Patents Examined by Donald J. Loney
  • Patent number: 10800133
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a board product made from paper products that have a pre-scored facing in addition to a medium (sometimes called fluting). Conventional corrugated board may feature a cross-corrugated medium and one or more facing that have no score lines that are impressed (at least prior to assembly with the corrugated medium). Such a conventional board product may be inferior because any score lines that are impressed will damage the underlying corrugated medium in some manner. A breakdown in the strength of the underlying medium leads to poor precision when the eventual board product is scored, cut, and folded. A lack of precision in folding a board product leads to gap variation and fishtailing as any articulated portion of the board product may not maintain a precise plane of articulation when folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Scorrboard, LLC
    Inventor: Giles Greenfield
  • Patent number: 10801257
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to a glazing assembly including a first glass substrate. A radiation shield covering, directly or indirectly, at least a part of a peripheral edge area of the first glass substrate. A dual junction solid-state heat flux sensor includes a first junction oriented in the assembly at a first location at which radiation from a radiation source is receivable through the first glass substrate; a second junction oriented in the assembly at a second location that is blocked from the radiation source by the radiation shield; and circuitry configured to generate a signal based on a differential between transduced voltages respectively generated at the first and second junctions. A control module may be configured to receive the signal and selectively generate an action responsive thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventor: Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 10791849
    Abstract: An insulating glazing includes two glass sheets that are spaced apart by an air- or gas-filled cavity, a spacer arranged at periphery of the glass sheets and that keeps the glass sheets spaced apart, the spacer being transparent and placed on one of the sides of the glazing, and a first barrier that is leaktight to water, formed by a structural seal, the material of which is watertight, and a second barrier that is leaktight to gases and to water vapor, the first and second barriers associated to the transparent spacer being made of transparent material, wherein the second barrier that is leaktight to gases and to water vapor and made of transparent material is arranged at an interface between the glass sheets and the transparent spacer on an internal side of the glazing, the structural seal also at the interface being positioned abutted and aligned with the second barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Erwan Baquet, Romain Decourcelle, Edouard Jonville, Yoann Machizaud
  • Patent number: 10792888
    Abstract: Provided is a coating base material having a new configuration capable of enhancing the durability of a coating regardless of the adhesion strength of a primer. A coating base material 1 whose surface is subjected to application of a coating includes: a mesh-like valley portion 2 formed on the surface; and a plurality of island portions 3 formed on the surface and surrounded by the valley portion 2. Each island portion 3 has a crater-like recess 4 formed on an upper surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihide Iida, Noboru Tamaki, Masateru Yamada
  • Patent number: 10787856
    Abstract: A glass panel unit includes: a sealing member arranged between a first panel and a second panel, which are arranged to face each other with a predetermined gap left between themselves, to hermetically bond the first panel and the second panel together; and an internal space sealed hermetically with the first panel, the second panel, and the sealing member. The glass panel unit further includes a spacer arranged in the internal space so as to be in contact with the first panel and the second panel. The spacer includes a plurality of resin layers that are stacked one on top of another in a direction in which the first panel and the second panel face each other. At least any two of the plurality of resin layers have different elastic moduli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10781628
    Abstract: A double glazing insulation system of the present invention is characterized by including: double glazing having a chamber formed between a pair of glass windows, a bead entrance through which air and a plurality of beads enter and exit the chamber, and an air entrance through which air enters the chamber; a storage tank for storing the plurality of beads; a bead flow pipe guiding the plurality of beads such that the beads flow; an air exhaust pipe guiding the flow of air discharged from the storage tank; an air flow pipe guiding the flow of air entering and exiting through the air entrance; and a main blower which sucks air of the chamber through the air flow pipe or through the air exhaust pipe, thereby filling the chamber with the plurality of beads or discharging the same from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Jae Seung Shin
  • Patent number: 10760328
    Abstract: A structural glazing assembly is provided. The structural glazing assembly comprises a frame and a transparent panel, optionally spaced apart by a transparent spacer material. The frame and panel being adhered to each other by a layer of a transparent silicone elastomer located there between. In general, the silicone elastomer is the cured elastomeric product of a moisture-curable hot melt silicone adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DOW SILICONES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dominique Culot
  • Patent number: 10760325
