Patents Examined by Ethan Weydemeyer
  • Patent number: 11226432
    Abstract: The invention provides a bright white refractory roofing granule, comprising a ceramic material formed from a substantially homogenous mixture of a ceramic-forming clay, sintering material, and optionally comprising silica particles, and other potential additives, said bright white refractory roofing granule having a total solar reflectance of at least 0.80 and a Hunter Color Lvalue of at least 85.0, together with processes for making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Specialty Granules Investments LLC
    Inventors: Ingo B. Joedicke, Derek J. Small, Wade O. Kemp, III
  • Patent number: 11220029
    Abstract: To provide a resin molding and a method for producing the same. A resin molding includes a plate-like substrate including reinforcing fibers and a first thermoplastic resin binding the reinforcing fibers to each other, and an extension part that is constituted of an injection-molded member and is extended from an end surface of the substrate along the plate face direction of the substrate. It is preferred that the reinforcing fibers be plant fibers, such as kenaf. It is preferred that the substrate and the extension part be connected flush to each other on, of the one surface and the other surface of the connection part of the substrate and the extension part, at least the side of one surface. Moreover, the extension part may further be provided with a plate-like part that constitutes an outer edge part of the resin molding and forms a shape involute toward the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Shintaro Maruyama, Masanori Hashiba
  • Patent number: 11168186
    Abstract: Provided is a reinforcing fiber mat including a reinforcing fiber mat constituted by reinforcing fibers having an average fiber length of 3 to 100 mm. The reinforcing fibers satisfy the following i) to iv): i) a weight-average fiber width (Ww) of the reinforcing fibers satisfies the following Equation (1): 0.03 mm<Ww<5.0 mm ??(1); ii) an average fiber width dispersion ratio (Ww/Wn) defined as a ratio of the weight-average fiber width (Ww) to a number-average fiber width (Wn) of the reinforcing fibers is 1.8 or more and 20.0 or less; iii) a weight-average fiber thickness of the reinforcing fibers is smaller than the weight-average fiber width (Ww); and iv) a fiber width distribution of the reinforcing fibers included in the reinforcing fiber mat has at least two peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Naoaki Sonoda, Makoto Ootsubo, Takeru Ohki
  • Patent number: 11155062
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interlayer film for laminated glass which has excellent sound insulating properties even when the thickness is reduced, and also has a low degree of orientation and low shrinkability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kusudou, Takuya Kobayashi, Taiga Yui, Mitsunori Asada, Yohei Kamata, Koichiro Isoue
  • Patent number: 11131039
    Abstract: A method for growing polycrystalline diamond films having engineered grain growth and microstructure. Grain growth of a polycrystalline diamond film on a substrate is manipulated by growing the diamond on a nanopatterned substrate having features on the order of the initial grain size of the diamond film. By growing the diamond on such nanopatterned substrates, the crystal texture of a polycrystalline diamond film can be engineered to favor the preferred <110> orientation texture, which in turn enhances the thermal conductivity of the diamond film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Karl D. Hobart, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Marko J. Tadjer, Travis J. Anderson, Andrew D. Koehler, Samuel Graham, Jr., Mark Goorsky, Zhe Cheng, Luke Yates, Tingyu Bai, Yekan Wang
  • Patent number: 11118022
    Abstract: Sizing agent coated carbon fibers obtained by coating carbon fibers with a sizing agent comprising at least one of (A) to (C) in a total amount of 80 mass % or more with respect to the whole sizing agent, the carbon fibers each having a surface layer which has a thickness of 10 nm or larger and has an oxygen content of 4% or higher with respect to all the elements, wherein when the sizing agent coated carbon fibers are subjected three times to a 10-minute ultrasonic treatment in an acetone solvent, then the amount of the remaining sizing agent is 0.1-0.25 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the sizing agent coated carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoko Ichikawa, Kazuki Yoshihiro, Hisafumi Mizuta, Makoto Endo
  • Patent number: 11111396
    Abstract: Nanoscale colorants are introduced to adjust the hue of transparent conductive films, such as to provide a whiter film. The transparent conductive films can have sparse metal conductive layers, which can be formed using silver nanowires. Color of the film can be evaluated using standard color parameters. In particular, values of color parameter b* can be reduced with the nanoscale colorants without unacceptably changing other parameters, such as haze, a* and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: C3 Nano, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiqiang Yang, Yadong Cao, Yongxing Hu, Hua Gu, Ying-Syi Li, Ajay Virkar
  • Patent number: 11112699
    Abstract: A substrate having film type pattern and the manufacturing method, the substrate having film type pattern includes: a substrate; at least film type pattern layer which is allocated on the substrate; and a peripheral pattern layer which is allocated around the film type pattern layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Ming-An Hsu
  • Patent number: 11104824
    Abstract: A shaped product comprising a hardcoat layer, wherein the hardcoat layer is a cured product of a curable composition comprising a cationic curable silicone resin and a leveling agent, the cationic curable silicone resin comprising a silsesquioxane unit, having a monomer unit having an epoxy group in a proportion of not less than 50% by mol in a total monomer unit, and having a number average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji Kikuchi, Nobuhiko Harada
  • Patent number: 11096436
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may include beading for decorating a target member. The beading has a linear member, a leg portion and a colored portion. The linear member has a main portion formed of a light-transmitting material. The linear member has a first end and a second end opposite the first end on an outer periphery thereof. The leg portion extends from the first end of the linear member. The leg portion has a sewn portion that is sewn onto the target member by sewing thread. The colored portion is provided in the linear member or the leg portion. The colored portion has a smaller quantity of transmitting light than that of the main portion. The colored portion is situated and configured to suppress the visibility of the sewing thread when the linear member is seen from above the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Kunio Nishiyama, Mitsuo Kobayashi, Eiichi Sasada, Makoto Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11084103
