Composite (nonstructural Laminate) Patents (Class 428/411.1)
  • Patent number: 10780679
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate that excels in adhesion among a plurality of resin layers formed as insulating layers containing polyimide and so forth, a method for manufacturing the laminate, a semiconductor device, and, a method for manufacturing the semiconductor device. The laminate comprises a substrate, and at least two resin layers, each of the resin layers is independently brought into contact, in at least a part of the surface thereof, with other resin layer, and the layers independently has a Young's modulus exceeding 2.8 GPa and not exceeding 5.0 GPa, and, an elongation after fracture exceeding 50% and not exceeding 200%, and further has a three-dimensional radical crosslinked structure, and at least one of the resin layers contains at least either polyimide or polybenzoxazole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Iwai, Takeshi Kawabata, Akinori Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10774012
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate/oriented apatite-type composite oxide film complex which is suitable as a solid electrolyte for a battery, a sensor, a separation membrane, or the like, and can be produced inexpensively. Proposed is a substrate/oriented apatite-type composite oxide film complex provided with an oriented apatite-type composite oxide film on a substrate, wherein a film thickness of the oriented apatite-type composite oxide film is 10.0 ?m or less, a degree of orientation (Lotgering method) thereof is 0.6 or more, and a material of the substrate at a side on which at least the oriented apatite-type composite oxide film is formed is a metal, an alloy, a ceramic, or a composite material thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shingo Ide, Yasuhisa Izutsu
  • Patent number: 10756284
    Abstract: The description relates to an organic photoactive component, in particular an organic solar cell, having an electrode on the substrate and a top counter-electrode and a doped transport layer between the electrodes and a photoactive layer system, characterized in that a metal oxide layer is present between the photoactive system and the top counter-electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HELIATEK GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Uhrich, Bert Männig, Gregor Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10732458
    Abstract: A backlight unit for a liquid crystal display device including a liquid crystal panel, includes: a light source including a light-emitting diode (“ED”) which generates and emits light; and a light converting layer between the light source and the liquid crystal panel, spaced apart from the light source, and converting the light from the light source into white light and emitting the white light toward the liquid crystal panel. The light converting layer includes: semiconductor nanocrystals, and a barrier material which restricts penetration of moisture or oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-joo Jang, Hyun-a Kang, Oul Cho
  • Patent number: 10727443
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light emitting display comprising: a substrate including a light emitting zone and a non-light emitting zone, which is positioned around the outside of the light emitting zone; at least one organic light emitting diode formed on the light emitting zone; an encapsulation layer for sealing the organic light emitting diode; and a dam formed on the non-light emitting zone, wherein the encapsulation layer includes a structure in which at least one inorganic layer and at least one organic layer are alternatingly stacked, wherein the organic layer is made from a display sealing material composition, and wherein the display sealing material composition comprises a photo-curable monomer and a photopolymerization initiator. The photo-curable monomer comprises: a monomer not having an aromatic hydrocarbon group; and a monomer, represented by chemical formula 1, having at least two substituted or non-substituted phenyl groups, wherein the photo-curable monomer comprises approximately 5 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Jin Kim, Sung Min Ko, Mi Sun Kim, Seong Ryong Nam, Ji Yeon Lee, Mi Jeong Choi
  • Patent number: 10688762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminate for automotive interior material which includes a vinyl chloride resin layer and a tape, where no mark appears at a portion where the tape is laminated even when the laminate is lined with a foamed polyurethane layer and heated. The disclosed laminate for automotive interior material includes a vinyl chloride resin layer and a tape disposed on one side in a thickness direction of the vinyl chloride resin layer, wherein the tape includes a substrate having a porous structure and an adhesive layer, and wherein the adhesive layer is positioned closer to the vinyl chloride resin layer than the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10647852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to photochromic polyfused naphthopyrans having very long-wave absorption of the closed form extending well into the visible wavelength range, and to the use thereof in all kinds of plastics, especially for ophthalmic purposes, preferably in driving glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: RODENSTOCK GMBH
