Patents Examined by Maria Veronica Ewald
  • Patent number: 9643387
    Abstract: Provided is a stretched laminate for manufacturing a thin polarizer while increasing the degree of orientation of a polyvinyl alcohol-iodine complex without problems such as breakage. In addition, there are provided a method of manufacturing a thin polarizer having superior optical characteristics by using the stretched laminate, a thin polarizer manufactured by the method, and a polarizing plate including the thin polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Hyun Nam, Jong-Hyun Jung, Kyun-Il Rah, Hye-Min Yu, Se-Woo Yang, Yoon-Tae Hwang
  • Patent number: 9631060
    Abstract: An extruded foam sheet having a foam layer constituted of a base resin containing low density polyethylene as a major component thereof, wherein the foam sheet has an apparent density of 45 to 450 kg/m3, an average thickness of 0.03 mm or more and less than 0.3 mm and a dimensional change of ?5% to 0% in the extrusion direction when heated at 80° C. for 24 hours and wherein cell walls of the foam layer have an average thickness of 6 to 70 ?m. The foam sheet may be used as an interleaf sheet for glass plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: JSP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Nishimoto, Takeshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 9624458
    Abstract: A fibrous structure including filaments wherein the filaments comprise one or more filament-forming materials and one or more active agents that are releasable from the filament when exposed to conditions of intended use, the fibrous structure further having at least three regions. Methods of treating fabrics with a fibrous structure are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Weisman, Andreas Josef Dreher, Mark Robert Sivik, Alyssandrea Hope Hamad-Ebrahimpour, Gregory Charles Gordon, Paul Dennis Trokhan
  • Patent number: 9617729
    Abstract: A wall insulation system includes a thermoplastic polymer foam board, ribs of melt barrier material extending horizontally across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and a metallic facing bonded to the outside surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and covering the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board and any ribs exposed along the outside primary surface of the thermoplastic polymer foam board. A rib of melt barrier material extends across the width of the thermoplastic polymer foam board in any 50 centimeter distance along the height of the foam board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alain Sagnard, Lars Massueger
  • Patent number: 9610562
    Abstract: Preparation of a molecularly imprinted carbon is described. The molecularly imprinted carbon has a surface that is imprinted on the molecular level for a specific template molecule of interest, making it highly selective for analytes corresponding to at least a portion of the template molecule. Devices including the molecularly imprinted carbon and their use in methods of detecting analytes are also described. As an example, dibutyl butylphosphonate (DBBP), a surrogate for chemical warfare agents, was used as a template molecule. Electrospun molecularly imprinted SU-8 and pyrolyzed polymer (PP) solid-phase microextraction (SPME) devices were prepared; their ability to preferentially extract DBBP from an aqueous matrix, with and without interferences present, was evaluated via comparison with non-imprinted SU-8 and PP SPME fibers. The electrospun devices demonstrated a higher selectivity for DBBP, as evidenced by their extraction time profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Susan V. Olesik, Joseph W. Zewe
  • Patent number: 9597855
    Abstract: A composite stretch material which is composed of a first nonwoven fabric sheet part and a second nonwoven fabric sheet part and elastic members disposed therebetween. In each nonwoven fabric sheet part, concave parts and convex parts are formed in the thickness direction. The concave and convex parts formed alternately repeatedly in a first direction define convex-concave rows. The convex-concave rows are separated from each other by non-shaped regions which contain neither concave parts nor convex parts and which extend along the first direction. The non-shaped regions are joined to each other with the elastic member therebetween. The convex parts of the first nonwoven fabric sheet part enter respectively into the concave parts of the second nonwoven fabric sheet part, while the convex parts of the second nonwoven fabric sheet enter respectively into the concave parts of the first nonwoven fabric sheet part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Okuda, Satoshi Mitsuno
  • Patent number: 9593450
    Abstract: Nonwoven double layer industrial textiles comprising a plurality of interconnected selectively slit and profiled folded panels formed from suitable sheet or film materials. Each panel includes two fold regions having an array of slots and seaming loops. The folded panel is formed by folding each fold region toward the panel body, thereby providing seam loops and seam loop receiving openings, which are used to connect adjacent folded panels in a given layer of the textile. Two such layers are bonded together in overlapping relation such that outside free edges of any of the fold regions are returned and sealed interior to the double layer. Further panels composed of heat or wear resistant material can be connected to lateral outside edges of panels forming the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Patent number: 9587696
