and a maximum value of the tension is 0.50 N or more, the magnetic tape after running in a state where the tension is applied is caused to be wound around the cartridge reel by applying a tension of 0.40 N or less in the longitudinal direction, and a number distribution A of equivalent circle diameters of a plurality of bright areas and a number distribution B of equivalent circle diameters of a plurality of dark areas in a binarized image of a secondary electron image obtained by imaging a surface of the magnetic layer of the magnetic tape with a scanning electron microscope satisfy predetermined number distributions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Norihito Kasada
  • Patent number: 11292064
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate with a coating having a total thickness of 0.25-30 ?m. The coating has a first layer and a second layer, the first layer being a wear resistant PVD deposited layer having a thickness of 0.2-15 ?m arranged between the substrate and the second layer, and wherein the second layer is a Cr layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SECO TOOLS AB
    Inventors: Mikael Fallqvist, Jon Andersson
  • Patent number: 11292234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film structure comprising an outer layer, a core and an inner layer (or sealant layer). The outer layer comprises a polyolefinic material having a Vicat softening temperature of 85° C. or greater, and a total crystallinity in the range of 25 to 45%. The core comprises a linear low density polyethylene having a density of 0.925 g/cm3 or less, and a melt index of 4.0 g/10 min or less. The inner layer comprises linear low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.865 to 0.926 g/cm3 and a melt index of less than 4.0 g/10 minutes. The films of the present invention have less than 25% of polyethylenes having a density of 0.930 g/cm3 or greater. Further, the films of the present invention can be characterized by the substantial absence of polyamide, polyester, ethylene vinyl acetate, ionomers, polyvinyl chloride, and/or cyclic olefin polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: João Gargalaka, Jr., Felipe Martinez Barreneche, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola
  • Patent number: 11286559
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate and a coating. The coating has an ?-Al2O3-multilayer of alternating sublayers of ?-Al2O3 and sublayers of TiCO, TiCNO, AlTiCO or AlTiCNO. The ?-Al2O3-multilayer includes at least 5 sublayers of ?-Al2O3, wherein the total thickness of the ?-Al2O3-multilayer is 1-15 ?m and wherein a period in the ?-Al2O3-multilayer is 50-900 nm. The ?-Al2O3-multilayer exhibits an XRD diffraction over a ?-2? scan of 20°-140°, wherein the relation of the intensity of the 0 0 12 diffraction peak (peak area), I(0 0 12), to the intensities of the 1 1 3 diffraction peak (peak area), I(1 1 3), the 1 1 6 diffraction peak (peak area), I(1 1 6), and the 0 2 4 diffraction peak (peak area), I(0 2 4), is I(0 0 12)/I(1 1 3)>1, I(0 0 12)/I(1 1 6)>1 and I(0 0 12)/I(0 2 4)>1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Erik Lindahl, Jan Engqvist
  • Patent number: 11261519
    Abstract: The purpose of the invention is to provide technology, which, in addition to being capable of forming thick hard carbon films of excellent durability even using PVD, is able to establish both chipping resistance and wear resistance in the formed hard carbon film and able to improve low friction properties and peeling resistance. Provided is a coating film to be coated on the surface of a substrate, the coating film having a total film thickness of greater than 1 ?m to 50 ?m wherein: when a cross-section is observed using bright field TEM images, white hard carbon layers that are shown as relatively white and black hard carbon layers that are shown as black are alternately laminated in the thickness direction; and the white hard carbon layers have regions that have grown in a fan-shape in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Moriguchi, Akinori Shibata, Takehiko Ooshiro, Yoshihiro Ito, Takahiro Okazaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 11261394
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing ether compound represented by R1—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—R4—R5 is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kato, Daisuke Yagyu, Naoya Fukumoto, Masaki Nanko, Masumi Kuritani, Katsumi Murofushi
  • Patent number: 11245043
    Abstract: An inorganic coating mixture for a solar panel which cures to a protective layer upon the exposed surface of the transparent sheet of material covering a photovoltaic cell of a solar panel and a method therefor. The protective layer, so formed, reduces the operating temperature of the solar panel and deters the adherence of dust and other particulate matter to the exposed surface of the transparent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: James Hartman
  • Patent number: 11230492
