US Pat. No. 9,163,164

SUPPORT FILM FOR TAPE AND TAPE

HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL ...

1. A support film for tape which is used for a tape, comprising:
a film-shaped support formed of polyurethane;
a barrier layer which includes polyvinyl alcohol and a layered inorganic compound and is formed on a surface of the support;
and

an undercoat layer which is disposed between the support and the barrier layer, and which causes the support and the barrier
layer to adhere to each other, the undercoat layer being formed of a water-soluble resin, the water-soluble resin being one
or more compounds selected from the group consisting of an acrylic resin, polyurethane resins, polyester resins, vinyl acetate
resins, styrene resins, shellac resins, polyamide resins, and a modified product thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,883,586

WIRING SUBSTRATE FOR BONDING USING SOLDER HAVING A LOW MELTING POINT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a wiring substrate comprising:
forming a plating film comprising a film comprising at least Pd on an electrode comprising Cu or a Cu alloy;
forming a solder resist layer protecting a portion of the electrode outside of a bonding site of a solder, the solder resist
fully covering all side surfaces of the electrode; and

bonding, onto the plating film, the solder having a melting point of lower than 140° C. onto the plating film by heating,
to uniformly dissolve the Pd in the solder and remove the Pd from the plating film, the bonding the solder onto the plating
film by heating being performed under one of the following predetermined thermal conditions:

(1) reflow treatment at a time of bonding the solder is performed one to five times under a condition where a peak temperature
is 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower, a time of maintaining a temperature at 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower is
shorter than 90 seconds, and a total time of heating treatment including reflow is 300 seconds or shorter,

(2) after bonding the solder, a heating treatment of maintaining the temperature at 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower
for 90 seconds or longer is performed, and

(3) reflow treatment at the time of bonding the solder is performed one to five times under a condition where a peak temperature
is 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower, a total time of heating treatment including reflow is 300 seconds or shorter, and
the time of maintaining the temperature at 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower is 90seconds or longer.

US Pat. No. 9,285,672

REFLECTIVE MASK AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A reflective mask comprising:
a substrate;
a multilayered reflective layer formed on one surface of the substrate;
a protective layer formed on the multilayered reflective layer; and
an absorption layer formed on the protective layer, wherein
at least one part of an outer side of a circuit pattern area formed on the absorption layer has a light-shielding frame that
is formed through stripping of the absorption layer, the protective layer, and the multilayered reflective layer, and an opening
width of the multilayered reflective layer within the light-shielding frame is wider than an opening width of the absorption
layer located above thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,169,861

CASSETTE ATTACHMENT DEVICE AND CASSETTE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A cassette attachment device comprising:
a device body including a catch member, and
a cassette comprising:
a housing detachably attached to the device body;
a lock member attached to the housing, the lock member shifting between a lock position to lock the cassette inserted in the
device body and a lock release position to release the lock to remove the cassette from the device body;

a push-out member associated with the lock member, the push-out member shifting between a push-out position to contact the
catch member of the device body and to push out the cassette in a removing direction when the lock member is in the lock release
position, and a retracted position separated from the catch member; and

a lock release member coupled to the lock member and the push-out member to shift from a first position to a second position,
the lock release member being a grip member rotatably provided on the housing of the cassette,

wherein when the lock release member shifts from the first position to the second position, the lock member shifts from the
lock position to the release position, and

the push-out member shifts from the retracted position to the push-out position.
US Pat. No. 9,365,684

CELLULOSE LIQUID DISPERSION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND MOLDED BODY USING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A cellulose liquid dispersion comprising:
fine oxidized cellulose having a volume-based particle size distribution in a range of 0.01 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less
of volume-based particle diameter, the volume-based particle size distribution having

one of or two or more of particle diameter peaks in a range of 0.01 ?m or more and 1 ?m or less of a volume-based particle
diameter, and

one of or two or more of particle diameter peaks in a range of 1 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less of volume-based particle diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,285,512

ANTI-REFLECTION FILM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An anti-reflection film in which a localized layer and a low refractive index layer are laminated in this order on at least
one surface of a transparent base,
wherein the localized layer includes an intermediate layer laminated over the transparent base, a hard coat layer laminated
over the intermediate layer, an antistatic layer laminated over the hard coat layer, and a leveling layer laminated over the
antistatic layer, and wherein the antistatic layer includes an conductive material, and the leveling layer includes a leveling
material,

wherein
a parallel light beam transmittance of the anti-reflection film is 93% or more,
a haze of the anti-reflection film is within a range of 1.0% or less,
a surface resistance value of the anti-reflection film on a surface of the low refractive index layer is within a range of
from 1×105 ?/cm2 to 1×1012 ?/cm2, and

a pure water contact angle of the anti-reflection film on the surface of the low refractive index layer is within a range
of from 80° to 130°.

US Pat. No. 9,372,394

TEST PATTERN LAYOUT FOR TEST PHOTOMASK AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING CRITICAL DIMENSION CHANGES

International Business Ma...

1. A test pattern layout for a test photomask, the test pattern layout comprising:
a plurality of cells having a varied density pattern, the plurality of cells including:
a first group of cells arranged along a first line, the first group of cells having a first combined density ratio, each cell
in the first group of cells having a respective density ratio and wherein the first combined density ratio is a total of the
respective density ratios for each cell in the first group of cells; and

a second group of cells arranged along a second line, the second group of cells having a second combined density ratio, each
cell in the second group of cells having a respective density ratio and wherein the second combined density ratio is a total
of the respective density ratios for each cell in the second group of cells,

wherein the second combined density ratio for the second group of cells is equal to the first combined density ratio of the
first group of cells, and

wherein no respective density ratio of a cell in either the first group of cells or the second group of cells is equal to
the respective density ratio of another cell in either the first group of cells or the second group of cells.

US Pat. No. 9,317,800

NON-CONTACT IC LABEL AND NAMEPLATE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A non-contact IC label comprising:
a magnetic sheet having a long side along a first direction and along a second direction opposite to the first direction,
and having a short side along a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and along a fourth direction opposite
to the third direction;

an IC chip arranged on the magnetic sheet;
a circuit portion extending in the second direction from the IC chip;
a first connection portion being adjacent to the IC chip and extending in the third direction from the circuit portion;
a second connection portion being adjacent to the IC chip and extending in the fourth direction from the circuit portion;
a first antenna portion including the first connection portion and arranged on the magnetic sheet to extend in the first direction
and the third direction from the first connection portion; and

a second antenna portion including the second connection portion and arranged on the magnetic sheet to extend in the second
direction and the fourth direction from the second connection portion, wherein

each of a length of the first antenna portion in the third direction and a length of the second antenna portion in the fourth
direction is 2 mm to 15 mm, and

the first antenna portion, the first connection portion, the circuit portion, the second connection portion, and the second
antenna portion are arranged in sequential order along the fourth direction.

US Pat. No. 9,180,713

PRINTING APPARATUS WITH CONTROLLER FOR PREVENTING WARPING OF INTERMEDIATE TRANSFER FILM AND PRINTING METHOD FOR THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A printing apparatus that transfers an image formed on a transfer film onto a recording medium, comprising:
a medium supply section configured to supply the recording medium;
an image forming section configured to form an image on the transfer film;
a transfer section configured to transfer the image formed on the transfer film onto the recording medium;
a supply section configured to supply the transfer film;
a film winding section configured to winding the transfer film supplied from the film supply section;
a medium conveying path along which the recording medium supplied from the medium supply section is conveyed to the transfer
section through an information recording section;

a film conveying path along which the transfer film supplied from the film supply section is conveyed to the transfer section
through the image forming section;

a film standby section provided on the film conveying path, at which the transfer film is made to stand by temporarily;
a drive unit connected to at least one of the film supply section and film winding section; and
a controller configured to control the drive unit,
wherein the transfer section is provided with a transfer platen that supports the recording medium and a heating member that
press holds the recording medium and transfer film with the transfer platen, and

the controller moves, when making the transfer film to be conveyed from the film supply section to the transfer section stand
by temporarily, the transfer film such that a film part that faces the heating member is changed to another film part in a
case where the same film part is exposed to the heating member for a predetermined time period or more.

US Pat. No. 9,354,245

PIPETTE TIP SET TO BE USED IN DISPENSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORATING REAGENT CARTRIDGE FILM USING SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A perforating method for perforating a film covering a well provided in a reagent cartridge by using a dispensing device
including: a dispensing head configured to suck and discharge a liquid; and a stage configured to support the reagent cartridge
in which a reagent for biochemical analysis is enclosed, the perforating method comprising:
mounting a perforating pipette tip on the dispensing head, the perforating pipette tip being formed by cutting a leading end
of a pipette tip, that has the same shape as the dispensing pipette tip, along a plane inclined relative to a central axis
thereof, and the perforating pipette tip having

a leading end surface inclined relative to the central axis, and
on a plane including the central axis, a plurality of ribs that project from an outer surface of the perforating pipette tip
in a radial direction of the perforating pipette tip, and are radially arranged at equal intervals in a circumferential direction
of the perforating pipette tip;

disposing the leading end of the perforating pipette tip mounted on the dispensing head, perpendicularly above the film;
moving the dispensing head downward to stick the leading end of the perforating pipette tip into a film to form a hole in
the film; and

enlarging the formed hole by moving at least one of the dispensing head and the cartridge in a horizontal direction and tearing
the film in the horizontal direction, in a state where the leading end of the perforating pipette tip is stuck into the film.

US Pat. No. 9,275,317

COLOR PREDICTION SYSTEM AND COLOR PREDICTION METHOD

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A color prediction system comprising:
an absorption/scattering coefficient database in which absorption coefficients and scattering coefficients of primary colors
are written and stored in advance;

a spot color ink spectral reflectance calculation section that selects a spot color ink configured by combining primary color
inks which are preferable for reproducing a colorimetric value measured from a color sample whose color is desired to be reproduced,
reads absorption coefficients and scattering coefficients of primary color inks contained in the spot color ink from the absorption/scattering
coefficient database, obtains an absorption coefficient and a scattering coefficient of the spot color ink according to a
specified formulation ratio, and calculates a spectral reflectance of the spot color ink desired to be reproduced, on the
basis of the obtained absorption coefficient and scattering coefficient;

a spot color ink reproduction color calculation section that obtains a reproduced color from the spectral reflectance calculated
by the spot color ink spectral reflectance calculation section;

a spot color ink formulation ratio determination section that obtains a difference from the colorimetric value measured from
the color sample, and appropriately corrects the specified formulation ratio to calculate a formulation ratio which allows
the difference to fall within a predetermined allowable range; and

a spectral data calculation section that calculates a Neugebauer primary color resulting from overprinting the spot color
inks, on the basis of the absorption coefficients and scattering coefficients of the spot color inks calculated from the respective
formulation ratios of the spot color inks determined by the spot color ink formulation ratio determination section.

US Pat. No. 9,865,664

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A thin film transistor array, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of thin film transistors each including a gate electrode formed on the substrate, a source electrode, a drain
electrode, a semiconductor layer formed between the source electrode and the drain electrode, an interlayer insulation film
formed on the drain electrode, and an upper pixel electrode formed on the interlayer insulation film; and

an insulation layer having light shielding property is formed between adjacent upper pixel electrodes and is formed entirely
outside an area directly above the gate electrode with the substrate being below the gate electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,731,541

LABEL, ADHESIVE LABEL, AND PRINTED PRODUCT

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A label comprising:
an optical function layer configured to pass light of a certain wavelength;
a light absorption layer facing the optical function layer and configured to absorb the light of the wavelength; and
a light scattering layer intervening between the optical function layer and the light absorption layer and including hollow
bodies configured to scatter the light of the wavelength,

wherein the light scattering layer is configured to raise a transmittance at the wavelength upon receiving external heat,
wherein the light scattering layer is configured to raise a transmittance at the wavelength upon receiving external heat,
the label further comprises a light absorption pattern configured to absorb the light of the wavelength, the light absorption
pattern intervening between the optical function layer and the light scattering layer or facing the light scattering layer
while sandwiching the optical function layer, and the light absorption pattern and the optical function layer have the same
color.

US Pat. No. 9,388,301

CELLULOSE-DERIVED TRANSPARENT SUBSTRATE

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a transparent substrate comprising the steps of:
executing an oxidation process in which cellulose is oxidized in water with 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidine-N-oxyl as a catalyst
under the presence of a co-oxidant to obtain oxidized cellulose;

executing a fiberizing process in which said oxidized cellulose is fiberized in water at a pH in the range of 7 to 12 to obtain
a cellulose fiber;

wherein the fiberizing process comprises readjusting the pH to 10 and restarting the process to fiberize;
executing a preparation process at a pH in toe range of 3 to 6 using ammonia or tetraalkylammonium hydroxide with which said
cellulose fiber is combined with a polymer having a plurality of functional groups in a single molecule wherein said functional
groups are at least one selected from an oxazoline group and an isocyanate group; and

executing a substrate-forming process in which a transparent substrate is formed using a cellulose dispersion liquid which
contains the cellulose fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,377,786

ODOR GENERATOR

Tokyo Institute of Techno...

1. An odor generator comprising:
an electroosmotic flow pump including:
a storage section for storing a liquid containing a volatile fragrance ingredient,
a porous material, and
an outlet section,
wherein the porous material is located between the storage section and the outlet section, and the stored liquid is discharged
to the outlet section of the pump through the porous material when a voltage is applied to the porous material, and

an atomizing or vaporizing section for atomizing or vaporizing the liquid discharged from the outlet section,
a plurality of electroosmotic flow pumps, each electroosmotic flow pump storing a liquid containing a different volatile fragrance
ingredient, respectively, and

a control section for controlling operations of the plurality of electroosmotic flow pumps,
a plurality of pipes for the liquids to flow through, each pipe of the plurality of pipes is connected respectively to the
outlet sections of the plurality of electroosmotic flow pumps;

a merging pipe connected to the plurality of pipes for merging the liquids flowing thereinto and allowing the merged liquids
to be discharged to the atomizing or vaporizing section, and

a plurality of liquid quantity sensors for detecting quantities of the respective liquids flowing through the plurality of
pipes,

wherein the atomizing or vaporizing section is a surface acoustic wave element, and the control section controls the operations
of the plurality of electroosmotic flow pumps by feedback of detection results from the plurality of liquid quantity sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,340,709

SUPPORT FILM FOR TAPE AND TAPE

HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL ...

1. A support film for tape comprising:
a film-shaped support formed of polyurethane, the film-shaped support being disposed on an outermost surface of the support
film, the film-shaped support having a thickness being 10 ?m to 200 ?m; and

a barrier layer which includes a water-soluble polymer compound and montmorillonite, and which is formed on one surface of
the film-shaped support,

wherein a percentage content of the montmorillonite in the barrier layer is equal to or more than 2 percent by weight and
equal to or less than 22 percent by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,387,720

DISPLAY HAVING LIGHT-SCATTERING PROPERTY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display comprising:
a first light-scattering region provided with first linear protrusions or recesses having the same longitudinal direction
and each configured to emit white scattered light in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction when illuminated
with white light in a direction normal to the first light-scattering region, the first linear protrusions or recesses being
discontinuous in the longitudinal direction thereof; and

a second light-scattering region provided with second linear protrusions or recesses having the same longitudinal direction
different from the longitudinal direction of the first linear protrusions or recesses and configured to emit white scattered
light in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the second linear protrusions or recesses when illuminated
with white light in a direction normal to the second light scattering region, the second linear protrusions or recesses being
discontinuous in the longitudinal direction thereof,

wherein in at least one of the first and second light-scattering regions, the linear protrusions or recesses are arranged
at random,

wherein at least one of the first and second light-scattering regions includes first and second cells different from each
other in at least one of length and width of the protrusions or recesses, the first and second cells being configured to emit
the scattered light at first and second degrees of divergence, respectively, such that an image informed by the first and
second cells is seen as an image with light and shade.

US Pat. No. 9,194,874

TEST METHOD FOR MALE FERTILITY BY DETECTING A MUTATION IN THE PGAM4 GENE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A test method for fertility of a human male subject, comprising:
contacting a biological sample obtained from a human male subject with an oligonucleotide comprising 15 or more consecutive
nucleotides of SEQ ID NO: 3, wherein the 15 or more consecutive nucleotides includes position 101 of SEQ ID NO: 3, with the
exception that position 101 of SEQ ID NO: 3 is a cytosine nucleotide in place of a guanine nucleotide;

detecting the presence or absence of hybridization of the oligonucleotide to target nucleic acids in the biological sample
to thereby detect the presence of a cytosine or guanine nucleotide at the 75th nucleotide position of the translation region
of the human PGAM4 gene; and

assessing fertility of the human male subject based on the presence or absence of a guanine to cytosine mutation at the 75th
nucleotide position of the translation region of the human PGAM4 gene, wherein when a guanine nucleotide is detected at the
75th nucleotide position of the human PGAM4 gene, then it is determined that the human male subject is highly likely to have
no problem in fertility, and when a guanine nucleotide is not detected at the 75th nucleotide position of the human PGAM4
gene, then it is determined that the human male subject has an increased likelihood of being infertile,

wherein the translation initiation codon, adenine, in the coding region of the human PGAM4 gene is set to be the 1st nucleotide.

US Pat. No. 9,312,409

INK FOR PRODUCING COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM, COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR THIN FILM PRODUCED USING THE INK, SOLAR CELL HAVING COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR THE THIN FILM, AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SOLAR CELL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An ink for forming a compound semiconductor thin film comprising:
an organic solvent;
a binder comprising a compound comprising an S atom or an Se atom, the binder being dispersed in the organic solvent; and
metallic compound particles dispersed in the organic solvent, the metallic compound particles being a compound semiconductor
comprising Cu, Zn, Sn and at least one of S and Se, wherein

the compound comprising an S atom or an Se atom is represented by the following chemical formula:

X represents an S atom or an Se atom, and R1, R2, R3, and R4 independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group or an aryl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms,

the metallic compound particles and the binder are such that
the metallic compound particles contain an Se atom and the binder contains an S atom and optionally an Se atom,
the metallic compound particles contain an S atom and the binder contains an Se atom and optionally an S atom, or
the metallic compound particles contain an S atom and an Se atom and the binder contains at least one of an S atom and an
Se atom, and

an S/(S+Se) molar ratio of a mixture of the binder contained in the ink and the metallic compound particles is from 0.05 to
0.9.

US Pat. No. 9,310,526

ANTI-REFLECTION FILM HAVING LAYERS WITH A BINDER MATRIX

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An anti-reflection film comprising:
a transparent substrate;
a localized layer containing a binder matrix component; and
a low refractive index layer; wherein:
said localized layer and said low refractive index layer being stacked on said transparent substrate in this order;
an intermediate layer, a hard coat layer, an antistatic layer and a leveling layer being stacked in this order in said localized
layer on said transparent substrate

said intermediate layer containing the binder matrix component;
said hard coat layer containing the binder matrix component;
said antistatic layer containing a conductive material and the binder matrix component; and
said leveling layer containing a leveling material and the binder matrix component; and
said leveling material containing a fluorocompound or a compound which has a siloxane bond, and wherein the content of the
binder matrix component in each layer is different from that of the other layer.

US Pat. No. 9,272,308

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method of manufacturing an optical device, comprising:
forming a relief structure formation layer including first and second regions adjacent to each other, the second region being
provided with recesses or protrusions and having a ratio of surface area to apparent area greater than that of the first region;

vapor-depositing a first material having a refractive index different from that of a material of the relief structure formation
layer entirely on the first and second regions to form a reflective material layer, the reflective material layer having a
surface profile corresponding to surface profiles of the first and second regions, or the reflective material layer having
a surface profile corresponding to the surface profile of the first region at a portion corresponding to the first region
and being partially opened correspondingly to an arrangement of the recesses or protrusions at a portion corresponding to
the second region;

vapor-depositing a second material different from the first material on the reflective material layer to form a mask layer,
the mask layer having a surface profile corresponding to the surface profiles of the first and second regions, or the mask
layer having a surface profile corresponding to the surface profile of the first region at a portion corresponding to the
first region and being partially opened correspondingly to the arrangement of the recesses or protrusions at a portion corresponding
to the second region; and

after forming the mask layer, exposing the mask layer to a reactive gas or liquid capable of causing a reaction with the first
material to cause the reaction at least at a position of the second region, thereby obtaining a first layer made of the first
material and a second layer made of the second material.

US Pat. No. 9,481,805

COMPOSITION FOR FILM FORMATION, LAMINATE, FILM, SHEET BASE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITION FOR FILM FORMATION, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A CELLULOSE DISPERSION

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

2. A laminate, comprising:
a base material; and
a layer laminated on at least one surface of a base material and obtained by drying a composition for film formation comprising
cellulose fibers, a layered inorganic compound in a swollen state, and a water-soluble polymer, the layered inorganic compound
having remained in the layer as a layered inorganic compound upon completion of the drying.

US Pat. No. 9,333,797

INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD OF READING INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND IMAGE DETECTION APPARATUS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An information recording medium, comprising:
an arrangement of diffraction grating cells constituting cells each formed of a diffraction grating, wherein
the information recording medium has an uneven surface and the diffraction grating cells are arranged on the uneven surface
of the information recording medium,

a plurality of types of the diffraction grating cells make up one information recording area,
two or more types of the diffraction grating cells included in the diffraction grating cells making up the information recording
area are information recording elements,

two or more types of the diffraction grating cells included in the diffraction grating cells making up the information recording
area are information hiding elements,

at least one of the diffraction grating cells included in the diffraction grating cells making up the information recording
area is dummy,

the diffraction grating cells of different types included in the diffraction grating cells making up the information recording
area are configured of diffraction gratings having different grating angles from each other,

information is recorded in a two-dimensional arrangement of the diffraction grating cells constituting the information recording
elements in the information recording area,

when the diffraction grating cells are irradiated with an illumination light from a light source, only one diffraction grating
light ray is emitted from one diffraction grating cell, and

the illumination light is a diffused illumination light that irradiates the diffraction grating cell in a plurality of angles
and the diffraction light ray diffracts and diverges in a certain degree.

US Pat. No. 9,209,470

MANUFACTURING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE WITH GASKETS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A manufacturing apparatus for an electrolyte membrane with gaskets by laminating an electrolyte membrane having a predetermined
region on which a catalyst layer is formed and a gasket formed with an opening shaped to match the shape of the region of
the catalyst layer, the manufacturing apparatus for an electrolyte membrane with gaskets comprising:
a laminating roller that abuts on the gasket to laminate the electrolyte membrane and the gasket, the laminating roller having
a surface on which a protrusion is formed, the protrusion being shaped to fit in the opening of the gasket; and

a controller that operates the laminating roller such that the electrolyte membrane and the gasket are laminated while the
protrusion is fitted in the opening of the gasket.

US Pat. No. 9,091,931

PHOTOMASK BLANK AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PHOTOMASK

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A photomask blank comprising:
a first film containing chromium and which is not substantially etched by dry etching using fluorine and which is etchable
by dry etching using oxygen-containing chlorine, the first film being a metal compound film mainly comprising chromium oxide,
chromium nitride, or chromium oxynitride, or a metal film or an alloy film mainly comprising chromium;

a second film, stacked on the first film, containing no chromium and which is etchable by dry etching using fluorine and is
etchable by dry etching using oxygen-containing chlorine, the second film being a silicon oxide film, a silicon nitride film,
or a silicon oxynitride film, and the second film containing a transition metal selected from molybdenum, tantalum, tungsten,
zirconium, hafnium, vanadium, and niobium, wherein an atomic configuration of the second film is such that the transition
metal accounts for at least 10 at % of a sum of the transition metal and silicon;

at least one of a light blocking film, an antireflective film, a hard mask film, a phase-shift film, and a transparent substrate,
each of which is not substantially etched by the dry etching using oxygen-containing chlorine and each of which is etchable
by the dry etching using fluorine, provided under the first film; and

a chemical amplification resist film for electron beam lithography, which is at least 50 nm and at most 350 nm in film thickness,
formed on and in contact with the second film.

