Adhesive Outermost Layer Patents (Class 428/343)
  • Patent number: 10695235
    Abstract: An aesthetically pleasing elastic film with three-dimensional characteristics is provided. In one embodiment, a two-dimensional ink structure is printed onto an elastic film, which is then activated, for example, by heat, which transforms the two-dimensional ink structure into a three-dimensional ink structure on one or more outer surfaces of the film. The location and amount of ink applied can be selectively controlled so that the film has the desired hand feel without sacrificing the elastic properties of the film. Further the printing and activating of the ink can be controlled to increase the tear resistance of the film or to conversely allow the film to tear or rip at desired locations on demand. In another embodiment, the elastic film can be laminated to a facing to form a laminate, where the outer surface of the film that is not in contact with the facing contains the three-dimensional ink structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Oomman P. Thomas, Simon K. Poruthoor, Charles Morell
  • Patent number: 10697072
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a photoelectrode including a catalyst retaining layer, a method of preparing the same, and a photoelectrochemical cell including the photoelectrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Byungha Shin, Bonhyeong Koo, Segi Byun
  • Patent number: 10696075
    Abstract: A film media kit includes a first part and a second part. The first part is a first transparent film element having a first film having front side and back sides, wherein the front side is a high gloss smooth surface and wherein the back side supports an image-receiving layer for receiving a mirror-reflected reversed image printed on top of the image-receiving layer. The second part includes a second transparent film element having a second film having front and back sides, wherein the front side supports an adhesion layer and the back side supports a light diffusion layer. The second part also includes a third film element having a third film/paper having front and back sides, wherein the back side supports an anti-block layer. A method of manufacturing the film media kit and a film media for both front-lit and back-lit viewing are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhou, Francois K. Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10689513
    Abstract: A composition for preparing an article including a polyimide or poly(imide-amide) copolymer, the composition including (1) a solution including at least one of (i) a polymer including at least one selected from a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 and a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 2; and (ii) a copolymer including at least one selected from a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 and a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 2, and a structural unit represented by Chemical Formula 3, and (2) a metallic salt soluble in the solution of the polymer and/or the copolymer, wherein the metallic salt is a salt of a metal selected from a Group 1 element, a Group 11 element, a Group 13 element, and a Group 14 element: wherein in Chemical Formulae 1 to 3, A, B, D, and E are the same as defined in the detailed description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chanjae Ahn, Sungwon Choi, Byunghee Sohn, A Ra Jo, Kyeong-sik Ju, Sang Soo Jee, Hongkyoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10692845
    Abstract: A method for arraying micro-LED chips is disclosed. The method includes preparing a chip carrier formed with a plurality of chip pockets whose internal pressure is reduced through a plurality of suction holes, capturing the micro-LED chips in the corresponding chip pockets such that the micro-LED chips are in close contact with the bottoms of the chip pockets, and placing the micro-LED chips captured in the chip pockets on a base body. Each of the chip pockets includes a slope through which an inlet having a larger width than the bottom is connected to the bottom. The distances between the centers of the adjacent micro-LED chips placed on the base body are the same as those between the centers of the corresponding chip pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Juok Seo, Bogyun Kim, Gunha Kim, Jugyeong Mun
  • Patent number: 10688730
    Abstract: A process for forming a construction composite, the process comprising (i) providing a construction article having an adhesive coating layer of a curable pressure-sensitive adhesive; and (ii) subjecting the curable pressure-sensitive adhesive to UV radiation, where the amount of UV radiation imparted to the upper surface of the adhesive coating layer is from about 75 to about 125 millijoule/cm2, and where at least 60% of the radiation rays contributing to this power have an intensity of at least 200 milliWatts/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jiansheng Tang, Carl Watkins, Charles Harville, Mark Wood, Joseph Carr
  • Patent number: 10683617
