Patents Examined by Laura C Powers
  • Patent number: 11013316
    Abstract: A surface including a notch. The notch is defined by first and second surfaces, wherein the second surface extends at a non-zero angle with respect to the first surface. The surface includes a metal edge inserted entirely into a volume of space defined by the first and second surfaces and attached to the surface. The metal edge includes a first piece having a male connector. The metal edge further includes a second piece that includes a female connector that interconnects with the male connector, wherein when the male connector engages the female connector the second piece extends lengthwise along a direction at which the first piece extends. The metal edge further includes a front surface that faces away from the second surface and a rear surface that faces the second surface and covers a portion of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: DE GIULIO DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael De Giulio
  • Patent number: 11006664
    Abstract: A graphene adsorbing material, a preparation method therefor and application thereof, and a cigarette filter tip and a cigarette are provided. The graphene adsorbing material comprises a fiber carrier, graphene and doped elements wherein the graphene and the doped elements are loaded on the fiber carrier and the doped elements comprise at least one of Al, Si and Fe. The graphene adsorbing material is obtained by contacting the fibers with the graphene material to load the graphene material on the fibers. By introducing the graphene and the doped elements in the fiber carrier, harmful substances with a type of fused aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzopyrene in smoke can be specifically adsorbed, filtered and removed; while nicotine and the other harmless substances are retained, and thus the smoking taste of a cigarette is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JINAN SHENGQUAN GROUP SHARE HOLDING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yilin Tang, Jinzhu Zhang, An Zhang, Ding Liu
  • Patent number: 11000142
    Abstract: An up-lighting floor mat includes floor matting that defines an upwardly-facing surface and an opposed downwardly-facing surface when supported atop an upwardly-facing support surface, and that is formed from a first flexible material that enables the up-lighting floor mat to be rolled up for transport or storage; and a first elongate up-lighting assembly positioned within a first elongate slot defined through the floor matting to emit light upwardly from the first elongate slot, wherein at least one elongate edge defined by the first up-lighting assembly is bonded to at least one edge of the floor matting that defines the first elongate slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: John Joseph Girard
  • Patent number: 10978217
    Abstract: There is provided a fiber that includes a fiber material disposed along a longitudinal-axis fiber length. A porous domain has a porous domain length along at least a portion of the fiber length, within the fiber material. The porous domain includes solid-phase material regions and fluid-phase interstitial regions that are both along the porous domain length and across the porous domain, for multi-dimensional porosity of the porous domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yoel Fink, Benjamin Jean-Baptiste Grena
  • Patent number: 10975219
    Abstract: Provided are an automobile interior/exterior material including a low-melting-point polyester resin fiber layer, and a method of manufacturing the same. More particularly, an automobile interior/exterior material having excellent processability and price competitiveness without deterioration of properties, such as strength and durability, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huvis Corporation
    Inventors: Boo-Kyeong Jang, Hyun-Wook Shin, Seong-Yoon Park, Yo-Seung Ho
  • Patent number: 10967917
    Abstract: The independent Y-shaped bead 10 is provided on the panel P with a planar shape. The bead 10 includes the plurality of branching portions 10a, 10b, and 10c radially extending from the intersection R3 at an equal interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10955222
    Abstract: Disclosed is a camouflage garment and camouflage equipment carrying a thermochromic ink composition having a first colour stale and a second colour state, wherein the first colour state switches to the second colour state at a first set temperature and the second colour state switches to the first colour state at a second set temperature. Each of the first colour state and second colour state are stable between the first set temperature and second set temperature. Also disclosed is a method for producing the camouflage garment and camouflage equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gregory DeMille
  • Patent number: 10946117
    Abstract: An absorbent article having an outwardly body-facing surface and an outwardly garment-facing surface Is provided. The absorbent article contains a topsheet, backsheet, and an absorbent core positioned between the topsheet and the backsheet. The backsheet contains a nonwoven facing laminated to a film. The nonwoven facing contains a first nonwoven web containing a plurality of fibers formed from a first polyolefin composition and a second nonwoven web containing a plurality of fibers formed from a second polyolefin composition. The first polyolefin composition contains at least one ethylene polymer and the second polyolefin composition contains at least one rigid propylene polymer and at least one ductile propylene polymer. The second nonwoven web defines the garment-facing surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Mark G. Kupelian, Prasad Potnis
  • Patent number: 10946611
    Abstract: A non-provisioned card having a front side and a back side, and at least one visible surface that is patinated or activated to promote patination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CompoSecure, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Lowe
  • Patent number: 10940712
    Abstract: An arrangement includes a component and a temperature-dependent, first fluorescent dye, which in a first state has a predetermined first color location and in a second state has a predetermined second color location different from the first color location, and which is disposed on the component or integrated in the component in such a way that the luminescent dye, in dependence on a temperature change acting on it, creates an optically recognizable color change from the first color location to the second color location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Weiss, Nadine Lampka
  • Patent number: 10943511
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments may relate to a time-dependent color-changing label for a product. The label may include a first layer comprising a plurality of particles, the particles comprising a time dependent color-changing material that changes color after a predetermined time period, the predetermined time period being greater than one month. The label may also include an attachment structure attaching the first layer to the product. In certain embodiments, the first layer may include a polymer, and the particles may include glass microspheres containing the time-dependent color changing material. The particles may be embedded in the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: David Wurmfeld
