Patents Examined by A. A. Turner
  • Patent number: 10434838
    Abstract: A sun visor for a vehicle includes a visor panel carrying at least one fan or blower adapted to provide an airflow that is directionally adjustable independently of an orientation of the visor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies
    Inventors: Scott Holmes Dunham, Joseph John Bouwhuis, Bhavani Thota
  • Patent number: 10438801
    Abstract: A semiconductor memory device including a first semiconductor layer, first gate electrodes, a first gate insulating layer and a laminated film. The first semiconductor layer extends in a first direction intersecting a substrate. The first gate electrodes are arranged in the first direction and face the first semiconductor layer in a second direction intersecting the first direction. End portions of the first gate electrodes in the second direction have different positions from each other and form a stepped contact portion. The laminated film covers at least parts of upper surfaces and at least parts of side surfaces intersecting the second direction, of the first gate electrodes. The laminated film includes a first insulating layer, second semiconductor layers, a second gate insulating layer, and a second gate electrode. Positions in the first direction and positions in the second direction of the second semiconductor layers are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiwamu Sakuma, Masumi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 10436324
    Abstract: A piston ring for an internal combustion engine may include a substantially annular base of a ferrous alloy upon which is applied a coating. The coating may have a first bonding layer and at least a first external layer or a second external layer deposited upon the first bonding layer up to a maximum of 100 micrometers in thickness of a plurality of sequentially deposited first and second external layers. The first external layer may include a nitride of a doped metal chemical element, a doping element being aluminum. The second external layer may include a nitride of the metal chemical element. The first external layer may have a thickness greater than at least once a thickness of the second external layer and less than ten times the thickness of the second external layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Mahle Metal Leve S/A, Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Juliano Avelar Araujo, Paulo Jose Da Rocha Mordente, Robert R. Banfield
  • Patent number: 10431413
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an x-ray source and specifically to an x-ray source suitable for large area x-ray generation. The invention also relates to a system comprising such an x-ray source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LIGHTLAB SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Jonas Tirén
  • Patent number: 10431721
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device and a method for manufacturing the same which avoid a distinct color unevenness during the light emission even if variations are present among the light-emitting elements in the concentration of the phosphor that precipitates in the resin for sealing the light-emitting elements. The light-emitting device includes a substrate, a plurality of light-emitting elements that are mounted on the substrate, a first resin layer that integrally seals the light-emitting elements and includes a first phosphor that is excited by light from the light-emitting elements at a concentration that is high as it goes to a lower end near the substrate from an upper end distant from the substrate, and a second resin layer that is provided at an upper side of the first resin layer and includes a second phosphor that is excited by light from the light-emitting elements at a uniform concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sadato Imai, Tatsuya Katoh, Masahiro Watanabe, Kazuki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10428416
    Abstract: Provided are a coating film, a manufacturing method for the same, and a PVD device that not only sufficiently improve the balance of low-friction properties and wear resistance, but also improve chipping resistance (defect resistance) and peeling resistance. This coating film coats a substrate surface, wherein a hard carbon layer is formed extending in columns-shape perpendicular to the substrate when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image, the hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, and the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON ITF, INC., NIPPON PISTON RING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Moriguchi, Tadashi Saito, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Tetsumi Arahi, Katsuaki Ogawa, Takahiro Okazaki, Hiroyuki Sugiura, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 10428417
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a body and a hard and wear resistant PVD coating on the body, wherein the body is made from a cemented carbide, cermet, ceramics, polycrystalline diamond or polycrystalline cubic boron nitride based materials. The coating includes a first (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating and a second (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating. The first (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating can be a single layer, and the second (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating can be a laminated structure, wherein the first (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating includes a (Ti1-xAlx)Nz-layer where 0.1<x<0.4, 0.6<z<1.2, and wherein the second (Ti,Al)-based nitride sub-coating includes a (Ti1-x1-y1Alx1Cry1)Nz1 layer where 0.5<x1<0.75, 0.05<y1<0.2, 0.6<z1<1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Seco Tools AB
