Circular Sheet Or Circular Blank Patents (Class 428/64.1)
  • Patent number: 10300729
    Abstract: A color shifting security device has a Fabry-Perot type structure wherein a dielectric layer is disposed between a reflector and an absorbing layer. The absorber and reflector layers may be conforming and the dielectric layer therebetween is non-conforming, filling the regions in the micro structured adjacent absorbing or reflecting layer, at least one of which has a microstructure therein or thereon. By having the dielectric layer not conform to the microstructure it is next to, its thickness varies in cross section, which allows for different colors to be seen where the thickness varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Paul T. Kohlmann, Alberto Argoitia, Cornelis Jan Delst
  • Patent number: 10167570
    Abstract: A n-type SiC single crystal with low resistivity and low threading dislocation density is provided, which is achieved by a n-type SiC single crystal containing germanium and nitrogen, wherein the density ratio of the germanium and the nitrogen [Ge/N] satisfies the relationship 0.17<[Ge/N]<1.60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Takayuki Shirai
  • Patent number: 10093837
    Abstract: A process for binding a top substrate to a base substrate is disclosed, in which (a) a liquid optically clear photo-curable adhesive is applied onto the top side of the base substrate, (b) the liquid optically clear photo-curable adhesive is partially cured by exposure to electromagnetic radiation comprising a wavelength ranging from 200 nm to 700 nm, (c) the top substrate is attached on the partially cured adhesive layer of step (b), (d) the adhesive is fully cured by exposure to electromagnetic radiation comprising a wavelength ranging from 200 nm to 700 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Daoqiang Lu, Masao Kanari, Junichi Sawanobori
  • Patent number: 10090460
    Abstract: A crystal orientation layer laminated structure capable of widely selecting materials for a base substrate and an electrode substrate, an electronic memory using the crystal orientation layer laminated structure and a method for manufacturing the crystal orientation layer laminated structure are provided. The crystal orientation layer laminated structure according to the present invention has such a feature as including a substrate, including an orientation control layer which is laminated on the substrate, which is made of any of germanium, silicon, tungsten, germanium-silicon, germanium-tungsten and silicon-tungsten, and whose thickness is at least 1 nm or more, and including a first crystal orientation layer which is laminated on the orientation control layer, which is made of any of SbTe, Sb2Te3, BiTe, Bi2Te3, BiSe and Bi2Se3 as a main component, and which is oriented in a certain crystal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Junji Tominaga, Reiko Kondo
  • Patent number: 10022840
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to polycrystalline diamond compacts (“PDCs”) including a substrate and a polycrystalline diamond (“PCD”) table mounted to the substrate. The PCD table includes an upper surface and one or more recesses extending inwardly from the upper surface of the PCD table. The one or more recesses may help prevent, stop, or limit crack propagation and may redistribute, breakup, or relieve stresses in the PCD table. In some embodiments, the one or more recesses exhibit, in plain view, a generally rectangular geometry, a generally circular geometry, or a generally triangular geometry. In some embodiments, the PCD table includes one or more channels that extend from a vertex of the one or more recesses. In some embodiments, the one or more channels and the one or more recesses may be at least partially filled with a sacrificial material. Methods for forming such PDCs are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: David P. Miess
  • Patent number: 9988612
    Abstract: Disclosed are T7 RNA polymerase variants with enhanced transcriptional activity. T7 RNA polymerase variants are known which have the ability to incorporate modified ribonucleotides into growing RNA molecules. However, these variants have relatively low levels of transcriptional activity. Presented herein are mutations that increase the transcriptional activity of the variants with broad substrate range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Andrew D. Ellington, Adam J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9957351
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of making a polycarbonate composition comprises: polymerizing by an interfacial polymerization, reactants comprising a starting material comprising a bisphenol-A to form a bisphenol-A polycarbonate, wherein the bisphenol-A has a purity of greater than or equal to 99.65 wt % and a sulfur content of less than or equal to 2 ppm. The polycarbonate composition has a free hydroxyl content of less than or equal to 150 ppm, and wherein a molded article of the polycarbonate composition has transmission level greater than or equal to 90.0% at 2.5 mm thickness as measured by ASTM D1003-00 and a yellow index (YI) less than or equal to 1.5 as measured by ASTM D1925.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Johannes de Brouwer, Paulus Johannes Maria Eijsbouts, Hatem Abdallah Belfadhel, Jos Arie van den Bogerd
  • Patent number: 9947360
