Patents Examined by Nathan L Van Sell
  • Patent number: 10882088
    Abstract: A hard rolled-copper foil which, when heated and laminated on an insulating resin base material, can exhibit excellent bend-resistance characteristics without increasing a final reduction ratio, which, being not prone to develop rolling marks, can maintain a low surface coarseness and can therefore be preferably used in a flexible printed wiring board having excellent high-speed transmission characteristics, which is not prone to softening at room temperature, and which provides excellent operation efficiency and foil passing property when being processed into a flexible printed wiring board after having been stored. A hard rolled-copper foil in which a crystal orientation density in a copper orientation is not less than 10, and a crystal orientation density in a brass orientation is not less than 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Nobuaki Morioka, Yuta Sasai, Eri Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10877302
    Abstract: A cover window of a flexible display device includes a base film, a support layer on the base film, and a bead layer on the support layer. The bead layer includes a plurality of beads distributed at a surface of the cover window and a binder for binding the beads. A portion of at least one bead of the beads is exposed to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heonjung Shin, Hye-Jin Oh, Jeoungsub Lee, Min-Hoon Choi, Kyungtae Kim, Boa Kim, Sanghoon Kim, Sang-Il Park, Hyun Joon Oh, Junghoon Han
  • Patent number: 10875276
    Abstract: The invention relates to composite floorings, more particularly to a soundproof composite flooring of magnesium sulfate and solid wood. The soundproof composite flooring includes a paint layer, a solid wood layer, a magnesium sulfate substrate layer, and a soundproof layer which are sequentially arranged from top to bottom; the solid wood layer and the magnesium sulfate substrate layer are bonded via AB glue by cold pressing or via a hot-melt adhesive; a plurality of cylindrical holes are arranged along edges of an upper surface of the magnesium sulfate substrate layer, and a buffer structure is arranged in each of the cylindrical holes; the buffer structure includes a rubber base which fits a bottom of the cylindrical holes, and a support disk which is opposite to the solid wood layer. The rubber base and the support disk are connected by a rubber column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoling Zhang, Guohong Zhang, Zhiyuan Xiao, Haidi Lin
  • Patent number: 10876215
    Abstract: A vapor deposition metal mask substrate includes a nickel-containing metal sheet including a obverse surface and a reverse surface, which is opposite to the obverse surface. At least one of the obverse surface and the reverse surface is a target surface for placing a resist layer. The target surface has a surface roughness Sa of less than or equal to 0.019 ?m. The target surface has a surface roughness Sz of less than or equal to 0.308 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Sumika Tamura, Mikio Shinno, Daisei Fujito, Kiyoaki Nishitsuji, Takehiro Nishi, Naoko Mikami
  • Patent number: 10876294
    Abstract: Algae-resistant roofing granules are formed by extruding a mixture of mineral particles and a binder to form porous granule bodies, and algaecide is distributed in the pores. Release of the algaecide is controlled by the structure of the granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Keith C. Hong, Husnu M. Kalkanoglu, Ming Liang Shiao, Anne B. Hardy, James A. Salvatore, Andrew G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10874279
    Abstract: Fibrous structures containing filaments and optionally, solid additives, wherein the pre-moistened fibrous structures exhibit wet compressive modulus values that are superior to known pre-moistened fibrous structures as measured according to the Wet Compressive Modulus Test Method described herein and methods for making same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Michael Donald Suer, John Daniel Algers, Steven Lee Barnholtz, Douglas Jay Barkey, Christopher Michael Young, Hailing Bao, Cunming Song, Antonius Lambertus DeBeer, David John Pung, Paul Thomas Weisman, Timothy James Klawitter
  • Patent number: 10864700
    Abstract: A foam product includes a foam core, an upper skin and a lower skin. The foam core has a top surface, a bottom surface, and a peripheral side surface. The upper skin covers both of the top surface and the peripheral side surface of the foam core, but extending not beyond the bottom surface of the foam core. And, the lower skin covers both of the bottom surface of the foam core and a peripheral end surface of the upper skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Tzong In Yeh
  • Patent number: 10850491
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an article that includes a nonwoven substrate, a first film supported by the nonwoven substrate, and a second film such that the first film is between the nonwoven substrate and the second film. The first film includes a first polymer and a pore-forming filler. The difference between a surface energy of the first film and a surface energy of the nonwoven substrate is at most about 10 mN/m. The second film includes a second polymer capable of absorbing and desorbing moisture and providing a barrier to aqueous fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Fiberweb, LLC
    Inventor: Mehdi Afshari
  • Patent number: 10843923
    Abstract: The physical and chemical properties of surfaces can be controlled by bonding nanoparticles, microspheres, or nanotextures to the surface via inorganic precursors. Surfaces can acquire a variety of desirable properties such as antireflection, antifogging, antifrosting, UV blocking, and IR absorption, while maintaining transparency to visible light. Micro or nanomaterials can also be used as etching masks to texture a surface and control its physical and chemical properties via its micro or nanotexture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Harold Frank Greer, Ryan Morrow Briggs
  • Patent number: 10843855
    Abstract: A material for decorative wrap including a sheet of non-corrugated material having a first side, a second side, a first edge, and a second edge; a plurality of scores formed into the first side extending from the first edge to the second edge; and a plurality of scores formed into the second side extending from the first edge to the second edge. The plurality of scores formed into the first side and the plurality of scores formed into the second side may alternate such that every other score is formed into the first side and the remaining scores are formed into the second side. Each score formed into the first and second sides may extend substantially perpendicular to at least one of the first and second edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Imagine Group, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Richard Popp
  • Patent number: 10836958
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member includes: a substrate; and a wavelength converter that converts color of incident light, the wavelength converter being provided on a surface of the substrate. The wavelength converter has: inorganic phosphor particles which convert the color of the incident light; and a binder layer that fixes the inorganic phosphor particle to one another, the binder layer including at least one type of metal oxides with a melting point of 800° C. or less. The substrate and the wavelength converter are fixed to each other by the binder layer of the wavelength converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakamura, Tatsuya Okuno, Youshin Lee
