Patents Examined by Alexander Thomas
  • Patent number: 10081156
    Abstract: A floor mat made of a rubber sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface with spaced-apart lugs extending therefrom, each lug having a pair of opposing nibs spaced-apart to define a passage therebetween with a longitudinal axis in a selected direction and the selected direction different from the direction of the longitudinal axis of the passage in an adjacent lug, which lugs cooperatively resist movement of the mat in response to loading by foot and wheeled cart traffic across the floor mat disposed on a floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: M+A MATTING, LLC
    Inventor: William Leon Tillery
  • Patent number: 10076983
    Abstract: A cover material for a vehicle seat sheet is provided. The cover material for a vehicle seat sheet includes a first fabric, a second fabric, and a decorative piping member. The decorative piping member includes an approximately rectangular seam margin part, a tubular part connected to a widthwise end part of the seam margin part, and a core part arranged in the tubular part in an inserted state. The decorative piping member includes a warp and a weft that both form the tubular part and the seam margin part, and an insertion thread that forms the core part. These are integrally woven with a loom. The seam margin part of the decorative piping member is sandwiched by and between an end part of the first fabric and an end part of the second fabric, and these parts are sewed together in a mutually overlapped state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SUMINOE TEXTILE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishikido, Jiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10065392
    Abstract: A stitched multi-layer fabric including a face layer, a barrier layer disposed over the face layer, where the barrier layer is configured to inhibit fluid flow, a batting layer disposed over the barrier layer, a first yarn disposed over the batting layer, and a second yarn securing the first yarn to the batting layer, securing the face layer, the barrier layer, and the batting layer together, and forming stitch holes in the barrier layer. A melted portion of the barrier layer fills a portion of the stitch holes in the barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SWNR Development, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Stanley Lumb, Daniel L. English
  • Patent number: 10068504
    Abstract: A device for presenting an image forming a triple display includes a base panel (1) made up of a rear or bottom plate (4) and a front plate (2) on which a central display is shown intended to be seen from head on to the base panel; and at least one lamella (10), preferably a plurality of lamellas, protruding from the front plate (2) and spaced apart from one another, each lamella (10) carrying on a left face a respective left sub-display and on a right face a respective right sub-display such that the left sub-displays in their entirety form a left display intended to be seen from the left of the base panel and the right sub-displays in their entirety form a right display intended to be seen from the right of the base panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Patrick Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 10026633
    Abstract: A wafer boat supporting a silicon wafer to be processed provides a sufficient anchor effect between a deposit film and a SiC coating film formed on a base material, and suppresses generation of particles due to peeling off of the deposit film. The vertical wafer boat includes a plurality of columns, being made of SiC-based material having a SiC coating film on a surface thereof, which contains shelf plate portions for supporting wafers, and a top plate and a bottom plate for fixing upper and lower ends of the columns, wherein a supporting plane which is in contact with an outer peripheral portion of the wafer is provided on an upper surface of the shelf plate portion, and a surface roughness Ra of a lower surface of the shelf plate increases toward a front side of the shelf plate portion from a rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: COORSTEK KK
    Inventor: Takeshi Ogitsu
  • Patent number: 10011207
    Abstract: A mat for removable installation on the floor surface of a vehicle foot well has at least one through-hole for receiving a mat retention device. At least one endless elastomeric sealing member extends radially inwardly from a general sidewall surface of the through-hole. A grommet for the through-hole includes a bottom grommet and a cap. An outer sealing surface of the grommet compresses the elastomeric sealing member of the through-hole, thereby creating an impermeable barrier to water incident on an upper surface of the mat body. The mat body may have an endless ridge on its upper surface that is radially outwardly spaced from the through-hole and that is compressibly engaged by a lower surface of a cap retention flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MACNEIL IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, Allan R. Thom, Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10012348
