As Intermediate Layer Patents (Class 428/448)
  • Patent number: 10774236
    Abstract: Urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compounds, synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds, either neat or in a solvent, and optionally with a catalyst, such as a tin compound, to accelerate the reaction. Also described are articles including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer; and a protective (co)polymer layer on the oxide layer, the protective (co)polymer layer including the reaction product of at least one urea (multi)-(meth)acrylate (multi)-silane precursor compound synthesized by reaction of (meth)acrylated materials having isocyanate functionality with aminosilane compounds. The substrate may be a (co)polymer film or an electronic device such as an organic light emitting device, electrophoretic light emitting device, liquid crystal display, thin film transistor, or combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES, COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Alan K. Nachtigal, Joseph C. Spagnola, Mark A. Roehrig, Jennifer K. Schnobrich, Guy D. Joly, Christopher S. Lyons
  • Patent number: 10751806
    Abstract: Provided is a surface-coated cutting tool including: a cutting tool body and a hard coating layer on a surface of the cutting tool body, wherein the hard coating layer includes a complex nitride layer of Al, Cr, Si, and Cu, the complex nitride layer of Al, Cr, Si, and Cu includes a main phase, and CrSi-rich particles and Al-rich particles that are dispersed in the main phase, the main phase satisfies 0.15???0.40, 0.05???0.20, 0.005???0.05, and 0.45?x?0.60, the CrSi-rich particles satisfy 0.20???0.55, 0.20???0.55, 0???0.10, and 0.02?x?0.35, the Al-rich particles satisfy 0.10???0.25, 0.05???0.25, 0???0.10, and 0.02?x?0.35 in a composition formula: (Al1-?-?-?Cr?Si?Cu?)1-xNx), and an occupancy area ratio of the CrSi-rich particles having a major axis of 100 nm or more is 0.20 to 2.0 area %; and an occupancy area ratio of the Al-rich particles having a major axis of 100 nm or more is 0.50 to 3.0 area %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ogami, Tatsuo Hashimoto, Natsuki Ichimiya
  • Patent number: 10696601
    Abstract: Compounds are generally provided, which may be particularly used to form a layer in a coating system. In one embodiment, the compound may have the formula: AxBbLn1?x?bHf1?t?dTitDdMO6, where: A is Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Fe, Cr, Co, Mn, Bi, or a mixture thereof; x is about 0.01 to about 0.99; b is 0 to about 0.5, with 1?x?b being 0 to about 0.99 such that Ln is present in the compound; Ln is a rare earth or a mixture thereof that is different than A; t is 0 to about 0.99; D is Zr, Ce, Ge, Si, or a mixture thereof; d is 0 to about 0.5; the sum of t and d is less than 1 such that Hf is present in the compound; and M is Ta, Nb, or a mixture thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Glen Harold Kirby
  • Patent number: 10651281
    Abstract: Structures with altered crystallinity beneath semiconductor devices and methods associated with forming such structures. A semiconductor layer is implanted over a first depth range of an inert gas species to modify the crystal structure of a semiconductor material of the semiconductor layer and form a first modified region. The semiconductor layer is annealed with a first annealing process to convert the semiconductor material within the first modified region to a non-single-crystal layer. The semiconductor layer is also implanted with ions of an element over a second depth range to modify the crystal structure of the semiconductor material of the semiconductor layer and form a second modified region containing a concentration of the element. The semiconductor layer is annealed with a second annealing process to convert the semiconductor material within the second modified region to an insulator layer containing the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Siva P. Adusumilli, John J. Ellis-Monaghan, Anthony K. Stamper, Ian McCallum-Cook, Mark Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10563302