    Inventors: Jon Andersson, Mats Johansson Jöesaar, Stefan Larsson
  • Patent number: 10427633
    Abstract: [Object] To improve load resistance performance in response to collision. [Solution] An end structure of a vehicle according to the present invention includes: a beam 2 that extends in a vehicle width direction; and a connecting structure 3 that connects the beam 2 to a vehicle body frame. In a cross-sectional view perpendicular to the vehicle width direction, the beam 2 includes a first top surface part 2a and a first bottom surface part 2b which face each other, a first side surface part 2c that connects one ends of the first top surface part 2a and the first bottom surface part 2b, and first flange parts 2d that are formed to protrude vertically outwardly at the other ends of the first top surface part 2a and the first bottom surface part 2b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Mikazuki, Eiji Isogai, Kenji Yamamoto, Takashi Ariga, Seiya Ishii
  • Patent number: 10431563
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) chip carrier includes one or more memory devices therein. The memory is integrated into the carrier prior to the IC chip being connected to the carrier. Therefore, the IC chip may be connected to the memory at the same time as the IC chip is connected to the carrier. Because the memory is integrated into the IC chip carrier, prior to the IC chip being attached thereto, reliability concerns that result from attaching the memory to the IC chip carrier affect the IC chip carrier and do not affect the yield of the relatively more expensive IC chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L. Arvin, Brian M. Erwin, Mark W. Kapfhammer, Brian W. Quinlan, Charles L. Reynolds, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10427168
    Abstract: Precipitator unit of a two-stage electro filter where air to be cleaned from electrically charged particles is intended to flow through the unit. Said unit comprising at least two cylindrical precipitators (10, 11) that each comprise at least two electrode elements arranged at a gap distance from each other. Each one of the precipitators (10, 11) is also intended to be connected to a high voltage source. The respective electrode elements of a precipitator (10, 11) are connected to different poles of the high voltage source. The main planes of the precipitators (10, 11) are axially spaced in the air flow direction and a cone shaped duct (21) extends between the circumference of the first precipitator (10) and a center opening (13) of the second precipitator (11). A first amount of polluted air flows across the area of the first precipitator (10) and continues afterwards through the inside of the cone shaped duct (21) and out of the unit through the center opening (13) of the second precipitator (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Eurus AirTech AB
    Inventor: Andrzej Loreth
  • Patent number: 10424704
    Abstract: A light-emitting device package according to an embodiment includes first and second lead frames, a package body exposing a portion of a front surface of at least one of the first or second lead frame, a light-emitting device, a protecting device, and at least one wire configured to electrically connect the exposed front surface of at least one of the first or second lead frame to at least one of the light-emitting device or the protecting device, wherein the exposed front surface of at least one of the first or second lead frame includes at least one bonding area connected to the at least one wire, wherein the at least one bonding area has a planar shape in which the at least one bonding area is disposed so as to contact a corner of the exposed front surface of at least one of the first or second lead frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Yu, Bong Kul Min
  • Patent number: 10422306
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge for use with an air cleaner assembly is provided. A variety of features for the air filter cartridge are characterized. An example air filter cartridge is depicted, which includes opposite flow faces. A preform secured to the media pack, with a seal member is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Flagstad, Michael Carlson
  • Patent number: 10414250
    Abstract: A vehicle exterior windshield visor accessory is provided which is configured to assist in managing some of the unwanted outdoor elements such as excessive wind and bright sunlight. In a version, the visor accessory is generally configured to be operably and attachably removable with existing and future exposed top or removable top type vehicles having a roll cage. Generally, the visor accessory includes a front shade panel assembly, a first and second lateral end shade panels, and a means for securing each end shade panel to the roll cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Dwayne A. Seeling
  • Patent number: 10415119
    Abstract: In one aspect sintered cemented carbide articles are described herein which, in some embodiments, exhibit enhanced resistance to wear and thermal fatigue. Further, sintered cemented carbide articles described herein can tolerate variations in carbon content without formation of undesirable phases, including eta phase and/or free graphite (C-type porosity). Such tolerance can facilitate manufacturing and use of carbide grades where carbon content is not strictly controlled. A sintered cemented carbide body described herein comprises a hard particle phase including tungsten carbide and a metallic binder phase comprising at least one of cobalt, nickel and iron and one or more alloying additives, wherein the sintered cemented carbide has a magnetic saturation (MS) ranging from 0% to 73% and no eta phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: KENNAMETAL INC.
