Patents Examined by Jasper Saberi
  • Patent number: 10854235
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an electrode and a first channel segment within the electrode. A second channel segment is within the electrode, wherein the second channel segment is parallel to the first channel segment. A third channel segment is within the electrode. The third channel segment connects the first channel segment and the second channel segment, and the third channel segment includes a continuously smooth radial bend. A heating element is attached to the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Samuel Lewis Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10780670
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and provides a carbon fiber reinforced plastic laminated body that is low cost and superior in moldability, mechanical characteristic balance, and impact resistance. The laminated body has three or more layers, and has the following (B) layer between two layers of a fiber reinforced resin sheet, (B) layer: A resin sheet in which the displacement, in an S-S curve waveform obtained by the following high-speed punching test, from a peak value of the test force (kN) to an 85%—attenuation value is not less than 22 mm. High-speed punching test: Impact absorption energy is calculated by using an impact testing machine in compliance with ISO6603-2 standard. A 100 mm×100 mm test piece is cut out from a sheet having a thickness of 2 mm. The diameter of a striker is 12 mm. the diameter of an opening section of a holding tool is 76 mm, and the impact speed is set to 5 m/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagasaka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Hayato Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 10774247
    Abstract: The present invention provides a one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition used as an automotive structural adhesive having high damping performance without reducing adhesive strength and having excellent low-temperature curability and a body structure for vehicle, on which the one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition is applied. The present invention relates to a one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition comprising an epoxy resin and an amine-based latent curing agent, wherein the epoxy resin comprises: (1) a dibasic acid ester-based epoxy resin, (2) a butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer modified epoxy resin, and (3) an unmodified bisphenol A type epoxy resin, and wherein a thermally cured product formed from the composition has: a loss tangent tan ? at 23° C. of not less than 0.2 as a damping performance, and a Young's modulus of not less than 50 MPa, and a body structure for vehicle, on which the one-component type thermosetting adhesive composition is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Takatomi Nishida, Shohei Yanagisawa, Katsuya Himuro, Kenichi Yamamoto, Motoyasu Asakawa, Tomoya Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10737974
    Abstract: A material includes a transparent substrate coated with a stack of thin layers acting on infrared radiation including at least one functional layer. The stack includes a carbon-based upper protective layer within which the carbon atoms are essentially in an sp2 hybridization state and the upper protective layer is deposited above at least a part of the functional layer and exhibits a thickness of less than 1 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent Reymond, Uwe Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10730210
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing a composite material that is bendable but substantially resists stretching under tension. One embodiment may take the form of a composite material formed by over-molding a woven glass fiber with silicone. The woven glass fiber may be rolled out with a silicon polymer melted into the woven fabric as the rolling process continues. The composite of the two materials may provide a material that bends easily but does not substantially stretch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Derek C. Krass, Douglas J. Weber, Jen-Chun Hsu, Osamu Yabe
  • Patent number: 10717838
    Abstract: A coated rubber composition includes a rubber composition coated with a liquid refresh agent selected from the group consisting of one or more liquid terpenes, limonene, carvone, pinene, pine needle oil, citral, orange oil, C9-C15 aliphatics, C9-C15 cycloaliphatics, ethyl lactate, dipentene, 1,8-cineole, eucalyptol, citronellol, geraniol, citronellene, terpinen-4-ol, and combinations thereof. A method of application and a coated rubber composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Amy M. Randall, Maryangel G. Dunlavy
  • Patent number: 10696821
    Abstract: Fibrous elements, such as filaments and/or fibers, and more particularly to fibrous elements that contain a fast wetting surfactant, fibrous structures made therefrom, and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephen Wayne Heinzman, Brooke Marie Woods, Michael David James
  • Patent number: 10696016
    Abstract: A window film and a flexible display including the same. The window film includes a base layer, a window coating layer on a surface of the base layer, and a back coating layer on another surface of the base layer, wherein the window coating layer is formed from a composition for window coating layers comprising a silicon-based resin, and the window film has an elastic modulus of about 1,000 Mpa or more on the back coating layer and has a pencil hardness of about 6H or higher on an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hyo Lee, Sung Han Kim, Si Kyun Park, Joo Hui Kim, Eun Su Lee, Jin Hee Choi, Nak Hyun Sung
  • Patent number: 10696017
    Abstract: A transparent gas barrier laminate film in which a gas barrier layer including an inorganic thin film layer is formed on at least one surface of a first transparent plastic film substrate, and the surface of the first transparent plastic film substrate on which the gas barrier layer is formed and one surface of a second transparent plastic film substrate are bonded to each other with a first adhesive layer interposed therebetween, and a seal layer is formed on the other surface of the first transparent plastic film substrate or the second transparent plastic film substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Osamu Tokinoya
  • Patent number: 10661472
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing multi-layered lignocellulose materials having a core and an upper and a lower cover layer, said method comprising the following steps a) mixing the components, b) spreading the mixtures in layers, c) pre-compressing, d) applying a high-frequency electric field e) hot pressing. According to the invention, a mixture of C) 1-15 wt.-% of a binding agent selected from the group consisting of aminoplastic resin and organic isocyanate having at least two isocyanate groups [components C)], F) 0.1-3% alkali-/akaline earth salts, for the cover layers of the lignocellulose particles G) with H) 1-15% of a binding agent selected from the group consisting of aminoplastic resin and an organic isocyanate is mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stephan Weinkötz, Ingolf Hennig, Matthias Schade, Detlef Krug, Marco Mäbert
  • Patent number: 10662311
    Abstract: A thermoplastic film is provided that includes a biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate (PET) layer, a tensile strength in the longitudinal and transverse directions of about 2000 kg/cm2 or 3000 kg/cm2 or more, and a tear force in the longitudinal direction that is about 1.5 times as large as a tear force in the transverse direction. Such a film can include two or more layers. Processes for producing the thermoplastic film are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FLEX FILMS (USA) INC.
