1 Mil Or Less Patents (Class 428/336)
  • Patent number: 10730790
    Abstract: Optically transparent articles and structures that include or are otherwise disposed on a substantially transparent substrate. These articles and structures also include a stack of N (N>2) bi-layers on the substrate, the stack having a thickness of at least 5 nm. Each bi-layer is defined by (a) a first layer; and (b) a second layer disposed on the first layer, the layers having at least one of different compositions and different microstructures. The stack has a stack refractive index between about 1.2 and about 2.2 or between about 100% and about 150% of a refractive index of the substrate, and a stack hardness of 15 GPa or greater when measured with a Berkovich Indenter Hardness Test along an indentation depth in the range from about 10% to about 50% of the thickness of the stack disposed on a glass test substrate having a hardness between 6.5 and 8 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Paulson
  • Patent number: 10717893
    Abstract: A mobile phone including a touch panel including a base material; a sensing region including at least one electrode provided over the base material; and a frame region provided at a periphery of the sensing region, the frame region including metal wiring provided over the base material and being electrically connected to the at least one electrode; and a cured product of a photosensitive resin composition disposed at least on the metal wiring, the photosensitive resin composition contains a component (A): a binder polymer, a component (B): a photopolymerizable compound, and a component (C): a photopolymerization initiator; and the component (B) includes a di(meth)acrylate compound having at least one selected from the group consisting of a dicyclopentanyl structure and a dicyclopentenyl structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Mayumi Sato, Koji Abe, Hideo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10696848
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a fluorinated ether compound and a coating liquid capable of forming a surface layer excellent in water/oil repellency, abrasion resistance, fingerprint stain removability and lubricity and an article having a surface layer excellent in water/oil repellency, abrasion resistance, fingerprint stain removability and lubricity. Provided is a fluorinated ether compound represented by [Rf-G-]aZ[—(O—R2)c—SiR3nL3?n]b wherein Rf: a linear polyfluoroalkyl group having at least two carbon atoms, which has at least one etheric oxygen between carbon-carbon atoms, G: —R1—O—, —R1—CONH—, —CONH— or a single bond, R1: an alkylene group, Z: a hydrocarbon group having a valence of (a+b) or the like, R2: an alkylene group, R3: a monovalent hydrocarbon group or the like, L: a hydrolyzable group, n: from 0 to 2, a: an integer of at least 1, b: an integer of at least 1, (a+b): at least 3, when a is 1, b is at least 4, and when a is at least 2, b is at least 1, and c: 0 or 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Taiki Hoshino, Kazue Toda, Eiichiro Anraku, Masahiro Itoh
  • Patent number: 10696753
    Abstract: Provided are a method of electrically modifying an electrode surface with dopamine-hyaluronic acid conjugates and technologies to suppress adsorption of harmful biomaterials and organisms by imparting anti-fouling to the electrode surface using the same and to maintain electrical properties of the electrode. More specifically, provided is a technology of coating an electrode surface via a dopamine functional group by electrochemically oxidizing dopamine-conjugated biocompatible polysaccharide polymers around the electrode. This aims to confirm the capability of suppressing organism adhesion depending on whether or not cells are adsorbed after coating the electrode surface, and to identify that electrochemical performance of the electrode is maintained or a slight increase in electrode resistance is kept, even after the electrode coating. The surface modified electrode according to the present invention can be widely used in the field of biomaterials such as bio-electrodes, bio-sensors and cell supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jae Young Lee, Semin Kim, Yesul Jang
  • Patent number: 10689752
    Abstract: An electrically conductive component is provided for a near-wafer environment of an ion implantation system, where the component has a carbon-based substrate having a microscopically textured surface overlying a macroscopically textured surface. The macroscopically textured surface is a mechanically, chemically, or otherwise roughened surface. The microscopically textured surface can be a converted surface formed by a chemical reaction forming a non-stoichiometric silicon and carbon surface. The one or more components can be a dose cup, exit aperture, and tunnel wall. The carbon-based substrate can be graphite. The microscopically textured surface can be a modified graphite surface. No defined interface layer exists between the microscopically textured surface and macroscopically textured surface. The carbon-based graphite is selected based on a final porosity and grain size of the graphite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Kirkwood, Joseph F. Valinski
  • Patent number: 10682707
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a cutting tool includes a base member and a coating layer located on a surface of the base member. The coating layer includes a lower layer, an upper layer, and an intermediate layer located between the lower layer and the upper layer. The intermediate layer includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer contains TiCx1Ny1Oz1 (0?x1<1, 0?y1<1, 0<z1<1, and x1+y1+z1=1). The second layer contains TiCx2Ny2Oz2 (0?x2<1, 0?y2<1, 0<z2<1, and x2+y2+z2=1). The third layer is located between the first layer and the second layer, and contains TiCx3Ny3Oz3 (0?x3<1, 0?y3<1, 0?z3<1, and x3+y3+z3=1). Here, z1>z3 and z2>z3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kodama, Hayato Kubo, Tadashi Katsuma, Kensaku Watanabe, Kenji Kumai
