Patents Examined by Maria Veronica Ewald
  • Patent number: 9511517
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite optical element including a resin layer that is less susceptible to yellowing and has small cure shrinkage during formation. The present invention is a composite optical element including a resin layer obtained by polymerizing a resin composition containing a (meth)acrylate compound of a saturated aliphatic epoxy compound, a multifunctional isocyanurate compound, and a photopolymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9499658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polylactic acid resin and a packaging film comprising the same, wherein the polylactic acid resin is useful as a packaging material due to excellent properties including heat resistance as well as optimized flexibility. The polylactic acid resin comprises: a hard segment including a predetermined polylactic acid repeating unit; and a soft segment including a polyurethane polyol repeating unit in which certain polyether-based polyol repeating units are linearly connected in a medium of a urethane bond. In addition, the polylactic acid resin has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 25-55° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventors: Young-Man Yoo, Tae-Woong Lee, Kye-Yune Lee, Jae-Il Chung
  • Patent number: 9500445
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to matrix composites comprising high strain-rate sensitive elastomers in a multi-layer construct which provide ballistic-resistant material systems with enhanced protection against blast damage as well as ballistic impact. According to one embodiment, a matrix composite for impact resistance and blast mitigation formed in a multi-layer configuration may include: (a) one or more outer layers comprising poly(urethane urea) having a strain-rate sensitivity characteristic in the range of 1,000/sec to 1,000,000/sec; and (b) one or more inner layers comprising poly(urethane urea) having a strain-rate sensitivity characteristic in the range of 10,000/sec to 1,000,000/sec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Alex Jer-Yann Hsieh, Tanya L. Chantawansri, Jan W. Andzelm
  • Patent number: 9486976
    Abstract: An industrial mat that has a core construction that provides strength and rigidity to the mat, with the core construction being formed of a support structure that includes one or more elongated components or a plurality of elongated members of wood, engineered wood, a thermosetting plastic material or a metal. The mat includes an encapsulation of a durable skin that includes crumb rubber particles embedded in a polyurethane matrix that surrounds and encapsulates the entire core construction. The skin has a thickness sufficient to provide environmental resistance to the core construction to which it is applied while also providing abrasion resistance to the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Quality Mat Company
    Inventors: Joe Penland, Jr., Rustin Penland, Scott Calvert, Thomas O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9483147
    Abstract: Disclosed is a monolayer touch screen, which comprises: a transparent cover glass; a transparent emboss adhesive layer coated on a surface of the transparent cover glass, wherein the transparent emboss adhesive layer has multiple grooves that are located at non-visible region; a metallic mesh layer embedded in the transparent emboss adhesive layer, and the metallic mesh layer are located at a visible region; a hairline finishing layer deposited on the surface of the multiple grooves; and an ink layer coated on the hairline finishing layer. Hairline finishing layer of such monolayer touch screen deposits directly on the surface of multiple grooves of transparent emboss adhesive layer, compared to the traditional touch screen, such monolayer touch screen is thinner and has a hairline finishing effect. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing the monolayer touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen O-Film Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Genchu Tang, Shengcai Dong, Wei Liu, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 9476177
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes embodiments of an adherent layer that may be used to attach a geo-membrane to a concrete slab and methods that include installation of the adherent layer. The adherent layer can be used to inhibit the geo-membrane from becoming disengaged with the concrete slab and can thereby help prevent water from penetrating the geo-membrane and causing moisture damage to the structure above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Stego Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew M Blasdel, James M Facciuto, Joseph R Marks, Bret N Houck
  • Patent number: 9475258