US Pat. No. 9,354,364

COLORING FORGERY PREVENTION STRUCTURE AND COLORING FORGERY PREVENTION MEDIUM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A forgery prevention structure comprising:
a relief forming layer, a first reflection layer, a functional thin film layer, a second reflection layer and a protection
layer in this order, wherein

the relief forming layer has, on one side, a relief structure comprising a first relief and a second relief, each of the first
relief and the second relief performing an effect of diffracting, scattering, absorbing, or polarizing/separating a wavelength
range of at least a part of visible light,

each of the first and second reliefs has an uneven surface, a surface area of the uneven surface of the first relief being
smaller than a surface area of the uneven surface of the second relief,

the first relief has concave and convex parts and the second relief has concave and convex parts, and intervals of the concave
and convex parts of the second relief are smaller than intervals of the concave and convex parts of the first relief,

the first reflection layer and the functional thin film layer each are provided along a whole of the uneven surfaces of the
first and second reliefs and each has uneven surfaces corresponding respectively to the uneven surfaces of the first and second
reliefs,

the second reflection layer and the protection layer each cover only a surface of the functional thin film layer of the first
relief and each has an uneven surface corresponding to the uneven surface of the first relief,

three layers of the first reflection layer, the functional thin film layer, and the second reflection layer cause at least
a partial range of visible light to interfere, and

the relief forming layer, the first reflection layer, the functional thin film layer, the second reflection layer, and the
protection layer layered in this order have transparency.

US Pat. No. 9,448,468

REFLECTIVE MASK BLANK AND REFLECTIVE MASK, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING REFLECTIVE MASK BLANK AND REFLECTIVE MASK

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A reflective mask blank comprising:
a substrate;
a multilayered reflective layer formed on the substrate;
an absorption layer formed on the multilayered reflective layer; and
a frame-shaped light-shielding frame area at which the absorption layer has a film thickness larger than a film thickness
at other areas, wherein

a dug-in portion is formed on the substrate at the light-shielding frame area, and
the film thickness of the absorption layer is larger at the light-shielding frame area by a level of the dug-in portion than
other areas.

US Pat. No. 9,352,535

COVER MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A cover material used for a container formed from a polypropylene resin or a container having a seal part formed from a
polypropylene resin, the cover material comprising
a base material and a sealant layer,
the sealant layer having a laminated structure obtained through lamination of a layer of a first thermoplastic resin having
adhesiveness with respect to the base material, and a layer of a second thermoplastic resin having adhesiveness with respect
to the seal part formed from the polypropylene resin,

thicknesses of the layer of the first thermoplastic resin and the layer of the second thermoplastic resin satisfying: a thickness
of the layer of the first thermoplastic resin ? a thickness of the layer of the second thermoplastic resin, and

the layer of the second thermoplastic resin having a dispersion structure obtained by dispersing, in the first thermoplastic
resin, the second thermoplastic resin that is non-compatible or partially compatible with respect to the first thermoplastic
resin such that a ratio l/s of a domain longer diameter l and a domain shorter diameter s of the second thermoplastic resin
falls in a range of 1.5?l/s?10.

US Pat. No. 9,306,196

PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY, LITHIUM ION BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LITHIUM ION BATTERY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A packaging material for a lithium ion battery, the packaging material comprising:
a base material layer that is formed from a film obtained by biaxially stretching a multi-layered coextruded film including
a first thermoplastic resin layer having rigidity and chemical resistance, being disposed at an outer side of the multi-layered
coextruded film, and being a layer containing an aromatic polyester resin,

a second thermoplastic resin layer having a capability of propagating stress and adhesiveness, and being a layer containing
a modified thermoplastic resin that is graft-modified with one or more unsaturated carboxylic acid derivative components selected
from the group consisting of unsaturated carboxylic acid, acid anhydride of the unsaturated carboxylic acid, and ester of
the unsaturated carboxylic acid, and

a third thermoplastic resin layer having toughness and being a layer containing a polyamide resin;
a metal foil layer that is laminated on one surface of the base material layer;
an anti-corrosion-treated layer that is laminated on the metal foil layer;
an inner adhesive layer that is laminated on the anti-corrosion-treated layer; and
a sealant layer that is laminated on the inner adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,267,890

NUCLEIC ACID ANALYZER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A nucleic acid analyzer comprising:
a nucleic acid purification kit that yields a nucleic acid solution by isolating and purifying nucleic acid from a specimen;
a nucleic acid analysis chip that has a rotation axis positioned at a center thereof, includes a plurality of reaction containers
at an outer portion than the rotation axis in a radial direction, and feeds the nucleic acid purified by the nucleic acid
purification kit, to the reaction containers through centrifugal force around the rotation axis, wherein

the nucleic acid analysis chip includes a main flow passage and a plurality of branch flow passages,
the main flow passage is arranged in a circumferential direction around the rotation axis and has a plurality of first turning
portions and a plurality of second turning portions, each of the first turning portions being positioned outward in the radial
direction, each of the second turning portions being positioned inward in the radial direction relative to the first turning
portions, and each of the second turning portions being connected to adjacent first turning portions,

the plurality of first turning portions are in fluid communication with the plurality of reaction containers respectively,
by the plurality of branch flow passages respectively, and

at least at each connected of portions of the plurality of branch flow passages and the plurality of first turning portions,
the branch flow passage is narrower than the first turning portions;

a specimen-introducing part on which the nucleic acid purification kit is placed;
an analysis chip holder that is provided at the specimen-introducing part and supports the nucleic acid analysis chip;
a purification treatment unit that injects the nucleic acid solution containing the nucleic acid into the nucleic acid analysis
chip;

a centrifugal liquid feed unit that feeds the nucleic acid solution to each of the reaction containers by rotating the nucleic
acid analysis chip about the rotation axis;

an analysis unit that analyzes reaction products in the reaction containers; and
transport part for relatively transporting the specimen-introducing part to each of the purification treatment unit, the centrifugal
liquid feed unit, and the analysis unit.

US Pat. No. 9,183,488

ANTENNA SHEET, DATA CARRIER WITH NON-CONTACT IC, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANTENNA SHEET

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An antenna sheet comprising:
a substrate;
a band-shaped antenna coil formed on one surface of the substrate;
a connection pattern formed on the one surface of the substrate;
a conductive member provided so as to extend on another surface of the substrate in a direction that intersects with the antenna
coil, and to overlap, in view of a plane of the substrate, with at least one end part of the two end parts of the antenna
coil; and

a melted part formed at an overlapped portion, the overlapped portion being a portion where the at least one of the antenna
coil and the connection pattern, and the conductive member overlap each other, wherein

the conductive member and the at least one of the antenna coil and connection pattern are melted in the melted part,
the conductive member is formed from a first metal material,
the at least one of the antenna coil and the connection pattern is formed from a second metal material, and
the melted part consists of the first metal material and the second metal material.
US Pat. No. 9,302,447

ANTISTATIC LAMINATE AND LAMINATE MATERIAL INCLUDING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An antistatic laminate which includes laminated plural layers and is used to prevent charging, the laminate comprising:
a base material, and
an antistatic layer which is laminated on at least one surface side of the base material, the antistatic layer including a
cellulose fiber having a carboxyl group, wherein a content of the carboxyl group per 1 g of the cellulose fiber is in a range
of 0.1 mmol or more and 5 mmol or less, and at least a part of the carboxyl group of the cellulose fiber is a carboxyl acid
salt.

US Pat. No. 9,280,043

METHOD FOR REPAIRING MASK FOR EUV EXPOSURE AND MASK FOR EUV EXPOSURE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for repairing a mask for EUV exposure comprising: a Mo/Si multi-layer film which includes a molybdenum layer and
a silicon layer and is deposited on a substrate; a protection film which is formed on the Mo/Si multi-layer film; and an absorption
film which is formed on the protection film, the method comprising:
specifying a position of a defect of the Mo/Si multi-layer film in an area of the protection film where the protection film
is not covered by the absorption film; and

irradiating energy beam, of which a diameter is narrowed down to be at or less than a wavelength of EUV exposure light, onto
an area covering the position of the defect in a plan view of the mask for EUV exposure to form a reflectivity enhanced portion
having plurality of holes on a top surface of the mask for EUV exposure, the plurality of holes being in the protection film
and extending to the Mo/Si multi-layer film, and the maximum width of the holes being equal to or less than the wavelength.

US Pat. No. 9,889,285

OPERATION TOOL FOR FLUID INJECTOR USING MULTI-MICRONEEDLE DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An operation tool for a fluid injector having a multi-microneedle device, comprising:
an outer cylinder including a first open end, a second open end and a housing extending from the first open end to the second
open end, the housing being formed such that a fluid injector having a multi-microneedle device is movable in the housing
along a central line in a longitudinal direction of the fluid injector; and

a selective movement mechanism configured to move the fluid injector from an initial position to a first protruding position
and then to a second protruding position in the housing of the outer cylinder, wherein the selective movement mechanism is
configured such that, when the fluid injector is at the initial position, the multi-microneedle device has a plurality of
microneedles retracted from the first open end of the outer cylinder and positioned inside the housing, when the fluid injector
is at the first protruding position, the microneedles are protruded out to a first distance from the first open end, and when
the fluid injector is at the second protruding position to discharge fluid through the microneedles of the multi-microneedle
device, the microneedles are protruded out to a second distance from the first open end, the second distance being shorter
than the first distance,

the selective movement mechanism includes
a forcing unit interposed between the outer cylinder and the fluid injector and configured to apply a magnetic force to the
fluid injector toward the initial position,

a first stopper positioned at a first position on an outer peripheral wall of the outer cylinder such that the first stopper
is selectively extended into or retracted from the housing, the first position being at a distance away from the first open
end toward the second open end,

a second stopper positioned at a second position on the outer peripheral wall of the outer cylinder such that the second stopper
is selectively extended into or retracted from the housing, the second position being at a distance away from the first position
and toward the second open end, and

an engaging portion provided on an outer peripheral wall of the fluid injector and protruding toward the outer peripheral
wall of the outer cylinder, and

the selective movement mechanism is configured such that, when the first and second stoppers are retracted from the housing,
the engaging portion of the fluid injector initial position is not engaged with the first and second stoppers by a force of
the forcing unit; when the first stopper is extended into the housing after the fluid injector is moved to the first protruding
position against the force of the forcing unit, the engaging portion is engaged with the first stopper and the fluid injector
is held in the first protruding position against the force of the forcing unit; and when the first stopper is retracted from
the housing and the second stopper is extended into the housing after the fluid injector is moved to the first protruding
position against the force of the forcing unit, the engaging portion is engaged with the second stopper and the fluid injector
is held at the second protruding position against the force of the forcing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,435,028

PLASMA GENERATION FOR THIN FILM DEPOSITION ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES

Lotus Applied Technology,...

1. A system for depositing a thin film on a flexible substrate, comprising:
a first zone supplied with a first precursor gas when the system is in use;
a second zone supplied with a second precursor gas when the system is in use;
a third zone supplied with a third precursor gas when the system is in use, the third zone including a series of flow-restricting
passageways opening into the first zone and second zone and arranged to provide a pathway along which a flexible substrate
is threaded so that, when the system is in use, the flexible substrate is exposed to the first precursor gas in the first
zone, the second precursor gas in the second zone, and the third precursor gas in the third zone;

a plasma generator positioned in a gap formed between adjacent flow restricting passageways along the pathway within the third
zone to generate radicals, using the third precursor gas, that are reactive with an amount of the first precursor gas, the
second precursor gas, or combinations thereof, that is adsorbed to the flexible substrate upon exposure of the substrate to
the first precursor zone and second precursor zone, respectively, the radicals being generated in a plasma region proximal
to the plasma generator, the plasma generator including:

a channel-shaped electrode formed from a pair of flanges joined by a web portion, and
a cantilevered electrode that extends toward the web portion so that a space formed between the flanges is interposed between
the web portion and the cantilevered electrode,

wherein the channel-shaped electrode and the cantilevered electrode extend toward one another in planes paralleling adjacent
portions of the pathway along which the flexible substrate is threaded when the system is in use;

a power supply electrically connected with the plasma generator; and
a substrate transport mechanism adapted to guide the flexible substrate back and forth via a plurality of turning guides,
at least some of which are located in the first and second zones, between the first and second zones along the pathway and
through the series of flow-restricting passageways so that a surface of the flexible substrate is transported past the plasma
region and exposed to the radicals when the system is in use.

US Pat. No. 9,335,454

COLOR FILTER AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color filter for use in a reflective display apparatus, comprising:
a transparent accepting layer stacked on a display layer on which pixels defining four display areas are arranged, each of
the four display areas being configured to display black or white; and

a colored layer coated on that surface of the accepting layer which is opposite to a surface on which the display layer is
provided, the colored layer comprising a pixel including:

a first colored layer opposed to a first display area, which is one of the four display areas defined by the pixels of the
display layer,

a second colored layer opposed to a second display area different from the first display area and showing a complementary
color to that of the first display area, and

two transparent layers opposed to two third display areas which are different from the first display area and the second display
area.

US Pat. No. 9,508,037

NON-CONTACT IC LABEL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A non-contact IC label comprising:
a magnetic sheet having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
an IC chip disposed on the first surface of the magnetic sheet;
a first antenna section which is disposed on the magnetic sheet, and has a first end portion connected to the IC chip and
a second end portion disposed away from the first end portion in a first direction on the first surface of the magnetic sheet;

a second antenna section which is disposed on the magnetic sheet, and has a first end portion connected to the IC chip and
a second end portion disposed away from the first end portion in a second direction generally opposite to the first direction;

a circuit section disposed between the first end portion of the first antenna section and the first end portion of the second
antenna section, connected to the first end portion of the first antenna section, the first end portion of the second antenna
section, and the IC chip;

a first auxiliary antenna section which is disposed on the magnetic sheet, positioned on the second end portion of the first
antenna section and projects from a side of the first antenna section located at a position close to the circuit section so
as to extend in a direction which intersects with the first direction; and

a second auxiliary antenna section which is disposed on the magnetic sheet, positioned on the second end portion of the second
antenna section and extends from a side of the second antenna section located at a position close to the circuit section so
as to extend along a direction which intersects with the second direction, and,

wherein the first antenna section and the second antenna section are formed in the same rectangular shape in the plan view
of the first surface of the magnetic sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,354,378

ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND DISPLAY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An illuminating device, comprising:
a light source configured to output light;
a light guide member having an incident surface on which the light from the light source is incident, an output surface through
which the light is output from the light guide member, and a light deflection surface on which a plurality of light deflection
elements are formed such that the light is guided toward the output surface; and

an isotropic light diffusion member positioned over the output surface of the light guide member,
wherein the light guide member has the incident surface extended in an X direction and includes a unit lens formed on the
output surface and extended in a Y direction orthogonal to the X direction,

the light deflection elements are positioned such that a light-deflection element density D representing a number of the light
deflection elements per unit area increases as the light deflection elements are positioned farther away from the incident
surface,

the light deflection elements are formed in a pattern which is divided into a plurality of regions in the Y direction and
are positioned in one of the regions such that a pitch Lx in the X direction is substantially constant, and that adjacent light deflection elements in the Y direction are shifted from
each other in the X direction by a half of the pitch Lx and have a pitch Ly in the Y direction which becomes shorter as the light deflection elements are positioned farther away from the incident surface,

Gx, Gy, ?, ?, and ? are defined by following formulae (1), and Lx and Ly satisfy following formulae (2) in one of the regions which is adjacent to the incident surface:

where HL represents a thickness of the light guide member,
NL represents a refractive index of the light guide member,

Sd represents an area of one of the light deflection elements when viewed from a side of the light deflection surface,

t represents a measured displacement in the X direction when an end of the unit lens is set to 0,
f(t) represents a distance between an edge of the unit lens and the output surface of the light guide member when the unit
lens is taken along a plane orthogonal to the output surface and parallel to the X direction,

P represents a pitch of the unit lens,
? represents an angle at which an intensity of an output light generated by a collimate light incident orthogonally to the
isotropic light diffusion member becomes one tenth of a maximum intensity thereof in an angular distribution of the output
light,

ax represents a width of each of the light deflection elements in the X direction, and

ay represents a width of each of the light deflection elements in the Y direction.

US Pat. No. 9,236,218

DEFECT INSPECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD USING A PLURALITY OF DETECTORS TO GENERATE A SUBTRACTED IMAGE THAT MAY BE USED TO FORM A SUBTRACTION PROFILE

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A defect inspection apparatus comprising:
an electron scanning unit configured to scan a surface of a sample with an electron beam;
a plurality of detectors arranged around an optical axis of the electron beam and configured to detect electrons emitted from
the surface of the sample by scanning with the electron beam;

a signal processing unit configured to generate image data of the surface of the sample based on detection signals from the
detectors;

an analysis unit configured to detect a defect due to irregularities of the surface of the sample based on the image data;
a control unit configured to control a scanning speed of the electron beam depending on the type of the sample,
wherein the signal processing unit generates a subtracted image obtained by subtracting an image data captured for a first
direction from another image captured for a second direction opposite to the first direction with an optical axis of the electron
beam in-between,

wherein the analysis unit detects the irregularities of the surface of the sample based on a luminance value of the subtracted
image,

wherein the analysis unit calculates subtraction profiles of a defect portion containing the irregularities and a background
portion where the irregularities are not detected respectively in the subtracted image, and

wherein the analysis unit finds an integral profile by subtracting a background integral profile obtained by adding the subtraction
profile of the background portion from a defect integral profile obtained by adding the subtraction profile of the defect
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,201,296

VERIFICATION AND MODIFICATION METHOD OF RULES OF DO-NOT-INSPECT REGIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND APPARATUS FOR SUCH VERIFICATION AND MODIFICATION

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method of inspecting a defect in a mask used in production of a circuit, the method comprising:
executing by computer hardware implementing processes:
calculating a width and a height of each of a plurality of rectangular shaped do-not-inspect regions of the mask based upon
stored information specifying the do-not-inspect regions, and verifying whether a minimum size rule is obeyed, the minimum
size rule requiring that the width and the height of a do-not-inspect region be equal to or greater than a width and a height
of a single pixel unit;

calculating distances between a pair of the do-not-inspect regions from among the do-not-inspect regions; and
determining that a distance rule is violated when at least one of the distances between the pair of do-not-inspect regions
is in a range of greater than zero and less than a determined distance, and modifying the pair of the do-not-inspect regions,
the at least one of the distances between which are in the range, so that at least two sides of the pair of the do-not-inspect
regions touch each other,

wherein in a case where a longer side of two sides, which face each other, of the pair of the do-not-inspect regions is set
to be a first do-not-inspect region, and a shorter side of the two sides of the pair of do-not-inspect regions is set to be
a second do-not-inspect region, the second do-not-inspect region is extended such that the shorter side comes in contact with
the longer side of the pair of do-not-inspect regions, thereby the pair of the do-not-inspect regions, the at least one of
the distances between which are in the range, are modified so that modified sides of the pair of the do-not-inspect regions
touch each other.

US Pat. No. 9,494,841

REFLECTIVE COLOR DISPLAY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A reflective color display, comprising:
a substrate;
an electrophoretic display layer formed on the substrate;
a light transmissive electrode layer formed on the electrophoretic display layer; and
a color filter layer formed on the light transmissive electrode layer and including at least one colored portion and a non-colored
portion in a pixel located on the light transmissive electrode layer,

wherein the colored portion has a green hue defined by a chromaticity coordinate (a*, b*) in a chromaticity diagram of the
L*a*b* color system satisfying ?70?a*??30 and ?20?b*?20, where the chromaticity coordinate is measured with transmitted light
using a D65 light source.

US Pat. No. 9,383,622

COLOR REFLECTIVE DISPLAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD,...

1. A color reflective display, comprising:
a substrate;
an electrode pattern layer formed on the substrate;
a reflective display-material layer formed on the electrode pattern layer;
a light-transmissive electrode layer formed on the reflective display-material layer;
a transparent layer formed on the transmissive electrode layer; and
a color filter layer formed on the transparent layer and including an array of colored pixels,
wherein the color reflective display satisfies a following first formula when (0.54×C)?15 ?m is zero or a positive value:
(0.54×C)?15 ?m?D?(0.54×C), and
the color reflective display satisfies a following second formula when (0.54×C)?15 ?m is a negative value:
0 where C represents a distance from the reflective display-material layer to the color filter layer, and D represents a distance
between adjacent colored pixels of the color filter layer.

US Pat. No. 9,266,371

DISPLAY AND INFORMATION-PRINTED MATTER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display comprising:
a substrate with a light-transmitting property, said substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each
other;

a relief structure-forming layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other and disposed relative
to the substrate such that the first surface of the relief structure-forming layer faces the first surface of the substrate,
the second surface of the relief structure-forming layer including a relief-structured region, the relief-structured region
including recessed or protruding portions arranged with constant periodicity in first and second directions crossing each
other;

a light-reflecting layer disposed at least partially on the second surface of the relief structure-forming layer and at least
partially covering the relief-structured region; and

a printed layer disposed at one of first to third positions, the first position being at a side of the substrate opposite
the relief structure-forming layer, the second position being between the relief structure-forming layer and the light reflecting
layer, and the third position being at a side of the light-reflecting layer opposite the relief structure-forming layer,

wherein a center-to-center distance of the recessed or protruding portions and a height or depth of the recessed or protruding
portions are configured such that the display displays black or dark gray at a position corresponding to a portion of the
relief-structured region covered with the light-reflecting layer when the display is observed perpendicularly while irradiating
the display with light in a direction perpendicular to the first surface of the substrate and such that the display displays
colors of diffracted light when irradiated with light at an acute angle,

wherein center-to-center distances of the recessed or protruding portions is 400 nm or less,
wherein the height or depth of the recessed or protruding portions is 200 nm or more and 600 nm or less, and
wherein at least a part of the printed layer is formed from a functional ink that changes color according to an observation
angle.

US Pat. No. 9,243,073

CONDUCTIVE FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A conductive film comprising:
a cellulose layer comprising a cellulose fiber having at least a carboxyl group in an amount of 1.0 mmol/g to 2.0 mmol/g,
said cellulose fiber having a fiber width of 1 nm to 500 nm; and

a conductive layer formed on the cellulose layer, the conductive layer consisting of one or more conductive substances.

US Pat. No. 9,251,456

RFID INFORMATION MEDIUM AND ARTICLE TO WHICH THE MEDIUM IS ATTACHED

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An RFID information medium for transmitting and receiving data to and from an external reader in a noncontact manner, comprising:
a main body section having an insulating member having a plate shape;
an antenna member arranged on a first side of the insulating member;
an IC chip arranged on the first side of the insulating member and directly connected to the antenna member; and
an optical variable device in which a color or image changes according to a point of view, the optical variable device comprising
a conductive metal layer that is one of a conductive reflective layer or a conductive transparent layer, the optical variable
device being arranged on a second side of the insulating member, the conductive metal layer partially overlapping the antenna
member in a vertical direction of the main body section, and the optical variable device being electrically connected with
the antenna member in the vertical direction by capacitive coupling, wherein

the antenna member has an antenna function generated by cooperating with the optical variable device without an independent
antenna function.

US Pat. No. 9,235,079

COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE AND FRINGE-FIELD SWITCHING MODE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color filter substrate for use in a fringe-field switching mode liquid crystal display wherein the color filter substrate
and an array substrate provided with a comb-shaped pixel electrode having an electrode width of 10 ?m or less are arranged
facing each other with a liquid crystal layer interposed therebetween, the color filter substrate comprising:
a transparent substrate;
a black matrix provided on the transparent substrate, comprising an organic pigment as a main coloring agent;
color pixels which contain a red pixel, a green pixel, and a blue pixel and are provided in regions partitioned by the black
matrix on the transparent substrate, each of the color pixels having a relative dielectric constant of 2.9 or more but 4.4
or less, as measured at a frequency at which the liquid crystal display is driven; and

a transparent resin layer provided on the red pixel, the green pixel and the blue pixel, wherein
the relative dielectric constant of each of the color pixels falls within ±0.3 of an average relative dielectric constant
of the red pixel, the green pixel and the blue pixel,

a coloring agent of the black matrix comprises the organic pigment in an amount of 92 mass % or more based on a whole amount
of the coloring agent, and comprises carbon as a balance, and

a main coloring agent of the green pixel is a halogenated zinc-phthalocyanine pigment.

