Patents Examined by Mark Ruthkosky
  • Patent number: 11952317
    Abstract: An example article includes a substrate and a barrier coating on the substrate. The barrier coating includes a matrix including a rare-earth disilicate extending from an inner interface facing the substrate to an outer surface opposite the inner interface. The barrier coating includes a graded volumetric distribution of rare-earth oxide rich (REO-rich) phase regions in the matrix along a direction from the inner interface to the outer surface. The graded volumetric distribution defines a first volumetric density of the REO-rich phase regions at a first region of the matrix adjacent the outer surface. The graded volumetric distribution defines a second volumetric density of the REO-rich phase regions at a second region of the matrix adjacent the inner surface. The second volumetric density is different from the first volumetric density. An example technique includes forming the barrier coating on the substrate of a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Ngunjoh Lawrence Ndamka, Li Li, Stephanie Gong, Ann Bolcavage, Taylor K. Blair, Robert Golden
  • Patent number: 11945756
    Abstract: A material contains open pores in which the channels and pores that are internally coated with at least one layer of phosphorus-containing alumina. Such material is formed by infiltrating a porous material one or more times with a non-colloidal, low-viscosity liquid coating precursor, drying, and curing the coating precursor to form a phosphorus-containing alumina layer within pores of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
    Inventors: Sankar Sambasivan, Vikram S. Kaul, Francis R. Chapman
  • Patent number: 11946147
    Abstract: A thermal barrier coating includes a bond coat layer deposited on a substrate, and a ceramic layer deposited on the bond coat layer. The ceramic layer includes a first layer having a porosity of 10% or more and 15% or less, and a second layer having a porosity of 0.5% or more and 9.0% or less and deposited on the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji Torigoe, Yoshifumi Okajima, Daisuke Kudo, Masahiko Mega, Shuji Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 11937722
    Abstract: A trophy apparatus, comprising a plurality of columns; a base piece comprising a plurality of grooves, each configured to attach to a bottom end of each of the plurality of columns, and further comprising an interface configured to couple to a plaque mount; and a lid piece comprising a plurality of grooves, each configured to attach to a top end of each of the plurality of columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TrophySmack, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Walsh, Dax Holt, Eugene Yesin
  • Patent number: 11932744
    Abstract: A foamed, opacifying element has a substrate with opposing planar surfaces and a foamed opacifying layer disposed on one opposing surface. The foamed opacifying layer contains (a) 0.1-80 weight % of nonporous polymeric particles; (b?) 10-80 weight % of a matrix material derived from a (b) binder material having a glass transition temperature of less than 40° C.; (c) 0.0001-50 weight % of certain additives; (d) less than 5 weight % of water; and (e) at least 0.002 weight % of an opacifying colorant different from all of the (c) additives. Foamable and foamed aqueous compositions can be used to provide these foamed, opacifying elements for use as light-blocking window shades, curtains, or other materials. These light-blocking articles can also have a printable outer surface that accepts ink for making printed images that are not observable from the opposite surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Mridula Nair
  • Patent number: 11916262
    Abstract: An alloy member includes a base member that includes a recess in a surface of the base member and is constituted by an alloy material containing chromium, an anchor portion is disposed in the recess and contains an oxide containing manganese and a covering layer is connected to the anchor portion and contains a low-equilibrium oxygen pressure element whose equilibrium oxygen pressure is lower than that of chromium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Matsuno, Yuki Tanaka, Toshiyuki Nakamura, Makoto Ohmori
  • Patent number: 11891701
    Abstract: A spraying material comprising a rare earth (R), aluminum and oxygen, the spraying material being a powder and comprising a crystalline phase of a rare earth (R) aluminum monoclinic (R4Al2O9) and a crystalline phase of a rare earth oxide (R2O3), with respect to diffraction peaks detected within a diffraction angle 2? range from 10° to 70° by a X-ray diffraction method using the characteristic X-ray of Cu-K?, the spraying material having diffraction peaks attributed to the rare earth oxide (R2O3) and diffraction peaks attributed to the rare earth (R) aluminum monoclinic (R4Al2O9), and an intensity ratio I(R)/I(RAL) of an integral intensity I(R) of the maximum diffraction peak attributed to the rare earth oxide (R2O3) to an integral intensity I(RAL) of the maximum diffraction peak attributed to the rare earth aluminum monoclinic (R4Al2O9) being at least 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Iwasaki, Noriaki Hamaya, Toshihiko Tsukatani, Yugo Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11887762