    Inventors: Udo Weigand, Herbert Zinner
  • Patent number: 10640655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition for forming a coating layer having a self-healing property which enables the provision of a film exhibiting further improved mechanical properties together with excellent self-healing properties by being applied to the exterior of various household appliances or display devices, etc., a coating layer and a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Heon Kim, Yeong Rae Chang, Hye Min Kim, Eun Sang Yoo, Young Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 10634831
    Abstract: Provided is photochromic glass. The photochromic glass includes a photochromic layer having visible-light transmittance decreased at short-wavelength light and having visible-light transmittance increased at long-wavelength light, a short-wavelength transmission layer provided on a surface of the photochromic layer to transmit only the short-wavelength light among lights entering the photochromic layer, and a wavelength conversion layer provided on another surface of the photochromic layer opposite to the surface to convert a wavelength of light entering the photochromic layer into a long wavelength, or a long-wavelength transmission layer transmitting only the long-wavelength among lights entering the photochromic layer. The visible-light transmittance of the photochromic layer may adjust on both surfaces of the photochromic layer through the incident direction of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Jungwook Lim
  • Patent number: 10632726
    Abstract: A selective continuous transferring apparatus includes a roll and a sticking layer. The roll has an elastic surface, and contacts a source substrate with a receiving substrate to transfer elements on the source substrate to a lower surface of the receiving substrate 520. A plurality of the elements is arranged on an upper surface of the source substrate. The sticking layer has a predetermined pattern in a partial area of the lower surface of the receiving substrate. The elements are attached to the sticking layer. The roll pressurizes a series of stacked layer of the source substrate, the elements and the receiving substrate, so that the elements disposed corresponding to the sticking layer of the receiving substrate are partially and selectively transferred on the receiving substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHINERY & MATERIALS
    Inventors: Bongkyun Jang, Jae-Hyun Kim, Kwang-Seop Kim, Hak-Joo Lee, Byung-Ik Choi
  • Patent number: 10618227
    Abstract: One or more layers of structured thermoplastic polymer are located within the interleaf zones of a preform or prepreg. The structured thermoplastic polymer is a film or membrane formed by: a) dissolving polyethersulfone or polyetherimide in a solvent to form a polymer dope; b) dispersing a curing agent for an epoxy resin in the polymer dope to form a curative-enriched polymer dope; c) casting the curative-enriched polymer dope onto a surface to form a dope layer; and d) removing the solvent from the dope layer to form a layer of structured thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HEXCEL COMPOSITES, LTD.
    Inventors: Stephen Mortimer, John Cawse
  • Patent number: 10622934
    Abstract: A photovoltaic cell module includes a housing, a graphene (bidimensional (2D) compounds per sp2-chain of hybrid carbon atoms in honeycomb configuration) double layer translucent photovoltaic cell energy generator and a low resistivity graphene (bidimensional (2D) compounds per sp2-chain of hybrid carbon atoms in honeycomb configuration) (a thousand times more conductive than copper) connection cable and method of manufacture, so as to connect the device to the other components with minimal energy losses. As such, it is related to chargers for portable electronic devices, and more particularly to a photovoltaic portable device charger having a built in photovoltaic generator and low resistivity graphene cable and low-profile 1.44 mm connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Carlos Goyco
  • Patent number: 10611126
    Abstract: A polymer interlayer comprising a layer comprising a poly(vinyl acetal) resin having a residual hydroxyl content and a residual acetate content, and a plasticizer, wherein the residual hydroxyl content, the residual acetate content and the plasticizer are selected such that the polymer interlayer has at least one glass transition temperature less than about 20° C. and a peak tan delta of greater than 1.33, and a glass panel having a configuration of 2.3-mm glass//interlayer//2.3-mm glass and at 20° C. has a transmission loss, TLw, of greater than 42 decibels as measured by weighted average sound transmission loss at 2000 to 8000 Hz, and a transmission loss, TLc, of greater than 38 decibels at the coincident frequency is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Wenjie Chen
  • Patent number: 10582618
