Patents Examined by Chinessa T Golden
  • Patent number: 11370201
    Abstract: An adhesive membrane that includes a plurality of spherical particles bonded together so as to form interstitial gaps between the spherical particles. The plurality of spherical particles comprise an adhesive and form a lattice. The interstitial gaps are a size that is larger than a water vapor molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Timothy Jones
  • Patent number: 11369720
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a system comprising: a substrate of a medical device; an un-foamed polyurethane coating directly contacting the substrate and fixedly attached to the substrate; a thermoset polyurethane shape memory polymer (SMP) foam, having first and second states, which directly contacts the polyurethane coating and fixedly attaches to the polyurethane coating; wherein the polyurethane coating fixedly attaches the SMP foam to the substrate. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Rachael Muschalek, Keith Hearon, Landon D. Nash, Duncan J. Maitland
  • Patent number: 11370924
    Abstract: An aqueous functional composition formulation is used to provide a top layer or pattern in light-blocking opacifying elements. This functional composition formulation has 0.5-15% solids and the essential (i) and (iv) components and any optional (ii), (v), (vi), and (vii) components. The essential components are (i) fumed silica particles at 0.5-10 weight %; and a (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder having a glass transition temperature (Tg) below 25° C. The weight ratio of the (i) fumed silica particles to the (iv) water-soluble or water-dispersible organic polymeric binder is 10:1 to 1:5. The optional components include: a (ii) solid or non-solid lubricant; a (v) crosslinking agent; a (vi) thickener; and a (vii) coating aid. Glass particles can also be present. The presence of the (i) fumed silica provides improved brightness, e.g. an L* value of at least 80, and uniform coatings in the opacifying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Ellen M. Pyszczek, Stephen Swanton
  • Patent number: 11359840
    Abstract: Chinese ink is applied on various materials and stabilized by atomic layer deposition to fabricate solar steam generation devices. The encapsulated ink has excellent photothermal properties and evaporation efficiency under simulated sunlight, holding great promise in solar evaporation device applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Hao-Cheng Yang, Seth B. Darling, Yunsong Xie, Zhaowei Chen, Jeffrey W. Elam
  • Patent number: 11359434
    Abstract: A retrofitted window is disclosed which includes a substantially transparent aerogel film laminated on a glass windowpane, the aerogel film being embedded with randomly dispersed nanoparticles of vanadium dioxide (VO2) core and silicon dioxide (SiO2) shell, wherein the vanadium dioxide (VO2) core transitions between an insulator phase and a metal phase at a predetermined phase-transition temperature, and a volume fraction of the nanoparticles in the aerogel film is approximately between 0.001% and 0.05%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Ronggui Yang
  • Patent number: 11352519
    Abstract: Provided is a stable aqueous dispersion suitable for application to different substrates and especially to paper substrates for producing a barrier layer against compounds of the saturated and aromatic hydrocarbon type. The aqueous dispersion comprises destructurized starch in a complexed form. Also provided is the use of aqueous dispersion as a coating composition for paper based substrates, as a microencapsulant of fragrances and as a film-forming component for paints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    Inventors: Catia Bastioli, Luigi Capuzzi, Paolo Magistrali
  • Patent number: 11345127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicone-gel-coated, adhesive layer structure, a method for the production thereof as well as the use thereof. The layer structure comprises a porous backing material, an intermediate layer applied to one side of the porous backing material and an adhesive layer made of a silicone gel applied to the intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BSN MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sascha Casu, Marco Peter Wogram, Felix Krause-Kyora
  • Patent number: 11338557
    Abstract: A decorative panel including a substrate material and a decorative top layer. The decorative top layer is formed by at least one timber layer penetrated with a cured adhesive, and the timber layer has a wood structure with collapsed vessels having opposed walls, the opposed walls being glued together permanently by the cured adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventor: Peter Chan
  • Patent number: 11332648
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive assembly suitable for bonding to a substrate provided with an uneven surface, wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive assembly comprises a polymeric foam layer comprising a polymeric base material and a particulate filler material comprising a thermoplastic material, and wherein the polymeric foam layer has a complex viscosity comprised between 2,000 Pa·s to 80,000 Pa·s, when measured at 120 C according to the test method described in the experimental section. The present disclosure is also directed to a method of applying a pressure sensitive adhesive assembly to a substrate provided with an uneven surface, and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jan Heimink, Kerstin Unverhau, Jan D. Forster
  • Patent number: 11326308
    Abstract: A coated paperboard comprising a paperboard substrate having a first side and a second side and a coating in contact with the first side of the paperboard substrate, the coating including binder and pigment, the coating containing substantially no fluorochemical or wax, wherein the coated paperboard has a 3M kit test value of at least 3, and wherein the coated paperboard is repulpable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: WESTROCK MWV, LLC
    Inventors: Jiebin Pang, Steven Parker, Natasha G. Melton
  • Patent number: 11318636
    Abstract: A composite wood panel is manufactured from thin wood laminae cut from wood unsuitable for peeler logs or dimensional lumber. A cold set adhesive is applied to the wood laminae and they are formed into a randomly oriented mat that is cold rolled into a thin, pliable cold rolled stock that can be corrugated. A hot set adhesive may also be applied to the laminae to improve strength of the composite wood panel. The hot set adhesive is set in a hot press after the cold rolled stock is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bondcore öU
