Patents Examined by Maria V. Ewald
  • Patent number: 11565507
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for laminated glass which, while having recesses in the shape of engraved lines, enables the production of a laminated glass with high production efficiency by a nip roll method; a roll of the interlayer film for laminated glass; a laminated glass including the interlayer film for laminated glass; and a method of producing laminated glass. The present invention relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass. The interlayer film includes, on at least one surface thereof, a large number of recesses and a large number of projections. The recesses have a groove shape with a continuous bottom. The recesses are adjacently arranged regularly side by side in parallel with one another. The recesses in a groove shape with a continuous bottom are inclined 55° or less relative to the machine direction of the film in production of the interlayer film for laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Nakayama, Hiroaki Inui, Hirofumi Kitano
  • Patent number: 11554526
    Abstract: A resin part, wherein the resin part has an asymmetrical shape in a thickness direction, so that a portion in which an increase in internal temperature by heating is relatively quick is positioned closer to one end of the resin part in the thickness direction while a portion in which an increase in internal temperature by heating is relatively slow is positioned closer to the other end of the resin part in the thickness direction, wherein the resin part has an asymmetrical shape in a width direction, so that the portion in which the increase in internal temperature by heating is relatively quick is positioned closer to one end of the resin part in the width direction while a portion in which an increase in internal temperature by heating is relatively slow is positioned closer to the other end of the resin part in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Rina Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11554571
    Abstract: A decorative print member and a display device including the decorative print member are provided. The decorative print member includes a base layer, a first decorative print pattern disposed on the base layer, and a shielding layer disposed over the first decorative print pattern. The first decorative print pattern includes a first decorative print layer disposed on the base layer, and a second decorative print layer disposed on the first decorative print layer. The shielding layer covers upper and side surfaces of the second decorative print layer, and a side surface of the first decorative print layer protrudes outwardly from the side surface of the second decorative print layer and a side surface of the shielding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Su Kim, Ji Young Wang
  • Patent number: 11534718
    Abstract: A polygonal substrate assembly includes a polygonal substrate housing, a substrate, and a compressible mat. The compressible mat is positioned about the substrate and the substrate is press-fit within the polygonal substrate housing with the compressible mat. The polygonal substrate housing may include a sidewall having a concave portion. The polygonal substrate housing may include a substrate installation portion that flares out from a main sidewall at an end of the polygonal substrate housing. The polygonal substrate housing may be formed from a plurality of substrate housing components welded together. The polygonal substrate housing can include one or more stiffening ribs. Several polygonal substrate assemblies may be combined and coupled together to form an array in various geometric configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: George E. Mavroudis, Taren Dehart, Daniel W. Woods, Ryan M. Johnson, Colin L. Norris, Randolph G. Zoran
  • Patent number: 11540389
    Abstract: A surface-treated copper foil including a treating surface, where the root mean square height (Sq) of the treating surface is in a range of 0.20 to 1.50 ?m and the texture aspect ratio (Str) of the treating surface is not greater than 0.65. When the surface-treated copper foil is heated at a temperature of 200° C. for 1 hour, the ratio of the integrated intensity of (111) peak to the sum of the integrated intensities of (111) peak, (200) peak, and (220) peak of the treating surface is at least 60%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Lai, Yao-Sheng Lai, Jui-Chang Chou
  • Patent number: 11524488
    Abstract: Breathable multilayer films suitable for a wide variety of uses (e.g., protective apparel, surgical gowns, surgical drapes, aprons, roofing material, house wrap, etc.) are disclosed. The breathable multilayer film may include a monolithic core layer. The monolithic core layer may comprise at least one highly breathable polymer. The breathable multilayer film may also include at least one skin layer. The skin layer or layers may comprise at least one highly breathable polymer, a filler, and a non-breathable material. An exemplary structure of the breathable multilayer film provides a monolithic core layer, a first skin layer on one side of the monolithic core layer, and a second skin layer on the other side of the monolithic core layer. An exemplary construction of one or both of the skin layers includes one or more highly breathable polymers, a filler, and a non-breathable material. The filler, for example, may comprise calcium carbonate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: AVINTIV Specialty Materials Inc.
