Patents Examined by Aaron Austin
  • Patent number: 9919495
    Abstract: A fiber-metal laminate of mutually bonded fiber-reinforced composite layers and metal sheets comprises a combination of a fiber-reinforced composite layer and an adjacent metal sheet, in which combination the properties satisfy the following relations: Elam*Ecomp/(Emetal*tmetal2) has a value between a lower bound given by a*(Vf?c)(b/(Vf-c)) with b=0.36 and c=0.3??(1a) and zero when Vf?0.3,??(1b) and an upper bound given by a*(Vf?c)(b/(Vf-c)) with b=0.88 and c=0??(1c) 0.10?Vf<0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GTM-Advanced Products B.V.
    Inventors: Gregory Wilson, Rene Alderliesten, Jan Willem Gunnink
  • Patent number: 9919961
    Abstract: Absorbing layers of a low-emissivity (low-E) coating are designed to cause the coating to have a reduced film side reflectance which is advantageous for aesthetic purposes. In certain embodiments, the absorbing layers are metallic or substantially metallic (e.g., NiCr or NiCrNx) and are each provided between first and second nitride layers (e.g., silicon nitride based layers) in order to reduce or prevent oxidation of the absorbing layers during optional heat treatment (e.g., thermal tempering, heat bending, and/or heat strengthening). Coated articles according to certain example embodiments of this invention may be used in the context of insulating glass (IG) window units, other types of windows, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Anton Dietrich, Bernd Disteldorf, Piotr Kokot, Adam Tokarz
  • Patent number: 9890089
    Abstract: A rare earth silicate-based hermetic layer includes a thermal sprayed coating including a rare earth silicate having a hermetic microstructure. An environmental barrier coating includes a bond coat layer including silicon; and at least one rare earth silicate-based hermetic layer deposited on the bond coat layer by thermal spraying. The rare earth silicate-based hermetic layer includes a thermal sprayed coating including a rare earth silicate having a hermetic microstructure. An article for service in extreme environments may be provided with such an environmental barrier coating. A thermal spray feedstock for producing a rare earth silicate-based hermetic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Nicholas Edward Antolino, Luc Stephane Leblanc
  • Patent number: 9882007
    Abstract: Methods for mounting and dismounting thin and/or bowed semiconductor-on-diamond wafers (401) to a carrier (407) are disclosed that flatten said wafers and provide mechanical support to enable efficient semiconductor device processing on said semiconductor-on-diamond wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: RFHIC Corporation
    Inventors: Quentin Diduck, Daniel Francis, Frank Yantis Lowe, Felix Ejeckham
  • Patent number: 9872418
    Abstract: A panel having a pair of longitudinally extending side edges, spaced apart end edges located between said side edges, and first and second substantially planar side surfaces located between said side and end edges. Strengthening means is located along and extending away from the one side surface. Snap locking engagement means extends away from the one side surface and is located adjacent said end edges. The engagement means in use is operable to secure said panel to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: IDC SOLUTIONS PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Niall Coulter
  • Patent number: 9869533
    Abstract: A composite article having blast and ballistic resistance suitable for helmets, personal protection and hard armor applications comprises a high-strain hardening elastomeric layer and a layer of continuous yarns having a tenacity of 15 grams per dtex and a modulus of at least 500 grams per dtex or an oriented polyethylene sheet layer having a modulus ten times greater in one direction than in another direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, THE UNITED SATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Bryce Vanarsdalen, Philip Dudt, Roshdy G Barsoum, Alyssa Littlestone, Charles M Roland
  • Patent number: 9868473
    Abstract: A layered panel in which strength of a hinge can be improved regardless of the kinds of substrates configuring a front wall and a rear wall of the layered panel is provided. A layered panel in accordance with the present invention is a layered panel rotatable about a hinge as a rotary axis, characterized by including a front wall, a rear wall, and an intermediate layer interposed between the front wall and the rear wall, the hinge including the intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ishii, Kazuhiko Saeki
  • Patent number: 9856376
    Abstract: Films with optical transmittance of >80% between 400 and 750 nm and with coefficient of thermal expansion less than 20 ppm/° C. are prepared from aromatic polyamides that are soluble in polar organic solvents yet have glass transition temperatures >300° C. The films are crosslinked in the solid state by heating at elevated temperatures for short periods of time in the presence of multifunctional epoxides. Surprisingly, the optical and thermal properties of the films do not change significantly during the curing process. The temperature required for the crosslinking process to take place can be reduced by the presence of a few free, pendant carboxyl groups along the polyamide backbones. The films are useful as flexible substrates for electronic displays and photovoltaic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Akron Polymer Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Limin Sun, Dong Zhang, Frank W. Harris, Jiaokai Jing