    Abstract: A wall covering, a method of producing it and a method of covering a wall. The wall covering comprises a planar substrate, such as a nonwoven base substrate, having a front, and a back facing opposite the front. There is a barrier layer on the back of the substrate and an adhesive layer superimposed on the barrier layer. The adhesive layer comprises a first polymer component, a second polymer component, the first polymer component being a non crosslinked polymer and said second polymer component being a crosslinked polymer exhibiting properties of superabsorbency. The adhesive exhibits when exposed to water, a strength sufficient for binding to a wall substrate and a glide resistance low enough for allowing repositioning of the wall cover by sliding the wallcover on the wall without having to lift it up over a period of time of at least 5 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj
    Inventors: Douglas McKee Benton, Erkki Laiti, Hootan Farhat, Noah Tremblay, Madeline Vara, Xinhua Li, Olivier Schueller
  • Patent number: 10669455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive strip composed of at least three layers, comprising an inner layer F composed of a non-extensible film carrier, a layer SK1 composed of a self-adhesive composition arranged on one of the surfaces of the film carrier layer F and based on a vinylaromatic block copolymer composition foamed with microballoons, a layer SK2 composed of a self-adhesive composition arranged on the opposite surface of the film carrier layer F from the layer SK1 and based on a vinylaromatic block copolymer composition foamed with microballoons, where the mean diameter of the voids formed by the microballoons in the self-adhesive composition layers SK1 and SK2 is independently 20 to 60 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Anna Blazejewski, Axel Burmeister, Franciska Lohmann, Anika Petersen
  • Patent number: 10673030
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochemical cell packaging material with excellent electrolyte resistance. An electrochemical cell packaging material includes the following in a laminated structure: a substrate layer that, at a minimum, includes resin film; a protective layer that is arranged as the outermost layer and protects the substrate layer; a thermal adhesion layer that is arranged as the innermost layer and which includes thermal adhesion resin; and a barrier layer that includes metal foil and is arranged between the substrate layer and the thermal adhesion layer. The protective layer is formed of an epoxy resin that has bisphenol A or bisphenol F as an element in the backbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirohisa Akita, Masataka Okushita, Daisuke Watanabe, Kazuhiko Yokota
  • Patent number: 10661538
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a decorative sheet excellent in post-processability and usable for flame-retardant application. A decorative sheet (1) according to one aspect of the present invention includes a plurality of resin layers. At least one layer of the resin layers is formed of a uniaxially stretched resin sheet (3) or a biaxially stretched resin sheet (3) constituted of a thermoplastic resin composition. The thermoplastic resin composition is produced by adding an inorganic pigment vesicle to a polyolefin-based resin. The inorganic pigment vesicle is produced by including an inorganic pigment in a vesicle having a monolayer outer membrane. The uniaxially stretched resin sheet (3) and the biaxially stretched resin sheet (3) have a value of a dichroic ratio R of R?0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Miyamoto, Masamitsu Nagahama, Akira Sato, Masatoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10662655
    Abstract: A wall tile adapted to be molded from materials, including PVC composition material, and comprising: a planar top panel, which comprises an urethane stain shield, a second planar panel which comprises a first Polyvinyl chloride composition, a third planar panel which comprises a composite material having 3D printing on it, a Fourth planar panel which comprises a webbed fiberglass composition, a fifth planar panel which comprises a magnetic substrate, a sixth planar panel which comprises a second Polyvinyl chloride composition, and a seventh panel which comprises a self-adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Lee Wang
  • Patent number: 10647054
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional object is provided herein, which may be carried out by: (a) providing a carrier and a fill level, the carrier and the fill level having a build region therebetween; (b) filling the build region with a polymerizable liquid, the polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from the first component; the polymerizable liquid further comprising a Lewis acid or an oxidizable tin salt in an amount effective to accelerate the formation of the three-dimensional intermediate during the irradiating; and (c) irradiating the build region with light to form a solid polymer scaffold from the first component and also advancing the carrier away from the build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Xinyu Gu, Jason P. Rolland
  • Patent number: 10637086