    Abstract: A window with low frictive compositions and methods of making the same. The low frictive composition is applied to top portion of at least one glass bump contacting an opposing pane in a window. The low frictive composition may include an inorganic powder and a binder. The inorganic powder includes disulfide, molybdenum disulfide, tungsten diselenide, and molybdenum diselenide. The binder includes silsesquioxanes and alkali silicates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Paul Heckman, Linda Frances Reynolds-Heffer, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Patent number: 10760327
    Abstract: An insulating glazing includes at least two substantially parallel glass sheets, which are spaced apart by at least one air- or gas-filled cavity forming a cavity internal to the glazing, a spacer, which is arranged at a periphery of the glass sheets and which keeps the two glass sheets spaced apart, and an adhesive bonding system arranged to fasten the spacer to each glass sheet via two of opposite fastening faces of the spacer, wherein the spacer includes, at least for one side of the glazing, a mirror-function reflective surface on an internal face of the spacer facing the internal cavity of the glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Erwan Baquet, Romain Decourcelle, Edouard Jonville
  • Patent number: 10760326
    Abstract: An insulating glazing includes two glass sheets spaced apart by at least one air- or gas-filled cavity, at least one transparent spacer made of glass, which is arranged at a periphery of the glass sheets and which keeps the two glass sheets spaced apart, and a transparent fastening system to fasten by adhesive bonding, which fastens the spacer to each glass sheet via two opposite fastening faces of the spacer, wherein the spacer made of glass is obtained by the cutting of glass sheet in a raw state, and is joined to the glass sheets directly in the raw state, and wherein the fastening system to fasten by adhesive bonding consist of a transparent material having been placed at an external junction of the spacer and of the glass sheets and having flowed into asperities of the glass of the fastening faces of the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Erwan Baquet, Romain Decourcelle, Edouard Jonville
  • Patent number: 10752535
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to seals for glass articles. Certain example embodiments relate to a composition used for sealing an insulted glass unit. In certain example embodiments the composition includes vanadium oxide, barium oxide, zinc oxide, and at least one additional additive. For instance, another additive that is a different metal oxide or different metal chloride may be provided. In certain example embodiments, a composition may be combined with a binder solution that substantially or completely burns out by the time the composition is melted. In certain example embodiments, a CTE filler is included with a frit material. In certain example embodiments, a vacuum insulated glass unit includes first and second glass substrates that are sealed together with a seal that includes the above-described composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy A. Dennis
  • Patent number: 10737374
    Abstract: An anti-shock and ventilated grip strap includes a strap body including a substrate and a cushion layer overlapping the substrate. Each of the substrate and the cushion layer is in a form of a strap. The strap body has a hardness in the range of 40-70 in ASTM D2240 Type C hardness scale. A plurality of elastic members is disposed on and protruding away from the cushion layer. The plurality of elastic members is arranged separately from one another. Each of plurality of elastic members has a hardness greater than the substrate and greater than the cushion layer of the strap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Leo Jaw
  • Patent number: 10731403
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated glazing unit comprising a first glass pane and a second glass pane arranged in parallel, the second glass pane spaced apart from the first glass pane, wherein each glass pane comprises inner and outer surfaces, wherein the inner surfaces define a gap therebetween; a plurality of spacers arranged in the gap between of the inner surface of the first glass pane and the inner surface of the second glass pane; and a side seal material attached around a periphery of the first glass pane and the second glass pane, thereby forming a sealed cavity between the glass panes, wherein at least a portion of the inner surface of the first glass pane comprises a strengthened portion that comprises a plurality of implanted ions, wherein the plurality of implanted ions are nitrogen ions, carbon ions, argon ions, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Annette Johncock Krisko, Scott Thomsen
  • Patent number: 10730353
    Abstract: A tire includes: a first pattern portion and a second pattern portion on a tire surface, the first pattern portion being formed of plural first ridges adjacent to each other and the second pattern portion being formed of plural second ridges extending in a different direction from the first ridges in plan view arranged adjacent to each other, in which a height of the first ridges and the second ridges is from 0.2 mm to 0.5 mm and the first ridges adjacent to each other and the second ridges adjacent to each other are arranged at a constant pitch of from 0.15 mm to 0.35 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sotaro Iwabuchi
  • Patent number: 10723100
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced resin molding includes a core layer and a pair of skin layers. The core layer includes a nonwoven fabric and impregnating resin that has been impregnated in the nonwoven fabric. The skin layers include fibers and a matrix resin that covers the fibers. The fibers and a matrix resin of the skin layers are joined to both surfaces of the core layer. The skin layers each have recesses that are formed on side surfaces that face the core layer such that a portion of the fibers in the matrix resin are exposed, and where portions of the nonwoven fabric and the impregnating resin have penetrated the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault S.A.S.