    Abstract: A soft magnetic metal powder comprising soft magnetic metal particles including Fe, wherein a surface of the soft magnetic metal particle is covered by a coating part having an insulation property, and the coating part includes a soft magnetic metal fine particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoko Mori, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Kenji Horino, Kazuhiro Yoshidome, Takuma Nakano, Seigo Tokoro, Shota Otsuka, Toru Ujiie, Kentaro Mori
  • Patent number: 11883802
    Abstract: A silicon carbide porous body includes: (A) silicon carbide particles as an aggregate; and (B) at least one selected from the group consisting of metallic silicon, alumina, silica, mullite and cordierite. The silicon carbide porous body has amorphous and/or crystalline SiO2 or SiO on a surface(s) of the component (A) and/or the component (B). The silicon carbide porous body contains 6% by mass or less of ?-cristobalite in the amorphous and/or crystalline SiO2 or SiO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Suguru Kodama, Makoto Hamazaki
  • Patent number: 11869471
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a panel structure that incorporates one or more panels and a material for providing reinforcement, baffling, sealing, sound absorption, damping or attenuation, thermal insulation, combinations thereof or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Chaut, Jerome Matrat, Laura Sivec
  • Patent number: 11850833
    Abstract: A flexible display panel can be bent around an axis, and includes a flexible substrate and an accommodating structure. The accommodating structure is disposed on the flexible substrate and includes a plurality of polygonal microcups connected to each other, where the polygonal microcups are arranged regularly, and the axis is not substantially parallel to any sidewall of each polygonal microcup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Sheng Lin, Chen-Chu Tsai, Chia-Chun Yeh
  • Patent number: 11808039
    Abstract: A bridging element is positioned between a pair of insulating outer layers and a pair of rigid supporting inner layers. The bridging element includes a plurality of spaced-apart ribs supporting the rigid inner layers in a spaced-apart overlying relationship with a flexible sealing layer surrounding the plurality of spaced-apart ribs to form a first sleeve and another flexible sealing layer surrounding the supporting inner layers to form a second sleeve. The pair of insulating outer layers includes a composite assembly formed from non-metallic fibers and a thermal insulating material matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: William W. Warwick, IV
  • Patent number: 11798719
    Abstract: A soft magnetic metal powder having soft magnetic metal particles, wherein a surface of the soft magnetic metal particle is covered by a coating part, the coating part has a first coating part, a second coating part, and a third coating part in this order from the surface of the soft magnetic metal particle towards outside, the first coating part includes oxides of Si as a main component, the second coating part includes oxides of Fe as a main component, and the third coating part includes a compound of at least one element selected from the group consisting of P, Si, Bi, and Zn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yoshidome, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Kenji Horino, Satoko Mori, Takuma Nakano, Seigo Tokoro, Shota Otsuka, Toru Ujiie, Kentaro Mori
  • Patent number: 11794670
    Abstract: There is provided an automobile component capable of improving sound absorption performance by damping due to vibration of a thin film as well as reducing weight of the automobile component. An automobile component of the present invention includes a core layer 10 in which tubular cells 20 are arranged in a plurality of rows, and a nonwoven fabric layer 30 on one or both surfaces of the core layer. The cells have closed surfaces 21 and open ends 22 in every other row as cell ends on one surface of the core layer. As cell ends on the other surface of the core layer, the cells have open ends 22 in the rows where the cells have the closed surfaces as cell ends on the one surface, and have closed surfaces 21 in the rows where the cells have the open ends as cell ends on the one surface. The open ends 22 allow the internal space of the cells 20 to be in communication with the outside. A thin resin film layer 40 having a plurality of apertures is provided between the core layer and the nonwoven fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: KOTOBUKIYA FRONTE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Masumura, Yuki Miyata