    Abstract: A fuel-cell unit cell comprises an MEGA plate with a resin frame, and two separators. There is formed a gas manifold hole in an outer edge portion of the resin frame. There is provided a gas-flow-path forming portion with a recessed-and-protruded shape on the first surface of the resin frame for forming gas flow paths between the gas manifold hole and the first surface of the MEGA. There is also formed a fusion-bonding portion for surrounding a periphery of the gas manifold hole to cut off gas circulation between the gas manifold hole and the second surface of the MEGA and for bonding the resin frame and the second separator with each other, on the second surface of the resin frame so as to pass across a backside of the gas-flow-path forming portion. The fusion-bonding portion is formed from a first resin, and the gas-flow-path forming portion is formed from a second resin higher in melting point than the first resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sachio Okada, Takuya Kurihara, Fumishige Shizuku, Ryogo Murayama, Makoto Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10625463
    Abstract: A method is provided for making structured hybrid adhesive articles such as lightning strike protection sheets. In the embodiment for making lightning strike protection sheets, the method comprises the steps of: a) providing an adhesive article comprising: i) a base resin comprising an epoxy resin, ii) a first epoxy curative, and iii) a second epoxy curative; b) reacting the base resin with the first epoxy curative such that the first epoxy curative is substantially reacted with epoxy resin in the article and the second epoxy curative is substantially unreacted in the article; c) embossing the adhesive article with a relief pattern; d) depositing an electrically-conductive layer onto at least a portion of the embossed surface; and e) curing the adhesive article such that the second epoxy curative is substantially reacted with epoxy in the article. In some embodiments, the method additionally comprises a step of embedding a scrim in the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry S. Hebert, Dmitriy Salnikov
  • Patent number: 10551572
    Abstract: A protective assembly method using a transparent layer within the fiber interconnect system aids in optical coupling by preventing an air gap from forming between the fiber cores within a connector. A fiber protection device made of a thin transparent film, which includes an adhesive layer, is applied over the fiber end-faces at the connector interface, the film having characteristics which allows it to conform to the fiber end and minimize coupling loss between fibers. According to one aspect, the film is part of a cartridge that provides structural support for the film to facilitate application of the fiber protection device. The film may be divided by perforate patterns that define one or more fiber protection devices formed by the film. The assembly method can include usage of an applicator base plate upon which the cartridge is mounted. According to another aspect, the film may be part of a single-use disposable pod for application of a single fiber protection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ultra Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles B. Kuznia, Man W. Wong
  • Patent number: 10546664
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a stretchable conductor that can be used to form a film having good repeated stretching durability, a garment-type election device that has a wire using the stretchable conductor, and a method for producing the same. Conductive particles, preferably silver particles, a predetermined quantity of a specific barium sulfate, and a flexible resin component are mixed together to obtain a stretchable conductor composition. A sheet made from the stretchable conductor composition thus obtained has a low initial conductivity, and a high conductivity retention rate when repeatedly stretched. By cutting the stretchable conductor composition into a predetermined shape and affixing the composition to fabric or the like that constitutes a garment, it is possible to achieve a garment-type device having electrical wiring with high stretchability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Yonekura, Satoshi Imahashi, Michihiko Irie, Takashi Kondo, Maki Kinami
  • Patent number: 10532586
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a printing template for use during an aqueous inkjet printing process in which ink is transferred onto a metal panel. The printing template includes a printable film having die cut area inside perimeter edge of its first layer, a generally flat metal panel having the same size as to that of the die cut area in the printable film, and a carrier having a recess which is sized and configured to encompass the shaped perimeter of the metal panel. The metal panel is secure within the die cut area and the recess in such a way that it is sandwiched between the printable film and the carrier during the printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Carter Noterman
  • Patent number: 10513828
    Abstract: A composition for sizing paper includes alkenylsuccinic anhydride (ASA) as the sizing agent and an emulsifier system of anionic emulsifiers and nonionic components, wherein the anionic emulsifiers are chosen from alkali metal salts of aliphatic carboxylic acids or aliphatic dicarboxylic acids and the nonionic components are chosen from polyethylene glycols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kemira Chemie Ges.mbH
