Surface Property Or Characteristic Of Web, Sheet Or Block Patents (Class 428/409)
  • Patent number: 10569509
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass enabling the laminated glass to have low transmittance for a light ray with a wavelength of 430 nm, and furthermore, being capable of achieving low excitation purity thereof. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a thermoplastic resin, at least one first compound selected from yellow color-based coloring matter and red color-based coloring matter and at least one second compound selected from blue color-based coloring matter and purple color-based coloring matter, the ratio of the amount of the first compound to the amount of the second compound is 0.5 or more, and each of the blue color-based coloring matter and the purple color-based coloring matter is a kind of coloring matter with a maximum absorption wavelength of 550 nm or more and 750 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuta Tsunoda, Yasuyuki Izu
  • Patent number: 10379645
    Abstract: A wiring body includes an adhesive layer and a conductor pattern bonded to the adhesive layer. A surface roughness of an adhesive surface in the conductor pattern bonded to the adhesive layer is rougher than a surface roughness of another surface, which is a surface of the conductor pattern except for the adhesive surface in the conductor pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Takaharu Hondo
  • Patent number: 10209544
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device, comprising: disposing a detachable layer on a rigid substrate, and fixing the flexible base on the rigid substrate by the detachable layer, wherein the detachable layer comprises a mesh layer and a plurality of mutually independent supporting parts disposed in meshes of the mesh layer; forming a functional layer on the flexible base to obtain a flexible substrate; separating the flexible substrate from the rigid substrate by applying an external force on the mesh layer. The present invention makes it easier for the flexible substrate to be stripped off after it is manufactured, improves the yield rate; moreover, the present invention has the process compatibility of ordinary production lines, and saves costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junwei Wang
  • Patent number: 10119567
    Abstract: A bearing comprises a resin matrix filled with fluoropolymer, graphite, and other discrete particles of an additive material that is attached to a backing material. A method for manufacturing a bearing comprises depositing to a backing material a fluid polymer bearing material comprised of a resin matrix filled with fluoropolymer, various fillers, and discrete particles of an additive to form a continuous consolidated bearing material, and curing the lining material to bond the lining material onto the backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GGB, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Hardgrave, Raphael Chantossel
  • Patent number: 9937527
    Abstract: A method for producing a flexible tubular member having a cross-linked coating includes oxidizing an outer surface of a flexible tubular substrate, disposing a first radiation curable pre-polymer formulation on the oxidized outer surface, exposing the first radiation curable pre-polymer formulation to radiation to produce a first cross-linked coating layer, disposing a second radiation curable pre-polymer formulation on the first cross-linked coating layer, and exposing the second radiation curable pre-polymer formulation to radiation to produce a second cross-linked coating layer. The substrate includes a cross-linked polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Uponor Innovation AB
    Inventors: Jan S. Ericsson, Luke J. Brickweg
  • Patent number: 9896374
    Abstract: To provide chemically tempered glass which is less likely to break even if scratched. Chemically tempered glass, which comprises, as represented by mole percentage based on the following oxides, from 56 to 72% of SiO2, from 8 to 20% of Al2O3, from 9 to 25% of Na2O, from 0 to 2% of K2O, and from 0 to 15% of MgO, and which has a surface compressive stress of at least 900 MPa and an internal tensile stress of at most 30 MPa. Glass for chemical tempering, which comprises, as represented by mole percentage based on the following oxides, from 56 to 69% of SiO2, from 8 to 16% of Al2O3, from 9 to 22% of Na2O, from 0 to 1% of K2O, from 5.5 to 14% of MgO, from 0 to 2% of ZrO2, and from 0 to 6% of B2O3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shusaku Akiba, Shigeki Sawamura, Suguru Murayama, Hiroyuki Ohkawa, Yusuke Kobayashi, Kazutaka Ono, Tetsuya Nakashima
  • Patent number: 9873106
    Abstract: A hydrophilic member that enables provision of favorable photocatalytic performance while enhancing water repellent agent resistance and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. A maintenance method for removing a water repellent agent adhering to a surface of a hydrophilic layer of a hydrophilic member, the water repellent agent having a cation property, is provided. A photocatalytic layer is formed on a base material. An intermediate layer is formed on the photocatalytic layer. A hydrophilic layer having an isoelectric point exceeding 7 is formed on the intermediate layer. The intermediate layer is a layer that causes the hydrophilic layer to be formed so as to have a low density compared to a case where the hydrophilic layer is formed directly on the photocatalytic layer under the same film forming condition. A water repellent agent adhering to a surface of the hydrophilic layer can effectively be removed using sodium bicarbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Momoko Takinami, Tomoaki Takinami, Masaaki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9720134