  • Patent number: 10684115
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical coherence tomography scanner and a method for recording sub-surface scans of an object, wherein a position encoder is arranged in the path of the probing beam of an interferometric system. The encoder pattern is detected in a sequence of A scans at generated for different probing beam positions on the scanned object, the probing beam position and/or inclination for at least one A scan of said sequence of A scans is deducing based on the detected encoder pattern, and the sub-surface scan of the object is generated based on the sequence of A scans taking into account the deduced probing beam position and/or inclination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: 3Shape A/S
    Inventors: Ashwani Kumar, Deepak Vijayakumar Nair, Erik Ask, Karl-Josef Hollenbeck
  • Patent number: 10686169
    Abstract: A secondary battery packaging material according to the present invention includes: a substrate layer having a first surface and containing polyester or polyamide; a metal foil layer laminated on the first surface of the substrate layer; an anti-corrosion treatment layer laminated on the metal foil layer; an adhesive layer laminated on the anti-corrosion treatment layer and containing two or more polyolefins; and a heat-sealable resin layer laminated on the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Muroi
  • Patent number: 10685761
    Abstract: Methods of forming an electrically conductive carbon allotrope material comprise depositing a first material comprising a polymer and a sulfonic acid onto a carbon allotrope material to form a second material. The methods comprise curing the second material. Methods of heating a surface of a vehicle component comprise applying a voltage to a material comprising a carbon allotrope material, a polymer, and a sulfonic acid. The material is disposed on a surface of a vehicle component. Electrically conductive materials comprise at least one polymer, at least one sulfonic acid, and a carbon allotrope material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Patrick J. Kinlen, Daniel A. Charles
  • Patent number: 10667520
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions and methods for using the compositions to treat animal facilities. In particular, the composition comprises a metal sulfate, an inorganic acid having a pKa of less than 1, and one or more organic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Chemtrade Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Rex Johns
  • Patent number: 10669197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a surface-modified glass fiber film having its surface modified by a silicon-containing compound, and a value of a common flexural rigidity of the surface-modified glass fiber film as measured by the method described in JIS R 3420 is in the range of 3 to 100 times as compared to a value of the common flexural rigidity of an unmodified glass fiber film. There can be provided a surface-modified glass fiber film having a high strength, a high heat resistance, a good dimensional stability, a good self-supporting property, a low average linear expansion coefficient, a high storage rigidity at high temperature, and an excellent surface uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Saiko Akahane, Yoshihira Hamamoto, Hideki Akiba, Shinsuke Yamaguchi, Toshio Shiobara
  • Patent number: 10667444
    Abstract: An electromagnetic-wave-absorbing composite sheet comprising an electromagnetic-wave-shielding film laminated on an electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film; the electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film comprising a single- or multi-layer thin metal film formed on a surface of a plastic film, the thin metal film being provided with large numbers (pluralities) of substantially parallel, intermittent, linear scratches with irregular widths and intervals in plural directions; the electromagnetic-wave-shielding film being a conductive metal foil, a plastic film having a thin conductive metal film or coating, or a carbon sheet; and an area ratio of the electromagnetic-wave-shielding film to the electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film being 10-80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji Kagawa, Atsuko Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10663176
    Abstract: An item of furniture or appliance includes at least one worktop formed from at least one substrate made of a transparent monolithic glazing material and of area larger than 0.7 m2, equipped with a coating so that the substrate equipped with the coating has a haze higher than 15%, a light transmission TL lower than 60% and an opacity indicator higher than 85. The item of furniture or appliance also includes at least one heating element, at least one light source to light up one or more zones or one or more elements or displays of the substrate, the source being located plumb with the substrate in order to form a display by projection, or under the substrate in order to form a display by transmission through the substrate, and at least one interface for communicating with at least one element of the worktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: EUROKERA S.N.C.