    Inventors: Leo Schmid, Jürgen Sartori
  • Patent number: 10500302
    Abstract: Methods of improving the moisture vapor transmission rate of a pressure sensitive adhesive layer in a medical article with a miscible composition, as well as medical articles including the improved pressure sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David R. Holm, Dong-Wei Zhu
  • Patent number: 10497288
    Abstract: A label is constructed from a roll-fed label web. The label web includes a base ply that is selectively joined to a top ply by way of a bonding agent in selected locations between the plies. Cuts are provided through the top ply and the base ply where the bonding agent resides between the plies and in separate locations laterally along the plies such that a cut through the top ply does not align with a cut in the base ply. Sequential cuts are then provided at point of application, together through both the top ply and the base ply and the bonding agent. The sequential cuts are located where the bonding agent resides between the plies and in separate locations laterally along the plies such that the sequential cuts do not align with cuts in the top ply or with cuts in the base ply. Portions of the top ply and portions of the base ply are each defined by respective cuts in the top ply and base ply, and remain adhered to an overall structure of the roll-fed label web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: QUALITY ASSURED ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph D. Franko, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10487249
    Abstract: The adhesive composition according to the invention of the present application contains a block copolymer (a) having a block mainly comprising a vinyl aromatic monomer unit, a tackifier (b) and an oil (c), in which the block copolymer (a) contains a partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1), the partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) has a vinyl aromatic monomer unit and a conjugated diene monomer unit, the content of the vinyl aromatic monomer unit is 10 mass % or more and 19 mass % or less based on 100 mass % of the partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1), and the hydrogenation ratio of double bonds contained in the conjugated diene monomer unit in the partially hydrogenated block copolymer (a-1) is 15 mol % or more and less than 80 mol % based on the total (amount) of double bonds before hydrogenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Araki, Kosuke Nakatani, Shigeo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10480198
    Abstract: A wall tile adapted to be molded from materials, including PVC composition material, and comprising: a planar top panel, which comprises an urethane stain shield, a second planar panel which comprises a first Polyvinyl chloride composition, a third planar panel which comprises a composite material having 3D printing on it, a Fourth planar panel which comprises a webbed fiberglass composition, a fifth planar panel which comprises a magnetic substrate, a sixth planar panel which comprises a second Polyvinyl chloride composition, and a seventh panel which comprises a self-adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Lee Wang
  • Patent number: 10457805
    Abstract: A thermoplastic elastomer compound includes styrenic block copolymer and high softening point tackifier. The styrenic block copolymer has a Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature and the thermoplastic elastomer compound has a Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature. The Compound Tan Delta Peak Temperature is greater than the Copolymer Tan Delta Peak Temperature. The thermoplastic elastomer compound exhibits useful damping properties at or above room temperature while also advantageously possessing improved stability for processing and/or applications at high temperatures and upon exposure to weathering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventor: Jiren Gu
  • Patent number: 10458756
    Abstract: A flexible and malleable ballistic panel having an adhesive surface for bonding the ballistic shield to a substrate, the ballistic shield including a laminate of a plurality of ballistic-resistant layers comprising ballistic material, each the ballistic-resistant layer having a first inner surface and second outer surface, and a plurality of bonding layers comprising bonding butyl rubber material, each bonding layer having a first inner surface and second outer surface, at least one of the bonding layer being an inner-most layer of the laminate, and each ballistic-resistant layer having a bonding layer therebetween. The base layer of the ballistic shield is attached to the inner surface of the substrate to provide a reinforced substrate that improves the resistance to penetration of the reinforced substrate by a ballistic projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Scott R. Whitaker
  • Patent number: 10453732
    Abstract: A wafer laminate has an adhesive layer (3) sandwiched between a transparent substrate (1) and a water (2), with a circuit-forming surface of the wafer facing the adhesive layer. The adhesive layer (3) includes a first cured resin layer (3a) disposed adjacent the substrate and having light-shielding properties and a second cured resin layer (3b) disposed adjacent the wafer and comprising a cured product of a thermosetting resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yasuda, Michihiro Sugo, Hideto Kato
