Patents Examined by Maria Veronica Ewald
  • Patent number: 9809005
    Abstract: Anti-ballistic systems and methods for making same are described. The anti-ballistic systems may be formed from various materials arranged in a structure, such as a wall structure. For example, an anti-ballistic system may be formed from a metal material, a polymer material, and a stone material. In some embodiments, the metal material may include aluminum (for example, an aluminum composite panel), the polymer material may include ethylene vinyl acetate, and the stone material may include granite. The anti-ballistic wall systems may be configured to be resistant to ballistics, blasts, and/or forced entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Antiballistic Security and Protection, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Grieves, Gilbert Meyer, Leif Lundkvist
  • Patent number: 9805868
    Abstract: A biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors which has protrusions on both sides and has a thickness (t1[?m]) of 1 ?m to 3 ?m, wherein Formulae (1) to (4) are satisfied by an A-side as one film surface and a B-side as another film surface: |Pa?Pb|?200;??(1) 0.350?Pa/SRzA?0.700;??(2) 500 nm?SRzA?1,200 nm;??(3) 50 nm?SRzB?500 nm;??(4) wherein, in Formulae (1) to (4), Pa is a number per 0.1 mm2 of protrusions on the A-side, Pb is a number per 0.1 mm2 of protrusions on the B-side, SRzA is a ten-point average roughness of the A-side, and SRzB is a ten-point average roughness of the B-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takanori Nakatsuka, Tetsuya Asano, Masami Sugata
  • Patent number: 9776374
    Abstract: A smoothly bendable board including a middle layer, a first outer layer attached to the middle layer and a second outer layer attached to the middle layer is disclosed. The second outer layer has a lower bending stiffness according to ISO 5628 than the first outer layer such that the smoothly bendable board is outwardly bendable only in a direction towards which the second layer faces. A method for producing a smoothly bendable board is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SCA FOREST PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Vistrom, Rickard Hagglund
  • Patent number: 9777404
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a silicon carbide epitaxial substrate includes: a step of placing a silicon carbide single crystal substrate within a chamber and reducing a pressure within the chamber; a step of increasing a temperature within the chamber to a first temperature; a step of introducing hydrogen gas into the chamber and adjusting the pressure within the chamber; a step of introducing hydrocarbon gas into the chamber; a substrate reforming step of increasing the temperature within the chamber to a second temperature and holding the temperature at the second temperature for a predetermined time, with the adjusted pressure within the chamber and a flow rate of the hydrogen gas being maintained and the hydrocarbon gas being introduced; and a step of growing an epitaxial layer on the silicon carbide single crystal substrate by introducing silane gas into the chamber with the second temperature being maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiji Wada, Taro Nishiguchi, Jun Genba
  • Patent number: 9777137
    Abstract: Objects of the present invention are: to obtain a polyimide that is excellent in heat resistance, transparency, and optical isotropy and is soluble in an organic solvent; to provide, by using either a polyimide or a polyamic acid which is a precursor or the polyimide, a product or a member that is highly required to have heat resistance and transparency; and particularly to provide a product and a member both of which are obtained by applying a polyamic acid solution and a polyimide solution of the present invention to the surface of an inorganic substance such as glass, metal, metal oxide, or a single crystal silicon. These objects can be attained by a polyimide acid and a polyimide which are each prepared from an alicyclic tetracarboxylic dianhydride and a monomer having a fluorene structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mari Fujii, Shinji Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9765244
    Abstract: An adhesive film for polarizing plates includes a (meth)acrylic copolymer obtained by polymerizing about 15 wt % to about 30 wt % of a (meth)acrylic monomer having a hetero-alicyclic ring. The adhesive film has a storage modulus (G?) of about 30 kPa or greater as determined from Frequency sweep testing at 85° C. by oscillation at an angular speed of 10?3 rad/s to 102 rad/s. An adhesive composition for the same, a polarizing plate including the same, and an optical display device including the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Kim, Ri Ra Jung, Irina Nam, Ha Yun Cho, In Cheon Han
  • Patent number: 9752021
