Patents Examined by Christopher M Polley
  • Patent number: 11365282
    Abstract: Resin compositions including at least two different inert fillers that are useful for preparing prepregs and laminates that are used in manufacturing printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Isola USA Corp.
    Inventors: Edward Kelley, Teck Kai Wong, Rebekah F. Theisen, Christopher G. Clark, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11367693
    Abstract: Composite cards formed include a security layer comprising a hologram or diffraction grating formed at, or in, the center, or core layer, of the card. The hologram may be formed by embossing a designated area of the core layer with a diffraction pattern and depositing a thin layer of metal on the embossed layer. Additional layers may be selectively and symmetrically attached to the top and bottom surfaces of the core layer. A laser may be used to remove selected portions of the metal formed on the embossed layer, at selected stages of forming the card, to impart a selected pattern or information to the holographic region. The cards may be ‘lasered’ when the cards being processed are attached to, and part of, a large sheet of material, whereby the “lasering” of all the cards on the sheet can be done at the same time and relatively inexpensively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CompoSecure, LLC
    Inventor: John Herslow
  • Patent number: 11346115
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of adhering a translucent material on top of a central wooden platform of a weight lifting station to make a unitary structure, where the wooden platform or a design positioned between the wooden platform and the translucent material is visible through the translucent material after the translucent material and the wooden platform are adhered together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: George Atkinson
  • Patent number: 11345133
    Abstract: A printable cling-type document comprises a planar paper layer having a front side and a rear side, a planar cling layer having a front side and a rear side, and a planar backing layer having a front side and a rear side. The front side of the cling layer is affixed to the rear side of the paper layer. The front side of the backing layer is adhered to and selectively removable from the rear side of the cling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ACCELERATED PRODUCTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Brown, Joel Tawes, Joshua Tawes, Ray Sun
  • Patent number: 11337770
    Abstract: Generally, a sterile adapter for use in robotic surgery may include a frame configured to be interposed between a tool driver and a surgical tool, a plate assembly coupled to the frame, and at least one rotatable coupler supported by the plate assembly and configured to communicate torque from an output drive of the tool driver to an input drive of the surgical tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Scheib, Jaime Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11334029
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus including a crystal or a screen in which the crystal or the screen is arranged to ensure sealing and an anti-scratch protection of said apparatus which is intended to display an information visible to a user through the crystal or the screen. The apparatus includes a first material layer (1) made of an unbreakable transparent plastic polymer fastened on the apparatus in a tight manner, and a second material layer (2) made of a transparent glass, superimposed on the first layer (1) and constituting the outer portion of the crystal or the screen of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Fabrizio Cavalca, Rene Grand, Philippe Froehlicher
  • Patent number: 11328833
    Abstract: Aspects relate to patterned nanostructures having a feature size not including film thickness of below 5 microns. The patterned nanostructures are made up of nanoparticles having an average particle size of less than 100 nm. A nanoparticle composition, which, in some cases, includes a binder, is applied to a substrate. A patterned mold used in concert with electromagnetic radiation function to manipulate the nanoparticle composition in forming the patterned nanostructure. In some embodiments, the patterned mold nanoimprints a pattern onto the nanoparticle composition and the composition is cured through UV or thermal energy, Three-dimensional patterned nanostructures may be formed. A number of patterned nanostructure layers may be prepared and joined together. In some cases, a patterned nanostructure may be formed as a layer that is releasable from the substrate upon which it is initially formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: James Watkins, Michael R. Beaulieu, Nicholas R. Hendricks
  • Patent number: 11305571