  • Patent number: 10370567
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot melt adhesive for high-speed coating and spiral coating at low temperature. The hot melt adhesive has excellent adhesion to polyethylene and nonwoven fabric, and is suitable for disposable products. The hot melt adhesive comprises: (A) a propylene homopolymer having a melting point of 100° C. or lower which is obtainable by polymerizing propylene using a metallocene catalyst; and (B) an ethylene-based copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Masahiro Moriguchi, Shigekazu Saito
  • Patent number: 10358535
    Abstract: A flexible sheet of aligned carbon nanotubes includes an array of aligned nanotubes in a free standing film form not adhered to the synthesis substrate, with a matrix infiltrated interstitially into the nanotube array with access to the nanotube tips from both the top and bottom. That is, the infiltrant is purposely limited from over-filling or coating one or both exterior top and/or bottom surfaces of the array, blocking access to the tips. A typical matrix is a polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Matthew Collins Weisenberger, John Davis Craddock
  • Patent number: 10350861
    Abstract: Described herein are laminate structures with enhanced sound-damping properties and mechanical properties. The laminates are composed of an interlayer structure disposed between a first glass substrate and a second glass substrate, wherein the interlayer is composed of a polymer layer designed such that sound attenuation or damping by the laminate is optimized. The laminates described herein may be used in vehicles or architectural panels. In one or more embodiments, the laminate may be disposed in an opening of a vehicle body. Where the vehicle body is an automobile, the laminate could be used as a windshield, a side window, sunroof or rear windshield. The body of some embodiments may include railcar body, or an airplane body. In other embodiments, the laminate may be used in architectural panels, which may include a window, an interior wall panel, a modular furniture panel, a backsplash, a cabinet panel, or an appliance panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael Edward DeRosa, Jennifer Lynn Lyon, James Robert Matthews, Michael Lesley Sorensen, Arlin Lee Weikel
  • Patent number: 10345934
    Abstract: A shield that is attachable to a touch sensitive screen is disclosed. The shield may be attached to the touch sensitive screen only at its outer peripheral portion. An air gap is enclosed between the shield and the touch sensitive screen to form a planar air bearing. The shield preferably does not touch the active area of the touch sensitive screen when the user is not touching the shield but only viewing the touch sensitive screen through the shield. This mitigates unwanted optical artifacts such as trapped air bubbles, Newton rings and chromatic interference while maintaining the sensitivity of the touch sensitive screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Racing Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen S. Wilson, Bart Wilson, Seth Wilson
  • Patent number: 10322548
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for splicing a web of packaging material, comprising: guiding the web of packaging material through a splicing device comprising one or more imaging devices, a slitter, and a sealing unit; acquiring a first set of images of one or more areas of the packaging material, storing the acquired first set of images, slitting the web of packaging material in one or more locations to form a tail end and a head end of a web of packaging material, aligning the head end and the tail end and superimpose one on the other in preparation for forming a splice, utilizing the imaging devices and the stored acquired first set of images to fine tune the alignment of the head end and the tail end, sealing the splice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas Pettersson, Peter Öhman
  • Patent number: 10317617
    Abstract: A display device and a method for preparing the same are disclosed. The display device includes a display panel and a backlight module. The backlight module is located below the display panel and includes a back plate, a first adhesive layer, a light emitting module and a reflector. The first adhesive layer is disposed on the back plate and the first adhesive layer includes a first area and a second area. The first area is adjacent to the second area. The light emitting module includes a light emitting unit and a print circuit board. The light emitting unit and the print circuit board are electrically connected, and the print circuit board is disposed in the first area of the first adhesive layer. A part of the reflector is disposed in the second area of the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Chiao Yang, Chia-Chun Yang, Chin-Cheng Kuo, Jia-Sin Li
  • Patent number: 10316444
