Patents Examined by Catherine A. Simone
  • Patent number: 10934645
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric is provided. The nonwoven fabric can include a first surface and a second surface and a visually discernible pattern of three-dimensional features on one of the first or second surface. Each of the three-dimensional features can define a microzone comprising a first region and a second region. The first and second regions can have a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein at least one of the surfaces has a TS7 value of less than about 15 dB V2 rms, and wherein the first surface has a TS7 value that is higher than the second surface TS7 value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Arman Ashraf, Paul Thomas Weisman, Adrien Grenier, Martin Ian James, Stefano Michele Sinigaglia
  • Patent number: 10933607
    Abstract: There is provided a barrier film including a barrier layer having two opposing major surfaces, wherein the barrier layer comprise buckling deformations and non-buckling regions; a first organic layer in direct contact with one of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer; a second organic layer in direct contact with the other of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer; and a substrate in direct contact with the first organic layer or the second organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher S. Lyons, Gerald S. Deeb, Peihui Zhang, Ronald P. Swanson
  • Patent number: 10925443
    Abstract: Household tissue paper is obtained by applying a ply process to two or more sheets of base paper. First embossments and second embossments, arranged around the first embossments, are formed on an entire surface of the household tissue paper, a shape of a protruding part of each of the second embossments differing from a shape of a protruding part of each of the first embossments. Hence, because a contact area with an object to be cleaned or the like can be increased, it is possible to enhance surface strength of the household tissue paper being embossed and to enhance wiping performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Shinya Izumi, Asako Tanaka, Atsuko Hasezawa, Shinpei Mukoyama, Kosuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10927038
    Abstract: There is provided a glass article using an ultraviolet absorbing glass substrate, the glass article suppressing solarization and exhibiting a high visible light transmittance. A glass article, comprising a glass substrate absorbing light at a wavelength of 250 to 400 nm from the surface and an antireflection film provided on at least one surface of the glass substrate, wherein the glass article has an ultraviolet irradiation degradation degree (X) of 1.5% or less, wherein the ultraviolet irradiation degradation degree (X) is T0?T1, where T0 is an average transmittance of light at the wavelength of 250 to 400 nm from a surface of the antireflection film in an initial state, and T1 is an average transmittance of light at the wavelength of 250 to 400 nm from the surface of the antireflection film after irradiating the surface of the antireflection film with ultraviolet rays for one hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Nagata, Hirofumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10894443
    Abstract: A barrier layer assembly is useful as a barrier component in articles subjected to repeated deformations. The barrier layer assembly has a support layer and a film layer. The barrier layer assembly has a bi-directionally corrugated surface. The surface may be an external or internal surface and is defined by non-sulcate furrows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Edward N. Kresge, Peter W. Manders
  • Patent number: 10889005
    Abstract: A microstructure arrangement for gripping low coefficient material comprising: a substrate disposed on a gripping surface; a set of pillars disposed on the substrate; and, wherein the set of pillars have the physical property of a grip force in excess of 50.0N with a contact area of 25% or less as determined by the friction testing method. A first set of pillars can be disposed on the substrate having a cross section area in the range of 100 ?m2 to 160,000 ?m2, height relative to the substrate in the range of 10 ?m to 400 ?m, and a pitch determined from the center of the pillars, in the range of 20 ?m to 1000 ?m; and a secondary set of pillars disposed on the first set of pillars having a cross section area less than that of the pillars in the first set of pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hoowaki LLC
    Inventors: Ralph A. Hulseman, Cameron L. McPherson, Nakul Ravikumar
  • Patent number: 10882282
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a laminated glass that adheres sufficiently to glass at peripheral portions of the glass to prevent occurrence of a sealing failure at the peripheral portions and also to contribute to improved production efficiency of laminated glass in production of laminated glass, even when having a thickness at the thickest portion of 850 ?m or more, and a laminated glass produced using the interlayer film for a laminated glass. Provided is an interlayer film for a laminated glass having a large number of recesses on at least one surface, the interlayer film for a laminated glass having a thickness T (?m) measured in conformity with JIS K-6732 (1996) and a maximum height roughness Ry (?m) measured in conformity with JIS B-0601 (1994) at a thickest portion, the thickness T and the maximum height roughness Ry satisfying the following expressions (1) and (1?): Ry?0.0195×T+33.2??(1), T?850??(1?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10866665
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Jordan Thomas Boggs, Michael Timothy Brennan, Atul Kumar, Arpita Mitra, William Michael Seiderman, Yawei Sun, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Patent number: 10857831
    Abstract: Decals with dimensional offsets are disclosed. The decals may be part of a decal kit or may be applied to an article. The decals include an overlay having multiple dimensional spacers. When applied to an article, the decal overlay bonds to the article, securing the dimensional spacers between the overlay and the article creating dimensional offsets. The dimensional offsets are positioned on an interior surface of the article so that contact with a wearer's skin is minimized, reducing the perception of cling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Aihara, Kimberly D. Baschak, Jorge E. Carbo, Jr., David Sagan
  • Patent number: 10859886
    Abstract: A display panel includes: a first substrate; a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate; retaining walls disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and each having a first end disposed on the second substrate and a second end opposite to the first end; and a material layer disposed on a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate and formed with grooves in which the second ends of the retaining walls are fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Juan Chen
  • Patent number: 10844185
