Patents Examined by Ethan A Utt
  • Patent number: 10040719
    Abstract: The invention provides low solar transmittance coatings that have particularly low solar transmittance. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver. In some cases, the coating is incorporated into a laminated glass assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Eric H. Eby, Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 10005197
    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. In one embodiment, at least two of the perforations lengths are substantially equal. In an alternate embodiment, at least two of the non-perforations lengths are substantially equal. In yet another embodiment, at least two of the non-perforations lengths are substantially unequal and at least two of the perforation lengths are substantially unequal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Deborah Sue Slovut, Jeffrey Moss Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10003044
    Abstract: A cover window for a display device includes a base film and a coating layer disposed on the base film. The base film includes a plurality of layers. Each of the plurality of layers includes a folding part and a nonfolding part. Each of the plurality of layers has a different coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Wook Nam, Kyu Young Kim, Ah Young Kim, Gui-nam Min, Kyu-Taek Lee, Yong Cheol Jeong, So Yeon Han
  • Patent number: 9925731
    Abstract: Corrugated and apertured web materials are disclosed. More specifically, the webs comprise alternating ridges and grooves, wherein apertures are located in the grooves. In one embodiment, a web comprises alternating ridges and grooves as well as alternating regions of lower basis weight and higher basis weight. The higher basis weight regions are located in the ridges and grooves and the lower basis weight regions are located in the sidewalls between the ridges and grooves. The higher basis weight regions located in the grooves comprise apertures. The apertures have greater open area than previous apertures in similar webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jill Marlene Orr, Richard George Coe, John Lee Hammons, Sarah Beth Gross, Leroy Joseph Kocher, Timothy Ian Mullane
  • Patent number: 9861220
    Abstract: A moveable anti-fatigue mat that can be moved by a user's foot without the need for the user to bend over. In one embodiment, the anti-fatigue mat comprises a cushioned top layer affixed to a high friction bottom layer, wherein a low friction activation pad is positioned on or within the bottom layer. The activation pad can be attached so that a bottom surface protrudes below or is flush with the bottom surface of the bottom layer, and the activation pad is preferably located near the edge of the bottom layer. The anti-fatigue mat may be slid laterally on a floor or surface by a user's foot when a user places his foot on the mat directly above the activation pad and applies pressure downward and in the direction the user wishes the mat to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: John Charles Burkhalter
  • Patent number: 9850568
    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, Y4Al2O9, Er2O3, Gd2O3, Er3Al5O12, Gd3Al5O12 and a ceramic compound comprising Y4Al2O9 and a solid-solution of Y2O3—ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Tom Cho
  • Patent number: 9809005
    Abstract: Anti-ballistic systems and methods for making same are described. The anti-ballistic systems may be formed from various materials arranged in a structure, such as a wall structure. For example, an anti-ballistic system may be formed from a metal material, a polymer material, and a stone material. In some embodiments, the metal material may include aluminum (for example, an aluminum composite panel), the polymer material may include ethylene vinyl acetate, and the stone material may include granite. The anti-ballistic wall systems may be configured to be resistant to ballistics, blasts, and/or forced entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Antiballistic Security and Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Grieves, Gilbert Meyer, Leif Lundkvist
  • Patent number: 9805868
    Abstract: A biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors which has protrusions on both sides and has a thickness (t1[?m]) of 1 ?m to 3 ?m, wherein Formulae (1) to (4) are satisfied by an A-side as one film surface and a B-side as another film surface: |Pa?Pb|?200;??(1) 0.350?Pa/SRzA?0.700;??(2) 500 nm?SRzA?1,200 nm;??(3) 50 nm?SRzB?500 nm;??(4) wherein, in Formulae (1) to (4), Pa is a number per 0.1 mm2 of protrusions on the A-side, Pb is a number per 0.1 mm2 of protrusions on the B-side, SRzA is a ten-point average roughness of the A-side, and SRzB is a ten-point average roughness of the B-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takanori Nakatsuka, Tetsuya Asano, Masami Sugata
  • Patent number: 9757910
    Abstract: In an injection molded product of the invention, an unevenness forming portion having unevenness formed by thermal expansion of thermally expandable capsules is formed. The injection molded product includes a highly expanded portion that is formed at a surface side of the unevenness forming portion in a thickness direction of the injection molded product and in which the thermally expandable capsules are thermally expanded, and a main body portion that is a portion adjacent to the highly expanded portion in the thickness direction and in which the thermally expandable capsules are substantially not thermally expanded. The thickness of the highly expanded portion is a half or smaller than the thickness of the injection molded product in the unevenness forming portion, and a polymer material of the highly expanded portion and a polymer material of the main body portion are the same polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TOKAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fumie Manzaki
  • Patent number: 9695627
    Abstract: A glazing unit includes a substrate having two opposing external faces and a peripheral edge face linking the two faces, as well as a peripheral sealing arrangement added at the border of the substrate against its edge face and its two external faces, wherein the sealing arrangement includes at least two seals cooperating respectively with the two external faces of the substrate, and with the edge face of the substrate, the two seals forming a zone of overlap over one another on the edge face of the glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Adrien Duffour
  • Patent number: 9676338
    Abstract: A structurally reinforced blow molded assembly includes an overmold body bonded to one or more preformed internal stiffening ribs. The reinforcing r ribs are partially encapsulated by o the overmold body in an orientation selected to carry load a forces thereon. The resin mixture used to form the overmold body comprises 10% to 40% by weight short glass having a length less about 15 cm, and 60% to 90% by weight thermoplastic resin. To facilitate recycling the reinforcing ribs comprise 30 to 60% by weight long glass fibers and 40% to 70% of thermoplastic bonding resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: METELIX PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Tim Chapman, Roger Elgner