    Abstract: In a dry friction material and a method for manufacturing the same, to maintain a content of glass fibers low on a whole dry friction material to apply a hole boring for caulking assembly with high strength and high stiffness at a part to be subjected to the hole boring. A part (glass-rich part 30) to be subjected to the hole boring is pressed at a higher pressure than a part not to be subjected to the hole boring in a press-shaping step by providing a rib 21 protruding toward a shaped body side on a part of press dies 20A, 20B corresponding to the part to be subjected to the hole boring. Thereby, only a compounded rubber 4 is pushed outward and only the glass-rich part 30 has an increase in a content of glass fibers 3. Thereby, strength that can withstand the hole boring is obtained. Accordingly, a dry friction material 1 with a bored hole 2 bored without generating a failure in the hole boring can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN KAKO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iwama, Hideo Ono, Kazuya Morita
  • Patent number: 9586243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-cleaning self-regenerating surface structure and/or a self-cleaning self-regenerating coating. For improving the cleaning function, the invention proposes a self-regenerating surface structure, especially coating, comprising biocatalytic and/or anti-icing molecules on an exposed surface of said surface structure, especially coating, and biocatalytic and/or anti-icing molecules embedded or contained in said surface structure, especially coating. Further, the invention relates to an object provided with such surface structure or coating and a method for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Christoph Heller, Ulrich Reidt, Alois Friedberger, Karin Bauer
  • Patent number: 9587351
    Abstract: Non-woven double layer industrial textiles comprising a plurality of interconnected selectively slit and profiled panels formed from suitable sheet or film materials. Each panel includes two fold regions at each end. Each fold region has an array of slots and strips which form hem loops and hem loop-receiving openings by folding each region beneath and toward the panel body. The panel further includes two seam regions at a central portion of the panel, which when folded, provide seam loops and seam loop receiving openings. Outside free edges of the end fold regions are returned and sealed interior to the double layer so as to avoid fraying of free ends. Each seam region of the folded panel is interconnectable with the corresponding seam region of adjacent similar folded panels by means of a seam connecting member. Additional panels composed of heat- or wear-resistant material can be connected to lateral outside edges of panels forming the textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ASTENJOHNSON, INC.
    Inventor: Allan R. Manninen
  • Patent number: 9580566
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a oriented film having excellent mechanical physical properties and more improved flexibility and elongation to be preferably usable as a packaging film, and the like, wherein the oriented film includes: a lactide copolymer including two or more block copolymer repeating units in which hard segments of polylactide repeating units are bound to both ends of soft segments of polyether polyol repeating units, the block copolymer repeating units being linked with each other, and a slope of a stress-strain curve at a section having a strain of 0 to 16% is 0.5 to 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Seog Youk, Seung Young Park, Jung Min Sohn
  • Patent number: 9580817
    Abstract: A method for forming a chromium nitride coating over a substrate to provide a chromium nitride coated article, and the resulting chromium nitride coated article, each use a bilayer chromium nitride containing material layer. The bilayer chromium nitride containing material layer includes: (1) a first chromium nitride material layer having a first thickness, a first uniform chromium concentration and a first uniform nitrogen concentration located and formed closer to a substrate which provides the article; and (2) a second chromium nitride material layer having a second thickness, a second increasingly graded chromium concentration and a second decreasingly graded nitrogen concentration located and formed upon the first chromium nitride material layer. This particular bilayer chromium nitride containing material layer provides the article with superior reflectivity and crack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vergason Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky L. Smith, Mark A. Fitch, Gary E. Vergason
  • Patent number: 9567429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin film which has excellent flexibility, mechanical properties, stability, and transparency while having a specific biodegradability of the polylactic acid resin, and is useful as a packaging material. The present invention provides a polylactic acid resin film, comprising a polylactic acid resin including a hard segment comprising a specific polylactic acid repeating unit, and a soft segment comprising a polyurethane polyol repeating unit in which a specific polyether polyol repeating units are linearly linked via a urethane bond, wherein the total Young's modulus in both machine direction and transverse direction of the film is 350 to 750 kgf/mm2, and the total initial tensile strength in both machine direction and transverse direction of the film is 20 kgf/mm2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Young-Man Yoo, Jae-Il Chung, Tae-Woong Lee, Kye-Yune Lee
  • Patent number: 9567445