    Abstract: The instant invention provides an ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer composition suitable for blown film applications, and blown films made therefrom. The ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer composition suitable for blown film applications according to the present invention comprises greater than 80 percent by weight of units derived from ethylene and 20 percent or less by weight of units derived from one or more alpha olefin co-monomers, wherein said ethylene/alpha-olefin interpolymer has a density in the range of from 0.910 to 0.918 g/cm3, a melt index I2 in the range of from 0.5 to 1.1 g/10 minutes, a melt flow ratio I10/I2 in the range of from 8 to 10, a melt strength in the range of from 3 to 6 cN, a highest temperature fraction in the range of from 11 to 14 percent determined by CEF, a highest peak temperature fraction by CEF in range of from 96 to 100° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Demirors, Teresa P. Karjala, Julie W. Mckenna, Douglas S. Ginger
  • Patent number: 9751799
    Abstract: A scratch-resistant glass substrate is prepared by forming a hard, scratch-resistant layer over a major surface of the substrate. The layer is formed from an inorganic material such as a metal oxide, metal nitride, metal carbide, or metal boride using, for example, physical vapor deposition such as reactive or non-reactive sputtering at a process temperature of less than 500° C. The inorganic layer is resistant to micro-ductile scratching, which can safeguard the visible appearance of the glass substrate in use. The glass substrate can include chemically-strengthened glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Paulson
  • Patent number: 9732224
    Abstract: The polymer mixture comprises polybenzimidazole (PBI)/polyvinylbutyral (PVB). The weight ratio (PVB:PBI) of this mixture may range from 0.25-50:50-99.75 or 15-85:15-85. The coating is based upon the polymer mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PBI Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Moore, Gregory S. Copeland, Michael Gruender
  • Patent number: 9731483
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provide a coated film that can be highly prevented from suffering from deposition of oligomers from a surface of the film when exposed to a high temperature condition, and is excellent in adhesion property to various functional layers. The present invention relates to a coated film comprising a single-layer polyester film having an ester cyclic trimer content of not more than 0.7% by weight or a multilayer polyester film comprising a polyester surface layer having an ester cyclic trimer content of not more than 0.7% by weight, and a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the single-layer polyester film or multilayer polyester film, the coating layer being prepared from a coating solution comprising a crosslinking agent in an amount of not less than 70% by weight based on the weight of nonvolatile components in the coating solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi Kawasaki, Taishi Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9725601
    Abstract: An aerogel fabricated by forming an aqueous suspension including carbon nanotubes and a surfactant, agitating the aqueous suspension, and centrifuging the agitated suspension to form a supernatant including the carbon nanotubes. The supernatant is concentrated to form a concentrated suspension including the carbon nanotubes, and a hydrogel is formed from the concentrated suspension. The hydrogen is contacted with a strong acid to form an acidic hydrogel and to remove surfactant from the hydrogel, and then neutralized. An aerogel is formed from the hydrogel. The aerogel may consist essentially of carbon nanotubes. A composite may be formed from the hydrogel or the aerogel by infiltrating the hydrogel or the aerogel with a polymeric material and curing or pyrolyzing the polymeric material. The composite may be electrically conductive, transparent, flexible, superelastic, or any combination thereof. A device, such as a flexible conductor, sensor, or electrode may include the aerogel or the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventor: Mohammad F. Islam
  • Patent number: 9694569
    Abstract: A polyimide metal laminated plate has a first metallic film, a first thermoplastic polyimide film laminated on a surface of the first metallic film, a first thermosetting polyimide film laminated on a surface of the first thermoplastic polyimide film distal from the first metallic film, and a second thermoplastic polyimide film laminated on a surface of the first thermosetting polyimide film distal from the first thermoplastic polyimide film. The polyimide metal laminated plate has no adhesive layer, so the polyimide metal laminated plate not only has good heat resistance, flame resistance, anti-chemical properties, and dimensional stability, but also meets the thinning tendency of FPCB. In addition, by the first thermosetting polyimide film and the second thermoplastic polyimide film having a water vapor transmission rate equal to or more than 170 g-?m/m2-day, the delamination and whitening of the polyimide metal laminated plate is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Taiflex Scientific Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Hung Huang, Kuang-Ting Hsueh, Tzu-Ching Hung, Hui-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 9694354