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for fabrication of flexible circuits and electronic devices in cost effective manner that can include integration of submicron structures directly onto target substrates compatible with industrial microfabrication techniques. In one aspect, a method to fabricate an electronic device, includes depositing an electrically conductive layer on a processing substrate including a weakly-adhesive interface layer on a support substrate; depositing an insulating layer on the conductive layer to attach to the conductive layer; forming a circuit on the processing substrate by etching selected portions of the conductive layer based on a circuit design; and producing a flexible electronic device by attaching a flexible substrate to the formed circuit on the processing substrate and detaching the circuit and the flexible substrate from the interface layer, in which the flexible electronic device includes the circuit attached to the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Todd Prentice Coleman, Dae Kang, Yun Soung Kim, Mridu Sinha
  • Patent number: 10571789
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion element, a forming method of the wavelength conversion element, a wavelength conversion module and a projection device are provided. The wavelength conversion element includes a wavelength conversion material, a binder, a filling material and a plurality of cavities. The wavelength conversion material is dispersed in the binder to form a wavelength conversion layer. The filling material is located in the wavelength conversion layer. The cavities are located in the wavelength conversion layer, wherein the filling material fills some of the cavities. The wavelength conversion module includes a substrate and the above wavelength conversion element. The projection device includes the above wavelength conversion module, an excitation light source, a light valve and a projection lens. The disclosure enables the projection device to have good conversion efficiency and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Tang Hsieh, Jo-Han Hsu, I-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 10563696
    Abstract: A slide bearing can include a metal support, a primer layer, an adhesive layer applied directly thereto, and a sliding layer applied to the adhesive layer. The primer layer can include an oligomeric condensate of at least one silanol selected from the group having the formula: wherein x is 1 or 2, y is 0 or 1. The moieties R1 and R2 can be the same or different. The moieties R1 and R2 can be selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, i-propyl, and a functionalized alkyl group R?—(CH2)z—, wherein z is at least 1. Slide bearings comprising a primer system based on silanol oligomeric condensates show improved peel strength than their analogous slide bearings lacking the primer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS PAMPUS GMBH
    Inventor: Olaf Schmitjes
  • Patent number: 10549489
    Abstract: Composite laminate structures are produced using partially cured parts. Partial curing of the parts is achieved by applying a catalyst to regions of the parts that are to be fully cured. These regions cure at a lower-than-normal temperature while remaining regions of the part remain uncured, allowing them to be co-bonded or co-cured to other structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Amol Ogale
  • Patent number: 10550299
    Abstract: A compound and method of use thereof consisting of an A-staged thermoplastic-polyimide (TPI) adhesive, a viscous uncured liquid of polyamic-acid polymer (PAA), the TPI precursor, synthesized and dissolved in a polar aprotic organic solvent, and including, as appropriate, combinations of particulate ceramic and/or metallic thermally conducting, electrically insulating, and thermally conducting, electrically conducting fillers for interface-bonding to create a robust joint between surfaces with conventional lamination processes that utilize relatively moderate temperatures and applied pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: FRAIVILLIG TECHNOGIES COMPANY
    Inventor: James B. Fraivillig
  • Patent number: 10525679
    Abstract: A polymer composition comprising a first poly(vinyl butyral) resin having a first residual hydroxyl content; a second poly(vinyl butyral) resin having a second residual hydroxyl content; a plasticizer; and at least one compatibilizer, such as an anhydride compatibilizer; wherein the difference between the first and second residual hydroxyl contents is at least 2 wt. %, and wherein the polymer composition has a percent haze of less than 5%. The use of a compatibilizer reduces or minimizes the optical defects, such as haze and color, without sacrificing other characteristics of the composition. The composition may be used in an interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Wenjie Chen
  • Patent number: 10526500
    Abstract: A film-forming ink includes a film-forming material and a liquid medium in which the film-forming material is dissolved or dispersed. The liquid medium contains a first component which has a viscosity of less than 20 cp and a second component which has a boiling point at an atmospheric pressure within a range of ±30° C. relative to the boiling point at an atmospheric pressure of the first component and has a viscosity of 20 cp or more, and the second component is contained in an amount of 20 parts by weight or more and 500 parts by weight or less with respect to 100 parts by weight of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Watanabe, Takuya Sonoyama