    Inventors: Bertrand Charpentier, Javier Fernandez, Michel Lismonde, Michael Ravel, Nicolas Roux, Pablo Vilato
  • Patent number: 10664077
    Abstract: An AgNW transparent conductive film and manufacturing method, and a touch panel thereof are provided. The AgNW transparent conductive film includes a transparent substrate, and a compound layer positioned on the transparent substrate. The compound layer comprises AgNWs and active materials, partial the active material exposed on surface of the compound layer which are far away the transparent substrate, end of molecular chain of the active material has terminal group could react with acidic group. This disclosure enhances tolerance of photoresist material and chemical liquid which are usually used for wet chemical etching process while produces touch panel. The manufacturing method comprises coating an active function layer doping with active materials on the transparent substrate, and then forming the AgNW on the active function layer, obtaining the compound layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo Li
  • Patent number: 10658650
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes at least: a laminated electrode body 20 in which an electrode member 21 and a separator 26 are laminated, in which a suppressing member 31A suppressing a movement of the separator 26 with respect to the electrode member 21 is disposed between a portion 21A of the electrode member 21 and a portion of the separator 26, in an uneven portion 27A existing in the laminated electrode body 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Shibutani, Takaaki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10645850
    Abstract: An electromagnetic-wave-absorbing composite sheet contains an electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film, and an electromagnetic-wave-shielding film laminated on the electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film, wherein the electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film is formed of a thin Ni or conductive polymer film having surface resistance in a range of 50-200 ?/square, which is disposed on a surface of a plastic film, and an area ratio of the electromagnetic-wave-shielding film to the electromagnetic-wave-absorbing film is 10-80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Seiji Kagawa, Atsuko Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10636957
    Abstract: To enhance properties of a ferromagnetic film formed on a substrate. One aspect of the present invention is a film structure body having a single crystal substrate, and a first ferromagnetic film oriented and formed on the single crystal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: YOUTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kijima, Yuuji Honda, Yasuaki Hamada
  • Patent number: 10626042
    Abstract: A fining agent for reducing the concentration of seeds or bubbles in a silicate glass. The fining agent includes at least one inorganic compound, such as a hydrate or a hydroxide that acts as a source of water. In one embodiment, the fining agent further includes at least one multivalent metal oxide and, optionally, an oxidizer. A fusion formable and ion exchangeable silicate glass having a seed concentration of less than about 1 seed/cm3 is also provided. Methods of reducing the seed concentration of a silicate glass, and a method of making a silicate glass having a seed concentration of less than about 1 seed/cm3 are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Sinue Gomez
  • Patent number: 10604652
    Abstract: A composition for a window film including a first silicon resin including a compound represented by Formula 1; a second silicon resin including a crosslinkable functional group and at least one of a Q unit and a bridge unit; a crosslinking agent; and an initiator, a flexible window film formed therefrom, and a flexible display device including the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Il Han, Kyoung Ku Kang, Min Hye Kim, Ji Hwan Park, Chang Soo Woo, Ji Sun Im, Seung Woo Jang
  • Patent number: 10602620
    Abstract: A laminate for printed wiring board is used in a method of manufacturing printed wiring boards that includes a process of forming a circuit by any one of a semi-additive method, a partly additive method, a modified semi-additive method, and an embedding method. The laminate includes an insulating resin substrate, a metal layer 1 and a metal layer 2 in this order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Miki, Kazuki Kanmuri
  • Patent number: 10597324
