Patents Examined by Frank J Vineis
  • Patent number: 11147377
    Abstract: A blow-molded plastic structure has a hollow interior portion formed during a blow-molding process, and includes first and second outer portions that are spaced apart from each other, with the hollow interior portion disposed there between. The structure includes a pattern of structural stiffening features that are integrally formed in the second outer portion. The pattern of structural stiffening features includes a plurality of tripodal depressions disposed in rows and columns and a plurality of convex regions disposed in rows and columns between the plurality of tripodal depressions. Each convex region has a maximum height between the first and second outer portions. Each of the tripodal depressions extends into the hollow interior portion, includes three indentations disposed adjacent the first outer portion, and includes an island spaced away from the first outer portion. The island has three sides, each of which is disposed adjacent one of the three indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dongguan Shichang Metals Factory Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 11123953
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include multilayer films having a cling layer and a release layer, wherein the cling layer comprises (i) an ethylene/alpha-olefin elastomer, and (ii) a polyethylene polymer selected from ultra-low density polyethylene, a very low density polyethylene, or combinations thereof, and the release layer comprises a low density polyethylene (LDPE) having a density of from 0.915 to 0.930 g/cc, a melt index, I2, of from 1.0 to 30.0 g/10 min, and a molecular weight distribution, (Mw/Mn), as measured by the conventional calibration of triple detector gel permeation chromatography, of from 3.0 to less than 7.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jong Young Lee, Teresa P. Karjala
  • 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: 11104098
    Abstract: A fibrous vehicle underbody shield and method for manufacturing the same is provided. A binderless core of non-woven fibrous material defines first and second surfaces of the fibrous vehicle underbody shield. The second surface of the fibrous vehicle underbody is opposite the first surface such that the first and second surfaces are separated by a final product thickness. The first and second surfaces include at least one molded contour that gives the first and second surfaces a non-planar shape. The non-woven fibrous material of the binderless core includes a plurality of fibers that are mechanically entangled with each other and have a coating that withstands a heat exposure of 200 degrees Celsius. The fibrous vehicle underbody shield includes a latex impregnation. The latex impregnation is disposed on at least one of the first and second surfaces and penetrates the non-woven fibrous material of the binderless core an impregnation distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Cadillac Products Automotive Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Zander, Michael Demo, Kenneth Ritzema
  • Patent number: 11084912
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel non-conjugated radical polymer film with high electrical conductivity, and methods of making and using the novel non-conjugated radical polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Bryan W Boudouris, Brett M. Savoie, Varad Agarkar, Yongho Joo, Seunghyun Sung
  • Patent number: 11072144
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminate excellent in abrasion resistance, high in hardness, and excellent in adhesion between a substrate and a primer layer and adhesion between an intermediate layer and a top coat layer. The laminate includes: a substrate; a primer layer disposed on the substrate, the primer layer containing inorganic particles (a1) having an average particle size of 3 ?m or greater and a heat-resistant resin (a2), but not containing a fluororesin; an intermediate layer disposed on the primer layer and containing a fluororesin (b1) and a heat-resistant resin (b2); and a top coat layer disposed on the intermediate layer and containing a fluororesin (c1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Soda, Hiromichi Momose, Manabu Asai, Takuya Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11067721
    Abstract: A self-cleaning film system includes a substrate and an anti-reflection film disposed on the substrate. The anti-reflection film includes a first sheet formed from titanium dioxide, a second sheet formed from silicon dioxide and disposed on the first sheet, and a third sheet formed from titanium dioxide and disposed on the second sheet. The system includes a self-cleaning film disposed on the anti-reflection film and including a monolayer disposed on the third sheet and formed from a fluorinated material selected from the group consisting of fluorinated organic compounds, fluorinated inorganic compounds, and combinations thereof. The self-cleaning film includes a first plurality of regions disposed within the monolayer such that each of the first plurality of regions abuts and is surrounded by the fluorinated material and includes a photocatalytic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, James A. Carpenter, Gayatri V. Dadheech
  • Patent number: 11065864
