Patents Examined by Humera N. Sheikh
  • Patent number: 11952316
    Abstract: A composite green sheet includes a green sheet, and a bulk metal film provided on the green sheet. Examples of the metal forming the metal film may include aluminum, aluminum alloys, copper, copper alloy, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michio Horiuchi, Tomotake Minemura
  • Patent number: 11946206
    Abstract: A synthetic turf system is disclosed. The synthetic turf system comprises a synthetic turf system and a poured-in-place (PIP) rubber subsurface. The PIP rubber subsurface is poured with a mixture of rubber buffing and urethane configured to deliver improved safety, playability, and reduced maintenance requirements for the synthetic turf placed on a playing surface. The PIP rubber subsurface is made with rubber buffings combined with a binder such as polyurethane. The system further comprises a layer of compacted gravel disposed underneath the PIP rubber subsurface configured to allow drainage. The system further comprises a plurality of cooling particle infill to avoid dislodging of infill into athlete's shoes, clothes, eyes, or ears. Further, the infill is substantially free of crumb rubber infill and the system is without the use of added shock pads. Further, the system is configured to maintain a consistent concussion resistance throughout the entire playing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Playground Equipment Services, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Eric L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11942247
    Abstract: Increasing the chromium content of an electrical steel substrate to a level greater than or equal to about 0.45 weight percent (wt %) produced a much improved forsterite coating having superior and more uniform coloration, thickness and adhesion. Moreover, the so-formed forsterite coating provides greater tension potentially reducing the relative importance of any secondary coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Properties Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry William Schoen, Kimani Tirawa Partin, Christopher Mark Wilkins
  • Patent number: 11926564
    Abstract: Glasses that can be chemically strengthened and are colored by transition metals. Most of the glasses are black, with some having high damage resistance and compressive surface layers having high compressive stress and depth of layer after ion exchange. These colored glasses do not require a post-forming heat treatment to produce color and are formable by fusions drawing, rolling, slot drawing, and float glass processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Xiaoju Guo, Jeffrey Todd Kohli, John Christopher Mauro, Ronald Leroy Stewart
  • Patent number: 11911829
    Abstract: A coated tool includes a base and a coating layer located on the base. The coating layer includes a first layer having a thickness of 1 ?m or more located near the base, and a second layer including Al2O3 particles which is in contact with the first layer and is located more away from the base than the first layer. A difference (A2?A1) between an erosion ratio A2 in the second layer and an erosion ratio A1 in the first layer is 0.60 to ?0.30 ?m/g. The erosion ratio is obtained by collision of a liquid A in which 3 mass % of spherical Al2O3 particles having a mean particle diameter of 1.1-1.3 ?m is dispersed in pure water. A cutting tool includes a holder which includes a pocket, and the coated tool located in the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 11913100
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a steel for a mold, including 0.070?C?0.130 mass %, 0.01?Si?0.60 mass %, 0.02?Mn?0.60 mass %, 0.003?P?0.150 mass %, 0.005?Cu?1.50 mass %, 0.005?Ni?0.80 mass %, 7.50?Cr?8.40 mass %, 0.70?Mo?1.20 mass %, 0.01?V?0.30 mass %, 0.010?Al?0.120 mass %, and 0.015?N?0.095 mass %, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities. The steel for a mold according to the present invention satisfies all of 6 properties of SA property, tempering hardness, residual stress, machinability, impact value and corrosion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: DAIDO STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masamichi Kawano
  • Patent number: 11911242
    Abstract: A transversally extensible elastic laminar web including a support web having a continuous edge portion sandwiched between two corresponding edge portions of two overlapped webs and a plurality of tabs extending from the edge portion outside the two overlapped webs, wherein each tab has a respective micro-hook pad fixed to a planar surface, and wherein the planar surface of each tab has a portion which completely surrounds the respective micro-hook pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guido Bonelli, Gabriele Sablone
  • Patent number: 11903800
    Abstract: A transversally extensible elastic laminate including two continuous tab chains having respective continuous base portions sandwiched between two corresponding edge portions of two overlapped webs and a plurality of tabs extending from the respective base portions outside the two overlapped webs, wherein each tab has a respective micro-hook pad fixed to a planar surface, and wherein the planar surface of each tab has a portion which completely surrounds the respective micro-hook pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Fameccanica.Data S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guido Bonelli, Gabriele Sablone
