Monolayer With Structurally Defined Element Patents (Class 428/338)
  • Patent number: 11898072
    Abstract: A method for preparing a fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystal material. At least one semiconductor nanocrystal precursor is uniformly mixed with a micro/mesoporous material to form a mixture. The mixture is calcined under a temperature higher than or equal to a collapse temperature of the micro/mesoporous material to obtain the fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystal material. This application also provides a fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystal material prepared through the method, and applications thereof in the manufacture of a light-emitting diode device and a color conversion display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Liang Li, Qinggang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11890822
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a cylindrical composite component comprises includes producing a fibrous texture in the form of a strip by three-dimensional or multi-layer weaving, winding the fibrous texture on several superimposed lathes on a mandrel with a profile corresponding to that of the component to be manufactured so as to form a fibrous preform, densifying the fibrous preform by a matrix. When the fibrous texture is wound on the mandrel, a web including a fugitive material filled with carbon nanotubes is interposed between the adjacent turns of the fibrous texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Didier Fromonteil, Laurent Jean Baptiste Baroumes, Hervé Grelin
  • Patent number: 11873258
    Abstract: A process of forming a Si-containing ceramic comprises forming a Si-based polymeric composition. The process includes neutralizing a charge of said Si-based polymeric composition. The process includes adding thermal energy under a controlled atmosphere to the Si-based polymeric composition. A turbine engine component comprises an airfoil and the airfoil comprises a Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: RTX Corporation
    Inventor: Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11840774
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a one-step chitosan fiber spinning device, including a stand; a stock solution tank, a coagulating bath, a plasticizing stretch bath, a water washing basin, a drying mechanism and a winding mechanism; a front end of a water conveying pipe is fixed on an inner wall of a front end of the water washing basin; a bearing at a front end of a mounting sleeve is mounted on the inner wall of the front end of the water washing basin; activity slots are formed in outer ends of mounting plates; a control head is fixed at an outer end of a control head seat; one end of a two-shaft motor is connected with a gear; a water tank is mounted at a top of a rear end of the water conveying pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: WENZHOU JIAYUAN BIOTECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
    Inventors: Liang Lin, Xinxu Yan, Rui Han, Peng Guo
  • Patent number: 11833724
    Abstract: A process for injection molded microcellular foaming various flexible foam compositions from biodegradable and industrially compostable bio-derived thermoplastic resins for use in, for example, footwear components, seating components, protective gear components, and watersport accessories wherein a process of manufacturing includes the steps of: producing a suitable thermoplastic biopolymer or biopolymer blend; injection molding the thermoplastic biopolymer or biopolymer blend into a suitable mold shape with inert nitrogen gas; controlling the polymer melt, pressure, temperature, and time such that a desirable flexible foam is formed; and utilizing gas counterpressure in the injection molding process to ensure the optimal foam structure with the least amount of cosmetic defects and little to no plastic skin on the outside of the foamed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: O2 Partners, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Falken
  • Patent number: 11820050
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a bicycle component having a component body formed at least partially of a fibrous composite material in a shaping mold. A shaping area of the shaping mold which serves to shape an outer section of the component body is provided with at least one intended surface roughness. At the same time, an intentional surface roughness is provided for the outer section by means of the surface roughness of the shaping area during manufacture of the outer section, to inhibit surface imperfections of the shaped outer section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: DT SWISS INC.