  • Patent number: 10488788
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a transfer member for an image forming device for which the transfer properties for recording media having recesses and protrusions on the surface, such as embossed paper, are superior. The transfer member for an image forming device is characterized by including a base material layer and a coating layer formed from an inorganic/organic hybrid material provided on the surface of the base material layer, the thickness of the coating layer being 10 ?m or less, and the micro hardness of the coating layer surface being 140 mN/mm2 or greater when measured by a method complying with ISO 14577-1 using a Berkovich indenter with a pressing depth of 0.05 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gunze Limited
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitsui, Yuki Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10490649
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a semiconductor structure includes depositing a dielectric layer over a gate stack, removing a portion of the gate stack to form a trench in the dielectric layer, depositing an insulating layer in the trench, depositing an adhesion layer over the insulating layer, and performing a hydrogen-containing plasma treatment on the adhesion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shih Wei Bih, Chun-Chih Lin, Yen-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10478515
    Abstract: Ultraviolet radiation is directed within an area. The target wavelength ranges and/or target intensity ranges of the ultraviolet radiation sources can correspond to at least one of a plurality of selectable operating configurations including a virus destruction operating configuration and a bacteria disinfection operating configuration. Each configuration can include a unique combination of the target wavelength range and target intensity range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shur, Maxim S. Shatalov, Timothy James Bettles, Yuri Bilenko, Saulius Smetona, Alexander Dobrinsky, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10469117
    Abstract: A metallic shell, a method for manufacturing the metallic shell and a mobile terminal including the metallic shell are provided. The metallic shell includes a body and an insulator. The body has a slot. The insulator is formed in the slot and includes an insulating material. The insulating material includes a plastic material, a first coating and a second coating. The first coating is configured to colour the plastic material to make the insulator exhibit a same colour as that of the body. The second coating is configured to improve luster of the plastic material to make the insulator exhibit a same metallic luster as that of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhengnan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10468340
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wiring structure and a semiconductor package. The wiring structure comprises a first wiring pattern, a dielectric layer and a dummy structure. The first wiring pattern includes a conductive land having a width W1 and a surface area A, and a conductive trace having a width W2 and electrically connected to the conductive land, wherein ((W1*W2)/A)*100%? about 25%. The dielectric layer covers the first wiring pattern, and the dummy structure is adjacent to the conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Wen Hung Huang, Yan Wen Chung, Wei Chu Sun
  • Patent number: 10458197
    Abstract: A disintegrable polymer composite comprises: a polymer component comprising one or more of the following: a cured cyanate ester; a crosslinked unsaturated polyester; or a crosslinked vinyl ester resin; and dissolvable glass comprising about 55 to about 80 wt. % of SiO2, 0 to about 35 wt. % of Na2O, 0 to about 35 wt. % of K2O, 0 to about 20 wt. % of CaO, 0 to about 10 wt. % of MgO, provided that the sum of the weights of Na2O and K2O is about 20 wt. % to about 40 wt. %, wherein each weight percent is based on the total weight of the dissolvable glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Suman Khatiwada, Yusheng Yuan, Anil K. Sadana
  • Patent number: 10447178
    Abstract: The subject disclosure can facilitate piezoelectrics for energy harvesting. In one example, an article of manufacture (AOM) is provided. The AOM can comprise a piezoelectric fabric comprising: a piezoelectric film; an elastic base on which the piezoelectric film is bonded forming a piezoelectric material; and a yarn, wherein the yarn and the piezoelectric material are coupled to one another in a defined ratio of interlacement. The yarn and the piezoelectric material are configured as coils in some embodiments. In some embodiments, the piezoelectric material is configured such that compression or elongation of the piezoelectric material generates electrical energy. In some embodiments, the AOM further comprises a power management module coupled to the piezoelectric material and configured to store electrical energy received from the piezoelectric material. The AOM can also comprise a rivet, grommet or button coupled to the piezoelectric material or the power management module and configured to capture energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BRRR! Inc.