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the coating layer including an alternating laminate structure in which two or more compound layers of each of two or three or more kinds, each kind having a different composition, are laminated in an alternating manner, wherein: the alternating laminate structure is constituted by: a compound layer containing a compound having a composition represented by formula (1) below: (TixMySiz)N??(1) [wherein M denotes an element of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W and Al, x denotes an atomic ratio of Ti based on a total of Ti, an element denoted by M and Si, y denotes an atomic ratio of the element denoted by M based on a total of Ti, the element denoted by M and Si, z denotes an atomic ratio of Si based on a total of Ti, the element denoted by M and Si, x satisfies 0.20?x?0.50, y satisfies 0.20?y?0.50, z satisfies 0.03?z?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirano, Shigeki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11084246
    Abstract: A honeycomb sandwich sheet or panel, based on thermoplastic polypropylene, includes a structure having two flat outer films, at the top and bottom, welded to at least two inner or central thermoformed blister films, repeated in a regular and continuous pattern, wherein the at least two inner thermoformed films are welded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Eraldo Peccetti
  • Patent number: 11079519
    Abstract: A light-blocking article is designed to be lightweight but effective to block most incident actinic radiation and can be designed into fabrics, curtains, and other materials. Such an article has an opacifying layer that is capable of blocking predetermined electromagnetic radiation. The article contains (a) porous particles comprising a continuous polymeric binder and pores within the continuous polymeric binder, the porous particles having a glass transition temperature of at least 25° C. and a mode particle size of at least 2 ?m and up to and including 50 ?m. The article also contains an opacifying colorant that absorbs the predetermined electromagnetic radiation (such as within 400 nm to 700 nm), in an amount of at least 0.001 weight % based on the total dry weight of the opacifying layer, and a matrix polymer in which the porous particles and opacifying colorant are dispersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin D. Lofftus, Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 11065840
    Abstract: A structure for a turbine, the structure comprising a body having a multi-layer construction including an interior layer with substantially uniform concentrations throughout of facultative anaerobic organisms (FAO) that have gene sets capable of producing the enzyme urease and/or the proteins purloin, lustre A and perlustrin, along with glucose, and non-uniform concentrations throughout of a structural composition, the structural composition including a chitin-based component with silk fibronectin and water; an exterior layer of urea, water, calcium ions and facultative anaerobic organisms (FAOs) including urease, aragonite; and a binding layer of conchiolin protein intermediate the interior layer and the exterior layer. The facultative anaeorobic organisms (FAOs) are organisms classified in one of the Saccharomyces, Escherichia and Bacillus genuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Ryan Church
  • Patent number: 11046827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-reflective film including: a hard coating layer; and a low refractive layer that is formed on one side of the hard coating layer, and includes porous inorganic nanoparticles with a diameter of 5 nm to 70 nm including micropores with a diameter of 0.5 nm to 10 nm, and a binder resin, and a method for preparing an anti-reflective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Seok Byun, Yeong Rae Chang, Hee Jung Choi, Jae Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11020936
    Abstract: A metal/resin composite structure (106) of the invention is formed by bonding a metal member (103) and a resin member (105) to each other. A concavo-convex shape satisfying the following characteristics (i) and (ii) is formed on a bonding surface (104) of the metal member (103) to be bonded to the resin member (105). (i) A mean width of the profile elements (RSm) is equal to or greater than 150 ?m and equal to or smaller than 1500 ?m and a maximum height roughness (Rz) is equal to or greater than 170 ?m and equal to or smaller than 800 ?m (ii) A mean width of the profile elements (RSm) is equal to or greater than 100 nm and equal to or smaller than 10000 nm and a maximum height roughness (Rz) is equal to or greater than 100 nm and equal to or smaller than 10000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okumura, Masaki Misumi, Shunsaku Kubota, Goro Inoue
  • Patent number: 11014330
    Abstract: A veneer panel may comprise a face veneer, a thermally conductive layer, and a backing layer bonded to the thermally conductive layer. The thermally conductive layer may comprise a chemically treated thermally conductive layer. The chemically treated thermally conductive layer may comprise a plurality of first vinyl groups chemically bonded to a first surface of the chemically treated thermally conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Zhongfen Ding, Scott Alan Eastman, Michael Paul Humbert, Steven W. Gronda, Jacquelynn K M Garofano, Brian St. Rock, Christopher L. Chapman, Farzana Hussain
  • Patent number: 10995224
    Abstract: A coating material for a gas barrier includes polycarboxylic acid, a polyamine compound, a polyvalent metal compound, and a base, in which (molar number of —COO— groups included in the polycarboxylic acid)/(molar number of amino groups included in the polyamine compound)=100/20 to 100/90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Masako Kidokoro, Akira Nomoto
  • Patent number: 10961629
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a superhydrophobic surface arrangement, an article having the same and a method of making same. The arrangement is configured for generating, upon contact by water droplets, pancaking bouncing and reducing liquid contact time. The arrangement has an array of posts residing on a surface and extending from the surface, said posts having an elongate configuration with a base portion at one end and an upper portion at an opposite end. By way of the configuration of the posts and the Weber number the surface arrangement in use pancake bouncing of liquid droplets and reduction of contact time of the liquid droplets are effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Zuankai Wang, Yahua Liu
  • Patent number: 10954601
    Abstract: A method of producing a die for forming an interior component of a vehicle includes: setting a temperature of a plating bath in a range from 25 to 40° C.; immersing at least a forming surface on a base for the die in the plating bath; and feeding a current to the base with a current density in a range from 20 to 80 A/dm2 until a metal layer is formed on the forming surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Yasuhito Higuchi