    Inventors: Steven Sargeant, Sudhir Naik, J. K. Sharma, Pramod Sirsamkar
  • Patent number: 10653241
    Abstract: Furniture, such as a bed, dresser, cabinetry has a display system affixing a stack of interchangeable decorative panels to the furniture. The display system has an overlaying panelar frame that captures the stack of panels and has at least one elongated fastener securing the overlaying panelar frame on to a surface of the furniture item. The stack of interchangeable panels are each visually different such as having different colors and/or patterns and can be sandwiched between the overlaying panelar frame and the mounting surface in a pocket to immovably maintain the interchangeable panels against the furniture component. The stack of interchangeable panels can be rearranged such that a different panel is placed on top of the stack or the outermost position and thereby be visible through the opening in the overlaying panelar frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ashley Furnitures Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Janke
  • Patent number: 10639862
    Abstract: A hearth pad for live ember protecting a floor. The hearth pad comprises a backing for being placed onto the floor. The backing is made of a flexible sheet material. A plurality of tiles is disposed on the backing and adhered thereto using a flexible adhesive. The tiles are made of a rigid material. A flexible filler is disposed in gaps between adjacent tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Bernd Krebes
  • Patent number: 10611680
    Abstract: A material including a transparent substrate coated with a stack acting on infrared radiation includes at least one functional layer and at least one upper protective layer deposited above at least a part of the functional layer. The upper protective layer is a hydrogenated carbon layer, within which layer the carbon atoms form carbon-carbon and carbon-hydrogen bonds and are essentially in an sp2 hybridization state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Sophie Brossard
  • Patent number: 10612189
    Abstract: Composite materials combining both high and low strength fibrous materials. More particularly, composite materials that are useful as lightweight vest covers for tactical vests and that are suitable for the formation of alternatives to conventional Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Lori L. Wagner, Dalia Taylor, David A. Hurst, Gregory A. Davis, Sameer Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10596792
    Abstract: Provided is a PSA sheet capable of bringing about good air release properties in mobile electronic applications. The present invention provides a PSA sheet for mobile electronics. The PSA sheet comprises a substrate film and a PSA layer provided to at least one face of the substrate film. The PSA layer has a thickness of 20 ?m or less. The PSA sheet further comprises a coating layer that partially covers the PSA layer surface. The coating layer has a thickness less than 3 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shuuhei Yamamoto, Kiichiro Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10576719
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the field of display technologies, and in particular to an adhesive assembly, a flexible module, a display device and a manufacturing method of a flexible module. The adhesive assembly includes an adhesive base layer, which is arranged between two modules. The adhesive base layer includes a bonding region and a bending load buffer region, the bonding region being used for bonding the two modules, and a bending stress in the bending load buffer region being smaller than that in the bonding region. When two modules are bonded by such an adhesive assembly, the bending stress in the bending load buffer region and corresponding module portion is smaller than that in the bonding region and corresponding module portion for the whole flexible module, which reduces bending stress in the modules as a whole and facilitates spread and application of the flexible module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Lu Liu, Mingche Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10563030
    Abstract: There is provided a barrier film including a barrier layer having two opposing major surfaces, a first organic layer in direct contact with one of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer; a second organic layer in direct contact with the other of the opposing major surfaces of the barrier layer; and a substrate in direct contact with the first organic layer or the second organic layer; wherein the barrier layer comprises buckling deformations with average spacing smaller than average spacing of the buckling deformations in the first or second organic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin W. Gotrik, Christopher S. Lyons, Gerald S. Deeb, Peihui Zhang, Ronald P. Swanson
  • Patent number: 10563454
    Abstract: A heat-ray-blocking fluororesin film includes a heat-ray-blocking metal oxide and a hydrotalcite-type compound represented by Chemical Formula [1], wherein the content of the hydrotalcite-based compound is 0.03 to 1.0 wt %. The heat-ray-blocking fluororesin can exhibit excellent heat-ray-blocking performance while keeping the properties inherent in fluororesin films such as mechanical properties, transparency and long-term weatherability and is transparent and can be used out of doors for a long period of time, wherein Mg2+1?a.Al3+a(OH?)2.ANn?a/n.cH2O where 0.2?a?0.35 and 0?c?1; ANn? indicates n-valent anion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Toray Advanced Film Co., Ltd., Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., Toyocolor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Imaizumi, Yukio Noguchi, Atsushi Kimoto, Shinichi Tamura, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Takashi Horiguchi, Masayasu Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10549501
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to nonwoven structures and composites comprising such nonwoven structures, particularly structures incorporating foam, and methods of making and use thereof. One aspect of the invention is generally directed to composites comprising a nonwoven structure immobilized to foam, e.g., using adhesive, needling, or other techniques. The nonwoven structure may comprise any of a variety of fibers. In certain embodiments, the composite may be substantially thermally insulating and/or acoustic insulating. Other aspects of the present invention are generally directed to systems and methods for making such composites, methods of use of such composites, kits comprising such composites, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: National Nonwovens Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Gregory Lawrence, Conrad Anthony D'Elia, Anthony Joseph Centofanti, Paul Anthony Viveiros