    Inventors: Olivier Kiechl, Kevin Steiner
  • Patent number: 11814752
    Abstract: Described herein are nanofibers and methods for making nanofibers that include any one or more of (a) a non-homogeneous charge density; (b) a plurality of regions of high charge density; and/or (c) charged nanoparticles or chargeable nanoparticles. In one aspect, the present invention fulfills a need for filtration media that are capable of both high performance (e.g., removal of particle sizes between 0.1 and 0.5 ?m) with a low pressure drop, however the invention is not limited in this regard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Yong Lak Joo, Daehwan Cho, Alexander Naydich
  • Patent number: 11684404
    Abstract: A tapered fiber optoacoustic emitter includes a nanosecond laser configured to emit laser pulses and an optic fiber. The optic fiber includes a tip configured to guide the laser pulses. The tip has a coating including a diffusion layer and a thermal expansion layer, wherein the diffusion layer includes epoxy and zinc oxide nanoparticles configured to diffuse the light while restricting localized heating. The thermal expansion layer includes carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) configured to convert the laser pulses to generate ultrasound. The frequency of the ultrasound is tuned with a thickness of the diffusion layer and a CNT concentration of the expansion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Trustees of Boston University
    Inventors: Chen Yang, Ji-Xin Cheng, Nan Zheng, Yueming Li, Ying Jiang, Lu Lan, Linli Shi
  • Patent number: 11669018
    Abstract: A method including: simulating an image or characteristics thereof, using characteristics of a design layout and of a patterning process, determining deviations between the image or characteristics thereof and the design layout or characteristics thereof; aligning a metrology image obtained from a patterned substrate and the design layout based on the deviations, wherein the patterned substrate includes a pattern produced from the design layout using the patterning process; and determining a parameter of a patterned substrate from the metrology image aligned with the design layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventor: Te-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11655364
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a thermoplastic resin film excellent in impact resistance, formability and trimmability when forming a container, productivity, and the like, and a thermoplastic resin-coated metal sheet. [Solution] A thermoplastic resin film contains 70 to 97 wt % of a thermoplastic polyester resin component and 3 to 30 wt % of a polyolefin resin component. The polyolefin resin component contains one or more polyolefin resins selected from the group consisting of nonpolar polyolefin resins and polyolefin resins having ester-containing functional groups in side chains thereof. The polyolefin resin component is dispersed, in the thermoplastic polyester resin component, in a fibrous form having an average length of 5 to 300 ?m in a machine direction of the film, an average length of 0.2 to 5 ?m in a thickness direction of the film, and an aspect ratio of 8 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD., TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Takenaga, Kazuhiro Nishida, Satoshi Kawamura, Kousuke Sasaki, Shuhei Hiromori, Kenji Yanada, Mitsuhide Aihara
  • Patent number: 11636986
    Abstract: A supercondenser includes at least two electrodes separated by at least one separator having a polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) and at least one electrolyte, and relative production process. The supercondenser is flexible, biodegradable, and biocompatible, and can be made with reduced manufacturing costs and can be integrated, for example, in electronic devices that must be used inside biological organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: BIO-ON S.P.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Saettone, Mario Cifelli, Lorenzo Migliorini, Gianluca Generali, Tommaso Santaniello, Ilaria Monaco, Paolo Milani, Mauro Comes Franchini
  • Patent number: 11637349
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a substrate for lithium ion battery separators which has high adhesion to an inorganic particle layer, can be made thin and is excellent in tensile strength and cuttability and a lithium ion battery separator including the substrate for lithium ion battery separators. The substrate for lithium ion battery separators which contains heat-resistant fibers and synthetic resin short fibers contains fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml as the heat-resistant fibers and has a content of the fibrillated heat-resistant fibers having a modified freeness of not more than 300 ml of not less than 1.0 mass % to less than 5.0 mass % based on the total of all the fiber components contained in the substrate. The modified freeness is a value measured in accordance with JIS P8121-2:2012 except that an 80-mesh wire net having a wire diameter of 0.14 mm and an opening of 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshihiro Shigematsu, Tomohiro Sato, Makoto Kato