    Abstract: The process for producing an orthopedic implant having an integrated silicon nitride surface layer includes steps for positioning the orthopedic implant inside a vacuum chamber, mixing nitrogen gas and vaporized silicon atoms in the vacuum chamber, emitting a relatively high energy beam into the mixture of nitrogen gas and vaporized silicon atoms in the vacuum chamber to cause a gas-phase reaction between the nitrogen gas and the vaporized silicon atoms to form reacted precipitate silicon nitride molecules, and driving the precipitate silicon nitride molecules with the same beam into an outer surface of the orthopedic implant at a relatively high energy such that the precipitate silicon nitride molecules implant therein and form at least a part of the molecular structure of the outer surface of the orthopedic implant, thereby forming the integrated silicon nitride surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Joint Development, LLC
    Inventors: Eric M. Dacus, Erin E. Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10471181
    Abstract: The presently disclosed composition and methods are provided for a hydrogel or nanofiber-hydrogel composite integrated with a surgical scaffold or mesh. A surgical scaffold device comprised of laminar composite is disclosed for the purpose of reducing foreign body response, managing tissue-materials interface, and improving the integration of the surgical mesh with the surrounding tissue of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Russell Martin, Sashank Reddy, Justin Sacks, Xiaowei Li, Brian Honewee Cho, Hai-quan Mao
  • Patent number: 10444416
    Abstract: A method of preparing CsxWO3 particles comprises heating a composition containing (1) cesium, (2) tungsten, (3) a solvent, and (4) a fatty acid, at a temperature of at least 200° C., to produce CsxWO3 particles, with x=0.31-0.33. The solvent comprises benzyl alcohol, and the fatty acid comprises a fatty acid having 10 to 30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University
    Inventors: Chhiu-Tsu Lin, Tsehaye Eyassu
  • Patent number: 10196740
    Abstract: A laminate of the present invention includes: a substrate made of a polymer material; an undercoat layer disposed on at least part of an outer surface of the substrate and made up of an inorganic material containing an inorganic substance having a functional group; and an atomic layer deposition film disposed so as to cover an outer surface of the undercoat layer and containing a precursor which is a deposition raw material such that the precursor located on the outer surface of the undercoat layer and the functional group of the inorganic substance are bound to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koyama, Mitsuru Kano, Jin Sato
  • Patent number: 10033152
    Abstract: An antireflective structure and a fabrication method thereof are disclosed. In one aspect, the antireflective structure includes a substrate, a buffer layer on the substrate, and an anticorrosion layer on the buffer layer, wherein the corrosion resistant layer comprises a densely packed cubic lattice structure. In one aspect, the fabrication method includes depositing a first buffer layer on a substrate in an e-beam deposition process, and depositing a first anticorrosion layer on the first buffer layer in an e-beam deposition process, wherein the substrate comprises sapphire, the first corrosion resistant layer comprises lutetia, and the first buffer layer comprise silicon carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Vivek V. Nagarkar, Zsolt Marton, Harish B. Bhandari
  • Patent number: 9920216
    Abstract: The application discloses a method for applying a fouling-release coating system to a surface, said surface suitably provided with an anticorrosive coat, and an article comprising a substrate, said substrate having a surface, preferably an anticorrosive coat on at least a part of the surface of said substrate and a tie-coat on said substrate. A curing agent composition comprising an amino-silane adduct comprising a high molecular weight amine, HMWA, as well as a tie-coat comprising said curing agent composition are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: HEMPEL A/S
    Inventors: Peter Christian Weinrich Thorlaksen, Andreas Lundtang Paulsen
  • Patent number: 9777368
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chemical vapor deposition coating, a chemical vapor deposition article, and a chemical vapor deposition method. The coating, article, and method involve thermal decomposition of dimethylsilane to achieve desired surface properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Silcotek Corp.