    Abstract: An optical information storage medium includes a multilayer film that includes a plurality of extruded alternating active data storage layers and buffer layers, which separate the active data storage layers. The active data storage layers and buffer layers have thicknesses that allow the active data storage layers to be writable by non-linear or threshold writing processes to define data voxels within the active data storage layers that are readable by an optical reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Case Western Reserve University
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Singer, Chris Ryan, Jie Shan, Joseph Lott, Christoph Weder, Brent Valle, Eric Baer
  • Patent number: 9947429
    Abstract: An Ag alloy film used for a reflecting electrode or an interconnection electrode, the Ag alloy film exhibiting low electrical resistivity and high reflectivity and having exceptional oxidation resistance under cleaning treatments such as an O2 plasma treatment or UV irradiation, wherein the Ag alloy film contains either In in an amount of larger than 2.0 atomic % to 2.7 atomic % or smaller; or Zn in an amount of larger than 2.0 atomic % to 3.5 atomic % or smaller; or both. The Ag alloy film may further contain Bi in an amount of 0.01 to 1.0 atomic %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoko Shida, Hiroshi Goto, Mototaka Ochi
  • Patent number: 9931714
    Abstract: A method of forming a cutting element for an earth-boring tool may include directing at least one energy beam at a surface of a volume of polycrystalline superabrasive material including interstitial material disposed in regions between inter-bonded grains of polycrystalline superabrasive material. The method includes ablating the interstitial material with the at least one energy beam such that at least a portion of the interstitial material is removed from a first region of the volume of polycrystalline superabrasive material without any substantial degradation of the inter-bonded grains of superabrasive material or of bonds thereof in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony A. DiGiovanni, Rocco DiFoggio
  • Patent number: 9903750
    Abstract: A method of determining information relating to the mass of a semiconductor wafer is disclosed. The method comprises loading the semiconductor wafer on to a measurement area of a weighing device having weight compensation means arranged to compensate for a predetermined weight loaded on to the measurement area; generating measurement output indicative of a difference between the weight of the semiconductor wafer and the predetermined weight; and using the measurement output to determine information relating to the mass of the semiconductor wafer. Also discloses is a corresponding weighing device for determining information relating to the mass of a semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: METRYX LTD.
    Inventors: Robert John Wilby, Adrian Kiermasz
  • Patent number: 9834433
    Abstract: A piezoelectric optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (POMEMS) device includes a glass layer having a bottom surface and a top surface. The device may also include an upper moisture barrier layer having a top surface and a bottom surface in which the bottom surface of the top moisture barrier layer is substantially coextensive with and interfaces with the top surface of the glass layer. A piezo stack may be attached above the upper moisture barrier layer. The device may also include a lower moisture barrier layer having a bottom surface and a top surface. The top surface of the lower moisture barrier layer is substantially coextensive with and interfaces with the bottom surface of the glass layer. A semiconductor substrate may be attached below the bottom moisture barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: YungShan Chang, Ricky A. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9796117
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a flange has a laminate component and a drum supporting the laminate component. A forming tool selectively engages the laminate component. A diaphragm member extends between the drum and the laminate component and selectively engages the forming tool. Movement of the diaphragm member deforms the laminate component away from the drum about an edge of the forming tool, and the laminate component maintains a substantially uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher J. Feeney, Steven Robert Hayse, David Andrew Rogozinski
  • Patent number: 9795044
    Abstract: A protective case for an electronic device includes a main housing and a lid. The main housing and lid are removably joined to define a water tight volume receiving an electronic device. Air trapped within the protective case transfers acoustic energy from a sound source within the case to at least one membrane wherein the membrane vibrates in response to an air pressure differential transmitting sound to an exterior of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventors: June Lai, Joshua Wright
  • Patent number: 9752064