  • Patent number: 11904438
    Abstract: A tool bit with a surface layer metallurgically bonded on a substrate layer using electrospark deposition (ESD) that allows the tool bit to reduce camout and engage a fastener head for one-handed starting and removal. The surface layer has a rougher finish, compared to conventional tool bits, and therefore better grips engagement surfaces of a mating recess of the fastener during use. The reduction of camout provides greater durability to the tool bit and resists erosion and wear of the engagement surfaces of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: Ottoleo Kuter-Arnebeck
  • Patent number: 11898219
    Abstract: A steel sheet including a steel micro-structure containing, in volume fraction, tempered martensite: 85% or more, retained austenite: 5% or more to less than 15%, and ferrite, pearlite, bainite, and as-quenched martensite being less than 10% in total, when contents of Mn and C in the retained austenite are denoted by MnA and CA, and when contents of Mn and C in a matrix are denoted by MnM and CM, respectively, following Formulas (1) to (3) are satisfied, and the number of carbides having an equivalent circle radius of 0.1 ?m or more is 100 or less in a region measuring 20000 ?m2, and the steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1100 MPa or more. The steel sheet is excellent in crash resistance and formability. MnA/MnM?1.2??(1) CA/CM?5.0??(2) CA?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Nakano, Kengo Takeda, Hiroyuki Kawata, Akihiro Uenishi
  • Patent number: 11896997
    Abstract: A window includes a base substrate including a planar portion and a curved portion surrounding at least a part of the planar portion, a front cover layer disposed on the base substrate, a flat cover layer overlapping the planar portion and disposed on the base substrate, and a bending cover layer overlapping the curved portion and disposed on the base substrate. The front cover layer and the bending cover layer each include an inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunseung Seo, Jihyun Ko
  • Patent number: 11897037
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, wherein: the coating layer comprises at least one ?-type aluminum oxide layer; and, in the ?-type aluminum oxide layer, a texture coefficient TC (0,0,12) of a (0,0,12) plane is from 4.0 or more to 8.4 or less, and a texture coefficient TC (1,0,16) of a (1,0,16) plane is from 0.4 or more to 3.0 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TUNGALOY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Satoh, Yusuke Hirano
  • Patent number: 11894167
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet having an insulating film disposed on a surface thereon. The insulating film having a chemical composition comprising Si, P, O, and at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr, Zn, Al, Mn, and Co. The insulating film has a crystallinity in a range of 20% or more, and a minimum tension provided to the steel sheet by the insulating film at a temperature in a range of 100° C. to 200° C. is 10 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Terashima, Makoto Watanabe, Toshito Takamiya, Tomoyuki Okubo
  • Patent number: 11884989
    Abstract: A hot-stamping formed body includes: a steel sheet having a predetermined chemical composition; and a plating layer provided on a surface of the steel sheet, the plating layer having an adhesion amount of 10 g/m2 to 90 g/m2 and a Ni content of 10 mass % to 25 mass %, and containing a remainder consisting of Zn and impurities. The hot-stamping formed body includes, in a surface layer region of the steel sheet, an average grain size of prior austenite grains to 10.0 ?m or less, a Ni concentration per unit area at grain boundaries having an average crystal orientation difference of 15° or more is 1.5 mass %/?m2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Maeda, Yuri Toda, Tomohito Tanaka, Kazuo Hikida
  • Patent number: 11883089
    Abstract: A vitreous enamel coating for an electrosurgical metal cutting blade, in which incident light striking the vitreous enamel coating is diffusely reflected or absorbed, and the vitreous enamel coating exhibits a 60° gloss value less than 100 gloss units as measured according to ASTM D523-14, Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss. The coating reduces glare from light sources such as a nearby plasma-mediated discharge, operating theater lights or lights provided on an electrosurgery apparatus. The coating may also lessen interference with markers, sensors or other instruments designed to measure light emitted by or passing through nearby tissue such as by transillumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoming Cheng, William X. Siopes, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11884052