    Abstract: There is provided an optical laminate excellent in adhesiveness between a (meth)acrylic resin film (base material film) having low moisture permeability and a UV absorbing ability and a hard coat layer, and has suppressed interference unevenness. An optical laminate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a base material layer formed of a (meth)acrylic resin film; a hard coat layer formed by applying a composition for forming a hard coat layer to the (meth)acrylic resin film; and a penetration layer formed through penetration of the composition for forming a hard coat layer into the (meth)acrylic resin film, the penetration layer being placed between the base material layer and the hard coat layer, wherein the penetration layer has a thickness of 1.2 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shusaku Shibata, Katsunori Takada, Hiroyuki Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9653349
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) is disclosed. A substrate having a dielectric layer over it is provided. A block co-polymer (BCP) layer is deposited over the dielectric layer. The BCP layer is then annealed to form a first polymer nanostructures surrounded by a second polymer nanostructures over the dielectric layer. The second polymer nanostructure is selectively etched using the first polymer nanostructure as an etch mask to form a nano-block. The dielectric layer is selectively etched using the nano-block as an etch mask to form a nano-trench. The nano-trenched is sealed to form a nano-air-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsiung Tsai, Chieh-Han Wu, Chung-Ju Lee, Shau-Lin Shue
  • Patent number: 9623635
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chip through flooring material using a PLA resin, which is environmentally friendly by using the PLA resin and can realize the texture of natural wood and the unique fragrance of trees. According to the present invention, the chip through flooring material using the PLA resin includes: a chip through layer; and a surface treatment layer which is formed on a surface of the chip through layer, wherein the chip through layer includes the PLA resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Zhe Huang, Ji-Young Kim, Ki-Bong Park, Chang-Won Kang, Jun-Hyuk Kwon, Hyun-Jong Kwon, Sang-Sun Park, Jang-Ki Kim, Gyeong-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9607208
    Abstract: An image analysis apparatus that analyzes a skin condition from a video of the face of a subject captured with an imaging part includes a tracking part configured to track the amount of changes of multiple tracking points arranged in advance in an analysis region of the face based on a change in the expression of the face included in the video, and obtain the compression ratio of the skin in the analysis region based on the amount of changes, and a skin condition analysis part configured to analyze the skin condition of the subject based on the compression ratio obtained by the tracking part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SHISEIDO COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hara, Ichiro Iwai, Hiroyuki Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9439439
    Abstract: A transparent cover glass for applications such as, but not limited to, touch screen devices that embody antimicrobial properties that include s being antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. The antimicrobial glasses contain nanoparticles of Cu or Cu2O on the surface of the glass. The antimicrobial glasses can further have a fluorosilane coating or other coating on the surface to make the glasses easy-to-clean. Also, glass surfaces having an antibacterial or antimicrobial surfaces and a protective coating on the surface that do not inhibit the antibacterial or antimicrobial properties of the glass are described. The disclosure is further directed to methods of making such articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Joseph Francis Schroeder, III, Wageesha Senaratne, Florence Christine Monique Verrier, Ying Wei
  • Patent number: 9333623
    Abstract: A method for removing a layer made of a first material from a surface of a body made of a second material is disclosed. The body is subjected to a pressurized jet containing a blasting medium composed of particles, where the pressurized jet at least intermittently has an Almen intensity of at most 0.35 Almen A, preferably at most 0.3 Almen A and particularly preferably at most 0.25 Almen A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Pillhoefer, Johann Oettl, Markus Niedermeier, Thomas Cosack, Dirk Ruhlig
  • Patent number: 9310526
