Patents Examined by Lawrence D. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 11072150
    Abstract: A laminated body sequentially includes a substrate, an adhesive layer, and a multilayer film. The laminated body has characteristics of transmitting first polarized light and reflecting second polarized light having a polarization axis x that intersects a polarization axis y of the first polarized light. The multilayer film includes a plurality of first layers formed of a crystalline naphthalenedicarboxylic acid polyester and a plurality of second layers formed of a polymer other than the crystalline naphthalenedicarboxylic acid polyester, the first layers and the second layers being alternately stacked on top of each other. The first layers have a higher refractive index than the second layers on the polarization axis of the second polarized light, and the multilayer film has a thermal expansion coefficient of ?80 [10?6/K] or more at a temperature 3° C. higher than a glass transition point of the multilayer film in the polarization axis direction of the first polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Saiki, Takao Taguchi, Katsuyuki Takada, Mikio Tomaru
  • Patent number: 11065829
    Abstract: The fiber-reinforced resin intermediate material according to the present invention is formed by attaching a resin powder to an outer surface of a reinforcing fiber substrate formed of reinforcing fibers and heating it to melt the resin powder to the outer surface of the reinforcing fiber substrate so as to have an uneven shape derived from the resin powder and also have an opened void space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ono, Hiroshi Ito, Tsukasa Shiroganeya, Takuya Niyama, Takuya Iwamoto, Shigeki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11065844
    Abstract: A laminated glass according to the present invention includes an outer glass sheet, an inner glass sheet that is arranged opposite to the outer glass sheet and has a smaller thickness than that of the outer glass sheet, and an interlayer sandwiched between the outer glass sheet and the inner glass sheet. A transmittance with respect to light having a wavelength of 850 to 950 nm is 30 to 80%. The outer glass sheet has a thickness of 1.8 to 2.3 mm. The inner glass sheet has a thickness of 0.6 to 2.0 mm. The interlayer includes a plurality of layers including at least a core layer. The core layer has a Young's modulus of 1 to 20 MPa at a frequency of 100 Hz and a temperature of 20° C., the Young's modulus being lower than the Young's modulus of the other layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Kanki, Takahiro Asai, Hisashi Ogawa, Hisashi Asaoka
  • Patent number: 11052641
    Abstract: A multi-layer card comprising a polymeric inlay layer having a first surface and a second surface, further comprising a first multi-layer film which is disposed on the first surface of the polymeric inlay layer, and further comprising a first polymeric overlay layer which is disposed on said first multi-layer film, such that the layer order is polymeric inlay layer, first multi-layer film and first polymeric overlay layer, wherein said first multi-layer film comprises: (i) a polyester base layer (B) comprising a crystallisable polyester (PB), and further comprising titanium dioxide in an amount of from about 1 to about 30 wt % by total weight of the base layer; (ii) a first heat-sealable copolyester layer (A1) disposed on a first surface of said polyester base layer; and (iii) optionally a second heat-sealable copolyester layer (A2) disposed on a second surface of said polyester base layer, wherein the copolyester (CPA) of each of the first and optional second heat-sealable copolyester layers is independently
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership
    Inventors: William J. Brennan, Felicity Child
  • Patent number: 11046053
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite gypsum board comprising a board core comprising set gypsum sandwiched between face and back cover sheets. The composite gypsum board also comprises an intermediate sheet between the board core and the face cover sheet, with a thin, dense gypsum layer disposed between the intermediate sheet and the face cover sheet. Optionally, a second dense gypsum layer can be disposed between a first major side of the board core and the back cover sheet. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a composite gypsum board in which an intermediate sheet is applied over a dense gypsum layer disposed on a face cover sheet. A back cover sheet is applied to the other major side of the board core, with a second dense gypsum layer optionally disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Mark Hemphill, Yijun Sang
  • Patent number: 11040471
    Abstract: A resin product includes an outer surface. The outer surface includes a first area and a second area. The first area includes a surface pattern including a concave and convex portion having a first difference in height. The second area includes a surface pattern including a concave and convex portion having a second difference in height, larger than the first difference in height. An arithmetic average height of a top of a convex portion of the concave and convex portion having the first difference in height is larger than an arithmetic average height of a top of a convex portion of the concave and convex portion having the second difference in height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Sano, Kei Oikawa