    Abstract: A module includes a first member with a first surface, a second member with a second surface opposed to the first surface, a first bonding agent, and a second bonding agent. The first bonding agent is provided in a first region on the second surface, and bonds the second member to the first surface with first bonding strength allowing the second member to be retained on the first surface. The second bonding agent is provided in a second region on the second surface, and bonds the second member to the first surface with second bonding strength allowing the second member to be retained on the first surface. Second curing time taken before the second bonding agent exhibits the second bonding strength by curing in a predetermined atmosphere is shorter than first curing time taken before the first bonding agent exhibits the first bonding strength by curing in the predetermined atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: AGC AUTOMOTIVE WINDOW SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Oonuki
  • Patent number: 11883906
    Abstract: A metal cored wire for submerged arc welding, the wire comprising a steel sheath with a core comprising powders of: carbon in a range of about 0.3 wt. % to about 1.2 wt. %; silicon in a range of about 0.1 wt. % to about 3.0 wt. %; manganese in a range of about 9.0 wt. % to about 30 wt. %; chromium in an amount less than about 8 wt. %; nickel in an amount less than about 6 wt. %; molybdenum in an amount less than about 6 wt. %; tungsten in an amount less than about 5 wt. %; copper in an amount less than about 4 wt. %; niobium in an amount less than about 2 wt. %; vanadium in an amount less than about 2 wt. %; titanium in an amount less than about 2 wt. %; nitrogen in an amount less than about 0.4 wt. %; boron in an amount less than about 1 wt. %; at least one of: (i) sulfur in an amount less than about 0.3 wt. %; (ii) phosphorous in an amount less than about 0.03 wt. %; or a combination thereof; and the balance with iron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMPANY, POSCO
    Inventors: HyunWoo Jin, Ning Ma, Adnan Ozekcin, Andrew J. Wasson, Douglas P. Fairchild, IIWook Han, Sangchul Lee, Bongkeun Lee, Jongsub Lee
  • Patent number: 11885289
    Abstract: An example component of a machine includes a core layer and an outer layer encasing the core layer. The outer layer has a greater carbon concentration and hardness than the core layer. The outer layer may also be compressively stressed, while the core layer may have tensile stress. The stress and/or hardness profile of the component may enhance its resistance to cracking, particularly in applications where the component is impacted by other object and/or operates at elevated temperatures. The component, such as parts of a fuel injector, may be formed by rough forming the component, carburizing the component, quenching the component, subzero processing the component, and then performing a tempering process. The components may have relatively sharp transition from the high carbon outer layer to the lower carbon core layer. Additionally, the components have a relatively high tempering resistance when used in relatively high temperature environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Robert Crow, Lucy Victoria Berg, Douglas Edward Guyer, II, Michael Alan Pershing
  • Patent number: 11878353
    Abstract: A diamond coating includes a first diamond layer made of minute diamond particles and a second diamond layer made of coarse diamond particles: in a flank-face side diamond coating, a mean coat thickness d2 is not less than 3 ?m and not more than 25 ?m, a first diamond layer is formed on a surface side and a second diamond layer is formed on a tool base side: a rake-face side diamond coating is in a smaller range of 50 ?m or 1/10 of a tool diameter from a tip of a base cutting-edge part; in the rake-face side diamond coating, a mean coat thickness d1 is a smaller one in a range not less than 0 ?m and not more than 5.0 ?m or a range less than d2: and a boundary part between the first diamond layer and the second diamond layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Kubo, Kazuhisa Murata, Akimitsu Tominaga
  • Patent number: 11873408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for providing electrically insulating and anti-corrosive coatings on electrical steel strip by using a phosphate-free aqueous dispersion. Furthermore, the invention relates to such an aqueous dispersion which is particularly suitable for providing electrically insulating and anti-corrosive coatings on electrical steel strip. The aqueous dispersion of the present invention is substantially free of phosphates and organic compounds and comprises silicates dissolved in water as an inorganic binder which forms the coating, and a mixture of oxide pigments of the elements titanium and aluminum. The subject matter of the invention also comprises a laminated electrical steel strip which is made from the electrical steel strip produced in the method according to the invention or from electrical steel strip coated with an aqueous dispersion according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Ard de Zeeuw, Todd Bryden, Andreas Arnold, Ramona Oliva, Volker Geick