    Abstract: The present invention provides an elastic network structure that has excellent cushioning properties and makes less sound when it is compressed and recovers its shape. A network structure including a three-dimensional random loop bonded structure obtained by forming random loops by curling treatment of a continuous linear structure comprising a thermoplastic resin, and by making each loop mutually contact in a molten state to weld the majority of contacted parts, wherein (a) the continuous linear structure is a hollow cross section, (b) the degree of hollowness of the hollow cross section is not less than 10% and not more than 50%, (c) the fiber diameter of the continuous linear structure is not less than 0.10 mm and not more than 0.65 mm, and (d) the number of bonded points per unit weight of the random loop bonded structure is not less than 200/g and less than 500/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wakui, Shinichi Kobuchi, Teruyuki Taninaka
  • Patent number: 10301075
    Abstract: A sealing patch for a polymeric bag includes a carrier, a pressure sensitive adhesive on the carrier and a heat-activated material on the pressure sensitive adhesive. A high-strength polymeric bag is formed from woven tapes and is coated with a polymer material. The sealing patch is positioned on the bag for sealing the bag. A method for sealing a high-strength polymeric bag with a sealing patch and a device for sealing a polymeric bag with a sealing patch are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Gurpreet Chhiber, Kevin A. Bruzzesi, Patricia Chidiac Maneri, Joseph E. Lininger, Timothy B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10283683
    Abstract: An LED filament contains: a light transmissive substrate, at least one LED chip, a first electrode pin, a second electrode pin, a light emitting layer, and a phosphor layer. The phosphor layer packages the at least one LED chip, and the first electrode pin and the second electrode pin expose outside the phosphor layer. The light emitting layer is made of electromagnetic wave material of different radiation waves, the at least one LED chip produces excitation light source to excite the phosphor layer to illumine lights, and a part of the excitation light source of the at least one LED chip excites the light emitting layer to illuminate the lights after passing through the substrate. The part of the excitation light source excites phosphors of the light emitting layer to illuminate the lights toward the LED filament or the light emitting layer absorbs visible lights converted from infrared lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BGT Materials Limited
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsin Chang, Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10281129
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode light bulb contains: a screw base, a transparent housing, at least one filament support, and at least one LED filament. The transparent housing includes an opening, and the screw base includes a positive terminal and a negative terminal. Each filament support includes two metal posts. Each LED filament includes a substrate, a first electrode pin, a second electrode pin, a thermal radiation film, at least one LED chip, a wire, and a fluorescent. The at least one LED chip is electrically connected with the first and second electrode pins, the first electrode pin is electrically connected with a first metal post, and the second electrode pin is electrically connected with a second metal post. The at least one LED filament and the at least one filament support are accommodated in the transparent housing, the screw base is housed into the opening, and the opening is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BGT Materials Limited
    Inventors: Chung-Ping Lai, Kuo-Hsin Chang
  • Patent number: 10272375
    Abstract: A fluid filter material configured to have a desirable efficiency at a low pressure drop is presently disclosed. The fluid filter material has a relatively open pleatable scrim comprised of a wet-laid or dry-laid material with natural and synthetic fibers. A layer of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene filaments have a first surface bonded with the pleatable scrim and the fluid filter material is pleatable and self-supporting. The natural fibers in the scrim may comprise cellulosic fibers, cotton, rayon, or other natural fibrous materials. The scrim may also comprise synthetic fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CLEAN AND SCIENCE COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung-Ju Choi
  • Patent number: 10247980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film capable of enhancing color purity and correcting brightness for a liquid crystal display device, and a liquid crystal display device comprising the same, and can provide a liquid crystal display device having enhanced color gamut and color purity by introducing, to the inside of an adhesive layer or a coating layer of the liquid crystal display device, a combination of an absorption dye for absorbing a specific wavelength band and a fluorescent dye absorbing a specific wavelength band and emitting light, thereby blocking unnecessary wavelengths except for RGB wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SKC HI-TECH & MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Youl Cho, Kyoo Choong Cho, Hyun Cheol Nam
