Circular Sheet Or Circular Blank Patents (Class 428/64.1)
  • Patent number: 11097987
    Abstract: Provided is a production method that can easily produce a calcium carbonate porous sintered body. The production method includes the steps of: preparing a dispersion liquid containing calcium carbonate and a gelling agent; adding a foaming agent to the dispersion liquid, followed by stirring until foamy to make a foam; turning the foam into a gel; and sintering the gelled foam to produce a calcium carbonate porous sintered body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SHIRAISHI CENTRAL LABORATORIES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Tajika, Shota Umemoto, Shunzo Shimai
  • Patent number: 11054551
    Abstract: An optical element where a first and a second image is at least partially encoded by a pattern of a non-periodic, anisotropic surface relief microstructure such that when light is incident on the surface of the element the first image is optimally visible under a first viewing angle and the second image is optimally visible under a second viewing angle. The optical element is particularly useful for securing documents and articles against counterfeiting and falsification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ROLIC AG
    Inventors: Benoit Schill, Etienne Berner, Reto Genini, Julien Martz
  • Patent number: 11022729
    Abstract: An optical element where a first and a second image is at least partially encoded by a pattern of a non-periodic, anisotropic surface relief microstructure such that when light is incident on the surface of the element the first image is optimally visible under a first viewing angle and the second image is optimally visible under a second viewing angle. The optical element is particularly useful for securing documents and articles against counterfeiting and falsification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ROLIC AG
    Inventors: Benoit Schill, Etienne Berner, Reto Genini, Julien Martz
  • Patent number: 10971183
    Abstract: A dielectric layer is formed from an oxide containing Sn and at least one of Zn, Zr, Si and Ga. The molar percentages of Sn, Zn, Zr, Si, and Ga, relative to the total elements in the oxide, represented by a, b, c, d, and e, respectively, satisfy the conditions (1)-(7): (1) 0?b/(a+b)?0.6, (2) 0?(c+d)/(a+b+c+d+e)?0.5, (3) 0?b?50, (4) 0?c?40, (5) 0?d?45, (6) 0?e?40, and (7) 20?b+c+d+e?80. The dielectric layer enables favorable information recording in an oxide-based recording layer on which the dielectric layer is directly overlaid, does not require preventive measures for health hazard, and is superior in durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Tauchi
  • Patent number: 10961640
    Abstract: Semiconductor wafers useful for NAND circuitry and having a front side, a rear side, a middle and a periphery, have an Nv region which extends from the middle to the periphery; a denuded zone which extends from the front side to a depth of not less than 20 ?m into the interior of the semiconductor wafer, where the density of vacancies in the denuded zone, determined by means of platinum diffusion and DLTS is not more than 1×1013 vacancies/cm3; a concentration of oxygen of not less than 4.5×1017 atoms/cm3 and not more than 5.5×1017 atoms/cm3; a region in the interior of the semiconductor wafer which adjoins the denuded zone and has nuclei which can be developed by means of a heat treatment into BMDs having a peak density of not less than 6.0×109/cm3, where the heat treatment comprises heating the semiconductor wafer to a temperature of 800° C. over a period of four hours and to a temperature of 1000° C. over a period of 16 hours. The wafers are produced by a unique RTA treatment of Nv wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SILTRONIC AG
    Inventors: Timo Mueller, Michael Gehmlich, Andreas Sattler
  • Patent number: 10903273
    Abstract: A phase change memory cell is provided that includes a phase change material-containing structure sandwiched between first and second electrodes. The phase change material-containing structure has an electrical conductance that changes gradually and thus may be used in analog or neuromorphic computing. The phase change material-containing structure includes two phase change material pillars that are composed of different phase change materials that exhibit an opposite change of electrical resistance (or inversely electrical conductance) during a SET operation and a RESET operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kangguo Cheng
  • Patent number: 10875977
    Abstract: An anti-fogging and anti-fouling laminate, including: a substrate; and an anti-fogging and anti-fouling layer on the substrate where a surface of the anti-fogging and anti-fouling layer is flat, wherein the anti-fogging and anti-fouling layer is a cured product obtained by curing an active energy ray curable resin composition through an active energy ray, wherein the active energy ray curable resin composition includes a hydrophilic monomer having a radically polymerizable unsaturated group and a photopolymerization initiator, wherein a content of the hydrophilic monomer having a radically polymerizable unsaturated group in the active energy ray curable resin composition is 60% by mass or more, and wherein a surface of the anti-fogging and anti-fouling layer has a pure water contact angle of 90° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Shogo Sakamoto, Ryosuke Endo, Mikihisa Mizuno, Shinobu Hara