  • Patent number: 11040521
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer composite comprising a layer of leather in contact with at least one monolayer comprising parallel aligned fibers and a matrix material. The composite may further comprise film layer(s) that may be breathable and/or waterproof. The multilayer composite material is suitable for use in clothing and outdoor gear and apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Wesley Edward Hatcher, Christopher Michael Adams
  • Patent number: 11041057
    Abstract: The present invention provides a window film, a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device including the same. The window film comprises: a basic material layer; a window coating layer formed on one surface of the basic material layer; and a back coating layer formed on the other surface of the basic material layer, wherein the window film has a relation of formula 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Young Han, Si Kyun Park, Dong Myeong Shin, Nak Hyun Sung
  • Patent number: 11028011
    Abstract: The invention provides low-emissivity coatings that are highly reflective of infrared radiation. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CARDINAL CG COMPANY
    Inventor: Klaus Hartig
  • Patent number: 11028243
    Abstract: An oriented polyester film containing antioxidant and modified polyolefin wax in a surface layer on at least one side thereof, wherein the oriented polyester film is such that the modified polyolefin wax contained in said layer is present in an amount that, as measured based on weight of a composition at said layer, is not less than 0.1 wt % but less than 3.0 wt %, and wherein the modified polyolefin wax is such that acid value thereof is not less than 1 mg KOH/g but less than 50 mg KOH/g, 3 wt % weight loss onset temperature thereof is not less than 300° C., weight-average molecular weight thereof is within a range that is 3,500 to 65,000, and the antioxidant is present in an amount that, as measured based on the weight of the composition, is not less than 0.02 wt % but less than 0.35 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOBO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Iyo, Shinji Yano
  • Patent number: 11020943
    Abstract: A kitchen wrap film comprising a barrier layer and an adhesive layer is disclosed where the thickness of the film is less than 25 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FLEXOPACK S A.
    Inventor: Dimitris Ginosatis
  • Patent number: 11020942
    Abstract: Provided are: a laminate having an outer surface thereof that is highly adhesive to a rubber material, and having sufficient gas barrier properties, interlayer adhesiveness and flex resistance; a multilayered structure including such a laminate; and a method for producing the same. A laminate including: a plurality of gas barrier layers (A) formed from a polymer including a gas barrier resin; and an elastomer layer (B) including at least one adhesive layer (B1), wherein a sum of number of the gas barrier layers (A) and number of the elastomer layer (B) is 5 or greater and 300 or less, the adhesive layer (B1) is laminated as at least an outermost layer, and the adhesive layer (B1) includes a styrene elastomer and is formed from a polymer having an iodine value of 200 or greater and 300 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Suzuki, Yasuhiro Nonaka
  • Patent number: 11014848
    Abstract: A glass ceramic article including a lithium disilicate crystalline phase, a petalite crystalline phased, and a residual glass phase. The glass ceramic article has a warp (?m)<(3.65×10?9/?m×diagonal2) where diagonal is a diagonal measurement of the glass ceramic article in ?m, a stress of less than 30 nm of retardation per mm of glass ceramic article thickness, a haze (%)<0.0994t +0.12 where t is the thickness of the glass ceramic article in mm, and an optical transmission (%)>0.91×10(2-0.03t) of electromagnetic radiation wavelengths from 450 nm to 800 nm, where t is the thickness of the glass ceramic article in mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carol Ann Click, James Howard Edmonston, Qiang Fu, Jill Marie Hall, Mathieu Gerard Jacques Hubert, Dhananjay Joshi, Andrew Peter Kittleson, Katherine Weber Kroemer, Galan Gregory Moore, Rohit Rai, John Richard Ridge, John Robert Saltzer, Jr., Charlene Marie Smith, Erika Lynn Stapleton, Matthew Daniel Trosa, Ljerka Ukrainczyk, Shelby Kerin Wilson, Bin Yang, Zheming Zheng
  • Patent number: 11007760