US Pat. No. 9,221,292

LABEL, ADHESIVE LABEL, AND PRINTED PRODUCT

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

19. A label comprising:
an optical function layer configured to pass light of a certain wavelength;
a light absorption pattern facing one major surface of the optical function layer and configured to absorb the light of the
wavelength; and

a light reflecting layer facing the other major surface of the optical function layer and configured to reflect the light
of the wavelength,

wherein the light reflecting layer is configured to raise an absorbance at the wavelength when heated,
the optical function layer comprises a black layer, and
the wavelength is in a near infrared range, a transmittance of the optical function layer at the wavelength is not less than
30%, and a transmittance difference for a wavelength in one of a wavelength range of 700 to 800 nm of the near infrared range
and a wavelength range of 800 to 1,500 nm of the near infrared range is not less than 10% in the optical function layer.

US Pat. No. 9,180,995

RETORT CUP

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A retort cup comprising:
a tubular barrel portion formed of a barrel portion forming blank having a paper layer and thermoplastic resin layers provided
on both surfaces of the paper layer; and

a bottom portion which seals one of openings of the barrel portion, wherein
the bottom portion has a downwardly bent peripheral edge portion,
the barrel portion has an attached barrel overlap portion where both end edges of the barrel portion forming blank are overlapped
with each other and sealed, a lower fold-back portion which is formed at a lower end of the barrel portion by folding back
the barrel portion forming blank inwardly, and an upper fold-back portion which is formed by folding back the ends of the
fold-back barrel portion forming blank inwardly,

the lower end of the barrel portion, the upper fold-back portion, and the peripheral edge portion of the bottom portion are
closely sealed together, with the peripheral edge portion of the bottom portion being inserted into the lower fold-back portion,

the paper layer has a cutout portion in which a corner portion of the paper layer on an upper side of the tubular barrel portion
is removed, and

the thermoplastic resin layers include end edge extending portions that extend over a predetermined width from both respective
end edges of the barrel portion.

US Pat. No. 9,256,112

ELECTRONIC PAPER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. Electronic paper in which an electrophoretic material layer, an optically transparent electrode layer, an ink fixing layer,
and a color filter layer created by printing pixel ink on the ink fixing layer are stacked on an electrode substrate in this
order,
wherein a repellent component is added to the pixel ink.

US Pat. No. 9,238,384

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MICRONEEDLE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method of manufacturing a microneedle comprising:
forming an island etching mask having thickness distribution on a substrate such that the etching mask has a shape that is
thicker at a central portion thereof and is thinner at a periphery thereof, wherein forming the etching mask includes:

forming an island of a mask material on the substrate and heating the island to cause reflowing and deformation of the island
so as to obtain the etching mask having the shape that is thicker at a central portion thereof and is thinner at a periphery
thereof,

ejecting a droplet of a solution containing a solvent and a mask material dissolved therein onto the substrate to form an
island and causing evaporation of the solvent in the island to obtain the etching mask having the shape that is thicker at
a central portion thereof and is thinner at a periphery thereof, or

ejecting a droplet of a molten mask material onto the substrate to form an island and causing solidification of the island
to obtain the etching mask having the shape that is thicker at a central portion thereof and is thinner at a periphery thereof;
and

subjecting the substrate and the etching mask to etching until the etching mask is eliminated, thereby processing the substrate
into a needle by taking advantage of a difference in etching rates between the etching mask and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,183,492

COMPOSITE IC CARD

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A composite IC card comprising:
a card base having a recess;
an antenna sheet arranged inside the card base;
an IC module arranged in the recess of the card base, wherein
the IC module comprises an IC chip having both a contact communication function and a non-contact communication function,
a module substrate provided with an external terminal which is a contact communication element, and a first coupling coil
which is a non-contact communication mechanism,

the antenna sheet comprises an antenna coil configured to perform reception of electric power and transmission and reception
of signals with an external reader, and a second coupling coil connected to the antenna coil,

the first coupling coil and the second coupling coil are arranged so as to be capable of achieving close coupling therebetween
and configured to couple the IC module with the antenna sheet in a non-contact manner by trans coupling,

the second coupling coil of the antenna sheet is arranged outside a region in which the recess of the card base is formed,
the antenna sheet further comprises a capacitive element connected to the second coupling coil and the antenna coil,
the second coupling coil is formed on a front surface of the antenna sheet,
the antenna sheet further comprises a connection land connecting the second coupling coil with a wiring formed on a rear surface
of the antenna sheet and drawn from the capacitive element, and

the connection land is arranged inside the region in which the recess of the card base is formed.

US Pat. No. 9,112,185

EL PANEL, AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An EL panel comprising:
a light-transmissive substrate;
an EL element comprising a light-emitting medium layer interposed between a cathode and an anode, the EL element being provided
on a first surface of the light-transmissive substrate; and

a protection sheet having a first surface that is provided on a second surface of the light-transmissive substrate and a second
surface that is opposite of the first surface, the second surface of the protection sheet forming an outermost surface of
the EL panel from which a light emitted from the light-emitting medium layer is output, the protection sheet being configured
to suppress heat transfer that occurs when a heat transfer body is in contact with the outermost surface of the EL panel,
wherein

a plurality of prism portions are periodically arranged to extend in one direction or in two directions from the second surface
of the protection sheet,

a plurality of rounded convex portions are arranged at random on the second surface of the protection sheet, each of the rounded
convex portions having an uneven surface,

each of the convex portions has an apex that is a center point of a cross-section farthest from a bottom surface where the
cross-section is parallel to the bottom surface of the convex portion and the area becomes smaller in a direction from the
bottom surface to a top portion thereof, and

where the height of the apex is represented as Tc, the distance between the apexes of adjacent convex portions is represented
as Bc, and the height of the prism portion is represented as Tp, the following formula is satisfied:

2(Tc?Tp)?B?10(Tc?Tp).

US Pat. No. 9,436,905

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANTENNA SHEET

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing an antenna sheet, wherein the method is for connecting at least one of an antenna coil and a
connection pattern, to a conductive member, wherein the at least one of the antenna coil and the connection pattern is provided
on one surface of a substrate and wherein the conductive member is provided on the other surface of the substrate, the method
comprising:
a pressing in which an overlapped portion is pressed, the overlapped portion being a portion where the at least one of the
antenna coil and the connection pattern, and the conductive member overlap each other, the at least one of the antenna coil
and the connection pattern being formed from a first metal material, the substrate being formed from a thermoplastic resin,
the conductive member being formed from a second metal material, the pressing being performed using a pressing unit from at
least one of the one surface and the other surface of the substrate, the pressing being performed to:

form a first through hole to the substrate, wherein the first through hole passes through the substrate; and
bring the at least one of the antenna coil and the connection pattern, and the conductive member into contact with each other;
and

a melting in which a melted part is formed at the overlapped portion where the at least one of the antenna coil and the connection
pattern, and the conductive member are in contact with each other, the conductive member and one end of the at least one of
the antenna coil and the connection pattern are melted in the melted part, the melting being performed to:

melt the at least one of the antenna coil and the connection pattern, and the conductive member to each other,
wherein the melting is performed using a laser.

US Pat. No. 9,404,016

LAMINATED BODY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laminated body comprising:
a substrate;
an anchor layer on a surface of said substrate; and
a cellulose fiber layer on said anchor layer, said cellulose fiber layer containing a cellulose fiber having carboxy groups,
wherein

said anchor layer contains a resin having at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of carboxy group,
sulfonate group, amino group and hydroxyl group,

wherein said cellulose fiber is oxidized cellulose in which said carboxy groups are introduced by an oxidation reaction and
a content of said carboxy groups in said cellulose fiber is in the range of 0.1-5.5 mmol/g,

wherein said cellulose fiber has a number average fiber diameter in the range of 0.001-0.200 ?m, and
wherein said anchor layer contains another resin having a carboxy group, and said carboxy group forms an ammonium salt or
an amine salt.

US Pat. No. 9,296,537

POUCH AND POUCH WITH ENCLOSED CONTENTS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A container comprising:
a bag including an internal space for accommodating a content and a first opening, the bag being adapted to place the content
in the internal space through the first opening; and

a fastener for opening and closing the first opening, wherein the bag further includes
a second opening and is adapted to place the content in the internal space through the second opening,
an opening sealing portion formed at the edge of the first opening to close the first opening,
an opening guide line for separating the opening sealing portion from the first opening,
a vapor passage portion for removing vapor from the internal space,
a vapor passage sealing portion for closing the vapor passage portion,
a vapor passage guide line for separating the vapor passage sealing portion from the vapor passage portion, and
a cutting portion for cutting at least the fastener, and
the opening sealing portion can be separated from the first opening along the opening guide line,
the vapor passage sealing portion can be separated from the vapor passage portion along the vapor passage guide line,
the first opening is formed to be continuous with the vapor passage portion,
the opening sealing portion is formed to be continuous with the vapor passage sealing portion,
the fastener is formed to bridge the first opening and the vapor passage sealing portion and includes an opening fastener
portion located on the first opening and a vapor passage fastener portion located on the vapor passage sealing portion, and

the cutting portion is formed at a position corresponding to an end of the vapor passage guide line.

US Pat. No. 9,250,361

ANTIREFLECTION FILM AND POLARIZING PLATE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An antireflection film comprising, stacked in this order:
a transparent base material;
a first layer formed by curing a coating film containing an ionizing radiation curing material, a quaternary ammonium salt
material, and a fluorine-based leveling material, the leveling material being in an amount within a range of 0.05 to 5.0 parts
by mass based on 100 parts by mass of a total of the ionizing radiation curing material, the quaternary ammonium salt material,
and the leveling material; and

a second layer whose refractive index is lower than a refractive index of the first layer,
wherein for a surface of the first layer before formation of the second layer, a micro-indentation hardness obtained when
an indentation depth is 100 nm is within a range of 0.45 GPa to 1.0 GPa.

US Pat. No. 9,572,252

WIRING SUBSTRATE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING SUBSTRATE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
an electrode comprising Cu or a Cu alloy; and
a plated film comprising an electroless nickel-plated layer formed on the electrode and an electroless gold-plated layer formed
on the electroless nickel-plated layer,

wherein the electroless nickel-plated layer is formed by co-precipitation of Ni, P, Bi, and S, the electroless nickel-plated
layer comprises a content of P of 5% by mass or more and less than 10% by mass, a content of Bi of 1 ppm by mass to 1,000
ppm by mass, and a content of S of 1 ppm by mass to 2,000 ppm by mass, and a mass ratio of the content of S to the content
of Bi (S/Bi) is more than 1.0.

US Pat. No. 9,533,131

HOLLOW NEEDLELIKE OBJECT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HOLLOW NEEDLELIKE OBJECT

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a hollow needlelike object comprising a hollow part inside, the method comprising:
preparing a first needlelike-object base that includes a half needlelike object part having a longitudinal axis, a sharp distal
end and a wide proximal end positioned along the longitudinal axis and a tapered intermediate side surface between the sharp
distal end and the wide proximal end, a base plate part provided on a wide bottom end of the half needlelike object part,
and a flat face extending along the longitudinal axis of the half needlelike object part on the half needlelike object part
and the base plate part, the flat face comprising a groove forming the hollow part, extending from the base plate part to
an intermediate part of the half needlelike object part, bent in a lateral direction, and having an outlet in the tapered
intermediate side surface; and

covering the flat face of the needlelike-object base with a covering member.

US Pat. No. 9,519,855

NON-CONTACT IC LABEL AND NAMEPLATE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A non-contact IC label, comprising:
a magnetic sheet;
a gap retention member comprising a dielectric material; and
a communication section provided between the magnetic sheet and the gap retention member, the communication section including
an IC chip and a first antenna section and a second antenna section which are connected to the IC chip,

wherein the magnetic sheet has a first magnetic face facing the gap retention member, and the IC chip, the first antenna section
and the second antenna section are provided on the first magnetic face of the magnetic sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,234,995

ILLUMINATING DEVICE INCLUDING LENS ARRAYS AND DISPLAY WITH ILLUMINATING DEVICE INCLUDING LENS ARRAYS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An illuminating device, comprising:
at least one light source configured to output light;
a translucent light guide member having at least one side surface into which the light is incident from the light source and
a light output surface through which the light guided in the translucent light guide member is output; and

a lens sheet positioned over the light output surface of the light guide member and comprising a translucent base, a first
array of lenses, and a second array of lenses, the first and second arrays of lenses being mounted on the translucent base
and extended in directions intersecting each other,

wherein the light source is positioned to have an optical axis substantially in agreement with a normal direction of the side
surface of the translucent light guide member, the first and second arrays of the lenses are formed such that one of the first
and second arrays of the lenses which is extended in a direction substantially orthogonal to the optical axis of the light
source has a surface area in a range of from 20% to 50% with respect to a total surface area of the first and second arrays
of the lenses, and

the one of the first and second arrays has an apex angle ? satisfying formula (1):
Tan?1{n*sin(A)}??d??i?Tan?1{n*sin(A)}+?D  (1)

where ?i represents a peak angle at which a luminance of a light incident to the lens sheet has a peak value when one light
source is lit, ?D represents a higher angular difference relative to the peak angle ?i at which the luminance falls down to
80% when the peak value is set to 100%, ?d represents a lower angular difference relative to the peak angle ?i at which the
luminance falls down to 80% when the peak value is set to 100%, n represents a refractive index of the lens sheet, and A is
represented by following formula (2):


US Pat. No. 9,174,478

THERMAL TRANSFER RECORDING MEDIUM

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A thermal transfer recording medium comprising:
a heat-resistant sliding layer formed on one surface of a substrate; and
an undercoat layer and a dye layer sequentially laminated on the other surface of the substrate,
wherein the undercoat layer comprises, as major components, a polyvinyl pyrrolidone and a polyvinyl alcohol having a crystallinity
degree of 15% or higher, the crystal degree being calculated by thermal analysis, and

the dye layer comprises an anthraquinone-based thermal transfer dye.

US Pat. No. 9,164,311

COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color filter substrate for a liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
a black matrix formed on the transparent substrate and having an opening for division into a plurality of pixels;
a transparent conducting film coated over the black matrix and coated over the transparent substrate; and
a color layer formed on a pixel of the plurality of pixels, wherein
a linear projection is formed in a center of the pixel, the linear projection being a laminated constitution of
a linear resin layer formed in the center of the pixel, and
the color layer,
the laminated constitution of the linear resin layer and the color layer is laminated in an order of the linear resin layer
and the color layer, and

a recess is formed above the black matrix and is formed by a step between the adjacent color layers.

US Pat. No. 9,557,710

HOLOGRAM TRANSFER FOIL, FABRICATION METHOD OF IMAGE DISPLAY ELEMENT, IMAGE DISPLAY ELEMENT, AND PERSONAL AUTHENTICATION MEDIUM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A hologram transfer foil which is thermally transferrable to a transfer base member, comprising:
a structure configured such that a peeling layer, a diffraction structure forming layer and an adhesive layer are stacked
on one surface of a substrate,

wherein the diffraction structure forming layer includes fine concaves and convexes forming a hologram or a diffraction grating,
at least one of the peeling layer and the adhesive layer includes heat-conductive hidden information in a heat-conductive
hidden information possession portion of the hologram transfer foil and includes identification information in a heat-conductive
hidden information non-possession portion of the hologram transfer foil, and

the diffraction structure forming layer is configured such that at least one of a spatial frequency of the fine concaves and
convexes and a grating angle of the fine concaves and convexes is different between a first portion of the diffraction structure
forming layer located in the heat-conductive hidden information possession portion and a second portion of the diffraction
structure forming layer in the heat-conductive hidden information non-possession portion.

US Pat. No. 9,180,714

HEAT-SENSITIVE TRANSFER RECORDING MEDIUM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A heat-sensitive transfer recording medium comprising a base material, and an undercoating layer and a dye layer sequentially
laminated and formed on the base material, wherein:
the undercoating layer is formed by applying and then drying an undercoating layer-forming application liquid containing polyvinyl
pyrrolidone and polyvinyl alcohol whose tensile strength measured based on JIS K 7113 is not lower than 8 kg/mm2; and

the dye layer is formed by applying and then drying a dye layer-forming application liquid containing an anthraquinone compound
as a thermal migratory dye.

US Pat. No. 9,815,298

COLOR IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD,...

1. A color image processing device which is connected to a printing unit having a plurality of heating elements arranged in
a main scanning direction of a thermal head, and outputting dither image data, when forming an image on a recording medium
moving in a sub-scanning direction in respect to the thermal head, to the printing unit forming the image using a dither pattern
formed of blocks each being composed of a plurality of dots representing gradations of each pixel of the image in a prescribed
region, comprising:
a dither process unit for performing a dither conversion to inputted image data to generate the dither image data; and
an output unit connected to the dither process unit, for outputting the dither image data to the printing unit,
wherein each block of the dither pattern is composed of a plurality of dot groups stacked in rows in the sub-scanning direction,
and arranged in the main scanning direction, and a beginning of the dot group in each row is set off in respect to that of
the dot group above or below the each row by one or more dots in the sub-scanning direction; and

the dither process unit generates the dither image data representing density with a growth order being either from a first
dot of an uppermost row of the dither pattern to a last dot of a lowermost row, or from a first dot of the lowermost row to
a last dot of the uppermost row.

US Pat. No. 9,520,322

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface which is an opposite side to the first surface;
an integrated circuit formed on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate and having a solid-state imaging element;
an I/O pad formed on the first surface and electrically connected to the integrated circuit;
a two-stage through-hole formed in the semiconductor substrate, the two-stage through-hole comprising a first shape portion
having a tapered shape which has an inner wall surface and of which a diameter of an opening becomes smaller toward a bottom
of the hole from the second surface to a predetermined position of the semiconductor substrate in a thickness direction, and
comprising a second shape portion having a cylindrical shape which extends from the first shape portion to the I/O pad on
the first surface;

a color filter layer formed on the first surface of the semiconductor substrate and comprising, in a region in which pixels
of the solid-state imaging element are formed, an RGB color filter corresponding to each of the pixels and a passivation layer;

a micro-lens array formed on the color filter layer at a location corresponding to the solid-state imaging element;
a cavity dam formed on the I/O pad and surrounding a lateral side of the micro-lens array and the color filter layer;
a glass substrate formed on the cavity dam;
an inorganic insulating film formed on the inner wall surface of the two-stage through-hole and the second surface;
a through-electrode of a metal layer formed on an exposed part of the I/O pad and is formed on the inner wall surface of the
two-stage through-hole; and

a wiring pattern formed on the second surface and connected to the through-electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,493,023

HEAT-SENSITIVE TRANSFER RECORDING MEDIUM, PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF AND HEAT-SENSITIVE TRANSFER RECORDING METHOD

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A heat-sensitive transfer recording medium comprising:
a base material,
a heat-resistant lubricating layer formed on one surface of the base material,
an undercoating layer formed on the other surface of the base material, and a dye layer formed on a surface, opposite to a
surface facing to the base material, of the undercoating layer,

wherein the undercoating layer comprises a water-soluble polymer as a main component, and an equilibrium moisture absorption
rate of the undercoating layer at a temperature of 23° C. and a humidity of 50% is about 15% or less.

US Pat. No. 9,865,847

OUTER PACKAGE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LITHIUM-ION BATTERY USING THE OUTER PACKAGE MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for producing an outer package material for a lithium-ion battery, the method comprising:
forming a base layer by biaxially stretching a film in a sequential manner to obtain a sequentially biaxially stretched film;
layering a first adhesive layer, a metallic foil layer, a corrosion prevention treatment layer, a second adhesive layer and
a sealant layer sequentially on one of surfaces of the base layer;

wherein
under tensile testing conditions that a test specimen of the base layer is stored at 23° C. and 40% relative humidity (RH)
for 24 hours prior to tensile testing, and the tensile testing is carried out at 23° C. and 40% RH, and the test specimen
is 15 mm in width, a distance between gauge points is 50 mm, and a tensile rate is 100 mm/minute, tensile elongation being
measured in a first direction and in a second direction of the specimen of the base layer relative to the length of the specimen,
the first direction being a machine direction of the specimen of the base layer and the second direction being a transverse
direction perpendicular to the first direction,

a ratio of tensile elongation measured in the first direction to tensile elongation measured in the second direction is 140:75,
and

a ratio of tensile stress measured in the first direction to tensile stress measured in the second direction is 200:229.

US Pat. No. 9,735,099

WIRING SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A wiring substrate comprising:
a support body having transparency;
an adhesive layer disposed on a main surface of the support body; and
a laminate disposed on the adhesive layer, the laminate including a first resin layer, a second resin layer disposed on the
first resin layer, and a wiring pattern disposed at least between the first resin layer and the second resin layer, wherein

the adhesive layer includes a peeling layer which is disposed on the main surface of the support body and contains a third
resin which is decomposed by light irradiation, and a protective layer which is disposed on the peeling layer so as to protect
the laminate from the light and contains a fourth resin.

US Pat. No. 9,123,922

LITHIUM ION BATTERY EXTERIOR MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A lithium ion battery exterior material, comprising:
a base material layer; and
an adhesive layer, an aluminum foil layer provided with a corrosion prevention treated layer, an adhesive resin layer, and
a sealant layer, which are sequentially laminated on one surface of the base material layer, the adhesive resin layer containing
an acid-modified polyolefin resin and a miscible elastomer dispersed in the acid-modified polyolefin at a dispersed phase
size of 1 nm to less than 1 ?m, wherein

the acid-modified polyolefin resin is a resin that has been graft-modified with one or more compounds of unsaturated carboxylic
acid derivative components selected from the group consisting of unsaturated carboxylic acids, acid anhydrides of unsaturated
carboxylic acids and esters of unsaturated carboxylic acids, and

an absolute value of birefringence following a heat treatment of a thermoplastic resin layer is 0.002 or less and a degree
of crystallization is 60% or less, the thermoplastic resin layer being composed of the adhesive resin layer and the sealant
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,849,271

NEEDLE-LIKE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NEEDLE-LIKE MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method of producing a needle-shaped structure having a support substrate and a needle-shaped projection projected from
the support substrate, the method comprising:
preparing a liquid material comprising a chitosan material and an acid;
applying the liquid material onto an intaglio plate having a needle-shaped recess;
solidifying the liquid material applied onto the intaglio plate such that a solidified article made from the liquid material
is obtained;

separating the solidified article from the intaglio plate; and
immersing separated solidified article in an aqueous alcohol solution which reduces the acid from the separated solidified
article.

US Pat. No. 9,948,830

COLOR ESTIMATION SYSTEM, SEPARATION DATA GENERATION SYSTEM, COLOR ESTIMATION METHOD AND SEPARATION DATA GENERATION METHOD

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color estimation system comprising:a correlation memory unit that stores a correlation model that accepts an input of an image or information of the image, and outputs an ink-color set that is a color combination of inks used in reproducing the image by printing; and
a computer that extracts the ink-color set corresponding to a print image, which is an image to be printed, by providing an input of the print image or image information of the print image to the correlation model,
wherein the correlation model is generated by performing machine learning that establishes a correlation between the image information and the ink-color set such that the ink-color set is outputted based on the image information, using a reference image of which the ink-color set necessary for printing is known in advance,
wherein the image information refers to an image feature quantity defined as any one of: a histogram composed of numerical values corresponding to respective coordinates in a predetermined color space of each pixel in the image; numerical values corresponding to respective coordinates in a predetermined color space of a predetermined plurality of pixels in the image; and numerical values corresponding to respective coordinates in a predetermined color space of a representative color in a predetermined region,
wherein the histogram is expressed by a function, the histogram having an envelope shape expressed by synthesizing a plurality of functions, the functions having respective coefficients used as the image feature quantity to estimate the outputted ink-color,
wherein the computer is programmed to cause a display to display a selecting screen, the selecting screen permitting a user to change the color combination of the inks, and
wherein the computer is programmed to receive a user's selection of a change to the color combination of the inks, and to cause inks to be generated which correspond to the outputted ink-color set.

US Pat. No. 9,160,008

CATHODE CATALYST LAYER, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD,...