  • Patent number: 9857850
    Abstract: A cover structure of a touch panel includes a cover plate, a patterned shielding layer, and a decoration layer. The cover plate has a visible region and a peripheral region including a mark region. The patterned shielding layer is disposed on the cover plate, and the patterned shielding layer is disposed in the peripheral region. The patterned shielding layer includes at least one hollow structure disposed in the mark region. A circumscribed region surrounding the hollow structure is defined in the mark region. A frame edge of the circumscribed region overlaps a most prominent circumscribed edge of the hollow structure. The decoration layer is disposed in the peripheral region and covers the hollow structure. An area of the decoration layer is larger than an area of the circumscribed region. A shape of the decoration layer corresponds to a shape of the frame edge of the circumscribed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Qunfeng Lin, Wenxin Ye, Huilin Ye, Zhuanyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9845418
    Abstract: Transparent, impact-resistant, anti-icing coatings are disclosed. In some variations, a transparent anti-icing coating comprises: a continuous matrix of a hardened material; asymmetric templates that inhibit wetting of water, wherein the asymmetric templates have a length scale from about 10-300 nanometers; porous voids surrounding the asymmetric templates, wherein the porous voids have a length scale from about 15-500 nanometers; and nanoparticles that inhibit heterogeneous nucleation of water, wherein the nanoparticles have an average size from about 5-50 nanometers. Disclosed coatings have transparencies of 90% or higher light transmission. These coatings utilize lightweight and environmentally benign materials that can be rapidly formed into coatings. A uniform distribution of particles and asymmetric templates throughout the coating allows it to be abraded, yet retain its anti-icing function as well as transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Adam F. Gross, Andrew P. Nowak
  • Patent number: 9840061
    Abstract: Structural panels and methods of making composite material for such structural panels may include applying a resin to a nonwoven fibrous web, where the nonwoven fibrous web includes a combination of glass fibers and polymer fibers. The web may be dried at a first stage temperature at or below a curing temperature of the resin for a time sufficient to substantially dry but not substantially cure the resin. The web may be laminated at a second stage temperature sufficient to fully cure the resin to produce a composite material. The second stage temperature may be above the melting point of the polymer fibers, and the resin may cause the composite material to retain a substantially rigid shape upon completion of the laminating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Alan Michael Jaffee
  • Patent number: 9840766
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component having a coating containing chromium, nitrogen and carbon. According to the invention the coating comprises a sliding layer having a ceramic phase and a carbon phase, the ceramic phase forms a crystalline ceramic phase from Crx(C1-yNy) with 0.8=x=1.2 and y>0.7, and the crystalline ceramic phase and the carbon phase form a layer system of alternating individual layers (A, B), wherein the carbon phase has interstices that are filled with the crystalline ceramic phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Monika Lehnert, Kurt Maier
  • Patent number: 9840435
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cover glass for a display, having high durability to slow cracking and strong abraded strength even though a compressive stress is large and a depth of a compressive stress layer is deep. The present invention relates to a cover glass for a display, in which a depth of a compressive stress layer (DOL) is 30 ?m or more, a surface compressive stress is 300 MPa or more, a position (HW) at which a compressive stress is half of a value of the surface compressive stress is a position of 8 ?m or more from a glass surface, and the depth of the compressive stress layer (DOL) and the position (HW) at which the compressive stress is half of the value of the surface compressive stress satisfy the following formula: 0.05?HW/DOL?0.23??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiki Ohara, Kazutaka Ono, Tetsuya Nakashima, Hiroyuki Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 9835892