    Inventor: Ronald J. Batty
  • Patent number: 11312866
    Abstract: A superhydrophobic coating is provided and contains organosilane, an inorganic nanomaterial, and an emulsifying agent. A mass proportion of the components is controlled, so that the superhydrophobic coating can form a micro-nano mixed microstructure inside foam concrete. The organosilane first forms dense hydrophobic surface layers on the surface and in inner pores of the foam concrete, and the nanomaterial forms uniformly distributed nano-bulges on the hydrophobic surface layers formed by the silane. The superhydrophobic performance of the foam concrete can be effectively improved by combining the two microstructures. The foam concrete exhibits excellent superhydrophobic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Qingdao University of Technology
    Inventors: Yongjuan Geng, Shaochun Li, Dongshuai Hou, Zuquan Jin, Xu Chen, Qilong Xiao, Weifeng Zhang, Dongyi Lei, Jing Gao
  • Patent number: 11306223
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesion technology that can separate adherends with their recycling as a premise while meeting their reliability guarantee temperature conditions. A double-sided, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape includes a pair of pressure-sensitive adhesive layers and an electrically-conductive heat generating layer disposed between the paired pressure-sensitive adhesive layers. At least one of the paired pressure-sensitive adhesive layers contains a heat-foaming agent, and at least one of opposite end faces of the electrically-conductive heat generating layer extends out beyond a corresponding end face of the at least one pressure-sensitive adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Masahiko Mitsuboshi
  • Patent number: 11299650
    Abstract: An article includes a non-tacky cured silicone first layer, an optional foamed material and a tacky cured silicone second layer wherein the first layer is directly bound to the second layer and the article is conformable to a body part. The article removably adheres to a body part. Also described is a method of making the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Leigh Ann Radziwon
  • Patent number: 11299885
    Abstract: An insulative construction product includes a polyurethane foam core and a mixture of Aerogel and carbon black that is disposed within the polyurethane foam core. The mixture of Aerogel and carbon black includes between 90 and 99 weight percent Aerogel and between 1 and 10 weight percent carbon black. The polyurethane foam core includes between 10 and 90 percent by volume of the of Aerogel and carbon black mixture and the construction product has an R-value of at least 8.0 R/inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Guodong Zheng, Luke S Weith, Malay Nandi, Lance Wang, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 11286406
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive tape having an adhesive layer on one side or both sides of a polyolefin-based foam substrate containing closed cells, wherein the 65% compressive strength measured by compressive strength measurement according to JIS K 7181 is 6.0 MPa or less and the 80% compressive strength thereof is 20 MPa or less. This adhesive tape is excellent in flexibility at high compression, and excellent in performances such as, for example, impact resistance and, stability when deformed greatly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Issei Tsubouchi, Yasushi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 11279843
    Abstract: A coating slip including at least one pigment, water and: between 30% and 90% by weight of dextrin (A) of at least one dextrin having a weight-average molecular weight MA of less than 500 kDa; between 10% and 70% by weight of dextrin (B) of at least one dextrin having a weight-average molecular weight MB; the weight amounts of dextrins being relative to the total amount of the mixture of dextrins (A) and (B) in the composition, characterized in that MB is greater than MA+50 kDa. Also, a process for coating paper including a step of coating with this slip, and also to the paper obtained at the end of this process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Roquette Freres
    Inventors: Ludivine Onic, Christian Bouxin, Timo Pajari, Patrick Dauchy
  • Patent number: 11247181
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, compositions including at least one pliable layer comprising a plurality of silk fibroin nanofibrils, and at least one rigid layer comprising a plurality of mineral crystals, wherein each rigid layer is associated with at least one pliable layer, as well as methods for the production and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: Trustees of Tufts College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, Markus J. Buehler, Shengjie Ling
  • Patent number: 11247441
    Abstract: Multi-layer films and labels are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a multi-layer film includes a core layer, a first intermediate layer disposed on a first side of the core layer, a second intermediate layer disposed on a second side of the core layer, a first skin layer disposed on the first intermediate layer and arranged such that the first intermediate layer is disposed between the core layer and the first skin layer, and a second skin layer disposed on the second intermediate layer and arranged such that the second intermediate layer is disposed between the core layer and the second skin layer, wherein the core layer includes first particles in an amount ranging from about 8 to about 20 wt %, based on the total weight of the core layer, the opacity is about 90 or greater, and the gloss ranges from about 60 to less than about 80.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventors: Rafael E. Bayona P., Kiran Jayantilal Soneji, Ronald R. Silen, Todd A. O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 11193046
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible, pressure-sensitively adhesive sheetlike structure for improved structural bonding, more particularly for clearance compensation, of diverse materials, such as metal, wood, glass and/or plastic, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Christian Schuh, Yvonne Querdel, Olga Kirpicenok