  • Patent number: 11623415
    Abstract: A resin bath device for wet winding provided herein includes a resin stirring bath and a resin impregnation bath, where a bottom of a side wall of the resin stirring bath is connected to the resin impregnation bath, two ingredient baths are provided at two ends of the resin stirring bath, and a stirring mechanism is arranged inside the resin stirring bath. A resin dipping roller is mounted at a middle of the resin impregnation bath where a pressure roller is mounted at tops of side walls; an electric heating coil is arranged inside a bottom wall of the resin impregnation bath, and an electric heating rod is arranged at an axis of the pressure roller; and wire guide rollers are mounted at two ends of the side wall of the resin impregnation bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Hefei University of Technology
    Inventors: Lei Zu, Shijun Chen, Qian Zhang, Guiming Zhang, Qiaoguo Wu, Xuewen Cao, Xianglong Wang, Pengcheng Wang, Ruixiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11603442
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin sheet which can be manufactured into a molded body exhibiting excellent appearance quality as well as exhibits both high moldability and strength and a manufacturing method of such a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin sheet. The present invention relates to a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic resin sheet which is a random laminated body of a tape-shaped unidirectional prepreg and contains spread reinforcement fibers and a polymer (a) and in which the polymer (a) is a polymer of at least a bisphenol A type epoxy compound represented by Formula (1): where n is an integer of 1 to 4 and a bisphenol compound selected from the group consisting of bisphenol A, bisphenol F, bisphenol S, bisphenol B, bisphenol E, and bisphenol P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignees: SUNCORONA ODA CO., LTD., KANAZAWA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Keisuke Sone, Masaki Kobayashi, Hirofumi Nishida, Kiyoshi Uzawa, Hisai Ueda
  • Patent number: 11585055
    Abstract: A high efficiency traffic sign includes a retroreflective film and a diffuser film. The retroreflective film is located between the body of the traffic sign and the diffuser film so as to form an indication face. The traffic sign is located higher than a road and the indication face faces coining vehicles on the road. A projection light source module is located on one side of the road and emits a light beam toward the traffic sign and the light beam covers the indication face. The light beam passes through the diffuser film and reaches retroreflective film. The light beam is then reflected and passes through the diffuser film again, the diffuser film changes the reflective path of the light beam which passes through the diffuser film to form a diversified light beam to allow the drivers of the coining vehicles on the road to see the traffic sign clearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: NATIONAL CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ching-Chern Sun, Sihi-Kang Lin, Chi-Shou Wu
  • Patent number: 11566813
    Abstract: An air-permeable cover includes a substrate having a plurality of holes. The substrate has a first surface on which one end of each of the plurality of holes is open, and the first surface has a plurality of first protruding portions. The plurality of first protruding portions is arranged in regions between the plurality of holes on the first surface in accordance with an arrangement of the plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryouichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11554349
    Abstract: A nanofiber membrane includes a polymer nanofiber; and an amphiphilic triblock copolymer bonded to the surface of the polymer nanofiber, the amphiphilic triblock copolymer includes a hydrophobic portion; hydrophilic portions positioned at both ends of the hydrophobic portion; and a low surface energy portion positioned at one end of each of the hydrophilic portions positioned at both ends of the hydrophobic portion, and the hydrophobic portion of the amphiphilic triblock copolymer is bonded to the surface of the polymer nanofiber and the hydrophilic portion and the low surface energy portion are exposed to the outside of the surface of the polymer nanofiber. The membrane simultaneously exhibits hydrophilicity, underwater oleophobicity, and low oil adhesion force, thus has surface segregation properties, and as a result, has an excellent oil permeate flux, exhibits antifouling properties, and can excellently separate oil in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hee Chul Choi, So Young Kim, Yejin Liang