    Inventor: Rongguo Zhao
  • Patent number: 11528802
    Abstract: A method of manufacture and an integrated functional multilayer structure, includes a substrate film formed or formable so as to exhibit a selected shape; and a number of functional, preferably including optical, mechanical, optoelectrical, electrical and/or specifically, electronic, elements, such as conductors, insulators, components and/or integrated circuits, provided upon the substrate film in the proximity of the shape; wherein the substrate film has further been provided with a structural tuning element, optionally including an elongated, circumferential or other selected shape, said structural tuning element being configured to locally control induced deformation, optionally including stretching, bending, compression and/or shearing, of the substrate film within said proximity of the shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Tapio Rautio, Tomi Simula, Minna Pirkonen, Jarkko Torvinen, Tuukka Junkkari, Janne Asikkala, Hasse Sinivaara
  • Patent number: 11518138
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed are directed to a woven fabric band that is capable of being secured to another object using threads or the band itself. The woven fabric band may include an inner layer having a first temperature melting point and an outer layer having a second temperature melting point that is higher than the first temperature melting point. When heat having the first temperature is applied to the woven fabric band, the inner layer of the woven fabric band melts while the outer layer remains in its original state. When the inner layer melts, the inner layer conforms to a first shape. As a result of the inner layer conforming to the first shape, the outer layer also conforms to the same shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Siahaan, Douglas J. Weber, Hsiang Hung Chen, Naoto Matsuyuki, Yoji Hamada, Teodor Dabov, Whitney D. Mattson, Ying-Liang Su
  • Patent number: 11519133
    Abstract: To provide tissue paper with an excellent “moist texture” and high “smooth texture.” 2-ply tissue paper is characterized by the basis weight per ply being less than 13 g/m2, the 2-ply paper thickness being less than 135 ?m, and containing above 1.4 g/m2 and less than 4.9 g/m2 of chemical agent which contains glycerin and 1,3-propanediol in a total amount of 83 mass % or more, wherein the mass ratio of glycerin and 1,3-propanediol is above 1:0.18 and less than 1:5.11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuta Yasui
  • Patent number: 11515140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chamfered silicon carbide substrate which is essentially monocrystalline, and to a corresponding method of chamfering a silicon carbide substrate. A silicon carbide substrate according to the invention comprises a main surface (102), wherein an orientation of said main surface (102) is such that a normal vector ({right arrow over (O)}) of the main surface (102) includes a tilt angle with a normal vector ({right arrow over (N)}) of a basal lattice plane (106) of the substrate, and a chamfered peripheral region (110), wherein a surface of the chamfered peripheral region includes a bevel angle with said main surface, wherein said bevel angle is chosen so that, in more than 75% of the peripheral region, normal vectors ({right arrow over (F)}_i) of the chamfered peripheral region (110) differ from the normal vector of the basal lattice plane by less than a difference between the normal vector of the main surface and the normal vector of the basal lattice plane of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SICRYSTAL GMBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Ecker, Ralf Müller, Matthias Stockmeier, Michael Vogel, Arnd-Dietrich Weber
  • Patent number: 11479846
    Abstract: Thermal barrier coatings consist of a tantala-zirconia mixture that is stabilized with two or more stabilizers. An exemplary thermal barrier coating consists of, by mole percent: about 8% to about 30% YO1.5; about 8% to about 30% YbO1.5 or GdO1.5 or combination thereof; about 8% to about 30% TaO2.5; about 0% to about 10% HfO2; and a balance of ZrO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir K. Tolpygo, Wil Baker
  • Patent number: 11472164
    Abstract: Multi-layer substrates comprising top and bottom surface layers comprised of synthetic nonwoven fibers, and a melted thermoplastic material layer between the top and bottom layers, where the thermoplastic material comprises polyethylene or has a tan delta value of 0.2 to 0.4 within the temperature range of 100° F. to 350° F. The multi-layer substrate can include a cleaning composition loaded onto the multi-layer substrate, where a fluid pathway through the melted thermoplastic material allows the cleaning composition to travel from the top surface layer to the bottom surface layer. The multi-layer substrate may be void of chemical adhesives, where adhesion between the top surface layer and the thermoplastic layer, and between the bottom surface layer and the thermoplastic layer is instead provided by the thermoplastic material itself, which bonds to groups of fibers in the top and bottom surface layers that are in contact with the thermoplastic material as it melts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Nikhil P. Dani, Joerg Hendrix, Scott Wood, Hubert Chan, Daniela Fritter
  • Patent number: 11465938
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a glass panel unit of the present invention includes a bonding step, a pressure reduction step, and a sealing step. In the bonding step, a first substrate and a second substrate are hermetically bonded together with a seal having a frame shape. In the pressure reduction step, a pressure in an inside space formed between the first substrate and the second substrate is reduced through an exhaust port. In the sealing step, sealant disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate is deformed, and the sealant thus deformed seals an opening of the exhaust port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 11465385