    Inventors: David A. Smith, James B. Mattzela, Paul H. Silvis, Gary A. Barone
  • Patent number: 9588269
    Abstract: An optical filter having a passband at least partially overlapping with a wavelength range of 800 nm to 1100 nm is provided. The optical filter includes a filter stack formed of hydrogenated silicon layers and lower-refractive index layers stacked in alternation. The hydrogenated silicon layers each have a refractive index of greater than 3 over the wavelength range of 800 nm to 1100 nm and an extinction coefficient of less than 0.0005 over the wavelength range of 800 nm to 1100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Denise Hendrix, Richard A. Bradley, Jr., Marius Grigonis, Georg J. Ockenfuss
  • Patent number: 9441119
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to methods and compositions for forming conformal coatings on textured substrates. More specifically, embodiments of the invention generally relate to sol-gel processes and sol-gel compositions for forming low refractive index conformal coatings on textured transparent substrates. In one embodiment a method of forming a conformal coating on a textured glass substrate is provided. The method comprises coating the textured glass substrate with a sol-gel composition comprising a solidifier. It is believed that use of the solidifier expedites the sol-gel transition point of the sol-gel composition leading to more conformal deposition of coatings on textured substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil D. Kalyankar, Nitin Kumar, Zhi-Wen Sun
  • Patent number: 9389509
    Abstract: A photosensitive polysiloxane composition, a protecting film and an element having the protecting film are provided. The photosensitive polysiloxane composition includes a polysiloxane (A), an o-naphthoquinonediazidesulfonate (B), a silane compound (C) containing an amic acid group and a solvent (D). When the photosensitive polysiloxane composition is used for forming a protecting film, the protecting film shows favorable cross-section shape and heat resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Chi Mei Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Jie Huang, Chun-An Shih
  • Patent number: 9276381
    Abstract: A quantum cascade laser includes a semiconductor substrate, and an active layer being provided on the substrate, and having a cascade structure in which quantum well emission layers and injection layers are alternately laminated, and the laser has a base portion including the substrate, and a stripe-shaped ridge portion including the active layer. Further, a reflection control film is formed from a ridge end face over a base end face on an end face in a resonating direction of the laser, and, on the base end face, for a second side and a third side adjacent to a first side on the ridge portion side of the base end face, and a fourth side facing the first side, the reflection control film is formed on a region other than regions near those three sides with predetermined widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Atsushi Sugiyama, Tadataka Edamura, Naota Akikusa
  • Publication number: 20150146339
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an electrostatic chuck surface having minimum contact area features. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide an electrostatic chuck assembly having a pattern of raised, elongated surface features for providing reduced particle generation and reduced wear of substrates and chucking devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Govinda RAJ, Cheng-Hsiung TSAI, Robert T. HIRAHARA, Kadthala R. NARENDRNATH, Manjunatha KOPPA, Ross MARSHALL
  • Publication number: 20150133016
    Abstract: A composite panel includes a support layer including a first plurality of prepreg plies wrapped around at least one mandrel; a mid-plane impact layer including a second plurality of prepreg plies, the mid-plane impact layer adjacent to the support layer; a upper skin layer including a third plurality of prepreg plies, the upper skin layer adjacent to the mid-place impact layer; and a lower skin layer including a fourth plurality of prepreg plies, the lower skin layer adjacent to the support layer; whereby each of the first, second, third, and fourth plurality of prepreg plies are co-cured to form the composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Bremmer, Darryl Mark Toni, William E. Hovan, III, Allan R. Macallister, JR., Jeffrey G. Sauer, Christian A. Rogg, Robert A. Lacko, David M. Lent, Andrew Varga
  • Publication number: 20150132571
    Abstract: Provided are: a low-emissivity transparent laminated body having a multilayer structure comprising a substrate and a coated layer, wherein the coated layer comprises, sequentially from the substrate, a low-emissivity electrically-conductive layer, a dielectric layer, and a light-absorbing metal layer; and a building material in which same is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ung Kil Kim, Youn-Ki Jun, Dae Hoon Kwon
  • Publication number: 20150125679
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a gas barrier film which has a high barrier property, excellent bending resistance and smoothness and suitability for cutting process, a manufacturing method for the same, and an electronic device using the gas barrier film. A gas barrier film having a base, a first barrier layer formed on the surface of the base by a vapor growth method, a second barrier layer formed by a conversion treatment of a coating film formed by coating the surface of the first barrier layer with a first silicon compound, and a protective layer having no barrier property which is formed by a conversion treatment of a coating film formed by coating the surface of the second barrier layer with a second silicon compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Wataru Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20150125691
