Patents Examined by Elizabeth E Mulvaney
  • Patent number: 11312110
    Abstract: A vehicle pane has a first and a second pane element that are joined to one another surface-to-surface such that the vehicle pane has a first pane face, a second pane face, a third pane face, and a fourth pane face. The second pane face has a first printed region and the third or fourth pane face has a second printed region for forming a viewing region along the vehicle pane. The first and second printed region are each designed with at least a first, second, and third zone. At least one of the first and/or second zones is at least partially printed and the third zones are not printed. The second zones are implemented as a transition region between the first zone and the third zone such that an optical effect of the first printed region is compensated by an optical effect of the second printed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Dirk Wohlfeil
  • Patent number: 11313468
    Abstract: The sealing method is for sealing between: a rear surface of a first component which is a composite material containing a reinforcing fiber and a resin; and a front surface of a second component facing the rear surface of the first component. The sealing method includes: a step (ST03) in which a molded body is placed at a corner between the front surface and an end surface of the first component, with a first sealing material interposed therebetween; and a step (ST06) in which a second sealing material is applied from the molded body up to the front surface of the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Akamatsu, Koichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11304405
    Abstract: A scented insert for use with an animal training aid, toy or device, the insert comprising a substrate having, a microencapsulated scented material thereon, and/or therein, and either one or both of: a substantially scent impermeable coating, wherein the coating substantially prevents release of a scent from the scented material; and at least one detent for engaging with a cognate protrusion or depression of a carrier for the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: My Clever Dog Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Justin Anthony Daley, George Giles Campbell
  • Patent number: 11307686
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch display panel and a touch display device, wherein the touch display panel including a touch display module, a cover plate, a sealant and a first ink layer, the sealant disposed at a peripheral region between the touch display module and the cover plate. The first ink layer includes a first sub ink layer and a second sub ink layer, the second sub-ink layer disposed corresponding to the set region of the sealant, and an ultraviolet transmittance of the second sub ink layer is greater than an ultraviolet transmittance of the first sub ink layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Quan Li, Yuchun Hsiao, Guofu Tang
  • Patent number: 11304309
    Abstract: A printed circuit board according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a base film having an insulating property, and a conductive pattern that is stacked on at least one surface of the base film and that includes a plurality of wiring parts arranged in parallel. The plurality of wiring parts have an average width of 5 ?m or more and 15 ?m or less. The plurality of wiring parts have an electroless plating layer and an electroplating layer stacked on the electroless plating layer. A void density at an interface between the electroless plating layer and the electroplating layer in a section of the plurality of wiring parts in a thickness direction is 0.01 ?m2/?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichiro Sakai, Eiko Imazaki, Koji Nitta
  • Patent number: 11299421
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a housing, a display positioned at least partially within the housing, a cover assembly coupled to the housing and comprising a chemically strengthened glass member, and an encoded marking formed within the chemically strengthened glass member between an upper surface and a lower surface of the chemically strengthened glass member. The encoded marking may include an array of marks, each mark of the array of marks having a dimension between about 3 microns and about 10 microns and set apart from an adjacent mark by an unmarked area of the chemically strengthened glass member. Each mark may represent a bit of information in a binary number system. The encoded marking may be readable, by an optical magnification apparatus, through the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael M. Li, Dale N. Memering, Matthew N. Van Dyke
  • Patent number: 11301070
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including an adhesion reduction layer having a micro protrusion pattern capable of identification of the authenticity of at least one product from among a window, a touch screen and a display, which are freely detachable and are obtained via different channels, and a pattern engraved thereon. The display device includes a window, a display, and optionally a touch screen, and comprises an adhesion reduction layer having a micro protrusion pattern. The device comprises: a detachable layer which is positioned on at least one from among the window, the touch screen and the display and has an adhesive force of 0.1 gf/25 mm to 500 gf/25 mm; and a pattern made by a micro protrusion formed on part of the adhesion reduction layer which is positioned on any one from among the window, the touch screen and the display so as to face the detachable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Young Su Kim
  • Patent number: 11298970
    Abstract: Provided are a decorative molded article that prevents sparkle and has a high contrast, a method for producing the decorative molded article, and a transfer sheet for use for the decorative molded article. The decorative molded article 10 is provided with a protective layer 2 having unevenness on a resin molded article 1, wherein in the surface of the protective layer 2, the arithmetic average roughness (Rax1) according to JIS B0601:1994 at a cutoff value of 0.8 mm, the arithmetic average roughness (Ray1) according to JIS B0601:1994 at a cutoff value of 0.08 mm, and the ten-point average roughness (Rzx1) according to JIS B0601:1994 at a cutoff value of 0.8 mm satisfy the following requirements (1) to (3): 0.30?(Rax1?Ray1)/Ray1?0.85 (1), Rzx1/Rax1?15.0 (2), Rax1?0.14 ?m (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Hatano, Takayuki Shimada, Kentaro Akiyama, Kazuki Takizawa
  • Patent number: 11279652
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than about 0.7·t up to t, comprise a tangent with a slope having an absolute value greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometer, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0·t to about 0.3·t) and a maximum central tension in the range from about 80 MPa to about 100 MPa. In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a value at a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the value to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Sinue Gomez, Guangli Hu, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang, Steven Alvin Tietje
  • Patent number: 11279108