    Abstract: An anti-reflection film is provided having excellent optical property, excellent excoriation resistance, and antistatic function at low production costs. The anti-reflection film includes a localized layer and a low refractive index layer that are stacked in this order on at least one surface of a transparent substrate. The localized layer is stacked with an intermediate layer, a hard coat layer, an antistatic layer containing a conductive material, and a leveling layer containing a leveling material in this order, which are localized, at least from the side of the transparent substrate. The leveling material contains at least a fluorocompound or a compound which has a siloxane bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Shibayama, Toshiaki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 9285512
    Abstract: An anti-reflection film with low production costs, excellent anti-reflection performance or excellent optical properties free from interference variation, high abrasion resistance, and antistatic function to prevent dust adhesion is demanded. In the present invention, the problem to be solved is to provide an anti-reflection film having low production costs, excellent optical property and excellent abrasion resistance and antistatic function. The present invention provides an anti-reflection film in which a localized layer and a low refractive index layer are laminated in this order on at least one surface of a transparent base, and the localized layer is constituted to have an intermediate layer, a hard coat layer, an antistatic layer containing a conductive material and a leveling layer containing a leveling material that are laminated as localized in order from at least the side of the transparent base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Shibayama, Toshiaki Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 9254596
    Abstract: A top-gate molding system for encapsulating semiconductor devices includes a plurality of mold cavities formed between a middle plate and a bottom plate, and a runner system formed between an upper plate and the middle plate. The runner system includes a runner with a plurality of reservoirs along its length, with a gate extending from each of the reservoirs to one of the cavities. A particle trap is positioned on the bottom of the runner between a sprue and a first one of the reservoirs, to capture contaminating particles in a flow of molding compound before the particles enter any of the reservoirs. The particle trap can be, for example, a notch or a channel extending transversely across the bottom of the runner, or a dummy reservoir upstream of the first of the plurality of reservoirs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Jerome Teysseyre, Glenn de los Reyes
  • Patent number: 9238769
    Abstract: The invention provides monolayer films which not only have hydrophilicity and are excellent in such properties as antifogging properties, antifouling properties, antistatic properties and anti-condensation properties but also tend to exhibit excellent transparency even with a large film thickness and excellent scratch resistance, as well as stacks having the monolayer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventor: Koju Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9211943
    Abstract: An interior equipment element 2 for vehicle cabins, in particular of aircraft. The interior equipment element 2 consists of at least one first portion 7, on the surface of which there is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: DIEHL AIRCABIN GMBH
    Inventor: Jörg Mäder
  • Patent number: 9212084
    Abstract: An aluminosilicate glass for touch screens is provided. The glass includes, calculated based on weight percentage: SiO2, 55 to 65%; Na2O, 12 to 17%; Al2O3, 15 to 20%; K2O, 2 to 6%; MgO, 3.9 to 10%; ZrO2, 0 to 5%; ZnO, 0 to 4%; CaO, 0 to 4%; Na2O+K2O+MgO+ZnO+CaO, 15 to 28%; SnO2, 0 to 1%; TiO2+CeO2, ?1%. A chemical strengthening method for glass also provided that includes ion exchange strengthening in a 100% KNO3 salt bath, wherein a preheating temperature ranges from 370° C. to 430° C. and the treatment time is from 0.5 to 16 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: SCHOTT GLASS TECHNOLOGIES (SUZHOU) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chong Wang, José Zimmer
  • Patent number: 9034469
    Abstract: A tempered glass substrate has a compression stress layer on a surface thereof, and has a glass composition comprising, in terms of mass %, 40 to 70% of SiO2, 12 to 21% of Al2O3, 0 to 3.5% of Li2O, 10 to 20% of Na2O, 0 to 15% of K2O, and 0 to 4.5% of TiO2, wherein the tempered glass substrate has a plate thickness of 1.5 mm or less, and an internal tensile stress in the tempered glass substrate is 15 to 150 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 9027635
    Abstract: A device for withdrawing heat energy from air. The device includes a layer of a substantially hydrophobic coating on a heat exchange surface. The coating has a lower surface tension than water, to repel water and prevent the formation of water condensation on the surface. For example, the coating can be a fluoropolymer such as 1,1,2,3,3,3 hexafluoropropene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas Wittmer, Joseph Kareh, Theodore D. Ciolkosz, Joseph A. Jarrell
  • Patent number: 8999488
    Abstract: An optical member includes an oxide layer that has a stable fine textured structure that is excellent in durability. The optical member includes a base material and an antireflection coating on a surface of the base material. The antireflection coating includes at least an oxide layer having a fine textured structure on the surface, and the oxide layer contains a phosphate compound. Furthermore, a method of manufacturing the optical member is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Zuyi Zhang, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Masayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8999500