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an exhaust gas catalyst that can achieve high purification performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Aoki, Hiromasa Suzuki, Ryota Onoe
  • Patent number: 9695627
    Abstract: A glazing unit includes a substrate having two opposing external faces and a peripheral edge face linking the two faces, as well as a peripheral sealing arrangement added at the border of the substrate against its edge face and its two external faces, wherein the sealing arrangement includes at least two seals cooperating respectively with the two external faces of the substrate, and with the edge face of the substrate, the two seals forming a zone of overlap over one another on the edge face of the glazing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Adrien Duffour
  • Patent number: 9688051
    Abstract: A window member includes flexible base films and a protective film. The flexible base films are stacked upon one another. Each flexible base film is substantially transparent. The protective film is disposed on the flexible base films and is substantially transparent. Each of the flexible base films includes protrusions and grooves disposed between adjacent protrusions. Corresponding protrusions of the flexible base films at least partially overlap one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gui Nam Min, Kyu taek Lee, Kyung Woo Han, Soyeon Han, Kyu-young Kim
  • Patent number: 9676338
    Abstract: A structurally reinforced blow molded assembly includes an overmold body bonded to one or more preformed internal stiffening ribs. The reinforcing r ribs are partially encapsulated by o the overmold body in an orientation selected to carry load a forces thereon. The resin mixture used to form the overmold body comprises 10% to 40% by weight short glass having a length less about 15 cm, and 60% to 90% by weight thermoplastic resin. To facilitate recycling the reinforcing ribs comprise 30 to 60% by weight long glass fibers and 40% to 70% of thermoplastic bonding resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: METELIX PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Tim Chapman, Roger Elgner
  • Patent number: 9673282
    Abstract: A handle substrate of a composite substrate for a semiconductor is provided. The handle substrate is composed of polycrystalline alumina. The handle substrate includes an outer peripheral edge part with an average grain size of 20 to 55 ?m and a central part with an average grain size of 10 to 50 ?m. The average grain size of the outer peripheral edge part is 1.1 times or more and 3.0 times or less of that of the central part of the handle substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Sugio Miyazawa, Yasunori Iwasaki, Tatsuro Takagaki, Akiyoshi Ide, Hirokazu Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 9656246
    Abstract: Multilayer substrates for the growth and/or support of CNT arrays are provided. These multilayer substrates both promote the growth of dense vertically aligned CNT arrays and provide excellent adhesion between the CNTs and metal surfaces. Carbon nanotube arrays formed using multilayer substrates, which exhibit high thermal conductivity and excellent durability, are also provided. These arrays can be used as thermal interface materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Carbice Corporation
    Inventor: Baratunde A. Cola
  • Patent number: 9652059
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transparent electroconductive laminate which achieves the required transparency or haze characteristic while having a desirable slipperiness in terms of handleability. Further disclosed is a transparent touch panel having said transparent electroconductive laminate. The transparent laminate (10) has a transparent organic polymer substrate (1), a transparent electroconductive layer (2) on one face of the transparent organic polymer substrate, and a cured resin layer (3) with a concavo-convex surface on the other face of the transparent organic polymer substrate, and the transparent touch panel has said transparent electroconductive laminate. The cured resin layer (3) has a concavo-convex surface by being formed from a coating composition which contains two types of polymerizable components which mutually phase-separate on the basis of the physical difference therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: TEIJIN LIMITED, TEIJIN CHEMICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Itoh, Koichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 9655293
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a cover plate is disclosed. The cover plate comprises one or more glass layers and one or more sapphire layers, wherein the layers are refractive index matched. Also disclosed are methods for preparing the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: GTAT Corporation
    Inventor: Kurt Schmid