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a vehicle glazing (e.g., vehicle windshield) having an opaque enamel printed opening for an information acquisition system and a darkening source within the opaque enamel printed opening to reduce optical transmittance distortion and improve performance of information acquisition systems (e.g., an imaging system, electric sensor(s), video camera(s), distance sensor(s)) associated with a vehicle. The darkening source, which may not undergo extreme heat treatment above 500 deg. C., provides a darkening source open area within the opaque enamel print open area, wherein the darkening source open area provides an opening through which the information acquisition system may receive information from outside a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Bard, Katharina Boguslawski
  • Patent number: 11259423
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to multilayer housings. In one example, multilayer housing can include a first continuous layer comprising copper, plastic, graphene, aluminum, titanium, magnesium, or combinations thereof, a void layer on the first continuous layer, wherein the void layer comprises from (5) volume percent (vol. %) to (95) vol. % voids; and a second continuous layer on the void layer, wherein the second continuous layer comprises copper, plastic, graphene, aluminum, titanium, magnesium, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kuan-Ting Wu, Kevin Voss, Ai-Tsung Li, Wei Kuang Chu, Wei-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 11247226
    Abstract: A process capable of commercial scale manufacturing of inexpensive, multilayered shaped film product, without the waste of die-cutting and which products are capable of use independent of a supporting structure on which they are formed, includes placing a first mask over a substrate; delivering a first film-forming composition through the first mask to form a first raw shape on the substrate; removing the first mask; placing a second mask over the first raw shape; delivering a second film-forming composition through the second mask to form a second raw shape on the first raw shape; removing the second mask; and solidifying the first and second raw shapes to provide the shaped film product disposed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curt Binner, Kenneth A. Pelley
  • Patent number: 11236012
    Abstract: A glass-ceramic that includes: SiO2 from about 35 mol % to about 80 mol %; B2O3 from about 10 mol % to about 50 mol %; P2O5 from about 10 mol % to about 50 mol %; and an optional addition of one or more of CaO, MgO and Bi2O3 from 0 mol % to about 5 mol %, wherein the glass-ceramic further comprises a boron-phosphate crystalline phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Heather Debra Boek, Ling Cai, Jin Su Kim, Dean Michael Thelen, Mark Owen Weller
  • Patent number: 11230493
    Abstract: An electronic device may include electrical components and other components mounted within a housing. The device may have a display on a front face of the device and may have a glass layer that forms part of the housing on a rear face of the device. The glass layer and other glass structures in the electronic device may be provided with coatings. An interior coating on a glass layer may include multiple layers of material such as an adhesion promotion layer, thin-film layers of materials such as silicon, niobium oxide and other metal oxides, and metals to help adjust the appearance of the coating. A metal layer may be formed on top of the coating to serve as an environmental protection layer and opacity enhancement layer. In some configurations, the coating may include four layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11230847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating PVC plates as well as plates and panels manufactured by this method. Further, the invention relates to plates and panels, in particular wall, ceiling or floor panels, comprising a heat-treated carrier plate (12) based on polyvinyl chloride with a density of, for example, 900 to 2,500 kg/m3 and a film (17) applied thereon. The film is a thin PVC-film and comprises a decorative pattern (18) directly printed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Xylo Technologies AG
    Inventor: Dieter Döhring
  • Patent number: 11225045
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a decoration element comprising a color developing layer comprising a light reflective layer, and a light absorbing layer provided on the light reflective layer; and an electrochromic device provided on one surface of the color developing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Chan Kim, Jeong Woo Shon, Pilsung Jo, Ki Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11214129
    Abstract: A windshield according to an aspect of the present invention is a windshield for an automobile on which an information acquisition device capable of acquiring information from the outside of a vehicle by emitting and/or receiving light can be arranged. The windshield includes; a glass plate including an information acquisition region that is opposite to the information acquisition device and through which the light passes; and an antifog laminate that includes a heat blocking layer and an antifog layer with antifog properties layered on one surface of the heat blocking layer, and that is layered on a surface on a vehicle interior side of the information acquisition region while the other surface of the heat blocking layer faces the surface on the vehicle interior side of the information acquisition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuaki Oya, Toyoyuki Teranishi, Fumiyoshi Kondo, Mitsuhiro Kawazu, Kazutaka Kamitani, Yohei Shimokawa
  • Patent number: 11213975
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for making prepregs are disclosed. A method may include depositing a resin material onto a surface of a fiber bed and forming a number of discrete resin regions thereon. A distance between the resin regions may be measured to provide desired exposed portions of the surface to facilitate permeation of air through the exposed portions of the surface in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the fiber bed during a curing process of the prepreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventors: Steven Nutt, Lessa Grunenfelder, Timotei Centea, Mark Anders, William Thomas Edwards, Sarah Grace Katz Schechter
  • Patent number: 11188015
    Abstract: An image recording medium includes two sheets made of resin and a toner image interposed between the two sheets. The toner image serves as an adhesive to bond the two sheets together and includes an information image. At least one of the two sheets includes a transparent portion to enable the information image to be visible through the at least one of the two sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Megumi Arai, Kohsuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11179916
    Abstract: A laminated glazing comprising a first ply of glazing material and a second ply of glazing material joined by at least one ply of adhesive interlayer material is disclosed. The first ply of glazing material comprises a sheet of glass having a first composition and the second ply of glazing material comprises a sheet of glass having a second composition different to the first composition. The laminated glazing has (i) a peripheral region extending around the periphery of the laminated glazing, the laminated glazing having a surface compression stress in the peripheral region and (ii) an edge compression, wherein the magnitude of edge compression is greater than the magnitude of the surface compression stress in the peripheral region. A method of making such a laminated is provided. A glass sheet suitable for being incorporated in such a laminated glazing is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Massimo Michetti, Joachim Pilz