Patents Examined by Ethan A Utt
  • Patent number: 11117830
    Abstract: A glass article includes a glass substrate, a colored film formed on one of main surfaces of the glass substrate, an uncoated portion where no colored film is formed which is present in part of the one of main surfaces or on an edge face of the glass substrate, a boundary between the colored film and the uncoated portion, and a film thickness varying portion where the colored film gradually tapers in thickness toward the boundary. The uncoated portion is visible in the glass article used as a window, the glass substrate has an absorbance in the wavelength range of 380 nm to 780 nm of 0.10 or lower per mm of thickness, and the glass article has a portion blue in color, gray in color, or pink in color where the colored film is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Nakai, Yoshihiko Obara
  • Patent number: 11118031
    Abstract: Polysaccharide filaments and fibrous structures containing such polysaccharide filaments and more particularly polysaccharide filaments that exhibit birefringence are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Gary McKee, Joerg Kleinwaechter, Geoffrey William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11104614
    Abstract: The invention concerns a gypsum plasterboard (10) comprising at least an upper gypsum layer (16) having a first density, first hardness and first thickness and a lower gypsum layer (17) having a second density, a second hardness and a second thickness. The first density is lower than the second density and/or the first hardness is lower than the second hardness, and the first thickness is lower than the second thickness. The plasterboard according to the invention are heavy or dense plasterboards with an enhanced fixing ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Knauf Gips KG
    Inventors: Dominik Herfurth, Felix Friedel
  • Patent number: 11097868
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated liquid food packaging material, comprising a bulk layer of paper or carton or other cellulose-based material and outer layers of thermoplastic polymers on both sides, having a decorative print pattern arranged beneath one of the outer thermoplastic polymer layers. The invention further relates to the method for manufacturing the laminated packaging material and to a packaging container for liquid food packaging, comprising the laminated packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Öhman, Nils Toft
  • Patent number: 11079309
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to strengthened glass articles comprising a thickness t?1 mm (1000 ?m), an inner region under a central tension CT (in MPa), and at least one compressive stress layer adjacent the inner region and extending within the strengthened glass article from a surface of the strengthened glass article to a depth of layer DOL (in ?m), wherein the strengthened glass article is under a compressive stress at the surface CSs (in MPa), wherein the strengthened glass article is an alkali aluminosilicate glass article comprising 0-5 mol % Li2O, and at least 3 mol % Al2O3, and wherein the DOL?70 ?m, and a CSs/DOL ratio?2.5 MPa/?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurence Ralph Morey, Jonathan David Pesansky, Kevin Barry Reiman, Benjamin Allen Stevens, Brian Paul Strines
  • Patent number: 11072108
    Abstract: Patterned substrates having a first substrate region that is incrementally mechanically stretched with corrugations and a second substrate region having a plurality of discrete unstretched portions completely surrounded by the first substrate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Leroy Joseph Kocher, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 11075070
    Abstract: A monocrystalline semiconductor wafers have an average roughness Ra of at most 0.8 nm at a limiting wavelength of 250 ?m, and an ESFQRavg of 8 nm or less given an edge exclusion of 1 mm. The wafers are advantageously produced by a method comprising the following steps in the indicated order: a) simultaneous double-side polishing of the semiconductor wafer, b) local material-removing processing of at least one part of at least one side of the semiconductor wafer using a fluid jet which contains suspended hard substance particles and which is directed onto a small region of the surface with the aid of a nozzle, wherein the nozzle is moved over that part of the surface which is to be treated in such a way that a predefined geometry parameter of the semiconductor wafer is improved, and c) polishing of the at least one surface of the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SILTRONIC AG
    Inventors: Klaus Roettger, Herbert Becker, Leszek Mistur, Andreas Muehe
  • Patent number: 11053581
    Abstract: An article comprises a body and at least one protective layer on at least one surface of the body. The at least one protective layer is a thin film having a thickness of less than approximately 20 microns that comprises a ceramic selected from a group consisting of Y3Al5O12, Er2O3, Er3Al5O12, and a ceramic compound comprising Y4Al2O9 and a solid-solution of Y2O3—ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Tom Cho
  • Patent number: 11034139
    Abstract: The self-supporting synthetic polymer waterproofing membrane with self-repairing properties relates to a self-repairing synthetic waterproof membrane, applicable in the construction sector. This membrane can be monolayer or multilayer. The composition of these membranes comprises thermoplastic polymers, smectite-type clays and super water-absorbent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ATARFIL, S.L.