1. A cathode catalyst layer comprising:
a non-platinum catalyst which contains at least one transition metal selected from the group of Ta, Nb, Ti and Zr and has
oxygen reduction activity;

an electron conductive material supporting the non-platinum catalyst; and
a proton conductive polymer electrolyte,
wherein a silane coupling agent having a functional group is chemically bonded to a surface of said non-platinum catalyst,
wherein said non-platinum catalyst is partially-oxidized
and
wherein said functional group is selected from the group of a sulfonate group, a phosphate group and a carboxylic group.
US Pat. No. 9,453,255

SAMPLE ANALYSIS CHIP, SAMPLE ANALYSIS METHOD AND GENE ANALYSIS METHOD

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A sample analysis chip comprising:
a base;
a plurality of wells that are disposed on the base; and
a channel that is disposed on the base and is connected to the plurality of wells, the channel comprising
a main channel portion that is disposed at a position closer to a rotation center than the plurality of wells on the base
and is supplied with a solution which is to be dispensed to each of the plurality of wells, the main channel portion having
ridges positioned near the rotation center of the base and valleys positioned near the wells relative to the ridges, the main
channel portion configured to meander, and the wells being in communication with the valleys,

a first buffer portion that is in communication with a first end of the main channel portion and is capable of accommodating
a portion of the solution,

a second buffer portion that is in communication with a second end of the main channel portion and is capable of accommodating
a portion of the solution,

a solution supply channel having a first end of which is in communication with the first buffer portion and a second end of
which is opened to the atmosphere, and

an air vent channel having a first end of which is in communication with the second buffer portion and a second end of which
is opened to the atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 9,334,375

CELLULOSE LIQUID DISPERSION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND MOLDED BODY USING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A cellulose liquid dispersion comprising:
fine oxidized cellulose having a volume-based particle size distribution in a range of 0.01 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less
of volume-based particle diameter, the volume-based particle size distribution having

one of or two or more of particle diameter peaks in a range of 0.01 ?m or more and 1 ?m or less of a volume-based particle
diameter, and

one of or two or more of particle diameter peaks in a range of 1 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less of volume-based particle diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,540,161

FLEXIBLE PACKAGE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A flexible package, comprising:
a first side-surface film, a second side-surface film, and a bottom film which are joined together, the bottom film being
inserted between the first side-surface film and the second side-surface film so as to be folded in half and inserted from
a fold line side, with a predetermined insertion length; and

a storage part formed by sealing peripheral portions of the films, the storage part having a lower bottom surface which is
the bottom film,

wherein
on one or both of two side edge portions which are sealed regions of the peripheral portions at both side ends of the first
side-surface film and the second side-surface film, a non-sealed region is provided which is surrounded by the sealed regions
of the first side-surface film and the second side-surface film and is not sealed over a predetermined length,

in the non-sealed region, a gas injection portion is formed so as to contain a gas whose specific heat at constant volume
is 0.67 kJ/kg·deg or higher at 0° C. and 1 atm,

the gas injection portion has a diameter not smaller than 3 mm but not larger than 50 mm,
a repelling force, measured when the entirety of the gas injection portion is nipped from a first side-surface film side and
a second side-surface film side and squeezed until the width of the nipped gas injection portion becomes half the diameter
of the gas injection portion, is not smaller than 7 N but not larger than 30 N at 23° C. and 1 atm,

the non-sealed region has an oxygen permeability equal to or lower than 30 cc/(m2·day·atm) at 20° C. and 60% RH,

the side edge portions each have a seal strength equal to or larger than 30 N/15 mm,
a loop stiffness of the first side-surface film and the second side-surface film in a direction corresponding to a vertical
direction when the flexible package is made to stand by itself is not smaller than 30 mN/25 mm (width) but not larger than
1300 mN/25 mm (width), and

a loop stiffness of the first side-surface film and the second side-surface film in a direction corresponding to a horizontal
direction when the flexible package is made to stand by itself, is not smaller than 20 mN/25 mm (width) but not larger than
1200 mN/25 mm (width).

US Pat. No. 9,472,673

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

10. A method of manufacturing a thin film transistor including a plurality of transistor elements formed on a substrate, the
method comprising:
a step for forming a gate electrode on the substrate;
a step for forming a gate insulation layer so as to cover the gate electrode;
a step for forming a source electrode and a drain electrode on the gate insulation layer;
a step for forming a semiconductor layer on the source electrode, the gate insulation layer and the drain electrode, to be
extended from the source electrode to the drain electrode along the gate insulation layer;

a step for forming a protection layer on the semiconductor layer; and
a step for partly removing the semiconductor layer so as to produce electrical isolation between each of the transistor elements,
wherein in the step for forming the semiconductor layer, the semiconductor layer is formed in a substantially stripe shape
to bridge across a forming region of each of the transistor elements, in the step for forming the protection layer, the protection
layer is formed to cross the semiconductor layer when seen in planar view and formed in a substantially stripe shape over
the forming region of each of the transistor elements and in the step for partly removing the semiconductor layer, the semiconductor
layer is etched by using a protection layer as a mask, and

wherein the protection layer is made of a mixture containing an inorganic compound and an organic compound.

US Pat. No. 9,285,644

SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
a liquid crystal display device substrate comprising
a transparent substrate,
a black matrix which is formed on the transparent substrate, is a light-shielding layer in which light-shielding pigments
are dispersed in a resin, and comprises openings,

a transparent electroconductive film which is formed on the black matrix to cover the black matrix and the openings,
a resin layer formed above the transparent substrate, the black matrix and the transparent electroconductive film, the resin
layer comprising a convex part above the black matrix, and comprising, in a region that passes through a center of each of
the openings in the black matrix, a concave part that is in a linear form or cross form when viewed in plan, and the resin
layer being thin or absent in the concave part and the convex part, and

rectangular pixels formed above the transparent substrate;
an array substrate which is arranged opposite to the liquid crystal display device substrate, and comprising liquid-crystal-driving
elements arranged in a matrix form thereon; and

liquid crystals which are held between the liquid crystal display device substrate and the array substrate, wherein
the array substrate comprises a first electrode and a second electrode to which different electric potentials are applied
in order to drive each of the rectangular pixels,

when a voltage for driving the liquid crystals is applied to the first and second electrodes, liquid crystal molecules act
to be inclined from the concave part of the resin layer into a direction which is Parallel to the concave part and is a direction
toward the black matrix near the liquid crystal molecules when viewed in plan,

the first electrode and/or the second electrode is/are not arranged at a position of the array substrate which corresponds
to a center of a width of a pattern of the black matrix, and

the first electrode is formed at a position other than a position which corresponds to a center of a width of a pixel line
of the black matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,841,150

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION SHEET AND BACKLIGHT UNIT

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A wavelength conversion sheet comprising, a lamination of:
a barrier film that comprises a barrier layer on one surface of a polyethylene terephthalate film, the polyethylene terephthalate
film having an acid number smaller than about 25 inclusive; and,

a phosphor layer that comprises quantum dots,
wherein a plastic film is further adhered onto the barrier film by means of an acrylic resin tackifier.

US Pat. No. 9,809,879

LAMINATE, GAS BARRIER FILM, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laminate, comprising:
a base material;
an undercoat layer that is formed on at least a portion of an outer surface of the base material, the undercoat layer containing
an organic polymer having functional groups, the undercoat layer being formed into a membrane shape or a film shape; and

an atomic layer deposition film that contains a precursor that serves as a starting material, the atomic layer deposition
film being formed so as to cover a surface of the undercoat layer, at least some of the precursor bonding with the functional
groups in the organic polymer,

wherein a linear expansion coefficient of a layered film including the base material and the undercoat layer is from about
1.0×10?5/K or higher and about 8.0×10?5/K or lower,

wherein the precursor that is bonded with the functional groups of the organic polymer is a first precursor,
wherein the first precursor is bonded to a second precursor adjacent to the first precursor such that the first precursor
and the second precursor are cross-linked with each other,

wherein the atomic layer deposition film comprises a two-dimensional film grown in a planar direction of the undercoat layer,
the atoms of the two-dimensional film being bonded in the planar direction,

wherein a main component of the undercoat layer is the organic polymer, and
wherein the undercoat layer comprises an inorganic substance, an organic polymer, and a binder, and is formed so that at least
some of the first precursor bonds with the binder and the inorganic substance.

US Pat. No. 9,617,038

CONTAINER INCLUDING AN INLET HAVING AN IC CHIP AND AN ANTENNA FOR MONITORING TAMPER EVENTS OF THE CONTAINER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A container comprising:
a container main body;
an inlet having an IC chip supported by a substrate and an antenna supported by the substrate; and
a covering film that covers a part of an outer surface of the container main body and has a first brittle part, the first
brittle part being more easily torn by an external force than parts other than the first brittle part in the covering film,
at least a part of the inlet is positioned between the covering film and the outer surface of the container main body and
adhered to the covering film, and the first brittle part covers at least a part of the antenna,

wherein the substrate includes a second brittle part and the second brittle part is more easily torn by an external force
compared to parts other than the second brittle part in the substrate, and

wherein the first brittle part covers at least a part of the second brittle part.

US Pat. No. 9,609,178

COLOR IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color image processing device for outputting a dither image data for a printing unit to form an image by using dither
patterns of blocks each being composed of a plurality of dots representing gradations of each pixel of the image in a prescribed
print region,
wherein the dots constituting one block are arranged in a growth sequence in an ascending order of gradation, and a print
data of the image is written sequentially at the dots, the number of which corresponds to the gradation of the pixels associated
with the block;

an extracting unit is provided to extract a data region holding color components, from the print data of the image;
a dither processing unit is provided to generate the dither image data formed by using the dither patterns for the color components
extracted by the extracting unit;

an output unit is provided to output the dither image data to the printing unit; and
the dither processing unit detects whether one or more of the dots constituting each of the pixels constituting the image
are outside the data region, and moves any dot outside the data region to a certain dot constituting same pixel and existing
in the data region.

US Pat. No. 9,589,997

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A thin film transistor in which at least a gate electrode, a capacitor electrode, a gate insulating layer, a semiconductor
layer, a source electrode and a drain electrode are formed of a material having optical transparency on an insulating substrate
having optical transparency,
wherein the gate electrode and the capacitor electrode or the source electrode and the drain electrode are made up of first
layers in contact with the insulating substrate and second layers in contact with the gate insulating layer, the second layers
being formed on the first layers,

the first layers are made of indium tin oxide, and
the second layers are made of an metallic oxide containing indium, gallium and zinc.

US Pat. No. 9,660,226

PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A packaging material for a lithium-ion battery comprising:
a substrate layer made of a plastic film,
a first adhesive layer,
a metal foil layer,
an anti-corrosion layer,
a second adhesive layer, and
a sealant layer successively laminated on one surface of the substrate layer,
wherein the plastic film has a water absorption rate of not less than about 0.1% to not larger than about 3% when subjected
to a test described in JIS K 7209:2000, and when subjected to tensile testing, the plastic film having a stress value in a
machine direction and a stress value in a transverse direction both not larger than about 110 MPa, and at least one of the
stress value in the machine direction of the sample or the stress value in the transverse direction being not less than about
70 MPa, wherein, prior to the tensile testing, a sample of the plastic film is stored for 24 hours in an environment of 23°
C. and 40% relative humidity, and subjected to the tensile testing in an environment of 23° C. and 40% relative humidity under
conditions of a sample width of 6 mm, a gauge length of 35 mm and a tensile speed of 300 mm/second to measure a stress value
at a time when the sample is stretched by about 10% (a displacement of 3.5 mm) relative to a length of the sample prior to
the tensile testing,

wherein the plastic film contains not less than about 2 mass % to about 30 mass % of a thermoplastic polyester elastomer.

US Pat. No. 9,632,077

DETECTION SYSTEM OF TEST SUBSTANCE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A detection system for detecting a test substance, comprising:
a magnetic body that is modified by a first substance capable of being bound to a test substance at a first binding site of
the test substance;

a marker that is modified by a second substance capable of being bound to the test substance at a second binding site of the
test substance, the second binding site being a different site from the first binding site;

a development medium having
a first sheet with light transparency, the first sheet having a first plane surface,
a second sheet with light transparency, the second sheet being arranged in parallel with the first sheet, the second sheet
having a second plane surface arranged so as to face the first plane surface, the second sheet being arranged so that an entire
surface of the second plane surface is arranged in parallel with the first plane surface,

a flow passage provided between the first plane surface and the second plane surface, the flow passage being constructed by
the first plane surface, the second plane surface, and a cavity divided by the first plane surface and the second plane surface
so as to have a gap between the first plane surface and the second plane surface, the flow passage having the gap into which
liquid, in which the magnetic body and the marker is dispersed, flows by a capillary phenomenon, and

a detection position to detect the marker in a portion of the flow passage, the development medium having light transparency
at least in the detection position; and

a magnetic force generating portion that is equipped in the development medium in order to hold the magnetic body in a portion
of the flow passage.

US Pat. No. 9,534,091

FINE CELLULOSE FIBER DISPERSION LIQUID AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, CELLULOSE FILM AND LAMINATE BODY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A fine cellulose fiber dispersion liquid comprising at least: a fine cellulose fiber having a carboxyl group; and either
an ammonia or an organic alkali, the fine cellulose fiber dispersion liquid having a pH greater than 7 and less than or equal
to 12.
US Pat. No. 9,523,119

METHOD OF DISTINGUISHING GENOTYPES

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method of distinguishing genotypes of a gene mutation comprising:
obtaining an amplification reaction solution which comprises a specimen double-stranded nucleic acid by amplifying a mutation
site-including region of a gene contained in a specimen by a nucleic acid amplification reaction;

performing a competitive strand displacement reaction by mixing the amplification reaction solution and a reference double-stranded
nucleic acid having a specific genotype on the mutation site as well as being labeled with a labeling substance to obtain
a reaction solution of the competitive strand displacement reaction and then gradually lowering the temperature of the reaction
solution of the competitive strand displacement reaction under a condition to suppress a polymerase extension reaction in
which a concentration of EDTA as the extension reaction inhibitor is 25 mM to 50 mM in the reaction solution of the competitive
strand displacement reaction, wherein

out of the two nucleic acid strands constituting the reference double-stranded nucleic acid, a 3? terminal site of one strand
is labeled with a first labeling substance and a 5? terminal site of another strand is labeled with a second labeling substance,
and at least one of the first labeling substance and the second labeling substance is a fluorescent substance; and

assessing a level of an occurrence of strand displacement between the reference double-stranded nucleic acid and the specimen
double-stranded nucleic acid by using a ratio of an amount of change in a fluorescence intensity caused by the lowering the
temperature of the reaction solution, to an amount of change in a fluorescence intensity caused by lowering the temperature
of a control reaction solution which contains the reference double-stranded nucleic acid instead of the specimen double-stranded
nucleic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,472,157

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
an array substrate including a plurality of pixel electrodes corresponding to a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix;
a color filter substrate opposed to the array substrate and including color filters corresponding to the plurality of pixels;
a liquid crystal layer provided between the array substrate and the color filter substrate;
a backlight unit provided on a back surface side of the array substrate, the back surface side being opposite to a liquid
crystal layer side of the array substrate;

a controller configured to control an application timing of a liquid crystal driving voltage to the pixel electrodes, and
a light emission timing of the backlight unit; and

a light reception element configured to detect light incident from an observer side,
wherein the plurality of pixels are configured to each have a plan-view shape of a parallelogram which is elongated in a lateral
direction, and configured such that identical colors are arranged in the lateral direction, and different colors are arranged
in a vertical direction,

pixels neighboring in the lateral direction of the plurality of pixels have shapes of line-symmetry with respect to a center
line of the pixels neighboring in the lateral direction,

the plurality of pixels include a picture element composed of two red pixels that are neighboring in the lateral direction,
two green pixels that are neighboring in the lateral direction, and two blue pixels that are neighboring in the lateral direction,

the plurality of pixels are parallelogrammatic with a long side having an angle ? to the lateral direction, and a short side
parallel to the vertical direction,

two pixels neighboring in the lateral direction are of the same color and have a V shape or an inverted-V shape, and a pattern
of the V shape or the inverted-V shape is repeated in the lateral direction,

the color filter substrate includes a black matrix which partitions the pixels,
the backlight unit is an edge-lit-type unit including a solid-state light-emission element array,
the controller is configured to execute, based on a video signal, synchronization control between the application timing of
the liquid crystal driving voltage to the pixel electrodes, and the light emission timing of the backlight unit,

the controller is configured to apply a voltage to one or two of the pixel electrodes corresponding to the pixels neighboring
in the lateral direction to switch between a three-dimensional image display and a two-dimensional image display,

the black matrix is formed between pixels neighboring in the vertical direction and is not formed between pixels neighboring
in the lateral direction,

liquid crystal molecules of the pixels neighboring in the lateral direction have a negative dielectric constant anisotropy,
and, when the liquid crystal driving voltage is applied to the pixel electrodes corresponding to the pixels neighboring in
the lateral direction, the liquid crystal molecules rotate horizontally relative to a substrate plane in a direction of the
line-symmetry with respect to the center line, and

the controller is configured to detect a position of the observer based on data measured by the light reception element and
to adjust an emission angle of light emitted by the backlight unit based on the detected position of the observer.

US Pat. No. 9,292,988

DISPLAY AND LABELED ARTICLE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display comprising:
a first optical effect layer including a first interface part, the first interface part being provided with recesses or protrusions
arranged two-dimensionally at the minimum center-to-center distance in a range of 200 nm to 500 nm, each of the recesses or
protrusions having a forward-tapered shape;

a reflective material layer covering at least a part of the first interface part; and
a second optical effect layer including, at a position of a first portion of the first interface part that is covered with
the reflective material layer, a portion that faces the reflective material layer with the first optical effect layer interposed
therebetween or faces the first optical effect layer with the reflective material layer interposed therebetween, the second
optical effect layer containing at least one of a cholesteric liquid crystal, a pearl pigment and a multilayer interference
film,

wherein the first optical effect layer further includes a second interface part that is adjacent to the first interface part
and provided with grooves disposed one-dimensionally at the minimum center-to-center distance larger than the minimum center-to-center
distance of the recesses or protrusions, and a third interface part as a flat surface that is adjacent to the first interface
part, wherein the reflective material layer further covers a part of the third interface part,

wherein a first display part of the display that corresponds to the first interface part allows the observer to recognize
a second optical effect offered by the second optical effect layer when observed at an angle capable of observing regularly
reflected light,

wherein when illumination light is incident at an angle within a negative angular range and the display is observed at an
angle within the negative angular range, the first display part allows the observer to recognize the diffracted light from
the first interface part, and wherein the display further comprises a dark light-absorbing layer facing the second optical
effect layer with the first optical effect layer interposed therebetween at a portion of the third interface part that is
not covered with the reflective material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,983,708

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE LAMINATES AND TOUCH PANELS HAVING TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE LAMINATES

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A touch panel comprising:a transparent conductive laminate comprising:
a transparent base material; and
a transparent electrode layer which contains a resin and is disposed on one or both sides of the transparent base material, wherein
the transparent electrode layer includes a plurality of conductive regions which contain fibrous metals, and a non-conductive region, and
the transparent electrode layer has a thickness of 30 nm or more and 150 nm or less;
a metal wiring connected to the conductive region;
a drive electrode and a sense electrode made up of the respective conductive regions and disposed in layers different from each other;
a ground electrode disposed in the same layer as either the drive electrode or the sense electrode outside a sensor area in which the either the drive electrode or the sense electrode is disposed; and
an auxiliary electrode disposed between the ground electrode and an electrode closest to the ground electrode out of the drive electrode or the sense electrode disposed in the same layer as the ground electrode, the auxiliary electrode being made of an electrically conductive material and being constantly at an equal potential to the electrode closest to the ground electrode;
wherein an electrical resistance between the conductive regions with the non-conductive region interposed therebetween is 109 ? or more after elapse of 240 hours under an atmosphere of temperature of 60° C. and humidity of 90%.
US Pat. No. 9,951,193

RESIN FOAM COMPOSITION AND FOAM, AND WALLPAPER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A resin foam composition, comprising:a resin emulsion,
cellulose nanofibers,
a crosslinking agent for interfacial crosslinking between the resin and the cellulose nanofibers, and
an organic solvent in an amount not larger than about 30% mass in 100 mass of the resin foam composition,
wherein the cellulose nanofibers are modified with a carboxyl group and an amount of the carboxyl group is about 0.1-3.5 mmol/g,
wherein an amount of the crosslinking agent is 0.01-30 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of resin in the resin foam composition,
wherein the crosslinking agent comprises at least one compound having a reactive functional group selected from the group consisting of a carbodiimide group, an oxazoline group, and an isocyanate group,
wherein a foaming agent is present in an amount of not larger than about 30 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the resin, and the foaming agent is a thermally expandable microcapsule foaming agent,
wherein an amount of the resin is 10 to 80 mass % when the resin foam composition is taken as 100 mass %, and
wherein the amount of the cellulose nanofibers in the resin foam composition is about 0.2-50 parts by mass, per 100 parts.

US Pat. No. 9,946,419

DISPLAY DEVICE SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display device substrate, comprising:a transparent substrate having a display portion formed in an overall rectangular shape in a planar view;
an electrode disposed in the display portion and having a plurality of pixel openings, the electrode including a plurality of partial patterns which are electrically isolated from one another and formed in parallel to a first direction along the transparent substrate;
a first transparent resin layer formed on the electrode;
a transparent electrode formed on the first transparent resin layer, and including a plurality of partial patterns which are formed along the transparent substrate and in parallel to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and
a second transparent resin layer formed on the partial patterns of the transparent electrode,
wherein the electrode comprises a first light absorption resin layer, a metal film formed on the display portion in an order thereof, and a second light absorption resin layer formed on the metal film, the first light absorption resin layer includes a black colorant, the metal film has alkali tolerance, and the second light absorption resin layer includes a black colorant.

US Pat. No. 9,633,301

IC MODULE, DUAL IC CARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IC MODULE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An IC module comprising:
a sheet-like base having a first surface and a second surface and having a first through hole and a second through hole spaced
apart from the first through hole;

an IC chip provided to the first surface, having a contact communication function and a contactless communication function,
and having a first terminal and a second terminal formed thereon;

a connecting coil formed on the first surface and having a first end and a second end;
a contact terminal portion provided to the second surface and configured to contact an external contact machine;
bridge wiring provided to the second surface, provided at a position overlapping with the first through hole and the second
through hole as viewed in a thickness direction of the base, and electrically insulated from the contact terminal portion;

a first conductive wire inserted through the first through hole and connecting the first terminal of the IC chip to the bridge
wiring;

a second conductive wire inserted through the second through hole and connecting the bridge wiring to the first end of the
connecting coil; and

a third conductive wire connecting the second end of the connecting coil to the second terminal of the IC chip.
US Pat. No. 9,601,724

PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION BATTERY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A cold-molded packaging material for a lithium ion battery, comprising:
a base material layer having a thickness of 15 to 40 ?m; and
sequentially laminated on one surface of the base material layer,
a first adhesive layer comprising a urethane-based adhesive formed by a reaction, between a hydroxyl group of a main agent
and an isocyanate group of a curing agent, in which a molar ratio (NCO/OH) of an isocyanate group of the curing agent to a
hydroxyl group of the main agent is 25 to 40, the first adhesive layer having a thickness in a range of 1 to 10 ?m, the curing
agent being a bifunctional or multifunctional, aromatic or aliphatic isocyanate, and the main agent including polyol,

a metal foil layer,
a corrosion prevention-treated layer,
a second adhesive layer, and
a sealant layer.