    Abstract: The invention concerns reflective opaque panels that can be used as facing panels or decorative panels. They consist of a substrate coated with a stack of layers comprising, in the following order, at least (i) a transparent substrate, (ii) a first chromium layer, (iii) a dielectric layer in direct contact with the first chromium layer, and (iv) a second chromium layer, in direct contact with the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventor: Stijn Mahieu
  • Publication number: 20150118484
    Abstract: The present invention provides an environment-friendly natural-like artificial stone containing fly ash. A formulation and a method of producing the artificial stone is compared with the existing artificial stone. The artificial stone produced by the present invention has characteristics of higher long-term strength and density, excellent weather resistance and corrosion resistance, and also of thermal insulation and sound insulation, in some degree. It has very strong durability and color stability under a variety of adverse weather conditions, without efflorescence and coming off, and with hardly any color change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: SHANGHAI APE STONE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Guomai Chen, Malhua Chen, Yi Xia, Jiye You, Rendao Zhou, Liang Zeng
  • Patent number: 9012025
    Abstract: The present teachings disclose a fuser member comprising a substrate, a functional layer disposed on the substrate and an outer layer disposed on the functional layer. The outer layer comprises a cross-linked perfluorinated polyether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Brynn M. Dooley, Yu Qi, Carolyn P. Moorlag, Qi Zhang, Nan-Xing Hu
  • Patent number: 9012547
    Abstract: In various embodiments, provided are novel curable silicone compositions; films and adhesives comprising one or more cured products of said compositions, the films and adhesives exhibiting properties of mechanical flexibility and low flammability. Additionally, the films and adhesives may exhibit one or more of high transparency, low haze, and high refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Marilyn P. Shope, Bizhong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150104629
    Abstract: A gypsum composition, board, and method of producing a gypsum board with increased fire endurance are described. The set gypsum-containing composition can be used to prepare a gypsum board having fire endurance, based on particular water-to-stucco ratios.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Bangji CAO, Weixin D. SONG, Cesar CHAN
  • Publication number: 20150101848
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a surface-treated copper foil, a copper-clad laminate plate including the same, a printed circuit board using the same, and a method for manufacturing the same. In detail, the copper-clad laminate plate according to one implementation embodiment of the present invention includes: carrier; a peel layer formed on the carrier; a copper-clad layer formed on the peel layer; and a surface-treated layer formed on the copper-clad layer, in which the surface-treated layer includes a thiol-based compound. Therefore, the present invention provides a printed circuit board capable of improving an adhesive force between a base and a copper-clad layer without treating a roughed surface by forming the surface-treated layer on the copper-clad layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Sung CHO, Toshiko Yokota, Makoto Dobashi, Seung Min Baek, Ichiro Ogura, Eun Jung Lim, Yoon Su Kim, Sung Han
  • Publication number: 20150096353
    Abstract: A layer system having a layer region whereby the layer region has a single-crystal silicon substrate with a front side and a back side, and whereby a textured surface is formed on the front side and the textured surface has a topography with different heights and a thin film layer of a metal oxide and/or an oxide ceramic is formed on the textured surface, whereby the thin film layer covers the textured surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph WILBERTZ, Dominik ZIMMERMANN
  • Publication number: 20150092170
    Abstract: A method for repairing a collector for an EUV projection exposure apparatus having a first coating and a second coating, wherein the first coating is arranged between the second coating and a surface of the collector. The method includes completely or partly removing the first coating by treatment with a first chemical solution, and applying a new first coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Oli Ehrler, Uwe Meier, Alexander Uhl, Holger Kierey
  • Publication number: 20150079371
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite component coated with environmental barrier coatings includes a substrate formed of a silicide-containing ceramic matrix composite, a silicon carbide layer deposited on a surface of the substrate, a silicon layer deposited on a surface of the silicon carbide layer, a mixed layer made of a mixture of mullite and ytterbium silicate and deposited on a surface of the silicon layer, and an oxide layer deposited on a surface of the mixed layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Yukihiro NAKADA, Hiroshige Murata, Kenichiro Watanabe, Yasutomo Tanaka, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8980435
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite component for a power generation system includes a ceramic foam core and a ceramic matrix composite material surrounding at least a portion of the ceramic foam core. The ceramic foam core remains in place during operation of the component in the power generation system. Additionally, a method of forming the ceramic matrix composite component is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Peter de Diego
  • Publication number: 20150072102
    Abstract: Waterproof engineered floor and wall planks have a wear layer, an underlayer about an extruded dust and plastic composite core and a click-lock edge fastening system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: US Floors, Inc.