    Abstract: A hybrid polymeric structure, a method for fabricating a hybrid polymeric structure and a method for connecting two polymeric layers with the hybrid polymeric structure, the hybrid polymeric structure including a first polymeric material arranged in a first three-dimensional network, wherein the first three-dimensional network defines a cavity with a plurality of interconnected portions within the first three-dimensional network; and a second polymeric material substantially occupies the cavity of the first three-dimensional network, and defines a second three-dimensional network; wherein the first three-dimensional network and the second three-dimensional network are arranged to physically engage with each other so as to form a unified structure combining the first polymeric material and the second polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Xinrui Niu, Yuexing Zhan, Yan Ting Chan, Tsz Ling Wong, Tak Mei Yiu
  • Patent number: 11065851
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a multilayer hard coating film which sequentially includes, from the superficial layer side, a first hard coating and a resin film, and wherein: the first hard coating is formed from a coating material that contains a specific amount of (A) a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate and a specific amount of (B) a water repellent agent, while containing no inorganic particles; and the resin film includes at least one layer of (?) an acrylic resin that contains 50-95% by mole of a structural unit derived from methyl methacrylate and 50-5% by mole of a structural unit derived from vinyl cyclohexane when the total of the structural units derived from polymerizable monomers is taken as 100% by mole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Kohei Nakashima, Hideaki Yambe, Nozomu Washio, Taketo Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11059271
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component having at least to some extent a layer structure, wherein the layer structure includes an elastomer layer with a density greater than 800 g/L, and a thermoset layer including at least 50% by weight of a first polyurethane. The invention further relates to a process for the production of a component of this type, the process including (i) provision of a female mold into which the individual layers of the layer structure are introduced, or of a male mold to which the individual layers of the layer structure are applied; (ii) production of the elastomer layer via spraying; (iii) production of the thermoset layer via spraying; and (iv) demolding of the resultant component. Step (ii) can be carried out before step (iii) or step (iii) can be carried out before step (ii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Franz Xaver Redl, Marcus Leberfinger, Timo Prozeske, Sonja Werther, Christine Rolfsen, Thomas Gruidl, Harald Assmair
  • Patent number: 11063186
    Abstract: A method for producing an optical wavelength conversion member (9) composed of a sintered body containing, as main components, Al2O3 and a component represented by formula A3B5O12:Ce; an optical wavelength conversion member; an optical wavelength conversion component including the optical wavelength conversion member; and a light-emitting device including the optical wavelength conversion member or the optical wavelength conversion component. The production method of the sintered body includes firing in a firing atmosphere having a pressure of 104 Pa or more and an oxygen concentration of 0.8 vol. % or more and less than 25 vol. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Katsu, Shohei Takaku, Tsuneyuki Ito, Takeshi Mitsuoka, Jun Moteki
  • Patent number: 11059035
    Abstract: A self-cleaning film system configured for reducing a visibility of a contaminant includes a substrate and a film. The film includes a monolayer defining a plurality of cavities and formed from a first material having a first surface energy, and a plurality of patches disposed within the plurality of cavities. Each of the patches is formed from a photocatalytic material having a second surface energy that is higher than the first. The film has a touchpoint area having a first use frequency, and a second area having a second use frequency that is less than the first. The patches are present in the touchpoint area in a first concentration and are configured to direct the contaminant towards the second area. The patches are present in the second area in a second concentration that is higher than the first and are configured to reduce the visibility of the contaminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, James A. Carpenter, Gayatri V. Dadheech
  • Patent number: 11052462
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing product is provided. The additive manufacturing product includes an embedded electronic, a transition zone, and a base material. The transition zone encases the embedded electronic. The transition zone includes transition material. The base material encases the transition zone. The transition material includes an intermediate melting point that is lower than a melting point of the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Diana Giulietti, Alexander Madinger
  • Patent number: 11046037
    Abstract: A composite panel structure has opposing outer walls or surfaces and a core comprising a plurality of ribs extending between and connected to the outer walls and defining chambers which are filled with expanding foams, non-expanding foams, gases, or a combination thereof. The outer panel surfaces and internal chamber walls or ribs are made of woven or non-woven fibrous material impregnated with one or more resins. The panel structure may be used for making a variety of products including sports equipment such as sports paddles, surfboards, kite boards, skateboards, wakeboards, as well as construction panels for walls, ceilings or floors, display panels, panels for the vehicle industry, furniture, and other structures requiring high strength to weight properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: GEARBOX, INC.