    Abstract: The invention comprises semifinished products with a structured surface, the semifinished product comprising an oxidized and subsequently re-reduced surface containing at least one refractory metal, and also a process for their production and their use for producing high-capacitance components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: H.C. Starck GmbH
    Inventors: Melanie Stenzel, Andreas Scharf, Helmut Haas, Holger Brumm, Timo Langetepe, Christoph Schnitter
  • Patent number: 8993115
    Abstract: An aspect of the present invention relates to a press-molding glass material, which comprises a core part comprised of optical glass and a silicon oxide film of less than 15 nm in thickness covering at least a portion of the core part, the portion being to be an optically functional surface, as well as has a surface free energy as measured by a three-liquid method of equal to or lower than 75 mJ/m2. A further aspect of the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a press-molding glass material comprising a core part comprised of optical glass and a silicon oxide film covering at least a portion of the core part to be an optically functional surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Igari, Takeshi Ishimine
  • Patent number: 8980415
    Abstract: In embodiments herein, the invention relates to a multilayer printable polymeric film including: (a) at least one layer A including one or more polyolefins and having a first side and a second side; (b) a layer B including one or more polyolefins and having a first side and a second side, where the first side of layer B is located on the second side of layer A; and (c) a printable coating located on the first side of layer A; wherein at least one of layer A or B comprises 0.01 to 50.0 wt. % of at least one polyether-polyolefin block copolymer, based on the weight of the polymers comprising the layer; and wherein the multilayer printable polymeric film has a kinetic coefficient of friction less than 0.65; and a surface tension of greater than about 35 mN/m; on one or both sides of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Benoit Ambroise, Thomas P. Arys, Sofia M. Kniazeva
  • Publication number: 20150072129
    Abstract: A glass sheet includes 4 mol % or more of Al2O3. In the glass sheet, a surface Na2O amount in one surface of the glass sheet is lower than the surface Na2O amount in the other surface of the glass sheet by 0.2 mass % to 1.2 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki OKAHATA, Koji NAKAGAWA, Kazuhiko YAMANAKA, Kunio WATANABE, Shiro TANII, Nobuaki IKAWA, Daisuke KOBAYASHI, Junichi MIYASHITA, Ryosuke KATO, Toshifumi NIHEI, Yoichi SERA, Yasuo HAYASHI, Makoto FUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20150044422
    Abstract: A silicon wafer is manufactured by subjecting a silicon wafer sliced from a silicon single-crystal ingot grown by the Czochralski process to a rapid thermal process in which the silicon wafer is heated to a maximum temperature within a range of 1300 to 1380° C., and kept at the maximum temperature for 5 to 60 seconds; and removing a surface layer of the wafer where a semiconductor device is to be manufactured by a thickness of not less X [?m] which is calculated according to the below equations (1) to (3): X[?m]=a[?m]+b[?m]??(1); a[?m]=(0.0031×(said maximum temperature)[° C.]?3.1)×6.4×(cooling rate)?0.4[° C./second] . . . (2); and b[?m]=a/(solid solubility limit of oxygen) [atoms/cm3]/(oxygen concentration in substrate) [atoms/cm3]??(3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Koji ARAKI, Tatsuhiko AOKI, Haruo SUDO, Takeshi SENDA
  • Patent number: 8871850
    Abstract: There is provided a highly dielectric film which has high dielectric property, can be formed into a think film and is excellent in winding property (flexibility). The highly dielectric film comprises (A) a vinylidene fluoride polymer, (B) barium titanate oxide particles and/or lead zirconium titanate oxide particles, and (C) an affinity improving agent, wherein the barium titanate oxide particles and/or lead zirconium titanate oxide particles (B) and the affinity improving agent (C) are contained in amounts of 10 to 500 parts by mass and 0.01 to 30 parts by mass, respectively based on 100 parts by mass of the vinylidene fluoride polymer (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Meiten Koh, Kouji Yokotani, Miharu Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8865324
    Abstract: A method is used to produce a bulk SiC single crystal. A seed crystal is arranged in a crystal growth region of a growing crucible. An SiC growth gas phase is produced in the crystal growth region. The bulk SiC single crystal having a central longitudinal mid-axis grows by deposition from the SiC growth gas phase, the deposition taking place on a growth interface of the growing bulk SiC single crystal. The SiC growth gas phase is at least partially fed from an SiC source material and contains at least one dopant from the group of nitrogen, aluminum, vanadium and boron. At least in a central main growth region of the growth interface arranged about the longitudinal mid-axis, a lateral temperature gradient of at most 2 K/cm measured perpendicular to the longitudinal mid-axis is adjusted and maintained in this range. The bulk SiC single crystal has a large facet region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sicrystal AG