  • Patent number: 11485108
    Abstract: A thermoplastic film which exhibits elastic-like behavior along at least one axis when stretched or elongated and then released. The thermoplastic film comprises a plurality of raised rib-like elements extending in a direction perpendicular to a main surface of the thermoplastic film. The thermoplastic film further includes a plurality of web areas positioned about the plurality of raised rib-like elements. The plurality of raised rib-like elements and plurality of web areas are arranged in a complex pattern. The complex pattern provides visual and tactile cues as the films are stretched or elongated. The complex pattern can cause the thermoplastic film to have a complex stretch profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Shaun T. Broering, Michael G. Borchardt, Ranyi Zhu, Jason R. Maxwell, Daniel Charles Peck, Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert T. Dorsey, Lehai Minh Pham Vu, Karen Denise McAffry
  • Patent number: 11479691
    Abstract: A process for preparing a polymeric membrane for materials used in crop production comprising: a) providing an aqueous dispersion of a polyurethane or polyurethane-urea elastomer comprising segments formed from the copolymer segment of Formula I A1-[Y1]n-L-[Y2]q-A2??Formula I wherein A1 is an end capping group; A2 is hydrogen or an end capping group; each [Y1]n and [Y2]q is independently selected from a polyether macrodiol, polycarbonate macrodiol, polyester macrodiol, and wherein at least one of [Y1]n and [Y2]q is a polyester macrodiol; L is a divalent linking compound independently selected from urethane, urea, carbonate, ester, and phosphonate; n is an integer of 2 to 50; q is an integer of 2 to 50; and b) spraying the aqueous dispersion onto materials to be used in crop production to form a polymeric membrane on the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventor: Raju Adhikari
  • Patent number: 11413799
    Abstract: A process for injection molded microcellular foaming various flexible foam compositions from biodegradable and industrially compostable bio-derived thermoplastic resins for use in, for example, footwear components, seating components, protective gear components, and watersport accessories wherein a process of manufacturing includes the steps of: producing a suitable thermoplastic biopolymer or biopolymer blend; injection molding the thermoplastic biopolymer or biopolymer blend into a suitable mold shape with inert nitrogen gas; controlling the polymer melt, pressure, temperature, and time such that a desirable flexible foam is formed; and utilizing gas counterpressure in the injection molding process to ensure the optimal foam structure with the least amount of cosmetic defects and little to no plastic skin on the outside of the foamed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: O2 Partners, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Falken
  • Patent number: 11186721
    Abstract: A process for treatment of nanoparticles of mineral filler for obtaining processed nanoparticles for use in polymerization in the presence of nanoparticles which includes the steps of (a) drying a mineral filler with an inert gas to remove catalyst poisons; (b) mixing the mineral filler dried obtained in step (a) with a swelling agent in a liquid state or near a critical state or in the supercritical state; (c) subjecting the swelling agent of the mixture obtained in step (b) to an endoenthalpic or isoentalphic phase change by altering the conditions of the temperature and/or pressure; (d) subjecting the nanoparticles of the mixture obtained in step (c) to contact of scavenging agent to react with catalyst poisons; then the mixture obtained in step (d) can be dried in a step (e) with an inert gas to remove sub-products from scavenging agent and catalyst poisons to obtain the treated nanoparticles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Braskem S.A.
    Inventors: Dihogenes Adriano Pozzer, Olavo Martins Junior, Alessandra Coelho Silva Lucas, Fernando Silveira
  • Patent number: 10886423
    Abstract: A system is provided that integrates an autonomous energy harvesting capacity in buildings in an aesthetically neutral manner. A unique set of structural features combine to implement a hidden energy harvesting system on a surface of the building to provide electrical power to the building, and/or to electrically-powered devices in the building. Color-matched, image-matched and/or texture-matched optical layers are formed over energy harvesting components, including photovoltaic energy collecting components. Optical layers are tuned to scatter selectable wavelengths of electromagnetic energy back in an incident direction while allowing remaining wavelengths of electromagnetic energy to pass through the layers to the energy collecting components below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10886873
