Patents Examined by Chinessa T Golden
  • Patent number: 10773456
    Abstract: A composite body includes a bound mixture and a resin. The bound mixture includes a binder and a plurality of particles. The resin fully infiltrates the bound mixture such that the resin fully infiltrates an entire thickness of the composite body. The composite body is formed by combining a plurality of particles with a binder to form a bound mixture and infiltrating the bound mixture with a resin to a depth such that substantially an entire thickness of the composite body contains the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Freshmade 3D, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Tomko, Brett Conner
  • Patent number: 10774473
    Abstract: A wallboard panel which comprises a paper cover sheet comprising microfibrillated cellulose (MFC). A paper cover sheet comprising MFC. A paper stock composition comprising MFC and methods for making a multi-ply paper cover sheet comprising MFC. Methods for making a wallboard panel comprising a paper cover sheet comprising MFC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventor: Lori Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10774467
    Abstract: An air bag coated with a cured organopolysiloxane composition, characterized in that the air bag is top coated with an antifriction coating comprising at least one solid lubricant dispersed in an organic polymer binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Marita Barth, William Blackwood, Vittorio Clerici, Andrew William Mountney
  • Patent number: 10751922
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a metal-resin composite and a preparation method. The metal-resin composite includes a metal substrate; a porous resin layer formed on the metal substrate; a plastic layer formed on the porous resin layer; and a pore passage. The pore passage passes through the porous resin layer and extends inside the metal substrate, and the plastic layer fills in the pore passage to bond with the metal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jingna Cui, Xiulin Lai, Wenhai Luo
  • Patent number: 10753023
    Abstract: Polylactic acid fibers formed from a thermoplastic composition that contains polylactic acid and a polymeric toughening additive are provided. The present inventors have discovered that the specific nature of the components and process by which they are blended may be carefully controlled to achieve a composition having desirable morphological features. More particularly, the toughening additive can be dispersed as discrete physical domains within a continuous phase of the polylactic acid. These domains have a particular size, shape, and distribution such that upon fiber drawing, they absorb energy and become elongated. This allows the resulting composition to exhibit a more pliable and softer behavior than the otherwise rigid polylactic acid. Through selective control over the components and method employed, the present inventors have discovered that the resulting fibers may thus exhibit good mechanical properties, both during and after melt spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Peiguang Zhou, Gregory J. Wideman, Tom Eby, Ryan J. McEneany
  • Patent number: 10744699
    Abstract: Plate having a bottom wall having an outer perimeter, an upper surface, and a lower support surface defining a horizontal reference plane. The plate further includes a sidewall extending upwardly and outwardly from the outer perimeter at an angle “a” of between about 30° to about 35° relative to a vertical axis perpendicular to the horizontal reference plane. Extending laterally outwardly from an upper edge of the sidewall is a rim. Extending downwardly from an outer edge of the rim and terminating at a free end is a turndown flange. The plate comprises a monolithic structure of polyethylene terephthalate foam. Method of forming the plate is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: REYNOLDS CONSUMER PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hayes, James N. Gomoll
  • Patent number: 10731022
    Abstract: A foamed, opacifying element useful as a light-blocking article has a substrate; an opacifying layer disposed on the substrate, and a functional composition disposed over the opacifying layer. The functional composition comprises: (i) inorganic or organic spacer particles having a mode particle size of at least 1 ?m and up to and including 100 ?m, and which inorganic or organic spacer particles resist melt flow at a pressure of up to and including 100 psi (689.5 kPa) and a temperature of up to and including 220° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Lloyd Anthony Lobo, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 10717905
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive compound containing a multi-armed vinyl aromatic block copolymer, one or more adhesive resins, and one or more auxiliary crosslinking agents. The invention also relates to an adhesive means comprising said adhesive compound and a carrier material and/or a cover. The invention also relates to a method for producing such an adhesive means. Compared to adhesive systems known up until now, such an adhesive means demonstrates clearly improved adhesion to hard, non-polar surfaces such as, for example, novel coated surfaces in the automotive industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LOHMANN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Patrik Kopf, Vincent Leon, Simone Wierschem
  • Patent number: 10717842
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sponge roller comprising a shaft body and an elastic layer formed on an outer peripheral surface of the shaft body, wherein the elastic layer is formed of a millable silicone rubber, unexpanded microballoon cells and chemical blowing agent cells, and an image forming apparatus comprising the sponge roller. The sponge roller has high durability, excellent surface smoothness and small permanent compression set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sadao Murayama
  • Patent number: 10711182
    Abstract: A photochromic article is provided, containing a structural component, a fluid in contact with the structural component, and a polyoxometalate complex in contact with the fluid. The polyoxometalate complex includes a counter cation complexed with either a polyoxometalate anion or a polyoxometalate derivative anion. The structural component includes a porous material, a plurality of cavities, or both. The article is photochromic. A method of changing a light transmission of a photochromic article is provided, as is a method of changing a light reflectance of a photochromic article. A method of forming a photochromic article is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Adam D. Miller, Daniel E. Isaacson, Bert T. Chien, William B. Kolb, Matthew H. Frey, Guanglei Du