    Abstract: A thermally degradable polymeric sheet, comprising: a poly(hydroxyalkanoate); and a metal selected from the group consisting of an alkali earth metal and a transition metal; where the volume fraction of the metal in the sheet is at least 0.1 vol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Scott R. White, Nancy R. Sottos, Piyush R. Thakre
  • Patent number: 10837182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a panel and method for manufacturing panels for wall or floor coverings, comprising two or more thermoplastic layers including at least one thermoplastic substrate layer and at least one top layer comprising at least a decor layer, a print layer and a transparent wear layer, and wherein both said thermoplastic substrate layer and said top layer are provided with a reinforcement layer, wherein said transparent wear layer is provided with a relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BerryAlloc NV
    Inventors: Pol Lombaert, Matthias Wyseur, Tim Vanderhaegen
  • Patent number: 10829636
    Abstract: An antifouling thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) composition comprises a thermoplastic polyurethane and an organometallic antifouling additive and has a surface energy of from about 18 to about 26 mJ/m2. An article which is resistant to adhesion of organisms comprises the antifouling thermoplastic elastomer (TPU) composition having a surface with a 3-dimensional surface topography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Yunus Emre Kurtoglu, Diya Bandyopadhyay
  • Patent number: 10821711
    Abstract: A resin sheet is manufactured by: forming a rapidly-cooled transparent polypropylene sheet by rapidly cooling a molten polypropylene resin; laminating on the rapidly-cooled transparent polypropylene sheet a resin layer of polyurethane resin, the polyurethane resin having a tensile-rupture elongation in a range from 150% to 900% and a softening point in a range from 50 degrees C. to 180 degrees C.; and laminating a print layer on the resin layer. A molded article having a non-planar molding made of the resin sheet is provided by insert molding. The molding is formed into a complicated shape where a part of the molding has: 150% or more of an elongation ratio; 0.8 or less of a film-thickness ratio (B/A) before and after the sheet is molded; and/or a surface area ratio (Y/X) before and after the sheet is molded in a range from 1.5 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Kaname Kondo
  • Patent number: 10786949
    Abstract: A mat unit includes a plurality of gaps defined by a first layer that are in open communication with gaps defined by a second layer so as to permit debris to fall entirely through both gaps to pass completely through the mat unit. The mat unit is part of an omnidirectional mat cleaning system that includes a first direction of travel above the mat unit extending through a door opening defined by a building structure. A different second direction of travel is above the mat unit extending through the door opening or another door opening defined by the building structure. The mat unit is installed on a floor adjacent the door opening. The mat unit cleans shoes regardless of the direction of travel traveled above the mat unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: R&L Marketing & Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Neill, Ronald N. Kessler, Daniel Kirsch, Keith Wittler
  • Patent number: 10781127
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a cold-formed glass substrate removably disposed on the curved surface, wherein the curved surface and the glass substrate each have a radius of curvature within 10% of one another. The base may include a center console, a dashboard, an arm rest, a pillar, a seat back, a floor board, a headrest, a door panel, or a steering wheel. In one or more embodiments, the curved surface includes a display, and the glass substrate is disposed at least partially over the display. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Atul Kumar, William Michael Seiderman, Yawei Sun
  • Patent number: 10774188
    Abstract: Provided is a material having large anti-piercing force and small surface roughness. The material contains continuous reinforcing fibers that are juxtaposed unidirectionally, and having a polyamide resin impregnated therein, wherein the continuous reinforcing fiber gives a non-circular cross sectional shape, when viewed perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction thereof, with a flatness ratio, given by long diameter (D2)/short diameter (D1), of 1.5 or larger, and in at least one cross section of the material taken perpendicularly to the direction of the continuous reinforcing fibers being juxtaposed, the percentage of area occupied by the continuous reinforcing fibers, whose long diameter (D2) lying at an angle of less than 20 degrees away from the direction of the continuous reinforcing fibers being juxtaposed, is 30 to 90% by area of the continuous reinforcing fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Matsumoto, Tomonori Kato
  • Patent number: 10766226
    Abstract: A multilayer release liner for use in a roofing system. that includes a roofing membrane and an asphalt or bitumen adhesive. The multilayer release liner contains a core layer including PET, surrounded by several outer layers including at least two tie layers adhered to the core layer, and at least two polyolefin layers adhered to the tie layers. The multilayer release liner of the present invention is highly compatible with silicone and does not contain any ingredients that may interfere with the adhesion or cure of a silicone coating. The liner of the present invention also provides an effective oil barrier and minimizes oil migration and discoloration of the multilayer release liner from the adhesives used in roofing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventor: George Orlych
  • Patent number: 10751937
    Abstract: The present invention prevents warp deformation of a molded object formed by laser powder layer laminating molding. There is provided a powder layer laminating molding method including a first step of forming a powder layer which includes powder of a thermoplastic resin, and a second step of sintering the powder layer by irradiating the formed powder layer with a beam having a heating action, in which a molded object is obtained by repeatedly performing the forming and the sintering of the powder layer in the first step and the second step, and an irradiation surface which is irradiated with the beam is divided into a plurality of small regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamaguchi, Satoshi Arai, Shigeharu Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 10752137
    Abstract: A seat impact energy absorbing system having an energy absorbing module that limits forces transmitted through the seat to its occupant. Such forces may emanate from, for example, a land mine detonation. The module has frustoconical structures joined by hollow interconnecting ribs that create support pillars there between. At least some of the support pillars have tops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joel M. Cormier, Richard F. Audi, Donald S. Smith, Ryan J. Brooks