    Abstract: A method is provided that integrates an autonomous energy harvesting capacity in buildings in an aesthetically neutral manner. A unique set of structural features combine to implement a hidden energy harvesting system on a surface of the building to provide electrical power to the building, and/or to electrically-powered devices in the building. Color-matched, image-matched and/or texture-matched optical layers are formed over energy harvesting components, including photovoltaic energy collecting components. Optical layers are tuned to scatter selectable wavelengths of electromagnetic energy back in an incident direction while allowing remaining wavelengths of electromagnetic energy to pass through the layers to the energy collecting components below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10563160
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue scaffolds, methods of generating such scaffolds, and methods of use of such scaffolds to generate aligned and functional tissues for use in methods including regenerative medicine, wound repair, and transplantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Jeffrey Schwartz, Jean E. Schwarzbauer, Casey M. Jones, Patrick E. Donnelly, Stephen B. Bandini, Shivani Singh
  • Patent number: 10525684
    Abstract: A system is provided that integrates an autonomous energy harvesting capacity in a mobile device in an aesthetically neutral manner. A unique set of structural features combine to implement a hidden energy harvesting system on a surface of the mobile device body structure or casing to provide electrical power to the mobile device, and/or to individually electrically-powered components in the mobile device. Color-matched, image-matched and/or texture-matched optical layers are formed over energy harvesting components, including photovoltaic energy collecting components. Optical layers are tuned to scatter selectable wavelengths of electromagnetic energy back in an incident direction while allowing remaining wavelengths of electromagnetic energy to pass through the layers to the energy collecting components below. The layers appear opaque when observed from a light incident side, while allowing at least 50%, and as much as 80+%, of the energy impinging on the energy or incident side to pass through the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10529871
    Abstract: A system is provided that integrates an autonomous energy harvesting capacity in vehicles in an aesthetically neutral manner. A unique set of structural features combine to implement a hidden energy harvesting system on a surface of the vehicle to provide electrical power to the vehicle, and/or to electrically-powered devices in the vehicle. Color-matched, image-matched and/or texture-matched optical layers are formed over energy harvesting components, including photovoltaic energy collecting components. Optical layers are tuned to scatter selectable wavelengths of electromagnetic energy back in an incident direction while allowing remaining wavelengths of electromagnetic energy to pass through the layers to the energy collecting components below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Face International Corporation
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10461241
    Abstract: This invention is a method for manufacturing a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped single crystal containing sodium niobate of a perovskite structure as the main component, and the method includes a process of heating a mixture 1 of bismuth sodium niobate which is formed from particles containing a plurality of crystals represented by General Formula (1): Bi2.5Nam?1.5NbmO3m+3 (m is an integer of 2 or more) and in which an average value ma of the m values is larger than 6 and sodium containing alkali metal halide at 1200° C. or more and 1250° C. or less to obtain a rectangular parallelepiped-shaped single crystal containing sodium niobate as the main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Watanabe, Shunsuke Murakami, Makoto Kubota
  • Patent number: 10279537
    Abstract: Methods of enhancing one or more physical properties of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction and/or transverse direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges. Incrementally stretched thermoplastic films can have a machine-direction tear resistance that is approximately equal to or greater than the machine-direction tear resistance of the film prior to stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael Borchardt
  • Patent number: 10159926