US Pat. No. 9,488,867

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
an array substrate including a plurality of pixel electrodes and a plurality of common electrodes corresponding to each of
a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, and an alignment film;

a color filter substrate facing the array substrate and including a plurality of color filters and a plurality of counter
electrodes corresponding to each of the plurality of pixels; and

a liquid crystal layer interposed between the array substrate and the color filter substrate,
wherein each of the plurality of pixels has a polygonal shape longer in a longitudinal direction than in a lateral direction
when viewed from the top,

when viewed from the top, each of the plurality of pixels is line symmetric with respect to a center line which is parallel
to a lateral side of the polygonal shape and divides the pixel into two portions,

for each of the plurality of pixels,
the corresponding plurality of pixel electrodes are divided line symmetrically with respect to the corresponding center line
when viewed from the top,

a plurality of streaks each having a lengthwise direction toward the corresponding center line are formed on a surface of
each of the corresponding plurality of pixel electrodes on a side of the liquid crystal layer when viewed from the top,

the corresponding plurality of common electrodes are divided line symmetrically with respect to the corresponding center line
when viewed from the top,

the corresponding plurality of common electrodes are formed at respective a positions distant from the liquid crystal layer,
compared to each of the corresponding plurality of pixel electrodes, in a vertical direction perpendicular to a substrate
plane,

a position of each of the corresponding plurality of common electrodes in the lateral direction shifts in a direction apart
from the corresponding center line with respect to each of the corresponding plurality of pixel electrodes when viewed from
the top,

in each of the two portions of each of the plurality of pixels,
a position in the lateral direction of a counter electrode, which is among the plurality of counter electrodes, shifts from
a position in the lateral direction of a pixel electrode, which is one among the plurality of pixel electrodes, when viewed
from the top,

a direction in which the counter electrode shifts from the pixel electrode is opposite to a direction in which a common electrode,
being one among the plurality of common electrodes, shifts from the pixel electrode, and

electric fields from the pixel electrodes to a protruding portion of the common electrode are formed, thereby tilting the
liquid crystal molecules in a direction along which the protruding portion protrudes from the pixel electrode,

the liquid crystal layer includes a liquid crystal molecule having negative dielectric constant anisotropy, and
the alignment film gives a pretilt angle to the liquid crystal molecule to tilt a lengthwise direction of the liquid crystal
molecule from the vertical direction in a direction in which each of the plurality of common electrode shifts from each of
the pixel electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,443,184

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEALING KEY, SEALING KEY, AND SEALING DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a sealing key, the sealing key comprising a container and an IC tag component fixed inside the
container, the container having a shape that includes a body part and an insertion part that protrudes from the body part,
the IC tag component having a base, an IC chip mounted on the base, and a circuit pattern formed on the base, the circuit
pattern including an antenna structure that is connected to the IC chip to enable the IC chip to perform non-contact communication,
the method comprising:
arranging in a mold a support part that configures a portion of the container;
arranging the IC tag component on the support part such that the circuit pattern is positioned being extended across a boundary
between the insertion part and the body part; and

pouring a resin into the mold to thereby form a resin seal part that configures a portion of the container and seals the IC
tag component, such that the resin seal part is joined with the support part.

US Pat. No. 9,855,786

DISPLAY AND LABELED ARTICLE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display comprising:
one or more first relief structures, wherein
each of the one or more first relief structures consists of a smooth first reflection surface and a plurality of protrusions
or recesses,

each top surface of the protrusions or each bottom of the recesses is a smooth second reflection surface parallel to the first
reflection surface,

each of the one or more first relief structures is configured to display a mixed color as a structural color by mixing a plurality
of wavelength components of visible light wavelengths,

each of the second reflection surfaces has a height or depth relative to the first reflection surface in a range of 0.1 to
0.5 ?m, and

in each of the one or more first relief structures,
the second reflection surfaces all have the same shape and dimensions as each other, and are arranged at a regular center-to-center
distance along a first direction and at a regular center-to-center distance along a second direction substantially perpendicular
to the first direction,

each of the second reflection surfaces has a length and a width in a range of 5 to 10 ?m, and
a ratio S1/S of an area S1 of an orthogonal projection of the first reflection surface on a plane parallel to the first reflection surface to an area
S of an orthogonal projection of the first relief structure on the plane is in a range of 20 to 80%.

US Pat. No. 9,857,931

TOUCH SENSOR ELECTRODE, TOUCH PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A touch sensor electrode, comprising:
a first electrode layer having a plurality of first strip electrodes positioned being spaced along a first array direction;
a second electrode layer having a plurality of second strip electrodes positioned being spaced along a second array direction
orthogonal to the first array direction; and

a transparent dielectric substrate placed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer,
wherein in the first electrode layer each of the first strip electrodes includes a first pad and a first line group including
a plurality of first electrode lines, a plurality of the first pads is positioned being spaced along the first array direction,
the first electrode lines has a shape extended toward the first pads corresponding to the first electrode lines,

in the second electrode layer each of the second strip electrodes includes a second pad and a second line group including
a plurality of second electrode lines, a plurality of the second pads is positioned being spaced along the second array direction,
the second electrode lines are extended toward the second pads corresponding to the second electrode lines,

as viewed perpendicular to the transparent dielectric substrate, one cell is a region in which the first line group three-dimensionally
crosses the second line group, cells are positioned along the second array direction in each of the first strip electrodes
and positioned along the first array direction in each of the second strip electrodes,

the cell placed closest to the first pad in each of the first strip electrodes is a first closest cell, and the first line
group includes, in the first closest cell, a first unconnected line that is not connected to the first pad and a first connected
line that is connected to the first pad.

US Pat. No. 9,796,515

PACKAGE WITH SEALED AIR PORTION FOR FLOATATION

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD,...

1. A package to be heated in hot water, the package comprising:
a seal portion at a circumferential edge of the package; and
a portion which has contents stored therein and is surrounded by the seal portion, wherein
the seal portion has one air sealed portion in which air is enclosed,
a distance from an outer edge of the air sealed portion to an outer edge of the package is greater than or equal to 2 mm,
and

the air sealed portion is constructed such that when the package is heated in hot water, the air sealed portion will float
above the hot water surface to position the seal portion outward of the hot water surface.

US Pat. No. 9,580,220

CONTAINER AND CONTAINER WITH ENCLOSED CONTENTS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A container comprising:
a bag body including an internal space to accommodate a content;
an opening formed in the bag body and communicating the internal space to an outside of the container; and
a fastener to open and close the opening,
wherein the fastener includes a high engaging-strength portion and a low engaging-strength portion,
the engaging strength of the low engaging-strength portion is less than the engaging strength of the high engaging-strength
portion,

the high engaging-strength portion includes a female track and a male track that are configured to engage with each other
to close the opening,

the low engaging-strength portion includes a collapsed female track and a collapsed male track,
the collapsed male track includes a male track base on the bag body and a deformed male base that protrudes from the male
track base toward the collapsed female track,

the collapsed female track includes a female track base on the bag body and a deformed female base that protrudes from the
female track base toward the collapsed male track, and

the collapsed female track and the collapsed male track are configured to close the opening by contacting each other and to
open the opening by being separated from each other when a pressure of the internal space rises due to vapor generated from
the content accommodated in the internal space.

US Pat. No. 9,574,266

LAMINATE BODY, GAS BARRIER FILM, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laminate body, comprising:
a base material;
a membrane-like or film-like undercoat layer that is formed on at least one portion of the outer surface of the base material;
and

an atomic layer deposition film that is formed on the surface of the undercoat layer which is opposite to the surface of the
undercoat layer coming into contact with the base material, wherein

at least a portion of precursors of the atomic layer deposition film bind to the undercoat layer,
the atomic layer deposition film is formed into a membrane shape that covers the undercoat layer,
the undercoat layer includes a binder and an inorganic substance,
at least a portion of precursors of the atomic layer deposition film binds to the inorganic substance included in the undercoat
layer,

at least a portion of the inorganic substance is exposed on the surface opposite to the surface coming into contact with the
base material, and

the precursors of the atomic layer deposition film bind to the outer surface of the exposed inorganic substance.

US Pat. No. 10,057,262

DEVICE AND AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An authentication system comprising a first device, second device, and a relay device,the first device including:
one or more processors and a memory;
a challenge generating unit adapted to generate a challenge;
a response receiving unit adapted to receive a response; and
an authentication processing unit adapted to perform authentication by using the challenge and the response,
one of the first device and the second device including:
a storage unit adapted to store generated challenges which are challenges previously generated;
a determination unit adapted to determine, during an authentication procedure, whether a newly generated challenge matches any of the generated challenges or not;
an output unit adapted to output the newly generated challenge as an unused challenge when the determination unit determines that the newly generated challenge does not match any of the generated challenges; and
a registration unit adapted to store the newly generated challenge as a new generated challenge in the storage unit when the determination unit determines that the newly generated challenge does not match any of the generated challenges,
wherein the one or more processors execute the challenge generating unit, the response receiving unit, the authentication processing unit, the determination unit, the output unit, and the registration unit; and
the second device including:
one or more processors and a memory;
a response generating unit adapted to generate the response by using the unused challenge; and
a response transmitting unit that transmits the response;
wherein the one or more processors execute the response generating unit; and
the relay device including:
one or more processors and a memory;
a physical unclonable function (PUF);
a storage unit adapted to store the challenge received from the first device;
a relay response generating unit adapted to generate a response on the basis of the PUF contained in the relay device by using the unused challenge,
a relay response transmitting unit adapted to transmit the response received from the second device and the response generated by the relay response generating unit to the first device,
wherein the one or more processors execute the relay response generating unit; and
the authentication processing unit of the first device performs authentication by using the unused challenge, the response generated by the response generating unit of the second device, and the response generated by the relay response generating unit of the relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,046,152

OPERATION TOOL FOR FLUID INJECTOR USING MULTI-MICRONEEDLE DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An operation tool, comprising:an outer cylinder having a first open end, a second open end, and a cylinder body extended between the first open end and the second open end, the cylinder body being formed such that a fluid injector having a multi-microneedle device is movable in the cylinder body along a longitudinal center line of the fluid injector;
a selective movement mechanism configured to move the fluid injector between a first protruding position and a second protruding position in the cylinder body of the outer cylinder; and
a fluid injector retention cylinder positioned on an outer surface of a peripheral wall of the outer cylinder and connected by at least one engagement projection of the selective movement mechanism fitted to at least one groove of the fluid injector retention cylinder such that the fluid injector retention cylinder is rotatable together with the fluid injector about a longitudinal center line of the outer cylinder and movable along the longitudinal center line, relative to the outer surface of the peripheral wall of the outer cylinder,
wherein the selective movement mechanism is configured such that, when the fluid injector is at the first protruding position, a plurality of microneedles of the multi-microneedle device is protruded out to a first distance from the first open end, and that when the fluid injector is at the second protruding position to discharge a fluid from the fluid injector via the microneedles, the microneedles are protruded out to a second distance from the first open end, the second distance being shorter than the first distance, and
the selective movement mechanism includes a rotational-linear movement conversion mechanism which is interposed between the outer cylinder and the fluid injector, and configured to move the fluid injector between the first protruding position and the second protruding position along the longitudinal center line of the outer cylinder based on a direction and an amount of rotation of the outer cylinder relative to the fluid injector.

US Pat. No. 9,971,185

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SUBSTRATE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:an array substrate;
a liquid crystal layer;
a counter substrate facing the array substrate via the liquid crystal layer; and
a backlight unit provided on a back side of the array substrate opposite to a side where the liquid crystal layer is formed, wherein
the array substrate has a plurality of polygonal pixels including side edge portions and has two pixel electrodes in a polygonal pixel positioned to have line symmetry with respect to a pixel center line that divides the plurality of polygonal pixels in a longitudinal direction,
the counter substrate includes
a first transparent substrate,
a first light shielding layer formed on the first transparent substrate,
a transparent resin layer formed on the first transparent substrate, and
a second light shielding layer formed on the transparent resin layer,
the first light shielding layer has a plurality of openings formed in the side edge portions and corresponding to the plurality of polygonal pixels having a polygonal shape in which at least two edges thereof are parallel in a planar view,
the first light shielding layer includes a first linear pattern having a center line in a direction along which the first linear pattern is extended,
the second light shielding layer includes a second linear pattern having a center line in a direction along which the second linear pattern is extended,
the first and second linear patterns are formed such that the center line of the first linear pattern overlaps with the center line of the second linear pattern in the side edge portions in a planar view, and that the first linear pattern has a line width that differs from a line width of the second linear pattern within a range of 0.5 ?m to 10 ?m, and
the backlight unit includes a first solid emitting element configured to emit a visible light and a second solid emitting element configured to emit an infrared light, and the array substrate further includes
a first optical sensor configured to detect the visible light,
a second optical sensor configured to detect the infrared light, and
a detection processor configured to synchronize a light emission timing of the second solid emitting element and a detection timing of the second optical sensor, and change an angle of light emitted from the first solid emitting element based on data detected by the second optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,919,141

NEEDLE-SHAPED BODY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NEEDLE-SHAPED BODY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A needle-shaped body, comprising:
a needle-shaped projection; and
a support base which supports the needle-shaped projection,
wherein at least a portion of the needle-shaped projection comprises a projection side layer, at least a portion of the support
base comprises a support base side layer, the projection side layer is formed directly on the support base side layer, and
the needle-shaped projection and the support base comprise different materials such that peeling strength between the projection
side layer and the support base side layer is 8 N/15 mm in width or lower.

US Pat. No. 9,799,861

TERMINAL COVERING RESIN FILM FOR SECONDARY CELL, TAB MEMBER FOR SECONDARY CELL, AND SECONDARY CELL

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A terminal covering resin film for a secondary cell, comprising:
a terminal covering resin film being attached so as to cover part of an outer surface of a terminal connected to a power generation
element of a secondary cell; and

the terminal covering resin film comprising an innermost layer contacting the terminal, and an outermost layer forming a surface
opposite to the innermost layer,

wherein the innermost layer is made of a layer of not less than 20 ?m in thickness containing an acid-modified polyolefin,
and a melt flow rate of the innermost layer is not less than 2.0 g/10 minutes, and

wherein a thickness of the innermost layer is not less than 20% of a film thickness of the terminal.
US Pat. No. 9,718,969

COMPOSITION FOR FILM FORMATION, LAMINATE, FILM, SHEET BASE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPOSITION FOR FILM FORMATION, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A CELLULOSE DISPERSION

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for preparing a cellulose dispersion, comprising:
providing cellulose;
preparing cellulose nanofibers by defibrating the cellulose; and
adding a water-soluble polymer and a swollen layered inorganic compound to a dispersion containing the cellulose nanofibers,
the adding the water-soluble polymer and swollen layered inorganic compound comprising:

mixing the water-soluble polymer and the swollen layered inorganic compound to prepare a dispersion of the water-soluble polymer
and the swollen layered inorganic compound; and

mixing the dispersion of the water-soluble polymer and the swollen layered inorganic compound with the dispersion containing
the cellulose nanofibers, so that the cellulose nanofibers and the water-soluble polymer are intercalated between layers of
the swollen layered inorganic compound.

US Pat. No. 9,656,786

PLUG

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A plug for a container for containing a liquid, the plug comprising:
a plug body;
a lid adapted to engage the plug body; and
a columnar elastic body contained in the plug body and pierceable with an extraction needle, wherein
the plug body has:
a cylindrical storage space in which the columnar elastic body is stored, the cylindrical storage space having a central vertical
axis;

a liquid guide path communicating with the cylindrical storage space; and
a plurality of longitudinal ribs disposed on an inner wall surface of the cylindrical storage space, elongated in an axial
direction along the central vertical axis in parallel, disposed on the inner wall surface at intervals along a circumferential
direction around the central vertical axis, and forming grooves extending in the axial direction between neighboring ribs
of the plurality of longitudinal ribs,

a circle passing through vertices of the plurality of longitudinal ribs has a diameter smaller than that of the elastic body,
and

the plurality of ribs are compressing the elastic body in radially inward directions orthogonal to the central vertical axis
prior to formation of a needle hole through the elastic body along the central vertical axis, such that, upon formation of
the needle hole, portions of the elastic body compressed by the plurality of ribs cause the elastic body to close the needle
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,687,868

ROLLED FILM FORMATION APPARATUS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A rolled film formation apparatus, comprising:
a first chamber in which a first precursor is applied to a substrate;
a second chamber in which a second precursor is applied to the substrate such that the first and second precursors react with
each other and that an atomic layer is deposited on the substrate;

a third chamber in which a purge gas for purging the first or second precursor is applied to the substrate; and
a plurality of conveyance roller pairs positioned in the first chamber, the second chamber and the third chamber, and configured
to convey the substrate,

wherein each of the conveyance roller pairs includes a first roller and a second roller configured to sandwich the substrate
in a thickness direction of the substrate,

at least one of the first and second rollers has an outer peripheral surface having a surface unevenness,
the surface unevenness is formed by a plurality of grooves formed on the outer peripheral surface of the second roller,
the plurality of conveyance roller pairs is configured such that the substrate is moved back and forth among the first chamber,
the second chamber and the third chamber, and that the atomic layer is deposited more than once on the substrate, and

the grooves are formed in a direction parallel to an axis of rotation of the second roller.

US Pat. No. 9,633,297

IC MODULE, IC CARD, AND IC MODULE SUBSTRATE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An IC module characterized by comprising:
a base member provided with a through hole that is opened at a front surface and a back surface;
a contact terminal provided on the front surface and configured such that at least a part of a contact surface for contact
with an external terminal is formed of a noble metal plating layer;

an IC chip attached to the back surface at a position that does not overlap the through hole in plan view;
a conductive member connecting the IC chip and the contact terminal to each other through the through hole; and
an insulating surface material partially covering the front surface,
wherein at least a part of a region, overlapping the IC chip in plan view, of the front surface is set as a non-forming region
where the noble metal plating layer is not formed, and the surface material is disposed in the non-forming region.

US Pat. No. 9,570,759

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ELECTRODE CATALYST LAYER, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME, FUEL CELL USING THE SAME AND COMPLEX PARTICLES

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A manufacturing method of an electrode catalyst layer for a fuel cell, the method comprising:
preparing a first catalyst ink in which at least an oxide type of non-platinum catalyst, first carbon particles and a first
polymer electrolyte are dispersed in a first solvent;

drying said first catalyst ink to form complex particles in which said catalyst and said first carbon particles are embedded
in said first polymer electrolyte;

performing a pretreatment in which said complex particles and second carbon particles are mixed together without any solvent
before preparing a second catalyst ink;

performing a heat treatment which said complex particles and said second carbon particles receive after performing said pretreatment
and before preparing a second catalyst ink, wherein said complex particles and said second carbon particles receive said heat
treatment without any solvent, and said heat treatment is performed at a temperature in the range of 50-180° C.;

preparing said second catalyst ink in which said complex particles, said second carbon particles and a second polymer electrolyte
are dispersed in a second solvent; and

coating said second catalyst ink on a substrate to form an electrode catalyst layer.

US Pat. No. 9,527,629

STEAM RELEASE STANDING POUCH AND CONTENT-ENCLOSING STANDING POUCH

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A steam release free-standing container comprising a bag body and a bottom gusset, the steam release free-standing container
having a widthwise direction and a height direction, wherein
the bag body has a side sealing portion, which is an end in the widthwise direction and has been subjected to a sealing process,
and a sealable portion, which is an upper end in the height direction and has not been subjected to a sealing process,

the bottom gusset has a gusset sealing portion, which is an end in the widthwise direction and is a lower end in the height
direction and has been subjected to a sealing process,

the side sealing portion has an upper side portion, a vapor passage portion, and an intermediate side portion and is formed
continuously in order of the upper side portion, the vapor passage portion, and the intermediate side portion from the upper
edge of the bag body,

the bag body has a cuttable portion between the sealable portion and the vapor passage portion in the height direction,
the vapor passage portion has a recessed portion recessed toward an inside of the bag body in the widthwise direction of the
bag body,

a distance between an inner edge of the recessed portion of the vapor passage portion and a maximum expansion center, which
is a center of a maximum expandable portion of the bag body is shorter than a distance between an inner edge of the upper
side portion and the maximum expansion center and shorter than a distance between an inner edge of the intermediate side portion
and the maximum expansion center,

the recessed portion has a first recessed portion and a second recessed portion,
the first recessed portion has an upper portion contiguous with the upper side portion, a lower portion contiguous with the
intermediate side portion, and a bottom portion contiguous with the upper portion and with the lower portion,

the second recessed portion is formed contiguously with the bottom portion of the first recessed portion and has an area smaller
than an area of the first recessed portion,

the second recessed portion has a bottom portion that is a tip of the recessed portion facing the bag body,
an outer edge of the bottom portion of the second recessed portion includes a linear shape that extends in the height direction
of the steam release free-standing container,

the second recessed portion is configured to be peeled by steam inside the steam release free-standing container to form an
opening at the outer edge of the bottom portion,

upon the opening having been formed by the steam, peeled parts of the second recessed portion are fastened together by surface
tension of water drops of the steam adhering thereto such that the opening is closed,

an upper outer edge that is an outer edge of the upper portion is formed contiguously with an outer edge of the upper side
portion, and includes a linear shape that inclines downwardly in the height direction toward an inside of the widthwise direction,

a lower outer edge that is an outer edge of the lower portion is formed contiguously with an outer edge of the intermediate
side portion and includes a linear shape that inclines upwardly in the height direction toward an inside of the widthwise
direction,

the second recessed portion additionally has a first outer edge and a second outer edge,
the first outer edge is formed contiguously with the upper outer edge and the outer edge of the bottom portion of the second
recessed portion and includes a linear shape that extends in the widthwise direction, and

the second outer edge is formed contiguously with the lower outer edge and the outer edge of the bottom portion of the second
recessed portion and includes a linear shape that extends in the widthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 9,523,880

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM, AND TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A transparent conductive film, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
an undercoat layer formed on the transparent substrate; and
a transparent conductive layer formed on the undercoat layer,
wherein the undercoat layer has a refractive index in a range of from 1.5 to 2.0, which is higher than a refractive index
of the transparent substrate and lower than a refractive index of the transparent conductive layer,

the undercoat layer is made of a composition including a refractive material having a refractive index of 2.0 or greater in
an amount of 40 wt. % or less with respect to a total amount of the composition of the undercoat layer,

the undercoat layer includes a silicon atom and a carbon atom and satisfies formulas (1) and (2):
X (Si30)/X (C30)?0.28  (1)

X (Si40)/X (C40)?0.23  (2)
where X (Si30) and X (C30) are a silicon atom content and a carbon atom content in % in the undercoat layer in a portion of
30 nm or less in thickness from the transparent conductive layer, and
X (Si40) and X (C40) are a silicon atom content and a carbon atom content in % the undercoat layer in a portion of 40 nm or
more in thickness from the transparent conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,508,293

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
an array substrate including a plurality of pixel electrodes corresponding to a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix;
a color filter substrate opposed to the array substrate and including color filters corresponding to the plurality of pixels
and a black matrix which partitions the pixels;

a liquid crystal layer provided between the array substrate and the color filter substrate and having a negative dielectric
constant anisotropy;

a pair of polarizers provided on a back surface side of the array substrate and a front surface side of the color filter substrate,
the back surface of the array substrate being opposed to the liquid crystal layer side of the array substrate and the front
surface side of the color filter substrate being opposed to the liquid crystal layer side of the color filter substrate;

a backlight unit provided on the back surface side of the array substrate via one of the pair of polarizers;
a controller configured to control an application timing of a liquid crystal driving voltage to the pixel electrodes, and
a light emission timing of the backlight unit;

an optical control element disposed in a manner to oppose to the one of the pair of polarizers and including an array of a
plurality of triangular prisms and an array of a plurality of semicylindrical lenses; and

a light reception element configured to detect light which is incident from an observer side,
wherein the backlight unit is an edge-lit-type unit including a solid-state light-emission element array,
the plurality of pixels include a picture element composed of two red pixels, two green pixels and two blue pixels,
the plurality of pixels include flaw-lines parallel to the long side of the pixel, and have shapes of the line-symmetry with
respect to the center line of the neighboring pixels,

the plurality of pixels are configured to each have a shape which is elongated in a lateral direction, and configured such
that identical colors are arranged in the lateral direction, and different colors are arranged in a vertical direction,

pixels neighboring in the lateral direction of the plurality of pixels have shapes of line-symmetry with respect to a center
line of the neighboring pixels,

the controller is configured to execute, based on a video signal, synchronization control between the application timing of
the liquid crystal driving voltage to the pixel electrodes, and the light emission timing of the backlight unit,

the controller is configured to detect a position of the observer based on data measured by the light reception element and
to adjust an emission angle of light emitted by the backlight unit, based on the detected position of the observer,

an angle is provided between a longitudinal axis of the cylindrical lens and a longitudinal axis of the triangular prism,
the angle being set in a range of 3 degree to 42 degree and being set at such an angle as not to interfere with the optical
axis of the polarizers or liquid crystal alignment, and

liquid crystal molecules of the neighboring pixels tilt in directions of the line-symmetry with respect to the center line
when the liquid crystal driving voltage is applied to the pixel electrodes corresponding to the neighboring pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,499,322

FLEXIBLE PACKAGE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A flexible package, comprising:
a package body comprising a first side-surface film and a second side-surface film sealed in a peripheral portion such that
a storage portion is formed in the package body,

wherein the package body has sealed portions formed in side edge portions such that a non-sealed portion is formed in at least
one of the sealed portions,

the non-sealed portion has a gas injection portion containing a gas which has a specific heat at constant volume of 0.67 kJ/kg·deg
or higher at 0° C. and 1 atm,

the gas injection portion has a diameter in a range of from 3 mm to 50 mm and is formed such that a repelling force is in
a range of from 4 N to 30 N at 23° C. and 1 atm when an entire gas injection portion is nipped from both sides of the first
and second side-surface films and squeezed until a nipped gas injection portion has a width equal to a half of the diameter
of the gas injection portion, and

the side edge portions have a slit that extends in a direction towards the gas injection portion.

