Patents Examined by David Sample
  • Patent number: 10995392
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include compositions that include magnesium and gadolinium or magnesium and one or more metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Viola Manuel, Hunter B. Henderson, Kelly A. Jordan
  • Patent number: 10988835
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides hard particles having improved wear resistance and a sintered sliding member using the hard particles. The present disclosure relates to a hard particle consisting of: 1% to 7% by mass of La, 30% to 50% by mass of Mo, 10% to 30% by mass of Ni, 10% by mass or less of Mn, 1.0% by mass or less of C, with the balance being unavoidable impurities and Co, and to a sintered sliding member using the hard particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuuki Kamo, Takayuki Yamada, Kimihiko Andou
  • Patent number: 10988416
    Abstract: Ceiling tiles and wallboards can be produced with vesicle dedusting agent. For example, a ceiling tile can comprise: a dried base mat that includes: (a) mineral wool; (b) binder; (c) a vesicle dedusting agent at about 0.01 to about 10 wt %, wherein the vesicle dedusting agent comprises vesicles; (d) optionally cellulosic fiber; (e) optionally perlite; (f) optionally glass fiber; and (g) optionally calcium sulfate dihydrate. For example, a wallboard produced from a slurry comprising: (a) calcium sulfate hemihydrate at 70 to 95 wt %; (b) a vesicle dedusting agent at about 0.01 to about 10 wt %, wherein the vesicle dedusting agent comprises vesicles; (c) optionally cellulose fibers at about 0.5 to about 3 wt %; (d) optionally at least one dispersant at about 0.01 to about 2 wt %; and (e) water at a ratio of water to dry components of about 1:6 to about 20:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexander J. Donovan, Salvatore C. Immordino
  • Patent number: 10981326
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printed structure can include a photocurable resin, a sinterable material, and a plurality of elongated particles. The elongated particles are distributed within the printed structure. The elongated particles are shaped and distributed to promote porosity control (e.g., improved densification) within the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Tethon Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory C. Pugh, Karen A. Linder
  • Patent number: 10981825
    Abstract: An antimicrobial article having a substrate, and a coating on a surface of the substrate. The coating includes a silver-containing alkali silicate. The antimicrobial article has an antimicrobial efficacy of greater than or equal to about 90.0% according to EPA Test Method for Efficacy of Copper Alloy Surfaces as a Sanitizer. The coating may further include at least one of a boron-containing compound and an aluminum-containing compound. A method for forming antimicrobial articles includes coating a substrate with a mixture comprising an alkali silicate; curing the coating at a temperature from greater than or equal to about 300° C. to less than or equal to about 620° C. for a duration of greater than or equal to about 15 minutes to less than or equal to about 120 minutes; and contacting the coating with an antimicrobial medium comprising silver nitrate and an alkali nitrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Wageesha Senaratne, Ying Wei
  • Patent number: 10981602
    Abstract: A press-hardened shaped metal sheet has at least two adjacent zones having different sheet thicknesses and different strengths such that one of the zones is press-hardened and the other zone is non-hardened or only slightly hardened. A transition zone, which is simultaneously designed as a thickness transition zone and as a strength transition zone, is located between the zones. The press-hardened shaped metal sheet is preferably a pillar reinforcement for a motor vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lukasz Goldyn, Markus Pfestorf, Martin Kerscher, Daniel Augustin
  • Patent number: 10974971
    Abstract: The disclosed is provided with a composite material device, comprising a substrate, a plurality of pores provided on the substrate, and a plurality of metal particles adhered onto inner walls of the pores, the metal particles having a particle size of from 1 to 200 nm, wherein the plurality of metal particles have at least x different particle sizes d. The composite material device of the present discloser has a high light absorption rate and a broad light absorption wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jia Zhu, Lin Zhou, Yingling Tan
  • Patent number: 10974421
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to making polyurethane foam less likely to become separated from an in-mold foamed molded product unit, the in-mold foamed molded product unit including an in-mold foamed molded product and an insert material which are integrally provided. A foamed composite molded product is configured such that a portion of an insert material is exposed to an outside of an in-mold foamed molded product, and is in contact with polyurethane foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Tobimatsu, Masahiko Sameshima
  • Patent number: 10974479
    Abstract: A bending area structure of a flexible display panel is disclosed and includes a flexible substrate layer, a circuit layer, and at least one organic layer. The circuit layer is disposed on the flexible substrate layer. The at least one organic layer is disposed on the circuit layer. A plurality of protrusions are arranged on an upper surface of the at least one organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Shi
  • Patent number: 10967610
    Abstract: Laminated glass includes a first glass sheet; a second glass sheet; and an interlayer positioned between the first and second glass sheets, to bond the first and second glass sheets together. The laminated glass has a first area used by a head-up display, and a second area adjacent to the first area and not used by the head-up display. One or both of the first and second glass sheets are wedge-shaped. At one or more points in at least a part of an area of the second area, a wedge angle ?g being a sum of respective wedge angles of the first and second glass sheets satisfies Formula (1): ? g = t R ? sin ? ? ?cos? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? ? cos ? ? ? 2 ? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? c - ? i ( 1 ) where t, R, n, ?, ?, ?c, and ?i are as specified in claim 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sadakane
  • Patent number: 10960652
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an integrally molded vehicular undercover having air permeability includes a base material layer containing inorganic fibers and a first solidified thermoplastic binder, the base material layer having a road side surface and a vehicle body side surface, an outer layer containing synthetic resin fibers and a second solidified thermoplastic binder, the outer layer being integrated with the road side surface of the base material layer, and a synthetic resin layer having air permeability, the synthetic resin layer being integrated with the vehicle body side surface of the base material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: HAYASHI TELEMPU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromichi Miyano