  • Patent number: 10941276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyolefin composition comprising (A) a polyolefin, (B) a benzil derivative comprising, preferably consisting of, the structural unit according to the following formula (I) wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 independently from each other are hydrogen, or a hydrocarbyl group which may contain heteroatoms or at least two of said R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 and R10 together with the ring atoms of the ring system of formula (I) they are attached to, form a further aromatic or non-aromatic ring fused to the ring system of formula (I) and at least R1 or R2 is an ester group. The invention also relates to a wire or cable, in particular a medium, high or extra high voltage cable, comprising such a composition, and to the use of such a composition for the production of a wire or cable, in particular a medium, high or extra high voltage cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Markus Jarvid, Anette Johansson, Mats Andersson, Stanislaw Gubanski, Villgot Englund, Christian Muller, Jonas Mattiasson Bjuggren
  • Patent number: 10926520
    Abstract: A decorative laminate including a decorative layered structure defining a first surface and a second surface opposed from the first surface, and a gas permeable layer underlying the decorative layered structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John C. Wilde, Thomas L. Brown, Jr., Jason W. Drexler
  • Patent number: 10919668
    Abstract: The inventive label is prepared from a polyester with an intrinsic viscosity of 0.58 dl/g or more. The label has a base film with a thickness of 8-30 ?m and a difference in specific heat capacity ?Cp between temperatures lower and higher than Tg of 0.2 J/(g·° C.) or more. The label has a tensile elongation at break of 5% or more in both a main shrinkage direction and an orthogonal direction. A difference between the absorbancy ratio (absorbancy at 1340 cm?1/absorbancy at 1410 cm?1) in the main shrinkage direction of the label and the absorbancy ratio in the direction orthogonal to the main shrinkage direction of the label is 0.2 or more. The label has a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of a length in a vertical direction of the label of 3 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Haruta, Norimi Tabota
  • Patent number: 10920028
    Abstract: A sheet having a plexifilamentary structure with a normalized Frazier air permeability of between 0.002 and 0.2 (m3/m2·minute)@50 gsm, and a normalized hydrohead of between 150 and 250 centimeters@50 gsm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Van Meerveld, Corneille Schmitz, Joseph Mathieu, Noel Stephen Brabbs, Orest Skoplyak, Christine Lemoine, Serge Rebouillat
  • Patent number: 10902750
    Abstract: An adhesive label includes a polymeric first film layer that is nonoriented and has a significant inherent shrinkage when heated above ambient temperature. The label is useful in various labeling applications and especially adhesive labeling of reusable and recyclable containers which require removal of the label during a washing process in a warm or hot washing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10900750
    Abstract: Camouflage patterns on a substrate such as a fabric comprise in a first aspect a substrate having a camouflage pattern with a set of intermixed colored blotches thereon, the colors of the set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a group of colors comprising an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color. In another aspect the colors of the set of intermixed colored blotches being selected from a group of colors comprising an Olive 527 color, a Dark Green 528 color, a Light Sage 560 color, a Tan 525 color, a Brown 529 color, a Bark Brown 561 color and a Dark Cream 559 color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Scotlund McIntosh, Lisa Bareiss Hepfinger, Cheryl Ann Stewardson, Anabela Dugas, James George Fairneny
  • Patent number: 10876257
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a water-induced anti-counterfeiting paper and a preparation method thereof, belonging to the field of anti-counterfeiting technology of paper. The water-induced anti-counterfeiting paper consists of a base paper layer and an anti-counterfeiting label thereon. The anti-counterfeiting label is a colorless, invisible pattern or character, and does not have any effect on the appearance of the base paper. When contacting with water, a transparency of a location where the paper has the anti-counterfeiting label increases, and thereby a character or a pattern appears. After drying, the character or the pattern disappears, and the paper reverted to normal. The water-induced anti-counterfeiting paper may be prepared by method of printing the anti-counterfeiting label at a surface of the base paper by processes such as printing, code-spurting and inkjet printing according to requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SOUTH CHINA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yudi Kuang, Gang Chen, Junqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10874153
    Abstract: An adornment assembly for an article having a base assembly made up of at least one layer, each with a thickness between oppositely facing surfaces. One of the oppositely facing surfaces faces an article surface to which the adornment assembly is secured. The at least one layer defines at least a first receptacle. The adornment assembly further has a plurality of discrete components each with a thickness between oppositely facing surfaces. At least first and second of the discrete components are placed in the at least first receptacle so that one of the oppositely facing surfaces on each of the first and second discrete components is exposed for viewing with the adornment assembly secured to an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald Kronenberger
  • Patent number: 10870936
    Abstract: A nonwoven composite that contains a first nonwoven web positioned adjacent to a second nonwoven web is provided. The first nonwoven web contains a plurality of fibers that are formed from a first polyolefin composition, and the second nonwoven web contains a plurality of fibers that are formed from a second polyolefin composition. The first polyolefin composition contains an ethylene polymer, which and car; provide a soft feel to a surface of the first nonwoven web. The second polyolefin composition likewise contains a rigid propylene polymer, which can provide good strength and durability to the second nonwoven web. The second polyolefin composition also contains a ductile propylene polymer and a fatty acid derivative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Mark G. Kupelian, Prasad Potnis