  • Patent number: 11787147
    Abstract: An insulating element for thermally insulating spaces, including closed cells, in which a first and a second group of closed cells are formed by first or second recesses in a first or second flat element and the first and the second flat elements form first or second connection regions between recesses adjacent to the edges of the openings, to which respectively a flat covering element closing the openings of a plurality of first recesses is bonded on a front side of the flat element. The second recesses are arranged between the first recesses on a rear side of the first flat element and the first recesses are arranged between the second recesses on a rear side of the second flat element such that the space remaining of the first and second recesses between the first and the second flat elements amounts to less than 50% of the space enclosed by the first and second recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: REP IP AG
    Inventor: Nico Ros
  • Patent number: 11779145
    Abstract: The present invention provides a modular Christmas tree (10) comprising three or more sides (12) that rise from a floor to give the tree a tapering shape, and central support structures (14b) that extend outwardly to support the sides. Each side (12) comprises elongate pieces (16a-c) joined together with connectors that allow the series of elongate pieces to be separated for storage of the disassembled Christmas tree. Each central support structures includes a hub that supports each side, and may also comprise spokes that extend from the hub to each side. The hubs, spokes and sides are joined by connectors that allow the tree to be disassembled for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Michael James Marchant
  • Patent number: 11763969
    Abstract: A soft magnetic metal powder having soft magnetic metal particles including Fe, wherein a surface of the soft magnetic metal particle is covered by a coating part, the coating part has a first coating part and a second coating part in this order from the surface of the soft magnetic metal particle towards outside, the first coating part includes oxides of Fe as a main component, the second coating part includes a compound of at least one element selected from the group consisting of P, Si, Bi, and Zn, and a ratio of trivalent Fe atom among Fe atoms of oxides of Fe included in the first coating part is 50% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Yoshidome, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Kenji Horino, Satoko Mori, Takuma Nakano, Seigo Tokoro, Shota Otsuka, Toru Ujiie, Kentaro Mori
  • Patent number: 11759984
    Abstract: Provided is a damping pad with low compression set, which is prepared by a method comprising the following steps: (1) providing a polymer comprising a thermoplastic ether ester elastomer, in which the polymer material has specific melt flow index, Shore D hardness, tensile modulus, density, and elongation at break; (2) melting the polymer material to obtain a molten polymer material; (3) adding nitrogen gas or carbon dioxide into the molten polymer to obtain a mixture; (4) turning the mixture into a supercritical state and compounding the mixture, to obtain a supercritical fluid blend; and (5) injecting and molding the supercritical fluid blend to obtain the damping pad with low compression set which has compression set of 40% or less, deceleration value of 20 or less, and rebound resilience of 50% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HERTIDE MATERIAL CO.
    Inventors: Ming-Hui Lin, Sung-Yen Kung
  • Patent number: 11751349
    Abstract: This application relates to an anodized part. The anodized part includes a metal substrate and an anodized layer overlaying and formed from the metal substrate. The anodized layer includes (i) an external surface that includes randomly distributed light-absorbing features that are capable of absorbing visible light incident upon the external surface, and (ii) pores defined by pore walls, where color particles are infused within the pores. The anodized layer is characterized as having a color having an L* value using a CIE L*a*b* color space that is less than 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: James A. Curran, Aaron D. Paterson, Sonja R. Postak
  • Patent number: 11731911
    Abstract: A porous material includes aggregate particles and a binding material. In the aggregate particles, oxide films containing cristobalite are provided on surfaces of particle bodies that are silicon carbide particles or silicon nitride particles. The binding material binds the aggregate particles together in a state where pores are provided therein. The porous material contains at least one of copper, calcium, and nickel as an ancillary component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Mika Tsuboi, Yunie Izumi, Takahiro Tomita