    Inventors: Thomas Straubinger, Michael Vogel, Andreas Wohlfart
  • Patent number: 8835007
    Abstract: A tempered glass has a compression stress layer in a surface thereof, and includes as a glass composition in terms of mol %, 50 to 75% of SiO2, 3 to 13% of Al2O3, 0 to 1.5% of B2O3, 0 to 4% of Li2O, 7 to 20 % of Na2O, 0 to 10 % of K2O, 0.5 to 13% of MgO, 0 to 6% of CaO, and 0 to 4.5% of SrO. The tempered glass is substantially free of As2O3, Sb2O3, PbO, and F. The tempered glass has a molar ratio MgO/(MgO+Al2O3) of 0.05 to 0.30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Murata, Takako Tojyo, Kosuke Kawamoto, Yuusuke Tomita
  • Publication number: 20140233161
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a glass cover is provided, which includes following steps. A glass substrate is provided, wherein the glass substrate has a front surface and a back surface opposite to the front surface, and the front surface has a display region and a non-display region adjacent to the display region. The non-display region of the glass substrate is hazed. A glass cover and an electronic device are also provided. The glass cover is adapted to be disposed at an installation opening of a casing of the electronic device. The glass cover includes a glass substrate. The glass substrate has a front surface and a back surface opposite to the front surface, and the front surface has a display region and a non-display region adjacent to the display region, and the non-display region is hazed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wen-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 8795430
    Abstract: A method for improving the growth morphology of (Ga,Al,In,B)N thin films on nonpolar or semipolar (Ga,Al,In,B)N substrates, wherein a (Ga,Al,In,B)N thin film is grown directly on a nonpolar or semipolar (Ga,Al,In,B)N substrate or template and a portion of the carrier gas used during growth is comprised of an inert gas. Nonpolar or semipolar nitride LEDs and diode lasers may be grown on the smooth (Ga,Al,In,B)N thin films grown by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Robert M. Farrell, Michael Iza, James S. Speck, Steven P. DenBaars, Shuji Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140178639
    Abstract: Body made of a ceramic material, the body having as an integral part thereof a surface region reaching from the surface of the body down to a predetermined depth. According to the invention, the surface region is enriched with a magnesium component thereby forming a hydrophilic surface area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Straumann Holding AG
    Inventor: Simon Berner
  • Publication number: 20140165988
    Abstract: Provided is a resin-coated saw wire that, when used to cut a workpiece, has a shallow depth of a damaged layer and can give a cut article having a smooth surface. The resin-coated saw wire is used in cutting of the workpiece using a sawing machine and includes a steel wire and a resin coating covering the steel wire surface. The resin coating contains substantially no abrasive grain, has a hardness at 120° C. of 0.07 GPa or more, and has a hardness controlled so as to prevent abrasive grains from coming into the resin coating, which abrasive grains are sprayed during workpiece cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KOBELCO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuo Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Yaguchi, Kazuhisa Fujisawa, Masanori Anan, Akinori Uratsuka, Yoshitake Matsushima
  • Patent number: 8728622
    Abstract: Provided is a base substrate with which a Group-III nitride crystal having a large area and a large thickness can be grown while inhibiting crack generation. A single-crystal substrate for use in growing a Group-III nitride crystal thereon, which satisfies the following expression (1), wherein Z1 (?m) is an amount of warpage of physical shape in a growth surface of the single-crystal substrate and Z2 (?m) is an amount of warpage calculated from a radius of curvature of crystallographic-plane shape in a growth surface of the single-crystal substrate: ?40<Z2/Z1<?1: Expression (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Fujito, Yasuhiro Uchiyama
  • Publication number: 20140124793
    Abstract: A method of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) a diamond containing surface includes providing a slurry including a plurality of particles, at least one oxidizer, and at least one acid, wherein the slurry has a pH?3 or pH greater than 11. At least an outer surface of the plurality of particles is softer than the diamond surface or the particles are diamond particles averaging less than (<)2 ?m in size. The diamond surface is pressed with respect to a polishing pad providing a Shore D Hardness less than 99 having the slurry in between while rotating the polishing pad relative to the diamond surface to form a smooth diamond surface having a root mean square (rms) surface roughness less than 15 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicants: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc., Sinmat, Inc.