    Abstract: A protective sheet includes a base layer, an interfacial layer, and a skin layer stacked in order. The base layer includes an aromatic polycarbonate resin, the interfacial layer includes an aliphatic polycarbonate resin; and the skin layer includes a cycloolefin polymer (COP) resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cheil Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Bae Wook Lee, Seok Jin Park, Jong Hyuk Eun, Sung Eun Lee, Young Pil Jung, O Yong Jeong
  • Patent number: 9827737
    Abstract: This relates to a composite structural element, in particular a rib or a spar, specifically for use in a torsion box of an aircraft structure such as a vertical tailplane, wherein the structural element defines a coordinate system with a first axis “a” wherein the structural element comprises a substantially planar main section defining a coordinate system with a first axis “a” extending along the longitudinal axis “L” of the structural element and a second axis “b” extending perpendicular to said longitudinal axis “L” within the planar main section and defining an angle of +90° with the first axis “a”, wherein the structural element contains a lay-up of single plies consisting of a fiber-reinforced composite material with a substantially unidirectional fiber orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Sergey Selyugin, Jan-Ronald Balzer
  • Patent number: 9832890
    Abstract: A cover window includes a light-transmitting substrate, a metal layer pattern on the light-transmitting substrate, the metal layer pattern being in a peripheral region of the light-transmitting substrate, a first light-blocking layer pattern on the metal layer pattern, a second light-blocking layer pattern extending from the light-transmitting substrate to the first light-blocking layer pattern, the second light-blocking layer pattern covering inner side surfaces of the metal layer pattern and the first light-blocking layer pattern, and a light-transmitting area on the light-transmitting substrate, the light-transmitting area being surrounded by the second light-blocking layer pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myung An Min
  • Patent number: 9825257
    Abstract: A light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting device (OLED) which can improve the brightness of a display or an illumination system to which an OLED is applied by improving light extraction efficiency and a method of manufacturing the same. The light extraction substrate for an OLED includes an oxide or nitride thin film formed on a substrate body. The oxide or nitride thin film includes a base layer formed on the substrate body, a first texture formed on the base layer, the first texture having a plurality of first protrusions which protrude continuously or discontinuously from the base layer, and a second texture having a plurality of second protrusions which protrude continuously or discontinuously from each outer surface of the first protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June Hyoung Park, Young Zo Yoo, Tae Jung Park, Seo Hyun Kim, Il Hee Baek, Gun Sang Yoon, Eun Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 9815418
    Abstract: Numerous fine projections (20) are formed interspersed on a plate-shape member (18), and the neutral plane (S) of each fine projection (20) is inclined at an inclination angle ? to the normal line (O) such that the contact center (Q) does not overlap with the base part in the plane direction of the surface (22), so when a pressing load (F) is applied, the moment acting on the fine projections (20) is large, and the fine projections (20) easily deform to bend in the respective inclination direction. By this means, the tactile softness (cushion properties) are improved by preventing the fine projections (20) from undergoing simple compression deformation in the axial direction, and stick-slip due to friction between the fine projections (20) and the surface (22) is avoided, making it possible to obtain a smooth and stable tactile softness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Miyashita, Kenichi Yoshida, Masamori Hirose, Hideaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 9816006
    Abstract: A coating process includes the successive steps of preparing the zone to be treated. At least one coat of a primer is applied to the prepared zone to obtain a thickness ranging from 100 to 450 micrometers. The zone to be treated is then reconditioned and a least one top coat is applied to obtain a thickness ranging from 100 to 450 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SARL SIMON
    Inventor: Dominique Simon
  • Patent number: 9809688
    Abstract: There is prepared a polyester sheet having a surface layer in which 0.05 to 2.0% by weight of an ester compound, which is synthesized by using a polyvalent organic acid having three or more carboxyl groups and an aliphatic monohydric alcohol having eight or more carbon atoms, and 0.01 to 0.5% by weight of inert inorganic particles having an average particle diameter of 2 to 15 ?m, are blended into a polyethylene terephthalate-based polymer. Accordingly, the polyester sheet has a rational balance between sliding properties and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TOMOYA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukitaka Kuroda, Yoshihiro Kitaguchi, Toshiyuki Uehara