    Inventors: Piet V. Dossche, Philippe Erramuzpe
  • Publication number: 20150064469
    Abstract: Provided is a colored rigid decorative member in which scratch resistance is improved, and deterioration of appearance quality due to a flaw, abrasion, or the like is suppressed, and which has various color variations with a high quality feel. An alloy adhesion layer having a high adhesion effect, an alloy gradient adhesion layer of which the content of a reactant gas is increased in a gradient manner, an abrasion-resistant layer having high hardness, an alloy recolored gradient layer of which the content of a reactant gas is decreased in a gradient manner, and a colored decorative layer having high decorativeness and color variations on the outermost layer are formed on a base using a film with an alloy of a metal having the high effect of adhering to a metal and high brightness (metal having poor corrosion resistance; Mo, W), a metal having high film hardness and high corrosion resistance (metal having poor adhesion; Nb, Ta), and a metal improving corrosion resistance performance (Cr, Ti, Hf, Zr).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Koutarou Takazaki
  • Publication number: 20150064447
    Abstract: An optical device includes a support structure configured to retain an optical element using a cured adhesive composition that is disposed between a surface of the support structure and a surface of the optical element, wherein a structured optical particulate material is dispersed throughout the cured adhesive. The structured optical particulate material redirects curing radiation via a scattering mechanism to facilitate curing of portions of the adhesive compositions that cannot be directly exposed to the radiation, thereby facilitating rapid and more thorough curing than could otherwise be achieved without the structured optical particulate material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Gerard Dewa, Justin Paul Gales, Robert Dennis Grejda, Todd Robert McMichael, Paul John Shustack
  • Publication number: 20150052847
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproofing membrane that comprises a carrier sheet (layer A); a waterproofing adhesive (layer B); a protective coating (layer C), wherein the protective coating is substantially free of surfactant and comprises an acrylic or methacrylic polymer or copolymer, an inorganic filler and a white pigment; and a releasable material (layer D), wherein the releasable material comprises amorphous nanoscale silica and a polymeric binder. The waterproofing membrane does not require a release liner, binds strongly to concrete cast against it (even after UV exposure), tolerates foot traffic, and withstands immersion in water over an extended period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert A. Wiercinski, Anandakumar Ranganathan, Xia Cao, Robert Paul
  • Publication number: 20150044483
    Abstract: The invention provides protein adhesives containing certain additives and methods of making and using such adhesives. The protein adhesives contain ground plant meal or an isolated polypeptide composition obtained from plant biomass in combination with certain additives, such as an exfoliated clay or partially exfoliated clay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Biopolymer Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony A. Parker, Joseph J. Marcinko
  • Publication number: 20150037568
    Abstract: A film is formed under vacuum by a step of purifying and/or flattening the base material (13) by irradiating the base material (13) with a gas cluster ion beam (4a); by a step of forming an intermediate layer film by evaporating/vaporizing an intermediate layer film forming material, allowing the evaporated/vaporized material to adhere to the surface of the base material (13), and irradiating the intermediate layer film forming material with a gas cluster ion beam (4a); and by evaporating/vaporizing a carbon film forming material containing a carbonaceous material containing substantially no hydrogen, and a boron material, allowing the evaporated/vaporized material to adhere to the surface of the intermediate layer film, and irradiating the carbon film forming material with a gas cluster ion beam (4a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: NOMURA PLATING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruyuki Kitagawa, Shuhei Nomura
  • Publication number: 20150037597
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of fabricating a three-dimensional copper nanostructure, including manufacturing a specimen configured to include a SiO2 mask; performing multi-directional slanted plasma etching to form a three-dimensional etching structure layer on the specimen; performing plating so that a multi-directional slanted plasma etched portion of the specimen is filled with a metal; removing an over-plated portion and the SiO2 mask from the metal layer; and removing a portion of a surface of the specimen other than the metal which is the three-dimensional etching structure layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Ajou University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Chang-Koo Kim, Sung-Woon Cho
  • Publication number: 20150024182
    Abstract: Coated article having antireflective property together with self cleaning, moisture resistance and antimicrobial properties can be prepared with a topmost layer of titanium oxide on an antireflective layer, which can be formed by a sol-gel process. The antireflective layer can comprise a porosity forming agent, or an alkyltrialkoxysilane-based binder. The antireflective coating can comprise silica and titania components, with pores to achieve low index of refraction and titania to achieve self-cleaning and antimicrobial properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Nikhil Kalyankar
  • Publication number: 20150017392