    Abstract: A transparent ultraviolet curable adhesive is a solventless composition, based on a total weight of the composition, being composed of 35-65 wt % of a polyurethane (meth)acrylate resin, 30-60 wt % of a (meth)acrylate monomer, 0.1-5 wt % of an acrylate group-containing bisphenol fluorene derivative, 0.3-8 wt % of a photopolymerization initiator and 0.002-0.01 wt % of a vinyl silane coupling agent; and, the adhesive if cured has a refractive index of 1.52-1.56 very close to 1.52 for a glass thereof and has a visible light transmittance of 93-99 VLT (%) so suitable to be adhered to displays, transparent conductive film and touch panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Te-Chao Liao, Chun-Che Tsao, Chih-Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 9746773
    Abstract: Methods for selecting titania-doped quartz glass which experiences a reduction in OH group concentration of less than or equal to 100 ppm upon heat treatment at 900° C. for 100 hours as suitable material for the EUV lithography member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeru Maida, Hisatoshi Otsuka, Tetsuji Ueda, Masanobu Ezaki
  • Patent number: 9698285
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and a p-type semiconductor absorber layer, the substrate structure including a CdSSe layer. A photovoltaic device may alternatively include a CdSeTe layer. A process for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes forming a CdSSe layer over a substrate by at least one of sputtering, evaporation deposition, CVD, chemical bath deposition process, and vapor transport deposition process. The process includes forming a p-type absorber layer above the CdSSe layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: First Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Damjanovic, Feng Liao, Rick Powell, Rui Shao, Jigish Trivedi, Zhibo Zhao
  • Patent number: 9685394
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a semiconductor substrate, an insulating material-filled layer and a vertical conductor. The semiconductor substrate has a vertical hole extending in a thickness direction thereof. The insulating material-filled layer is a ring-shaped layer filled in the vertical hole for covering an inner periphery thereof and includes an organic insulating material or an inorganic insulating material mainly of a glass and a nanocomposite ceramic. The nanocomposite ceramic has a specific resistance of greater than 1014 ?·cm at room temperature and a relative permittivity of 4 to 9. The vertical conductor is a solidified metal body filled in an area surrounded by the insulating material-filled layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: NAPRA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigenobu Sekine, Yurina Sekine, Yoshiharu Kuwana
  • Patent number: 9670315
    Abstract: An aromatic polycarbonate resin composition for a fluorescence detection and analysis substrate by which autofluorescence of an aromatic polycarbonate resin, which has been avoided as a resin for a fluorescence detection and analysis substrate due to a critical defect thereof of having fluorescence in a visible light wavelength region, is significantly decreased, and is highly heat-resistant and highly transparent; and a fluorescence detection and analysis substrate produced by melt molding performed on the aromatic polycarbonate resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Keiichi Zouta, Atsuhiro Tokita
  • Patent number: 9604867
    Abstract: A heat-resistant roll with improved characteristics, a production method thereof, and a method of producing sheet glass using the heat-resistant roll. A method of producing a heat-resistant roll equipped with a roll portion containing 5% by weight or more of clay includes: a grinding step (S101) of grinding a roll surface of the roll portion; and a surface treatment step (S102) of performing surface treatment of smoothening the ground roll surface in a wet state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Masaaki Nakayama, Daiji Tahara, Kouji Iwata, Kazuhisa Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9416449
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a substrate with a patterned layer of deposited material, the patterned layer being deposited from a processing head, the method comprising applying bearing gas from the processing head to keep the processing head hovering over the substrate on a gas bearing; moving the substrate and the hovering processing head relative to each other; applying a primer material for selective deposition of a deposition material to the substrate, the primer material being applied from a first area of a surface of the processing head that faces the substrate, and spatially patterning the primer on the substrate after or during application; applying the deposition material to the substrate from a second area of the surface of the processing head that faces the substrate, the second area lying downstream of the first area in a direction of the movement of the substrate relative to the processing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Ariël De Graaf, Erwin John Van Zwet, Paulus Willibrordus George Poodt, Adrianus Johannes Petrus Maria Vermeer
  • Patent number: 9414654
    Abstract: Coins and tokens manufactured from metal(s), alloy(s) or metal containing material(s). More specifically, they relate to coin structures which enable a coin to be nondestructively authenticated by an ultrasonic measurement. The core part of coin or token includes 2-16 cavities that are not visible from the exterior of the coin or token. Additionally, the core part or coin or token includes at least one part having a different volume microstructure than the rest of the core part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MINT OF FINLAND LTD.