    Inventor: Rafael G. Filippini
  • Patent number: 11046061
    Abstract: A laminate has better handling properties achieved when it is attached to an adherend and which allows the solubility irregularity of the water-soluble material layer to be suppressed. The laminate includes: a 10 to 500 nm thick biodegradable material layer containing an aliphatic polyester and a water-soluble material layer disposed on at least one side of the biodegradable material layer, in which the water-soluble material layer is constituted of a 1 to 20 ?m thick first layer containing a water-soluble polymer (a), a 10 ?m to 10 mm thick fabric structure containing a water-soluble polymer (b), and a 1 to 20 ?m thick second layer containing a water-soluble polymer (c), which are layered in this order from the biodegradable material layer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Sekido, Motonori Hochi, Mao Fujii
  • Patent number: 11001031
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for articles including a structure having one or more channels that allow water to contact a water-swellable material. Absorption of water by the water-swellable material causes the topography of the outward-facing surface (10) of the structure to be altered, which can improve traction (95). The structure described herein can be used to make and/or be incorporated into various types of articles or components of articles. The article can be an article of footwear (100, 1, 75), a component of an article of footwear (100, 1, 75), an article of apparel, a component of an article of apparel, an article of sporting equipment, or a component of an article of sporting equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Constantinou
  • Patent number: 10987896
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a first member, a window on the first member, a first adhesive layer between the first member and the window, and a light blocking layer between the window and the first adhesive layer, the window including a first window portion contacting the first adhesive layer and including a bending portion and a non-bending portion, and a second window portion connected to the bending portion, the second window portion being spaced from the non-bending portion and contacting the light blocking layer, wherein the first adhesive layer includes, a first adhesive portion including a first sub-adhesive portion contacting the bending portion, and a second sub-adhesive portion contacting the non-bending portion, and a second adhesive portion contacting the light blocking layer, and wherein the first sub-adhesive portion has a modulus less than a modulus of each of the second sub-adhesive portion and the second adhesive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongsuk Lee, Donghun No, Soyeon Eom, Kyungsu Lee, Jinhwa Jeon, Youngkuil Joo
  • Patent number: 10987893
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermally conductive thin sheet for protecting an element, etc. integrated in an electronic device from heat, and an article comprising the same. As the thermally conductive thin film sheet has a thermally conductive filler layer formed on both surfaces of a thermally conductive adhesive film having a composite filler, the thermally conductive thin film sheet has excellent tensile strength and flexibility and thus is easy to handle while having a high fill factor of the thermally conductive filler. Accordingly, heat generated during use can be effectively removed by applying the thermally conductive thin film sheet to various articles such as electronic devices, illumination equipment, etc., in which a light emitting source such as an LED, an OLED, etc. is adopted or IC chips are highly integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: INDONG ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Sung-Woon Yoo, Dong-Ha Kim
  • Patent number: 10981319
    Abstract: A blow-molded plastic structure has a hollow interior portion formed during a blow-molding process, and includes first and second outer portions that are spaced apart from each other, with the hollow interior portion disposed there between. The structure includes a pattern of structural stiffening features that are integrally formed in the second outer portion. The pattern of structural stiffening features includes a plurality of tripodal depressions disposed in rows and columns and a plurality of convex regions disposed in rows and columns between the plurality of tripodal depressions. Each convex region has a maximum height between the first and second outer portions. Each of the tripodal depressions extends into the hollow interior portion, includes three indentations disposed adjacent the first outer portion, and includes an island spaced away from the first outer portion. The island has three sides, each of which is disposed adjacent one of the three indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dongguan Shichang Metals Factory Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 10954157
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the disclosure pertain to an article including a film disposed on a glass substrate, which may be strengthened, where the interface between the film and the glass substrate is modified, such that the article retains its average flexural strength, and the film retains key functional properties for its application. Some key functional properties of the film include optical, electrical and/or mechanical properties. The bridging of a crack from one of the film or the glass substrate into the other of the film or the glass substrate can be prevented by inserting a crack mitigating layer between the glass substrate and the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Heather Bossard Decker, Shandon Dee Hart, Guangli Hu, Fei Li, James Joseph Price, Chandan Kumar Saha