    Abstract: An anti-glare glass of the present disclosure has excellent anti-glare properties and visibility by forming glass in which polysilazane-derived surface unevenness are applied to a glass surface without mixing a heterogeneous element, and has remarkably improved wear resistance and durability since the polysilazane is changed for glass on the glass surface by thermal treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: DNF CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myong Woon Kim, Man Young Park, Hyun Gwan Kim, Ki Hoon Song, Jae Won Oh
  • Patent number: 11225053
    Abstract: An article is provided. The article includes an acrylate layer; a substrate overlaying the acrylate layer; and an adhesive layer between the acrylate layer and the substrate, wherein the adhesive layer includes germanium; wherein a release value between the acrylate layer and the adhesive layer is more than 200 g/inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Owings, Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher A. Merton
  • Patent number: 11226434
    Abstract: A coating for an optical article, such as a lens, includes a bottom coating having at least one hydrophilic resin binder and at least one surfactant, forming an anti-fogging layer, and a top coating overlying the bottom coating, forming an anti-reflective layer. The top coating includes nanopores, which may be less than 150 nm in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Shaopeng Zhu, Jon Nebo, Philip M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11220649
    Abstract: A fluorine-containing ether compound represented by Formula (1) is provided; R1—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—R4—R5??(1) (In Formula (1), R1 and R5 may be the same as or different from each other and each represents an alkenyl group having 2 to 8 carbon atoms or an alkynyl group having 3 to 8 carbon atoms, R2 and R4 may be the same as or different from each other and each represents a divalent linking group having a polar group, and R3 represents a perfluoropolyether chain, with a proviso that R1 and R2 are, and R4 and R5 are divided due to the presence of an atom other than the carbon atom such as an oxygen atom).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Naoya Fukumoto, Daisuke Yagyu, Yuta Yamaguchi, Shoko Uetake, Tsuyoshi Kato, Hiroyuki Tomita, Ryuuta Miyasaka, Katsumi Murofushi
  • Patent number: 11194193
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mask assembly, a mask apparatus and a mask control method, pertaining to the field of mask technology. The mask assembly includes a mask plate and a controller. The mask plate includes a plurality of mask units. The mask unit has a light transmission state and a light interruption state. The controller is used to control the mask unit to switch between the light transmission state and the light interruption state to adjust a light transmission region of the mask plate. The present disclosure solves the problem that mask efficiency is low. The present disclosure is used to mask film layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guojing Ma
  • Patent number: 11185836
    Abstract: A method for preparing a magnetic chain structure is provided. The method comprises providing a plurality of magnetic particles; dispersing the plurality of magnetic particles in a solution comprising a dopamine-based material to form a reaction mixture; applying a magnetic field across the reaction mixture to align the magnetic particles in the reaction mixture; and polymerizing the dopamine-based material on the aligned magnetic particles to obtain the magnetic chain structure. A magnetic chain structure prepared by the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hongwei Duan, Jiajing Zhou, Yee Cheong Lam, Chun Yee Lim, Qirong Xiong
  • Patent number: 11186076
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing an electrical steel sheet with an adhesive insulating coating that has excellent high-temperature adhesive property and high-temperature oil resistance and, even after being stacked and subjected to stress relief annealing, has excellent magnetic properties (iron loss, magnetic flux density). The method comprises: applying a coating material to at least one side of an electrical steel sheet, the coating material containing (a) an aqueous epoxy resin, (b) a high-temperature hardening crosslinking agent in an amount of 30 parts by mass or less with respect to 100 parts by mass of the aqueous epoxy resin, in terms of solid content, (c) metal oxide particles, and (d) a solvent; and baking the coating material applied to the electrical steel sheet, under a condition of a peak steel sheet temperature of 150° C. or more and less than 230° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuko Nakagawa, Naoki Muramatsu, Chiyoko Tada
  • Patent number: 11180457
    Abstract: Provided is a fluorine-containing ether compound capable of forming a lubricant layer having excellent wear resistance even when the thickness is thin, and suitable as a material of a lubricant for a magnetic recording medium. The fluorine-containing ether compound is a compound represented by the following formula (1): R1—R2—CH2—R3—CH2—R4—R5; wherein R3 is a perfluoropolyether chain; R1 is a terminal group bonded to R2; R5 is a terminal group bonded to R4; R1 is an alkenyl group or an alkynyl group; R5 is a group containing a heterocyclic ring; R2 is represented by the following formula (2); R4 is represented by the following formula (3); and a in the formula (2) and b in the formula (3) are each independently an integer of 1 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K. K.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kato, Daisuke Yagyu, Naoya Fukumoto, Yuta Yamaguchi, Masumi Kuritani, Katsumi Murofushi, Masaki Nanko, Hiroyuki Tomita