    Inventors: Paul Valfrid Gustafsson, Matti Johannes Rastas, Tuomas Mikael Pinomaa
  • Patent number: 9393825
    Abstract: Provided is an intermediate transfer medium. The intermediate transfer medium includes a substrate, a protective layer and a receiving layer. The protective layer includes two or more binder resin varieties and a filler. A mixed binder resin which includes the two or more binder resin types has a storage elastic modulus G??1.0×105 Pa and ?1.0×109 Pa at 70° C.-90° C., and the storage elastic modulus G? of more than 1.0×109 Pa at 35° C. The mixed binder resin includes a binder resin having a number average molecular weight (Mn) of not less than 8,000 and not more than 30,000, and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of not less than 36° C. and not more than 60° C.; The filler has a particle diameter of not less than 1 nm and not more than 200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Kano Sakamoto, Shinya Yoda
  • Patent number: 9385004
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to a support cylinder used in a thermal process chamber. In one embodiment, the support cylinder comprises a ring body having an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface, wherein the ring body comprises an opaque quartz glass material and wherein the ring body is coated with an optical transparent layer. The optical transparent layer has a coefficient of thermal expansion that is substantially matched or similar to the opaque quartz glass material to reduce thermal expansion mismatch that may cause thermal stress under high thermal loads. In one example, the opaque quartz glass material is synthetic black quartz and the optical transparent layer comprises a clear fused quartz material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventors: Mehran Behdjat, Aaron Muir Hunter, Joseph M. Ranish, Norman Tam, Jeffrey Tobin, Jiping Li, Martin Tran
  • Patent number: 9349806
    Abstract: Disclosed is a semiconductor structure comprising a single crystal substrate, a channel layer formed above the substrate from a transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC) material, and a single crystal epitaxial buffer layer formed between the substrate and the channel layer, wherein the buffer layer is formed from material having a lattice constant mismatch of less than 5% with the lattice constant of the channel layer material. Also, disclosed is a method of forming a semiconductor structure comprising selecting a substrate formed from a single crystal material, preparing the substrate for template growth, growing a template on the substrate wherein the template is formed from single crystal material, and growing channel material on the template wherein the channel material is formed from a TMDC material and wherein the buffer layer material has a lattice constant mismatch of less than 5% with the lattice constant of the channel layer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited and National Chiao-Tung University
    Inventors: Yen-Teng Ho, Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 9339387
    Abstract: A porous, self-sustaining body useful as a scaffold for bone grafting is provided. The scaffold comprises a carbonaceous matrix comprising a continuous phase having a surface and defining a plurality of open spaces throughout the matrix. The internal and external surfaces of the matrix are coated with a layer or film selected from the group consisting of osteogenic materials, therapeutic agents, and combinations thereof. The porous body comprises organic materials and is substantially free of metals. Methods of making and using the porous self-sustaining body are also provided, along with kits for facilitating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: CIBOR, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Hastings Wooley, Haiying Yu
  • Patent number: 9263557
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for forming a non-planar germanium quantum well structure. In particular, the quantum well structure can be implemented with group IV or III-V semiconductor materials and includes a germanium fin structure. In one example case, a non-planar quantum well device is provided, which includes a quantum well structure having a substrate (e.g. SiGe or GaAs buffer on silicon), a IV or III-V material barrier layer (e.g., SiGe or GaAs or AlGaAs), a doping layer (e.g., delta/modulation doped), and an undoped germanium quantum well layer. An undoped germanium fin structure is formed in the quantum well structure, and a top barrier layer deposited over the fin structure. A gate metal can be deposited across the fin structure. Drain/source regions can be formed at respective ends of the fin structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Pillarisetty, Jack T. Kavalieros, Willy Rachmady, Uday Shah, Benjamin Chu-Kung, Marko Radosavljevic, Niloy Mukherjee, Gilbert Dewey, Been-Yih Jin, Robert S. Chau
  • Patent number: 9242291