  • Patent number: 10242923
    Abstract: Provided herein are mixed resin systems and the use thereof for wafer-level underfill (WAUF) for three-dimensional TSV packages. In one aspect, there are provided compositions comprising (1) an epoxy resin, (2) a maleimide, nadimide or itaconamide, (3) an acrylate and (4) a filler. In certain aspects, the epoxy resin is a siloxane-modified resin. In certain aspects, the invention relates to underfill films prepared from invention compositions. In certain aspects, the invention relates to articles comprising the underfill films described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: HENKEL IP & HOLDING GMBH, HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jie Bai, Qiaohong Huang, Hong Jiang, Youko Murata, Yusuke Horiguchi, YounSang Kim, Tadashi Takano
  • Patent number: 10219570
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is disclosed for mounting on a surface, the lighting apparatus includes a light emitting element plus a planar body having a first side and an opposing second side, the planar body is at least partially transparent, wherein the light emitting element is disposed within the planar body with the light emitting element being positioned between the first and second sides, wherein the light emitting element is visible from the second side. Also included in the lighting apparatus is an adhesive disposed on the first side, with the adhesive being affixed to the surface, the lighting apparatus is operational to enable the surface to have visibility from the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas H. Scott
  • Patent number: 10217384
    Abstract: Linerless labels are presented. A label includes a specific pattern or set of patterns of adhesive applied to one side of the label. The adhesive pattern(s) reduces contact between a cutter blade of a printer and the adhesive on the one side of the label. Moreover, the adhesive patterns reduce buildup of adhesive on the cutter blade and reduce buildup at specific locations on the cutter blade. That is, the adhesive patterns more evenly distribute adhesive buildup across the cutter blade. Consequently, the cutter blade can be used for a longer period of time before the cutter blade needs to be cleaned of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Joseph D Roth, Jody Brookshire
  • Patent number: 10196174
    Abstract: A pull-tab sealing member for a container providing a foamed polymer layer positioned within the sealing member for effective heat sealing to the container together with a lower laminate below a tab capable of tearing to provide a tamper evident structure below the tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Selig Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert William Thorstensen-Woll
  • Patent number: 10189043
    Abstract: A masking device for covering a masking area. The masking device includes a first member, a second member, and a third member. The masking device further includes a base defining a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface defines a continuous masking surface. The masking device further includes a pull tab extending away from the top surface of the base. The bottom surface includes an adhesive. The bottom surface is configured for removable attachment to the masking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Engineered Products and Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Lopez, Jr., Chad M. Cushman, Kissak Sarajian
  • Patent number: 10181271
    Abstract: A foldunder label includes a first label sheet with a top side and an opposing underside and a first label line of weakness defining a central region of the first label sheet; and a second label sheet comprising an upper side and an opposing lower side and a second label line of weakness defining a central portion of the second label sheet; and a carrier material with a first section and a second section separated by a line of demarcation, a first section line of weakness underlying the first label, and a second section line of weakness underlying the second label, wherein the underside of the first label sheet is removably adhered to the first section and the lower side of the second label sheet is removably adhered to the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Tag & Label, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Paul Valenti, Jr., Carl Opel, Daniel Hedger
  • Patent number: 10177034
    Abstract: A wafer processing method including a protective plate attaching step of attaching a protective plate to the front side of a wafer, a support member providing step of providing a support member on the back side of the wafer, a protective plate cutting step of cutting the protective plate along an area corresponding to each division line formed on the front side of the wafer, thereby exposing each division line, and a plasma etching step of performing plasma etching through the protective plate to each division line of the wafer, thereby etching each division line to divide the wafer into individual device chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10174197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spandex fiber and a method for manufacturing the same that is capable of providing