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coating glass for architectural or automotive use, either monolithic or laminated, having solar control properties. The coating consists of several layers of different metal oxide semiconductors (TiO2, ZnO, ZrO2, SnO2, Al2O3) and a layer of metallic nanoparticles, which when superimposed on a pre-established order give the glass solar control properties. In particular the use of protective layers of n-type semiconductors around the metallic nanoparticles layer. It also relates to the method for obtaining the coating by means of the aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition technique, using precursor solutions containing an organic or inorganic salt (acetates, acetylacetonates, halides, nitrates) of the applicable elements and an appropriate solvent (water, alcohol, acetone, acetylacetone, etc.). The synthesis is performed at a temperature between 100 and 600° C. depending on the material to be deposited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: VITRO VIDRIO Y CRISTAL, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Mario Miki Yoshida, Patricia Amezaga Madrid, Pedro Piza Ruiz, Wilber Antunez Florez, Oscar Vega Becerra, Sandra Viridiana Flores Arevalo, Rosa Elena Ramirez Garcia, Zoulfia Nagamedianova, Miguel Arroyo Ortega
  • Patent number: 10566570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display, in particular to a composite cover film and a flexible display device. The composite cover film comprises a polyimide layer, and a first hard coating and a first transparent optical adhesive layer disposed on two sides of the polyimide layer, respectively, wherein at least one of the first hard coating and the first transparent optical adhesive layer contains a nanoscale colorant. The present disclosure further relates to a flexible display device comprising a flexible display panel and the composite cover film disposed on a light-exiting side of the flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dejun Bu, Paoming Tsai, Lu Liu, Liqiang Chen, Hong Li, Jianwei Li, Shuang Du
  • Patent number: 10563317
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solution composition which may be used for a single-bath electrochemical passivation and a method using the same. The solution composition includes a metal cation, a metal-oxide anion; and an organic ligand, and optionally includes a non-metallic oxide anion or a polymer. The solution composition may prevent undesired precipitation of metal oxides before performing passivation. In addition, the method of passivation using the solution composition in a single-bath use is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Weilong Zhang, Michael A. Kryzman
  • Patent number: 10556973
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for making nitrated styrenic fluoropolymers having various degrees of substitution. The nitrated styrenic fluoropolymer is capable of providing an exceptionally high birefringence ranging from 0.02 to 0.036. Further, the birefringence can be tuned by varying the degree of substitution (DS) of the nitro group on the styrenic ring to meet the need for optical compensation film applications. More particularly, the optical compensation films of the present invention are for use in an in-plane switching LCD (IPS-LCD) and OLED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lang Hu, Liu Deng, Wentao Li, Robert Sharpe, Eduardo Cervo, Thauming Kuo, Bin Wang, Alan Phillips, Xiaoliang Zheng, Peiyao Wang, Dong Zhang, Frank Harris, Ted Germroth
  • Patent number: 10559800
    Abstract: A battery is provided. The battery includes a cathode; an anode; an interlayer provided between the cathode and the anode; wherein the interlayer includes an electrolytic solution, a polymer compound, and one or more of a polyphosphate salt, a melamine salt, a metal hydroxide, and a metal hydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kagami, Kimio Takahashi, Kojiro Kita, Kazuhito Hatta
  • Patent number: 10544335
    Abstract: A rosin dispersion is a reaction product of, by dry weight based on total dry weight of the rosin dispersion, from 80% to 98% a rosin resin, and from 2% to 20% a dispersant. The rosin resin is processed by at least one method of a) modification, b) hydrogenation or disproportionation, and c) polymerization or esterification from raw material rosins. The dispersant is selected from C18-C32 aliphatic carboxylic acids, olefin (meth) acrylic acid copolymers, and other acid/anhydride modified polymers. A continuous process for preparing the rosin dispersion and an adhesive formulation comprising the rosin dispersion are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Miao Yang, Weichao Gu, Zhaohui Qu, Yongfu Liang
  • Patent number: 10515657
