Patents Examined by Alexander S. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10414120
    Abstract: A load-bearing and heat-insulating structural element having a thickness and a planar extension composed of longitudinally cut Typha leaves, which yield rod-shaped Typha leaf particles, wherein the rod-shaped Typha leaf particles are oriented perpendicularly to the thickness of the structural element and are joined among each other by way of bonding, preferably a mineral bonding having no significant non-mineral additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventor: Werner Theuerkorn
  • Patent number: 10414117
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tile unit (10) that includes a resin net (20), a plurality of tiles (30) disposed on a front side of the resin net, and a magnet sheet (40) disposed on a back side of the resin net, with the tiles being bonded and fixed to the magnet sheet with the resin net interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBAL STONE MATERIAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ide
  • Patent number: 10415193
    Abstract: Various embodiments for a panel that may be combined with other similar panels to form a padding layer of an athletic field, or other surface, are disclosed. The panel for use in a padding layer of a panel system includes a top side having a center configured to support a top layer, the top side having a surface that slopes downwards from the center of the top side to edges of the panel, where the top side comprises top-side projections having a height varied from other ones of the top-side projections. The panel includes a bottom side having a plurality of bottom-side projections and a drainage hole that fluidly couples top-side projections with bottom-side projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: 4427017 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Frédéric Vachon
  • Patent number: 10406764
    Abstract: A method for repairing damage to a composite part includes creating an aperture through the composite part and preparing the surfaces surrounding the aperture on both sides of the part; inserting a plurality of resin impregnated fibers through the aperture and spreading the end portions of the plurality of fibers radially against the prepared surfaces on both sides of the part; and maintaining contact of the plurality of fibers with the prepared surfaces while the resin cures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Denver Ray Whitworth, Vance Newton Cribb
  • Patent number: 10390662
    Abstract: A paper towel having a full sheet includes differing tear forces between the main sheet portion and a plurality of smaller paper portions. The smaller paper portions may be detached from the main sheet as desired for use as a spill cleaner, napkin, tissue, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Nick Gordon
  • Patent number: 10392032
    Abstract: A side glazing of a transport vehicle, particularly a glazing for a tramway, includes a mounting plate that has a hole passing all the way through and opening onto the exterior face and onto the interior face of the mounting plate and a glazed element that has at least one hole passing all the way through and opening onto the exterior face and onto the interior face of the glazed element, the hole in the glazed element being coaxial with the hole in the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Guillaume Gastal, Andrzej Odulinsky
  • Patent number: 10391738
    Abstract: A vacuum heat-insulation material includes: at least one first fiber member; at least one second member that is placed around an outer peripheral part of the at least one first fiber member and that is thinner than an inner part; and at least one shell material that surrounds the at least one first fiber member and the at least one second fiber member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Baiyu Liu, Toru Okazaki, Terutsugu Segawa, Yasuhiro Asaida
  • Patent number: 10388263
    Abstract: A heat molded, transparent baffle for instrumental sound deflection is disclosed. The Baffle is a single, molded shield that reflects the sound in any direction the audio engineer decides. It is quickly mounted in one minute, transparent, and ready for sound check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: William Russell Berry
    Inventor: William Russell Berry
  • Patent number: 10384899
    Abstract: The current disclosure involves the arrangement and efficient deployment of self-adhering flexible sheet material in individual segments to encircle a bale of harvested material and isolate it from the wind, precipitation, and other elements as it remains in the field following the formation of the bale attendant with harvesting of the crop, until collected for further processing. For use with harvested crops such as cotton or hay, the individual wrapping segments further comprise adhering members, which cause a portion of a wrapping segment, generally found at what is considered a trailing end during a wrapping cycle, to releasably attach to adhering members on an opposite surface of the same wrapping segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: L.P. BROWN COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: James L. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10378696
    Abstract: A thermal insulating structure includes: at least two first multilayer vacuum insulators that adjoin each other and that cover a to-be-insulated surface; a retainer that is fixed to the to-be-insulated surface and that protrudes from a boundary between the first multilayer vacuum insulators; a second multilayer vacuum insulator that extends along the boundary and that covers the boundary, the second multilayer vacuum insulator including a through-hole formed therein, in which the retainer is inserted; and a keep plate that is fixed to the retainer and that holds the second multilayer vacuum insulator and the first multilayer vacuum insulators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuto Yamashiro, Tatsuya Imai, Osamu Muragishi, Ryosuke Uraguchi, Takashi Koumoto
  • Patent number: 10378793
    Abstract: A heat shield bladder includes first and second sheets of insulating material that form a bladder between the first and second sheets. At least one reflective foil is disposed within the bladder and a plurality of spacers are disposed within the bladder and positioned to space the at least one reflective foil from the first and second sheets of insulating material. Multiple reflective foils may be disposed within the bladder with spacers between each reflective foil. The heat shield bladder may be rolled into a tube shaped and used inside a pipe or formed into panels that may be used to line a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventor: Peter McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10378142
    Abstract: Scented device (1) for laundry to be used in a dryer machine, the scented device being made in elastomeric material, comprising a body (2) and being characterized by a plurality of lamellar rings (3) which are scented and flexible, layered one above the other to give the device (1) a rounded shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Castelberg Technologies S.r.l.