    Inventor: Takeshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10704318
    Abstract: An insulating glazing includes two glass sheets spaced apart by an air- or gas-filled cavity, at least one spacer arranged at a periphery of the glass sheets and that keeps the glass sheets spaced apart, one of the spacers being transparent, made of transparent plastic and placed on one of the sides of the glazing, and a first leaktight barrier that is leaktight to water, formed by a structural seal, a material of which is watertight, and a second leaktight barrier that is leaktight to gases and to water vapor, the leaktight barriers being made of transparent material, wherein the spacer includes on at least one of its internal and external faces, the internal and external faces being respectively facing and on the opposite side from the gas-filled cavity, a coating which is thin and constitutes the second transparent barrier, the coating and the transparent spacer forming a single assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Erwan Baquet, Romain Decourcelle, Edouard Jonville, Yoann Machizaud
  • Patent number: 10697089
    Abstract: An epitaxial substrate includes: a single crystal substrate including projections arranged in an array on a plane. Each projection has a conical or pyramidal shape tapered in a normal direction to the plane. The AlN layer includes: a first AlN crystal covering the plane and the projections with tips of the projections being exposed; second AlN crystals protruding from the tips of the projections along the normal direction and each having a shape of a column whose cross-sectional area increases as a distance from a tip of a corresponding projection increases; and a third AlN crystal as a layer interconnecting ends of the second AlN crystals, opposite the single crystal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: PANASONIC CORPORATION, RIKEN
    Inventors: Norimichi Noguchi, Takuya Mino, Takayoshi Takano, Jun Sakai, Hitomichi Takano, Kenji Tsubaki, Hideki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 10697231
    Abstract: A method of producing a vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit comprising providing first and second substantially parallel glass panes, a plurality of pillars, and a peripheral seal between the first and second glass panes; providing an evacuation hole for evacuating a void through the evacuation hole to a pressure less than atmospheric pressure, wherein the first and second glass panes are tempered glass; covering the evacuation hole with an evacuation head, wherein the evacuation head is configured to have a substantially hermetic contact to a surface of the first glass pane, wherein a contact width of the evacuation head to the surface of the first glass pane is less than 50 mm; and evacuating the void through the evacuation head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Peter Sønderkær, Thomas Villiam Sejer Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 10688751
    Abstract: A foam structural material includes a first core material and a reinforcing material. The first core material has a first portion of a linear groove part formed along an edge of the first core material. The reinforcing material has a first side fitted to the first portion of the linear groove part. The first portion of the linear groove part includes a first engagement plane. The first engagement plane is engaged with the reinforcing material and has one or a plurality of projections formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Fukuda, Tadatoshi Tanji, Yoshihiro Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10683695
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to vacuum insulating glass units having edge seals formed in connection with solder alloys that, when reactively reflowed, wet metallic coatings pre-coated on the glass substrates' perimeters, and/or associated methods. The alloys may be based on materials that form seals at temperatures that will not de-temper glass and/or decompose a laminate, and/or remain hermetic and lack porous structures in their bulks. Example alloys may be based on inter-metallics of Sn and one or more materials selected from post-transition metals or metalloids; Zintl anions (e.g., In, Bi, etc.) from Group 13, 14, 15, or 16; and transition metals (e.g., Cu, Ag, Ni, etc.); and excludes Pb. Thin film coatings in certain example embodiments work with the solder material to form robust and durable hermetic interfaces. Because low temperatures are used, certain example embodiments can use compliant and visco-elastic spacer technology based on lamellar structures and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC.
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Patricia Tucker, Martin D. Bracamonte