    Abstract: A tunable nanofiber filter device can include a filter housing defining an interior space, the housing having defined therein and inlet and an outlet, each in fluid communication with the interior space, and a plurality of filter laminas disposed within the interior space, each filter lamina including an upper surface, a lower surface, and an aperture defined therethrough. The plurality of filter laminas can be arranged in a stack wherein the opposing surfaces of adjacent filter laminas define a portion of an interlaminar flow space extending between the opposing surfaces. The flow space can be in fluid communication with the apertures of corresponding adjacent filter laminas to form a continuous flow passage extending through the lamina stack from the inlet to the outlet. An array nanofibers can extend into the flow passage from a portion of each filter lamina such that a fluid flowed through the flow passage flows across a portion of said array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ultra Small Fibers, LLC
    Inventors: William Hudson Hofmeister, Robert A. Van Wyk, Keith Allen Holloway
  • Patent number: 9529006
    Abstract: The method for direct detection of lipid binding agents in membrane includes dissolving a lipid in an organic solvent in a container; evaporating off the organic solvent to create a lipid film on the inside wall of the container; adding a buffer solution; adding a known volume of a membrane active agent to the buffer solution; incubating the solution in the dark for a period of time; removing the buffer solution from the container to provide a solution of sample A; washing the container with a buffer solution; adding an organic solvent while stirring the container to dissolve the lipid film to create a homogenous solution B; and measuring the absorbance of the samples A and B by absorption spectroscopy. The method may further include developing a universal probability function to test and quantify a membrane-based cytotoxicity of general drug candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Md. Ashrafuzzaman, Chih-Yuan Tseng
  • Patent number: 9346986
    Abstract: An adhesive film, an adhesive composition for the same, and a display apparatus including the same. The adhesive film includes a urethane functional group, has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of about 30° C. or less, a loss modulus of about 4×104 dyn/cm2 to about 8×104 dyn/cm2 upon frequency sweep testing under conditions of a strain of 3%, 60° C. and 1 rad/s, and tan ? of about 0.2 to 0.55 upon frequency sweep testing under conditions of a strain of 3%, 60° C. and 1 rad/s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Lee June Kim, Ki Yong Kim, Jee Hee Kim, Chan Woo Kim, Sung Hyun Mun, Ik Hwan Cho, In Cheon Han
  • Patent number: 9072682
    Abstract: A drug-containing patch allows transdermal administration of a drug. The patch features a hydrophobic reservoir containing the drug, where the reservoir has a first surface and a second surface. A drug-impermeable backing overlies the first surface of the reservoir. A release sheet may overlie the second surface of the reservoir. The hydrophobic reservoir contains a drug and a hydrophobic matrix, where the hydrophobic matrix includes a hydrophobic filler in an amount which is effective to adsorb said drug; and a mixture of polyisobutylene and mineral oil. The hydrophobic matrix may contain hydrophobic colloidal silica as the hydrophobic filler. The hydrophobic reservoir layer may serve as a skin-contacting adhesive layer. Alternatively, a release-controlling adhesive layer may serve as the skin-contacting adhesive layer. The release-controlling adhesive layer may contain hydrophobic colloidal silica and a mixture of polyisobutylene and mineral oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventors: Arunprasad Sivaraman, Tyler D. Simmons, Gregory T. Fieldson, Adam C. Sorensen, Jeffrey E. Cortopassi
  • Publication number: 20150144979
    Abstract: A nanostructure layer includes a number of nanostructures, wherein the number of nanostructures are aligned along a number of straight lines, a size of each of the number of nanostructures ranges from about 20 nanometers to about 100 nanometers, a distance between adjacent two nanostructures ranges from about 10 nanometers to about 300 nanometers, and each of the number of nanostructures includes a core and a shell coated on the core. A light emitting diode with the nanostructure layer is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: YUAN-HAO JIN, QUN-QING LI, SHOU-SHAN FAN
  • Publication number: 20150147562
    Abstract: A material contains open pores in which the channels and pores that are internally coated with at least one layer of phosphorus-containing alumina. Such material is formed by infiltrating a porous material one or more times with a non-colloidal, low-viscosity liquid coating precursor, drying, and curing the coating precursor to form a phosphorus-containing alumina layer within pores of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED THIN FILMS INC.
