Patents Examined by Lawrence D. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7794821
    Abstract: A composite material consists of a plurality of cores dispersed in a matrix. The cores are formed of ultra-hard material, or the components for making an ultra-hard material. The matrix is formed of the components for making an ultra-hard material of a grade different to that of the cores, and a suitable binder. The ultra-hard material is polycrystalline in nature and is typically PCD or PcBN. The cores are typically provided as granules coated with the components for making an ultra-hard material and the binder. The composite material typically takes on a honeycomb structure of an ultra-hard material and cores within the pores of the honeycomb structure bonded to the honeycomb structure. The pores of the honeycomb structure may be ordered or random.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: Iakovos Sigalas, Mosimanegape Stephen Masete
  • Patent number: 7794823
    Abstract: An article with a coating on its surface is described herein. The coating has at least one underlayer and a top layer. The underlayer includes one or more high-performance thermoplastics and inorganic tillers and the top layer includes one or more high-performance thermoplastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: STE Gesellschaft fur Dichtungstechnik mbH
    Inventor: Christoph Stecher
  • Patent number: 7794567
    Abstract: Disclosed is an uncoated facestock product having enhanced printability, holdout, and edge wick properties, which are attained through a combination of manufacturing techniques including increased refining of the furnish, sizing, increased hard nip calendering, and the use of extended nip calendering. The resulting uncoated facestock product has the following properties: a density between about 0.7 and 1.0 g/cc and/or an ash content of less than about 15% as measured by the 525° C. standard test method; and a finished surface having a Sheffield smoothness between about 50 and 150 Sheffield units and a Parker Print Surf roughness (PPS-10) less than about 5.0 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Co.
    Inventors: Dennis W Anderson, Kristine Butts
  • Patent number: 7790272
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a film that has a high rigidity and is superior in dimension stability under high temperatures and transparency after heating processes, as well as in moldability within a wide temperature range, which has not been achieved by conventional techniques, and this objective has been achieved by a laminated film that includes 50 or more layers each of which is made of a thermoplastic resin and has a thickness of less than 30 nm or a biaxial oriented polyester film that has a density in a range from 1 to 1.4 g/cm3, a heat shrinkage of ?2 to 2% in the longitudinal direction at 180° C. and a breaking elongation in a range of 100 to 1000% in at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Syunichi Osada, Chie Makiyama, Hirofumi Hosokawa, Tetsuya Tsunekawa
  • Patent number: 7781048
    Abstract: A transparent conductive multilayer body of the present invention is characterized by having: a transparent film base; an SiOx film (x is no less than 1.5 and less than 2) which is provided on one surface of the above described film base in accordance with a dry process, and has a thickness of 1 nm to 30 nm and a relative index of refraction of 1.6 to 1.9; an SiO2 film which is provided on the above described SiOx film and has a thickness of 10 nm to 50 nm; and a transparent conductive thin film which is provided on the above described SiO2 film and has a thickness of 20 nm to 35 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Tomotake Nashiki, Hideo Sugawara, Hidetoshi Yoshitake
  • Patent number: 7749596
    Abstract: An engineered crack-resistant paper or board for improved runability formed by depositing a thin discontinuous thermoplastic or thermosetting polymer onto a cellulose fiber network web and having same absorbed into the network in specific geometrical formations. The base sheet thus formed may then be used for various end uses such as packaging, containers, plates, cups, low-weight coated printing grade boards or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: International Paper Company
    Inventors: Wadood Hamad, Bruce Lyne
  • Patent number: 7745005
    Abstract: Panels for use in building construction (partitions, walls, ceilings, floors or doors) which exhibit improved acoustical sound proofing in multiple specific frequency ranges comprise laminated structures having as an integral part thereof one or more layers of viscoelastic material of varied shear moduli which also function as a glue and energy dissipating layer; and, in some embodiments, one or more constraining layers, such as gypsum, cement, metal, cellulose, wood, or petroleum-based products such as plastic, vinyl, plastic or rubber. In one embodiment, standard wallboard, typically gypsum, comprises the external surfaces of the laminated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Serious Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon D. Tinianov
  • Patent number: 7744987
    Abstract: Multilayer films are provided that exhibit a colored appearance when viewed at an oblique angle as a result of one or more reflection bands in the visible region of the spectrum. The films however provide no substantial reflection bands in either the visible or near infrared regions for light normally incident on the film. The films can be made to shift from clear at normal incidence to an arbitrary designed color at an oblique angle without necessarily becoming cyan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Laurence R. Gilbert, James M. Jonza, Andrew T. Ruff
  • Patent number: 7736727
    Abstract: A halogen-free electrically insulating film is prepared from a composition including particular amounts of a poly(arylene ether), a hydrogenated block copolymer of an alkenyl aromatic compound and a conjugated diene, and a triaryl phosphate. The electrically insulating film may be prepared by an extrusion and/or calendering method. Uses of the electrically insulating film include, for example, shielding applications in power supply housing, printed circuit board insulation, backlit aircraft in flight panels and displays, business equipment insulation, computer rack partitions, and television and monitor insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.
    Inventors: Sapna Blackburn, Scott Michael Fisher, Kwan Hongladarom, Robert John Hossan
  • Patent number: 7736738
    Abstract: A mine support includes an elongate metal member and a coating comprising post-consumer recycled thermoplastic disposed on the member. The thermoplastic may include post-consumer recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate), and the coating may be an injection molded coating. A first layer of the coating may be provided with a thickness at least about 0.1 mm and a crystallinity between about 16% and about 30%, and a second layer of the coating may be provided with a thickness at least about 0.1 mm and a crystallinity between about 6% and about 14%. Either the first layer or second layer may contact the elongate metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Terrasimco Inc.