    Inventor: Carlo Pagani
  • Patent number: 10362908
    Abstract: A weighted towel manufactured from an absorbent material having weights near or at one end which allows a person with limited mobility, dexterity or range of motion to have the ability to dry himself; the weights allow the end to wrap around a body extremity to dry areas of a limb which are difficult to reach or touch, where the weights are heavy material enclosed in a pocket in the towel that allows the weight to conform to the limb, or the foot and toes when pressed against.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kathleen Quinn
  • Patent number: 10359144
    Abstract: An intermediate product for a vacuum insulation panel includes an outer covering member having a sealed space, a core material disposed in the sealed space and having heat insulation properties, and a first gas absorbent disposed in the sealed space, sealed by a container having gas barrier properties and absorbing a first specific gas, wherein the first specific gas is sealed in the sealed space, and an unsealing member configured to unseal the container when a pressing force is applied from an outside is attached to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10357937
    Abstract: A fiber laminate W is configured by laminating first to fourth fiber layers. The fiber laminate is provided with a taper section, in which the thickness changes depending on the position in the longitudinal direction. The first to fourth fiber layers are formed by discontinuous fibers and are configured with the orientation angles of the discontinuous fibers aligned in one direction. The orientation angles of the discontinuous fibers in the first to fourth fiber layers are different. In addition, the first to fourth fiber layers are provided with thickness changing sections, in which the thickness changes continuously while the density of fibers is kept constant irrespective of the position in the longitudinal direction. The taper section is configured by stacking the thickness changing sections. The change amount of the thickness of each thickness changing section is the same irrespective of the position in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Genki Yoshikawa, Ryuta Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10343369
    Abstract: A printable blank sheet includes a sheet with a first layer and a second layer attached to a bottom side of the first layer, slit-over-perforation line in the sheet, and an object held in the sheet. The slit-over-perforation lines define a periphery of the object in the sheet. The slit-over-perforation lines include cuts running through the first layer, and perforations running through the second layer underneath the cuts running through the first layer. A method for creating custom print objects includes running a printable blank sheet through a printer, wherein the sheet includes slit-over-perforation lines defining a periphery of an object in the sheet. The sheet is bent along the slit-over-perforation lines to weaken and separate the slit-over-perforation lines, and the object is detached from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Blank Acquisition, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Todd Carroll, Andrew R. Ogren
  • Patent number: 10337787
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator including a vacuum insulation panel. The vacuum insulation panel includes a core material, a covering material disposed outside the core material to form an accommodation space in which the core material is accommodated and a first adsorbent disposed in the accommodation space to be activated at a temperature higher than room temperature and to remove at least one of gases and water present in the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hoon Kal, Se Won Yook, Jin Hyun Park, Hae Yong Jung
  • Patent number: 10328832
    Abstract: A vehicle floor liner has a top surface and a bottom surface. The bottom surface includes a recess extending toward the top surface and a ridge extending away from the bottom surface and positioned around a periphery of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Husky Liners, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Douglas Johnson
  • Patent number: 10328494
    Abstract: A solid-lubricated metal cutter and processing method relates to the technical field of metal cutters. A surface texture morphology is worked out on a metal cutter, a solid lubricant is filled into the surface texture morphology, and a convex dam is arranged on the cutter surface on which surface texture morphology is located at a chip flow side. The surface texture morphology has micro-pit and micro-boss features, and can exert antifriction effect of a solid lubricant and anti-adhesion effect of micro-protrusions. The convex dam is arranged at an end of the micro-texture region away from the cutting blade, so that a part of the solid lubricant flows back to the texture region and thereby the utilization efficiency and retentiveness of the solid lubricant are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Yonghong Fu, Zhengyang Kang, Guowen Zou, Hao Wang, Xijun Hua, Jinghu Ji, Feng Zheng, Hao Fu
  • Patent number: 10322684
    Abstract: A vehicle interior panel includes a foam layer formed from a liquid foam precursor between a substrate and a visible decorative skin layer that has perforations formed therethrough. In some cases, the perforations are associated with a line of stitching sewn into and through the skin layer. A sealing film is located beneath the skin layer in the perforated region to prevent the liquid foam precursor from leaking through the perforations during foam formation. The sealing film extends beyond the perforated region and into a non-perforated region, in some cases extending substantially over the entire back side of the skin layer. In this manner, the edges of the sealing film do not cause visual blemishes on the visible surface of the decorative skin layer over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Bradley Kusky