    Abstract: A reflective film or article including a substrate, a smoothing layer adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the first major surface of the substrate, a tie layer having a first major surface adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the second major surface of the substrate, and a metallic layer adjoining and extending across at least a portion of the second major surface of the tie layer. The smoothing layer includes poly(methyl methacrylate) and a first block copolymer having at least two endblock polymeric units and at least one midblock polymeric unit derived from first and second monoethylenically unsaturated monomers selected from a methacrylate, acrylate, vinyl ester, or combination thereof, respectively, each endblock having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 50° C., and each endblock having a Tg no greater than 20° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: 3INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Rajesh K. Katare, Timothy J. Hebrink, Mark B. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 8932724
    Abstract: A reflective coating is disclosed that has a base layer provided with a reflective surface for reflecting electromagnetic radiation, such as visible and solar near-infrared light. The reflective coating also has a dielectric layer formed on the reflective surface, and an absorber layer. The absorber layer is formed on the dielectric layer that is formed on the base layer. The reflective coating has an average reflectance greater than about 60% for wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the range of 800 to 2500 nm that is irradiated upon the reflective coating. Additionally, the reflective coating has an average reflectance for wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the range of 400 to 700 nm irradiated upon the reflecting coating that is less than the average reflectance of the reflective coating from 800 to 2500 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: General Atomics
    Inventor: Lawrence D. Woolf
  • Patent number: 8927055
    Abstract: Coating compositions, and methods for depositing them on the surface of an article to produce an antireflection coating, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the coating composition includes a (meth)acrylate-functional silicon alkoxide, silica particles, a (meth)acrylate monomer, an epoxy (meth)acrylate oligomer, a photoinitiator, a solvent, an acid, and water. The relative amounts of these constituents are controlled such that, when the coating composition is deposited onto the surface of an article and cured, it has a refractive index less than about 1.60 at a wavelength of 510 nm. In another embodiment, the coating composition includes an organo-metallic compound other than an organo-metallic compound of silicon, an epoxy-functional silicon alkoxide, a non-epoxy-functional silicon alkoxide, a curing agent compatible with epoxy-functional molecules, a solvent, an inorganic acid, and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yongan Yan, Satyabrata Raychaudhuri, Matthew Emilio Coda
  • Publication number: 20150001180
    Abstract: A tunable ring assembly, a plasma processing chamber having a tunable ring assembly and method for tuning a plasma process is provided. In one embodiment, a tunable ring assembly includes an outer ceramic ring having an exposed top surface and a bottom surface and an inner silicon ring configured to mate with the outer ceramic ring to define an overlap region, the inner silicon ring having an inner surface, a top surface and a notch formed between the inner surface and the top surface, the inner surface defining an inner diameter of the ring assembly, the notch is sized to accept an edge of a substrate, an outer portion of the top surface of the inner silicon ring configured to contact in the overlap region and underlying an inner portion of the bottom surface of the outer ceramic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Kenny Linh DOAN, Jason Della ROSA, Hamid NOORBAKHSH, Jong Mun KIM
  • Publication number: 20150004382
    Abstract: In some implementations, an electronic device includes a display stack to display content. The display stack can include a number of substrates coupled using a first optically clear adhesive (OCA) and a second OCA. In an implementation, the first OCA includes an acrylic-containing OCA and the second OCA includes a silicon-containing OCA. In some instances, the first OCA can include an additive to filter ultraviolet radiation. In a particular implementation, the first OCA can have a total luminous transmittance of no greater than approximately 30% for at least a portion of the UV spectrum radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Anoop Menon, Robert Waverly Zehner, John-Paul Clement Perron
  • Patent number: 8920931
    Abstract: A phosphosiloxane resin comprises a plurality of covalently bonded monomer units selected from phosphosiloxane units SiR23—O—P(?O)(R1)—(OR3)q(O1/2—)p and organosiloxane units R2m(OR3)nSiO(4-m-n)/2. R1 and each R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1 to C10 hydrocarbyl, and C1 to C10 hydrocarbylene; each R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1 to C10 hydrocarbyl; p is 0 or 1; q=1?p; m is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; n is 0, 1, or 2; and m+n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4. Curable silicone compositions comprise a phosphosiloxane resin having greater than one silicon-bonded alkenyl group, an organosilicon compound having at least two silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms, and a hydrosilylation catalyst. Fiber-reinforced free-standing films may comprise fibers dispersed in a cured product of the silicone composition. Laminated substrates comprise at least one fiber-reinforced free-standing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventor: Bizhong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140377520