  • Patent number: 9673282
    Abstract: A handle substrate of a composite substrate for a semiconductor is provided. The handle substrate is composed of polycrystalline alumina. The handle substrate includes an outer peripheral edge part with an average grain size of 20 to 55 ?m and a central part with an average grain size of 10 to 50 ?m. The average grain size of the outer peripheral edge part is 1.1 times or more and 3.0 times or less of that of the central part of the handle substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Sugio Miyazawa, Yasunori Iwasaki, Tatsuro Takagaki, Akiyoshi Ide, Hirokazu Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 9624458
    Abstract: A fibrous structure including filaments wherein the filaments comprise one or more filament-forming materials and one or more active agents that are releasable from the filament when exposed to conditions of intended use, the fibrous structure further having at least three regions. Methods of treating fabrics with a fibrous structure are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Weisman, Andreas Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 9617729
    Abstract: A wall insulation system includes a thermoplastic polymer foam board, ribs of melt barrier material extending horizontally across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and a metallic facing bonded to the outside surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and covering the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and any ribs exposed along the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board. A rib of melt barrier material extends across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board in any 50 centimeter distance along the height of the foam board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alain Sagnard, Lars Massueger
  • Patent number: 9593450
    Abstract: Nonwoven double layer industrial textiles comprising a plurality of interconnected selectively slit and profiled folded panels formed from suitable sheet or film materials. Each panel includes two fold regions having an array of slots and seaming loops. The folded panel is formed by folding each fold region toward the panel body, thereby providing seam loops and seam loop receiving openings, which are used to connect adjacent folded panels in a given layer of the textile. Two such layers are bonded together in overlapping relation such that outside free edges of any of the fold regions are returned and sealed interior to the double layer. Further panels composed of heat or wear resistant material can be connected to lateral outside edges of panels forming the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Patent number: 9587351
    Abstract: Non-woven double layer industrial textiles comprising a plurality of interconnected selectively slit and profiled panels formed from suitable sheet or film materials. Each panel includes two fold regions at each end. Each fold region has an array of slots and strips which form hem loops and hem loop-receiving openings by folding each region beneath and toward the panel body. The panel further includes two seam regions at a central portion of the panel, which when folded, provide seam loops and seam loop receiving openings. Outside free edges of the end fold regions are returned and sealed interior to the double layer so as to avoid fraying of free ends. Each seam region of the folded panel is interconnectable with the corresponding seam region of adjacent similar folded panels by means of a seam connecting member. Additional panels composed of heat- or wear-resistant material can be connected to lateral outside edges of panels forming the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Patent number: 9545774
    Abstract: A method for reworking a ceramic structure. A portion of a first facesheet is removed from the ceramic structure to form a first aperture. The first facesheet comprises a number of layers of a first ceramic material. A portion of an inner section of the ceramic structure is removed to form a second aperture. The second aperture extends from the first aperture into the inner section. The inner section comprises a second ceramic material bonded to the first facesheet and has a lower density than the first facesheet. A ceramic replacement material is placed in the second aperture. A number of replacement ceramic layers are placed in the first aperture. Ceramic particles are placed between the first facesheet and the number of replacement ceramic layers. The ceramic particles are sintered to bond the number of replacement ceramic layers to the first facesheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sangvavann Heng, Leanne L. Lehman, Kaia Elena David, William Preston Keith, Van Ha Ngo
  • Patent number: 9500445
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to matrix composites comprising high strain-rate sensitive elastomers in a multi-layer construct which provide ballistic-resistant material systems with enhanced protection against blast damage as well as ballistic impact. According to one embodiment, a matrix composite for impact resistance and blast mitigation formed in a multi-layer configuration may include: (a) one or more outer layers comprising poly(urethane urea) having a strain-rate sensitivity characteristic in the range of 1,000/sec to 1,000,000/sec; and (b) one or more inner layers comprising poly(urethane urea) having a strain-rate sensitivity characteristic in the range of 10,000/sec to 1,000,000/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Alex Jer-Yann Hsieh, Tanya L. Chantawansri, Jan W. Andzelm
  • Patent number: 9486976
    Abstract: An industrial mat that has a core construction that provides strength and rigidity to the mat, with the core construction being formed of a support structure that includes one or more elongated components or a plurality of elongated members of wood, engineered wood, a thermosetting plastic material or a metal. The mat includes an encapsulation of a durable skin that includes crumb rubber particles embedded in a polyurethane matrix that surrounds and encapsulates the entire core construction. The skin has a thickness sufficient to provide environmental resistance to the core construction to which it is applied while also providing abrasion resistance to the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Quality Mat Company
    Inventors: Joe Penland, Jr., Rustin Penland, Scott Calvert, Thomas O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9463918
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides vacuum insulated articles having two—or more—insulated volumes at reduced pressure. An article may include a first vent communicating with a first insulating space, a second vent communicating with a second insulating space, a first circular insulation seal sealing the first insulating space at the first vent; and a second circular insulation seal sealing the second insulating space at the second vent. Also provided are methods of fabricating vacuum insulated articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Aarne H Reid