US Pat. No. 9,442,364

MASK BLANK FOR REFLECTION-TYPE EXPOSURE, AND MASK FOR REFLECTION-TYPE EXPOSURE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A reflective mask blank comprising:
a substrate;
a multilayer reflective film formed on the substrate and configured to reflect exposure light;
a protective film formed on the multilayer reflective film and configured to protect the multilayer reflective film;
an absorption film formed on the protective film and configured to absorb exposure light; and
a conductive film formed on an opposite surface of the a surface of the substrate where the multilayer reflective film is
formed, wherein

the substrate is formed with a material containing quartz (SiO2) as a main component and titanium oxide (TiO2),

the multilayer reflective film is formed from a multilayer structure formed by overlaying, on the substrate, a plurality of
layers each consisting of a layer whose material is molybdenum (Mo) and a layer whose material is silicon (Si),

the protective film is formed on the multilayer reflective film, and has a monolayer structure formed with a material containing
either ruthenium (Ru) or silicon (Si), or a laminated structure in which a material containing any one of an oxide, a nitride,
or an oxynitride of ruthenium (Ru), or an oxide, a nitride, or an oxynitride of silicon (Si) is additionally laminated on
the monolayer structure as an uppermost layer,

the absorption film is formed on the protective film, and has a monolayer structure formed with a material containing any
one of tantalum (Ta), or an oxide, a nitride, or an oxynitride thereof, or a laminated structure in which a material containing
any one of an oxide, a nitride, or an oxynitride of tantalum (Ta), or an oxide, a nitride, or an oxynitride of silicon (Si)
is additionally laminated on the monolayer structure as an uppermost layer,

the conductive film has a laminated structure or a monolayer structure having a layer of a material containing indium tin
oxide (ITO), and

an average reflectance in a wavelength range of 250 nm to 850 nm of reflected light is 13.5%, the reflected light being light
that has entered from the absorption film, that has passed through the substrate, that has been reflected at the conductive
film, that has passed through the substrate again, and that is emitted from the absorption film.

US Pat. No. 9,850,352

FINE CELLULOSE FIBER DISPERSION LIQUID AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, CELLULOSE FILM AND LAMINATE BODY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method of manufacturing a fine cellulose fiber dispersion liquid, comprising:
an oxidation process in which a cellulose is subjected to an oxidation treatment to obtain an oxidized cellulose having a
carboxyl group: and

a dispersion process in which the oxidized cellulose obtained in the oxidation process is subjected to a dispersion treatment
in a water-based medium in which a pH thereof is adjusted to greater than 7 to 12 using either an ammonia water or an organic
alkali to obtain the fine cellulose fiber dispersion liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,791,988

ELECTRODES FOR A TOUCH SENSOR, TOUCH PANEL AND DISPLAY UNIT

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An electrode for a touch sensor, comprising
a plurality of strip electrodes arranged in an arrangement direction with a space therebetween,
wherein each of the strip electrodes is made of a group of electrode wires spaced from one another and formed such that a
total area of the electrode wires in each of the strip electrodes is the same,

the plurality of strip electrodes includes an end strip electrode and a non-end strip electrode, the end strip electrode being
located in at least one end portion in the arrangement direction, and

the plurality of strip electrodes is formed such that the end strip electrode has an area ratio different from an area ratio
of the non-end strip electrode, where the area ratio of each of the strip electrodes is defined as a ratio of the total area
of the electrode wires in each of the strip electrodes to an area of each of the strip electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,735,381

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A thin film transistor array, comprising:
a plurality of thin film transistors positioned in a matrix, each of the thin film transistors including
a substrate;
a gate electrode formed on the substrate;
a gate insulation layer formed on the gate electrode;
a source electrode formed on the gate insulation layer;
a drain electrode formed on the gate insulation layer;
a pixel electrode formed on the gate insulation layer and connected to the source electrode and the drain electrode;
a semiconductor layer formed between the source electrode and the drain electrode;
an interlayer insulation film covering the source electrode, the drain electrode, the semiconductor layer and a portion of
the pixel electrode; and

an upper pixel electrode formed on the interlayer insulation film and connected to the pixel electrode,
wherein the interlayer insulation film has at least one concave portion and at least one via hole portion.

US Pat. No. 9,753,323

COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color filter substrate, comprising:
a transparent substrate having an effective display region and a frame region enclosing the effective display region;
a plurality of color filters including a first color filter, a second color filter and a third color filter having different
colors, the color filters being formed in linear patterns on the transparent substrate such that adjacent two of the first,
second, and third color filters are formed without a gap therebetween;

a light-shielding layer formed on the first color filter, the second color filter and the third color filter, the light-shielding
layer including an organic pigment as a main material of a light-shielding color material and being capable of shielding a
visible light and transmitting an infrared light;

a second light-shielding layer formed including carbon as the main material of the light-shielding color material; and
a third light-shielding layer formed including the organic pigment as the main material of the light-shielding color material,
wherein the second light-shielding layer including carbon and the third light shielding color layer including the organic
pigment are formed in the frame region,

wherein the first color filter is positioned such that the second color filter is separated from the third color filter,
the first color filter has a line width which is substantially ½ of a line width of the second color filter and a line width
of the third color filter, and

the first color filter, the second color filter and the third color filter have no projection formed by an overlap of at least
two color filters of different colors.

US Pat. No. 9,720,146

DISPLAY MEMBER, TRANSFER FOIL, AND ARTICLE WITH DISPLAY MEMBER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display member comprising:
a plurality of pixels, each of the plurality of pixels comprising:
a relief structure formation layer including a first region formed by a plurality of recesses or projections and including
at least one sub region configured to display a predetermined color on a condition that the sub region is observed in an oblique
direction intersecting a normal of a major surface of the display member, and a second region different from the first region;

a first layer which is made of a first material having a refractive index different from that of a material of the relief
structure formation layer, and covers at least the first region, and in which a portion corresponding to the first region
has a surface shape corresponding to a surface shape of the first region, and a ratio of an amount of the first material in
a position of the second region to an apparent area of the second region is zero or lower than a ratio of an amount of the
first material in a position of the first region to an apparent area of the first region; and

a second layer which is made of a second material different from the first material, and covers the first layer, and in which
a ratio of an amount of the second material in the position of the second region to the apparent area of the second region
is zero or lower than a ratio of an amount of the second material in the position of the first region to the apparent area
of the first region,

wherein each of the plurality of pixels displays an arbitrary color in accordance with the respective at least one sub region,
and

for each of the plurality of pixels, the display member displays a positive image based on a distribution of the first region
on the condition that the display member is observed in the oblique direction, and displays a negative image based on a distribution
of the second region on a condition that the display member is observed with transmitted light.

US Pat. No. 9,664,977

ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An electrophoretic display device manufacturing method comprising:
preparing a substrate including a pixel electrode;
preparing a stacked film including, above a transparent base material, a transparent electrode layer and an electrophoretic
display layer in which microcapsules encapsulating a dispersion formed by dispersing electrophoretic particles in a dispersion
medium are fixed by a binder resin, wherein the transparent electrode layer and the electrophoretic display layer are disposed
sequentially from the transparent base material;

bonding the substrate and the stacked film so as to join the pixel electrode and the electrophoretic display layer;
forming a receptor layer on the transparent base material surface of the stacked film; and
forming a color filter layer in the receptor layer, the color filter layer having a pixel pattern corresponding to a pattern
of the pixel electrode on the transparent base material surface of the stacked film, the forming the color filter layer being
performed by discharging ink into portions of the receptor layer by inkjet printing such that the color filter layer is formed
from the portions of the receptor layer absorbing the discharged ink, wherein

the substrate has a region where the electrophoretic display layer is not arranged when the substrate and the stacked film
are bonded, a pixel alignment pattern is drawn in the region, and

in the forming the color filter layer, the color filter layer is formed while performing alignment using the pixel alignment
pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,627,660

OUTER PACKAGE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LITHIUM-ION BATTERY USING THE OUTER PACKAGE MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An outer package material for a lithium-ion battery, comprising:
a base layer;
a first adhesive layer;
a metallic foil layer;
a corrosion prevention treatment layer;
a second adhesive layer; and
a sealant layer, the first adhesive layer, the metallic foil layer, the corrosion prevention treatment layer, the second adhesive
layer and the sealant layer being sequentially layered on one of surfaces of the base layer,

wherein the base layer is a sequentially biaxially stretched film,
wherein, under tensile testing conditions that a test specimen of the base layer is stored at 23° C. and 40% Relative Humidity
(RH) for 24 hours prior to tensile testing, and the tensile testing is carried out at 23° C. and 40% RH, the specimen is 15
mm in width, a distance between gauge points is 50 mm, and tensile rate is 100 mm/min;

tensile elongation being measured in a first direction and in a second direction of the specimen of the base layer relative
to the length of the specimen, the first direction being a machine direction of the specimen of the base layer and the second
direction being a transverse direction perpendicular to the first direction;

a ratio of tensile elongation measured in the first direction to tensile elongation measured in the second direction is 140:75,
and

a ratio of tensile stress measured in the first direction to tensile stress measured in the second direction is 200:229.

US Pat. No. 9,523,810

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An illumination device comprising:
a transmissive light guide body having a first main surface, a second main surface that is located on the opposite side of
the first main surface, and four side end faces that connect the first main surface to the second main surface, at least one
of the four side end faces being an incidence face;

a plurality of light sources that are provided in a first direction, in which the incidence face extends, so as to face the
incidence face;

a plurality of light deflection elements that are independently provided on the first main surface, deflects light, which
is incident to the incidence face and is introduced into the inside of the light guide body, to be directed to the second
main surface, the light deflection elements being in a concave or convex scattered arrangement; and

an optical path control element that is provided on the second main surface, extends in a second direction substantially orthogonal
to the first direction, and regulates an optical path of the light that is introduced into the inside of the light guide body,
wherein

a density D of the light deflection elements, which represents the number of the light deflection elements being present per
unit area, that increases with an increase in a distance in the second direction from the incidence face to the position at
which the light deflection elements are arranged,

an arrangement pattern of the light deflection elements is separated into a plurality of regions in the second direction,
in one region, an arrangement interval of the light deflection elements in the first direction is substantially constant,
an arrangement interval of the light deflection elements in the second direction varies to be small with increased distance
from the incidence face,

in between the regions, as the arrangement interval of the light deflection elements in the first direction discontinuously
varies, the arrangement interval in the first direction becomes small with increased distance of the region from the incidence
face,

where the region which is close to the incidence face is referred to as a first region, the region which is away from the
incidence face is referred to as a second region,

as the arrangement interval of the light deflection elements in the second direction discontinuously varies at the boundary
between the first region and the second region, the arrangement interval of part of the first region which is closest to the
boundary is smaller than the arrangement interval of part of the second region which is closest to the boundary,

regarding the density D of the light deflection elements which represents the number of the light deflection elements being
present per unit area, a function of reciprocal number 1/D(y) of a density function D(y) based on a distance y from the incidence
face to a position at which the light deflection elements are provided is represented by mainly summing two functions of a
first function F(y) and a second function S(y),

the first function F(y) monotonically decreases with respect to the distance y, and
while the second function S(y) repeatedly decreases and increases several times with respect to the distance y, an absolute
value of a maximum amplitude value of each cycle thereof monotonically decreases.

US Pat. No. 9,223,170

COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A color filter substrate for a liquid crystal display device performing an ordinary display for a gray scale display and
a dynamic display for a bright display, which comprises:
a transparent substrate;
a transparent conductive film formed above the transparent substrate;
a black matrix formed above the transparent conductive film and having a pixel region which is an opening partitioned into
a polygonal pixel shape having two parallel sides;

a first transparent resin layer formed so as to cover portions corresponding to the two parallel sides of the black matrix;
a color layer formed for the pixel region and partitioned into an ordinary display region formed directly above the transparent
conductive film at a center of the pixel region, and a dynamic display region formed above the first transparent resin layer;
and

a second transparent resin layer formed above the color layer and having a linear depression passing a center of the pixel
region, wherein

a thickness A of the first transparent resin layer between a surface of the transparent conductive film formed above the transparent
substrate and a bottom of the linear depression, a total thickness B of the color layer and the second transparent resin layer
in the ordinary display region, and a total thickness C of the first transparent resin layer, the color layer and the second
transparent resin layer in the dynamic display region satisfy a relationship of A
a total thickness from the black matrix to the second transparent resin layer above the black matrix is larger than the thickness
C in the dynamic display region.

US Pat. No. 9,097,954

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:
an array substrate that comprises a comb-shaped first electrode, which is a pixel electrode, an insulating layer, and a comb-shaped
second electrode arranged in this order, a first longitudinal direction of comb teeth of the comb-shaped first electrode and
a second longitudinal direction of comb teeth of the comb-shaped second electrode being parallel to each other, and the array
substrate being partitioned into pixel units or sub-pixel units; and

a counter substrate that faces the array substrate via a liquid crystal layer and comprises a comb-shaped third electrode,
the first longitudinal direction and a third longitudinal direction of comb teeth of the comb-shaped third electrode being
parallel to each other, and the counter substrate being partitioned into the pixel units or the sub-pixel units,

wherein the liquid crystal layer comprises liquid crystals that have negative dielectric constant anisotropy, and are vertically
aligned in an initial state,

in a cross-section perpendicular to the first through third longitudinal directions and parallel to a thickness direction
of the liquid crystal layer, the first comb-shaped electrode and the third comb-shaped electrode are disposed in a state of
facing one another via the liquid crystal layer, and the first through third comb-shaped electrodes are formed at respective
positions symmetrical about a central axis in a cross-sectional view of the pixel or the sub-pixel,

a position of the comb teeth of the second comb-shaped electrode disposed nearest to the comb teeth of the first comb-shaped
electrode is shifted from a position of the comb teeth of the first comb-shaped electrode in a first direction being parallel
to surfaces of the array and counter substrates from the central axis,

a position of the comb teeth of the third comb-shaped electrode disposed nearest to the comb teeth of the first comb-shaped
electrode is shifted from a position of the comb teeth of the first comb-shaped electrode in a second direction that is opposite
to the first direction from the central axis, and

the comb teeth of the comb-shaped second electrode facing to the comb teeth of the first comb-shaped electrode via the insulating
layer comprises a protruding width that protrudes in the first direction from the comb teeth of the first comb-shaped electrode,
and the comb teeth of the first comb-shaped electrode and the comb teeth of the second comb-shaped electrode comprise overlapping
widths that overlap with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,046,359

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ORIENTED FILM, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY BODY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

7. A method for manufacturing a display body that includes an oriented film and a phase difference layer that covers the oriented film, the method comprising:forming the oriented film by irradiating a photosensitive film with light; and
forming the phase difference layer that covers the oriented film, wherein
the oriented film includes a first region having a first orientation direction, a second region having a second orientation direction, a third region having a third orientation direction, and a fourth region having a fourth orientation direction, the first orientation direction, the second orientation direction, the third orientation direction and the fourth orientation direction form, with respect to a straight line parallel to a plane of the oriented film, a first orientation angle ?1, a second orientation angle ?2, a third orientation angle ?3 and a fourth orientation angle ?4, respectively, and orientations of molecules in a first region, a second region, a third region and a fourth region of the phase difference layer are regulated in the first orientation direction, the second orientation direction, the third orientation direction and the fourth orientation direction, respectively, the first region, the second region, the third region and the fourth region of the phase difference layer are on the first region, the second region, the third region and the fourth region of the oriented film, respectively, and
the first orientation angle ?1, the second orientation angle ?2, the third orientation angle ?3, and the fourth orientation angle ?4 satisfy the equations:
?2=?1+22.5° or ?1?157.5°,
?3=?1+135° or ?1?45°, and
?4=?1+67.5° or ?1?112.5°,
the forming the oriented film comprising:
using a first mask, irradiating a first area and a second area of the photosensitive film with first polarized light having a first intensity;
using a second mask, irradiating the second area and a third area of the photosensitive film with second polarized light having a second intensity; and
without using the first mask and the second mask, irradiating the first area, the second area, the third area and a fourth area of the photosensitive film with third polarized light having a third intensity, wherein
the irradiation using the first polarized light and the third polarized light produces the first region of the oriented film from the first area of the photosensitive film, the first region of the oriented film having the first orientation angle ?1,
the irradiation using the first polarized light, the second polarized light and the third polarized light produces the second region of the oriented film from the second area of the photosensitive film, the second region of the oriented film having the second orientation angle ?2,
the irradiation using the second polarized light and the third polarized light produces the third region of the oriented film from the third area of the photosensitive film, the third region of the oriented film having the third orientation angle ?3,
the irradiation using the third polarized light produces the fourth region of the oriented film from the fourth area of the photosensitive film, the fourth region of the oriented film having the fourth orientation angle ?4,
the first polarized light, the second polarized light and the third polarized light have a first polarization angle, a second polarization angle and a third polarization angle, respectively, the first polarization angle, the second polarization angle and the third polarization angle are different from each other, each of the first polarization angle is an angle formed between a polarization axis of the first polarized light and the straight line, the second polarization angle is an angle formed between a polarization axis of the second polarized light and the straight line, and the third polarization angle is an angle formed between a polarization axis of the third polarized light and the straight line;
the three polarization angles include a first polarization angle, a the second polarization angle, which is larger than the first polarization angle, and a third polarization angle, which is larger than the second polarization angle,
the polarization angle of one of the second polarized light and the third polarized light, with which the third area is irradiated, is smaller than the third orientation angle ?3, and
the third intensity is lower than the first intensity and the second intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,031,601

BLACK ELECTRODE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING BLACK ELECTRODE SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A black electrode substrate, comprising:a transparent substrate having a first surface which is a touch-sensing input surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the second surface having a display region in a rectangular shape in plan view and an outer region outside of the display region;
a black wiring forming a black electrode pattern that defines a plurality of pixel opening portions in the display region; and
a transparent resin layer formed in the display region such that the transparent resin layer overlaps with the black electrode pattern and has the same rectangular shape as the display region in plan view,
wherein the black wiring has a laminated structure including
a first black layer including carbon and positioned in the display region and the outer region,
a first indium-containing layer positioned on the first black layer,
a copper-containing layer positioned on the first indium-containing layer,
a second indium-containing layer positioned on the copper-containing layer, and
a second black layer positioned on the second indium-containing layer, andthe black wiring has a terminal portion formed such that the second indium-containing layer positioned in the outer region is exposed from the laminated structure.

US Pat. No. 9,989,843

TEST PATTERN LAYOUT FOR TEST PHOTOMASK AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING CRITICAL DIMENSION CHANGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for evaluating critical dimensions in a test photomask, the method comprising:fabricating the test photomask using an electron beam to write a test pattern layout on the test photomask, the test pattern layout configured to substantially neutralize a fogging effect, the test pattern layout including a plurality of cells having a varied density pattern,
wherein the plurality of cells includes:
a first group of cells arranged along a first line, the first group of cells having a first combined density ratio, each cell in the first group of cells having a respective density ratio and wherein the first combined density ratio is a total of the respective density ratios for each cell in the first group of cells; and
a second group of cells arranged along a second line, the second group of cells having a second combined density ratio, each cell in the second group of cells having a respective density ratio and wherein the second combined density ratio is a total of the respective density ratios for each cell in the second group of cells,
wherein the second combined density ratio for the second group of cells is equal to the first combined density ratio of the first group of cells and no respective density ratio of a cell in either the first group of cells or the second group of cells is equal to the respective density ratio of another cell in either the first group of cells or the second group of cells; and
after fabricating the test photomask, evaluating a critical dimension of the test pattern layout on the test photomask to identify an error attributed to an effect other than the fogging effect.

US Pat. No. 9,960,392

ELECTRICAL STORAGE DEVICE TERMINAL FILM, AND ELECTRICAL STORAGE DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An electrical storage device terminal film arranged covering at least part of an outer peripheral surface of a metal terminal electrically connected to an electrical storage device body configuring an electrical storage device, comprising:a first outermost layer including a first insulating layer;
a second outermost layer including a second insulating layer; and
an amorphous insulating filler added to at least one of the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, wherein:
part of the amorphous insulating filler is arranged being protruded from an outer surface of the insulating layer to which the amorphous insulating filler has been added.

US Pat. No. 9,835,896

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE AND COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A liquid crystal display device having a touch panel function, comprising:
an array substrate;
a liquid crystal layer including a liquid crystal molecule; and
a color filter substrate positioned over the array substrate via the liquid crystal layer, the color filter substrate including
a transparent substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite with respect to the first surface, a first transparent
electrode layer formed on the first surface of the transparent substrate, a second transparent electrode layer formed on the
second surface of the transparent substrate on a display surface side, a color filter formed on the first transparent electrode
layer and including a red filter, a green filter and a blue filter, and a transparent resin layer formed on the color filter
on a side of the liquid crystal layer,

wherein the color filter and the transparent resin layer have a total thickness in a range of approximately from 2.5 ?m to
9 ?m, the liquid crystal layer is formed such that the liquid crystal molecule has negative dielectric anisotropy and an initial
state alignment which is parallel to a substrate surface, and that the liquid crystal molecule rotates within a plane parallel
to the substrate surface when a liquid crystal drive voltage is applied, and the color filter is formed such that the red
filter includes a red pigment C.I. Pigment Red 254, the green filter includes a green pigment C.I. Pigment Green 58 and the
blue filter includes a blue pigment C.I. Pigment Blue 15:6, that each of the red filter, the green filter and the blue filter
has a relative dielectric constant ranging from 3.0 to 3.8 when measured at a frequency for driving the liquid crystal display
device, and that each of the relative dielectric constants of the red filter, the green filter and the blue filter is within
a range of ±0.3 with respect to an average relative dielectric constant of the red filter, the green filter and the blue filter,
the red, green and blue filters have line-shaped patterns each being adjacent to a different color with no gaps therebetween,
and one of the red, green and blue filters is formed between the other two of the red, green and blue filters and has a line
width which is approximately ½ size of a line width of each of the other two.

US Pat. No. 9,798,183

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING COLOR FILTER SUBSTRATE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:
an array substrate;
a liquid crystal layer; and
a color filter substrate facing the array substrate through the liquid crystal layer,
wherein the color filter substrate includes a carbon light-shielding layer, an organic pigment light-shielding layer, and
a plurality of color filters formed such that the organic pigment light-shielding layer overlaps with at least one of the
color filters in a direction perpendicular to a substrate plane,

the array substrate includes first light sensors configured to detect light which passes through red, blue, and green color
filters of the plurality of color filters without passing through the organic pigment light-shielding layer in the direction
perpendicular to the substrate plane, and

the array substrate further includes second light sensors configured to detect light which passes through the organic pigment
light-shielding layer and the red, blue and green color filters of the plurality of color filters in the direction perpendicular
to the substrate plane,

wherein the color filter substrate includes a transparent substrate on which the carbon light-shielding layer, the plurality
of color filters and the organic pigment light-shielding layer are formed,

the transparent substrate has a plurality of openings formed in a matrix in planar view such that the red filter, the blue
filter and the green filter included in the plurality of color filters are respectively formed in the plurality of openings,
and

the openings are sectioned by at least one of the carbon light-shielding layer and the organic pigment light-shielding layer.