    Abstract: A method of processing an alloy ingot or other alloy workpiece to reduce thermal cracking may generally comprise depositing a glass material onto at least a portion of a surface of a workpiece, and heating the glass material to form a surface coating on the workpiece that reduces heat loss from the workpiece. The present disclosure also is directed to an alloy workpieces processed according to methods described herein, and to articles of manufacture including or made from alloy workpieces made according to the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh S. Minisandram, Richard L. Kennedy, Robin M. Forbes Jones
  • Patent number: 9218092
    Abstract: A touch screen panel and a method of manufacturing the same, the touch screen panel including a curved substrate; sensing patterns on at least one surface of the curved substrate; and an insulating layer covering the sensing patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventors: Byeong-Kyu Jeon, Sung-Ku Kang
  • Patent number: 9184085
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a substrate supporting edge ring for supporting a substrate. In one embodiment, a substrate support ring is provided. The substrate support ring comprises an annular body. The annular body comprises an outer band extending radially inward from an outer annular sidewall; and a substrate supporting region extending inward from an inner portion of the outer band, wherein the annular body comprises a first material that is exposed and at least a portion of the substrate supporting region is covered with a coating comprising a second material that is different than the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Aaron Muir Hunter
  • Patent number: 9164253
    Abstract: In a composite molded lens, a press-formed lens body is integral with an injection-molded lens frame. The lens body has a lens portion and a flange portion surrounding the lens portion. Eight projections are radially formed on a top surface of the flange portion. The height of the projection increases toward an outer peripheral edge side of the flange portion. A recess is formed on an outer peripheral edge face of the flange portion and located at a position on a line extending from the projection. The recess increases torsional resilience of a joint surface between the lens body and the lens frame and strengthens bonding force there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: Kazumi Koike, Seiichi Watanabe, Takayuki Fujiwara, Yasuhito Hiraki
  • Patent number: 9122050
    Abstract: An electrowetting device includes: a lower substrate and an upper substrate which face each other; a first electrode on the lower substrate; an insulating layer on the first electrode; a second electrode on the upper substrate; and a first fluid and a second fluid between the upper substrate and the lower substrate. The first fluid includes a solvent, a dye and a scattering enhancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeon Gu Cho, Yung Kyung Park, Jae Jin Lyu
  • Patent number: 9111553
    Abstract: The reliability of a super-resolution optical information recording medium whose capacity can be increased is increased. On an optical information recording medium (11) according to the present invention, a content is recorded as a pit group formed such that an average length Tm [nm] of a minimum mark length and a minimum space length becomes shorter than an optical system resolution limit, and reading speed information designating a reading speed in a range from 2×(4.92×Tm/149) [m/s] to less than (10000/60)×2×?×(24/1000) [m/s] is recorded as a reading speed for reproducing the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideharu Tajima, Atsushi Etoh, Go Mori, Masaki Yamamoto, Tetsuya Hayashi, Toshihiko Sakai, Hirohisa Yamada, Takayuki Naka
  • Patent number: 9105284
    Abstract: An optical or magnetic storage medium is disclosed that includes a disc having layers of graphene on one or both sides of the disc to provide wear protection against scratches and mechanical abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Tyson York Winarski
  • Patent number: 9099106
    Abstract: A multilayer structure sheet for manufacturing an optical information recording medium having a multilayer structure with a plurality of recording layers is disclosed. The multilayer structure sheet comprises at least one unit structure in which a pressure sensitive adhesive layer, a recording layer, a recording layer support layer having a glass transition temperature higher than that of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer, and a recording layer are laid one on top of another in this order, and a release sheet is attached to an outside of an outermost pressure sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidehiro Mochizuki, Tatsuo Mikami, Toshiyuki Kitahara
  • Patent number: 9067239
    Abstract: A method of making a phase difference film includes: (a) providing a substrate having a first surface provided with a light-shielding layer and a second surface provided with an orientable layer; (b) providing a first linear polarized UV light to irradiate the orientable layer and providing a second linear polarized UV light to irradiate the orientable layer so as to form the orientable layer into an alignment layer having first and second regions that are photo-oriented in two different orientation directions, respectively; and (c) coating a liquid crystal material on the alignment layer and curing the liquid crystal material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Far Eastern New Century Corporation
