Patents Examined by Brent T. O'Hern
  • Patent number: 10974480
    Abstract: A kinetic energy absorptive composite article includes a first ply and a plurality of inherently straight first fibers contained in the first ply. First length portions of the first fibers are arranged with first localized ripples that deviate from and return to individual first routes of respective first length portions. The article includes a second ply parallel to the first ply, a plurality of inherently straight second fibers contained in the first ply or the second ply, and a matrix material at least partially encapsulating the first and second plies. Second length portions of the second fibers are arranged without localized ripples or with second localized ripples that deviate from individual second routes of respective second length portions to a lesser extent than the first localized ripples and return to the individual second routes. The second routes are substantially parallel to the first routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Michael P. Kozar
  • Patent number: 10974489
    Abstract: A laminated film has a multilayer structure with outermost layers 1 and 2 composed mainly of a resin, wherein the multilayer structure has first and second layers alternately laminated in the thickness direction so that the total number of the first and second layers is 30 or more, the first layer is a birefringent layer composed mainly of a resin and is 10-1,000 nm thick, the second layer is an isotropic layer composed mainly of a resin and is 10-1,000 nm thick, the thicknesses of the first and second layers increase along the thickness direction from the outermost layer 2 side to the outermost layer 1 side, the total thickness of the outermost layers is 10% or more of the total thickness of the multilayer structure, and the thickness of the outermost layer 1 is larger than the thickness of the outermost layer 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TEIJIN FILM SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Dai Nakagawa, Nobuyuki Nakanishi, Tomoka Yoshimura, Mitsuo Tojo
  • Patent number: 10978218
    Abstract: The invention provides a hydrogel network comprising a plurality of hydrogel objects, wherein each of said hydrogel objects comprises: a hydrogel body, and an outer layer of amphipathic molecules, on at least part of the surface of the hydrogel body, wherein each of said hydrogel objects contacts another of said hydrogel objects to form an interface between the contacting hydrogel objects. A process for producing the hydrogel networks is also provided. The invention also provides an electrochemical circuit and a hydrogel component for mechanical devices comprising a hydrogel network. Various uses of the hydrogel network are also described, including their use in synthetic biology and as components in electrochemical circuits and mechanical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Oxford University Innovation Limited
    Inventors: John Hagan Pryce Bayley, Kunwar Tanuj Sapra
  • Patent number: 10971374
    Abstract: A semi-insulating compound semiconductor substrate includes a semi-insulating compound semiconductor, the semi-insulating compound semiconductor substrate being configured such that, on a major plane having a plane orientation of (100), a standard deviation/average value of specific resistance measured at intervals of 0.1 mm along equivalent four directions in a <110> direction from a center of the major plane, and a standard deviation/average value of specific resistance measured at intervals of 0.1 mm along equivalent four directions in a <100> direction from the center of the major plane are each not more than 0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsushi Hashio, Kazuaki Konoike, Takuya Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10962435
    Abstract: A breathable waterproof sheet, which interposes a support layer having a plurality of holes formed therein, thus preventing a waterproof air-permeable layer from colliding with a pressure sensor by a water pressure. The breathable waterproof sheet includes a waterproof air-permeable layer formed of a film having elasticity, an adhesive layer having one surface adhered to one surface of the waterproof air-permeable layer, and a support layer having a plurality of air-permeable holes formed therein and having one surface adhered to the other surface of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: In-Yong Seo
  • Patent number: 10960648
    Abstract: An automotive laminated glass includes a thermoplastic interlayer film, a curved first glass sheet, and a curved second glass sheet. The thermoplastic interlayer film is disposed between the first and second glass sheets. The first glass sheet is a 0.7- to 3-mm thick non-chemically strengthened glass sheet including a convex-side first main surface and a concave-side second main surface facing the thermoplastic interlayer film. The second glass sheet is an ion-exchanged, 0.3- to 1.5-mm thick chemically strengthened glass sheet including a convex-side third main surface facing the thermoplastic interlayer film and a concave-side fourth main surface. The second glass sheet is thinner than the first glass sheet. The convex-side third main surface has a compressive stress layer thicker than that on the concave-side fourth main surface, and the second glass sheet is adjusted to fit the curvature of the first glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Mitamura, Tatsuya Tsuzuki, Hiroki Nakamura, Naoya Hirata
