Patents Examined by Lawrence D. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10280112
    Abstract: An article comprising an ion-exchanged glass material that prevents sharp contact flaws from entering a central region of the material that is under central tension and thus causing failure of the material. The glass material may be a glass or glass ceramic having a surface layer under compression. In some embodiments, the depth of the compressive layer is greater than about 75 ?m. The greater depth of layer prevents flaws from penetrating the compressive layer to the region under tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Gross
  • Patent number: 10272648
    Abstract: A fire-resistant pane including at least one float glass pane with a tin bath side, at least one protective layer that is arranged on the tin bath side in a planar manner, and at least one fire-resistant layer that is arranged on the protective layer in a planar manner, wherein the protective layer contains metal oxide, metal nitride, metal silicide, and/or mixtures or layered compounds thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Anais Renier, Philippe Letocart, Andreas Kasper, Udo Gelderie, Norbert Schwankhaus, Ulrich Billert
  • Patent number: 10272018
    Abstract: A beauty care product is provided. The beauty care product has a multi-layered barrier patch with a non-foamed first layer and a foamed second layer. The non-foamed first layer has a non-foamed polymer film with a first surface and a thickness from 5 microns to 250 microns. The foamed second layer has a foamed polymer film comprising a Mean Void Volume Percentage from 45% to 80% and a thickness of from 10 microns to 250 microns. The beauty care product also has a cosmetic composition with an effective amount of a skin active agent and a pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Emily Charlotte Boswell, Elizabeth Anne Wilder, Michael Remus
  • Patent number: 10276811
    Abstract: A flexible substrate are disclosed comprising an amorphous inorganic composition, wherein the substrate has a thickness of less than about 250 ?m and has at least one of: a) a brittleness ratio less than about 9.5 (?m)?1/2, or b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 MPa·(m)1/2. Electronic devices comprising such flexible devices are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for making a flexible substrate comprising selecting an amorphous inorganic material capable of forming a substrate having a thickness of less than about 250 ?m and having at least one of: a) a brittleness ratio of less than about 9.5 (?m)?1/2, or b) a fracture toughness of at least about 0.75 MPa·(m)1/2; and then forming a substrate from the selected inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Garner, Gregory Scott Glaesemann, James Joseph Price
  • Patent number: 10266728
    Abstract: A protection sheet is provided for application to a vehicle window plate to protect the window plate. Protection sheet includes a substrate and a PSA layer provided on one surface of substrate. Protection sheet has a 30-minute peel strength (S1) of less than 0.10 N/20 mm and a 48-hour peel strength (S2) of 0.05 N/20 mm or greater when applied to a glass plate by a wet application method where water is provided to the surface of the glass plate and protection sheet is press-bonded to the glass plate while pushing the water present between the glass plate surface and PSA layer to the outside of the bonding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi Igarashi, Toshitaka Suzuki, Nao Wakayama
  • Patent number: 10265933
    Abstract: A microlayer component having improved oxygen and water vapor barrier properties (i.e., decreased permeabilities) comprises a barrier microlayer of a semi-crystalline barrier polymer in direct contact with a confining microlayer to promote in-plane crystalline lamellae formation. A microlayer component having a significant amount of in-plane crystalline lamellae may be characterized by at least 1.5× oxygen permeability improvement and at least 1.5× water vapor permeability improvement. A microlayer component having at least 1.5× improvement in oxygen and water vapor permeability may be coextruded and subjected to post extrusion stretching or heat treating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Jenkins, Patrick Lee, Joseph Dooley, Donald E. Kirkpatrick, Bernard Obi
  • Patent number: 10259154
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coextruded multilayer film The coextruded multilayer film includes a core component having from 15 to 1000 alternating layers of layer A and layer B. Layer A has a thickness from 10 nm to 1000 nm and includes a beta-propylene-based polymer having a crystallization temperature (T1c). Layer B includes a second polymer having a glass transition temperature (T2g), wherein T1C<T2g. Layer A has an effective moisture permeability less than 6.2 g-mil/m2/24 hrs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven R. Jenkins, Patrick Chang Dong Lee, Joseph Dooley, Donald E. Kirkpatrick, Bernard E. Obi
  • Patent number: 10259203
    Abstract: Multiple layer interlayers comprising pairs of alternating polymer layers are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Multiple layer interlayers according to embodiments of the present invention may include more than three polymer layers and may exhibit desirable acoustic and optical properties, which may make them suitable for use in various types of multiple layer panels, including safety glass for automotive and architectural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Yalda Farhoudi, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Wenjie Chen, Lora Lee Spangler
  • Patent number: 10253187
    Abstract: A nano-structured block copolymer that includes a self-assembled block copolymer disposed on a substrate, wherein the block copolymer includes a plurality of block structural units, and at least two block structural units have a solubility parameter difference of greater than or equal to about 5 megaPascal1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Mi-Jeong Kim, Yeon-Sik Jung, Woon-Ik Park, Jae-Won Jeong
  • Patent number: 10252501
    Abstract: A polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flooring, includes a wear-resistant layer, a decorative layer and a substrate layer from top to bottom in order, wherein the substrate layer comprises a flexible layer, a strength layer and a correction layer from top to bottom in order and the hardness of the strength layer is 1.05-1.10 times that of the flexible layer and the correction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jiangang Song, Yongxing Chen, Fuqing Liu
  • Patent number: 10253143
