Patents Examined by Maria V. Ewald
  • Patent number: 11131039
    Abstract: A method for growing polycrystalline diamond films having engineered grain growth and microstructure. Grain growth of a polycrystalline diamond film on a substrate is manipulated by growing the diamond on a nanopatterned substrate having features on the order of the initial grain size of the diamond film. By growing the diamond on such nanopatterned substrates, the crystal texture of a polycrystalline diamond film can be engineered to favor the preferred <110> orientation texture, which in turn enhances the thermal conductivity of the diamond film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Karl D. Hobart, Tatyana I. Feygelson, Marko J. Tadjer, Travis J. Anderson, Andrew D. Koehler, Samuel Graham, Jr., Mark Goorsky, Zhe Cheng, Luke Yates, Tingyu Bai, Yekan Wang
  • Patent number: 11118031
    Abstract: Polysaccharide filaments and fibrous structures containing such polysaccharide filaments and more particularly polysaccharide filaments that exhibit birefringence are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Matthew Gary McKee, Joerg Kleinwaechter, Geoffrey William Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11118022
    Abstract: Sizing agent coated carbon fibers obtained by coating carbon fibers with a sizing agent comprising at least one of (A) to (C) in a total amount of 80 mass % or more with respect to the whole sizing agent, the carbon fibers each having a surface layer which has a thickness of 10 nm or larger and has an oxygen content of 4% or higher with respect to all the elements, wherein when the sizing agent coated carbon fibers are subjected three times to a 10-minute ultrasonic treatment in an acetone solvent, then the amount of the remaining sizing agent is 0.1-0.25 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the sizing agent coated carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Tomoko Ichikawa, Kazuki Yoshihiro, Hisafumi Mizuta, Makoto Endo
  • Patent number: 11111396
    Abstract: Nanoscale colorants are introduced to adjust the hue of transparent conductive films, such as to provide a whiter film. The transparent conductive films can have sparse metal conductive layers, which can be formed using silver nanowires. Color of the film can be evaluated using standard color parameters. In particular, values of color parameter b* can be reduced with the nanoscale colorants without unacceptably changing other parameters, such as haze, a* and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: C3 Nano, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiqiang Yang, Yadong Cao, Yongxing Hu, Hua Gu, Ying-Syi Li, Ajay Virkar
  • Patent number: 11112699
    Abstract: A substrate having film type pattern and the manufacturing method, the substrate having film type pattern includes: a substrate; at least film type pattern layer which is allocated on the substrate; and a peripheral pattern layer which is allocated around the film type pattern layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Ming-An Hsu
  • Patent number: 11104614
    Abstract: The invention concerns a gypsum plasterboard (10) comprising at least an upper gypsum layer (16) having a first density, first hardness and first thickness and a lower gypsum layer (17) having a second density, a second hardness and a second thickness. The first density is lower than the second density and/or the first hardness is lower than the second hardness, and the first thickness is lower than the second thickness. The plasterboard according to the invention are heavy or dense plasterboards with an enhanced fixing ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Knauf Gips KG
    Inventors: Dominik Herfurth, Felix Friedel
  • Patent number: 11104824
    Abstract: A shaped product comprising a hardcoat layer, wherein the hardcoat layer is a cured product of a curable composition comprising a cationic curable silicone resin and a leveling agent, the cationic curable silicone resin comprising a silsesquioxane unit, having a monomer unit having an epoxy group in a proportion of not less than 50% by mol in a total monomer unit, and having a number average molecular weight of 1000 to 3000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji Kikuchi, Nobuhiko Harada
  • Patent number: 11097868
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated liquid food packaging material, comprising a bulk layer of paper or carton or other cellulose-based material and outer layers of thermoplastic polymers on both sides, having a decorative print pattern arranged beneath one of the outer thermoplastic polymer layers. The invention further relates to the method for manufacturing the laminated packaging material and to a packaging container for liquid food packaging, comprising the laminated packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Öhman, Nils Toft
  • Patent number: 11084103
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the coating layer including an alternating laminate structure in which two or more compound layers of each of two or three or more kinds, each kind having a different composition, are laminated in an alternating manner, wherein: the alternating laminate structure is constituted by: a compound layer containing a compound having a composition represented by formula (1) below: (TixMySiz)N??(1) [wherein M denotes an element of at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W and Al, x denotes an atomic ratio of Ti based on a total of Ti, an element denoted by M and Si, y denotes an atomic ratio of the element denoted by M based on a total of Ti, the element denoted by M and Si, z denotes an atomic ratio of Si based on a total of Ti, the element denoted by M and Si, x satisfies 0.20?x?0.50, y satisfies 0.20?y?0.50, z satisfies 0.03?z?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Yusuke Hirano, Shigeki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11084246
    Abstract: A honeycomb sandwich sheet or panel, based on thermoplastic polypropylene, includes a structure having two flat outer films, at the top and bottom, welded to at least two inner or central thermoformed blister films, repeated in a regular and continuous pattern, wherein the at least two inner thermoformed films are welded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Eraldo Peccetti
  • Patent number: 11079309
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to strengthened glass articles comprising a thickness t?1 mm (1000 ?m), an inner region under a central tension CT (in MPa), and at least one compressive stress layer adjacent the inner region and extending within the strengthened glass article from a surface of the strengthened glass article to a depth of layer DOL (in ?m), wherein the strengthened glass article is under a compressive stress at the surface CSs (in MPa), wherein the strengthened glass article is an alkali aluminosilicate glass article comprising 0-5 mol % Li2O, and at least 3 mol % Al2O3, and wherein the DOL?70 ?m, and a CSs/DOL ratio?2.5 MPa/?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurence Ralph Morey, Jonathan David Pesansky, Kevin Barry Reiman, Benjamin Allen Stevens, Brian Paul Strines