    Inventors: RAJIV SINGH, DEEPIKA SINGH, ARUL CHAKKARAVARTHI ARJUNAN
  • Publication number: 20140113108
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gripping sheet for placement on a veterinarian pet examination table. The sheet comprises a gripping top surface for preventing a pet from slipping and sliding when being treated thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: William J. Harris
  • Patent number: 8697241
    Abstract: A glass film laminate includes a glass film and a supporting glass. The glass film and the supporting glass have surfaces in contact with each other, and each of the surfaces has a surface roughness Ra of 2.0 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Takaya, Masahiro Tomamoto, Hiroshi Takimoto, Hirokazu Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20140087192
    Abstract: A composite comprising a conducting polymer and a graphene-based material is provided. The composite includes a graphene-based material doped with nitrogen or having a nitrogen-containing species grafted thereon, and a conducting polymer arranged on the graphene-based material. Methods of preparing the composite, and electrodes formed from the composite are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicants: Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Linfei Lai, Zexiang Shen, Jianyi Lin
  • Patent number: 8679619
    Abstract: Decorative ionomeric surfaced film and sheet (e.g., multilayer co-extruded polymer) and articles made therefrom (e.g., automotive panels and parts) exhibiting good weatherability, mar resistance, and surface appearance of a high quality automotive finish (including color, haze, gloss, and DOI) and economical process for making (e.g., co-extrusion) and using (e.g., thermoforming and injection backfilling) the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Randall Allen Vogel, I-Hwa Lee, Sumita Sanjeevi Ranganathan, Lori J. Pike
  • Patent number: 8679631
    Abstract: A tempered glass substrate of the present invention is a tempered glass substrate, which has a compression stress layer on a surface thereof, and has a glass composition comprising, in terms of mass %, 40 to 71% of SiO2, 3 to 21% of Al2O3, 0 to 3.5% of Li2O, 7 to 20% of Na2O, and 0 to 15% of K2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Publication number: 20140079807
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to glass compositions that incorporate copper into an otherwise homogeneous glass and to a method for making such glass. This incorporation of the copper into the glass composition imparts significant antimicrobial activity to the glass. A method of making a copper-containing glass article comprises: batching a glass batch comprising: 40-85 SiO2; 10-40 B2O3; 1-19 Al2O3; 0.1-20 CuO or a selected salt of Cu that is convertible into CuO during melting; 0-20 M2O, wherein M is Li, Na, K, or combinations thereof; 0-25 RO, wherein R is Ca, Sr, Mg, or combinations thereof; and 0-20 ZnO. melting the batch to form a melted glass; and forming the melted glass to form the copper-containing glass article having antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Joseph Francis Schroeder, Thomas Philip Seward, Florence Verrier, Ying Wei
  • Patent number: 8668833
    Abstract: A method of forming a discrete nanostructured element at one or more predetermined locations on a substrate is presented. The method includes forming a mask member over the substrate. A window is formed in the mask member at each of one or more locations at which it is required to form the nanostructured element thereby to expose a portion of a surface of the substrate. A portion of the substrate exposed by the window at the one or more locations is removed to form one or more recesses in the substrate. The method further includes forming a layer of a nanostructure medium over a surface of the recess and annealing the structure thereby to form the nanostructured element in each of the one or more recesses. The nanostructured element includes a portion of the nanostructure medium and has an external dimension along at least two substantially orthogonal directions of less than substantially 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignees: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte. Ltd., National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Han Guan Chew, Fei Zheng, Wee Kiong Choi, Tze Haw Liew
  • Patent number: 8669299