  • Patent number: 11180600
    Abstract: A two-part curable urethane composition comprising a main agent (A) and a curing agent (B), wherein the main agent (A) contains a urethane prepolymer (a), an isocyanurate-modified polyisocyanate compound (b), and a silane coupling agent (c) at a specified ratio by mass; and the curing agent (B) contains a polyether polyol (d), a polyether polyol having 4 or more hydroxy groups (e), and an amine catalyst (f) at a specified ratio by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Mori, Yuya Hiramoto, Hisao Matsumiya
  • Patent number: 11177052
    Abstract: A method for forming an insulating coating on an electrical steel sheet is provided. The method includes preparing a treatment solution by adding a Si compound to water and applying the treatment solution to a surface of the electrical steel sheet. Fe in the electrical steel sheet dissolves in the treatment solution and, thereafter, the electrical steel sheet and treatment solution are baked to form the insulating film. In the insulating film, a coating weight of Si in terms of SiO2 is 50% to 99% of the total coating weight, and a ratio (Fe/Si) of content of Fe to content of Si in the insulating coating is 0.01 to 0.6 on a molar basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumichi Sashi, Nobuko Nakagawa, Naoki Muramatsu, Chiyoko Tada, Nobue Fujibayashi
  • Patent number: 11167885
    Abstract: A process for making a functionalized hollow body includes: providing a hollow body including a wall which at least partially surrounds an interior volume of the hollow body, the wall including a layer of glass and having a wall surface with a surface region; at least partially superimposing the layer of glass in the surface region with a functionalizing composition precursor on a side of the layer of glass which faces away from the interior volume, the functionalizing composition precursor including one or more siloxanes; and at least partially contacting the functionalizing composition precursor with a plasma, thereby obtaining the functionalized hollow body including a functionalizing composition which at least partially superimposes the layer of glass in the surface region on the side of the layer of glass which faces away from the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Eveline Rudigier-Voigt, Stephanie Mangold, Jovana Djordjevic-Reiß, Thorsten Schneider, Andrea Anton
  • Patent number: 11161145
    Abstract: A processing method for a housing includes: providing a housing; forming a color layer on the housing; forming an ultraviolet curable layer on the color layer and executing a photo-curing process on the ultraviolet curable layer, materials of the ultraviolet curable layer including a light sensitive resin and a nano metal material; and forming an optical coating layer on the ultraviolet curable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Guo-Lin Yang, Yu-Chun Yang, Po-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11161779
    Abstract: Provided is a matte gray functional building material for windows, comprising: a transparent glass substrate; and a low-emissivity coating formed on one surface of the transparent glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-Hoon Kwon, Youn-Ki Jun, Sung-Jin Park, Hyun-Woo You, Young-Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 11158829
    Abstract: A composition for a light-emitting element contains a host material and a guest material. The host material is a compound containing at least one of an aromatic hydrocarbon group and a heterocyclic group and the guest material is a compound having a condensed heterocyclic group containing at least one of a boron atom, an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a selenium atom, an sp3 carbon atom, and a nitrogen atom in a ring. A difference ?E between an energy value at the maximum peak of a emission spectrum of the host material at 25° C. and an energy value at a peak on the lowest energy side of an absorption spectrum of the guest material at 25° C. is 0.50 eV or less, and a difference ?S between an energy value at the maximum peak of an emission spectrum of the guest material at 25° C. and an energy value at the maximum peak of an emission spectrum of the guest material at 77 K is 0.10 eV or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sasada, Ryuji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11152145
    Abstract: Soft magnetic metal powder which includes a plurality of soft magnetic metal particles configured by a Fe-based nanocrystal alloy including Cu is provided, wherein the soft magnetic metal particles have core portions and first shell portions surrounding circumferences of the core portions; when an average crystallite size of Cu crystallites existing in the core portions is set as A, and the largest crystallite size of Cu crystallites existing in the first shell portions is set as B, B/A is 3.0 or more and 1000 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuma Nakano, Kazuhiro Yoshidome, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Satoko Mori, Seigo Tokoro, Kenji Horino