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a board product made from paper products that have a pre-scored facing in addition to a medium (sometimes called fluting). Conventional corrugated board may feature a cross-corrugated medium and one or more facing that have no score lines that are impressed (at least prior to assembly with the corrugated medium). Such a conventional board product may be inferior because any score lines that are impressed will damage the underlying corrugated medium in some manner. A breakdown in the strength of the underlying medium leads to poor precision when the eventual board product is scored, cut, and folded. A lack of precision in folding a board product leads to gap variation and fishtailing as any articulated portion of the board product may not maintain a precise plane of articulation when folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Scorrboard LLC
    Inventor: Giles Greenfield
  • Patent number: 11462698
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus may include a bending area at which the display panel may be configured to bend or fold around a bending axis, and non-bending areas extending from respective edges of the bending area, a support member on the display panel across the bending area and the non-bending areas, and may include a first protruding portion protruding away from the display panel at the bending area, and a cover member facing the display panel such that at least a portion of the support member may be between the display panel and the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jongseong Kim
  • Patent number: 11459470
    Abstract: Described is a curable composition that includes a salt comprising an alkali cation or rare earth metal ion and a counter ion which is the conjugate base of a superacid, a silicon containing binder, and an additive having a formula R1-O—[(CH2—CHR3)-O]n—R2, in which R1 and R2 represent H or an alkyl group, R3 is H or methyl, and n is an integer ranging from 2 to 200. Said composition is typically provided as a coating or hard coating. When cured, the composition provides good antistatic performance on its surface or to a surface on which it is applied. The composition when formed may also provide high optical transparency. The composition when formed exhibits low haze and good mechanical properties, such as good abrasion resistance, or good scratch resistance, or good mar resistance to its surface or to the surface on which it is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Haipeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 11453474
    Abstract: One piece, multifunctional window assemblies for use in vehicles, equipment, or structures and methods for making them is provided. The disclosed window assembly can include a protection panel and a structural panel each formed of a plurality of nanolaminated layers. The nanolaminated window assembly is self-supporting and does not need a frame. For particular applications, such as in an aircraft, the one piece, multifunctional, nanolaminated window can be directly attached to the fuselage to provide load bearing capability, a larger window area, impact protection, ice buildup prevention, and/or electromagnetic effect protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jiangtian Cheng, Paul S. Nordman
  • Patent number: 11446893
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a board product made from paper products that have embossed medium that features an improved structural profile. The improved structural profile may include a triangular flute pattern wherein each flute may exhibit a first linear leg support and a second linear leg support that each support a center apex structure. The apex may have a substantially flat portion that is configured to engage a facing. As such, the board product may further include one or more facings that are adhesively coupled to the embossed medium. Further, the apex of each “triangle” may also have a groove or channel for receiving an adhesive in a continuous and uniform manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Scorrboard LLC
    Inventor: Giles Greenfield
  • Patent number: 11446899
    Abstract: Provided is a transparent film having advantages such as excellent heat resistance, a birefringence that is not easily affected by the film forming conditions, and being uniform. According to one embodiment, there is provided a transparent film including a resin composition that includes a polycarbonate resin (A) having a structural unit represented by formula (1) and having a photoelastic coefficient of 80×10?12 m2/N or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Kusumoto, Keisuke Konomi, Madoka Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11441855
    Abstract: A thermal interface material is disclosed. The material includes: a sheet extending between a first major surface and a second major surface, the sheet including: a base material; and a filler material embedded in the base material. The base material may include anisotropically oriented thermally conductive elements. In some embodiments, the thermally conductive elements are preferentially oriented along a primary direction from the first major surface towards the second major surface to promote thermal conduction though the sheet along the primary direction. In some embodiments, the base material is substantially free of silicone. In some embodiments, the thermal conductivity of the sheet along the primary direction is at least 20 W/mK, 30 W/mK, 40 W/mK, 50 W/mK, 60 W/mK, 70 W/mK, 80 W/mK, 90 W/mK, 100 W/mK, or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FASTCAP SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yong Joon Lee, William J. Scimeca, Nicolo Brambilla, Daniel Rich