    Abstract: Disclosed are a window for a display device including a window mother substrate for the display device; and a protective film disposed on the window mother substrate for the display device, wherein the protective film includes a multi-layer structure disposed on the window mother substrate for the display device, a first plastic substrate disposed on the multi-layer structure, and a second plastic substrate disposed on the first plastic substrate, and a display device including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-In CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140377572
    Abstract: A method for providing a matrix material between a bonded pair of substrates with a homogeneous distribution of anisotropic filler particles is provided. Functionalized anisotropic filler particles are mixed uniformly with a matrix material to form a homogenous mixture. A bonded assembly of a first substrate and a second substrate with an array of electrical interconnect structures is placed within a vacuum environment. The homogenous mixture of the matrix material and the anisotropic filler particles is dispensed around the array of electrical interconnect structures. A gas is abruptly introduced into the vacuum environment to induce an implosion of the homogenous mixture. The implosion causes the homogenous mixture to fill the cavity between the first and second substrates without causing agglomeration of the anisotropic filler particles. The mixture filling the space between the first and second substrates has a homogenous distribution of the anisotropic filler particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Gaynes, Eric P. Lewandowski, Jae-Woong Nah, Robert J. Polastre
  • Publication number: 20140377571
    Abstract: A method for providing a matrix material between a bonded pair of substrates with a homogeneous distribution of anisotropic filler particles is provided. Functionalized anisotropic filler particles are mixed uniformly with a matrix material to form a homogenous mixture. A bonded assembly of a first substrate and a second substrate with an array of electrical interconnect structures is placed within a vacuum environment. The homogenous mixture of the matrix material and the anisotropic filler particles is dispensed around the array of electrical interconnect structures. A gas is abruptly introduced into the vacuum environment to induce an implosion of the homogenous mixture. The implosion causes the homogenous mixture to fill the cavity between the first and second substrates without causing agglomeration of the anisotropic filler particles. The mixture filling the space between the first and second substrates has a homogenous distribution of the anisotropic filler particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Michael A. Gaynes, Eric P. Lewandowski, Jae-Woong Nah, Robert J. Polastre
  • Publication number: 20140363648
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayer hard film capable of elongating a lifetime of a member. A multilayer hard film (1) is formed by alternately stacking a layer A (11) made of Ti1-xSix(BpCqNr) [where 0.05?x?0.4, p?0, q?0, r>0, p+q+r=1], and a layer B (12) made of at least one selected from the group of Ti1-a-g-bBaCgNb [where 0.05?a?0.5, 0.25?b?0.6, 0?g?0.5], Si1-c-dCcNd [where 0.2?c?0.5, 0.25?d?0.5], B1-e-fCeNf [where 0.03?e?0.25, 0.3?f?0.55], TiB2, SiC and B4C, one another over the surface of the substrate (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA KOBE SEIKO SHO (KOBE STEEL, LTD.), ISCAR LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Albir A. Layyous
  • Patent number: 8906513
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes a substrate layer comprising a polyamideimide/polybenzimidazole polymer blend. A method of manufacturing the fuser member is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Wu, Dante M. Pietrantoni, Yuhua Tong, David W. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140355639
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are generally related to metamaterial structures for Q-switching in laser systems. The various described techniques may be applied to methods, systems, devices or combinations thereof. Sonic described metamaterial structures may include a substrate and a first conductive layer disposed on a first surface of the substrate. A dielectric layer may be disposed on a first surface of the first conductive layer and a second conductive layer having a substantially symmetric geometric shape may be disposed on a first surface of the dielectric layer. The second conductive layer may cover a portion of the first surface of the dielectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Subramaniam Anantha, Govind Dayal Singh
  • Publication number: 20140356635
    Abstract: Some novel features pertain to a substrate that includes a first core layer, a second core layer laterally located to the first core layer in the substrate, a first inorganic core layer (e.g., glass, silicon, ceramic) laterally positioned between the first core layer and the second core layer, the first inorganic core layer configured to be vertically aligned with a die configured to be coupled to the substrate, and a dielectric layer covering the first core layer, the second core layer and the first inorganic core layer. In some implementations, the first inorganic core layer has a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), the die has a second coefficient of thermal expansion, and the first core layer has a third coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE). The first CTE of the first inorganic core layer closely matches the second CTE of the die in order to reduce the likelihood of warpage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Chin-Kwan Kim