    Inventors: Sankar Sambasivan, Vikram Sharad Kaul, Francis Richard Chapman
  • Patent number: 9040842
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an improved mechanical adhesion of copper metallization to dielectric with partially cured epoxy fillers is presented. In this regard, a substrate build-up film is introduced having epoxy material and a plurality of epoxy microspheres, wherein an interior of the microspheres is not fully cured. Other embodiments are also disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Nalla, Omar Bchir, Houssam Jomaa
  • Publication number: 20150140326
    Abstract: A composition for treating cellulosic materials is provided. The composition comprises a dispersion of micronized additives. The dispersion comprises additive particles with diameters in the range of 0.001 to 25 microns. Also provided is a method for the application of the additive-containing composition to wood, as well as wood products which have been treated with the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Leach, Jun Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150118648
    Abstract: Disclosed is a ceramic sintered shaped body containing Y2O3-stabilized zirconia with a sintered density of at least 99% of the theoretical sintered density and having a mean grain size of <180 nm. The zirconia fraction of the sintered shaped body comprises tetragonal and cubic phases. Also disclosed is a process for the production of a ceramic sintered shaped body containing Y2O3-stabilized zirconia, which process comprises dispersion of a submicron powder and comminution of the dispersed submicron powder by means of grinding media having a diameter of less than or equal to 100 ?m to a particle size d95 of <0.42 ?m; shaping of the dispersion to form a body, and sintering of the body to form the sintered shaped body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Martina Johannes, Jens Schneider
  • Publication number: 20150111030
    Abstract: A process for producing a chemically strengthened glass is provided. The method for producing a chemically strengthened glass includes subjecting a phase-separated glass to an ion exchange treatment. A chemically strengthened glass which is obtained by the process and a phase-separated glass which has been subjected to the ion exchange treatment are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Junko MIYASAKA, Takahiro SAKAGAMI, Seiki OHARA, Kosho AKATSUKA, Manuel Diaz REYES, Kazutaka ONO, Hiroyuki HIJIYA
  • Publication number: 20150104638
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the production of mouldings reinforced with fibre ribbons and also to correspondingly reinforced mouldings. In addition, the invention relates to uses of the mouldings produced via the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas JELTSCH, Bernd HENKELMANN
  • Publication number: 20150099109
    Abstract: Block copolymers for use in block copolymer lithography, self-assembled films of the block copolymers and methods for polymerizing the block copolymers are provided. The block copolymers are characterized by high Flory-Huggins interaction parameters (?). The block copolymers can be polymerized from protected hydroxystyrene monomers or from tert-butyl styrene and 2-vinylpyridine monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Padma Gopalan, Daniel Patrick Sweat, Xiang Yu, Myungwoong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150099214
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a graphene hybrid composite (GHC). The GHC can be formed between specific nano carbon materials and graphene generated via pyrolysis of solid carbon sources. A Raman spectrum of the GHC can show a major 2D band at approximately 2650 cm?1, a minor D and G band at approximately 1350 cm?1 and approximately 1575 cm?1, and an intensity ratio of 2D band over D band and G band greater than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: DHKGRAPHENOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Nguyen C. Khe, Hieu Dinh, Dien Dinh
  • Patent number: 8980770
    Abstract: A composite material, the composite material comprising at least one prepreg, said prepreg comprising at least one polymeric resin and at least one fibrous reinforcement; and conducting particles dispersed in the polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: John L. Cawse, Martin Simmons, George Green
  • Patent number: 8980771
    Abstract: A composite material, the composite material comprising at least one prepreg, said prepreg comprising at least one polymeric resin and at least one fibrous reinforcement; and conducting particles dispersed in the polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: John L. Cawse, Martin Simmons, George Green
  • Publication number: 20150072139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a release film used by being interposed between a molding material and a mold when the molding material is compression molded using the mold in order to form a sealing material or reflective frame material for an optical semiconductor element, or a lens, wherein the release film comprises a silicone-based cured product layer (2) on at least a surface in contact with the molding material; as well as a compression molding method that uses the film; and a compression molding apparatus that uses the film. The release film for the compression molding of molding materials has good workability and has good releasability, and thereby, a compression molding method with which compression molding with good efficiency is possible and a compression molding apparatus with which molding with good efficiency is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Morita, Shin Yoshida, Syuji Endo