    Abstract: Provided are a magnetic tape, in which a magnetic layer includes a ferromagnetic powder, a binding agent, and an oxide abrasive, ?SFD in a longitudinal direction of the magnetic tape calculated by Expression 1, ?SFD=SFD25° C.?SFD?190° C., is equal to or smaller than 0.50, a logarithmic decrement acquired by a pendulum viscoelasticity test performed regarding a surface of the magnetic layer is equal to or smaller than 0.050, and an average particle diameter of the oxide abrasive obtained from a secondary ion image obtained by irradiating the surface of the magnetic layer with a focused ion beam is 0.04 ?m to 0.08 ?m, and a magnetic recording and reproducing device including this magnetic tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Norihito Kasada, Eiki Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10501832
    Abstract: A base material (13) included in a plated steel sheet (1) includes a structure, at a ¼ sheet thickness position, represented by, in volume fraction: tempered martensite: 3.0% or more; ferrite: 4.0% or more; and retained austenite: 5.0% or more. An average hardness of the tempered martensite in the base material (13) is 5 GPa to 10 GPa, and a part or all of the tempered martensite and the retained austenite in the base material form an M-A. A volume fraction of ferrite in a decarburized ferrite layer (12) included in the plated steel sheet (1) is 120% or more of the volume fraction of the ferrite in the base material (13) at the ¼ sheet thickness position, an average grain diameter of the ferrite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 20 ?m or less, a thickness of the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 5 ?m to 200 ?m, a volume fraction of tempered martensite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 1.0 volume% or more, a number density of the tempered martensite in the decarburized ferrite layer (12) is 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koutarou Hayashi, Akihiro Uenishi, Masaharu Kameda, Jun Haga, Kunio Hayashi, Kohichi Sano, Hiroyuki Kawata
  • Patent number: 10499649
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a chemically strengthened glass having antimicrobial properties and to a method of making such glass. In particular, the disclosure is directed to a chemically strengthened glass with antimicrobial properties and with a low surface energy coating on the glass that does not interfere with the antimicrobial properties of the glass. The antimicrobial has an Ag ion concentration on the surface in the range of greater than zero to 0.047 ?g/cm2. The glass has particular applications as antimicrobial shelving, table tops and other applications in hospitals, laboratories and other institutions handling biological substances, where color in the glass is not a consideration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, David Lathrop Morse, Wageesha Senaratne, Florence Christine Monique Verrier, Ying Wei
  • Patent number: 10492308
    Abstract: There is provided a copper foil provided with a carrier exhibiting a high peeling resistance against the developer in the photoresist developing process and achieving high stability of mechanical peel strength of the carrier. The copper foil provided with a carrier comprises a carrier; an interlayer disposed on the carrier, the interlayer having a first surface adjacent to the carrier and containing 1.0 atom % or more of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, Cr, Mo, Mn, W and Ni and a second surface remote from the carrier and containing 30 atom % or more of Cu; a release layer disposed on the interlayer; and an extremely-thin copper layer disposed on the release layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10487219
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coating and associated methods for removing fats, oils and cooking effluent from a range exhaust system. The coating may comprise an emulsion or dispersion of a polyvinyl acetate polymer or copolymer, an acrylic polymer or copolymer, a polyepoxy ester, or a styrene acrylic copolymer, or a polymer or copolymer of polyurethane, polyvinylbutyral, or copolymer blends of any of the above. Optionally, the coating also contains an oil soluble biocide which migrates into fats, oils and cooking effluent deposited in use on the surface of said peelable coating. The coating may be applied in the form of an emulsion, dispersion or solution and is preferably formulated for dispensation as an aerosol from a pressure pack container and packaged within a pressure pack container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NOVAPHARM RESEARCH (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD
    Inventors: Steve Krizler, Andrey Vegera
  • Patent number: 10479908