    Inventors: Da-Ren Chiou, Wei-Che Hung, Yu-June Wu
  • Patent number: 9054250
    Abstract: A tempered glass substrate of the present invention is a tempered glass substrate, which has a compression stress layer on a surface thereof, and has a glass composition comprising, in terms of mass %, 40 to 71% of SiO2, 3 to 21% of Al2O3, 0 to 3.5% of Li2O, 7 to 20% of Na2O, and 0 to 15% of K2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Takashi Murata
  • Patent number: 9040139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a base material for disks of disk rolls, in which the disk roll contains a rotating shaft and a plurality of the disks fitted on the rotating shaft by insertion whereby the outer peripheral surface of the disks serves as a conveying surface, in which the process contains molding a slurry raw material containing inorganic fibers, an inorganic filler having an aspect ratio of from 1 to 25 and an inorganic binder into a plate shape; and drying the molded plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Watanabe, Kouji Iwata, Masaaki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20150140241
    Abstract: A method of producing a spiral cut transparent tube using laser machining includes using an ultrafast laser beam comprising a burst of laser pulses and focusing the laser beam on the transparent tube to enable relative movement between the laser beam and the transparent tube by moving the laser beam, the glass tube or both the laser beam and the glass tube. A beam waist is formed external to the surface of the transparent tube wherein the laser pulses and sufficient energy density is maintained within the transparent tube to form a continuous laser filament therethrough without causing optical breakdown. The method and delivery system makes a spiral cut in the transparent tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: S. ABBAS HOSSEINI
  • Publication number: 20150129074
    Abstract: A liner or prepreg for installation in pipelines includes a deformable circular knitted fabric impregnated with synthetic resin, which is preferably UV-curable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Johann KÜBEL
  • Patent number: 9028941
    Abstract: A sheet for producing a multilayer optical recording medium comprises optical recording layers and adhesive layers laminated on one another, wherein the adhesive layer comprises an adhesive comprising a polymer as a main component, the polymer includes fluorine-containing monomer and/or silicon-containing monomer as a constituent monomer component, the adhesive layer has no domain structure or has a domain structure of 110 nm or less, a total content of the fluorine-containing monomer and the silicon-containing monomer is 10 to 100 mass % when a monomer total amount as the constituent monomer component in the polymer is 100 mass %. According to the sheet for producing a multilayer optical recording medium, a multilayer optical recording medium can be produced which can detect reflected light having sufficient intensity from the interface between the optical recording layer and the adhesive layer and which generates less scattered light in the adhesive layer and causes less noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Masaharu Ito, Seitaro Yamaguchi, Yuichi Kozone
  • Publication number: 20150110987
    Abstract: A free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component which comprises a nucleation face and a growth face, the nucleation face comprising smaller grains than the growth face, the nucleation face having a surface roughness Ra no more than 50 nm, wherein the free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component has a longest linear dimension when projected onto a plane of no less than 5 mm and is substantially crack free over at least a central region thereof, wherein the central region is at least 70% of a total area of the free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component, wherein the central region has no cracks which intersect both external major faces of the free-standing non-planar polycrystalline CVD synthetic diamond component and extend greater than 2 mm in length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Element Six Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Stephanie Liggins, John Robert Brandon, Christopher John Howard Wort, Neil Perkins, Paul Nicholas Inglis, Mark Robin McClymont
  • Publication number: 20150110851
    Abstract: A dissolving oral adhering patch with a dimple on at least one side to improve adhesion to hard convex surfaces in the mouth, including teeth, orthodontic braces and gums (keratinized gingiva). The patch may be designed to prevent or treat a sore in the mouth opposite a tooth or brace and may release a medication into the mouth, to treat a sore or to treat or prevent conditions elsewhere in the mouth or throat or stomach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: ORAHEALTH CORP.