    Inventors: Tosha Hays, Mary-Cathryn Kolb
  • Patent number: 10434544
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a coating that includes a surfacer coat and topcoat on a substrate and including applying a first coating material to an untreated substrate or a substrate coated with a cured electrodeposition coat, and applying a second coating material to the surfacer coat. The produced coating system is cured to form the coating. The first and second coating materials are compatible according to DIN EN ISO 12944-5:2008-01, and the second application takes place before the first coating material has reached drying stage 1 according to DIN 53150:2002-09, and the drying stage is determined according to EN ISO 9117-3:2010. The method is suitable for producing coatings on automobiles and commercial vehicles, such as trucks, vans, and buses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Mayer, Andreas Hanning, Meinolf Sendker, Carsten Vietze, Reinhard Wiesing
  • Patent number: 10435603
    Abstract: A compound and method of use thereof consisting of an A-staged thermoplastic-polyimide (TPI) adhesive, a viscous uncured liquid of polyamic-acid polymer (PAA), the TPI precursor, synthesized and dissolved in a polar aprotic organic solvent, and including, as appropriate, combinations of flat particulate inorganic ceramic and/or metallic electrically insulating, and/or electrically conducting, and/or thermally conducting fillers for interface-bonding to create a robust joint between surfaces with conventional lamination processes that utilize relatively moderate temperatures and applied pressures, such particles resulting in the reduction of the occurrence and size of gas voids within the adhesive bondline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: FRAVILLIG TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventor: James B. Fraivillig
  • Patent number: 10407551
    Abstract: To provide a polyarylene sulfide (hereinafter, PAS) manufacturing method and PAS manufacturing device that further eliminates processing costs in manufacturing PAS, by recovering from solid content containing an unreacted sulfur source and alkali metal halide produced as a byproduct the sulfur source and the solid content with a reduced amount of the sulfur source, and then conveniently and easily reusing the unreacted sulfur source without performing a large-scale process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KUREHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Michihisa Miyahara, Hiroshi Sakabe
  • Patent number: 10369563
    Abstract: Provided are a simple, quick, and low-processing cost method capable of reliably separating part of an accommodated substance accommodated in a vessel only by simple mechanical operation while maintaining a hermetically-sealed state without any contact with an outside atmosphere, as well as a vessel with which the method may be used. A separable vessel comprises a first vessel portion, a second vessel portion which is contiguous with the first vessel portion, a fracture-inducing portion formed between the first vessel portion and the second vessel portion, and a self-fusing material provided on an outer surface so as to cover the fracture-inducing portion; and may contain an accommodated substance therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuo Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10365576
    Abstract: There is provided a charging member exhibiting stable charging performance even after the use for a long period of time. The charging member includes a support and a surface layer on the support, the surface layer includes polymetalloxane containing at least one metal atom selected from the group consisting of aluminum, zirconium, titanium, and tantalum, and a group represented by the following formula (1) or (2) is bonded to at least the one metal atom in the polymetalloxane, wherein X represents an atomic group required for forming a ring, A1 and A2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and a symbol “*” represents a binding site with a metal atom in the polymetalloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noriyuki Doi, Kineo Takeno, Yusuke Yagisawa
  • Patent number: 10342753
    Abstract: Disclosed are skin care compositions containing refractive polymeric particles. The composition improves the appearance of skin but reducing gloss without a noticeable presence on the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Kinjalbahen Joshi, Edward La Fleur
  • Patent number: 10337335
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for selective laser melting additive manufacturing a three-dimensional metallic or ceramic article/component entirely or partly. The method includes successively building up said article/component layer by layer directly from a powder bed of a metallic or ceramic base material by means of remelting the layers with a high energy laser beam, moving repetitively across the areas, which are to be solidified. The movement of the laser beam is made of a superposition of a continuous linear movement and at least one superimposed oscillation with a determined frequency and amplitude. The oscillation is created by a beam deflection device and the same beam deflection device is also used for linear positioning movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Mikhail Pavlov, Matthias Hoebel, Felix Roerig, Julius Schurb
  • Patent number: 10311784