excellent adhesive characteristics, by means of a hot melt adhesive, between the spandex fiber and a polypropylene nonwoven fabric or a polyethylene film, during a diaper-manufacturing process. The method for manufacturing a spandex fiber comprises the steps of: preparing a polyurethane urea solution as a spinning solution; and dry-spinning the spinning solution to obtain the spandex fiber, where the polyurethane urea solution contains, with respect to the weight of the solid content, about 0.1 to 30 wt. % of an ethylene vinyl acetate monomer or polymer, or a derivative thereof, a C9 hydrocarbon-based resin monomer or polymer, or a derivative thereof, a C5 hydrocarbon-based resin monomer or polymer, or a derivative thereof, or a C5/C9 hydrocarbon-based resin monomer or copolymer, or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HYOSUNG CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyun Gee Chung, Yeon Soo Kang
  • Patent number: 10157554
    Abstract: An adhesive label includes a polymeric first film layer that is nonoriented and has a significant inherent shrinkage when heated above ambient temperature. The label is useful in various labeling applications and especially adhesive labeling of reusable and recyclable containers which require removal of the label during a washing process in a warm or hot washing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10155359
    Abstract: A flexible sheet of aligned carbon nanotubes includes an array of aligned nanotubes held in a polymer matrix material. The carbon nanotubes have an average length of between about 50 microns and about 500 microns. The polymer matrix has an average thickness of between about 10 microns and about 500 microns. The flexible sheet has a density of about 0.2 to about 1.0 g/cc and includes between about 98 to about 60 weight percent aligned carbon nanotubes and between about 2 and about 40 weight percent polymer. A tape of aligned carbon nanotubes, a method for producing a tape of aligned carbon nanotubes, a method of producing the flexible aligned carbon nanotube sheet material and a method of increasing unidirectional heat conduction from a work piece are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: The University of Kentucky Research Foundation
    Inventor: Matthew C. Weisenberger
  • Patent number: 10144846
    Abstract: The instant invention provides cross-linkable coating compositions, process for producing the same, and substrates coated therewith. The cross-linkable coating composition comprises: (a) polyaldehyde, or acetal or hemiacetal thereof; (b) an acid catalyst having pKa of less than 6; (c) a liquid media; (d) an acrylic polycarbamate comprising at least an average of 2.0 carbamate functional groups, wherein said polycarbamate has a glass transition (Tg) of less than 25° C.; and (e) one or more fillers having a pH in the range of equal to or less than 9 and/or one or more pigments having a pH in the range of equal to or less than 9, and/or one or more additives having a pH in the range of equal to or less than 9, wherein said composition has a curing temperature in the range of less than 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Dow Global Technologies LLC, Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Paul J. Popa, Ben W. Schaefer, John N. Argyropoulos, Kenneth E. Wohltmann, Sandra Hofmann, Daniel Haile, Yanxiang Li, Paul Foley
  • Patent number: 10130556
    Abstract: A skin stretching tape includes a first sheet member formed of a non-stretchable material, and having a first backside surface with an adhesive compound applied thereto; and a second sheet member formed of a stretchable material in a band shape, and having a second backside surface with an adhesive compound applied thereto. The first sheet member is attached to the second backside surface at one end portion of the second sheet member. The second sheet member has a length in a longitudinal direction thereof greater than twice of that of the first sheet member. The first sheet member may have a circular shape. Further, the second sheet member may have the length in the longitudinal direction thereof three times to five times of that of the first sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Makoto Fujita
  • Patent number: 10126169
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a microscope objective focused on a microscope field of view; a light source including a laser generating an astigmatic beam and optics configured to couple the astigmatic beam into the microscope objective to produce high aspect ratio illumination at the microscope field of view; and a data acquisition system configured to generate data pertaining to light emanating from the microscope field of view responsive to the high aspect ratio illumination. The apparatus may be a Raman spectroscopy system. The laser may be an edge emitting laser. The optics of the light source may include an aspherical lens arranged to compensate the astigmatism of the astigmatic beam. The optics of the light source may include a diffraction grating arranged respective to the laser to provide feedback reducing a spectral full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the astigmatic beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bradley B. Ross, Andrew P. Bartko