  • Patent number: 10960498
    Abstract: A wire comprising a wire core with a surface, the wire core having a coating layer superimposed on its surface, wherein the wire core includes: (a) pure silver consisting of silver and further components; or (b) doped silver consisting of silver, at least one doping element, and further components; or (c) a silver alloy consisting of silver, palladium and further components; or (d) a silver alloy consisting of silver, palladium, gold, and further components; or (e) a doped silver alloy consisting of silver, palladium, gold, at least one doping element, and further components, wherein the individual amount of any further component is less than 30 wt.-ppm and the individual amount of any doping element is at least 30 wt.-ppm, and the coating layer is a single-layer of gold or palladium or a double-layer comprised of an inner layer of nickel or palladium and an adjacent outer layer of gold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: HERAEUS MATERIALS SINGAPORE PTE., LTD., HERAEUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Il Tae Kang, Yong-Deok Tark, Mong Hyun Cho, Jong Su Kim, Hyun Seok Jung, Tae Yeop Kim, Xi Zhang, Murali Sarangapani
  • Patent number: 10961156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device comprising a cable and/or a cable accessory, said cable and/or said cable accessory comprising at least one composite layer obtained from a composite composition based on at least one cellulose derivative, at least one organic compound having a boiling point or a decomposition temperature above about 100° C. and at least one cement composition selected from an aluminosilicate geopolymer composition and a magnesium-based composition, as well as to a method of manufacturing such a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Thierry Auvray, Franck Gyppaz, Nicolas Estreboou
  • Patent number: 10957916
    Abstract: A precursor fiber sheet includes short carbon fibers having an average length of 3 to 10 mm, natural pulp having an ash content of 0.15 mass % or less, and a heat-carbonizable resin, and a porous carbon sheet is obtained by carbonizing the precursor fiber sheet. This enhances gas diffusibility and water removal properties of the porous carbon sheet and has high mechanical strength and few appearance defects even when the bulk density of the porous carbon sheet is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Okano, Takayuki Oda, Takashi Chida
  • Patent number: 10950571
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bonding wire for a semiconductor device suitable for cutting-edge high-density LSIs and on-vehicle LSIs by improving the formation rate of Cu—Al IMC in ball bonds. A bonding wire for a semiconductor device contains Pt of 0.1 mass % to 1.3 mass %, at least one dopant selected from a first dopant group consisting of In, Ga, and Ge, for a total of 0.05 mass % to 1.25 mass %, and a balance being made up of Cu and incidental impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: NIPPON STEEL CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CO., LTD., NIPPON MICROMETAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Oyamada, Tomohiro Uno, Takashi Yamada, Daizo Oda, Motoki Eto
  • Patent number: 10948000
    Abstract: A structural component includes at least one wall surrounding a component interior space. The structural component also includes a first cellular structure positioned within the component interior space. The first cellular structure includes a plurality of cells each having a twelve-cornered cross section including twelve sides and twelve corners creating nine internal angles and three external angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Tau Tyan
  • Patent number: 10945821
    Abstract: A sintered blank (1) for producing a dental prosthesis is provided, in which the sintered blank (1) include at least one product area (2), from which the dental prosthesis is produced, and at least one auxiliary sintering body (3) and connecting webs (4) for bracing the product area (2), wherein the auxiliary sintering body (3) is connected to the product area (2) by the connecting webs (4), the auxiliary sintering body (3) including one, preferably precisely one, at least in some areas, preferably completely curved support surface (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amann Girrbach AG
    Inventor: Oliver Amann
  • Patent number: 10946734
    Abstract: A profile strip for a motor vehicle, in particular for a sealing assembly in a window or door area of a motor vehicle. The profile strip comprises a securing profile section that can be secured on a first part of the motor vehicle. The profile strip comprises a sealing profile section connected to the securing profile section, produced from a vulcanized rubber matrix and configured to allow relative movements with reduced friction between the profile strip and a second part of the motor vehicle. A contact surface of the sealing profile section that can be brought into contact with the second part is provided with an anti-friction coating that comprises an anti-friction coating matrix and anti-friction particles embedded in the anti-friction coating matrix that are produced from UHMWPE. The anti-friction coating matrix is a vulcanized EPDM matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: COOPER STANDARD GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Schmid, Dominik Schramm
  • Patent number: 10947354
    Abstract: Composite honeycomb that may be contoured to form composite honeycomb structures, which have tight radii of curvatures and/or compound curvatures, and which are suitable for use in high temperature environments. The method for making the composite honeycomb involves using high temperature prepreg to make a flexible composite honeycomb that is formed into a composite honeycomb precursor. A high temperature coating resin is applied to the composite honeycomb precursor to form the high temperature composite honeycomb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HEXCEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Charles Loesch, Merid Minasse Haile, Earl Frederick Ayle, Clark Russell Smith
  • Patent number: 10946622
    Abstract: Glass having an inner surface and an outer surface, includes a first area used by a head-up display, and a second area adjacent to the first area, and not used by the head-up display. Representing an area closest to a boundary between the first area and the second area in the first area, by an edge on the boundary side in the first area, and representing an area closest to the boundary in the second area, by an edge on the boundary side in the second area, a requirement is that a wedge angle ? formed by the inner surface and the outer surface satisfies a predetermined formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Kazuyoshi Noda