Patents Examined by Gerard Higgins
  • Patent number: 11213091
    Abstract: The present disclosure, in general, provides for a layered material that can be incorporated in to textiles (e.g., footwear, apparel, sporting equipment, or components of each). In an aspect, the layered material includes an externally facing layer and a thermoplastic hot melt adhesive layer and optionally one or more inner layers between the externally facing layer and the thermoplastic hot melt adhesive layer. The present disclosure provides for articles including the layered material such as footwear, apparel, sporting equipment, a component of an article of sporting equipment, apparel or footwear, including a outsole structure for footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Constantinou, Caleb W. Dyer, Jeremy D. Walker, Zachary C. Wright
  • Patent number: 11217120
    Abstract: A dual label combination is provided. The label combination includes a label substrate, and the label substrate is die cut with at least three separate labels. The label combination also includes a liner substrate attached to a back side of the label substrate. The liner substrate including at least two die cuts with one of the die cuts defining a liner label that corresponds to one of the at least three labels of the label substrate. A back side of the liner substrate includes a coating for imaging on the liner substrate with: inkjet, laser, direct thermal, or thermal transfer printing. The liner label and the corresponding label of the label substrate separable from the label combination by a manufactured pull tab substantially centered at a bottom of a first label of the at least three separate labels of the label substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Roger Francoeur, Timothy Darren Livingston
  • Patent number: 11179295
    Abstract: A strengthened glass container or vessel such as, but not limited to, vials for holding pharmaceutical products or vaccines in a hermetic and/or sterile state. The strengthened glass container undergoes a strengthening process that produces compression at the surface and tension within the container wall. The strengthening process is designed such that the tension within the wall is great enough to ensure catastrophic failure of the container, thus rendering the product unusable, should sterility be compromised by a through-wall crack. The tension is greater than a threshold central tension, above which catastrophic failure of the container is guaranteed, thus eliminating any potential for violation of pharmaceutical integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Robert Anthony Schaut
  • Patent number: 11178933
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole having a dispersion present on a ground facing surface of the outsole. The dispersion compositionally includes a polymeric continuous phase and a hydrophilic dispersant, and exhibits a water uptake rate greater than 20 grams/(meter2-minutes1/2). The outsoles can prevent or reduce the accumulation of soil on the footwear during wear on unpaved surfaces such as sporting fields. When the outsoles are wetted with water, the outsoles can become more compliant and/or can rapidly uptake and/or expel water, which can prevent soil from adhering to the outsole and/or can assist in shedding soil present on the outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb W. Dyer, Myron Maurer, Denis Schiller, Jeremy D. Walker, Zachary C. Wright
  • Patent number: 11180407
    Abstract: A glass substrate contains, as a glass matrix composition as represented by mole percentage based on oxides, SiO2: 58-75%, Al2O3: 4.5-16%, B2O3: 0-6%, MgO: 0-6%, CaO: 0-6%, SrO: 5-20%, BaO: 5-20%, and MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO: 15-40%. The glass substrate has an alkali metal oxide content of 0-0.1% as represented by mole percentage based on oxides. The glass substrate has an average coefficient of thermal expansion ? of 56-90 (×10?7/° C.) at 50° C.-350° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Hanawa, Kazutaka Ono, Shigeki Sawamura
  • Patent number: 11158213
    Abstract: A label is provided with a warning layer coating integrated or applied to a front side of the label. The warning layer coating is not activated by application of heat; rather, the warning layer coating activates upon a directional force (vertical or horizontal pulling) applied to the label after the label was initially adhered to a container, bag, box, and/or object. Upon activation, visible color or a printed warning indicia is visible on a front surface of the label, providing evidence that the label was removed after initial application or providing evidence that the label was attempted to be removed after initial application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. Shinkle, II, Karolyn Greason
  • Patent number: 11148450
    Abstract: To provide a coating liquid for release layer with which a release layer having a small variation in the performance difference can be stably formed, to provide a method for producing a thermal transfer sheet using this coating liquid for release layer, and to provide a thermal transfer sheet having stable releasability. A thermal transfer sheet having a substrate 1, a release layer 2 provided on the substrate 1, and a transfer layer 10 provided on the release layer 2, wherein the transfer layer 10 is provided peelably from the release layer 2, and the release layer 2 contains a silsesquioxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Yoshida, Tomohiko Imoda, Yoshihiro Imakura, Yasuyuki Shouji, Daisuke Fukui, Ryoji Hattori, Koichiro Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11148190