    Abstract: A plurality of plastic sheets to be fed into a high speed printer for forming printed labels and similar articles and a stack of printed labels formed form the sheets. Each of the sheets or labels includes a core layer and opposed, upper and lower outer skin layers. The upper outer skin layer includes a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component, by weight, thereof and is capable of receiving printed indicia thereon. The core layer includes a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component, by weight, of the core layer; preferably a high crystallinity polypropylene homopolymer. The lower outer skin layer includes a polyolefin polymer as the predominant component by weight therein; the improvement wherein the lower outer skin layer includes a blend of organic and inorganic antiblocking agents or a blend of inorganic antiblocking agents; the blend including less than 10%, by weight, of the lower outer skin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: TAGHLEEF INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Bruce S. Marks
  • Patent number: 11299893
    Abstract: A panel for forming a floor covering, where this panel includes a substrate including at least a layer of thermoplastic material, where the panel, above the layer, comprises at least also a printed décor and a translucent or transparent wear layer. The layer also includes at least individual fibers having a length greater than 1 millimeter, where the individual fibers are loose and freely distributed within the layer of thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Martin Segaert, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 11279115
    Abstract: A disclosed method for manufacturing a floor covering includes the steps of vulcanising a support layer made of an elastomer and assembling an intermediate layer to the support layer during the step of vulcanising, wherein the intermediate layer is made of a material selected from the group that includes polyester, polyetheretherketone, polyetherimide, polysulfone, polyimide, polyamide, fluoropolymer, polyurethane, and paper. A print layer is printed either the intermediate layer or a transparent protective layer. When the print layer is printed on the intermediate layer, the protective layer is assembled to the print layer of a set that includes the print layer, the intermediate layer, and the support layer. When the print layer is printed on the protective layer, the print layer of a set that includes the print layer and the protective layer is assembled to the intermediate layer of a set that includes the intermediate layer and the support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ADHETEC
    Inventor: Olivier Nielsen
  • Patent number: 11282616
    Abstract: Aspects relate to patterned nanostructures having a feature size not including film thickness below 5 microns. The patterned nanostructures are made up of nanoparticles having an average particle size less than 100 nm. A nanoparticle composition, which, in some cases, includes a binder material, is applied to a substrate. A patterned mold used in concert with electromagnetic radiation manipulate the nanoparticle composition in forming the patterned nanostructure. In some embodiments, the patterned mold nanoimprints a suitable pattern onto the nanoparticle composition and the composition is cured through UV or thermal energy. Three-dimensional patterned nanostructures may be formed. A number of patterned nanostructure layers may be prepared and joined together. In some cases, a patterned nanostructure may be formed as a layer that is releasable from the substrate upon which it is initially formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: James Watkins, Michael R. Beaulieu, Nicholas R. Hendricks
  • Patent number: 11279070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrier material for producing a carrier (12) for a decorated wall or floor panel (10), wherein the carrier material (14) comprises a matrix material having a plastic, a solid material and a fiber material, wherein the solid material is formed by an inorganic material in a proportion of at least 50 wt. %, in particular at least 80 wt. %, in particular at least 95 wt. % in relation to the solid material, wherein the matrix material is present in a quantity of ?20 wt. % to ?60 wt. %, in particular ?28 wt. % to ?48 wt. %, in particular ?35 wt. % to ?41 wt. % in relation to the carrier material, and wherein the solid material is present in a quantity of ?25 wt. % to ?65 wt. %, in particular ?33 wt. % to ?53 wt. %, in particular ?40 wt. % to ?46 wt. % in relation to the carrier material, and wherein the fiber material is present in a quantity of >1 wt. % to ?35 wt. %, in particular ?7 wt. % to ?30 wt. %, approximately ?14 wt. % to ?21 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Akzenta Paneele + Profile GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Hannig, Egon Hoff
  • Patent number: 11260623
    Abstract: A panel suitable for forming a floor covering by assembling a plurality of said panels adjacent to each other, which is of a substantially planar design, having a planar top side and a planar bottom side, said panel being composed from a layered structure that comprises: a waterproof core layer; a top layer adhered on the top side of said core layer, wherein the top layer comprises at least one ply of cured resin impregnated paper; an adhesive layer between the core layer and the top layer; characterized in that the adhesive layer is a cured mixture which comprises a polymeric adhesive compound, and an additional constituent which is either at least one resin component which is also present in the cured resin impregnated paper, and which is not included in the polymeric adhesive compound, or an epoxy resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Champion Link International Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Luc Martine Baert, Anthony Drevet