    Abstract: Solid, flexible composite structures may include a textile arrangement of at least one textile layer constructed of textile fibers and having a distribution of pores formed therein, with a first resin filling pores having a pore diameter equal to or less than a pore diameter threshold, and a second resin bonded to the first resin and substantially filling pores having a pore diameter greater than the pore diameter threshold. Some embodiments include a rigid first resin such as an epoxy, and a flexible second resin such as a silicone. Methods of producing composite structures may include selectively filling, in a textile layer having a number of pores formed therein, only those pores having a pore diameter equal to or less than a pore diameter threshold, with a first resin, and substantially filling the remaining pores in the textile layer with a second resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Christopher P. Henry
  • Patent number: 9463918
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides vacuum insulated articles having two—or more—insulated volumes at reduced pressure. An article may include a first vent communicating with a first insulating space, a second vent communicating with a second insulating space, a first circular insulation seal sealing the first insulating space at the first vent; and a second circular insulation seal sealing the second insulating space at the second vent. Also provided are methods of fabricating vacuum insulated articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Aarne H Reid
  • Patent number: 9462688
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible metal laminate with low dielectric constant, which may be applied for a substrate for a flexible printed circuit. A flexible metal laminate according to one aspect of the invention includes a first metal layer; a first polyimide layer; a polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein, formed on the first polyimide layer; and a second polyimide layer formed on the polyimide layer including fluoropolymer dispersed therein; wherein in the polyimider layer including dispersed fluoropolymer, the content of the fluoropolymer per unit volume is higher at 40 to 60% depth than at 5 to 10% depth of the total thickness from the surface of the polyimide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Seok Park, Soon-Yong Park, Se-Myung Jang
  • Patent number: 9458344
    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 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: CHUNG-YUAN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung-Tsai Chen, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai
  • Patent number: 9452590
    Abstract: A multilayer film includes 50 or more layers of each of two or more thermoplastic resins having different optical properties are alternately laminated with each other, wherein the average reflectance in a wavelength range of 900 to 1,200 nm is 70% or higher; both of the differences between the a* values (?a*) and between the b* values (?b*), respectively, of transmitted light incoming at an angle of 12° and of transmitted light incoming at an angle of 45° are 10 or less; and the multilayer film comprises a bandwidth of not less than 50 nm where the transmittance is 80% or lower in a wavelength range of 400 to 800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Uto, Syunichi Osada, Wataru Gouda, Yuji Matsuo
  • Patent number: 9448330
    Abstract: A fluorite having all the more excellent laser durability compared to a conventional fluorite is provided. A fluorite is proposed, in which the standard deviation of the surface areas of the Voronoi regions in a diagram from a Voronoi decomposition of the distribution of etch-pits in the (111) plane is 6,000 ?m2 or less, or, in which the standard deviation of the distances of the Delaunay edges in a diagram from a Delaunay decomposition of the distribution of etch-pits of the (111) plane is 80 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Nihon Kessho Kogaku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Yamazaki, Yusuke Shiro
  • Patent number: 9427931
    Abstract: A skin-fitted foam molding member includes a core material, a skin having a roll portion, and a foam body filled between an internal surface of the core material and an internal surface of the skin. A seal portion is formed by welding an external surface of an end portion of the core material with the roll portion which faces the external surface of the end portion of the core material. The skin has a rib portion which is so formed as to protrude from the internal surface of the skin toward the core material and which faces an internal surface of the end portion of the core material, where the rib portion forms an inward seal portion by sandwiching the end portion of the core material between the roll portion and the rib portion by a foaming pressure of the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaoru Ishii
  • Patent number: 9408431
    Abstract: A laminated panel comprises a core layer and two fusible layer portions. The core layer has an upper surface. The fusible layers each have an upper surface with a surface finish and a lower surface. The lower surface of the first fusible layer portion is secured to the upper surface of the core layer, exposing the first surface finish. The lower surface of the second fusible layer portion is secured to at least one of the upper surface of the core layer and the upper surface of the first fusible layer portion, exposing the second surface finish. The two fusible layer portions are positioned side by side and are fused to be coplanar. A method for laminating panels is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: GESTION MCD INC.