    Inventors: Walter John Simmons, Walter Neal Simmons
  • Patent number: 7727620
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable polyolefin series laminated film having excellent firmness (stiffness at ordinary temperature) of film, resistance to fingerprint bleaching, shrink finishability, transparency and regeneration additivity, with a small natural shrinkage and accurately separable by specific gravity, can be provided by, in a laminated film provided with a surface layer (I) and an intermediate layer (III), forming the surface layer (I) with a mixed resin of cyclic olefin series resin and a polyethylene series resin (A) with a Tm of 80° C. or higher but no greater than 125° C. as a main component, and, forming the intermediate layer (III) with a resin composition having as a main component a cyclic olefin series resin, preferably a mixed resin composition of a cyclic olefin series resin and a polyethylene series resin (C) with a Tm exceeding 125° C. but no greater than 140° C., as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Takeyoshi Yamada, Kouichirou Taniguchi, Hideyasu Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7718250
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adhesive strip for the bonding of sheeting in the area of a building envelope, with a carrier material and an adhesive coating arranged on the carrier material, wherein the adhesive strip is vapor permeable with a diffusion resistance with an sd value of ?12 m and the carrier material can elongate elastically with a difference value between the percentage of total elongation under loading ?g and the percentage of permanent elongation after loading ?b in the range of 6-80. The invention also relates to the use of such an adhesive strip for the bonding of sheeting in the outer area in house construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: SILU Verwaltung AG
    Inventors: Marco Sieber, Reto Sieber
  • Patent number: 7713611
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display and a display filter, wherein the display filter includes a base film, a plurality of reflective elements, and a plurality of light absorbing elements, wherein each of the light absorbing elements corresponds to a reflective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Suk Kim, Sung-Yong Lee, Cha-Won Hwang
  • Patent number: 7704591
    Abstract: A cover tape comprising at least a substrate layer and a heat sealing layer, wherein (1) an antistatic layer containing an antistatic agent and an anticorrosive agent, is formed on the heat sealing layer, or (2) the heat sealing layer side has an average surface roughness (Ra) of from 0.3 to 1.0 ?m, and has an antistatic agent applied thereon to form an antistatic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Ono, Masanori Higano, Masanori Ishii, Takayuki Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 7695804
    Abstract: A heat-activatable adhesive comprising from about 30 to about 70 wt. % of one or more elastomers, from about 20 to about 60 wt. % of one or more novolac phenolic resins, and an effective amount of one or more crosslinking agents capable of effecting crosslinking of the one or more novolac phenolic resins, wherein the ratio of the mass of the one or more novolac phenolic resins over the mass of the one or more elastomers is at least about 0.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Patrice Jannic
  • Patent number: 7691467
    Abstract: A plaster board including a plaster core having a front surface, a back surface, two opposite side surfaces and two opposite end surfaces and a covering base paper covering the front surface, back surface, and two opposite side surfaces, which core includes high-density hard edge parts including the two opposite side surfaces, at least one high-density part including the front or back surface, and having a density substantially equal to densities of the high-density hard edge parts, and a central low-density part having a density less than the densities of the high-density hard edge parts and the high-density part and being inscribed in the high-density hard edge parts and the high-density part, wherein each of the high-density hard edge parts is formed so as not to be present in the nailing area along longitudinal directions of the board in which a nail for fixing the board is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsukazu Kimura, Norio Tsuno, Seigo Ishibashi, Hirokuni Tani, Kenichiro Osawa
  • Patent number: 7691482
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a substantially planar SOI substrate having multiple crystallographic orientations including the steps of providing a multiple orientation surface atop a single orientation layer, the multiple orientation surface comprising a first device region contacting and having a same crystal orientation as the single orientation layer, and a second device region separated from the first device region and the single orientation layer by an insulating material, wherein the first device region and the second device region have different crystal orientations; producing a damaged interface in the single orientation layer; bonding a wafer to the multiple orientation surface; separating the single orientation layer at the damaged interface; wherein a damaged surface of said single orientation layer remains; and planarizing the damaged surface until a surface of the first device region is substantially coplanar to a surface of the second device region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Huilong Zhu, Bruce B. Doris, Meikei Ieong, Philip J. Oldiges, Min Yang
  • Patent number: 7691470
    Abstract: Disclosed is a decorative laminate structure having at least two sheets of polycarbonate and at least one decorative image layer there-between two sheets of polycarbonate, and a method of making the decorative laminate structure. Through heat and pressure the sheet layers and the decorative image layer are bonded together resulting in a decorative laminate structure of this invention. This product is intended for use primarily to produce decorative articles which include counter tops, table tops, cabinet doors, game boards, toys, panels for shower stalls, hot tubs, markerboards, indoor and outdoor signs, seamless vanity tops including sink, soap dish, back splash, flooring and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: 3form
    Inventors: Raymond Lynn Goodson, Boyd Talley Goodson
  • Patent number: 7682687
    Abstract: Disclosed is a forgery-preventing film having a structure in which a thermoplastic resin film is attached to both faces of a light-shielding layer processed for forgery prevention. It is impossible to recognize the letter information to be protected in the forgery-preventing film without peeling the information-concealing layer therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: YUPO Corporation
    Inventors: Katsukuni Nitta, Kazuyo Senga
  • Patent number: 7674518
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polyvinyl alcohol film having a correlation length of 200 nm or less, the correlation length being derived from the result of light scattering measurement using a He—Ne laser having a wavelength of 633 nm as a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichirou Hayakawa, Syuichi Kitamura, Yukari Nishimoto, Akihiko Chigami