Patents Assigned to The Diller Corporation
  • Patent number: 10440828
    Abstract: A laminate having an integrated electrical component disposed within the laminate is disclosed. The laminate includes a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer, comprising an electrically-conductive material, disposed over a portion of the first paper layer; a second electrically-conductive layer, comprising the electrically-conductive material, disposed over another portion of the first paper layer; an electrical component disposed over the first and second electrically-conductive layers; and an insulating layer disposed over the electrical component. The first paper layer and the insulating layer encapsulate the first electrically-conductive layer, the second electrically-conductive layer, and the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Jacob Kramer, Kevin Francis O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190267562
    Abstract: A laminate with a photovoltaic cell (e.g., an organic photovoltaic cell, or an inorganic photovoltaic cell) embedded within the laminate includes a first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer comprising an electrically-conductive material, the first electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the first paper layer; at least one photovoltaic active material layer disposed over the first electrically-conductive layer; a second electrically-conductive layer comprising a translucent electrically-conductive material, the second electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the photovoltaic active material layer; a translucent insulating layer disposed over the second electrically-conductive layer, wherein the first paper layer and the translucent insulating layer encapsulate the photovoltaic cell comprising the first electrically-conductive layer, the photovoltaic active material layer, and the second electrically-conductive layer within the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin Francis O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190203925
    Abstract: A laminate having an electroluminescent element disposed within the laminate is disclosed. The laminate includes a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer comprising an electrically-conductive material, the first electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the first paper layer; a dielectric layer disposed over the first electrically-conductive layer; a light emissive layer comprising an electroluminescent material, the light emissive layer being disposed over the dielectric layer; a second electrically-conductive layer comprising a translucent electrically-conductive material, the second electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the light emissive layer; an insulating layer disposed over the second electrically-conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Jacob Kramer
  • Patent number: 10228123
    Abstract: A laminate having an electroluminescent element disposed within the laminate is disclosed. The laminate includes a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer comprising an electrically-conductive material, the first electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the first paper layer; a dielectric layer disposed over the first electrically-conductive layer; a light emissive layer comprising an electroluminescent material, the light emissive layer being disposed over the dielectric layer; a second electrically-conductive layer comprising a translucent electrically-conductive material, the second electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the light emissive layer; an insulating layer disposed over the second electrically-conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Jacob Kramer
  • Publication number: 20180301268
    Abstract: A laminate includes multiple paper layers, with at least one induction coil comprising first and second sets of windings. Two or more paper layers include the sets of windings comprising an electrically-conductive material. The sets of windings may be distributed throughout the laminate layers and provide good wireless induction charging performance in a compact space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Jacob Kramer, Kevin Francis O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20180302089
    Abstract: A laminate having capacitive switch disposed within the laminate is disclosed. The laminate includes a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer comprising an electrically-conductive material, the first electrically-conductive layer being disposed over a portion of the first paper layer; a second electrically-conductive layer comprising the electrically-conductive material, the second electrically-conductive layer being disposed over another portion of the first paper layer; an insulating layer disposed over the first and second electrically-conductive layers. The first paper layer and the insulating layer encapsulate the first and second electrically-conductive layers within the laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Jacob Kramer
  • Publication number: 20180299116
    Abstract: A laminate having an electroluminescent element disposed within the laminate is disclosed. The laminate includes a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer comprising an electrically-conductive material, the first electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the first paper layer; a dielectric layer disposed over the first electrically-conductive layer; a light emissive layer comprising an electroluminescent material, the light emissive layer being disposed over the dielectric layer; a second electrically-conductive layer comprising a translucent electrically-conductive material, the second electrically-conductive layer being disposed over the light emissive layer; an insulating layer disposed over the second electrically-conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Jacob Kramer
  • Publication number: 20180302987
    Abstract: A laminate having an integrated electrical component disposed within the laminate is disclosed. The laminate includes a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer, comprising an electrically-conductive material, disposed over a portion of the first paper layer; a second electrically-conductive layer, comprising the electrically-conductive material, disposed over another portion of the first paper layer; an electrical component disposed over the first and second electrically-conductive layers; and an insulating layer disposed over the electrical component. The first paper layer and the insulating layer encapsulate the first electrically-conductive layer, the second electrically-conductive layer, and the electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Jacob Kramer, Kevin Francis O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20180301267
    Abstract: A laminate includes multiple paper layers, with at least one induction coil comprising first and second sets of windings. Two or more paper layers include the sets of windings comprising an electrically-conductive material. The sets of windings may be distributed throughout the laminate layers and provide good wireless induction charging performance in a compact space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Jacob Kramer, Kevin Francis O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10030309
    Abstract: A chemical engraving machine to engrave a plate of stainless steel moved along an horizontal direction, said machine comprising a base, an acid liquid circuit adapted to chemically attack said plate of stainless steel at locations where it is not protected by a protection mask, a lower guiding device, an upper guiding device, the lower and upper guiding devices being configured to maintain said plate of stainless steel substantially vertically, and a nozzle support bearing a plurality of spraying nozzles projecting horizontally the acid liquid toward the plate of stainless steel. A method chemically engraves a plate of stainless steel in a vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Franck Dupuy, Joël Harmand, Inocencio Marcos, François Lapeyre
  • Patent number: 9881727