  • Patent number: 11130877
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coating material for a coating layer of an injection mold, the coating material including 100 parts by weight of a resin composition and about 30 to 40 parts by weight of a curing agent. The resin composition includes an amount of about 40 to 50 wt % of a first acrylic resin, an amount of about 5 to 15 wt % of a second acrylic resin having a weight average molecular weight less than a weight average molecular weight of the first acrylic resin, an amount of about 10 to 15 wt % of a carbon component, an amount of about 0.5 to 2 wt % of a matting agent, an amount of about 0.1 to 0.3 wt % of a catalyst and an amount of about 20 to 35 wt % of a solvent, all the wt % are based on the total weight of the resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Noroo Bee Chemical Co., Ltd., Moltex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hoon Jang, In Soo Han, Dae Sik Kim, Jae Hyun An, Seul Yi, Ik Jin Jung, Ju Seong Park, Soon Joon Jung, Seung Sik Han, Jae Beom Ahn, Yong Chul Lee, Kie Moon Sung, Soon Gi Kim, Hak Soon Choi
  • Patent number: 11127864
    Abstract: A method of producing a photovoltaic cell having a cover, comprising the steps of: providing a photovoltaic cell which comprises a crystalline silicon substrate; providing a transparent substrate; forming an antireflective coating on said transparent substrate to provide a coated transparent substrate; and covering the photovoltaic cell with said coated transparent substrate. The antireflective coating is a hybrid organic-inorganic material having an inorganic portion comprising silicon, oxygen and carbon, and further comprising an organic portion with organic groups connected to the inorganic portion. Methods of producing solar panels, coated glass substrates as well as antireflection coatings are disclosed as well as novel compositions of hybrid organic-inorganic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Optitune Oy
    Inventors: Ari Kärkkäinen, Milja Hannu-Kuure, Admir Hadzic, Jarkko Leivo, Henna Järvitalo, Rauna-Leena Kuvaja
  • Patent number: 11123954
    Abstract: A method of controllably bonding a thin sheet having a thin sheet bonding surface with a carrier having a carrier bonding surface, by depositing a carbonaceous surface modification layer onto at least one of the thin sheet bonding surface and the carrier bonding surface, incorporating polar groups with the surface modification layer, and then bonding the thin sheet bonding surface to the carrier bonding surface via the surface modification layer. The surface modification layer may include a bulk carbonaceous layer having a first polar group concentration and a surface layer having a second polar group concentration, wherein the second polar group concentration is higher than the first polar group concentration. The surface modification layer deposition and the treatment thereof may be performed by plasma polymerization techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Robert Alan Bellman, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Theresa Chang, Shiwen Liu, Robert George Manley, Prantik Mazumder
  • Patent number: 11126277
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a moldable input device. A moldable input device may comprise a thermoplastic polymer layer that is heatable to achieve a moldable condition that allows for a reconfiguration of the thermoplastic polymer layer. After heating, the thermoplastic polymer layer may then be placed on a rigid outer shell of an input device and molded by user engagement (e.g., a user's hand). After a certain period of time, the thermoplastic polymer layer will have cooled and hardened, capturing the molding impressions and imprints of the user's hand. The rigid outer shell may then be affixed to a base plate of an input device, and the rigid outer shell and the base plate may form an enclosed cavity, wherein circuitry for an input device is maintained and protected. In some examples, the thermoplastic polymer may be polycaprolactone or ethylene vinyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Mouse Tailor Group LLC
    Inventors: Cole S. Boyd, Tyler Bacon, Gabriel DeSouza, Jacob Humphrey
  • Patent number: 11111575
    Abstract: A PVD vacuum plating process for an aluminum alloy surface is provided. The process includes forming a bottom layer: bombarding with an arc power supply, with a bias voltage being controlled at 200-300 V, and the time being controlled at 3-5 minutes; forming an intermediate multi-layer: conducting multilayer transition with an oxide and a nitride, with the number of layers being controlled at 8-10, the time for an individual layer being controlled at 10-20 minutes, and a target current being controlled at 10-20 A. The process also includes forming a transitional engagement layer: conducting mixed sputtering of a transition layer and a color layer for the time of 15-25 minutes; forming the color layer: controlling the time for the color layer at 20-30 minutes; and forming a protective layer: using a high-frequency and large-energy power supply with the time controlled at 40-50 minutes, the process thereby eliminating water plating steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Foshan Nanhai Jingdingtai Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Zhongle Yin, Wenqiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11104606