  • Patent number: 10702886
    Abstract: A composition for producing a putty. The composition includes a binder component with 40 to 95 wt.-% of an epoxy resin based on a total mass of the binder component, a hardener component with 5 to 70 wt.-% of an NH-group-containing compound relative to a total mass of the hardener component, and 0.1 to 15 wt.-% of synthetic hollow bodies based on a total mass of the putty. The synthetic hollow bodies have a density of 0.005 to 0.8 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MANKIEWICZ GEBR. & CO. GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jochen Wehner, Jens Buening, Martina Voss
  • Patent number: 10704262
    Abstract: Roofing systems are disclosed herein. In particular, an asphaltic roofing product having an asphaltic substrate and at least one granule disposed thereon is disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: U.S. SILICA COMPANY
    Inventors: Steve Canova, Chad Cannan
  • Patent number: 10704270
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a rigid tile including a foam cushion layer and a reinforcing layer, and a production method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NOX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Hwan Koh, Woon Kyu Jang, Young Dae Song, Ki Young Yang, Woo Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10704192
    Abstract: A foamed, opacifying element has a porous substrate composed of woven yarn strands composed of a thermoplastic polymer-coated multifilament core. It has a dry foamed composition on an opposing surface of the substrate, which includes: (a) 0.1-40 weight % of porous particles; (b) 10-80 weight %; (c) 0.2-50 weight % of one or more additives selected from the group consisting of dispersants, plasticizers, flame retardants, optical brighteners, thickeners, biocides, fungicides, tinting colorants, metal flakes, and inert inorganic or organic fillers; (d) less than 5 weight % of water; and (e) at least 0.002 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from all of the one or more additives of (c), which opacifying colorant absorbs electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of 380-800 nm. The elements have a light-blocking value (LBV) of at least 4 and can have a bending stiffness that is greater than 0.15 milliNewtons-meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick, Joseph Salvatore Sedita
  • Patent number: 10696012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite of a multilayer structure comprising a polyester foam and a polyester resin layer, and a use thereof. A polyester composite according to the present invention provides a composite which is capable of improving a working environment, improves durability and strength and has light weight; is easy to reuse; and can be variously utilized for different uses such as a vehicle interior or exterior material or building insulation materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUVIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kwang Hee Lee, Mee Huh, Seung Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10696813
    Abstract: A foamed, opacifying element is useful as a light-blocking article, and includes a substrate; an opacifying layer disposed on the substrate, and a functional composition disposed over the opacifying layer. The functional composition comprises a tinting material comprising one or more pigments, one or more dyes, or a combination thereof to provide a desired tint or colorant to the entire foamed, opacifying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
    Inventors: Lloyd Anthony Lobo, Mridula Nair, Kevin M. Donovan
  • Patent number: 10676870
    Abstract: The present invention relates to water based wax dispersion comprising a hydrocarbon wax and a dialkylether for the coating of paper products, the use thereof, the method of coating paper products therewith and the coated printed paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sasol Wax GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schwalbe, Ulrich Schneider, Thomas Haas, Oliver Herzog
  • Patent number: 10668694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite film comprising a graphene oxide coating layer, a porous polymer support comprising the same, and a method for preparing the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a composite film comprising a graphene oxide coating layer with improved permeability and stability, a porous polymer support for a composite film comprising a graphene oxide coating layer with improved permeability, and a method for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY)
    Inventors: Ho Bum Park, Hyo Won Kim, Younghoon Cho, Byung Min Yoo, Yoon Sung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10661535
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated decorative plate comprising a core made of a fiber or particle material, a resinous intermediate layer on at least one side of the core, a decorative layer not impregnated with resin and having a graphic image of the surface of the imitated material, and a transparent core layer, into which the relief-like reproduction of the surface structure of the imitated material is stamped. The intermediate layer is made of liquid glue, curable by pressure and/or heat, that is applied to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Surface Technologies GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Carsten Buhlmann
  • Patent number: 10662309
    Abstract: An article has a density of from 0.03 to 0.45 g/cc. The article includes a plurality of anisotropic tubular particles that are randomly oriented in the article. The tubular particles include a thermoplastic elastomer foam and a non-foamed polymer disposed on an exterior surface of the thermoplastic elastomer foam as an outermost layer of the tubular particles. Each of the thermoplastic elastomer foam and the non-foamed polymer independently has a softening temperature determined according to DIN ISO 306. Moreover, the non-foamed polymer includes an additive that is responsive to non-heat energy to selectively heat the non-foamed polymer to its softening temperature prior to the thermoplastic elastomer foam reaching its softening temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Brad J. Martin, Mihai Manitiu, Mark Paul Kujawski