    Abstract: A film comprises a phthalimidine copolycarbonate comprising first repeating units and second repeating units different from the first repeating units, wherein the first repeating units are phthalimidine carbonate units and the second repeating units comprise bisphenol carbonate units that are not the same as the first repeating phthalimidine carbonate units; and a second polycarbonate that is not a phthalimidine copolycarbonate; wherein the film has: a glass transmission temperature of greater than 170° C.; a dielectric constant at 1 kHz, 23° C. and 50% relative humidity of at least 3.0; a dissipation factor at 1 kHz, 23° C. and 50% relative humidity of 1% or less; and a breakdown strength of at least 800 Volt/micrometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: James Alan Mahood, Matthew Frank Niemeyer, Anne E. Bolvari, Mark A. Sanner, Neal Pfeiffenberger
  • Patent number: 9567428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin composition useful as a packaging material which has not only improved flexibility but also superior external appearance and superior properties such as mechanical property, transparency, heat resistance, anti-blocking property, workability of a film, and the like, and a packaging film including the same. The polylactic acid resin composition comprises a polylactic acid resin including a hard segment comprising a polylactic acid repeating unit and a soft segment comprising a polyurethane polyol repeating unit in which polyether polyol repeating units are linearly linked via a urethane bond; and a specific content of antioxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Young-Man Yoo, Tae-Woong Lee, Kye-Yune Lee, Jae-Il Chung
  • Patent number: 9556354
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a semicrystalline polymer/graphene oxide composite film, comprising: a first semicrystalline-typed polymer, distributed in structural space of the composite film and having a porous structure; and graphene oxide, having a layered structure and distributed in the composite film wherein gas passage exist between adjacent layered structures, the first semicrystalline-typed polymer existing between part of adjacent layered structures forms into a second semicrystalline-typed polymer by further heat treatment after the first semicrystalline-typed polymer and graphene oxide are blended uniformly to be distributed in the composite film so as to fill and seal a portion of the porous structure to block gas from flowing to extend path length(s) of gas passage; wherein graphene oxide existing between the first semicrystalline-typed polymers induces formation of the second semicrystalline-typed polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CHUNG-YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung-Tsai Chen, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai
  • Patent number: 9550871
    Abstract: Highly porous, lightweight, and sustainable hybrid organic aerogels with ultra-low densities and excellent material properties and methods for preparing them are provided, including, e.g., PVA/CNF/GONS, RF/CNF/GONS, and PVA/CNF/MWCNT. The aerogels are modified to have a super-hydrophobic surface, thus leading to an extremely low swelling ratio and rate of moisture absorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
    Inventors: Shaoqin Gong, Alireza Javadi, Qifeng Zheng, Zhiyong Cai, Ronald Sabo
  • Patent number: 9545774
    Abstract: A method for reworking a ceramic structure. A portion of a first facesheet is removed from the ceramic structure to form a first aperture. The first facesheet comprises a number of layers of a first ceramic material. A portion of an inner section of the ceramic structure is removed to form a second aperture. The second aperture extends from the first aperture into the inner section. The inner section comprises a second ceramic material bonded to the first facesheet and has a lower density than the first facesheet. A ceramic replacement material is placed in the second aperture. A number of replacement ceramic layers are placed in the first aperture. Ceramic particles are placed between the first facesheet and the number of replacement ceramic layers. The ceramic particles are sintered to bond the number of replacement ceramic layers to the first facesheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Sangvavann Heng, Leanne L. Lehman, Kaia Elena David, William Preston Keith, Van Ha Ngo
  • Patent number: 9538816
    Abstract: A touch fastener strip includes a sheet-form material substrate having a front face, an array of fastener elements integrally molded with a resin base layer on the front face of the substrate and an array of discrete regions of resin (e.g., gripping elements) integrally molded with a resin base layer through apertures in the sheet-form material on the back face of the substrate. The array of fastener elements forms a discrete band of fastener elements extending longitudinally along the front face of the fastener strip, and the array of gripping elements forms a discrete band of gripping elements extending longitudinally along the back face of the fastener strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Velcro BVBA
    Inventor: Clinton Dowd
  • Patent number: 9522516
    Abstract: There is provided an over-sheet for a card, the sheet being formed of at least three layers including a skin layer and a core layer and laminated by a coextrusion technique. The skin layer, which is an outermost layer on both sides of the three-layer sheet, is formed of a substantially amorphous aromatic polyester-based resin composition containing 0.01 to 3 parts by mass of at least one lubricant selected from the group of fatty acid ester, fatty acid amide, and fatty acid metal salt. The core layer is formed of a polycarbonate resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN COLORING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinori Sakagami, Akira Shimizu