    Abstract: Decorative, multi-layer surfacing materials, surfaces made therewith, methods of making such and wireless power transmission using the same, which surfacing materials comprise: a first resin-impregnated paper layer and a second resin-impregnated paper layer, and a first conductive material having a first terminus and a second terminus and capable of carrying an electric current from the first terminus to the second terminus; wherein the first conductive material is disposed on a first surface of the first resin-impregnated paper layer; wherein the first resin-impregnated paper layer and the second resin-impregnated paper layer are disposed in a stacked and compressed such that the first conductive material is encapsulated between the first resin-impregnated paper layer and the second resin-impregnated paper layer; and wherein at least one of the first resin-impregnated paper layer, the second resin-impregnated paper layer or an optional additional resin-impregnated paper layer is a decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Francis O'Brien, Bryce Lamar Cole, Robert Jacob Kramer
  • Patent number: 8991127
    Abstract: Visible and concealed cladding systems used for attaching laminate panels to building structures are provided. The visible cladding systems comprise tracks and sliding clips to slide the laminate panel into the desired location on the building wall. The concealed cladding systems comprise hanger elements to attach a laminate panel to the building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin Todd, Joe Ramuta
  • Publication number: 20150053646
    Abstract: A chemical engraving machine to engrave a plate of stainless steel moved along an horizontal direction, said machine comprising a base, an acid liquid circuit adapted to chemically attack said plate of stainless steel at locations where it is not protected by a protection mask, a lower guiding device, an upper guiding device, the lower and upper guiding devices being configured to maintain said plate of stainless steel substantially vertically, and a nozzle support bearing a plurality of spraying nozzles projecting horizontally the acid liquid toward the plate of stainless steel. A method chemically engraves a plate of stainless steel in a vertical position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Franck Dupuy, Joël Harmand, Inocencio Marcos, François Lapeyre
  • Publication number: 20140260042
    Abstract: Visible and concealed cladding systems used for attaching laminate panels to building structures are provided. The visible cladding systems comprise tracks and sliding clips to slide the laminate panel into the desired location on the building wall. The concealed cladding systems comprise hanger elements to attach a laminate panel to the building wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin Todd, Joe Ramuta
  • Patent number: 8778114
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shaped counter top edge includes heating a sheet laminate to an elevated temperature, bending the sheet laminate to a formed laminate, and applying adhesive to at least one of the formed laminate or a substrate comprising a substrate upper face, a substrate lower face, and a substrate shaped edge positioned between the substrate upper face and the substrate lower face. The method also includes positioning the formed laminate proximate to the substrate upper face, the substrate lower face, and the substrate shaped edge, and clamping the formed laminate to the substrate upper face, the substrate lower face, and the substrate shaped edge of the substrate with a clamping press assembly until the adhesive cures to form a substrate/laminate assembly from the formed laminate and the substrate. The method further includes cutting a portion of the substrate/laminate assembly to form the shaped counter top edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Matt Dufinetz, John Pehr
  • Patent number: 8769901
    Abstract: Visible and concealed cladding systems used for attaching laminate panels to building structures are provided. The visible cladding systems comprise tracks and sliding clips to slide the laminate panel into the desired location on the building wall. The concealed cladding systems comprise hanger elements to attach a laminate panel to the building wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin Todd, Joe Ramuta
  • Patent number: 8726962
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to manufacture shaped counter top edges for custom counter tops. Sheet laminate is heated, clamped to a post form mold with clamping screws, and then formed around the post form mold into formed laminate. The formed laminate is then bonded to a substrate using adhesive and a bonding fixture having a plurality of bonding presses. Each bonding press has a pair of mutually opposed bonding press molds, each bonding press mold having a bonding press mold groove sized to admit a formed laminate around an edge of the substrate. Clamps hold the bonding press molds together, thereby urging the formed laminate into intimate contact with the substrate until the adhesive cures. A counter top edge is cut from the resulting substrate/laminate assembly at an edge first cut angle and an edge second cut angle to provide a neat and aesthetically pleasing installation on a counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventor: John W. Pehr
  • Patent number: 8703833
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to solid surface sheets and methods of making solid surface sheets, wherein the method comprises dissolving post-consumer recycled polystyrene in a first liquid resin precursor to form a blend, solidifying the blend via curing, grinding the solidified blend into recycled particles, adding the recycled particles and filler into a second liquid resin precursor to produce a solid surface precursor, and molding and curing the solid surface precursor to produce the solid surface sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: The Diller Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin O'Brien, Dave Swenson
  • Publication number: 20130248115
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to manufacture shaped counter top edges for custom counter tops. Sheet laminate is heated, clamped to a post form mold with clamping screws, and then formed around the post form mold into formed laminate. The formed laminate is then bonded to a substrate using adhesive and a bonding fixture having a plurality of bonding presses. Each bonding press has a pair of mutually opposed bonding press molds, each bonding press mold having a bonding press mold groove sized to admit a formed laminate around an edge of the substrate. Clamps hold the bonding press molds together, thereby urging the formed laminate into intimate contact with the substrate until the adhesive cures. A counter top edge is cut from the resulting substrate/laminate assembly at an edge first cut angle and an edge second cut angle to provide a neat and aesthetically pleasing installation on a counter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: The Diller Corporation
    Inventor: John W. Pehr
  • Publication number: 20130228269
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shaped counter top edge includes heating a sheet laminate to an elevated temperature, bending the sheet laminate to a formed laminate, and applying adhesive to at least one of the formed laminate or a substrate comprising a substrate upper face, a substrate lower face, and a substrate shaped edge positioned between the substrate upper face and the substrate lower face. The method also includes positioning the formed laminate proximate to the substrate upper face, the substrate lower face, and the substrate shaped edge, and clamping the formed laminate to the substrate upper face, the substrate lower face, and the substrate shaped edge of the substrate with a clamping press assembly until the adhesive cures to form a substrate/laminate assembly from the formed laminate and the substrate. The method further includes cutting a portion of the substrate/laminate assembly to form the shaped counter top edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: THE DILLER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matt Dufinetz, John Pehr