    Inventor: Rodrigue McDuff
  • Patent number: 9409378
    Abstract: A nonwoven for use in a thermal liner for protective apparel includes 1-45 wt % of a first inherently heat resistant fiber excluding an aramid, and a balance of a second heat resistant fiber. The nonwoven excludes wool and has a thickness less than 3 mm and a basis weight of less than 2.9 osy (100 gsm). In another embodiment, the insulating layer for protective apparel includes a nonwoven including an inherently flame resistant fiber and fibers being inherently resistant to moisture absorption. The inherently flame resistant fiber is different from said inherently resistant to moisture absorption fiber. The nonwoven has an equivalent or better thermal protective performance (TPP) and a lower basis weight than an industry standard nonwoven consisting of a nonwoven of para-aramids or meta-aramids or a blend of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: PBI Performance Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian P. Shiels, Kimberly M. Henry
  • Patent number: 9403296
    Abstract: An enhanced multiobject potting fixture for exposure to a curing modality that sets an adhesive includes a fixture housing supporting a plurality of objects, the fixture housing having a wall defining a plurality of bonding wells with each the bonding well receiving a first portion of one of the objects, each the bonding well including an aperture in the wall proximate the first portion wherein each bonding well includes a target zone for selective cure of the adhesive to inhibit the adhesive from exiting the aperture; and a fixture enhancement structure integrated into the wall concentrating the curing modality in each the target zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: TELSA MOTORS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Dean Hachtmann, Mark Riegel, David Elias Hegeman, William Christopher Bishop, William Vucich Beecher
  • Patent number: 9380736
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there are provided an electromagnetic interference suppression material capable of exhibiting a good low-pass filter characteristic in an extensive frequency band ranging from a low frequency to a high frequency, and an electromagnetic interference suppression sheet using the electromagnetic interference suppression material. When laminating a conductive layer having a surface electrical resistance of 100 to 5000?/? in which 5 to 25% by volume of a conductive carbon is mixed, and a magnetic layer having a magnetic permeability with an actual number portion of 3 to 45 in which a magnetic material is mixed, to each other, it is possible to obtain an electromagnetic interference suppression sheet suitable for high-density packaging of electronic equipments which is excellent in low-pass filter characteristic in a near electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9375049
    Abstract: A spacer textile material may include a first layer, a second layer, and a plurality of connecting members extending between and joining the first layer and the second layer. The connecting members may form a series of at least ten rows that are separated by spaces. The rows have a width that is less than a width of the spaces, and the connecting members form at least one stabilizing row with a width that is greater than the width of the spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaas P. Hazenberg, Kirvan L. Chao, Yu Hui Wang, Tim Chen
  • Patent number: 9375975
    Abstract: A canvas with a textured appearance includes a base layer, a gesso layer on the base layer, a microporous layer on the gesso layer, the microporous layer including uniform cracks formed according to a weave pattern of the base layer; and a transparent layer to fill the cracks. A method of forming a canvas with a textured appearance includes forming a base layer, forming a gesso layer on the base layer, forming a microporous layer on the gesso layer, the microporous layer comprising uniform cracks formed according to a weave pattern of the base layer, and forming a transparent layer to fill the cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Fredrick Muya Makau, Dheya M. Alfekri
  • Patent number: 9353646
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS). Roughened (e.g., porous) surfaces can be utilized to lock in place a lubricating fluid, referred to herein as Liquid B to repel a wide range of materials, referred to herein as Object A (Solid A or Liquid A). SLIPS outperforms other conventional surfaces in its capability to repel various simple and complex liquids (water, hydrocarbons, crude oil and blood), maintain low-contact-angle hysteresis (<2.5°), quickly restore liquid-repellency after physical damage (within 0.1-1 s), resist ice, microorganisms and insects adhesion, and function at high pressures (up to at least 690 atm). Some exemplary application where SLIPS will be useful include energy-efficient fluid handling and transportation, optical sensing, medicine, and as self-cleaning, and anti-fouling materials operating in extreme environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Joanna Aizenberg, Michael Aizenberg, Sung Hoon Kang, Philseok Kim, Tak Sing Wong