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated panel (VIP) and a method of manufacturing a VIP includes a rigid core material having high insulation and low conductivity properties. The rigid core may be made of an inorganic material that effectively mimics a porous silica core material. The core material includes large particles of an inorganic material having a diameter in a range of 10 ?m to 50 ?m. A portion of these large particles may be ground into small particles having a diameter of less than 1 ?m. The small particles are mixed with a portion of the large particles to form a core material which is then mixed with a fiber skeleton and compacted under vacuum along with a fibrous skeleton for structure. The resulting structure provides a porosity ranging from 10 nm to 1 ?m in diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Suman Sinha Ray, Ajith Rao
  • Patent number: 10006273
    Abstract: Improved containment mats and systems of containment mats may include multiple adjoining mats with a top surface and a bottom surface, and a liner material placed between the top and bottom surfaces. The multiple mats may provide a modular structural mat system that may be installed at a drill site, with multiple mats placed adjacent to each other with a lap joint connecting adjacent mats. A geotextile may be used to cover the lap joints and a coating applied to the geotextile. Such a system may provide containment of potential spills, a reliable working surface for drilling operations, and relatively fast and less expensive installation. The liner and geotextile may be a 100 mil well pad liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Diamond T Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Ingalls
  • Patent number: 9993999
    Abstract: A laminated windshield includes an outer glass layer, an inner glass layer and an intermediate plastic layer or interlayer that prevents the windshield from shattering. The laminated windshield also includes a channel or break line engineered to break outward toward the outer glass layer thereby providing an emergency escape path from the interior of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Liliana Alonso Vazquez, Francisco Fernandez, Raul Ezequiel Alvarez Ruiz
  • Patent number: 9980584
    Abstract: The disclosed “Quilt” is in two “Parts”, each Part having a level of insulation which is independent of the other Part. For example, one “Part” can be extremely warm, and the other “Part” can be extremely cool. Both “Parts” can then be joined together to form a “Quilt”. When juxtaposed the two separate “Parts” of the “Quilt”, are a reverse image of each other, sharing both Negative and Positive componentry of a joiner. In this instance a Hook and Loop fastener is sewn into the joining “Channel Wall” of each “Part”. The Hook Fastener tape is sewn along one half of the edge of the joining “Channel Wall” to the middle of the “Channel Wall”, and the other half of the joining “Channel Wall” is sewn with a Loop Fastener tape. This arrangement permits both “Parts” can be purchased separately, and joined together allowing the individual to choose their own level of thermal resistance independently, while still being joined up with another individual's chosen thermal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin John Carey
  • Patent number: 9982389
    Abstract: A paperband tearing strip for severing a paper web that moves from a papermaking plant onto a winding drum. The tearing strip is composed of a paper strip which has two longitudinally running lateral folds along which the paper strip is folded on top of itself. The central strip part in relation to the lateral strip parts has a thickness which is at least 1.5 times greater, and the width of said central strip part is at least one fifth of the width of the paper strip. The widths of the lateral strip parts each are at least one tenth of the width of the central strip part. The central strip part is formed with at least one fold on account of which the central strip part is configured to be at least quadruple-layered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Klaus Bartelmuss
  • Patent number: 9975309
    Abstract: An insert for use in a sandwich-type structure, such as a honeycomb panel, is provided that includes a plug and a sleeve. The sleeve includes a plurality of resilient beams, and when the plug is inserted into the sleeve, the resilient beams are elastically deflected by an exterior surface of a wall of the plug such that the insert is adjustable in height and can be positioned properly in an axial/insertion direction to accommodate sandwich-type structures of varying thickness. The result is an insert that maintains a flush profile with both opposing face sheets of the sandwich-type structure, thus reducing discontinuities in surface profile of the overall assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SPS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Nilesh Patel, Ismael Pacheco
  • Patent number: 9975373
    Abstract: The invention relates to an item comprising a mounting and at least one design element, such as a decorative element, embedded in the mounting, the mounting including at least one free surface portion, at least one first and one second body of material underlying the surface portion, a recess for the design element being made in the first and second bodies of the mounting and said design element being arranged in the recess, characterized in that the design element includes a first portion, which is visible from the free surface portion of the mounting, and a lateral extension relative to the first portion, said extension being covered by the first body of material so as to prevent any movement of the design element out of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Malika Ait Gherbi
  • Patent number: 9962027