    Inventors: Gabriel Martin Sevilla, Emilio Carreras Torres, Joaquin Hidalgo Betanzos, Maria Izascun Garmendia Barrena
  • Patent number: 11028599
    Abstract: An artificial stone building tile and method. Disclosed is an artificial stone building tile and a method of making the building tile. The building tile has a low density and significant flexibility, and is nailable without cracking. It is made by layers of cement formulations separated by layers of metal mesh. Color batches of cement are prepared and placed in the bottom of a mold, with the color batches becoming the visible face of the building tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Jacob Caval
  • Patent number: 11028537
    Abstract: A dispersible wet wipe includes a layer of cellulosic fibers. In one embodiment, a first binder is applied in a coating comprising randomly distributed deposits of the binder. A second binder is applied in an intermittent pattern on the surface to define first regions on the surface that include first binder but no second binder and to define second regions on the surface that include both first binder and second binder. The first and second binders can have the same chemical composition. In a second embodiment, a first binder is applied to a web surface in a first pattern, and, after applying the first binder, a second binder is applied to the web surface in a second pattern that is different than the first pattern. In a third embodiment, a binder is applied to a web surface in a pattern, the pattern having first regions and second regions, wherein the add-on level of the binder in the first regions is lower than the add-on level of the binder in the second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan John Vogel, Amanda Ann Gantz, Nicholas Scott Walker, David James Sealy Powling, Carly Elizabeth Herr
  • Patent number: 11020946
    Abstract: A building board, particularly a gypsum board, can have a high fastener sealability if protected by the combination of thin layers of an extruded polymer film and a thermoplastic coating layer. The combination of extruded polymer film and thermoplastic coating layer is designed such that the gypsum board can also tolerate overdriven fasteners, thus exceeding the requirements of ASTM D1970-15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED GYPSUM, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Peet, Artemis Agelaridou-Twohig, Michael J. Lemberger, Todd P. DiNoia, Jean-Philippe Ndobo-Epoy
  • Patent number: 11016223
    Abstract: A hardcoat film has a support, a first cured layer, and a second cured layer in this order in which the first cured layer is formed of a curable composition for forming a first cured layer containing a polymerizable compound 1 having a radically polymerizable group and a polymerizable compound 2 having a cationically polymerizable group and a radically polymerizable group, the second cured layer is formed of a curable composition for forming a second cured layer containing a polymerizable compound 3 having at least two radically polymerizable groups, and a content of the polymerizable compound 2 with respect to a total content of the polymerizable compounds contained in the curable composition for forming a first cured layer is equal to or greater than 51% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Keigo Ueki, Katsuyuki Takada
  • Patent number: 11007507
    Abstract: A self-cleaning film system includes a substrate and a self-cleaning film disposed on the substrate. The self-cleaning film includes a monolayer formed from an oleophobic material, and a first plurality of regions disposed within the monolayer in a non-periodic pattern such that each of the first plurality of regions abuts and is surrounded by the oleophobic material. Each of the first plurality of regions includes a photocatalytic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gayatri V. Dadheech, Thomas A. Seder, James A. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10967105
    Abstract: Device surfaces are rendered superhydrophobic and/or superoleophobic through microstructures and/or nanostructures that utilize the same base material(s) as the device itself without the need for coatings made from different materials or substances. A medical device includes a portion made from a base material having a surface adapted for contact with biological material, and wherein the surface is modified to become superhydrophobic, superoleophobic, or both, using only the base material, excluding non-material coatings. The surface may be modified using a subtractive process, an additive process, or a combination thereof. The product of the process may form part of an implantable device or a medical instrument, including a medical device or instrument associated with an intraocular procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tarek Hassan, Tushar M. Ranchod
  • Patent number: 10947356
    Abstract: A nanocomposite including an array of extended length fibers with nanofibers oriented in transverse relation to the extended length fibers. The nanofibers are mechanically interlocked with the extended length fibers using a connecting agent concentrated at contact locations between the extended length fibers and the nanofibers without saturating the composite. The resultant composite of fibers and connecting agent is characterized by significant internal porosity with an internal void volume not occupied by the connecting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
    Inventor: Kuang-Ting Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10946619
    Abstract: Laminated glass consists of two glass sheets interlayered with at least one film A containing a polyvinyl acetal PA and optionally at least one plasticiser WA, at least one film B containing a polyvinyl acetal PB and at least one plasticiser WB and polymer film C, wherein film A comprises less than 16% by weight of plasticiser WA, film B comprises at least 16% by weight of plasticiser WB, film C comprises polyamide, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polylactic acid (PLA), cellulose acetate or ionomers, and wherein film C is located between film A and film B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY EUROPE GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Keller
  • Patent number: 10946545
    Abstract: A web includes a curvilinear line of weakness. The curvilinear line of weakness includes a plurality of perforations. Each of the plurality of perforations is separated by a bond area. Each of the plurality of perforations has a perforation length and each bond area has a non-perforation length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10926440
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate sheet in which, on one surface of a resin layer having optical transparency, a colored layer and a backing layer are sequentially laminated, and on the other surface of the resin layer, a pattern layer made of an ionizing radiation curable resin and having optical transparency is laminated. The pattern layer has a softening temperature of 140 to 160° C., and the resin layer, the colored layer, and the backing layer have softening temperatures of 120° C. or lower. The surface of the pattern layer has a concavo-convex shape and the thickness thereof is continuously varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Seiren Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kayanoki, Shuya Takashima
  • Patent number: 10913498
    Abstract: A method for painting a complex or compound curved three-dimensional surface of a portion of an article. The method comprises providing a paint film; providing sheet metal having opposite major surfaces; laminating the paint film onto a major surface of the sheet metal to form a painted sheet metal laminate comprising a first portion and a second portion; permanently deforming the first portion of the painted sheet metal laminate into a formed portion of the article having a complex or compound curved three-dimensional shape; applying an initial force for securing the second portion of the painted sheet metal laminate during an initial stage of said permanently deforming step; and applying a later force for securing the second portion of the painted sheet metal laminate during a later stage of said permanently deforming step. The later applied force is greater than the initially applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: 3M Innovative Properties Company, McMaster University
    Inventors: Kent E. Nielsen, Mukesh K. Jain, Mohamed Elnagmi, Moisei Bruhis