    Abstract: A pixel driver circuit includes a driving transistor T1 connected in series to a light-emitting element, a capacitor C, a first end of which is connected to a gate electrode of T1 and a second end of which is connected to a source electrode of T1, and a charging circuit at least including a current source and configured to charge C at a charging stage. Within at least a part of time period of the charging stage, an intensity of a charging current for charging C is greater than an intensity of a target current, and after the charging stage, a voltage difference across C is equal to a target voltage difference. When the light-emitting element emits light at a preset brightness value at a light-emitting stage, the target voltage difference is a gate-to-source voltage difference of T1 and the target current is a current flowing through T1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zuquan Hu
  • Patent number: 10297440
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for forming a film having a desired stress on a substrate. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device includes: forming a film having a predetermined stress on a substrate by controlling a ratio of a thickness of a first film having compressive stress to a thickness of a second film having tensile stress by performing: (a) supplying an organic source gas containing a first element and a reactive gas containing a second element to the substrate to form the first film containing the first element and the second element; and (b) supplying an inorganic source gas containing the first element and the reactive gas to the substrate to form the second film containing the first element and the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirohisa Yamazaki, Noriyuki Isobe, Hiroshi Ashihara
  • Patent number: 10294321
    Abstract: The present application provides a composite material that comprises a solid and solid-supported non-polymeric switchable moiety, wherein the switchable moiety comprises a functional group that is switchable between a first form and a second form, said first form being neutral and hydrophobic, and said second form being ionized and hydrophilic. The composite material converts to, or is maintained in, said second form when the switchable moiety is exposed to CO2 at amounts sufficient to maintain the ionized form. The composite material converts to, or is maintained in, said first form when CO2 is removed or reduced to an amount insufficient to maintain the ionized form. CO2 is removed or reduced by exposing the composite material to heat and/or a flushing inert gas such as N2, Ar, or air. Envisioned uses of these composite materials includes removing water from non-aqueous solvents, removing water vapor from gaseous mixtures, and cleaning industrial reaction vessels and/or pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Kyle J. Boniface
  • Patent number: 10252493
    Abstract: A polymer interlayer comprising a layer comprising a poly(vinyl acetal) resin having a residual hydroxyl content and a residual acetate content, and a plasticizer, wherein the residual hydroxyl content, the residual acetate content and the plasticizer are selected such that the polymer interlayer has at least one glass transition temperature less than about 20° C. and a peak tan delta of greater than 1.33, and a glass panel having a configuration of 2.3-mm glass//interlayer//2.3-mm glass and at 20° C. has a transmission loss, TLw, of greater than 42 decibels as measured by weighted average sound transmission loss at 2000 to 8000 Hz, and a transmission loss, TLc, of greater than 38 decibels at the coincident frequency is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Wenjie Chen
  • Patent number: 10246588
    Abstract: A solvent-free thermosetting filling resin composition is provided. The resin composition comprises the following components: (A) a benzoxazine resin of formula (I), (B) an epoxy resin with an alicyclic skeleton; (C) an epoxy resin hardener; (D) a benzoxazine resin hardener; and (E) a modified filler, wherein, A, B, R, and n in formula (I) are as defined in the specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN UNION TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shur-Fen Liu, Chin-Hsien Hung
  • Patent number: 10245329
    Abstract: The present invention provides contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging which exhibit high degrees of accumulation in tumor and low degrees of retention in the blood and can be administered into the blood. The contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging include a conjugate of a dye and a polyethyleneglycol represented by Formula (1), (5), (6), or (7) and an additive represented by Formula (301).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuki Fukui, Atsushi Takahashi, Daisuke Sasaguri, Kouichi Kato, Fumiko Tomatsu, Keigo Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10239091
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to provide a method for forming a multilayer coating film capable of forming a red-based multilayer coating film having high chroma and an excellent sense of depth and weatherability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Shinkoda
  • Patent number: 10240000
    Abstract: Novel aromatic polyimides are disclosed with sufficient physical properties to be useful in 3D printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: PolyOne Corporation, The Unted States of America as represented by The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations
    Inventors: Roger W. Avakian, Ling Hu, Chun-Hua Chuang
  • Patent number: 10195296
    Abstract: The present invention provides contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging which exhibit high degrees of accumulation in tumor and low degrees of retention in the blood and can be administered into the blood. The contrast agents for photoacoustic imaging include a conjugate of a dye and a polyethyleneglycol represented by Formula (1), (5), (6), or (7) and an additive represented by Formula (301).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuki Fukui, Atsushi Takahashi, Daisuke Sasaguri, Kouichi Kato, Fumiko Tomatsu, Keigo Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10183754