    Abstract: A component according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first cavity, a second cavity and a rib between the first cavity and the second cavity, the rib including a first rib surface that is substantially flat and a second rib surface that is tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 11142670
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a multilayer marking film including: an adhesive layer; a colored base layer having a first color; and a colored coating layer having a second color, in which the first color and the second color are different from each other, the colored coating layer, the colored base layer, and the adhesive layer are sequentially provided, the colored base layer includes a cured material of a base composition including: a urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer; a (meth)acrylate monomer including one or more selected from the group consisting of a cyclo-aliphatic (meth)acrylate monomer, an epoxy-based (meth)acrylate monomer, an aliphatic (meth)acrylate monomer, and a polyol-based (meth)acrylate monomer; and a pigment, and the colored coating layer is etched by laser irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Myung Hyun Jo, Joo Hee Hong, Jang Soon Kim, Hong Kwan Cho
  • Patent number: 11142015
    Abstract: A recording material and a recording sheet having excellent color-developing performance and storage stability and particularly having excellent heat-resistance of background. The recording material contains a color former (A), a compound represented by formula (I) (B), and a compound represented by formula (II) (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SODA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuntaro Kinoshita, Kayoko Nomura, Kazumi Hamakawa, Hiroshi Sakai
  • Patent number: 11136446
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nucleating composition comprising: (a) a first nucleating agent, which comprises a cyclic dicarboxylate salt compound; and (b) a second nucleating agent, which comprises talc, wherein the cyclic dicarboxylate salt compound has the formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Kathleen Ann Vandewiele, Marc Herklots, Jonathan Khashayar Rabiei Tabriz, Gerard Jan Eduard Biemond
  • Patent number: 11124328
    Abstract: Embodiments of glass containers resistant to delamination and methods for forming the same are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a delamination resistant glass container may include a glass article having a body extending between an interior surface and an exterior surface. The body defines an interior volume. The body may include an interior region extending from 10 nm below the interior surface of the body into a thickness of the body. The interior region has a persistent layer homogeneity such that the body is resistant to delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kaveh Adib, Paul Stephen Danielson, James Patrick Hamilton, Robert Michael Morena, John Stephen Peanasky, Robert Anthony Schaut, Susan Lee Schiefelbein
  • Patent number: 11104798
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermoplastic polymer composition of polyamide including: A) polyamide composition comprising, a) 55-90 weight percent semi-crystalline, semi-aromatic co-polyamide, and b) 10-45 weight percent aliphatic homo-polyamide; B) 5-40 weight percent of co-grafted polymeric toughener wherein the co-grafted polymeric toughener is a co-grafted blend of polyolefins with at least two glass transition temperatures and obtained from the blend of polyolefins and a reactive monomer; C) 0-15 weight percent one or more plasticizers; D) 0-2.5 weight percent one or more antioxidants and or a heat stabilizer; E) 0 to 5 weight percent of additives selected from the group consisting of flame retardant, UV stabilizer, light stabilizer, thermal stabilizer, lubricant, colorant or the like. Further disclosed herein is a process for providing the composition and its application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: DuPont Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailesh Ratilal Doshi, Qian Deng
  • Patent number: 11103026
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof, including outsoles, which can be used in conditions normally conducive to the accumulation of soil on the outsoles. In particular, the disclosure relates to articles of footwear and components thereof including an outsole with an external hydrogel film having a water uptake capacity at 24 hours greater than 40% by weight. The outsoles can prevent or reduce the accumulation of soil on the footwear during wear on unpaved surfaces such as sporting fields. When the outsoles are wetted with water, the outsoles can become more compliant and/or can rapidly uptake and/or expel water, which can prevent soil from adhering to the outsole and/or can assist in shedding soil present on the outsole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein A. Baghdadi, Caleb W. Dyer, Myron Maurer, Denis Schiller, Jeremy D. Walker, Zachary C. Wright