  • Patent number: 10822014
    Abstract: A vehicle steering wheel comprising: a hoop, a plurality of presence sensors, each one arranged so as to detect a proximity and/or contact between a user's limb and the hoop, an outer sheath covering the plurality of presence sensors and stitched with at least one seam that extends around at least part of the hoop, wherein the plurality of presence sensors is mounted on the same support, and in that at least one of the presence sensors is arranged facing at least part of the seam of the outer sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Jonathan Boittiaux, Fabrice Moinard
  • Patent number: 10580640
    Abstract: Provided are a kit and a laminate which are capable of suppressing residues derived from a temporary adhesive in manufacture of a semiconductor. The kit for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes a composition which contains a solvent A; a composition which contains a solvent B; and a composition which contains a solvent C, in which the kit is used when a temporary adhesive layer is formed on a first substrate using a temporary adhesive composition containing a temporary adhesive and the solvent A, at least some of an excessive amount of the temporary adhesive on the first substrate is washed using the composition containing the solvent B, a laminate is manufactured by bonding the first substrate and a second substrate through the temporary adhesive layer, one of the first substrate and the second substrate is peeled off from the laminate at a temperature of lower than 40° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kamochi, Yu Iwai, Ichiro Koyama, Atsushi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10570668
    Abstract: A cutting element for an earth-boring tool includes a substrate and a polycrystalline, superabrasive material secured to an end of the substrate. The polycrystalline, superabrasive material includes a curved, stress-reduction feature located at least on the first transition surface. The cutting element includes at least one recess defined in the curved, stress-reduction feature of the polycrystalline, superabrasive material. The at least one recess includes sidewalls intersecting with a front surface of the stress-reduction feature of the polycrystalline, superabrasive material and extending to a base wall within the polycrystalline, superabrasive material. The curved, stress-reduction feature includes an undulating edge formed proximate a peripheral edge of the polycrystalline, superabrasive material and a waveform extending from the undulating edge toward the center longitudinal axis of the cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Konrad Thomas Izbinski, Richard Wayne Borge, Nicholas J. Lyons, Xu Huang
  • Patent number: 10522181
    Abstract: Provided is an optical recording medium including two or more recording layers, and a light irradiation surface that is irradiated with light for recording an information signal on the two or more recording layers. Among the two or more recording layers, at least one layer other than a layer located on the deepest side from the light irradiation surface includes an oxide of a metal A, an oxide of a metal B, and an oxide of a metal C. The metal A is at least one kind among W, Mo, and Zr, the metal B is Mn, and the metal C is at least one kind among Cu, Ag, and Ni. Ratios of the metal A, the metal B, and the metal C satisfy a relationship of 0.46?x1 (provided that, x1=a/(b+0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tabata
  • Patent number: 10497833
    Abstract: The invention relates to a manufacturing process of semiconductor material of element III nitride from a starting substrate, the process comprising: the formation of an intermediate layer based on silicon on a starting substrate, said intermediate layer comprising at least two adjacent zones of different crystalline orientations, especially a monocrystalline zone and an amorphous or poly-crystalline zone, growth via epitaxy of a layer of element III nitride on said intermediate layer, the intermediate layer being intended to be vaporised spontaneously during the step consisting of growing the layer of element III nitride via epitaxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN LUMILOG
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Faurie, Bernard Beaumont
  • 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
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    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
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes de Brouwer, Paulus Johannes Maria Eijsbouts, Hatem Abdallah Belfadhel, Jos Arie van den Bogerd
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    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
    Assignee: CATALYST LIFESTYLE LIMITED
    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
    Assignee: NAN YA PLASTICS CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    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
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    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
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    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
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD
    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
    Assignee: NICHIAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Watanabe, Kouji Iwata, Masaaki Nakayama