  • Patent number: 10964912
    Abstract: Provided is a protective structure including an auxiliary layer and a hard coating layer. The auxiliary layer has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The hard coating layer is located on the second surface of the auxiliary layer. The Young's modulus of the auxiliary layer is gradually increased from the second surface to the first surface. An electronic device with the same is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Intellectual Property Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Hui Yeh, Jui-Chang Chuang, Li-Ching Wang, Cheng-Yueh Chang, Chyi-Ming Leu, Shih-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10959354
    Abstract: Electromagnetically shielding an enclosable structure having a floor, walls, a ceiling, and at least one closeable opening by applying a shielding wallcovering to at least a portion of one of the walls and applying a second type of shielding material to at least a portion of the enclosable structure, wherein the second type of shielding material differs from the shielding wallcovering. The shielding wall covering is wallpaper comprising a metal-coated broad good and a resin. Other types of shielding material may include a transparent, shielding window covering such as NiCVD coated screen of woven silk fibers; shielded flooring such as a layered combinations of Kevlar non-woven as a base layer, nickel-coated non-woven layers, and a PCF toughened polymer; and a transition shielding strip made of a base layer of the shielding wallpaper with a PCF toughened polymer coating over a portion of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Conductive Composites Company IP, LLC
    Inventors: George Clayton Hansen, Nathan D. Hansen, Jared Thompson Weese
  • Patent number: 10945412
    Abstract: A method of protecting a teat opening with a teat opening protection patch, which is stuck to portions inclusive of the teat openings of livestock, and includes a laminate 1 of an elastic sheet 2 and an adhesive layer 3 laminated on one surface of the elastic sheet 2, the laminate 1 having a double-stretched tensile stress in a range of 0.1 to 5 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuhiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 10946596
    Abstract: Precursors, and methods for manufacturing perforated composite parts, an exemplary precursor including structural fibers embedded in a cured matrix material and interposed between two removable plies, where the precursor may also have a sacrificial fiber extending through the removable plies, the matrix material and between the structural fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHORT BROTHERS PLC
    Inventors: Robert Samuel Wilson, Tony Millar
  • Patent number: 10945475
    Abstract: A garment or accessory is provided having an elasticized portion, said elasticized portion being free of stitches or holes. The elasticized portion comprises a fabric portion of the accessory or garment to be elasticized; and a length of elastic element. The length of elastic element is applied to the fabric by a means selected from the group consisting of direct welding and indirect welding. A method is provided for elasticizing a fabric, said elasticized fabric being free of stitches or holes. The method involves providing a stack of fabric to be elasticized; stretching and positioning a length of elastic element against a first of the fabric in the stack; applying one or more ends of the elastic element to the fabric by a means selected from directly welding and indirectly welding; moving the first fabric to expose the next fabric in the stack to be elasticized; and repeating the steps for the next fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMED MEDICAL PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: David Randall Ponich, Joshua Alfred Eulert, Enrico Wing Kei Fok, Lucas Paul Ethier
  • Patent number: 10946614
    Abstract: The invention relates to a structural member comprising: a core portion that defines at least one anchor point, the core having at least one surface, a fibre tow arranged in a closed loop on the surface of the core portion, the loop defining a boundary of a space which contains the at least one anchor point, and a protective shell formed from a woven fibre sheet material which covers the fibre tow, and in which the core, fibre tow and the protective shell are impregnated and bound together by a cured resin. The invention also relates to a method of constructing a structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: WILLIAMS ADVANCED ENGINEERING LIMITED
    Inventor: Iain Bomphray
  • Patent number: 10948477
    Abstract: A moistureproof container for accommodating a biochemical test strip. The moistureproof container includes a moistureproof unit disposed in the container body which houses the biochemical test strip. The moistureproof unit is formed of a hydrophilic polymer material on a surface of a carrier. The moistureproof unit is disposed in the container body which houses the biochemical test strip and absorbs the moisture in the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Liao-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10940648