US Pat. No. 9,776,769

STEAM RELEASE STANDING POUCH AND CONTENT-ENCLOSING STANDING POUCH

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A steam release free-standing container comprising a bag body and a bottom gusset, the steam release free-standing container
having a widthwise direction and a height direction, wherein
the bag body has a side sealing portion, which is an end in the widthwise direction and has been subjected to a sealing process,
and a sealable portion, which is an upper end in the height direction and has not been subjected to a sealing process,

the bottom gusset has a gusset sealing portion, which is an end in the widthwise direction and is a lower end in the height
direction and has been subjected to a sealing process,

the side sealing portion has an upper side portion, a vapor passage portion, and an intermediate side portion and is formed
continuously in order of the upper side portion, the vapor passage portion, and the intermediate side portion from the upper
edge of the bag body,

the bag body has a cuttable portion between the sealable portion and the vapor passage portion in the height direction,
in the cuttable portion, the bag body has been weakened in a line to form a guide line that facilitates cutting of the bag
body,

the vapor passage portion has a recessed portion recessed toward an inside of the bag body in the widthwise direction of the
bag body,

a distance between an inner edge of the recessed portion of the vapor passage portion and a maximum expansion center, which
is a center of a maximum expandable portion of the bag body is shorter than a distance between an inner edge of the upper
side portion and the maximum expansion center and shorter than a distance between an inner edge of the intermediate side portion
and the maximum expansion center,

the recessed portion has a first recessed portion and a second recessed portion,
the first recessed portion has an upper portion contiguous with the upper side portion, a lower portion contiguous with the
intermediate side portion, and a bottom portion contiguous with the upper portion and with the lower portion,

the second recessed portion has a bottom portion that is a tip of the recessed portion facing the bag body,
the second recessed portion is formed contiguously with the bottom portion of the first recessed portion and has an area smaller
than an area of the first recessed portion,

the upper portion of the first recessed portion is inclined inward toward the bottom portion and has a first sealing width,
the lower portion of the first recessed portion is inclined inward toward the bottom portion and has a second sealing width,
the bottom portion of the second recessed portion has a third sealing width in the widthwise direction, and
the third sealing width is smaller than the first sealing width and smaller than the second sealing width.

US Pat. No. 9,704,255

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE MEASUREMENT DEVICE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE MEASUREMENT METHOD, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL SHAPE MEASUREMENT PROGRAM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A device for measuring a three-dimensional shape, comprising:
an imaging unit configured to sequentially output a first two-dimensional image being captured and to output a second two-dimensional
image according to an output instruction, the second two-dimensional image having a setting different from a setting of the
first two-dimensional image;

an output instruction generation unit configured to generate the output instruction based on a shape defect ratio obtained
by generating a three-dimensional model based on the second two-dimensional image outputted by the imaging unit and viewing
a three-dimensional model from a viewpoint at which the first two-dimensional image is captured; and

a storage unit configured to store the second two-dimensional image outputted by the imaging unit.

US Pat. No. 9,598,215

FLEXIBLE PACKAGE

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A flexible package, comprising:
a first side-surface film, a second side-surface film, and a bottom film which are joined together, the bottom film being
inserted between the first side-surface film and the second side-surface film so as to be folded in half and inserted from
a fold line side, with a predetermined insertion length; and

a storage part formed by sealing peripheral portions of the films excluding a portion through which contents are to be injected,
the storage part having a lower bottom surface which is the bottom film,

wherein
on only one of two side edge portions which are sealed regions of the peripheral portions at both side ends of the first side-surface
film and the second side-surface film, a non-sealed region is provided which is surrounded by the sealed regions and is not
sealed over a predetermined length in a top-bottom direction,

the non-sealed region has a uniform diameter of 3 to 50 mm,
regarding the non-sealed region, a distance, along an extending direction of the non-sealed region, from an upper end of the
non-sealed region to an upper end portion of the flexible package where an end portion of the first side-surface film and
an end portion of the second side-surface film overlap each other, in a state where the first side-surface film and the second
side-surface film are flat, is less than or equal to 30% of a height of the flexible package which is a distance from a lower
end of the bottom film to the upper end portion along the extending direction of the non-sealed region, in the state where
the first side-surface film, the second side-surface film, and the bottom film are flat,

at an upper end of the other one of the two side edge portions of the flexible package, a discharge part is provided such
that a lower end thereof is located beneath the upper end of the non-sealed region, along the extending direction of the non-sealed
region, in the state where the first side-surface film and the second side-surface film are flat, and

the storage part is separated from the non-sealed region by the sealed regions having a predetermined width.

US Pat. No. 9,963,278

FUNNEL COMPONENT AND PACKAGING CONTAINER USING FUNNEL COMPONENT

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A packaging container, comprising:a cylindrical container body having an open end, a bottom portion, and a side wall;
a funnel component fitted into the container body such that a narrow opening side portion is directed toward an open end side of the container body, the funnel component comprising:
a funnel portion having a diameter that is increased from a narrow opening side toward a wide opening side,
a tubular discharge portion that connects with an end portion on the narrow opening side, and
a cylindrical side wall portion that surrounds an opening portion, on the wide opening side, of the funnel portion, connects with the funnel portion, and is fitted into the container body, wherein
the funnel portion, the discharge portion, and the side wall portion are integrally formed by using a sheet member including paper and a sealant layer, and
a folded portion formed by the sheet member being folded back and welded over an entire circumference is provided at an opening portion of the discharge portion; and
a sealing lid that seals the open end of the container body, includes perforation lines, and is cut by an external pressing force, the sealing lid including
a lower film that has a circumferential edge portion which is sealed to an opening portion of the container body to seal the container body, that has the perforation lines which are provided in a center portion other than the circumferential edge portion so as to radially extend, and that is to be cut by being externally pressed, and
an upper film that covers the perforation lines of the lower film, and is adhered to a surface of the lower film over the entire circumference of the circumferential edge portion of the lower film and in at least one adhesion region that is partially formed in a region which does not include the perforation lines of the center portion, such that the upper film is separable from the lower film,
wherein the surface of the lower film has a non-adhered annular region that is underlying the upper film but is not adhered to the upper film at any portion of the non-adhered annular region, the non-adhered annular region being inside the circumferential edge portion and surrounding the perforation lines.

US Pat. No. 9,956,805

ANTI-COUNTERFEIT MEDIUM, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING COUNTERFEITING

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An anti-counterfeit medium in which identification data is recorded, comprising:a retardation layer having birefringence;
a reflection layer,
a relief forming layer disposed between the retardation layer and the reflection layer, and
a base layer supporting the retardation layer and the reflection layer;
wherein the identification data is divided into a plurality of partial images, and a plurality of transparent areas which correspond to the plurality of partial images are disposed adjacent to each other in a same plane so as to form the retardation layer, the plurality of transparent areas having optical axes which are oriented in different directions from each other in a rotation direction, and the identification data includes biometric information, and
wherein the identification data comprises first identification data which is biometric information and second identification data which is non-biometric information being recorded in the retardation layer,
wherein the biometric information includes at least one of facial information, fingerprint information, iris information, vein information, or a combination thereof, and
wherein the base layer comprises a biaxially oriented film,
wherein the retardation layer includes
at least a first image corresponding to a portion of the first identification data,
at least a second image corresponding to a portion of the second identification data, and
at least one third image which corresponds to a portion in which the first identification data and the second identification data are overlapped, the at least one third image being recorded in a transparent area of the plurality of transparent areas,
wherein the anti-counterfeit medium is configured to display a first synthesized image corresponding to the second identification data, when viewed at a first angle,
wherein the anti-counterfeit medium is configured to display a second synthesized image corresponding to a portion of the first identification data, when viewed at a second angle, and
wherein each of the plurality of partial images comprises incomplete portions of the biometric information, the incomplete portions corresponding to fragments of the images.
US Pat. No. 9,957,613

LAMINATE, BARRIER FILM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THESE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laminate comprising:a base material having a top surface;
an under coat layer formed on at least a part of the top surface of the base material, having a membranous shape or a film shape and containing an organic polymer having an OH group; and
an atomic layer deposition film formed in a membranous shape to cover an exposed surface of the under coat layer, the atomic layer deposition film being formed by a precursor as a material thereof, wherein
at least a part of the precursor is coupled to the OH group of the organic polymer.
US Pat. No. 9,951,249

AQUEOUS COATING AGENT AND GAS BARRIER FILM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An aqueous coating agent, comprising:(A) an aqueous polyurethane resin containing a polyurethane resin having an acid group and a polyamine compound,
(B) a water-soluble polymer comprising polyvinyl alcohol, and
(C) an inorganic layered mineral as main constituents,
wherein solid formulation ratios of the aqueous polyurethane resin (A), the water-soluble polymer (B) and the inorganic layered mineral (C) occupied in a total solid content of the aqueous coating agent are within approximate ranges indicated below:
aqueous polyurethane resin (A): 5 to 60 mass %,
water-soluble resin (B): 25 to 80 mass %,
inorganic layered compound (C): 8 to 20 mass %,
wherein the acid group of the polyurethane resin is at least one of a carboxyl group or a sulfonic group, and
wherein the inorganic layered compound comprises water-swellable mica having an average particle size of 1 to 10 ?m and a thickness of 10 to 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,934,459

TRANSPONDER AND BOOKLET

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A transponder comprising:an IC inlet;
a first base material which is flexible;
an antenna sheet which is provided above one surface of the first base material, the antenna sheet comprising an antenna coil and having a first opening, the antenna sheet being included in the IC inlet;
an IC module provided on the one surface of the first base material, the IC module being connected to the antenna coil, at least a part of the IC module being provided in the first opening, the IC module being included in the IC inlet;
a second base material which has a second opening in which a part of the IC module is provided; and
a sealing resin having a first portion which fills a first space in the second opening, the first space not including a second space at which the part of the IC module is provided, wherein:
the sealing resin has a second portion which fills a third space vertically between a first area and a second area, the first area being not all, but part of one surface of the second base material, the first area surrounding a whole circumference of an open end of the second opening, and the second area being not all, but part of one surface of the antenna sheet,
the first and second portions of the sealing resin are formed in a single piece in which a first length of the sealing resin is larger than a second length of the sealing resin,
the sealing resin is provided surrounding a side surface of a sealing resin section which seals the IC chip,
the first length is, from the side surface, along a radial direction, and the first length being at a first height at which the sealing resin contacts the second area,
the second length is, from the side surface, along the radial direction, and the second length is at a second height which is a highest in the side surface,
the first area is the same as the second area when seen along an axis which is perpendicular to the one surface of the second base material, and
a third area is included in the first area when seen along the axis which is perpendicular to the one surface of the second base material, the third area being a part of the one surface of the first base material, the third area being an area on which the IC module is provided.

US Pat. No. 9,933,551

DISPLAY AND INFORMATION-PRINTED MATTER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display comprising:a substrate with a light-transmitting property, said substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a relief structure-forming layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other and disposed relative to the substrate such that the first surface of the relief structure-forming layer faces the first surface of the substrate, the second surface of the relief structure-forming layer including a relief-structured region, the relief-structured region including recessed or protruding portions arranged with constant periodicity in first and second directions crossing each other;
a light-reflecting layer disposed at least partially on the second surface of the relief structure-forming layer and at least partially covering the relief-structured region; and
a printed layer disposed at one of first to third positions, the first position being at a side of the substrate opposite the relief structure-forming layer, the second position being between the relief structure-forming layer and the light-reflecting layer, and the third position being at a side of the light-reflecting layer opposite the relief structure-forming layer,
wherein a center-to-center distance of the recessed or protruding portions and a height or depth of the recessed or protruding portions are configured such that the display displays black or dark gray at a position corresponding to a portion of the relief-structured region covered with the light-reflecting layer when the display is observed perpendicularly while irradiating the display with light in a direction perpendicular to the first surface of the substrate and such that the display displays colors of diffracted light when irradiated with light at an acute angle,
wherein the center-to-center distance of the recessed or protruding portions is 400 nm or less, and
wherein the height or depth of the recessed or protruding portions is 200 nm or more and 600 nm or less.

US Pat. No. 9,921,465

REFLECTIVE MASK, REFLECTIVE MASK BLANK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A reflective mask blank comprising:
a substrate;
a multi-layer reflective layer formed on a surface of the substrate;
a protective layer formed on the multi-layer reflective layer; and
an absorbing layer formed on the protective layer,
wherein the absorbing layer includes a circuit pattern region with an outer side thereof at least partially including a light
shielding frame where the absorbing layer, the protective layer, and the multi-layer reflective layer have been removed and
reflectance of EUV light and out-of-band light is low; and

wherein the substrate of the light shielding frame includes a region where a refractive index has been changed, the region
being inside the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,914,317

HEAT-SENSITIVE TRANSFER RECORDING MEDIUM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A heat-sensitive transfer recording medium, characterized in that the medium comprises a heat transferable protective layer
in at least a part on a base, and a release layer that turns to an outermost layer after transfer of the heat transferable
protective layer, contains polymethylmethacrylate resin by not less than about 95% in terms of solid weight ratio, inorganic
fine particles by not less than about 1.0% in terms of solid weight ratio, with an average particle size of not more than
about 100 nm, a refractive index of not less than about 1.4 but not more than about 1.6 and a Mohs hardness of not less than
about 4, and polyether-modified silicone oil by not less than about 0.5% in terms of solid weight ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,878,566

HEAT-SENSITIVE TRANSFER RECORDING MEDIUM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A heat-sensitive transfer recording medium comprising:
a base;
a heat-resistant lubricating layer formed on one surface of the base;
an underlying layer formed on the other surface of the base; and
a dye layer formed on a surface of the underlying layer, the surface being on the other side of a surface facing the base,
wherein the underlying layer has a major component that is a copolymer of polyester having a sulfonic group on a side chain
and acrylic having at least one of a glycidyl group and a carboxyl group,

wherein a copolymerization ratio of the polyester and the acrylic is in a range of not less than about 30:70 to not more than
about 40:60 in terms of weight ratio, and

wherein a dry coating amount of the underlying layer is 0.20 g/m2.

US Pat. No. 9,843,051

CATALYST PARTICLES, CATALYST INK, ELECTRODE CATALYST LAYER FOR FUEL CELLS, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CATALYST PARTICLES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CATALYST INK

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A manufacturing method of catalyst particles comprising:
exposing catalyst particles, which are carbon particles supporting a catalyst material, to a humidified atmosphere, prior
to dispersing the carbon particles and a polymer electrolyte in a solvent for a catalyst ink,

wherein the exposing the carbon particles to the humidified atmosphere includes adjusting a water content of the catalyst
particles as the carbon particles supporting the catalyst material to 4.8 mass % or more and 11.4 mass % or less to prevent
the water content of the catalyst particles from being saturated.

US Pat. No. 9,831,567

CRIMP TERMINAL HAVING A CONDUCTOR CRIMPING PART WITH AN INTERMEDIATE MATERIAL WITH RECESSED PARTS AND A THIN-FILM LAYER ON ITS TOP

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A crimp terminal, comprising:
a conductor crimping part whose base material is made of a first metal and which is to be crimped to a conductor of an electric
wire, the conductor being made of a second metal;

a plurality of fine recessed parts provided on an inner face of the conductor crimping part for promoting an adhesive performance
of the conductor crimping part against the conductor, the fine recessed parts being formed, after an intermediate worked material
having an unfolded shape of the crimp terminal has been formed by pressing either the base material made of the first metal
and shaped like a flat plate or a material where a primary layer is formed on the surface of the base material, on a plate-body
surface as the inner face of the conductor crimping part of the intermediate worked material;

a thin-film surface layer made of the second metal on at least the inner face of the conductor crimping part provided with
the plurality of fine recessed parts, which is formed on at least the plate-body surface of the intermediate worked material
after forming the fine recessed parts, the thin-film surface layer to be brought into contact with the conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,827,804

DIFFRACTION STRUCTURE TRANSFER FOIL AND FORGERY PREVENTION MEDIUM USING SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. Diffraction structure transfer foil, comprising:
a support body;
a peeling-off protective layer that is laminated on one surface of the support body;
a laminated body for diffracted-light delivery that is laminated on the peeling-off protective layer; and
an adhesive layer that is laminated on the laminated body for diffracted-light delivery,
wherein the laminated body for diffracted-light delivery includes a diffraction structure forming body in which a plurality
of diffraction structures are formed, and a reflective layer that is formed in accordance with each of the plurality of diffraction
structures, and

a transmission density of at least one reflective layer of a plurality of the reflective layers is in a range of 0.01 to 0.9,
and a transmission density of another reflective layer other than the one reflective layer is 1.0 or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,829,610

DISPLAY HAVING LIGHT-SCATTERING PROPERTY

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A display comprising
light-scattering regions each provided with linear protrusions or recesses having a same longitudinal direction, the light-scattering
regions being different from each other in the longitudinal direction, each of the light-scattering regions including an array
of cells, each provided with the protrusions or recesses, and

a diffraction grating region provided with a relief structure which forms a diffraction grating,
wherein in at least one of the light-scattering regions, the cells included in the at least one light-scattering region include
cells different from each other in length and/or width of the protrusions or recesses, and

wherein in at least one of the light-scattering regions, the cells included in the light-scattering region include first and
second cells different from each other in at least one of length and width of the protrusions or recesses, the first and second
cells being configured to emit the scattered light at first and second degrees of divergence, respectively, such that an image
formed by the first and second cells is seen as an image with light and shade.

US Pat. No. 9,763,288

EL PANEL, AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An EL panel comprising:
a light-transmissive substrate;
an EL element comprising a light-emitting medium layer interposed between a cathode and an anode, the EL element being provided
on a first surface of the light-transmissive substrate; and

a protection sheet having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the protection sheet being provided
on a second surface of the light-transmissive substrate, the first surface of the protection sheet being opposite to the second
surface of the light-transmissive substrate, wherein

the EL panel does not include a layer that directly contacts with the second surface of the protection sheet,
a plurality of rounded convex portions are provided on the second surface of the protection sheet to form at least one of
a logo, a mark, and a pattern according to the density of the convex portions, each of the rounded convex portions being arranged
at random and having an interval therebetween, each of the rounded convex portions having an uneven surface,

a plurality of prism portions are periodically provided on the second surface of the protection sheet to extend to one direction
or two directions,

each of the convex portions has an apex that is a center point of a cross-section farthest from a bottom surface where the
cross-section is parallel to the bottom surface of the convex portion and the area becomes smaller in a direction from the
bottom surface to a top portion thereof, and

where the height of the apex is represented as Tc, the distance between the apexes of adjacent convex portions is represented
as Bc, and the height of the prism portion is represented as Tp, the following formula is satisfied

2(Tc?Tp)?Bc?10(Tc?Tp).

US Pat. No. 9,688,449

GAS BARRIER FILM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A gas barrier film, comprising:
a base film comprising a plastic material; and
at least one gas barrier layer formed on the base film,
wherein the gas barrier layer comprises a water-soluble resin, a water-insoluble resin, and an inorganic layered mineral having
a plurality of layers such that at least one of the water-soluble resin and the water-insoluble resin is interposed between
the layers of the inorganic layered mineral, the water-soluble resin is a polyvinyl alcohol resin, the water-insoluble resin
comprises a polyurethane resin having an acid group including at least one of a carboxyl group and a sulfonic group, the inorganic
layered mineral has an average particle size of from 1 ?m to 10 ?m, and the gas barrier film shows an X-ray diffraction spectrum
having a first peak top and a second peak top when measured at 25° C. and 65% RH using CuK? rays, the first peak top is derived
from a first interlayer distance between adjacent layers of the inorganic layered mineral, the second peak top is derived
from a second interlayer distance which is greater than the first interlayer distance by interposition of the resin component
between the layers of the inorganic layered mineral, and the second peak top is present at a position lower than a position
of the first peak top in a 2? axis.

US Pat. No. 9,657,195

AQUEOUS COATING AGENT AND GAS BARRIER FILM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An aqueous coating composition, comprising:
an aqueous polyurethane resin comprising a polyurethane resin having an acid group and a polyamine compound;
a water-soluble polymer comprising a polyvinyl alcohol polymer; and
an inorganic layered mineral,
wherein the aqueous polyurethane resin is included at a solid content of 50-80 mass %, the water-soluble polymer is included
at a solid content of 5-20 mass %, and the inorganic layered mineral is included at a solid content of 10-30 mass %, relative
to a total solid content of the aqueous coating composition, the acid group of the polyurethane resin is at least one of a
carboxyl group and a sulfonic group, and the aqueous coating composition has a total solid concentration of not less than
5 mass % and a viscosity of not larger than 50 mPa-second at 23° C.

US Pat. No. 9,557,457

IMAGE DISPLAY AND LABELED ARTICLE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD,...

1. An image display comprising:
a first image-displaying portion that displays first information about a certain object as a first image of object color;
a second image-displaying portion that displays second information about the object as a second image of structural color
provided by a relief structure, the relief structure including at least one structure selected from the group consisting of
diffraction grating and hologram; and

an underlayer, the second image-displaying portion being provided on the underlayer, wherein
a reflection layer is formed on at least a part of a surface of the relief structure, the reflection layer being made of metal,
metal oxide, or intermetallic compound,

the second image-displaying portion is made of a plurality of dot-shaped portions arranged in a two-dimensional manner,
the object is a person, the first image includes a facial image of the person, and the second image includes a same facial
image as the facial image included in the first image, and

each of the dot-shaped portions includes:
a relief structure formation layer facing the underlayer and having the relief structure on a surface thereof that faces the
underlayer,

the reflection layer at least partially covering the relief structure, and
an adhesive layer interposed between the reflection layer and the underlayer.

US Pat. No. 9,530,809

LAYERED STRUCTURE, THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A layered structure comprising:
a first electrode layer on an insulating substrate, the first electrode layer including a gate wire; a gate electrode connected
to the gate wire; a capacitor wire; and a capacitor electrode connected to the capacitor wire;

a first insulating film on the first electrode layer;
a second electrode layer on the first insulating film, the second electrode layer including a source wire; a source electrode
connected to the source wire; a drain electrode; and a pixel electrode connected to the drain electrode;

a semiconductor located between the source electrode and the drain electrode, the gate electrode overlapping the semiconductor
via the first insulating film, the capacitor electrode overlapping the pixel electrode via the first insulating film;

a second insulating film on the second electrode layer and having an opening on the pixel electrode;
a third electrode layer on the second insulating film, the third electrode layer comprising a plurality of reinforcement electrodes
and including an upper pixel electrode connected to the pixel electrode via the opening, and

a floating-gate thin film transistor,
wherein the first electrode layer, an opening of the first insulating film, the second electrode layer, an opening of the
second insulating film, and the third electrode layer have a stack structure that causes the first electrode layer and the
second electrode layer to be connected,

the third electrode layer relaying or reinforcing, through the opening of the second insulating film, a connection between
the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer,

a common electrode around the thin film transistor array, the common electrode comprising a gate common electrode and a source
common electrode;

gate protective elements located between the gate wires and the gate common electrode;
source protective elements located between the source wires and the source common electrode, the common electrode being directly
connected to a ground potential or the ground potential via a resistor,

wherein:
the gate common electrode is included in the second electrode layer,
the source common electrode is included in the first electrode layer,
at least one of the gate protective elements and the source protective elements comprises:
a pair of diode-connected thin film transistors connected in parallel to each other such that one of the diode-connected thin
film transistors is opposite in direction to the other thereof;

a pair of diode-connected thin film transistors connected in series to each other such that one of the diode-connected thin
film transistors is opposite in direction to the other thereof; or

a floating-gate thin film transistor, and
the third electrode layer relays or reinforces, as the connection between the first electrode layer and the second electrode
layer, at least one of:

a short-circuit portion between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the gate protective element;
a short-circuit portion between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the source protective element;
a connection portion between the gate wire and the gate protective element; and
a connection portion between the source protective element and the source common electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,055,058

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH SENSING FUNCTION AND PLURALITY OF TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE PATTERNS

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device comprising:a display unit that has a display substrate, a liquid crystal layer, and an array substrate laminated therein in this order, and performs display in a normally-black mode; and
a control unit that controls the display unit and a touch sensing function, wherein
the display substrate has a first transparent substrate, and has a plurality of laminated light absorptive resin layer patterns having openings formed therein, a plurality of metal layer patterns having openings formed therein, a transparent resin layer, and a plurality of transparent electrode patterns that are electrically isolated, laminated in this order on a surface of the first transparent substrate, the surface of the first transparent substrate facing the liquid crystal layer,
the plurality of light absorptive resin layer patterns and the plurality of metal layer patterns have an equal line width and are formed into the same shape and are in alignment, when viewed in a laminating direction along which the display substrate, the liquid crystal layer, and the array substrate are laminated,
a main light absorbing material contained in the light absorptive resin layer patterns is carbon,
an optical density of the light absorptive resin layer patterns per 1 ?m thickness is in a range of 0.4 to 1.8, inclusive,
a thickness of the light absorptive resin layer patterns is in a range of 0.1 ?m to 0.8 ?m, inclusive,
a reflectance of light reflected from an interface between the first transparent substrate and the plurality of light absorptive resin layer patterns changes from 0.2% to 1.8%, respectively,
the plurality of metal layer patterns are arrayed in a first direction perpendicular to the laminating direction, being insulated from each other,
the plurality of transparent electrode patterns are arrayed in a second direction perpendicular to the laminating direction and the first direction, being insulated from each other,
each metal layer pattern has at least one of an alloy layer mainly containing copper, and a copper layer,
the liquid crystal layer contains liquid crystal molecules exhibiting negative dielectric anisotropy and having vertical alignment as an initial alignment, and the display unit performs display in the normally-black mode,
the array substrate has a second transparent substrate, and has a pixel electrode, a thin film transistor, a metal wiring, and an insulating layer laminated on a surface of the second transparent substrate, the surface of the second transparent substrate facing the liquid crystal layer,
the thin film transistor includes a channel layer that contains two or more metal oxides among gallium, indium, zinc, tin, germanium, and aluminum oxides,
the control unit sets the plurality of transparent electrode patterns to a constant electrical potential, applies a touch driving voltage to the plurality of metal layer patterns, and detects a change in electrostatic capacitance across the metal layer patterns and the transparent electrode patterns,
the control unit sets the plurality of transparent electrode patterns to a constant electrical potential, applies a liquid crystal driving voltage for displaying to the pixel electrode to drive the liquid crystal layer,
a frequency of the touch driving voltage and a frequency of the liquid crystal driving voltage are different from each other, and
the control unit sets the frequency of the touch driving voltage and the frequency of the liquid crystal driving voltage such that the frequency of the touch driving voltage does not interfere with the frequency of the liquid crystal driving voltage, wherein
each metal layer pattern is configured of a plurality of layers, and
among the plurality of layers, the layer nearest to the second transparent substrate is a copper-indium alloy layer.

