Patents Examined by Nancy R Johnson
  • Patent number: 11136761
    Abstract: A shingle includes a substrate having an asphalt coating on a top surface of the substrate and on a bottom surface of the substrate. A surface layer of granules is embedded in the asphalt on the top surface of the substrate. A backdust layer of particles is embedded in the asphalt on the bottom surface of the substrate. A sealant is disposed on the backdust. A hydrophobic material is applied to the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Donn R. Vermilion, Xiujuan Zhang, William Brian Ward, Chris Armintrout
  • Patent number: 11130324
    Abstract: A decorative laminate lay-up used in the manufacture of decorative laminates includes a decorative laminate sheet assembly composed of resin impregnated paper layers and a textured release sheet positioned on a top surface of the decorative laminate sheet assembly. The textured release sheet provides a textured surface to decorative laminates resulting from processing of the decorative laminate sheet assembly, wherein the textured release sheet includes a textured surface exhibiting anti-reflective, hydrophobic and oleophobic characteristics leading to a fingerprint proof surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: WILSONART LLC
    Inventors: Muyuan M. Ma, Rajesh Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 11123968
    Abstract: A decorative laminate lay-up used in the manufacture of decorative laminates includes a decorative laminate sheet assembly composed of resin impregnated paper layers and a textured release sheet positioned on a top surface of the decorative laminate sheet assembly. The textured release sheet provides a textured surface to decorative laminates resulting from processing of the decorative laminate sheet assembly, wherein the textured release sheet includes a textured surface exhibiting superhydrophobicity, self-cleaning and low surface energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WILSONART LLC
    Inventors: Muyuan M. Ma, Rajesh Ramamurthy
  • Patent number: 11124968
    Abstract: A shingle includes a substrate having an asphalt coating on a top surface of the substrate and on a bottom surface of the substrate. A surface layer of granules is embedded in the asphalt on the top surface of the substrate. A backdust layer of particles is embedded in the asphalt on the bottom surface of the substrate. A sealant is disposed on the backdust. A hydrophobic material is applied to the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Donn R. Vermilion, Xiujuan Zhang, William Brian Ward, Chris Armintrout
  • Patent number: 11124133
    Abstract: An iridescent vehicle badge (and methods for making it) that includes a translucent, polymeric badge having a non-planar shape and comprising an interior and an exterior surface. Further, at least one of the surfaces of the badge comprises a plurality of diffraction gratings that are integral with the badge, each having a thickness from 250 nm to 1000 nm and a varying period from 50 nm to 5 microns. In some cases, the thickness can range from 500 nm to 750 nm. The period, in some cases, can vary within a set of discrete values in one or more portions of the at least one of the surfaces of the badge, e.g., from 150 nm to 400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Talat Karmo, Michael Musleh, Chester Stanislaus Walawender
  • Patent number: 11124657
    Abstract: A transparent laminate including a transparent substrate and structure layer, wherein the structure layer contains protrusion portions, depression portions, or both on a surface thereof, and an average distance between the adjacent protrusion portions or between the adjacent depression portions is equal to or less than a visible light wavelength, the structure layer includes a polymerized product of an active energy ray curable resin composition, the resin composition includes a composition of a (meth)acryloyl group-containing polymerizable compound, the compound composition includes one or more from each of (A), (B), and (C): (A) a monofunctional (meth)acryloyl group-containing polymerizable compound; (B) alkylene glycol di(meth)acrylate; and (C) trifunctional or higher (meth)acrylate, the (A) satisfies certain conditions specifying a type and amount of a compound, and a ratio (E?150/E?50) of storage elastic modulus E?150 of the structure layer at 150° C. to storage elastic modulus E?50 thereof at 50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Ohta, Masayasu Kakinuma, Masaki Takenouchi, Satoshi Kawamura, Kiyoaki Tanifuji, Emi Yoshida, Kimitaka Nishimura, Shunichi Kajiya, Shigehisa Ohkawara, Maki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11111392
    Abstract: An optical device having a first optical member, a second optical member, and an antistatic layer disposed between the first optical member and the second optical member wherein the antistatic layer contains the reaction product of a mixture comprising at least one polymerizable onium salt having an anion and at least one non-onium polymerizable monomer, oligomer, or polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas P. Klun, Brandt K. Carter, Michael K. Gerlach, Mahfuza B. Ali, Mark J. Pellerite, Thomas M. Snyder, William M. Lamanna