    Abstract: A three dimensional permeable thermoplastic tape useful for joining of layers of fiber tows (plies) together so as to form highly toughened resin infused structures. In one or more embodiments, the tape is manufactured using three dimensional printing and is applied between layers of fiber tows so as to tack the layers of fiber tows in place and prevent movement of the layers of fiber tows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul Evans, Christopher A. Howe, Kariza Martin, Thomas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10934767
    Abstract: Vacuum insulating glass or other such vacuum insulating material may be provided with a first plate and a second plate that are arranged in mutually opposed fashion so as to straddle therebetween a space of a gap that is a vacuum layer. The first plate may have, in order of lamination from the exterior, a first electrically conductive layer, and a first charged insulator. The second plate may have, in order of lamination from the exterior, a second electrically conductive layer, and a second charged insulator which is charged with charge of the same polarity as the first charged insulator. A repulsive force that is a Coulomb force which acts between the first charged insulator and the second charged insulator may substantially balance and counteract a tendency of ambient atmospheric pressure to reduce the length of the gap between the first plate and the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tangent Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 10933610
    Abstract: The application discloses a display screen. The display screen includes a screen body including a cover glass and a substrate glass. The cover glass and the substrate glass each has a bonding surface and an outer surface opposite to the bonding surface. The outer surfaces of the cover glass and the substrate glass are provided with a cracking prevention layer at least in a peripheral region of a predetermined slotted region of the screen body. In a screen body cutting method disclosed in the application, cracking prevention layers are formed on the outer surfaces of both the cover glass and the substrate glass, so as to reduce the edge cracking or breaking of the screen body during the slotting and to reduce crack generated in the cover glass and the substrate glass, thereby improving overall strength of the screen body and increasing the yield of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Jintao Liu, Suhua Li, Peng Wang, Hailiang Liu
  • Patent number: 10932508
    Abstract: The present invention is an artificial tree consisting of a shape such as conical wherein there is an artificial outer layer, e.g. artificial grass, a solidified foam core, and a post molded into the foam core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Terry K. Webb
  • Patent number: 10927046
    Abstract: A coated component, along with methods of making and using the same, is provided. The coated component includes a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) substrate comprising silicon carbide and having a surface; a mullite/NOSC bondcoat on the surface of the substrate; and an environmental barrier coating on the mullite/NOSC bondcoat. The mullite/NOSC bondcoat comprises a non-oxide silicon ceramic (NOSC) phase contained within a mullite phase, with the mullite/NOSC bondcoat comprising 60% to 95% by volume of the mullite phase, such as 65% to 93% by volume of the mullite phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Krishan Lal Luthra, Julin Wan
  • Patent number: 10926079
    Abstract: A nanodevice includes an array of metal nanorods formed on a substrate. An electropolymerized electrical conductor is formed over tops of a portion of the nanorods to form a reservoir between the electropolymerized conductor and the substrate. The electropolymerized conductor includes pores that open or close responsively to electrical signals applied to the nanorods. A cell loading region is disposed in proximity of the reservoir, and the cell loading region is configured to receive stem cells. A neurotrophic dispensing material is loaded in the reservoir to be dispersed in accordance with open pores to affect growth of the stem cells when in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven J. Holmes, Qinghuang Lin, Emily R. Kinser, Nathan P. Marchack, Roy R. Yu
  • Patent number: 10925253
    Abstract: A method for recycling plastic and manufacturing filler involves collecting discarded plastic articles, and grinding/shredding the articles up together without substantive sorting out of the articles by plastic type, color, etc. The plastic articles are shredded into shredded plastic particles which are used as filler for various consumer products, such as weight training equipment and cushions. For products requiring additional weight, higher-density shredded recycled plastic particles are added to the filler for increased weight. For products requiring less weight and/or buoyancy, lower-density recycled plastic particles and/or foam is added to the filler for decreased weight/density. Weight training bags, pet training devices, cushions pillows, flotation devices, ski racks, and other products may be formed using the filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Croughwell