  • Patent number: 10837176
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to roofing elements and methods for making them. In one embodiment, the disclosure provides a roofing element in the form of a roofing shingle that includes a body of a foamed cured cross-linked polymer, the body having a top surface and a bottom surface, the body extending substantially in a plane and having a thickness in the range of 0.5 mm to 35 mm; and a layer of weather-resistant roofing granules disposed on and adhered at the top surface of roofing element. The roofing element can be made by providing a body of wet foamed curable composition, and allowing the curable composition to cure to provide the body of foamed cured cross-linked polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Choung-Houng Lai, Mithun N. Kamath, Jia Liu, Liyan Ma, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10799912
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multilayer coating film made from a natural material and a method of producing the same. The multilayer coating film may be produced by forming a multilayer coating film through formation of a color coating film for providing adhesion and color to a cork on the cork material and a clear coating film for realizing texture and supplementing properties on the color coating film. As such, the multilayer coating film may be made from a natural material to diversify the color and gloss of cork as a natural material, to additionally increase marketability of an interior material and provide various appearance, to prevent discoloration due to light (e.g. UV light.) and water permeation, and to enhance durability against abrasion, scratches and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Noroo Bee Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Tak Jeon, Hyo Jin Lee, Young Seok Kim, Yong Chul Lee, Jae Beom Ahn
  • Patent number: 10801113
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a ferroelectric element includes forming an insulating film on one side of a metal substrate by an electron beam (EB) vapor deposition method or a sputtering method; forming a metal film on the insulating film by the sputtering method; and forming a ferroelectric film on the metal film by a sol-gel method. The metal substrate includes iron (Fe) and nickel (Ni), and a content of the nickel (Ni) is greater than or equal to 30% and less than or equal to 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Xianfeng Chen, Melanie Meixner, Christian Vedder, Theodor Schneller, Ulrich Boettger
  • Patent number: 10780646
    Abstract: A friction pad (12) for inhibiting movement of a device (10), e.g., a portable electronic device, relative to an engagement surface (16) includes a pad body (18) having a first body surface (20) and an opposed second body surface (22). The first body surface (20) is configured to be coupled to an outer surface (14) of the portable electronic device (10), and the second body surface (22) is configured to engage the engagement surface (16). The pad body (18) is formed at least in part from a body material (18A) including high-density polyethylene. Additionally, the second body surface (22) of the pad body (18) has a static coefficient of friction of at least approximately 0.60.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Matt Kelly
  • Patent number: 10753100
    Abstract: A flooring panel is provided with a quick-release adhesive sheet such that the flooring panel can be quickly attached to a support surface and removed therefrom. More particularly, the flooring panel includes a top floor layer attached or laminated to the adhesive sheet, which underlies the floor layer. The top flooring layer can be any type of flooring material, such as vinyl flooring, real or engineered wood flooring, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ecointeriors Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Kim, Chi-Jung Lin
  • Patent number: 10730799
    Abstract: A method of making a plurality of composite granules can include: forming green body granules comprising an aluminosilicate; heating the green body granules to form sintered granules; cooling the sintered granules according to a cooling regime, wherein the cooling regime comprises a temperature hold between 700° C. and 900° C. for at least one hour. In a particular embodiment, the aluminosilicate for making the composite granules can have a particle size less than 150 ?m. The composite granules are particularly suitable as roofing granules and can have a desired combination of high solar reflectance SR and low lightness L*, a low bulk density, good weather resistance and strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Tracy H. Panzarella, Ryan Koseski, Todd P. Dinoia, Bojana Lante
  • Patent number: 10730789
    Abstract: A substrate with a switchable surface has been developed that can rapidly switch its surface character such as between two distinct liquid-repellent modes: (1) a superhydrophobic mode and (2) a slippery mode. Such surfaces have demonstrated adaptive liquid repellency and water harvesting capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tak-Sing Wong, Yu Huang, Birgitt Boschitsch, Nan Sun
  • Patent number: 10723287
    Abstract: A retro-reflective body with an optically perceptible feature includes a substrate on whose upper side a binder layer is disposed. A plurality of transparent elements is at least partially embedded into the binder layer in such a way that light can enter the transparent elements. The surface of the transparent elements is configured as a spherical segment at least in some portions and wherein the spherical segments of the transparent elements are embedded into the binder layer and are orientated towards the upper side of the substrate. The retro-reflective body has a first partial region which a first share of the transparent elements, in each case with the spherical sections, is adjacent at least in some portions to spaces -filled with an optically thinner medium or a vacuum, wherein the optically perceptible feature is formed by the first partial region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ERICH UTSCH AG
    Inventor: Bernd Pfundstein
  • Patent number: 10723655
    Abstract: An agglomerate glass surface product may include an agglomerate formed predominantly of glass aggregate having controlled proportions of different glass particle sizes bound by a cured thermoset binder infused within substantially all inter-aggregate voids. The agglomerate may be in the form of a pressed slab that is substantially non-porous and substantially devoid of air inclusions throughout an entire thickness of the slab. The glass aggregate may be substantially uniformly mixed with the thermoset binder throughout the entire thickness of the slab so as to be exposed at all surfaces of the slab. The agglomerate may have an overall aggregate content that is high enough to produce a slab surface that can be polished in the same manner and with the same machinery that natural stone is polished. Advantageously, the slab may have the look and feel of a natural stone slab. A related manufacturing method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bruskin International, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Henning, Albert Barry Smith