  • Patent number: 11090905
    Abstract: A glass roll includes at least one glass film and one intermediate material one on top of the other in at least two layers onto a winding core. The glass film layers are held in place by the intermediate material layers. The glass roll is produced with a method including provision of a glass film, a winding core and a compressible intermediate material. At least one inside layer of the intermediate material is wound onto the winding core. The glass film and the intermediate material are wound onto the winding core in such a manner that the glass film is wound onto the winding core in alternating layers with the intermediate material. The intermediate material and/or the glass film is wound at a tensile stress acting in a longitudinal direction which causes a compression of the intermediate material and holds the glass film end in place on the glass roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Angelika Ullmann, Georg Sparschuh, Gregor Kübart, Holger Wegener, Jürgen Vogt, Rainer Schwertfeger, Thomas Wiegel
  • Patent number: 11053416
    Abstract: Provided a pressure sensitive adhesive sheet including a substrate or a release material having thereon a resin layer that contains a resin part (X) containing a carbon atom-containing resin having a carbon atom in a main chain of a constitutional unit as a main component, and a particle part (Y) consisting of fine particles containing silica particles, a surface (?) having pressure sensitive adhesiveness, the surface (?) having a concave portion and a flat face existing thereon, a prescribed section (P1) having existing on the side of the surface (?) a concave portion having a prescribed maximum height difference, and a flat portion corresponding to a cut portion of the flat face existing in a region (P) and being substantially in parallel to a surface of the substrate or the release material in contact with the resin layer, and an absolute value of a ratio of an intensity ratio of a peak intensity derived from silicon atoms and a peak intensity derived from carbon atoms measured by EDX a for a prescribed re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yumiko Amino, Kazue Uemura, Kiichiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11054744
    Abstract: Provided is a photosensitive element including a support film, and a photosensitive layer provided on the support film and formed from a photosensitive resin composition, in which the surface roughness of the surface of the support film that is in contact with the photosensitive layer is 200 to 4,000 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshimasa Nagoshi, Shigeo Tanaka, Shizu Fukuzumi
  • Patent number: 10981827
    Abstract: An antiglare glass substrate includes a glass substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface that is opposite to the first main surface. The first main surface has undergone an antiglare treatment and a fluorine-containing organosilicon compound coating film as an antifouling film is laminated thereon. The first main surface partly includes a non-antiglare-treated portion that has not undergone the antiglare treatment. The non-antiglare-treated portion has a surface roughness Ra of less than 10 nm. A difference in height along a plate thickness direction of the glass substrate between the antiglare-treated portion that has undergone the antiglare treatment and the non-antiglare-treated portion is 10 ?m or larger and 200 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Mishiro, Keiko Koyama, Minoru Tamada
  • Patent number: 10976475
    Abstract: The antifouling film includes a substrate, and a polymer layer disposed on a surface of the substrate and including on a surface thereof an uneven structure provided with multiple projections at a pitch not longer than a wavelength of visible light. The polymer layer is a cured product of a polymerizable composition, the polymerizable composition containing, in terms of active constituents, 15 to 40 wt % of an urethane acrylate containing six or more functional groups, 35 to 60 wt % of a multifunctional acrylate containing four or more functional groups and 3 to 15 ethylene oxide groups for each functional group, 15 to 30 wt % of a monofunctional acrylate with no ethylene oxide group, 0.5 to 10 wt % of a fluorine release agent containing a perfluoropolyether group and having a fluorine atom concentration of 50 wt % or lower, and 0.5 to 5 wt % of a polymerization initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shibai, Ken Atsumo, Kenichiro Nakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10934405
    Abstract: A synthetic polymer film has a surface which has a plurality of raised or recessed portions, wherein the synthetic polymer film has a cross-linked structure, and the synthetic polymer film contains an antimicrobial additive which is permitted by law for addition to food and which has an antimicrobial effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shibai, Miho Yamada
  • Patent number: 10920482