    Abstract: A chair mat including a body having a perimeter. The perimeter is defined by a rear linear portion disposed opposite an arcuate lip portion, left and right rear arcuate portions separated by the rear linear portion, a left front arcuate portion separated from the left rear arcuate portion by a left linear portion, a right front arcuate portion separated from the right rear arcuate portion by a right linear portion, a left arcuate inwardly projecting portion separating the left front arcuate portion and the arcuate lip portion, and a right arcuate inwardly projecting portion separating the right front arcuate portion and the arcuate lip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Dimex Office Products LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Amrine, Kevin Morey, Forrest Adam Sanders
  • Patent number: 9962901
    Abstract: A three-dimensional gap-filled preform and a method of forming a three-dimensional gap-filled preform. The preforms comprise a base section of all integrally woven layers, a portion of that base separated into three sections, the outer two sections comprising integrally woven layers, and the middle section comprising an integrated gap filler. The integrated gap filler may comprise a center section of one woven layer, independently woven layers, integrally woven layers, or a plurality of layers of warp fibers that are not interwoven with weft fibers. The layers of the integrated gap filler compress or crumple up in the middle section and fill the formed gap or gaps, while the woven layers of the outer sections are folded to form the shape of the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 9964175
    Abstract: An isolator for damping heat and vibrations between a heat shield and heat source is provided. The isolator includes a housing and a washer. The housing surrounds a center opening and extends axially from a first end portion to a second end portion and includes an intermediate portion therebetween. The housing has a serpentine shape. The first end portion and the intermediate portion of the housing clamp a washer therebetween, and the second end portion and the intermediate portion of the housing clamp the heat shield therebetween. The washer includes a plurality of through openings between an outer periphery and the center opening for enhancing vibration dampening and minimizing heat transfer from the heat source to the heat shield. The isolator optionally includes a collar member disposed along the center opening of the washer to facilitate mounting of the isolator to the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul LLC
    Inventors: John Herald, David M. Toth
  • Patent number: 9950558
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for detachably supporting a decorative or graphic panel or covering upon a frame or door without leaving a mark or other visible evidence of the presence of the panel. The panel may be used to install a decorative panel on a door or a decorative image on a frame to be hung on a wall, for example. Specially designed corner supports are attached to the panel and looped over the respective corners of the door or frame. The decorative image or graphic may be applied to the visible face of the panel or covering by any practical process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9950490
    Abstract: A tearable core, adapted for winding a sheet product, includes a cylindrical body wall defining a longitudinal hole of longitudinal axis XX?. The cylindrical body wall is tearable from an edge, and includes an outer strip and an inner strip that are helically wound on one another and displacedly overlapped in a lateral direction parallel to the longitudinal axis XX?, and secured together through their mutually facing surfaces by a first region of attachment. The strips are made of the material having characteristics such that the inner strip and the outer strip are made of cardboard having different water drops. The cylindrical body wall is formed by securing together the outer strip, a first end part of the outer strip of one turn being superposed and secured to a second end part of the outer strip of an adjacent turn through their mutually facing surfaces by a second region of attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SCA TISSUE FRANCE
    Inventors: Gilles Cattacin, Damien Brendle
  • Patent number: 9944207
    Abstract: A holder for a replaceable mat used in a vehicle having a base and at least one flap with a free edge that secures the replaceable mat. The flap may be integral to the base and may also be flexible to improve the efficiency of loading the replaceable mat. In other embodiments the flap is independent from the base and operatively secured by an attachment device to the base. Other features improve the ease of use and protective capabilities of the holder. The holder also improves safety for use in vehicles and is inexpensive to manufacture. The replaceable mat is preferably absorbent and freely disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Silver Plume, LLC
    Inventor: Gwendolyn Mary Garbarino
  • Patent number: 9944052
    Abstract: A window assembly for a vehicle having an essentially chlorine-free modified polyolefin primer (24) disposed onto a transparent pane (12) and a two-shot encapsulant applied onto the primer is provided. The two-shot encapsulant includes a first encapsulation layer (22A) disposed on the primer (24) and a second encapsulation layer (22B) disposed on the first encapsulation layer (22A). The first encapsulation layer (22A) has a Shore D hardness of at least 39 and a Flexural modulus of at least 100 MPa, while the second encapsulation layer (22B) has a Shore A hardness of less than 90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AGC AUTOMOTIVE AMERICAS R&D, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Bennett