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Haley
  • Publication number: 20150099085
    Abstract: This invention provides for a piezoelectric ceramic composition having a lead-free alkaline niobate piezoelectric ceramic composition with a favorable piezoelectric property. This invention refers to a piezoelectric ceramic composition 10 that is described as composition formula {Lix(K1-yNay)1-x}(Nb1-zSbz)O3 including the additives of the metallic elements Bi and Fe within the range of the following relational expressions: 0.03?x?0.045; 0.5?y?0.58; 0.03?z?0.045; and 0.006?v?w?0.010 whereof v is the additive amount of Bi (molar ratio), and w is the additive amount of Fe (molar ratio).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Kenji Nagareda, Atsuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8993085
    Abstract: A recordable optical recording medium is provided enabling the light transmission layer to be a single layer, the inhibition of peeling of the recording layer even when stored in high-temperature/high-moisture conditions, and the reduction of degradation of the recording/reproduction characteristics. A recordable optical recording medium provided with a substrate, and, on the substrate in the following order, a reflective layer, a recording layer, a protective layer, and a light transmission layer. The optical recording medium has the recording layer formed thereon using an organic dye obtained by adding a highly waterproof, low hydrophilic organic dye to a triazole-based azo metal complex dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuo Kodaira, Isao Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8993086
    Abstract: A recordable optical recording medium is provided enabling reliably preventing the deterioration of the recording characteristics, even when stored for a long period of time in an environment of high temperature and humidity. A recordable optical recording medium includes a substrate, and on the substrate, a reflective layer, a recording layer, a protective layer, a light transmission layer in a single layer structure having optical transparency, and a hard coat layer. The recording layer is formed by addition of an additive which functions as reducing agent to an azo metal complex dye having a triazole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuo Kodaira, Isao Matsuda, Eiji Yamada
  • Patent number: 8986486
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film for semiconductor device production, which includes: a separator; and a plurality of adhesive layer-attached dicing tapes each including a dicing tape and an adhesive layer laminated on the dicing tape, which are laminated on the separator at a predetermined interval in such a manner that the adhesive layer attaches to the separator, in which the separator has a cut formed along the outer periphery of the dicing tape, and the depth of the cut is at most ? of the thickness of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Naohide Takamoto, Goji Shiga, Fumiteru Asai
  • Publication number: 20150079328
    Abstract: Biodegradable, cross-linked polymer films and methods of making the same are described. The polymer films can be used for preventing adhesions following surgery and/or delivering therapeutic agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory M. Cruise, Gloria Hincapie, Clayton Harris, Yue Wu
  • Publication number: 20150079327
    Abstract: A method for fabricating custom surface reflectance and spatially-varying bi-directional reflectance distribution functions (BDRFs or svBRDFs). The 3D printing method optimizes micro-geometry to produce a normal distribution function (NDF) that can be printed on surfaces with a 3D printer. Particularly, the method involves optimizing the micro-geometry for a wide range of analytic NDFs and simulating the effective reflectance of the resulting surface. Using the results of the simulation, the appearance of an input svBRDF can be reproduced. To this end, the micro-geometry is optimized in a data-driven fashion and distributed on the surface of the printed object. The methods were demonstrated to allow 3D printing svBRDF on planar samples with current 3D printing technology even with a limited set of printing materials, and the described methods have been shown to be naturally extendable to printing svBRDF on arbitrary shapes or 3D objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150079329
    Abstract: Bulk single crystals of AlN having a diameter greater than about 25 mm and dislocation densities of about 10,000 cm?2 or less and high-quality AlN substrates having surfaces of any desired crystallographic orientation fabricated from these bulk crystals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Leo Schowalter, Glen A. Slack, Juan Carlos Rojo, Robert T. Bondokov, Kenneth E. Morgan, Joseph A. Smart