  • Publication number: 20150044455
    Abstract: There is provided a random mat including carbon fibers and a matrix resin, wherein the carbon fibers in the random mat have an average fiber length in a range of 3 mm to 100 mm, a fiber areal weight of the carbon fibers is 25 to 10,000 g/m2, the carbon fibers include a specific carbon fiber bundles having a specific opening degree in a specific amount per the total carbon fibers, and the specific carbon fiber bundles with a thickness of 100 ?m or more are included in a ratio of less than 3% of the number of the total specific carbon fiber bundles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuhei Konagai, Katsuyuki Hagihara, Takeshi Naito, Naoaki Sonoda
  • Publication number: 20150041546
    Abstract: High density metal or mineral particles, sized to be less than 10 microns, are compounded into a base plastic layer to form a compounded composite layer used to form the core layer of the card, any layer of the card or the entire card. The amount of high density particles compounded into the plastic layer is controlled so the card: (a) is at least twice as heavy as any standard PVC card; (b) can be manufactured using standard current plastic card equipment and tooling. (c) is not brittle; and (d) is electrically non-conductive whereby it is not subject to electrostatic discharge properties. The card can include RFID functionality integrated into the card body. The compounded composite layer does not interfere with the integrity of the data communication between an RFID chip packaged in an antenna module and coupled with an embedded booster antenna, and a contactless reader or terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: JOHN HERSLOW, Bradley A. Paulson, David Finn
  • Publication number: 20150017392
    Abstract: A reflective film or article including a substrate, a smoothing layer adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the first major surface of the substrate, a tie layer having a first major surface adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the second major surface of the substrate, and a metallic layer adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the second major surface of the tie layer. The smoothing layer includes poly(methyl methacrylate) and a first block copolymer having at least two endblock polymeric units and at least one midblock polymeric unit derived from first and second monoethylenically unsaturated monomers selected from a methacrylate, acrylate, vinyl ester, or combination thereof, respectively, each endblock having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 50° C., and each endblock having a Tg no greater than 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: 3INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajesh K. Katare, Timothy J. Hebrink, Mark B. O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20150017433
    Abstract: The present disclosure explores and fabricates coupled plasmonic nanoparticles of gold (Au), silver (Ag), or aluminum (Al) onto nanorods or nanowires of zinc telluride (ZnTe), silicon (Si), germanium (Ge), or other semiconductor materials. Full-wave simulation is performed to obtain an optimum design for maximum light absorption. The nanorods, after being coated with a shell to form a p-n junction, or being imparted with a radial junction, are of interest for enhanced light harvesting in solar cells, for example. The fabrication method of such arrays is described. Modeling of the spectral properties using equivalent circuit theory is implemented to predict fabrication results and provide an intuitive approach regarding the design of these optical metamaterials with predetermined properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: The University Of North Carolina At Charlotte
    Inventors: Hossein ALISAFAEE, Michael Anthony Fiddy
  • Publication number: 20140363665
    Abstract: The invention provides novel pervious composite materials that possess excellent physical and performance characteristics of conventional pervious concretes, and methods of production and uses thereof. These composite materials can be readily produced from widely available, low cost raw materials by a process suitable for large-scale production with improved energy consumption, desirable carbon footprint and minimal environmental impact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: John Kuppler, Devin Patten, Deepak Ravikumar, Omkar Deo, Vahit Atakan
  • Publication number: 20140349067
    Abstract: A thermally conductive sheet has cut surfaces with low surface roughness and hence shows reduced thermal resistance at the interfaces, and high thermal conductivity in the thickness direction. Thus, the thermally conductive sheet can be interposed between any of various heat sources and a radiation member. The process for producing the thermally conductive sheet includes at least: an extrusion molding step in which a thermally conductive composition containing a polymer, an anisotropic thermally conductive filler, and a filler is extruded with an extruder to thereby mold an extrusion-molded product in which the anisotropic thermally conductive filler has been oriented along the extrusion direction; a curing step in which the extrusion-molded product is cured to obtain a cured object; and a slicing step in which the cured object is sliced into a given thickness with an ultrasonic cutter in the direction perpendicular to the extrusion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki USUI, Keisuke ARAMAKI