    Abstract: An efficient deicing system is a silicone-graphene foam composite connected to a source of electrical energy for current promoted heating of the silicone-graphene foam composite. The deicing system can be constructed by infusion and curing a silicone resin infused into the graphene foam attached to electrical contacts. The deicing system can be attached to surfaces of an aircraft for rapid deicing of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Arvind Agarwal, Benjamin Boesl, Jenniffer Bustillos, Cheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10153067
    Abstract: There are provided: an electrically conductive thermoplastic elastomer composition which can be produced with higher productivity at lower costs by means of a simple arrangement and has excellent extrudability and a lower resistance required for a driving roller; a production method for the composition; a driving roller produced by employing the electrically conductive thermoplastic elastomer composition; and an image forming apparatus incorporating the driving roller. In the electrically conductive thermoplastic elastomer composition, 5 to 15 parts by mass of Ketjen black is finely dispersed in 100 parts by mass of a mixture of an ester type urethane thermoplastic elastomer and a plasticizer or in 100 parts by mass of a polyester thermoplastic elastomer. In the production method, the ingredient other than the Ketjen black is first kneaded, and then the Ketjen black is added to and further kneaded with the ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Mine, Munehiro Nishimoto, Masashi Hamakubo, Masahiro Yoshizato
  • Patent number: 10138348
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resin composition which can be cured in a short time without a heat load on an adherend and with which a cured product having stable quality can be obtained. The resin composition in accordance with the present invention contains (i) a bisphenol A epoxy resin, (ii) an encapsulated curing agent including a core that contains a curing agent and a shell that covers the core, (iii) a filler, and (iv) a color material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Nakajima, Yosuke Tatsuno, Mitsuo Ito, Satoshi Hirono, Yuzo Morisaki, Junji Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10130975
    Abstract: A coating facility including: a first base outer surface coating zone; a second base inner surface coating zone; a second base outer surface coating zone; a clear inner surface coating zone and a clear outer surface coating zone; and a baking zone in which each wet coating film are simultaneously baked and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohta, Satoshi Shimamura, Yuji Ito, Yasuhiro Kume, Masaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10118988
    Abstract: A synthetic resin laminated sheet, in which whitening, cracking, and foaming do not occur when thermoforming is carried out, in particular when deep-draw molding is carried out, and defects do not occur during lamination of a hard coating layer; and a molded article obtained by molding the laminated sheet. A synthetic resin laminated sheet has a coating layer, which includes an acrylic resin, laminated on one surface of a substrate layer including a polycarbonate resin in which a monohydric phenol represented by general formula (1) is used as a chain terminator and is obtained by reacting the monohydric phenol with a dihydric phenol and a carbonate binding agent and has a viscosity average molecular weight of 18000-35000. (In the formula, R1 represents a C8-36 alkyl group or a C8-36 alkenyl group. R2-R5 each represent hydrogen, halogen, or an optionally substituted C1-20 alkyl group or C6-12 aryl group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC., MGC FILSHEET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Nakayasu, Ken Ogasawara, Genki Sugiyama, Hidetaka Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10113588
    Abstract: A slide bearing can include a metal support, a primer layer, an adhesive layer applied directly thereto, and a sliding layer applied to the adhesive layer. The primer layer can include an oligomeric condensate of at least one silanol selected from the group having the formula: wherein x is 1 or 2, y is 0 or 1. The moieties R1 and R2 can be the same or different. The moieties R1 and R2 can be selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, i-propyl, and a functionalized alkyl group R?—(CH2)z—, wherein z is at least 1. Slide bearings comprising a primer system based on silanol oligomeric condensates show improved peel strength than their analogous slide bearings lacking the primer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS PAMPUS GMBH
    Inventor: Olaf Schmitjes
  • Patent number: 10094020
    Abstract: A method of producing a metal-organic framework (MOF) film on a substrate is disclosed, the method comprising providing a substrate having a main surface and forming on said main surface a MOF film using an organometallic compound precursor and at least one organic ligand, wherein each of said organometallic compound precursor and said at least one organic ligand is provided only in vapour phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: IMEC VZW, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KU LEUVEN R&D
    Inventors: Ivo Stassen, Rob Ameloot, Dirk De Vos, Philippe M. Vereecken