Surface Property Or Characteristic Of Web, Sheet Or Block Patents (Class 428/409)
  • Patent number: 10999484
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10895937
    Abstract: A touch screen and a manufacturing method thereof and a display device are provided. The touch screen includes a base substrate, electroluminescence pixel units disposed on the base substrate and arranged in array, touch electrodes disposed on the electroluminescence pixel units and arranged in array, the electroluminescent pixel units and the touch electrodes are insulated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Yingming Liu, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Changfeng Li, Pengpeng Wang, Hailin Xue
  • Patent number: 10875227
    Abstract: A transparent resin molded product and a mold for molding the product are provided in which occurrence of silver streak in the resin molded product is prevented. The resin molded product includes a design portion and a non-design portion, at least a part of the design portion is molded by transparent resin, and a gate trace (a gate arrangement position during the resin molding) is disposed in the non-design portion (runner portion). A foreign matter restraining portion for restraining foreign matters and bubbles contained in the transparent resin is disposed in the vicinity of the gate trace of the non-design portion. The foreign matters and bubbles are restrained by the foreign matter restraining portion and are prevented from flowing to the design portion, and therefore the occurrence of silver streak on the design portion can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroya Ito, Takatoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10861993
    Abstract: An insulation paste for forming a protective layer of a solar cell device includes: a siloxane resin; an organic solvent; and multiple fillers each having a surface covered with an organic coating containing at least one material different from a material of the siloxane resin. A method for producing the insulation paste includes: preparing the multiple fillers; and mixing together a precursor of the siloxane resin, water, a catalyst, an organic solvent, and the multiple fillers. A method for manufacturing a solar cell device includes: applying the insulation paste to the passivation layer; and drying the insulation paste to form the protective layer on the passivation layer. A solar cell device includes: the passivation layer located on a semiconductor region; and the protective layer located on the passivation layer and including a siloxane resin and dimethylpolysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Shinya Ishikawa, Motoki Shibahara, Satoshi Kitayama, Daisuke Ota, Takashi Koide, Tsuyoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10800092
    Abstract: Plasma applications are disclosed that operate with argon or helium at atmospheric pressure, and at low temperatures, and with high concentrations of reactive species in the effluent stream. Laminar gas flow is developed prior to forming the plasma and at least one of the electrodes can be heated which enables operation at conditions where the argon or helium plasma would otherwise be unstable and either extinguish, or transition into an arc. The techniques can be employed to clean and activate a metal substrate, including removal of oxidation, thereby enhancing the bonding of at least one other material to the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Surfx Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Siu Fai Cheng, Thomas Scott Williams, Toby Desmond Oste, Sarkis Minas Keshishian, Robert F. Hicks
  • Patent number: 10710928
    Abstract: A method of making an antimicrobial glass article that includes the steps: submersing the article in a strengthening bath to exchange a portion of ion-exchangeable metal ions in the glass article with a portion of ion-exchanging metal ions in the strengthening bath to form a compressive stress layer extending from the first surface to a diffusion depth in the article; removing a portion of the compressive stress layer from the first surface of the article to a first depth above the diffusion depth in the article to define a new first surface and a remaining compressive stress layer; and submersing the article in an antimicrobial bath to exchange a portion of the ion-exchangeable and the ion-exchanging metal ions in the compressive stress layer with a portion of the silver metal ions in the antimicrobial bath to impart an antimicrobial property in the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Dana Craig Bookbinder, Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Delena Lucinda Justice Duffy, Sumalee Likitvanichkul, Richard Michael Fiacco, Georgiy M Guryanov, Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Kuksenkova, Wageesha Senaratne, Anantha Narayanan Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10709822
    Abstract: An antithrombogenic metallic material includes a metallic material whose surface is coated with a coating material, the coating material containing: a phosphonic acid derivative or a catechol derivative; a polymer containing, as a constituent monomer, a compound selected from the group consisting of alkyleneimines, vinylamines, allylamines, lysine, protamine, and diallyldimethylammonium chloride; and an anionic compound containing a sulfur atom and having anticoagulant activity; the polymer being covalently bound to the phosphonic acid derivative or the catechol derivative, the phosphonic acid derivative or the catechol derivative being bound to the metallic material through a phosphonic acid group or a catechol group thereof, wherein the abundance ratio of nitrogen atoms to the abundance of total atoms as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) on the surface is 4.0 to 13.0 atomic percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Kadowaki, Masaki Fujita, Yuka Sakaguchi, Kazuhiro Tanahashi
  • Patent number: 10696554
    Abstract: Multi-layer sheets of graphene-based material having a plurality of pores extending therethrough are described herein. Methods for making the sheets are also provided and include exposing a graphene-based material comprising multilayer graphene having from 2 to 10 layers of graphene to a particle beam comprising nanoparticles, the nanoparticles having an energy of at least 2 keV per nanoparticle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Peter V. Bedworth, Jacob L. Swett
  • Patent number: 10676640
    Abstract: A moisture cure polyurethane durable coating with an acrylic additive to enhance strength and durability, for application to a drumstick having a standard clear coating. The durable coating bonds to the standard clear coating, and helps to resist impacts and abrasions, thereby protecting the tip and shoulder area of the drumstick when the drumstick strikes the rim of a drum, or the edge of a cymbal. The durable coating helps to protect the drumstick from early breakage, thereby extending the useful life of the drumstick. The coating has an aesthetic pearl finish with a satin sheen and excellent color retention properties. The durable coating includes aliphatic polyisocyanates which resist yellowing better than aromatic urethanes. The coating procedure features fast low-temperature drying, and quick re-coating times. The durable coating can be formulated as a pearl finish using titanium dioxide pigment, or as a translucent metallic finish using aluminum powder pigment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Stephane Pavao
  • Patent number: 10667992
    Abstract: A method for enhancing optical properties of sintered, zirconia ceramic bodies and zirconia ceramic dental restorations is provided. The porous or pre-sintered stage of a ceramic body is treated with two different yttrium-containing compositions and sintered, resulting in sintered ceramic bodies having enhanced optical properties. The enhanced optical properties may be substantially permanent, remaining for the useful life of the sintered ceramic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: James R. Glidewell Dental Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Won Kim, Akash
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Inventor: Koju Okazaki
  • 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
    Inventors: Chong Wang, José Zimmer
  • 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
    Inventor: Jörg Mäder
  • 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
    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: 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: 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: 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
    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
    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.
  • 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