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to method of manufacturing a hard coat film, wherein the hard coat film comprises a plastic substrate and a hard coat layer, the method comprises forming the hard coat layer by subjecting a photopolymerizable hard coating composition to photopolymerization processing, and the photopolymerizable hard coating composition comprises a radical polymerizable compound having two or more radical polymerizable groups selected from the group consisting of acryloyloxy groups, acryloyl groups, methacryloyloxy groups, and methacryloyl groups per molecule, a cationic polymerizable compound, a radical photopolymerization initiator, and a cationic photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Tamura, Katsuyuki Takada, Takayasu Yamazaki, Keisuke Oku, Keigo Ueki
  • Patent number: 10476037
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible display apparatus. The flexible display apparatus includes a display part, a first adhesive film, an optical film, a second adhesive film, and a window film sequentially stacked, and the second adhesive film has a water-vapor permeability of about 200 g/m2·24 hr or less, and the first adhesive film has a lower restoration force than the second adhesive film, as calculated by the Equation B set forth herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hyun Mun, Byeong Do Kwak, Ji Won Kang, Il Jin Kim, Ji Ho Kim, Hyung Rang Moon, Seon Hee Shin, Gwang Hwan Lee, Jin Young Lee, Ik Hwan Cho, Jae Hyun Han, In Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 10461452
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a metal oxide from a metal substrate are disclosed. In some embodiments, the metal oxide can have an optical path difference between about 300 nm to about 1000 nm. The variations in optical path difference can impart the metal oxide to correspond to a range of pre-defined colors. In some embodiments, the optical path difference can impart the metal oxide to have an oxide color that is substantially similar to a color of a housing of a portable electronic device. In some embodiments, the metal oxide can be electrically conductive and the metal oxide can be utilized as an electrical contact of an electronic device to transmit and receive power and data from another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Curran, Daniel T. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10453891
    Abstract: A substrate with conductive film includes a base material; and a film of a conductive metal oxide arranged on an upper part of the base material. The film includes, by a top plan view, a first region and a second region, the second region is configured of a same material as the first region, and an electric resistance of the second region is higher than an electric resistance of the first region. The second region includes a part configured by a plurality of cellular sections surrounded by a plurality of fine cracks. In the part, each fine crack has a width of 1 nm to 50 nm, and each cellular section has a largest measure of less than 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tomizawa, Yuki Aoshima, Reo Usui, Hidefumi Odaka
  • Patent number: 10421687
    Abstract: A substrate is coated on one face with a thin-films stack having reflection properties in the infrared and/or in solar radiation including at least one metallic functional layer, based on silver or on a metal alloy containing silver, and at least two antireflection coatings. The coatings each include at least one dielectric layer. The functional layer is positioned between the two antireflection coatings. The stack also includes a terminal layer which is the layer of the stack which is furthest from the face. The terminal layer is a metallic layer consisting of zinc and tin, made of SnxZny with a ratio of 0.1?x/y?2.4 and having a physical thickness of between 0.5 nm and 5.0 nm excluding these values, or even between 0.6 nm and 2.7 nm excluding these values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Sophie Brossard, Nicolas Mercadier, Ramzi Jribi, Bertrand Kuhn, Lorenzo Canova
  • Patent number: 10424329
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium includes a substrate, a seed layer, an under layer, and a perpendicular recording layer having a granular structure. (Ms·??1.5(1?Rs)0.33), Ms, and ? satisfy (Ms·?·?1.5(1?Rs)0.33)?0.1 [?·emu·(mm)?1.5], Ms?450 [emu/cc], and ??1.2. In the above formulas, Ms indicates a saturated magnetization amount, ? indicates the gradient of a M-H loop around a coercive force Hc, ? indicates the thickness of the perpendicular recording layer, and Rs indicates a squareness ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Tachibana, Noboru Sekiguchi, Tomoe Ozaki
  • Patent number: 10401911
    Abstract: According to one example, a ceramic housing for an electronic device includes a surface and an elastomer, where the elastomer covers from ten percent to eighty-five percent of a total surface area of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kuan-Ting Wu, Chi Hao Chang, Cheng-Feng Liao