    Abstract: A glass building material according to the present disclosure includes: a first photovoltaic string of a bifacial light-receiving type which has a shape extending in one direction; a second photovoltaic string of a bifacial light-receiving type which is arranged next to the first photovoltaic string in a width direction, and which has a shape extending in the one direction; a first glass substrate which is configured to cover one surface of the first photovoltaic string and one surface of the second photovoltaic string; and a reflective film which is arranged on at least part of another surface side of the first photovoltaic string and another surface side of the second photovoltaic string, which has a transmittance higher than a reflectance in a visible light region, and which has a reflectance higher than a transmittance in a near-infrared region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Umeda, Nobusato Kobayashi, Seiichi Kinoshita, Naoki Kadota, Hideki Matsuo, Tsukasa Makino, Nobuhisa Ohta, Akihiko Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10863621
    Abstract: There is provided with a metal foil-releasable resin layer composite comprising a metal foil and a releasable resin layer on at least one surface of the metal foil, wherein the releasable resin layer includes 100 parts by mass, in total, of (A) 50 to 95 parts by mass of a nonpolar resin, (B) 4 to 40 parts by mass of a thermosetting resin, and (C) 1 to 25 parts by mass of a release agent, wherein the mass ratio (A/B) of the nonpolar resin (A) to the thermosetting resin (B) is 55/45 to 96/4. The metal foil-releasable resin layer composite can achieve release with significantly low release strength between the metal foil and the releasable resin layer without damage of the releasable resin layer and can withstand hot pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI MINING & SMELTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Matsushima, Ayumu Tateoka, Fujio Kuwako, Shigeru Itabashi
  • Patent number: 10814594
    Abstract: A laminated foam interleaf sheet for being interposed between glass plates, having a foam layer of a polyethylene-based resin, and an antistatic layer which is laminated on each of both sides of the foam layer and contains a polyethylene-based resin, a polystyrene-based resin and a polymeric antistatic agent, the laminated foam interleaf sheet having a surface roughness Ra of 30 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JSP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Aoki, Takashi Nishimoto, Ryohei Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10744704
    Abstract: Diffractive microstructure comprising micro-protrusions or microgrooves or a combination thereof and method of producing the same. The microstructure is formed in a layer of a thermoplastic carbohydrate polymer or a polymer derived from a carbohydrate material, said polymer having a glass transition point of less than 210° C. The thermoplastic polymer is preferably selected from the group of native starch, dextrin, native hemicellulose, native cellulose, poly(lactic acid), polylactides, polycaprolactone, starch derivatives, dextrin derivatives, hemicellulose derivatives, cellulose derivatives, and mixtures thereof. The invention provides an inexpensive and reliable way of incorporating into the products safety markings, which allow for visual inspection or detection, such as holograms and barcodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
    Inventors: Arto Maaninen, Pia Qvintus-Leino, Soili Peltonen
  • Patent number: 10747025
    Abstract: A polarizing lens including a polarizing polyvinyl alcohol film arranged between two pieces of a lens base material, where the polarizing polyvinyl alcohol film includes a hydrophobic region having higher hydrophobicity than other regions at least at a partial region of an outer periphery part including an edge surface thereof and the hydrophobic region is exposed at least at a part of an edge surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ogaya, Masaki Ihara, Akinori Yamamoto, Toshihiko Shimizu, Kenichi Tonouchi
  • Patent number: 10737467
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing a multilayer composite display cover include stacking a plurality of composite layers, each comprising an ultra-thin glass sheet covered in a polymer layer. After a cover glass sheet is placed on an exposed polymer layer, the composite layers may be bonded together. A ceramic coating may be applied to the external surfaces to increase hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Stefan Peana
  • Patent number: 10731298
    Abstract: Release base papers with improved surface properties and more efficient manufacturing potential are made using cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) along with high freeness, less refined pulp. Release papers serve as the backing for common adhesive labels, for industrial film coatings, and also for certain food processing uses. The CNF may be added to the furnish and processed to paper, or the CNF may be added as a coating onto a partially dried web of paper. The CNF may optionally be combined with a starch and a starch crosslinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: University of Maine System Board of Trustees, Stirling Consulting, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Bilodeau, Robert H. Hamilton