    Abstract: The invention relates to multilayer composites having improved weathering properties without reducing flame retardation properties. The composites have a fluoropolymer layer over a thermoplastic layer. The multilayer composite may be a fluoropolymer layer directly over a relatively flammable substrate or non-flammable substrate (like PVC), or it may be a fluoropolymer layer over a relatively flammable cap layer, over a substrate (that is flammable or non-flammable). The composite is formed using coating, coextrusion and/or lamination techniques. The multilayer composite is especially useful in articles having surfaces that are used in a relatively horizontal position, including decking, railings, roofing and window profiles. The composites provide improved weathering for the substrate without a reduction in flame-resistance, when compared to the substrate without the outer fluoropolymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Adam N. Toft, Jack Reed, Amy A. Lefebvre, Charles C. Crabb, Florence Mehlmann
  • Patent number: 11001037
    Abstract: A composite pane, includes an outer pane having an outer-side surface and an interior-side surface, an inner pane having an outer-side surface and an interior-side surface, and a thermoplastic intermediate layer, which joins the interior-side surface of the outer pane to the outer-side surface of the inner pane. The composite pane has, between the outer and inner panes, a sun protection coating, which substantially reflects or absorbs rays outside the visible spectrum of solar radiation. The composite pane has, on the interior-side surface of the inner pane, a thermal-radiation-reflecting coating (low-E coating). The composite pane has a transmittance index A of 0.02 to 0.08, wherein the transmittance index A is determined according to the following formula A=TLcomposite glass pane/(TLlow-E-coated pane*TE). TL is the light transmittance and TE is the energy transmittance measured according to ISO 9050.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Jan Hagen, Robert Besler, Valentin Schulz
  • Patent number: 10987907
    Abstract: Improved dental appliances and polymeric sheet compositions are disclosed. The polymeric sheet compositions are useful for making dental appliances having outer layers comprised of a material having a modulus of from about 1,000 MPA to 2,500 MPA (“hard”) and an inner core comprised of elastomeric material or materials having a modulus of from about 50 MPa to 500 MPa (“soft”), which exhibit improved flexibility and strength, and better stain and tear resistance than currently available materials and dental appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bay Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Ray F. Stewart, John Lahlouh
  • Patent number: 10987912
    Abstract: An embossed decorative sheet that can have various characteristics, and a method for producing the same. An embossed decorative sheet according to one embodiment of the present invention has a structure in which a patterned layer, an adhesive layer, a transparent thermoplastic resin layer, and a surface protective layer are laminated in this order on a thermoplastic resin substrate sheet, and in which an embossed pattern is formed on at least an outermost layer. The transparent thermoplastic resin layer has a structure including a first resin layer, an adhesive layer, and a second resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mineo Sekino, Takanori Matsuzawa, Kahei Murata
  • Patent number: 10989940
    Abstract: Provided is a display device which includes an electrooptical panel and a protection member including a print part in a peripheral region and disposed to face the electrooptical panel to protect the electrooptical panel. The protection member includes a first reference mark in the peripheral region. The electrooptical panel includes a second reference mark in a position corresponding to the first reference mark and is held to have an overlap with the protection member. The print part includes at least the first print layer and a second print layer disposed in a position facing the first print layer. The first reference mark is made up of a hole having a predetermined shape formed in the second print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Ippei Shibata
  • Patent number: 10987897
    Abstract: A laminate includes a substrate, a self-healing layer on the substrate and having a thickness of greater than or equal to about 50 micrometers, a protective layer between the substrate and the self-healing layer, and a surface layer on the self-healing layer and having a thickness of about 20 nanometers to about 300 nanometers, wherein the self-healing layer has a first elastic modulus and the protective layer has a second elastic modulus, wherein the second elastic modulus is about 1.2 times to about 50 times greater than the first elastic modulus, and wherein the surface layer has a friction coefficient of less than or equal to about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Kun Cho, Nobuji Sakai
  • Patent number: 10988585
    Abstract: A resin sheet includes an epoxy resin including an epoxy resin oligomer and an epoxy resin monomer; a curing agent; and an inorganic filler, wherein a content of the inorganic filler is more than 30% by volume but less than 80% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoo Nishiyama, Yoshitaka Takezawa, Hideyuki Katagi, Kazuya Kiguchi