US Pat. No. 9,996,000

TEST PATTERN LAYOUT FOR TEST PHOTOMASK AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING CRITICAL DIMENSION CHANGES

International Business Ma...

1. A test pattern layout for a test photomask, the test pattern layout comprising:a plurality of cells having a varied density pattern, the plurality of cells including:
a first group of cells arranged along a first line, the first group of cells having a first combined density ratio, and each cell of the first group of cells having a respective density ratio; and
a second group of cells arranged along a second line, the second group of cells having a second combined density ratio, each cell in the second group of cells having a respective density ratio and wherein at least one of the respective density ratios of the cells in the second group is distinct from each of the respective density ratios of the cells in the first group,
wherein each cell of the second group of cells has a same shape as each cell of the first group of cells, and
wherein the second combined density ratio for the second group of cells is equal to the first combined density ratio of the first group of cells.

US Pat. No. 9,971,210

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display device, comprising:a display substrate;
an array substrate; and
a liquid crystal layer formed between the display substrate and the array substrate,
wherein the display substrate includes
a first transparent substrate,
at least one light absorbing resin layer which is formed on the first transparent substrate and comprises a black material,
a touch electrode layer formed on the light absorbing resin layer and comprising a copper alloy film comprising at least one element selected from the group consisting of magnesium, calcium, indium, tin, zinc, beryllium and nickel,
a transparent resin layer formed on the touch electrode layer,
a transparent electrode layer formed between the transparent resin layer and the liquid crystal layer, and
an auxiliary conductor,
the light absorbing resin layer is patterned such that a plurality of resin portions and an opening portion are formed,
the touch electrode layer is patterned such that a plurality of touch electrode portions of the touch electrode layer are insulated from one another and each extended in a first direction perpendicular to a lamination direction,
the touch electrode layer and the light absorbing resin layer have a same pattern such that the touch electrode portions and the resin portions completely overlap with one another when viewed in the lamination direction,
the transparent electrode layer is patterned such that a plurality of transparent electrode portions of the transparent electrode layer are insulated from one another and each extended in a second direction perpendicular to the lamination direction and the first direction,
the auxiliary conductor is positioned on one of the transparent electrode portions and having a resistivity lower than a resistivity of the one of the transparent electrode portions,
the array substrate includes
a second transparent substrate,
a metal wiring formed on the second transparent substrate,
at least one insulation layer formed on the second transparent substrate, and
a plurality of pixel electrodes connected to a plurality of thin film transistors and formed on the insulation layer, and
the thin film transistors each include a channel layer comprising at least one oxide of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of gallium, indium, zinc, tin and germanium.

US Pat. No. 9,923,164

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE, TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE, AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A transparent electrode, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
a wire structure which partially covers a surface of the transparent substrate and comprises a conductive material; and
a transparent conductive layer formed on the transparent substrate and covering the wire structure,
wherein the transparent conductive layer includes a plurality of layers,
wherein each layer of the plurality of layers covers the wire structure,
wherein the plurality of layers of the transparent conductive layer is formed such that at least a portion of an interface
that separates the layers from one another is positioned lower than a topmost portion of the wire structure in a region except
for a wire structure-forming region that is a region for forming the wire structure,

wherein when viewed from a direction parallel to the transparent substrate, at least two layers of the plurality of layers
have different thicknesses in the wire structure-forming region, and

wherein when viewed from a direction parallel to the transparent substrate, an interface that separates layers of the transparent
conductive layer from one another has convexities in a wire structure-forming region that is a region for forming the wire
structure, and concavities in a region except for the wire structure-forming region.

US Pat. No. 9,874,798

ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF INSPECTING SAME, AND ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An electrophoretic display substrate, comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate; and
an electrophoretic display layer interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the electrophoretic display
layer including at least one electrophoretic ink display element which is positively or negatively charged,

wherein
the first substrate includes
a thin film transistor positioned at an intersection between a gate line and a data line,
a sub pixel electrode,
a capacitor element including a first electrode and a second electrode,
a plurality of capacitor element electrode lines connected to the second electrode, and
a plurality of common electrode lines,
the thin film transistor has a source terminal and a drain terminal and is configured such that one of the source and drain
terminals is connected to the data line, and that the other of the source and drain terminals is connected to the sub pixel
electrode and the first electrode of the capacitor element,

the second substrate has a first surface on which a common electrode is formed and a second surface on which a color filter
layer is formed,

the common electrode is connected to the common electrode lines of the first substrate, and
the color filter layer includes a transparent resin which is laminated on the second substrate and color filter pixels which
are formed on the transparent resin.

US Pat. No. 9,640,823

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing MEA by transferring a first catalyst electrode formed on a surface of a first support medium
to one surface of a polymer electrolyte membrane and a second catalyst electrode formed on a surface of a second support medium
to the opposite surface of said polymer electrolyte membrane, the method comprising:
arranging a pattern of said first catalyst electrode formed on said surface of said first support medium and said polymer
electrolyte membrane formed on a surface of a transport film substrate in such a way that said polymer electrolyte membrane
faces and contacts said pattern of said first catalyst electrode;

applying a first pressure with a first roll press, which has been heated to a first temperature, to said first support medium,
on which said pattern of said first catalyst electrode is formed on said surface, and said transport film substrate, on which
said polymer electrolyte membrane is formed on said surface, in their thickness direction so that said pattern of said first
catalyst electrode sticks to said one surface of said polymer electrolyte membrane;

removing said transport film substrate from said polymer electrolyte membrane by a peeling roll;
arranging a pattern of said second catalyst electrode formed on said surface of said second support medium to face said opposite
surface of said polymer electrolyte membrane from said one surface to which said pattern of said first catalyst electrode
has stuck; and

applying a second pressure with a second roll press, which has been heated to a second temperature, to said second support
medium, on which said pattern of said second catalyst electrode is formed on said surface, and said polymer electrolyte membrane
in their thickness direction so as to transfer said pattern of said second catalyst electrode to said opposite surface of
said polymer electrolyte membrane, wherein

said first catalyst electrode is an anode catalyst electrode and said second catalyst electrode is a cathode catalyst electrode,
and wherein

a condition that said first pressure is higher than said second pressure is satisfied; and
said first catalyst electrode receives both presses applied by the first roll press and the second roll press whereas the
second catalyst electrode receives only a press applied by the second roll press such that the entire first catalyst electrode
forms a water retention structure from being processed through the first roll press and the second roll press and the second
catalyst electrode forms a porous structure having drainage properties from being processed through only the second roll press.

US Pat. No. 10,026,697

WIRING CIRCUIT BOARD, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WIRING CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A wiring circuit board having a base material with a through hole, an insulative resin layer laminated on the base material and having a conductive via formed therein, and a wiring group laminated on the insulative resin layer,a first inorganic adhesive layer formed in the through hole;
a hollow through electrode formed by laminating a first conductive layer on the first inorganic adhesive layer;
a filling resin formed by filling a mixture of a metallic powder and a resin material in the through electrode; and
a second conductive layer covering upper and lower ends of the through electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,994,005

LAMINATED BODY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND MOLDED CONTAINER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laminated body having a plurality of layers laminated thereon, the laminated body comprising:a base made of paper;
a mixed layer directly laminated on the base so as to contact an entire surface of at least one side of the base and containing a base component of the base and fine cellulose fibers having fiber diameters of from 1 nm to 10 ?m, the mixed layer having a thickness of from 10 nm to 2000 nm; and
a cellulose layer not containing the base component but containing fine cellulose fibers having fiber diameters of from 1 nm to 10 ?m, wherein
the mixed layer and the cellulose layer are respective portions of a fiber layer included in the laminated body,
the fiber layer contains fine cellulose fibers, having fiber diameters of from 1 nm to 30 nm, in an amount of from 10 mass % to 99 mass % with respect to a mass of the fiber layer, and
the fiber layer contains fine cellulose fibers, having fiber diameters of from 100 nm to 10 ?m, in an amount of from 1 mass % to 90 mass % with respect to the mass of the fiber layer.

US Pat. No. 9,987,686

COMPLEX, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPLEX, DISPERSION LIQUID, METHOD FOR PRODUCING DISPERSION LIQUID, AND OPTICAL MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A complex comprising:a flat plate-like metal fine particle formed of at least one metal or metal species; and at least one piece of finely-disintegrated cellulose combined with the flat plate-like metal fine particle,
wherein at least a part of each piece of the finely-disintegrated cellulose is incorporated into the flat plate-like metal fine particle, and a remaining part is exposed from a surface of the flat plate-like metal fine particle,
wherein a method for producing the complex of the plate-like metal fine particle and the finely-disintegrated cellulose, comprising the steps of:
preparing finely-disintegrated cellulose;
dispersing the finely-disintegrated cellulose in a solvent to obtain a finely-disintegrated cellulose dispersion liquid;
mixing the finely-disintegrated cellulose dispersion liquid with a solution containing metal ions to obtain a mixed solution;
reducing and precipitating the metal ions in the mixed solution to grow the flat plate-like metal fine particle, and combining the flat plate-like metal fine particle and the finely-disintegrated cellulose with each other;
wherein the finely-disintegrated cellulose has a content of carboxyl group between 0.1 mmol or more and 5.0 mmol or less per 1.0 g of cellulose on a crystal surface of the finely-disintegrated cellulose, and an amount of the metal ions during the reduction and precipitation step is 0.002 mmol or more and 0.1 mmol or less with respect to 1.0 g of the finely-disintegrated cellulose, and
wherein the finely-disintegrated cellulose dispersion liquid has a maximum value of absorbance with respect to a given wavelength in a range of a wavelength of 400 nm or more and 1500 nm or less.

US Pat. No. 9,988,544

INK FOR INKJET, COLOR FILTER, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR, COLOR REFLECTION-TYPE DISPLAY, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An ink for forming a color filter for a reflection-type display, comprising:a colorant;
a resin selected for a color tone of the colorant;
a dispersant that disperses the colorant to the resin; and
a solvent comprising an organic solvent in a content of 30% by weight to 75% by weight, and an alcohol-based solvent in a content of 3% by weight to 30% by weight,
wherein the organic solvent comprises at least one carbitol-based solvent selected from the group consisting of diethylene glycol monomethyl ether, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylene glycol monomethyl ether, ethylene glycol monoethyl ether, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, diethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate, and diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate, and the alcohol-based solvent is benzyl alcohol.

US Pat. No. 9,987,867

THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE RECEIVING SHEET AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A thermal transfer image receiving sheet, comprising:a substrate having a surface;
a heat-insulating layer formed on the surface;
an undercoat layer formed on the heat-insulating layer; and
a dye-receiving layer formed on the undercoat layer,
wherein the undercoat layer comprises as a main component a polycondensate made from i) at least one of an alkoxide, a hydrolyzate of an alkoxide, and tin chloride, ii) a water-soluble polymer, iii) a vinyl pyrrolidone-vinyl imidazole copolymer, and iv) a urethane resin.

US Pat. No. 9,938,056

PACKAGE

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A package comprising:a tray having an opening and a top face extended around the opening; and
a sheet sealed to the top face to hermetically close the opening, with the sheet being sealed to the top face to form a seal portion that has a common portion extended along an outer shape of the tray and a steam passage portion externally releasing steam from inside the tray;
wherein the steam passage portion has an inner edge protruded from an inner edge of the common portion toward the opening so as to have an angled shape with a pointed tip, the inner edge of the steam passage portion having a portion configuring one side relative to the tip and a portion configuring another side relative to the tip, the both portions configuring the sides being curved and extended nearing each other toward the tip;
wherein the steam passage portion has an outer edge in a curved shape with a pointed tip; the curved shape of the outer edge corresponding in profile to a curved shape of the inner edge of the steam passage portion; and
wherein the steam passage portion includes a merging portion corresponding to a peak of the angled shape and located between the tip of the outer edge and the tip of the inner edge, and a non-merging portion located between the merging portion and the common portion, the non-merging portion having a width narrowed from the common portion toward the merging portion.

US Pat. No. 10,321,566

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A printed wiring board, comprising: an insulating layer; a first conductive layer formed on one surface side of the insulating layer; and a second conductive layer formed on another surface side of the insulating layer; wherein the first and second conductive layers are electrically connected via a conductor that fills a through hole penetrating the insulating layer from the one surface side to the another surface; wherein the through hole includes a tapered section whose opening diameter decreases from the one surface to the another surface of the insulating layer, the tapered section having a minimum opening diameter section, and includes a cylindrical section that communicates with the tapered section at the minimum opening diameter section and intersects with the another surface, wherein a thickness of at least part of the conductor varies in accordance with a decrease in opening diameter of the tapered section, wherein an opening of the cylindrical section has a smaller radius of curvature than an opening of the tapered section, wherein the cylindrical section overlaps at least a portion of the tapered section and is structured such that at least part of the conductor is positioned between opposing curved portions of the respective openings of the tapered section and the cylindrical section, which respectively coincide with the one surface and the another surface of the insulating layer, and wherein the conductor has a first recess extended further from the another surface than a second recess extended from the one surface.

US Pat. No. 10,212,810

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

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1. A printed wiring board comprising:a sheet-like base, and
wiring formed on the base, with the wiring provided by forming one or more ink layers of an electrically conductive ink on the base, followed by bending deformation of the base, wherein the one or more ink layers and a base material of the base are bent and deformed together, before the one or more ink layers are cured, and further followed by curing of the one or more ink layers,
wherein the wiring is formed in a same shape as the bent and deformed base material after the one or more ink layers are cured.

US Pat. No. 10,141,349

THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY, FABRICATION METHOD THEREFOR, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD

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1. A thin-film transistor array, comprising:a plurality of thin-film transistors each having a configuration in which a gate electrode, a gate wiring connected to the gate electrode, capacitor electrode, and a capacitor wiring connected to the capacitor electrode are provided on an insulating substrate, with a source electrode and a drain electrode having a gap therebetween and including a semiconductor pattern being formed, in a region overlapping with the gate electrode via a gate insulator film, the semiconductor pattern being covered with a protective layer, two thin-film transistors of the plurality of thin-film transistors being independently formed for each pixel, two source electrodes in each pixel being separately connected to two respective source wirings, two drain electrodes each being directly connected to an electrode of the pixel via respective drain-connecting electrodes,
wherein the thin-film transistor array includes source-connecting electrodes each connecting between the source electrodes of the two thin-film transistors formed for each pixel,
wherein the protective layer is in a stripe pattern and formed along the gate wirings such that the protective layer covers the semiconductor patterns and the source wirings,
wherein the protective layer does not cover a portion of the source-connecting electrodes, and
wherein the thin-film transistor array includes an insulating film that covers the source wirings and the portion of the source-connecting electrodes not covered by the protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,040,609

REFILL CONTAINER

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1. A refill container comprisingone sheet of a lamination body comprising a base material and a sealant layer, and a pouring nozzle seal portion, wherein:
the lamination body is folded, such that the sealant layer is arranged inward, to form a bend portion, a surface lamination body, and a rear surface lamination body;
a peripheral portion of the surface lamination body and the rear surface lamination body is sealed;
the pouring nozzle seal portion is arranged at a lower portion of the bend portion;
the bend portion together with the surface lamination body, the rear surface lamination body, and the pouring nozzle seal portion arranged at the lower portion of the bend portion forms a pouring nozzle which is a discharge passage from which a content is poured;
a tip of the pouring nozzle is sealed by a pouring-nozzle tip seal portion, and the pouring-nozzle tip seal portion is detachable along an opening line to form a pouring opening;
a cross-sectional area of the bend portion has a swelled shape on an upper portion of the bend portion;
on the opening line and at a peripheral portion of the opening line, a plurality of half-cut lines parallel to the opening line has been formed by half-cutting;
the plurality of half-cut lines includes a plurality of broken half-cut lines that are broken at a ridge line of the bend portion and at a swelled portion in the cross-sectional area of the pouring opening; and
the peripheral portion of the surface lamination body is divided along an opening cutting line that extends from an outer edge of the refill container to the half-cut line, the opening cutting line having a curvature that is convex toward an interior of the refill container, and the opening cutting line forming an opening tab in the peripheral portion.

US Pat. No. 10,038,014

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR ARRAY

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1. A thin film transistor array, comprising:a gate electrode;
a gate wiring connected to the gate electrode and extended in a first direction;
a source electrode;
a source wiring connected to the source electrode;
a drain electrode having a gap from the source electrode in an area overlapped with the gate electrode in a planar view;
a semiconductor pattern formed at least in a portion corresponding to the gap between the source electrode and the drain electrode, the semiconductor pattern having a region defined by extending the portion in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
a capacitor electrode; and
a pixel electrode connected to the drain electrode such that the pixel electrode overlaps with the capacitor electrode in the planar view,
wherein, in the planar view, the drain electrode has a shape of a single line, the source electrode has a portion in a sheath shape surrounding the drain electrode and keeping a space from the drain electrode, the source wiring has a width narrower than a width of the region of the semiconductor pattern, the source electrode has at least a portion outside an area in which the semiconductor pattern is formed, and the drain electrode has two end points forming a continuous line with a midpoint between the two end points and wherein a width of the drain electrode at the midpoint is a same as at one of the two end points that is outside the area in which the semiconductor pattern is formed, and
wherein in the planar view, the source wiring is formed within the region of the semiconductor pattern, and
wherein in the planar view, the semiconductor pattern has an edge portion that intersects the drain electrode and the portion of the source electrode in the sheath shape.

US Pat. No. 10,007,036

IMAGE DISPLAY, LABELED ARTICLE, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

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1. An image display that is to be transferred from a support onto a substrate and displays an image including personal information, comprising:a base layer releasably supported by the support, having a light-transmitting property,
a first pattern including a hologram and/or diffraction grating and transferred onto a main surface of the base layer, the first pattern displaying a first image including at least a piece of the personal information, the first pattern including dot-shaped portions, each center of the dot-shaped portions being located on a lattice point of a virtual planar lattice, and a diameter of the dot-shaped portion or a minimum center-to-center distance of the dot-shaped portions being within a range of 0.085 to 0.508 mm; and
a second pattern displaying a second image, comprising an ink, and transferred onto the main surface of the base layer, wherein
at least a part of the first pattern and at least a part of the second pattern are juxtaposed on a same plane parallel to the main surface of the base layer, and
the second pattern surrounds the first pattern, and the second image defines a contour of the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,994,063

BOOKLET HAVING ANTI-COUNTERFEITING FUNCTION, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

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1. A booklet comprising:a first sheet substrate comprising a light-transmitting film having a light transmittance of 90% or more at a wavelength band of visible light, the first sheet substrate folded in half along a folding line defining two portions that are adhered to each other;
an optical functional unit provided to the light-transmitting film and having a polarization function;
a second sheet substrate saddle-stitched under the first sheet substrate;
a binding member stitched into the first sheet substrate at the folding line, comprising an anti-counterfeiting member, and saddle-stitching together the first sheet substrate and the second sheet substrate;
a latent image provided to a surface of the second sheet substrate that is opposite to the first sheet substrate at a position corresponding to the optical functional unit, provided at a central portion of the second sheet substrate, and formed in the second sheet substrate in a continuous manner across the folding line where the second sheet substrate is attached to the first sheet substrate, the latent image manifesting when the optical functional unit operates by overlapping the first sheet substrate with the second sheet substrate;
an inlet comprising at least an IC chip and an antenna interposed between the two portions of the first sheet substrate adhered to each other; and
a shielding layer covering at least a part of the inlet and provided so as not to expose the IC chip,
the inlet and the shielding layer spaced from the binding member by a distance of at least 0.5 mm or more from the folding line.
US Pat. No. 9,994,726

LAMINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND GAS BARRIER MATERIAL

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2. A method for producing a laminate, comprising:providing a base material in a wet state;
coating a dispersion containing fine cellulose having a carboxyl group onto one or both surfaces of the base material in a wet state;
drying the base material and the thus coated dispersion; and by the coating and the drying, forming a mixed layer, in which the fine cellulose is mixed in the base material, between the base material and the fine cellulose layer, the mixed layer having a thickness in a range of 10 nm-5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,997,090

DISPLAY AND LABELED ARTICLE

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1. A display comprising:a first optical effect layer including a first interface part, the first interface part being provided with recesses or protrusions arranged two-dimensionally at the minimum center-to-center distance in a range of 200 nm to 500 nm, each of the recesses or protrusions having a forward-tapered shape;
a reflective material layer covering at least a part of the first interface part; and
a second optical effect layer including, at a position of a first portion of the first interface part that is covered with the reflective material layer, a portion that faces the reflective material layer with the first optical effect layer interposed therebetween, the second optical effect layer containing at least one of a cholesteric liquid crystal, a pearl pigment and a multilayer interference film, wherein
the first optical effect layer further includes a second interface part as a flat surface that is adjacent to the first interface part,
the reflective material layer further covers a part of the second interface part so as to cross over a boundary between the first interface part and the second interface part, and
the second optical effect layer is disposed so that an orthogonal projection of the second optical effect layer on a main surface of the first optical effect layer including the first interface part and the second interface part crosses over the boundary between the first interface part and the second interface part,
the second optical effect layer has a first surface facing away from the reflective material layer, and
the display is configured such that the reflective material layer reflects light incident perpendicularly on the first surface of the second optical effect layer only at a position of the second interface part to display an image which is selected from photographs, figures, paintings, characters or marks.

US Pat. No. 9,950,846

LAMINATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SHAPED CONTAINER

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1. A method for manufacturing a laminate, comprising:applying, directly to a base material, dispersed liquid which contains a first fine cellulose having carboxyl groups, by coating;
drying the applied dispersed liquid on the base material to form a first fine cellulose layer; and
applying dispersed liquid, which contains a second fine cellulose having carboxyl groups, directly on the first fine cellulose layer by coating to form a second fine cellulose layer layered directly on the first fine cellulose layer, wherein
the first fine cellulose layer has a surface, opposite the second fine cellulose layer, in contact with the base material;
the first and second fine celluloses having carboxyl groups are prepared by introducing carboxyl groups on crystalline surfaces of fine cellulose;
the first fine cellulose having carboxyl groups has a carboxyl group concentration that is 0.1 mmol/g or more, and 3.0 mmol/g or less, and the second fine cellulose having carboxyl groups has a carboxyl group concentration that is 0.1 mmol/g or more, and 3.0 mmol/g or less;
the first and second fine celluloses having carboxyl groups have an average fiber width of 1 nm or more, and 50 nm or less; and
the first and second fine celluloses having carboxyl groups have an average fiber length ranging from not less than 100 to not more than 10000 times the average fiber width.