  • Patent number: 10403810
    Abstract: A magnetic artificial honeycomb lattice comprising a multiplicity of connecting elements separated by hexagonal cylindrical pores, wherein: (a) the hexagonal cylindrical pores: (i) have widths that are substantially uniform and an average width that is in a range of about 15 nm to about 20 nm; and (ii) are substantially equispaced and have an average center-to-center distance that is in a range of about 25 nm to about 35 nm; and (b) the connecting elements comprise a magnetic material layer, and the connecting elements have: (i) lengths that are substantially uniform and an average length that is in a range of about 10 nm to about 15 nm; (ii) widths that are substantially uniform and an average width that is in a range of about 4 nm to about 8 nm; and (iii) a thickness of the magnetic material layer that is substantially uniform and an average thickness that is in a range of about 2 nm to about 8 nm; and (c) the magnetic artificial honeycomb lattice has a surface area, disregarding the presence of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar Singh, Brock Summers, Ashutosh Dahal
  • Patent number: 10385196
    Abstract: The patent application discloses a polypropylene-plastomer-blend comprising ethylene-based plastomer, which—after conversion into final articles and exposing to surface modification like corona treatment, shows improved dyne retention behavior and improved dyne retention ratio over time. Further disclosed are final articles and a process how to provide compositions and final articles having improved dyne retention behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Johan Defoer, Willem De Wever, Sara Croonen
  • Patent number: 10373638
    Abstract: Hexagonal ferrite powder has an average particle size falling within a range of 10 nm to 50 nm, a switching field distribution SFD23° C. measured at a temperature of 23° C. that is less than or equal to 0.80, and a ratio of a switching field distribution SFD?190° C. that is measured at a temperature of ?190° C. to the SFD23° C. (SFD?190° C./SFD23° C.) that is greater than 0.80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hosoya, Masashi Shirata
  • Patent number: 10365417
    Abstract: A near-infrared cut filter has an absorption layer and a reflection layer and satisfies following requirements: average transmittance (R) of 620-750 nm is ?20%, average transmittance (G) of 495-570 nm is ?90%, and a ratio (R)/(G) is ?0.20; |T0(600-725)?T30(600-725)| is ?3%·nm where T0(600-725) is a transmittance integral value of 600-725 nm in a spectral transmittance curve (0°), and T30(600-725) is a transmittance integral value of 600-725 nm in a spectral transmittance curve (30°); wavelengths ?IRT(80), ?IRT(50), and ?IRT(20) where transmittance becomes 80%, 50%, and 20% respectively in 550-750 nm in the spectral transmittance curve (0°) normalized by maximum transmittance in 450-650 nm satisfy following formulae: 0??IRT(80)??T(80)?30 nm, 0??IRT(50)??T(50)?35 nm, and 0??IRT(20)??T(20)?37 nm where ?T(80), ?T(50), and ?T(20) are wavelengths on a long wavelength side where relative visibility of 0.8, 0.5 and 0.2 is exhibited in a relative visibility curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Takashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10356915
    Abstract: There is provided a copper foil provided with a carrier exhibiting a high peeling resistance against the developer in the photoresist developing process and achieving high stability of mechanical peel strength of the carrier. The copper foil provided with a carrier comprises a carrier; an interlayer disposed on the carrier, the interlayer having a first surface adjacent to the carrier and containing 1.0 atom % or more of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Ti, Cr, Mo, Mn, W and Ni and a second surface remote from the carrier and containing 30 atom % or more of Cu; a release layer disposed on the interlayer; and an extremely-thin copper layer disposed on the release layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10351960
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a galvanized steel sheet that includes an oxide layer forming step of bringing a galvanized steel sheet into contact with an acidic solution containing sulfate ions, then holding the galvanized steel sheet in contact for 1 to 60 seconds, and then washing the galvanized steel sheet with water; and a neutralization treatment step of holding a surface of an oxide layer, which has been formed in the oxide layer forming step, in contact with an alkaline aqueous solution for 0.5 seconds or longer, and then performing washing with water and drying. The alkaline aqueous solution contains 0.1 g/L or more of carbonate ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Hoshino, Shoichiro Taira, Masayasu Nagoshi, Kazutoshi Hanada