  • Patent number: 11097566
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a thermal transfer recording sheet that provides an image that is excellent in light fastness and has a satisfactory imbalance. The present invention relates to a thermal transfer recording sheet including a substrate and dye layers (a yellow dye layer, a magenta dye layer, and a cyan dye layer), in which one or more kinds of the dye layers each contain one or more kinds of specific compounds. The present invention also relates to a thermal transfer recording sheet including a substrate, dye layers, and a protective layer for protecting the surface of an image, in which the protective layer contains one or more kinds of specific compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuko Katsumoto, Koromo Shirota, Tsuyoshi Santo, Taichi Shintou, Hajime Muta, Tomoyuki Noda
  • Patent number: 11091392
    Abstract: A strengthened glass container or vessel such as, but not limited to, vials for holding pharmaceutical products or vaccines in a hermetic and/or sterile state. The strengthened glass container undergoes a strengthening process that produces compression at the surface and tension within the container wall. The strengthening process is designed such that the tension within the wall is great enough to ensure catastrophic failure of the container, thus rendering the product unusable, should sterility be compromised by a through-wall crack. The tension is greater than a threshold central tension, above which catastrophic failure of the container is guaranteed, thus eliminating any potential for violation of pharmaceutical integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Robert Anthony Schaut
  • Patent number: 11090967
    Abstract: A direct thermal and thermal transfer label combination is provided. The label includes a substrate, and the substrate includes a thermal print coating applied to a front side of the substrate. The label also includes a liner attached to a backside of the substrate along a first side of the liner. Further, an aqueous resin-based thermal transfer coating is applied to a second side of the liner. The front side of the label is capable of being imaged through direct thermal printing while the second side of the liner represents an opposite side of the label that is capable of being imaged through thermal transfer printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventors: Roger Francoeur, Timothy Darren Livingston
  • Patent number: 11084308
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat-sensitive recording material, comprising a carrier substrate and at least one heat-sensitive thermal reaction layer, which is applied to at least one side of the carrier substrate and contains at least one fluoran color former, at least one color developer, at least one melting aid, and optionally typical additives, such as lubricants, stabilizers (anti-aging agents), and/or pigments, characterized in that the color developer is dodecyl gallate and the melting aid is an ethylene bis fatty acid amide of formula (I), wherein R1 and R2 are CH3(CH2)mCH2 with m=13 and/or 15. The invention further relates to a method for producing said recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: PAPIERFABRIK AUGUST KOEHLER SE
    Inventors: Michael Horn, Jurgen Keske, Dietmar Fritz
  • Patent number: 11072699
    Abstract: A multimodal propylene copolymer composition suitable for pipe applications comprising a multimodal propylene copolymer (U) with at least one comonomer selected from alpha-olefins with 2 or 4 to 8 carbon atoms in a total amount of 4.0 to 10.0 mole-%, wherein the composition has a melt flow rate MFR2 (2.16 kg, 230° C.) of 0.05 to 1.00 g/10 min determined according to ISO 1 133, a content of xylene cold solubles (XCS) of 4.0 to 17.0 wt.-% determined at 25° C. according to ISO 16152, and a poly dispersity index PI of 2.5 to 4.0 Pa?1 determined by rheological measurements according to ISO 6721-1 and ISO 6721-10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: ABU DHABI POLYMERS COMPANY LIMITED (BOROUGE), BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Cristian Hedesiu, Kauno Alastalo
  • Patent number: 11071689
    Abstract: Coated pharmaceutical packages are disclosed. The coated pharmaceutical packages may include a glass body formed from one of a borosilicate glass composition that meets Type 1 criteria according to USP <660> or an alkali aluminosilicate glass having a Class HGA 1 hydrolytic resistance when tested according to the ISO 720-1985 testing standard. A low-friction coating may be positioned on at least a portion of the first surface of the glass body the low-friction coating may include a polymer and a coupling agent disposed between the polymer and the first surface of the glass body. A coefficient of friction of the portion of the coated pharmaceutical package with the low-friction coating is at least 20% less than a coefficient of friction of a surface of an uncoated pharmaceutical package formed from the same glass composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Andrei Gennadyevich Fadeev, Theresa Chang, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Santona Pal, Chandan Kumar Saha, Steven Edward DeMartino, Christopher Lee Timmons, John Stephen Peanasky