    Abstract: A tempered glass sheet (G4) includes a compressive stress layer having a compressive stress on a main surface, and a tensile stress layer having a tensile stress in an inside. The tempered glass sheet (G4) includes: a highly anisotropic stress region (Qa) which is arranged in at least part of an end edge portion, and which has a stress showing anisotropy in a plane parallel to the main surface; and a low anisotropic stress region (Qb) which is arranged on a center side in a main surface direction so as to be adjacent to the highly anisotropic stress region (Qa), and which has a stress showing lower anisotropy than the highly anisotropic stress region (Qa) in the same plane parallel to the main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kajioka, Mutsumu Fukada, Kiyotaka Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11104999
    Abstract: A coated tool has a substrate and a hard material coating deposited on the substrate. The hard material coating has a layer structure in the following order, starting from the substrate: a titanium nitride layer, a titanium boron nitride transition layer, and a titanium diboride layer. The titanium boron nitride transition layer has a boron content that increases from the titanium nitride layer in the direction of the titanium diboride layer. The boron content does not exceed 15 at %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CERATIZIT Austria Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Christoph Czettl, Josef Thurner, Markus Lechleitner, Christian Jaeger
  • Patent number: 11065851
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a multilayer hard coating film which sequentially includes, from the superficial layer side, a first hard coating and a resin film, and wherein: the first hard coating is formed from a coating material that contains a specific amount of (A) a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate and a specific amount of (B) a water repellent agent, while containing no inorganic particles; and the resin film includes at least one layer of (?) an acrylic resin that contains 50-95% by mole of a structural unit derived from methyl methacrylate and 50-5% by mole of a structural unit derived from vinyl cyclohexane when the total of the structural units derived from polymerizable monomers is taken as 100% by mole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei Nakashima, Hideaki Yambe, Nozomu Washio, Taketo Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11063315
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a laminating adhesive composition for a laminate, the composition having excellent adhesion between a metal layer and a plastic layer of a laminate, electrolyte solution resistance even after low-temperature aging, and a high retention percentage of the resistance, and allowing no delamination between layers to occur over time; a method for producing the laminating adhesive composition; a laminate using the adhesive; and a secondary battery. The object is achieved by providing a laminating adhesive containing a polyolefin resin (A) and an epoxy compound (B). The polyolefin resin (A) is a polymer in which propylene and 1-butene are the main monomers and has a crystallization peak temperature within the range of 28° C. to 38° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidemi Nakamura, Takatoshi Matsuo, Tatsuya Kouyama
  • Patent number: 11038145
    Abstract: A laminated film containing a gas barrier layer and an inorganic polymer layer laminated on a resin substrate, wherein a Y value calculated from a transmission electron microscope image of a cross section of the inorganic polymer layer by the following procedures (a) to (d) is 0.220 or less: (a) Calculating a standard deviation (?) of the contrast of an electron beam-unirradiated part of the inorganic polymer layer; (b) Dividing an electron beam-irradiated part of the inorganic polymer layer into twenty parts having a film thickness equal in a film thickness direction, and calculating a standard deviation (an: standard deviation of nth division, n=1˜20) of the contrast of each divided part; (c) Calculating Xn (n=1˜20) of each divided part from the expression (1): Xn=?n/? (n=1˜20) . . . (1); and (d) A standard deviation of X3 to X18 is defined as Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yutaka Ito, Yukiko Takenaka
  • Patent number: 11022378