    Inventors: Pankaj B. Trivedi, Pankaj Kumar Mehrotra
  • Patent number: 10418240
    Abstract: A nitride semiconductor structure includes a substrate, a nitride semiconductor layer, and a buffer stack layer between the substrate and the nitride semiconductor layer. The buffer stack layer includes a plurality of metal nitride multilayers repeatedly stacked, wherein each of the metal nitride multilayers consists of a first, a second, and a third metal nitride thin films in sequence, or consists of the first, the third, the second, and the third metal nitride thin films in sequence. The aluminum concentration of the first metal nitride thin film is higher than that of the third metal nitride thin film, and the aluminum concentration of the third metal nitride thin film is higher than that of the second metal nitride thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ELITE ADVANCED LASER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun-Chuan Lin, Jin-Hsiang Liu, Yu-Lin Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10414316
    Abstract: A trim panel includes a container holder operably coupled to a storage area. A scuff plate is positioned below the trim panel. The scuff plate has a container receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gustavo Llamas Maldonado, Jose Carlos Hernandez, Jorge Araujo Nieto
  • Patent number: 10414247
    Abstract: An air blower device of an air-conditioning system for a vehicle including: a blower case including a duct part having an indoor air inlet and an outdoor air inlet, an air blowing part connected with an inlet of an air-conditioning case and a connection part for connecting the duct part with the air blowing part, the connection part having an insertion part of which the certain area is hollowed; an indoor and outdoor air converting door disposed inside the duct part of the blower case to open and close the indoor air inlet and the outdoor air inlet; an air blower is disposed inside the air blowing part of the blower case to forcedly blow air; an electric dust collector located at the connection part through the insertion part of the blower case; and a cover for opening and closing the insertion part of the blower case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HANON SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Yong Jun Jee, Ji Yong Park
  • Patent number: 10414944
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel antifouling article comprising a base material, a diamond-like carbon layer and an antifouling coating layer which is formed on the diamond-like carbon layer from a surface treating agent comprising a perfluoropolyether group-containing compound and having high acid resistant and alkaline resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Mohara, Hisashi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 10406996
    Abstract: A luggage side trim includes a body portion having an upper edge portion extending in a vehicular front-rear direction, a wall portion extending in a vehicular width direction from a part of the upper edge portion, the wall portion having an insertion hole through which a damper is to be inserted, and a slit that is communicated with the insertion hole and extends upward and toward a vehicular exterior side from the insertion hole and has a damper insertion opening being open toward the vehicular exterior side, the damper insertion opening receiving the damper that is to be guided along the slit toward the insertion hole when the luggage side trim is mounted on the vehicular panel. When the luggage side trim is mounted on the vehicular panel, an upper edge of the upper edge portion is above the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teruki Ono, Haruko Sato
  • Patent number: 10407777
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate of cemented carbide, cermet, ceramics, steel or cubic boron nitride, a multi-layered wear resistant coating and at least two refractory coating layers deposited. The at least two refractory coating layers include a first coating layer and a second coating layer deposited on top of each other. The first coating layer is titanium aluminum nitride or carbonitride Ti1-uAluCvNw, with 0.2?u?1.0, 0?v?0.25 and 0.7?w?1.15 deposited by CVD. The second coating layer is titanium carbonitride TixCyN1-y, with 0.85?x?1.1 and 0.4?y?0.85, and is deposited on top of the first coating layer by MT-CVD. The second TixCyN1-y coating layer has a columnar grain morphology and the overall fiber texture of the TixCyN1-y coating layer is characterized by a texture coefficient TC (1 1 1)>2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: WALTER AG
    Inventors: Dirk Stiens, Thorsten Manns, Sakari Ruppi