    Abstract: An antioxidant combined with UHMWPE prior to subjecting the UHMWPE to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. After the antioxidant is combined with the UHMWPE, the resulting blend may be formed into slabs, bar stock, and/or incorporated into a substrate, such as a metal, for example. The resulting product may then be subjected to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the UHMWPE blend is preheated prior to subjecting the same to crosslinking irradiation. Once irradiated, the UHMWPE blended product may be machined, packaged, and sterilized in accordance with conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Rufner, John Knight, Toni Rowe, Dirk Pletcher, Ray Gsell, Werner Schneider, Hallie E. Brinkerhuff
  • Publication number: 20140065361
    Abstract: A coating comprising a first surface and a second surface is provided. The coating includes a plurality of growth domains. An orientation of at least one growth domain of the plurality of growth domains is non-vertical with respect to the first surface of the coating. One or more growth domains of the plurality of growth domains comprise a plurality of at least partially melted and solidified particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Larry Steven Rosenzweig, James Anthony Ruud, Shankar Sivaramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8664290
    Abstract: An antioxidant combined with UHMWPE prior to subjecting the UHMWPE to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the antioxidant is tocopherol. After the antioxidant is combined with the UHMWPE, the resulting blend may be formed into slabs, bar stock, and/or incorporated into a substrate, such as a metal, for example. The resulting product may then be subjected to crosslinking irradiation. In one exemplary embodiment, the UHMWPE blend is preheated prior to subjecting the same to crosslinking irradiation. Once irradiated, the UHMWPE blended product may be machined, packaged, and sterilized in accordance with conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Rufner, John Knight, Toni Rowe, Dirk Pletcher, Ray Gsell, Werner Schneider, Hallie E. Brinkerhuff
  • Patent number: 8652979
    Abstract: Provided is a glass substrate satisfying ion exchange performance and devitrification resistance of a glass simultaneously and having higher mechanical strength compared to a conventional glass substrate. A tempered glass substrate which has a compression stress layer on a surface thereof, has a glass composition including, in terms of mole %, 50 to 85% of SiO2, 5 to 30% of Al2O3, 0 to 20% of Li2O, 0 to 20% of Na2O, 0 to 20% of K2O, 0.001 to 10% of TiO2, and 15 to 35% of Li2O+Na2O+K2O+Al2O3, has a (Li2O+Na2O+K2O)/Al2O3 value of 0.7 to 3 in terms of mole fraction, and is substantially free of As2O3 and F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 8652601
    Abstract: A cover film comprising a substrate layer, an intermediate layer comprising a resin composition containing 50% by mass or more of a metallocene linear low-density polyethylene resin having a density of 0.900 to 0.940×103 kg/m3, and a sealant layer comprising an ethylene-type copolymerized resin containing 50 to 85% by mass of an olefin component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Iwasaki, Tetsuo Fujimura, Akira Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20140003952
    Abstract: An example component polishing method includes polishing a component, and protecting at least a portion of a component during the polishing using a sacrificial mask. Some of the sacrificial mask is removed during the polishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: PRATT & WHITNEY SERVICES PTE LTD.
    Inventor: Kim Wei Cheah
  • Patent number: 8617711
    Abstract: A single layer film containing at least one anionic hydrophilic group selected from a sulfonic acid group, a carboxyl group and a phosphate group, wherein an anion concentration ratio (Sa/Da) of an anion concentration at a surface (Sa) to an anion concentration at a deep part (Da) is 1.1 or more. The single layer film is a copolymer prepared by polymerizing a composition containing a compound (I) represented by the general formula (1) ([X]s[M1]l[M2]m (1)) and a compound (II) having two or more (meth)acryloyl groups in a molecule at a molar ratio of 15:1 to 1:30 and having a water contact angle of 30° or less. Such a single layer film has high hydrophilicity and surface hardness and is excellent in antifogging property, antifouling property and antistatic property, thus is useful as an antifogging material, an antifouling material, an antistatic material and a multilayer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Koju Okazaki, Ryouichi Seki, Takazou Katou, Masatoshi Takagi