    Abstract: A window assembly heat transfer system is disclosed in which a window member has a selected transparency to monitored or sensed light wavelengths. One or more passages are provided in the window member for flowing a single-phase or two-phase heat transfer fluid, the passages being optically non-transparent to the monitored or sensed light wavelengths. A mechanism allows either evaporation or condensation of the fluid and/or balancing of a flow of the fluid within the passages. In one embodiment, the window assembly can be made by producing passages in a top surface of a first single plate, optionally producing passages in a bottom surface of a second single plate and bonding the top surface of the first plate to a bottom surface of a second single plate to form the window member with the passage or passages. In another embodiment, the window assembly can be made by providing a core around which the window member material is grown and thereafter removing the core to produce the passage or passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Tucker, Joshua D. Sole, Justin J. Hill, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 11015874
    Abstract: A window assembly heat transfer system is disclosed in which a window member has a selected transparency to monitored or sensed light wavelengths. One or more passages are provided in the window member for flowing a single-phase or two-phase heat transfer fluid, the passages being optically non-transparent to the monitored or sensed light wavelengths. A mechanism allows either evaporation or condensation of the fluid and/or balancing of a flow of the fluid within the passages. In one embodiment, the window assembly can be made by producing passages in a top surface of a first single plate, optionally producing passages in a bottom surface of a second single plate and bonding the top surface of the first plate to a bottom surface of a second single plate to form the window member with the passage or passages. In another embodiment, the window assembly can be made by providing a core around which the window member material is grown and thereafter removing the core to produce the passage or passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Mainstream Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Brian P. Tucker, Joshua D. Sole, Justin J. Hill, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 11003138
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel and a window member provided on the display panel. The window member includes a plastic window, a first hard coating layer provided on the plastic window, and a second hard coating layer provided on the first hard coating layer. A surface water contact angle of the second hard coating layer may be in a range of 90 degrees to 117 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Cho, Hangyeol Kim, Hyunseung Seo, Daeho Yoon, Jaehoon Jung
  • Patent number: 11004489
    Abstract: A perpendicular spin transfer torque MRAM memory cell includes a magnetic tunnel junction stack comprising a pinned layer having a fixed direction of magnetization, a free layer having a direction of magnetization that can be switched, a tunnel barrier between the pinned layer and the free layer, a cap layer above the free layer and one or more in-stack multi-layer thermal barrier layers having multiple internal interfaces between materials. The thermal barrier layers have high enough thermal resistivity to maintain the heat generated in the memory cell and low enough electrical resistivity to not materially change the electrical resistance of the memory cell. One embodiment further includes a thermal barrier liner surrounding the free layer, pinned layer, tunnel barrier and cap layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Goran Mihajlovic, Tiffany Santos, Michael Grobis
  • Patent number: 10981826
    Abstract: A coated article includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer, a subcritical metallic layer having discontinuous metallic regions, a primer over the subcritical layer, and a second dielectric layer over the primer layer. The primer can be a nickel-chromium alloy. The primer can be a multilayer primer having a first layer of a nickel-chromium alloy and a second layer of titania. The subcritical layer can contain copper and silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: Adam D. Polcyn, Paul A. Medwick, Andrew V. Wagner, Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr., James P. Thiel, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Benjamin Lucci
  • Patent number: 10973118
    Abstract: A flexible conductive film and its manufacturing method are provided. A flexible touch screen and a flexible touch display panel including the flexible conductive film are also provided. The manufacturing method of a flexible conductive film includes: providing a first substrate; applying a first conductive metal ink on the first substrate and forming a first conductive metal pattern; applying a polyimide varnish on a surface of the first substrate having the first conductive metal pattern; soaking the first substrate in deionized water after the polyimide varnish has been solidified; and detaching the solidified polyimide varnish and the first conductive metal pattern from the first substrate to obtain the flexible conductive film. The flexible conductive film prepared can be used in a flexible touch screen and a flexible display panel to improve the adhesion of nanosilver material to a flexible substrate, and to improve its stability of mechanical strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINGSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haifeng Hu, Ting Zeng, Taofeng Xie, Liuyue Yin, Youting Zhang, Weijie Ma