  • Patent number: 11247438
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hollow board 1 with first and second main surface layers 3, 5. A plurality of distance elements connecting the first and second main surface layers and maintain a predetermined distance there between. The main surface layers include at least a layer of high-density fiber, HDF, board, and a plurality of distance elements are distributed in the space between the main surface layers, and at least some comprise at least one elongate HDF board strip 15 which is oriented such that its longitudinal edges interconnect the first and second main surface layers 3, 5. The HDF boards of the surface layers and of the at least some of the distance elements comprise wood particles bonded by a resin including an isocyanate, such as methylene diphenyl di-isocyanate, MDI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventor: Dan Pettersson
  • Patent number: 11225582
    Abstract: A water soluble polymer composition includes a water soluble polymer and a sugar and may be used as a support in additive manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Infinite Material Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Brunner, Gavriel DePrenger-Gottfried, Nathan Ockwig
  • Patent number: 11220612
    Abstract: A water soluble polymer composition includes a water soluble polymer and a sugar and may be used as a support in additive manufacturing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Infinite Material Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Brunner, Gavriel DePrenger-Gottfried, Nathan Ockwig, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous, Brandon J. Cernohous
  • Patent number: 11214042
    Abstract: A pane arrangement includes a first and second pane joined by an intermediate layer, an electro-optical functional element including a first surface electrode, an electro-optical functional layer, and a second surface electrode, wherein the functional element is arranged between the first and second panes, and the first and second surface electrodes face, respectively, the first and second panes, a sensor electrode arranged between the first surface electrode and the first pane and the sensor electrode is capacitively coupled to the first surface electrode, and a capacitive electronic sensor system electrically connected to the sensor electrode. The sensitivity of the electronic sensor system is selected such that when the outer surface of the first pane is touched above the first surface electrode by a human body part or the human body part approaches the outer surface of the first pane above the first surface electrode, a switching signal is emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Patrick Weber, Stefan Droste
  • Patent number: 11207871
    Abstract: The invention relates to trims for motor vehicle glazing systems, comprising a base layer and a coating and having glass-like optical properties at least in some subsections, composites consisting of such trims for motor vehicle glazing systems, and car body parts, as well as preferred embodiments which comprise suitable combinations of materials. Said trims comprising, at least towards the front side thereof, an edge rounding having a variable radius which allows a more uniform layer thickness for the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Covestro AG
    Inventors: Roland Brambrink, Florian Dorin, Alexander Meyer, Peter Capellen, Manfred Nawroth
  • Patent number: 11205584
    Abstract: A method for producing a member for a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes (a) a step of providing an electrostatic chuck, a supporting substrate, and a metal bonding material, the electrostatic chuck being made of a ceramic and having a form of a flat plate, the supporting substrate including a composite material having a difference in linear thermal expansion coefficient at 40 to 570° C. from the ceramic of 0.2×10?6/K or less in absolute value, and (b) a step of interposing the metal bonding material between a concave face of the supporting substrate and a face of the electrostatic chuck opposite to a wafer mounting face, and thermocompression bonding the supporting substrate and the electrostatic chuck at a predetermined temperature to deform the electrostatic chuck to the shape of the concave face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Takebayashi
  • Patent number: 11192350
    Abstract: The present invention is related to decorative multi-layer surface coverings comprising a wear layer, wherein said wear layer comprises a polymer blend, said polymer blend comprising polylactic acid and one/or more (meth)acrylate comprising polymer(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TARKETT GDL
    Inventors: Frederic Pailler, Pierre Bastin, Andre Zeler