  • Patent number: 11079519
    Abstract: A light-blocking article is designed to be lightweight but effective to block most incident actinic radiation and can be designed into fabrics, curtains, and other materials. Such an article has an opacifying layer that is capable of blocking predetermined electromagnetic radiation. The article contains (a) porous particles comprising a continuous polymeric binder and pores within the continuous polymeric binder, the porous particles having a glass transition temperature of at least 25° C. and a mode particle size of at least 2 ?m and up to and including 50 ?m. The article also contains an opacifying colorant that absorbs the predetermined electromagnetic radiation (such as within 400 nm to 700 nm), in an amount of at least 0.001 weight % based on the total dry weight of the opacifying layer, and a matrix polymer in which the porous particles and opacifying colorant are dispersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin D. Lofftus, Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick
  • Patent number: 11075070
    Abstract: A monocrystalline semiconductor wafers have an average roughness Ra of at most 0.8 nm at a limiting wavelength of 250 ?m, and an ESFQRavg of 8 nm or less given an edge exclusion of 1 mm. The wafers are advantageously produced by a method comprising the following steps in the indicated order: a) simultaneous double-side polishing of the semiconductor wafer, b) local material-removing processing of at least one part of at least one side of the semiconductor wafer using a fluid jet which contains suspended hard substance particles and which is directed onto a small region of the surface with the aid of a nozzle, wherein the nozzle is moved over that part of the surface which is to be treated in such a way that a predefined geometry parameter of the semiconductor wafer is improved, and c) polishing of the at least one surface of the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SILTRONIC AG
    Inventors: Klaus Roettger, Herbert Becker, Leszek Mistur, Andreas Muehe
  • Patent number: 11072108
    Abstract: Patterned substrates having a first substrate region that is incrementally mechanically stretched with corrugations and a second substrate region having a plurality of discrete unstretched portions completely surrounded by the first substrate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Leroy Joseph Kocher, Jill Marlene Orr, Timothy Ian Mullane, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 11065840
    Abstract: A structure for a turbine, the structure comprising a body having a multi-layer construction including an interior layer with substantially uniform concentrations throughout of facultative anaerobic organisms (FAO) that have gene sets capable of producing the enzyme urease and/or the proteins purloin, lustre A and perlustrin, along with glucose, and non-uniform concentrations throughout of a structural composition, the structural composition including a chitin-based component with silk fibronectin and water; an exterior layer of urea, water, calcium ions and facultative anaerobic organisms (FAOs) including urease, aragonite; and a binding layer of conchiolin protein intermediate the interior layer and the exterior layer. The facultative anaeorobic organisms (FAOs) are organisms classified in one of the Saccharomyces, Escherichia and Bacillus genuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Ryan Church
  • Patent number: 11053581
    Abstract: An article comprises a body and at least one protective layer on at least one surface of the body. The at least one protective layer is a thin film having a thickness of less than approximately 20 microns that comprises a ceramic selected from a group consisting of Y3Al5O12, Er2O3, Er3Al5O12, and a ceramic compound comprising Y4Al2O9 and a solid-solution of Y2O3—ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Biraja P. Kanungo, Vahid Firouzdor, Tom Cho
  • Patent number: 11046827
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-reflective film including: a hard coating layer; and a low refractive layer that is formed on one side of the hard coating layer, and includes porous inorganic nanoparticles with a diameter of 5 nm to 70 nm including micropores with a diameter of 0.5 nm to 10 nm, and a binder resin, and a method for preparing an anti-reflective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Seok Byun, Yeong Rae Chang, Hee Jung Choi, Jae Young Kim
  • Patent number: 11040643
    Abstract: A heat insulating sheet includes, a first sheet, a first heat insulator disposed on a main surface of the first sheet and including a first xerogel, a second heat insulator disposed on the main surface of the first sheet apart from the first heat insulator and including a second xerogel, and a second sheet disposed on the main surface of the first sheet to cover the first and second heat insulators. A first region of the heat insulating sheet provided between the first and second heat insulators viewing in a direction perpendicular to the main surface has an extensible rate larger than an extensible rate of each of the first and second heat insulators. The heat insulating property of this heat insulating sheet hardly degrades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihiro Kawamura, Kazuhiko Kubo, Yuuichi Abe, Takeshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 11034139
    Abstract: The self-supporting synthetic polymer waterproofing membrane with self-repairing properties relates to a self-repairing synthetic waterproof membrane, applicable in the construction sector. This membrane can be monolayer or multilayer. The composition of these membranes comprises thermoplastic polymers, smectite-type clays and super water-absorbent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ATARFIL, S.L.
    Inventors: Gabriel Martin Sevilla, Emilio Carreras Torres, Joaquin Hidalgo Betanzos, Maria Izascun Garmendia Barrena
  • Patent number: 11033369
    Abstract: In color reproduction for a dental restorative material, in order to achieve a color that closely matches the color of the natural tooth, one technique that is used is to form a mill blank by laminating layers of materials having different colors. However, misidentification of layers frequently occurs. The present invention is a dental mill blank having a plurality of layers and the dental mill blank has a visual identifying portion by which the plurality of layers are visually identifiable. The visual identifying portion may be provided by color or by structure. Providing the visual identifying portion by color refers to coloring the surface of a layer of the dental mill blank and providing the visual identifying portion by structure refers to forming microscopic or macroscopic irregularities in the entire periphery or part of a layer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SHOFU INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Goto, Yusei Kadobayashi