  • Patent number: 10342913
    Abstract: A cannula for moving fluids between a pump and the circulatory system of a patient. The cannula includes a liner having an intermediate portion between a proximal portion and a distal portion, and a lumen extending between the proximal and distal portions. At least the intermediate portion of the liner is constructed from a tissue in-growth material for supporting the growth of endothelial cells. A jacket surrounds at least part of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CircuLite, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Farnan, Oliver Marseille
  • Patent number: 10310150
    Abstract: There are provided a near-infrared cut filter having a sufficient near-infrared blocking property and being capable of reducing or preventing, in a solid-state imaging device using the near-infrared cut filter, occurrence of a phenomenon that an object which did not exist on the original subject appears in a taken image, and also a highly sensitive solid-state imaging device having the near-infrared cut filter. A near-infrared cut filter includes a stack having a near-infrared absorbing glass substrate and a near-infrared absorbing layer containing a near-infrared absorbing dye and a transparent resin on at least one main surface of the near-infrared absorbing glass substrate, and a dielectric multilayer film formed on at least one main surface of the stack, wherein maximum transmittance at an incident angle of 31 to 60 degrees with respect to light with a wavelength of from 775 to 900 nm is 50% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Sugiyama, Katsumasa Hosoi, Atsushi Komori, Yoshiharu Ooi, Makoto Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10301713
    Abstract: There is provided a thermal spray powder for forming an abradable thermal spray coating. The thermal spray powder includes NiCr alloy particles and synthetic mica particles. The synthetic mica particles are contained at 40 volume % or less with respect to a total volume of the thermal spray powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritaka Miyamoto, Masahiro Kurase, Toshio Hotta, Mototsugu Koyama, Eisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10301530
    Abstract: In some aspects, the present invention relates generally to self-release compositions and methods useful for the removal or prevention of mineral scaling and, more particularly, to surface coatings and surface treatments that resist, prevent, or aid in removal of mineral scaling. In some aspects, the self-release coating includes a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane and a thermoplastic or an additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Andrew Guenthner, Jeffrey Alston, Peter H. Boyd, Joseph M. Mabry, Timothy W. Rost
  • Patent number: 10296049
    Abstract: A chassis defines a system housing that houses a processing system and a display system. A chassis wall provided on the chassis includes a first carbon fiber layer that provides an outer surface of the chassis that is located opposite the chassis wall from the housing and a ceramic layer that is bonded to the first carbon fiber layer and located opposite the first carbon fiber layer from the outer surface. The ceramic layer provides additional stiffness to the chassis wall to resist deflection of the chassis wall into at least one of the display system and the processing system in response to a force. The chassis wall may include a second carbon fiber layer that is bonded to the ceramic layer and located opposite the ceramic layer from the first carbon fiber layer to provide an inner surface of the chassis wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jason S. Morrison, Kevin L. Kamphuis
  • Patent number: 10287670
    Abstract: A low friction top coat over a multilayer metal/ceramic bondcoat provides a conductive substrate, such as a rotary tool, with wear resistance and corrosion resistance. The top coat further provides low friction and anti-stickiness as well as high compressive stress. The high compressive stress provided by the top coat protects against degradation of the tool due to abrasion and torsional and cyclic fatigue. Substrate temperature is strictly controlled during the coating process to preserve the bulk properties of the substrate and the coating. The described coating process is particularly useful when applied to shape memory alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: G & H Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Gorokhovsky, Brad B. Heckerman, Yuhang Cheng