  • Patent number: 10968521
    Abstract: Provided are: a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet that has excellent coating adhesiveness and an excellent magnetic property after stress relief annealing; and a production method for therefor. The grain-oriented electrical steel sheet has: a steel sheet; a coating layer A which is a ceramic coating having an oxide content of less than 30 mass % and which is disposed on the steel sheet; and a coating layer B which is an insulating tensile coating containing an oxide and which is disposed on the coating layer A. When a Gaussian fitting is performed on a 31P-NMR spectrum of the coating layer B within the range of 0 to ?60 ppm, the proportion of a peak area of ?17 to ?33 ppm to the total peak area is 30% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Umada, Shigehiro Takajo, Takashi Terashima
  • Patent number: 10973120
    Abstract: An insulating film includes an insulating layer and a surface bonding layer disposed on the insulating layer. The surface bonding layer includes a radical generation element and a coordinate bond element. In the surface bonding layer, a/b is 0.05 or more and 0.35 or less, in which ‘a’ is an atom content of the coordinate bond element and ‘b’ is an atom content of the radical generation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junghyun Lee, Changhyun Yoon, Seong-Chan Park, Choonkeun Lee, Youngju Lee
  • Patent number: 10966802
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an implant including the steps of providing an implant element, the implant element made of a non-metallic material, depositing a thin layer of titanium-based material directly over an outer surface of the implant element, and forming a titanium-based structural body in direct contact with the thin layer by three-dimensional (3D) printing, the structural body being thicker than the thin layer of titanium-based material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ruetschi Technology AG
    Inventors: Christoph Ruetschi, David Chenaux, Bastien Boillat
  • Patent number: 10954131
    Abstract: A material, a process for forming a biocidal material, and an article of manufacture. The material includes a particle and first and second functionalities bound to first and second faces of the particle. At least one of the first and second functionalities are biocides. The process includes forming colloidosomes having particles with exposed first faces partially embedded in a wax droplet. The process also includes selecting first and second functionalities, wherein at least one of the first and second functionalities are biocides, and binding the first functionalities to the first faces of the particles. Further, the process includes removing the particles from the colloidosome, and binding the second functionalities to the second faces. The article of manufacture includes a polymer matrix, particles, first functionalities bound to first faces of the particles, and second functionalities bound to second faces of the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah K. Czaplewski-Campbell, Jason T. Wertz, Joseph Kuczynski, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10946453
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, wherein: the coating layer comprises at least one ?-type aluminum oxide layer; and, in the ?-type aluminum oxide layer, a texture coefficient TC (0,0,12) of a (0,0,12) plane is from 4.0 or more to 8.4 or less, and a texture coefficient TC (1,2,11) of a (1,2,11) plane is from 0.5 or more to 3.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Satoh, Yusuke Hirano
  • Patent number: 10935700
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a foldable light-transmitting optical film 10 for use in an image display device 50, which includes a resin base material 11, a hard coat layer 12 provided on the first surface 11A of the resin base material 11, and a resin layer 13 having a film thickness of 50 ?m or more and 300 ?m or less and provided on the second surface 11B of the resin base material 11 that is opposite to the first surface 11A, wherein the shear storage modulus (G?) of the optical film 10 at 25° C. in the frequency range from 500 Hz to 1000 Hz inclusive is more than 200 MPa and 1200 MPa or less, and the shear loss modulus (G?) of the optical film at 25° C. in the frequency range from 500 Hz to 1000 Hz inclusive is 3 MPa or more and 150 MPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hashimoto, Atsuhiro Kobayashi, Seiichi Isojima
  • Patent number: 10926292
    Abstract: A frame includes a substrate, a first priming paint layer, a second priming paint layer, a non-conductive vacuum metallized priming paint layer, and a non-conductive vacuum metallized coating layer. The substrate is made by die casting technology of metal powder. The substrate, the first priming paint layer, the second priming paint layer, the non-conductive vacuum metallized priming paint layer, and the non-conductive vacuum metallized coating layer are stacked in the order written. The disclosure also provides a surface treatment method for the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: Chwan-Hwa Chiang, Chen-Yi Tai, Fei-Long Xiao, Jun Guan