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a novel monolayer and multilayer film that can be employed also for use in interior and exterior members of vehicles, and that have excellent transparency, surface hardness, chemical resistance, and stain resistance such as lactic acid resistance and sunscreen resistance. The present invention is directed to a fluororesin film formed with (C) a fluororesin comprising (B) a fluorinated (meth)acrylic resin that contains a fluorine-containing alkyl(meth)acrylate polymer component; and a fluororesin-laminated acrylic resin film, wherein the fluororesin film layer is laminated on at least one face of a film layer comprising (A) an acrylic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kouji Morita, Yukihiro Shimamoto, Kazuhito Wada, Taizo Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10252492
    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: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Kanki, Takahiro Asai, Hisashi Ogawa, Hisashi Asaoka
  • Patent number: 10246235
    Abstract: A packaging film made of an at least monoaxially stretched, multi-layered plastic film comprised of at least up to 50% by weight of polyolefins and having a total thickness ?18 ?m, which has an expansion of up to a maximum of 1% at a tensile force of at least 3N per 25 mm width according to DIN EN ISO 527.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Ingrid Sebald, Werner Schmidt, Felix Grimm
  • Patent number: 10246612
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive tape which sequentially comprises a first adhesive layer, a polyurethane foamed layer having a density of about 0.1 g/cm3 to about 0.5 g/cm3, and a second adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hwang Lee, Jang-Soon Kim, Ae-Jung Jang, Ji-Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 10246618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a copolymer having polyamide PA blocks and polyether PE blocks, in which PA is of diamine.diacid X.Y type; X, the number of carbons of the diamine, is within the range from 6 to 14, and Y, the number of carbons of the diacid, is within the range from 6 to 18. The invention also relates to the use of the said copolymer in a process of direct adhesion between two TPE materials for increasing the peel strength between these materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: René-Paul Eustache, Mathieu Sabard, Yves Deyrail, Quentin Pineau, Inci Turan-Altuntas, Martin Pouzet, Atsushi Yoshitake
  • Patent number: 10247522
    Abstract: An unconsolidated impact and penetration resistant laminate comprises a plurality of cross-plied sheets, each cross-plied sheet further comprising (i) first and second layers of fibrous or non-fibrous ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and (ii) first and second layers of thermoplastic adhesive, each adhesive layer having a basis weight of no greater than 5 gsm, wherein (a) the layers of polyethylene and thermoplastic adhesive alternate within the sheet, (b) at least 50 percent of the polyethylene layers are arranged such that the orientation of the first polyethylene layer is offset with respect to the orientation of the second polyethylene layer, and (c) the plurality of cross-plied sheets form a stack that, when subjected to compaction at a pressure of 255 bar and a temperature of 132 degrees C., will not suffer a pressure loss greater than 8 bar within the first two minutes as measured by Test Method B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: James Neal Singletary, Leopoldo Alejandro Carbajal, William George Kampert, Timothy A Libert, Bryan Benedict Sauer, Kenneth C Harding
  • Patent number: 10245809
    Abstract: A heterogeneous composite has a first layer which includes a fiber layer, a metal layer, a plastic layer or a combination thereof, a second layer which includes a fiber layer with a plastic layer, or a fiber layer with a non-woven cloth layer, and a base layer which is a thermoplastic layer. The first layer and the second layer are respectively mounted on the base layer by a glue layer, and the compressive strength value between the first layer and the second layer is less than 20%. The base layer enhances strength of the whole composite, and the heterogeneous composite provides a beautiful and competitive product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Pu Feng Enterprise Corp.
    Inventor: Shui-Yuan Ma
  • Patent number: 10248230
    Abstract: A window panel for a display apparatus is provided comprising a first reinforced layer formed at a first predetermined depth from entire upper and lower surfaces, a second reinforced layer formed at a second predetermined depth from a side surface connecting an edge of the upper surface and an edge of the lower surface, and a non-reinforced portion formed at at least a portion of the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangdae Park
  • Patent number: 10239297
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a multi-layer sheet and a multi-layer film, each ensuring not only high transparency but also scratch resistance and being easy to print and thermoform. The above aim was achieved by a multi-layer sheet and a multi-layer film, each being a laminate which comprises a polycarbonate-based resin layer as a substrate and has a thermoplastic acrylic resin layer containing silicon dioxide particles as an outermost layer on one or both surfaces of the substrate, wherein the silicon dioxide particles have an average particle size of 0.1 to 2 ?m, and wherein the content of the silicon dioxide particles is 0.1% to 1% by weight, relative to the total weight of the thermoplastic acrylic resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kanagawa, Toshinari Aoki, Youji Uehata, Tomohiro Ube
  • Patent number: 10239373
    Abstract: A structural component 1 is provided for a vehicle designed for driving off-road on rough terrain. The component 1, such as the lower control arm of a suspension system, is formed from aluminum, aluminum-alloy or other light-weight material and provided on its underside with a parallel arrangement of chamfered ribs 5 which extend in the direction of travel of the vehicle. The spacing between adjacent ribs 5 is less than or equal to 10 mm so as to prevent underlying rocks and stones 7 from impacting, and thereby abrading the inner surface 3 of the component 1. The ribs 5 are provided as sacrificial elements and will become eroded in use until they no longer provide the desired protection of the inner surface 3. The extent of abrasion of the ribs 5 can be ascertained by a visual inspection of the underlying surface of the vehicle, and, if necessary, the component 1 can be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Edd Hugo, James Pinkerton, Jason Walters, Julian Buckingham